By Mike Steinbach3 tips to prevent being scammedThis Valentine's Day, many older Americans will search for love online. And while dating sites like Match and eHarmony can be great platforms for finding a genuine connection, older adults should be aware of the potential for romance scams online. Romance scams are a growing threat: American victims of all ages reported losing nearly $1 billion in 2021 alone, according to the FBI. Here's one final -- and important -- piece of advice: don't let romance scammers scare you away from finding love online. When dating online, watch out for red flags and always protect your personal information.
Today, the London property market – which is much more lightly regulated than the City of London – has had to get full square behind the UK sanctions regime. Are Russian buyers sorely missed in London – and has anyone replaced them? To answer these questions, I asked a property buying agent, Henry Pryor, who knows the high-end London property market inside out. It's hard to quantify how much of the London property market relied on Russian buyers and sellers in previous years. Even Russian buyers that aren't on the UK sanctions list trigger suspicion.29 days ago Morningstar
Shares rose 10% in after-hours trading. Shares rose 1.8% in premarket trading. The composite PMI rose to 53.0 in February from 48.5 in January, above the 49.0 reading expected in a WSJ survey of analysts. The services PMI rose to 53.0 in February from 50.8 in January but the manufacturing PMI fell to 48.5 from 48.8. Analysts in a WSJ survey had expected manufacturing PMI at 49.2 and services PMI at 50.9.1 month ago Morningstar
"To be clear, Russia has been able to sell every barrel it produces, but is annoyed by hefty discounts everyone is asking." "By cutting back volumes, Russia wants to signal that it would rather forego volume than reduce its price," he said. The European Union banned imports of seaborne Russian oil and oil products and, together with the Group of Seven, adopted price caps for seaborne Russian oil and oil products. Western governments have largely banded together to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago. Oil prices have seen an impressive run of gains recently that halted on Thursday.1 month ago Morningstar
Additionally, Iger said Disney has asked the company's board to reinstate the dividend by the end of the calendar year. After adjusting for restructuring charges, amortization and other effects, Disney reported earnings of 99 cents a share, up from 63 cents a share a year ago. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had on average expected adjusted earnings of 78 cents a share on revenue of $23.44 billion. Disney's television networks generated sales of $7.29 billion, while analysts' average estimates called for $7.4 billion. The company's iconic theme parks and product sales business increased to $8.74 billion in revenue from $7.23 billion a year ago.1 month ago Morningstar
In fact, it's just these two-party limitations that coordinating officials at the Independent National Union say will dominate the discourse in Austin. In fact, final five combines a top-five primary with a ranked-choice general election. In final five voting, there is a single-ballot primary in which the top-five candidates advance to the general election, regardless of party affiliation. Next, there's an instant-runoff general election, presented to voters in a grid-style, ranked-choice ballot, where voters pick their favorite candidate. Other subsets of ranked voting, alongside final five, include star voting and approval voting.1 month ago Morningstar
The emergencies, which have been repeatedly extended by Biden since he took office in January 2021, were set to expire in the coming months. Biden's announcement to Congress came in a statement opposing resolutions being brought to the floor this week by House Republicans to end the emergency with immediate effect. Republicans have refused for months to meet Biden's request for billions of dollars to extend COVID vaccines and testing. That's despite the fact that more than 500 people in the U.S. still die of COVID every day. The company said revenue for the company's COVID vaccine Comirnaty is expected to drop 64% and revenue for its COVID treatment Paxlovid is expected to fall 58%.1 month ago Morningstar
Oil prices were on track to post losses for the week, but that's after posting two consecutive weeks of gains. The OPEC+ Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC), which reviews the oil market and has no ability to make official production policy decisions, will meet on Feb. 1. "OPEC could keep its production lower for long beyond its June 4th meeting or implement further cuts." Traders will also weigh the impact of the EU ban on imports of Russian oil products, and an expected price cap on Russia oil products on Feb. 5. The proposed caps "wouldn't be restrictive for diesel or gasoline sales at current market prices."1 month ago Morningstar