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Brazil's Swap Rates Decline as Government Caps Public Spending
www.bloomberg.com

Brazil's swap rates fell to a three-week low after the federal government capped spending, adding to speculation that heightened fiscal discipline will help the central bank limit further increases in borrowing costs. Swap rates dropped for a sixth …

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Polish Government to Close Four Coal Mines, Faces Labor Opposition
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Coal trader Weglokoks and state-controlled power utilities are at the heart of the rescue plan for the 10 coal mines the government wants to save. Weglokoks, supervised directly by the government, will inject capital into a new company that will …

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Honda Fined $70 Million for Underreporting Safety Issues to Government
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has fined Honda Motor $70 million for failing to submit reports of fatal accidents and injuries to the government. It is the largest amount that the safety regulator has ever levied against an automaker.

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Many Insurers Do Not Cover Weight Loss Drugs
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The health benefits of using anti-obesity drugs to lose weight—improvements in blood sugar and risk factors for heart disease, among other things—may not be immediately apparent. “For things that are preventive in the long term, it makes plan …

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Many insurers do not cover drugs approved to help people lose weight
www.pharmacist.com

Miller estimates that about a third of companies do not cover anti-obesity drugs at all, a third cover all FDA-approved weight-loss drugs, and a third cover approved drugs, but with restrictions to limit their use. The Medicare prescription drug …

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Top 5 diets for weight loss in 2015
www.cbsnews.com

Sticking with your weight-loss resolutions this New Year may be a little easier if you choose a diet that best fits your lifestyle. U.S. News and World Report is out with its annual list of the best diet options. The magazine consulted with a panel of …

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Guest post: exploding the innocence of debt numbers
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One of the few things that can be said with any certainty regarding the recent European debt crisis is that there is much distance between the popular narrative and the narrative of the numbers. The popular perception is that the countries with a debt …

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Ireland Kickstarts 2015 Issuance as Crisis Overlooked
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When Greece sparked the euro region's debt crisis in 2009, it set off a chain of contagion that locked Ireland out of capital markets. Now, even with elections in Greece threatening to plunge that nation into fresh turmoil, Ireland is firmly back in …

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