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How Detroit’s automotive roots made it a hub for transportation startups

“Both the city and the automotive industry had to go through a hard reset that was like ripping off a Band-Aid” writes Ted Serbinski for venturebeat.com. Then, the automotive industry experienced a global industry crisis from 2008 to 2010.Thirty minutes away you can find RPM Ventures and eLab Ventures and, a little farther, Grand Ventures, all investing in mobility startups as well.Detroit and the automotive industry had two massive crises that forced a hard reset for both. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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EDITORIAL: Time is running out to sign up for Obamacare

“To sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, go to healthcare.gov or getcovered.illinois.gov” writes Sun-times Editorial Board for suntimes.com. In a two-prong attack, the president and Republicans in Congress also are attempting to kill the program by ramming through a tax code reform that eliminates an Obamacare requirement that people get health insurance or pay a fine. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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KADNER: Nothing is simple about passing key legislation in Congress

“To fulfill his campaign promise, Obama created a national health care plan that checked off key points when it came to reform” writes Phil Kadner for suntimes.com. They are so complicated that even elected officials who support the notion of tax reform can’t explain what’s happening.Most polling data indicates a majority of Americans don’t like this tax reform plan.Single-payer is true national health care, often called Medicare for all.The wealthiest Americans will benefit the most from any tax reform plan. Source: suntimes.com Share This:

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tokyo opening news digest Blue Apron Names New CEO In Hopes Of Turnaround, Shares Rise The struggling meal-kit delivery company is hoping to turn things around as investors pound the stock.   How Aalok Devkota Nearly Doubled His Money In MOMO This Year MOMO started the year at $18 and more than doubled to $45 in August before giving back most of the gains to trade at $25 today. Aalok Devkota bought MOMO in January and sold it in August for a gain of 97%. Let’s find out how he…

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Dion Waiters was tempted by Knicks in free agency

“The Knicks chased Waiters, who scored 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting Wednesday, as an unrestricted free agent, but the shooting guard from Philly stuck with Miami, where he excelled last season” reports nypost.com. The Knicks moved on to Hardaway, who scored 12 points Wednesday, with a four-year, $71 million deal — inflated because he was a restricted free agent. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz believes sexual misconduct allegations about his father

“Nine women have come forward to accuse playwright Israel Horovitz of sexual misconduct, the New York Times reported Thursday” reports pagesix.com. A then-16-year-old au pair, Frédérique Giffard, for the Horovitz family also came forward and claimed he groped her breasts and placed her hand on his erect penis. Source: pagesix.com Share This:

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How to plan and transform a financial trading data center

“Trading involves a complex interaction of numerous systems including routers, execution management software (EMS), order management software (OMS), gateways, message queues, market data systems, risk management software among many other components” reports financefeeds.com. In the new era, data is extracted in an automated way from a combination of business and IT data systems (historically in siloes).He has recently written a whitepaper on smarter capacity planning in financial services.The old method of capacity planning involves manually collecting all the performance data, inputting it into spreadsheets or calculate capacity needs manually. Source: financefeeds.com…

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