Oct 252014
 

RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writers MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for surfing waves than the Web. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built “Silicon Beach.” In the past few years Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and YouTube have opened offices on the west side of Los Angeles from Santa Monica south to Venice and Playa del Rey. They are joined by hundreds of startups including Hulu, Demand Media and Snapchat, which nixed a $3

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Oct 242014
 

JUDY LIN, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003. But under California’s 1970s-era medical malpractice law there was a $250,000 cap on pain and suffering. Instead of pursuing a case because of the cap, he settled so he could care for his wife, who lost the twins she was carrying in the crash. “It would have been too difficult to tackle a

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Oct 202014
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s health insurance exchange is moving to cancel coverage for over 10,000 people who failed to prove they are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Covered California began notifying about 100,000 families in September that they needed to confirm their legal status in the U.S. People living in the country illegally are not eligible for coverage under the federal health law. The agency said in a statement Monday it is notifying 10,474 people they have not provided adequate information. For those who did not submit the necessary verification “we are required by law to begin the process

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