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Leading Republicans see costly malpractice crisis — experts don't

Tom Price in 75 seconds As top Republicans see it, a medical malpractice crisis is threatening U.S. health care: Frivolous lawsuits are driving up malpractice insurance premiums and forcing physicians out of business. Doctors and hospitals live in fear of litigation, ordering excessive tests and treatments that make health care unaffordable for Americans. That’s why Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Tom Price, tapped to be the nation’s top health official by President-elect Donald Trump, are vowing to make tort reform a key part of their replacement plan for ...

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Businessman Wilbur Ross is a leading contender for commerce secretary

Why Trump’s tax plan could raise taxes for 8.7 million households Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is a leading contender to be President-elect Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, an official familiar with the transition process told CNN. Ross, 78, a renowned distressed debt investor, met with Trump Sunday at the New York billionaire’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf course. Trump, asked before the meeting if he was considering Ross for the position, told reporters: “That’s what we’re looking for.” Let’s block ads! (Why?) Latest financial news – CNNMoney.com

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Dementia now leading cause of death

Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in England and Wales, latest figures reveal. Last year, more than 61,000 people died of dementia – 11.6% of all recorded deaths. The Office for National Statistics says the change is largely due to an ageing population. People are living for longer and deaths from some other causes, including heart disease, have gone down. Also, doctors have got better at diagnosing dementia and the condition is now given more weight on death certificates. How can we ...

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UK car industry and more leading businessmen back Remain

The UK’s car industry, more leading businessmen, and the chairman of football’s Premier League have backed the campaign to stay in the EU. In a joint statement, the car industry’s trade body and company executives warned that leaving would increase costs and threaten jobs. Sir Richard Branson, and the chief executive of drinks giant Diageo, Ivan Menezes, have also supported Remain. Vote Leave said UK-made cars were exported worldwide, not just to the EU. The group also dismissed the intervention by the two businessmen, claiming they have already voiced pro-EU ...

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Leading French women unite to battle sexual harassment

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde ‘frustrated’ by gender pay gap Many of the top women to ever serve in French government have teamed up to decry the pattern of sexual harassment they say they all experienced. In an open letter signed by 17 leading women from government, including International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, they say the behavior of France’s male elite must change. The letter, which appeared in a French newspaper Sunday, states that while their political beliefs span a broad spectrum, they stand united. “We defend different ideas, but ...

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UK best leading strong EU – Obama

Barack Obama has said EU membership makes Britain a “bigger player” on the world stage and enhances its “special relationship” with America. The US president said UK voters must decide their own future – but their decision could affect US prosperity. And he warned Britain would be at the “back of the queue” for striking trade deals with the US if it left the EU. The US President earlier had lunch with the Queen with his wife Michelle at the start of a three day visit to the UK. He ...

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Report: Cal's leading scorer has fracture in hand

3:06 AM ET ESPN.com news services print California point guard Tyrone Wallace, the Golden Bears’ leading scorer, suffered a fracture in his right (non-shooting) hand during practice Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports. A Cal spokesman said Wednesday night only that Wallace injured the hand and was being evaluated, and that more information would be available Thursday. No. 4-seeded Cal opens tournament play against Hawaii on Friday. Cal said more information on Tyrone Wallace’s status would be available Thursday. Troy Wayrynen/USA TODAY Sports Wallace previously suffered a fracture in his right hand during ...

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Falcons release all-time leading receiver White

7:15 PM ET Vaughn McClureESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Bears for seven seasons at Chicago Tribune Also worked at Chicago Sun-Times, Fresno Bee Honorable mention, Football Writers Association of America for enterprise writing, 2002 print The Atlanta Falcons have released Roddy White, the franchise’s all-time leading receiver, with two years remaining on his contract. White, who is out of the country, declined to discuss the details of his release. He did relay this message to Falcons fans: “I love them. I enjoyed. And it was fun.” In a text to ...

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