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  • Dish to refund $2M to Washington state customers 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:55 pm
  • SEATTLE - Dish Network Corp. will reimburse Washington state customers about $2 million for a surcharge officials called deceptive, but the satellite TV provider denied wrongdoing in the agreement announced Tuesday by the state attorney general's office.

  • Rhode Island extends utility payment moratorium 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:34 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island regulators have extended a moratorium to prevent utilities from shutting off service to customers trying to pay gas and electric heating bills.

  • Report projects health care costs to dip slightly 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Affordable Care Act's health insurance subsidies will cost a little less than previously thought, according to a new report released Monday.

  • Survey: Home, long-term care costs rise in Va 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:16 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The cost of home and long-term health care is increasing in Virginia and is rising faster than national levels in some cases.

  • Survey: W.Va. home, long-term care costs rise 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:14 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - An annual survey shows long-term and home health care costs in West Virginians are outpacing such costs nationally.

  • Plan would change payments for mental health care 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:13 am
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Legislature is considering a plan that would change the way the state pays to treat people who need emergency mental health care, a move critics say would gut the current system to benefit large hospital systems.

  • Fla. House approves expansion of voucher program 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:08 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Following a fierce partisan debate where legislators traded barbs and accused each other of hypocrisy, the Florida House on Friday voted in favor of expanding the state's main private school voucher program.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:42 pm
  • WASHINGTON - How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?

  • State, feds declare victory in voucher ruling 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:47 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - Both the state and Justice Department said they were pleased with a judge's order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state's private school tuition program.

  • Senate Roll Call: Women's pay 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:01 pm
  • The 53-44 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate blocked a bill to curb paycheck discrimination against women. Supporters of the bill needed 60 votes under Senate rules to prevail, they got only 53.

  • Judge dismisses suit over Ala. Accountability Act 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:47 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Alabama Accountability Act and said the students who filed the suit failed to prove the law treats them unequally.

  • Nevada program promotes college savings 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:16 am
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Open enrollment is underway for Nevada families wanting to accelerate college savings.

  • Outgoing KCC head says state needs low-income plan 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Whenever the Kansas Corporation Commission was hearing a rate case, people would tell him that they couldn't afford to pay any more for energy, Commissioner Thomas Wright said.

  • Trustee: MF Global customers to be fully paid back 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 10:04 am
  • NEW YORK - The trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of MF Global says its customers are going to get paid back 100 percent of what they are owed by the boutique brokerage.

  • Ohio AEP customers to pay for post-windstorm fixes 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:55 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio regulators have decided American Electric Power customers will be charged a bit more over the next year to pay for over $57 million in repairs after severe windstorms in summer 2012.

  • How to save money on your summer vacation hotels 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - Summer vacationers looking for deals on hotel rooms are going to have to search a little harder.

  • How to save money on your summer vacation hotels 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:17 pm
  • NEW YORK - Summer vacationers looking for deals on hotel rooms are going to have to search a little harder.

  • Feds: W.Va. paid 6th lowest rates for electricity 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:17 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Federal government figures show West Virginians paid the sixth-lowest rates for electricity last year.

  • Q&A: Status update as health law marks a milestone 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Like so much about the government's health care overhaul, Monday's deadline to sign up for coverage in 2014 didn't turn out quite as planned: Many people still are eligible for extensions that will let them enroll.

  • Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:44 am
  • SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

  • Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:22 am
  • SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

  • KCP&L dispute could go to US Supreme Court 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:25 am
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A dispute between KCP&L and Missouri energy regulators could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and might eventually lead to increased rates for Missouri customers.

  • Customer refunds proposed in nuke-plant deal 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:50 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Utility customers would see an estimated $1.4 billion in savings, including $600 million in refunds, in a proposed settlement over costs tied to the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, officials said Thursday.

  • Health insurance out of reach for some Oregonians 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 4:34 pm
  • ALOHA, Oregon - Diedre Gibbons' disability income and her older husband's part-time job on a construction crew barely pay the bills. And though the Oregon couple need ongoing health care and qualify for subsidies on the state's insurance exchange, they remain uninsured.