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‘It’s cool again to invest’: Americans are giddy about stocks as Dow tops 23,000

“Consider these stats: 63 percent of Americans believe the stock market will be higher a year from now” reports washingtonpost.com. If they missed only the five best market days, their portfolio would fall to just under $400,000.The U.S. stock market is soaring, as President Trump likes to point out on Twitter.Fifty-two percent of Americans have at least some money in stocks, according to data released in September from the Federal Reserve.Some worry that stock market euphoria is gripping the country. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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3.5 million more people are without health insurance since Trump was elected

“Uncertainty about the healthcare law also may be driving the increase,” Gallup said” writes Bob Bryan for businessinsider.com. “However, the 1.4-point increase in the percentage of adults without health insurance since the end of last year represents nearly 3.5 million Americans who have entered the ranks of the uninsured,” said a blog post from Gallup on the poll.”Congressional Republicans’ attempts to replace the healthcare law may be causing consumers to question whether the government will enforce the penalty for not having insurance.”.  Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Most Americans are unprepared for the skyrocketing cost of long-term care

“These are the median annual costs of long-term care, according to the Fenworth 2017 Cost of Care Study: Seventy percent of people 65 and older will need some kind of long-term care eventually” writes Emily Gurnon for marketwatch.com. In a companion survey gauging Americans’ thoughts about long-term care, Genworth found that two-thirds of respondents expected government programs to cover all or part of the costs. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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North Korea EMP attack could ‘kill 90% of Americans within a year’

“Experts have warned Congress that it is ignoring a newly-developed weapon from North Korea which could shut down the US power grid and kill the vast majority of Americans within a year” writes Rachael Revesz for independent.co.uk. The regime said in a public statement that such a bomb could be detonated at high altitudes for “super-powerful EMP attack according to strategic goals”.Two members of the disbanded congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) commission said at a recent House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing that a nuclear EMP attack from Kim Jong Un was…

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Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects

“Collins and Pelosi see a bipartisan path on healthcare in discussions on possible legislation between Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray” reports foxbusiness.com. Last week, the president also offered an invitation for Democratic leaders to come to the White House to negotiate on healthcare. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Hear the mysterious ‘sonic attack’ that left 20 Americans hurt in Cuba

“A recording has emerged of what American embassy workers in Cuba say they heard during what some have billed as a “sonic attack.”” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. The recording published by the Associated Press on Thursday is one of many taken in Cuba since the supposed attacks started last year.The attacks started last year and have been ongoing, with one incident reported as recently as late August. Source: aol.com Share This:

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America’s obesity epidemic reaches record high, new report says

“Public health experts say that an unhealthy diet and the lack of exercise are still the two biggest culprits” writes Felix Gussone for aol.com. In addition to unhealthy foods and a sedentary lifestyle, there could be another possible reason for the increasing obesity rates: sleep deprivation.”The trend of obesity has been steadily increasing in both children and adults despite many public health efforts to improve nutrition and physical activity.”.  Source: aol.com Share This:

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Equifax Malware Reports Cause Firm to Remove ‘Hacked’ Page as Lawmaker Proposes Crackdown

“Equifax has temporarily taken down the web page that had allegedly been hacked in order to con visitors into downloading malware” reports fortune.com. The PROTECT Act, if passed, would lead to federally mandated cybersecurity standards for credit bureaus, along with inspections to ensure compliance.The Democrats have also been vocal in criticizing the credit reporting bureau and introduced their own legislation.Reports of Equifax malware were first made by an independent security researcher and provided a fresh embarrassment for the credit bureau as it tries to mop up the mess left behind…

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North Korean EMP attack would kill 90% of all Americans

“Congress was warned Thursday that North Korea is capable of attacking the U.S. today with a nuclear EMP bomb that could indefinitely shut down the electric power grid and kill 90 percent of “all Americans” within a year” writes Paul Bedard for washingtonexaminer.com. “With the development of small nuclear arsenals and long-range missiles by new, radical U.S. adversaries, beginning with North Korea, the threat of a nuclear EMP attack against the U.S. becomes one of the few ways that such a country could inflict devastating damage to the United States. Source:…

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