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Sam's Club's $99 Health Plan: Don't Mistake It for Insurance

Sam's Club, the discount warehouse owned by Walmart, has begun selling a basic health package called the Prevention Plan this month. But the $99 plan isn't actual health insurance: It's a personalized health management program that gives consumers access to tools to help evaluate their health.

2011's Stealth Trend: Wireless Web Remakes the Rural World

If you want to know how the rural developing world could get cheap, easy wireless Internet access, just follow the money: Remittances to those regions total tens of billions each year, and the money flow isn't very efficient. The profits from micro-telcos taking over the business could prime the pump for an information revolution in the hinterlands.