PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Feb 10

Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:33am EST
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Feb 10 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Since certain states declined to expand Medicaid, 4.8 million people had fallen into a coverage gap -- they earn too little to qualify for health-law subsidies to buy private insurance and yet aren't eligible for benefits under existing state programs. ()

* PG&E Corp said it will build opaque fences around critical transmission substations, including at the Metcalf subsidiary that was heavily damaged by gunmen firing from outside a chain-link fence last year. ()

* University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, the Southeastern Conference's reigning defensive player of the year, revealed he is gay to multiple media outlets Sunday and could be the first openly homosexual NFL player if he is drafted in May.

* Influential proxy-advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services Inc recommended that Apple Inc shareholders reject activist investor Carl Icahn's proposal that the iPhone maker buy back $50 billion of its stock. ()