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The Fall 2016 LRO Connection newsletter is now available for viewing and can be accessed by clicking here.

In this issue, we share with retirees a copy of a recent letter sent by the LRO to the CEO of Nokia to introduce the LRO and to discuss our concern with the funding of the Group Life Insurance (GLI) Trust. We also have articles on the Pension Plan, Healthcare, and Legislative Affairs. The History Corner article reports on the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Naperville, Illinois Indian Hill Bell Laboratories and the many contributions of that esteemed location.

We hope you find the newsletter informative, and we thank you for your support of the LRO.

AT&T History in NY TIMES Piece

AT&T’s History of Invention and Breakups
AT&T, once known informally as Ma Bell, is a storied American brand that goes back under a succession of names to the late 19th century, after Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.




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board mtg

LRO Annual Board Meeting Held in Dallas - Mar 8

Your volunteer LRO board annual meeting was held in Dallas on Mar 8. Attending were President Joe Dombrowski, Director John deCastro, Secretary Pam Rasmussen, Directors Bob Janish, Bob Martina, and Andy Guarriello, Treasurer Dick McCauley, Director Gary Reichow and Vice President Frank Minter.

The following six board members were unable to attend due to personal conflicts: Ron Hoth, Paul Bayliss, Al Duscher, Dan Lovatt, Eli Shaff, and Joe Sciulli.

Treasurer Dick McCauley reported that the annual audit of LRO financial statements for the year 2016 has been completed by our outside audit firm with no reported deficiencies in internal control. Dick reviewed final 2016 income and expense results which showed a deficit of ($12,600) paid for out of surplus funds. The board discussed activities for 2017 and anticipates a reduction in both dues income and expenses for the year. A financial statement will be published in the June newsletter as these numbers are finalized.

Bob Janish reported that we are currently showing 13,321 active members of the LRO. With the aging of our retiree population, the number of deceased members has been increasing. As you would expect, we do not expect further significant growth in membership.

Bob Martina reported that the NRLN Washington meeting will be held March 13-15. Director Dan Lovatt will be attending representing the LRO. The issues to be pushed in the planned meetings with legislative officials are: Protecting Retiree Benefits in Bankruptcy; Protecting Retirees in Pension Plan Mergers; Protecting Retirees in Corporate Mergers, Acquisitions and Spin-Offs; Need for Reducing Prescription Drug Costs through Importation and Medicare Negotiations.

Bob Martina, with assistance from John deCastro, discussed the potential implications of the issues surrounding the proposed cancelation of the Affordable Care Act. There continues to be great uncertainty as to how this healthcare issue will finally be resolved and its impact on seniors. The NRLN will be active in this debate, and we can expect Action Alerts from the NRLN on issues impacting retirees. Nokia has not yet declared their intensions regarding providing healthcare coverage for 2018; however, this should be clarified in the early October timeframe with the anticipated release by Nokia of the 2018 Benefits package. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Frank Minter reported that he will be obtaining key Nokia financial documents prior to the June newsletter and will be reporting on pension funding status in the newsletter. He does not anticipate any significant changes in funding levels; nor does he anticipate in the near future any move by Nokia to sell the pension assets to an insurance company. Nokia has advised that if they had intended to do so, it would have been done before the buyout.

The LRO Board agreed on the following core goals for 2017:

  • Continue interactions with Nokia on matters pertaining to retiree issues
  • Continue to review Nokia financial disclosures to ascertain funding levels of Pension and Group Life Insurance Trusts
  • Continue member communication through emails, our website, our newsletter, and when and where appropriate, host regional meetings at population centers across the country
  • Interact and collaborate with the NRLN for items of common interest relating to the protection of pensions, healthcare, Medicare, and Social Security as documented in their Legislative Agenda (
  • Increase participation by LRO members in NRLN Grassroots activities and Action Alerts involving legislation affecting retirees, thereby, increasing our voice in Congress

Members will note that we have removed the former goal of seeking a cost-of-living increase (COLA) for retirees. After pursuing this issue for several years and repeatedly being told by A-L and now Nokia that there is no plan for a COLA, we believe it is time to be realistic on this issue. Nokia will simply not do anything that might even remotely cause them to add money to the pension plan, and therefore the decision to remove pursuing a COLA from our listing of goals.

Finally, the board spent considerable time discussing the future of the LRO and whether or how we can continue to add value to our retiree base. Many of us are now three companies removed from our original employer, we have completed a major pension buyout impacting a large number of our retirees, and the remaining pension fund appears to be adequately funded. Conditions have changed from the early forming of this organization and its mission to protect and enhance our employee pensions and benefits.

There are questions as to just what value we can bring aside from communication, and then there is the fact that not only is our membership aging, but so is your all volunteer board. Nine members of the current board are 80 years of age or more. The board agreed to layout this issue in more detail for our membership in our planned June newsletter and hopefully get some realistic input as we look to define the future of the LRO. The board agreed to meet again in late October to review this issue.


