How being a female tech founder prepared this CEO to fight the medical system when she got cancer

Leila Janah, a social impact entrepreneur, was diagnosed with cancer at 36 Leila JanahLeila Janah, 36, thought she was doing everything right. But in the spring, she discovered a lump that turned out to be a type of cancer called a sarcoma. Sarcomas account for about 1 percent of adult cancers, and she has a particularly rare variety that showed up in her reproductive system. For Janah, going public with her experience has helped her find both high-quality doctors and potential treatments, which


Leila Janah, a social impact entrepreneur, was diagnosed with cancer at 36 Leila JanahLeila Janah, 36, thought she was doing everything right. But in the spring, she discovered a lump that turned out to be a type of cancer called a sarcoma. Sarcomas account for about 1 percent of adult cancers, and she has a particularly rare variety that showed up in her reproductive system. For Janah, going public with her experience has helped her find both high-quality doctors and potential treatments, which
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How being a female tech founder prepared this CEO to fight the medical system when she got cancer

Leila Janah, a social impact entrepreneur, was diagnosed with cancer at 36 Leila Janah

Leila Janah, 36, thought she was doing everything right. She started two tech companies with a strong sense of social mission, and she balanced that by exercising every day, eating well and seeing the doctor for regular check-ups. The last thing she expected was a cancer diagnosis. But in the spring, she discovered a lump that turned out to be a type of cancer called a sarcoma. Sarcomas account for about 1 percent of adult cancers, and she has a particularly rare variety that showed up in her reproductive system. In the months since her diagnosis, Janah has shared her experiences as a patient on social media, despite the potential risks that come from investors and customers being aware of her health challenges. In the U.S. health care system, there are many barriers that prevent patients from accessing the treatment they need, whether it’s the cost, lack of specialists or the shortage of resources. For Janah, going public with her experience has helped her find both high-quality doctors and potential treatments, which could save her life. In a phone interview, Janah said her entrepreneurial experiences have helped her navigate the complexities of the health care system, in part because she’s had a lot of practice advocating for herself as a female founder in Silicon Valley. “I’ve had to be pushy,” Janah said. “If there’s anything this experience has taught me, it’s to not take no for an answer.”

‘I’m conditioned to trust my gut’

Before she was diagnosed, Janah had a feeling something that there was wrong. Her lump, which doctors reassured her was likely benign given her age and lack of symptoms, felt “ominous,” she said. “Because of my work with start-ups, I’m conditioned to trust my gut,” she said, as entrepreneurs are often told that their ideas lack merit, or they won’t work by people in positions of authority. “And that’s especially true when something feels wrong.” Janah insisted on further medical tests, and the results came back quickly. It was cancer. And it was rare and aggressive. So finding out sooner rather than later probably made a big difference. Another lesson learned from her entrepreneurial career was to try to get as many opinions as possible, and then bring in a team to evaluate her options. “That’s basically what you to when you’re shopping for a financing round,” she said. But she quickly hit a wall. Her doctors all offered conflicting advice, which she suspects is because her cancer is so rare that there aren’t many previous cases to draw from. Despite her best efforts, she couldn’t get them to agree to a conference call together to discuss her case. Another challenge was in pulling her medical information into one place, including charts, labs and imaging, so that she could make sure all her doctors had access to the same ground truth. That’s not surprising. Even today, it’s a laborious process for hospitals and clinics to exchange patient health information. Doctors still rely on legacy technologies, like fax machines and CD-ROMs, and their IT systems were not set up to make it easy to share data. At one point, Janah had to FedEx her imaging from California to New York because it was faster than getting two Manhattan-based hospitals to share a file. For a tech entrepreneur, that’s been a particular source of frustration. “The admin has been the hardest thing,” she said. “I’ve got two medical experts who disagree, but they can’t even share a CT scan between two different hospitals down the street from each other.”

At that point, Janah took matters into her own hands again. She saw that her busy specialists would all be attending a high-profile cancer conference, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, dubbed ASCO, in the fall. So she decided to fly out to Chicago on her own dime. She also hoped to meet with some of the executives behind a venture-backed bio-tech start-up called Epizyme. Epizyme has a drug in development called Tazemetostat, which is designed for sarcoma patients. It remains an experimental drug, meaning it has not been approved by federal regulators. Patients can access such drugs on a case-by-case basis, and it’s a hotly debated issue among bio-ethicists about whether promising therapies that are still in late-stage clinical trials should be made available. Janah’s trip was a success. She was granted access to the drug through the company’s Expanded Access Program, and she was able to get her doctors on the same page about her course of treatment. An Epizyme spokesperson declined to comment on her case, but did confirm that she met the criteria established by its policy.

