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Buzzy primary care startup Iora Health just raised $126 million. Meet the 8 companies changing how doctors get paid and building the future of medicine.

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Investors are pouring millions into companies looking to shake up the way patients go to the doctor’s office. Over the past few years, models like venture-backed Iora Health, family-owned ChenMed, and private-equity-backed Oak Street Health have picked up steam in their approaches to caring for elderly Americans, boosted by the growth of private Medicare plans. […]

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YouTube’s documentary series on Justin Bieber just broke a record for the platform

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YouTube recently released a documentary series, called “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” about the singer’s recent eventful past and new upcoming album. The series’ first episode garnered more than 32.5 million views in its first week, setting a record as YouTube’s most-viewed premiere of all the platform’s original content. “Seasons” had already set a record as YouTube’s […]

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The market legend who predicted the past 2 bubbles says people are turning a blind eye to toxic chemicals — and warns they’re underestimating the investment risk

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The health risks of some of the products chemical companies sell will become an investment issue for those companies themselves, Jeremy Grantham says. Grantham gained fame in the investment community for predicting both the tech and housing bubbles. He predicts today’s toxic chemicals will be banned in the coming years, and those consequences will play […]

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Top Democratic Contenders Spar a Day Ahead of New Hampshire Primary

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Top U.S. Democratic presidential candidates are spending a final day sparring with each other ahead of Tuesday’s crucial party primary in New Hampshire, trying to gain an early advantage in the race to oppose Republican President Donald Trump in next November’s national election. The contest in the rural northeastern state has taken on added consequence […]

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TurboTax is the most popular tax software because it’s easy to use and can handle the vast majority of tax situations

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TurboTax offers a free filing option for households with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $36,000 or less, military households with an AGI of $69,000 or less, and households that qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). TurboTax isn’t the cheapest option around, but it offers a good overall experience with excellent customer support. […]

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Trump Calls for Slashing Funding for Toxic Superfund Cleanup

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President Donald Trump called Monday for slashing funding for the Superfund hazardous waste program, even as the backlog of clean-ups has grown around the country for lack of money. The $113 million in Superfund clean-up cuts are part of Trump’s proposal for a $2.4 billion, or 26%, cut in overall funding for the Environmental Protection […]

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Umpqua Bank promises a ‘people first’ customer experience, but it’s actually better online than in person

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Bank customers want an easy online banking experience, good customer service, and low fees. Umpqua Bank, out of Oregon, promises all three. Its apps and website are solid and easy to use, but customers complain that bank branches are inefficient and employees aren’t providing the promised “people first” experience. Overall, Umpqua Bank is worth checking […]

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Google Draws Anger With Vacation Homes Feature

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More than 30 travel firms — including TripAdvisor and Expedia — complained on Monday to the EU’s powerful anti-trust authority that search giant Google is unfairly trying to encroach on their business. In a letter Google is once again being accused of using the overwhelming dominance of its search engine to launch and promote its […]

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BANK OF AMERICA: The biggest winners on Wall Street this earnings season are stocks neglected by hedge funds. These 10 are positioned to rocket higher..

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Bank of America’s Savita Subramanian says there’s a group of stocks that have done surprisingly well this earnings season: Companies that hedge funds are underweighting. She writes that those stocks are outperforming when their results are good. And when the earnings are disappointing, they’re still beating the broader market the following day. Subramanian says there […]

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Iran Opposition Figure Faces Death Sentence

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An Iranian opposition figure who had been living in exile before being arrested faces the death sentence, the opening day of his trial heard Monday, according to the judiciary’s website. Ruhollah Zam, 41, went on trial “behind closed doors and in the absence of the media,” Fars news agency said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps […]

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US Charges 4 Chinese Nationals with Hacking Equifax

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Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with hacking into the computer networks of the U.S. credit rating agency Equifax and stealing personal data and trade secrets, U.S. law enforcement officials announced on Monday. The four Chinese nationals were members of the Chinese army’s research arm and have been charged with conspiracy to […]

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Top beauty influencer Adelaine Morin says ‘people think that YouTubers make a lot of money but if we only did YouTube we wouldn’t’

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Beauty and fashion influencer Adelaine Morin has more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube. Morin, 22, told Business Insider that she supports herself financially from her influencer business. But she said there’s a misconception among some that YouTube stars like herself make most of their money directly from the platform. “A lot of people think […]

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Hospitals are stockpiling supplies amid fears a coronavirus-related mask shortage could endanger healthcare providers

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In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, the US medical community is bracing for a potential shortage in crucial equipment, including protective N95 respirator masks. Medical suppliers like Henry Schein and Medline told Business Insider that the coronavirus outbreak has already spiked demand for certain medical products. Henry Schein’s website is currently running a notice […]

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These 14 startups let you borrow everything from sailboats to Cartier jewelry — and show how VCs are betting big on the Rent the Runway mentality

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The share economy is booming, with giants like Airbnb and Rent the Runway as well as a long list of smaller startups targeting specific markets. From construction equipment and RVs to party supplies and luxury jewelry, consumers have the ability to rent almost anything. Some of these startups are peer-to-peer, while others offer an inventory […]

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Volvo Cars and owner Geely consider merger deal

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Swedish automaker Volvo Cars and its owner Chinese automaker Geely Holding said Monday they are considering combining their businesses to create what they called ‘a strong global group’ that ‘would accelerate financial and technological synergies between the two companies.’ read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

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TikTok has become a powerful marketing tool for some Etsy sellers, who say they’re using it to make thousands of dollars in art sales

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TikTok has become a powerful new marketing tool for artists looking to drive sales on the e-commerce platform Etsy. Creators are using TikTok to highlight their work and attract art commissions from their followers. Business Insider spoke to four artists — Annie Morcos, Elizabeth Nigro, Bree Eral, and Alexandria Bishop — to learn how they […]

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Jihadists Kill, Abduct Dozens in Northeast Nigeria

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KANO, NIGERIA — Jihadists killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted […]