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Buzzing The Mercury Open

Tennis fans were riled by our drive-by and fly-by mobile advertisements at the finals of the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad yesterday. Our message: “Don’t Trust Mercury Insurance." You can watch a short video here, which explains why students are getting involved against Mercury.

Here’s some of the reaction:

States Face Challenges In Controlling Health Insurance Premiums

For many consumers, the ultimate test for the embattled health-care law is simple: Will it push down insurance premiums — or at least slow their relentless rise?

It’s a pressing question for the Obama administration, which is hoping its signature domestic policy achievement doesn’t end up as an election year albatross. Officials have been jawboning carriers to refrain from big rate jumps and, beginning in September, will require insurers to undergo additional scrutiny before raising premiums 10 percent or more.

Web Tracking Has Become A Privacy Time Bomb

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LAS VEGAS — The coolest free stuff on the Internet actually comes at a notable price: your privacy.

For more than a decade, tracking systems have been taking note of where you go and what you search for on the Web — without your permission. And today many of the personal details you voluntarily divulge on popular websites and social networks are being similarly tracked and analyzed.