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8,000 Get Bum Notices of Health Care Cancellations

More than 8,000 low-income Minnesotans have received erroneous notices that their health coverage would be temporarily canceled if they don't pay up. A July 17 notice warned MinnesotaCare subscribers that they faced a four-month coverage lockout if they failed to renew their policy through the state's new health insurance exchange by month's end...



  • Target Debuts an Image-Recognition Shopping App

    Target is introducing an app that lets users purchase items after scanning magazine ads with their smartphones. It's the latest offering from retailers looking to boost sales with the use of improving image-recognition technology. Starting this month, the app, called "In a Snap," will recognize images for Target's Room Essentials products...

  • Goodwill, Feds Investigate Possible Data Breach

    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. Goodwill said it is working with credit card makers, the Secret Service and fraud investigators to figure out if a breach occurred, but so far none has been discovered...
       

  • Verizon Launches Rewards Program with Tracking

    Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked so the company can help target ads that match their interests...

  • Amazon Rolls out 'Netflix-for-Books' Style Service

    Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users...

  • KSTP File Photo Brooklyn Park Joins 'Nextdoor' Social Networking Website

    Brooklyn Park city officials are hoping social media can better connect neighbors. The city is joining an initiative called Nextdoor, a private social networking website that allows residents to share information, talk about public safety issues, list community events and even post notices about lost pets...








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