Mulvaney: Trump will pick up Obamacare when it fails and Dems are blamed
By Joseph Lawler; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 26, 2017

After AHCA withdrawal, elation and anger
By Matt Sedensky, AP; News Herald ~ Mar 26, 2017

Republicans' dangerous health-care delusions
By Jennifer Rubin; The Washington Post ~ Mar 26, 2017

Here's Why Social Security Is Going Broke
By Matthew Frankel; The Motley Fool ~ Mar 26, 2017

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 25, 2017

Ryancare Failed Because Paul Ryan Is Still Learning How To Govern
By Avik Roy; Forbes ~ Mar 25, 2017

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Mar 25, 2017

What's Next After The GOP's Healthcare Implosion?
By Matthew Herper; Forbes ~ Mar 25, 2017

Pence: 'Every day ObamaCare survives is another day America suffers'
By Max Greenwood; The Hill ~ Mar 25, 2017

Nokia Announces Final Results for its Offer to Purchase Euro and Dollar Notes
From "The Industry Daily News"; Telecom Reseller ~ Mar 22, 2017

With healthcare bill dead, U.S. Republicans turn to taxes
By David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 24, 2017

Winners and losers in House Republican health plan
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 24, 2017

Despite interim defeat on healthcare, Trump’s ethos prevailed
From Kayleigh McEnany; The Hill ~ Mar 24, 2017

Trumpcare May Have Died But That Doesn't Mean Obamacare Is Safe
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Mar 24, 2017

House Republicans Call Off Vote On Obamacare Replacement Plan
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Mar 24, 2017

Your pension could be at the center of America's next financial crisis
From Jeff Reeves; The Hill ~ Mar 24, 2017

How the GOP could still salvage the Obamacare repeal
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Mar 23, 2017

Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan
By Erica Werner & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 23, 2017

The Next DOL Fiduciary Rule Deadline: April 17
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Mar 23, 2017

In Search Of Votes, GOP Makes Changes To Plan To Repeal & Replace Obamacare
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Mar 22, 2017

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown
By Alan Fram & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 22, 2017

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal
By Carla K. Johnson; The Associated Press ~ Mar 22, 2017

Trump’s Promise To Rein In Drug Prices Could Open Floodgate To Importation Laws
By Rachel Bluth; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 22, 2017

IRS Still Hasn't Changed The Policy It Used To Justify Targeting Tea Party, Conservative Groups
By Ethan Barton ; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 22, 2017

Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta Spars With Elizabeth Warren Over Fiduciary Rule
By Maggie McGrath; Forbes ~ Mar 22, 2017

What's at Stake in a Health Bill That Slashes the Safety Net
By Eduardo Porter; The New York Times ~ Mar 21, 2017

Trump warns Republican lawmakers to get behind healthcare bill
By Susan Cornwell & Yasmeen Abutaleb; Reuters ~ Mar 21, 2017

Health Insurance Lobby Backs Key Trumpcare Revisions
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 21, 2017

Tax Filing Tips To Save On Taxes And Boost IRA Savings
From Adam Bergman; Forbes ~ Mar 21, 2017

It Happened Again! Trump's Budget Director Signals Social Security Cuts Could Be Coming
By Sean Williams, Motley Fool – March 19, 2017

Why Americans Still Feel So Shaky About Retirement
By Richard Eisenberg, Forbes – March 21, 2017

Soaring Stocks Aren’t Boosting Retirement Savers’ Moods
By Annalyn Kurtz, Fortune – March 21, 2017

Trump, GOP struggle to find healthcare votes
By Scott Wong, The Hill – March 21, 2017

This New Tweak to the GOP Health Care Bill Will Make Medicare Less Stable
By Elizabeth O’Brian, Money – March 21, 2017

Poll: Older Americans Want Elected Leaders to Lower Rx Prices
By Mary Hickey, AARP – March 21, 2017

Trump says he wants to tackle drug pricing in the GOP's Obamacare replacement plan
Lydia Ramsey, Business Insider – March 21, 2017

New CBO score coming before ObamaCare vote, chairman says
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 20, 2017

SPEAKER PAUL RYAN: It’s Time To End Obamacare For Good
Rep. Paul Ryan; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 20, 2017

The Republican health-care bill is picking up momentum in the House
By Amber Phillips; The Washington Post ~ Mar 20, 2017

Trump going outside Washington for support on health bill
By Ken Thomas & Julie Bykowicz, AP; The Washington Post ~ Mar 20, 2017

Trump Budget Would Boost Spending to Fight Medicare, Medicaid Fraud
By James Swann; Bloomberg ~ Mar 20, 2017

Feds probe Aetna, Humana, Health Net, Cigna division over Medicare Advantage risk scores
By Leslie Small; FierceHealthcare ~ Mar 20, 2017

Prescription Drug Costs Are On The Rise; So Are The TV Ads Promoting Them
By Bruce Horovitz & Julie Appleby; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 20, 2017

Tax reform could be 'way worse' for retirement industry than Department of Labor's fiduciary rule: Graff
By Greg Iacurci; InvestmentNews ~ Mar 20, 2017

How Consumers Can Use Their Spendings As A Source Of Retirement Savings
From Eugeny Prudchyenko, ES; Forbes ~ Mar 20, 2017

PBGC girds for pending union plan catastrophe
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Mar 20, 2017

The Big Problem With Statins That Medicare Patients Need to Know About
From Dr. Craig Bowron, NA; Forbes ~ Mar 20, 2017

Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans
By Susan Cornwell & Valerie Volcovici; Reuters ~ Mar 19, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan: Obamacare replacement bill on track for passage this week
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Mar 19, 2017

Doctor Wait Times Soar 30% In Major U.S. Cities
From Bruce Japsen; Forbes ~ Mar 19, 2017

Spicer: Expect movement on tax reform in 'late spring'
By Gabby Morrongiello; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 19, 2017

How to Protect Yourself From The Looming Pension Crisis
From Olivier Garret; Forbes ~ Mar 19, 2017

3 Things to Remember When You Do Your Taxes
By Matthew Frankel; The Motley Fool ~ Mar 19, 2017

U.S. Investigates Four Insurers Over Medicare Payments
From Reuters; The New York Times ~ Mar 17, 2017

3 Common Medigap Questions Answered
From Philip Moeller, NA; Forbes ~ Mar 17, 2017

Trump facing pressure from left over 'fiduciary' rule
By Tim Devaney; The Hill ~ Mar 17, 2017

CBO Analyst: Higher Taxes and Government Programs Decrease Incentive to Work
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 18, 2017

