Prudential to charge higher insurance rates for people who vape — the same as smokers

Customers who vape will be classified as smokers instead of nonsmokers when applying for individual insurance policies, Prudential said in an emailed statement Wednesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Vice President Mike Pence backs Trump’s call to lower interest rates, citing low consumer inflation

Trump and economic advisor Larry Kudlow have also called for lower rates, though the Fed generally makes decisions independently of political demands. Politics BEST DEAL UPDATE: Save 50% Today! Get 24/7 Access to Your Credit Scores & Reports with TransUnion

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, No Longer Expects Rate Hikes This Year

In a widely anticipated move, the Federal Reserve announced its decision Wednesday to leave interest rates unchanged following a two-day monetary policy meeting. The central bank’s forward projections also indicated interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for the remainder … Read more…

December pending home sales drop to lowest point in five years, despite much lower interest rates

House hunters signed 2.2 percent fewer contracts to buy existing homes in December, according to the National Association of Realtors. These so-called pending sales are a future indicator of closings in one to two months. Real Estate BEST DEAL UPDATE: … Read more…

As obesity rates in America soar, new weight loss drugs are in the offing that offer hope

There are several promising drug candidates to combat obesity, one of America's biggest diseases and contributors to mortality. Still, doctors have been slow to call obesity a disease, and insurance coverage remains skimpy. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today … Read more…