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Trump Demands Fed Drop Rates To Zero. That Would Save Him $8 Million A Year.
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday again attacked the Federal Reserve Board and demanded members drop interest rates to ZERO, or less a move that would benefit him personally by some 8 million a year. Trump has approximately 340 million in variable-rate loans from Deutsche Bank financing several of his properties, with the amount of interest he must pay annually tied either directly to the benchmark set by the Fed or to a rate that in turn rise ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
North Carolina House GOP Overrides Governor's Veto By Bypassing Democrats
North Carolina Republican lawmakers abruptly voted Wednesday morning to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper s veto of the state budget, sparking chaos in the chamber by bypassing Democratic lawmakers, the latest in a series of obstructionist moves by Republicans in the state. Dozens of Democratic state House representatives weren t present for the vote, according to The Associated Press . Republican leadership had told them there were not going to be any v ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Supreme Court Rules Trump Administration Can Enforce Asylum Restrictions
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Trump administration may go forward with new limits on migrants seeking asylum at the border while those restrictions are challenged in court. Under the new policy, officials can deny asylum to many migrants unless they can show they previously tried and failed to obtain asylum in another country along their way to the U.S. The Supreme Court s temporary order comes two days after a federal judge reinstated ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
White House Wanted NOAA To Lie About Hurricane Forecast To Appease Trump: Report
The White House reportedly wanted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to contradict scientists saying Alabama would not be struck by Hurricane Dorian after President Donald Trump continued to falsely claim the state was in the storm s path. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to have NOAA repudiate forecasters who pushed back on Trump s claim, according to a report by The New York Times. The s ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Twitter Users Mock Trump's Parenting Skills After He Says Melania 'Has A Son'
Donald Trump may be so focused on making America great again that he forgot he s a dad. At least it seemed that way on Wednesday when the president met with reporters to discuss, among other things, the crackdown on vaping . After Trump said he viewed vaping as a source of American jobs, he pointed to his wife, first lady Melania Trump , and said she was instrumental in getting him involved in the issue. But the way he said it had heads shaking. That s how ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Judge In Brock Turner Case Fired From New Job As Girls Tennis Coach
Aaron Persky , the former judge in the Brock Turner sexual assault case, has lost his new job as a high school girls tennis coach following swift criticism from the community. Effective September 11, 2019, Mr. Persky s employment with the District as the Junior Varsity Girls Tennis coach has ended, Rachel Zlotziver, a spokesperson for the Fremont Union High School District, told HuffPost Wednesday night. Persky was hired last week to coach tennis at Lynbro ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Sep 12
Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience
Despite its prevalence, scientists do not know why some people develop chronic pain. A new study approaches this question from all angles, exploring the role of money and the mind.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 9
Kidney pain after drinking alcohol: Causes and complications
The kidneys help filter the blood, including by filtering out harmful substances such as alcohol. Moderate drinking should not cause kidney pain, but binge drinking or frequent drinking may cause kidney problems.
Medical News Today - Mon. Sep 9
University of Alberta researchers discover new biomarker for rare autoimmune d...
University of Alberta researchers have identified a unique biological marker that can be used to identify the presence of the rare autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis, predict the course of the disease and identify new, personalized treatments. In a study published in the journal Metabolomics , neurologist Zaeem Siddiqi, graduate student Derrick Blackmore and their team used metabolic analysis of serum blood with all cells removed to find a unique pattern ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Modifiable risk factors contribute to gout
Elevated urate in the blood hyperuricemia is a precursor of gout, which is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis worldwide. A study published in Arthritis Rheumatology that included 14,624 U.S. adults found that four modifiable risk factors--body mass index, diet, alcohol consumption, and diuretic use--each have important roles in the development of hyperuricemia. The findings indicate that public health efforts to promote a healthy diet and preve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Weight change and bone health in older adults with obesity
Weight loss in older adults is accompanied by loss in bone mineral density BMD and an increased risk of bone fracture. A new study published in Obesity found that loss of hip BMD persists in the year following a weight loss intervention among older adults with obesity, regardless of whether they regain weight. The study also found that losses in fat mass and lean mass contribute to reduced hip BMD yet, loss in fat mass may signal improved trabecular bone s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Pain in the lower left back: Causes and treatments
Pain in the lower left back could originate from the underlying muscles, joints, mid-back, or organs in the pelvic area. Muscle injuries and kidney pain are among the most common sources of one sided lower back pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 26