Comment on this story Comment Each of the last four U.S. presidents has confronted an economic crisis serious enough to warrant extraordinary government intervention in the workings of the free market. Once rare, such dramatic rescues have become the norm. The authorities’

Red Mesa Inc., Veytia Ventures LLC forced workers to cover cost of customer walkouts ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Federal investigators have found that two St. Petersburg restaurants withheld tips earned by bartenders and servers to pay for customers who skipped out on their bills, illegally charged employees for uniforms and denied some workers required minimum […]

Reducing drug costs and ensuring that everyone has access to life-saving treatments is paramount says VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ —, a trusted Canadian pharmacy intermediary is committed to providing quality prescription drugs at prices that U.S. patients can afford. In a move to help reduce . . .

The Big Picture The federal crop insurance program offers subsidized crop insurance to protect farmers against financial losses from crop price declines and poor harvests due to natural causes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in 2022 the program supported about 1.2 million policies that covered 493 million acres. From 2011 through 2021, […]

Philadelphia families are forced to spend a larger chunk of their pay on childcare than in any other Pennsylvania county, new federal data show, and it’s likely affecting the number of women in the workforce. A new database from the U.S. Dept. of Labor shows the cost of childcare as a proportion of . . […]

Analysis: Dollar’s gyrations raise hedging costs for U.S. companies  Reuters Source link

Jan 31 (Reuters) – U.S. patients will finally get access to cheaper versions of AbbVie Inc’s (ABBV.N) blockbuster arthritis drug Humira this year, but the cost savings are expected to be limited. Rival drugmaker Amgen . . .

US utility shutoffs of power and natural gas surged last year as home energy costs soared and customers struggled to pay their bills, according to a report from environmental and clean energy advocates.   Power providers cut off electricity because of unpaid bills more than 1.5 million times last year through October in the 30 states and […]

Editor’s note: In Stolen Wealth, Hidden Power: The Case for Reparations for Mass Incarceration (2022), sociologist Tasseli McKay offers a “cradle-to-grave accounting” of mass incarceration’s harms by tallying its social and economic costs. McKay finds that “the damages that can be reasonably estimated from current evidence total a staggering $13.19 trillion”—a figure comparable to the […]

How can health systems close disparities in care? A quality improvement (QI) initiative launched in 2020 sought to examine this question in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (R/R MM). The first round of data was collected from 2 large oncology groups in academic settings and focused on patient concerns. In the second phase, the effort drew additional […]

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