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3/13/2006
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Marketplace Radio Program (NPR) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was broadcast on Monday, March 13, 2006 on American Public Media's Marketplace program on NPR. Click here to listen to the audio of the commentary. -------------- TESS VIGELAND - HOST: It's called the United States of America. That doesn't mean the states are...
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2/21/2006
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Marketplace Morning Report (NPR Radio) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report radio program on NPR on Tuesday, February 21st, 20006. Click here to listen to the audio of the commentary. ----------- BRIAN WATT, anchor: This is MARKETPLACE. I'm Brian Watt, and I've...
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2/16/2006
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Genentech doubling price of cancer drug which clinical trial was government-funded The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court, was broadcast on American Public Media's Marketplace program on Thursday, February 16, 2006. Click here to listen to the commentary. ------------- Kai Ryssdal - Host: There are new diseases like bird flu. And...
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1/9/2006
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Los Angeles Business Journal Bigger isn't better when it comes to health insurance. Two recent mergers, PacifiCare with United Health and Anthem with WellPoint, reveal that getting bigger is, in fact, all about insurance industry greed, not better value for the businesses that pay for coverage or the patients who use it. Take a look at what the...
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12/28/2005
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Use of mandatory, binding arbitration clausesMarketplace Morning Report (MN Public Radio) The following commentary by Jamie Court was broadcast on the Marketplace Morning Report radio program on NPR on Weds., Dec. 28th, 2005. Listen to the commentary. -------------- SCOTT JAGOW, anchor: This is MARKETPLACE. I'm Scott Jagow. For your sake I hope...
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12/14/2005
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Marketplace Morning Report - NPR The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on the Marketplace Morning Report on NPR Radio, on Wednesday, December 14, 2005. Listen to the commentary here. ----------------------- SCOTT JAGOW - Anchor: This is Marketplace. I'm Scott Jagow. For some workers, it's time to choose a health...
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11/30/2005
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Locked cell phones frustrate users, but solutions are availableMarketplace Radio Program (NPR) The following commentary by FTCR President Jamie Court was broadcast on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 on the Marketplace Radio program on NPR. Click here to listen to the audio of the commentary. -------------- Lisa Napoli - Anchor: This is Marketplace....
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11/15/2005
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
A host of big-buck contributors and cronies are along for the ride in China, and they're looking out for themselves, not California.Los Angeles Times The following Op-Ed commentary by Jamie Court, author of "Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom And What You Can Do About It" " (Tarcher/Penguin, 2004), and president of...
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11/7/2005
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Marketplace Radio Program (NPR) The following commentary by Jamie Court was broadcast on the Marketplace radio program on Monday, November 7th, 2005. Click here to listen to the audio of the commentary: ----------------- Kai Ryssdal (Host) -- The $250 million being spent on ballot measures in California's special election makes it one of the most...
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10/30/2005
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Using Schwarzenegger's initiatives, some of the country's leading conservative minds hope to paint California red in 2008.Los Angeles Times The following commentary by Jamie Court, author of "Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom And What You Can Do About It" (Tarcher/Putnam), and who works with Electionwatchdog.org, was...