UK policy turns people with learning disabilities into commodities, study reveals – The Conversation UK

There are well over a million people with learning disabilities in England. Like anyone, people with learning disabilities or autistic people can experience times of crisis and heightened distress, particularly when they and their families have not had the support they need. These people, their families, the government and health services agree what the best …

9 smart things to buy as an investment in your future – Mic

Making sure you have enough wealth through old age used to be simpler. The idea behind pensions was that your employer would guarantee you a set payout once you retired and handle the investing decisions required to grow the money you would eventually receive. But the pension safety net is full of holes. For one, …

Asia falls further behind US, Europe in financial oil trading – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) – Asia is dropping further behind the United States and Europe in financial oil trading despite being the world’s biggest fuel-consuming region, exposing refiners from China to Singapore to the moods of speculators who often ignore market fundamentals. While China’s Unipec, a unit of state refiner Sinopec, vies with Europe’s Vitol to be …