Influenza is a seasonal affair in temperate climates, afflicting populations reliably in the colder months. Exactly when an epidemic will peak, though, has been harder to say. In any given community, it can happen at any time between October and April (in the Northern Hemisphere). That has made planning for the brunt of an outbreak difficult.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to amend New York’s constitution to allow Las Vegas-style casinos may end a 59-year wait for Jackie Horner, whose story of her student “Baby” inspired the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing.”
A challenge to the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule was rejected by a federal judge, who said the plaintiffs had no legal right to bring the case and that courts may not intervene in the workings of Congress.
The alarm blaring in the New York headquarters of Amalgamated Bank, where the Democratic National Committee and Occupy Wall Street are clients, didn’t bother the two pinstriped executives sitting still with legs crossed.
Quest Diagnostics Inc., the biggest U.S. operator of medical labs, will sell a test for two breast cancer genes starting today, providing competition for Myriad Genetics Inc. and potentially helping to reduce costs for women fearful they are at risk of the disease.
Cigna Corp. will become the first U.S. health insurer to require genetic counseling nationwide before it pays for tests for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, a move that may threaten sales for Myriad Genetics Inc.
Common Cause, a Washington-based political ethics watchdog group, today filed a complaint accusing the American Legislative Exchange Council of violating its tax-exempt status by lobbying state legislators.