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Opening a Boston Restaurant: 92 Steps, 22 Forms, 17 Office Visits, $5,554 Fees

Opening a Boston Restaurant: 92 Steps, 22 Forms, 17 Office Visits, $5,554 Fees

A new report by the Institute for Justice highlights the excessive regulatory obstacles in the way of starting new businesses in cities across the United States. The report–titled “Barriers to Business”–is a remarkably detailed study that quantifies the regulations restricting new businesses in 20 U.S. cities. It should be a wake-up call for all of …

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Sick and struggling to pay, 100M people in the U.S. live with medical debt

Sick and struggling to pay, 100M people in the U.S. live with medical debt

Elizabeth and Nick Woodruff of Binghamton, New York, were sued for nearly $10,000 by the hospital where Nick’s infected leg was amputated. Heather Ainsworth for KHN and NPR hide caption toggle caption Heather Ainsworth for KHN and NPR Elizabeth and Nick Woodruff of Binghamton, New York, were sued for nearly $10,000 by the hospital where …

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Facebook Is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information from Hospital Websites

Facebook Is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information from Hospital Websites

This article is copublished with A tracking tool installed on many hospitals’ websites has been collecting patients’ sensitive health information—including details about their medical conditions, prescriptions, and doctor’s appointments—and sending it to Facebook. The Markup tested the websites of Newsweek’s top 100 hospitals in America. On 33 of them we found the tracker, called the …

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