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Admission rates fall at UC campuses as international presence grows

When Marcela Sosa opened her email last month and saw the “congratulations” message from the University of California, Berkeley, she was so shocked that she jumped out of her chair. ... Full story

Judge: GM need not tell owners to stop driving recalled cars

General Motors does not have to ask owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them — a federal district judge in Texas deferred that authority to federal safety regulators today. ... Full story

Why grocery prices are rising so fast, and how to save money on food

Grocery shoppers are feeling a sudden pinch on their food budgets, a result of a convergence of events that have spiked prices for everyday items like meat, eggs and dairy. ... Full story

No surprise: Men earn more than women in latest federal employment data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Thursday released wage data from the first quarter showing again what workers already know – that men make more than women. Beyond gender, race also showed a disparity in earnings. ... Full story

Health care enrollments reach 8 million, president announces

WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act’s online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. ... Full story

In the digital age, what’s old is new again for some

WASHINGTON — Ralph Nader looks like the original geek. ... Full story

Obamacare: California sign-ups exceed 3 million

Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by final deadline Tuesday, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning. ... Full story

Get ready for new Facebook privacy freakout: 'Nearby Friends'

If you've been thinking that it's been too long since the world has had a good old fashioned freakout over a Facebook privacy issue, then here's some good news. ... Full story

Online identity theft on the rise, survey says

SEBRING - Online identity theft appears to be affecting more Americans, according to a January 2014 Pew Research Center survey. ... Full story

To prevent data theft, businesses race to adopt new technology

WASHINGTON — Recent high-profile data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have accelerated plans by banks and retailers to implement technologies they say will prevent hackers from stealing consumers’ account information. ... Full story

Anti-theft: Smartphone 'kill switches' on the way

The wireless industry says downloaded anti-theft tool will be installed on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015. ... Full story

Google Glass one-day-only sale

Los Angeles - Tech giant Google is selling its wearable computer Google Glass to adult US residents on Tuesday, according to the company's website. ... Full story

US consumer prices rose faster in March

Washington - Consumer prices rose last month in the United States by a seasonally adjusted 0.2 per cent, the Bureau of Labour Statistics reported Tuesday. ... Full story

Still haven't filed your income taxes? It's not too late; Freebies

Don’t panic: You still have time to file your taxes, and it could be easier than you think. ... Full story

Most won’t sweat income tax deadline, poll finds

WASHINGTON — One in four Americans waited until the end of tax season to file their returns and a majority think they pay about the right amount in federal taxes, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll released Monday, a day before the tax deadline. ... Full story

When poor parents can't afford diapers, babies wear dirty diapers longer

They are such a hot commodity, pharmacies and stores sometimes keep them behind glass. ... Full story

England's salt-reduction campaign saved lives, researchers say

A 15% reduction in salt consumption was likely “an important contributor” to a 40% reduction in stroke and heart disease deaths in the last decade in England, researchers said Monday. ... Full story

For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden

For nearly two decades, Barbara Garnaus maintained a modest, delicate life balance: keeping her part-time Orange County school district job and juggling her bills and credit card debt. ... Full story

Study: More resources needed to prevent school violence

PITTSBURGH — Teaching students alternatives to violence and improving their access to mental-health services are among the best ideas officials say they have for preventing the kind of bloodshed that has struck a long list of schools, including Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa. ... Full story

New study recalculates weight's effect on mortality risk

It's known as the obesity paradox: Hundreds of studies have linked excess weight to higher risk of deadly conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, and cancer. ... Full story

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