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Ian Lanoff, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer who advises state pension funds on their fiduciary responsibilities, said the divestment of pension funds in the tobacco industry 15 years ago had little impact. “I didn’t see any evidence that tobacco companies cared at all,” Lanoff said “I’ve heard investment experts say to my boards, other people will
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Gun owners generally will be covered for liability under their homeowners’ or renters’ insurance policies, according to Peter Kochenburger, deputy director of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law. “You’re covered for your negligence if you injure someone or if you damage property,” Kochenburger said. Those policies typically do not
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How to best store those funds, while still earning interest on those sums, can vary. MaxMyInterest works to connect your bank accounts together to find the best rates for your cash. The highest rate the company currently offers is around 1.61 percent, with online banks typically providing the highest rates, according to Halloran. MaxMyInterest does
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A little white lie never hurt anyone, right? From that “doctor’s appointment” to checking Facebook when you should be working, employees disguise a number of deceptions from 9 to 5. SimplyHired polled 1,000 employed Americans about what they keep hidden from their bosses, what lies they’ve heard coworkers tell and which offenses they feel most
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Seemingly everyone is on edge about the Federal Reserve‘s next moves — with reason. Throughout the nearly nine-year bull market run, the Fed held rates near zero. But recent signs of rising inflation could push the central bank into hiking rates more aggressively, which will have far-reaching consequences for consumers. “Inflation is accelerating and may
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