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Who invented the paper clip?

Johan Vaaler, a Norwegian inventor with degrees in electronics, science and mathematics, invented the paper clip in 1899. He received a patent for this from Germany and years later, he received a US patent in 1901, a patent for the abstract that can be folded into a rectangular ring triangular or otherwise. During World War […]

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Medicare Advantage provider networks: which is the best?

Medicare Advantage provider networks are not the same One of the biggest factors that can affect how you use your Medicare Advantage plan and receive benefits is the plan’s network of providers. Many people make a common mistake about their plan’s provider network: They only check to see if their providers are included. But there […]

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Labor Law and Employment: What to expect in 2012

1. Limitations on employee credit checks. California employers have long enjoyed the right to conduct background checks that involved reviewing applicants’ credit reports before extending job offers. This practice, as of January 1, 2012, will cease to be — without very specific conditions. This is because a new law has been enacted to prevent the […]