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With Biggest Blazes Behind Them, California Firefighters Pause Take Stock

The fires in Northern California have diminished this week, with fire officials saying they have gotten the upper hand on the widespread battle. But for firefighters, there is still more work to do, as Michelle Quinn reports. … Read the referenced story here: With Biggest Blazes Behind Them, California Firefighters Pause Take Stock

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IBM is using the technology behind bitcoin to help businesses in countries with weak banking systems

IBM is using the technology behind bitcoin to help farmers and other small businesses in underdeveloped countries participate in global trade.  IBM announced the project on Monday, in partnership with fintech startups Stellar.org and KlickEx Group. The companies will use IBM’s blockchain technology to process financial transactions across borders and currencies — a process which is often prohibitively slow and costly for small business owners, especially when they are in developing regions with smaller banking infrastructures. The project is focused on what Stellar calls “underdeveloped payment corridors” — countries like Samoa and Fiji,…

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Behind Trump’s Moves, a Return to Constitutional Government

F.H. Buckley, NY PostDo you remember how glum Barak Obama looked after last year’s election? It wasn’t because he liked Hillary Clinton. Instead, he was mourning for the last four years of his administration. He was loâ?¦ … Read the referenced story here: Behind Trump’s Moves, a Return to Constitutional Government

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