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The Mobile Wallet Battle Heats Up

April 23, 2014
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Domino’s Pizza is now accepting payment via Google Wallet. You can pay for your pizza with your Android app. That might not sound like big news but it signals a significant move in the battle for how you make your transactions. Google has started to roll out a service that allows Gmail users to...

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103 Times: Women’s Pleas For Help Went Unmet

April 20, 2014
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103 Times: Women’s Pleas For Help Went Unmet

By: Susan Campbell On any given day, 350 advocates work to help victims of domestic violence in Connecticut. But because of shrinking funds, Connecticut has 10 less domestic violence workers this year, and most of those lost jobs were in direct services – the critical...

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Connecticut Bill: Transparency Or Intrusion?

April 18, 2014
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Connecticut Bill: Transparency Or Intrusion?

By: Lisa Chedekel The state’s nursing homes call it excessive and intrusive. The Malloy administration calls it a move towards transparency. At issue is a proposed bill that would require nursing homes to disclose the financial status of any “related party” businesses that contract...

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Autism Treatment For Under-Threes Is Key, But Diagnosis Is Tough

April 17, 2014
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Autism Treatment For Under-Threes Is Key, But Diagnosis Is Tough

By: Karen Weintraub Most children with autism are well past their fourth birthday by the time they’re diagnosed with the condition, according to new government data. Their parents and teachers may have raised red flags earlier, but it takes...

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Jepsen Urges General Assembly To Enact Legislation Forcing Doctors Groups To Be More Transparent

April 16, 2014
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Attorney General George Jepsen today released a report concerning so-called hospital “facility fees” and hospital acquisitions of independent physician practices. The Attorney General urged state lawmakers to approve pending legislation he proposed on these subjects to require improved notification...

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Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying

April 16, 2014
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Even After Doctors Are Sanctioned or Arrested, Medicare Keeps Paying

A ProPublica analysis of recently released data shows that dozens of physicians who received payments from Medicare in 2012 had been kicked out of Medicaid, charged with fraud, or settled claims of overbilling Medicare itself. by Charles Ornstein Mark...

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‘Company Doe’ Sued to Keep Complaint Out of Federal Database Designed to Warn Consumers of Faulty Products

April 16, 2014
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Holding that injury to corporate reputation doesn’t justify sealing a court case, an appellate court today in Company Doe v. Public Citizen handed a key victory to consumers. It also solidified the integrity of a federal database designed to...

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Time to Reconsider Your Airline Credit Card?

April 12, 2014
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If you have an airline credit card, now may be the time to ditch it for something better. Delta is the latest airline to revamp its program to reward people based on how much they spend for their tickets,...

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What’s More Valuable: A Stolen Twitter Account or a Stolen Credit Card?

April 11, 2014
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Stolen Twitter accounts are now more valuable than credit cards on the cybercrime black market, according to a new report. The study found that high-profile data breaches–think Target’s data hack–create influxes of available credit card data online. The more...

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