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Business Latest: Obama’s standing improves

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OBAMA’S STANDING IMPROVES: President Obama’s public standing has slightly improved in the wake of stronger enrollment under the new health care law, giving Democrats a rare positive development in an ominous mid-turn election season. Read more

STOPPING SUPERBUGS: One of the two new Congressional proposals to stop the spread of superbugs includes increasing Medicare payments to hospitals in order to spur drug companies to make more and stronger antibiotics. But some health care experts say less use of antibiotics is needed to stem the tide of these deadly bacteria.  This battle comes as a new study says one of the superbugs, MRSA, is spreading from hospitals to homes. Read more

MEDICAL LENDING: Four financing companies that were charging New York consumers up to a whopping 55% interest rate for loans to finance elective medical and surgical procedures have agreed to pay more than 300 borrowers about $230,000 to settle claims that they were violating the Empire State’s usury laws, officials said Wednesday. Read more

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Business Latest: Obama's standing improves

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