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Source: Common Domain

Is life insurance a good investment?

12-Feb-2019

Insurance companies and insurance agents often market life insurance policies as an alternative to traditional investments (full disclosure, I am a licensed insurance agent).

Before we can evaluate life insurance as an investment alternative, we need a basic knowledge of how an insurance policy works. There is no doubt that some policies have investment-like characteristics, but are they good investments?

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Source: Fox News

Abortion survivors on new late-term abortion bills: 'Where were my rights in the womb'

12-Feb-2019

Proponents of abortion bills say they are pushing for women's reproductive rights, but three survivors of the procedure say it is a human rights issue.

Melissa Ohden, the founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, along with abortion survivors Josiah Presley and Claire Culwell joined "Fox & Friends" Monday morning to discuss their stories and get their reaction to the latest late-term abortion bills. "This is a human rights issue," Ohden, who found out as a teen that she survived a saline-infusion abortion, said.

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Source: Global News

Trump determined to hold Jamal Khashoggi’s killers accountable: Mike Pompeo

12-Feb-2019

The Trump administration pushed back Monday against allegations that it was trying to cover up the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi when it failed to send Congress a report determining who was responsible for his death.

“America is not covering up for a murder,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest. Late last year, 22 bipartisan members of the Senate called for an investigation into Khashoggi’s Oct. 2 death and specifically whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible.

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Source: Fox News

Vermont late-term abortion bill has pro-life advocates concerned

Wednesday 21:52 GMT

Vermont’s new abortion bill is under fire from pro-life advocates as it would effectively sanction late-term abortion procedures and bar prosecution of “any individual” who performs or attempts an abortion.

While Vermont already has one of the most lax state laws when it comes to abortion, the newest bill aims to codify the access to abortion in writing. The bill would bar regulations that restrict “an individual’s right to choose” and ban the prosecution of “any individual” for performing or attempting an abortion, the Washington Times reported.

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Source: Fox News

Trump, meeting with Andrew Cuomo on tax reform, pivots to late-term abortion

Thursday 00:35 GMT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat down with President Trump on Tuesday to discuss revising a portion of Trump’s 2017 tax overhaul, a measure Cuomo contends is driving the wealthy out of the state.

Trump has said he wants Congress to pass a ban on late-term abortion of fetuses that "can feel pain in the mother's womb" — an unlikely proposition, given Democratic control of the U.S. House.

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Source: Common Domain

Kicking yourself for missing the recent rally Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t

Thursday 17:15 GMT

Wall Street experts argued there were some good reasons: Economic slowdowns in China and Europe, rising interest rates, trade war fears, looming conflicts between a Democratic Congress and President Trump, and weaker corporate earnings.

“One of the most common rhetorical bulwarks in the defense of buy and hold investing is to demonstrate the effects of missing the best 10 days in the market, and how that would affect the compounded return to investors,” Cambria Investments manager Meb Faber pointed out in a recent research paper. But, he warns, “This is perhaps one of the most misleading statistics in our profession.”

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Source: DW

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina hints at last term as prime minister

Friday 12:41 GMT

In an exclusive interview with DW, Sheikh Hasina indicated that her present — and third consecutive — term could possibly be her last as prime minister.

Speaking to DW, she said, "It's the third consecutive term and before that I was prime minister [1996-2001], so it's my fourth term. In her first interview to an international media outlet following her reelection, Hasina confirmed that this would be her last term as premier.

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Source: Fox News

Amazon blasts Ocasio-Cortez, says 'we don't want to work in this environment in the long term'

Saturday 13:35 GMT

The fallout from Amazon's decision to walk away from its planned headquarters in New York is ratcheting up after a company spokesman publicly blasted Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other lawmakers, saying they had made it a hostile environment to do business.

"If you talk to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it's 'Never Amazon,'" Jodi Seth, the head of policy communications for Amazon, told NBC News in an interview on Thursday. "If you talk to [New York City Councilman Jimmy] Van Bramer, it's unions."

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Source: Fox News

Aurora shooter opened fire at termination meeting; one victim was HR intern on first day

Sunday 09:54 GMT

The disgruntled employee behind Friday’s deadly shooting a suburban Chicago warehouse opened fire at a meeting where he was being terminated, police said Saturday.

Three of Gary Martin’s victim were gunned down in the room where the meeting was being held, said Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman. One of the victims was Trevor Wehner, a 21-year-old human resources intern and student at Northern Illinois University who was on his first on the job, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Source: Fox News

Aurora shooter brought gun to termination meeting, opened fire as soon as he was fired, police say

Monday 15:24 GMT

A disgruntled worker who went on a shooting rampage at a manufacturing warehouse in a Chicago suburb brought the weapon to his termination meeting and opened fire as soon as he was fired, police say.

Gary Martin, 45, was killed by police after he shot five people dead at the Henry Pratt Company on Friday in Aurora and injured 11, including five police officers. Officers believe that at least several of Martin's victims were those present during his termination meeting, according to a statement obtained by CNN.

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Source: Global News

Republican Bill Weld says U.S. can’t afford another Trump term, will challenge in 2020

Monday 21:49 GMT

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020, said on Sunday that six more years of Trump’s “antics” in the White House would be bad for America.

Weld dismissed his own Republican critics who have accused him of switching allegiances and who say they want Trump to run without a primary challenger in 2020.

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Source: The Guradian

Chelsea fans don’t often have time to turn on a manager – this felt decisive

Today 16:20 GMT

Fans are not always right, of course, as a notorious Old Trafford bedsheet of the late eighties makes clear, and boards must make their own decisions, but this nonetheless felt a decisive moment.

This sterility, the tepid patience, may not be Sarriball, but it is the image of it that has been left on English football and time, it increasingly feels, is running out for that to change.

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Source: DW

German Health Minister blocks suicide aid to terminally ill: report

Today 18:10 GMT

Germany has so far not provided any lethal drugs to terminally ill people wanting to put an end to their suffering, despite a 2017 verdict allowing such suicide assistance in exceptional cases, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

According to the Tagespiegel Health Minister Jens Spahn has played a considerable role in the rejection of applications, urging the BfArM in June last year not to allow anyone to purchase lethal drugs for the purposes of suicide.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte