We see Blockchain as totally changing Banking’s (and a ton of other industries) face in the next 10 years. The “How” is dependent on the people at the helms of the industries affected by the C2C model blockchain enables. Secure individual ledger accounting kills disintermediators just like globex obviated many brokers and then how algos unemployed traders.
The strikes follow the global ransomware assault involving the WannaCry virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries as extortionists demanded $300 in bitcoin from victims. Ransomware attacks have been soaring and the number of such incidents increased by 50 percent in 2016, according to Verizon Communications Inc.
About 49% of Americans get health insurance through their employer. Two more government programs – Medicaid, for the poor and disabled, and Medicare, for the elderly – insure about one-third of Americans. Those that don’t have an employer and don’t qualify for government, such as Fortner, are forced to buy it on the open market.
Tax cuts in the Republican plan would mostly benefit the wealthy and would be paid for mostly by cutting health services to the poor.
In measure after measure of well-being in rich nations, Americans are among the worst off, with costs to the economy and to individuals.
Pizza Or Privacy? (Tiffany D.)
Despite feeling as if we should protect our information — and our friend’s information — the majority of Americans aren’t following through with a plan that will keep them safe. They are leaving themselves and their loved ones vulnerable to cyber criminals, so the big question here is…
84 Lumber is in the vanguard of a corporate quest to solve a labor market conundrum: Skilled and high-paying blue-collar jobs go unfilled, while millions take on loans to pay for degrees of dubious financial value. “You can go to college and learn the theology of the Roman Empire,” says Kleis, who just completed a three-day training program at 84 Lumber’s rural Pennsylvania headquarters. “You learn all this ridiculous nonsense, and when you get out, what are you applying that to? I know how to frame a house.”
At present, the Young Prince of Riyadh, Mohammed Bin Salman, has been given the key to power. This has happened at a very difficult time for not only the Kingdom, but also for the whole Gulf region and its neighbors. The choice made by King Salman to promote his son is a remarkable one but could, from a Saudi perspective, be the only viable choice. The need for a 180 degree change in the economic and social policy which keeps Saudi Arabia a strategic regional player is essential. Without radical changes, such as those presented in Vision 2030 or the Aramco IPO project, the Kingdom’s future could be bleak, as the era for “Rentier States” is over.
OEHHA said the designation of glyphosate under Proposition 65 will proceed following an unsuccessful attempt by Monsanto to block the listing in trial court and after requests for stay were denied by a state appellate court and the California’s Supreme Court.
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