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Ascension and Providence St. Joseph in talks to merge:


Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks to merge and create the nation's largest hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. A merger between St. Louis-based ...


Trump says Wells Fargo's penalties for 'bad acts' could be 'substantially increased':


President Trump on Friday lashed out against Wells Fargo, insisting that fines against the embattled mega bank would not be scrapped and threatening even harsher penalties. "Fines and penalties against ...


Sen. Schumer warns that companies providing at-home DNA tests can sell genetic info:


At-home ancestry testing kits are popular presents this holiday season - but Sen. Charles Schumer cautioned Sunday that companies providing the service shouldn't be able to gift genetic information to ...


The Future Of Retail In The Age Of Amazon:




The Real Causes of the 'Retail Apocalypse':




This bakery is selling bread made from insects:


Edible bugs are gaining traction in niche markets in western countries, particularly among those seeking a gluten-free diet or wanting to protect the environment because farming insects uses less land, ...


Podcast - The Rise of Experiential Retail:


Brick-and-mortar store closures could result in one billion square feet of empty retail space. From modern art installations to stores with nothing for sale, a look at how brands are attempting to ...


Reid Hoffman: It's Time to Change Silicon Valley Culture:




For Utilities, a Link Between Customer Engagement and Better Business:




6.3 million Americans are 90 days late on their auto loan payments:


Some have started to compare what's happening in the auto loan market to the home mortgage crisis that helped trigger the Great Recession and financial crisis of 2008-2009. There are 6.3 million Americans ...


How Utilities Can Meet Millennials' Needs in a Data-Sharing Economy:




Do students buy into maker culture?:


New research reveals the groups most invested in the maker movement Maker culture is going mainstream. The maker industry is projected to grow to more than $8 billion by 2020, and with the maker ...


A merger between CVS Health and Aetna could be what the doctor ordered:




williamsworks - What kind of impact do you want to have?:


williamsworks http://williamsworks.com/ draws on over a decade of experience working with the world's most influential philanthropists, corporations and social innovators to tackle problems both global ...


These Two Banking Giants Want to Revolutionize Banking:


Visa and MasterCard released two new technological upgrades to their services, including biometrics scanning and completely removing traditional signatures during purchases. By Shelby Rogers ...


Tech companies lobby for 'Dreamers':




Chasing millions in Medicaid dollars, hospitals buy up nursing homes:


Nearly 90 percent of Indiana's 554 nursing homes have been leased or sold to county hospitals in the past 14 years, state records show, bringing in hundreds of millions in extra federal payments to the ...


A 'World Without Mind': Big Tech's Dangerous Influence:


French philosopher Rene Descartes famously said "I think, therefore I am." But in the digital age, what we think and how we live are being influenced in a big way by just a handful of tech firms: We ...


DowDuPont's Andrew Liveris: How America Can Bring Back Manufacturing:


Smokestacks belching hazardous gases, rivers so polluted they catch fire, workers in identical overalls turning bolts with wrenches: For many Americans, the word "manufacturing" conjures up negative, ...


Why the Next Phase for Fintech Is Collaboration, Not Just Competition:




Automation a Double-Edged Sword for Manufacturing Jobs:




A new report suggests a fundamental idea behind CEO pay could be 'broken':


A new study released Thursday by the investment research firm MSCI, reported earlier in the Wall Street Journal, raises questions that could seem like sacrilege in the CEO pay world. It found that ...


SoFi's plan to be the bank of the future not going so well:


Just a few years after Mike Cagney co-founded Social Finance Inc. https://www.sofi.com/ , he was already talking about how his new venture was going to "kill banks." Having built a decent business ...


Think your state has suds? These have the most craft beer breweries. Montana #3 in breweries per capita:




U.S. Chamber of Commerce suing to block rule allowing consumers to sue their banks:




Grid+ Raises $40 Million as Blockchain Fever Grows:




Podcast - How Big Data and Analytics Can Transform Manufacturing:


Manufacturing companies are fast realizing that data and analytics can help tremendously in improving operational efficiencies and business processes, and in transforming business models -- and they are ...


Creative Solutions to the Rural Doctor Shortage:


Fewer and fewer physicians are choosing to serve rural areas after graduating. What if, instead of fighting the uphill battle of recruiting more doctors, we figure out alternatives that will keep ...


Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers:


At a time when the United States is in the grip of an opioid epidemic, many insurers are limiting access to pain medications that carry a lower risk of addiction or dependence, even as they provide comparatively ...
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Health and wellness failed. It's time to earn insurance rebates, Idaho Blue Cross CEO says:


Charlene Maher took over as CEO of Blue Cross of Idaho in early 2016. She began her career as a registered nurse, then went on to work in health insurance for 25 years, including as a top executive ...

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