Uninsured rate rose in Donald Trump’s first year: Gallup poll

An estimated 3.2 million Americans became uninsured during President Trump’s first year, Gallup said Tuesday in a survey that says rising premiums, declining competition in Obamacare markets and confusion over the GOP’s repeal plans drove the losses. The polling company said the uninsured rate stood at 12.2 percent at the end of last year, an increase… Please follow and like us:

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Disney CEO Robert Iger sees compensation decline to $36.3 million in 2017

LOS ANGELES — Robert Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney Co., saw his total compensation decline 17 percent in the recently concluded fiscal year to $36.3 million, according to the company’s latest proxy statement filed Friday to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The drop from last year’s $43.9 million was due in part to a… Please follow and like us:

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Apple iCloud Users Swept up in Chinese Migration

Apple iCloud users in the United States appear to have been unwittingly caught up in the company’s plan to hand control of local users’ data to a state-owned Chinese company. Apple announced on Wednesday, December 10, that local user accounts for its iCloud services in mainland China would be handled by internet services firm Guizhou-Cloud Big… Please follow and like us:

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Retail alert: Sam’s Club is abruptly closing locations nationwide

Bad news for Sam’s Club members! The Walmart-owned warehouse club has abruptly shut down multiple locations across the country, according to local media reports. Closures have reportedly taken place in Tennessee, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, Texas and elsewhere — without warning. RELATED: Macy’s, Sears and Kmart closing sales: 3 things you need to know… Please follow and like us:

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EU – IRAN – EU powers urge Trump to back Iran nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to endorse a key nuclear deal with Iran as the US president mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran. “The deal is working, it is delivering on its main goal, which means keeping the Iranian nuclear programme in check,” said EU foreign policy chief Federica… Please follow and like us:

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Brexit: will the UK sue the EU?

Brexit minister David Davis has complained in a letter to the prime minister that Brussels is damaging British interests by talking up the threat to companies if the UK leave the EU without a deal. What does the letter say? That Davis has sought legal advice over whether Brussels is breaching Britain’s rights as a member… Please follow and like us:

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SpaceX says rocket worked fine as spy satellite reported lost

A SpaceX rocket worked fine in its weekend launch of a secretive government satellite, named Zuma, the company said Tuesday after reports the payload did not make it into orbit. “For clarity: after review of all data to date, Falcon 9 did everything correctly on Sunday night,” said Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of… Please follow and like us:

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Joe Arpaio to run for Senate in Arizona

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday he will run for Arizona’s Senate seat as an unabashedly pro-Trump candidate, fueling what was already one of the hottest races in the country. Mr. Arpaio confirmed his decision on Twitter, after breaking the news in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “I am running for the U.S. Senate from… Please follow and like us:

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Al Gore under fire for climate change claim on bomb cyclone icy storm

Former Vice President Al Gore is taking heat for his claim that the icy nor’easter blanketing the eastern seaboard with snow and freezing temperatures is “exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis.” The debate over global warming’s impact on Winter Storm Grayson was already raging when Mr. Gore jumped in with a tweet positing… Please follow and like us:

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Elites ‘Shocked’ That ‘We Actually Are Going to Protect America,’ Gingrich Says

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) blasted the “elites” who remain “shocked” that “we actually are going to protect America” through President Donald Trump’s policies and actions. He made his remarks during an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on AM 970 in New York. Trump shocked many in political and media circles… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: ‘Great Thing for the World’ if Korean Talks Make Progress

U.S. President Donald Trump says he hopes the newly arranged talks between North and South Korea will go “beyond the Olympics” and promised the United States will take part “at the appropriate time.” Trump gave an unusual news conference Saturday from the Camp David presidential retreat, where he met with Republican lawmakers. Of the upcoming talks… Please follow and like us:

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Michael Wolff, ‘Fire and Fury’ author, admits: Not all in Trump book true

Well, well, well, turns out even Michael Wolff, author of the “Fire and Fury” book that has sparked such national discussion about the Donald Trump White House, admits that not everything he wrote is true. In his prologue, Wolff writes, as Business Insider noted: “Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White… Please follow and like us:

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This week, it was colder in Florida than it was in Alaska

But don’t let the weather fool you about the climate. Orange you glad it didn’t snow harder? Wikimedia Commons Though it sounds like a factoid ripped straight from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, experts confirmed that Jacksonville, Florida really was colder than Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday. With strange weather fronts and severe storms blowing across the… Please follow and like us:

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Trust in digital technology will be the internet’s next frontier, for 2018 and beyond

By Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean, International Business & Finance, Tufts University. Trust in online systems varies around the world. Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com After decades of unbridled enthusiasm – bordering on addiction – about all things digital, the public may be losing trust in technology. Online information isn’t reliable, whether it appears in the form of news,… Please follow and like us:

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Sharp Reactions in Congress to Trump Tweet on North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet warning North Korea’s leader that he has a “Nuclear Button” that is “much bigger & more powerful” than Kim Jong Un’s set off a series of sharp reactions Wednesday on Capitol Hill as the Senate gaveled in for its first day of business in 2018. “It’s embarrassing, it’s counterproductive and it’s… Please follow and like us:

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