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7:08am

Thu September 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

Health Care Costs Are Projected To Outpace Economic Growth

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 7:43 am

Increased use of generic drugs caused a slight drop in the price of prescription drugs in 2012.
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The nation's health spending will bump up next year as the Affordable Care Act expands insurance coverage to more Americans, and then will grow by an average of 6.2 percent a year over the next decade, according to projections by government actuaries.

That estimate is lower than the typical annual increases before the recession hit. Still, the actuaries forecast that in a decade the health care segment of the nation's economy will be larger than it is today, amounting to a fifth of the gross domestic product in 2022.

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7:07am

Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Jobless Claims Rose Less Than Expected Last Week

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 9:06 am

While the number of people filing first-time claims for jobless benefits rose by 15,000 last week, the increase was less than economists expected, Bloomberg News reports.

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6:52am

Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

'Wheel Of Misfortune' Tongue Slip Is Potential $1M Mistake

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 8:27 am

Paul Atkinson, the unfortunate Wheel of Fortune contestant, during his appearance Thursday on CNN's New Day.
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5:38am

Thu September 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Navy Yard Shootings: Thursday's Headlines

Originally published on Thu September 19, 2013 6:56 am

Flowers, flags and a child's drawing at a makeshift memorial outside the Washington Navy Yard, where a gunman killed 12 people on Monday.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters/Landov

Picking up the story from where we last left it, here are some of Thursday's headlines about Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 12 victims and gunman Aaron Alexis died:

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5:15am

Thu September 19, 2013
National Security

ACLU Posts Fed-Collected 'Suspicious' Activity Reports Online

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 12:29 pm

In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world. At a fusion center in Las Vegas, workers like Daniel Burns, a program coordinator, analyze suspicious activity reports. The ACLU on Thursday posted more than 1,800 of these reports that were gathered in central California.
Monica Lam Center for Investigative Reporting

With all the talk of spying by the National Security Agency, it's easy to forget the government engages in off-line surveillance, too. In the last few years, the feds have expanded efforts to collect tips about people's behavior in the real world; they're called suspicious activity reports.

Hal Bergman, a freelance photographer in Los Angeles, has a fondness for industrial scenes, bridges, ports and refineries.

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