Elections 2019: Here are some market winners and losers

A decisive mandate for India’s ruling coalition and a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured investors of stability and policy continuity in Asia’s third-biggest economy. Political stability alone isn’t likely to drive continued outperformance by India’s equities or currency, with investors also weighing headwinds from softer domestic consumption, rising oil prices and … Read moreElections 2019: Here are some market winners and losers

Hollywood’s Portrayal of Homelessness: For Better and For Worse

“Movies touch our hearts, and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They open doors and minds.” Martin Scorsese knew the power of movies. He knew that what happens on the screen can stir our soul and … Continue reading → The post Hollywood’s Portrayal of Homelessness: For Better and For Worse … Read moreHollywood’s Portrayal of Homelessness: For Better and For Worse

Some States Start To Permit Portable Benefits For Gig Workers

There’s a great story in today’s Bloomberg Law by Genevieve Douglas highlighting the recent trend of states permitting self-employed workers – such as gig economy contractors – to enjoy the fruits of a paid family leave program on a portable basis. This can only be good news for gig economy businesses and the gig economy … Read moreSome States Start To Permit Portable Benefits For Gig Workers

Inspiring Together: Providing youth in foster care enrichment activities

BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE Atlanta, GA, May 24, 2019: How do you encourage youth to give back to society? Inspiring Together, a non-profit organization found one way – to provide extra-curricular opportunities for young people placed in foster care or from low-income families. Inspiring Together leverages the youth in the community to provide foster youth living … Read moreInspiring Together: Providing youth in foster care enrichment activities

Acting DHS Chief Says All Illegal Border Crossers Being Released

Fri, May 24th 2019 @ 8:28 am EDT Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan told a Senate panel on Thursday that all illegal border crossers are currently being released from custody and most receive work permits within a month or two. McAleenan testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee regarding the ongoing border surge that has … Read moreActing DHS Chief Says All Illegal Border Crossers Being Released

Rep. Gooden Introduces Bill to End Sanctuary Cities

Fri, May 24th 2019 @ 8:13 am EDT Freshman Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) introduced legislation this week aimed at ending sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts. Earlier this week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement accused officials in Prince Georges County in Maryland for releasing two illegal aliens suspected of murder after … Read moreRep. Gooden Introduces Bill to End Sanctuary Cities

Trump sees ‘great things’ for US-India ties

New York, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he sees “great things” for India-US relations with the electoral victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections. Congratulating Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on their “BIG election victory”, Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that he … Read moreTrump sees ‘great things’ for US-India ties

Lyft Is Paying Me To Carry Geico Rideshare Insurance

Rideshare insurance is the bane of many drivers’ existences, but what if rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft made it easier to navigate and get? It turns out, Lyft is piloting a new program to test this out. Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur covers a new program between Lyft and Geico aimed at giving drivers … Read moreLyft Is Paying Me To Carry Geico Rideshare Insurance

Sensex shoots up 623 points, Nifty ends above 11,800 day after strong mandate for PM Modi

Equity indices finished in green on Friday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP retained power with an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha elections. The benchmark BSE sensex soared 623.33 points or 1.61 per cent to close at a record high of 39,434.72, while the broader NSE Nifty rose 187.05 points or 1.60 … Read moreSensex shoots up 623 points, Nifty ends above 11,800 day after strong mandate for PM Modi

Breakup isn’t the answer, FB chief Zuckerberg says

The Facebook co-founder’s defence came as it reported that it recently disabled billions of bogus accounts set up by “bad actors” and that 5 per cent of active accounts is likely fakes. He argued that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and … Read moreBreakup isn’t the answer, FB chief Zuckerberg says

A $1.4 trillion spending push tops Modi 2.0 agenda

If the PM Modi-led government delivers on its key campaign promises, Indian economy is set for a major boost. The economy is in need of stimulus and finding the money to pay for the populist pledges will be Modi’s immediate challenge. BJP pledged cash handouts to farmers, Rs 100 lakh cr for infrastructure, a boost … Read moreA $1.4 trillion spending push tops Modi 2.0 agenda

Thinking of Immigrating to America from SA? Now Is The Time

South Africans are surging towards the popular United States EB-5 Immigrant Investment Visa programme ahead of possible price increases that will likely place the EB-5 visa programme out of reach for many, other than for the uber-rich.   NES Financial, the leading EB-5 financial brokerage in the US, has estimated a 600% increase in EB-5 … Read moreThinking of Immigrating to America from SA? Now Is The Time

Quiros indictment sets stage for battle over state’s role in EB-5 fraud

Ariel Quiros leaves federal court in Burlington on Wednesday after being arraigned on charges pertaining to the EB-5 fraud case.  The indictment of former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros could reveal the extent of the state’s role in the EB-5 scandal as he wages a defense against criminal charges brought by federal prosecutors. In court Wednesday, … Read moreQuiros indictment sets stage for battle over state’s role in EB-5 fraud

Trump Hoax Investigation Heats Up, China Trade War is On, Crop Trouble

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 385 5.24.19)  Last night, President Trump kicked the Trump-Russian collusion hoax investigation into high gear. Trump ordered “the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election.” President Trump is also giving the authority to declassify documents to AG … Read moreTrump Hoax Investigation Heats Up, China Trade War is On, Crop Trouble

Donald Trump’s agenda: New rule to rescind spouse’s right to work out in May

The Trump administration’s ‘Unified Regulatory Agenda’ unveiled late night on Wednesday has two key takeaways for the Indian diaspora. After a long delay, the US government has stated that it will publish by this month end, a rule that will rescind the right available to certain categories of H-1B spouses to work Please follow and … Read moreDonald Trump’s agenda: New rule to rescind spouse’s right to work out in May