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Americans die when they have to work at being healthy | Bloomberg
The newly created Healthcare Access and Quality Index shows how well countries use their health care systems to stop preventable deaths. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Bloomberg  !UWitM  2017  Murray.Christopher  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  UW:Medicine 
2 days ago by uwnews
The Crop That Ate America
Corn will make up 68 percent of this year’s projected harvest of major U.S. grains and oilseeds this year, according to data the U.S. Department of Agriculture released Wednesday. That’s up from 47 percent in 1968. New markets and technology have made corn more profitable compared to other crops, which is why longtime farmers once devoted to competitive grains have switched to the nation’s number-one source for biofuels and cattle feed.
corn  agriculture  monoculture  growth  USA  Bloomberg  2017 
12 days ago by inspiral
Amazon has made Seattle richer and angrier | Bloomberg
"The tech and web industry expansion in Seattle has clogged roadways, changing the way the place functions. Or doesn't," writes Joni Balter for Bloomberg View. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy and governance at the UW, is quoted.
Vigdor.Jacob  !UWitM  2017  Bloomberg  Evans.School 
12 days ago by uwnews
Pitchfork Grows Up - Bloomberg
Ryan Schreiber’s once-scrappy hipster music review site has made it to media’s main stage.
Pitchfork  webjournalism  music  CondeNeaste  profile  Bloomberg  2017 
15 days ago by inspiral
Can Wal-Mart’s Expensive New E-Commerce Operation Compete With Amazon? - Bloomberg
A recent acquisition spree including gives the retail giant much-needed digital chops.
WalMart  DougMcMillon  MarcLore  Jet  retail  ecommerce  comparison  Amazon  review  USA  Bloomberg  2017 
19 days ago by inspiral
Week In Review: Trump's Advisors Divided Over Commitment to Paris Climate Accord
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry advocated for the country to stay within the Paris climate accord, but for the deal to be renegotiated, at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York last Tuesday.

Across the Channel, the future of France’s future energy mix rests on the outcome of the presidential election on May 7. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron endorses the current plan to reduce nuclear output from 72 percent of France’s total electricity generation last year to 50 percent by around 2025. Macron says he wants to double France’s installed capacity of wind and solar power, pledging to launch tenders for 26GW of renewables by 2022. In contrast, National Front candidate Marine Le Pen supports nuclear power and wants to halt wind-turbine installations.
renewables  macron  nuclear  trump  lepen  cop21  bloomberg 
21 days ago by asilvao
Twitter Announces 16 New Livestreaming Partners at Its First NewFronts Presentation – Adweek
Another 16 sports, news and entertainment companies will soon be livestreaming content on Twitter as the company furthers its mission to be the go-to source for live content around the clock.

During its debut at the Digital Content NewFronts, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other executives unveiled the company’s new slate of programming for 2017 as it plans to livestream video content 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Twitter, which has increasingly bet on live programming since the fourth quarter of 2016, has seen its number of partners grow quickly. Total hours of live content grew from 500 in the fourth quarter to more than 800 in the first three months of 2017, according to Twitter.
Twitter  livestreaming  content  launch  NFL  WNBA  PGA  Bloomberg  LiveNation  AdWeek  2017 
22 days ago by inspiral

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