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  • Democrats Join Calls To Rectify Canceled Health Insurance
    Even former President Clinton is asking the Obama administration to let people whose private health insurance policies have been canceled keep that insurance, at least for a while. But insurance industry executives say reviving those policies would be difficult to impossible.
  • Healthsherpa Helps Thousands Get Insurance Quotes
    The computer coders who made healthcare.gov may not have had the best of e-commerce in mind. The site looks like something melded together by a dozen government bureaucracies, and is so bad, it's driven away online shoppers. But a group of coders in Silicon Valley says it doesn't have to be this way. They've created healthsherpa.com.
  • How A Free Bus Shuttle Helped Make A Small Town Take Off
    Emery Go Round is a free shuttle, provided by businesses in Emeryville, Calif. Not only did the popular shuttle help solve one of the most annoying problems for transportation planners known as the last mile, it helped the city reinvent itself as a home to headquarters for Pixar, Jamba Juice and Peet's Coffee.
  • Forget The Car Keys — This Commute Requires A Paddle
    Rather than traffic jams, kayak commuter Stephen Linaweaver has to look out for container ships. Every day, he paddles in his blue boat from the Port of Oakland to his job in San Francisco. His route may not be shorter than yours — but yours probably doesn't include harbor seals.
  • Cricket Star Sachin Tendulkar To Retire At 40
    Sachin Tendulkar, arguably the greatest modern cricket star, prepares to play the last match of his career in India on Thursday. Commentator Sandip Roy explains why Tendulkar matters so much to the sport.
  • Victims' Relatives To Face Whitey Bulger At Sentencing Hearing
    It's the moment many victims of former Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger have been waiting decades for: In federal court in Boston on Wednesday, relatives of those killed by Bulger will face the former gangster and describe their pain.
  • Congressional Odd Couple Could Be Key To Any Budget Breakthrough
    Twenty-nine lawmakers are supposed to come up with a long-term budget deal by mid-December. They meet again Wednesday around a conference table, facing huge hurdles and led by two people who couldn't be more different: Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
  • To Merge, American, U.S. Airways Must Give Up Slots
    The Justice Department said the new, combined airline will hand over some slots at key airports to low-cost competitors to assuage antitrust concerns.
  • Machinist Contract Vote Could Lock-In Work On Boeing's 777
    Even though it's not a negotiating period, Boeing told the union that members have to vote Wednesday on an eight-year contract extension that includes higher health insurance costs and a pension freeze. Boeing says if they don't pass it, the company may build the next version of its wide-body 777 jet elsewhere.
  • The Last Word In Business: Soaring Price Of Bacon
    The late Irish-born painter Francis Bacon is known for dark and often disturbing imagery. Bacon's work shattered records when his portrait, "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," sold for more than $142 million.

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