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2019

July

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  • Retirement advice you should question. There is so much you need to do to manage your money that it’s a good thing to get recommendations. But you need to consider the source and whether the advice is in
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  • Is start-up changing eye care for the better, or worse?. Hubble offers customers contact lens subscriptions at low monthly prices. Critics say it bypasses eye care professionals, doesn’t properly vet prescriptions and takes advantage of federal regulations to the detriment of consumers.
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  • Dream of retiring abroad? Medicare doesn’t travel well. As the number of American retirees living overseas grows, more are confronting choices about medical care. If they were living in the United States, Medicare would generally be their coverage option. But Medicare doesn&rsquo
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  • A key piece of Obamcare finds an unlikely foe. In the heat of the legislative fight over the Affordable Care Act, Obama administration officials argued that a steep tax on high-cost health insurance plans would hold down soaring health care costs by prompting employers
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  • Earthquake insurance: Is it worth it?. “'No one can predict the future,” Ridout said. “But generally, homeowners are better served by putting their money into bolting the house to its foundation or other safety upgrades rather than premiums.'
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  • Trump suggests executive order on drug prices. President Trump said Friday that the White House was writing an executive order to require pharmaceutical companies to offer the United States government among the lowest prices in the world, in comments that were not
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  • How many credit bureaus are in the U.S.?. In addition to those large bureaus, dozens of other consumer-reporting companies, sometimes called specialty agencies, gather and sell personal data to landlords, employers and other decision-makers. "These specialty agencies focus in on a particular
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  • Crackdown targets robocallers. Federal and state authorities announced that they had targeted dozens of robocallers accused of placing an estimated 1 billion spam calls to consumers, a crackdown they said should send a signal about the government’s
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  • Here are the latest proposals to lower drug costs. After years of public outrage, some bipartisan solutions are emerging to address the problem of high U.S. drug prices. But whether they will make it through a divided Washington is still unclear.
  • As price of insulin soars, Americans head to Canada. More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. About 7.5 million, including 1.5 million with Type 1 diabetes, rely on insulin. Between 2012 and 2016, the cost of insulin for treating Type 1 diabetes
 

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