Pacific trade pact seeks to embed American values in Asia to counter China

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Today: This Way to the Beach They Don't Want You to See

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Today is Friday, July 3, and here are some story lines I don't want you to miss. #mailchimp-subscribe { font:14px Georgia,Serif; line-height: 30px;} Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Catch the Merger Wave Merger fever is coursing through the healthcare industry, as insurers, hospitals and drug companies vie for Obamacare spending that could top $1 trillion over the next decade. On Thursday, Woodland Hills insurer Health Net agreed to be acquired by St. Louis-based Centene, creating a Medicaid colossus. Then, in the latest deal, Aetna announced it would buy rival Humana. As the corporate competition for healthcare...