Business and industry news from around the web: May 20 – 24, 2019

Written on May 20, 2019

Why employers pay too much for health care
Did you know that employers are paying hospitals more than twice as much as what Medicare pays? At some hospitals, they are paying four times as much. Those are the findings from a new study by the RAND Corporation.

Price hikes from rising tariffs loom ahead of busy shopping seasons
Major retailers are sounding the alarm: The U.S.-China trade battle could be coming to a mall near you in the form of higher prices in time for the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.

Switzerland votes ‘yes’ to being tax home for big business
Switzerland approved an overhaul of the corporate tax code, choosing to stay an attractive base for companies like Procter & Gamble, Vitol SA and Caterpillar Inc. even at the expense of a short-term drop in fiscal revenue.

Is an influencer promoting your business? Sign an agreement – or risk getting burned
Social media celebrities can help create buzz — but as an Australian cafe owner learned, you may end up paying more without a written deal

Tech Corner — Your company needs a strategy for voice technology
Voice assistants, smart speakers and all manner of voice-first technology have enjoyed remarkable growth and adoption. The emergence of voice, which serves as the front door for artificial intelligence and machine learning, is already making a mark on a wide variety of industries.

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