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2018 was worst year the dairy industry has ever been through. Farmers think it will only get worse.

January 10, 2019


After years of low milk prices, about 75 dairy farms closed across Vermont in 2018. Harold Howrigan of Fairfield, Vermont, says the past year set a new low for dairy farmers in the state. And this year isn’t looking any […]

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Farmers Are Bracing Themselves for More Losses Amid Trump Shutdown

January 4, 2019

Via: Fortune

Bruce Buchanan was so elated with Donald Trump’s October vow to allow higher sales of corn-based ethanol that he carved a 60-acre thank you note in his Indiana cornfield. Now, though, the president’s actions have him worried. The government shutdown […]

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Healthcare is a big chunk of the market and history suggests that’s good news for stocks (XLV)

December 14, 2018

Via: Business Insider

Healthcare stocks have been on a tear this year, but history shows their rally may be petering out. With its 11.1% gain this year, the sector is the only group in the S&P 500 to boast double-digit gains in 2018, […]

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Medical device makers spend millions lobbying to loosen regs in D.C.

December 3, 2018

Via: NBC News

After Teresa Hershey nearly died from complications of a hysterectomy, she wanted future patients to know about the potential dangers of choosing robotic surgery for the operation. In 2013, the California woman added a detailed account of how the robot […]

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The New Health Care: How Pollution Can Hurt the Health of the Economy

November 27, 2018

Via: The New York Times

One argument for rolling back environmental regulations — as is occurring under the Trump administration — is that a lighter touch on industry will lift investment and economic growth. But increased pollution can also have long-term negative economic consequences. The […]

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California Was Already Facing an Insurance Crisis. The Deadliest Wildfires in State History Are Making It Even Worse

November 12, 2018

Via: Fortune

The Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey Fire in suburban Los Angeles continue to burn, with the death toll reaching 31 as weather remains dry throughout the state. More than 6,700 structures have been lost in the raging […]

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Netflix gets double upgrade as analyst urges to buy on the 27% dip

November 5, 2018


One Wall Street brokerage just did an about-face on Netflix, telling clients the the stock’s 27 percent decline from its July high represents an attractive buying opportunity. In a rare move, Buckingham Research raised its rating two notches to buy […]

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The Smartphone Market Is Now Officially in a Recession

November 2, 2018

Via: Fortune

The latest analyst figures for global smartphone shipments show the market for the devices is now in a recession. IDC reported a 6% year-on-year decline in third-quarter shipments, down to 355.2 million units. Strategy Analytics put the total at 360 […]

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Why Global Smartphone Sales Are About To Decline For the First Time Ever

November 1, 2018

Via: Fortune

Buffeted by higher prices and a lack of new buyers, the global smartphone market will contract in 2018 for the first time ever, according to Counterpoint Research. After growing annually by an average of 16% from 2012 through 2017, shipments […]

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Medicaid enrollment didn’t grow in 2018 for the first time in a decade — and it’s thanks to the booming US economy

October 25, 2018

Via: Business Insider

For the first time in a decade, Medicaid enrollment hasn’t grown in 2018. While enrollment into Medicaid, the state and federal program that covers medical care for some low-income Americans, slowed down in 2018, spending continued grew 4.2% compared to […]