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Doctors and Health Workers Reflect on Rural America’s Limited Access to Care

“Among all the other problems of American health care, the litigious nature of our culture also affects the cost of health care” reports nytimes.com. The main issue I’ve seen working in health care is consolidation of smaller systems into larger collectives.In my professional career, I struggled for over 15 years to provide health care to several locations in exurbia and to rural parts of the country, with only limited success. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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The US and Canada share North America’s most-vital trade corridor

“This region is integral in both U.S. and Canadian histories, and it’s still the most vital trade corridor in North America today” writes Visual Capitalist for businessinsider.com. Freighter trade in the Great Lakes originally gained prominence in the 1840s, when copper and iron ore were discovered in the areas surrounding the lakes.REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Long before highways and railroads covered the vast expanses of North America, crucial trade was conducted through the towns and outposts located along the shores of the Great Lakes and the St.What are the economic benefits stemming…

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Trump’s FEMA wants the public to know that it’s not ready for another major hurricane season.

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency was already supporting 692 federally declared disasters when hurricane season started last year” writes Emily Atkin for huffingtonpost.com. Then came the most destructive disaster season in U.S. history, causing $265 billion in damage and forcing more than a million Americans from their homes. Source: huffingtonpost.com Share This:

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Linde to sell Americas assets to Messer, CVS

“PX, +0.55% “This sale is still subject to the completion of the proposed business combination of Linde and Praxair and regulatory approvals,” it said” writes Max Bernhard for marketwatch.com. Linde and Praxair are in talks with the authorities that still need to approve the deal, which the companies aim to complete in the second half of 2018, Linde said.Linde AG (LINU.XE) said Monday that it agreed to sell the majority of its North American gases business and some of its activities in South America to a German consortium comprising Messer…

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Would Asking People to Hack America’s Election Systems Make Them More Safe?

“One way to supplement much-needed security checks of election systems would be to replicate the security practices of tech-savvy companies” writes Clare Malone for fivethirtyeight.com. There are four months until the midterm elections, and the security of state election systems remains a concern.And while Congress has increased the funds available to states to improve their election systems, many are still jumping through bureaucratic hoops to actually access the money.Until that changes, well-meaning hackers are sure to be more hesitant to come forward with fixes, leaving election systems at the mercy…

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Not all policies created equal in America’s ‘Energy Revolution,’ says study

“Numerous policies contributed to the Energy Revolution, but they were not equally effective,” according to the report’s summary” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The report, “America’s Energy Revolution 101: Lessons Learned,” looks at the policies that led to the dramatic rise in both fossil energy resources from the shale boom and the cost reductions in solar and wind technologies.”The ‘Energy Revolution’ marked rapidly falling energy prices in oil, natural gas, wind, and solar power, which has resulted in Americans spending $431 billion less on energy annually,” according to the new report’s findings.But not…

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Why America’s cheese capital is at the center of Trump’s trade war

“Cheese may seem an unlikely target for an international trade dispute” writes Dominic Rushe for theguardian.com. Now Plymouth residents are worried they will become one of the first big victims of Donald Trump’s escalating trade war.Canada’s powerful dairy lobby managed to exclude much of dairy from the North American free trade agreement (Nafta). Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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America’s 15 most valuable fashion brands are worth nearly $70 billion combined — but one company dominates

“Brand Finance recently revealed the 500 most valuable American brands in 2018, and the 15 fashion brands on the list are worth roughly $69.2 billion combined” writes Hillary Hoffower for businessinsider.com. That’s no surprise, considering it’s also the most valuable fashion brand in the world.Scroll through below to see which American fashion brands are worth the most, according to brand value, which Brand Finance determined by enterprise value, branded business value, and brand contribution. We also included how each brand ranks on Brand Finance’s overall list of American brands.Nike dominates…

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