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  • The 50-year war on smoking

    The 50-year war on smoking
    The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
  • Jerry Brown ready to commit to a rainy-day fund

    Jerry Brown ready to commit to a rainy-day fund
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown stepped out from behind the podium holding a green marker, ready to assume the role of professor. As he laid out his new budget plan, he circled the spot on a chart showing California's budding surplus. Some people...
  • U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace

    U.S. healthcare costs keep rising but at slower pace
    WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
  • The Boeing vote and the death of the middle class

    The Boeing vote and the death of the middle class
    Anyone following last Friday's epochal vote in Washington state on a union contract at Boeing could tell from the workers' comments in various forums that the key issue wasn't whether the contract was good or bad, or even whether Boeing was a good or...
  • Americans' confidence in economy has jumped since government shutdown

    Americans' confidence in economy has jumped since government shutdown
    WASHINGTON — Americans' confidence in the economy has jumped since the end of the partial federal government shutdown in October, another positive sign for the recovery as the new year begins, according to data released Tuesday by Gallup.  The...
  • Blue Shield of California rate hike is excessive, regulator says

    Blue Shield of California rate hike is excessive, regulator says
    California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones criticized Blue Shield of California for an "unreasonable" rate hike affecting about 81,000 individual policyholders. Tuesday, Jones said the nonprofit health insurer's 10% average increase effective Jan. 1...
  • Employers cut health coverage, find scapegoat: Obamacare

    Employers cut health coverage, find scapegoat: Obamacare
    If there's been one inexorable trend coming out of the HR departments of major employers, it's been the steady erosion of worker pay and benefits. Razor-thin raises, defined benefit pensions replaced by 401(k) plans, shrinking healthcare--if you've been...
  • Federal budget peace in our time? Not for long.

    Federal budget peace in our time? Not for long.
    When leaders of the House and Senate budget committees announced a deal that would set spending limits through September 2015, some hoped it signaled a lengthy respite from the fiscal battling and brinkmanship that led to October's partial government...
  • Amazon workers in Germany strike during busy holiday season

    Amazon workers in Germany strike during busy holiday season
    Amazon workers in Germany went on strike Monday, protesting the working conditions at the online retailer's shipping centers. The workers' union, Ver.di, also sent a delegation to the company's Seattle offices. "The Amazon system is characterized by low...
  • Note to the White House: Obamacare's benefits aren't free

    Note to the White House: Obamacare's benefits aren't free
    With Republicans hoping to make next year's election another referendum on the 2010 healthcare law (better known as Obamacare), the White House issued a report Thursday aimed at those calling for the law to be overturned. "Repeal Would Raise Costs,...
  • Administration opens first hole in health law mandate

    Administration opens first hole in health law mandate
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has opened a small, but potentially important, hole in a key requirement of the new healthcare law, letting some people who have had insurance policies cancelled avoid the requirement to buy coverage next year. The...