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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission
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December 5, 2014

Blumenthal Warns of Mobile Shopping App Dangers

by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2014 1:12pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants consumers to beware of the dangers of using mobile shopping applications.

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December 1, 2014

Trouble in Toyland 2014: ConnPIRG Finds Dangerous Toys Are Still On Shelves

by Kristi Allen | December 1, 2014 11:40pm

Kristi Allen photo The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group’s annual Trouble in Toyland report says the group found 24 toys on the market this year that could be hazardous to children because of toxic chemicals, choking or ingestion hazards, or excessive noise.

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Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping Weaker Than Expected For Retailers

by Cara Rosner | December 1, 2014 1:10pm

Shutterstock Fewer consumers shopped in stores and online over the Thanksgiving weekend, causing the biggest shopping weekend of the year to fall short of last year’s numbers, new data shows.

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September 26, 2014

OP-ED | Sometimes We Can Just All Get Along

by Suzanne Bates | September 26, 2014 12:00pm

It was clear that Brink Lindsey, vice president of research at Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, was surprised to find himself on the same panel as the well-known progressive activist Ralph Nader.

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August 7, 2014

Executives: Connecticut Economy Still Lagging

by Staff Report | August 7, 2014 10:53am

CTNJ file photo A quarterly survey of business executives by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association found that 84 percent expect business conditions for their companies to improve or remain the same over the next three months.

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June 20, 2014

OP-ED | It’s Past Time to Fix Our Broken Mental Health Care System

by Sarah Darer Littman | June 20, 2014 8:00am

The Task Force to Study the Provision of Behavioral Health Services for Young Adults released its report earlier this week. I underlined one sentence on page iii, several times in red: “The behavioral health care system is not user-friendly for those in need.”

That has got to be the understatement of the year, if not the decade.

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June 18, 2014

OP-ED | Health Insurance Lobby Keeps Medicare Advantage Overpayments Flowing

by Wendell Potter | June 18, 2014 7:00am

Center Series Documented Abuses, But Don’t Expect Action From Congress

A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years.

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June 11, 2014

OP-ED | Skyrocketing Salaries For Health Insurance CEOs

by Wendell Potter | June 11, 2014 10:55am

If They’re Making Millions, Should The Rest Of Us Have To Pay Higher Premiums?

If health insurance companies announce big premium increases on policies for 2015, I hope regulators, lawmakers and the media will look closely at whether they are justified, especially in light of recent disclosures of better-than-expected profits in 2013, rosy outlooks for the rest of this year, and soaring CEO compensation.

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June 6, 2014

OP-ED | Shameful Coverage Of Obamacare’s Real Impacts

by Wendell Potter | June 6, 2014 3:05am

Journalism That Focuses On Political Sniping Does Public A Disservice

If you read my column last week about a Senate hearing that showed how Obamacare has affected Americans, you might have wondered if I was in the same room with reporters who presumably covered the event.

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May 13, 2014

OP-ED | Insurers Following ‘the Playbook’ In Opposing California Ballot Initiative

by Wendell Potter | May 13, 2014 1:46pm

PR Firms, Front Groups, Misleading Studies All Being Deployed

LOS ANGELES — As I wrote in my book, Deadly Spin, the health insurance industry and other special interest groups use a tried-and-true set of tactics to push back against threats to their profitability. I referred to those tactics collectively as “The Playbook on How to Influence Lawmakers and Regulators Through the Manipulation of Public Opinion.”

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