Iran Did It, Impeachment is On, Economic Update

By 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 were headed down along with the slowing … 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

Earlier 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), a foreign terrorist organization. Naji pleaded guilty … 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

On 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 dismantle the transnational criminal organizations that threaten … 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

The 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 creams in order to boost the pharmacies’ … 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

International 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 Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT platform, … 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

“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 markets is essential to their efficient operation, … Read moreSecond New York Broker-Dealer Pleads Guilty To Rigging Bids for Financial Instruments in Violation of Antitrust Law

Arizona Congressman Gosar Introducing Legislation to Close OPT Loophole

Optional Practical Training  – Shutting U.S. College Grads Out of Jobs Rep. Gosar of Arizona is stepping up to End the Optical Practical Training (OPT) loophole with legislation and with a letter to President Trump requesting OPT be shut down by Executive Order https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/republican-lawmaker-pushing-to-end-foreign-grad-training-program 2+  Billion U.S. Dollars are Lost Per Year to Social Security … Read moreArizona Congressman Gosar Introducing Legislation to Close OPT Loophole

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

If 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 annually, and the highest education credential in … Read moreMisplaced Pride: Most of the "Middle Class" Is Actually Working Class

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

Victor 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 of recent … Read more → Please … Read moreVictor Davis Hanson: Why are the Western middle classes so angry?

The 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

Victor 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 25th Amendment … Read more → Please … Read moreThe 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

Alibaba files for HK listing that may raise $20bn

China’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 New York five years ago. Please follow … Read moreAlibaba files for HK listing that may raise $20bn

ANZ Complies With ASIC Court Enforceable Undertaking

ASIC 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 signed by Mr Michael Norfolk, Managing Director … Read moreANZ Complies With ASIC Court Enforceable Undertaking

APRA Imposes Conditions on AMP Super

APRA 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 (SIS Act). The action arises from issues … Read moreAPRA Imposes Conditions on AMP Super

Got free time? Deliver for Amazon

Now, 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 the seventh country globally where Amazon has … Read moreGot free time? Deliver for Amazon

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

I’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 – and why he shouldn’t resort to this … Read moreMaking News: New Spectator Article on Trump’s Mexico Tariffs Threat – & More!

The RBA’s Marching Orders No Longer Realistic?

From 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 so far, each signed by the federal … Read moreThe RBA’s Marching Orders No Longer Realistic?

Google CEO Pichai backs Kohli & boys to win World Cup

Washington, 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 Cup has the potential to change the … 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

WASHINGTON, 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 insurance coverage. The Departments issued a final … 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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George 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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Christopher 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: