• Best's Special Report: Tax Reform Aids 2017 Bottom-Line Results for U.S. Life/Annuity Industry

    8 monthes ago - By A.M. Best

    U.S. publicly traded life/annuity insurers saw total revenue rise by 5.9% in 2017, to $311.9 billion, on the backs of increased net investment income, fees and commissions and premium revenue.
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  • Which Has the Bigger Economy: Texas or Russia?

    Which Has the Bigger Economy: Texas or Russia?

    8 monthes ago - By ETF Daily News

    You've no doubt heard that everything's bigger in Texas. That's more than just a trite expression, and I'm not just saying that because Texas is home to U.S. Global Investors.
    Want to know how big Texas really is? Let's compare its economy with that of Russia, the world's largest country by area. As you probably know, Russia's been in the news a lot lately, so the timing of this comparison makes sense. The U.S. just levied fresh sanctions against the Eastern European country for its alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and early last week President Donald Trump warned Russia...
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  • U.S. and U.K. Are Blaming Russia for a Global Hacking Campaign and Giving Advice on How to Thwart It

    8 monthes ago - By Fortune

    The U.S., U.K. and Australia have all accused Russia of being behind the mass hacking of computer networks around the world since 2017. Russian state-sponsored hackers are using the attacks to conduct espionage and to steal intellectual property, the countries said.
    This is the second time this year that the U.S. and U.K. have attributed cyberattacks on Russia, following their unprecedented attribution in February of last year's extremely expensive NotPetya attack. It is also the first time that British and American agencies have combined such an announcement with technical advice on...
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