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Benitez defends Lejeune after costing Newcastle all three points

“Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez defended Florian Lejeune after the French centre-back conceded a second-half penalty that allowed Southampton to snatch a 2-2 draw” writes Luke Brown for independent.co.uk. Lejeune was making just his second Premier League appearance for the club after signing from Spanish side Eibar in the summer, but was guilty of needlessly bringing down Shane Long in the box to concede a late penalty kick. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Here are the best and worst states for senior healthcare

“No matter where you choose to retire, be sure to put some thought into the healthcare costs you’ll eventually come to face as a senior” writes Maurie Backman for businessinsider.com. Here are 10 states where medical care doesn’t have to cost you a fortune: Not only do these states offer relatively affordable healthcare to seniors, but they also sport a low cost of living overall.Here are 10 states where healthcare is more likely to eat up a large chunk of your nest egg: Not surprisingly, the bulk of the worst…

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The costs to fight the deadly wildfires in the West are spiraling out of control

“That would stabilize the Forest Service budget and help preserve money for fire-prevention programs” writes Don Thompson for businessinsider.com. The U.S. Forest Service is the nation’s primary wildfire-fighting agency, but the Interior Department also pays hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fire costs.Because fires are getting worse, they are eating up a bigger and bigger chunk of the overall Forest Service budget.The Forest Service budgets firefighting money each year, based on the average spent over the most recent 10 years.The Forest Service firefighting budget ran about $500 million…

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Trump celebrates healthcare stocks tanking after executive order ending key Obamacare subsidies

“Trump, who announced ending the payments Thursday night, celebrated that stocks related to the healthcare industry took a sharp dive on Friday after the news” writes Harrison Jacobs for businessinsider.com. “Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!”. Centene and Molina Healthcare, which both have significant Medicaid business and offer some individual insurance plans, dropped 3.33% and 3.37% respectively.”Obamacare has proven itself to be a fatally flawed law, and the House will continue to work with Trump administration…

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Wells Fargo stock slides after tepid growth, legal costs weigh on earnings

“Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. {s: wfc] slid 1.8% in early-morning trading Friday as the bank reported lower-than-expected revenue, and earnings muddied by a one-time charge” writes Andrea Riquier for marketwatch.com. “Over the past year we have made fundamental changes to transform Wells Fargo as part of our effort to rebuild trust and build a better bank,” CEO Tim Sloan said in a release.”We saw total average deposit growth; loan growth in our residential mortgage, credit card and subscription finance portfolios; as well as higher assets under management in…

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Oculus is now selling its Rift headset to businesses with a new bundle

“Oculus VR now plans on selling its high-end Rift headset to businesses, the company announced today at the Oculus Connect developer conference in San Jose, California” writes Oct Edt for theverge.com. The Oculus Rift for Business bundle costs $900, and includes the headset, Oculus Touch Controllers, three room sensors, an Oculus remote, and three Rift Fits.Given that all the included hardware costs $574 on its own, it seems that the rest of the $900 price tag for businesses is for the advantages of the expanded warranty, commercial use license, and…

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