Long-term care for seniors is on life support

Long-term care for seniors is on life support

This August, two of the country’s biggest insurance companies, MetLife (MET) and Unum (UNM), will be front and center before the Florida insurance commissioner. They’ll have to explain why they’re asking some of their 70,000 policyholders for double the amount they paid in premiums last year. Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier is taking issue with […]

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Brexit will keep U.S. mortgage rates in the basement

Brexit will keep U.S. mortgage rates in the basement

At first glance, the decision by U.K. voters to leave the European Union would appear to have little to do with U.S. mortgage rates. Economists, however, are pointing to a powerful though indirect correlation between these seemingly disparate events. As Bankrate.com Chief Financial Analyst Greg McBride noted, mortgage rates and other types of debt are […]

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Microsoft touts “intelligent” bots at Build Conference

Microsoft touts “intelligent” bots at Build Conference

SAN FRANCISCO –Microsoft wants people to have more intelligent conversations with their computers. The giant software company is promoting new tools for software developers to build intelligent “bots,” or commercial programs that will work with Cortana, Microsoft’s voice-activated digital assistant, to perform tasks like booking a hotel room, ordering a meal or arranging a delivery. […]

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How Yelp is weeding out fake reviews

How Yelp is weeding out fake reviews

A March day got off to a bad start for Scott Willis and his mother with a minor car accident, but got worse when he went to a local care clinic called First Choice Emergency Room for treatment of his bruises. “We might see something on Craiglist saying, ‘Hey, I’m offering $20 for positive reviews […]

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Film academy re-elects president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who pushed diversity efforts

Film academy re-elects president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who pushed diversity efforts

LOS ANGELES — The leadership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has re-elected as its president a film marketing executive who has pushed for greater diversity within the organization. The academy announced Tuesday night that Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-elected to lead the organization that bestows the Academy Awards to another […]

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Caitlyn Jenner blames paparazzi for fatal car crash

Caitlyn Jenner blames paparazzi for fatal car crash

Caitlyn Jenner says paparazzi are at fault for her involvement in a car crash that killed a woman in February 2015. Her attorney added photographers and photo agencies, referred to as “Stalker Defendants,” to an existing cross-complaint against Jessica Steindorff, another driver who was also involved in the crash, reports ET. The court docs allege […]

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Why U.S. stocks have fallen 7 days in a row

Why U.S. stocks have fallen 7 days in a row

The smooth and steady uptrend investors enjoyed out of the late June market low has been replaced by a persistent, nagging selloff. Tuesday marked the seventh straight loss for the Dow Jones Industrial Average as crude oil closed below the $40 a barrel handle for the first time since April. Investors have also been disappointed […]

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Where Trump, Clinton stand on key economic issues

Where Trump, Clinton stand on key economic issues

Day two of the Republican National Convention could provide a crucial springboard for Donald Trump’s upstart run for the White House. The official theme of the gathering in Cleveland on Tuesday — “Make America work again” — plays into the presumptive GOP nominee’s appeal to the millions of Americans who, polls show, fear for their […]

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