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How one California county is fighting high-priced surgeries

Retiree Leslie Robinson-Stone and her husband enjoyed a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to a luxury resort — all thanks to the county she worked for.<p>The couple also received more than a thousand dollars in spending money and a personal concierge, who attended to their every need. For Santa Barbara …

Health Care

A 1-Hour Walk, 3 Times a Week, Has Benefits for Dementia

Exercise may bolster the brain function and thinking skills of people with dementia, according to a new report. The study’s findings suggest that walking a few times per week might alter the trajectory of the disease and improve the physical well-being of people who develop a common form of …

Sally Yates tells Harvard Law grads why she defied President Trump

Sally Yates’s tenure as acting attorney general was supposed to be filled with “a lot of long, boozy lunches.”<p>That’s what her former chief of staff jokingly told her to expect during the political transition of power in January, a time meant to be “uneventful” and “status quo” while President Trump …

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CNN
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The Long-Term Trends That Make Amazon.com an Awesome Buy

It might sound counterintuitive to argue that <b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ: AMZN) is, in many ways, just scratching the surface of its long-term opportunity. With a market capitalization over $450 billion, the e-commerce giant is already one of the world's largest companies.<p>However, when you stand back to …

Investing

How Iranian Women Are Protesting Against Their Country's Strict Dress Code

In Iran, just uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Iran is home to perhaps the most strictly enforced dress code in the world. In the capital, Tehran, thousands of Gashte Ershad, or morality …

South Asia

The world's fastest camera can capture 5 trillion frames per second

A new camera developed in Sweden is faster than any photography gear on the planet.<p>Researchers at Sweden's Lund University built a crazy-fast camera …

Inside Donald Trump's tumultuous first 100 days - STATE - CNN Politics

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Wilbur Ross: U.S. Airstrike on Syria Was 'After-Dinner Entertainment' for Mar-a-Lago

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called the April 6 U.S. missile strike on Syria “after-dinner entertainment” for President Donald Trump’s guests …

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Public Health

Chinese Workers at Factory for Ivanka Trump's Clothing Maker Earn About $62 a Week: Report

A new report by a watchdog group found the Chinese knitting factory used by a company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s brand has poor …

Ivanka Trump

Army accused of extrajudicial killings in Egypt video

The Egyptian army has been accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings in Sinai province, with a leaked video purportedly showing soldiers executing detainees and then staging events to make the deaths appear to be casualties of a gun battle.<p>The video, which was posted online on Thursday by …

Sinai Peninsula

Fintech investor: 'Anything that has machine learning or blockchain in it, the valuation goes up, 2, 3, 4, 5x'

Andy Stewart, a managing partner at Motive Partners, said at the International Fintech conference in London last week: "I would call valuations right now frothy in general... tech generally is frothy."<p>A frothy market is one where valuations become detached from the underlining performance of a …

Venture Capital

How Berkeley became epicenter of violent Trump clashes

Berkeley, long a hotbed of political protest, has emerged as a flashpoint in the<p>Trumpera.<p>The latest example of this came Saturday, when clashes between backers and critics of the president resulted in 21 arrests.<p>Berkeley is one of America's most liberal cities, with a long history of left-wing …

Rights & Freedoms

This is one of the most devastating reports we've seen for the future of Wall Street stock pickers

While the underperformance of active managers against index funds and passive investing has been well documented over the past few years, the full extent of their failure to live up to benchmarks is devastating.<p>S&P Dow Jones Indices released their latest SPIVA report card on Thursday, which the …

Investing

North Korea's military parade: What we didn't see

<b>(CNN) —</b> If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hoped the successful launch of a missile Sunday would be a powerful footnote to Saturday's military parade, he would have been sorely disappointed.<p>The missile blew up almost immediately, providing observers with few clues as to what the regime was …

North Korea

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict your likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke as well as any doctor.<p>The American …

Dan Rather to Trump: Dropping bombs does not make you presidential

Former CBS anchor Dan Rather says it's too soon to be praising President Trump for acting "presidential."<p>Rather said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" that Trump is receiving unwarranted applause for his recent military actions, such as authorizing missile strikes in Syria and dropping a powerful …

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Russia's main search engine defeats Google in antitrust complaint (updated)

A little over two years ago, Russia's largest search provider, Yandex, filed a complaint against Google for what it believed were anti-competitive practices. Now, Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has given credence to Yandex's claims and "issued a prescription to Google in order to require the …

AdWords

Mother and daughter die after becoming locked in Czech sauna

Door handle came off, trapping the women, aged 65 and 45, in sauna at their friends’ house<p>Two women died in a sauna in the Czech Republic after the door handle came off, trapping them inside, police said on Sunday.<p>“The mother and daughter aged 65 and 45 were taking a sauna at their friends’ place …

Giving young blood to older animals raises tantalizing possibilities for people

Dracula may have been on to something. It wasn’t just blood, but the blood of youth that was the secret to staying alive for centuries.<p>The rejuvenating effect of young blood has been demonstrated in strange, draculoid experiments first done 150 years ago. Two genetically compatible animals, one …

Medical Research

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming …

Self-improvement

A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

He took some time off, then one day he got a call asking if he'd be up for doing a house call for a woman whose son was sick. He agreed, and by the end of that visit, he realized he wanted to treat patients without dealing with any of the insurance requirements.<p>Then he learned about a totally …

Health Care

Credit bureau Experian fined $3 million over misleading credit scores

Credit bureau Experian will pay a $3-million fine to settle a federal regulator’s claims that the firm sold credit scores that were of little or no use to consumers.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the fine and settlement Thursday. The CFPB’s allegations against Experian are …

Here's how you'll know if Trump is making America's economy great again

Part of his promise was to revive the sleepy US economy, which has been experiencing its slowest post-recession recovery in decades.<p>So far, Trump has not delivered on many of his economic policy promises. We haven't seen a tax plan, an infrastructure investment plan, or any sense of additional …

Economy

More U.S. Hospitals Pushing Patients to Pay Before Care

Last year, the Henry County Health Center in Iowa started providing patients with a cost estimate along with pre-surgery medical advice.<p>The 25-bed rural hospital in the southwest corner of the state implemented the protocol because of mounting unpaid bills from insured patients, a group that had …

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Economics