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In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 photo, Mai Yamaguchi, a 29-year-old trading company employee heading into the gaudy Shibuya shopping area for an outing with her 4-month-old son and two other young moms and babies, poses for a portrait at a scramble crossing in Shibuya in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s choice last week to postpone a sales tax hike to help fend off recession comes less as a relief than as cause for greater concern over how the country will cope with its ballooning national debt. Yamaguchi was unimpressed by Abe’s decision. “I’m grateful to Mr. Abe for his policies to improve childcare, but putting off the tax increase, well, they say the pension system is on the verge of bankruptcy. I think it would have been better to go ahead and raise the tax as planned,” said Yamaguchi. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

“This is our children’s future,” said Mai Yamaguchi, a 29-year-old trading company employee heading into the gaudy Shibuya shopping area for an outing with her 4-month-old son and two other young moms and babies.

FILE - In athis March 31, 2014 file photo, Meg Ivatti, right, control center leader for HealthSource RI in Providence, R.I., works with customer engagement specialist Dianiri Paulino to help sign up a caller for health insurance. Rhode Island got high marks for a smooth rollout of its health insurance marketplace amid last year’s stumbles by the federal government, but the future of HealthSource RI is far from certain. Rhode Island has not identified a way to pay for it, and under the Affordable Care Act, state exchanges are supposed to be self-sustaining starting in 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

“We do not have a deficit; our enrollment is sufficient to fund ongoing operations through 2015-16,” Covered California spokesman James Scullary said. “We remain committed to managing our resources prudently.”

High-ranking officials are scheduled to attend, including Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze and Gov. John Hickenlooper.

US rig count up 1 to 1,929

The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,574 rigs were exploring for oil and 355 for gas. A year ago there were 1,761 active rigs.

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