Some Big News Stories you missed

Only around nine percent of Americans cast votes for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the presidential primaries, New York Times writers Alicia Parlapano and Adam Pearce noted. That means less than 10% of the US population decided who the presidential nominees for the two major parties would be.

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The Bitcoin Economy is upon Us

The most dramatic development is that Bitcoin is now more stable than one of the world’s great currencies; the Pound Sterling, The Independent reported. That’s right a blockchain-based digital ledger; that’s less than 10 years old, is more stable than the historic currency of the British Empire.

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Britain is no Longer a Christian Nation, is America Next?

Most Britons still have a faith, but secularists are now the largest religious group in the country. Christians are now a steadily declining minority. People of faith in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland only outnumber nonbelievers; if the percentages of Christian and non-Christian believers are added together to reach 52%.

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Obamacare Premiums Could Rise by 48%

One insurance company; Highmark, has requested a 48% premium increase for some policies offered through Pennsylvania’s Obamacare exchange next year, Lancaster Online reported. The average Obamacare premium in Pennsylvania will increase by 12% next year.

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Is Current C Dead or Merely Delayed?

The Apple-zombie press is hyping up the Current C “postponement” as a victory for Apple Pay, yet it could be a serious defeat for Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) payment app.

The danger for Apple; and Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android Pay, is that Big Retail has concluded that app payment is a niche product that will not drive many sales. The retail giants’ executives think that contactless payment is simply not worth the time and effort.

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Investment Legend Endorses Basic Income

“Millions of jobs will be lost over the next 10-15 years,” Gross predicted. “Virtually every industry in existence is likely to become less labor-intensive in future years as new technology is assimilated into existing business models.”

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Proof that Obamacare is a Complete Failure

Small towns are losing their medical care. Becker’s Hospital CFO reported that 60 rural hospitals in 20 states have closed since 2010. Another 673 rural hospitals are in danger of closing a report by iVantage Health Analytics found.

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Urban Revival Might Not be for Real

The most logical answers seem to be gentrification and income inequality. Gentrification is increasing housing costs in many urban areas, making them unaffordable for a lot of people. The average rent in Brooklyn was $2,723.46 a month in March 2016, according to MNS real estate.

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I no longer lose Sleep over my Hosting

I finally have a site that I’m proud of, and not embarrassed to refer clients to. It actually looks far better than many of the sites operated by some giant media companies.

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