Oregon to cover health-related climate costs

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon is about to become the first state in the nation to cover the costs of climate change for certain low-income patients under its Medicaid program as the normally temperate Pacific Northwest sees longer heat waves and more intense wildfires. The new initiative, scheduled to take effect in 2024, would cover payments … Read more

Health experts alarmed by President Biden’s view that pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “If you … Read more

Should your small business get a loan to cover the rising costs of inflation? This may help you decide.

Small business owners have spent years trying to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now inflation has thrown a wrench in the recovery’s progress. Four in five businesses report that rising prices have had a significant impact on their operations, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Index for the … Read more

As small businesses raise prices, some customers push back

NEW YORK — Inflation doesn’t just cost small businesses money. It also costs them customers. At the Bushwick Grind Cafe in Brooklyn, New York, Kymme Williams-Davis raised prices and diversified to deal with rising prices for milk, coffee, paper goods and plastic, as well as shortages of items such as paper cups and plastic covers. … Read more

Millennial Money: Why You Should Increase Your Credit Limits Now | Health and fitness

Relying on a credit limit in a shaky economy is equivalent to expecting a weak bridge to weather a storm and carry you to survival. It is not unusual for credit card issuers to minimize their risk by reducing credit limits or closing accounts when there is potential for economic distress. Credit card issuers took … Read more

Almost everyone fails the investment literacy test

Are you ready for today’s retirement investing pop quiz? Which of the major asset classes is most correlated with inflation, performing better when inflation is higher and worse when it is lower? I bet you answered gold or maybe commodities in general. And you are not wrong, undefined you focus on the correlation of short-term … Read more

A hostage? ‘The Patient’ Tests Steve Carell’s Will | Entertainment

Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson did extensive research on therapists and patients before embarking on FX’s 10-episode series, The Patient. But they knew they couldn’t create characters based on other situations. “You don’t play with the research,” explains Karel. “Because then it’s very thin. You try to arrive on the first day as prepared as … Read more

I am 62, single and have never had a retirement account. I have $100,000 to invest, but is it too late?

I am a 62 year old single male and have never had a retirement account. I own both my home and a rental property that are paid off and have no other liabilities. I have $100,000 in savings that I would like to invest for retirement. At my current job I save $10,000 a month … Read more

This investment strategy acts on 18 trends to reduce your risk when the stock market is volatile

Managed futures strategies can be useful for investors during times of economic uncertainty. The strategies seek to take advantage of price trends – up or down – and produce positive returns that offset declines elsewhere. Having some money dedicated to a managed futures strategy can reduce overall portfolio risk and potentially prevent an investor from … Read more

Planning a big trip for the holidays? How to make sense of travel insurance.

After years of waiting and delaying, many retirees plan to travel for the holidays and winter months. Booking in advance can be a good way to secure lower prices, but how can you protect your travel investment? Travel insurance is part of the answer and there are different ways to book travel which can mean … Read more