The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated jut for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, Obamacare, the mystery man behind Bitcoin
Personal Security and Freedom:
/bIn the past drills have contained political messages. For instance, in 2004, cops in Muskegon, Michigan conducted a “mock attack” on a school bus as part of a terrorism response exercise. The terrorists portrayed in the exercise were said to be fanatical homeschoolers./p
pba href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/372724/bolton-our-biggest-national-security-problem-barack-obama-eliana-johnson"‘Our Biggest National-Security Problem is Barack Obama’/abr /
/bWith the Obama administration grappling with a crisis in Ukraine, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday and declared that the country’s “biggest national-security problem is Barack Obama.”/p
pba href="http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/sean-long/cold-shoulder-abc-cbs-exclude-scientists-critical-global-warming-more-1300-days"ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days/abr /
/bThe networks were able to promote the myth that there is a scientific consensus for man-made, catastrophic climate change by including climate alarmists much more often than skeptical scientists and by challenging the credentials of the skeptics that they did include./p
pba href="http://watchdog.org/131254/local-police-spy/"Spy Game: Local Police Tap Cell Phones/abr /
/bRecent court documents reveal a troubling cell phone surveillance program conducted by a Florida police department against unsuspecting cell phone users. Attempts to keep the practice secret, even from judges, is raising questions as to just how prevalent police spying is within the Sunshine State./p
pba href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/health-care/how-republicans-won-the-fight-over-abortion-in-texas-20140306"Texas Down to 6 Abortion Clinics by September/abr /
/bMore closures are likely to follow: Under House Bill 2, an antiabortion bill passed last November, all clinics are required to close by Sept. 1, 2014, unless they have on-site ambulatory surgical centers. Of the 20 remaining clinics, only six meet that standard and are likely to remain open./p
pa href="http://feedproxy.google.com/uploads/2014/03/restaurantbill.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-59012"img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-59012" alt="restaurantbill" src="http://cdn.moneyandmarkets.com/uploads/2014/03/restaurantbill-150x98.jpg" width="150" height="98" title="emMoney and Markets/em Daily Reader: Missouri Teachers Shot During Drills, Restaurants Ramping up Prices Due to Obamacare, Mystery Man Behind Bitcoin Revealed” />Obamacare Surcharge Appearing on Restaurant Bills Across the Country
The small business mandate doesn’t go into effect until 2015, but restaurants across the…
I’ve been warning about the risks of rising interest rates for a long time — as far back as 2012, in fact. If you heeded my warnings, you avoided the worst year of losses for bonds, bond mutual funds, and bond ETFs since 2009, and before that, the late 1990s.
But what about stocks? They did very well last year.
Investing in technology companies may sound daunting at first. Most people barely know how to use a tenth of the power of their smartphones, for instance. How can they be expected to understand how to invest in the companies that make them?
But the reality is that investing on one level is pretty simple. I don’t want to go overboard
The following is a rundown of the day’s news drawn from other media sources with topics curated just for Money and Markets readers: personal security and freedom, Obamacare, IRS scandal
Personal Security and Freedom
/bChina made headlines today with its annual military budget, up 12.2 percent to $132 billion dollars this year. That’s about one quarter of the $495 billion military budget that President Obama presented to Congress yesterday./p
pba href="http://freebeacon.com/rising-threat/"North Korea Develops Unmanned Strike Aircraft from Stolen U.S. Target Drone/abr /
/bNorth Korea has deployed an indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle capable of attacking ground targets based on stolen U.S. target drones, the Pentagon revealed in a report to Congress./p
pba href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/03/05/third-graders-caught-smoking-pot-in-sonora-school-bathroom/"3rd-Graders Caught Smoking Pot/abr /
/bTwo 8-year-olds and a 9-year-old were caught by another student, who immediately informed school administrators. Those officials then alerted local police. The case was forwarded to the Tuolumne County Probation Department./p
pba href="http://news.yahoo.com/alzheimers-deaths-much-more-common-realized-study-211045904.html;_ylt=AwrBEiKzkxdTTUcA44TQtDMD"Alzheimer’s Deaths 6X Higher than Previously Thought/abr /
/bNearly half a million elderly Americans likely died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, a figure almost six times higher than previous estimates of annual deaths, according to a new study released on Wednesday./p
pba href="http://news.yahoo.com/facebook-instagram-crack-down-gun-sales-social-networks-172943836--sector.html"Facebook, Instagram Crack Down on Gun Sales on Social Networks/abr /
/bIn an effort to curb what gun control advocates say is the increasing use of the social networks to circumvent checks and controls on firearms sales, Facebook and Instagram will also bar users under 18 from viewing gun offers posted by individuals or groups./p
pa href="http://feedproxy.google.com/uploads/2014/03/no_doctor.jpg" rel="attachment wp-att-58966"img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-58966" alt="no_doctor" src="http://cdn.moneyandmarkets.com/uploads/2014/03/no_doctor-150x98.jpg" width="150" height="98" title="emMoney and Markets/em Daily Reader: China Increases Military Budget, Obamacare Architect: You Dont Need a Doctor, IRS House Hearing Erupts” />Obamacare Architect: ‘You Don’t Need a Doctor’
Under the Affordable Care Act, the Health and Human Services Department is spending billions of dollars to expand community…
Europe’s economic data was just beginning to show signs of life, faint though it was. But now European Union (EU) investors have a whole new crisis to be concerned about: the threat of armed conflict between neighboring emerging European nations.
The standoff between Ukraine and Russia that intensified last weekend adds a heavy dose of geo-political risk to an already