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Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Despite volatility, wealthy investors plan no money moves: CNBC survey

Finance
It's hard to avoid the allure of panicky headlines when the Dow is below 23,000 and the Nasdaq has entered a bear market, but for every "record" stampede of investors into bonds and sudden flood of money into cash tracked by a Wall Street firm, there's a wealthy American making a money move that might seem even more shocking: not doing anything. The latest CNBC Millionaire Survey shows that even as volatility spiked in the period since September, wealthy Americans are not making major changes to asset-allocation models. Investors with at least $ 1 million in investable assets surveyed by CNBC in mid-November — when volatility was already high — said th...
Teen vaping on the rise as use of other substances remains steady or declines: Survey

Teen vaping on the rise as use of other substances remains steady or declines: Survey

Health
Cigarettes and other drugs have taken a backseat to vaping as more teens partake in the activity, making it second only to alcohol in substances used, according to a survey. The National Institute of Drug Abuse-funded Monitoring the Future survey looked at vaping rates in teens for the second year in 2018, and found a dramatic increase in the number of teens who used the devices — from 27.8 percent of 12th-graders to 37.3 percent who reported “any vaping” in the past 12 months. That includes students who vaped nicotine, marijuana or hash oil or just flavoring. The survey has assessed drug, alcohol and nicotine and tobacco use — as well as attitudes toward them — in students in the eighth, 10th and 12th grades in hopes of identifying and responding to unhe...
Only 60 percent of U.S. seniors got flu shots this season, survey says

Only 60 percent of U.S. seniors got flu shots this season, survey says

Health
Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Only about 60 percent of seniors in the U.S. have gotten a flu shot this season, a survey says. Results from the December Health Flu Shot Monitor, released Friday by health insurance company Clover Health compiled flu shot data Nov. 19 to Nov. 29 for people 60 and older. That number is not much better than the 41 percent of seniors who reportedly received flu shots in November's Flu Shot Monitor, the company reported. Clover says that Medicare Advantage has even talked about the importance for seniors to get flu shots. According to AARP, more than 12,000 people died during last year's flu season from the illness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that fewer people traditionally get flu shots past November. "In recent years, for example, it's estimate...
SAP is acquiring survey software maker Qualtrics for $8 billion

SAP is acquiring survey software maker Qualtrics for $8 billion

Finance
SAP is acquiring Qualtrics for $ 8 billion, snapping up the survey software company just before its planned IPO. The all-cash deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and by Qualtrics shareholders, SAP said in a statement on Sunday. Qualtrics competes with SurveyMonkey, which went public in September. Qualtrics is bigger and growing faster than SurveyMonkey and is also more profitable. SAP has been counting on new cloud products for growth as the transition away from traditional desktop software has taken business from its core enterpris...
Survey: Majority don't use prescribed epinephrine in emergency

Survey: Majority don't use prescribed epinephrine in emergency

Health
June 21 (UPI) -- A majority of people with potentially life-threatening allergies don't use their epinephrine auto-injectors in an emergency, according to a study. The results are based upon surveys of 917 people, including 450 adults. The findings were published Thursday in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. More than 50 million Americans experience various types of allergies each year, including 4.2 million children with food allergies. Other allergic reactions are to medication, latex and/or insect stings. Although 89 percent of the adults surveyed said they filled their prescriptions, 45 percent said they didn't have their device during their most severe allergic reaction -- despite having had previous medical emergencies. Seventy-eight person said they had been hospitaliz...