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Obamacare whiplash leaves states, insurers with dueling price plans
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks.
FTSE flirts with record levels as miners, banks boost
LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - A recovery in financials and basic resource stocks boosted Britain's FTSE on Friday after the previous session's losses, as U.S. progress on plans to cut taxes and stronger metals prices helped support banks and miners.
Toxic firecracker haze darkens Indian capital after festival of lights
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.
Australia's second largest state edges towards permitting euthanasia
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The parliament of Australia's second largest state passed legislation on Friday to allow terminally ill patients to seek medical help to end their lives, a bill that is expected to act as a catalyst for the rest of the country to adopt similar laws.
Short on staff: Nursing crisis strains U.S. hospitals
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia (Reuters) - A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia's Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time.
Imprimis Pharma to take on Allergan's Restasis with cheaper product
(Reuters) - Shares of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc
sky-rocketed as much as 91 percent on Thursday, after the company said it would launch a cheaper alternative to Allergan Plc's controversial dry eye drug, Restasis, by next month.
Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh in dire state: UNICEF
GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are living in squalid conditions in Bangladesh camps where they lack enough food, clean water and health care, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
U.S. fund investors regain risk appetite as Dow breaches 23,000
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors regained an appetite for risk over the last week, rushing into U.S. and emerging-market stocks, according to data on Thursday from Lipper.
White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.
Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide
LONDON (Reuters) - Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.
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