Americans, tired of high-priced drugs, are fighting back

Americans, tired of high-priced drugs, are fighting back

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Americans, tired of high-priced drugs, are fighting back
IF ONE concern unites Americans, it is the high prices of prescription drugs. One incident in particular tarnished much of the pharma industry: in 2015 the price of an antiparasitic drug, Daraprim, jumped from $13.50 to $750 per pill. But large price increases remain stubbornly commonplace (see chart). According to IQVIA, a health-data firm, the […]
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New Epson Document Scanners Designed for Small Business Receipt and Invoice Management

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New Epson Document Scanners Designed for Small Business Receipt and Invoice Management
The new Epson document scanners have been designed so small businesses and home users can easily digitize financial documents to organize and share them. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Tech startups are reviving point-of-sale lending

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Tech startups are reviving point-of-sale lending
Young people dislike big banks. But they still want consumer credit Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Ryanair’s battle with its unions gets nasty

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Ryanair’s battle with its unions gets nasty
Passengers should prepare for more delays and cancellations Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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As private-equity firms mature, the way they buy and sell is changing

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As private-equity firms mature, the way they buy and sell is changing
They are reshaping Wall Street’s ecosystem Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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How the medical-tourism business thrives

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How the medical-tourism business thrives
More people are going under the knife abroad Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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How bosses should respond to the sound of the clock ticking

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How bosses should respond to the sound of the clock ticking
Companies have to balance living in the moment against long-term planning Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Netflix suffers a big wobble

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Netflix suffers a big wobble
EVEN the most celebrated firms have their hiccups. On July 16th Netflix, an online-streaming giant, presented disappointing news to investors: it had added just 5.2m new subscribers in the second quarter of 2018, well below its projected number of 6.2m. Shares plunged by 14%; they have since recovered some ground. This most recent bout of […]
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The stress that kills American workers

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The stress that kills American workers
WORK can make you sick and shorten your life. That is the argument of a hard-hitting book* by Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In an obvious way, that claim is outdated. Health-and-safety rules help explain why deaths from accidents in American workplaces fell by 65% between 1970 and 2015. […]
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The case for treating disabled travellers better

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The case for treating disabled travellers better
TRAVELLING for work can be expensive, uncomfortable and unpleasant, even for those without a mobility issue. But spare a thought for people who do, many of whom get appalling service from train firms and airlines around the world. The latest case to have hit the headlines is that of Tanyalee Davis, a Canadian living in […]
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Why the euro zone hasn’t seen more cross-border bank mergers

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Why the euro zone hasn’t seen more cross-border bank mergers
MERGERS of euro-area banks from different countries, a banker jokes, are “very much like teenage sex. There’s a lot of talk, but little action. And when it does happen, there’s a lot of disappointment.” In recent months gossip has linked each of France’s three biggest banks (BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and Société Générale), as well […]
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First unified threat management system for SMEs launched

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First unified threat management system for SMEs launched
Red Piranha, an end-to-end cyber security products developer, has announced the launch of Crystal Eye – the first Australian-made Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform designed specifically for SM… Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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MoviePass’s useful financial horror show

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MoviePass’s useful financial horror show
There goes $242m EVEN by the standards of Hollywood, it sounds an unlikely pitch—an app that offers almost unlimited access to cinemas for $10 a month. The service, called MoviePass, pays cinemas full price for nearly every ticket that filmgoers use. By design, it loses more money the more people use it. The ending seems […]
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What really happened to EgyptAir Flight 804?

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What really happened to EgyptAir Flight 804?
GULLIVER is not the type of person to kick up a fuss on his travels, least of all when lucky enough to be at the front of the plane. But his patience was pushed to the limit a couple of years ago, when his EgyptAir flight from Cairo to London was blighted by the near-constant […]
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A welcome upgrade to apprenticeships

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A welcome upgrade to apprenticeships
THE Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in South Yorkshire, England, looks like the very model of a modern industrial site—bright, shiny, airy and clean. In June 1984 it was the site of a traumatic moment in British history—the Battle of Orgreave, when picketing miners clashed with police as they tried to stop lorries collecting supplies […]
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A Chinese music-video app is making WeChat sweat

