Brussels gets ready to dump its free trade ideals – POLITICO

Brussels gets ready to dump its free trade ideals – POLITICO

The last big defender of rules-based open trade — the European Union — is about to fall. It is happening in slow motion and the impact will be painful. If the world’s largest trading bloc gives up on the concept of free trade, the entire global economy will be hurt. But such an outcome seems … Read more

Among Employers Offering Retiree Health Benefits, More Are Turning to MA Plans

Among Employers Offering Retiree Health Benefits, More Are Turning to MA Plans

While few employers provide retiree health benefits, the ones that do are using Medicare Advantage plans more and more, a new analysis found. Currently, only 13% of large employers — or companies with 200 or more employees — offer retiree health benefits, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) report showed. Of this group, 50% provide these … Read more

Kaiser Nurses Ratify New Contract That Raises Wages by 22.5% And Improves Staffing

Kaiser Nurses Ratify New Contract That Raises Wages by 22.5% And Improves Staffing

About two weeks ago, California Nurses Association reached a tentative agreement with Kaiser Permanente, averting what would have been the biggest private sector nurses’ strike in American history. On Monday, the union announced that its nurses voted to ratify a new four-year contract — one that includes provisions for a significant wage increase, improved staffing … Read more

FDA Tells Verve What to Do to Get Held Lifted From Gene-Editing Therapy

FDA Tells Verve What to Do to Get Held Lifted From Gene-Editing Therapy

Verve Therapeutics now has the formal FDA documentation specifying what the regulator wants to see before it allows the company to begin human testing of its gene-editing therapy for an inherited form of high cholesterol. VERVE-101 is designed to turn off PCSK9, a gene that produces a liver protein that makes it more difficult for … Read more

3 Employer Health Trends for 2023: Affordability Tops the List

3 Employer Health Trends for 2023: Affordability Tops the List

As the world enters a possible recession and healthcare costs rise, affordability will be a key concern for employers in 2023, according to the Business Group on Health. Other top health trends for employers next year will be continued support of wellbeing programs and health equity. “None of these are new issues, but they’re magnified … Read more

How Nebraska’s HIE Is Leveraging Real-Time Data to Improve Maternal, Postpartum Health

How Nebraska’s HIE Is Leveraging Real-Time Data to Improve Maternal, Postpartum Health

Health information exchanges (HIEs) ensure the secure mobilization of electronic health information across organizations within a region. Each state in the country has an HIE, and some even have more than one. HIEs, which can be public or private, are meant to enable more effective care that better meets patients’ unique needs. They have been … Read more

Virtual Reality: The New Tool in Healthcare Training

Virtual Reality: The New Tool in Healthcare Training

I don’t think anyone can really be prepared for their first time using a virtual reality headset. Technology has become such a familiar part of our lives that I think its brilliance can sometimes be lost on us, but virtual reality has given people a taste of something they’ve never experienced before. Virtual reality isn’t … Read more

Apple, Alibaba, Tesla, and More Stock Market Movers Monday

Apple, Alibaba, Tesla, and More Stock Market Movers Monday

Stock futures traded lower Monday as investors remained keyed on interest rate policy from the Federal Reserve and as a surge in China stocks over a loosening of Covid-19 restrictions in the country failed to boost US equities. Here are some stocks that could make moves Monday: .

After moving its production facilities, Apple plans to diversify its supply chains outside of China – Technology News, Firstpost

After moving its production facilities, Apple plans to diversify its supply chains outside of China – Technology News, Firstpost

Mehul Reuben DasDec 05, 2022 14:04:08 IST Apple, along with most tech companies that relied on China for the manufacturing of their devices, had started to move a portion of their production facilities to other countries as part of their China Plus One policy. Now, Apple is planning to diversify and transfer a portion of … Read more

Inside the summit that aims to heal transatlantic trade rift – POLITICO

Inside the summit that aims to heal transatlantic trade rift – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The transatlantic reset between Brussels and Washington is on life support. After four years of discord and disruption under Donald Trump, hopes were high that Joe Biden’s presidency would usher in a new era of cooperation between Europe and the US after he declared: … Read more