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health care

Health care spending in the US hits $3.2 trillion in 2015; fastest growth rate in 8 years - AP

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mergers & acquisitions

Medical device company Vascular Solutions to be bought by Teleflex in $1 billion deal - MarketWatch

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health care

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay more than $1 billion to 6 plaintiffs in verdict over hip implants - Reuters

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Trump appointments and nominations

President-elect Trump nominates Obamacare critic Georgia Rep. Tom Price to run the Department of Health and Human Services

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Trump appointments and nominations

Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., on news of Rep. Tom Price nomination: He understands 'need to stop Washington's takeover' of health care system, has a 'common-sense' plan to replace Obamacare - NBC News

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Theranos

Report: Embattled blood-testing company Theranos received much of funding from private investors including Rupert Murdoch, Cox Enterprises, sources say - Wall Street Journal

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Elizabeth Holmes

Investors sue Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes, alleging fraud, per court filing - Reuters

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San Diego, CA, US

#DEVELOPING Sharp Nurses and Healthcare system avoid a 3 day strike set to start today. @ElenaNBCSD shows how it ha… https://t.co/bPYABaGA8H - @nbcsandiego

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Fidel Castro dies

Statement: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Fidel Castro's death 'Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation. While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro's supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for "el Comandante".'

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Fidel Castro dies

Editor's note: Cuba's state-run TV announced that Communist revolution leader Fidel Castro died Friday. Castro ruled Cuba for almost half a century before handing power to his brother Raul in 2008 due to poor health. BBC News writes his supporters praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people, while opponents accused him of suppressing opposition. Castro's alliance with the Soviet Union sparked several confrontations with the U.S during the Cold War, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, and The Miami Herald writes that no other individual has ever "tormented" the U.S. more. Castro had reportedly survived hundreds of U.S. assassination attempts and premature obituaries, and the news of his death may trigger celebrations among Cuba's exile community in Miami, The Guardian reports. In 2014, the U.S. announced plans to restore ties with Cuba, with President Obama saying neither countries were "well-served by a rigid policy that's rooted in events that took place before most of us were born." In an opinion piece this year, Castro accused Obama of sweet talking Cubans and ignoring the accomplishments of Communist rule, according to Reuters. The Guardian writes Castro's greatest legacy is free health care and education, but adds that he is also responsible for government controls that have "strangled" the Cuban economy. President Raul Castro said his brother will be cremated Saturday morning. - Stephanie

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San Diego, CA, US

Sharp Healthcare nurses prepare to strike Monday morning after negotiations fail - 10 News

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Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, on reports GOP may try to privatize Medicare: 'Make our day' - @frankthorp

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Jackson, TN, US

#BREAKING Investigators said a patient is accused of stabbing a healthcare worker in Jackson, TN. >>https://t.co/g3HW3amVPw - @WMCActionNews5

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Netherlands

Dutch public health minster says lower middle class people to be compensated for rise in insurance premiums - BNR

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Canada

Canadian Health Minister Eric Hoskins says he agrees with call to give patients access to their electronic medical records - Canadian Press

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Affordable Care Act (ACA)

New York improperly used as much as $150 million in grants to set up its insurance exchange under Obama's health care law, according to federal audit - AP

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markets

US stocks close lower as health care stocks lag; Dow drops about 35 - CNBC

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Affordable Care Act (ACA)

US House Speaker Paul Ryan: 'It's too early to know the answer to how fast can Obamacare relief occur' - @ericawerner

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Danbury, CT, US

JUST IN: CT man accused of sexually assaulting 82-year-old woman and 66-year-old woman at healthcare facility.… https://t.co/MPttpN5afR - @WFSBnews

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2016 US elections

US President Obama tells German ARD television if Donald Trump can get same number of people medical insurance and better than I could, I would support that - Reuters

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