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Watchdog to track how private Medicare info gets to marketers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog plans to launch a nationwide probe into how telemarketers may be getting hold of seniors' personal Medicare information, a red flag for potential fraud and waste. An official with the Health and Human Services inspector general's office told The Associated Press the audit will be announced this week. It [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:23:24+00:00 Wednesday, February 19, 2020|

Trump wants $1.5 billion over 10 years to revive uranium mining

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium, saying that propping up U.S. uranium production in the face of cheaper imports is a matter of vital energy security. But some Democratic lawmakers, and market analysts across the [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:22:51+00:00 Wednesday, February 19, 2020|

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame idea originated on road home from rodeo

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Phil Baird had an idea to start an organization to honor North Dakota rodeo competitors. Baird, educator and former rodeo rider from Mandan, had authored "40 Years of North Dakota Rodeo." One evening, now more than 25 years ago, Baird along with western icon Evelyn Nuens, and her sister, Goldie [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:22:20+00:00 Wednesday, February 19, 2020|

Mild winter puts chill on some local businesses

Until last week’s measurable snowfall, which came in dribs and drabs over several days, punctuated by rain and ice, central Ohio has seen little snow this winter. Few central Ohioans mind, aside from kids and perhaps a few school teachers aching for a calamity day. That is, unless snowfall figures largely into the work one [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:22:07+00:00 Wednesday, February 19, 2020|

Court: California Apple stores must pay workers during bag searches

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Employees at Apple stores must be paid for time they spend waiting for managers or security guards to search their bags to make sure they're not stealing anything, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday. What's more, the justices said their class-action ruling is retroactive, covering all Apple California rank-and-file employees who [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:32:30+00:00 Wednesday, February 19, 2020|

Coronavirus has many American businesses waiting for products to ship

NEW YORK — When the factory in China that makes Romy Taormina's anti-nausea wristbands closed for the Lunar New Year in late January, she expected production to resume by early this month. But many factories across China are still closed to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus, leaving business owners in limbo. "There's [...]

By | 2020-02-20T09:32:07+00:00 Tuesday, February 18, 2020|