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Earnings, the Jobs Report, and Some Hot Retirement Tips

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]On this episode of Motley Fool Money host Chris Hill together with Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Ron Gross hit on some of this week s biggest market stories The Fed cut interest rates and jobs numbers looked great but investors shouldn t overthink the big stuff Latest Articles in

Medicare to cover breakthrough gene therapy for some cancers

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Medicare says it will cover breakthrough gene therapy for some kinds of blood cancers, increasing access to a potentially life-saving but costly treatment that uses a patient's own cells to destroy malignancies. In a decision issued Wednesday, officials said Medicare will cover CAR-T cell therapies for certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. The cost of the treatments can run to hundreds of thousands of dollars per patient. CAR-T uses gene therapy techniques to turbocharge the patient's own immune system cells, reprogramming them to harbor a "receptor" that zeroes in on cancer. The revved-up immune cells are returned to the patient to fight the cancer. Medicare Administrator Seema Verma said the decision will provide consistent and predictable access nationwide for patients who may have n...
The IRS is going after some cryptocurrency holders for back taxes

The IRS is going after some cryptocurrency holders for back taxes

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The Internal Revenue Services offices in Washington, D.C.Adam Jeffery | CNBCIf you've been trading or mining cryptocurrency, the Internal Revenue Service is about to come knocking.The IRS on Friday announced that it's sending letters to more than 10,000 taxpayers with virtual currency transactions who have potentially failed to report income and pay taxes owed.Filers who did not properly report their crypto transactions to the IRS can also expect a letter. "Taxpayers should take these letters very seriously by reviewing their tax filings and when appropriate, amend past returns and pay back taxes, interest and penalties," said IRS commissioner Charles Rettig in a statement.Here's the lowdown on the tax implications of cryptocurrency.Different tax treatmentsIf you sold your cryptocurrency, ...

Some Alaskans feeling pain of Medicaid dental cuts

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Budget vetoes by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy eliminated Medicaid dental coverage for adults — a $ 27 million cut that is having an impact. KTUU reports that Michael Shelden had plans to get dentures after having all his teeth pulled following years of dental pain. The plan fell through after the governor's veto, and Shelden said he can't afford the $ 2,000 down payment to proceed with his plan. "I cried," he said. "I wake up and I cry at night." Now, he is only eating soft food such as soup and baked potatoes. The Alaska Dental Society calls the budget cut disappointing, saying the coverage aims to treat problems before they reach costly proportions. "By treating cavities and gum disease early Medicaid recipients are able to avoid more costly treatment or if the cavity reaches the stage o