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Daily Digest 4/17 - Examining North Korea's Missiles, Prepare For The Next Crisis

Monday, April 17, 2017, 11:16 AM

Economy

Millions of Americans Still Haven’t Filed Their Taxes (jdargis)

But as more people file electronically, it’s easier to wait until the last minute without the hassle of waiting in line. Online tax programs also mean you don’t have to make an appointment in advance with an accountant or some other tax preparation service.

“You can just sit in your pajamas or your underwear and use TurboTax,” Brad Smith, chief executive of parent company Intuit Inc., said in a recent interview with Bloomberg News. “You just hit send by 11:59 p.m. and you’re good.”

Examining North Korea's Missiles (jdargis)

At a recent military parade, North Korea displayed several missiles at a time of heightened tensions with the United States. Here's a closer look at what some of them are designed to do.

100 Years Ago, the United States Entered World War I (jdargis)

On April 6, 1917, the United States congress voted to formally enter World War I. More than two years of war had been waged in Europe, as the U.S. tried to remain neutral. In early 1917, German submarine attacks on all ships bound for England resumed, adding to the building pressure to join the war against the German Empire and the Central Powers, which led President Woodrow Wilson to ask Congress to declare war. I’ve covered World War I extensively before, in the 10-part series World War I in Photos. Today, a collection of relatively-unseen images from a century ago, focusing on American war involvement, some on the home front, some overseas, and some images of their allies and enemies as well.

Prepare For The Next Crisis (Tiffany D.)

And recently, more and more of that spending has been put on credit. The Federal Reserve reported that revolving household debt topped $1 trillion — the highest level since January 2009. In fact, the first time this type of debt topped $1 trillion was in December 2007, just at the start of the Great Recession.

Americans are swamped in $1 trillion of credit card debt (Saxplayer00o1)

Income gains aren’t large enough to keep pace. Wages for an ordinary working person — for example, a nurse — have ris en 21 percent in the past decade to about $2,412 a month, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Oil Prices Rally Amid Rising Rig Count (Michael K.)

Oil posted some solid gains this week on outages in Libya, further confidence in an OPEC extension, and the first sizable drawdown in U.S. crude stocks this year. The IEA added its voice to the growing chorus of analysts seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Ooho Makes 'Eating' Water Possible! Edible Water Bottle Ball Aims To Replace Plastic Bottles (Adam)

With that said, BGR reported that the downside of the product not becoming global is that it only makes one gulp of water compared to a bottle. Another disadvantage of Ooho was its delicate membrane not being able to toss it anywhere or pack it into someone’s bag pack.

Above Canada and Greenland With NASA's Operation IceBridge (jdargis)

Getty Images photographer Mario Tama just returned from the Arctic, after accompanying researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge as they flew sets of eight-hour research flights above parts of Canada, Greenland, and the Arctic Ocean on their Arctic spring campaign. Scientists are monitoring Arctic ice loss and studying how polar ice has evolved over the past nine years.

Gold & Silver

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sand_puppy
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Buying the Nuclear War Dip

Nothing like an impending nuclear war and 3 aircraft carriers headed to the Korean peninsula to boost stock prices!

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Who is qualified to start a nuclear war?

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