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Health Groups Pledge Cost Control; Obama to Bolster Antitrust Rules; Ex-Reporter Made Chevron Look Good

POSTED: 09:36 AM ET, 05/11/2009 by Amanda Zamora

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Health Groups Pledge Cost Control » Healthcare industry leaders are expected to announce $2 trillion in voluntary savings over the next decade, according to White House officials, who also said the implicit threat of public embarrassment will be the only mechanism to ensure that the groups live up to their offer. — Washington Post

Obama to Bolster Antitrust Rules » President Obama's top antitrust official this week plans to restore an aggressive enforcement policy against corporations that use their market dominance to elbow out competitors, reversing the Bush administration's approach favoring defendants against antitrust claims. — New York Times

Chevron Hired Ex-Reporter to Counter CBS » What did Chevron do when it learned that "60 Minutes" was preparing a potentially damaging report about oil company contamination of the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador? It hired a former journalist to produce a mirror image of the report, from the corporation's point of view. — New York Times

Pilot Training Faulted in Fatal Crash » The captain of a commuter plane that crashed Feb. 12 near Buffalo, N.Y., had flunked numerous flight tests during his career and was never adequately taught how to respond to the emergency that led to the airplane's fatal descent, according to people close to the investigation. — Wall Street Journal ($)

Easley Kept Flights Secret » A review of state flight logs, records of private and political travel, campaign reports and previously unavailable "governor's event" forms from the state Highway Patrol raise questions about the privileges former North Carolina governor Mike Easley accepted while in office. — Charlotte Observer

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By Amanda Zamora |  May 11, 2009; 9:36 AM ET The Daily Read
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