Archive for July 24th, 2017

Beth Martineau might be rolling in her grave, the one at nearby Oak Knoll Cemetery marked with a stone reading, "I fought the DNR and I won." 

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The New York Times, which last year editorialized against voting for Donald Trump for president because he has so coarsened our politics that he would fail as an example for our children, now offers in a single day one op-ed describing the presidents new communications director as a Wall Street snake, and another, from the Democratic Partys leader in the U.S. Senate, denouncing vulture capitalistsegregiously raising the price of lifesaving drugs without justification.
Between the snakes and the vultures, its almost enough to make a…

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Appraisals lagging behind the fast-paced housing market are prompting some sellers to take cash offers.

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The Democrats’ new agenda is heavy on populist economics, and that may be one way to recapture working-class voters who backed Barack Obama but then defected to Donald Trump.

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While Western drivers like the 'new car' smell fresh off the production line, Chinese would rather their cars didn't smell of anything - a cultural divide that's testing car makers seeking an edge to revive sales in the world's biggest auto market.

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The rate of out-of-network doctor’s bills for customers of a big insurer jumped when EmCare entered a hospital, a study by Yale researchers found.  “It almost looked like a light switch was being flipped on,” said one of the study’s authors.

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The Federal Reserve is struggling to hit its annual inflation target for the sixth straight year, suggesting that it may be too optimistic about the economy.

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Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June, causing the pace of sales to fall.

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A hacker admits to police he designed software to divert funds from users into his own accounts.

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The "surge pricing" practices that hike air fares and hotel room prices can also jack up your online shopping costs

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There’s a risk of a global trade war should President Donald Trump decide to restrict imports of steel, according to Japan’s leading mills group, which warns any new U.S. curbs on the metal may provoke a tit-for-tat response that could drag in other products.

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If we learned anything from the bitter debate over the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) which seems doubtful it is that we cannot discuss health care in a way that is at once compassionate and rational. This is a significant failure because providing and financing health care has become, over the past half-century, the principal activity of the federal government.
If you go back to 1962, the earliest year with the data, federal health spending totaled $2.3 billion, which was 2.1% of the $107 billion budget. In 2016, the comparable figures were $1.2 trillion in health spending, which…

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