Sickness Unto Death: An American Dilemma. Part One ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Sickness Unto Death:  An American Dilemma.  Part One  ~ By John MacWillie, Ph.D.

Murphys, CA…Introduction: The United States is alone among industrialized nations in using wealth as a gatekeeper for access to health care. The wealthier you are, the more and better health care you get. The national debate that is now taking place focuses on whether every individual, irrespective of their income, should have access to great […]

Salk Research Points to “Exercise-in-a-pill” Boosting Athletic Endurance by 70 Percent

Salk Research Points to “Exercise-in-a-pill” Boosting Athletic Endurance by 70 Percent

La Jolla, CA…Every week, there seems to be another story about the health benefits of running. That’s great—but what if you can’t run? For the elderly, obese or otherwise mobility-limited, the rewards of aerobic exercise have long been out of reach. Salk Institute scientists, building on earlier work that identified a gene pathway triggered by […]

Nonfarm Payrolls Jump 211,000 In April, Unemployment Rate At 4.4%

Nonfarm Payrolls Jump 211,000 In April, Unemployment Rate At 4.4%

Washington, DC…Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in April, and the unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, was little changed. Thus far this year, monthly job gains have averaged 185,000, in line with average monthly job growth in 2016. In April, job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, financial activities, and […]

The Fed Holds Rates Steady On Transitory Growth Models

The Fed Holds Rates Steady On Transitory Growth Models

Washington, DC…Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen even as growth in economic activity slowed. Job gains were solid, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate declined. Household spending rose only modestly, but the fundamentals underpinning the continued growth of […]

World Leaders in Politics, Business, Science, the Arts, and More to Speak during 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

World Leaders in Politics, Business, Science, the Arts, and More to Speak during 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen, CO…More than 300 groundbreaking thinkers and leaders will gather at the 13th annual Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss today’s most pressing issues. This year’s Festival will run from June 25-July 1, 2017 in Aspen, CO, preceded by Spotlight Health from June 22-25, 2017. The Festival is presented by the Aspen Institute and co-hosted by […]

National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: Less Than One Percent First Quarter 2017

National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: Less Than One Percent First Quarter 2017

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2016, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. The Bureau emphasized that the first-quarter advance estimate released today […]

45% of Americans Chose Smartphones, Cars or Vacations Over Financial Security (Vacation Destinations Thank You!)

45% of Americans Chose Smartphones, Cars or Vacations Over Financial Security (Vacation Destinations Thank You!)

Windsor, CT…A new consumer survey by Voya Financial’s Annuities and Individual Life businesses revealed that many Americans might be willing to risk their financial security to keep some of their most-valued items. In fact, nearly half (45%) of Americans surveyed were willing to give up their financial security if it meant keeping either their smartphones, […]

Fire In Substation Causes Massive Power Outage In San Francisco

Fire In Substation Causes Massive Power Outage In San Francisco

San Francisco, CA….San Francisco is gradually coming back online as a fire in a substation disrupted life in the City by the Bay. Some BART services and other services were interrupted earlier as PG&E works to get their grid back up and running. The outage is causing massive disruptions city at this time. The map […]