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ACA signups surge in last week, HealthCare.gov total at 8.8M ACA signups surge in last week, HealthCare.gov total at 8.8M
- December 22, 2017

The final numbers for the federal exchange , which handles enrollment for 39 states , is likely to grow more . "It's gone", Trump declared on the eve of the open enrollment period, which began November 1. Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act plans dipped slightly this year over last year, according to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (more...)
Mike Pence Delays Middle East Trip Until January
- December 22, 2017

He also wished the soldiers a "Merry Christmas". Vice President Mike Pence arrived on an unannounced pre-Christmas visit to Afghanistan Thursday, becoming the most senior Trump administration official to visit troops fighting a 17-year-old conflict that has largely receded from U.S. (more...)
North Korea: US calls for blacklist on 10 ships violating sanctions
- December 22, 2017

The United States has proposed "black listing" ten more commercial ships for aiding in North Korean efforts to circumvent sanctions imposed on Kim Jong Un's regime over their nuclear and ballistic missile weapons programs. The new measures are in response to North Korea's November 28 test of an intercontinental ballistic missile. "It is possible for South Korea and the U.S. (more...)
Despite Trump's sabotage efforts, Obamacare sign ups almost match 2016 Despite Trump's sabotage efforts, Obamacare sign ups almost match 2016
- December 22, 2017

Almost 9 million people signed up for health care coverage through the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act - despite President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the law. Some of the 8.8 million people who signed up will likely fail to pay their first month premiums. Around 8.8 million individuals agreed to accept protection on the government medicinal services trade amid Obamacare's most recent open enlistment period, a senior wellbeing official declared on Thursday. (more...)
Most Registered Voters Wouldn't Support Donald Trump in 2020, Poll Finds Most Registered Voters Wouldn't Support Donald Trump in 2020, Poll Finds
- December 22, 2017

Asked whether Congress should hold impeachment hearings to remove Donald Trump from the Oval Office, a full 41% said "Yes", a slim majority of American voters (54%) said there shouldn't be any hearings, and five percent were not sure. On top of that, more registered Democrats say they are enthusiastic about voting in 2018 (49 percent) than do Republicans (just 32 percent). Also, 75 percent of Americans disapprove of the GOP tax cut plans and are becoming alarmed over talk from Speaker Paul ... (more...)
Second recount ends without a change in result Second recount ends without a change in result
- December 21, 2017

David Yancey. The 28th district is subject to a recount and federal lawsuit. The certification came a day after a recount appeared to give Democrat Shelly Simonds the victory over Republican Del. After the recount, and one ballot thrown out, a "win" was declared for Simonds. After about two hours, the panel of judges awarded the vote to Yancey, tying the race at 11,608 to 11,608. (more...)
Viswanathan Anand thinks World Chess Championship's 'pawnographic' logo will get attention Viswanathan Anand thinks World Chess Championship's 'pawnographic' logo will get attention
- December 21, 2017

This is obvious from the new logo for the World Chess Championship that has gotten a range of reactions for looking too suggestive for the competition. World Chess's website helpfully explains that "the key visual for the 2018 World Chess Championship is controversial and trendy, just like the host city ", which is London . (more...)
Tenet explores sale of Conifer unit amid investor pressure Tenet explores sale of Conifer unit amid investor pressure
- December 21, 2017

Royal Bank of Canada restated a "hold" rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Tenet Healthcare in a report on Monday, September 25th. 13,621 are held by Cibc World Inc. The firm now has a "neutral" rating on the stock. The rating was initiated by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7 with "Equal-Weight". As per Monday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. (more...)
22 die, 24 injured in South Korean building fire 22 die, 24 injured in South Korean building fire
- December 21, 2017

The fire, which started in the basement of an eight-storey building, occurred in the southern city of Jecheon. He said numerous people who died had been using a public bath on the second and third floors, which made it harder for them to escape. (more...)
European Union bill survives as MPs back Brexit date European Union bill survives as MPs back Brexit date
- December 21, 2017

Asked, by Labour MP Yvette Cooper , to confirm there would be a "vote on a statute" - on legislation - she said only that there would be an "opportunity to vote on the deal". The amendment requires any withdrawal deal to be approved by a separate Act of Parliament before being implemented. "The language of the amendment was crystal clear: Parliament must be given a real, meaningful vote on the terms of Brexit". (more...)
Trump's administration approves lethal arms sales to Ukraine - US State Department Trump's administration approves lethal arms sales to Ukraine - US State Department
- December 21, 2017

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the department notified Congress on December 13 that it had approved an export license, which allows Ukraine to buy certain light weapons and small arms from US manufacturers. Zakharova went on to say arming Ukraine would further inflame tensions and push Ukraine "towards reckless new military decisions". Earlier, the Treasury Department announced sanctions against five individuals for alleged human rights abuses in Russian Federation under ... (more...)
North Korea testing biological warheads for its missiles North Korea testing biological warheads for its missiles
- December 21, 2017

On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that South Korean intelligence officials have warned North Korea is working on a program to prevent anthrax from disintegrating at the kinds of high temperatures that would be experienced during an ICBM's re-entry of Earth's atmosphere from space. (more...)
CDC: Ohio ranks second in drug overdose deaths CDC: Ohio ranks second in drug overdose deaths
- December 21, 2017

