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Aetna Joins Other Major Insurers In Pulling Back From Obamacare

Insurance giant Aetna will stop selling health insurance through most of the exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act in 2017 because the company said it is losing money in many of those markets.<p>On Monday, Aetna said it will sell individual insurance policies in only 242 counties in four …

Health Care

Actually, the unemployment rate fell to 4.984%

Economists were expecting it to drop to 4.9%.<p>However, while the official number is accurate, it's imprecise.<p>Because of rounding.<p>The civilian labor force, which is made up of employed people and those looking for jobs, totaled 158.924 million in April. Of those, 7.920 million were unemployed.<p>So …

Political meddling with the Fed won’t make it magically fix unemployment

Politics and monetary policy are a toxic combination. Good monetary policy balances short-term and long-term goals, and requires humility about what aspects of the economy can be controlled. Politicians, meanwhile, are notoriously egotistical and tend to be terrible at long-term thinking, …

Interest Rates

Jail let mentally disabled man starve to death, lawsuit says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Arrested for stealing $5.05 of sweets and soda, a 24-year-old who doctors repeatedly diagnosed as psychotic and delusional was left to essentially starve to death over four months in a squalid Virginia jail cell, Jamycheal Mitchell's aunt alleged in a federal lawsuit.<p>By the time Mitchell …

Crime

One of Thailand’s most beautiful islands is closing because tourists are destroying it

The swelling tide of tourists to a Thai island has brought it to the brink of irreversible damage, say Thai officials. The tourists, in other words, are destroying what they came to see.<p>On Monday, the director general of Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said …

Asia Travel

Miss. school district ordered to desegregate, ending 50-year battle

JACKSON, Miss. — A federal court has ordered the Cleveland, Miss., School District to merge its majority black secondary schools with historically white schools to end a five-decade legal battle to desegregate the city's schools.<p>U.S. District Judge Debra Brown rejected two alternatives the …

Education

Baby Bison Euthanized After Tourists Put It In Their Car

Its mother rejected it because it smelled of human<p>The bison is our new national mammal, but that lofty designation doesn't save the species from the resounding stupidity of humans.<p>Last week, tourists at Yellowstone National Park saw a bison calf in the park. They got worried about it being alone, …

Canada introduces bill to protect transgender people

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put forward a bill to extend human rights protections to transgender Canadians.<p>Justice …

LGBTQI

Blazing meteor creates light show across New England sky

BOSTON (Reuters) - A meteor lit up the night sky over New England and eastern Canada early on Tuesday, startling people who saw it including police officers who captured the show on a dashcam.<p>A bright light streaked across the sky shortly after 12:50 a.m. ET (0450 GMT) over states extending from …

New England

Most Texas quakes likely caused by oil, gas activities: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil and gas activities may have caused nearly nine in 10 of the earthquakes Texas has experienced in the past 40 years, and the quakes have become more frequent as oilfield activity has picked up in the past decade, according to a forthcoming study.<p>A pump jack stands idle in …

Oil

Why You Should Dress to Impress for Every Occasion

Some days you just don't feel like spending an hour doing your hair and makeup before taking another 20 - 30 minutes finding the right outfit. It shows when you leave the house. Dressing to impress, no matter what the occasion is a reflection of your inner drive, your self-worth and character. …

Ronda Rousey Slammed by Former Manager Darin Harvey After Holly Holm Defeat

Darin Harvey, the ex-manager of MMA star Ronda Rousey, has claimed the former UFC bantamweight champion is “not a good person” in the wake of her devastating loss to Holly Holm in Melbourne, Australia at UFC 193.<p>Few know Rousey quite as well as Harvey, who split from Rowdy back in 2013. Any …

Holly Holm

25 Stuffed Veggie Dishes You Can Feel Good About Stuffing Yourself With - One Green Planet

At holiday time, there’s a lot of talk about stuffing – even if we’re not really stuffing the stuffing into anything. But there are other ways to eat …

The Hunger Games Cast Found the Perfect Way to Honor Paris

<i>The Hunger Games</i> cast assembled to wind down their four-year journey together at the premiere of <i>Mockingjay: Part 2</i> in Los Angeles Monday night. Lionsgate studio had announced over the weekend that, in light of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the cast wouldn’t participate in the usual …

Movies

Microsoft announces new Cyber Defense Operations Center to bolster enterprise security credentials

Microsoft has laid out plans to bolster enterprise security and help its customers “evolve their security” for what it calls the “mobile-first, cloud-first world.”<p>Talking at the Microsoft Government Cloud Forum in Washington, D.C., today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discussed Microsoft’s “new …

Cybersecurity

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> The French police have identified two more men as Paris attackers. The two men are French nationals, ages 20 and 31, and were suicide bombers at the Stade de France and at a bar in the 11th district.<p><b>2</b><b>.</b> France has carried out its biggest airstrikes to date against ISIS in Syria. Twenty bombs were …

Arts education in all schools needs to be a priority and better funded, advocates say

Getting school districts on track to offer state-mandated arts programs could require incentives, legislation and enforcement, arts advocates said at a hearing Friday in Beverly Hills.<p>Arts programs across California have waned in the wake of budget cuts and a sharpened focus on academic subjects …

Education

Trump: Maybe we should boycott Starbucks?

Sneak Peek: CB2 x School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Collab

This CB2 home collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago is perfect for your small space.<p>In a quest to support young designers, retail favorite, …

Art and science intersect at the School of the Art Institute

Eugenia Cheng had just cut a bagel into a Mobius strip and was explaining why a liquid could not assume the same shape, when a student posed a question: "That bagel looks like water coming from a waterfall," said Nico Camargo. "What if you froze water?"<p>Cheng considered, delighted at the proposal.<p>"A …

4 things you should know about applying to art school

Are you considering a career in art? When it comes to selecting the right college to prep for an art career, where you choose to attend can have a significant impact on your future.<p>Art schools, as opposed to liberal arts colleges with art programs, can provide serious young artists with some …

College & University

I’ve Had Enough with Wedding Guests Taking Pictures with Phones

Right, I’ve had enough. I want to talk to you all about guests using mobile phone cameras at weddings. I want to plead with you, and I’m going to …

Water-Activated Street Murals Come to Life When It Rains

PANTONE recently collaborated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago‘s designers and art directors to transform Seoul, Korea's streets during the dreary monsoon season. The appropriately titled Project Monsoon venture began with the creative team painting Seoul's somber roads with …

Murals

Speaker Ryan: No Immigration Reform Because Obama ‘Untrustworthy’

Newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan all but ended any chance of comprehensive immigration reform during the final year of President Barack Obama’s term in office.<p>In an interview airing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Ryan said the president has “proven himself to be untrustworthy on this issue.”<p>…

Immigration Reform

Authorities: Ohio man on GPS ankle device abducted, raped girl

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 20-year-old Ohio man allegedly raped, impregnated and held a minor captive for months while wearing an electronic monitoring device in connection with a previous abduction case, according to unsealed court records.<p>Cody Lee Jackson was arrested October 8 at a Greyhound station in Salt Lake …

Crime

Whole Foods Says It Will Stop Selling Foods Made With Prison Labor

Whole Foods Market has announced that by April of next year it will stop sourcing foods that are produced using prison labor.<p>The move comes on the heels of a demonstration in Houston where the company was chastised for employing inmates through prison-work programs.<p>Michael Allen, founder of End …

Selling

This t-shirt company is making its customers rich

A t-shirt company is minting millionaires, and none of them are on its payroll.<p>Teespring, a San Francisco-based startup, lets people create custom …

eCommerce