AT&T plan for advertising subsidized cellphones hits Senate roadblock

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Friday called on AT&T Inc to stop pursuing plans to offer cellphone plans partially subsidized by advertising that he said would undermine consumer privacy.

“Consumers expect that their phone and broadband providers are not spying on their phone calls and web browsing or using their private data for commercial gain,” Blumenthal, a Democrat, wrote in a letter to AT&T Chief Executive John Stankey.

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The request follows a Reuters interview with Stankey this week in which he discussed a plan to discount cellphone bills as early as a year from now.

“I believe there’s a segment of our customer base where given a choice, they would take some load of advertising for a $5 or $10 reduction in their mobile bill,” Stankey said in the interview.

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Shopping for health insurance? Beware that plan you’re buying might fall short

  • A new study by the Government Accountability Office found that some insurance agents improperly market health insurance plans as being more comprehensive than they actually are.
  • These short-term health insurance plans typically don’t cover pre-existing conditions, nor are they required to cover certain expenses, including maternity and mental health care.
  • Enrolling in a plan on your own for 2021? The Open Enrollment period for marketplace coverage runs from Nov. 1 until Dec. 15.



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Open enrollment for health insurance is around the corner. That means if you’re shopping on your own for medical coverage, be on guard.

New research from the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that some insurance agents engaged in potentially deceptive sales practices when marketing health care coverage.

From November 2019 through January 2020, representatives from the Congressional watchdog posed as customers shopping for insurance. The GAO’s representatives said they had pre-existing conditions,

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B.C’s economic restart plan includes $27M for watershed protection



a waterfall surrounded by trees: File photo of the Capilano River. Under the B.C. government's restart plan, $27 million has been set aside for watershed security and wetland restoration.


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File photo of the Capilano River. Under the B.C. government’s restart plan, $27 million has been set aside for watershed security and wetland restoration.

B.C.’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan this week included $27 million for watershed protection, which advocates say acknowledges the water shortage risk the province faces because of the climate crisis.

The NDP government unveiled its $8.27 billion restart package Thursday, a plan that contained previously announced money, federal funds, health care spending and programs designed to help small businesses survive a possible second wave of coronavirus.

Also included in the package was the watershed stimulus, which the B.C. Watershed Security Coalition has long been advocating the government include in its budget.

“We have never seen this scale of funding before for watersheds in B.C.,” said Coree Tull, a spokesperson for the B.C. Watershed Security Coalition, in an interview Saturday.

The government is

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Microdialysis Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities With Amuza Inc. and Bioanalytical Systems Inc. | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global microdialysis market is expected to grow by USD 0.86 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 3%.

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The market is driven by the expanding applications of microdialysis. In addition, the increasing adoption of microdialysis in human clinical trials is anticipated to boost the growth of the microdialysis market.

Microdialysis was primarily used to

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Global Baby Wipes Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities With Babisil Products Co. Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson

The global baby wipes market size is expected to grow by USD 801.59 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market growth compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. Moreover, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3%. Request Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Baby Wipes Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Read the 120-page report with TOC on “Baby Wipes Market Analysis Report by Technology (Spunlace technology, Airlaid technology, Coform technology, Needle punch technology, and Other technologies) and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA), and the Segment Forecasts, 2020-2024”.

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The market is driven by the introduction

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Galacto-oligosaccharide Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with Clasado Biosciences and Fonterra Co operative Group Ltd. | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global galacto-oligosaccharide market is expected to grow by USD 486.79 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 10%.

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The market is driven by the health benefits of galacto-oligosaccharides. In addition, the use of nutraceuticals and prebiotics in treating chronic diseases is anticipated to boost the growth of the galacto-oligosaccharide market.

Galacto-oligosaccharides are prebiotics and

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Global Power Rental Accessories Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with ABM Investama Tbk and Aggreko Plc

The global power rental accessories market size is expected to grow by USD 10.60 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1%. Request Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Power Rental Accessories Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Read the 120-page report with TOC on “Power Rental Accessories Market Analysis Report by Product (Power accessories and Fuel accessories) and Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, and South America), and the Segment Forecasts, 2020-2024”.

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The market is driven by the increased use in infrastructural

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USPS scrapped plan to send 650M masks to Americans; public still split on COVID-19 vaccine; Las Vegas bars to reopen

With the U.S. approaching 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths and worldwide infections topping 30 million, Texas and Nevada are set to ease restrictions for some businesses beginning this weekend.

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In Texas, which is close to becoming the second state with 700,000 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott is authorizing some businesses — including restaurants, retail stores, gyms and museums — to open up to 75% capacity starting Monday. Bars, however, must remain closed.



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In Nevada, public health officials are allowing bars in and around Las Vegas to reopen on Sunday after being closed for six months.

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Spectrophotometer Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities With Agilent Technologies Inc. and Avantor Inc.

The global spectrophotometer market is expected to grow by USD 869.24 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 6%.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Spectrophotometer Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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The market is driven by the

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Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUD) Market: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with AbbVie Inc. and Bayer AG

The global intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD) market is expected to grow by USD 597.40 million as per Technavio. This marks a significant market slow down compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. However, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 3%.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (IUD) Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

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