Kennedy Death Cuts Broad Health Bill Odds, Hatch Says By Nicole Gaouette Aug. 30 (Bloomberg) — Congress is less likely to pass sweeping health-care overhaul legislation following the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, a leading Republican said. “You’re not going to get this big, broad Democrat spending bill — you’re not going to get Republican
BOSTON (Reuters) – Fresh details of large-scale cyber attacks against data processor Heartland Payment Systems Inc and supermarket chain Hannaford Brothers show the challenges facing the efforts of the U.S. credit-card industry to upgrade security measures.
BOSTON — Under Massachusetts law, voters will choose the successor to Sen. Kennedy in a special election in January. But that’s too long to wait for many Democrats, because Massachusetts would be without what could be a crucial vote as the U.S. Senate debates health insurance reform, Kennedy’s lifelong goal.
When the newly-opened Abby Park restaurant in Milton prepared to add lunch service this week, it announced the news on its Twitter page. The restaurant just opened this month and already has 149 people following its “tweets,” the 140-character messages that are the standard mode of communication on Twitter.
The last of the Kennedys who fascinated the nation with their ambition, style, idealism, tragedies — and sometimes sheer recklessness — Edward Moore Kennedy died late Tuesday night at 77. A black shroud and vase of white roses sat Wednesday on his Senate desk, which John Kennedy had used before him.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — A key measure of consumer confidence jumped much more than predicted in August, as the job market outlook and business expectations improved, said a report released Tuesday.
DeKeyser said she knew she had to get the rebate this weekend. Without it, she wouldn’t have bought her new car.
“I would have waited,” she said. “Basically, I would have driven the other vehicle until it died.”
A Green Line expansion would top a sensible list of major improvements, not least because it extends rapid transit through underserved but densely populated areas of Somerville and Medford. And a version of the Urban Ring would complement the current transit system, which consists mainly of spokes radiating from downtown – but that project must be scrutinized more closely for affordability.
But the I.R.S. commissioner, Doug Schulman, said the agreement with UBS was a “major step forward” in the government’s efforts to pierce bank secrecy, and he warned that “wealthy Americans who have hidden their money offshore will find themselves in a jam.”
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