Trump cracks the whip on Obamacare, fueling GOP momentum
By Rachael Bade, John Bresnahan, Kyle Cheney & Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Mar 17, 2017

Tax credits a sticking point in Obamacare replacement plan
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 17, 2017

How Ryancare 'Age Tax' Punishes Older Americans
From John Wasik; Forbes ~ Mar 17, 2017

Trump: More Republicans back healthcare bill after 'certain changes'
By Allen Cone; United Press International ~ Mar 17, 2017

Trump: More Republicans back healthcare bill after 'certain changes'
By Allen Cone; United Press International ~ Mar 17, 2017

12.2 Million Signed Up for Obamacare in 2017, Half of What CBO Projected
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 17, 2017

ER doctors say emergency care should be a basic insurance benefit
By Ilene MacDonald; FierceHealthcare ~ Mar 17, 2017

Understanding the hidden villain of Big Pharma: pharmacy benefit managers
By Jessica Wapner; Newsweek ~ Mar 17, 2017

Senator targets PBM 'secrecy' in new legislation
By Eric Sagonowsky; FiercePharma ~ Mar 15, 2017

How do insurers decide what medicines to pay for?
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Mar 17, 2017

What’s in a Name? ‘Obamacare’ vs. ‘Trumpcare’ vs. ‘Ryancare’. Politics defines health care plan labeling
By Simone Pathé; Roll Call ~ Mar 16, 2017

Rand Paul says Paul Ryan selling 'bill of goods' to Trump
By Ashley Killough; CNN ~ Mar 15, 2017

Opinion: Rescue Medicare, Repeal IPAB
From Pete Sepp; Morning Consult ~ Mar 16, 2017

Sen. Tom Cotton: AHCA is 'fixable'
By Emily Jashinsky; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 16, 2017

Obamacare repeal bill survives narrow committee vote
By Adam Cancryn; Politico ~ Mar 16, 2017

Health bill short of votes, GOP leaders look to Trump
By Erica Werner & Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 16, 2017

Legislation Benefits Patients in Medically Underserved Communities
By Kathleen Gannon Longo; Drug Topics ~ Mar 16, 2017

History suggests Trumpcare replacing Obamacare is a long shot
By Dick Meyer; ABC News ~ Mar 16, 2017

Opinion: DOL Fiduciary Regulations For IRAs In Limbo. Sad!
From Frank Armstrong III; Forbes ~ Mar 16, 2017

How to CREATE generic pharma competition
From Glenn B. Manishin; The Hill ~ Mar 16, 2017

Advanced-Practice Providers Are Key To America's Healthcare Future
From Jacquelyn Corley; Forbes ~ Mar 16, 2017

6 Ways To Trim Your Budget Without Cutting Anything You Love
By Moira Lawler, LV; Forbes ~ Mar 16, 2017

Experts worry ObamaCare repeal plan puts Medicare trust fund at risk
By Christine Ayala; The Hill ~ Mar 15, 2017

Spicer to Obamacare Architect: The Plan You Helped Create Hasn't Done So Well
By Melanie Arter; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 15, 2017

An End to PBM Pick-Pocketing
By B. Douglas Hoey; MarketWatch ~ Mar 15, 2017

House conservatives closer to embracing Republican healthcare plan
By Susan Cornwell & David Morgan; Reuters ~ Mar 15, 2017

Ryan's gambit: Second health care bill to woo the reluctant
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 15, 2017

Cruz: GOP a ‘laughingstock’ if ObamaCare repeal fails
By Mark Hensch; The Hill ~ Mar 15, 2017

Democrats need to help fix the Disastercare they created
By Charles Hurt; The Washington Times ~ Mar 13, 2017

Will mortgage rates rise? What to know about Fed rate hike
By Christopher S. Rugaber & Alex Veiga; The Associated Press ~ Mar 15, 2017

GOP Senators Reworking Tax Credits In House Obamacare Repeal Bill
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 14, 2017

Ryan: ‘Of Course’ Fewer People Will Buy Health Insurance If Mandate Goes Away
By Susan Jones; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 14, 2017

Mulvaney on CBO score: Coverage and care are not the same thing
By Ed Morrissey; Hot Air ~ Mar 14, 2017

Will Millions Go Uninsured Without ACA Mandate? Spicer Says 'Sure'
By Matt Shuham; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 14, 2017

Three ObamaCare replace myths
From Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), ; The Hill ~ Mar 14, 2017

Opinion: Collapsing pensions will fuel America’s next financial crisis
By Jeff Reeves; MarketWatch ~ Mar 14, 2017

Drug CEO Has Problem With U.S. Patients Paying His Prices
By James Paton; Bloomberg ~ Mar 14, 2017

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $337 Billion. Budget office projects legislation would lower premiums 10 percent by 2026
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 13, 2017

White House: We “strenuously” disagree with this CBO score of the Republican health care bill
By “Allahpundit”; Hot Air ~ Mar 13, 2017

24 Million Fewer Americans Would Be Covered Under the Republican Health Care Plan
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Mar 13, 2017

Senate conservatives heading to White House to talk ObamaCare repeal
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2017

Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage In The US
From Chris Ladd; Forbes ~ Mar 13, 2017

Dems' secret weapon for killing GOP's ObamaCare replacement?
By Bob Cusack; The Hill ~ Mar 13, 2017

Insurance Companies Taking Over Pensions
By “Newsmax Wires”; Newsmax ~ Mar 13, 2017

Growing Plan Sponsor Interest in Pension Risk Transfer
By Javier Simon; PLANSPONSOR ~ Mar 07, 2017

5 Tips For Filing Tax Extensions That Will Save You Money
From Robert A. Green; Forbes ~ Mar 13, 2017

Health law's woes, real or perceived, drive call for repeal
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 12, 2017

