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What’s Behind Gold’s Sudden Turnaround?

Until gold’s recent rapid appreciation, rising about 8% in four weeks, writing obituaries for the yellow metal has been a full-time job in the financial commentariat. Indeed, the recent spike in price has not yet removed gold from official bear territory. The precious metal is down a tad more than 20% year to date, and […]

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States’ LTC Squeeze: Demand Swamping Services

States are struggling to meet requirements for long-term care and support services for elderly and disabled adults, even as more states are increasing participation in home- and community-based health services (HCBS), according to a report released in July.  The report was issued jointly by AARP Public Policy Institute, the National Association of States United for […]

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Senate Panel Okays 33% SEC Budget Hike, Setting Up House Tussle

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved Thursday a $1.674 billion budget for the Securities and Exchange Commission in fiscal 2014, fulfilling the 33% increase that was requested by the Obama Administration, and awarding the agency with $353 million above the level enacted in fiscal year 2013. However, the Senate budget differs significantly from the GOP-controlled House […]

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