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Student Protesters Take Over Howard University Administration Building

Supported by U.S. Student Protesters Take Over Howard University Administration Building Photo HU Resist, a student group, has called for the resignation of Howard University’s president and the executive committee of the board of trustees. Credit Emily Baumgaertner/The New York Times Hundreds of Howard University students occupied the main administration building for a second day on Friday, crippling operations amid a protest fueled by revelations about the misappropriation of financial aid money.
“We’ll be here as long as it takes to get our demands met,” Juan Demëtrixx, a Howard University student, said on Friday at a morning news conference held by HU Resist, the student group that organized the protest at the historically black university in Washington. “We’ve taken over every floor.”
Members of HU Resist, disgruntled by what they called “administrative negligence,” had already been planning an event to bolster a list of nine demands that they issued on Sunday.
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Walmart in Talks to Strengthen Ties to Health Insurer Humana

Supported by Business Day Walmart in Talks to Strengthen Ties to Health Insurer Humana Photo Walmart operates pharmacies in many of its 4,700 stores in the United States. Credit Zvi Lowenthal/The New York Times Walmart, the giant retailer, is constantly looking for ways to expand its business. Humana, the health insurer, is watching the consolidation taking place in its industry and looking for a partner.
Now the two companies are exploring ways to strengthen their ties, people briefed on the matter said Friday, the latest sign of the disruptive pressure that is forcing new alliances in the health and retail industries.
Walmart is unlikely to end up taking over Humana, these people said, but the deal could result in a financial and operating partnership around prescription drug sales or insurance coverage.
While much of the focus in retail is geared toward millennials, Walmart’s discussions with Humana involve another large and lucrative market — the health care needs of Americans..

TV licences, dental appointments and prescriptions are all increasing in price this weekend

Price hikes coming into effect this weekend will cost UK consumers more than £2bn in total
Prices for a range of goods and services are set to go up this Sunday, and British households will have to shell out an extra £100 over the next year to cover the costs, according to new research.
Financial comparison site has dubbed Easter Sunday 2018 “National Price Hike Day”, and warned of a raft of price hikes that will take effect over the weekend, costing more than £2bn in total across the UK.
The price rises include:
Increased NHS dental charges Prescription costs will go up by 2.32 per cent, or 20p TV licence costs will rise by £3.50 to £150.50 Air passenger duty on long haul flights (distances over 2,000 miles) will increase by 4 per cent, which will pull flight costs up Read more The cost of living in every part of the world in one infographic Energy firms E.ON, Engie and Bulb will hike bills later this month, while iSupply increased prices last month and water b..