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David Puzey, Policy Advisor, Energy & Transportation Program, San Francisco: There has been a flood of support in recent weeks for two landmark bills that would advance California's clean energy economy and continue its leadership on curbing...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: David Puzey | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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It's part of an interactive attack ad
From: Time | By: Zeke J Miller | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Mitch McConnell admitted he hasn't got the votes to defund Planned Parenthood, so Republicans will have to settle for defunding ACORN again. President Obama needs just one more Democrat to save his Iran deal, and everyone's wondering if Joe Manchin will...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Arthur Delaney | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Kim Kardashian has put out a corrected Instagram post about a morning sickness drug she's promoting, which the FDA had ordered taken down because it failed to mention the drug's health risks. The reality TV star, who is pregnant with her second child,...
From: Business Insider | By: Tanya Lewis | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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San Jose, California-based medical device company SI-BONE Inc has appointed Karen Licitra and Keith Valentine to its board of directors. Recently, Licitra worked at Johnson & Johnson where she was a corporate vice president while Valentine is president...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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I am a floundering college graduate with a degree in English trying to figure out what to do with my life. I always thought medicine was fascinating and recently decided hey, why not try to get a job in that field? But I'm not sure. And I'm torn on what...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Amy93 | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Lisa Calhoun, founder of Valor Ventures, walked about 30 blocks through 90-degree heat in mid-town Manhattan to meet me and explain the opportunity she sees in the venture world’s gender imbalance.
From: PE Hub | By: Chris Witkowsky | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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In most of the country, pharmacies can offer rewards points, coupons, or other inducements to get you to switch prescriptions to them. Not only is this illegal in certain states, it’s also illegal to offer these incentives to customers with health...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Filed under: Identity Theft, Credit Cards, Shopping, Consumer Protection, Financial Education Getty Images By Allison Martin Many credit cards offer a slew of incentives to consumers who use them -- from cash back and other rewards to zero liability...
From: Daily Finance | By: Money Talks News | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Mental illness flooded into New Orleans as the storm waters receded....
From: The Atlantic | By: Donovan X. Ramsey | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Ben and Jerry -- Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield-- are working for the Iran Deal against wobbly Democrats. Good for them. But when they condemn the "billionaires" who are trying to kill the deal, they purposely leave out the American Israel Public Affairs...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Philip Weiss | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Private equity firms flooded the health-care sector with capital in recent years, but they have left one corner of the industry out in the cold: fertility treatment.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Amy Or | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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This (incomprehensive) list will hopefully enlighten you about some aspects of living in Norway, Sweden and Finland. (And yes, I know that I've forgotten all about Denmark and Iceland, but I'm not that familiar with these countries, so I'm going to focus...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Maunu Suni | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The professor of economics at Columbia University discusses the failure of austerity, the rise of inequality, and the weakness of the U.S. economic recovery The post The Interview: Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Jason Kirby | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Food discovery platform Yummly announced it has raised a $15 million Series B round of funding. Bauer Media Ventures, the venture arm of German media company Bauer Media, is the sole investor in the round. Redwood City, Calif.-based Yummly has now...
From: PE Hub | By: Alastair Goldfisher | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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GTCR said Tuesday it closed its previously announced sale of Capella Healthcare Inc. to Medical Properties Trust Inc. for $900 million cash. Franklin, Tennessee-based Capella owns and/or operates acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states....
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Pro-life and pro-choice terms generally are confined to the national conversation regarding abortion. But should the discourse be expanded to include all of life? Isn't it interesting to note that many who self-identify as pro-choice regarding abortion,...
From: AOL Television | By: J. Randall O'Brien | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Republican policies may prevent him from capitalizing on his longstanding ties to the Hispanic community....
From: The Atlantic | By: Geraldo L. Cadava | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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How America’s poor sell the contents of their veins to get by...
From: The Atlantic | By: Kathryn Edin | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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To get more men through the doors -- and, presumably, more of the six-foot-tall doctors and barristers whose gametes parents crave -- Britain's national sperm bank is launching an advertising campaign that encourages men to "prove their manhood."
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The post-Hobby Lobby legal world is getting strange, with the one of the latest challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate being upheld on moral—not religious—grounds. The case concerned a group called March for Life, which was formed after the...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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September marks the beginning of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and we're putting a call-to-action to all men: Get your baseline PSA blood test if you're 40 years or older. But of course, we know most men will not take this initiative, so this is an...
From: TV Squad | By: Dr. David Samadi | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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I recently had dinner with a global C-level advertising executive friend. Let's call her Diva, because no one's real name is Diva. During dinner, her energy went from bad to worse. She was complaining about clients, her staff, colleagues, having to wear...
From: Lemondrop | By: Joe Burton | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fired back at Donald Trump Tuesday with a video questioning his conservative bona fides. The 80-second video hits trump with a hard right hook, showing clips of him talking about living in New York City, calling himself pro-choice,...
