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  • Coronavirus Update: Uber, Lyft Cut Jobs, UnitedHealth Offers Discounts Coronavirus Update: Uber, Lyft Cut Jobs, UnitedHealth Offers Discounts 2:41
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10:32 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
We were friendly with our neighbors for decades, until recently. One day, they introduced us to their financial adviser… ‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground’‘We dug trenches, poured concrete foundations, and worked to build our house; they hired contractors. They traded in cars frequently; we ran ours into the ground.’
12:15 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Prudential shares tumble on plan to raise up to $3 bln and demerge Jackson NationalShares of insurer Prudential plc fell 9% as it said it's weighing an equity offering of between $2.5 billion to $3 billion to take advantage of Asian growth opportunities, as it also said it would separate off its Jackson National arm in the U.S. Prudential says it will keep a 19.9% stake in Jackson National, which it will sell off over time to support investment in Asia. The demerger of Jackson National in the second quarter will have the company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol JXN, and the chair of the U.S. insurer will be Steven Kandarian, the former MetLife CEO.
6:59 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bull trend confirmed, Nasdaq Composite gaps to record highs Focus: Communications services sector takes flight, XLC, EA, BBBY, ANF, PVHU.S. stocks are mixed early Thursday, largely treading water amid otherwise constructive January price action. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are digesting respectable bull-flag breakouts, their latest rallies to all-time highs.
2:37 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Jack Denton
Goldman Sachs is launching a new trading platform as an insurance policy. Here’s why.Goldman Sachs is being forced to open a new stock trading hub in Paris, due to uncertainty surrounding Brexit and London’s future as a European stock trading center.
9:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
6:57 a.m. Nov. 9, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Bullish momentum accelerates, S&P 500 extends to uncharted territory Focus: 10-year yield takes flight amid risk-on trade, TNX, NSC, TXN, SNAP, FLEX, FIVNU.S. stocks have taken flight early Monday, rising amid optimism over a successful final-phase coronavirus vaccine trial. Against this backdrop, the major U.S. benchmarks have extended an already-aggressive November rally, rising early Monday to tag record highs.
7:37 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish reversal, S&P 500 spikes from key support amid election overhang Focus: Europe digests technical breakdown, Emerging markets maintain key support, IEV, EEM, COST, PINS, SNE, EGHTTechnically speaking, the S&P 500 is off to a strong November start, rising within striking distance of a key bull-bear test closely matching the 50-day moving average, writes Michael Ashbaugh.
9:37 a.m. Nov. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I make $140K a year. I’m trying desperately to help my half siblings: 2 are refugees in Turkey, 3 are in Syria. But how? ‘Obviously, I’m not making crazy money, but my family is secure. I feel incredibly protective and heartbroken of their missed dreams and destroyed lives’‘Obviously, I’m not making crazy money, but my family is secure. I feel incredibly protective and heartbroken of their missed dreams and destroyed lives.’
9:45 a.m. Oct. 30, 2020 - By Elina Geller
Countries that will give you a remote-work visa, and how to get to them Here’s the details on five countries, and how you can travel to them using your points and milesHere’s what to know about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity and how to travel there on points and miles.
1:17 a.m. Oct. 28, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally tops 8.7 million and marks seven-day record, with more than 20 states seeing most new cases since start of the outbreak Dr. Birx says North Dakotans’ failure to wear face masks is ‘deeply unfortunate’ as the Dakotas suffer worst case numbers measured per capitaThe U.S. case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 8.7 million on Tuesday, with more than 20 states counting record numbers of new infections, as more business curfews were announced to combat the spread.
10:49 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 217,000; the magazine Nature becomes the latest science journal to blast Trump’s pandemic management Nature joins the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American and Lancet Oncology in criticizing Trump’s failings and endorsing Joe Biden for presidentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 217,000 on Thursday, as Nature magazine became the latest scientific journal to sharply criticize President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, and endorse rival, Democrat Joe Biden, for president.
12:02 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Andy Bornhop
Review: The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class The new sedan has a powerful engine, is packed with safety and driver-assist tech, and the heated and cooled front seats have 10 different massaging programsMercedes has poured much of its mechanical prowess and technical might into this large, luxurious machine
11:34 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Flu vaccine expected to be in high demand as U.S. and Europe aim to ward off ‘twindemic’ A record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. aloneA record number of doses are on the way — between 194 million and 198 million for the U.S. alone.
