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Obamacare 2017

h More Price Hikes Likely for Obamacare Insurance Markets Early moves by insurers suggest that another round of price hikes and limited choices will greet insurance shoppers around the country when they start searching for next year’s coverage on the … Continue reading

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The real economy

What does the financial services industry actually do? Financial intermediaries primarily deal with each other by moving money around in complex transactions, to a large extent through securitization, in which assets are transformed into securities and resold countless times. By … Continue reading

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H-1B visas screwing US

Not only have tech giants like Apple and Google engaged in what a federal court called an “overarching conspiracy” to prevent wage competition, but Silicon Valley firms also abuse H-1B visas to bring in immigrant competition at lower wages, a … Continue reading

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Amazon Job Killer

Last week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a broad report spelling out the expected impact of automation on productivity, employment and income. While new technologies have always posed a threat to specific jobs, “simultaneous automation of a … Continue reading

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Future of the Coal Industry

The Coal Industry Isn’t Coming Back By MICHAEL E. WEBBER NOV. 15, 2016 Austin, Tex. — Donald J. Trump made many important campaign promises on his way to victory. But saving coal is one promise he won’t be able to keep. … Continue reading

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One in seven Americans lives below the poverty line…

Could it happen to you? Meet the average Americans forced into poverty by accidents, ill-health or tragic misfortune in searing photo essay exploring the crisis of the country’s hidden poor While one in every seven Americans lives below the US … Continue reading

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The new economy 1099

Rocky stock markets currently resemble a “game of chance” as “nobody knows” where they will go from here, billionaire investor Mark Cuban said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Obama economy

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family. Continue reading

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GOOD Advice

IdaTarbell1 2:56 PM EDT [Edited] Drop cable/Sat and your home phone, keep at least 1 meg of internet speed, replace phone with a voip phone from the net that is better than your home phone with no number in the … Continue reading

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Robots – screwing US

Robots to replace almost half of jobs over next 20 years: expert Forty-seven per cent of jobs in the US will be overtaken by computers in the next decade or two, according to research. Photo: Generic Thinkstock History is full … Continue reading

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