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A Chinese music-video app is making WeChat sweat
A PUBLIC spat between two warring and wildly popular Chinese apps has had the feel of a teenage dance-off. “Sorry, Douyin Fans”, ran an article from the short-video app on its WeChat account, in which it accused the mobile-messaging service of disabling links to Douyin’s most popular videos. “All hail Douyin the drama queen,” retorted […]
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Big corporates’ quest to be hip is helping WeWork

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Big corporates’ quest to be hip is helping WeWork
WITH his flowing locks and hip clothes Adam Neumann, co-founder and chief executive of WeWork, looks less like a property baron than the frontman of a rock group. He speaks expansively on the subjects of character, destiny and God. His four-year-old daughter wanders through his office during an interview with The Economist. Yet Mr Neumann, […]
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Airbus and Boeing are tightening their hold on the sky

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Airbus and Boeing are tightening their hold on the sky
AT A glitzy party in Toulouse on July 10th Airbus, Europe’s aerospace giant, revealed its “newest” plane. But many aviation buffs might find it familiar. It was a repainted C-Series aircraft—originally developed by Bombardier of Canada—a project in which Airbus bought a 50.01% stake on July 1st. Airbus welcomed the aircraft into its family of […]
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Glencore faces a DoJ probe stretching from Africa to the Americas

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Glencore faces a DoJ probe stretching from Africa to the Americas
IT EMERGED on July 2nd that Hollywood may make “The King of Oil”, a film about Marc Rich, an American-Swiss commodities trader who became a fabulously rich fugitive from American justice. On July 3rd Glencore, the firm founded by Mr Rich, said America’s Department of Justice (DoJ) had requested documents regarding its compliance with corruption […]
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China’s new $15bn tech fund emulates SoftBank’s Vision Fund

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China’s new $15bn tech fund emulates SoftBank’s Vision Fund
THE story of China Merchants Group began in the 1870s. After its defeats in the Opium wars, the Qing government tried to learn from the West by adopting foreign technology and encouraging new commercial ventures, including China Merchants. The banking-to-shipping conglomerate, based in Hong Kong, has since evolved into one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises, […]
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Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination

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Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination
IT IS rare to see the words “Canada” and “world domination” in the same sentence. The country’s cannabis producers want to change that. With an eye on October 17th, the date on which recreational marijuana will become legal, medical-cannabis firms have been expanding at home and talking up their global ambitions in a most un-Canadian […]
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Politics is becoming a minefield for the travel and hospitality business

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Politics is becoming a minefield for the travel and hospitality business
TRAVELLERS come in all different stripes. So it is generally not wise for the chief executive of a major airline to say something like this about a controversial presidential stance: “This policy and its impact on thousands of children is in deep conflict with [our] mission and we want no part of it.” But that […]
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User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss

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User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss
IT OFTEN arrives as you stroll from the kerb to your front door. An e-mail with a question: how many stars do you want to give your Uber driver? Rating systems like the ride-hailing firm’s are essential infrastructure in the world of digital commerce. Just about anything you might seek to buy online comes with […]
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The rich world needs higher real wage growth

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The rich world needs higher real wage growth
CENTRAL bankers and economists have spilled much ink in recent years on the question of why wages have not grown more. The average unemployment rate in advanced economies is 5.3%, lower than before the financial crisis. Yet even in America, the hottest rich-world economy, pay is growing by less than 3% annually. This month the […]
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A maverick French telecoms firm attempts Italian conquest

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A maverick French telecoms firm attempts Italian conquest
From Station F to Milano Centrale “CHOOSE truth. Choose Iliad,” entreats the voice-over of a television advertisement after images of President Donald Trump speechifying and footballers feigning injuries flash across the screen. That may seem pretentious for a mobile provider, but the advert is part of Iliad’s entry into Italy, which began on May 29th. […]
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The Recent Sales Report Gave Management Some Bad Vibes

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The Recent Sales Report Gave Management Some Bad Vibes
They’ll never stop coming up with clever ways to break bad news to your team. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Abraaj, a private-equity firm, files for provisional liquidation

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Abraaj, a private-equity firm, files for provisional liquidation
UNTIL recently the Abraaj Group, a private-equity firm based in Dubai, was riding high. It was one of just a few such firms focused on emerging markets, and a darling of “impact investors”, who seek social or environmental returns, not just financial ones. Assets under management of $13.6bn made it the largest private-equity firm in […]
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