Health | The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Most hospitals do not frequently take patients to court over medical debt. But since 2015, Carlsbad Medical Center, in New Mexico, has filed lawsuits by the thousands. Misti Price, nurse in Carlsbad, N.M., was sued five times by Carlsbad Medical Center for bills totaling $17,000. Her car was repossessed and her wages garnished. Credit Credit Cassidy Araiza for The New York Times Supported by ByLaura Beil Sept. 3, 2019, 2:30 a.m. ET CARLSBAD, N.M. — The first time Carlsbad Medical Center sued Misti Price, she was newly divorced and working two jobs to support her three young children. The hospital demanded payment in 2012 for what Ms. Price recalled as an emergency room visit for one of her children who has asthma. She could not afford Ms. Price let the summons go unanswered, figuring she would settle the … [Read more...] about The Hospital Treated These Patients. Then It Sued Them.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: The Huawei Backlash Goes Global Advertisement DealBook Supported by May 23, 2019 Good Thursday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) The U.S.-China tech fight spreads More companies around the world are realizing that they have little choice but to turn their backs on Huawei, as the tech rift between the U.S. and China widens. Huawei’s blacklisting doesn’t just affect U.S. companies. “Under Washington’s export control guidelines, third-country suppliers to blacklisted entities need to apply for licenses if U.S. content exceeds 25 percent of the value of their products or services,” the FT explains. That has left companies scrambling to work out if they need to limit their sales to the Chinese company. • The British semiconductor … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: The Huawei Backlash Goes Global
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Style | Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money The high-end watch market is a strong investment vehicle for wealthy people. Details of a 1966 Rolex Submariner, reference 5513, featuring a gilt, meters-first dial; a "long 5" bezel; a so-called Bart Simpson crown logo; and plenty of patina. Listed for sale at $60,000. Credit Credit Greyson Korhonen/Hodinkee Supported by ByAlex Williams March 20, 2019 As These next-generation collectors see old timepieces not just as a subtly stylish way to dress up a T-shirt and jeans, but also as a hot new asset in their investment portfolios. In a market where stocks, bonds and real estate seem at an unsteady peak, do vintage watches present a Bitcoin-in-2017-like growth opportunity? Or are they in a Bitcoin-in-2017-like bubble? Time — elegantly monitored — … [Read more...] about Watches Are Yet Another Easy Way Rich People Make Their Money Into More Money
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Your Money Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Your Money | 5 Ways to Value Your Collection, Whether It’s Fine Wine or Shrunken Heads Supported by Wealth Matters ByPaul Sullivan March 1, 2019 Bentley Meeker had amassed 4,500 bottles of wine by 2009 when the recession began to affect his lighting and event business. So, as painful as it was to part with some of the finest wines in his collection, he began selling them. “I had to liquidate all of my good stuff,” he said, estimating he sold some 1,500 bottles. But he has no regrets. “What started out as a passion project kept my company afloat for easily a year,” he said, estimating that he netted $200,000 to $300,000. “We raised the cushion we needed to get through the recession, and I held on to key staff.” Collectible assets include wine, spirits, coins, trading … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Value Your Collection, Whether It’s Fine Wine or Shrunken Heads