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Protect yourself from medical identity theft

November 4, 2012 |

An impostor who steals your medical information and uses your identity to get healthcare could pose more than one type of problem. Here are some precautions and strategies.

An identity thief who gains access to your credit card or bank account could harm you financially, but one who steals your medical information could also endanger your health. Here are key things to know about medical identity theft:



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Public service workers may qualify for loan forgiveness

November 4, 2012 |

The program, which was created in 2007, is ideal for those who have big federal student loan debts and small incomes.

Dear Liz: I am the single mother of four daughters, including one who has a serious heart condition that causes $ 10,000 to $ 30,000 in out-of-pocket medical expenses each year. These medical bills have caused me to file bankruptcy twice, but the bankruptcies have not wiped out my student loans.



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African American churches protest foreclosures by black-run bank

November 4, 2012 |

A coalition of African American ministers is protesting foreclosures on their churches — by Broadway Federal Bank , a savings bank established in the 1940s to serve Los Angeles’ then-segregated black community.



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Merkel: Euro debt crisis will last 5 years or more

November 3, 2012 |

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe’s sovereign debt crisis will last at least five more years.



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O.C. hang glider maker is still soaring after 40 years

November 3, 2012 |

Wills Wing, founded in the early 1970s when the sport was just taking off, is the world’s biggest manufacturer of hang gliders. Its executives emphasize quality.

Once a week, Steven Pearson and Michael Meier strap on helmets, jump off a mountain and try to fly like birds.



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Wall Street donors opening their checkbooks for Mitt Romney

November 3, 2012 |

The financial industry’s support for the Republican nominee marks a sharp reversal from four years ago, when the industry supported Barack Obama over John McCain.

NEW YORK — Looking back, the end of Wall Street’s love affair with President Obama came at a meeting in the Oval Office.



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Kristen Stewart buys house with view of twilight

November 3, 2012 |

The actress pays $ 2.195 million for a 3,361-square-foot house in gated Laughlin Park with downtown L.A. and ocean views.

Actress Kristen Stewart’s new view home is not far from “Twilight” costar and on-again boyfriend Robert Pattinson’s place in Los Feliz.



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How I Made It: David Nevins

November 3, 2012 |

David Nevins, the president of entertainment at Showtime, learned how to sell by hawking products for Time-Life Books and got his own Hollywood break.

The gig: David Nevins, 46, is president of entertainment for cable network Showtime, home to some of the hottest shows on television including “Homeland,” the spy thriller that won Emmy Awards for best drama, actor and actress. The executive also oversees such series as the critically acclaimed comedy “Episodes” starring Matt LeBlanc and “House of Lies,” a dark spoof of corporate consultants.



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Jobs report arouses new optimism

November 3, 2012 |

October data show solid growth and suggest a smoother road for whoever wins the presidency.



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Stocks drop to close out storm-shortened week

November 2, 2012 |

But the Dow is down only 14 points for the week, easing concern that lingering damage from Sandy would weigh on share prices or the economy.

Wall Street may have been walloped by super storm Sandy, but the stock market wasn’t.



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