The quiet end of the Medicaid private option

Several states seem to be leaving premium assistance for private insurance behind in exchange for work requirements. Comments close soon on New Hampshire’s new Medicaid waiver application. The Granite State is one of several states to already have a work requirement approved, and they want to continue it, which is what understandably gets the most attention. But New Hampshire is

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Battle to clean up the air we breathe | Letters

Further research is needed on the link between children’s mental health and pollution, says Robin Russell-Jones, expanding electric vehicle infrastructure will help London, says Andy Boland, and incinerators should also be targeted in the capital, says Michael Ryan The link between cognitive performance and air pollution is very worrying but not surprising (High pollution levels ‘causing huge reduction in intelligence’,

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Apple Holds 41 Percent Share Of Smartwatch Market

As global smartwatch shipments grew by 37 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, Apple has maintained dominance in the category with a 41 percent market share. And, while 90 percent of smartwatches currently shipped do not have cellular capabilities, smartwatch makers are looking to add that functionality to their devices, Counterpoint Research said in a press release. “Back in Q4

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Coke Looks For Coffee Buzz With Costa Buy

A coffeehouse chain acquisition generated a bit of buzz for Coca-Cola on Friday (Aug. 31). The company said it will buy Costa, a coffee chain, for $5.1 billion. As part of the deal, Coca-Cola will take over the 4,000 Costa outlets from the U.K.’s Whitbread, and, as Reuters noted, brings Coca-Cola “into one of the few bright spots” across the packaged

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Weebly Unveils New Features For Mobile App

In an update to its standalone product, Weebly unveiled multiple eCommerce features for its mobile app. The rollout comes as Weebly seeks to make the mobile phone a “new back office,” according to reports. “This is what our customers were requesting,” Weebly CEO David Rusenko told a reporter. “People are taking their entrepreneurial lifestyle and having the freedom to work on things

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In San Fran, Scooters Make (Controlled) Return

Turns out scooters may be slowing to a crawl. In the wake of the continued controversy over bike and scooter “littering,” one major proving ground — the city of San Francisco — has granted permits to only two dockless, bike-renting companies. The permits have gone to Skip and Scoot, reports CNET, and the duo survived the jockeying of 12 total

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You May Kiss The Bride — After You Shop Online

When in doubt, bet on digital. That arguably describes the recent acquisition of Seattle-based Blueprint Registry, an online universal gift registry, by David’s Bridal, the privately held wedding retail chain that traces its roots back to the first years after World War II. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal is the latest move bringing more digital commerce to the

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