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  • Speedy drug approvals are risky, but drug companies have another idea that's just terrible

    Speedy drug approvals are risky, but drug companies have another idea that's just terrible

    At a recent meeting with pharmaceutical-industry bigwigs, President Trump declared that “we’re going to be cutting regulations at a level that nobody’s ever seen before.” He also said that “we’re going to have tremendous protection for the people.” It’s hard to see how he can do both. As with Trump’s...

  • Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger is rejected by judge

    Anthem-Cigna health insurance merger is rejected by judge

    Predicting diminished competition and likely higher costs, a federal judge has rejected Anthem Inc.’s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Wednesday that the merger would significantly reduce competition in the already concentrated insurance market,...

  • The immigration battle continues in court

    The immigration battle continues in court

    Good morning. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 8, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Immigration battle continues Now that the hearing concerning whether to reverse a stay of President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions is over, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says it will make...

  • 'I know they are going to die.' This foster father takes in only terminally ill children

    'I know they are going to die.' This foster father takes in only terminally ill children

    The children were going to die. Mohamed Bzeek knew that. But in his more than two decades as a foster father, he took them in anyway — the sickest of the sick in Los Angeles County’s sprawling foster care system. He has buried about 10 children. Some died in his arms. Now, Bzeek spends long days...

  • Are you being ripped off on Internet speeds? This lawsuit says yes

    Are you being ripped off on Internet speeds? This lawsuit says yes

    The fine print of Charter Communications’ high-speed Internet service says a “small percent of customers will receive lower than advertised speeds.” One attorney general says the problem is actually widespread — “a consistent story of bad performance and a long-term business plan built on deceit."...

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