10:21 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally above 34 million — with U.S. accounting for a fifth — as Dr. Fauci hits back at Trump’s mask claim White House has been encouraging states to enforce face-mask mandates, report says, even as Trump and Pence appear without themThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 worldwide rose above 34 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for about a fifth of that total, as Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at claims made by President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s presidential debate on face masks.
5:15 a.m. Sept. 28, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Uber wins 18-month license to continue to operate London Judge rules Uber “fit and proper,” after the ride-hailing app won an appeal to hold a license in London despite “historical failings.”
1:07 p.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Boris Johnson defends plan to rewrite Brexit deal, says EU ‘unreasonable’ Conservative government admits bill violates ratified withdrawal treatyBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday defended his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union as an insurance policy against the bloc’s unreasonable behavior — even as his former attorney general joined the ranks of once-loyal lawmakers condemning the contentious move.
7:01 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting another bullish reversal: S&P 500, Nasdaq rally from key support Focus: Japan’s stealth breakout attempt, Amazon narrowly holds key support, EWJ, AMZN, VFC, CROX, TMU.S. stocks are firmly higher early Monday, rising amid renewed vaccine optimism as well as merger and acquisition activity. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are concurrently rising from major support closely matching the 50-day moving average. The tandem successful retests preserve a bullish intermediate-term bias.
11:35 a.m. Sept. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Former British prime ministers slam Boris Johnson on Brexit plan Major, Blair say government ‘is shaming itself and embarrassing our nation’Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages the U.K.’s reputation.
9:23 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global death toll tops 905,000, U.S. toll above 191,000 and experts slam Trump for playing down virus ‘If we’d had widespread mask-wearing mandates, we could have reduced deaths by as much as 20% to even 50%,’ says one expertThe number of global fatalities from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 905,000 on Thursday and the U.S. death toll rose above 191,000, amid widespread criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis, after journalist Bob Woodward revealed that Trump admitted to him that he deliberately downplayed the virus in the early part of the outbreak.
4:36 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
London builders under pressure as regulators open inquiry into leasehold marketLondon stocks were headed for the third straight losing week on Friday, with strong gains for mining companies but losses for building companies amid news regulators will open an investigation into the treatment of leasehold homeowners.
11:32 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Recession-proof your portfolio with these 4 stocks, says analystThe U.K. economy has officially crashed into recession following the economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
8:04 a.m. Aug. 12, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases top 20.3 million, U.S. tally tops 5.15 million as Florida and Georgia see record one-day deaths British economy hit the hardest of any by COVID-19 as GDP shrinks by the most on recordThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 worldwide climbed above 20.3 million on Wednesday and the U.S. case tally topped 5.15 million, as Florida and Georgia reported record one-day death tolls.
4:55 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Global unemployment fears rise as a third of U.K. firms prepare for a wave of layoffs Employers across all sectors will keep a tight rein on pay increases over the next 12 monthsLatest government figures show 9.6 million jobs have been furloughed, at a cost of £33.8 billion to the Treasury.
8:20 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
What if heat waves were named like hurricanes? New push draws mega insurers, Athens and Miami mayors, Red Cross and dozens more stakeholders Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance formed now because by mid-century heat waves are expected to affect more than 3.5 billion people globally Global mayors, insurance executives, scientists, forest restorers, the Red Cross and even more stakeholders are declaring “code red,” saying they can no longer wait to prepare for extreme heat as 30% of the world already copes with deadly heat waves lasting 20 days or longer.
1:42 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
Manhattan prosecutor cites ‘extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization’ in defending records demand Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand-jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and amounted to harassment of the presidentTrump’s lawyers last month said the grand-jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith by District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and amounted to harassment of the president.
9:27 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
5 stocks that should thrive as the digital payments trend ramps up Gert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trendsGert van der Geer of Pictet Asset Management focuses on 12 long-term global trends.
2:37 p.m. July 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. counts more than 1,000 fatalities for a fourth straight day as virus spread accelerates in South and West ‘What we have now are essentially three New Yorks, with these three major states,’ says Dr. Deborah Birx The coronavirus illness COVID-19 claimed another 1,100 lives in the U.S. in a single day to push the death toll above 145,000 on Saturday, marking a fourth straight day of more than a 1,000 U.S. fatalities.
