Inflation is rising, but fans are paying for NBA, NFL, other sports tickets

People are changing their spending habits as prices surge at rates not seen in four decades, making choices that favor experiences. That means great demand for live sports. Demand for sports attendance is usually “unresponsive to price changes,” said Dennis Coates, a sports economics professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “Good times, bad … Read more

How Do Patients Feel About AI in Health Care? It Depends

May 12, 2022 – Artificial intelligence has moved from science fiction to everyday reality in a matter of years, being used for everything from online activity to driving cars. Even, yes, to make medical diagnoses. But that doesn’t mean people are ready to let AI drive all their medical decisions. The technology is rapidly evolving … Read more

Vida Health Announces Medical Prescribing Services for Physical and Mental Health Business

SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 10, 2022– Vida Health announced its expansion into new medical prescribing services for treating physical and mental health conditions together, solidifying its position as a leader in comprehensive cardiometabolic virtual care. Medical prescribing capabilities will enhance the care interventions Vida providers can use to help members with higher-severity … Read more

Mon Health System weathers pandemic storm to bring new services to communities | State Journal News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) – After a year of tremendous challenges in the health care industry, the Mon Health System has managed to grow in both patient visits and revenue, with a continued focus on patient experience, according to the system’s president and CEO. The Mon Health System operates at about 50 sites, mostly in … Read more

UC Davis biologist works to support diversity in science

Dr. Nicholas Burnett primarily studies biology as a post-doctoral researcher at UC Davis. But recently, he and several colleagues turned their focus out of the lab to learn more about the social side of the science world. “We’re trying to take a critical look using our training as biologists and scientists at the STEM system … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, May 6

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Futures drop after worst day for Dow, Nasdaq since 2020 A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, May 5, 2022. Andrew Kelly Reuters US stock futures turned … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Thursday, May 5

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street set to drop after a strong Fed-driven relief rally A screen displays the Fed rate announcement as a trader works inside a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New … Read more

Facebook’s E-Commerce Bet Stumbles as Meta Looks to Revamp Its Ads Business

Facebook FB 5.37% parent Meta Platforms Inch. FB 5.37% developed e-commerce services in 2020 as people shopped more from home and the company faced a changing digital ad market. Two years later, employees, former executives and retailers say the division remains a work in progress. Some retailers say they are frustrated by Meta‘with e-commerce rollout, … Read more

Stocks Edge Higher as Investors Digest Fed Decision

US stocks were volatile amid the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate decision, swinging from losses to slight gains around midday. The S&P 500 was recently up 0.8%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.7%. The tech-focused Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.6% after paring earlier losses. Fed officials announced Wednesday afternoon that they are raising … Read more