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Business & Economics

Increasing Liability Risks Threaten Growth and Trouble Boards

A study conducted by Lloyds, a London based insurance market, reveals that board members are increasingly concerned about the increasing number of corporate litigation cases facing the boards and the escalating cost in mitigating such risks. “Among the companies surveyed, almost seven in ten have faced lawsuits in the past ...
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A fight to the finish: McCain vs. Obama on health care

If you’re a member of Congress, you get exceptional health care coverage. In fact, Barack Obama likes his Senate plan so much he’d like everyone to have it. The only catch is, if we all had the generous coverage Congress enjoys, the American economy would have an instant heart attack. ...
Business & Economics

Google/Yahoo deal debris

Is what’s good for the goose also good for the Google? The Senate Antitrust Subcommittee just investigated a proposed partnership between Google and Yahoo, the two most visited properties on the Internet. Though the deal could consolidate more than 90 percent of an $11-billion search and advertising industry, Google insisted ...
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Remedial education a big cost for state’s colleges

Remedial education classes for students enrolling in the state’s public colleges and universities are costing California as much as $14 billion a year, according to a report from the Pacific Research Institute. That figure was reached after the authors estimated several costs, including the $274 million the colleges spend providing ...
Commentary

High cost of good intentions

Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced recently that he wants to give autistic children the most comprehensive health insurance coverage in the nation. If the legislature agrees to changes he wrote into a bill, state law will require companies that sell health insurance in Illinois to pay up to $36,000 a year ...
Business & Economics

Ban the Man?

Next month the world’s athletes gather in Beijing, what we used to call Peking, for the XXIX Olympics, this iteration bearing the slogan “One World, One Dream.” One outstanding American athlete had a dream to compete in these Olympics, but will not be doing so. It’s not because of drugs, ...
Business & Economics

Fined if You Do, Fined if You Don’t

The European Union recently slapped Microsoft with a penalty of $1.3 billion, the largest fine ever levied against a single company. The timing is curious because the penalty was issued just a week after Microsoft posted on the Internet over 30,000 pages of its most closely held trade secrets. This ...
Commentary

Education Reform Leaves out Choice

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 would be “The Year of Education Reform.” Now, more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled “Students First: Renewing ...
California

Healthy San Francisco

California Catholic Daily, July 23, 2008 Two Catholic hospitals join program to give “free” medical care to city’s 73,000 uninsured Three private hospitals in San Francisco – two of them Catholic – this month agreed to participate in the city’s ambitious plan to provide health care, free of charge or ...
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Remedial education costs billions

The poor performance of California’s public schools costs Californians up to $14 billion in remedial education programs, rivaling the state’s current budget deficit of $15 billion. “The High Price of Failure in California: How Inadequate Education Costs Schools, Students, and Society,” released Tuesday by the Pacific Research Institute, calculates the ...
Business & Economics

Increasing Liability Risks Threaten Growth and Trouble Boards

A study conducted by Lloyds, a London based insurance market, reveals that board members are increasingly concerned about the increasing number of corporate litigation cases facing the boards and the escalating cost in mitigating such risks. “Among the companies surveyed, almost seven in ten have faced lawsuits in the past ...
Commentary

A fight to the finish: McCain vs. Obama on health care

If you’re a member of Congress, you get exceptional health care coverage. In fact, Barack Obama likes his Senate plan so much he’d like everyone to have it. The only catch is, if we all had the generous coverage Congress enjoys, the American economy would have an instant heart attack. ...
Business & Economics

Google/Yahoo deal debris

Is what’s good for the goose also good for the Google? The Senate Antitrust Subcommittee just investigated a proposed partnership between Google and Yahoo, the two most visited properties on the Internet. Though the deal could consolidate more than 90 percent of an $11-billion search and advertising industry, Google insisted ...
Commentary

Remedial education a big cost for state’s colleges

Remedial education classes for students enrolling in the state’s public colleges and universities are costing California as much as $14 billion a year, according to a report from the Pacific Research Institute. That figure was reached after the authors estimated several costs, including the $274 million the colleges spend providing ...
Commentary

High cost of good intentions

Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced recently that he wants to give autistic children the most comprehensive health insurance coverage in the nation. If the legislature agrees to changes he wrote into a bill, state law will require companies that sell health insurance in Illinois to pay up to $36,000 a year ...
Business & Economics

Ban the Man?

Next month the world’s athletes gather in Beijing, what we used to call Peking, for the XXIX Olympics, this iteration bearing the slogan “One World, One Dream.” One outstanding American athlete had a dream to compete in these Olympics, but will not be doing so. It’s not because of drugs, ...
Business & Economics

Fined if You Do, Fined if You Don’t

The European Union recently slapped Microsoft with a penalty of $1.3 billion, the largest fine ever levied against a single company. The timing is curious because the penalty was issued just a week after Microsoft posted on the Internet over 30,000 pages of its most closely held trade secrets. This ...
Commentary

Education Reform Leaves out Choice

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared 2008 would be “The Year of Education Reform.” Now, more than halfway through the year, California parents continue to wait for promised relief. If the governor’s blueprint for reform is any indication, they may be waiting for a long time. Gov. Schwarzenegger unveiled “Students First: Renewing ...
California

Healthy San Francisco

California Catholic Daily, July 23, 2008 Two Catholic hospitals join program to give “free” medical care to city’s 73,000 uninsured Three private hospitals in San Francisco – two of them Catholic – this month agreed to participate in the city’s ambitious plan to provide health care, free of charge or ...
Commentary

Remedial education costs billions

The poor performance of California’s public schools costs Californians up to $14 billion in remedial education programs, rivaling the state’s current budget deficit of $15 billion. “The High Price of Failure in California: How Inadequate Education Costs Schools, Students, and Society,” released Tuesday by the Pacific Research Institute, calculates the ...
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