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Nearing retirement? This checklist can help you make sure you’re financially prepared

The often-overlooked cost: health careOnce you reach age 65, you’re eligible for Medicare. Know your Social Security strategyAlthough you can start taking Social Security at age 62, your monthly checks will be larger the longer you can delay. In fact, your benefit will increase by 6% to 8% yearly until you reach age 70 if you can hold off. Then, when you reach your full retirement age, the money comes back to you in the form of a higher monthly check. Check risk in your accountsIf you have a 401


The often-overlooked cost: health careOnce you reach age 65, you’re eligible for Medicare. Know your Social Security strategyAlthough you can start taking Social Security at age 62, your monthly checks will be larger the longer you can delay. In fact, your benefit will increase by 6% to 8% yearly until you reach age 70 if you can hold off. Then, when you reach your full retirement age, the money comes back to you in the form of a higher monthly check. Check risk in your accountsIf you have a 401
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Nearing retirement? This checklist can help you make sure you're financially prepared

For anyone getting close to joining the ranks of retirees, there are some key aspects of your impending new status you need to review. Roughly 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, the age most often associated with retirement. Of course, not everyone hangs up their working hat at exactly that age, which means your own situation could be very different from that of someone else on the edge of retiring. And while some people may have been saving and planning for decades for retirement, others might have given little thought to their transition away from 40-hour (or more) work weeks.

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Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, here are some things to consider as you prepare to say farewell to your coworkers and embark on the next leg of life’s journey.

Know your expenses

You might have a general idea of what you spend, but you should have a clear picture of your expenses and how that might change in retirement. For example, while you may not have to deal with the costs of commuting or office attire, you might plan to spend more on entertainment, travel or other pursuits when your days are no longer consumed by work. “Track your spending for the next couple of months if you’re not sure,” said certified financial planner Linda Rogers, owner of Planning Within Reach in Memphis, Tennessee. Many people also aim to have their debt (i.e., credit cards, mortgages) paid off before they make the leap to retirement. While that might not be realistic for everyone, the less debt you have, the better.

The often-overlooked cost: health care

Once you reach age 65, you’re eligible for Medicare. So if you retire at or past that age, the government program generally is there for you. Yet it doesn’t cover everything. For example, dental, vision and long-term care (e.g., help with daily living, such as bathing and dressing) are not included. The amount you pay for Medicare depends on a number of factors, including your recent income (higher earners pay more), whether you pay any late-enrollment fees (if you didn’t sign up when you were first eligible and don’t meet an exclusion) and whether you opt for additional coverage and to what degree. However, if you’re younger than 65, you’ll need to find coverage on your own.

“A lot of people forget that, or don’t factor it in or find out they way underestimated the cost,” Rogers said. “If you’re 65 so you can get on Medicare, retiring is much more doable.” For people who face a gap in coverage, federal law known as COBRA requires employers with at least 20 workers to allow ex-employees (including retirees) to remain in an employer-sponsored health plan — if the ex-worker wants to pay the full cost of the premiums. Many employers pay a share of the premiums for current employees and typically won’t do that for COBRA coverage. There are potentially other options, including an Affordable Care Act plan (a.k.a., Obamacare). Depending on your income, you could receive a subsidy if you go that route. Other options also might be available, including short-term plans — which come with skimpier coverage and typically only are a viable option for healthy people with no pre-existing conditions. Additionally, keep in mind that health-care expenses typically rise as you age. In fact, the average 65-year-old couple will spend $285,000 on health care over the remainder of their lives, according to Fidelity Investments’ latest estimate.

