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Study Examines California Worker’s Comp Prescription Drug Outcomes Under New Formulary
A new analysis offers a preliminary look at Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review outcomes involving pharmaceutical requests for California injured workers since the state implemented a workers’ compensation formulary in January. The analysis from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 8:47 PM
UK Government Officials Identify Security Risks with Huawei’s Telecom Equipment
Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, will …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 4:22 PM
Blaze at Chicago-Area Condo Complex Displaces Hundreds
Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex. About 150 firefighters from 50 departments near Prospect Heights battled the fire, which Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith said began about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and continued …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:46 PM
Baker Appointed Assistant VP at RHSB in Texas
Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, has added Mike Baker as assistant vice president. He will be a part of the growing Commercial Property & Casualty sales practice. Baker has over a decade of experience assisting commercial clients with their …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:42 PM
Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Disposal Well Injures 3
Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal well south of …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:36 PM
Ohio Chemical Plant Explodes, Catches Fire, Prompts Evacuations
An Ohio chemical manufacturing plant has exploded and caught fire, prompting authorities to evacuate a large area around it. Emerald Performance Materials says it evacuated the plant in Akron and notified the fire department after the Wednesday afternoon explosion. It …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:34 PM
Arkansas Approves Rules with Opioid Prescription Limits
An Arkansas panel has given final approval to regulations that will require doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication to follow guidelines meant to limit potential abuse, including exploring alternative treatments and limiting prescriptions. The Legislative Council’s Administrative …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:29 PM
Alaska Cannabis Festival Under Investigation for Allowing Pot Consumption
Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine. The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska Hempfest, a …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:46 PM
$10M Award to Man Hit By Garbage Truck Reinstated by Oregon Court
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial judge shouldn’t have reduced a jury’s award to a man whose leg was severed by a garbage truck in downtown Portland. In reinstating the award, the Appeals Court said the …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:44 PM
Montana Jury Awards $300K in Youth Center Sex Abuse Case
A Montana jury has awarded $300,000 to a mother who claimed a Billings youth treatment center failed to protect her son from being sexually abused by other residents. The Billings Gazette reports the jury awarded the damages Wednesday on claims …

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 2:42 PM

Business and financial news - CNNMoney.com

Is the era of easy money over?
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POSTED JULY 22, 2018 7:57 AM
Sergio Marchionne stepping down as CEO of Fiat Chrysler
Replacing him will be the be the former boss of FCA's Ram and Jeep brands, Mike Manley.

POSTED JULY 21, 2018 5:58 PM
A transatlantic trade war is brewing. Can it be stopped?
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POSTED JULY 20, 2018 11:03 AM
After plastic straws, this entrepreneur wants plastic toothbrushes to disappear
Christina Ramirez bootstrapped her bamboo toothbrush firm Plus Ultra in 2012, first launching the brand in Whole Foods where she was an employee. Now her toothbrushes are sold nationwide.

POSTED JULY 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Maggie Haberman on Trump, eighteen months in
Haberman has been covering Trump extensively since 2011 and was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 7:07 PM
Trump escalates his war with the Fed
He tweeted that the central bank is taking away America's competitive edge with China by raising interest rates.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 6:40 PM
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump 'supports' the Fed's independence
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tried to soothe fears President Donald Trump is trying to sway the Federal Reserve's plans to raise interest rates this year.

POSTED JULY 21, 2018 9:26 AM
Mnuchin 'very hopeful' on trade talks with EU, Japan
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is "very hopeful" the US can make progress brokering separate free trade deals with the European Union and Japan during a weekend summit in Buenos Aires.

POSTED JULY 21, 2018 2:17 PM
The classic car industry could be hurt by tariffs, too
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POSTED JULY 20, 2018 3:12 PM
Coinbase forms political action committee
Coinbase just formed a political action committee, or PAC, signaling the cryptocurrency exchange is looking to have more influence in US elections.

POSTED JULY 20, 2018 7:25 PM

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