Talking Points: Health Care, Vehicles, Richest Man in the World

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For the first time in history, health care has surpassed manufacturing and retail to become the largest source of jobs in America. TheAtlantic.com, January 9, 2018

Roughly $16 billion was wasted on unwanted holiday gifts in 2017. USNews.com, December 28, 2017

Today, there are now 1.26 vehicles on the road for every licensed U.S. driver, the most ever. The New York Times, January 3, 2018 

Bees, wasps, hornets, dogs, and even cows kill more Americans each year than alligators and sharks. Between 2001 and 2013, dogs killed 28 people annually, cows killed 20, while sharks, alligators and bears killed, on average, one person per year. Marketwatch, January 22, 2018

The net worth of Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, reached $105.1 billion last week, overtaking the record previously set by Microsoft’s Bill Gates in 1999. Bloomberg.com, January 8,2018

Russia’s capital Moscow received only six minutes of sunshine in the month of December. Prior to this, the darkest month in Moscow was recorded in 2000, when the city saw only three hours of daylight. The International News, January 17, 2018

“Everyone complains about the weather but no one does anything about it.” Mark Twain

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