April 18, 2021


Councilman demands that Stabosz stop “incessant, unfounded personal attacks” on fellow county officials


Press release submitted by La Porte County Councilman Mark Yagelski


La Porte County Council Vice President Mark Yagelski, the longest serving elected county official who was key in creating the county’s Office of Economic Development. has demanded that newly elected County Auditor Tim Stabosz “immediately stop these incessant, unfounded personal attacks on the integrity of our county attorney and two of our county commissioners,” saying this “nonsense is hurting our county’s reputation with business prospects and job creation activities.”

In a press release, Yagelski said “business craves a safe, stable investment environment where county leadership is working in tandem

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Google will stop using Oracle finance software, switch to SAP

Google parent Alphabet plans in the coming weeks to stop using Oracle financial software and instead start using software from SAP, CNBC has learned.

Alphabet and Google core financial systems will move to SAP in May, Google told employees in an email that CNBC viewed. The move relates only to the software Google uses to track finances, and there’s no indication that the company is moving other systems off Oracle.

The change comes as Google and Oracle increasingly compete in the cloud computing market, and follows a similar move from cloud leader Amazon, which over the course of several years

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Opinion | Another ghastly tale makes the point: Insurance companies need to stop insuring children’s lives

But what about the insurance companies that enabled the twisted plot, and the state officials who failed to see the danger? The conditions that allowed Ali F. Elmezayen, 45, to hatch such a terrible scheme — the loose standards and lax practices that make it so easy to buy life insurance on a child — still exist in most of the country, and that puts vulnerable lives at risk.

Mr. Elmezayen almost succeeded. From July 2012 to March 2013, he purchased more than $3 million of life and accidental death insurance on himself and his family. On April 9, 2015

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House Armed Services chairman wants to ‘stop throwing money’ at F-35s

House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., railed against the vast expenses of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the stealthy fifth-generation fighter jet.

Smith said he wants to  “stop throwing money down that particular rathole” for the F-35, which currently costs $36,000 per hour and has a projected lifetime cost of $1.7 trillion. It’s believed to be the world’s most expensive weapons platform.

“What does

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Stop Blacklisting Republicans Who Denied Joe Biden’s Election Win, Business Leaders Say

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has said corporations should be willing to donate to Republicans in Congress who voted against certifying the Electoral College victory of President Joe Biden on January 6.

In the wake of the Capitol right, some large corporations reconsidered donations to Republicans who had supported decertifying the votes that confirmed Biden as president. Companies that suspended political donations to objectors indefinitely included AT&T, Comcast, Amazon and Home Depot, according to a CNN report on February 21.

Other firms, like Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon Technologies, suspended donations to all federal candidates. Details about the companies’ plans

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Stop Throwing Money Down F-35 ‘Rathole,’ Top Lawmaker Says

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is questioning how the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program fits into the Defense Department’s future strategy, likening the Pentagon’s most expensive program to date to “throwing money down that particular rathole.”

“What does the F-35 give us?” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., asked during a virtual Brookings Institution event Friday. “Is there a way to cut our losses? Is there a way to not keep spending so much money for such a low capability? Because the sustainment costs are brutal.”

The F-35 program’s total cost has been projected at more than $1 trillion

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