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Top Stories: Lodging & Gaming
Benchmark Hospitality International announces the Top Dining Trends for 2013
Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Personal Luxury Resorts & Hotels, has just released its Top Dining Trends for 2013. The trends were observed by Benchmark's executive chefs and culinary experts at the company's 39 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast and off shore. These range from the luxurious Bardessono in Napa Valley to the landmark Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore to the extraordinary ONE Bal Harbour Resort & Spa in Miami and the exotic Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Curacao. -   
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High-Roller Challenging Nevada Casino Markers Law
A California ice cream mogul who was convicted of four felonies for failure to pay $384,000 in casino IOUs is challenging a Nevada state law that lets Las Vegas Strip resorts turn to county prosecutors to collect unpaid gambling debts.
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Casino Servers Irked By Automated System For Ordering Drinks
An automated way for casino patrons to order drinks that changes how servers do their job is raising the risk of intoxicated customers, Caesars Entertainment workers alleged Thursday. 
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Top Stories: Healthcare
Hospitals Emerging As Powerful Health-Care Sales Force
As community groups, brokers and insurers prepare to recruit people for enrollment in medical plans that go on sale in October under the health-care overhaul, nob ody has a bigger financial stake in their success than hospitals. And few may work harder to sign up consumers for the health-insurance marketplaces than hospitals themselves 
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Healthcare Robotics: Patently Incredible Inventions
According to the Japan Robotic Association, medical care will be one of the largest markets for robots in 2025. The coming technologies can have disruptive influences in operating rooms as much as personal computers had in offices decades ago. From steerable micro-robots traveling in our veins to precision robots guiding surgeons in the operating room, the possibilities start to force the limits of our imagination.  
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Health Care 101: Dealing With a Medical Error
Making a medical error is the most feared consequence of practicing medicine. From misreading lab values to doing surgery on the wrong site, any slip in clinical judgment can potentially cause serious injury or even death. A landmark study conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) demonstrated that medical errors in the U.S resulted around 75,000 unnecessary deaths and more than one million excess injuries each year.[1] Despite this data, it is remarkable that medical errors are made every day and usually result in little to no negative patient outcomes.  
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FLSA: Work Done During Breaks May Violate Law
Three registered nurses and an administrative assistant who worked for Boston Medical Center (BMC) filed a lawsuit claiming the Center deliberately used a "combination of unlawful pay practices and timekeeping policies" to deprive them of pay, including a timekeeping system that automatically deducts pay for breaks. They also charged that the BMC did not allow them to record time worked beyond their shifts and denied them pay for required training sessions. 
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Top Stories: Human Resources
Walgreen Joins Rush To Employer Exchanges, An Alternative To Obamacare Marketplace
Walgreen WAG +1.24% Co. (WAG) and another 17 large employers are turning to a new concept of giving them money to buy health benefits via private online marketplaces known as exchanges.  
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Trader Joe's: A Health-Care Reform Test Case
Trader Joe's told part-time employees it would end health-insurance benefits for employees who work less than 30 hours a week, sending them instead to the new public insurance marketplaces with an extra $500 to help purchase coverage.  
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Obama To Labor Unions With Multi-Employer Health Plans: Drop Dead
Well played, Mr. President. Last week, prior to the big AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles, President Obama personally spoke to AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka, asking him to water down several anti-Obamacare resolutions that union leaders were planning to pass there. 
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Firms Won't Be Fined For Not Telling Workers About Obamacare
Employers will not face a penalty if they fail to inform their workers by October 1 about changes under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the administration said, in what will likely come as a relief to many small businesses.
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