• Exclusive: WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients

    One after another, shortly after a diagnosis of breast cancer, each of the women learned that her health insurance had been canceled. First there was Yenny Hsu, who lived and worked in Los Angeles. Later, Robin Beaton, a registered nurse from Texas. And then, most recently, there was Patricia Relling, a successful art gallery owner and interior designer from Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Exclusive: WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients

    (Reuters) - One after another, shortly after a diagnosis of breast cancer, each of the women learned that her health insurance had been canceled. First there was Yenny Hsu, who lived and worked in Los Angeles. Later, Robin Beaton, a registered nurse from Texas. And then, most recently, there was Patricia Relling, a successful art gallery owner and interior designer from Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Citi unit sale hits snag in final stages: sources

    The planned sale of Citigroup's real estate asset management arm has hit a snag after some of the unit's clients refused to give their blessing to a disposal, sources told Reuters.
  • California Asks Rest of Nation's Taxpayers to Help Pay for Its Unbalanced Budget

    I have not had time to post some recent data on the growing chasm between public and private worker pay in the US, but I still plan to do it as this is a theme we've been pounding the table on since blog inception in 07... [Dec 16, 2007: California in a State of Fiscal Emergency - Coming to a Theate...
  • Rapper Kanye West cleared in airport scuffle

    A judge on Friday cleared rapper Kanye West of criminal charges following a scuffle with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport last year, pending his completion of community service, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney said.
  • CALPERS (California Pension Plan) - Too Big to Fail, and Acting Like It

    A great read on Reuters about America's largest pension fund, CALPERS.Talk about too big to fail - the Californian taxpayer is on the hook is CALPERS cannot pay out the avalanche of promises to California's state works... and we know what that means.We're all on the hook for it... see stimulus p...
  • Massive demand for Jackson memorial tickets

    More than half a million fans from around the world applied for 17,500 free tickets to Michael Jackson's public memorial service next week, organizers said on Friday as a massive security operation got underway.
  • Time and date of Michael Jackson Memorial service decided; 11,000 tickets available for free

    The time and date of the Michael Jackson's memorial service has been finally decided.