• Linked to Obesity Epidemic, CDC Says This Cancer Is On Rise in U.S. Women

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    Uterine cancer is on the rise despite the decline of most other cancer diagnosis rates in the United States, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC says that more than 53,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2015, with the endometrial cancer being the most common type of uterine cancer diagnosed nationwide.
    The rising rate is at least partially related to the ongoing obesity epidemic in the U.S. , which has been getting worse, according to an obesity report from September that was also based on CDC data. Women who are overweight are...
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  • Eddie Lampert bids $4.6 billion for Sears

    10 days ago - By Reuters

    Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert's ESL Investment bid $4.6 billion to buy the bankrupt U.S. retailer. As Fred Katayama reports, it' one of the only options that would prevent the department store chain from shutting its doors for good.
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  • Higher Gas Tax Needed to Restore U.S. Highways, Report Says

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    As much as $70 billion annually will be needed over the next two decades to upgrade U.S. interstate highways, far above the $25 billion now being spent, according to a report that proposes raising federal fuel taxes and allowing more tolling to help make up the difference.
    The report, commissioned by Congress and released on Thursday, comes as President Donald Trump and Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives in January vow to pursue major public-works legislation in 2019 - but with no consensus on how to pay for it.
    Congress should create a program modeled after the...
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