Daily Archives: December 13, 2017

Half of world’s people can’t get basic health services: WHO

Paula Bronstein | Getty Images A Rohingya girl cries as refugees fleeing through Myanmar cross a stream from the hot sun on a muddy rice field on October 16, 2017 near Palang Khali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. At least half the globe’s population is actually unable to access essential health services as well as many others are forced into extreme poverty ...

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Fed chief Yellen says bitcoin is actually a ‘highly speculative asset’

Jonathan Ernst | Reuters U.S. outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference after a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting in Washington, U.S. December 13, 2017. In response to a separate question, the Fed chair said some global central banks are looking at experimenting with their own digital currencies, nevertheless in which isn’t something the Fed ...

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House, Senate Republicans reach deal on tax plan, Orrin Hatch says

Getty Images U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) (C) holds up a tax filing ‘postcard’ as Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) in addition to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) looks on during a press event on tax reform September 27, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Democrats inside the conference meeting quickly slammed ...

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Russian court freezes $1.7 billion of Sistema assets

The ongoing legal battles between the pair, two of Russia’s biggest businesses, stem back to 2009 when Bashneft’s dividends were under the control of Sistema through to 2014. In August, a court ruled Sistema should pay Rosneft compensation of more than 136 billion roubles ($2.3 billion) in connection to a dispute over Bashneft. Rosneft, which bought Bashneft last year, has ...

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Obamacare enrollment hits 4.7 million on HealthCare.gov

Getty Images Isabel Diaz Tinoco (L) as well as also also Jose Luis Tinoco speak with Otto Hernandez, an insurance agent by Sunshine Life as well as also also Health Advisors, as they shop for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup from the Mall of Americas on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida. About 4.7 million ...

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Cryptocurrency market currently worth half a trillion dollars

Charles Hayter, chief executive of digital asset comparison site Crypto Compare, said his service was “straining at the seams” trying to cope with increased demand. “We are entering unchartered territory with huge risks, regulatory along with technologically,” Hayter said in an email to CNBC. “There are clear comparisons to the internet bubble. We are straining at the seams spinning up ...

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Liev Schreiber Reveals Why His Proudest Golden Globe Memory Involves His Son Sasha (Exclusive)

Liev Schreiber earned his sixth career Golden Globe nomination earlier This particular week, his fifth straight for his performance as the title character in Showtime’s Ray Donovan. all 5 seasons later, Schreiber said he feels like he’s finally hitting his stride on the show. “I was very happy to hear about [the nomination],” the 50-year-old actor told ET over the phone ...

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Senate Republicans savage Steve Bannon after Moore’s upset loss

Republicans wasted no time Tuesday night in publicly blaming former White House strategist Steve Bannon for the stunning loss of Roy Moore in Alabama, a state that will President Donald Trump won by nearly 30 points inside 2016 presidential election. “Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states inside country, ...

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