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China’s Bitcoin Drama Isn’t A Financial Meltdown – Forbes

Posted: February 18, 2017 at 3:52 am


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China's Bitcoin Drama Isn't A Financial Meltdown
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China, currently the world's largest Bitcoin trader, has caused some complications for the cryptocurrency since the beginning of the year. The amount of Bitcoin traded in the country has plummeted from 10 million a day to 30,000-90,000 due to 'abnormal
Bitcoin traders look to other digital currencies for returnsCNBC
Size Matters: Japan Becomes Largest Bitcoin Exchange Market, Beats China and USCoinTelegraph
Bitcoin Tracker: Denouement?PYMNTS.com
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China is Now the Biggest Producer of Solar Energy in the World – Futurism

Posted: February 12, 2017 at 6:40 am

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China has proven that it is, in fact, very serious about its intentions to lessen dependence on coal. According to Chinas National Energy Administration (NEA), the country has more than doubled its solar energy production in 2016making them the biggest producer of solar energy (in terms of capacity) in the world.

By the end of last year, China hit 77.42 gigawatts, which generated 66.2 billion kilowatt-hours of power. While significant, the figure is relatively small given Chinas massive population. And being the worlds biggest industrial nation, this only accounted for one percent of the countrys total power generation. However, given that China is looking to significantly boost its use of renewable power, that number will hopefully increase in the years to come.

Following NEAs development plan and energy goals, the country is working towards adding over 110 gigawatts of capacity by 2020. With continued focus and effort, they hope to increase their use of renewable power from 11 percent to 20 percent by 2030.

Transitioning to renewable energy will require a significant investment from China, but its an investment that China is clearly ready to make. In fact, the country has already allotted $364 billion (2.5 trillion yuan) towards this vision. Since China is such a large producer with such a massive population, this large step towards sustainability will have a tremendous impact. With the ever-progressing repercussions of climate change upon us, efforts like this are what make a green future possible.

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8 Real Success Tips From Women Building The Future With Virtual Reality – Forbes

Posted: February 9, 2017 at 6:14 am


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8 Real Success Tips From Women Building The Future With Virtual Reality
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This is a first! Eight inspirational 30-second clips on leadership by women, recorded in virtual reality. Technology artist Drue Kataoka created a parallel universe in VR where women from across the country came together to say Yes! Now Is The Time to …

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Ascension opens first clinic under new unified name – St. Louis Business Journal

Posted: February 7, 2017 at 8:31 am


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Ascension opens first clinic under new unified name
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Ascension Medical Group has opened its first clinic in the country under the new unified name for the St. Louis-based health care system. Ascension Medical Group at Westwood opened this week in Wausau, Wisconsin. The 48,000-square-foot clinic offers …

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IMF: Greece’s Debts are Still Unsustainable, Despite Progress – Voice of America

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Greece, which has been struggling for years with high debts and painful rates of unemployment, is making progress toward reducing its massive budget problems and restoring economic growth, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.

But the IMF said the country’s debts remain unsustainable over the long term.

The IMF predicts Greece’s economy will reach long-run growth of just under 1 percent a year, unimpressive but an improvement on years when the economy was shrinking. And Greece will meet the IMF’s target by reporting primary annual budget surpluses – which do not include interest payments – equal to 1.5 percent of economic output.

Since the financial crisis left it buried in debt and unable to issue bonds in financial markets, Greece has relied on international bailouts. Its eurozone creditors have forced it to make painful budget cuts that caused a deep recession. Unemployment is 23 percent. Most IMF directors said Greece doesn’t need any more austerity. But they said the country should reduce pension payments and make more people pay taxes to raise money to help the poor and cut overall tax rates.

The country’s debt is unsustainable at around 180 percent of gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic output, the IMF said. Most IMF directors say the country will probably need debt relief to pay its bills over the long term.

Greece is under pressure to conclude its latest bailout negotiations in time for a scheduled Feb. 20 meeting of eurozone finance ministers. That would allow the country to join the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program, which would boost market confidence and make it easier for Greece to return to the bond market later this year.

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Pro-Russian opposition in Montenegro plans NATO referendum – Miami Herald

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm


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Pro-Russian opposition in Montenegro plans NATO referendum
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Montenegro's main opposition party said Monday that it will organize a referendum on the country's membership in NATO with the support of Russia if the ruling pro-Western majority keeps insisting the decision should be made in parliament.
Flynn to recommend Trump back NATO membership for MontenegroPolitico

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Edward Snowden: The NSA Is Looking at Your Nude Pics – Video

Posted: April 14, 2015 at 9:50 pm



Edward Snowden: The NSA Is Looking at Your Nude Pics
Edward Snowden: The NSA Is Looking at Your Nude Pics Snowden warned that while some NSA programs were helpful to the country's intelligence officials, spying had started coming against …

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Snowden: The NSA Is Looking at Your Nude Pics – Video

Posted: April 12, 2015 at 6:49 am



Snowden: The NSA Is Looking at Your Nude Pics
Snowden warned that while some NSA programs were helpful to the country's intelligence officials, spying had started coming against American citizens themselves in wide-ranging domestic …

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Snowden To Oliver: NSA Has The Greatest Surveillance Capabilities Weve Ever Seen In History – Video

Posted: April 11, 2015 at 7:50 am



Snowden To Oliver: NSA Has The Greatest Surveillance Capabilities Weve Ever Seen In History
Snowden warned that while some NSA programs were helpful to the country's intelligence officials, spying had started coming against American citizens themselves in wide-ranging domestic …

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Finnish PM Stubb: Finland may consider NATO membership over next four years – Video

Posted: March 10, 2015 at 3:51 am



Finnish PM Stubb: Finland may consider NATO membership over next four years
Finland may consider seeking NATO membership over the next four years, the country's Prime Minister has said. Russian air force and naval activity in the Nor…

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