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Does Zohydro ER Help People with Long-Term Pain? - Consumer Reports

Prescription opioids claim the lives of more than 16,000 people each year in the U.S., and send nearly half a million people to the emergency room, …

The Forgotten 1980s Rule That's Hurting Poor Families' Savings

Many low-income Americans have to have less than $1,000 in assets to qualify for welfare. As a result, they've been spending more in order to get under that line.<p>After riding into office on a wave of rhetoric about small government and “welfare queens,” President Ronald Reagan made sure his first …

9 Measures of U.S. Economic Inequality

The interactive chart above illustrates the increasing U.S. disparity over the past 50 years between how much wealth the rich own – shown on the …

Demographics

What has really happened to living standards?

Choices matter when measuring living standards. When looking at Britain’s living standards since before the recession, you can legitimately say …

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Roads

Spoga, Set of 2 Yoga Blocks Premium Quality 9" By 6" Large Size (Purple)

• Non-stick surface, durable foam and light Weight<br>• Soft, scratch-proof exterior good on any surface<br>• Handy block helps you "reach the floor" in key …

Carrick best reads: These cars hold their value best

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>These cars hold their value best</b><br>Japanese and German brands dominate this list.<p><b>My frugal friend is bumming me out</b><br>MarketWatch's Moneyologist blogger offers his …

Personal Finance

Collecting For Hobby And Investment

Collecting should be viewed as a hobby first and an investment second. Collecting for investment only is a lot of work and typically doesn’t pay well. Only when a potential financial benefit is combined with the “psychic return” of holding collectibles does the expected payoff makes sense.<p>Elroy …

China's free trade zone could lead to a radical change in the Chinese economy

It reflects new thinking in China as to how to move forward to a new policy regime to maintain or even accelerate growth through liberalised capital account transactions and speeded trade clearance at one and the same time.<p>It has been compared in significance to Deng Xiaoping's 1992 southern tour …

Time Warner Cable's High-Speed Internet 97 Percent Profit Margin is a Big, Bright Red Flag; Critics Rebuked.

In the previous article, I laid out excerpts of Time Warner Cable's SEC-filed 2013 Annual Report which detailed TWC's profit margin (revenues minus expenses) for High-speed Internet.<p>And we wrote about it because it is a big, bright red flag, especially considering that Time Warner Cable and Comcast …

Free delivery creates holiday boon for U.S. consumers at high cost | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/CHICAGO (Reuters) - For top U.S. retailers, free delivery is now the norm. That is good news for shoppers, but not so much for investors.<p>A worker gathers items for delivery from the warehouse floor at Amazon's distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona November 22, 2013. REUTERS/Ralph D. …

eCommerce

Why companies have little incentive to invest in cybersecurity

<i>Editor’s note: US President Barack Obama is seeking US$14 billion to tackle it. The UK wants to build a start-up industry around it. And Australia is</i> …