Articles by Elizabeth Whitman

Elizabeth Whitman is a reporter covering the business of healthcare. She previously spent two years reporting from Amman, Jordan and has written for Al Jazeera, The Nation, and The Atlantic, among other outlets. She speaks Arabic and some Mandarin.

By next May, restaurants and other food vendors will have to post calorie counts on menus, and many are not happy about it.

The High Cost Of Counting Calories

Restaurant chains and other businesses oppose federal rules calling for disclosure of calorie information, citing printing and signage costs and the difficulty of measuring accurately.

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Couple Arrested For Locking 10-Year-Old Daughter In Basement

The police raided the house of Randy Swopes, 48, and Katherine Swopes, 49, after they received an anonymous tip around 2 p.m. local time (3 p.m. EDT) and discovered that a young girl was being held captive in the basement of the home in “poor condition.”