April 14, 2021

Policy

How to get the best homeowners insurance policy for your needs

Is your policy offering the right protection? Are you paying too much? Use this home insurance guide to find out. (iStock)

Having adequate insurance is critical as a homeowner. Not only does it protect your investment (the home), but it also keeps you from being financially drained if an unexpected disaster should occur.

Unfortunately, nailing down the right policy can be tedious. There are all kinds of home insurance coverage to consider — some that are required by your mortgage lender and some that are optional. Even for an experienced homeowner, it can be a lot to think

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Biden’s China policy greater risk for U.S. financial firms than Trump

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 23, 2015.

Yuri Gripas | Reuters

BEIJING — As U.S.-China tensions continue to simmer under a new administration, risks for American investors with exposure to China are only going to rise, according to a report from Cowen.

“We believe President Biden represents a greater risk for financial firms on the China front than President Trump,” Cowen Washington Research Group’s D.C.-based analyst Jaret Seiberg wrote in an April 7 note. “We believe Team Biden will be more strategic, more

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Kudlow: With Biden’s economic policy, ‘jobs and businesses will suffer’

‘Kudlow’ host Larry Kudlow slammed the Biden administration’s economic policy Thursday, saying under the “Biden-Yellen plan, jobs and businesses will suffer.” 

LARRY KUDLOW: These Biden tax hikes, if legislated and implemented, would do great damage to the economy at home and to our competitiveness overseas. And again – I want to note that if the corporate rate goes to 28%, plus 3.5% state tax rates, then the U.S. will have the highest corporate tax rates amongst all the industrial countries. This is where we were

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What a tougher NFL personal conduct policy means for Deshaun Watson

The NFL’s investigation, which could take longer than the civil cases, is being led by Lisa Friel, a former prosecutor and chief of the sex crimes unit in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York. Friel was hired as a senior vice president and special counsel for investigations by the league in 2015. The job was created after the league was criticized for how it handled a disturbing domestic violence case involving former Baltimore running back Ray Rice after he was captured on surveillance video knocking out his wife with a punch at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino.

The

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Tim Kaine on Bout With Long COVID: ‘It’s Personal and It’s Policy’ | Healthiest Communities Health News

During a Senate health committee hearing earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine made a surprising admission: Long after contracting COVID-19, the Virginia Democrat is still experiencing strange symptoms. Kaine revealed last May that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies following an onset of symptoms in March, and what the senator is now experiencing appears to place him squarely among the ranks of many people suffering from a condition now known as long COVID.

“I have these weird neurological symptoms a year later. They’re not debilitating, they’re not painful, but they’re weird,” Kaine, 63, said during

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Is mold coverage included in my homeowners insurance policy?

Mold can be hazardous to your health and your finances. (iStock)

Mold is a kind of fungus that grows when it’s around moisture. People are exposed to mold and its spores on a daily basis but that exposure is typically harmless in small doses. But if your home becomes a haven for mold, it could increase your risk of getting sick, especially if you’re allergic.

If mold is in your home, it’s often found in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, basement or crawl space. Unlike mildew, mold isn’t easily cleaned up with household cleaning products. Once you find

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