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Today's headlines include a report detailing how changes in the Census Bureau's annual survey could mask the health law's impact.    Kaiser Health News: FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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From: Naked Capitalism | By: Lambert Strether | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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“The things we teach are not something you pick up in school. We don't teach deep machine learning theorems, we teach you practical skills that will make you employable."...
From: VentureBeat | By: Eric Blattberg | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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More and more companies are partnering with governments in Africa — and speeding the region's growth.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Jonathan Berman | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Network Access and Monitoring appliances, or what the market has now christened Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), are currently the hottest sector of the network appliance market since the 1990s dot-com explosion. Last summer saw the successful IPO and...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Guest Author | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.  They selected Prince John, the guy who coddled the rich and tried to crush Robin Hood. House Republicans voted...
From: In These Times | By: Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers President | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Cosmopolitan, long considered one of the fluffier offerings to women on the magazine rack, has been quietly remaking itself into a powerhouse of reproductive rights coverage. Tara Culp-Ressler at ThinkProgress reports on a new era at the sex-tip-centric...
From: Double X | By: Amanda Marcotte | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By Karen Pierog (Reuters) – Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with at least one of its pension funds, giving a major boost to the city’s plan to exit...
From: The Raw Story | By: Reuters | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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It will come as no surprise to Hampton Roads and Virginia, but Washington isn't doing enough to help limit global warming. In fact, inaction is the rule for governments across the planet, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Here we go again. Liberal media outlets CNN and MSNBC have joined forces with the biased, numbers-cooking Southern Poverty Law Center and New America Foundation to foment renewed fear and hatred of conservative Americans. Their latest talking point:...
From: Michelle Malkin | By: Michelle Malkin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next week in an important First Amendment case.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By New Capital:American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust (HCT) was listed on Nasdaq last week, and at the same time, announced a tender offer. This offer provides 5.7% upside in just three weeks, or 99% annualized. Tender is guaranteed for small shareholders...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: New Capital | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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For their struggling communities, young workers of color are demanding more from their unions
From: ColorLines | By: Carla Murphy | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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By David Trainer:The Health Care sector ranks seventh out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 22 ETFs and 82 mutual funds in the...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: David Trainer | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Afghanistan Deputy minister kidnapped Afghanistan's deputy minister of public works, Ahmad Shah Wahid, was kidnapped Tuesday morning in Kabul on his way to work (BBC, RFE/RL). Four armed men in a vehicle opened fire on the minister's car, injuring the...
From: Foreign Policy | By: schneidere | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Here are 10 things you should know for Wednesday, April 16:     1.-- U.S. stock futures were rising after growth in China, the world's second-largest economy, expanded 7.4% from a year earlier, the slowest expansion since the third quarter of 2012,...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Leading a healthy life can be pricey. To find out how to curb some of those costs, read on for tactics that LearnVest thinks could save you bundles. Your body is your greatest asset, and taking good care of it can help you live longer and better-and...
From: SavvySugar | By: LearnVest | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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One of the main ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs is by encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form networks which coordinate patient care and become eligible for bonuses when they deliver care...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jenny Gold | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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I know, I know. Film at 11! But let us sorrowfully pull on our waders and look at Krugman’s latest.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Lambert Strether | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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On this April 15, filers and accountants alike are finding a new array of taxes resulting from the president’s health care legislation. These include at least 20 ObamaCare-related tax increases totaling  $409 billion over the next ten years, according...
From: Fox News | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A good friend has been fired from her low paid private school job in the Cleveland Ohio area and is looking for advice on what she needs to do in the short term. She works in a somewhat hard to find work in field (music therapy for children) She's in...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: bottlebrushtree | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Filed under: Health Care, Personal Finance, Retirement Living, Retirement Plans, Social Security LJSphotography/Alamy By Tom Sightings The new post-Great Recession economy has taken its toll on retirees, as well as those of us looking forward to retirement...
From: Daily Finance | By: U.S. News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Procrastination, on the other hand, may not be so bad....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gabriella Rosen Kellerman | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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How the Troika is overriding national constitutions and popular will to strip-mine Europe's periphery countries on behalf of banks.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Test and build to avoid being left with an outdated business.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: David Aycan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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On April 15, 2013, I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and walked to Mass General Hospital to begin my ER shift. It was the day of Boston marathon, and we were prepared for the usual influx of people with heatstroke and dehydration. Just before 3 p.m., we received...
From: Huffington Post | By: Leana Wen, M.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Yesterday, the CBO estimated (pdf) that the ACA will be cheaper than originally projected: Cohn explains why costs have decreased: The higher the premiums, the more expensive the subsidies. And that’s where the law has, so far, outperformed expectations....
