Monthly Archives: May 2015

With A $1.2 Billion Hammer, The FTC Closes Loophole To Prevent Generic Drugs

With A $1.2 Billion Hammer,  The FTC Closes Loophole To Prevent Generic Drugs

This morning, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission drew blood: Teva Pharmaceuticals will pay $1.2 billion to reimburse insurers, drug wholesalers, and pharmacies who paid full price for the Provigil, produced by Cephalon, a company Teva bought in 2011, because Cephalon ...

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Debt Forgiveness Could Save This Woman’s Home, But Nation’s Housing Chief Still Says No

Debt Forgiveness Could Save This Woman’s Home, But Nation’s Housing Chief Still Says No

Sylvia Alvarez didn’t grasp the enormity of the crisis about to engulf her community until she returned to her office in Tampa, Florida, after a long weekend and found her voicemail filled with messages from distraught homeowners. It was early ...

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6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

I’m a happiness research junkie. I love reading about simple things we can do to elevate mood and boost contentment. Mindfulness meditation, adequate sleep, laughing, volunteering, and spending time with pets (as well as with happy people) all help. And ...

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U.S. labor market tightening; inflation still muted

U.S. labor market tightening; inflation still muted

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to near a 15-year low, indicating the jobs market was on solid footing even as the economy struggles to regain momentum after abruptly slowing in the first ...

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Microsoft nixes ActiveX add-on technology in new Edge browser

Microsoft nixes ActiveX add-on technology in new Edge browser

Microsoft’s new Edge browser will discard two of the oldest browser technologies found in the aged Internet Explorer (IE) and replace them with add-ons based on HTML5 and JavaScript. The new extensions model won’t be added to Edge until after ...

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What Kind of Culture Is Your Workplace Promoting?

What Kind of Culture Is Your Workplace Promoting?

What messages is your office sending to employees? Everything from the simple arrangement of chairs to the overall distribution of office space sends signals to employees about company values, and successful workplaces are aligned with company culture. I sat down ...

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Never Mind Oil, Iran’s About to Shake the World Pistachio Market

Never Mind Oil, Iran’s About to Shake the World Pistachio Market

Iran is ready to return to the global commodities market, flooding it with fresh supplies and risking a slump in prices. Oil? Possibly, but there’s a second industry that could be even more disrupted by a nuclear pact between Iran ...

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If You Want to Sell Your House This Year, Start Doing These Things Now

If You Want to Sell Your House This Year, Start Doing These Things Now

With home prices recovering and interest rates still low, now may be the time to act. Here are 8 things successful sellers need to know. In part one of our Spring Real Estate Guide, we told you what to do ...

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