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Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

A woman waits for a bus in a flooded street in Miami Beach, Florida, from unusually high tides that some think are due to rising seas caused by climate change.

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A woman waits for a bus in a flooded street in Miami Beach, Florida, from unusually high tides that some think are due to rising seas caused by climate change.

Range of Change: Obama to Signal Extent of Climate Push

President Barack Obama is sure to bring up climate change in the State of the Union address, energy consultants say, though there’s no consensus on how much emphasis he’ll give to the subject. “They’re going back and forth about how...

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Demonstrators in favor of the Affordable Care Act hold up signs outside the Supreme Court building after the court's ruling in Washington on June 28, 2012.

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Demonstrators in favor of the Affordable Care Act hold up signs outside the Supreme Court building after the court's ruling in Washington on June 28, 2012.

Last Chance: States’ One Shot at Exchange Control Looms

This week will be the last opportunity for states to retain some control over the new health insurance markets being readied for 2014 as part of the U.S. Affordable Care Act. States still on the fence about building the exchanges...

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People play in a fountain outside of the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, California, in this file photo.

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People play in a fountain outside of the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose, California, in this file photo.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 72

That’s the percentage of all high-income U.S. households that live in the country’s 50 most populous metropolitan areas, according to a report yesterday by the Census Bureau. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk metropolitan area in Connecticut had the largest share of high-income households, with...

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