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Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking about the new health care law, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. The President argued that his health law is preventing insurance discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and is allowing...

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Parnell wants reduced spending in next budget

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to a reporter in his office at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. Parnell is expected to unveil his latest budget proposal next week and says he wants to work with state legislators to reduce spending. (AP...

Woman fights ticket for driving with Google Glass

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Cecilia Abadie models her Google Glass as she talks with her attorney outside of traffic court Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in San Diego. When Abadie was pulled over on suspicion of speeding in October, the officer saw she was wearing Google Glass and tacked on a...

Ill. Legislature OKs fix for $100B pension crisis

December 3, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers during a Pension Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois...

Stocks sink as US consumer spending worries deepen

December 3, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

Specialists Joe Parisi, left, and Michael Cacace work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of economic reports that could influence when the Federal...

Year-end signups crucial test for health care site

December 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

FILE – In this June 17, 2005 file photo, Mark McClellan is seen in Maple Grove, Minn. President Barack Obama’s new and improved health care website faces another test in just a couple of weeks, its biggest yet. And if HealthCare.gov gets overwhelmed...

NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck

December 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Cranes salvage the last car from from a train derailment in the Bronx section of New York, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Federal authorities began righting the cars Monday morning as they started an exhaustive investigation into what caused a Metro-North commuter...

Broomfield begins fracking recount amid criticism

December 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Election judge Rich Korinek, left, tallies ballots during a recount of Broomfield’s vote on a county-wide hydraulic fracturing ban, at a city and county building, in Broomfield, Colo., Monday Dec. 2, 2013. The first full count, including military and...

VP Biden opens weeklong Asia trip with Tokyo stop

December 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden salutes upon arriving at the Tokyo International Airport in Tokyo Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. Biden is in Tokyo to meet with Japan’s prime minister and lawmakers for the first leg of his Asia tour that includes China and South...

Americans turn to mobile devices for Cyber Monday

December 2, 2013 • BusinessComments (0)

Amazon.com employees pack up an outbound shipping truck at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on “Cyber Monday” the busiest online shopping day of the holiday season Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) NEW YORK (AP) —...