The coming week is shaping up to feature a hostile fight between tech companies and content producers as the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT-IP bills are debated in Congress. Reddit and Wikipedia have announced their intention to go dark for 12 hours on Wednesday to protest the bills, and rumors that Google, Facebook, and Twitter might join in have circulated.
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Worker contributions to employer-based health insurance have increased by a whopping 131 percent in the past decade. Unfortunately, the rise might signal a new norm that won't change despite lower insurance costs prompted by the Affordable Care Act.
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