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A sliding dollar could spark volatility on Wall Street
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A sliding dollar could spark volatility on Wall Street

July 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
Equity investors could hardly plan a better situation: It has been more than a year since the last serious sell-off, stock prices seem to hit a new record high each day and volatility is nearly nonexistent. Through Friday, the...
Could diet help slow symptoms of multiple sclerosis?
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Could diet help slow symptoms of multiple sclerosis?

July 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
July 24, 2017, 8:16 AM| In our morning rounds, a new approach to fight multiple sclerosis — a disease where the body attacks its own central nervous system. MS affects about 400,000 people in the United States. It is two to...
KKR is buying WebMD in $2.8 billion cash deal
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KKR is buying WebMD in $2.8 billion cash deal

July 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
Private-equity firm KKR is buying health information website WebMD in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion. The sale comes after WebMD’s (WBMD) February announcement that it was looking at its strategic options, including a...
Joe Biden dodges questions about 2020 presidential race
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Joe Biden dodges questions about 2020 presidential race

July 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
Vice President Joe Biden waves as he concludes a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, Dec. 5, 2016.  Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday deflected questions about whether he plans to...
GOP wants to kill a tax break beneficial to blue states
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GOP wants to kill a tax break beneficial to blue states

July 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
When are Republicans in favor of raising taxes? Turns out it’s when the states that benefit the most from the tax break are Democratic strongholds.  The GOP is eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and...
No plans for White House pet
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No plans for White House pet

July 24th, 2017 | by Contributor
WASHINGTON — Politically ambitious pups and kittens: Put your resumes aside. The job of first pet — an enviable White House gig with luxurious live-in privileges, after-hours access to the president and...