The good news is that there are three things you can do to drastically reduce your risk of developing both: eat right, exercise and don't smoke. Drug overdose deaths increased 21 percent in 2016, and appears to be the main cause for the decline in life expectancy, Anderson said. (more...)
Palestinian envoy: UN Jerusalem vote 'massive setback' for US
- December 21, 2017

Previous U.S. policy and current United Nations policy mandates that the city's fate would be decided through negotiations. Emergency sessions of the General Assembly are rare, and Haley chose her Twitter account Tuesday to speak out. A total of 128 countries voted for the resolution. The UN General Assembly vote on Jerusalem issue, slated for December 21, is an opportunity to show this to the whole world. (more...)
Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018 Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018
- December 21, 2017

Castro had said he expected to leave the job in February. The number of tourists visiting the Caribbean's largest island grew 19.7 percent on the year to 4.3 million in the first 11 months of the year, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero told parliament this week. (more...)
Presidents of South Africa, Zimbabwe to Strengthen Trade, Cooperation Presidents of South Africa, Zimbabwe to Strengthen Trade, Cooperation
- December 21, 2017

Mnangagwa has amended the controversial Indigenisation policy, restricting it only to the extractive sector, with a major focus on Diamond and Platinum. Mnangagwa said all ministers had been given 100-day targets where they expected to accomplish certain deliverables. Mnangagwa, who is on his first foreign trip since assuming power, said his government would put in place an investor-friendly economic environment. (more...)
Sachin Tendulkar's maiden Rajya Sabha speech silenced by Congress din Sachin Tendulkar's maiden Rajya Sabha speech silenced by Congress din
- December 21, 2017

The winter session of Parliament began on December 15 and will conclude on January 5 next year. "Because of such propaganda, you (BJP) moved from this side (Opposition benches) to that side (treasury benches)", Leader of the Opposition and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said in the Rajya Sabha. (more...)
Cardi B Talks Grammys, Engagement, & 'Bartier Cardi' on 'Tonight Show' Cardi B Talks Grammys, Engagement, & 'Bartier Cardi' on 'Tonight Show'
- December 21, 2017

Cardi B , whose entire year has been rich with success, is enjoying a particularly newsworthy week. And now, the 25-year-old singer has said she believes she's only asked to take on the role because she can afford lavish gifts for her friends' broods. (more...)
UPS pre-orders 125 Tesla electric semi-trucks UPS pre-orders 125 Tesla electric semi-trucks
- December 21, 2017

Tesla said its semi will provide $200,000 or more in fuel savings and a pay-back period of two years. The UPS alternative fuel fleet already includes trucks propelled by electricity, natural gas, propane and other non-traditional fuels. According to Bloomberg , one of the founders of Thor Trucks , Dakota Semler, managed the fleet of trucks at his family's vineyard, first converting them to run on waste vegetable oil, and then turning his sights to the electrification of semis. (more...)
Trump administration blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' ransomware Trump administration blames North Korea for 'WannaCry' ransomware
- December 21, 2017

The attack originally looked like a ransomware campaign, where hackers encrypt a targeted computer and demand payment to recover files. "These people are not going to be embarrassed, but if we find some way to punish them, then I think it will increase tensions", Lewis said . (more...)
Veterinarian Shoots Neighbor's Dog For Barking Too Much Veterinarian Shoots Neighbor's Dog For Barking Too Much
- December 21, 2017

Bruizer's owner, Stacey Fitzner, said she had gone to work December 13 and left Bruizer in her backyard, only to have family members find the fatally wounded animal later that day. Lopinto said there are no other complaints against Folse of animal cruelty at this time, however the investigation is ongoing. The owner suspected that Folse had something to do with his dog's death. (more...)
Prosecutors ask the Federal Bureau of Investigation to detail an Uranium One deal
- December 21, 2017

Specifically, it concerns a 2010 transaction between the United States and Russia's state nuclear energy company that was approved by President Obama's administration. Weave Goodlatte, R-Va., that government attorneys would prescribe to Sessions whether the lethargic examination ought to be revived or whether a unique insight ought to be delegated, NBC News revealed. (more...)
New round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Astana New round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Astana
- December 21, 2017

The resolution put forward by Egypt, Japan and Sweden was adopted by a vote of 12 in favour, with Russia, China and Bolivia abstaining. This file photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows a United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy delivering aid packages in the rebel-held town of Nashabiyah in eastern Ghouta for the first time in five years. (more...)
Long Island Iced Tea Corp Stock Skyrockets on 'Blockchain' Rebranding Long Island Iced Tea Corp Stock Skyrockets on 'Blockchain' Rebranding
- December 21, 2017

Fluctuations in the financial markets can have a big effect on shorter-term investments. As always, the values may need to be adjusted based on the specific stock and market. The RSI is often used in conjunction with trend lines, as trend line support or resistance often coincides with support or resistance levels in the RSI reading. (more...)
Mom forgets elf on oven shelf and it doesn't go well Mom forgets elf on oven shelf and it doesn't go well
- December 21, 2017

Did I buy the right gifts for everyone? Unfortunately she forgot about it too, and well... you can imagine what happened next... Mid-conversation with her friend who was visiting, she realized what the smell was, and the two rushed to the oven to get the elf out. (more...)

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