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McConnell to Consider Bipartisan Plan to Pay Health Insurers

A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets. McConnell told reporters Saturday there is “still a chance” the Senate could revive …

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Confidence in Qatari economy continues to grow: Banker

Market’s confidence in Qatari economy is improving. The stockmarket turnaround and the sovergein bond prices reflect  investors’ growing appetite in Qatar, according to Dr R Seetharaman (pictured), CEO of Doha Bank. He was delivering key note speech at a Financial Institutions (FI) event titled “Qatar – A sustainable performer,” hosted …

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With inflation dormant, investors downplay risks to the economy

The biggest menace to investors now is not turmoil in Washington, geopolitical risk abroad or central banks’ decisions, but something that may seem much simpler on the surface: inflation. What’s more, the risk of inflation ticking up is one of the “least apparent” dangers now, according to a new report …

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Many are happy in the gig economy

Code of conduct: Richard Laughton wants TrustSeal opened up to more firms The trade body for Britain’s burgeoning ‘gig economy’ is planning a fresh push for its code of conduct in an attempt to improve public trust in controversial online businesses. Richard Laughton, chairman of Sharing Economy UK, said he wants …

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North Korea: UN backs fresh sanctions over missile tests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNikki Hayley: Resolution “put the North Korean dictator on notice” The United Nations Security Council has agreed on fresh sanctions against North Korea over its missile programme. A resolution banning North Korean exports and limiting investments in the country was passed unanimously. …

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Mental health classes a hard sell for S.D. parents

CLOSE Thousands of children are going unserved by South Dakota’s mental health care system, which sends more money to the state psychiatric hospital instead of community-based providers that work in homes and schools. Wochit Buy Photo Phyllis Arends, executive director of National Alliance on Mental Illness Sioux Falls, speaks to …

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