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Temporary work, lasting harm

One of the fastest-growing and more dangerous segments of the U.S. labor market is blue-collar temp work.

Just what do data brokers know about you?

They start with the basics, like names, addresses and contact information, and add on demographics. But that’s just the beginning.

Big Pharma spends $10 million in Minnesota

Disclosed payments from pharmaceutical companies to Minnesota Health Care Practitioners totaled over $10 million from 2009 to 2011. Here is a listing of all disclosed payments in Minnesota.

Our Reader’s Guide to the Phone Hacking Scandal

Rupert Murdoch’s News International just announced its decision to close News of the World, the paper that’s been accused of hiring private investigators to hack into cell phones and staging a widespread cover-up to conceal it.
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In dialysis, life-saving care at great risk and cost

It was a supremely hopeful moment. Although the technology to keep kidney patients alive through dialysis had arrived, it was still unattainable for all but a lucky few.