Republicans dismiss upcoming budget analysis of health plan
By Hope Yen; The Associated Press ~ Mar 12, 2017

Trump administration faces ‘battle’ to replace Obamacare, Pence tells Louisville audience
By Dave Boyer; The Washington Times ~ Mar 11, 2017

Democrat: Trump 'enthusiastic' about call for Medicare to negotiate drug prices
By Kelly Terez; WJBD ~ Mar 12, 2017

GOP Leaders Looking Past Repeal Bill to Additional Health Reforms
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Mar 10, 2017

GOP acts fast on health care, aims to avoid ire Dems faced
By Erica Werner; The Associated Press ~ Mar 11, 2017

Pence appeals for complete GOP support for health overhaul
By Ken Thomas; The Associated Press ~ Mar 11, 2017

Nokia Bell Labs opens competition for ideas with power to disrupt future of human experience

GOP plan less generous than Obamacare for older Americans
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 10, 2017

Rand Paul: Trump 'very open to negotiation' to ObamaCare bill
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 10, 2017

Major health insurer backs GOP's Obamacare repeal bill
By Rachana Pradhan; Politico ~ Mar 10, 2017

How many people would lose health-care coverage under the new House bill? Depends who you ask.
By Philip Bump; The Washington Post ~ Mar 10, 2017

GOP Lawmaker Calls On Senate To 'Go Nuclear' To Pass Health Care Repeal
By Alice Ollstein; Talking Points Memo ~ Mar 09, 2017

Trump: Obamacare repeal 'will end in a beautiful picture!'
By Louis Nelson; Politico ~ Mar 09, 2017

GOP healthcare plan clears second vote in House
By Doug G. Ware & Andrew V. Pestano; United Press International ~ Mar 09, 2017

Reforms of Social Security and Medicare should be evidence-based
From William J. Arnone & Benjamin W. Veghte; The Hill ~ Mar 09, 2017

Trump, Dems Look For Common Ground On Drug Prices
By Sarah Jane Tribble; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 09, 2017

Cruz plans to discuss with Trump fixing Obamacare replacement
By Susan Crabtree; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 08, 2017

Drug costs are burning holes into our pockets - we can fix it
From Patricia A. Maryland; The Hill ~ Mar 09, 2017

Official warns of scam targeting Social Security recipients
By Rachel Smith; KTXS ~ Mar 09, 2017

ObamaCare repeal markups stretch into the night
By Peter Sullivan & Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Mar 08, 2017

GOP Plan Orders Insurers to Charge People 30% More If Uninsured for 63 Days
By Terence P. Jeffrey; Cybercast News Service ~ Mar 08, 2017

American Healthcare Act Woes Will Hamper the Rest of Trump's Agenda
By Tory Newmyer; Fortune ~ Mar 08, 2017

GOP chairman hits back at hospitals on ObamaCare bill
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Mar 08, 2017

Trump Meets With Democrats at White House on Drug Prices
By Jared S Hopkins; Bloomberg ~ Mar 08, 2017

Do Not Return Calls or Texts From These Area Codes--It May Be a Scam
By Joseph Steinberg; Inc. ~ Mar 08, 2017

Poll: U.S. split on whether to revoke ACA's individual mandate
By Andrew V. Pestano; United Press International ~ Mar 07, 2017

Conservatives plan their own Obamacare replacement
By Robert King; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 07, 2017

Trump endorses House Republican healthcare plan, opposition grows
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Mar 07, 2017

Hospitals come out against GOP healthcare bill
By Megan R. Wilson; The Hill ~ Mar 07, 2017

23 Things You Need to Know About the Republican Obamacare Replacement Bill
By Sean Williams, TMF ; Fox Business ~ Mar 07, 2017

A Quick Look At The GOP Plan To Repeal & Replace Obamacare
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Mar 07, 2017

Trump Sends Pharma Stocks Down With New Tweet on Drug Prices
By Jared S Hopkins; Bloomberg ~ Mar 07, 2017

High U.S. drug prices cannot be explained by R&D spending alone
By Rachel Arndt ; Modern Healthcare ~ Mar 07, 2017

GOP introduces new Obamacare bill. Read it here
By T. Becket Adams ; The Washington Examiner ~ Mar 06, 2017

Obamacare Officials Gave Tax Credit Payments To Prison Inmates, Illegal Immigrants
By Kathryn Watson; The Daily Caller ~ Mar 06, 2017

What if there's no affordable insurance to buy?
By Tom Murphy & Meghan Hoyer; The Associated Press ~ Mar 06, 2017

PCMA: New Drugstore Lobby Bill Would Increase Prescription Drug Costs
From PCMA; Pharmaceutical Processing ~ Mar 06, 2017

Data Shows Americans Hold Similar Views of Drugmakers, PBMs
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Mar 06, 2017

Japan Joins Trump in Drug Price War Crimping Big Pharma Profits
By Kanoko Matsuyama; Bloomberg ~ Mar 06, 2017

What qualifies as nontaxable income?
By Kay Bell, NerdWallet; USA TODAY ~ Mar 06, 2017

House Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare
By Amy Soldstein, Mike DeBonis and Kelsey Snell, Washington Post – March 6, 2017

$21.8 Million in Obamacare Tax Credits Awarded to Individuals Who Were Not Eligible to Receive Them
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 05, 2017

Only 22 Percent of Obamacare Enrollees Rate Their Health Care Coverage as Good or Excellent
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Mar 04, 2017

Price: White House believes Medicare is a guarantee for seniors
By Mallory Shelbourne ; The Hill ~ Mar 05, 2017

Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 05, 2017

Here's how the rich use their IRAs
By Dan Caplinger, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Mar 05, 2017

With 'Trumpcare' On Horizon, Voters Go Wobbly On Repeal
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Mar 03, 2017

