China, the King of Coal, Is Getting Gassy

May 25, 2017

… to climate change. King Coal Coal made up almost two-thirds of China’s energy use in 2015, while gas came in at less than 6 percent. In the The government recognizes it must make gas more a cost-effective alternative, UBS analysts including Ken Liu wrote in a February report. It cut prices twice in 2015 to make gas cheaper for wholesale buyers than competing propane and fuel oil. The total cost was still higher because of fees distributors charged for transporting gas, UBS …

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China Stocks Slump, Yuan Falls After Moody’s Cuts Credit Rating

May 25, 2017

China’s stocks headed for their lowest level since September, the yuan retreated and default risk increased after Moody’s Investors Service cut its rating on the nation’s debt for the first in almost three decades. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.8 percent at 10:17 a.m. local time, poised for its biggest loss in two weeks. The yuan dropped 0.1 percent against the dollar, and the cost of insuring five-year sovereign debt from nonpayment rose 3 basis points. The …

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Trump Threatened To Let Obamacare ‘Implode.’ That’s One Promise He’s Keeping.

May 24, 2017

… tasked with assisting people shopping for coverage. The Republican Congress for insurance companies that greatly contributed to their financial difficulties with the exchanges, and to the closure of many nonprofit co-op insurers created under the law. And have led or championed a slew of legal challenges to the law, including two cases that went to the Supreme Court and a cost-sharing lawsuit still causing uncertainty. Rather than take steps to mitigate premium increases and insurers exiting …

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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

May 24, 2017

… many of whom seem convinced that the political cost of doing nothing is worse than the political cost of doing something that appears to be highly unpopular. About the only sure thing seems to be that neither GOP leaders nor members want to be dealing with health care forever. They continue to say they would like a vote no later than the August recess, even though the possibility of reaching a deal by then seems highly uncertain. As Thune put it, At some point we need to vote, and so that day …

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Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

May 23, 2017

… high-cost credit, and it should act to help families build up savings to insulate them from problem debt.” Related Topics UK economy Personal finance More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVid Reaper Pro (yearly) PIXELBOLT – The Ultimate Graphic and Video Creation Tool Please check your email for instruction of PixelBoltMailGet Email Marketing Service (400,000 Subscribers) MailGet is an affordable and easy email marketing solution. No hosting, no complicated setup …

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Tesla reportedly treats factory workers like many successful start-ups: Like afterthoughts

May 20, 2017

Tesla employees work on a Model S car in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.Image: Jeff Chiu/AP/REX/Shutterstock Silicon Valley companies are often built around making the world more efficient, but engineering efficiency has a human cost many of them either didn’t see coming or would like to forget. Tesla, it seems, is no different. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk says we’re only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars Reports of incidents at Tesla’s Fremont, …

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Twitter has things to say about that ‘new’ eyebrow wig trend but there’s more to the story

May 19, 2017

… (@gunsforfist) May 18, 2017 Many people have pointed out that bloggers are trying to make something used by people with hair loss into a fashion trend. Eyebrow wigs, which cost around $95 for a set, are used by people experiencing hair loss due to chemotherapy and alopecia, as well as people with sparse brows. All these people salty over eyebrow wigs. These can be used by chemo patients or people with alopecia. Quit being rude Sgt. Plep (@DJ_Platypus) May 18, 2017 …

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General election 2017: Len McCluskey ‘can’t see Labour winning’ – BBC News

May 17, 2017

… would cost to nationalise England’s nine water companies and the National Grid, saying the compensation due to existing shareholders would depend on a range of factors and would ultimately be decided by Parliament. But it said it would be achieved by exchanging government bonds for shares in the relevant companies, and since profits currently used to pay dividends would be used instead to pay interest on those bonds, they would be “no net cost” to the exchequer. The …

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Comey’s firing was Trump’s nuclear option on Russia probe

May 10, 2017

… announcement comes at a time when former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been telling audiences that Comey was a key factor behind her loss in November. His infamous announcement in late October that the FBI was looking into new emails revived the specter of the earlier probe into Clinton’s emails just before voters went to the polls. Many experts agree that the announcement cost her points with voters. But then Comey turned into a problem …

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General election 2017: NHS pay cap ‘must be lifted’ – BBC News

May 8, 2017

… is polling its members on whether they should strike over the pay cap. It says a combination of pay freezes and caps on pay rises since 2010 have, in effect, led to a 14% pay cut due to the rising cost of living. Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Related Topics NHS More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCourse Creation Rock Star (PSMC) PC Masterclass is a set of essential video tutorials and tools that help users secure and speed up their PC’s …

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Here’s what you can do to fight global warming, beyond changing lightbulbs

May 8, 2017

… accelerated deployment and cost reduction. This is hardly surprising when the business model of these companies is fundamentally incompatible with the science of mitigating climate change. And when that model like our society as a whole prioritizes economic growth above ecological protection and actual human well-being. Yes, we are all complicit in climate change. But you and I are passively guilty stuck in a high-carbon system. Fossil fuel interests and political ideologues, on the other hand, …

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31 seconds of the healthcare vote that shows why people hate politics

May 5, 2017

(CNN)When House Republicans secured their 216th “yes” on the American Health Care Act Thursday, Democrats immediately began taunting their across-the-aisle rivals. The implication was obvious: Democrats believed many Republicans had just cost themselves their political careers by voting for an overhaul of Obamacare. And the DC political class wonders why people hate them. …

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Leeches are sucking their way back into the medical field

