Type 2 diabetes patients who skip breakfast and fast until noon experienced a 40% and 25% increase in blood glucose levels after lunch and dinner, respectively, than on the days when they ate three meals. The findings in Diabetes Care, based on 22 overweight patients with type 2 diabetes, revealed that skipping breakfast also reduces the body's ability to convert blood glucose into energy.
Fitbit CEO James Park released data from his company's devices to show how his body reacted leading up to Fitbit's initial public offering. His heart rate was generally steady, with occasional spikes due to things like tough analyst questions. "A lot of times you welcome it because good, tough questions also force us to think more clearly about the business," he says.
Officials in Boston are considering changes to school menus less than a year after previous changes drew complaints from parents and others. Officials say the menu changes are not final, with an advisory board recommending healthier dishes, more fresh fruit and an expanded in-class breakfast program.
The Federal Reserve's policymaking committee has issued a cautiously optimistic report that says moderate economic growth is producing "solid job gains and declining unemployment." The tone suggests the central bank is close to raising its benchmark interest rate, possibly as early as mid-September. The Federal Open Market Committee has unanimously voted to keep interest rates close to zero a little longer.
SuperValu will consider creating a separate, publicly-traded company for its Save-A-Lot discount grocery banner, in an effort to find more growth opportunities in a competitive industry, the retailer said Tuesday. The Save-A-Lot chain has more than 1,300 stores nationwide, with plans to open 100 more by early 2016.
Japanese researchers found that higher baseline levels of sodium and greater annual increases in sodium levels were linked to a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The findings, based on 4,523 adults without high blood pressure, aged 22 to 85, also revealed that men had higher levels of sodium in their urine than women, and those who developed high blood pressure were older and heavier.
Yahoo has rolled out its Livetext application that combines silent video with text messaging. The service streams video in real time but eliminates the sometimes distorted audio of similar streaming communications in favor of text. "We see video as a way to make your conversations more authentic, and we see text as a way to connect that's quick and non-intrusive," Yahoo's Arjun Sethi says.
American Eagle Outfitters saw a same-store sales increase of 7% in the first quarter and is in the process of shedding its reliance on sales and discounts by improving its inventory management and clothing offerings. "If we don't get clogged up in inventory, then we can really react to what's working, or what's not working," said Chad Kessler, the retailer's global brand president.
Passage of the U.S. Senate's proposed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act may be met with more delays as senators take up other legislation, such as Planned Parenthood funding, after they work on the Highway Trust Fund measure. Critics add that the CISA bill has its problems, including serious privacy concerns and questions about whether it can prevent future cyberattacks. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, says the bill will probably not be passed until after Congress' summer recess.
GlaxoSmithKline said it is investigating bribery allegations the company is facing in Romania. According to claims the company has received, GSK allegedly paid physicians hundreds of euros -- and one doctor was paid thousands of euros -- to prescribe its Parkinson's disease medication Requip, prostate medications Avodart and Duodart, and other products. The company is also investigating similar claims in Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Poland.
Aggressive price-cutting helped T-Mobile US add 2.1 million subscribers in its second quarter, compared with 1.5 million in the same period a year ago, as the carrier outpaced analysts' expectations. The 2.1 million figure includes 1 million postpaid customers, 178,000 prepaid subscribers and 919,000 from wholesalers. Revenues rose by 14%, and the carrier predicted it will report positive earnings this year.
Politicians and others are talking again about the possible Gateway rail-tunnels project under the Hudson River after recent delays on the rail line in New Jersey. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie nixed a similar project in 2011, but now he, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx plan to talk about the tunnels, considered vital for the Northeast Corridor. The project could cost $16 billion and, as always, the debate is over who will fund it.
The momentum for repealing the ban on crude oil exports is increasing in a bipartisan way, as more lawmakers become aware of the economic and energy advantages of such a policy change, American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Jack Gerard said Wednesday. Allowing exports is needed "to level the playing field and allow the U.S. to flourish as a global energy superpower," Gerard said. He also urged congressional leaders to immediately schedule floor votes on pertinent bills.
JetBlue expects unit revenue to remain flat or increase up to 1% over last year, bucking an industry trend. Because of strong demand for the carrier's services, the airline is "excited" about revenue trends this summer, according to Vice President Marty St. George.
Attractions such as Shark Reef and Light Nightclub, as well as more than 20 restaurants and 3,000 hotel rooms, help set the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino apart from the competition, Steve Marcus writes. In this photo profile of the popular destination, Marcus also mentions the Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson One show and a plethora of gaming options as reasons for its continued popularity among visitors.