Google Maps is now offline

...Google is also targeting users in emerging markets, where cellular speeds are slower and prices are higher relative to typical incomes.Mapping apps included with Windows phones have long had this feature, but Windows has a tiny market share compared with...
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Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants (59 percent versus 51 percent) and less likely to be covered by Medicaid (6 percent versus 10 percent).-Median incomes were higher in zip codes where multiple listers lived: $93,081 versus $67,690 for people on just one list.-Kidneys...
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Alaska's median income drops below 1989 levels

...less money than they have in years, with the state's median income dropping below that of 1989.A new study by the Alaska Department...that, adjusting for inflation, the state's median yearly income has dropped from the equivalent of $49,000 in 1989 to $45...
Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit trucks and airfare.But for lower-income Alaskans and those in rural areas with...dividend can be an important part of their income, economists say.In 2013, when the...much as 3.6 percent of the per-capita income in western Alaska's remote Kusilvak...
When refugees arrive in US, here's what they can expect

...additional costs for the aid agency.Low-income refugee families with children may be...assistance through the Supplemental Security Income program for up to nine years.___HEALTH CARE:Low-income refugees may be eligible for Medicaid...
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Senegal's islands on frontline of climate change

...and agriculture are disappearing, leaving them with little income and fears of starvation. Some are making the perilous buy the very products they once cultivated, with little income to do so."I'm afraid we might starve in the village...
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My Turn: Don't wait for Alaska to crash

...the problems we face. The simple fact is that we have had a free ride in Alaska since 1980, when we abolished our statewide income tax, and went on the oil revenue train for 90 percent of our operating and capital spending. It's over. It's time to...
My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...after finishing their apprenticeship compared to what they earned before. Apprenticeship program graduates earn an average income exceeding $80,000, which is 60 percent higher than the average Alaska worker. More than 90 percent of apprentice program...
Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care a bill proposed by Sanders in the Senate in 2013 to create a single-payer health care system that would have increased income taxes and payroll taxes to pay for it.In an interview with Yahoo News' Katie Couric, Sanders questioned Clinton's invoking...
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Algae threatens Dungeness season

...this is devastating," said Steve Fitz, who owns Mr. Morgan Fisheries in Half Moon Bay. Crab represents the bulk of annual income for many in the fishing community, he said. Still, he's optimistic that toxin levels will go down and the season will open...


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