September 26, 2017

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Rep. Chris Collins’ Australian Stock Bet Looks Bleaker

Rep. Chris Collins’ Australian Stock Bet Looks Bleaker

The little Australian biotech firm that once counted U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price as a shareholder — a link that roiled his Senate confirmation hearing last winter — is facing closure, the company has told shareholders. Innate Immunotherapeutics will probably shut down in the coming months, CEO Simon Wilkinson said at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, The Australian, a news outlet, reported. Price disclosed he sold shares after joining HHS — and reportedly made a nice profit — but Innate’s announcement brings further embarrassment for Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Innate’s largest shareholder. Collins has said he promoted the company’s investment potential to friends, relatives and campaign donors. One was Price, a congressman from Georgia before …Continue Reading

Trump Administration Whacks Millions From Budget Used To Push Obamacare

Trump Administration Whacks Millions From Budget Used To Push Obamacare

President Donald Trump has insisted for months that “Obamacare is already dead.” His administration matched its harsh words with damaging action on Thursday — slashing millions of dollars from the government’s budget to promote the health law’s annual open enrollment season beginning in two months. The move is likely to translate into reduced marketing and fewer navigators — trained representatives deployed by nonprofit groups that receive federal grants to help people understand health insurance options and purchase a plan. The effect could cause more confusion for consumers in an abbreviated enrollment period that is 45 days shorter than last year — running from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. Grants to the nonprofits that supply navigators will fall by 40 percent to $36.8 million this year and advertising will …Continue Reading

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

Among 10 Things to Know: Jerry Lewis dies at age 91; Spanish town struggles to reconcile locals as extremist cell; Trump to address the path forward on Afghanistan.Continue Reading

10 missing after US Navy destroyer collides with merchant ship off Singapore

10 missing after US Navy destroyer collides with merchant ship off Singapore

Search and rescue effort underway, Navy says.Continue Reading

Doctors brace for rise in ER visits ahead of solar eclipse

Doctors brace for rise in ER visits ahead of solar eclipse

As potentially millions of Americans travel to see the total solar eclipse on Monday (Aug.Continue Reading

Mom of 3 shocked to learn she’s expecting sextuplets

Mom of 3 shocked to learn she’s expecting sextuplets

An Alabama couple hoping to give their three boys a sibling turned to fertility medication after suffering a miscarriage in January, and were shocked to discover that they’re now expecting sextuplets.Continue Reading

PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

PHOTOS: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Showcases Most Exotic, Rare, Expensive Cars

This year’s Concours features 204 of the best cars that have ever been made. The 67th annual event caps off a week of intensive, obsessive car love in Monterey Peninsula, Calif.(Image credit: Bruce W. Talamon for NPR)Continue Reading

10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Cargo Ship In Singapore

10 Sailors Missing After U.S. Navy Destroyer Collides With Cargo Ship In Singapore

Another five sailors are injured after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker, east of Singapore, the Navy says.Continue Reading

Men most affected by mental health issues relating to work – RTE.ie

Men most affected by mental health issues relating to work – RTE.ie

RTE.ieMen most affected by mental health issues relating to workRTE.ieWork is a naturally stressful environment but a recent study has suggested that the workplace may be damaging men's mental health significantly more than that of their female colleagues. A new survey by UK mental health group Mind has found that men …Continue Reading

Unions a barrier to health reform: Minister – Irish Examiner

Unions a barrier to health reform: Minister – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerUnions a barrier to health reform: MinisterIrish ExaminerIn hard-hitting comments made in an interview with the Irish Examiner, Mr Daly said the “greatest level of bureaucracy within the health service is at union level” and said his primary concern is how long it takes to negotiate change or reform of any sort.Continue Reading