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FCC Sued Over Weakening of Business Broadband Price Caps

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A decision from the FCC several months ago removed the caps on business broadband pricing for many areas, but a new lawsuit could force it the reinstate the caps. Advocacy groups are scheduled to go before the courts to argue that the Federal Communications Commission failed to justify its change in policy, which could lead to substantial cost increases for small businesses. The big ISPs seem just fine with the new rules, though. In April ...

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Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Microsoft has thus far been extremely flexible with Windows 10 pricing. It offered the update for free to users for months, and even after that there were ways to get the upgrade at no cost if you knew where to go. When the OS is still struggling to gain market share, increasing the price seems like a bad idea, but that’s just what Microsoft seems to be planning. A new edition of Windows 10 called ...

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US health secretary Tom Price quits after plane scandal

US Health Secretary Tom Price has resigned over the use of expensive private planes for official business. He previously apologised after making 26 private flights since May at a cost of $ 400,000 (£300,000) to taxpayers. Government officials, except those dealing with national security matters, are required to take commercial flights for work related travel. Three other members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet are under scrutiny for using private planes while working. A White House statement said President Trump had accepted Mr Price’s resignation, adding that Don J Wright had ...

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Tom Price, out as Health secretary, worth $14 million

Before private flights, Price criticized them Tom Price, who just resigned as health secretary after a scandal over his use of private jets, is worth $ 14.1 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Price and his wife, who is also a doctor, have an extensive investment portfolio, according to his 2016 financial disclosure form. That made him the 9th wealthiest official in the executive branch, the center said. In January, he said he would step down as managing partner at an Atlanta-area surgical group but continue to have ...

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Ataribox Gets Release Window, Price Range, And More Details

Classic gaming company Atari has announced some new details and about its upcoming “Ataribox” console and shared some fresh images of the Atari 2600-inspired machine. In a newsletter, Atari confirmed the following about its specs and more: It will be powered by a custom AMD processor with Radeon Graphics technology It will run Linux, sporting a “customized, easy-to-use user interface.” It will be a “full PC experience,” so you can also use it to stream content and listen to music, or whatever else you might do on a PC. Atari ...

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Without price breaks, rural hospitals struggle to stock lifesaving drugs

Why is health care in the U.S. so expensive? Hospital pharmacist Mandy Langston remembers when Lulabelle Berry arrived at Stone County Medical Center’s emergency department last year. Berry couldn’t talk. Her face was drooping on one side. Her eyes couldn’t focus. “She was basically unresponsive,” Langston recalls. Berry, 78, was having a severe ischemic stroke. Each passing second made brain damage more likely. So, Langston reached for the clot-busting drug Activase, which must be given within a few hours to work. “If we don’t keep this drug [in stock], people ...

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Nintendo Stock Price Surges After A Game Announcement And More

Nintendo’s stock price jumped by more than 7 percent this week, apparently in response to the news that a game from Chinese internet giant Tencent in coming to Nintendo Switch. The company’s multiplayer online game Arena of Valor was announced for Nintendo Switch during a Nintendo Direct and it’s due out later this year. Sources told The Wall Street Journal that investors are enthusiastic about the news because it “could be a precursor to arrangements allowing Nintendo to sell the Switch and its mobile games in China.” China, of course, ...

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Patients pay the price when hospital giants hire your private practitioner

Sanders vows to introduce ‘Medicare for All’ When Dr. Sarah Azad followed her mother into the field of obstetrics eight years ago, she thought she’d be in private practice for the rest of her career. At the time, independent practices abounded in Silicon Valley. “From the time we were young, my mom’s patients loved her. She was a part of their lives. That’s just always how I’ve seen medical care,” she said. But over the past decade, she’s watched as doctor after doctor sold their practice and went to work ...

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China's bitcoin crackdown forces exchanges to close. The price is crashing

I lived on bitcoin for 24 hours China’s bitcoin crackdown is wreaking havoc on the virtual currency. Two of the country’s most prominent bitcoin exchanges, BTC China and Via BTC, said they will halt trading this month. BTC China has also stopped registering new users, it said in a statement posted on social media. Both exchanges said the decision to cease trading was triggered by an announcement by Chinese authorities last week banning initial coin offerings (ICOs), in which companies issue “digital” tokens similar to shares in exchange for bitcoin ...

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