"Raul Castro has been named first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party, with his aging brother Fidel not included in the party's leadership for the first time since its creation more than four decades ago," The Associated Press writes from Havana.
And, "despite raising hopes during the gathering that a new generation of leaders was poised to take up important positions, Raul announced Tuesday that 80-year-old longtime confidante Jose Ramon Machado Ventura would be his No. 2. The 78-year-old vice president Ramiro Valdes was named to the No. 3 spot."
The investment bank's profits dropped 21 percent in the first quarter, compared with the same quarter last year. Its earnings per share took an even bigger hit — down more than 70 percent from last year. That's still better than what Wall Street analysts were expecting. "We are pleased with the results," Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said.
If you decide to donate a kidney or other organ to someone in need, the recipient's health insurance will pick up the tab for both of you as part of the cost of transplantation.
But that doesn't mean that living donors without health insurance are in the clear. Though only the healthiest people can pass muster as potential donors, once they've given up a kidney or part of their liver, pancreas or lung, they need regular medical follow-up to make sure they stay healthy.
Home construction increased 7.2 percent in March from February to a seasonally adjusted 549,000 units, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Building permits, an indicator of future construction, rose 11.2 percent after hitting a five-decade low in February.
Still, the building pace is far below the 1.2 million units a year that economists consider healthy. And March's improvement came after construction fell in February to its second-lowest level on records dating back more than a half-century.
When a Florida unemployment agency launched a "Cape-A-Bility Challenge" to its "Everyday Superheroes" campaign, it ordered 6,000 capes to hand out to the jobless. The gimmick included a cartoon villain: Dr. Evil Unemployment. The Orlando Sentinel reports jobless clients aren't the only ones wondering why the agency spent $14,000 on capes.