Nokia Networks: Next-Generation Wireless Networks Profile 2017 - Research and Markets
From "News Feed"; SYS-CON Media ~ Mar 03, 2017

GOP health bill: Less government; but what about coverage?
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 03, 2017

ObamaCare's Popularity Is A Myth - Satisfaction Craters To 22% As Law Continues To Collapse
An Editorial; Investor's Business Daily ~ Mar 03, 2017

The Medical Technology That Could Save the US Billions Each Year
By Michael Hodin; The Fiscal Times ~ Mar 03, 2017

How To Insure Everyone At A Reasonable Cost
From Kip Hagopian & Dana Goldman; Forbes ~ Mar 03, 2017

Senator offers bill to increase multiemployer plan participants' rights
By Hazel Bradford; Pensions & Investments ~ Mar 03, 2017

States push for more transparency over drug prices
By Sarah Chacko; The Hill ~ Mar 03, 2017

PBMs Swimming Against Rising Tide of More Drug Pricing Transparency
By Alan G. Rosenbloom; Morning Consult ~ Mar 03, 2017

How Washington Is Eroding Retirement Security
From Chris Farrell; Forbes ~ Mar 03, 2017

Paul blocked from seizing GOP Obamacare bill
By Burgess Everett; Politico ~ Mar 02, 2017

GOP, Dem foes of health care bill in scavenger hunt for copy
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Mar 02, 2017

Governors met on Obamacare replacement plan with Pence
By Yasmeen Abutaleb & Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Mar 02, 2017

Top GOP senator: Senate will take up House ObamaCare repeal bill
By Jordain Carney; The Hill ~ Mar 02, 2017

Pharma Exec and Policy Scholar Spar Over High-Cost Drugs. Experts debate transparency laws, direct-to-consumer advertising
By Shannon Firth; Medpage Today ~ Mar 02, 2017

By Brenton Smith, FedSmith – March 2, 2017

Cory Booker Joins Bernie Sanders In Backing Drug Re-Importation Bill
By Ryan Grim, Huffington Post – Feb 28, 2017

Trump idea to expand health care competition faces hurdles
By Jonathan J. Cooper & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Mar 01, 2017

White House: Beshear is Wrong, Obamacare is Failing
By Jim Stinson; LifeZette ~ Mar 01, 2017

Labor Dept proposes delaying new rule for financial advisers
By Amanda Becker & Susan Heavey; Reuters ~ Mar 01, 2017

Top drugmakers to ignore investor calls to explain price hikes
By Peter Loftus; MarketWatch ~ Mar 01, 2017

IRS: Deadline near to get $1 billion unclaimed 2013 refunds
By Stephen Ohlemacher; The Associated Press ~ Mar 01, 2017

Mnuchin promises tax reform by August
By Vicki Needham; The Hill ~ Mar 01, 2017

Trump Says Insurers Will 'Like What They Hear' On Health Care In His First Address To Congress
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 28, 2017

GOP looks for ObamaCare path as right lashes out
By Peter Sullivan & Scott Wong ; The Hill ~ Feb 28, 2017

GOP Leaders Insist Unity Is in Reach on Health Care
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Feb 28, 2017

How to Get Patients to Take More Control of Their Medical Decisions
By Laura Landro; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 28, 2017

More Americans Live in Fear of Retiring Poor
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Feb 28, 2017

Trump and Paul Ryan Head for a Clash Over the Budget, and Ideology
By Jennifer Steinhauer, New York Times – Feb 27, 201

White House won't rule out future entitlement cuts
By Sylvan Lane, The Hill – Feb 27, 2017

Draft reconciliation bill contains outdated info, Brady says
By Kat Lucero, The Hill - Feb 27, 2017

New GOP ObamaCare repeal strategy: Bring something to the floor, hope everyone votes for it
By “Allahpundit”; Hot Air ~ Feb 27, 2017

Pressure on GOP to revamp health law grows, along with rifts
By Alan Fram & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Feb 27, 2017

Governors' meeting highlights GOP rifts over health reform
By Ben Nuckols; The Associated Press ~ Feb 27, 2017

ObamaCare quietly leaves mark on Medicare despite repeal push
By Christine Ayala; The Hill ~ Feb 27, 2017

Study finds no difference in care between physicians, clinicians
By Amy Wallace; United Press International ~ Feb 27, 2017

Why Men Have Such a Hard Time With Aging
By Dana Wechsler Linden; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 26, 2017

Drugmakers pledge restraint, but prices will still soar
By Linda A. Johnson; The Associated Press ~ Feb 27, 2017

No cuts to U.S. entitlement programs in Trump budget: Mnuchin
By David Lawder; Reuters ~ Feb 26, 2017

Nokia Announces 5G FIRST Solution
From News Wire Feed; Light Reading ~ Feb 26, 2017

Nokia sees growth opportunities in networks market
By Eric Auchard; Reuters ~ Feb 26, 2017

Nokia goes back to the future with 49 euro phone
By Eric Auchard; Reuters ~ Feb 26, 2017

Debunking the '20 million' ObamaCare myth
From Justin Haskins & Michael Hamilton; The Hill ~ Feb 25, 2017

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
By Carla K. Johnson & Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Feb 25, 2017

Medicare taking Social Security numbers off cards
The Jackson Sun ~ Feb 25, 2017

Here's How Social Security Just Lost $1 Billion
By Maurie Backman; The Motley Fool ~ Feb 25, 2017

Update beneficiaries to prevent future mistakes
From Andrew Hermsen; USA TODAY ~ Feb 25, 2017

You’re Overpaying for Drugs and Your Pharmacist Can’t Tell You
By Jared S Hopkins; Bloomberg ~ Feb 24, 2017

The buzzword everyone can agree on in the health debate: RESTORE
From Scott Melville; The Hill ~ Feb 24, 2017

