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4/28/2015
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Miami, FL -- A consumer advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Cigna saying a new policy discriminates against people with HIV and AIDS and violates the federal health law by requiring them to get their medications from its mail-order pharmacy....
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4/23/2015
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The first quarter of 2015 has seen Google’s lobbying budget soar. According to reports by a non-profit group Maplight, Google’s lobbying budget has shot up by 43 percent, going up from $3.82 million to $5.47 million. Google is the only tech company among...
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4/21/2015
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(Photo Credit: FSRN)   The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, bars health insurance companies from denying health coverage based on pre-­existing conditions. The measure also requires most taxpayers to buy health insurance or pay a penalty at tax time...
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4/21/2015
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Google is under investigation in Europe over allegations it abused its dominance in search, while Comcast is seeking approval to merge with TWC Google spent a record $5.47m on lobbying during the first quarter of 2015, an increase of 43% from $3.82m in theprevious year...
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4/21/2015
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Popular home-sharing website Airbnb is stepping up its opposition to the first statewide measure aiming to regulate short-term rentals, arguing the proposal would harm consumer privacy. Airbnb has faced scores of regulatory fights on the local level, ...
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4/19/2015
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To death and taxes, add one more certainty: Big Oil will always triumph at the expense of our families unless California starts standing up to oil companies by refusing to tolerate a system rigged in their favor. In February, when two refineries were mismanaged and...
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4/16/2015
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Washington (AFP) - The EU antitrust complaint filed Wednesday against Google represents a sharp divergence with Washington, which dropped a similar investigation two years ago, citing a lack of evidence against the Internet giant. In early 2013, the US Federal Trade...
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4/15/2015
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power to squeeze out rivals who might have something better to...
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4/15/2015
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Consumer Watchdog’s John Simpson has called for regulators in the United States to follow the European Commission in challenging Google’s practices. The commission announced earlier this morning that it has sent a Statement of Objections to Google...
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4/14/2015
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European Union officials will officially charge Google with illegally abusing its dominant market position in search Wednesday, several news organizations reported Tuesday afternoon.       The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and New York...