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8/1/2015
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Ventura County residents buying health insurance in the Covered California marketplace will have more choices but could pay slightly more in premiums while also facing, in some instances, rising out-of-pocket costs. Since Covered California started selling insurance in...
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7/31/2015
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MENLO PARK -- Nearly 70 percent of California's previously uninsured adults have gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act -- and most of them say their health care needs are being met, according to the latest survey of the Kaiser Family...
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7/31/2015
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California's sky-high gasoline prices translated into a big second-quarter profit for refiner Valero Energy Corp. The San Antonio company said operating income from its two California refineries soared to $295 million for the quarter that ended June 30, or more...
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7/31/2015
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should reject a privacy group’s push to extend the E.U.’s controversial right to be forgotten rules to the U.S. because such regulations would have a “sweeping” negative effect on many U.S. companies, a trade...
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7/31/2015
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Advertisers group backs Google, privacy advocates not so much Not surprisingly, Google is resisting a demand that it broaden the "right to be forgotten" by censoring search results worldwide, saying that allowing one country to censor the Web worldwide would...
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7/31/2015
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U.S. Regulators would be violating the First Amendment if they were to force Google and other search engines to delist certain irrelevant search results at a user’s request, a major advertising trade group said Friday.   The Association of National...
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7/31/2015
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The Association of National Advertisers is urging the Federal Trade Commission to reject a "misguided" effort to create a "right to be forgotten" in the United States. "Allowing the Right to Be Forgotten in the United States would cause serious...
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7/28/2015
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When it comes to the future of transportation, the first thing that comes to mind is the possibility of flying cars. It's easy to imagine an urban utopia with vehicles that float through the air, swerving around buildings, reaching toward the heavens. While Back to...
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7/27/2015
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Consumers should review new health insurance policies closely for “hidden premiums,” including narrow provider networks, high deductibles and climbing cost-sharing that can result in major unexpected medical bills, Consumer Watchdog said today. Health...
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7/27/2015
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Consumer advocates are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to look into record-high oil industry profits this year. Consumer Watchdog, based in Santa Monica, wants Harris' antitrust division to investigate whether California oil refineries are keeping...