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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You might think the 1 percent pays a much higher tax rate than everyone else. But you'd be wrong. Many millionaires pay a lower federal tax rate than many middle-class Americans.
From: Huffington Post | By: Robert Reich | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Friday night's theme episode of The Independents—which, shamefully, did not come complete with an open Hit & Run thread—was entitled "Here's the Plan," and included Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on taxes, Glenn Reynolds on higher education, Michael...
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The results were tallied just before Congress enacted the delay.  As you can see claim and payer delays were the first up front concern as that makes sense as without money, nobody operates.  There were really no surprises here; however you may have...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Patients thought to be brain dead may be misdiagnosedThe post One-third of vegetative patients may be conscious: study appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Kate Lunau | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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(Reuters) - Detroit reached its first deal with a retired workers group on Tuesday over pension and healthcare benefits and was close to a deal with its two pension funds, giving a major boost to the city's plan to exit bankruptcy in October. Momentum...
From: Chicago Tribune | By: Karen Pierog | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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This fall, Democrats have the ability to motivate the voters to turnout at levels adequate to replicate the 2012 turnout mix -- just as they did in Virginia last year. But we need to focus 100 percent of our energy on motivation. That requires that we...
From: Huffington Post | By: Robert Creamer | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Depending on where you stand, this is either the best piece of political performance art of the 2014 election or the worst. Or maybe it's both. Supporters of embattled Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is challenging longtime incumbent Sen....
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Gamification is one of the trendiest topics these days within healthcare. Supporters believe that it can change the game (pun intended) for how we engage and motivate patients, because ultimately that will be how healthcare becomes more preventative...
From: Medgadget | By: Shiv Gaglani | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The FDA issued a warning that Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen, marketed as a product for weight loss and body reshaping, is extremely hazardous to consumer health. The FDA has suggested that anyone using the bee pollen from China discontinue use immediately....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dawn Papple | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Colorado Democrats have taken the assault on the unborn to new depths. The anti-life legislation currently making its way through the Colorado Senate is so extreme that I am not sure that even Wendy Davis would support it. Basically, the Democratic party...
From: Red State | By: ( | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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We are delighted to feature this post from Roy Poses, who with his colleagues at Health Care Renewal, have been providing consistently high quality analysis of the often dubious practices and economics of the health care system.
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Five years after an estimated one million Tea Party activists turned out at more than 900 rallies across the country on April 15, 2009 to participate in the historic national Tax Day Tea Party, there are only a few such rallies on tax day, 2014 -- and...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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There's been a lot of triumphalism around manufacturing over the past few years. Publication after publication has written about the rise of "insourcing" and "re-shoring," or bringing back production that long ago had gone overseas. The Obama administration...
From: Washington Post | By: Lydia DePillis | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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  BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Move over, momentum. The stocks that no one thought would do anything in 2014 are the ones raking in the biggest gains this year. And real estate investment trusts, or REITs, have been one of the biggest winners since the...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Protesters at Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada faced off with federal agents this past weekend, sending the message that overreaching government power can be resisted. You've seen the news: A video showing the protestors at the Bundy ranch taking on federal...
From: Big Government | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The financial community should really take note of the prize awarded to winners at the One Spark crowdfunding festival in Jacksonville, Fla. That prize? Plane tickets to September's One Spark fest in Berlin. Crowd funding has...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonathan Yates | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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PCX, RFE Investment Partners and 24/6 Capital Partners said Tuesday that they have acquired SPX Precision Components. No financial terms were dislosed. Also, PCX has named Alan Haase as its CEO. First National Bank of Pennsylvania provided the senior...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.
From: Huffington Post | By: Leo W. Gerard | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Ready for a Spring Break? For those who love great music, the Spring Break fundraiser on Sunday, May 4 is the must-do event of this season. Held at the Highland Country Club at 11:30 AM, Spring Break features entertainment by the Boston-based, semi-professional...
From: My Backyard News | By: editor | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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New York and San Francisco-based private equity firm Behrman Capital said Tuesday that it has recapitalized Pelican Products for $570 million. Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley were co-bookrunners on the transaction. Pelican Products is a producer of...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Aaron's said Tuesday that it has acquired Progressive for about $700 million in cash. The seller was Summit Partners. Headquartered in Atlanta, Aaron's is a lease-to-own specialty retailer of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By John T. Kuehn, Ph.D. Best Defense guest columnist In a 2005 meeting with the faculty at the Command and General Staff College (CSGC), a senior Army mental health professional acknowledged how woefully unprepared the Army mental health personnel and...
From: Foreign Policy | By: Thomas E. Ricks | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara. To subscribe by e-mail, click here. Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click here. Wonkbook’s Number...
From: Washington Post | By: Puneet Kollipara | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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