Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review the Federal subsidies under the President Obama’s signature legislation known as Affordable Care Act otherwise known as Obama Care. The case before the highest court is King v. Burwell which will be heard by the court on March 4, 2015. If the plaintiff prevails millions of […]

Fraudulent tax filing by hackers

In February, the popular tax filing software, Turbo Tax found increased fraudulent activity in filing state returns and briefly stopped submitting returns. Taxpayers who were affected by the fraudulent activity were unable to file their state tax returns. More than 19 states were affected by the fraudulent tax filing scheme. How could a hacker file […]

Where are the missing students from Guerrero?

The September 26, 2014 disappearance of 43 student protesters from a teacher training college in Guerrero state in Mexico still hasn’t being resolved. Family and friends as well as activists are marching everywhere in the country demanding justice. The mayor and his wife of the town of Iguala have been taken into custody for the […]

Will the Greece exit the European Union?

Many expected Greece to default on its borrowings and even exit the European Union (EU) and the Euro Zone. Much of its bailout money came from the EU and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Instead, after recent parliamentary election victory by the far-leftist party, Syriza and the new government in Greece is launching a new […]

Saudi King Abdullah dies at age 90

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died on January 23, 2015 at age 90. He was buried in an unmarked grave according to Islamic customs. He has been ruling the kingdom since 1996 and became the King in 2005, after his half-brother’s death from a debilitating heart attack few years back. Saudi Arabia is crucial for the […]

Economic cost of Ebola still rising

The Ebola outbreak in West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia not only killed thousands of people but also infected scores of others with the virus. Daily life in those counties came to a virtual halt. The devastation is now being shown in economies of the affected countries. Total economic costs for those […]

Massacre at the French satirical magazine Carlie Hebdo

The killings at the French satirical weekly magazine office of Charlie Hebdo appear to be motivated due to the magazine’s publication of cartons of Prophet Mohammed. People being killed for blasphemy have a history of more than 400 years especially in Europe. Contrary to the Western cultures, Islam avoids depiction of Prophet Mohammed. The magazine […]

Measles outbreak in the US

At the last count 14 states have been reported cases of measles. The outbreak has been linked to Disneyland in California. According to many sources there are more than 500 suspected cases and more than 90 have been infected with the virus. 2014 has been the worst year for measles and the average number of […]