By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner, Scott Pham and Felipe Escamilla, NBC BAY AREA
Sources say workers are being exposed to radiological contamination at Hunters Point, that soil is being shipped to Bay Area landfills without being screened and that public health is at risk
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Trucks have begun leaving Hunters Point, moving tons of soil from Parcel C, a 77-acre piece of...
By Thomas Harman, BEST WIRE
WASHINGTON -- Advocates and opponents of California's Proposition 103 are debating whether it has helped consumers 25 years after its passage. Some say the debate is being used to sway voters who will determine whether measures similar to Proposition 103 should be applied to health insurance in the state this fall.
Passed in 1988, the...
By Timm Herdt, VENTURA COUNTY STAR
SACRAMENTO — Credit cards embedded with microchips, which have dramatically reduced fraud around the world, are on their way to U.S. consumers, financial experts told California lawmakers on Tuesday.
But they cautioned the transition will be slow and costly, and it will not be a cure-all to problems such as the massive security breaches...
By Melanie Mason, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Lawyers and consumer groups are getting signatures for a ballot measure to increase 1975's pain and suffering limit of $250,000. Doctors and insurers have already raised $33 million to fight it.
SACRAMENTO — A protracted political battle over California's medical malpractice law may be coming to a new front: the voting booth.
By Troy Wolverton, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
At first glance, Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable may not look like it would matter much to the Bay Area, since only Comcast is available here. But the deal is bad news for both local Comcast customers and for Silicon Valley's Internet companies.
The merger would not only unite the nation's two largest cable companies,...
By Ryan Nakashima with Brian Watt, KPCC 89.3 FM Pasadena, CA
Comcast Corp. will buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for about $45.2 billion in a deal that combines the nation's top two cable TV companies and would create a dominant force in both creating and delivering entertainment to U.S. homes.
The all-stock deal was approved by the boards of both companies. It is expected to close by the end of the year,...
By Diane Bartz, REUTERS
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer advocates and U.S. lawmakers are worried that Comcast Corp's proposed $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc will create a company with too much power to decide what Americans can watch on television and do online, and they expect intense regulatory scrutiny of the deal.
Their concerns are intertwined...
By Wendy Davis, THE DAILY ONLINE EXAMINER
Comcast's planned $45 billion merger with Time Warner could wreak havoc on the open Web, consumer groups say.
Before the deal was even officially announced, organizations like Free Press and Public Knowledge sounded an alarm. “An enlarged Comcast would be the bully in the schoolyard, able to dictate terms to content creators, Internet...
By Grant Gross, NETWORKWORLD.COM
The proposed acquisition raises concerns about the combined company's market power, opponents say
IDG News Service - Antitrust enforcement agencies should reject a proposed US$45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable by Comcast, because it would give the combined company huge market power in the broadband and cable TV industries, a...
By Staff Writers, AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE (AFP)
New York (AFP) - Comcast unveiled plans Thursday to swallow Time Warner Cable in a deal uniting the two largest US cable operators, triggering calls to block the creation of a sector superpower.
News of the $45.2 billion deal raised regulatory concerns about the reach of Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal's film and television assets and is one...