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I like this idea: Doctors Dump Insurance Plans, Charge Patience Less. Thirty-two-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kan., said after five years of dealing with the red tape of health insurance companies and the high overhead for the staff he hired just to deal with paperwork, he switched to a system of charging [...]
I only keep monthly records, but the last time that I can tell that gold was this low was way back in January/February 2011. Supposed debt crisis stabilization has made gold less attractive. Selling has also dropped the price to the point that some investors are selling to meet margin calls. According to the WSJ, [...]
From US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low: The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate declined because more people found work, a trend that could have an impact on undecided voters in the final month before [...]
I don’t know about you guys but I think it’s misleading the way the unemployment rate is calculated. Today’s employment report shows that 96,000 jobs were added in August. I did a quick search and found that we need to add about 250,000 jobs per month in order to drop the unemployment rate. We added [...]
Would you pay $315 for a pair of these? According to the article linked to in the picture, Nike is charging so much in order to pass on increased costs of production. Interesting. I wonder how many people will get trampled over these shoes?
Received the most recent issue of Smart Money yesterday. This note was attached: I’m kinda sad to see it go. It’s just another indication of just how difficult the publishing industry has become.
Interesting… Newsweek will eventually be online-only. Have you ever read an iPad edition of a magazine? I really like it. My three favorites are Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and Southern Living (yes, I read Southern Living). I would look for more magazines to go this route in the future. The world is changing.
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