Trump Will End Health Care Cost-Sharing Subsidies

plans to end a key set of Obamacare subsidies that helped lower-income enrollees pay for health care¸ the said Thursday¸ a dramatic move that raises questions about the law’s future. The late-night announcement is part of Trump’s aggressive push to dismantle aspects of his predecessor’s signature health law after several failed attempts by Congress to repeal it earlier this year. In a series of tweets Friday morning¸ Trump called on Democrats to reach out to him to “fix” the law¸ which he called a “broken mess.”

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Get 4 Philips Hue White A19 60W Dimmable LED Smart Bulbs for just $50 – Deal Alert

This is probably the cheapest price you’re going to pay right now for these bulbs. At $49.97 for a 4-pack, you’re paying $12.49 per bulb. A very solid discount over the typical list price. Automate your lighting experience with Philips Hue and control your lights from home or away. Create light schedules from the Philips Hue App and never come home to a dark house. Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. The box includes four Philips Hue White A19 Energy Star Certified Standard light bulbs, a manual, and a two-year warranty. See this deal now on Amazon.

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IDG Contributor Network: Why investments in computer science education need data at their core

STEM education – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – is near and dear to my heart. In fact, it was my STEM education that shaped me into the leader and businesswoman I am today. But everyday math and science has advanced to encompass concepts like data science and computer programming, and that means our educational fundamentals should advance along with them.

So, I was pleased to see that last month, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce pledged $300 million to support an initiative in partnership with the Trump administration to foster computer science education and prepare students for careers in technology.

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10 Major Cloud Storage Security Slip-Ups (So Far) this Year

Accenture is the latest in a string of major companies to expose sensitive cloud data this year, following Verizon, Deloitte, and Dow Jones.

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Why the L.A. Lakers lacked coverage for TCPA violations

Lawsuits alleging violations have become relatively commonplace. Here’s why one such suit against the was not covered by the team’s D&O policy.

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2 Children¸ 1 Adult Killed After SUV Hits Bear

Three people were killed and four seriously injured when a car struck a bear and slid off a Colorado highway early Friday morning. According to the ¸ all seven people were ejected from the 2007 Chevrolet SUV. It hit the animal going westbound on Interstate 70 near Rifle¸ crossed through the eastbound lanes and settled on the southern edge of the highway. Two people were declared dead at the scene a 60-year-old man and a 7-year-old girl. A 15-year-old female died later at a hospital. Two of those injured had life-threatening injuries¸ one had serious injuries¸ and the condition of the last person was unknown.

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IDG Contributor Network: ‘ConTech’ roundup from Content Marketing World

Technology leaders are responsible for a wide range of elements related to their company’s digital presence: security, performance, scalability, business continuity, core functionality, integration with disparate systems, and increasingly playing a key role in CX processes. Historically, “content” has been an area where IT could remain blissfully uninvolved, leaving it to the marketing and business teams to write and publish whatever words and pictures they deemed beneficial. And while it’s unlikely that IT teams will start being asked to write home page copy anytime soon, spending a few days at Content Marketing World, the largest conference focused on digital content, it was immediately clear that the technology of content has matured to become a far more complex landscape, and one that digital technology teams must keep up with.

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California Wildfires Kill At Least 31 As Wind Continues To Fan Flames

Firefighters face another round of dry¸ windy conditions on Friday as they battle wildfires that have killed at least 31 people in and left hundreds missing in the heart of wine country. The most lethal wildfire event in ’s history has killed people while they sleep in their beds and prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of residents¸ warning anyone deciding to wait it out: “You are on your own.” The toll from the more than 20 fires raging across eight counties could climb¸ with more than 400 people in alone still listed as missing.

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What a Shocker: General Electric is Becoming Attractive

Investor expectations for are low. GE should consider lowering them further as an ugly year gets worse

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London market rate increases on the way: Fitch

The cost of will rise in the London market for lines affected by recent losses from the US hurricanes and Mexican earthquakes, warned Fitch Ratings, adding that price rises could extend to lines not directly hit by the catastrophes. Fitch said London market insurers will report significant reductions in 2017 earnings because of the events. It noted that Lloyd’s…

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S&P downgrades Lloyd’s outlook to negative on back of cat losses

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has downgraded its outlook on Lloyd’s to negative from stable, following catastrophe losses it sustained during the third quarter. S&P also said it expects rate increases at Lloyd’s in response to the losses. Affirming the market’s A+ financial strength rating, S&P said Lloyd’s’ estimated net losses of £3.3bn from hurricanes Harvey and Irma,…

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XL’s Q3 cat losses near $1.5bn with pricing changes predicted

XL Group has estimated pre-tax hurricane losses of $1.33bn for Harvey, Irma and Maria and a $1.48bn figure, net of reinsurance, for the third quarter when other catastrophes are taken into account. The group’s CEO, Mike McGavick, said overall market losses from the events are likely to see a change in market pricing. XL Group said Hurricane Irma was…

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Capital buffers needed to combat price bubbles, says Jarrow

Banks should carry extra capital to combat distortive effects of price bubbles, says academic

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MAXIS Global Benefits Network adds Axa Italy to network

Axa Italy has become the latest member of MAXIS Global Benefits Network (GBN), the international employee benefits network co-founded by MetLife and Axa in 1998. MAXIS GBN now has partnerships with nearly 140 member firms worldwide. It provides global service capabilities and delivers employee benefits solutions to clients in 110 markets around the world. Axa Italy has an extensive…

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California Clears Way for Self-Driving Cars

regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles published proposed rules that would govern the technology within , where for several years manufacturers have …

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The lesson of Harvey Weinstein: If you see something, say something

Women have always spoken up about sexual assault, sexual harassment and discrimination. No, really, we have. The problem is that in a patriarchal society, we’re often brushed off, we are invalidated, our concerns are minimized, we’re victim-blamed (looking right at you, Donna Karan) or we’re flat-out ignored.

Last week, as the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein broke, I was attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing thinking about how the sex and gender gap and the diversity gap in tech is often chalked up to a pipeline problem. But surrounded as I was by 18,000 other women in tech, that argument didn’t seem to hold water. The issue isn’t so much finding and hiring women in STEM; it’s keeping them in the fields.

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Inbound marketing: Give insurance prospects what they want, for free

If you’re not using inbound marketing to help build your book of business, you’re missing out on a tremendous opportunity.

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After the deluge: Salvage issues for motor vehicles after the hurricanes

Expect an uptick in vehicle after this year’s tough hurricane season.

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15 essential project management tools

Top-level project managers are in high demand, thanks to the high-level leadership, knowledge and capabilities they bring to bear on vital business projects. But having the right set of tools is also essential to project success.

Project management tools and templates not only increase team productivity and effectiveness but also prepare the organization for changes brought about by high-impact projects. To perform at their best, project managers need to make the most of tools aimed at business intelligence and analytics, business requirements, change management and project management, as well as a wide array of forms and templates.

Here we have compiled the ultimate project manager’s toolkit to help you plan, execute, monitor and successfully polish off your next high-impact project.

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Swiss international healthcare plan from Allianz Worldwide Care

Allianz Worldwide Care has launched a range of expat health plans for groups and individuals in Switzerland, in partnership with local health provider KPT and Allianz Global Assistance, combining local and international expertise in terms of access to medical networks, and helpline services. The Suisse International Healthcare Plan, which offers a ‘one-stop-shop’ for expat insurance in…

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