• Business News

    Businesses ask White House to delay Biden Covid vaccine mandate until after holidays

    US President Joe Biden gives an update on the Covid-19 response and vaccination program, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2021. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images Worried that President Joe Biden’s Covid vaccine mandate for private companies could cause a mass exodus of employees, business groups are pleading with the White House to delay the rule until after the holiday season. White House officials at the Office of Management and Budget held dozens of meetings with labor unions, industry lobbyists and private individuals last week as the administration conducts its  

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  • Home Insurance

    John Lewis home insurance ad shows kid’s destructive trail through house

    John Lewis has expanded in the home insurance market with the release of an ad campaign by Adam & Eve DDB underlining its commitment to customers. ‘Let Life Happen’ sees the department store document the trail of destruction wrought by one young boy on the rampage through his family home to illustrate the benefits of putting money aside for unforeseen events. Directed by Tom Kuntz and produced by MJZ, the campaign shows the one-boy tornado smashing vases, spilling paint and toppling lamps to the upbeat notes of Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks – all while his dumbfounded family look  

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  • Loans

    How Long Does It Take To Refinance A House?

    What You Can Do To Speed Up Your Refinance Want to speed through the refinance process? Here are some helpful tips to help you move forward quickly. Determine Your Financial Goals A refinance can help you accomplish different financial goals. With that, it’s important to sit down and determine exactly what you hope to achieve with a refinance. A few reasons to refinance include: Lowering your monthly payment to reduce the burden on your budget. Reducing your interest rate to help you save money over the course of your loan. Accessing equity you’ve built in your home  

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  • Insurance

    State Farm Insurance tells Valrico woman to pay $19,000 for damages to neighbor’s house

    Demand letter gives woman 30 days to pay or face a lawsuit over damages caused by a tree limb that fell nearly a year ago by: Shannon Behnken Posted: Aug 13, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 13, 2021 / 06:20 PM EDT VALRICO, Fla. (WFLA) – A limb from a tree in Judy Hart’s yard fell last September, damaging her fence and her neighbor’s pool cage, fence, and roof. Both she and her neighbor called their insurance companies. Hart’s carrier is Security First Insurance and her neighbor has State Farm. Both neighbors paid their deductibles and the  

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  • Finance

    White House to target bank mergers, financial data with competition order

    By Nandita Bose and Michelle Price    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s planned executive order to promote greater U.S. competition will target bank mergers by pushing the Federal Reserve and the Department of Justice to update merger guidelines and increase scrutiny of deals, according to a source familiar with the matter.    It will also ask the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to issue rules giving consumers full control of their financial data to make it easier for customers to switch banks, the source said.    The planned order, which is expected to be signed by Biden on Friday, is likely to  

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  • Loans

    House Investigates Disbursements of N275bn Agric Loans to Farmers

    By Adedayo Akinwale The House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into the disbursements of N275 billion agricultural loans to farmers from 2009 till date. The House ordered the probe following the adoption of a motion moved at the plenary yesterday by Hon. Chike Okafor. Moving the motion, Okafor said between 2009 and 2021, the federal government has approved the disbursement of funds to farmers in various schemes to the tune of over N275 billion. He stressed that the scheme ranges from Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme (CACS) to Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL), meant to help  

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  • Health Insurance

    Colorado House passes health insurance bill

    State Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, left, and Rep. Dylan Roberts, D-Avon, are both sponsors of House Bill 1232, which aims to create a new lower-cost, higher-quality health insurance option for the individual and small group markets on Colorado’s exchange. The bill cleared the House with a 40-23 vote Monday and now heads to the Senate for consideration.Jerilee Bennett / The Gazette Colorado’s House on Monday passed House Bill 1232, which aims to provide new lower-cost, higher-quality health insurance options for the individual and small group markets on the state’s exchange. The bill passed the House on a 40-23  

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  • Finance

    White House Is Reviewing Recommendation to Fire Housing Finance Inspector General

    The White House is evaluating recommendations to remove or discipline the Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector general following investigations from a federal watchdog and a pair of Republican senators that found a pattern of misconduct and abuse of authority by the IG.  The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency’s Integrity Committee and Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., sent letters to President Biden on April 14 and 28, respectively, about their separate investigations into top leadership at the FHFA IG office regarding whistleblower complaints starting in 2017. The issues are centered on IG Laura  

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