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    Some Basic Personal Investments

    These days, you cannot retire without using the returns from investments. You can’t count on your social security checks to cover your expenses when you retire. It is barely enough for people who are receiving it now to have food, shelter and utilities. That does not account for any care you may need or in […]

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    MiB: Andrew Lo of MIT

    Story Source This week on our Masters in Business radio podcast, we sit down for the second time with Professor Andrew Lo of MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he serves as the director of the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. He is the author of multiple books, including A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street; his most recent […]

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    Why food recalls may seem more frequent

    Story Source Consumers may check their pantries more often for recalled foods thanks to advances in DNA technology. It allows disease detectives to spot potential pathogens and piece together outbreak trends. On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on foodborne disease based on 10 sites across the country from 2013 […]

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    US to honor Australia refugee deal Trump called ‘dumb’

    Story Source Vice President Pence said Saturday that the U.S. will honor an agreement with Australia to take in as many as 1,250 refuges, even though President Trump called it a “dumb” deal from the Obama era. “Let me make it clear the United States intends to honor the agreement, subject to the results of […]

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    How Naked Mole Rats Survive Without Oxygen For 18 Minutes

    Story Source The bizarre-looking naked mole rat may be the butt of jokes, but its strangeness include a host of seemingly miraculous health “superpowers” like not getting too old and being practically impervious to cancer. Well, add another superpower to the mix. Apparently, the naked mole rat can live without oxygen for a whopping 18 minutes. […]

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    Miss Vickie's recalls jalapeno-flavoured chips due to salmonella risk

    Story Source Miss Vickie’s is voluntarily recalling its jalapeno-flavoured, kettle-cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of salmonella in a seasoning used in the product. The move comes after a supplier’s recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeno powder that could contain salmonella. No salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Miss Vickie’s, the company […]

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    Trump admin dismisses surgeon general

    Story Source U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, an appointee of President Obama’s, has been fired by the Trump administration. In a statement, the Department of Health and Human Services said Murthy had been asked to resign, and that he would be replaced temporarily by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, the current deputy Surgeon General.  “Today, Dr. […]

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    Sessions praises NY's criminal justice efforts amid 'soft on crime' spat

    Story Source “I would say this about New York – New York has done some great things in criminal justice. They are following policies that have proven to reduce crime in America,” Sessions said during a press conference touring the border in San Diego. “We’ve had a disagreement with the mayor over sanctuary city policies, I […]

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    Canadian scientists stung by funding cuts have their own reasons to march this weekend

    Story Source Even though scientists in 18 Canadian cities plan to block traffic, carry signs and behave like people demonstrating “against” something, organizers of Saturday’s March for Science insist they won’t be protesting.  Instead, it’s being called a “celebration of science” Scientists are skittish about the “p” word — because “protest” suggests “politics,” and that makes them nervous. “I think it’s an […]

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