Big Pharma quietly enlists leading professors to justify $1,000-a-day drugs
From Annie Waldman; United Press International ~ Feb 23, 2017

Trump Supporters Covered by Obamacare Overwhelmed by Out-of-Pocket Costs, High Deductibles
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Feb 24, 2017

Health Law Support Grows, Leaving GOP In A Bind
By Julie Rovner; WebMD ~ Feb 24, 2017

How U.S. Health Care Was Built by a Series of Accidents
By Stephen Mihm; Bloomberg ~ Feb 24, 2017

Republican Tax Plan Waiting for Trump to Decide on Policy He Obviously Doesn’t Understand
By Jonathan Chait; New York ~ Feb 24, 2017

Retirement Blame Game Shifts To Human Resources
From Robert Laura; Forbes ~ Feb 24, 2017

A Billion Dollar Tweak For Saving Social Security
By Robert White; FedSmith ~ Feb 24, 2017

Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Feb 23, 2017

John Boehner says swift Obamacare repeal, replace is just ‘happy talk’
By Tom Howell Jr.; The Washington Times ~ Feb 23, 2017

Why living longer should not lead to retirement benefit cuts
By Mark Miller; StreetInsider ~ Feb 23, 2017

Drug Executive Calls On Trump To Lead Industry Price Reform
From Bloomberg News; Investor’s Business Daily ~ Feb 23, 2017

Healing the ACA and lowering costs
From Rep. John Faso (R-N.Y.); The Hill ~ Feb 23, 2017

Why the window to accomplish tax reform may be closing
By Jennifer Rubin; The Washington Post ~ Feb 23, 2017

Pension Funds Hope to Close the Gap Through Trump Tax Policies
By Vipal Monga & Heather Gillers; The Wall Street Journal ~ Feb 23, 2017

When it comes to Social Security, younger Americans may know best
By Maurie Backman, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Feb 23, 2017

Senior Specials: 14 States With Retirement Income Tax Breaks
By Ashlea Ebeling; Forbes ~ Feb 23, 2017

America's retirees worked hard. Washington must protect them.
From James Casey; The Hill ~ Feb 23, 2017

White House Signals Own Path on Health Care
By John T. Bennett; Roll Call ~ Feb 22, 2017

Medicare's Cruel Paradox: It Is A Costly Subsidy For Seniors, But They Can't Live Without It
By Howard Gleckman; Forbes ~ Feb 22, 2017

Health insurers will now have until June to decide if they want to be part of Obamacare
By Emma Court; MarketWatch ~ Feb 22, 2017

Study: Physician-rating websites don’t provide meaningful information
By Joanne Finnegan; FierceHealthcare ~ Feb 22, 2017

Nokia launches offer to repurchase up to $1B in debt
By Jason Aycock; Seeking Alpha ~ Feb 22, 2017

House, Justice Department ask for delay in ObamaCare lawsuit
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Feb 21, 2017

Health Law’s 10 Essential Benefits: A Look At What’s At Risk In GOP Overhaul
By Michelle Andrews; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 21, 2017

Tear Down Health Care Walls
From Robert F. Graboyes ; US News & World Report ~ Feb 21, 2017

Medicare’s Uncertain Future
By Mark Miller; Wealth Management ~ Feb 21, 2017

Top lawmakers from both parties: 'Vaccines save lives'
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Feb 21, 2017

Hopes rise for law to expand access to experimental drugs
By Rachel Roubein & Casey Harper; The Hill ~ Feb 21, 2017

Melnick: Demand more of your financial adviser
By Stephanie L. Melnick P; USA TODAY ~ Feb 20, 2017

Drug importation from other countries will save dollars and lives
From Suzanne Robotti; The Hill ~ Feb 19, 2017

Understanding Your Tax Forms 2017: Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement
By Kelly Phillips Erb; Forbes ~ Feb 19, 2017

How to Make Your Money Last as Long as You Do
By Mark Miller; The New York Times ~ Feb 18, 2017

Taxation Of Social Security And SSDI Payments
From “MoneyTips”; The Huffington Post ~ Feb 17, 2017

House Republicans’ plans to repeal Obamacare worries health insurers
By Anna Wilde Mathews; MarketWatch ~ Feb 18, 2017

The role of the individual and taking control of their own healthcare
By Shawn Jenkins; The Hill ~ Feb 18, 2017

Ask Ken: Talking to parents about their finances
By Ken King; USA TODAY ~ Feb 18, 2017

McConnell intends to replace 'Obamacare' without Democrats
By Erica Werner; The Associated Press ~ Feb 17, 2017

If the Affordable Care Act may be repealed, can I ignore the tax penalty?
By Michelle Andrews; The Washington Post ~ Feb 17, 2017

UnitedHealth sued by U.S. government over Medicare charges
By Akankshita Mukhopadhyay; Reuters ~ Feb 17, 2017

How to Fill Out Your Tax Return Like a Pro
By Jan M. Rosen; The New York Times ~ Feb 17, 2017

What Is the capital loss deduction?
By Dan Caplinger, TMF; USA TODAY ~ Feb 17, 2017

Why Older People Are Vulnerable to Fraud, and How to Protect Them
York Times ~ Feb 17, 2017

Bright Spots for Nokia Corp (ADR) (NOK) Stock
By Lucas Hahn; InvestorPlace ~ Feb 17, 2017

2 quick fixes to ObamaCare Congress can put into place now
From Joel Zinberg; The Hill ~ Feb 16, 2017

Trump, Republicans set timeframe for introducing Obamacare replacement
By Richard Cowan & David Morgan; Reuters ~ Feb 16, 2017

What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash
By Haley Sweetland Edwards; TIME ~ Jan 26, 2017

Major Change To Employer-Based Insurance On The Table In O'Care Repeal
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Feb 16, 2017

