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  • Highmark’s insurance rating is being reviewed “with negative implications” in light of its deal to buy West Allegheny Health System.  Right now, Highmark’s rating is “excellent.”  [Trib]
  • U.S. Supreme Court considers reliability of eyewitness statements at criminal trials.  [NYT]
  • Oh, geez.  Allegations of an organized fight club in the SCI Fayette Prison, complete with a mixed martial arts style ring.  Supposedly the guards bet on fight outcomes and the winner gets to run a store behind bars.  [CBS Local]
  • Average debt load for Pennsylvania college graduates increased 5.5 percent last year.  [Trib]
  • Meanwhile, even those lucky enough to work at top-tier firms haven’t had a pay scale raise in nearly five years.  [Above the Law]
  • Post-Gazette calls on legislators to force Highmark and UPMC to work it out already if they can’t get to the table themselves.  [Post-Gazette].  I concur.