IG Audit: $1B in Social Security Paid to People With no SSN

By Mark Swanson   |   Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 09:54 AM

Over a 10-year period, the Social Security Administration (SSA) paid out $1 billion in benefits to individuals with no social security number, according to an Inspector General’s audit. Continue reading “IG Audit: $1B in Social Security Paid to People With no SSN”

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Aetna chief executive says Obamacare is in a ‘death spiral’

Carolyn Y. Johnson

This story has been updated.

Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges — the marketplaces where consumers can buy individual health coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health­care law — are in a “death spiral.” Bertolini’s remarks at the Wall Street Journal’s the Future of Healthcare event came a day after the official end of his company’s proposed merger with the health insurer Humana — a divorce that will cost Aetna a $1 billion breakup fee. Continue reading “Aetna chief executive says Obamacare is in a ‘death spiral’”

Joy Villa’s ‘Great Again’ dress boosts album sales

– Associated Press – Monday, February 13, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The attention-grabbing “Make America Great Again” dress Joy Villa wore at the Grammys appears to have led to a bump in sales for her music.

Villa’s 2014 album, “I Make the Static,” was leading Amazon’s top paid albums chart over albums from Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga.

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Violent protesters block Berkeley talk by Breitbart editor

“This was a group of agitators who were masked up, throwing rocks, commercial grade fireworks and Molotov cocktails at officers,” said UC Berkeley Police Chief Margo Bennet.

Bennet said police determined at that point they couldn’t guarantee security, canceled the event and evacuated Yiannopoulos from the building. Continue reading “Violent protesters block Berkeley talk by Breitbart editor”