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As we’ve frequently emphasized, your web presence is the first and lasting impression of who you are and your business relevancy.
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As we reported last month, massive security vulnerabilities in modern CPU hardware code-named Meltdown and Spectre put all operating systems at risk including Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, Chromebooks and others. Nearly every device made in the past 20 years is affected. The enormity of affected users and units have left Intel and others scrambling for patches, fixes and more permanent remedies.
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Behemoths Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Chase Partner To Tackle Healthcare Costs
In an announcement that sent healthcare stocks tumbling, three of the biggest players of the land said they would partner to address ways to reduce US employee healthcare costs. Of particular note is their emphasis on pursuing solutions “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”
Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase said, “The three of our companies have extraordinary resources, and our goal is to create solutions that benefit our U.S. employees, their families and, potentially, all Americans.”
Reuter’s notes that the move would take on the world’s most expensive healthcare system, and could directly impact the industry’s “middlemen,” from health insurers to pharmacies and benefits managers. A source unable to comment publically said they intend to share the strategies and technology they develop for the economy and the government.
Anthem Inc, Express Scripts, United Health Group, Cigna, and CVS were among the many healthcare stocks that took a dive following the announcement.
You can read the full press release here. . .
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