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CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT -- In 2010, Congress enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in order to increase the number of Americans covered by health insurance and decrease the cost of health care. One key provision is the individual mandate, which requires most Americans to maintain "minimum essential" health insurance coverage. 26 U. S. C. §5000A. For individuals who are not exempt, and who do not receive health insurance through an employer or government program, the means of satisfying the requirement is to purchase insurance from a private company.

I know I'll be watching...
NBC Could Lose $100 Million On London Olympics; Ratings Not Expected To Beat Beijing -- NBC, which paid $1.18 billion for the television rights to the London Games. is planning 5,535 hours of coverage on nine channels, including NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo and online platforms. In all, that will translate to 2,000 more hours of of coverage that NBC had during the Beijing Games. That said, the London Olympics is not expected to beat the Beijing ratings, when 215 million Americans watched the Games. "I would love to match those scenarios, though it's unlikely," Lazarus said. "We are not measuring ourselves against Beijing." Production costs, including staffing, are estimated at $100 million, said Joyce. That means NBCUniversal's expenses could top $1.3 billion.

More labor woes for Apple.
Rights group says Apple suppliers in China breaking labor laws -- "From our investigations we found that the labor rights violations at Foxconn also exist in virtually all other Apple supplier factories, and in many cases, are actually significantly more dire than at Foxconn," China Labor Watch said in a 133-page report released on Thursday. A four-month investigation through April showed workers work up to 180 hours of overtime a month during peak periods, exceeding the legal limit of 36 hours per month, the group said, citing Riteng, a unit of Taiwan's Pegatron Corp, as an example. Some factories also omit medical insurance as required by the law while workers are exposed to hazardous conditions, according to the report. China Labor Watch interviewed 620 workers at 10 factories run by Apple suppliers, including Toyo Precision Appliance and BYD Electronic (International) Co.

Supplier preference...in Nanuvet.
Nunavut small business owners complain about procurement policy -- The Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti policy -- the GN's procurement policy that gives priority to Inuit companies when awarding contracts -- was at the centre of the debate. The NNI policy is supposed to uphold Article 24 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement -- an article that states Inuit firms should have priority over other companies competing for government contracts. Inuit firms are defined by NTI as limited company with at least 51 per cent of the company's voting shares owned by Inuit, a co-operative controlled by Inuit or an Inuk sole proprietorship or partnership.

- Sheena Moore

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