May 1, 2017

… Russia’s economy tanks due to a mix of low oil prices, sanctions, and military spending the country’s state-run medical system has also suffered. Medicinal leeches cost less than one U.S. dollar per icky blob, and doctors say leeches’ venom is a low-cost preventative treatment for stroke and heart disease. SEE ALSO: Bed bugs were blood-sucking pests even 11,000 years ago “When you do it the first time, you think, ‘My God, leeches!’” Elena Kalinicheva, a …

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Triple-lock: Call for pensions policy to be revamped – BBC News

April 30, 2017

The Conservatives have not committed to maintaining it. The Labour Party has said it will keep the policy in place through the next parliament. How much does the triple-lock cost? Labour pledges to keep the triple-lock In his report for Royal London, Mr Webb proposed that the government retained the triple-lock for pensioners who retired before 6 April 2016. Those retiring after that date would have their pension increases linked to earnings only. The report said the move would save almost …

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GOP’s health care push tests Democratic resistance

April 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)The most conservative congressmen in the country were a major roadblock in President Donald Trump’s first push to replace Obamacare. Now, a second attempt’s fate is in the hands of a moderate Republican faction — putting to the test the power of Democratic resistance. If they’ve convinced those lawmakers in swing districts their passion is real — and could cost them their seats in the 2018 midterms — it could translate into a long-term …

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Violence injury treatment ‘falls’ in England and Wales – BBC News

April 27, 2017

… 18 to 30 continued to be at most risk from violence. Violence-related injuries sustained by children aged up to 10 showed a year-on-year rise of 10% in 2016. cost to health service The research does not examine the reasons for the decline in violence but better detection and reporting of serious violence by emergency departments and more targeted policing were also cited in the report as possible factors. Prof Shepherd told the BBC that increased CCTV which allowed police to target incidents …

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Government shutdown: Trump shows ‘reasonableness’ on border wall

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Congressional Republicans have privately proposed a funding bill that does not include money for the border wall, a Congressional source told CNN on Tuesday, a sign congressional Republicans are willing to buck the President to avoid a government shutdown. But there are still obstacles to passing a spending bill by Friday, sources tell CNN. Congressional negotiators are now trying to work through another major issue: what to do about cost-sharing reduction payments, money the government …

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Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

… scouts ages 5-14. “We have Brownies all the way to Cadettes,” said Burgess. cost isn’t stopping girls from participating. The Girl Scouts of Greater New York is covering the cost for the girls, including the membership fee; a starter kit of patches, pins, workbooks and vests; and monthly dues. Donations are also being accepted. “They are our future engineers, fashion designers, athletes, doctors, activists and community leaders. With Troop 6000, these girls now …

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GOP Rep Tells Mom Her Son On Medicaid Should Just Get A Better Job If He Wants Health Care

April 23, 2017

… lower prices for health care, since it is not a product they can choose to not have. People also often lack the information and resources to choose a health care provider based on its cost value. Thats a big deal, because unlike phones, Americans lives would be at risk if they did not have health care. [H/T ShareBlue] More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaPilot – Multi Account Package InstaPilot – Multi Account PackageViking PLR Monthly 2017 Viking PLR is an awesome …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… going to put myself or my family at risk by cooking dinner using expired ingredients. If something is bad, its better to chuck it then risk getting a bad case of food poisoning. 10. Signing up for a new credit card just for the rewards In some instances, credit cards have perks like rewards, cashback on purchases, and 0% percent APR for balance transfers that make them worth considering. Before applying for that new card, review all of the fine print. This applies to businesses as well. The cost …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… retailers have felt a significant impact from the online shopping habits of customers. Earlier this week, High Street retailer Debenhams announced a change of strategy owing, in part, to fast-growing “mobile interaction”. The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years. A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut. A further cost burden was also felt, particularly by clothes retailers, as a result of online …

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Londoners work ‘100 hours a year more than rest of the UK – BBC News

April 18, 2017

… } Click to see content: Averag_Hours_Worked A 2012 study found Londoners also faced the longest commute in the UK, spending an average 75 minutes per day travelling. This leaves commuters “needing to work more hours to make up the cost of travel,” according to Prof McQuaid. London has the UK’s highest proportion of workers in full-time employment (79%), each working an average of 38 hours per week. According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Londoners …

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Why do these failed paradises exist in Hong Kong?

April 13, 2017

(CNN)Setting foot onto Sea Ranch, it’s hard to believe that this beautiful beachside development is only an hour by boat from Hong Kong’s Island’s zinging financial district. Nestled on the southern coast of Lantau — the largest outlying island in Hong Kong — these spacious homes were designed to form an idyllic millionaire’s village. But that dream failed. In previous decades, when occupancy was at a nadir, Sea Ranch was described by some as having a …

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CNN 10 – April 7, 2017

April 7, 2017

… was too lofty sounding. Heh! The company, Gravity, hopes to build 25 suits by the end of the year. They say it could travel hundreds of miles per hour if someone wants to try that, the estimated cost, a quarter million dollars per suit. Now, saving up and shaping up to suit up and take that suit up could be a ricorous (ph) process that wouldn’t suit everyone who’d be sore if they soared, but then fell prey to gravity in the gravity suit. Don’t fly too close to the sun, son, …

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You’ll wait longer for ops, says NHS boss – BBC News

March 31, 2017

… year. This is the largest area of spending after staffing so NHS England’s report sets out ways this rising cost can be curbed. Firstly, a cap has been set on the bill for new drugs. The roll-out of any new treatments that are going to cost the NHS more than 20m a year will now be delayed to give health bosses time to open talks with the industry to drive down the price. Secondly, NHS England has announced it will review “low value” medicines. These include things such as …

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