Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer, becomes the first woman on Facebook's board of directors. There had been public calls for the company to add a woman to its board, but Facebook didn't say whether Monday's move was related to those demands.
Kaiser Permanente is often cited as an example of a health maintenance organization that keeps costs reined in. In fact, portions of the Affordable Care Act were crafted with the Kaiser model in mind. But critics say the price gap between Kaiser and other insurance companies has narrowed, and the reasons are unclear.
Every day, all day BuzzFeed scours the Web for click-happy material like photos of corgis and Ryan Gosling. We spend a day with Matt Stopera, one of the minds behind the popular social news site, and see what goes into making content viral.
Soon any health insurer in Georgia can sell policies it offers in other states to Georgians. But there's no sign that companies will be taking advantage of the opportunity created by a new state law that supporters hoped would spur competition and lower prices.
Ten small-scale milk farmers in Maine formed a cooperative to face mounting market pressures, but can an alternative business model save the family industry? A new documentary premiered in Silver Spring, Md. last Friday tells the story.
Beset by economic problems caused by the eurozone financial crisis, Europeans have been turning to one of their favorite sports, soccer, for a distraction. Over the weekend, they were watching the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
If your phone ends up in a swimming pool, a Japanese company is hoping to help your device survive such encounters. It's made a thin plastic cover that slips over smartphones like a wetsuit. The company says its cover makes an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy waterproof up to 30 feet underwater and it can still accept calls.
While the financial world keeps grappling with losses, the industry's leaders have raked in annual pay raises averaging nearly 12 percent. The Financial Times found JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was among the top earners, with a pay package of more than $23 million last year. That's an 11 percent increase over the previous year.
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