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Will the cancer moonshot work? Cancer experts cite need for money and data

Will the cancer moonshot work? Cancer experts cite need for money and data
latimes.com — In calling for "a new national effort to...cure cancer" during his State of the Union speech in January and labeling it a "cancer moonshot," President Obama deliberately evoked John F. Kennedy's 1961 commitment to "achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and...

'Disrupted' by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today. We talk to the author.

'Disrupted' by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today. We talk to the author.
latimes.com — Dan Lyons was the 51-year-old technology editor at Newsweek in the summer of 2012, planning a European vacation with his wife and six-year-old twins, when he was abruptly informed by phone that his job was being eliminated. He had two weeks to pack up, no severance. About a year later, he found...

California is a magnet - and a graveyard - for supermarket competitors

California is a magnet - and a graveyard - for supermarket competitors
latimes.com — It's grocery day, so I load a bunch of canvas shopping bags into the trunk and set out. First stop, Trader Joe's, for a couple of jars of Better'n Peanut Butter and to replenish our supply of its frozen palak paneer ("authentic Indian recipe"). Then it's across the way to Lazy Acres, for a half-dozen...

Paul Ryan's idea to cover pre-existing conditions via high-risk pools is a scam. Here's how.

Paul Ryan's idea to cover pre-existing conditions via high-risk pools is a scam. Here's how.
latimes.com — In yet another attempt to show that Republicans can be just as serious about healthcare reforms as Democrats, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) called on Wednesday for eliminating the Affordable Care Act's guarantee of insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg moves to tighten the gag on shareholders - and no one can stop him

At Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg moves to tighten the gag on shareholders - and no one can stop him
latimes.com — No one would ever mistake Facebook for a shareholder-friendly company. From the moment of its initial public offering in May 2012, it's been entirely under the control of its co-founder, chairman, and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. Thanks to a two-class stock structure in which Zuckerberg held impregnable...

How free college tuition would become a giveaway to the rich

How free college tuition would become a giveaway to the rich
latimes.com — A linchpin of Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination is his proposal for free tuition at public colleges and universities for all students. But who would really gain from the deal? Sanders implies that it would be a boon to the working class and low-income families....

Healthcare shocker: These insurers are making money on Obamacare

Healthcare shocker: These insurers are making money on Obamacare
latimes.com — The pending departure of the big insurance company UnitedHealth from most of the Affordable Care Act exchanges that it serves has prompted critics of Obamacare proclaiming the coming "death spiral" of the insurance reform. The critics aren't talking so much about the insurers who are reporting...

Michael Hiltzik: What now for health insurance system?

Michael Hiltzik: What now for health insurance system?
commercialappeal.com — UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest commercial health insurer, has made good on a six-month-old threat and announced that it will pull out of Affordable Care Act exchanges in all but "a handful of states" after this year. The questions that raises are: Will that hurt? And, if so, who does it hurt?

Deflategate post-mortem: It's the NFL players union's fault for giving Roger Goodell so much power

Deflategate post-mortem: It's the NFL players union's fault for giving Roger Goodell so much power
latimes.com — You can believe that New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady was absolutely innocent of willfully deflating footballs during a National Football League playoff game on January 18, 2015. You can believe that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell accepted grossly inflated, even totally unsupported, evidence against him in delivering a four-game suspension as a sentence.

Tribune Publishing Chairman Michael Ferro Says Gannett is ‘Trying to Steal the Company’

Tribune Publishing Chairman Michael Ferro Says Gannett is ‘Trying to Steal the Company’
editorandpublisher.com — Tribune Publishing Chairman Michael Ferro on Tuesday criticized Gannett Corp. for "trying to steal the company" by pressing for board acceptance of its $400-million takeover bid before the board has a chance to review Ferro's strategic plan for Tribune and before a June 2 shareholders' meeting.
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May 02, 2016

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May 01, 2016

RT @pete_schultz: Anyone proposing a bathroom bill should have to read their Google search histories aloud on the floor of the Senate.

May 01, 2016

That's me! But I would have been fine with it if the screen weren't defective. twitter.com/nicholas_bagle…

May 01, 2016

My $289 #KindleOasis misfire: arrived today, returned an hour later--screen awful, lighting blotchy. @amazon service great, but quality: F

May 01, 2016

Why would they, if they were dumb enough to enact it in the first place? twitter.com/thinkprogress/…

May 01, 2016

RT @Shoq: .@jduchneskie @jaketapper In two different party primaries. What an utterly meaningless metric. twitter.com/jduchneskie/st…

May 01, 2016

RT @JamilSmith: White conservatives are complaining that Larry Wilmore uttered "nigga"? And Republicans are about to nominate a dude endorsed by the Klan.


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