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Medicare Failed To Recover Up To $125 Million In Overpayments From Private Insurers

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

Audits show Medicare potentially overpaid five insurance plans by $128 million, yet the government recovered only $3 million. The finding adds to questions about oversight of Medicare Advantage plans.

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States Create A Patchwork Of Regulations For Employers To Follow

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:00am

State and local governments are expected to continue to be very active in employment law — passing their own rules on minimum wage, paid leave and other worker protections.

Trump Business Deals In Southeast Asia Raise Conflict Of Interest Concerns

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 3:57am

Some analysts say any involvement by President-elect Trump in a project, even if just his name, can create a conflict of interest, complicating national security, foreign policy or economic concerns.

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U.S. Likely To Become Net Exporter Of Energy, Says Federal Forecast

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:28pm

The Energy Information Administration reports the shift will probably happen by 2030, and it credits domestic natural gas production. The agency says it is watching variables such as new technology.

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Trump Deposed For 90 Minutes In Civil Case Involving Chef José Andrés

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 5:06pm

President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to take the oath of office, but as this deposition highlights, many business entanglements remain.

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Regulators Say Jon Corzine Will Pay $5 Million Penalty Over MF Global Collapse

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:33pm

The former brokerage CEO and New Jersey governor has reached a civil settlement with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for his role in the company's 2011 bankruptcy.

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A Big Fish Sells For Over Half A Million — But Other Big Questions Persist

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:06pm

For the sixth year in a row, Kiyoshi Kimura won a massive Pacific bluefin tuna at Tsukiji market's famed New Year auction. Conservationists are worried about the species' dwindling population.

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When A Wall Street Firm Took A Stab At Casino Capitalism

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

It's illegal for casinos in Nevada to take bets from out of state. But that didn't stop one subsidiary of a Wall Street firm from trying.

Trump Nominates Wall Street Insider Jay Clayton To Head SEC

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has nominated a Wall Street lawyer to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say this is yet another example of Trump, who ran saying he would stand up to Wall Street, packing his cabinet with Wall Street insiders from Goldman Sachs and other financial firms, who are likely to weaken financial regulation and enforcement.

Can An SEC Nominee With Ties To Goldman Regulate Wall Street Impartially?

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:27pm

Donald Trump has nominated Jay Clayton, a Wall Street lawyer, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Critics say it's another example of Trump packing his Cabinet with Wall Street insiders.

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Trump Relatives' Potential White House Roles Could Test Anti-Nepotism Law

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 2:05pm

Donald Trump has suggested he may give his daughter and son-in-law a role in his administration. A law bars presidents from hiring family, but a court ruled it doesn't apply to White House staff jobs.

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Apple Pulls 'The New York Times' From Its App Store In China

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:49pm

Apple says it's "been informed" that the app violated local regulations. It's the latest in the long history of media restrictions in China, but also of tech companies getting involved in the efforts.

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The Next Generation Of Farmers Is Being Trained In New York City High Schools

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:40am

At Johne Bowne High School in Queens, along with literature and math, some 600 city public school students also learn the basics of farming, wine-making and aquaculture, among other skills.

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After Megyn Kelly's Departure, Tucker Carlson Takes 9 P.M. Slot On Fox News

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:21am

Carlson recently launched a new show at 7 p.m. ET on Fox; Martha MacCallum will be taking over that slot for the time being. Kelly is moving to NBC News.

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The Hawkeye Is The Adhesive, Eye-Tracking Phone The Internet Asked For

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 6:01am

Winners of a ZTE crowdsource challenge proposed a phone that responds to eye movements and can be attached to surfaces for hands-free use. But picking a name posed an unexpected challenge.

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U.S. Manufacturers Brace For Trump's Next Trade Targets

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:01am

Donald Trump was a factor in Ford's decision to cancel plans to build a new plant in Mexico. Now he has the attention of other U.S. manufacturing firms that were considering a move south.

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexico's Economic Frustrations

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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Canceled Ford Plant Adds To Mexicans' Economic Frustrations

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 4:00am

San Luis Potosi state lost out on more than a billion dollars in investment and thousands of jobs when Ford changed plans and nixed a factory. Angry locals pin the blame directly on Donald Trump.

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Macy's To Close Stores, Cut Jobs Amid Weak Holiday Sales

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 3:32am

The department store chain says it's eliminating more than 10,000 jobs, and will proceed with plans to close 68 stores that are part of 100 closings announced in August.

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Fires, Floods And Earthquakes: New Report Finds 2016 Was Particularly Disastrous

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 4:33pm

Last year sometimes felt like one natural catastrophe after another. Now, reinsurer Munich Re says there were some 750 natural disasters, suggesting it was a particularly bad year.

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