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Candidates address healthcare, Little silent on Otter’s Medicaid expansion push

Two of the major Republican candidates for governor say they’re opposed to Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to add thousands of people onto government healthcare programs. But the third candidate, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, isn’t saying what his position is on the issue. Otter seeks lawmaker support for a federal waiver that would allow 35,000 Idahoans

Volatility and the Secret of “Hot Money”

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Once again, bond yields and volatility fall… “With central banks unwinding QE, it was inevitable that yields and volatility would rise”…
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Pakistan Is Back on Anti-Terrorism Financial Watchlist

Sahar Khan After days of speculation, the Financial Action
Task Force (FATF), which tracks countries suspected of engaging
in terrorist financing and money laundering, added Pakistan to its terrorist financing watch
list.
Why it matters: Adding Pakistan to the list is
a more effective way of urging the state to change its policy of
sponsoring terrorist groups than cutting off aid immediately. And
Pakistan has until June to improve on its anti-money laundering
activities.
After three years on the international watchdog’s list, Pakistan
was
taken off in 2015 for improving its standards, especially
around financial transactions. Yet, Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates remain at
large in Pakistan, violating conditions laid out by the Obama administration
for removing Pakistan from the list.
The Trump administration has now taken a hardline approach and
lobbied for Pakistan’s reinclusion, with the support of the UK and
Germany. The decision was made after China and the Gulf Cooperation
Council (GCC) withdrew their opposition. Turkey, however, remains
opposed.
But, but, but: This still doesn’t address the
bigger issue plaguing…

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