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  • US House Punishes Congresswoman for Spreading Hateful and Violent Conspiracy Theories
    Us_house_punishes_congresswoman_for_spreading_hateful_and_violent_conspiracy_theories 2021-02-05 00:25:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has cla...

  • These Are the Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Life insurance
    These_are_the_reasons_why_everyone_should_have_a_life_insurance 2021-01-28 00:53:27 UTC
    According to nonprofit LifeHappens.org, 100 million Americans — more than 40% of the population — don't have an insurance policy that will provide for their loved ones should they die. Anthony Anderson, star of ABC's "Blackish" and spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness month, finds that st...

  • Here Are Facts About Life Insurance
    Here_are_facts_about_life_insurance 2021-01-28 03:03:24 UTC
    Life insurance is usually last on the list of important-but-necessary items people want to spend money on, because, let’s face it, no one wants to dwell on the circumstances in which it could come in handy. Now, in the wake of the Great Recession, people have even less insurance than before, whic...

  • Insurers Must Pay off Insurance Claims Quickly
    Insurers_must_pay_off_insurance_claims_quickly_ 2021-01-28 03:04:12 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers face enforcement action if they don’t pay up as soon as possible on business insurance claims following a landmark court ruling, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday. The Supreme Court earlier this month ruled that many business insurance policies sh...

  • Wall Street Is Paying Attention to Reddit
    Wall_street_is_paying_attention_to_reddit 2021-01-27 23:06:28 UTC
    (Reuters) - Dennis Dick, a professional stock trader in Las Vegas, reads the site Seeking Alpha before work and keeps up to the minute throughout the trading day by watching Twitter, but last weekend he also joined a group on the popular online discussion board Reddit “because I need to know what...

  • Stock Trading on Social Media: Reddit’s “Wallstreetbets” Drives Giant Hedge Funds to Heavy Losses
    Stock_trading_on_social_media-_reddit%e2%80%99s_%e2%80%9cwallstreetbets%e2%80%9d_drives_giant_hedge_funds_to_heavy_losses 2021-01-27 23:06:52 UTC
    (Reuters) - Retail traders scored against professionals on Wednesday as hedge funds Citron and Melvin retreated with heavy losses on short positions in GameStop in the week-long battle between Wall Street and Main Street, with more calling for scrutiny of anonymous stock trading posts on social m...

  • Robert Reich: It Is Time To End The Filibuster
    It_is_time_to_end_the_filibuster_ 2021-01-27 00:15:31 UTC
    Berkeley, California — Making progress on Joe Biden's agenda or anything more Progressive, now requires a super majority of 60 votes in the Senate, because of an old Senate rule requiring that many votes to end debate and allow vote on a proposed law. It's called the filibuster and it's not in...

  • Judge Approves Weinstein Plan that Provides $35M for Creditors
    Judge_approves_weinstein_plan_that_provides__35m_for_creditors 2021-01-26 17:46:39 UTC
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The judge approved the plan after a ...

  • UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
    Uk_coronavirus_death_toll_surpasses_100_000 2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...

  • Merkel Says “There Is Simply a Much Broader Political Overlap With President Biden”
    Angela_merkel-_brexit_changed_my_view_on_europe 2021-01-26 07:11:04 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she isn’t abandoning a German-Russian gas pipeline project that faces U.S. sanctions, but wants to talk to the new administration about the issue. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would bring Russian gas to Germany under the Bal...

  • Merkel Invites Biden to Germany for Visit
    Merkel_invites_biden_to_germany_for_visit 2021-01-26 07:08:12 UTC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allowed. Biden told Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Tru...

  • Mitch McConnell Backs Off on Filibuster Demand
    Mitch_mcconnell_backs_off_on_filibuster_demand_ 2021-01-26 07:11:31 UTC
    (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate Republican leader, said on Monday he would agree to a power-sharing agreement with Democrats, dropping demands that had held up the basic organization and daily work of the 50-50 chamber for days. Democrat Chuck Schumer, now the majority leader than...

