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Stat of the Day: Thanksgiving Costs Up a Record 20%, but Prescription Drug Prices Decline

As we approach Thanksgiving, you may have heard (or personally experienced) that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year is up a record 20%.

Meanwhile, guess what's actually declined in price, according to the federal government itself.  That would be prescription drug prices, which declined 0.1% last month alone.

Perhaps the Biden Administration should focus on helping everyday Americans afford Thanksgiving, rather than artificially imposing innovation-killing government price controls on lifesaving drugs, which are actually declining in price and nowhere near the inflation rate afflicting other consumer costs.…[more]

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Tuesday, October 07 2014

A group of law school graduates are suing a Florida software company claiming they experienced stress and anxiety when the computer program through which they were to submit their bar exams online malfunctioned.

ExamSoft Worldwide Inc. apologized for the snafu and said deadlines in all states had been extended. Nonetheless, five law students who say they experienced stress over whether their exams uploaded say it wasn't fair and that's why they are suing.

“You spend two months preparing for the exam, it’s grueling,” Catherine Booher, one of five students suing the company, told news sources. “You relearn everything you learn in law school.”

The problem even triggered two hashtags on social media: #Barmageddon and #Bargazhi.

It's not clear how many exam-takers were affected by the malfunction. The North Carolina Board of Law Examiners confirmed that everyone who took the July exam in North Carolina successfully uploaded their answers.

“The delay in processing did not relate to, or impact, answer content, and we are therefore very confident in the integrity of your state submissions,” a statement from ExamSoft reads. “To accommodate for the delays, we worked with state jurisdictions to extend your upload deadlines as needed and tried our best to communicate those extensions.”

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that they’re not issuing refunds,” Booher said, noting the software cost her $125.

Source: abcnews.com

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