From the Wires

Obamacare will reduce U.S. workforce

BBC: The Congressional Budget Office reports President Obama's health care law will cut the workforce by the equivalent of more than two million workers.

CVS Caremark Corp. to drop cigarettes

Reuters: The major drugstore chain is the first to take tobacco products off its shelves in the United States.

World markets steady

Reuters: Shares steadied after falling to a near four-month low as the emerging market sell-off bounced back.

Cancer cases to surge 57%

CNN: The World Health Organization reports that cancer cases are expected to rise 57% in the next 20 years.

Nelson Mandela leaves $4.1M estate

Reuters: The former South African president left the estate to his family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and local schools.

Abortion rate at lowest since 1973

Washington Post: A study reports the U.S. abortion rate decreased to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011.

Microsoft to name Satya Nadella as next CEO

Bloomberg: The software maker's board is preparing to name Satya Nadella the new chief executive officer.

Amanda Knox awaits murder trial verdict again

The Atlantic: The former exchange student was convicted of the 2007 murder of her former roommate, overturning the 2011 acquittal.

California Rep. Henry Waxman to retire

Washington Post: Rep. Henry A. Waxman has decided to retire at the end of the congressional session.

New treatment could reduce children's peanut allergies

Bloomberg Businessweek: An experimental therapy has helped more than 80 percent of children with peanut allergies safely consume a handful of peanuts.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

TIME: Two Norwegian politicians say Edward Snowden made the world a safer place.

Major stem cell discovery claimed

BBC: Scientists in Japan discovered stem cells can quickly be made by dipping blood cells in acid.

State of the Union speech to address income inequality

BBC: President Barack Obama will unveil an executive order to raise the minimum wage during his annual State of the Union address.