Credit card fraud and opioid addiction: crimes that go together

JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images Drug addiction and credit card crime are tragically interwoven. According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 80 percent of criminal offenders abuse alcohol or other drugs, and according to a 2015 Drug Enforcement Administration report, prescription pain medication abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. News reports are littered…

India freaks out over U.S. plans to change high-skilled visas

Praying at the ‘visa’ temple in India Amid the hue and cry over President Trump’s travel ban, news of another potential change to American immigration rules has set off a panic attack in India’s tech industry. Major Indian tech shares took a nosedive on Tuesday on reports that Trump is planning to make changes to…

Suspect named in Quebec mosque ‘lone wolf’ shooting

QUEBEC CITY/TORONTO, Jan 30 (Reuters) – A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at a Quebec City mosque that killed six people and injured 17 others, Canadian authorities said on Monday, in what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “a terrorist attack.” The suspect in custody for the attack on Sunday evening…

Pass on ‘puffing’ your car

The National Insurance Crime Bureau says it’s illegal for drivers to warm up their parked vehicles, known as “puffing.” Photo courtesy of Owen Richards/Getty Images Leaving your car running with the keys inside to keep it warm is illegal. Not only can this lead to theft, but it could result in a fine, the National…

What does President Trump mean for health care?

Mark Wilson/Getty Images If you’re confused about the steps the Trump administration has taken to change the nation’s health care system, you’re not alone. A prominent Republican senator shares your bafflement. President Trump, in one of his first actions after he took office, signed an executive order that directed agencies to waive and delay Affordable…

Best business credit cards: Top 3 picks

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Hyundai to film Super Bowl ad during game

Hyundai will broadcast a 90-second documentary-style commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. Courtesy of Hyundai While the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are getting ready to do battle for the championship title at Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, Hyundai is revving up for their unique ad campaign: They will film their ad during the…

What does the Dow at 20,000 mean?

Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Dow Jones industrial average hit the 20,000 milestone for the first time at Wednesday’s opening bell. But before you break out champagne, let’s explore what this really means. The thinking is: Bigger numbers, better economy, more money in your portfolio. But just how true is that? RATE SEARCH: Put your nest…

Trump halts FHA fee cut

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Trump administration has suspended a cut in fees on FHA-insured mortgages that had been set to take effect this month. A reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s annual mortgage insurance premium had been scheduled to take place Jan. 27. In one of the first acts of the Trump administration, the cut…

Today’s best credit cards in 11 categories

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