Hot art sales may be cooling down
That’s how many medical records have gone missing from Centene Corporation hard drives. The company announced that it is currently searching for six specific hard drives that contain the names, social security numbers, addresses, and other information of those 950,000 customers. As BBC Tech writes, Centene says that no payment information was lost, and that free healthcare monitoring would be offered.
That’s how many hand-written index cards are used to store water records for Flint, Michigan. Alan Roberts, who works for the city, is using the cards to slowly determine which houses in the city are serviced by lead pipes. The tedious process is a reminder of Flint’s bigger problem: how do you replace lead pipes if you don’t know where they are to begin with?
That’s how much Christie’s International PLC says sales declined last year — The numbers mark a cooling in what has been a very hot art market. While overall sales were down, the Wall Street Journal points out that several big ticket pieces helped bolster sales figures. Pablo Picasso’s “Women of Algiers (Version O),” for example, went for an impressive $180 million.
That’s how much U.S. exports to Cuba had reached by November of last year. But that number may soon grow even larger. Starting Wednesday, U.S. firms can begin offering their Cuban customers credit. The move will likely help normalize trade even further, and bolster business in telecommunication, financial services and healthcare industries.
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