Gabatron Morning Briefing – 4-9-15: Big Brother Is Offering A Discount

John Hancock Insurance thinks that you’ll trade private personal and medical data for life insurance discounts. You’d wear a Fitbit and they’d track your cholesterol, your workout habits, all that kind of thing. Progressive Insurance has been doing that for drivers for a while now. Is saving a few shekels worth the lack of privacy?

A new study says that if you want to have a better life, you should find yourself a health-conscious spouse.

Investigators say that Russian hackers managed to sneak their way into the White House computer system. They were able to gain access to information like the President’s schedule. It wasn’t classified, but they still shouldn’t have been able to get to it.

Radar Online has published the first pictures of former Rod Blagojevich in prison. It turns out he’s gone completely gray.

Bob Schieffer has announced that he’ll retire from Face The Nation on CBS this summer.

Southwest Airlines has decided that you need some in-flight entertainment but they don’t want to pay license fees to run TV shows. So they are creating their own entertainment, like in-flight weddings, concerts and now book readings.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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