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November CT Sentiment Index

Sentiment in Connecticut turned-upwards a (tiny) bit.  Tellingly, we did not turn downwards as the rest of the country did - as documented by the Michigan Sentiment Index.  We went up by almost 1 percent; they went down by 3.15 percent.  [as an aside, there is a mistake in the latest month-to-month calculation on the UM Sentiment Index website; it reads 2.2%. It should say 3.15%.]  I guess this downturn in…

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The names were taken out after the FBI in February changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines. What that means is that those fugitives who were previously prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms can now buy them, unless barred for other reasons. “Any one of these potentially dangerous fugitives can currently walk into a licensed gun dealer, pass a criminal background check, and walk…

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            Uber experienced a major data breach last year, which they did not notify anyone about, and instead, chose to pay hackers $100,000 to delete the data and conceal the breach. This hack affected 57 million accounts, in which names, emails, and phone numbers of riders were intercepted, as well as 600,000 U.S. drivers’ license numbers. As far as Uber knows, the hacked information was not used. Despite the fact that the information was not used, drivers and consumers were still not…

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Tesla is now in the semi truck business.

Tesla's next big project, the all electric semi truck. Tonight we will be able to get the first look at the semi truck through a live stream. Is this a good idea? Tesla is having huge problems now with the model 3, and adding a new line is not a good idea. The semi truck is rumored to go 300 miles on a full charge, and the battery is rumored to be very expensive. Will Tesla be competitive against the gas semi truck manufacturers?

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Brian Madeux: patient suffering from Mucopolysaccharidoses II(MPS II) from last 44 years: Received gene-edit treatment

Two to three-hour treatment can cure fatal disease: "One is 100,000 to 170,000 born with disease can possibly live more than 20 years of life" Dr. Paul Harmatz

Source: Medical first: Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient's DNA

            November 16, 2017. By Susan Scutti, CNN

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Russia, Turkey, Iran will hold a summit host by Russian President Vlamidir Putin as Ankara(Turkey) threatens a possibly attack on U.S.-allied Kurdish forces. Russia is criticising U.S. for operating in Syria without thier consent. Moscow wants Syiran government to take the control of Syria but U.S. seems not to leave Syria evenafter achieving the goal of smashing Islamic State in the nation. 

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Amazon Plans to offer a Cable TV bundle

Amazon is shelving plans to introduce a pay-TV bundle over concerns it can’t reliably turn a profit with the service, according to a report today from Reuters. The service was to be part of Amazon Channels, the company’s current cable subscription offering that lets users subscribe to HBO, Showtime, and Amazon's new anime streaming service, among more than 100 other cable and digital-only networks. The pay-TV tier would have included local…

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The article talks about the introduction of five articles of impeachment by House Democrats against President Trump. According to Rep. Luis Gutiérrez, D-Illinois, this has been brought up because of President Trump actions after he became the president, and not before that. The articles include obstruction of justice by firing James Comey (former FBI director), undermining the independence of federal judiciary and the freedom of the press, and two violations of the…

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Puerto Rico Two Months After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto on September 20th and about two months later the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s grid is working at less than 50%, which leaves much of the island in the dark.  On top of the natural disaster that occurred there is now an economic disaster happening, the PRDEDC estimated the economic losses at least $20 billion and almost as high as $40 billion.  And the reason for this happening is because of the lack of power, there are small businesses who…

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            The FDA and other authorities approved the world’s first digital drug on Tuesday. Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. created a pill that signals to a smartphone app when it reaches a patient’s stomach, allowing doctors to track whether patients are taking their medication and when. When an individual swallows the pill, the tiny chip in the pill mixes with stomach acids and sends a signal to a patch the patient wears. The information relayed to doctors includes the dosage and time…

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On November 15, 2017, six House Democrats introduced five new articles of impeachment in effort to overthrow President Trump. The lawmakers pointed various action by President Trump that make him unfit as president. They focused on five actions made by President Trump to rise to a level of meriting impeachment. The actions that were singled out were, obstruction of justice when former FBI Director James Comey was fired, violation of the foreign emolument clause, which bars public official…

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Home Depot has seen an increase in revenue after the hurricane season this past year. After the hurricanes affected U.S. residents, customers spent $282 million in plywood, lumber, bricks, drywall, power generators and roofing materials. The increase in customer activity boosted Home Depot’s overall sales for this quarter to $25 billion, which is an 8% increase from this time last year. The hurricanes still affected Home Depot has several stores were forced to close…

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Mattel, the maker of Barbie announced Money November 13th the latest doll in its "Shero" collection will be modeled after the Olympic fencer Ibthiaj Muhammad. Muhammad is the first American to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab in 2016. Muhammad tweeted after the release of her Barbie "Im proud that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear a hijab! This is a childhood dream come true". The doll will go on sale in 2018. Barbie has working hard to make a…

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eSports, also known as electronic sports, is the ever evolving world of competitive video gaming. eSports often takes its form in large, organized, multiplayer video game competitions between players who have gained “professional” status. Over the last few years the eSports world has boomed onto the scene as a major economic mover, and no longer viewed as an amateur hobby with no real earning power. As the fan-base and viewership of eSports continue to grow, so will the dollars the industry…

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Cybersecurity has been an ongoing issue for the United States as well as other countries.  Warding off those pesky hackers can be a nightmare and can even turn into a nightmare, as to mention the cyber attack that that took place in Russia a few years ago.  Cyber hackers are becoming more and more intelligent in skill, and the United States and Europe have managed to keep the electrical grids, and computer systems safe from these predators that are working overtime to hack into our systems…

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Amazon is Taking Over My House

Most Amazon products people have in their homes are Alexa and Fire TV. Now Amazon has a security camera, with a very attractive price. The security camera picks up motion, and detects people. The camera connects to Alexa through Fire TV, so you can say, "Alexa show me the living room." Another cool feature will be if you have the new Amazon Key, you will be able to interact with the person at your door. Basically, Amazon is continuing to take over the industry, the marketplace, our homes,…

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