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  • *Faster VA Claims Decisions* .....?

    12/16/2017 9:33:54 PM PST · by 1_Inch_Group · 9 replies
    my email | Today | Me
    Since you last filed a VA disability claim, VA has improved the claim process by launching the Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program. When you file a DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO). Your VSO will help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it. You can now file a DRC for the following claim types: Direct Service Connection Claims Presumptive Service Connection Claims Secondary Service Connection Claims...
  • Hurricane Harvey’s Massive Flooding Also Destroyed Hundreds of Thousands of Cars

    09/04/2017 11:18:45 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 59 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 3, 2017 | Jennifer Calfas
    Hurricane Harvey's massive flooding has displaced tens of thousands of people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes across southeast Texas and Louisiana. Now, Wired reports Harvey's devastating path has also left as many people without cars. Insurance companies have received at least 100,000 claims for cars impacted by Harvey, according to Wired. Seventy-five percent of those claims have been for totaled cars, with the number of claims expected to rise. Others estimate Harvey has destroyed up to five times more: Cox Automotive chief economist Jonathan Smoke told USA Today he believes 300,000 to 500,000 vehicles were destroyed by Harvey's...
  • U.S. jobless claims near 44-year low; rate hike expected this month

    03/03/2017 3:22:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/2/17 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 44-year low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the first quarter.
  • Initial jobless claims jump by 21,000 to 6-month high

    12/22/2016 12:02:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 12/22/2016 | Steve Goldstein
    U.S. jobless claims jumped to the highest level since mid-June, the government said Thursday. The Labor Department said jobless claims in the week ending Dec. 17 rose a seasonally adjusted 21,000 to 275,000. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected claims of 258,000. The four-week average of claims, a less volatile indicator, rose by 6,000 to 263,750. ... The ratio of continuing claims to the total number of unemployed was 27% in November, compared to a low of 34% during the previous expansion. That’s an indication of fewer people eligible for unemployment insurance — perhaps, due to the rise of the so-called...
  • New Israeli facial imaging claims to identify terrorists and pedophiles

    05/24/2016 1:49:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5/24/16 | Sue Surkes
    A Tel-Aviv based start-up company says it has developed a program to identify personality types such as terrorists, pedophiles, white collar offenders and even great poker players from facial analysis that takes just a fraction of a second. Faception claims it has signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify terrorists, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Furthermore, it says it successfully identified nine of the terrorists involved in November’s terror attacks in Paris, according to the Daily Mail. And it asserts that its technology was able to accurately classify 25 out of 27 facial images of poker...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Rejects Obama’s Middle East Policy Claims Made in ‘Atlantic’

    03/10/2016 5:19:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    algemeinr journal ^ | 3/10/16 | Ruthie Blum
    President Barack Obama’s recent claim about the real meaning of his 2009 Cairo speech “is patently unsubstantiated by the text,” former Israeli ambassador to the US Michael Oren told The Algemeiner on Thursday. Oren, today a member of Knesset with the centrist Kulanu party, was responding to statements Obama made in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg in the just-released April edition of The Atlantic. “My argument was this,” Obama told Goldberg, “Let’s all stop pretending that the cause of the Middle East’s problems is Israel… We want to work to help achieve statehood and dignity for the Palestinians, but I...
  • Jobless claims rise to two-month high

    09/03/2015 6:47:36 AM PDT · by mykroar · 5 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 9/3/2015 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of Americans who sought unemployment benefits at the end of August rose to a two-month high, but so-called initial claims are still at very low levels that suggest a low rate of layoffs in the economy. Initial jobless claims in the period running from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29 rose by 12,000 to 282,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the highest level since the end of June. Still, new claims have been under the key 300,000 level for the past six months, the longest streak since 2000. The average of new claims over the...
  • Archdiocese settles sexual abuse claims for $21 million

    08/04/2015 1:23:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-4-15 | Annysa Johnson
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it will pay $21 million to compensate victims of childhood sexual abuse under a settlement agreement announced Tuesday — a deal that clears the way to ending its nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy. Of the 575 men and women who filed sex abuse claims in the bankruptcy, 330 would receive financial settlements of varying amounts, to be determined by an administrator appointed by the bankruptcy court. Federal law requires the settlement to be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It's also not known how many additional millions of dollars will go to pay fees of numerous attorneys...
  • Hamas Claims Egypt Opened Fire on its 'Military Posts' in Gaza

    02/03/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 2/3/15 | Ari Yashar
    Not only has Egypt been able to expel Gazans from the border with Sinai and demolish their homes and mosques to create a counter-terror buffer zone as the world silently watches, but on Tuesday morning Egyptian troops reportedly opened fire on Hamas "military posts" in Gaza near the border with impugnity. Reports of the shootings were relayed by witnesses in Gaza to the Palestinian Arab Ma'an News Agency, although there were no reports of wounded. Iyad al-Buzm, a spokesperson for the Hamas terrorist government's "Ministry of Interior," accused the Egyptians of "firing directly and deliberately at two Palestinian military posts...
  • Holder claims ´vast amount ofdiscretion´ in enforcing laws

