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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Ingalls seeks an affiliation with hospital system

    Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, one of the few independent hospitals remaining in the Southland, is seeking an affiliation or partnership with a larger hospital system to improve its negotiating position with health insurance companies. According to...

    Centene's deal for Health Net could kick off merger wave

    Centene's deal for Health Net could kick off merger wave
    Woodland Hills insurer Health Net Inc. has agreed to be acquired for $6.8 billion by a St. Louis rival in what may be the start of an industrywide merger wave. Centene Corp. on Thursday said it would buy Health Net, California’s fourth-largest...

    Hospitals receive funding from drug and device makers

    Hospitals receive funding from drug and device makers
    Maryland's hospitals and doctors took in more than $7.6 million in payments for research, speeches and other work from drug and device manufacturers in 2014, according to federal authorities who have been releasing payment data periodically. The money...

    Words have meaning, and the majority correctly put them in context

    What is the meaning of four simple words, "established by the State"? This critical question for Supreme Court watchers was answered in the landmark decision in King v. Burwell on June 25. Resolving this seemingly trivial question made all the...