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Happy Thanksgiving. You may give thanks that I'm taking the week off. This year I am grateful for my continued good health, my worldwide friends, my amazing extended family and my dog family. Special thanks to the political situation for entertainment
Thank you, Jonathan, for your very kind words. Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry. And to be clear, when I say “racism, hate and bigotry” I'm not referring to the names of Stephen…
SHANGHAI (AP) — Thousands of lawsuits across the United States have accused a drug company owned by the billionaire Sackler family of using false claims to push highly addictive opioids on an unsuspecting nation, fueling the deadliest drug…
francine hardawaySo now we will be addicting the Chinese.
The McClatchy Co., the storied news publisher weighed down by pension obligations and debt, could file for bankruptcy within the next year, according to analysts. The company faces the repayment of about $27 million in secured debt in December and…
francine hardawayThe poor news industry is decreasing again. There should come a point where we put the newspapers out of their misery.
Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY
– Nov 21, 3:34 AM
A speech by conservative commentator Ann Coulter at University of California, Berkeley drew hundreds of protesters Wednesday night. KPIX-TV reported that at least seven people were arrested in the rally. Multiple masked protesters were arrested…
francine hardawayThis new trend is called 'deplatforming,' which is a sometimes violent admonition not to provide a platform for someone you might not agree with. If it keeps up, we will have totally lost freedom of speech, something most of us would like to keep.
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NetworkWire – No Borders Inc. (NBDR), a multifaceted corporation specializing in the acquisition, creation and scaling of commercial and consumer products by utilizing cutting-edge technologies…
francine hardawaySo proud of Joe Snyder. Been working with this company for over a year. They've done everything right and by the book, which for a penny stock, is very rare. And now they plan to keep building the business to make this a 'real' stock.
Science X staff
– Nov 18, 9:43 AM
New research at Ohio University shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), also known as 'bad cholesterol,' is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL, which is incorrect more often…
francine hardawayOne day we will find that it takes a combination of genes, epigenetics, and cholesterol to cause a heart attack
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– Nov 18
There's so much misinformation about aging that I feel compelled to write something about my own experience. I'm not a leading or lagging indicator, not an example of wrong or right, but just a real person who has arrived at 78 years old and has…
francine hardawayThese are my “private” thoughts about aging.
Morning Markets: Kicking off this nigh-holiday week, let's take a look at what we're seeing around the startup market. It's hard to get a single feel for the pulse as both bullish and bearish sentiments abound. Read the front page of influential…
francine hardawayYes, I am sensing the same thing. It's more like a shift in sentiment than anything else. From confidence, startups are now realizing they should be getting to revenue.
The bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry was spooked earlier this year by reports search giant Google had achieved so-called quantum supremacy, something that could potentially break bitcoin's cryptography (but likely won't). Meanwhile, the bitcoin…
francine hardawaySo that’s what Google wants to do! It’s a digital currency, not a real checking account.
Catherine E. Shoichet
– Nov 16, 6:31 AM
Washington (CNN) — As salsa and merengue beats pulse in the background, diners are lining up at one of the newest restaurants in the nation's capital. It's called 'Immigrant Food,' and it's just a block from the White House. The fast-casual…
francine hardawayThis is a clever business opportunity, although I will say the combination bowl mentioned didn’t count like my idea of a good melting pot.
That year, the year of the Ghost Ship fire, I lived in a shack. I'd found the place just as September's Indian summer was giving way to a wet October. There was no plumbing or running water to wash my hands or brush my teeth before sleep.
francine hardawayWelcome to the big time in Silicon Valley. More and more of my friends there are leaving, and my friend Steve, who grew up there, won't go back.
In the national public consciousness, Flint plus water equals disaster. Or so it has for the last five years. A clean-tech company in Arizona and a Flint Northern High School graduate are partnering to write a new equation: Flint plus water equals…
francine hardawayThis is an example of the how a company can do well by doing good. @ZeroMassWater is a Phoenix company. Friends of mine are involved. Go Sidnee Peck!