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IronHealth Launches Provider Protection for Bundled Payment Contracts

IronHealth, the specialty healthcare unit of Ironshore Inc., has introduced a program to protect healthcare providers from the financial risks associated with bundled payment contracts. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as well as commercial payors and self-funded … Continue reading

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Unions Urge Amtrak to Put 2nd Crew Member in Locomotives

The union for Amtrak’s locomotive engineers urged the railroad on Tuesday to put a second crew member at the controls of trains on the busy Northeast Corridor, where a derailment killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. “The … Continue reading

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NFP Acquires Horenberg Insurance Services in Maryland

NFP, a New York City-based provider of employee benefits, property/casualty insurance, retirement and wealth management services, announced it has acquired Horenberg Insurance Services Inc., an independent agency in Burtonsville, Maryland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. NFP said the … Continue reading

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Insurance Pros: What Are Your Thoughts on Climate Change?

President Barack Obama and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush declared a war of words within the war on climate change this week. The two diametrically opposed politicians’ verbal clash in the media may be portentous glimpse at one of the … Continue reading

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Rocket Internet eyes IPOs for fashion, food groups: magazine

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German e-commerce investor Rocket Internet aims to list the shares in two of its holdings, Global Fashion Group and Global Online Takeaway Group, eight months after its own initial public share offer, monthly Manager Magazin said. Shares … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage slips to 3.84 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged slightly lower this week after rising for three straight weeks. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ticked down to 3.84 percent this week … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Inch Lower Ahead of Holiday Weekend

Mortgage rates moved tentatively lower today.  The pace was only slightly better than yesterday when it was all but undetectable.  To those expecting more improvement based on trading levels in the bond markets that drive rates, it might seem a … Continue reading

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Fidelity’s take on life after quantitative easing (QE)

Despite speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June, minutes from the Fed’s April policy meeting released this week reveal a rate hike is highly unlikely.  According to the minutes, the Fed’s committee expressed doubts that the … Continue reading

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Detroit prosecutors join criminal probe of Takata over air bags

DETROIT (Reuters) – Prosecutors in Detroit have joined the U.S. federal probe into Takata Corp’s (7312.T) defective air bag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan and … Continue reading

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McDonald’s CEO ‘proud’ of pay hike as protests continue

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was “incredibly proud” of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its … Continue reading

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