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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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McDonald’s tries to cash in on “Pokemon Go” craze

McDonald’s tries to cash in on “Pokemon Go” craze

NEW YORK – McDonald’s (MCD) will become the first major corporation to collaborate with the makers with the wildly popular “Pokemon Go.” The company, based outside of Chicago, will partner with the developer Niantic in Japan where, to the frustration of legions of would-be players, the game has yet to launch. Details of the collaboration […]

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What’s bad for health insurers may be good for consumers

What’s bad for health insurers may be good for consumers

After much speculation, it’s official: The U.S. Department of Justice announced last Thursday that it is suing to block health insurer Anthem’s proposed $48 billion acquisition of Cigna and Aetna’s proposed $34 billion acquisition of Humana. The two blockbuster mergers announced last year would shrink the number of major U.S. insurers from five to three. […]

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Is the U.S. economy as horrible as Donald Trump says it is?

Is the U.S. economy as horrible as Donald Trump says it is?

Donald Trump sure paints a dire picture of the U.S. economy. In accepting the Republican party’s nomination for the presidency on Thursday, he described a country burdened by searing poverty, downward mobility and crushing national debt. The real estate mogul is hardly the first candidate gunning for the White House to spotlight the nation’s economic […]

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How much are couch potatoes costing the world?

How much are couch potatoes costing the world?

Obesity, heart disease, and even an early death are some of the risks of physical inactivity. But what if we could put a dollar amount on the financial burden of an increasingly sedentary world? Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia attempted to do just that in the first study to estimate the global […]

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