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Supreme Court considers California Medicaid cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court opened its new term on Monday and considered whether Medicaid recipients and medical providers may sue California for cutting reimbursement rates in the healthcare program for low-income Americans. The justices heard arguments in a case that centered on the plan by California’s lawmakers in…

Government layoffs slow U.S. cities’ recoveries: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The layoffs of thousands of government workers may threaten the already slow-motion economic recovery in many U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Brookings Institution. “Job growth, though occurring in more metropolitan areas than in the past, was sluggish,” the think tank…

Bush’s checks are ‘stimulating’ the porn economy

Sometimes the jokes just tell themselves — who knew that those checks were destined to become a dose of economic Viagra. According to the Adult Internet Market Research Company, business has been “enhanced” significantly. An unforeseen and surprising beneficiary of the Economic Stimulus Plan, a plan that George Bush contends…

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