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China’s Alibaba Opens U.S. Shopping Website

San Francisco (AFP) – China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched an American shopping website as the company continues a deal binge ahead of a widely anticipated U.S. listing. The online shopping site, called 11 Main opened on a beta, or test, basis for consumers and is invitation-only in terms of the merchants it features, the […]

June 11, 2014

Conservative California Website Quickly Stirs Controversy

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The launch of a new political website in California, intended to highlight conservative success stories in the Golden State, quickly ran into trouble Monday when controversial promotional images cost the organization one of its highest-profile contributors. The images, including a Photoshopped depiction of House Minority Leader Nancy […]

April 8, 2014

Mass Surge In U.S. To Sign Up For Obamacare

Washington (AFP) — Hundreds of thousands of Americans rushed to buy President Barack Obama’s new health insurance plans, prompting a victory lap from a White House that paid a steep political price for its greatest achievement. The scramble to sign up under Obama’s health care law at the end of a six-month enrollment window caused […]

April 1, 2014

California Gives Further Reprieve For Obamacare Sign-Ups

By Chad Terhune, Noam Levey and Soumya Karlamangla, Tribune Washington Bureau LOS ANGELES — Overrun by last-minute demand for Obamacare coverage, California gave many consumers until April 15 to enroll as thousands of people across the nation endured long lines and website troubles. Despite the problems, the late surge in sign-ups was a substantial boost to […]

April 1, 2014