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Past articles by Russ:

More Americans than expected forgo health insurance — and pay Obamacare penalties

As many as 7.5 million taxpayers paid fines for not obtaining health coverage during 2014, more than was expected → Read More

Was the privacy of NFL’s Jason Pierre-Paul violated?

Questions arose late Wednesday on whether the privacy rights of a professional football player were violated with the revelation that Jason Pierre-Paul had his index finger amputated. → Read More

Five actors who could play a young Han Solo

But are they scruffy enough? → Read More

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court decides 6-3 to uphold Obamacare subsidies, sending up the shares of health-care companies. → Read More

How Hollywood is using social media to tell if a movie will be a hit

Getting social media “buzz” down to a science is helping Hollywood studios → Read More

Amgen cancer drug meets testing goal

Amgen Inc. AMGN, +2.87% said Thursday that a drug designed to combat colorectal cancer met its primary goal in achieving survival rates among patients testing the treatment. The drug, Vectibix, was used on patients with what is known as chemorefractory wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer and resulted in statistically significant improvement in overall survival as opposed to patients who used… → Read More

Why DirecTV might not like NFL’s Yahoo deal

DirecTV could have the most to lose with the NFL’s planned experiment to stream a game this year. → Read More

Chafee platform includes metric conversion

The latest entrant to the 2016 presidential race, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, calls for a conversion to the metric system. → Read More

‘Merger Monday’ now falls on Tuesday, Wednesday or even Thursday

Companies aren’t waiting until after a weekend to announce their mergers on Monday anymore. → Read More

Time Warner deal unlikely to bring Dodger games to all of L.A.

A merger deal between Time Warner and Charter Communications is unlikely to expand Los Angeles Dodger broadcasts to all of Los Angeles. → Read More

What L.A. can expect with its new minimum wage hike

Los Angeles is bracing for a new minimum wage hike and wondering whether it will have an adverse effect on businesses. → Read More

Summer movie fun: prequels, sequels and more

Hollywood is counting on this group of films, few of which involve original ideas, to help set a new box-office record this summer. → Read More

L.A. to raise minimum wage sharply to $15 an hour

The Los Angeles City Council votes to raise the minimum wage in the nation’s second-largest municipality to $15 an hour by 2020. → Read More

Lpath Inc. shares plummet on test failures

Lpath Inc. LPTN, -80.11% shares plummeted by nearly 80% in morning trades Wednesday after the company reported test failures on a drug used to treat age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among seniors. Lpath's iSONEP didn't meet primary or secondary goals in testing on patients, who tried the drug after failing to see any results from other medications.… → Read More

Here are the 10 most business friendly cities in America

It was a close race for the top spot as America’s most business-friendly city, and any of these metro areas could have easily won. → Read More

How MarketWatch found America’s most business-friendly city

A look at the methodology behind coming up with America’s most business-friendly city → Read More

10 winners, losers in business-friendly study

Here are some of the winners and losers in various categories in America’s business-friendly-cities study. → Read More

The least friendly cities for business in the U.S.

For those at the bottom of MarketWatch’s list of America’s most business-friendly cities, a common thread was an inability to attract or nurture publicly traded companies. → Read More

Obamacare making insurers more responsive, efficient: study

Obamacare has made insurers more responsive to policyholders and forced them to become more efficient, a study says. → Read More

'Avengers' take is $84.5 million through Friday

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" took in $84.5 million in North American box-office receipts through Friday, news agencies reported Saturday. The Hollywood Reporter said the film, a product of Walt Disney Co. DIS, +1.66% surpassed the $81 million mark set for the first "Avengers" film in 2012. Officials from Rentrak said the figure includes $27.6 million in receipts from Thursday night showings of the… → Read More