Rep. David Schweikert made a fake loan. Do voters care about ethics?

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Opinion: A phony loan? Using campaign funds to pay a babysitter? It’s not a good look for Rep. David Schweikert. But is it enough for voters in Scottsdale to dump him and send a Democrat to Congress?

After a two-year investigation, the House has socked Rep. David Schweikert with a $50,000 fine and a reprimand for violating 11 ethics rules.

“Representative Schweikert did not act in a manner that reflected creditably on the House,” according to the House Ethics report released Thursday, which laid out a surprisingly sizable amount of misconduct over a seven-year period.

Of course, the words “credible” and Congress don’t exactly go hand in hand. Still, this thing’s going to leave a mark.

The good news for Schweikert: Unlike a certain Arizona congressman who was asking

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Ex-insurance agent stole from clients, sentenced to 9 years in prison

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Gregory Oliver (Photo: Provided/Clermont County Sheriff’s Office)

A former insurance agent from Milford was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday after officials said he stole over $1.1 million from clients, many of whom were over the age of 65. 

Gregory Oliver, 61, was also ordered to pay more than $990,000 in restitution to his victims, according to a release from the Ohio Department of Insurance.

According to the release, Oliver obtained an Ohio insurance license in 1989 and opened Oliver Financial Services Corporation. He met with insurance companies to sell life insurance and annuity products.

A criminal investigation later revealed that Oliver intentionally withheld, misappropriated or converted more than $1.1 million from at least 17 clients between 2011 and 2018. Many of those clients were over the age of 65, the release states.

Officials said Oliver deposited client insurance premiums into his business account, withdrew funds from client

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Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

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FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig in Midland, Texas. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a conservative champion in seemingly endless culture wars. But the president, still trying to fashion himself as an outsider, offers little detail about how he’d pull the levers of government in a second term.

FILE – In this July 29, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig in Midland, Texas. Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a conservative champion in seemingly endless culture wars. But the president, still trying to fashion himself as an outsider, offers little detail about how he’d pull the levers of government in a second term.

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President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths.

Trump, like many fellow Republicans, holds out tax reductions and regulatory cuts as economic cure-alls and frames himself as a conservative champion in seemingly endless culture wars. But the president, still trying to fashion himself as an

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Discover Financial Services: The Worst Is Yet to Come

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Credit card lender Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) reported its second-quarter results on Thursday, and they were ugly. Total revenue fell 7%, while net income swung from a $753 million profit a year ago to a $368 net loss. The company set aside a whopping $2 provision for loan loss, or a net $1.3 billion reserve build after accounting for $767 million in charge-offs last quarter.

Unfortunately, Discover increased its reserve even over the large build taken in the March quarter during the early days of the pandemic, admitting to a worsening outlook compared with three months ago. Management also forecast charge-offs increasing later this year and into 2021.

On the other hand, Discover’s balance sheet and customer base also seem in much better shape compared with the last financial crisis in 2008. And if the government comes through with another round of stimulus, things may not be turn out

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Analysis on Impact of COVID-19- Global Canned Food Market 2020-2024 | Evolving Opportunities with Bolton Group Srl and Campbell Soup Co. | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global canned food market size is expected to grow by USD 19.52 billion as per Technavio. This marks a significant market growth compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. Healthy growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4%. Request Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

Read the 120-page report with TOC on “Canned Food Market Analysis Report by Product (Canned fish and seafood, Canned vegetables, Canned meat, Canned ready meals, and Others) and Geography (Europe, North America, APAC, MEA, and South America), and the Segment Forecasts, 2020-2024”.

https://www.technavio.com/report/canned-food-market-industry-analysis

The market is driven by new product launches. In addition, the rising demand for convenience food is anticipated to boost the growth of the Canned Food Market.

New and innovative products, in

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