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New Medicare cards are in the mail. Beware of scams

Attention Senior Citizens: A new Medicare card comes in its way, but be careful not to fall prey to scams To protect the elderly from identity theft, the federal government began sending new cards with a new 11-digit identification number instead of a registered person's social security number. The cards will be automatically sent to approximately 59 million Medicare subscribers …

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How I made a stupid video that makes fun of Sinclair broadcast and somehow started a media war

Screenshot: Allied Progress Last weekend, media watchdog group Allied Progress began broadcasting a message on Sinclair Broadcast Group broadcasters urging viewers to contact the FCC and stop Sinclair's consolidation of local news , This could be done by the FCC if it wanted to – Sinclair is about to buy Tribune Media and its 42 local TV channels, a merger …

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FDA releases restrictions on the sale of Bayer Essure

. 9 April 2018 16:50 ET The Food and Drug Administration tightened restrictions on sales and distribution on Monday Bavarian AG BAYRY 2.27% Essure Sterility Device The agency will now require that both the patient and the healthcare provider sign a risk-taking form to prove the patient has received all relevant information about the risks associated with a permanent birth …

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Companies strive for equal pay for women, wage gaps remain "hanging"

As Equal Pay Day arrives on Tuesday, progress made by companies in tackling pay gaps between male and female employees has shown no signs of change in the statistics. Recent annual government data shows women who work full time. Earn 80 cents every year for every dollar that men earn, a level that has barely changed in the last decade, …

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Amazon cracks bad review practices

Rafi Last / Tech Insider Last week, hundreds of Amazon social media buyers complained that their accounts were mysteriously closed last week. Amazon sent a mass e-mail to customers who lost access to their accounts The deactivations occurred either because customers breached the company's review policy or because they used the account for "commercial" purposes to have. Comments on private …

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Owning a bike share service makes sense for Uber

Jump bikes started in January in San Francisco with 250 electric bikes. In February, Jump had started a pilot service in cooperation with Uber. At the end of February, the first full month of operation, the company announced that each of its bikes was capable of up to four trips a day at an average distance of 4.2 kilometers. That's …

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Apple says that it is now 100 percent renewable energy worldwide

Apple announced today that its business is now 100 percent funded by renewable energy sources. The news is a major achievement that the iPhone maker has been seeking for years through the purchase of green energy bonds and other renewable investments in its supply chain and physical infrastructure. The company's last milestone, announced two years ago, was 93 percent of …

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CBS investor says Viacom Deal is not "optimal" in letter board

by and 9. April 2018, 3:33 PM EDT One of largest shareholders of CBS Corp. has written to the company's board that it should proceed only with a deal for Viacom Inc., if certain conditions can be arranged The shareholder whose identity could not be learned wishes to appoint CBS – General Manager Leslie Moonves and his management team will …

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