Column: Pending Legislation Attacks Private Health Insurance, Raising Costs | Columnists

Ericka McPherson Oklahoma Families for Affordable Health Care Oklahoma Families for Affordable Health Care It’s a common refrain on Capitol Hill in Oklahoma that lawmakers should pursue free market solutions, avoid costly government mandates, and not support special interests rather than the best interests of all Oklahomans. When it comes to health care policy, many … Read more

Local New York Life agents recognized for their work in life insurance and financial services |

Brian P. Ruh of Action Financial Strategies, agent for New York Life in New Holstein, was a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) member for 2022, making him a lifetime member with 29 years of MDRT qualification. Additionally, Brian has consistently achieved MDRT’s highest level, Top of the Table, placing him among the top professionals in … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Is Japan open to travellers? Some residents not ready to reopen borders

As countries in Asia reopen to international travellers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains firmly closed. That could soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a press conference in London on Thursday that Japan would ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, … Read more

Gas prices spike again as Americans plan summer trips. Is relief on the way?

Just as Americans gear up for summer road trips, the price of oil remains stubbornly high, pushing prices at the gas pump to painful heights. Drivers were paying $4.37 for a gallon of regular Tuesday, on average, according to AAA. That’s 25 cents higher than a month ago and $1.40 more than a year ago. … Read more

UPDATE: CNH cancels health insurance for strikers; union says it covers its members | Local News

Adam Rogan , Ryan Patterson MOUNT PLEASANT — CNH Industrial, owner of the former Case Corporation founded by Racine, plans to cut health care coverage for unionized workers beginning Friday, May 13. More than 1,000 workers are reportedly on strike in Racine, Mount Pleasant and the city of Burlington in Iowa after the last labor … Read more

CEOs of major travel companies hope market turmoil won’t derail summer rebound

As economic pundits raise fears of a recession, the most powerful names in travel and hospitality are pushing back, pointing to bookings that exemplify a positive image of the American consumer. “We think this summer is going to be gangbusters for travel,” Marriott CEO Tony Capuano said last week. Marriott reported an 81% increase in … Read more

Bitcoin price plummets, gold gives up gains and stocks plunge in post-Fed trading

(KitcoNews) The post-Fed rally quickly vanished just a day after the markets breathed a sigh of relief that the Federal Reserve was not looking at an oversized 75-basis-point hike for the June meeting. The US 10-year Treasury yields surged to 3.09%, reaching the highest level since 2018, and the US dollar index soared to 103.84 … Read more

“No end in sight”: in Beijing, fears of a Shanghai-style foreclosure | News on the coronavirus pandemic

Beijing, China – When Zhou Huan received a notification that his neighborhood in Beijing would be closed from the evening of April 25, his first thought was to return to his convenience store for supplies. Nearly two weeks after the restrictions began, Zhou’s store has become a lifeline in his community of around 500 people. … Read more