Iran Did It, Impeachment is On, Economic Update

This post was originally published on this siteBy Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 388 6.13.19) Two oil tankers attacked off the coast of Iran this week sent oil prices and the DOW higher. The U.S. says Iran did it, but Iran denies it. Everybody wants oil prices higher except the global consumer, and until today, prices … Read moreIran Did It, Impeachment is On, Economic Update

New York Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempting to Join ISIS in Yemen

This post was originally published on this siteEarlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Mohamed Rafik Naji was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment to be followed by five years supervised release by United States District Judge Frederic Block for attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), … Read moreNew York Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Attempting to Join ISIS in Yemen

Prosecutors From The United States, Colombia and Mexico Strengthen Their Commitment to Dismantling Transnational Criminal Organizations

This post was originally published on this siteOn June 12 to 14, in Cartagena, Colombia, prosecutors from Colombia, Mexico, and the United States came together for the second Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO) Working Group. The mission of the Working Group is to engage in specialized training and to develop joint strategies and best practices to … Read moreProsecutors From The United States, Colombia and Mexico Strengthen Their Commitment to Dismantling Transnational Criminal Organizations

United States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Two Compounding Pharmacies and Their Owner For Submitting Inflated Claims and Improperly Waiving Patient Copayments

This post was originally published on this siteThe Department of Justice announced today that the United States has filed a complaint in intervention against Smart Pharmacy Inc., and SP2 LLC, two compounding pharmacies located in Jacksonville, Florida. The complaint alleges that the pharmacies improperly included the drug aripiprazole, an atypical antipsychotic drug, in compounded pain … Read moreUnited States Files False Claims Act Complaint Against Two Compounding Pharmacies and Their Owner For Submitting Inflated Claims and Improperly Waiving Patient Copayments

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

This post was originally published on this siteInternational Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health … Read moreIBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Second New York Broker-Dealer Pleads Guilty To Rigging Bids for Financial Instruments in Violation of Antitrust Law

This post was originally published on this site“In today’s proceeding, the Department of Justice and its law enforcement partners held to account another broker-dealer for its role in suppressing competition and rigging bids in the financial services industry,” said Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.  “The competitive integrity of financial … Read moreSecond New York Broker-Dealer Pleads Guilty To Rigging Bids for Financial Instruments in Violation of Antitrust Law

Misplaced Pride: Most of the "Middle Class" Is Actually Working Class

This post was originally published on this siteIf we look at these charts, it looks like only the top 10%, or perhaps the top 20% at best, might qualify as “middle class” by the metrics described below. The conventional definition of working class is based on income and education:the working class household earns between $30,000 and $69,000 … Read moreMisplaced Pride: Most of the "Middle Class" Is Actually Working Class

Victor Davis Hanson: Why are the Western middle classes so angry?

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // Bozeman Daily What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes … Read moreVictor Davis Hanson: Why are the Western middle classes so angry?

The 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness The Russia collusion narrative and associated Robert Mueller hysteria are all but over. Mueller’s obstruction of justice narrative involving the non-crime of collusion is ending, too. Donald Trump’s tax-return psychodrama is going the way of the Emoluments Clause, the Logan Act, the … Read moreThe 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

Alibaba files for HK listing that may raise $20bn

This post was originally published on this siteChina’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding has filed confidentially for a Hong Kong listing that could raise up to $20 billion as early as the third quarter of this year. Alibaba holds the record for the world’s largest initial public offering (IPO) with its $25-billion float in … Read moreAlibaba files for HK listing that may raise $20bn

ANZ Complies With ASIC Court Enforceable Undertaking

This post was originally published on this siteASIC says: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) has complied with the Court Enforceable Undertaking (CEU) entered into with ASIC in March 2018 regarding ANZ’s fees for no service conduct for its Prime Access service. On 31 May 2019, ASIC received an audited attestation from ANZ … Read moreANZ Complies With ASIC Court Enforceable Undertaking

‘Builder, buyer to pay same penalty for delay’

This post was originally published on this siteForcing homebuyers to pay interest in the range of 18% per annum for delay in payment of instalment while the builders themselves pay a paltry 1.5-2% for delay in project amounts to an unfair trade practice which cannot be enforced, a bench of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission … Read more‘Builder, buyer to pay same penalty for delay’

APRA Imposes Conditions on AMP Super

This post was originally published on this siteAPRA says it has issued directions and additional licence conditions to AMP Superannuation Limited and N.M. Superannuation Proprietary Limited (collectively AMP Super). APRA has imposed the directions and additional licence conditions to address a range of concerns regarding AMP Super’s compliance with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 … Read moreAPRA Imposes Conditions on AMP Super

Got free time? Deliver for Amazon

This post was originally published on this siteNow, you can deliver goods for Amazon India on a part-time basis, making Rs 120-140 per hour. The e-commerce major on Thursday launched Amazon Flex, where college students, food delivery executives, service sector staff or security guards can sign up and deliver goods for the company. This is … Read moreGot free time? Deliver for Amazon

Making News: New Spectator Article on Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Threat – & More!

