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New federal rules expand access to association health insurance (access required)

The federal government plans to loosen the rules regarding associations’ ability to offer health insurance, a move that some say could provide new options and others view as a potential issue for the insurance market. President Donald Trump last October ...

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Bird experts seek answers to glass-bird collisions (access required)

The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis and other wildlife advocates are bringing some of the nation’s top bird mortality experts to town as they renew their push to protect birds from fatal collisions with the glass walls of U.S. Bank Stadium. ...

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For some companies, self-insurance can help keep costs down (access required)

With the costs of providing health insurance to employees continuously on the rise, some employers find themselves considering self-insurance, which, for the right kind of company, can be a more cost-effective way of offering such benefits. According to a 2017 ...

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Attorney disbarred over his work in Montana, Idaho (access required)

A Colorado attorney is agreeing to have his Wisconsin license revoked for conduct that got him disbarred in his home state. Philip Kleinsmith had been admitted to practice law in Colorado since 1967 but a hearing board in December 2016 ...

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Redfin Housing Demand Index starts year in high gear (access required)

The Redfin Housing Demand Index began the year strong at 130.5 in January, up 0.5 percent month over month according to Redfin, the real estate brokerage. The seasonally adjusted number of buyers requesting home tours remained unchanged from December to ...

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Experts more pessimistic about U.S. housing market following new tax laws (access required)

New changes to U.S. tax laws led 41 percent of survey respondents to lower their long-term expectations for the U.S. housing market, according to the 2018 Q1 Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey. The quarterly survey, sponsored by Zillow and conducted ...

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Strong demand, tight inventory and unsatisfied millennials define today’s “State of the Housing Union” (access required)

Realtor.com has released its “State of the Housing Union,” which shows the strong U.S. economy and unprecedented housing shortage pressuring potential homebuyers striving to attain the American Dream. According to the analysis, strong buyer demand, constrained inventory, and ready-to-buy first ...

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Redfin: Luxury home prices up 7 percent in the fourth quarter

Luxury home prices rose 7.4 percent year-over-year to an average of $1.76 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest luxury market report from Redfin, the real estate brokerage. The analysis tracks home sales in more than ...

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Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain, to form a new company with $83 billion expected revenue. ...

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