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Oct 23, 2014

Regulators Attack Popular Home-Sharing Startup, Alleging Housing Violations

Airbnb, a web-based startup company connecting private individuals with travelers, has become popular among travelers of all ages who are seeking to meet new people, in cities across the world.

Oct 23, 2014

Obama to Avoid Senate Vote on New Climate Treaty

Obama to Avoid Senate Vote on New Climate Treaty

Oct 23, 2014

Maine Reforms, Cuts Medicaid Rolls

While most states are either deciding whether to expand Medicaid or whether it was a good idea to have already done so, the state of Maine stands out by continuing to offer health care to the poore

Oct 23, 2014

'Self-referal' Problem Can Solved by Self-Pay

Today's Wall Street Journal has an article regarding a chain of cancer clinics that may be overutilizing a particular test for their patients, a test that offers a generous reimbursement f

Oct 22, 2014

What the Research Really Says about Government Preschool

School Choice Weekly #59

Oct 22, 2014

New Poll Finds Americans Concerned About Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

WASHINGTON – Polling data released today by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF), a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S.