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Audit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange
The audit marked the first time the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services recommended that a state repay misallocated federal grant funds involving a health care exchange. States like Maryland that created their own...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. If I helped...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached
British Airways is not aware of any access to any personal information within Executive Club accounts, including travel histories or credit card details, according to spokeswoman Michele Kropf. The breach apparently was the result of a third party...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Best Buy closes Canadian Future Shop brand, 1,500 lose jobs
The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future Shop locations and rebranding the remaining 65 as Best Buy stores. All Future Shop gift cards will be accepted at any Best Buy Canada location and at...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Duke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals....
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals
NEW YORK (AP) — From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms. Building and fire inspectors, police, lawyers, city...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Jury affirms decision that Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jury affirms decision that Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. .
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. Over that time, Japan has struggled with anemic economic...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM
Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure
(AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the...
Mar 28, 2015 | 11:28 PM