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The Marie Antoinette of Health Insurance and How to Dethrone Her

Jamie Court | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Jamie Court

Health insurance rates are like a runaway train and there's no police force or firefighting squad with the power to stop them. Thirty-five states require health insurance companies to get permission before raising rates, but not California.

New Hire Mr. Potter Brings Blue Shield Into The New Year

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Is it just me or is there something inordinately mean about sending out medical insurance rate hike packages in time for the very last day of the year?

The F Word: Campaign Cash From Rate Hikes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

"Corporate interests are buying the elections? Oh no", Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics, told the New York T...

Is the "Nuclear Renaissance" Dead Yet?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

It is now clearer than ever that atomic energy cannot compete. After a half-century this technology still can't face the prospect of full liability for the disasters it might impose.

FedEx Rate Hike: Express Rates To Increase 4.9 Percent In 2008

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Package delivery company FedEx Corp said on Friday that net average rates at its express delivery unit would rise 4.9 percent in 2008. Rates at FedEx...