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Gates Foundation awarding up to $100,000 grants for college apps

Gates Foundation awarding up to $100,000 grants for college apps | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will award up to 30 grants of $50,000 to $100,000 for apps, websites or other online tools that help low-income students graduate from college.
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This Princeton health economist thinks Obamacare’s marketplaces are doomed

This Princeton health economist thinks Obamacare’s marketplaces are doomed | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Uwe Reinhardt argues Obamacare has already entered a death spiral.
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Why Coach will Be Stocked In Fewer Department Stores

Why Coach will Be Stocked In Fewer Department Stores | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

About 250 department stores no longer will be selling Coach purses, handbags. 

Coach will soon pull the company’s handbags and leather goods out of about 250 department stores across North America, a move away from discounting that has hurt the fashion brand’s luxury perception with shoppers.

On Tuesday, Coach  COH -0.13%  executives said that in the current fiscal year 2017, the handbag, accessories and leather-goods maker would remove its products from about 25% of the roughly 1,000 wholesale locations where it currently sells its goods across the U.S. and Canada. The company also intends to reduce the markdowns that Coach will allow department stores to take in that channel, citing the high level of promotions currently embraced by that segment of retail.

 

“While we understand that customers may use department stores for trial and shopping across brands, the high level of promotional impressions created negatively impacts our long-term brand health,” Chief Executive Victor Luis told analysts during a presentation.

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Mylan CEO on EpiPens: The system rewards higher prices

Mylan CEO on EpiPens: The system rewards higher prices | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Price increases on lifesaving EpiPens have parents outraged — but the CEO of the company that makes them said no one's more frustrated than she, pointing to other players in an "outdated" health-care system. 

 

"The system incentivizes higher prices," Mylan CEO Heather Bresch told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Thursday. 

The price of EpiPens, a lifesaving medication and delivery system for people with severe allergies, has increased more than 400 percent in the past decade.

The price hikes have gotten national scrutiny. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called the increases "outrageous," saying they put "profits ahead of patients." Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has written Mylan asking how EpiPen's prices were determined. 

"No one's more frustrated than me," Bresch said. "My frustration is, the list price is $608. There is a system. I laid out that there are four or five hands that the product touches, and companies that it goes through before it ever gets to that patient at the counter. Everyone should be frustrated. I'm hoping that this is an inflection point for this country." 

Mylan responded on Thursday by expanding already existing programsfor patients who are facing higher out-of-pocket costs.

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An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend lives or tarnish his career.
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ELMORE - Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program - Florida Hardest Hit Fund

ELMORE - Elderly Mortgage Assistance Program - Florida Hardest Hit Fund | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Thank you for using the official Florida Elderly Mortgage Assistance (ELMORE) Program Website!

This site contains all the information you will need to learn how to apply for the Florida ELMORE program. You may download facts about the program (En Español), answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) (En Español) and other information that may be helpful to you. 

Once you review this information, if you have further questions and/or want to apply, please call the toll-free ELMORE Application and Information Line at 1-(800) 601-3534. This application/information line is open and staffed with live certified ELMORE advisors on Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., closed on Saturday & Sunday.


The federal government has allocated funding to assist senior homeowners with a reverse mortgage remain in their homes by providing eligible borrowers up to $50,000 to bring their property taxes, homeowner's insurance, flood insurance and/or homeowners/condo association dues (property charges) current, to the extent that these property charges have been paid on behalf of the senior homeowner by the servicer of their reverse mortgage. The senior homeowner may also be eligible to have up to 12 months of future property charges paid on their behalf, as well. The program is available in all 67 counties in the State. 

Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Must be a Florida resident and a legal US resident/legal alien;
  • Must occupy property as primary residence;
  • Total household income (including all persons living in the home age 18 years and older) must be less than 140% of the area median income (AMI) as provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD);
  • If there has been a bankruptcy, it must be discharged or dismissed; and
  • Must have suffered a hardship that has resulted in the inability to repay the amounts advanced on their behalf by their mortgage loan servicer to pay property charges (see the FAQs for examples of acceptable hardships).


Click here to download the ELMORE "Frequently Asked Questions" document, which contains the complete list of Florida ELMORE eligibility requirements and program benefits. 

 

 

Apply Now:

Once you review this information, if you have further questions and/or want to apply, please call the toll-free ELMORE Application and Information Line at 1-(800) 601-3534. This application/information line is open and staffed with live certified ELMORE advisors on Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., closed on Saturday & Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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To contact someone who can assist you or answer your questions, please call toll-free ELMORE Application and Information Line at 1-(800) 601-3534.

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Native American nations unite to protest proposed North Dakota pipeline

Native American nations unite to protest proposed North Dakota pipeline | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Between 200 and 400 Native Americans have continued to protest the Dakota Access pipeline, a $3.78 billion project that aims to see a pipeline constructed across four states in the central United States.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have had restraining orders filed against them and some were even arrested, including tribe chief, David Archambault II.  “We don't want this black snake within our Treaty boundaries," he reportedly told Indian Country Today.

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe believe that the proposed 1,100 mile long pipeline would endanger the environment, including the lakes and rivers it would pass under.

