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For farmers in the beer industry, business is ‘hopping’

Farmers are rushing to meet demand for the beer-flavoring plant as craft breweries increase in popularity.

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Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

You may soon be able to see doctors for minor ailments without leaving home, through your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Poll: E-cigarette usage surges in past year

Significantly more Americans are using electronic cigarettes and vaporizing devices, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new poll.

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Service dog gives new meaning to ‘man’s best friend’

Figo the golden retriever went above and beyond the call of duty.

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Sticker shock: Some hospitals mark up prices by 1,000 percent

Even the astronomical price markups that consumers regularly pay for, say, wine in restaurants pale beside those in some U.S. hospitals.

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Float your troubles away

Float spas are the latest trend in stress relief.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives on stage to deliver his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, United States June 8, 2015.

Apple announces ‘native’ apps for Watch

Apple's Tim Cook announced an update to its Watch that should make apps for its latest gadget speedier and help untether it from the iPhone.

Sonya Baumstein sits in her 23-foot (7.01 meter) carbon and kevlar solo rowboat in this handout picture courtesy of Andrew Cull in Port Townsend, Washington April 12, 2015.

Woman sets out to become first to row across Pacific alone

Sonya Baumstein began a 6,000-milevoyage in Japan, attempting to become the third person and the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean by herself in a rowboat.

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Goodbye Yahoo maps

Yahoo is shutting down some of its services, including maps, as it realigns itself to focus on search and digital content.

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Soon you can buy the Apple Watch the ‘old-fashioned’ way

Coming soon to stores: the Apple Watch.

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Lawmakers eyeing stronger protections for pregnant workers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation to boost protections for pregnant workers in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling.

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

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Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays

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Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.