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Chase Bank Opens Sunday
to Deal With Target Card Hack

NBC News (Los Angeles), by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:Toledo, 12/22/2013 4:19:44 PM

Chase bank said more than a third of its branches would be open across the country Sunday to help customers affected by the massive credit and debit card security breach at Target stores, NBC News reported. "We´ll have the highest density in the Northeast, California and Southeast and prioritize branches near major shopping centers or those that have instant issue (where they can reissue debit card on the spot)," the bank said in a statement. The move comes after Chase told customers Saturday that they would be limited to $100 in cash withdrawals and $300 in total purchases per day if they used Chase debit cards at Target

      


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Chase Bank Opens Sunday
to Deal With Target Card Hack
NBC News (Los Angeles), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 12/22/2013 4:19:44 PM     Post Reply
Chase bank said more than a third of its branches would be open across the country Sunday to help customers affected by the massive credit and debit card security breach at Target stores, NBC News reported. "We´ll have the highest density in the Northeast, California and Southeast and prioritize branches near major shopping centers or those that have instant issue (where they can reissue debit card on the spot)," the bank said in a statement. The move comes after Chase told customers Saturday that they would be limited to $100 in cash withdrawals and $300 in total purchases per day if they used Chase debit cards at Target

   

 

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Insurers show no backbone as White House
keeps moving ACA goalposts
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 12/21/2013 6:55:24 AM     Post Reply
When will the insurers revolt? It’s a question that’s been popping up more and more. On the surface, the question answers itself. We’re talking about pinstriped insurance-company executives, not Hells Angels. One doesn’t want to paint with too broad a brush, but if you were going to guess which vocations lend themselves least to revolutionary zeal, actuaries rank slightly behind embalmers. Still, it’s hard not to wonder how much more these people are willing to take. Even an obedient dog will bite if you kick it enough. Since Obamacare’s passage, the administration has constantly moved the goalposts on the industry.

Charles Krauthammer: Edward
Snowden not vindicated
Politico, by Jose Delreal    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 12/17/2013 9:11:51 AM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer on Monday noted that even while the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s spying network is in question, “it isn’t as if Snowden is vindicated.” Krauthammer’s comments on Fox News follow U.S. District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling in favor of five plaintiffs challenging the NSA’s collection of their phone meta-data. Judge Leon on Monday ruled only on those specific cases, but his ruling could invite broader appeals. “He’s only one judge. We have no idea how this would end up in the Supreme Court,” explained Krauthammer on Fox News Monday. “What [Judge] Leon is arguing is that

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Posted By: toledo- 12/17/2013 9:07:54 AM     Post Reply
Think the canceled health policies hurt the Obamacare cause? There’s another political time bomb lurking that could explode not too long before next year’s elections: rate hikes for small businesses. Like the canceled individual health plans, it’s another example of a tradeoff that health care experts have long known about, as the new rules for health insurance prices create winners and losers. But most Americans won’t become aware of it until some small business employees learn that their premiums are going up because of a law called — oops — the Affordable Care Act.

Snowden: NSA´S Indiscrimant
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Posted By: toledo- 12/17/2013 8:38:27 AM     Post Reply
RIO DE JANEIRO — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he´s been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of National Security Agency documents, and that the NSA´s culture of indiscriminate global espionage "is collapsing." In the letter, released widely online, Snowden commended the Brazilian government for its strong stand against U.S. spying. He said he´d be willing to help the South American nation investigate NSA spying on its soil, but could not fully participate in doing so without being granted political asylum, because the U.S.

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Posted By: toledo- 12/17/2013 8:14:31 AM     Post Reply
TRENTON, N.J. — The issue at hand is small, even for local politics: The sudden closure, over four days, of a pair of access lanes from Fort Lee, N.J., onto the George Washington Bridge into New York. But in this traffic mystery, Democrats see a potential scandal that could permanently harm Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who has been riding high as a prospective 2016 presidential candidate. In September, two of Christie’s top appointees at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered that the lanes be abruptly shut to traffic, causing days of gridlock in Fort Lee. Democrats allege

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: toledo- 12/17/2013 8:06:28 AM     Post Reply
Sharon Wilson, an office manager in Iowa, figured she would lock in a good deal on health care coverage for her five-person biofuels company by renewing its policy before Obamacare kicked in for 2014. But she balked when her agent came back with a 81 percent rate hike, anyway. Her company, Prairie City-based Midwest Renewable Biofuels, had experienced rate hikes during her career, Ms. Wilson said, but not like this. Plus, the previous jumps were accompanied by explanations for why premiums were rising

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Posted By: Toledo- 12/14/2013 5:18:34 PM     Post Reply
Picture a paradise where you can be lawsuit-proof. A place to hide your hard-earned assets far from the grasp of former or soon-to-be-former spouses, angry business partners or, if you happen to be a doctor, patients who might sue you.A recent data leak revealed that R. Allen Stanford, who was convicted of running a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, held a Cook trust. Lawyers drumming up business say they have found just the place: the Cook Islands. And, thanks to a recently released trove of documents, it’s become clear that hundreds of wealthy people have stashed their money there, including a felon

Nelson Mandela memorial security scandal:
´There were no checks´
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Posted By: Toledo- 12/14/2013 2:07:48 PM     Post Reply
It´s becoming increasingly clear that when President Obama arrived at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, he stepped into an atmosphere so chaotic, disorganized, and unsafe that under any other circumstances the White House and Secret Service might well have insisted the president not appear.FNB Stadium, where the memorial was held, seats 95,000 people. Even with a steady rain and thousands of empty seats in uncovered areas, there were tens of thousands of people in the area with the president. It appears most of them got in without going through any security. "There were no security checks

Thousands of HealthCare.gov
sign-ups didn’t make it to insurers
Washington Post, by Sarah Kliff    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 12/14/2013 1:04:16 PM     Post Reply
Enrollment records for close to 15,000 HealthCare.gov shoppers were not initially transmitted to the insurance plans they selected, according to a preliminary federal estimate to be released Saturday. While these cases pose a challenge for the Obama administration, officials say they believe the situation is improving. Since early December, fewer than 1 percent of HealthCare.gov enrollments did not make their way to health insurance plans.

Pelosi on budget deal: ‘Embrace the suck’
New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 12/13/2013 7:11:50 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – It’s not exactly a ringing endorsement of the budget deal.“Embrace the suck,” House minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi told fellow Democrats Thursday morning, a source told Politico.“We need to get this off the table so we can go forward,” she added. It’s a way of telling her colleagues the budget deal negotiated with Republicans is the best they can get. Democrats are fuming that the bipartisan budget deal doesn’t extend unemployment benefits for more than a million Americans. One of Pelosi’s top lieutenants, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Thursday it

   

 

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HHS Spending $55.5 Million to
‘Bolster’ Healthcare Workforce
as Obamacare Causes Doctor Shortages
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 12/11/2013 8:10:06 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is spending an additional $55 million to “bolster” the healthcare workforce, as Obamacare contributes to shortages in the industry. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced last week that her agency will provide over 270 grants “from diversity to dentistry” to address worker shortages in the healthcare industry. The funding includes $45.4 million to support the nursing workforce, $5.2 million of which will go towards “improving nursing diversity.” The grants also provide $2.4 million for training of doctoral-level psychologists to “address the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations,” and $3 million to



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