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Charter’s hidden “Broadcast TV” fee now adds $197 a year to cable bills

(credit: Getty Images | DonNichols) Charter Communications is raising the “Broadcast TV” fee it imposes on cable plans from $13.50 to $16.45 a month starting in August, Stop the Cap reported. Charter says the Broadcast TV fee covers the amount it pays broadcast television stations (e.g. affiliates of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox) for the …

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Elon Musk just surged past Warren Buffett on the list of the world’s richest people

Subscribe to Bull Sheet for no-nonsense daily analysis on what’s happening in the markets, delivered free to your inbox. Elon Musk is now richer than Warren Buffett. The fortune of Tesla Inc.’s founder rose $6.1 billion on Friday, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, after the carmaker’s stock surged 11%. Musk is now the world’s …

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Trump administration quietly rolls back protections against predatory payday loans

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. President Donald Trump quietly ended a rule intended to protect low-income Americans from predatory high-interest payday loans this week. The move reverses a banner Obama-era initiative that required lenders to make sure that someone …

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Map: It’s not just Florida, Texas, California and Arizona driving the new record high in U.S. COVID cases

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. The U.S. hit another grim record this week as new coronavirus cases reached a single-day high of nearly 60,000—a figure that The New York Times reported was the sixth single-day record in 10 days. …

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Gilead says remdesivir slashes coronavirus deaths. But it’s complicated

Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers. To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today. Shares of biotech giant Gilead spiked more than 2% in Friday trading after the company claimed that its coronavirus treatment, remdesivir, slashed the risk of death from COVID-19 in a new study. But there’s …

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