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Employers could save billions by dropping workers from health plans, report shows | Fox News

A new survey of Fortune 100 companies finds that the health care overhaul, contrary to the claims of its authors, created some perverse incentives for employers to drop workers from company insurance plans.  Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee surveyed the top 100 companies about how much they spent on health care —…

Subprime Student Slaves: The Lowlife Trap of Higher Education

And the strong to seem to get more
While the weak ones slave
Empty pockets don’t ever make the grade
Mama may have, and Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own.”

We can thank the late, great Billie Holiday for those lyrics. And we can thank our higher education system for giving “the child that don’t his own”a chance to get some.

Some debt, that is.

Students, many of them adults looking to gain new skills, are being systematically ripped off and enslaved by schools and lenders, blinding them with hope about what a higher education can do for them while bilking them for billions in the process.

It’s a dirty game, and a big one at that. You probably know, because you probably owe.

But wait.

First, let me offer some insights on the market before I get to my indictments…

Why the Doom and Gloom?

So far, so good…as far as earnings season, that is. Three quarters of companies reporting, so far, have beaten Street expectations. And 81% have offered up better than expected revenue forecasts for the future.

So… why all the doom and gloom?

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Conditions As Good As They Get, What Comes After for Treasuries and Stocks?

The following is the executive summary of the Wall Street Examiner Professional Edition Housing Update. The complete report with illustrative charts and analysis is available to subscribers here. The report is also available via 30 day risk free trial. Click here for information. This is as good as it gets for the Treasury market. Primary…