10 things you need to know today: October 15, 2015

Today’s headlines …. are here!!

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1. U.S. to halt Afghanistan withdrawal as Taliban surges
President Obama is expected to announce Thursday that the U.S. willhalt its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending Obama’s hope of bringing all American troops home before he leaves office in 2017. The shift came after the Taliban last month scored its biggest victory in 14 years of war by briefly taking control of the provincial capital of Kunduz. Under the revised plan, U.S. troop strength will remain at 9,800 until late 2016 or early 2017, before dropping to 5,500.

Source: The New York Times

2. Walmart stock plunges after warning of earnings drop
Walmart shares fell by 10 percent Wednesday after the company warned that higher wages, lower prices, and online competition would cut per-share earnings by as much as 12 percent next fiscal year. A big part of the slip will come from…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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