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Some glitches seen in deadline week for health care sign-ups
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Published in 12-12-2017
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WASHINGTON - Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for Affordable Care Act sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience. In Illinois and some other states, some consumers who successfully completed an application for financial assistance through HealthCare.gov got a message saying they would like ...>>
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Will misconduct scandals make men wary of women at work?
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Published in 12-12-2017
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NEW YORK - Some women, and men, worry the same climate that's emboldening women to speak up about sexual misconduct could backfire by making some men wary of female colleagues. Forget private meetings and get-to-know-you dinners. Beware of banter. Think twice before a high-ranking man mentors a young female staffer. "I have already heard the rumblings of a backlash: 'This is why you shou ...>>
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Breast-feeding Houston mom says she was kicked off Spirit Airlines flight
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Published in 12-12-2017
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The flight was already shaping up as a headache, and the plane had not even left the ground. Mei Rui, a concert pianist and a cancer researcher, was supposed to catch a Spirit Airlines flight from her home in Houston to Newark, N.J., on Friday. The trip was for a recording connected with a clinical cancer study in New York City. Rui's elderly mother and father were along for the ride, as was ...>>
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Bitcoin futures soar amid virtual currency frenzy
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Published in 12-12-2017
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A traditional trading platform got its first full taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent. It's a step forward for the bitcoin, which has soared this year despite concerns that the increase in investor interest has transformed it from a new-age currency into just the latest speculative bubble. One prominent secu ...>>
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Judge signs emergency order against Montrose Management District
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Published in 12-12-2017
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A district court judge on Monday signed an emergency temporary restraining order preventing the embattled Montrose Management District from issuing, collecting or spending assessments from commercial property owners in the Houston neighborhood. An attorney representing property owners in two lawsuits against the district filed the order after learning it was planning to hold a board meeting Monday ...>>
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Office holiday parties get another look as scandals continue
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Published in 5-12-2017
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With a series of high-profile workplace sex scandals on their minds, employers are making sure their holiday office parties don't become part of the problem. There will be less booze at many. An independent business organization has renewed its annual warning not to hang mistletoe. And some will have party monitors, keeping an eye out for inappropriate behavior. TV and movies often depict off ...>>
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Facebook's Sandberg warns of backlash against women
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Published in 5-12-2017
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Sheryl Sandberg warned of a potential backlash against women and urged companies to put into place clear policies on how allegations of sexual harassment are handled. In a Facebook post, the chief operating officer at Facebook wrote that organizations under pressure to beef up policies for handling allegations of sexual misconduct may be tempted to limit their exposure by limiting opportunities fo ...>>
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Facebook's new messaging app deepens debate over kids' social media use
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Published in 5-12-2017
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Facebook now has a messaging app for kids - its first product aimed at young children, putting the social network at the heart of the ongoing debate about how and when children should start their online lives. The app, called Messenger Kids, allows users under the age of 13 to send texts, videos and photos; they can draw on the pictures they send and add stickers. The app, which launched Monday in ...>>
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Q&A: Aetna bid pushes CVS deeper into consumers' lives
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Published in 5-12-2017
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A drugstore chain that used to hawk cigarettes behind the front counter now wants to offer nutrition advice and work with your doctor to keep you healthy. CVS Health says it wants to use its $69 billion acquisition of the insurer Aetna to dive deeper into managing customer health, with its nearly 10,000 stores becoming "front doors" for care. The companies plan to expand the health services offere ...>>
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Harvey's health toll only now starting to be realized
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Published in 5-12-2017
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Three months after Hurricane Harvey, local health officials now are beginning to see the storm after the storm. In Harris County and the other hardest-hit regions of Texas, 17 percent of those who had houses damaged or suffered income loss report that someone in their household has a new or worsening health condition. A sweeping new survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Houston-based Episcop ...>>
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FCC chairman says his children are being harassed over net neutrality
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Published in 28-11-2017
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WASHINGTON - After proposing to dismantle net neutrality rules, and setting off a firestorm of criticism, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said his family has become the target of harassment. During an interview Monday on "Fox & Friends," viewers were shown cardboard signs that host Steve Doocy said were put up at Pai's home in suburban Virginia. One sign, appe ...>>
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Shoppers take to their phones for Cyber Monday deals
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Published in 28-11-2017
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NEW YORK - When Frank Yanover browsed Amazon's Cyber Monday deals through his phone, he wasn't looking for anything in particular. But he spent $300 on a Vitamix blender that he had eyed before, which he said was a $200 discount. "I never bought it because it was so expensive," said Yanover, who is retired and lives in Hollywood, Fla. Over the holiday weekend, he bought an iPad from Best ...>>
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Effort to oust Trump name, management in luxury Panama hotel
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Published in 28-11-2017
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WASHINGTON - Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama are working to strip President Donald Trump's name from the 70-story building and fire the hotel management company run by Trump's family. The property once paid at least $32 million to associate with Trump. The uprising by Panama hotel owners - following news that Trump was effectively being paid to end a similar management ...>>
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California farmworkers union wins battle to ensure contracts
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Published in 28-11-2017
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SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court handed a victory Monday to organized farm labor in the state in a lawsuit that pitted the union launched by iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez against one of the largest U.S. fruit farms. In a unanimous ruling, the highest court in the nation's leading agricultural state upheld a law that allows California to impose labor contracts for farmworkers wh ...>>
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Meredith buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion
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Published in 28-11-2017
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NEW YORK - Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is buying magazine publisher Time Inc. for $1.8 billion, with help from the billionaire Koch brothers, to bulk up on readers as the publishing industry navigates the difficult transition to digital from print. Iowa-based Meredith Corp. owns 17 TV stations that reach 12 million U.S. households. Its women- and lifestyle-focused magazines and webs ...>>
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