Know your Social Security strategy

Although you can start taking Social Security at age 62, your monthly checks will be larger the longer you can delay. In fact, your benefit will increase by 6% to 8% yearly until you reach age 70 if you can hold off. However, most people don’t wait that long — more than 70% claim by age 64, according to a recent study from United Income. At the same time, a growing number of 60-somethings are still working either full- or part-time. In the 60-to-64 crowd, about 55% are working at least part-time, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Among people ages 65 to 69, the share is about 31%. Be aware: If you start taking Social Security before your government-determined full retirement age of about 66 or 67 — the exact number depends on your birth year — there’s a limit to how much income from work you can have without it affecting your benefits. For 2019, that cap is $17,640. Earn more than that and your benefits will be reduced by $1 for every $2 you earn over that threshold. Then, when you reach your full retirement age, the money comes back to you in the form of a higher monthly check. (And, depending on your overall income, up to 85% of your Social Security benefits is subject to federal income tax). At that point, you also can earn as much as you want from working without it affecting your Social Security benefits. Also, if you are an early taker who is working and you reach full retirement age during 2019, then $1 gets deducted from your benefits for every $3 you earn above $46,920 during the months you were below that age.

Evaluate income and tax strategies

In retirement, sources of income can vary from person to person and might involve a pension, retirement savings such as a 401(k) or individual retirement account, Social Security, taxable savings and investment accounts, health savings accounts, or business and trust income. “Many people have a few different types of assets, so they want to be smart about which they tap into,” Rogers said. For instance, not all sources of income are taxed the same. Withdrawals from traditional IRAs or 401(k) plans are taxed as ordinary income, but for Roth IRAs or Roth 401(k) plans, the withdrawals are tax-free. If you have a taxable investment account, you could have to pay capital gains taxes on some of the withdrawals.

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Check risk in your accounts

If you have a 401(k) or IRA, make sure your investment mix makes sense for your retirement income plan. Exactly how much of your portfolio should be dedicated to stocks — which are more volatile but typically deliver the best returns over time — will depend on how much income you need to generate during retirement and how much risk you’re able to stomach. “We’ve had people come in who have been in the same investments since they were 24,” Rogers said. “You want to evaluate the allocation of your entire portfolio to make sure the stock and bond composition is appropriate.”

Have a cushion

Financial advisors typically recommend that you keep several years’ worth of income away from the stock market, in money markets, cash or other less risky investments. “Don’t risk the money you need in the next two or three years,” said Terrence Herr, a CFP and managing partner at Herr Capital Management in Chicago. “You can stomach volatility in the market if you have three years of income that is safe and not subject to those ups and downs.” If the market is down, it would mean not having to sell investments at a lower price to generate the annual income you need to live.

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Fed Governor Brainard backs up Powell’s view that the Fed is ‘prepared to adjust policy’

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard backed up recent comments from her colleagues, saying Tuesday that the central bank stands ready to move on rates if conditions deteriorate. “I’m just going to look at the outlook holistically, and certainly trade policy is a downside risk,” Brainard told Yahoo Finance in an interview at a Fed conference in Chicago. As we go forward, as the data comes in, we’ll just have to see what that means and we’ll be prepared to adjust policy to sustain the expansion.


Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard backed up recent comments from her colleagues, saying Tuesday that the central bank stands ready to move on rates if conditions deteriorate. “I’m just going to look at the outlook holistically, and certainly trade policy is a downside risk,” Brainard told Yahoo Finance in an interview at a Fed conference in Chicago. As we go forward, as the data comes in, we’ll just have to see what that means and we’ll be prepared to adjust policy to sustain the expansion.
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Fed Governor Brainard backs up Powell's view that the Fed is 'prepared to adjust policy'

Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard backed up recent comments from her colleagues, saying Tuesday that the central bank stands ready to move on rates if conditions deteriorate.

The remarks echoed those a day earlier from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and others who said they are closely watching the impact the trade war is having on the economic outlook.

“I’m just going to look at the outlook holistically, and certainly trade policy is a downside risk,” Brainard told Yahoo Finance in an interview at a Fed conference in Chicago. “But again, the U.S. consumer has been strong. As we go forward, as the data comes in, we’ll just have to see what that means and we’ll be prepared to adjust policy to sustain the expansion.”

The phrasing was nearly identical to Powell, who said in prepared remarks to open the conference that the Fed “will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.”

Markets are pricing in a Fed rate cut as soon as July, and it is anticipating two more before the end of the year, in September and December. Investors are worried that the trade impasse could exacerbate a global slowdown — the World Bank estimated the economic hit as $455 billion.