“They’re going under the river 500 yards from my son’s grave, my father’s grave, my aunt who I buried last week,” said Ladonna Allard, a member of the Standing Rock nation and the closest landowner to the proposed pipeline. “I really love my land, and if that pipeline breaks everything is gone.”
The pipeline is designed to carry 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken/Three Forks formations in North Dakota to a terminus near Patoka, Illinois, crossing the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

The protest comes months after the Keystone XL pipeline, a similar pipeline in length, was shut down by public pressure. in November of 2015.
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Top 10 Brand Monitoring Tools for 2016

Top 10 Brand Monitoring Tools for 2016 | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Brand monitoring is an important yet often overlooked aspect of online marketing.
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The Stupid & Smart Way To Recruit Via Email And Social Media

The Stupid & Smart Way To Recruit Via Email And Social Media | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
These two well-known forms of communication if used strategically, can save time when recruiting, increase engagement with potential candidates and help boost employer brand.
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Meet Vietnam’s Google Map Makers

Meet Vietnam’s Google Map Makers | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

A group of Vietnamese travel enthusiasts, hailing from all walks of life, have joined together to help complete the Google Map of Vietnam, free of charge to the technology giant.

The 15-member Google Map Maker team in Vietnam is entrusted by Google to approve and deny requests for new locations in the Southeast Asian country, while consistently updating sites and improving the map’s quality.

The ‘mappers’ include an engineer, a doctor in physics, a project manager, a university lecturer, a director of a brewery business, a former soldier, a miner, and other citizens selected for their dedication to improving the map’s thoroughness in Vietnam.

“We all started off as mischievous spammers who made random requests to the Google Maps site just for fun,” Le Bach, a 36-year-old from Hanoi, the leader of the map making team, said.

“We later became aware that making accurate requests would help improve the service for anyone in Vietnam and make it easier for users to reach their destinations,” he continued.

After studying the English tutorial, Bach began requesting new sites be added to Vietnam’s map in 2010 and was authorized by Google, with the approval of local recommendations, five years later.

“The team members are trying to complete the map and have translated all guidance materials into Vietnamese to help locals make their own contributions by requesting that new locations be added,” the leader stated.

Pham Van Manh, a 26-year-old miner and one of the map makers, stated that he began using the mapping service in 2011 and was granted the privilege to verify requests in 2015.

“It has become a habit for me to log on to the site on a daily basis,” Manh affirmed.

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The ice bucket challenge has funded a huge breakthrough in ALS research

The ice bucket challenge has funded a huge breakthrough in ALS research | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

What started as an internet video, someone, somewhere, dumping ice water on their head to bring attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), quickly became a global phenomenon.  Once picked up by celebrities, the concept flourished and, in 2014, the ice bucket challenge went viral.
Two years later, we see the efforts begin to pay off.  A discovery has been made toward the prevention of a kind of ALS.
More than 80 researchers across 11 countries began to collaborate, thanks to the funds provided by the ice bucket challenges which almost always pointed people toward a donation.  The researchers were able to locate a risk gene associated with ALS called NEK1.  By locating this risk gene, they believe they can treat this for of ALS and even prevent it before it begins.
“Global collaboration among scientists, which was really made possible by ALS Ice Bucket Challenge donations, led to this important discovery,” John Landers, lead author of the study and member of the University of Massachusetts’ Medical School, said in a statement. “It is a prime example of the success that can come from the combined efforts of so many people, all dedicated to finding the causes of ALS.”
The ice bucket challenge was dismissed by many as a goof.  It turns out that we can have fun and still fix things.
 
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Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle battle for the bralette business

Victoria’s Secret and American Eagle battle for the bralette business | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

Victoria’s Secret may be the first name in women’s lingerie, but with the emerging bralette trend, American Eagle Outfitters Inc.’s Aerie brand is gaining ground.

Lingerie drawers are getting a makeover with more women pushing aside their padded, push-up bras in favor of bralettes, an unlined undergarment that has gained in popularity with millennials and stylish women who are fond of more sheer fashions.

 
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Malaria in Venezuela – ignored by government – now threatens neighboring countries

Malaria in Venezuela – ignored by government – now threatens neighboring countries | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

For Venezuela’s deeply anti-American socialist regime, it would have seemed a point of pride that malaria was well control for decades.

After all, the South American nation was certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eradicated the mosquito-borne disease in 1961, nine years ahead of the United States.

But, in fact, under the watch of socialist presidents Hugo Chávez and Nicolás Maduro, and aided by the economic crisis that has overwhelmed the nation, malaria cases have skyrocketed almost as quickly as the inflation rate in the last few years.

And the epidemic – made more serious by medicine shortages and the government’s refusal to acknowledge a problem – is threatening to spread into neighboring Brazil and Colombia.

According to the WHO’s 2015 World Malaria Report, Venezuela spent less than a dollar per person at-risk of contracting the illness on malaria control – the second-lowest figure in the region.

 

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Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets

Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world's most crime-ridden countries.
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Ashley Madison Blasted Over Fake Security Award

Ashley Madison Blasted Over Fake Security Award | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

How not to do data security

If a company’s main product is discreet sexual services, it should probably lock down its customer data good and tight. Ashley Madison, a website for adultery, took a different approach: it employed terrible safeguards, and sought instead to reassure users by posting a fake icon called “trusted security award” on its website.

