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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2012 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - As California positions itself at the vanguard of the national healthcare overhaul, state officials are unable to say for sure how much their implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act will cost taxpayers. The program, intended to insure millions of Americans who are now without health coverage, takes states into uncharted territory. California, which plans to expand coverage to hundreds of thousands of people when the law takes effect in 2014, faces myriad unknowns.
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BUSINESS
August 22, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
After moving last year to an unlimited data plan that throttled speed after 2 gigabytes of usage, T-Mobile on Wednesday introduced a new, true unlimited data plan. The Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data plan will become available on Sept. 5, and it will range in price, depending on what type of existing plan it is added to. T-Mobile said the new unlimited data plan will cost $20 a month when added to a Value voice and text plan, and $30 a month when added to a Classic voice and text plan.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2013
Oscars Outdoors Where: 1341 Vine St., Hollywood When: Friday-Saturday through Aug. 24; gates open 6:30 p.m., movies begin at sunset Cost: $5 Info: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/outdoors/index.html   Eat|See|Hear Where: Various locations When: Saturdays through Sept. 14; music begins at 7 p.m., movie at 8 Cost: $10 Info: http://www.eatseehear.com   Cinespia Hollywood Forever Cemetery Where: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. When: Saturdays (occasionally Sundays)
BUSINESS
November 9, 2012 | David Lazarus
Time Warner Cable is seeing growth in its broadband Internet business but steady losses in TV viewers. So how is the company responding? With a hefty new fee for Internet cable modems, of course. The dominant cable provider in Southern California is rolling out a $3.95 monthly fee for use of its cable modems for high-speed Internet access. The modems were previously offered at no charge. Tech-savvy types are free to buy their own modem from a list of approved models, ranging in cost from about $50 to $150.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2010 | David Lazarus
It's a question that shoppers get asked a lot ? by car dealers, electronics salespeople, even at the toy store: Do you want to purchase an extended warranty with that? With Christmas about to pounce, and post-holiday sales around the corner, this is as good a time as any to answer that question. Generally speaking, extended service contracts are major money spinners for retailers; that's why they push them so aggressively. Many people never use them, or forget they have them, or are frustrated to learn that their particular issue isn't covered.
OPINION
April 14, 1991
On April 15th we will all learn the real cost of war. HOWARD B. SCHIFFER Santa Barbara
NEWS
January 23, 1991
When a missile is fired, money is spent. In the case of the Patriot, that's $560,000 every time one is launched, the cost of its sophisticated electronics package. Here is a sample of the cost of certain missiles deployed so far in the Persian Gulf War. Tomahawk: $1.35 million Surface-to-surface Anti-ground targets Program cost: $9.8 billion Harpoon: $1.12 million Air-to-surface Anti-ship Program cost: $3.7 billion Patriot: $500,000 Surface-to-air Anti-missile Program cost: $12.
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