NJ man indicted for fabricating Mercedes carjacking to get $38K

By Christopher Baxter TRENTON- An East Orange man has been indicted for fabricating a story about being carjacked in order to receive about $38,500 from his insurance company, but he remains a fugitive, More »

NJ man sentenced for trying to collect $45K in insurance by falsely reporting stolen car

By Bill Wichert NEWARK— A Newark man was sentenced today to three years of probation for trying to collect about $45,000 in insurance money by falsely reporting that his vehicle was stolen, More »

DR BOYCE WATKINS: 4 REASONS WHY THE BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SHOULD DISGUST YOU

by Dr Boyce Watkins I don’t have much to say, because I’ve said some of this in the past.  I also talk about this a bit in my book, “Black American Money,” More »

Which city has the highest auto insurance rates?

By Michael Whitney Auto insurance is a product that is a must have if you drive a vehicle.  And every year, it seems as if it’s getting more expensive in every state.  More »

5 Reasons Why Joan Rivers Doctors are Guilty of Medical Malpractice

By Yolanda Spivey An unplanned biopsy allegedly took the life of legendary comedienne, actress and talk show host Joan Rivers. More »

Simone Battle Dead at 25- 4 Reasons Why Young People Should Have Life Insurance

By Yolanda Spivey Simone Battle, a member of the girl group G.R.L. and a former contestant on the U. S. version of the X Factor has suddenly died.  She was only 25 More »

B. Smith’s Story-How to Prepare for a Loved One’s Illness and subsequent Death

By Yolanda Spivey Part 1 Recently, the world found out that legendary model and entrepreneur B. Smith is battling the advance stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  In an exclusive television interview with “CBS More »

 
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NJ man indicted for fabricating Mercedes carjacking to get $38K

By Christopher Baxter

TRENTON- An East Orange man has been indicted for fabricating a story about being carjacked in order to receive about $38,500 from his insurance company, but he remains a fugitive, state authorities said today.

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NJ man sentenced for trying to collect $45K in insurance by falsely reporting stolen car

By Bill Wichert

NEWARK— A Newark man was sentenced today to three years of probation for trying to collect about $45,000 in insurance money by falsely reporting that his vehicle was stolen, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor announced.

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DR BOYCE WATKINS: 4 REASONS WHY THE BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT RATE SHOULD DISGUST YOU

by Dr Boyce Watkins

I don’t have much to say, because I’ve said some of this in the past.  I also talk about this a bit in my book, “Black American Money,” as well as numerous forums, articles, conversations, interviews, blog posts, and status updates.   But the point is worth reiterating and I am hopeful that this time, people will get what I am trying to say.

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Which city has the highest auto insurance rates?

By Michael Whitney

Auto insurance is a product that is a must have if you drive a vehicle.  And every year, it seems as if it’s getting more expensive in every state. 

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5 Reasons Why Joan Rivers Doctors are Guilty of Medical Malpractice

By Yolanda Spivey

An unplanned biopsy allegedly took the life of legendary comedienne, actress and talk show host Joan Rivers.

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Simone Battle Dead at 25- 4 Reasons Why Young People Should Have Life Insurance

By Yolanda Spivey

Simone Battle, a member of the girl group G.R.L. and a former contestant on the U. S. version of the X Factor has suddenly died.  She was only 25 years old. 

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B. Smith’s Story-How to Prepare for a Loved One’s Illness and subsequent Death

By Yolanda Spivey

Part 1

Recently, the world found out that legendary model and entrepreneur B. Smith is battling the advance stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  In an exclusive television interview with “CBS Sunday Morning,” B. Smith talked about how the disease was negatively affecting her.  It was quite sad to see this once vibrant woman tell the CBS reporter that she didn’t know what day, month or year it was.

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Bank of America Reaches a Record $16.65 Billion Settlement Over Toxic Mortgage Bonds

By The Charlotte Observer

Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. government over toxic mortgage bonds requires the Charlotte bank to help struggling homeowners by modifying mortgages, forgiving principal and making loans to lower-income borrowers.

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Unemployed Americans Are Miserable

By Danny Vinik

For much of the year, congressional Democrats have tried to convince their Republican counterparts to pass an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, arguing that failure to do only exacerbates the pain of the long-term unemployed. A 2012 paper dug up Tuesday by the conservative American Enterprise Institute’s Andrew C. Quinn makes that case more convincingly than ever.

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E. Coli- A brief explanation and what to look out for

An outbreak of E. coli this year was responsible for several deaths in Europe and caused hundreds to get sick. The epidemic renewed concerns about E. coli in general.

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Tired of paying too much for your car insurance? If so, you’re not alone.

According to data collected from J.D. Power, car owners got hit with an average increase of 35 percent on their car insurance premiums last year. What’s also devastating for your pockets is that a rate increase was approved and enforced in 2012.

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Insurance salesman gunned down and killed after blind date

DALLAS — A 33-year-old insurance salesman was fatally shot inside his car early Friday in Oak Lawn, authorities say.

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Time ran out on the unemployment extension proposal– 2 million people without help!

Barring an unexpected change of direction from the Republican leadership, the House of Representatives on Friday evening will go into recess yet again without taking action on extending emergency unemployment compensation benefits for millions of the long-term jobless.

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GM Recalls 2.42 million vehicles

General Motors’ recall saga continued Tuesday with the beleaguered automaker recalling another 2.42 million vehicles for four separate issues. The move also means GM will take a $400-million charge against second-quarter earnings.

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NYU refuse to finish facial surgery because woman’s insurance co. stopped paying for the procedure

A New Jersey woman with a disfiguring facial condition claims doctors at NYU Medical Center are refusing to complete her treatment because her insurance company allegedly backed out of paying for the expensive surgery, according to a lawsuit.

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Insurance Leaders take part in the World Food Prize

When the World Food Prize started almost three decades ago, it was a small affair.

The event revolved around an award ceremony before expanding to a half-day symposium that drew about 50 people. Now it’s a weeklong series of events, panels and speakers, drawing about 1,500 people last year, said Megan Forgrave, a World Food Prize spokeswoman.

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New Parents- Why it’s important to insure your children, your parents and yourself

By Yolanda Spivey

When my child was first born, I took out life insurance on him immediately. As a person who is well versed in insurance products, I knew that unfortunately, anything tragic could happen at any time. I also couldn’t pass up the $1.00 a week premium that was offered to me for a policy payout of $50,000 on a permanent insurance product. It’s not a lot of money, but more than enough should a tragedy strike.

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Republicans are Pushing Hard to Extend Unemployment Benefits

By Politico

The prospects of getting a long-term unemployment benefits extension through the House dim with each day that passes — but Sen. Dean Heller still sees a flicker of hope.

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Is it Worth Getting Pet Insurance?

By Yolanda Spivey

Pet insurance is becoming more popular with many people budgeting for this expense.  It is estimated that pet owners spent a whopping $14.3 billion in veterinary care in 2013—and the numbers are expected to rise to $15.2 billion this year alone.

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Obama Still Fighting For the Long Term Unemployed

President Barack Obama continues to keep up the drumbeat for an unemployment extension and a minimum wage hike, but neither issue appears any closer to a reality in Congress.