“Trade policy matters, and obviously the international outlook matters also for the U.S. economy,” Brainard said.


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3 embarrassing mistakes to avoid when answering this tricky interview question

You can always count on Google to provide a list of the “most common job interview” questions. But the one you should always be prepared to answer is: “Can you walk me through your work history?” This question is tricky for many reasons. Candidates usually don’t come prepared with an answer because they assume it’s as simple as reciting their resumes. Here are three embarrassing mistakes to avoid when answering this question:


You can always count on Google to provide a list of the “most common job interview” questions. But the one you should always be prepared to answer is: “Can you walk me through your work history?” This question is tricky for many reasons. Candidates usually don’t come prepared with an answer because they assume it’s as simple as reciting their resumes. Here are three embarrassing mistakes to avoid when answering this question:
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3 embarrassing mistakes to avoid when answering this tricky interview question

You can always count on Google to provide a list of the “most common job interview” questions.

But the one you should always be prepared to answer is: “Can you walk me through your work history?”

It may sound like an easy question, but it’s one that I’ve seen many candidates stumble over.

This question is tricky for many reasons. Candidates usually don’t come prepared with an answer because they assume it’s as simple as reciting their resumes. But hiring managers expect to hear much more than what they already know.

Also, they typically ask this question at the very beginning of an interview, so candidates who fail to give an impressive answer miss out on the opportunity to make a good first impression.

Here are three embarrassing mistakes to avoid when answering this question:


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Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says

Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says7 Hours AgoThe U.K.’s recently-granted Brexit extension is seen as a positive development in Ireland, but the government is encouraging Irish companies to make all necessary preparations to cope with a potential disorderly Brexit, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.


Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says7 Hours AgoThe U.K.’s recently-granted Brexit extension is seen as a positive development in Ireland, but the government is encouraging Irish companies to make all necessary preparations to cope with a potential disorderly Brexit, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.
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Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says

Ireland is adequately prepared for a disorderly Brexit, finance minister says

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The U.K.’s recently-granted Brexit extension is seen as a positive development in Ireland, but the government is encouraging Irish companies to make all necessary preparations to cope with a potential disorderly Brexit, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche during the IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C.


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Theresa May says she will quit as UK prime minister if the Brexit deal happens

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as the leader of the United Kingdom if her Brexit deal finally secures a majority in Parliament, allowing a successor to take the lead on future negotiations with the European Union. One attendee of the meeting, Conservative lawmaker James Cartlidge, told BBC News that May was not prepared to stay on and negotiate the U.K.’s future relationship with Europe. British lawmakers have twice already refused to sign off on May’s Brexit


British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as the leader of the United Kingdom if her Brexit deal finally secures a majority in Parliament, allowing a successor to take the lead on future negotiations with the European Union. One attendee of the meeting, Conservative lawmaker James Cartlidge, told BBC News that May was not prepared to stay on and negotiate the U.K.’s future relationship with Europe. British lawmakers have twice already refused to sign off on May’s Brexit
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Theresa May says she will quit as UK prime minister if the Brexit deal happens

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as the leader of the United Kingdom if her Brexit deal finally secures a majority in Parliament, allowing a successor to take the lead on future negotiations with the European Union.

“I am prepared to leave this job earlier than I intended in order to do what is right for our party and country,” she said at a meeting of a powerful lobby of Conservative lawmakers known as the “1922 Committee,” according to media reports.

One attendee of the meeting, Conservative lawmaker James Cartlidge, told BBC News that May was not prepared to stay on and negotiate the U.K.’s future relationship with Europe.

“My recollection is that she said she would not remain in the post for the next phase of negotiations, the implication being that once the Withdrawal Agreement has passed, she would make way for someone else.”

British lawmakers have twice already refused to sign off on May’s Brexit “Withdrawal Deal” and the first rejection marked the biggest U.K. Parliament defeat in modern political history. It’s expected she will attempt to bring a third vote to Parliament in the coming days.

May’s timetabled departure is seen as key for securing a switch in votes from the right-wing euroskeptic element in her party who want a different leader to take the reins for the next stage of negotiations with Europe.

Heavy jostling between Brexit-supporting Conservative lawmakers to become Britain’s next prime minister is now predicted.

