• Business News

    Charlie Munger bankrolls a giant, windowless dorm in California. An architect quit

    Billionaire Charlie Munger is bankrolling the design of a massive dormitory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The $1.5 billion project comes with a major catch — 94% of the dorm’s single occupancy rooms are in the interior of the building, and have no windows. A consulting architect on the university’s Design Review Committee quit in protest of the project, in a resignation letter obtained by CNN Business and reported by the Santa Barbara Independent. “The basic concept of Munger Hall as a place for students to live is unsupportable from my perspective as an architect, a parent and  

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  • Business Advertising

    Advertising on Google can be cost effective and profitable for small businesses

    There’s a lot of upside for a small business that wants to advertise with Google. For starters, it can be less expensive than other forms of advertising, such as television and radio. And the ads can be more specifically targeted to local markets of active buyers, where clicks can be measured and tracked using the company’s analytical tools. Research also shows that 90% of people who use the internet see Google ads, and 63% of people searching on Google are likely to click on them. “If you’re looking for local customers, or if you’re targeting a specific local  

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  • Business & Finance

    Better Therapeutics Closes Business Combination and Debuts on Nasdaq

    Trading to commence on Nasdaq on Oct. 29, 2021, under the ticker symbol BTTX SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK, October 29, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Better Therapeutics, Inc., a prescription digital therapeutics (PDT) company delivering cognitive behavioral therapy to address the root causes of cardiometabolic diseases, today announced the completion of its business combination with Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp II (Nasdaq: MCAD; “Mountain Crest II”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition corporation or SPAC. The resulting combined company will commence trading its shares on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “BTTX” on October 29, 2021. The shareholders of Mountain Crest Acquisition  

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  • Home Insurance

    Best Homeowners Insurance Companies | 2021 Insurance Guide

    Our homes are the most expensive things most of us will ever own, so it stands to reason we should protect them. That’s where homeowners insurance comes in. With home insurance you can be financially protected if you experience a burglary, fire, hurricane, or other covered event that damages your home – along with your garage, any outbuildings, and fence – and possessions. You’ll also have personal liability coverage if a visitor is injured, plus your extra living expenses will be reimbursed if your home is so damaged that you have to move out. Similar to how some landlords require  

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  • Health Insurance

    Why Aren’t More People Comparison Shopping for Health Plans?

    Except for emergency or urgent care, Medicare Advantage coverage may not extend outside beneficiaries’ county or state. “If you’re in Albany, you may not be able to get care in New York City,” Dr. Jacobson said. Advantage plans also often require preauthorization from the insurer for services and drugs. With traditional Medicare, “you can see any provider you want to at any time, without getting prior approval,” Dr. Jacobson said. It’s accepted nationally. But factoring in a private Medigap policy and a separate Part D plan sometimes pushes overall costs higher. Still, a recent Commonwealth Fund analysis found that traditional  

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