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The latest effort by Republicans in the Senate to overhaul the US healthcare system could have an unexpected effect on deductibles (the money you pay before insurance kicks in): they could get so high they're actually more than the poorest Americans earn. The CBO estimates that by 2026 the second-lowest-priced plans (the silver plans, in the Obamacare marketplace) would have $13,000 deductibles. Under the Affordable Care Act currently, a deductible for the same plan would be $5,000 in 2026.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. AMD is set to report second-quarter 2017 results on Jul 25. Notably, the company has a mixed record of earnings surprises in the trailing four quarters, with an average positive surprise of 34.09%.In the last quarter, the company
◊Walmart (WMT) is said to have announced a new merchandising service program internally that drops the number to five companies able to manage supplier displays and other services in over 4,600 U.S. stores, Talkbusiness.net reports. In-store merchandisers are a large group of mostly hourly contract workers that set up and check on supplier displays in Walmart stores. Recently more third party companies have popped up and the number of merchandisers in stores haven't been following consistent protocols. Walmart U.S. chief merchandising officer Steve Bratspies outlined new guidelines for the company's Merchandising Services Program in a July 18 memo to suppliers, Talk Business added. The new effort