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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.”
  • Sam's Club to launch health insurance exchange

    Sam's Club announced Wednesday that it is opening a private health insurance exchange, catering to the small-business owners that make up its core customers. The exchange is the latest effort by a major retailer to offer a service to push beyond the...

    Md. is in 'good shape' for health exchange, official says

    Md. is in 'good shape' for health exchange, official says
    Less than three weeks before uninsured Marylanders get their first look at health plans offered under the Affordable Care Act, officials say preparations are on track. The state's health exchange website crashed on its first day last year and tangled...

    Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding

    Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding
    In what may be a hopelessly quixotic effort, supporters of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program are trying to persuade Congress to renew its funding almost a year in advance — and in a lame-duck session. Nevertheless, lawmakers ought to...

    A $45 million hole in the DOC's inmate health care budget

    We'll let Michael Martz at the Richmond Times Dispatch do the heavy lifting on this issue, which was discussed Monday during a House Appropriations Committee meeting: The shortfall in medical services stems primarily from the decision by Corizon Health ...