7:01 a.m. July 17, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
Charting a bullish holding pattern, S&P 500 traverses higher plateau Focus: VIX presses 200-day average, Home construction ETF tags four-month highs, Emerging markets sustain July breakout, ITB, EEM, ZS, PGR, LVGOU.S. stocks are mixed early Friday, largely treading water amid receding volatility. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has asserted a higher plateau — capped by next resistance (3,233) — while the Dow Jones Industrial Average digests a decisive early-week break atop its 200-day moving average.
1:08 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 climb above 13 million as California, Hong Kong and India reimpose restrictions on movement Earnings season kicks off with bank earnings showing expected boost in loan loss provisions and strong trading and investment banking resultsThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 13 million on Tuesday, and the world’s eighth biggest economy, California, moved to again temporarily shut down higher-risk businesses such as bars and restaurants after a spike in hospitalizations.
11:22 p.m. July 14, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
This strategist says investors are in the ‘forest of make believe’ when it comes to growth stocks Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day, from Nordea’s Sebastien Galy, says the mad rush for tech stocks is going to end in pain for some investors.
7:06 a.m. July 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Wimbledon is cancelled this year, but it will still pay out $12.5 million in prize money, to be split among 620 players “We know these months of uncertainty have been very worrying for the players, many of whom have faced financial difficulty during this period,” All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said“We know these months of uncertainty have been very worrying for the players, many of whom have faced financial difficulty during this period,” All England Club chief executive Richard Lewis said.
10:06 a.m. July 9, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global cases of COVID-19 top 12 million, and WHO warns pandemic is ‘not under control’ ‘We have to shut down again and bring the U.S. back up slowly, in a measured way,’ says Michael OsterholmThe number of confirmed cases of the illness caused by the coronavirus rose above 12 million on Thursday, as the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic is still accelerating and most countries do not have it under control.
9:03 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Amazon drops online retailer Boohoo’s products amid allegations of poor working conditions and no COVID-19 protection Boohoo vows an immediate independent review of Leicester factoryShares of online fashion retailer Boohoo suffered heavy losses for a second day, even as the company said it would launch an immediate independent probe into allegations of poor conditions for workers and no protection from COVID-19.
6:48 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Michael Ashbaugh
S&P 500 ventures atop key resistance (3,155), Nasdaq spikes to record high Focus: China takes flight from key support, FXI, AKAM, TEAM, SWKS, VRSKU.S. stocks are firmly higher Monday, rising after a strong batch of global economic data and following market-friendly remarks from China. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has ventured atop major resistance (3,155) — and is vying for its first close atop the inflection point since June 10 — while the Nasdaq Composite extends its July break to uncharted territory.
1:41 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Lloyds shares rise as bank says longtime CEO Horta-Osório will step downLloyds Banking Group’s longtime chief executive António Horta-Osório will step down next year, the bank said, in news that appeared to give shares a boost on Monday.
12:18 p.m. July 2, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow books slight gain, Nasdaq ends at a record as rise in coronavirus cases caps rally on strong jobs report U.S. financial markets close Friday for July Fourth holiday weekendU.S. stock indexes ended a choppy session Thursday with meager gains to close out a holiday-shortened week, as a record rise in new coronavirus cases in states like Florida helped to erode some of the optimism surrounding a stronger-than-expected monthly employment report for June.
4:13 a.m. June 30, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Pandemic ‘wrecks’ FTSE 100 dividend outlook for 2020, as U.K. payouts fall to lowest levels since 2014 Dividend payments are now expected to fall for two consecutive years before starting to forge a recovery in 2021, according to AJ Bell’s latest Dividend Dashboard reportThe forecast dividend payout for the FTSE 100 in 2020 has plunged by 17% compared with last year, AJ Bell data show.
3:24 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Global IPO market springs back to life after two months in a deep freezeEuropean IPO markets are starting to show signs of life after the pandemic curtailed activity from March through to May.
10:03 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Hot springs in January, no traffic, and universal health care — the best retirement escape you’ve never heard of It’s not very hard to get a Portuguese passport, says Bostonian Matt Patsky Oh, and it’s not too hard to immigrate, says Boston finance executive Matt Patsky.
8:16 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow closes 730 points lower after spike in coronavirus cases forces Texas and Florida to close bars again, while bank stocks sink on stress tests Social media stocks take a hit as more companies pull ad spending on hate speech concernsU.S. stock indexes closed at their lowest levels in about two weeks Friday, after Texas and Florida were forced to backtrack on reopening their economies as coronavirus cases rose further and a record number of new cases were reported nationwide.
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