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These 20 stocks in the S&P skidded as much as 21.5% during another brutal week for the market

Another difficult week for US stocks ended with shares of oil producers sliding and Ford Motor Co. tumbling further on concerns over supply shortages. The S&P 500 SPX fell 1.7% on Friday for a one-week decline of 4.6%, as investors continued to freight about the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate increases to temper inflation. Among components of …

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No insurance and denied care—Republicans leave millions in ‘Medicaid coverage gap’

In this April 27, 2021, photo, Maxine Horgan, left, and Barbara Nyden attend a Medicaid expansion rally at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. | Liv Paggiarino/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP I have terrible chronic pain that’s left me unable to work for the last few years. I can’t sleep well, and …

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These five stocks in the S&P 500 lost almost half a trillion dollars in value in one day amid widespread wipeout

A decline in gasoline prices couldn’t mask the problem that spooked investors on Sept. 13: Core consumer prices resumed their rapid increase during August. Fear of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing tightening of monetary policy to fight inflation sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -3.94% down 1,276 points (or 3.9%) to 31,104, with all 30 …

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UW doctor resigns as head of orthopedics after surgery center proposal denied

David Wahlberg | Wisconsin State Journal The longtime head of UW-Madison’s orthopedics department, whose payments from a medical device maker were the focus of federal probes and spurred more oversight of conflicts of interest, has resigned as chair after his boss denied his plan to start a surgery center largely owned by UW doctors. Dr. …

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Path cleared for new COVID-19 booster this week on Long Island, nationwide

A booster shot targeting the most contagious omicron subvariants should be available on Long Island this week — the first step in a nationwide immunization campaign to ward off a potential surge of COVID-19 cases this fall and winter, state officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday approved the use of …

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Centene’s cuts pleased investors, but may be ‘disastrous’ for St. Louis’ office market

Steph Kukuljan, Annika Merrilee CLAYTON — For decades, managed health care company Centene Corp. focused on scale. Now one of the largest in its industry, Centene is recalibrating for efficiency. The shift in strategy brought an abrupt end this week to its plans for an East Coast headquarters in North Carolina, stunning local leaders there …

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Little League World Series player was minutes from death after a fall, dad says. He soon awoke and asked if he could play in today’s game | CNN

Williamsport, PA CNN — After just this week fracturing his skull in a fall from a bunk bed, Easton “Tank” Oliverson understandably will miss his team’s opening game Friday at the Little League World Series. But, oh, did that 12-year-old still want to play. “When he asked what day it was and we told him, …

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Centene abandonment plans for East Coast headquarters

CLAYTON — Clayton-based health insurer Centene Corp. has canceled its plans for an East Coast headquarters and campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, the company said Thursday. The company attributed the decision to a massive shift toward remote work. Almost 90% of Centene’s workforce is either fully or partly remote, a spokesperson said. The $1 billion …

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