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VIDEO: Little-Known Middlemen Save Money On Medicines — But Maybe Not For You

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:03am

Many people have never heard of pharmacy benefit managers. They're the companies that help insurers decide what drugs to cover and how much you pay for them.

(Image credit: Kaiser Health News)

Morning News Brief: Signs Of Bipartisanship On Health Care, Corruption Vote In Brazil

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 4:01am

Lawmakers have showed interest of working across party linesies on improving health insurance markets. Also, Brazil's Congress votes on corruption charges against the president.

Apple Has Good Sales News For Wall Street

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 7:51pm

Investors expected a slowdown in iPhone 7 sales but they were up 1.6 percent year-over-year. Apple also enjoyed iPad and Mac sales well ahead of the overall industry for computers and tablets.

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When An NBA Star Used His Name To Make Shoes Less Expensive

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 3:29pm

Famous basketball players usually charge more when their names appear on them. But what happened when an NBA All-Star tried to use his name to charge less?

Beyond Pantries: This Food Bank Invests In The Local Community

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 1:01pm

Normally, food banks distribute donated food to the hungry. But Rochester, NY, food bank Foodlink, is going beyond that to provide fresh foods to poor communities and jobs to boost the local economy.

(Image credit: Courtesy of FoodLink)

Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 6:23am

A lawsuit alleges the Fox News Channel worked together with a wealthy Trump supporter to concoct a false report about the death of a Democratic National Committee staffer.

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Trump's Tweets Threaten To Destabilize Insurance Markets

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:00am

The president says he may cut off payments to insurance companies. These are federal payments that help insurers discount the price of the health plans they sell to people who have lower incomes.

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HBO Says It Was Hacked, Some Programming Stolen

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:46pm

Entertainment Weekly reports that the alleged hackers also claim to have "written material" from an upcoming Game of Thrones episode, but haven't proved it. HBO won't confirm what material was stolen.

(Image credit: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO)

Tech Incubator Faces Challenges Of Tackling Sexual Harassment Among Investors

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:35pm

Y Combinator, an influential startup incubator, sends its entrepreneurs a form to report sexual harassment. Such reports influence what venture capitalists get invited to its prestigious Demo Day.

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What's Keeping Asian-American Lawyers From Ascending The Legal Ranks?

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:00pm

While the number of Asian-Americans lawyers and law students increased greatly in recent decades, there are few Asian-American lawyers in top positions in the legal field.

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Watchdog Group Files Complaint Over Google Tracking In-Person Purchases

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:57pm

Using search and app data, combined with third-party credit card records, Google can link online ad viewing to purchases at physical stores. User privacy may be at risk, an advocacy group says.

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Israeli Authorities Arrest Antiquities Dealers In Connection With Hobby Lobby Scandal

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:04pm

Israel's Antiquities Authority says the dealers, arrested early Sunday morning, were involved in sales of antiquities to Hobby Lobby — including items that U.S. authorities determined were smuggled.

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Sharks, Meet Chefs: Discovery To Buy Scripps, Acquiring Food Network And HGTV

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:06am

Discovery Communications, which owns the Discovery Channel, TLC and the Oprah Winfrey Network, will buy Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns a number of lifestyle shows, for nearly $12 billion.

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Familiar-Looking Numbers Are The Latest Twist In Robocalls

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:17am

Ailsa Chang looks at a now rampant kind of robocalling — neighbor spoofing. These are automated calls coming from phone numbers that look strangely similar to the recipient's own phone numbers.

A Hospital CEO Watches Washington Struggle Over Health Care

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 4:17am

As a provider of both a health care and insurance, Northwell Health has a huge stake in what health care legislation Congress proposes. CEO Michael Dowling says it's time for Democrats and health care professionals to come to the table.

How Steve Jobs Helped This North Korean Defector 'Think Different'

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:56am

When Kim Hak-min got to South Korea, he saw his first-ever smartphone, the iPhone 4. It changed his life trajectory.

(Image credit: Elise Hu/NPR)

Corporate Bungling And Political Scandal Abound In Jesse Eisinger's New Book

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 9:00am

Why don't crooked corporate CEO's go to jail anymore? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger uncovers culture of cowardice, incompetence, and corruption in both government and finance.

(Image credit: Liam James Doyle/NPR)

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