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Berlin Becomes First German City With A Rent Cap

1 hour agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Between 2013 and 2014, the average cost of a home in Berlin rose nine percent—and now, to prevent rents from reaching unrealistic heights, the capital has become the first German city to cap potential rent costs.  Since yesterday, landlords are now forbidden to raise rents more than 10 percent above local averages. Show More Summary

Tanzania Has Lost 60 Percent Of Its Elephants To Poachers In 5 Years

2 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

85,181. That number represents -- sorry, represented -- nearly 60 percent of Tanzania's elephant population. But over the past five years, more than 80,000 of the country's elephants have been slaughtered for their ivory in yet another...Show More Summary

May 2015 Ratings: HLN Up in Total Day, Down in Prime

HLN finished May up +6 percent in total viewers and +5 percent in the A25-54 demo compared to the same month last year. While HLN is up in daytime total viewers, prime time numbers are down -12 percent in viewers and -23 percent in the demo. Show More Summary

Rental Heatmap: Mapping LA's Deeply Divided Renting vs. Buying Cultures

Los Angeles has the highest rate of renters in the US, according to the US Census—in 2013, 53.1 percent of LA County's population was living in a "renter-occupied unit" (compare to about 45 percent for the state of California...

What’s holding back Hispanic homeownership?

A nonprofit think tank that studies shifts in consumer demand said that in 2007, the Hispanic homeownership rate peaked at nearly 50 percent, but it has been in decline ever since. Nearly 4 million Hispanics would like to purchase aShow More Summary

84% of Americans Say Politics Too Influenced by Money

A new poll finds that the American people oppose the unlimited flow of dollars into politics, do not think money equals speech and want to restrict the power of the one percent to buy ballot outcomes. Released Tuesday by the New York...Show More Summary

Half Of U.S. Households Approaching Retirement Have Saved No Money

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Half of older Americans have no retirement savings, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Fifty-two percent of households of people 55 and older haven't saved a dime for retirement, though nearly half of those do have an employer pension. Show More Summary

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice through the Eyes of a Geologist

3 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Michele Wiechman   When people think of Iceland, the first thing that pops into their heads will likely be “the land of fire and ice.” This is fitting due to the fact that nearly 75 percent of Iceland is … Continue reading ?

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - June 2, 2015

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

1. We're 87 Percent Sure That Martin O'Malley Doesn't Really Think He's Going To Win The Democratic Nomination Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced over the weekend that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Show More Summary

Don't Pay Attention to Obamacare Rate Increase Horror Stories

I wrote about this once before, but it's worth repeating: don't pay too much attention to scare stories about gigantic increases in Obamacare premiums next year. Insurers that request increases of more than 10 percent are required to...Show More Summary

News in Brief: TSA Agents To Now Simply Stand At Checkpoints And Remind Passengers That We All Die Someday

4 hours agoHumor : The Onion

ARLINGTON, VA— Following the release of a report indicating that the agency failed 95 percent of security tests, the Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that agents will now simply stand at airport checkpoints and remind all passengers that everybody will eventually die someday. Show More Summary

After TSA Fails 96 Percent of Tests, Obama Continues to Have Confidence in "Security" Agency

Speaking from the White House Tuesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Americans can be confident airports around the country are...

Ugh Uggs! Millennial Shoppers Shy Away From Former Popular Brands

…Even though the some 80 million American millennials spend $600 billion annually, they’re oftentimes more browsers than buyers. This group’s spending power is projected to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020, or about 30 percent of all retail sales, so companies

House panel votes to repeal health law's medical device tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-run House committee has voted to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Seven Democrats joined Republicans in approving a separate bill repealing another part of the health law: an independent panel that is supposed to propose ways to reduce Medicare spending.

Pinterest Announces Buyable Pins for iPhone, iPad

As long rumored, the “buy” button is coming to Pinterest. Pinterest co-founder Ben Silberman announced Buyable Pins, allowing Pinners to buy something directly from a pin. Noting that 80 percent of the people buying things via Pinterest...Show More Summary

Republicans hoping to get more than six percent of the black vote in 2016

With President Obama not on the ballot in 2016, Republicans are hoping that their candidate will be able to draw a little more of the African-American vote, maybe even enough to swing a swing state: Obama limited Romney to 6 percent of the black vote in 2012, and his performance in 2008 had been even more dominant. Show More Summary

Mobile Advertising Roadshow, N.Y.C., June 16: What brands are getting right — and wrong

VB EVENT: With 80 percent penetration of smartphones in the U.S., it's time for brands and agencies to master the fine art of mobile advertising -- or risk losing market share to those that already have.

An Insurer Wants to Raise Its Obamacare Premiums by 85 Percent. Don't Sweat It.

Under Obamacare, health insurance companies that want to jack up their premiums by more than 10 percent in a year are required to submit their requests to state and federal regulators for review. Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health...Show More Summary

Saving money and the environment with 3-D printing

The environmental effects of 3-D printing metal aircraft parts has been examined by scientists. They found the method could reduce an airplane's weight by 4 to 7 percent. Conventional manufacturing methods tend to be inefficient and wasteful, the researchers noted.

In handling ADHD, American parents should look to the French

A shocking 9 percent of U.S. kids are diagnosed and medicated for ADHD, compared to 0.5 percent of French kids. What's causing the big difference?

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