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Harvey devastation ups pressure on Congress to extend, fix flood insurance program


We know, flood insurance isn't the most interesting subject in the real estate industry by far, but like all types of insurance, it is incredibly important when you need it. The very basics of basements are covered, such as foundation walls, drywall walls and ceilings, electrical outlets, staircases, furnaces, water heaters and central air conditioners. Read More »

Labor Day Weekend Causes Spike In Gas Prices Across Arizona


On Monday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration's reported the U.S. average retail gasoline price was $2.40 per gallon, a four-cent increase from the previous week and up 16 cents from the same time past year. "It will be more like a fall day than the last days of summer", Travis said. On Friday the average price of gas in Tennessee was $2.35 per gallon. Some refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast are in the process of coming back online, Kloza said, particularly in the Corpus Christi ... Read More »

Oklahoma National Guard deploying to Texas for Harvey relief


The Nebraska National Guard is deploying a 44-person medical team to Texas to provide emergency medical assistance to the ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief operations. "We want to be sure to say a prayer for their families and thank businesses for allowing their employees to leave and do this job", Phillips said. This is why America has a National Guard. Read More »

Oklahoma National Guard sending more support to Texas


After the discussion, and in light of Texas' need, Hutchinson made a decision to send the troops, the release said. The guardsmen will conduct search and rescue operations, as well as other mission requirements as needed. The 38th Infantry Division, headquartered in Indianapolis, deployed its Mobile Command Group, consisting of 27 personnel, to Texas. Sgt. Emerson Marcus with the Nevada Air National Guard. Read More »

Mattis breaks with Trump on diplomacy with North Korea


Today marks the conclusion of a 10-day exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian, conducted by USA and South Korean forces to enhance readiness on the peninsula. "Earlier this year, our customer requested an enhanced capability to deal with a sophisticated medium-range ballistic missile threat", he said in a statement "We did all this - the analysis, coding and testing - in seven months; a process that normally takes one to two years". Read More »

Mortgage Rates Continue to Drop


Lower mortgage rates also ease the pressure of monthly payments for would-be homebuyers. ARM interest rates in the 5 year category have been quoted at 3.000% at with an April of 3.712%. At the current average 30-year fixed mortgage rate of 3.97%, the monthly payment for a $200,000 loan is $951.37. One key factor why lower mortgage interest rates weren't enough to bring more home buyers into the market is the shortage of homes for sale, which continues to push home prices upward. Read More »

Dustin Johnson grabs early lead in Dell Technologies


He bounced back with a wedge into 6 feet for birdie, made eagle on the 18th to reach the turn at 4 under and then had a simple iron off the tee at No. "That's the thing - once you know you can make birdies on a golf course, it makes it easier to do that again". Spieth is six shots off the pace following his opening-round 72, while Thomas is even par heading into Saturday. Read More »

Johnson takes clubhouse lead at TPC Boston


Kraft actually stuck his next wedge shot to 5 feet-but then 3-putted. Jon Rahm also had a 67 that he felt was the best he could have possibly done. "I sort of find myself in a similar position this week as I was a year ago, needing a good week to sort of kick-start the next few weeks", said McIlroy. Read More »

Wells Fargo Uncovers 1400000 More Fake Accounts In Growing Sales Scandal


About 16.22 million shares traded. The expanded and expanded analysis performed by PwC reviewed more than 165 million retail banking accounts opened between January 2009 through September 2016, according to a Wells Fargo press release, and identified the new total of approximately 3.5 million potentially unauthorized consumer and small business accounts. Read More »

American Manufacturing Expanded in August at Fastest Pace in Six Years


A measure of exports slipped but continued to indicate growth. But Fiore said a snap survey of ISM members showed there likely will be a significant hit to the petroleum and chemical products sectors and "lots of supply chain disruptions". Two sectors - apparel and primary metals - reported job cuts. However, Hurricane Harvey is likely to take a toll in coming months after devastating the top exporting state in the country, which contains 10 per cent of USA manufacturing GDP , according to ... Read More »

Theresa May insists she will fight the next general election


The missile launch, which was met with wide condemnation, came less than a month after the UN Security Council imposed its toughest-yet sanctions on the North. May said Japanese investment after Britain's vote to leave the European Union was a vote of confidence and she pledged to build close trade ties with Japan. Read More »

Judge Strikes Down Against Federal Overtime Rule


The ruling is not unexpected, observers say, because the judge who issued it, Amos L. Mazzant III of the U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, had issued a preliminary injunction in November halting the overtime rule's planned implementation in response to litigation filed by 21 states and dozens of business organizations. Read More »

Saab and Adani announce collaboration plan


Saab will compete with U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin to equip the Indian military with 100 single-engine jets to be produced locally under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make-in-India" initiative. Earlier, Saab's chief executive Hakan Bushke had announced a press conference for the same. The manufacturing is planned under the Strategic Partnership policy, according to which the defence ministry is to shortlist the foreign vendors and identify the private firms that are equipped to ... Read More »

Hy-Vee Lends a Helping Hand in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. "Our financial contributions that are raised here locally go directly there for that effort", said Tawanda Owsley, executive director of the Bluegrass Area Chapter of the Red Cross. Read More »

747 was used Tuesday on California fire


Cal Fire says there are almost 75 active fires burning across the state. California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for another wildfire as scorching temperatures complicate firefighters' efforts to extinguish blazes. Firefighters say the wildfire has burned 60 acres (24 hectares) of steep terrain covered by pine trees and brush. More firefighters are joining the more than 1,600 already battling the fire. Read More »

Trump, Moon agree to increase Seoul's missile capabilities over South Korean threats

It also objected to the translated title of the South Korean edition as "Capitalist People's Republic of Korea" and the book's cover that replaced the red star in North Korea's official seal with the USA dollar mark. Other, more left-leaning South Korean outlets, including the Hankyoreh , the Hankook Ilbo , and the Kyunghyang Shinmun also covered the book's release, but are not mentioned in the North Korean statement. Read More »

GM's August Sales Smash Expectations, Ford Drop Narrower Than Expected


The company has a market capitalization of $43.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.41 and a beta of 1.11. General Motors Company has a 52 week low of $30.13 and a 52 week high of $38.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $110. Read More »

Lululemon's Yoga Pants Are Hot-Sellers, and That Has Wall Street Pumped


The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.50 on Lululemon Athletica Inc. The rating scale runs from 1 to 5 with 5 indicating a Strong Sell, 1 indicating a Strong Buy and 3 indicating a Hold. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 7,736 shares of the apparel retailer's stock valued at $415,000 after buying an additional 4,426 shares during the period. Read More »

This "Pumpkin Spice Latte Highlighter" Is Surprisingly Wearable


Patrick, a web developer living in Brooklyn (yes, there is a Starbucks in Brooklyn), told Elite Daily of the project , "Since PSL season is such popular thing I went to see if there was a tracker which tells you when they are available.since it didn't exist and I'm a web developer I figured I'd make one myself". Read More »

Price of gas jumps again as long weekend approaches

Eyes are turning to the gas pump as Labor Day weekend approaches. Hurricane Harvey and the Labour Day long weekend are proving a costly mix for motorists as gas prices have skyrocketed. In a tweet McTeague calls the increase "an eye popping hike". However, most of the change is being driven by pessimistic speculation on the part of oil traders in the Northeast, he said, adding that it's too early to say whether there will actually be a shortage in the U.S. Read More »