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News and Blogs: Friday, November 14, 2008

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America’s 20 Best Health Plans. Unsurprisingly, my plan is not on this list from MSN and US News & World Report. The top award goes to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England in Maine and Massachusetts. I should take advantage of my Aetna plan more by visiting a doctor for a check-up once in a while, particularly since the price of my plan is going up next year.

Aflac CEO Says He’ll Give Up Golden Parachute if Ousted. Aflac, which isn’t seeking bailout money from the government, would owe Dan Amos $13 million if a merger or acquisition results in the elimination of his job. Amos has graciously volunteered to give up this income if he leaves the company in these circumstances. He’s setting an example for other highly-paid CEOs who plan on taking windfall compensation even as their companies fail or ask the public for handouts.

76% Say Obama Can Fix Economy – Poll. No pressure, though. Meanwhile, Bush and 19 other world leaders from developed and developing countries are meeting in Washington to discuss the financial crisis. While expectations are probably too high for the meeting, it will be interesting to see if anything comes from it.

Citigroup to Lay Off Another 10,000 – Report. Even after Citi received $25 billion from the government, we can expect more lay offs and significantly higher interest rates on consumer credit cards.

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Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published November 14, 2008. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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