Merck to halt study of mild to moderate Alzheimer's drug
By Akankshita Mukhopadhyay; Reuters ~ Feb 14, 2017

Nokia lives
By Lachlan Colquhoun; Telecom Asia ~ Feb 16, 2017

Physician Services to Decline With More Cost-Sharing, CMS Says
By Alicia Ault; Medscape ~ Feb 15, 2017

US report: Trend of rising health care spending back to stay
The Associated Press ~ Feb 15, 2017

Following Trump order, IRS shifts on health care mandate
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar & Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Feb 15, 2017

New Rules Try To Shore Up Individual Health Insurance Market In 2018
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 15, 2017

IRS won't withhold tax refunds if Americans ignore ACA insurance requirement
By Amy Goldstein; The Washington Post ~ Feb 15, 2017

Trump Points to Humana Exit From Obamacare as Sign of Failure
By Zachary Tracer; Bloomberg ~ Feb 15, 2017

Cash Is King: 3 Ways To Manage It The Right Way
From Peter Lazaroff; Forbes ~ Feb 15, 2017

Choosing A Health Care Proxy When You're An 'Elder Orphan'
From Carol Marak, NA; Forbes ~ Feb 15, 2017

Economic Freedom in the United States Hits Record Low in 2017
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Feb 15, 2017

IRS impostor scam robs elderly Americans of life savings
By Jennifer C. Kerr; The Associated Press ~ Feb 15, 2017

GOP back to open combat over Obamacare
By Burgess Everett & Rachael Bade; Politico ~ Feb 14, 2017

Obamacare takes big hit as major insurer pulls out
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Examiner ~ Feb 14, 2017

Insurers Pushing Trump Admin To Keep Obamacare Individual Mandate, Subsidies
By Sarah Hurtubise; The Daily Caller ~ Feb 14, 2017

Reduce drug prices by eliminating PBM rebates
From Robert Goldberg; The Hill ~ Feb 14, 2017

U.S. insurers sense opportunity in unwanted pension plans
By Suzanne Barlyn; Reuters ~ Feb 14, 2017

Republicans still want IRS chief's head
By Nicole Duran; The Washington Examiner ~ Feb 13, 2017

Republicans May Want To Erase Health Law But First They Have To Save It From Collapsing
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 13, 2017

GOP Doctors Caucus gains clout with Republican rise
By Joanne Finnegan; FierceHealthcare ~ Feb 13, 2017

Sharp Rise Reported in Older Americans' Use of Multiple Psychotropic Drugs
By Benedict Carey; The New York Times ~ Feb 13, 2017

Social Security Begins to Increase the Retirement Age
By Emily Brandon; US News & World Report ~ Feb 13, 2017

Blackstone to acquire Aon's record-keeping business
By Sophie Baker & Robert Steyer; Pensions & Investments ~ Feb 10, 2017

So What Is 4.9G Anyway?
By Dan Jones; Light Reading ~ Feb 13, 2017

GOP dilemma on health law taxes: To repeal or not to repeal?
By Alan Fram; The Associated Press ~ Feb 11, 2017

GOP fights ObamaCare PR war
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Feb 11, 2017

Color of Money: Don't pay for an advance on a tax refund
From Michelle Singletary; Reading Eagle ~ Feb 12, 2017

How To Turn Your Finances Over To Someone Else, Part 1
From Larry Light; Forbes ~ Feb 12, 2017

The stealth Republican force behind Obamacare repeal
By Burgess Everett & Jennifer Haberkorn; Politico ~ Feb 11, 2017

Grassley Launches Inquiry Into Orphan Drugs After KHN Investigation
By Sarah Jane Tribble; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 10, 2017

Marathon Pharmaceuticals to charge $89,000 for muscular dystrophy drug after 70-fold increase
Fox News from Wall Street Journal – Feb 11, 2017

Retirement Advice in the Trump Era
By The Editorial Board; The New York Times ~ Feb 11, 2017

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary
By Robert Pear and Thomas Kaplan, New York Times – Feb 10, 2017

Insurer Scores A $200M Court Win After GOP Move To Block O'Care Payments
By Tierney Sneed; Talking Points Memo ~ Feb 10, 2017

How to Fix (or Wreck) Obamacare: Advice for Tom Price
By Reed Abelson & Margot Sanger-Katz ; The New York Times ~ Feb 10, 2017

Should You Retire On Your House?
From Olivia Mitchell; Forbes ~ Feb 10, 2017

Republicans Have Plenty Of Ideas For Replacing Health Law — But None They Can Agree On
From KHN Morning Briefing; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 09, 2017

Trump administration strips down Obamacare website
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Examiner ~ Feb 09, 2017

NCPA Responds to PBM Efforts to Limit Potential Reforms
PRESS RELEASE; Pharmacy Times ~ Feb 09, 2017

Retires' Incomes Rising, Dependence on Social Security Benefits Lower
From Andrew Biggs; Forbes ~ Feb 09, 2017

Trump Can’t Stop the Retirement Revolution
By Ben Steverman; Bloomberg ~ Feb 09, 2017

Will Trump shift on entitlements?
By Sylvan Lane, The Hill – Feb 9, 2017

Leftist Activists Target GOP Members of Congress
By Martin Walsh; LifeZette ~ Feb 08, 2017

Conservatives Urge Speed Up Of Health Law Repeal, Dismiss Calls For Caution
By Julie Rovner; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 08, 2017

Trump administration weighs health insurance 'stabilization'
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Feb 08, 2017

Key conservative open to insurer payments during ObamaCare transition
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Feb 08, 2017

Big Pharma’s Offer to Trump: Discounts When Drugs Don’t Work
By Jared S Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and James Paton, Bloomberg – Feb. 6, 2017

