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Author Archives: Claude Solnik

Legislation expands use of telemedicine for Medicare (access required)

Federal legislation has expanded the use of telemedicine for Medicare as this technology reaches from urgent care to home care and, at least in the long run, offers the potential to reduce costs while improving access. The Creating High-Quality Results ...

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Dentists, veterinarians face high debt load (access required)

Dentists, optometrists and veterinarians tend to have student loan debt “that’s the most out of balance with their earnings soon after graduation,” according to a new study by San Francisco-based student loan site Credible.com. The group in a written statement ...

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Survey: Most businesses planning new hires, raises

Nearly three quarters of businesses plan to increase wages and about one third plan to hire workers over the next six months, according to a recent survey that paints a rosy view of the economy. Seventy-two percent of businesses plan ...

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Accountants say long hours, deadlines and compression still a problem (access required)

Many accountants love their work, but say their hours are the worst thing about their profession in a business driven by a handful of key deadlines, according to a new report about the industry. And the hours often aren’t getting ...

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Texas anti-trust suit focuses on dental buying groups (access required)

Back in Oct. 2013, the Texas Dental Association launched a buying group called TDA Perks Supplies, supplied by SourceOne Dental, an online distributor, according to a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission charging three bigger distributors with anti-trust violations. ...

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Number of public companies has dropped (access required)

The nation has fewer public companies than a few years or a decade ago. The number of publicly traded companies on U.S. exchanges peaked at 8,000 in 1996, before dropping through mergers and de-listings to roughly 5,300 by 2003 and ...

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For banks, tax bill is a give and take (access required)

Banks and businesses in general are set to benefit as the corporate tax rate plummets from nearly 35 percent to 21 percent. But at least for the moment, banks, and some other businesses, are taking a big hit to their ...

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The dollar dilemma (access required)

The U.S. stock markets are soaring. Unemployment has fallen toward the 4 percent that economists consider full employment. Throw in a huge corporate tax cut and what’s likely to be tax decreases for many individuals. The U.S. dollar should be ...

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It’s official: Purple is the color of the year (access required)

While orange may be the new black, purple is the “official” color of the year according to color coding firm Pantone. And firms are tapping this blend of red and blue with products and flowers during and beyond Valentine’s Day. ...

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