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|How a National Security Investigation of Huawei Set Off an International Incident
The chief financial officer was arrested after a yearslong American inquiry into the Chinese telecommunications company.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:52 PM
|The Weekly Standard, Pugnacious to the End, Will Cease Publication
The decision to shutter the conservative magazine was contentious, with one of its founders calling the closing a “murder” and “an entirely hostile act.”
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:10 PM
|The Year of Reckoning at CBS: Misconduct Allegations and Attempts to Cover Them Up
The network has undertaken a companywide re-evaluation in the wake of the #MeToo movement that has forced three powerful men out of their jobs because of workplace conduct.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:55 PM
|China’s Economy Slows Sharply, in Challenge for Xi Jinping
Car sales are falling. Housing is slow. Workers get three-month unpaid vacations. For Chinese leaders, pressure for a trade deal with President Trump is rising.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 9:51 PM
|Your Money: The Simplest Annuity Explainer We Could Write
We define immediate annuities, fixed annuities, variable annuities and index annuities, plus give you questions to ask salespeople.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:54 PM
|After Yellow Vests Come Off, Activists in France Use Facebook to Protest and Plan
Away from the street protests, demonstrators have built thriving communities in Facebook Groups, which are helping to fuel the Yellow Vests.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 7:25 PM
|Wealth Matters: Risky Home Loans Are Making a Comeback. Are They Right for You?
Mortgage lenders are again promoting more complicated loans, which offer benefits for wealthy borrowers but come with big drawbacks.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:30 PM
|Your Money Adviser: Of a Certain Age? You May Need to Withdraw Money From a Retirement Account
The government requires people to start taking a certain amount of cash, known as a required minimum distribution, at 70½. A formula determines how much.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 10:23 PM
|Wall Street Is Battered by Worsening Economic Outlook in China
Disappointing retail sales and industrial output figures in China helped drag markets down.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:33 PM
|Big Swings in Stock Market Are at Their Highest Level Since 2011
Stocks across Wall Street are enduring one of the most prolonged periods of volatility of the past decade.
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:27 PM
News – Insurance Journal
|USG Adds Meek as a Producer in Southern California
USG Insurance Services Inc. has named Frances Meek a producer/broker in the Irvine, Calif. office. Meek will work to maintain current agent relationships and assist with expanding USG’s California network. Meek has been in the insurance industry for five years …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:53 PM
|Alliant Names Davidson Vice President in Washington
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Megan Davidson vice president within the company’s real estate group. Davidson will be based in Alliant’s Seattle, Wash. office, and will provide insurance and risk management solutions to real estate clients with a focus …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 11:48 PM
|Nebraska Senators Aiming to Get Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot
Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, on Dec. 13 announced the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The campaign …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:46 PM
|Feds Cite Missouri Demolition Company After 2 Workers Die
A Missouri demolition company has been cited by federal safety regulators for failing to provide fall protection after two employees suffered fatal injuries at a demolition site in St. Louis. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:34 PM
|AM Best: Outlooks Revised to Stable for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a” of Texas Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Co. and Farm Bureau …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:28 PM
|Indiana Officer Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $50K
Records show a former western Indiana police officer who appealed his firing has accepted $50,000 to settle a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. The Tribune-Star reports Jonathan Stevens signed an agreement in January 2017 to resolve the complaint he’d …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:23 PM
|ICT: Central Texas October Flood Insured Losses Top $22M, So Far
Payments made by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for insured losses from flooding in central Texas in mid-October have exceeded $22 million and could exceed $30 million when all claims have been filed and paid, the Insurance Council of …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:21 PM
|Texas Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Commission: Storm Was a ‘Wakeup Call’
A commission convened by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to focus on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey issued a report on Dec. 13 saying the state should take a series of steps to prepare for the next big storm, including improving local …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 5:20 PM
|Latest Edition of AMA Guides Lowers Impairment Ratings in Workers’ Compensation
For workers injured at work, the amount of compensation they receive depends on which edition of the medical guidelines on evaluating impairments is used. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used in workers’ …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 4:26 PM
|Authorities: At Least $3B to Clear Debris from Homes Destroyed By California Wildfires
State and federal authorities estimate that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month. The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass the …
POSTED DECEMBER 14, 2018 3:48 PM