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U.S. Economy Is Doing Well, but Few Think It Will Last

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Americans feel pretty confident about where the economy is right now, but they have no idea where it's going.
That's the trend Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen pointed out onstage at the National Retail Federation trade show in New York City. The head of America's biggest grocery chain said if you ask Americans questions about the present, they feel confident, but “if you change the question a little to 'where do you think things are going,' there's a lot of uncertainty.”
That sense of uncertainty might be amplified by the government shutdown. The Wall Street Journal reports that the shutdown is...
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Opioid Overdoses Now Claim More U.S. Lives than Auto Accidents: Report

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Think you're likely to die in a plane crash or train wreck?
Think again. According to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council, Americans are more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than either of these outcomes - and it's even more likely than a motor vehicle accident or simply falling over.
For the first time in U.S. history, Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose, making it the leading cause of preventable death in the nation. The second leading cause meanwhile, motor vehicle crashes, has a probability...
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This is horrifying. Read more ...

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