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Jonathan Kantrowitz

CT business taxes are among the lowest in the nation

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Source: Ernst & Young LLP This study presents detailed state-by-state estimates of the state and local taxes paid by businesses for FY2013. It is the 12th annual report prepared by Ernst & Young LLP in conjunction with the Council On State Taxation (COST). Key points: Table 5:In only one state (Oregon) are business taxes lower […] [Read More]
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50 hospitals in the United States are charging out-of-network patients & the uninsured more than 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare

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Source: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BLOOMBERG SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH The 50 hospitals in the United States with the highest markup of prices over their actual costs are charging out-of-network patients and the uninsured, as well as auto and workers’ compensation insurers, more than 10 times the costs allowed by Medicare, new research suggests. It’s a […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research Reports

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Daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 19 minutes ago A daily sugar-sweetened beverage habit may increase the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HRNCA) at Tufts University report today in […] [Read More]
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Massive Resource Inequities in Public Schools

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Source: The Leadership Conference Education Fund Two civil rights and education organizations have released major reports documenting the massive resource disparities in public schools nationwide. The Leadership Conference Education Fund released its new report on resource inequity in public schools across the nation. Education Law Center released its fourth National Report Card on how the […] [Read More]
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Latest Education Research Reports

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Teachers’ health: Healthy heart, stressed psyche Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 6 minutes ago As a result of their work, teachers suffer psychosomatic disorders such as exhaustion, fatigue, and headaches more frequently than other occupational groups. This has been shown by Klaus Scheuch et al. in a recent review article in Deutsches Ärzteblatt […] [Read More]
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Latest Archaeology Posts

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Out of Africa via Egypt Jonathan Kantrowitz at Archaeology News Report – 1 week ago New research suggests that European and Asian (Eurasian) peoples originated when early Africans moved north – through the region that is now Egypt – to expand into the rest of the world. The findings, published in the *American Journal of […] [Read More]
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Latest Art History Posts

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Christie’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 23 June: Monet, Picasso, Sisley, Chagall, van Dongen, Marc, Signac, Magritte, Miro Jonathan Kantrowitz at Art History News – 4 hours ago Christie’s *Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale* in London on 23 June will present the market with a further array of 52 highly […] [Read More]
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Chris Murphy and Kevin Lembo visit Warren Harding HS to promote expansion of Internet access in cities like Bridgeport

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Source: Senator Chris Murphy Today, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo visited Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport and discuss efforts to expand broadband Internet access in low-income communities through Murphy’s new Broadband Adoption Act. During their visit, Murphy and Lembo met with students and school administration to listen and learn […] [Read More]
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