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    1. IRS phone scam: What to do if you get a scam call from the 'IRS'

      IRS phone scam: What to do if you get a scam call from the 'IRS'

      The IRS isn't exactly modern.
      If it needs to get in touch with a taxpayer, it sends a letter— not an email, not a phone call, and definitely not a message over social media. Especially in cases of tax fraud.
      So when I got a voicemail admonishing me for supposed issues with the tax return I filed this year, I knew it had to be the latest IRS phone scam.

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    2. CVS is set to complete its $69 billion deal with Aetna almost a year after it was announced, creating a new kind of healthcare company (CVS, Aet)

      CVS is set to complete its $69 billion deal with Aetna almost a year after it was announced, creating a new kind of healthcare company (CVS, Aet)

      CVS Health on Wednesday its deal to acquire the health insurer Aetna has officially been completed. The deal, announced in December 2017, forms a new kind of healthcare company that includes the largest retail pharmacy in the US as well as one of the largest insurance companies. The combined company is already shaping to change the healthcare system as we know it. Almost a year after it was announced, CVS Health has officially on its deal to acquire the health insurer Aetna.

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    3. The CEO of one of the largest health insurers in the US explains why he thinks healthcare costs so much

      The CEO of one of the largest health insurers in the US explains why he thinks healthcare costs so much

      David Cordani, CEO of Cigna, told Business Insider in an interview last week that the central reason why these costs have skyrocketed is because the country focuses more on intervention after a person gets sick rather than illness prevention. 

      "We spend the majority of our money and resources addressing people once they're sick. We need to spend some more of our resources keeping people healthy in the first case, and identifying people who are at risk of health events and lowering those health risks," he said.

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    4. California requiring solar panels on new homes

      California requiring solar panels on new homes

      California just became the first state in the country to require all new homes to be built with rooftop solar panels. The California Energy Commission hearing room was packed full on Wednesday as the commission voted unanimously in favor of the proposed rule.

      Starting on January 1, 2020 any new home that's three stories tall or shorter, be it a single-family dwelling, apartment building, or condo, will need to include energy-harvesting solar panels on top.

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    5. A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare - SFGate

      A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare - SFGate

      How direct primary care works Dustin and Lauren Clark, who operate Black Bag Family Healthcare. Courtesy Lauren Clark For Brent Long and his family, paying for healthcare is now like paying a cellphone bill. Since they joined Black Bag Family Healthcare in Johnson City, Tennessee, about two years ago, the family has paid about $150 a month to belong to the practice.

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    6. How Trump's new tax law affects homeowners in major cities at every income level from $83,000 to $336,000 a year

      How Trump's new tax law affects homeowners in major cities at every income level from $83,000 to $336,000 a year

      These changes may weaken incentives for homeownership, especially in expensive coastal markets in California and the Northeast where home prices are high and residents pay state taxes on income as well as property. Homeowners in these markets will see the biggest change in their housing-related tax deductions.

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    7. Insurance claims for Northern California wildfires reach $9B - Business Insider

      Insurance claims for Northern California wildfires reach $9B - Business Insider

      The wildfires that ravaged Northern California wine country two months ago have generated $9 billion in insurance claims, far more than the single costliest fire in U.S. history, officials said Wednesday.

      The figure is not likely to increase much more, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said. It represents residential, commercial, automobile and other property claims filed with 260 insurers by Dec. 1.

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    8. Steve Scalise: Las Vegas shooting 'fortified' my view on 2nd Amendment

      Steve Scalise: Las Vegas shooting 'fortified' my view on 2nd Amendment

      Republican Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who on Thursday returned for his first full day of work in the House since being wounded in a shooting this summer, said the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday had only "fortified" his position on gun control.

      Scalise, however, remained adamant that legislation favoring gun control would not be beneficial and instead would infringe upon the rights of many Americans.

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    9. Millennials will inherit record wealth and use technology to manage it - Business Insider

      Millennials will inherit record wealth and use technology to manage it - Business Insider

      The hyperbolic stereotypes that surround millennials – that they are entitled, pampered, narcissistic and suspicious of anyone besides other millennials – fall apart once you listen to them and do your investment homework.

      Then you realize that practically from day one of adulthood, a great many millennials have been shoved up against a financial wall.

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    10. 10 US housing markets where it's cheaper for young people to buy than rent

      10 US housing markets where it's cheaper for young people to buy than rent

      Shutterstock According to real estate site Trulia , buying a home is 23% cheaper than renting for millennials (defined as age 25 to 34) across the US. In the 2015 report, " Should Millennials Rent or Buy? " Trulia compared the costs of owning and renting for young homebuyers in the nation's 100 largest metropolitan areas. The real estate site looked at median home value and rent, and factored in ...

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    11. 4 Mistakes To Avoid If You'Re Applying For A Mortgage

      4 Mistakes To Avoid If You'Re Applying For A Mortgage

      Flickr/ LancerE Shopping around and applying for a mortgage is stressful enough without considering all of the things you could be doing to harm your chances in the process. While many people know the basics when it comes to mortgages — have a good credit score, steady income, enough saved for a substantial down payment, you know the list — what some people might not  consider are the outside ...

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    12. WSJ: Xerox splitting into 2 companies give Carl Icahn 3 board seats - Business Insider

      WSJ: Xerox splitting into 2 companies give Carl Icahn 3 board seats - Business Insider

      Xerox Corp will split into two companies and give activist investor Carl Icahn three seats on the board of one of the companies, the Wall Street Journal reported.

      One of the companies will house Xerox's hardware operations and the other its services business, the Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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    13. Here are 10 important tax dates for 2016

      Here are 10 important tax dates for 2016

      Flickr/Steven Depolo Half the grunt work involving taxes is knowing how much time you have to get certain tasks done. Of course, you know the deadline to file taxes. (Or, do you? This year is different.) But there are other key dates that may affect your filing. For example, Jan. 15 is the deadline for self-employed workers and others who pay quarterly estimated tax to pay their fourth-quarter ...

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    14. These 3 tax deductions could save you a lot of money

      These 3 tax deductions could save you a lot of money

      Tax deductions can be a big deal. And there's no reason for you to feel guilty for taking advantage of them: They were put in place by legislators to encourage behaviors that are largely considered pro-social -- like donating to a charity or raising a family. It's a shame more families don't realize they could easily qualify for larger tax breaks. Consider a household with a husband, wife, and ...

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    15. Most of us are planning for retirement all wrong

      Most of us are planning for retirement all wrong

      Flickr / Parker Knight Most financial advisers and articles on financial planning for retirement start with the topic of the right number for you to save for your next chapter in life. Often they cite having six to eight times your current salary, and they recommend you only take out 3-4% of current liquid savings each year on which to live. They ask you to estimate your current expenditures and ...

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