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Health Industry Wields Power in California’s High-Stakes Battle to Lower Health Care Costs

KHN
SACRAMENTO — Gavin Newsom put California’s health care industry on notice when he was a candidate for governor, vowing in 2018 to go after the insurance companies, doctors and hospitals that leave many Californians struggling with enormous medical bills and rising insurance premiums. He pledged to lead California’s single-payer movement,......

U.S. earnings seen strong, but supply chains and costs worry investors

Reuters
A trader works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo NEW YORK, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Investors are primed for another period of strong U.S. profit growth as third-quarter reports from Corporate America flow in......

When Child Care Costs Twice as Much as the Mortgage

New York Times
GREENSBORO, N.C. — To understand the problems Democrats hope to solve with their supersized plan to make child care better and more affordable, consider this small Southern city where many parents spend more for care than they do for mortgages, yet teachers get paid like fast food workers and centers......

Bitcoin mining and its environmental costs

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Bitcoin mining and its environmental costs – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The opportunity to make big money in cryptocurrency is attracting huge investments to industrial-scale bitcoin mining, with thousands of supercomputers and an enormous energy demand, so much......

A new work-from-home job can come with unexpected costs. Here’s how to update your budget

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Younger workers aren’t excited about returning to the office. Around 60% of millennial and Gen Z job seekers say flexible work requirements are crucial when it comes to choosing their next employer, according to a recent survey from Bankrate. But......

1 in 3 workers saw higher health costs this year, survey finds

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here AsiaVision | E+ | Getty Images A third of working Americans saw their health-care costs rise this year, according to a survey published Thursday by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Those expenses led some employees to decrease retirement plan contributions,......

Opinion | Don’t Believe Democrats When They Say a $3.5T Bill Costs Nothing

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here At a Wednesday news conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeated this argument with great confidence. “It’s not about a dollar amount,” she told reporters. “The dollar amount, as the president said, is zero. This bill will be paid for.” White......

Dems seek to ‘avoid a shutdown, at all costs’ as GOP picks debt fight

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, joined by Sen. Ron Wyden, speaks to reporters after a weekly policy meeting at the Capitol on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), facing one of the toughest......

Solar prices jumped in the second quarter, reversing recent trends, on material costs and supply chain issues

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Cade | Stone | Getty Images The solar industry is among many sectors feeling the pinch of higher prices, according to a report released Tuesday by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. Prices rose quarter over quarter......

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