The leadership battle comes at a time of massive political uncertainty for the U.K., as Westminster continues to wrestle with the result of the June 2016 Brexit referendum which saw the British public vote to leave the European union.


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House Oversight Committee requests 10 years of Trump financial records

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has requested a decade’s worth of President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm that prepared several years of financial statements for Trump, according to a letter Cummings sent on March 20, but which was only released on Wednesday. The move represents an escalation of congressional Democrats’ longstanding interest in obtaining Trump’s financial records. Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal lawyer, turned


House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has requested a decade’s worth of President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm that prepared several years of financial statements for Trump, according to a letter Cummings sent on March 20, but which was only released on Wednesday. The move represents an escalation of congressional Democrats’ longstanding interest in obtaining Trump’s financial records. Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal lawyer, turned
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House Oversight Committee requests 10 years of Trump financial records

House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., has requested a decade’s worth of President Donald Trump’s financial records from an accounting firm that prepared several years of financial statements for Trump, according to a letter Cummings sent on March 20, but which was only released on Wednesday.

The move represents an escalation of congressional Democrats’ longstanding interest in obtaining Trump’s financial records. Trump refused to release his tax returns during his 2016 presidential campaign, making him the first major party nominee not to do so in three decades.

Cummings’ letter is addressed to Victor Wahba, CEO of Mazars USA, a New York-based accounting firm that prepared statements of financial condition for Trump covering 2011, 2012 and 2013, that were prepared to help the real estate mogul secure a loan. Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal lawyer, turned those documents over to the committee this year ahead of his February 27 testimony.

Cohen provided the documents as evidence to support his claim that Trump had submitted false financial statements to Deutsche Bank in order to get financing to buy the Buffalo Bills NFL team. Cohen also alleged that Trump submitted false information to an insurance company, and that he may have deflated the value of his real estate assets in order to lower his tax bill.

The documents signed by Mazars, Cummings wrote to Wahba, “raise questions about the President’s representations of his financial affairs on these forms and on other disclosures, particularly relating to the President’s debts.”

Specifically, Cummings questioned why the financial statements that Mazars had prepared for Trump included:

A stated increase of $4 billion to Trump’s total net worth between 2012 and 2013 that was attributed to “brand value,” a metric that did not appear on either the 2011 or 2012 financial statements the committee received from Cohen. A line in the 2012 financial statement which said that two of Trump’s biggest debts, related to Trump Tower properties in Las Vegas and in Chicago, were being omitted from that year’s tabulation. A line in both the 2011 and 2012 financial statements which stated that Trump had determined the value that his personal reputation brought to “real estate licensing developments” that were still being negotiated was $110 million in 2011 and $85 million the following year. An interest rate in 2012 for a $125 million loan Trump received from Deutsche Bank that was significantly higher than the interest rate Trump later reported paying on that same debt in his 2015 federal financial disclosure forms, which Trump submitted to the Federal Election Commission.

Wahba was given until April 3 to furnish the requested documents to the committee. It was unclear Wednesday how Mazars plans to respond to Cummings request. A spokeswoman for the firm did not immediately reply to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon from CNBC.

Earlier in the day Wednesday, two of the Oversight Committee’s most outspoken Republicans, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, had released their own letter to Cummings, in which they claimed that the document request “appears to depart from responsible and legitimate oversight,” and was meant “solely to embarrass President Trump and to advance the relentless Democrat attacks upon the Trump administration.”

Cummings dismissed the criticism, telling Politico that “If they had their way, the committee would just close up shop for the next two years, but that is not what the American people elected us to do.”


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Huawei built software for smartphones and laptops in case it can’t use Microsoft or Google products

Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets. “We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these


Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday. The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets. “We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these
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Huawei built software for smartphones and laptops in case it can't use Microsoft or Google products

Huawei has built its own operating system for smartphones and computers in case it is suddenly blocked from using U.S. software from Microsoft and Google, the Chinese company confirmed to CNBC on Friday.

The world’s second-largest smartphone player by market share currently uses the Google-developed Android mobile operating system for its handsets and Microsoft’s Windows for its laptops and tablets.

Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, told German publication Die Welt in a recent interview, that the company had a back-up operating system, if for some reason, it was blocked from using American-made software.

“We have prepared our own operating system. Should it ever happen that we can no longer use these systems, we would be prepared,” Yu said, according to a translation of the original German text.

