With a son who had a phobia of needles, Dr. Amy Baxter stumbled upon a solution: a high-frequency vibrating ice pack that helps disrupt pain signals on their way to the brain. She stuck a cute bee on the front, won a $1 million federal health grant, and the product now known as Buzzy was born.
Over the past six years, an estimated 130 new apple varieties have hit markets around the globe. And behind every crisp, tasty bite, there's a world of plant breeding — and decades of painful trial and error.
A variety of government agencies — some all but shut down at the moment — play a large role in real estate. So far, their absence from the game is causing more inconvenience than real problems. But soon the effects on housing and the broader economy could become pronounced.
The brewery that makes Dave is donating some of the proceeds to Guide Dogs for the Blind. But buyers who shell out the $2,000 are likely in it for more than the goodwill. There's a lot of hype around Dave.
President Obama is expected to name Janet Yellen to be the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve... Some Senate Democrats are warning they might have to go "nuclear" on the debt-ceiling... Piecemeal reopening of federal agencies would leave vast parts of the government closed.
President Obama made his case for reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling at a White House news conference Tuesday afternoon. It was his first news conference in several weeks. House Speaker John Boehner spoke at the Capitol for about five minutes.
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