March 6, 2021

Day: March 6, 2021

5 things agents wish people knew about insurance

Insurance is notoriously complicated, and few people have the time or desire to pore over their policies. But some basic knowledge can go a long way — and that’s where an insurance agent can help, by clearing up some of the most common misconceptions they encounter.

Here are five things agents say are helpful for customers to know.

1. INSURANCE DOESN’T COVER EVERYTHING

When it comes to insurance, “Most people don’t understand the details,” says Andrew McGill, agent at The Insurance Shoppe in Collierville and Nashville, Tennessee. For instance, they often don’t realize that most homeowners policies won’t cover flood

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House Oversight Committee reissues subpoena for Trump financial records

Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney, D-New York, speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Legislative Proposals to Put the Postal Service on Sustainable Financial Footing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2021.

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The House Oversight Committee reissued a subpoena for years of financial records from former President Donald Trump and his businesses as it presses on with investigations into potential conflicts of interest and self dealing.

The renewed push by congressional Democrats to obtain Trump’s financial statements from his longtime accountant Mazars USA follows the Supreme Court’s Feb. 22

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Money worries are holding people back from getting the vaccine

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Biden’s FDR moment? President in New Deal-like push that could cement his legacy

The president is planning a multi-trillion effort to fix America’s infrastructure and kickstart the economy. But can he get Republicans on board? Biden in the White House in January. During his presidential campaign, Biden cast the infrastructure effort as an economic road map to revitalize American industry and help the nation compete with China. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Joe Biden came to power promising a New Deal-like economic agenda that would not only combat the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now claimed more than half a

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NFL hires first Black female game official

The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as the first Black female official in league history. She will work games during the 2021 season.“I am honored to be selected as an NFL official,” Chaka said. “But this moment is bigger than a personal accomplishment. It is an accomplishment for all women, my community and my culture.”Chaka enters the NFL after working in the Pac-12 and Conference USA. She was selected in 2014 for the NFL’s Officiating Development Program, which identifies college officiating talent with the goal of showing them some of the same experiences as NFL officials before determining if they … Read More

Gas headed up, stocks headed down

GasBuddy says gasoline prices at the pump may climb past $3 a gallon by Memorial Day, following a decision by OPEC and its allies to keep production curbs in place through April. The national average for regular unleaded hasn’t topped $3 since Oct. 2014. News of the production curbs sent oil prices rallying yesterday to their highest level since April of 2019. This morning, crude is trading around $65 a barrel.

 U.S. travel demand remains low even as tens of millions of people get vaccinated for Covid-19, with just 12% planning a spring break trip this year. The U.S. Travel

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Business owners scramble after Texas lifts mask mandate

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As small-business owners and managers across Texas went to work Wednesday morning, they faced yet another 2021 headache: deal with losing business from customers who don’t want to wear face masks during the pandemic or from patrons who will only frequent places that require them.

The dilemma was abruptly thrust upon them after Gov. Greg Abbott announced yesterday afternoon that the state will lift its mask mandate and allow all businesses to operate at

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