Take a look at the maps that show Obamacare’s big effect on Americans’ health insurance coverage

Those vanishing areas of dark blue are what Obamacare’s effect on the number of Americans without health insurance looks like. The United States Census Bureau on Tuesday released a series of maps that vividly show broad increases in health coverage nationally in the years after full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The maps use dark blue to show states that have 14 percent or more of their residents without health insurance. Lighter shades of blue highlight states with lower uninsured rates. Census officials published the maps as they released a report revealing that…

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Lunch will be a big focus for us in food, Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says

Let’s do lunch! Starbucks CFO Scott Maw says the coffee giant is looking to grow its food sales, particularly those at the midday meal. As Starbucks looks to grow its share of the coffee market, the chain is also testing ways to attract more customers who want food. Starbucks has been successful with its breakfast offerings, but lunch will be a bigger part of the company’s so-called food growth moving forward, Maw told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday morning. Monday was the 25th anniversary of Starbucks’ listing on the Nasdaq….

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Why resistance to antibiotics is fast becoming a big killer

Is antibiotic resistance a threat to surgical outcome? A retrospective study by AIIMSon 100 infants who underwent heart surgeries at the institute from June 2015 to June 2016 suggests so. Cardiac surgeons have found that 16 children developed hospital-acquired infection, which led to longer hospital stay and need for ICU support than those who didn’t. Also, of those who acquired infection, three died due to sepsis. Dr Shiv Kumar Choudhary, additional professor of cardiac surgery at AIIMS, said Klebsiella was the most common cause of hospital-acquired infection. It is a…

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Future Lifestyle Fashion bets big on six ‘Power Brands’ for future growth

  New Delhi: New Delhi:Kishore Biyani-led Future Lifestyle Fashion (FLF) has identified six brands in its portfolio which will give the company next stage of growth and profitability, it said in investors presentation. The company is calling them Power Brands and they together are expected to constitute 65%-70% to own brand sales by financial year 2020. The brands on which the company will put more focus are denim brand Lee Cooper, men’s fashion brand John Miller, casual and sportswear brand Scullers, plus size unisex brand All, club wear brand Indigo…

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Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale, Best Deals on Gadgets & Gizmos

It’s that time of the year again when the Indian janta don their hunting caps and head online to swoop some incredible deals on electronics and gadgets. With Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale is going on, here are the best deals you can find on the website and app. Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale deal on iPhone 7. (Photo Courtesy: Flipkart App) Flipkart’s Big 10 Sale deal on iPhone 7 Plus. (Photo Courtesy: Flipkart App) 2. Google Pixel & Pixel XL Google Pixel and Pixel XL. (Photo Courtesy: madeby.google.com) Google’s very own…

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CHINA BOUND Chelsea transfer news: John Obi Mikel latest big name set to join China as he has medical with Tianjin TEDA

JOHN OBI MIKEL looks set to be the latest big name to make the mega-money move to China. The Chelsea midfielder will reportedly complete his medical at Tianjin TEDA on Thursday after agreeing a deal to earn a whopping £140,000-a-week. ACTION IMAGES VIA REUTERS 3 John Obi Mikel could earn £140,000-a-week in China Mikel, who hasn’t even made the bench at Stamford Bridge this season, looked set to join Valencia having turned his back on the Chinese Super League. Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead…

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Samsung’s next big gamble: A TV that never turns off

CES 2017 has already produced plenty of interesting announcements, but leave it to Samsung to throw the tech world a curve ball with a tantalizing teaser of its next insane idea: a TV that you never turn off. Samsung calls it the Lifestyle TV, though that may only be a placeholder name under the moniker is finalized — it was previously listed on CES material as being called the “Samsung Frame,” so who knows — and it’s a video display that is a TV when you want it to be,…

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Targeting millennials, Big Food wants to make frozen meals cool again

If platform shoes can make a comeback, why can’t TV dinners? That’s the hope of food manufacturers eager to lure health-conscious millennials back to the freezer section. B&G Foods (BGS) wanted to inject some life into the wilting Green Giant when it purchased the brand from General Mills (GIS) last year for $765 million. Green Giant’s frozen vegetable sales have declined by 25 percent, to $477.6 million, since 2011, according to Euromonitor, but B&G wants to revive the brand and appeal to young consumers with new products like Riced Veggies,…

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Antique furniture, brass artefacts big draw at Lifestyle show

The ongoing The Hindu MetroPlus Lifestyle Show 2016 at ‘A’ Convention Centre is drawing good response. The reason perhaps is that it has something for everybody. The four-day fusion fare is a perfect blend of utility and opulence, tradition and modern, and also takes care of the oscillating tastes of the present day customer. The well-timed festival season is diverting sizeable crowd of shoppers to the exhibition venue. Of the myriad collection available in the 100-odd stalls put up by vendors from across the country, a few of them in…

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Paris Fashion Week, Day 6: The Big Names Come Out

A handful of big names come out Sunday, for one of the biggest back-to-back days since the start of Paris Fashion Week. And as a bonus, it’s Sunday — so no traffic! Here’s what to look for: Photo Valentino, spring 2016 collection. CreditPatrick Kovarik/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • A new (and not-so-new) Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli is the new creative director of Valentino — and also the old creative director of Valentino. For years, Mr. Piccioli split the job with Maria Grazia Chiuri, with whom he worked for a long…

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