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Court case shows how health insurers rip off you and your employer

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Many Americans, according to various polls, blame Obamacare for every hike in premiums despite the fact that the rate of increase for most folks was actually greater before 2010, the year the law went into effect.

Health insurers are delighted that many folks blame Obamacare for rate increases because it deflects attention away from them and, according to documents made public in a recent lawsuit against a big Blue Cross plan, the questionable activities they’ve been engaging in for years to boost profits…

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Billy Graham’s daughter: ‘God’s judgment is coming and it’s going to be ugly’

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Billy Graham’s daughter has a stern warning: God’s judgment is coming and “it’s going to be ugly.”

Anne Graham Lotz recently wrote on her website that believes “Jesus is soon to return to take all of His followers to Heaven with Him in what is referred to as The Rapture.”

In her post, Anne Graham Lotz recalled a time when she led a seminar at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville. She said she knew God had spoken after she stepped off her platform.

She writes (in part):

“While this will be deliverance for His people, can you imagine the impact on our nation, let alone the world, when suddenly every single authentic Christian disappears?

Institutions will collapse. Banks will close. The Stock Market will plunge. Planes will fall out of the sky. Cars will crash on the road. Government in America at every level will…

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Four ways new overtime rules may affect your paycheck

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In the coming months, millions of employees around the country could learn that they will become newly eligible for overtime pay due to a change in federal rules.

Everyone’s first assumption is that the rule change will mean bigger paychecks. But that may not be how it plays out for some or even many.

Today, the only way you’re automatically guaranteed time-and-a-half pay after logging 40 hours a week is if you earn less than $23,660 a year ($455 a week).

A soon-to-be unveiled proposal from the Department of Labor is expected to raise that threshold. Observers believe the proposed salary threshold will fall somewhere between $42,000 and $52,000, although some advocates would like to see it go as high as $69,000.

One of four changes could occur if your pay falls below the new threshold:

1. You’ll start getting overtime: Right now, workers who make…

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Dog hit by train recovering well enough to be released to foster family

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Poppy, the dog hit by a train, may be released as early as Friday, according to veterinarians at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners.

Poppy shattered her femur and injured her hip and ear in the train accident. Her medical bills are expected to exceed $12,000.

Great Plains SPCA did find Poppy’s family, but they agreed to give her to the shelter.

If she’s released on Friday, she’ll go to a foster home.

Poppy was hit by the train over the weekend in Sibley, Mo., and taken to Independence where she was stabilized and then transferred to Blue Pearl.

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What’s the perfect product?

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What’s the perfect product?

* Everyone uses it
* Saves people money (sells below retail)
* No inventory
* No change in buying habits
* No collections
* No training for customers or distributors required

I’m so excited to have started a part-time business that has the potential to fund my kids’ college and our retirement. Energy deregulation is creating an opportunity for the average person to capitalize on the greatest transfer of wealth in history. I can’t believe that I am lucky enough to be a part of it.

I set up a website that shows a short 5 minute video that explains the opportunity if anyone is interested in finding out more.