From: Time | By: ryantbeckwith | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Xerox were falling 2.1% to $9.96 Tuesday after the IT company announced that it acquired inVentiv Patient Access Solution (iPAS), a subsidiary of inVentiv Health. Xerox said the acquisition will expand its pharmacy solutions...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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CITIC Capital Partners has named Dr. Zhang Haipeng as a senior managing director. Dr. Haipeng was the founding CEO of China Resources Healthcare Group Limited. He is also a former partner at McKinsey & Company....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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From abortion clinics being required to give medically inaccurate information to poorly conducted studies on the efficacy of same-sex parenting, conservative evangelicals seem to have no problem bending the truth to push a right-wing, anti-gay, anti-woman...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Dianna E. Anderson | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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  NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Over the last several years, Nicaragua has become increasingly popular as a vacation spot, as well as a place for expatriates from North America and other countries to move. Should you consider it as well? The Web site Best...
From: TheStreet | By: Chuck Bolotin | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A roundup of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Mike Billings | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A surge in Medicaid enrollment drove down the uninsured rate in Colorado from 15.8 percent to 6.7 percent....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Katie Kerwin McCrimmon, Health News Colorado | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Octopus Investments is acquiring a minority stake in SCM World. No financial terms were disclosed. Wilkins Kenney Corporate Finance provided financial due diligence to Octopus on the transaction while Deloitte served as corporate finance lead advisor...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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No, he hasn't changed Church teaching on abortion. The post The Pope Just Changed How Women Can Be Forgiven For Abortions. Here’s What That Means. appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Matthew Yglesias | By: Jack Jenkins | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are engaged in an all-out war of words, as Trump maintains his lead on the GOP field. Trump released a campaign video on Instagram juxtaposing Bush’s assertion that people cross into the U.S. illegally...
From: Time | By: Melissa August | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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CeQur SA said Tuesday it raised a $100 million Series C financing round led by Woodford Investment Management LLP and Arthurian Life Sciences. Existing investors including Endeavour Vision, Schroder & Co. Banque SA, and VI Partners also participated...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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FiscalNote said Tuesday that Justin Scott has joined its executive team as a senior vice president of revenue. Scott was previously VP of brand strategy at Tumblr. Before that, he was vice president and co-head of sales at Zillow. FiscalNote, which provides...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Looking to retire in a city where you can make the most of your fixed income? You're not a alone.In the most recent Retirement Confidence Survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, one-third of respondents lack confidence...
From: TheStreet | By: Caroline Nolan | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Want our list of non-tech events? Here. Want a daily reminder on the best tech events in Boston? Get the BostInno Beat in your inbox.  Tuesday, September 2 TechBreakfast: Four startups pitch at TechBreakfast, bright and early this...
From: BostInnovation | By: Galen Moore | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Weeks after federal regulators took issue with drug company Duchesnay for allowing mom-to-be Kim Kardashian to tout the benefits of its morning sickness pill on social media without properly disclosing the drug’s associated risk and limitations, the...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, August 31, 2015
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It looks like a proposed penny-an-ounce tax on sugary soft drinks just might be working its way onto the smorgasbord of tax and fee increases served up by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ald. George Cardenas (12th), chairman of the City Council’s Committee on...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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For years, "Nashville" star Kimberly Williams-Paisley has been slowly losing her mother to primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia that impairs language capabilities and for which there is no real treatment or cure. Now the actress, married...
From: Lemondrop | By: Shelley Emling | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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If you've noticed that your parent has become frail and in need of care, then you've probably noticed something else ... this care is really crazy expensive! For example, if you hire someone from a home care agency to help your mom with cooking, laundry,...
From: TV Squad | By: Anne Tumlinson | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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In the early 2000s, JoAnne Robbins was considering turning her research on swallowing disorders into a company. But Robbins was “not really encouraged” by her superiors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to commercialize her research. “There...
From: Xconomy | By: Jeff Engel | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Bacteria's ability to become resistant to antibiotics is a growing issue in health care: Resistant strains result in prolonged illnesses and higher mortality rates.
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Sam Sia, associate professor of Biomedical Engineering, and his team developed a smartphone dongle to bring diagnostic testing to remote areas where health care access is limited and funds are low.
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Silverfleet Capital has promoted Alfa Chan, David Mackenzie and Joachim Braun to partners. Also, the European private equity firm also said that Adam Ahern will be joining as an associate at the end of the month....
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Massachusetts spent $632 million more on health care last year than it was supposed to, according to a report from the state’s Center for Health Information and Analysis. The goal, established via a 2012 law, is to keep health care spending in line...
From: WBUR | By: Martha Bebinger | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Hell is most decidedly chilly as I am starting to enjoy watching I Am Cait.
From: Geekosystem | By: Marcy Cook | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Valerie Davidson, an advocate who became Alaska's top health official, still loves spending her time fishing for salmon and cooking for her Yup’ik family....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Annie Feidt, Alaska Public Media | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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As the disability-insurance program’s trust fund runs out of cash, there are new signs of internal reform—but more changes are needed....
From: The Atlantic | By: Harold A. Pollack | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Chief executives of healthcare platform Practo and India’s biggest e-commerce company Flipkart have received among the highest approval ratings from their employees.
From: Times of India | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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