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Oct 16, 2017
How the Florida Keys Are Coming Back to Life
A month after Hurricane Irma whipped its ferocious winds across the Florida Keys, a pearl-like strand of subtropical islands with an ecosystem unique in North America, much of the once pristine landscape remains littered with the wreckage the storm left behind.

Tourism, normally a $1.6 billion a year industry that employs about half the Keys’ work force, took a battering of its own, with dozens of hotels, restaurants, dive shops, fishing charters and other businesses closed for repairs or reconstruction. Some have reopened or are about to, a process hindered by the likelihood that many evacuated employees, their homes damaged or destroyed, will choose not to return to the Keys. More info...

Oct 16, 2017
Social Security checks to get 2% bigger next year
Jackie Wattles
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave a glimpse Sunday into what she called the most surprising thing about the American economy: the stubbornly low rate of inflation.
Speaking to a group of international central bankers in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Yellen said she doesn't expect inflation to continue on its recent anemic trend.
The talk came at a time of heightened political visibility for Yellen, whose term as chair ends in February. President Trump is said to be considering a nominee among a list of five candidates -- Yellen among them. Yellen was named by former President Obama. More info...

Oct 16, 2017
Trump Obamacare move seen harming Americans, bipartisan prospects
David Morgan
U.S. President Donald Trump will hurt low-income Americans by doing away with Obamacare subsidies and make it harder for him to engage in bipartisan talks with Democrats as Congress edges toward a possible government shutdown, lawmakers said on Sunday. More info...

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