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2 things pet insurance will cover (and 3 it won’t)

Feb. 21, 2024 10:12 AM EST

If you’ve ever spent a fortune at the emergency vet, pet insurance might sound appealing. By paying some of your vet expenses, these policies can save you money and help you make care decisions based on what’s best for your pet rather than what you can afford. But insurance...

In video, Maine gunman said reservists were scared because he was ‘capable’ of doing something

Feb. 16, 2024 19:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An Army reservist responsible for Maine's deadliest mass shooting told state police in New York before his hospitalization last summer that fellow soldiers were worried about him because he was “gonna friggin' do something.” Reservist Robert Card told...

A chaotic US House is losing three Republican committee chairs to retirement in the span of a week

Feb. 16, 2024 10:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a single week, the Republican chairs of three House committees announced they would not be seeking reelection, raising questions about whether the chaos that has reigned this Congress is driving out some of the GOP's top talent. What makes the retirements...

Are you in the wrong Medicare Advantage plan? What to review now

Feb. 14, 2024 09:08 AM EST

Many people choose Medicare Advantage plans without exploring their options or noticing what changes their plan may have made, according to research from KFF, a health policy nonprofit. But now that a new year has started, you may realize the plan you picked during Medicare’s fall open enrollment...

McKesson: Fiscal Q3 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 07, 2024 16:33 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — IRVING, Texas (AP) — McKesson Corp. (MCK) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $589 million. On a per-share basis, the Irving, Texas-based company said it had profit of $4.42. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $7.74 per...

Vanda: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 07, 2024 16:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA) on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.4 million in its fourth quarter. The Washington-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share. The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $45.3...

How to get COVID-19 antiviral pills like Paxlovid

Feb. 07, 2024 12:38 PM EST

For some people with COVID-19, antiviral pills that can be taken at home can lessen the chances of winding up in the hospital. But the pills have to be taken right away, so you must get tested, obtain a prescription and get the medication within five days of symptoms appearing. ...

CVS Health grows more cautious about 2024 as it deals with rising Medicare Advantage costs

Feb. 07, 2024 10:03 AM EST

Busy Medicare Advantage businesses have CVS Health and other insurance providers spooked about the new year. The health care giant said Wednesday that it was scaling back already cautious expectations for 2024 as it tries to understand why costs keep rising from the privately run...

Cardinal: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 01, 2024 07:40 AM EST

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $353 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Dublin, Ohio-based company said it had profit of $1.43 per share. Earnings,...

EBay will pay $59 million settlement over pill presses sold online as US undergoes overdose epidemic

Jan. 31, 2024 19:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The e-commerce giant eBay will pay $59 million in a settlement with the Justice Department over thousands of pill press machines sold on the platform, the Justice Department said Wednesday. The machines can be used to manufacture counterfeit pills that look just...