PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - March 9
March 9 (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.
- The Obama administration is proposing a test program to see if lowering reimbursements for drugs administered by some Medicare doctors would prompt them to choose lower-cost, but equally effective medications. (on.wsj.com/1LQiUV0)
- U.S. airlines are starting to review their capacity plans in the wake of a continuing drop in average fares, with the decline in ticket prices outpacing the slide in fuel costs. (on.wsj.com/1LQkkis)
- Federal officials Tuesday released a draft plan to expand a $9.25-a-month phone subsidy for low-income people to include broadband Internet service. The plan, tentatively announced in mid-2015, is aimed at helping bridge a potentially worrisome divide between higher-income and lower-income households when it comes to Internet access. (on.wsj.com/1LQjB0D)
- The possibility of a New Jersey Transit strike next week has forced some New York City businesses to draw up contingency plans - from car pooling to telecommuting - for employees who rely on the railroad to get to work. (on.wsj.com/1LQjWjX) Continued...