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  • What $1 Million Buys You Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • Medicare Plan for Payments Irks Hospitals Tuesday, 31 May 2011 | 11:05 AM ET

    For the first time in its history, Medicare will soon track spending on millions of individual beneficiaries, reward hospitals that hold down costs and penalize those whose patients prove most expensive. The New York Times reports.

  • Quiz: Are You A Health Nut? Friday, 20 May 2011 | 2:09 PM ET
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    American spends more on health care than any other country. Do you know where it goes?

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    With health care costs skyrocketing, companies are wondering how they are going to afford coverage for their employees in the years ahead. Bloom Health in Minneapolis re-thought the traditional managed care model and came up with something different.

  • CEO Blog: A New Era of Patient Safety Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
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    Over the last 20 years, Americans have witnessed unprecedented advances in care of hospitalized patients. Improved diagnostic procedures, quantum leaps in medical technology, enhanced treatments and a public now familiar with the concept of preventative medical care all mean that healthcare – especially in the hospital – has changed to meet the health care needs of today’s patients.

  • Japan & Middle-East Won't Hurt These Sectors Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 2:27 AM ET
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    With stocks shrugging off the wall of worry in the first quarter, the second quarter could prove to be a less rewarding time for those long equity markets as central banks begin to tighten policy via rate hikes or withdrawing extraordinary measures.

  • Retiree Health Care Costs Drop, for Now: Fidelity Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 11:27 AM ET
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    A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $230,000 to pay for medical expenses throughout retirement, not including nursing-home care. That's 8% lower, but a Fidelity executive says that decrease is temporary.