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New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

A pedestrain crosses a street at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Health System along with several other high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California. The plan, called [...]

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

A pedestrain crosses a street at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Health System along with several other high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California. The plan, called [...]

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

Housekeeper Tarasita Cain changes the sheets at hotel in downtown Los Angeles.; Credit: KPCC / Sanden Totten For many consumers, hotel tipping is an imperfect science. Now, Marriott brand hotels have teamed up with Maria Shriver in a campaign to boost tips for hotel housekeepers. The effort, titled “The Envelope Please,” places envelopes in 160,000 [...]

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Duncan Thomson, Brian McCutcheon, John Patterson and Arthur Murdoch, from King of Scots Robert the Bruce Society, hold the Scottish flags as they prepare to vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 14, 2014 in Loch Lomond.; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Later this week, Scots will vote on whether to secede from the [...]

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Duncan Thomson, Brian McCutcheon, John Patterson and Arthur Murdoch, from King of Scots Robert the Bruce Society, hold the Scottish flags as they prepare to vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 14, 2014 in Loch Lomond.; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Later this week, Scots will vote on whether to secede from the [...]

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

“Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle” by Joe Jordan The mastermind behind 56 feature films, including House on Haunted Hill, Strait-Jacket and The Tingler is now the central figure in Joe Jordan’s new book “Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle,” which provides production background to some of Castle’s most infamous stunts. Castle could perhaps be [...]

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

“Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle” by Joe Jordan The mastermind behind 56 feature films, including House on Haunted Hill, Strait-Jacket and The Tingler is now the central figure in Joe Jordan’s new book “Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle,” which provides production background to some of Castle’s most infamous stunts. Castle could perhaps be [...]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to [...]