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A $430M bargain? Why Mike Trout might be worth a billion dollars – ESPN

3:55 PM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writer Former editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus Co-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work”It could easily have been $600 million, probably $700 million. To get into a real debate, you might have had to double this extension to $860 million. Mike Trout might be worth a…

The 10 best states to live in where healthcare is the cheapest

Reuters/Jilian Mincer Healthcare costs in the US tend to be high, but they are more affordable in some places than others. Using data from a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund, we found the states where premiums and deductibles are least expensive. Healthcare costs in the US are high, but they’re more affordable in some…

Beto O’Rourke just endorsed a healthcare idea called ‘Medicare for America’ which differs in some major ways from Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ plan

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said he would support a health care system that allows Americans to participate in Medicare or keep their existing employer-based and private health insurance coverage. Backing the “public option” plan differentiates O’Rourke from a handful of the other Democratic presidential candidates and more liberal base, who have made a point…

A shakeup is underway in Bank of America’s sales and trading division, as a star sales exec is switching roles and another is leaving the firm

Changes are underway on the sales and trading floor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Pictured: Karen Fang. Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank of America Merrill Lynch is shaking up its fixed-income, currencies, and commodities division. The head of FICC sales and structuring in the Americas is moving on to a new role in…

Facebook agrees to overhaul targeted advertising system for job, housing and loan ads after discrimination complaints – The Washington Post

Tracy Jan Reporter covering the intersection of race and the economy March 19 at 2:02 PM Facebook on Tuesday agreed to overhaul its lucrative targeted advertising system to settle accusations that landlords, lenders and employers use the platform to discriminate. The far-reaching settlement compels Facebook to withhold a wide array of detailed demographic information —…

Sources – Angels, Trout near $430M extension – ESPN

11:12 AM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”Star center fielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing the largest contract in professional sports history, a new 12-year deal worth more than $430 million that will smash previous records and…

‘If you get this done, you’ll all be my guests at Mar-a-Lago’ — The highlights of Trump’s $2 billion in debts to Deutsche Bank

Associated Press President Donald Trump received about $2 billion in loans from Deutsche Bank during their two-decade history, according to an in-depth New York Times report published Monday. Trump’s business practices are drawing more scrutiny amid investigations into the relationship between the president and the bank. Here is a list of the highlights. The New…

PewDiePie’s huge campaign to swat away T-Series and keep his YouTube crown is slowing down

PewDiePieis back as the number one YouTuber after briefly losing the spot to Indian music channel T-Series.PewDiePie keeps trading places with T-Series, in part thanks to a sustained campaign by his fans to keep him at the top.But a closer look at the stats suggests T-Series will inevitably win out, because of its sustained pattern…

‘It helps Facebook further fortify its walled garden’: Instagram is testing in-app checkout to make shopping more seamless, but experts say it has a bigger agenda

Instagram is rolling out a checkout button to make it easier for people to shop from the platform.The function is being beta-tested with 20 brands, including Adidas, Burberry, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Nike, Warby Parker, and Zara.It shows how Instagram has been making shopping a bigger priority in recent months and is also an attempt…

iMac gets a 2x performance boost – Apple Newsroom

PRESS RELEASE March 19, 2019 Now with faster processors and graphics across the line, iMac delivers dramatic increases in performance for consumers and pros. Cupertino, California — Apple today updated its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and powerful Vega graphics options, delivering dramatic increases in both compute…