    04/08/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/8/14 | Thomas Lifson
    In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, Eric Holder offered an alarming new doctrine for the Republic: laws are only suggestions, and the real authority to enforce or not enforce them lies in the hands of the president and his cabinet officers. (snip) There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and more specifically that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Point To Firming Labor Market

    02/06/2014 6:40:10 AM PST · by mykroar · 16 replies
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, in a boost to the labor market outlook and the broader economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 331,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits falling to 335,000 in the week ended Feb. 1. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 348,000

    01/30/2014 6:35:30 AM PST · by mykroar ^ | 1/30/14 | Reuters
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend suggested the labor market continued to heal. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast first-time applications for jobless benefits rising to 330,000 in the week ended January 25. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of underlying labor market conditions as it...
  • Jobless Claims - The Economic Miracle That Wasn't

    12/29/2013 5:32:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 12/29/13 | tyler durden
    The noise in the jobless claims data over the past few months has been unprecedented and yet the impressive jump lower in recent weeks has been trumpeted as the all-clear for Tapering and as a signal that the recovery is 'real' this time. Except, thanks to a huge 'glitch' in Florida's new CONNECT unemployment claims website, the data is completely FUBAR... Via The Miami Herald, The story so far... Florida’s ongoing claims for unemployment benefits plummeted to the lowest level in six years from mid-October to early December. The average of 20,000 fewer weekly claims from the prior nine weeks...
  • Mystery illness claims 4 lives in Montgomery County (Texas)

    12/18/2013 6:45:25 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 117 replies
    KHOU 11 News Houston ^ | December 17, 2013 at 11:09 AM | DREW KAREDES
    According to the health department, all of the patients have had flu-like and/or pneumonia like symptoms. However, all of them have tested negative for the flu. There have been eight confirmed patients ranging in age from 41 to 68. Four of those patients have died.
  • Obama 'certainly did not' facilitate shutdown, White House claims

    10/01/2013 8:33:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/1/13 | Dave Boyer
    The White House said Tuesday that President Obama is blameless for the first government shutdown in 17 years. Asked by a reporter whether Mr. Obama bears any responsibility for the shutdown that began at midnight Monday, White House press secretary Jay Carney replied, “I’m not sure what you mean.” “It is his responsibility to try to work with Congress in the spirit of compromise,” Mr. Carney said. “He certainly did not vote to shut the government down.” The president on Tuesday began referring to the crisis as a “Republican shutdown.”Mr. Carney noted that the president called Speaker John A. Boehner,...
  • Israel claims joint US missile launch in Mediterranean for 'target practice'

    09/03/2013 3:41:01 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 10 replies
    Russia’s early warning radars detected the launch of two ballistic rockets in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Russia’s Defense Ministry stated. Israel later claimed responsibility for firing the target test rockets. The launch took place at 06:16 GMT Tuesday, according to Russia's Ministry of Defense. The trajectory of the missiles is reported to have been from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea towards the eastern landmass. Both rockets have allegedly fallen into the sea, RIA Novosti news agency reported. Russia’s President Putin has already been informed about the incident by Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu. The Syrian embassy in Moscow currently...
  • Yemen claims it foiled al-Qaida plot

    08/07/2013 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    AP ^ | Aug 7, 2013 10:19 EDT
    A Yemeni government spokesman claims authorities have foiled a plot by al-Qaida militants aimed at taking control of two cities in the country, then storming strategic ports and bombing gas facilities.
  • U.S. jobless claims jump to 2-month high

    07/11/2013 10:53:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 7/11/13 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON— The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits in the first week of July jumped to the highest level in two months, but the increase may reflect temporary changes in summer employment patterns in large industries such as autos and education. Initial jobless claims rose by 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 360,000 in the week ended July 6, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected claims — a proxy for layoffs — to rise to 349,000 in the week ended July 6 from a slightly revised 344,000 in the prior week.
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected

    06/06/2013 6:44:43 AM PDT · by mykroar · 13 replies ^ | June 06, 2013 | Reuters
    <p>The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to moderate job growth despite slowing economic activity.</p> <p>Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the prior week were revised to show 3,000 more applications received than previously reported.</p>
  • FACT CHECK: Kerry dishes some iffy claims abroad

    05/27/2013 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    ap news ^ | 5/27/13 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry straddled the diplomatic boundary this weekend between presenting the best face of America and a misleading one. In a question-and-answer session with young Ethiopians on Sunday, Kerry exaggerated the U.S. record on climate change, appeared to conflate past U.S. policy on drones with President Barack Obama's new policy and gave an incomplete account of how he opposed the Iraq war. A day earlier, he struggled with economic data as well as the contents of his own department's terrorism blacklist. Here's a look at how some of his statements measured...