U.S. economy is flying high

first_img continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions are in the “best sector” of a robust economy, Wall Street guru Peter Ricchiuti tells attendees at the CUNA CFO Council Conference in Orlando.“We’re adding 200,000 jobs a month,” he says. “Consumer confidence is at a 15-year high. Loans are rising. You are in the best sector of the economy.”Other highlights from Ricchiuti’s presentation:• Investors are hot and cold on the Trump administration. They like cuts to corporate tax rates, deregulation, and increased infrastructure spending.But they’re not keen on protectionism, import tariffs, and immigration restrictions, which make it hard to fill key jobs and limits innovation.• Unemployment is below 5%, which is considered to be full employment. “There’s very little slack in the economy right now, Ricchiuti says. “If the economy improved any more we really don’t have [enough] workers.”In fact, he says, 89% of manufacturing job losses are the result of improvements in efficiencies, automation, and robotics. “That’s good news for American robots,” he says.last_img read more

AC Milan sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic on free transfer after LA Galaxy exit

first_img Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba Ibrahimovic spent two seasons with Milan from 2010 to 2012, winning a Serie A title, and had long been linked with a return to the club.However, sources told ESPN the 38-year-old needed to lower his wage demands in order to facilitate the move.Milan director Zvonimir Boban initially cast doubt on the move due to concerns over the forward’s age, but the Rossoneri have now announced Ibrahimovic has joined the club.Ibrahimovic was a two-time MLS Best XI selection while helping raise the league’s profile during his time in the States. He scored 30 goals and made seven assists in 29 matches this past season to finish second in the MVP voting, behind LAFC’s Carlos Vela.The former Barcelona and Manchester United player has helped his previous teams win 11 league titles in four different countries. AC Milan has signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer after the former Sweden international left LA Galaxy earlier this year.#IZBACK 🔴⚫👉🏻 https://t.co/mkcAr3eAUL🗺👉🏻 https://t.co/oMyurruPii pic.twitter.com/QIUSJnYlg9— AC Milan (@acmilan) December 27, 2019 ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation Source: ESPNcenter_img ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palace RelatedPosts Tags: AC MilanZlatan Ibrahimoviclast_img read more


first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has accused local government representatives of denying evidence of substantial cuts to discretionary medical cards across the county.Medical cards are being slashed across Donegal.The Fianna Fáil Deputy said the cuts are affecting numerous people with serious illnesses and disabilities.He said his constituency office has been inundated with cases where people with cancer, severe disabilities or debilitating illnesses have been refused a medical card or had their card revoked over the past few months. This week in the Dáil, the government rejected a Fianna Fáil motion deploring what the party describes as ‘deliberate targeting of sick people in need of clinical support’.The motion called on the government to stop these ‘underhand cuts’ to discretionary medical cards and to ensure that no-one in clinical need is denied a medical card.Deputy McConalogue said, “It is disgraceful that the government rejected this motion. The government is denying what is clearly happening on the ground. Figures show that nationally, more than 1,000 discretionary medical cards are being withdrawn every single month.“I have been dealing with many cases in Donegal of cancer patients, children with severe disabilities and people with serious illnesses being denied medical cards or suddenly having their cards revoked. How can the government deny that cuts are taking place under the radar? “There is no doubt that there is a cynical campaign to reduce the number of medical cards in use in Donegal and across the country. This is the worst kind of cost-cutting tactic. The Health Minister James Reilly has once again failed to manage his own health budget this year, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that he is expecting to cover some of that budget overrun by removing supports from sick people who otherwise would be entitled to a medical card.“The government representatives in Donegal can deny this all they like, but the bottom line is that it is happening in communities right across this county. People with serious conditions here in Donegal are being denied medical cards and we need to know why.”Deputy McConalogue called on the local government representatives to stand up for Donegal patients and demand a stop to these cuts.“This attack on sick people must stop. I am calling on the local Fine Gael and Labour representatives here in Donegal, who must be receiving as many of these cases as I am, to tell their colleague the Minister for Health James Reilly the reality of what is happening and to put a stop to the sneaky cull of discretionary medical cards,” he said.  MEDICAL CARDS ARE BEING SLASHED ACROSS DONEGAL CLAIMS DEPUTY was last modified: October 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deputy charlie mcconaloguemedical cardsslashedlast_img read more