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Cheaper to prevent pandemics than ‘cure’ them

Cheaper to prevent pandemics than ‘cure’ them

Science
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Musk: Cheaper Tesla ready ‘in about three years’

Musk: Cheaper Tesla ready ‘in about three years’

Technology
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New Fed strategy means cheaper loans for a long time — here’s how you can benefit

Finance
In a major policy pivot, the Federal Reserve said it will allow inflation to run "hotter than normal" to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.That means the Fed will be less inclined to hike interest rates, letting borrowers benefit from cheap money for an extended period of time."This kind of monetary policy is one of the ways they are trying to encourage everyone to get money out the door," said Laura Veldkamp, a professor of finance and economics at Columbia University Business School."This is meant as a stimulus, as a way of getting people to spend more," she said.More from Personal Finance:Fed holds rates near zero — here's what that means for youThese are the best and worst ways to borrow money Worried about your access to cash?Although the federal

Plan to import cheaper Canadian drugs advances under Trump

Health
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration, eager to show progress on prescription drug costs, on Wednesday moved forward with its plan to allow Americans to safely and legally get access to lower-priced medicines from abroad. But patients are unlikely to see quick relief on prices, even in states such as Florida that are pursuing their own import plans. Meanwhile, major legislation to lower costs for seniors has gotten bogged down in a Congress consumed by the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Canadian officials have also raised questions, saying their country's prescription drug market is too small to have any real impact on U.S. prices. In Washington, U.S. health officials unveiled a proposed regulation that would allow states to import many brand name drugs from Canada, with ...
Trees often better, cheaper than technology at mitigating air pollution, study says

Trees often better, cheaper than technology at mitigating air pollution, study says

Science
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Planting trees and shrubs around factories and power plants may be a better air pollution mitigation strategy than installing scrubbing technologies, according to a new study. When researchers analyzed the potential of natural and technological mitigation strategies for dozens of pollution sources, including factories, roadways, power plants, oil and gas drilling sites and more, they found natural interventions were superior roughly 75 percent of the time. The findings, published this week in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, showed natural remedies reduced air pollution by an average of 27 percent. "The fact is that traditionally, especially as engineers, we don't think about nature; we just focus on putting technology into everything," lead study author ...