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  • A bipartisan step forward on drug pricing. Drug manufacturer price concessions reached $166 billion in 2018 largely due to the increased negotiating clout of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), but very little of that money made its way to patients at the point of sale
  • Your next Lyft ride may cost a little more. Lyft said riders in multiple cities are paying higher prices, an unwelcome development for thousands of customers as the company sets its sights on achieving profitability. Lyft said price adjustments went into effect on &ldquo
  • What would Medicare for all cover?. Many countries don’t cover procedures or treatments that have little medical value or that are considered too expensive relative to the benefits. American Medicare has also wrestled with the challenge of how to
  • What to do if you're a victim of a student loan scam. If you are one of the unfortunate victims of a student loan scam, take steps today to cut off the company, re-establish control of your financial accounts, and prevent yourself from falling prey to future
  • CFPB rule change might make it harder to get mortgages. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is allowing a provision to expire that once made it easier for Americans to get mortgages. The "qualified mortgage patch" was a temporary provision that allowed Fannie Mae
  • Instagram is changing the way people buy things. In March, Instagram introduced a new checkout option that allows customers to purchase products directly off a handful of companies' pages within its app. Instagram has also added tools that allow customers to shop items
  • A guide to picking the right phone plan. Let’s make one thing clear: You can’t beat the house. Telecommunications is one of the world’s most lucrative industries, and wireless carriers will turn a profit no matter what.
  • As mortgage interest deduction vanishes, housing market shrugs. The mortgage-interest deduction, a beloved tax break bound tightly to the American dream of homeownership, once seemed politically invincible. Then it nearly vanished in middle-class neighborhoods across the country, and it appears that hardly anyone
  • Capital One data breach suspect arrested - FBI expanded its investigation (Chinese). 聯邦調查局(FBI)正在擴大調查Capital One銀行的用戶資料遭駭案,主要清查嫌犯佩姬.湯普森(Paige Thompson)是否也成功駭進其他目標,目前已知福特汽車、密西根州立大學、俄亥俄州運輸廳與義大利最大銀行UniCredit SpA等公司行號或政府單位,都在配合FBI調查或自行清查中。
  • Safe deposit boxes aren’t safe. There are an estimated 25 million safe deposit boxes in America, and they operate in a legal gray zone within the highly regulated banking industry. There are no federal laws governing the boxes; no rules require

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