After Mahalakshmi Temple yesterday, Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale robbed this afternoon

BY VEENA RAO Atlanta, GA, May 17, 2019: In what appears to be well-orchestrated thefts at temples across Georgia, jewelry was stolen off the deities at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale this afternoon. The news comes just a day after the Mahalakshmi Temple in Cumming was robbed by a gang of six. According … Read moreAfter Mahalakshmi Temple yesterday, Hindu Temple of Atlanta in Riverdale robbed this afternoon

Poor rain may hit rural demand: Nestle CMD

Food inflation, as measured by the wholesale price index, has soared to a 33-month high.“If monsoon is less than optimal, definitely there will be a dampening effect as far as rural demand is concerned, one has already started seeing those manifest,” said Nestle India chairman Suresh Narayanan. India’s relatively stable performance can change due to … Read morePoor rain may hit rural demand: Nestle CMD

Insurers can’t deny cover for mental illness, adventure sports enthusiasts

Insurance regulator IRDAI on Friday came out with new rules that will have widespread ramifications for health insurers and the general public. Insurers henceforth cannot decline coverage to those who have used opioids or anti-depressants. Nor can they exclude those with a history of clinical depression, personality disorders, sociopathy, psychopathy, or neurodegenerative disorders. Please follow … Read moreInsurers can’t deny cover for mental illness, adventure sports enthusiasts

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump’s Section 232 Tariff Modifications

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump’s Section 232 Tariff Modifications ASowah@doc.gov Fri, 05/17/2019 – 19:39 Trade enforcement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 17, 2019 President Donald J. Trump’s strategy has worked. By acting in the best interests of our national security, the President’s imposition of Section 232 tariffs has brought … Read moreStatement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on President Trump’s Section 232 Tariff Modifications

EB-5 Reform, Immigration Reform

Today, IIUSA and others published a letter to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees laying out “consensus reform concepts” recommended for new EB-5 legislation. I’m heartened to see effort toward reform and reauthorization, and saddened by the letter’s content. Ideally, a consensus will appear to balance the interests of a variety of groups. I don’t … Read moreEB-5 Reform, Immigration Reform

Talking Points Suggest E-Verify Is Part of the President’s New Immigration Plan

The addition of E-Verify to the president’s proposal shows how serious he is to craft an immigration system that will protect American workers—both United States citizens and aliens who have already been lawfully admitted. John Wahala May 17, 2019 – 5:32pm The key that shuts off the jobs magnet Andrew R. Arthur Please follow and … Read moreTalking Points Suggest E-Verify Is Part of the President’s New Immigration Plan

IOC taps US equity oil, extra Saudi supplies to fill Iran void

Indian Oil Corporation chairman Sanjiv Singh on Friday said the term contracts have been signed with Equinor (formerly Statoil) of Norway and Sontrach of Algeria for a total volume of 4.6 million tonne in 2019. According to US agencies, both companies have a stake in oil and gas fields in the US. This means that … Read moreIOC taps US equity oil, extra Saudi supplies to fill Iran void

Rep. Axne Applauds House Passage of the Bipartisan Equality Act

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 5, the bipartisan Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law.  The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, … Read moreRep. Axne Applauds House Passage of the Bipartisan Equality Act

In brazen daylight robbery, thieves steal gold jewelry off deities at Sri Mahalakshmi Temple

BY VEENA RAO Atlanta, GA, May 17, 2019: A brazen band of six thieves- three men and three women, stole gold jewelry worth $15,000 off the deities at Sri Mahalakshmi Temple in Cumming, GA in broad daylight on Thursday, May 17th. Two males distracted the two priests in the sanctum, leading them outside, purportedly for … Read moreIn brazen daylight robbery, thieves steal gold jewelry off deities at Sri Mahalakshmi Temple

Im-Politic: Claims that Trump Has Betrayed His Voters Economically Look Weaker than Ever

President Trump has betrayed all the (tens of millions) of working class and/or rural voters who supported him in 2016 – that’s been one of the most popular claims by his opponents politics and journalism alike. (See, e.g., this post.)  Even so, the evidence to the contrary being either ignored or unknown continues to impress. … Read moreIm-Politic: Claims that Trump Has Betrayed His Voters Economically Look Weaker than Ever

The Normalization and Institutionalization of Fraud

Normalizing and institutionalizing fraud undermines the foundations of the economy and the financial system. I am indebted to Manoj Samanta (twitter: @flation_debate) for the insightful concept the commoditization of fraud. The first step in the commoditization of fraud is to normalize fraud as Business as Usual (BAU) to the point that it’s no longer viewed as “wrong,” destructive or an aberration … Read moreThe Normalization and Institutionalization of Fraud

Report: President May Invoke Insurrection Act to Remove Illegal Aliens

Fri, May 17th 2019 @ 1:35 pm EDT The Daily Caller spoke to multiple senior Administration officials who said President Trump is planning to use the Insurrection Act of 1807 to remove illegal aliens from the United States. The Act was last used by President George H.W. Bush to control the 1992 Los Angeles riots. … Read moreReport: President May Invoke Insurrection Act to Remove Illegal Aliens

“THE CHINA TRADE WAR: NATIONAL SECURITY ON THE LINE: Trump’s response demonstrates uncommon leadership.”

Hi Gang: On May 16, 2019 FrontPage published my latest article: THE CHINA TRADE WAR: NATIONAL SECURITY ON THE LINE: Trump’s response demonstrates uncommon leadership. Kindly forward this e-mail to your senators and congressional representatives and to as many folks as you can and then ask that those to whom you send this forward it … Read more“THE CHINA TRADE WAR: NATIONAL SECURITY ON THE LINE: Trump’s response demonstrates uncommon leadership.”

CPA Op-Ed: Illinois’ tax system dings local manufacturers. Here’s a fix.

Editors note: Zach Mottl is a member of the CPA board. Over the past two decades, Illinois has lost roughly 280,000 manufacturing jobs. And as those good-paying jobs have departed, so too have many longtime residents. Illinois has now lost population for five consecutive years, with 45,000 residents leaving in the last year alone. Please … Read moreCPA Op-Ed: Illinois’ tax system dings local manufacturers. Here’s a fix.

Arizona Health Companies to Pay $545,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Carondelet Health Network and Ascension Health, which owned and operated three southern Arizona hospitals, will pay $545,000 to six individuals and provide other significant relief to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged that the health care companies discriminated against employees with … Read moreArizona Health Companies to Pay $545,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Rep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death

WASHINGTON – Following reports of the untimely death of a veteran who had been receiving care at the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Des Moines Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provide information on policies and procedures at the Des Moines VAMC that may have … Read moreRep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death

Rep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death

WASHINGTON – Following reports of the untimely death of a veteran who had been receiving care at the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Des Moines Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provide information on policies and procedures at the Des Moines VAMC that may … Read moreRep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death