This post was originally published on this siteI’m pleased to announce my publication of my newest magazine article.  The piece, which appears in The Spectator USA, explains why President Trump won his bet that a tariff threat would push Mexico to work harder to stop migrants traveling through its territory to the United States – … Read moreMaking News: New Spectator Article on Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Threat – & More!

The RBA’s Marching Orders No Longer Realistic?

This post was originally published on this siteFrom The Conversation. A somewhat obscure fact about the marching orders for Australia’s Reserve Bank is that, usually, when a government is elected or re-elected or a new governor takes office, the official agreement between the government and the Reserve Bank changes. There have been seven such agreements … Read moreThe RBA’s Marching Orders No Longer Realistic?

Google CEO Pichai backs Kohli & boys to win World Cup

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, June 13 (IANS) Sundar Pichai, Googles Indian-American CEO, feels India and England will lock horns in the final of the ongoing World Cup and said he is ‘rooting’ for Virat Kohli and Co. to lift the trophy. US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said that the World … Read moreGoogle CEO Pichai backs Kohli & boys to win World Cup

U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury issued a new policy that will provide hundreds of thousands of employers, including small businesses, a better way to provide health insurance coverage, and millions of American workers more options for health … Read moreU.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury Expand Access to Quality, Affordable Health Coverage Through Health Reimbursement Arrangements

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This post was originally published on this siteAllen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, vice Robert L. Hinkle, retired. (06/13/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

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This post was originally published on this siteGeorge M. Marcus, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years, vice Morton H. Halperin, term expired. (06/13/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

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This post was originally published on this siteAlexander Crenshaw, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years, vice Mark Green, term expired. (06/13/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

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This post was originally published on this siteMichael O. Johanns, of Nebraska, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years. (Reappointment) (06/13/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

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This post was originally published on this siteChristopher P. Vincze, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2019, vice Todd A. Fisher, term expired. (06/13/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

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This post was originally published on this siteSusan M. McCue, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years. (Reappointment) (06/13/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

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This post was originally published on this siteIrving Bailey, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2021, vice Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, term expired. (06/13/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

‘Modi 2.0 should be about delivering … companies are willing to invest if government promises consistent policy and continuity’

This post was originally published on this siteDinesh Paliwal, CEO of US-headquartered audio and connected devices company Harman, also serves as a director on the boards of US-India Business Council, Nestle, Raytheon and Bristol-Myers Squibb. It puts him at a vantage position… Please follow and like us:

Transform Indian healthcare: How the government can build, at no cost, 300 new “medical colleges” and offer 30,000 new seats

This post was originally published on this siteThe WHO ranking of global health systems ranks India at a shameful 112th position, below Iraq and Venezuela, mainly due to the shortage of doctors. Converting taluka and district hospitals to  medical colleges is logical… Please follow and like us:

5G: Govt plans Rs 6 lakh crore spectrum auction

This post was originally published on this siteThe Modi govt is planning the largest-ever auction of telecom spectrum – at an estimated value of Rs 6 lakh cr- that will enable introduction of affordable 5G services, including fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) internet in rural areas. The plan was cleared by the Digital Communications Commission and will see … Read more5G: Govt plans Rs 6 lakh crore spectrum auction

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $2,234,122 to 24 States For Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of $2,234,122 for Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants. These grants will enable states to expand their use of fidelity bonds to help persons with criminal records with employment opportunities. These grants are the latest of several efforts … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Awards $2,234,122 to 24 States For Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grants

Alaska Gold Mine to Pay $690,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

This post was originally published on this siteAlaska-based Northern Star (Pogo) LLC, formerly known as Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo, LLC, will pay $690,000 and make substantial changes to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Please follow and like us:

Hat World and Genesco Sued By EEOC for Retaliation

This post was originally published on this siteHat World, Inc. d/b/a “Lids” and Genesco, Inc., former owner of Hat World, violated federal law by retaliating against a store manager who reported sexual harassment and filed a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged in a lawsuit filed today. … Read moreHat World and Genesco Sued By EEOC for Retaliation