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States Sue Trump Administration For Halting $7 Billion In Cost-Sharing Payments To Insurers

States Sue Trump Administration For Halting $7 Billion In Cost-Sharing Payments To Insurers

With a one-paragraph statement released late in the evening on Thursday, President Trump announced he was pulling the plug on $7 billion a year in payments from the federal government to insurance companies who sell individual policies through the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act. Today, at least five states say they are suing to keep these subsidies in place. [More]

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Baltimore Ravens Postpone DNA Test Giveaway After Public Health Officials Get Involved

If you showed up to the Baltimore Raven’s home opener on Sunday expecting to receive a free DNA test, you were likely sorely disappointed. The NFL team’s planned promotion with Orig3n was canceled at the last-minute following increased scrutiny from federal and state health officials.  [More]

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Great Wall Motors Not Actually That Interested In Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep After All

A day after Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors revealed its desire to buy Jeep from Fiat Chrysler, the manufacturer is backing away from the plan, noting that it hasn’t yet entered talks with the company.  [More]

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Verizon Changing Up Unlimited Data Plans Again, Begins Throttling Video For All Users

Verizon hopped (back) on the unlimited data train in February, joining all of its national competition in doing so. But six months later, as the dust has settled, those plans are getting some tweaks — and every Verizon Wireless customer is getting their video throttled as a result. [More]

Court Temporarily Halts School’s Expulsion Of Student Who ‘Liked’ Racist Instagram Images

Court Temporarily Halts School’s Expulsion Of Student Who ‘Liked’ Racist Instagram Images

Four California high school students who were suspended earlier this year for their alleged support or complicity with a racist Instagram account will not immediately have to face the immediate possibility of expulsion or further disciplinary action after a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order against the school district. [More]

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Lucky Charms Brings Back Marshmallow-Only Version, But You Can Already Make Your Own

Have you been craving sugary, candy-colored, magical food items since the Unicorn Frappuccino went away? General Mills has some good news: In a promotion, it will be giving away thousands of Lucky Charms boxes that contain only dehydrated marshmallows, fulfilling a fantasy that many people have had while intoxicated. But getting one of these rare boxes of cereal won’t be as special as it was the first time — and there are much easier ways to eat a bowl of hard, candy-colored marshmallows. [More]

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Restaurateur: The Last Howard Johnson’s Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks

Yesterday, the news spread across the country that the last still-operating Howard Johnson’s restaurant was not long for this world, with a great big “AVAILABLE” sign posted outside the eatery in the tourist town of Lake George, NY. However, the restaurant’s owner says things are just fine, and claims that this HoJo’s is not closing. [More]

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Samsung Vice Chair Avoids Arrest In Connection With South Korean Bribery Case

Days after a South Korean special prosecutor investigating a bribery scandal involving the country’s President sought the arrest of Samsung’s vice chairman, a court denied the request, citing a lack of evidence.  [More]

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California Says Self-Driving Uber Cars In San Francisco “Illegal”

Yesterday, Uber announced that it is now offering rides in self-driving vehicles for users in San Francisco — an announcement that apparently came as a surprise to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, which has advised the ridesharing service that it is breaking the law by operating this autonomous cars without DMV approval. [More]

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Tesla Fires Back At Mobileye’s Claim It Broke Up With Carmaker Over Autopilot Safety

Yesterday, automotive tech company Mobileye claimed that it stopped providing parts for Tesla’s Autopilot assisted-driving system over concerns the carmaker was “pushing the envelope in terms of safety.” Now Tesla is firing back, saying the breakup occurred because Mobileye was unhappy to learn that Tesla planned to take over manufacturing of some Autopilot components. [More]

Feds: For-Profit College Chain Can’t Switch To Non-Profit To Avoid Accountability

Feds: For-Profit College Chain Can’t Switch To Non-Profit To Avoid Accountability

The Department of Education has denied non-profit status to a chain of for-profit career colleges, accusing the schools’ operators of trying to avoid accountability.
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Report: Justice Dep’t Ready To Block Both Anthem/Cigna And Aetna/Humana Mergers

We closed out 2015 with the health insurance market poised to get a lot smaller, as Anthem proposed to by Cigna and Aetna said it would buy Humana. If both mergers go through, the number of large nationwide health insurance carriers would drop to just three… a big challenge in a U.S. that’s seen the market for health insurance expand since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. And if reports are true, the Justice Department may feel that’s just too much contraction.

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Lawsuit Against For-Profit Sanford Brown Institute Moves Forward, Despite Arbitration Clause

The highest court in New Jersey has ruled that a lawsuit filed by former students against for-profit educator Sanford Brown Institute can move forward, even though the school’s enrollment agreement has an arbitration clause that takes away students’ right to file such lawsuits.  [More]

Owners Help Police Track Stolen Tesla Through Mobile App

Owners Help Police Track Stolen Tesla Through Mobile App

When a thief steals a car it can take owners days, week or even years to retrieve their property. Apparently that’s not the case when your vehicle happens to be a Tesla Model S: a Canadian couple was able to help authorities track their stolen car in real-time with the help of the Tesla mobile app.  [More]

Apple Denies Report That It’s Planning To Sell Mobile Services Directly To iPhone Users

Apple Denies Report That It’s Planning To Sell Mobile Services Directly To iPhone Users

Apple has come out against a recent report that had claimed the company was testing a mobile virtual network operator, a cellular service that would replace traditional phone carriers for iPhone users in the U.S. and Europe.

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Hostess CEO Denies Reports Of Delicious, Cream-Filled IPO

For those of you hoping to get your hands on some sweet Twinkies stock in light of recent reports that the owners of Hostess Brands would be putting shares of the company up for sale in an initial public offering, stop drooling. The CEO and co-owner of the company says he and his fellow owner won’t be selling the company they bought just two years ago anytime soon.

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Amazon’s Roving Treasure Truck Delayed In First Weekend Of Business

Amazon’s Roving Treasure Truck Delayed In First Weekend Of Business

After more than a week of cruising the streets of Seattle, Amazon’s Treasure Truck was supposed to start handing out goods on Saturday. But that didn’t happen, as the company announced in the early hours of the weekend that it would postpone its big debut. [More]

Copyright Office Disagrees With Aereo That Aereo Is A Cable Company Now

Copyright Office Disagrees With Aereo That Aereo Is A Cable Company Now

Streaming video service Aereo’s last-ditch bid to stay in business hit another wall this week, as the U.S. Copyright Office has denied their request to be licensed in the same way as a cable company — at least, for the time being.

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