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Justice Gustine

Report: Charter Looking To Buy Cox Communications

While it was rumored that Charter said “no thank you” to Verizon’s estimated $100 billion merger offer earlier this year because it just wasn’t enough money, new reports suggest the rejection was actually because Charter wanted to go on its own shopping spree, snatching up Cox Communications.  [More]

Phillip Bradshaw

Report: Mylan Offered Discounts To States If They Made It Harder For Patients To Get Alternatives

Controversial pharma company Mylan offered several states participating in Medicaid purchasing pools discounts on the EpiPen if they could ensure competitors’ products weren’t readily available to patients, according to a new report that raises additional concerns that the drugmaker engaged in anti-competitive practices as it raised the price of the life-saving drug nearly 400% in just 10 years.  [More]

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Behold This Giant List Of Restaurants Offering Birthday Freebies & Discounts

It’s your birthday, and you’re hungry. You’d like to treat yourself to something delicious, something… free. Where should you go? We’ve got a huge list you can start with. [More]

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There’s A Decent Chance Your Local AT&T Store Is Actually Owned By GameStop

When you walk into a store with an “AT&T” sign overhead, you might assume that the employees you’re speaking with work for AT&T. The telecom giant’s sweet-but-bemused store manager character “Lily” may have dominated the company’s TV advertising over the past three years, but what you may not know is that a growing number of AT&T-branded stores are actually owned and operated by third-party companies. [More]

Mike Mozart

Small Cable Company Accuses Comcast Of Destroying Its Cable Lines After It Said No To Sale

A former local cable and broadband provider in Texas alleges that after it turned down Comcast’s offer to acquire the company’s customers, Comcast contractors repeatedly severed the smaller business’s cable lines, ultimately driving it out of business. [More]

TechCrunch

Uber Founder, CEO Travis Kalanick Steps Down, Makes Leave Of Absence Permanent

In the wake of a damning internal investigation that prompted Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to take an immediate leave of absence from the company he co-founded, that temporary break has been made permanent. [More]

Skin Cream Scammers Keep Stealing YouTube Personality’s Post-Botox Face

Skin Cream Scammers Keep Stealing YouTube Personality’s Post-Botox Face

Skin cream ads on social media boast that their products are “better than Botox,” and they use impressive “before” and “after” images of a purported customer. The problem: The woman in the pictures didn’t give permission to use her image, and the pictures are from before and after her injections of actual Botox. [More]

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City Leaders Call “Shenanigans” In Battle Between Pot Store & Dubious Arcade

As more states legalize recreational marijuana, regulators face a steep learning curve when it comes to rules on when and where pot retailers can set up shop. For example, it might make sense to restrict marijuana sellers from operating near places where you’ll find lots of kids, but could that same rule be gamed just to prevent a retailer from opening a legal business? [More]

Sarah Braun

Doctors Call On Big Pharma To Advertise Retail Prices Of Prescription Drugs

Think of the last prescription you had filled: You probably know how much you had to pay the pharmacy, but do you have any idea of the full sticker price for that medication? With many drug prices soaring, the nation’s largest physicians organization has called on the pharmaceuticals industry to be more transparent about the sometimes huge price tags on their products. [More]

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Beware Scams Promising Payouts From Tobacco Settlement

If you’ve seen ads promising to set you up with payments from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement — a Nov. 1998 accord that requires tobacco companies to pay $10 billion annually to 46 states and Washington, D.C. — don’t fall for it. These ads are just a big, fat scam. [More]

Elliott Brown

Rape Victim Sues Uber After Learning Company Exec Obtained, Shared Her Medical Records

The 2014 rape of an Uber passenger by her driver was in the news again recently when it was reported that an Uber executive had not only obtained the woman’s medical records in an attempt to discredit her, but shared them with others at the company. Now the passenger is suing the ride-hailing service for invading her privacy. [More]

Updated Amazon Dash Wand Includes Alexa, Is Basically Free For Prime Members

Updated Amazon Dash Wand Includes Alexa, Is Basically Free For Prime Members

Since Amazon first debuted the Dash Wand in 2014, the tool has gone from a stick that could add grocery items to your shopping list to a $49 stick that lets Prime members order anything Amazon sells. In the latest update, Amazon is basically making the wand free (for Prime subscribers), integrating its Alexa digital assistant, and giving users the power to buy their items directly instead of having to check out on Amazon’s site. [More]

Ingrid Taylar

Cord-Cutting Will Only Continue As Cable Prices Rise

Nearly half of Americans with pay-TV packages are nearing the point of saying goodbye to traditional cable, including those few are actually satisfied with their service. Why? Because their cable bills just keep going up. [More]

Skip Nyegard

The Feds Once Arrested A Rooster Statue Made Out Of Solid Gold

Every now and then, a story reminds us that history is weirder than we can possibly imagine. For example: That time in 1960 when U.S. marshals arrested a nine-inch, 14-pound statue of a rooster and put it on trial. [More]

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Do Jazzier Descriptions Entice People To Eat More Vegetables?

As America struggles with its obesity epidemic, health advocates continue to seek new ways to convince people to eat more vegetables. But a recent study shows that instead of pushing the healthy aspect of such foods, it might be a better idea to describe veggies with a bit more flair. [More]

Depakote Maker AbbVie Ordered To Pay $15M To Boy Born With Spina Bifida

Depakote Maker AbbVie Ordered To Pay $15M To Boy Born With Spina Bifida

Pharmaceuticals giant AbbVie must pay $15 million to the family of a 10-year-old boy who was born with spina bifida after an Illinois jury found the company failed to properly warn doctors about the risk of birth defects associated with Depakote, a prescription drug used to treat bipolar and seizure disorders.  [More]

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Russian Hackers Use Britney Spears’ Instagram Account To Hide Messages

Instagram is a massive platform, with roughly a billion people all over the world using it to share photos. The most popular users’ images attract thousands or even hundreds of thousands of comments each… which makes them the perfect place to hide a string of text — like, say, malware-activating code — that looks meaningless to most people. [More]

FDA Requests Opioid Painkiller Be Removed From the Market, Citing Abuse Risks, HIV Outbreak

FDA Requests Opioid Painkiller Be Removed From the Market, Citing Abuse Risks, HIV Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration has asked Endo Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Opana ER, an extended-release semi-synthetic opioid painkiller, to remove the drug from the market, after the agency concluded that the drug’s potential for abuse outweighed its therapeutic value. [More]