February 16, 2018

US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018 – United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next decade.

Bitcoin’s Price Surges Above $10,000 – But Investors Still Down $60 Billion in 2018 – After slipping below $6,000 nine days earlier, the price of Bitcoin briefly shot above $10,200 on Thursday.

February 9, 2018

Sports arbitration court upholds Olympic ban against 47 Russian athletes & coaches – The Ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected the appeals of the Russian athletes and coaches, stating that invitation to the Olympics lies within the competence of the International Olympic Committee.

Will Amazon Disrupt Health Care? – Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway recently announced they’re joining forces to tackle America’s expensive health care system. Health care is probably the most reliably growing piece of U.S. GDP — and until recently, a strong driver of inflation — but that could change as Amazon moves into that space. Scott Lanman of Bloomberg News speaks with Bloomberg reporter Spencer Soper and economist Laura Rosner of MacroPolicy Perspectives about Amazon’s history of disrupting industries, and whether or not our current health care system could go the way of bookstores.


February 5, 2018

Does Real Estate Belong In Your Investment Portfolio? – In the ideal world, the perfect investment is one that has a high rate of return year after year coupled with a low risk of losing money. Here in the real world, perfect investments don’t exist.

Castlight Health CEO warns Jeff Bezos that health tech is a ‘tough business’ – Castlight Health works with dozens of large employers, including Amazon, to help workers navigate their health benefits with its online tools.

December 22, 2017

United States: International Business And Human Rights Arbitration Proposal Gains Momentum – Between November 27-29, over 2,000 delegates gathered in Geneva to attend the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights. The central theme of this year’s Forum was “Realizing Access to Effective Remedy,” which is the third Pillar of the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“U.N. Guiding Principles”).

Many Americans don’t have a plan to pay off their debts – Four in 5 Americans are in the red, according to data from a LendingTree report provided exclusively to CNBC.com. The loan marketplace surveyed more than 1,000 consumers in July.

September 15, 2017

Bitcoin jumps nearly 10%, still down sharply for the week – Bitcoin surged nearly 10 percent on Friday, but was still on track for sharp weekly losses during a tumultuous week of trading.

Equifax Hack: The Real Estate Industry Is Just As Vulnerable – As smart cities begin to expand, it is becoming essential that real estate developers and investors keep cybersecurity top of mind. Smart buildings can improve building and tenant efficiency, but can also leave company and tenant information vulnerable to attacks.

September 8, 2017

US company debt sales power ahead as borrowing costs drop – Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found here.

Why are emotional distress damages limited in medical malpractice cases? – The law on medical malpractice claims in California is referred to as the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act, or MICRA, which has been in place since 1975 and was upheld by the California Supreme Court in 1985. One of the key features is a limit of $250,000 — total for the family — on noneconomic damages, such as grief, pain and suffering. There is no such limitation on lost income, which would be the monetary support mom would have been provided over her lifetime. Nor are future medical expenses capped for a patient who survives medical malpractice.