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4 ways companies may adjust to looming employee benefits tax

The taxman is coming to employer-sponsored health insurance, and his visit may trigger changes to your benefits.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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Study: Good gut bacteria may affect babies' risk of asthma

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gut checks suggest that not having enough of certain "good" intestinal germs early in life may increase babies' risk of developing asthma, according to a new study of more than 300 children.

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Man who killed 5 in Denver bar gets life sentences

DENVER (AP) — A man convicted of stabbing five people to death during a Denver bar robbery that netted $170 has been sentenced to five life sentences and an additional 180 years for other felony counts.

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Senate approves temporary spending bill; House to follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — A temporary funding measure aiming to keep the government open past a midnight deadline sailed through the Senate on Wednesday and was expected to make its way shortly through a divided House and on to President Barack Obama.

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Environmental groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell's decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said Tuesday that they will seize the opportunity to seek an end to all drilling to in the region.

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Only woman on Georgia's death row executed; 1st in 70 years

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia's death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades.

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Facing Congress, Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women's health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress bent on slashing its federal funding, telling lawmakers that accusations against her group fed by stealthily recorded videos are "offensive and categorically untrue."

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US airstrikes back Afghan push to retake city from Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. airstrikes hit Taliban positions overnight around a key northern city seized by insurgents this week as Afghan troops massed on the ground Wednesday ahead of what is likely to be a protracted battle to retake Kunduz.

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