Bernanke, addressing a conference of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care in Chicago yesterday, said that the first-time home buyer market is “not what it should be” as the economy in general strengthens.
“The housing area is one area where regulation has not yet got it right,” Bernanke said. “I think the tightness of mortgage credit, lending is still probably excessive.”
But many patients with Ebola are already dying slowly at home, untreated and with no place to go. There are 304 beds for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone now, but 1,148 are needed, the World Health Organization reported this week. So officials here said there was little choice but to try the new approach as well.
“For the first time, the nation is accepting the possibility of home care, out of necessity,” said Jonathan Mermin, another C.D.C. official and physician here. “It is a policy out of necessity.”
The diagnosis marks the first time someone contracted Ebola inside U.S. borders and adds pressure on the government to tighten controls as it seeks to stem the spread of the virus that’s killed more than 4,000 people this year in three African nations. John F. Kennedy International Airport began added screening for arriving passengers yesterday, just three days after the first U.S. death caused by Ebola.
That patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, arrived from Liberia on Sept. 20 and didn’t begin showing signs of the disease until Sept. 24.
“Access to credit is very important in breaking the cycle of poverty,” Mr. Correa said. Without a credit score, you cannot get a car loan, rent an apartment, obtain a mortgage or build a business. Prospective employers and even dating services frequently check credit scores, which a credit-rating agency generates based on a person’s history of debt and payments.
The Dutch approach bears little resemblance to the American practice of shielding the current generation of workers, retirees and taxpayers while pushing costs and risks into the future, where they can metastasize unseen. The most recent data suggest that public funds in the United States are holding just 67 cents for every dollar they owe to current and future pensioners, and in some places the strain is palpable. The Netherlands, by contrast, have no Detroits (no cities going bankrupt because pension costs grew while the population shrank), no Puerto Ricos (territories awash in debt but with no access to bankruptcy court) and nothing like an Illinois or New Jersey, where elected officials kicked the can down the road so many times that it finally hit a dead end.
When The Snows Fail (jdargis)
Diener grows produce on as grand a scale as any in the Central Valley, cultivating hundreds of acres of tomatoes, almonds, organic broccoli, and other crops. But he thinks differently from most farmers here. Maybe it’s that he’s the youngest son of a youngest son, used to making the most of bad situations. Or maybe his years living outside the valley have given him a maverick’s confidence.
The young were then run through similar tests as before—one to see if they would recognize and avoid a chemical cue signalling a predator attack, and one to see if they would develop a left/right preference. Let’s take the offspring of fish that had lived in low-CO2 water first. Those that were also put into low-CO2 water spent less than 10 percent of their time in the presence of the predator alarm cue. As in previous experiments, those that were put into high-CO2 water actually spent about 80 percent of their time in the section with the predator cue. No surprises yet, as this is basically a replication of the earlier experiment.
35 Hurt as Strong Typhoon Batters Japan (jdargis)
The U.S. military instructed service personnel and their families to remain indoors Sunday until strong winds and rain subsided and said crews were out to assess damage, including broken glass and toppled power lines.
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