  • House Send Impeachment Case Against Trump to Senate
    Us_house_send_impeachment_case_against_trump_to_senate 2021-01-26 01:52:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the U.S. ...

  • Biden Pushes for 1.5m Vaccinations a Day
    Biden_pushes_for_1.5m_vaccinations_a_day 2021-01-26 01:51:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday appeared to boost his goal for coronavirus vaccinations in his first 100 days in office, suggesting the nation could soon be injecting 1.5 million shots on an average per day. Biden signaled his increasing bullishness on the pace of vaccinations ...

  • India to Ban TikTok and 58 Other Chinese Apps
    India_to_ban_tiktok_and_58_other_chinese_apps 2021-01-25 22:13:03 UTC
    (Reuters) - India’s ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June, Indian media reported late on Monday. When it first imposed the ban, the Indian government gave the 59 apps a c...

  • Boeing 737 MAX to Fly in Europe: “Inappropriate, Dangerous”
    Boeing_737_max_to_fly_in_europe-_%e2%80%9cinappropriate_and_dangerous%e2%80%9d 2021-01-25 22:07:56 UTC
    PARIS (Reuters) - Europe is set to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week after reviewing submissions by industry experts and whistleblowers, angering relatives of some of the 346 crash victims, who say the move is premature. A green light from the European Union Aviation Saf...

  • Merkel, Biden Agree to Strengthen US-Europe Cooperation
    Merkel_and_biden_agree_to_strengthen_us-europe_cooperation 2021-01-26 01:04:47 UTC
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a phone call on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges can only be tackled through closer cooperation, a government spokesman in Berlin said on Monday. Transatlantic relations coole...

  • California Is Moving Forward With Limited Reopenings
    California_is_moving_forward_with_limited_reopenings_ 2021-01-25 22:17:03 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted regional stay-at-home orders across the state Monday in response to improving coronavirus conditions, returning the state to a system of county-by-county restrictions. The order had been in place in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley and ...

  • Veteran Broadcasting Giant Larry King Dead at 87
    Veteran_broadcasting_giant_larry_king_dead_at_87 2021-01-25 22:21:21 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the...

  • Life in Wuhan Return to Normal as World Still Battling to Defeat Coronavirus
    Life_in_wuhan_return_to_normal_as_world_still_battling_to_defeat_coronavirus 2021-01-25 22:19:44 UTC
    WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world’s first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a f...

  • Pelosi: Impeachment Article Against Donald Trump to Go to Senate on Monday
    Pelosi-_impeachment_article_against_donald_trump_to_go_to_senate_on_monday 2021-01-25 22:19:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president’s trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot. Senate Democr...

  • Jan. 6 Insurrection: Democrats Ask Ethics Panel to Investigate Cruz, Hawley
    Companies_to_suspend_donations_to_us_lawmakers_who_do_not_respect_rule_of_law 2021-01-22 04:36:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Democratic senators on Thursday asked the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the actions of Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley “to fully understand their role” in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Thousands...

  • Find Out How Life Insurance Can Protect Your Family
    Find_out_how_life_insurance_can_protect_your_family_ 2021-01-28 00:24:08 UTC
    <p>Did you know that 41 percent of all life insurance purchases are event-related? For many of us, life insurance never crosses our minds until we marry, or buy a house or start our own business. While the trigger events are varied, the need &mdash; life insurance &mdash; is the same. Here are fi...

  • President Joe Biden Declares “Democracy Has Prevailed”
    President_joe_biden_declares_%e2%80%9cdemocracy_has_prevailed%e2%80%9d 2021-01-21 02:52:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil war,” Bid...

  • A Nightmare Awaits Joe Biden’s Team
    Joe_biden_became_the_46th_president_of_the_united_states 2021-01-20 21:43:31 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) - A nightmare awaits Joe Biden’s economic dream team. The pandemic has worsened structural problems: the poor have gotten poorer, marginalized people are losing jobs quicker, and the workforce is even further out of reach for the unemployed. The new U.S. pres...