“That’s our plan B. But of course we prefer to work with the ecosystems of Google and Microsoft.”

Yu’s comments were confirmed to CNBC by a Huawei spokesperson on Friday who said the back-up systems would only be used in “extenuating circumstances” and were “there for basic business continuity in a worst-case scenario.”

“We don’t expect to use them and to be honest, we don’t want to use them. We fully support our partners’ operating systems — we love using them and our customers love using them,” the spokesperson said.


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Here are the 10 cities where seniors are most prepared for retirement

Online personal finance portal SmartAsset and its SmartAdvisor Match service surveyed and compiled a list of the U.S.cities where seniors are most prepared for retirement. “But in some locales,” SmartAsset said, “retirees are bucking the trend and living a life full of the pleasures that come with careful retirement planning and financial security.” SmartAsset looked at seven criteria: percent of seniors with retirement income, retirement income levels, food stamp reliance, poverty rate, home-ow


Online personal finance portal SmartAsset and its SmartAdvisor Match service surveyed and compiled a list of the U.S.cities where seniors are most prepared for retirement. “But in some locales,” SmartAsset said, “retirees are bucking the trend and living a life full of the pleasures that come with careful retirement planning and financial security.” SmartAsset looked at seven criteria: percent of seniors with retirement income, retirement income levels, food stamp reliance, poverty rate, home-ow
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Here are the 10 cities where seniors are most prepared for retirement

Online personal finance portal SmartAsset and its SmartAdvisor Match service surveyed and compiled a list of the U.S.cities where seniors are most prepared for retirement. The company noted that Northwestern Mutual has found more than a fifth of Americans, overall, have nothing saved for their retirement, and that government analyses show that those families that do have retirement savings accounts have only $1,100 saved up on average. “But in some locales,” SmartAsset said, “retirees are bucking the trend and living a life full of the pleasures that come with careful retirement planning and financial security.”

SmartAsset looked at seven criteria: percent of seniors with retirement income, retirement income levels, food stamp reliance, poverty rate, home-ownership rate, the housing cost–burdened rate for seniors, and housing costs as a percent of retirement income.

Among SmartAsset’s findings: Arizona is home to three cities with seniors who are “financially well prepared for retirement.” The state is also a favorite destination for out-of-state retirees looking to make a move, perhaps accounting for its high retirement-preparedness scores, according to the company.

Large U.S. cities, meanwhile, scored poorly. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, where retirees may find housing costs and living expenses challenging, all landed in the bottom 10 of the SmartAsset ranking.

Here’s a look at the 10 cities where seniors are best prepared for their retirement:

Source: SmartAsset (Note: SmartAsset’s analysis also included percentage of senior-headed households with retirement income, housing costs as percentage of said income and percentage of said households using food stamps. These numbers do not appear here.)


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Chinese premier: ‘We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle’

China must be prepared for a “tough struggle” as the country faces a “grave and more complicated environment,” Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress on Tuesday, the country’s annual parliamentary meeting. “We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle,” Li told a delegation of nearly 3,000 representatives. “The difficulties we face must not be underestimated, our confidence must not be weakened, and the energy we bring to our work must not be allowed to


China must be prepared for a “tough struggle” as the country faces a “grave and more complicated environment,” Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress on Tuesday, the country’s annual parliamentary meeting. “We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle,” Li told a delegation of nearly 3,000 representatives. “The difficulties we face must not be underestimated, our confidence must not be weakened, and the energy we bring to our work must not be allowed to
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Chinese premier: 'We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle'

China must be prepared for a “tough struggle” as the country faces a “grave and more complicated environment,” Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress on Tuesday, the country’s annual parliamentary meeting.

“We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle,” Li told a delegation of nearly 3,000 representatives. “The difficulties we face must not be underestimated, our confidence must not be weakened, and the energy we bring to our work must not be allowed to wane.”

This year’s meeting comes amid tariff tensions with the U.S. — China’s largest trading partner — which have placed immense pressure on China’s economy and financial markets.

In prepared remarks, according to an official English handout, Li warned that there will be greater risks ahead for the world’s second largest economy.

“A full analysis of developments in and outside China shows that in pursuing development this year, we will face a graver and more complicated environment as well as risks and challenges, foreseeable and otherwise, that are greater in number and size,” Li said.


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