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House Dems' Health Plan Half the Cost of Bush Tax Cuts

Cuts to cost $2.1 trillion over a decade; Dems' plan to cost $1 trillion

(Newser) - The House Democrats’ health care plan would cost just half of what President Bush’s tax cuts cost the country, a report by left-leaning researchers says. While the analysts project Bush’s cuts will cost $2.1 trillion in lost revenue over the 10 years since they were enacted, the... More »

GM to Miss Restructuring Deadline, Win Extension

Seeks one month extension to allow negotiations with UAW, bondholders

(Newser) - General Motors, about to miss its March 31 deadline for completing the cost-cutting restructuring plan it submitted to the government, is expected to get a 30-day extension, reports the Wall Street Journal. Though the UAW has agreed to shed 7,600 jobs at GM next week, and another 10,000... More »

Limbaugh Predicts Kennedy's Death, to Outrage

(Newser) - A Democratic official rebuked Rush Limbaugh today for suggesting a health-care proposal will be named in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer. On his radio show, Limbaugh said President Obama's proposed revisions will be championed by "the liberal lion Teddy Kennedy. Before it's all over,... More »

Walgreens Woos Employers With at-Work Health Care

(Newser) - Walgreens is amping up its effort to interest corporate and government employers in its network of clinics and workplace health centers, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company aims to build on its base of 350-plus corporate clients, and has been steadily snapping up concerns that cater to them. Under... More »

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