How Bernie Sanders Could Hit CVS Health Corp

Jan 27, 2016, 1:12 pm EST

Unless you’ve recently been in a coma you’ve no doubt heard of the meteoric rise of Bernie Sanders. According to the latest national polls, Senator Sanders, a Democrat from Vermont, is quickly closing the gap with Clinton.

But whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat, Sanders’ supporter or not, one thing has become clear. If you own CVS Health (CVS), beware, because Senator Sanders’ ideas for public health could hit CVS stock in a very big way.

CVS Health, the U.S. pharmaceutical chain, has been quick to recognize the changing demographics in the US. According the U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the population of aging citizens will jump by more than 20 million in 15 years. That means drugs related to common diseases of old age — e.g. diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, etc. — will be in even higher demand. Read 

Bernie’s Yearning: Ben & Jerry’s Founder Creates Bernie Sanders Treat

Jan 25, 2016, 3:16 pm EST

There’s a new ice cream flavor in town called “Bernie’s Yearning.” Source: Wikipedia

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Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen has immortalized Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with a flavor that sounds delicious. Read 

Michael Bloomberg May Run for President

Jan 25, 2016, 11:54 am EST

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg may be considering a run for president in the 2016 elections.

ABC News claims that a close friend of Michael Bloomberg’s said he will decide if he wants to run for President of the United States during the first week of March. This friend said that he’s waiting to see the state of the Republican and Democratic primaries before making his decision.

If he does decide to run for president, Michael Bloomberg will chose to be an independent. His friend claims that he won’t likely run if it appears that Hillary Clinton will obtain the Democratic nomination. This won’t be the first time he’s considered running for president, reports ABC News. Read 

The White House Is Now on Snapchat

Jan 12, 2016, 12:36 pm EST

The White House now has its own account on Snapchat.

The White House said that it created a Snapchat account as part of its effort to better connect with people. It called this a “decentralized approach” to “meeting people where they are.”

The White House is featuring behind the scenes work on preparations for the State of the Union address via its Snapchat. Those that are interested in keeping up with it can add “WhiteHouse” as a friend on the service. Read 

IRS to Use Private Debt Collectors to Go After Unpaid Taxes

Jan 11, 2016, 5:00 pm EST

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will use debt collectors to go after unpaid taxes.

Those who have failed to pay taxes and are not in the process of disputing them will face debt collectors hired by the agency, despite the IRS’s concerns about using private bill collectors.

This will be “a tool to pursue these unpaid taxes while respecting taxpayer privacy and rights,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, a longtime supporter of  Congress. Read 

Twitter OKs Return of Politwoops

Dec 31, 2015, 12:02 pm EST

Twitter (TWTR) is allowing Politwoops to return.

Twitter has announced that it has reached an agreement with Politwoops administrators Sunlight Foundation and Open State Foundation to bring the service back to the social media platform. The company said the tool is important to government transparency.

“This agreement is great news for those who believe that the world needs more transparency. Our next step is now to continue and expand our work to enable the public to hold public officials accountable for their public statements” Arjan El Fassed, the director of Open State Foundation, said in a statement. Read 

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