Big Pharma Is Pointing Fingers, and Hoping Trump Will Listen
By Zachary Tracer, Robert Langreth, & Anna Edney; Bloomberg ~ Feb 08, 2017

Why You Should Get Around to Drawing Up a Will
By Ann Carrns; The New York Times ~ Feb 08, 2017

Next Stop for Nokia Corp (ADR) Stock: $5 a Share!
NOK stock deserves a forward P/E of 20

By Chris Lau; InvestorPlace ~ Feb 08, 2017

GOP talking security for ObamaCare protests: report
By Mark Hensch; The Hill ~ Feb 07, 2017

House GOP lawmakers face tough questions on health care
The Associated Press ~ Feb 07, 2017

U.S. House speaker: Obamacare replacement law to pass this year
By Susan Cornwell; Reuters ~ Feb 07, 2017

Trump administration weighs Obamacare changes sought by insurers
By Dan Diamond, Jennifer Haberkorn & Paul Demko; Politico ~ Feb 06, 2017

Tuning up access, attitudes, and models of care for individuals with dementia
From Emily Rogalski; The Hill ~ Feb 07, 2017

Trump Sinks Drug Stocks Again on Medicare Drug Price Negotiation
By Cécile Daurat & Toluse Olorunnipa; Bloomberg ~ Feb 07, 2017

Social Security Can't Even Get Its FAQs Right
From Laurence Kotlikoff; Forbes ~ Feb 07, 2017

Express Scripts says branded drug prices rose nearly 11% last year
By Jacob Bell; BioPharma Dive ~ Feb 06, 2017

Trump Acknowledges That The 'Replacement' Of Obamacare Will Span Years
From Dan Munro; Forbes ~ Feb 06, 2017

Making Sure Our Longer Lives Are Healthy Ones
By June Simmons, NA; Forbes ~ Feb 06, 2017

You might need nearly $350,000 to pay for health-care costs in retirement
By Robert Powell; MarketWatch ~ Feb 06, 2017

Four Pillars: Reimagining Long-Term Services and Supports
By Connie Garner & Rodney L. Whitlock; Morning Consult ~ Feb 06, 2017

Social Security waits anxiously for Trump to nominate commissioner
By John Fritze, Baltimore Sun – Feb 5, 2017

Financial adviser or financial planner: What's the difference?
By Clark Randall; USA TODAY ~ Feb 05, 2017

10 tax forms you need to know before you file
By Tina Orem, NerdWallet; USA TODAY ~ Feb 03, 2017

No one wants to save the Obamacare mandate
By Paige Winfield Cunningham; The Washington Examiner ~ Feb 04, 2017

How stricter rules for brokers will affect retirement savers
By Marcy Gordon; The Associated Press ~ Feb 04, 2017

Where is Esurance Beatrice When You Need Her?
By Brenton Smith, FedSmith Jan 31, 2017

COMMENTARY: Solution to Social Security isn't found in new system
By Brenton Smith, Greenville Online - Feb 2, 2017

'Obamacare' sign-ups show slippage in preliminary report
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar; The Associated Press ~ Feb 03, 2017

Rep. Jordan: Obamacare Not Worth Repairing
By Mary Ellen McIntire; Morning Consult ~ Feb 03, 2017

Employers Fret Job-Based Coverage Vulnerable To Fallout From GOP Health Overhaul
By Jay Hancock; Kaiser Health News ~ Feb 03, 2017

Trump, The Fiduciary Rule And Your IRA
From Adam Bergman; Forbes ~ Feb 03, 2017

Congress can finally reform Social Security. In fact, there's no choice.
From Adam Brandon; The Hill ~ Feb 03, 2017

Nokia CEO 'Disappointed' With 2016 Sales
By Linda Hardesty; SDxCentral ~ Feb 02, 2017

Nokia's Suri Promises IP Routing Innovation
By Iain Morris; Light Reading ~ Feb 02, 2017

Nokia Q4 sales up but profit down at $682 million
The Associated Press ~ Feb 02, 2017

This Big Pharma CEO Thinks Trump’s Drug Pricing Threats Are All Bark and No Bite
By Sy Mukherjee; Fortune ~ Feb 02, 2017

Initial Health Care Relief Measures Put Patients First and Help Stabilize Markets
By Larry Bucshon, Marsha Blackburn, Bill Flores & Greg Walden; Morning Consult ~ Feb 02, 2017

Sticking with one doctor may help keep seniors out of the hospital
From HealthDay News; United Press International ~ Feb 02, 2017

House considers elements of ObamaCare replacement
By Jessie Hellmann; The Hill ~ Feb 02, 2017

Enough About the Wall. What About My Retirement?
By Suzanne Woolley; Bloomberg ~ Feb 02, 2017

House votes to undo Obama administration's social security gun rule
By David Sherfinski; The Washington Times ~ Feb 02, 2017

Terminally Ill Applaud Trump’s Pledge to Change FDA Rules
By Mary Lou Lang-Byrd; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Feb 01, 2017

Manufacturing CEO Says Obamacare Costs Negatively Impacted Jobs, Investment, Product Development
By Ali Meyer; The Washington Free Beacon ~ Feb 01, 2017

Overnight Healthcare: GOP talk shifts from replacing ObamaCare to repairing it | HHS pick advances after rules change
By Peter Sullivan; The Hill ~ Feb 01, 2017

A Third of Americans Are Still Struggling to Find Affordable Healthcare
By Katherine Greifeld; Bloomberg ~ Feb 01, 2017

Insurers shrink from exchanges as lawmakers mull changes
By Tom Murphy; The Associated Press ~ Feb 01, 2017

Hate high drug prices? Blame greedy companies and our politicians
From Dr. Hagop M. Kantarjian & Michael A. Carrier; The Hill ~ Feb 01, 2017


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