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Utah Denies Health Coverage to Woman Diagnosed with Cancer

Utah’s Public Employee Health Program (PEHP) is denying health coverage to a woman diagnosed with cancer. The Utah woman, Tara Vandersteen, is not eligible for coverage under her husband’s, Rick Stuart’s, plan even after they “have lived together as man and wife” for 14 years, according to KUTV. Vandersteen will not receive healthcare from PEHP, […]

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More Doctors Seeking Salaries

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is shaking up the health industry in more ways than one. Many formerly independent physicians and specialists are rushing for salaried positions at their nearest health network. For many previously fee-for-service independents, this will naturally result in a pay cut. But doctors are willing to sacrifice some income in exchange […]

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Furniture Store Owner Spends $7 Million on Super Bowl Giveaway

Crazy promotions are nothing new to the furniture industry and in recent years, a handful of store owners have even gone viral because of their outlandish commercials. Add Houston Furniture Gallery owner Jim McIngvale to the list of those who aren’t afraid to put themselves firmly in the public eye. After a promotion on NFL […]

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A Dental Crisis Could be Looming Across America

There’s a dental crisis looming in this country, experts warn. Many people who can’t afford dental insurance are foregoing routine checkups and cleanings, and hesitating to visit the dentist while a problem is small and not yet severe. But even once the problem becomes too severe to ignore any longer, many people choose to visit […]

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Address Issues of Cash Flow, Expansion with a Small Business Loan

Surviving as a small business in 2014 won’t be any easier than it has been in the past. Even as Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles I. Plosser predicts the economy will grow significantly this year, dropping the unemployment rate to 6.5%, the fact is 80% of all small businesses will still fail. The Realities of […]

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The Changing Face of Plastic Surgery in America

When people think of plastic surgery, they usually think of Hollywood — not San Antonio. However, according to a list released by online cosmetic surgery community RealSelf, San Antonio is the city whose residents are most interested in plastic surgery. With 83 views per 1,000 residents, San Antonio came in with the highest number of […]

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Should Anti-Texting Laws Extend from the Road to the Sidewalk?

Car accidents are an unfortunately normal occurrence in the United States, with over 10.8 million reported to authorities every year. The causes for this high volume vary from the unavoidable, like mechanical failures and inclement weather, to man-made issues, like drunk driving and texting. The latter causes an estimated 25% of all automobile accidents in […]

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California Drought Continues to Raise Worries

Drought conditions continue to worsen throughout much of California and southern Oregon, weeks after California governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. Currently, over two thirds of the State of California is experiencing “extreme” drought, the second-worst category on the drought scale. (For comparison, during the 2007 drought, only 35% of the state experienced […]

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Cupid Losing His Touch? Mother Nature is Showing No Love This year.

Valentine’s Day’s warming vibes haven’t managed to work their way to the weather this year, as the brutal winter of 2014 continued over the last week. A storm that raged up and down the East Coast and Southern United States has delayed thousands of flights and deliveries, thwarting lots of romantic plans. Unfortunately, it has […]

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More Americans Brewing Their Own Moonshine

Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners brings to light what we all know, but do not talk about. In spite of questionable legality, Americans brew moonshine at home. What many do not realize is that more people are distilling moonshine than ever before — at home and in a professional setting. Moonshine Then and Now Legal disputes about […]