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Feds to track how private medicare info gets to marketers

An official with the Health and Human Services inspector general's office told The Associated Press the audit will be announced next week. It would follow a narrower probe which found that an electronic system designed for pharmacies to verify Medicare coverage was being used for searches that appeared to have nothing to do with filling prescriptions. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement.

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PPL earnings fall during fourth quarter, 2019

The Allentown energy holding company on Friday posted net earnings of $1.75 billion, or $2.37 per share, compared with $1.83 billion or $2.58 per share, in 2018. PPL blamed the decrease on “special items” that led to “unrealized gains” as well as losses on foreign currency economic hedges, or energy contracts.

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McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection

The newspaper industry has been devastated by changing technology that has sent the vast majority of people online in search of news. While McClatchy and others have pushed digital operations aggressively, advertising dollars have continued to flow toward internet giants like Facebook and Google.

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