Biden administration urged to take more aggressive steps to relieve medical debt
Dozens of advocates for patients and consumers, citing widespread harm caused by medical debt, are pushing the Biden administration to take more aggressive steps to protect Americans from medical bills and debt collectors.
‘The person comes first’: Elanco leadership consultant seeks to help people make the most...
GREENFIELD — Training via video with colleagues in Asia. Encouragement to a gym member in a first workout. Podcasting with a fellow personal coach about personality types, goals and other topics.
Microsoft Bing AI ends chat when prompted about ‘feelings’
Microsoft Corp. appeared to have implemented new, more severe restrictions on user interactions with its “reimagined” Bing internet search engine, with the system going mum after prompts mentioning “feelings” or “Sydney,” the internal alias used by the Bing team in developing the artificial-intelligence powered chatbot.
Another viewpoint: US inflation stays elevated, adding pressure for more Fed hikes
U.S. consumer prices rose briskly at the start of the year, a sign of persistent inflationary pressures that could push the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates even higher than previously expected.
Business briefs — Feb. 17
Realtor earns certification
IAE acquires Ky., Ill. companies
Warehouse boom transformed Inland Empire. Are jobs worth the environmental degradation?
For decades, Bosch Dairy in Ontario, California, where three generations raised cattle, was a bucolic outpost with fields of cows and rows of eucalyptus to cut the driving wind that came down the Cajon Pass.
Fed slows rate hikes even as Powell says there’s more work to do
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said policymakers expect to deliver a “couple” more interest-rate increases before putting their aggressive tightening campaign on hold, even as they slowed their drive to curb inflation.
US sues Google to break up ad unit in heated antitrust fight
The U.S. Justice Department and eight states sued Alphabet Inc.’s Google, calling for the break up of the search giant’s ad-technology business over alleged illegal monopolization of the digital advertising market.
Grocery shopping with a Federal Reserve president: ‘It’s sticker shock’
MINNEAPOLIS — One of Neel Kashkari’s unofficial barometers of inflation is a big tray of frozen lasagna.