Those are the conclusions of a damning report from Canadian and Australian privacy regulators, who have been investigating Ashley Madison over a calamitous data breach that occurred last year. The breach saw hackers steal the names and emails of 36 million Ashley Madison members, and then post them publicly as part of an apparent blackmail campaign.

The privacy report, released on Tuesday, described a host of security failings, while pointing Ashley Madison knew exactly how important discretion and secrecy was to its users.

Specific security failings included leaving an important password on a shared Google Drive, and storing encryption keys and passwords in plain text. And then there’s the “award.”

“Finally, with respect to transparency, investigators found that at the time of the breach, the home page of the Ashley Madison website included various trustmarks suggesting a high level of security, including a medal icon labelled “trusted security award,” says a release related to the report.

 

A spokesperson for Ashley Madison pointed to a company blog post about the report. In the post, Ashley Madison’s new CEO explains the company is investing in new security measures as part of a process to rebuild consumer trust.

 

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New finance chief for Michaels

New finance chief for Michaels | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

The Michaels Companies, named Denise Paulonis as executive VP – CFO, effective Aug. 29. The appointment is part of the retailer’s previously announced CFO succession plan.



Paulonis, currently senior VP – finance, succeeds Chuck Sonsteby, vice chairman and CFO. He will continue to serve as vice chairman and will retain executive responsibility for the growth and integration of Lamrite West and the management of Aaron Brothers stores.



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167 Jobs at Gilt, BuzzFeed, Skillshare, and Hometeam - Uncubed

167 Jobs at Gilt, BuzzFeed, Skillshare, and Hometeam - Uncubed | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
We've got some serious job action for you at Buzzfeed, Gilt, Skillshare, and Hometeam.
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The 3 Most Expensive Mistakes Family Caregivers are Making and How to Prevent Them - Miami Home Care Services

The 3 Most Expensive Mistakes Family Caregivers are Making and How to Prevent Them - Miami Home Care Services | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Want to find out how family caregivers can get help at home for an elderly parent without going broke in the process? Download our simple 3 Step and 5 point check list that will make it easy and effective.
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Voice of OC: Olympians Validate Vietnamese American Practice of Cupping

Voice of OC: Olympians Validate Vietnamese American Practice of Cupping | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Where the conversation about Asian America Begins
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Two 'Survivor' castaways from South Florida

Two 'Survivor' castaways from South Florida | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

CBS's "Survivor" reality series returns Sept. 21 for its 33rd season with new twists and 20 adventurous castaways. And two of them are from South Florida.

They are Fort Lauderdale real estate agent Justin "Jay" Starrett, 27, and Sugarloaf Key boat mechanic Paul Wachter, 52.

As in recent years, the show will follow a theme this season: tribes based on generations.

Producers have cast 10 millennials and 10 Generation Xers who will have to outsmart one another to capture the top prize: $1 million and bragging rights of being the ultimate survivor. Millennials are described as the largest living generational group today by the Pew Research Center and these young adults are generally defined as being between ages 18 to 34.

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Is this really the end for the chief digital officer? | ZDNet

Is this really the end for the chief digital officer? | ZDNet | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Once hyped as the next big thing, has the time of the CDO come and gone?
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US to end federal use of private prisons

US to end federal use of private prisons | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it

In many ways, we have the global attention Bernie Sanders brought to the private prison industry to thank.  He pointed out the failings of allowing private companies to profit off of imprisonment, blatantly stating that "we cannot fix our criminal justice system if corporations are allowed to profit from mass incarceration".
He's right and the US Justice department agrees.  "They do not save substantially on costs and ... they do not maintain the same level of safety and security," Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said explaining the decision.
Over the next five years, contracts with 13 private prisons will be reviewed and and allowed to expire.  Stock values of private prisons dropped sharply after the decision was made public, with one company, Corrections Corp of America, dropping almost 50%.

This comes after an Inspector General's report released this month found that private prisons saw higher rates of violent incidents and rule infractions compared to state-run prisons.
After the decision, Sanders made a public statement, referring to the move as "an important step in the right direction", and that it is "an international embarrassment that we put more people behind bars than any other country on Earth... due in large part to private prisons".
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Gawker.com to shut down next week

Gawker.com to shut down next week | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Gawker.com, the flagship blog of Gawker Media, will shut down next week after 14 years of operation, the latest fallout from a $140 million judgment from a lawsuit filed by former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan. 
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Rio 2016 Olympics: US swimmers 'invented robbery story' - BBC News

Rio 2016 Olympics: US swimmers 'invented robbery story' - BBC News | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
US Olympic swimmers in Rio de Janeiro invented a story about a robbery in an effort to disguise a dispute over a damaged petrol station door, police sources say.
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Venezuela chaos: The biggest threat to cheap oil

Venezuela chaos: The biggest threat to cheap oil | Business News & Finance | Scoop.it
Venezuela's falling oil production could pose a major risk to the global oil market, according to a new report by Columbia University.
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