American college-graduates are urging the House Committee on Rules to block GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder’s “country caps” appropriations legislation, saying it will widen discrimination against Americans and expand the outsourcing of U.S. college-grad jobs to Indian visa-workers. “Today we have [workplaces] all across the country that are virtually 100 percent Indian,” said Robert Heath, a software professional who now runs the H1BFacts.com website. Yoder’s amendment “would be worse — it would be ethnic cleansing of U.S. workers from the [science and technology] professions.”“We’re all scared because if H.R. 392 passes, if they get green cards, the discrimination will become rampant,” said Stephen Pushor, a retired programmer in Virginia. The anti-American bias is already widespread in the software sector, and it sidelines many younger and middle-aged American professionals, he said. Yoder’s country cap … [Read more...] about Yoder’s Green-Card Giveaway Will Expand Bias Against U.S. College-Grads, Say American Professionals
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Looking for a price-friendly American city in which to buy your family home? Steer clear of California, suggests a new study by online life insurance agency Haven Life. Home prices are so high in the Golden State that its housing market is heavily skewed in favor of renters. Instead, try the more reasonably priced markets in the South and Midwest. Most potential homebuyers already know many West Coast areas, such as Silicon Valley, are out of reach. But the survey by Haven Life, which sells term life insurance and is backed by major insurance company MassMutual, shows that most of the Golden State is also a sort of "gold" standard in real estate, securing 18 of the top 25 spots on Haven's price-to-rent ratio list. "An overwhelming proportion of cities with the highest price-to-rent ratios are in California, none of which have ratios considered favorable to buyers," said Marketing Director Brittney Burgett of Haven Life, one of whose missions is to help prospective buyers with this … [Read more...] about Rent or buy a home? It all depends on location
Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post Published 7:41 am, Thursday, May 31, 2018 Photo: Pasco County Jail Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Richard Hoagland Richard Hoagland Photo: Pasco County Jail Decades ago he abandoned his family and assumed a new identity. An Ancestry.com search unraveled a mystery years later. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In 1993, Richard Hoagland seemed to be living the good life. He had a young wife and two sons, Matthew and Douglas. Business was good enough at his insurance company to pay for a five-bedroom house outside Indianapolis, a speedboat tied up at a nearby lake and a closet stuffed with designer suits. Then he went AWOL. On Fed. 10, Hoagland told his wife he was going to the hospital. When she called the emergency room, her husband wasn't there. He wasn't anywhere. His passport and … [Read more...] about Decades ago he abandoned his family and assumed a new identity. An Ancestry.com search unraveled a mystery years later.
Madison-based American Family Insurance Group is expanding, through a merger with the Main Street America Group, a Jacksonville, Florida insurance company.Main Street America will become part of American Family but the companies will continue to operate separately and Main Street America will keep its brand. They will merge their equity, products and services, forming a company with combined equity of more than $9 billion. (Equity is defined as the value of assets minus liabilities.) The agreement will put American Family squarely in hurricane territory -- a move that company leaders have adamantly opposed in the past -- but exposure to hurricane damage will be limited, officials said.The merger will widen American Family's coverage area along the East Coast, add insurance offerings for businesses, and let independent insurance agents sell American Family policies for the first time, possibly under Main Street America's name."With a heavy concentration on the East Coast, … [Read more...] about American Family adds Florida insurance firm
OLIVIA, Minn. — The owners of a south-central Minnesota home destroyed by fire in January have now been charged in connection with that fire. Jeffrey George Ackerson Jr., 34, of Bird Island is facing felony charges of arson, insurance fraud and cruelty to animals, while his wife, Sheena Marie Ackerson, 36, has been charged with one felony count of aiding and abetting insurance fraud. The home was deemed a complete loss, and the family dog was killed in the fire on Jan. 15. The couple received two checks from American Family Insurance for $5,000 each, along with temporary housing in Hector, paid for by the insurance company, Renville County District Court documents said. The couple both endorsed and deposited the checks, documents said. In a recorded statement to law enforcement on Feb. 8, Ackerson said he was frustrated with the progress of remodeling the house, along with the family bills. When his wife and children had left the house Jan. 15, he said he went into the … [Read more...] about Fire destroyed their house and killed their dog. Now, Minnesota couple accused of arson and insurance fraud.