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Look close by to find corporate fraud

Look close by to find corporate fraud

Whistleblowers find what audits may not Look around you. Whether you’re a CEO, entrepreneur, employee of a small business or a corporate conglomerate, statistics show someone in your office is committing fraud. Perhaps he or she is merely pilfering paper towels or medicine from the supply cabinet, but often the crime is far more severe.… Continue Reading Look close by to find corporate fraud

A new report says U.S. health care spending will continue climbing at a more moderate pace next year, which may help contain hikes in the price of employer-sponsored insurance. PwC’s Health Research Institute says the cost to deliver health care will climb 7.5 percent per person in 2013. That counts spending on everything from doctor… Continue Reading Report predicts moderate health care spending rise

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Venture capital funding in the life sciences sector, which includes the biotechnology and medical device industries, increased 21 percent during 2011, according to a new PricewaterhouseCooper’s  report, “Zigzagging Upward.” Venture capitalists invested a total of $7.5 billion in 785 life sciences deals during the year, topping 2010 performance despite a drop from the third to… Continue Reading Venture capitalists favor biotechnology over medical devices

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VC investment fell in third quarter

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Following two quarters of growth, venture capital funding in the life science sector fell 18 percent during the third quarter of 2011, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers report. According to the report, venture capitalists invested $1.8 billion in 170 life sciences deal – which includes biotechnology and medical device industries. It’s the lowest number of deals since… Continue Reading VC investment fell in third quarter

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Employers can expect medical costs to increase by 9 percent next year, a slight decrease from the 2010 growth rate, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers. For the first time, a majority of  American workers is expected to have a health insurance deducible of more than $00 as more employers raise out-of-pocket limits, replace co-pays… Continue Reading Employer medical costs expected to increase in 2011

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Business fraud on the rise during recession

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Companies are dealing with more than just bad financial news – they also are dealing with a steep increase in business fraud.

One in three companies around the world reported they were the victims of business fraud during the past 12 months Continue Reading Business fraud on the rise during recession

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Massachusetts plan offers tangible results Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a five-part series about the business implications of health care reform produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Massachusetts set the blueprint for current and future health care reform, and the nation could learn about pitfalls and success by studying the state’s model. Implemented during 2007, Massachusetts… Continue Reading A blueprint for health care

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Health care reform could include “warranties” on treatments Editor’s Note: PricewaterhouseCoopers is conducting a series of five seminars during October and November about health care reform. This is the second in the series covered by Amy Gillentine. The series will continue through Nov. 27. Health care might soon come with a 30-day “warranty” — with… Continue Reading Taking a page out of the retail industry’s handbook

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