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He Got His Daughter Into a Top School. It Cost Him His Job

February 21, 2018 |

“It wasn’t a mistake out of anything other than trying to ensure that my daughter’s well-being was taken care of,” says Antwan Wilson, but it’s a mistake that has cost the DC Public Schools Chancellor his job, just one year and 19 days into his tenure. The Washington Post reports…
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It Cost $648K to Save Her. Here’s Why That Didn’t Ruin Her

February 1, 2018 |

It cost $ 648,221.53 to keep Molly Osberg alive. Well, it didn’t personally cost her that much. The cut insurance had her pay was $ 2,654.42, and in a long piece for Splinter , she does two things: chart her extreme and sudden illness, and make the case that…
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Air Force One’s New Fridges Will Cost Taxpayers $24M

January 27, 2018 |

President Trump has been critical of costs associated with Air Force One in the past, calling them “out of control” just before taking office, CNN reports. So it’s unclear how he feels about the $ 23.6 million contract the US Air Force signed with Boeing last month to replace two…
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Prince Is Free Again, but It May Have Cost a Fortune

January 27, 2018 |

One of the richest men in the world is once again a free man, but it may have cost him a fortune. Saudi billionaire Prince al-Waleed bin Talal walked out of prison Saturday after being arrested on corruption charges as part of a sweeping roundup in November, reports Reuters . More…
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Solar panel tariffs threaten to increase customer cost and slow growth, but the industry remains optimistic

January 24, 2018 |

Fees on solar panel imports imposed this week by the Trump administration threaten to increase customer costs and cut solar energy growth by as much as 11% over the next five years, but the industry remains optimistic that the roadblock will be temporary.

The new tariffs probably will add about…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Mosul: Victory at what cost?

January 22, 2018 |

Six months ago, US-backed Iraqi forces retook the city of Mosul from ISIS control. But the long battle obliterated the ancient city and claimed an untold number of civilian lives. Now its remaining residents are left to survive in the rubble.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

FDA Blesses Blindness Treatment That Could Cost $1 Million

December 21, 2017 |

The Food and Drug Administration approved for sale the first therapy in the U.S. that delivers a functional gene to replace a faulty, disease-causing one.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Cost of Republicans’ tax cuts likely to be greater than they appear on paper

December 17, 2017 |

With a final tax overhaul bill in hand, congressional Republicans say they have enough votes to pass legislation next week and deliver a major victory for themselves and President Trump by Christmas. But at what cost?

On paper, the tax package hammered out Friday carries a price tag of a net $ 1.5…


L.A. Times – Business

Pilot holiday computer glitch could cost American Airlines $10 million

December 10, 2017 |

A computer error that gave too many American Airlines pilots approval to take vacation during the busy Christmas travel season is expected to cost the world’s biggest carrier about $ 10 million, according to an industry expert.

The Fort Worth-based carrier has confirmed that a glitch in the airline’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Feds Tally Cost of Mueller Inquiry So Far

December 5, 2017 |

The cost of Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry is adding up. The Justice Department tallied up the cost of the special investigation in its first four months and reached a total of $ 6.7 million, reports the Washington Post . Some outlets, including Politico , are using a smaller figure of $ 3.2…
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