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Too few patients shop around for health coverage

Health startup tries to predict when you’ll be sick Despite having more financial “skin in the game” than ever, many consumers don’t make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found. In a survey of nearly 3,000 adults younger than 65, about half of the roughly 1,900 who said they spent money on medical care in the previous year reported that they knew in advance what their costs would be. Of those who didn’t anticipate how much they would owe before receiving care, only ...

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Samsung's new Note; Tiffany and Lowe's report earnings

What does the future hold for Samsung’s Galaxy S8? 1. Samsung unveils new Galaxy Note: Last year, Samsung(SSNLF) recalled the Galaxy Note 7 because it kept bursting into flames. Next week, Samsung will unveil “the latest member of the Galaxy family” in New York. Samsung didn’t specify what the product will be, but a company spokesman told CNNMoney that the Note 8 will launch in the last week of August. The Note 7 disaster cost Samsung billions of dollars in lost sales and profits, and caused Samsung shares to plummet ...

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More Mar-a-Lago customers dump Trump

Trump dissolves business councils Some of the biggest-named charities in America walked away from President Trump this week. The exits continued into the weekend, making eight cancellations. On Saturday, the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation became the latest Trump customer to put its foot down. “Given the current environment surrounding Mar-a-Lago, we have made the decision to move our annual dinner dance,” the foundation said via Twitter. The exodus comes amid backlash to Trump’s widely criticized remarks in the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. ...

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Steven Mnuchin to Yale classmates: I stand by Trump

The high-profile exits since Trump took office Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released a full-throated defense of President Trump on Saturday. In a written statement, Mnuchin responded to a letter co-signed by nearly 300 of his former Yale classmates calling on him to leave the administration. “I believe that your letter and these comments raise several important issues and misconceptions that I am prepared to address,” Mnuchin wrote on Saturday. The letter from his Yale classmates was posted to the site Lettertostevemnuchin.com, and said Mnuchin has a “moral obligation” to resign ...

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Far out: VW plans an electric hippie bus

Retro Volkswagen bus gets electric touch Volkswagen will revisit its Microbus history, but with a twist. The German automaker plans to begin production of a new, all-electric version of the its famous van. The extremely groovy vehicle, called the ID Buzz, won’t arrive in dealerships until 2022, VW said. The van will be part of Volkswagen’s planned ID line of electric vehicles. The first, a compact car simply called the ID, was unveiled as a concept car at the Paris Motor Show last September. The ID Buzz concept van was ...

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Often missing in the health care debate: Women's voices

This state line divides the Medicaid debate Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more often by such diseases as autoimmune conditions, osteoporosis, breast cancer and depression. They are more likely to be poor and depend on Medicaid — and to live longer and depend on Medicare. And it commonly falls to them to plan health care and coverage for the whole family. Yet ...

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Steve Mnuchin's Yale classmates want him to resign: 'You are better than this'

The high-profile exits since Trump took office Hundreds of members of Yale’s Class of 1985 want former classmate Steven Mnuchin to resign as President Trump’s Treasury secretary. In a letter posted online, more than 300 Yale alums said Friday that it’s Mnuchin’s “moral obligation” to step down from his post. A copy was also sent to Mnuchin’s office. “We call upon you, as our friend, our classmate, and as a fellow American, to resign in protest of President Trump’s support of Nazism and white supremacy. We know you are better ...

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Palm Beach chamber leader to charities: Rethink your business with Trump

Trump dissolves business councils A leader of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, of which President Trump’s Florida resort Mar-a-Lago is a member, wants all charities to do a moral gut check before doing business at the club. “Look at your mission statement, and [evaluate] if you still defend Trump…see if this is really the direction you want to go,” said Laurel Baker, who’s been on the executive committee of the chamber of commerce for 17 years. Her remarks come as the social calendar at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort has been ...

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Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart after ouster from White House

The high-profile exits since Trump took office That didn’t take long. Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman on Friday following his ouster from the White House, the far-right website announced in a press release. Bannon chaired the outlet’s evening editorial meeting, the press release added. “The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow in a statement. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Colorado to protect road crews with a self-driving truck

Colorado invests in self-driving crash trucks As most states try to figure out how to lure self-driving car development inside their borders, Colorado is several steps ahead. This fall the state will deploy a fully autonomous truck to help its road crews. The Colorado Department of Transportation will use the “crash truck” to shadow road crews, and act as a shield to protect workers from being struck by speeding vehicles. It’s one of the earliest meaningful deployments of self-driving technology in the United States. Crash trucks are a staple on ...

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