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  • Need for ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation debated

     Need for ballot measure on health insurance rate regulation debated
    Kicking off a major ballot fight this year, California lawmakers pressed the state's insurance commissioner to defend a proposal that would grant his agency sweeping new authority over health insurance rates. At a legislative hearing Wednesday,...
  • 'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms

    'Hobby Lobby' just opened a new can of worms
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that some companies have the right to subvert a federal law in order to remain consistent with their religious beliefs (I'll get to how absurd it is that a company can have a "religious belief" in a moment). In this...
  • You can donate life insurance to a charity or college

    Perhaps you have a permanent life insurance policy you no longer need. Sure, you can cash it out, but if you have altruistic inclinations, you can give the policy to your alma mater or a favorite charity. Donating life insurance "packs a whole lot more...
  • Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes

    Rauner used strategy now under IRS scrutiny to slash income taxes
    IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...
  • Mind the gap in trade finance if U.S. export lender closes

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Private sector trade finance has not fully recovered from its financial-crisis collapse, and it is not clear it could fill the gap if the U.S. state-run export lender closes. Conservative U.S. lawmakers are clamoring to shutter the...
  • Terry R. Hendrickson, president, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs

    Terry R. Hendrickson, president, Union League Boys & Girls Clubs
    Terry R. Hendrickson has been elected president of the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs, which serves at-risk youth through seven locations and a camp in Wisconsin. Hendrickson was also elected to serve as the Union League Club's second vice president....
  • Business owners could exploit Supreme Court ruling

     Business owners could exploit Supreme Court ruling
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito told us not to worry. Yes, on religious freedom grounds, a 5-4 majority of the court exempted Hobby Lobby and other "closely held" corporations from the general requirement that the health insurance plans they...
  • The Hobby Lobby case proves the necessity of single-payer healthcare

    Is there anything more absurd than the American way of delivering healthcare coverage?  Most Americans receive coverage through their employers. In the wake of Monday's Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court, businesses accounting for about 52% of...
  • Court conservatives keep the faith in Hobby Lobby / VIDEO

    Court conservatives keep the faith in Hobby Lobby / VIDEO
    Monday, in the U.S. Supreme Court's much-anticipated Hobby Lobby case, swing Justice Anthony Kennedy tried to cut the unborn baby in half. He joined four conservatives, signing a majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito stating that closely held...
  • Puerto Rico worries deepen on lawsuits, bond selloff

    (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's financial troubles worsened on Monday after mutual funds holding about $1.7 billion of its debt sued the commonwealth, while investors continued to dump debt sold by the island's public corporations. The flashpoint for the...
  • Do you want an annuity in your retirement plan?

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department has just given a tax break and its blessings to retirement savers who want to buy long-term deferred annuities in their 401(k) and individual retirement accounts. The new rule focuses on a particular kind...