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6/20/2014
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Facebook users beware: The company has -- yet again -- unilaterally changed its mind about its data collection practices. As users should know, that's not a good thing for their privacy. Earlier this month, the dominant social network announced that it's...
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6/19/2014
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Ahead of its board meeting Thursday, Covered California officials are raising questions — literally — about a November ballot initiative that some say could destabilize the state’s health insurance marketplace. If approved by voters the Insurance...
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6/19/2014
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On Wednesday, Covered California officials released a report raising questions about a ballot initiative that would give the state government regulatory authority over health insurance premium rates, KQED's "State of Health" reports (Aliferis, "...
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6/19/2014
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In response to concerns raised by California's health exchange, backers of a statewide ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation insisted Thursday that the measure would not disrupt how Obamacare works in the state. Consumer groups and California Insurance...
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6/19/2014
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California's health insurance exchange pressed for answers Thursday to how an initiative slated for the November ballot would affect its operations. Covered California board members said they want an expedited analysis of the measure, including its influence on the...
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6/19/2014
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Many jobs in the construction industry require workers to undergo drug testing, and the same is true for other blue-collar positions ranging from truck drivers to forklift operators.   Jonathan Nackstrand, AFP/File A nurse prepares a kit...
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6/19/2014
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I do like my Apple “smart phone.” The device has plenty of apps, bells, music and lots of stuff I have no idea how to use. One place where the phone comes in really handy is when I am in a strange city and a friend calls and says, let’s meet at the...
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6/18/2014
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Click here to listen/download the podcast of this article. WASHINGTON (VR)— The E-mail Privacy Act from Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) passed an important milestone Tuesday by accumulating its 218th House co-sponsor, which suggests...
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6/17/2014
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Santa Monica organization calls on DMV to lengthen testing time frame for road tests of tech giant's fleet A Westside group is calling on California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to slow the rush to get self-driving vehicles on the road, less than a month...
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6/17/2014
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What's Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) really getting with its just-announced $500 million acquisition of satellite manufacturer Skybox Imaging? While the search giant is expected to integrate the company's satellite imagery into Google Maps, Skybox CEO...