A worker unloads waste at the Xiejiacun waste collection market in the Changping district of Beijing on April 8, 2013.
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Business Latest: Turning trash into treasure

 

TURNING TRASH INTO TREASURE: It’s a problem that cities all over the world face: what to do with the vast amounts of trash generated every day? Read more

 

THE MISSING YOUNG ENROLLEES?: Online insurance broker, eHealth, sees significantly higher enrollment in health plans among young adults than are being seeing on government-run exchanges like HealthCare.gov. Between Oct and Dec., 18-to-34-year-olds made up 39% of people selecting plans through eHealth, and that’s gone up to 44% between Jan. 1 and March 17. Nationwide, govt. run Obamacare exchanges have seen just 27%. Why is this going on, particularly since gov exchanges are where subsidies are available, particularly to the younger cohort? Read more 

HOUSING’S MIXED SIGNALS: At face value it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Sales of existing homes have declined in six of the last seven months, and sales of newly built homes are still running at less than half the pace of historical norms. Home prices, however, continue to rise. They are rising so far, so fast, in some markets that several analysts are now crying “bubble!” while others contend homes are still largely undervalued. Read more

US STOCKS END HIGHER FOR FIRST SESSION IN THREE ON CONFIDENCE DATA: Read more

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