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Switzerland’s parliament recently passed a bill with the intention of curbing corruption by increasing the financial scrutiny of over 60 international sports bodies, including FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The new set of stricter...

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Spending Money to Save It: Why Hospitals Are Investing Millions of Dollars in Urgent Care Centers

The driving factor of the urgent care boom is to reduce annual health care spending by a whopping $4.4 billion, according to a recent report highlighting the shift towards urgent care centers and retail clinics and away from hospital emergency rooms. Due to the passing of the Affordable Care Act, urgent care centers have continued to gain traction as hospital officials seek ways to save. Designed...

To File or Not to File Bankruptcy…That is the Question

If you are grappling with so much debt that you have little to no hope of ever being able to pay it all back, bankruptcy is an option that is definitely worth consideration. According to the Bankruptcy Institute, in July of 2013 there were 87,684 bankruptcy filings in the United States. Even though...

Price Chopper’s 83 In-Store Pharmacies Will Soon Offer Extra Care for Patients With Special Medical Conditions

Many consumers already go to their local pharmacies any time they need prescription medications filled, knowing that their pharmacists will be able to fill the prescriptions within one day, while also providing expert advice and warnings about the medications. The...

Seattle Dog Recognizes the Benefits of Public Transit; Takes Herself to the Dog Park on Bus Line

Gas prices have now fallen below $2 per gallon in states across the country, hitting $1.95 in some cities on the West Coast. Although many people are probably taking advantage of the cheap prices at the pump by driving more, there’s another ripple effect —...

To File or Not to File Bankruptcy…That is the Question

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If you are grappling with so much debt that you have little to no hope of ever being able to pay it all back, bankruptcy is an option that is definitely worth consideration. According to the Bankruptcy...

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Real Estate Market Recovery Rate Becomes Wobbly as Housing Rates Fall

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The residential real estate market made a strong post-recession comeback, even thriving in certain areas of the U.S., especially the heartland. However, the market is experiencing a setback for the first time in three months following a startling November report. According to figures from the Commerce Department in Washington, in the first drop since August...

Chinese Investors Taking an Interest in Detroit

At its height, the city of Detroit was a manufacturing giant known mostly for automobile production. However, most Americans today will likely associate the metropolis with its abandoned buildings and financial woes, especially after...

Chinese Consumers Are Turning To Online Lenders for Help As Home Prices Skyrocket

The Chinese real estate industry is in a confusing place right now, with home prices at an all-time high, but dropping so quickly that industry experts can’t predict how stable the industry will be in the months to come —...

Seattle Dog Recognizes the Benefits of Public Transit; Takes Herself to the Dog Park on Bus Line

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Gas prices have now fallen below $2 per gallon in states across the country, hitting $1.95 in some cities on the West Coast. Although many people are probably taking advantage of the cheap prices at the...

New Study Finds That Getting More Sleep Means Needing Less Sick Leave

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It’s long been known that adults require approximately hours of sleep every night, but a new study published in the medical journal Sleep gives a new reason to get all 40 winks — employees...

Will More Body Cameras Really Help Solve the Issue of Police Brutality?

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With a simmering distrust brewing between minority communities and police departments across the nation, the call for police body cameras is growing louder. However, critics argue that more body cameras...

Times Square is Illuminated (By the Biggest and Most Expensive Billboard Yet)

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There’s one more thing lighting up Times Square these days, and it’s a pretty big deal. Literally. According to the New York Times, this week, the biggest — and priciest — digital...