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  • Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks

    Anthem Blue Cross faces another suit over Obamacare doctor networks
    Amid growing scrutiny statewide, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross faces another consumer lawsuit over its use of narrow networks in Obamacare coverage. A group of Anthem policyholders sued California's largest for-profit health insurer Tuesday in state...
  • Cupcake chain Crumbs Bake Shop closes stores in L.A., elsewhere

    Caving under losses, Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. has closed its high-end bakeries in Los Angeles and elsewhere after more than a decade of promoting the cupcakes that tapped the nation's sweet tooth. Financially, the nation's biggest cupcake chain recently...
  • Warner Bros. Circling Movie Rights to Best-Selling Novel 'The Goldfinch'

    Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch." However, sources close to Tartt say the author is still making a decision as to whether to move forward with an adaptation. Warners is the only...
  • China June consumer inflation cools, more stimulus expected

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's consumer inflation cooled slightly more than expected in June, pointing to lingering weakness in the economy which could prompt Beijing to launch further stimulus measures to shore up growth. The consumer price index (CPI)...
  • Anthem Blue Cross misled Obamacare enrollees, lawsuit claims

    LOS ANGELES California insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled "millions of enrollees" about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its new "Obamacare" plans and failed to disclose that many policies wouldn't cover care outside its...
  • Health plans shrinking choice of providers

    When it comes to health insurance, a growing number of patients are confronting a trade-off. An insurer cannot drop you or charge higher premiums if you get sick. That's good news. But in return, you're likely to find that available health plans impose...
  • Nelson should focus on better broadband access

    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai recently described net neutrality — the Orwellian doctrine that prohibits the prioritization of Web content such as health-care communication or remote learning — as a "solution in search of a problem."...
  • Get tougher with predatory tow truck drivers

    Get tougher with predatory tow truck drivers
    Broward tow truck companies had a chance to clean up their act. They blew it. Two years have passed since Broward County cracked down on tow truck predators — but they're back at it again. Most likely, they never stopped. In response to...
  • New generation of jets comes with ups, downs

    New generation of jets comes with ups, downs
    The new generation of commercial airplanes is so radically different from how we have flown for the past 20-plus years that stepping onto one can feel like flying for the first time. The most obvious change is the thinness of the seats; the old-time...
  • Government out of sorts [Editorial]

    Government out of sorts  [Editorial]
    It's a pretty safe bet that the year and month a vehicle registration is due for renewal is unknown to the average car owner living in Maryland or anywhere else for that matter. Most of us probably can't recall our tag number (even though it's a useful...
  • Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]

    Howard County making a healthy effort [Letter]
    This is in response to the article by Amanda Yeager regarding Howard County's limits on sugary drinks and junk food at county-sponsored events ("Ban on sweets sours Fourth of July vendors," July 2). As a physician, I am very concerned about the...