The Daily Populous

Sunday December 2nd, 2018 evening edition

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The 1964 Good Friday earthquake and the quake Friday had many differences, starting with the wonderful fact that no one died this time (131 died in the ’64 quake).

Like every big earthquake, they taught us who is really in charge.

To the extent we listen to that lesson, we can protect ourselves and those who come after us.

That’s important, because we can be sure this wasn’t Anchorage’s last big earthquake.

The rush of relief funds after the ’64 quake, which brought so much more damage, saved Alaska from an economic slump.

When a proposal comes forward to break the height limit or bend the geotechnical rules, remember who kept us safe Friday.

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19 of 20 World Leaders Just Pledged to Fight Climate Change. Trump Was the Lone Holdout.

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“We recognize the contribution that the multilateral trading system has made,” the statement read.

Trump, of course, pledged in June 2016 to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, and the United States will officially stand alone in the world in rejecting climate action when Trump can fulfill that promise formally in 2020.

Trump’s reason for rejecting the overwhelming evidence for climate change has been to cite his “natural instinct” for science. »

Goldman Sachs asks in biotech research report: 'Is curing patients a sustainable business model?'

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The company's U.S. sales for these hepatitis C treatments peaked at $12.5 billion in 2015, but have been falling ever since.

Goldman estimates the U.S. sales for these treatments will be less than $4 billion this year, according to a table in the report.

"GILD is a case in point, where the success of its hepatitis C franchise has gradually exhausted the available pool of treatable patients," the analyst wrote. »