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Heat Wave: Power Bills and Power Options

During the U.S.’s initial spring lockdown, the weather was rather temperate in most areas of the country. By the time COVID-19 outbreaks started becoming more rampant nationwide, summer was in full swing. This made for uncomfortable conditions in terms of social distancing guidelines. For example, the pandemic forced hundreds of restaurants to seat more patrons…

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Employers: Lessons From the Pandemic

We’ve learned a lot about infectious diseases this year, as well as how to adapt our lifestyles in response to a pandemic. It will be interesting to see if and how U.S. businesses adjust their operational models to account for the potential for future pandemics or other catastrophic events. According to the employment-population ratio, nearly…

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What’s Going on in Real Estate?

Overall, the U.S. residential real estate market has held up fairly well so far during the global pandemic. Industry experts say that the current economic decline is expected to affect retirement a bit differently than the Great Recession, largely due to housing prices remaining strong in many areas of the country.1 One reason is because,…

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Deep Dive Into Drug Prices

The high cost of prescription medications continues to afflict Americans. Despite an ongoing focus by the Trump administration — including recent executive orders containing potential changes — the government has not imposed significant regulations that have helped curb price growth.1 As a result, maintenance drug prices have increased out-of-pocket spending for about 30% of Americans…

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What the Pay Disparity Means for America

Women remain behind the curve compared to men when it comes to equal pay. With the surge of unemployment caused by the pandemic, this situation appears to have worsened. More women than men have lost their jobs in recent months. The unemployment rate for black women is higher than that of white women, black men…

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Home Health: Has the Time Come?

The health care industry has been trying to contain expenses through technology offering medical services to people at home. Some insurance plans offer a 24-hour nurse line, allowing you to call a nurse for advice in the middle of the night about a child’s high fever rather than rush to the emergency room. Some providers…

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The High Price of Health Care in America

If the U.S. health-care sector was a separate country, it would be the fourth largest economy in the world when measured by gross domestic product. Currently, the nation spends an average of $3.5 trillion annually on health care, more than Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom combined.1 If…

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College Disrupted

Colleges all over the country have introduced incoming freshmen to orientation online, an entirely different experience. The online format offers several advantages in that more information can be presented and web pages bookmarked for future reference. This may be preferable to the barrage of information students normally receive during a seemingly rushed one-to-two-day orientation. However,…

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Keeping an Eye on Hurricane Season

As if the U.S. doesn’t have enough concerns, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts a busier-than-usual hurricane season this year. The organization expects 13 to 19 named storms between June 1 and Nov. 30, 2020, with as many as six major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or…

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Dealing with Financial Hardship

A recent poll found that nearly one out of every five Americans are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdowns.1 With reported infections soaring in recent weeks, financial stress could affect even more citizens as various areas of the country struggle to contain the pandemic. However, what may happen in the…

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