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Housing problems found to be common at safety-net community health centers

A new study finds that more than 40 percent of patients treated at community health centers in the United States have a history of housing problems.

JUST MORE CRUMBS: Manufacturers to American Workers: We’re Hiring. At the end of 2017, the Nation…

JUST MORE CRUMBS: Manufacturers to American Workers: We’re Hiring. At the end of 2017, the National Association of Manufacturers surveyed its membership and the results were recording-breaking. Almost 95 percent of respondents felt positive about the outlook of their businesses — an all-time high in the survey’s 20-year history. Manufacturing is in the spotlight, with […]

There’s no easy way out of the opioid epidemic

Across the United States at least forty people die each day from overdosing on opioids like Vicodin, codeine, heroin, and oxycontin. Seven percent of drivers who died in car crashes last year were found to have prescription opioids in their systems — seven times more than in 1995. Considering these alarming rates of overdosing and […]

Erdogan's AKP says to ally with nationalists for 2019 elections

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party and the nationalist opposition on Wednesday said they formally agreed to an electoral alliance, a move aimed at ensuring Tayyip Erdogan will secure the required 50 percent in a 2019 presidential election.

A Few Comments on January Existing Home Sales

Earlier: NAR: "Existing-Home Sales Slip 3.2 Percent in January"A few key points:1) As usual, housing economist Tom Lawler's forecast was closer to the NAR report than the consensus. See: Lawler: Early Read on Existing Home Sales in January. Show More Summary

Fall Creators Update now covers 85 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

As we draw closer to the release of the next big Windows 10 update, the Fall Creators Update is inching closer to full coverage. AdDuplex has released its monthly report for February, giving us another look at how the Fall Creators Update rollout process is going....

42% Of GOP Voters: Trump Never Cheated On Melania

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A new poll is out today from Quinnipiac: American voters give Trump a negative 37 – 58 percent approval rating, compared to a 40 – 55 percent rating February 7, in the wake of his State of the Union address. Republicans and white men are the only groups who approve. Show More Summary

When will the Residential Rental Bubble Begin to Leak?

Last week I proposed that residential real estate is healthy and in for a long, traditional and gradual increase in value, along the lines of pre-2001 levels. Two to three percent per year. The reason for this optimism is that Millennials are coming of age. Since the mid-2000s, Millennials have rented. Partly because student loan [...]Show More Summary

Newzoo: Esports could hit 380 million fans and $906 million in revenues in 2018

Global esports revenues will grow 38 percent to $906 million in 2018 and further grow to $1.65 billion by 2021, according to a new annual report on esports by market researcher Newzoo. North America will account for 38 percent of the 2018 revenue, or $345 million, while China will be 18 percent, or $164 million. […]

Vox Media Lays Off 50 Staffers

Vox Media is cutting approximately 50 employees--or about 5 percent of its 1,000-person workforce--from several of its sites and offering "role changes" to a dozen others. In a memo to staffers, CEO Jim Bankoff wrote that "industry changes over the past few months" led to the cuts. Bankoff is referring to algorithm changes at sites...

January existing-home sales dropped 3.2%

Existing-home sales decreased 3.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 5.38 million in  January -- dipping from a downwardly revised 5.56 in December 2017, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported today....

Wisconsin: “Burns says his approach to Supreme Court race most honest way to run”

WisPolitics: Middleton attorney Tim Burns said he has not started to process whether his approach to the Supreme Court primary was a mistake. But he believes it is the most honest way to run. “I am still just 100 percent, … Continue reading ?

VW reaches German deal on wages

Volkswagen has agreed to raise the wages of around 120,000 workers in Germany by 4.3 percent from May, resolving a dispute that had prompted its first strikes since 2004. David Pollard reports.        

IN: Bloomington Transit Ridership Dipping, but Performance Better Than Others in State

From 2016 to 2017, Bloomington Transit lost 4.13 percent of its ridership, the sharpest decrease in the past decade. That decrease, however, is better than what most cities are experiencing.

NAR: "Existing-Home Sales Slip 3.2 Percent in January"

From the NAR: Existing-Home Sales Slip 3.2 Percent in JanuaryExisting-home sales slumped for the second consecutive month in January and experienced their largest decline on an annual basis in over three years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Show More Summary

Cybercrime drains $600 billion a year from the global economy, says report

According to McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, nearly one percent of global GDP is lost to cybercrime each year.

Patients with advanced cancer may be less competent to make decisions than doctors think

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Forty-four percent of patients with advanced cancer but only eight percent of healthy adults showed impaired understanding; Forty-nine percent of patients and eight percent of healthy adults showed impaired appreciation; and 85.4 percent of patients versus 10 percent of healthy adults showed impaired reasoning.

Here's how to turn your kitchen scraps into clean energy

Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food ends up lost or wasted — 46 percent of the world’s garbage. While the global food waste situation is what you’d call a “doozy,” consumers and companies like HomeBiogas are determined to turn food waste into clean, usable energy. Read on to find out how.[...]

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