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Here's how many Texans signed up for Obamacare in November
- December 08, 2016

The concerns raised by the Urban Institute study were underscored in a letter Wednesday to congressional leaders from the American Academy of Actuaries. Donald Trump favours repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act , President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement. Known as the "individual mandate", the rule was a major priority for the insurance industry when the Affordable Care Act was legislated, and also became a focal point of opposition for Republicans. (more...)
Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran Energy Giant Shell Inks Oil Deal With Iran
- December 08, 2016

Royal Dutch Shell Plc signed an agreement to assess three of Iran's largest oil and gas fields as OPEC's third-biggest producer looks to boost output with the help of worldwide companies. Iran hopes Shell will invest in the Azadegan and Yadavaran fields to boost recovery rates, Manouchehri said. Iran signed a $10bn agreement with local companies in 2009, but the deal was cancelled owing to financial problems. (more...)
Pistons beat Bulls 102-91 for fourth win in 5 games Pistons beat Bulls 102-91 for fourth win in 5 games
- December 08, 2016

McDermott, who has missed 11 straight games, practiced with the D-League's Windy City Bulls the past two days and will be re-evaluated Wednesday. Pistons guard Reggie Jackson was on a minutes restriction from injury and replacement Ish Smith was shooting two of 11. (more...)
Vatican calls for trust, responsibility on nuclear technology Vatican calls for trust, responsibility on nuclear technology
- December 08, 2016

He said recent developments showed that terrorist use of WMD materials is not a theoretical concern. He said nuclear security fundamentally was a national responsibility. "We acknowledge IAEA's role in assisting states, upon their request, in their efforts to put in place effective nuclear security measures". India is ready to provide more financial and human resources to this task, not least by setting an example, he said. (more...)
'Lodha inaction has had crippling effect on BCCI' - Thakur 'Lodha inaction has had crippling effect on BCCI' - Thakur
- December 08, 2016

The court is yet to hear the issue. The BCCI bosses have said that these criteria were not part of the original Lodha report, which was released in January . The recommendations, he said, "shall have the impact of severely weakening the cricket administration all over the country and shall make the BCCI a weak organisation that is not able to represent itself in global forums", Thakur's affidavit added. (more...)
Indian state names successor as thousands mourn charismatic leader Indian state names successor as thousands mourn charismatic leader
- December 08, 2016

In contrast to the deserted streets of Chennai elsewhere, the multilane, arterial Anna Salai was choked with thousands of mourners, ardent supporters of the AIADMK, the ruling party of which Jayalalithaa had been unchallenged General Secretary since 1989. (more...)
UK's FCA to clamp down on CFD trading
- December 08, 2016

They are currency in a consultation phase until March and will release a statement after. On IG, he said it could be positive in the longer run: "Most of IG's customers are experienced and most do not utilise the maximum leverage now available to them". (more...)
Starbucks to boost number of shops by almost 50 percent Starbucks to boost number of shops by almost 50 percent
- December 08, 2016

The first Princi Italian bakeries will be opened in Seattle, New York City, and Chicago. Schultz said he hoped the company would open 20,000 stores over the next few years, and remained the chairman, saying he would focus on the global brand and development, building out worldwide partnerships and channel development including making Starbucks products available in supermarkets. (more...)
Syria accelerates its push into eastern Aleppo Syria accelerates its push into eastern Aleppo
- December 08, 2016

The ceasefire offer comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet in Germany for talks on the subject. "We urge all parties in Syria to adhere to global humanitarian law, including the Geneva Conventions", the statement said . (more...)
Donald Trump's New Promise: I Will 'Bring Down Drug Prices'
- December 08, 2016

Trump previously had taken aim at other industries, suggesting an interventionist stance toward business during his presidency. Drug companies' stock had rallied since Trump's Election Day victory after falling at the prospect of a Hillary Clinton win. (more...)
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Finished Wednesday How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Finished Wednesday
- December 08, 2016

The S&P 500 was up 3.52 points, or 0.16 percent, at 2,208.23 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 3.36 points, or 0.06 percent, at 5,312.25. The Nasdaq composite recovered from an early loss to rise 62 points, or 1.2 percent, to 5,394, within 4 points of all-time high. (more...)
Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands
- December 08, 2016

The Berkeley Pit , an abandoned open pit copper mine in Butte, Montana-part of the largest Superfund site in the USA -is filled with 40 billion gallons of acidic, metal-contaminated water. But a preliminary estimate, via drone and flyover counts, found thousands of dead birds. It is not clear what led the geese to land at the mine, but possibilities include a later-than-usual migration season combined with the freezing of other nearby sources of open water. (more...)
Boeing sweats under Trump spotlight as SoftBank feels warmth Boeing sweats under Trump spotlight as SoftBank feels warmth
- December 07, 2016

The aircraft manufacturer revealed that its current contract with the Air Force is actually for $170m. "Mr. Trump's leadership style and communication style is abetted by the social media capabilities we have today", Tatikonda said. It's unclear whether Trump's criticism of Boeing and the presidential aircraft is driven by policy concerns, politics or both. " Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion". (more...)
Islamic State urges new wave of attacks
- December 07, 2016

One military source admitted that while militants had made some gains, they would be short-lived. "We are going to control Barid neighborhood by the end of the day", Brigadier General Abdulwahab Saadi, commander in the Iraqi counter-terror forces told Rudaw, saying that their forces have been making good progress. (more...)
Native Americans in Metroplex react to Dakota Access pipeline's construction denial Native Americans in Metroplex react to Dakota Access pipeline's construction denial
- December 07, 2016

Archambault's requests come after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rejected the previously approved DAPL easement, which is needed to cross the Missouri River, despite the project being almost complete. Industry experts say the contracts likely have several target dates including project start date, in-service date and differing start dates for the nine shippers. (more...)
Don taps his former rival Carson as Housing Secretary Don taps his former rival Carson as Housing Secretary
- December 07, 2016

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., released the following statement Monday after President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Dr. According to Carson's long-time friend and business manager Armstrong Williams, Carson felt he did not have enough experience for the position . (more...)
Aguero's four-match ban confirmed
- December 07, 2016

Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players during Saturday's Premier League match, the FA said on Monday. Both clubs have until 6pm on 8 December 2016 to respond to the charge. Fernandinho is set to be banned for three games and, to make matters worse for City, a unrelated booking for Nicolas Otamendi means he will also miss the next league game at Leicester. (more...)
What's next for the Dakota Access Pipeline? What's next for the Dakota Access Pipeline?
- December 07, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II dismissed any controversy over Darcy's decision going against the Corps' recommendations. Lake Oahe, which is located in both of the Dakotas, is the last contested piece of land standing in the way of the pipeline, a project the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and more have protested since early April. (more...)
Russian Oil Output Near Post-Soviet Record as It Prepares to Cut Russian Oil Output Near Post-Soviet Record as It Prepares to Cut
- December 07, 2016

On Wednesday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) clinched a deal to cut oil output to a ceiling of 32.5 million barrels a day (bpd). "I'm optimistic", said Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, adding that there had been no request for Iran to cut output. Iran, meanwhile, will be allowed to boost production slightly from its October levels. (more...)
Trump nominates Elaine Chao as transportation secretary Trump nominates Elaine Chao as transportation secretary
- December 07, 2016

Incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday congratulated Elaine Chao as news emerged that President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate her to lead the Department of Transportation. Chao served as Secretary of Labor for the entirety of the George W. Bush administration, returning the worst job-creation statistics since WWII. Chao has been married to Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell since 1993. (more...)