June 23, 2018

Student: Medical bankruptcies may not be as common as thought

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Medical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests. Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. This contrasts with previous research […]

Starbucks chairman’s message re Trump Immigration Executive Order

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Message from Howard Schultz to Starbucks Partners: Living our values in uncertain times Starbucks chairman and CEO sent the following message to all partners (employees) on January 29, 2017 Dear partners, I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. Let me begin with the news that is immediately […]

Trump promises his Obamacare replacement plan will cover all, report says

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By Tami Luhby, From CNN (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump is putting the finishing touches on an Obamacare replacement plan that aims to provide “insurance for all,” he told The Washington Post. Also, he will demand that drug companies negotiate directly with Medicare and Medicaid and lower their prices, saying they will no longer be “politically protected.” […]

Donald Trump’s shocking victory is defying all of the doomsday markets predictions that preceded it

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By Bob Bryan From Business Insider Before Tuesday’s US presidential election, there were many dire warnings about the stock market’s reaction to a President Donald Trump. Analysts and economists expected markets to fall. Justin Wolfers at the Brookings Institutionmodeled a 10-15% declinefor the market in the event of a Trump win. Jonathan Golub at RBC […]

Justices show sharp divide in religious challenge to contraceptives

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By Marcia Coyle, From The National Law Journal The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared evenly divided over religious nonprofits’ claim that they are entitled to an outright exemption from providing contraceptive health insurance to their female employees under the Affordable Care Act. Only Justice Anthony Kennedy may hold the key to the success of […]

Obama cracking down on tax cheats

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By Jonah Bennett From Daily Caller Arriving 18 months late on the scene, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) came into effect this week in an effort to crack down on tax dodgers funneling money outside the country, the Hill reports. FATCA stems out of the IRS’ rule that income obtained by American citizens […]