A cyclist rides before the city skyline at Marina Bay in Singapore. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The top three lenders in Singapore are scheduled to release their third-quarter financial results this week, with analysts expecting further hits to earnings from sustained low interest rates globally and the pandemic-induced economic recession.
The U.K. goes back into lockdown this week — but in some cases, it still makes sense to plan for when restrictions go away. One British luxury train, in particular, certainly requires early booking. This month, the Belmond British Pullman was named the best luxury train journey in the world by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, who goes by the more pedestrian name Bobby Hall, but is better known to the music world as recently retired (and usually bespectacled) rapper Logic, has put his sprawling estate in a low-profile but high-dollar gated enclave in L.A.’s affluent Calabasas suburb up for grabs at a buck less than
Open enrollment season is underway for most employees. With millions of others suddenly out of work, employer-sponsored health insurance is a benefit that workers who still have jobs may not be so quick to take for granted this year. About 157 million Americans rely on employer-sponsored coverage and yet, before 2020, most people spent very
The Internal Revenue Service is making some changes in its collection program to lessen the burden on taxpayers who owe outstanding tax debts and are trying to cope with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRS said Monday that it’s making it easier to set up payment agreements and offers in compromise as
A shopper is seen wearing a mask while shopping at a Walmart store, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, July 20, 2020. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters At some Walmart stores, robots have roamed the sales floors and helped check if shelves were stocked. But the big-box retailer has now decided to end its contract with the
Housing advocates have accused Redfin of “redlining” minority neighborhoods with a price policy that can make it harder for people of color to sell their homes. Redfin will only act as a real estate broker for homes if they’re above a minimum price that varies for each housing market — meaning the company is less
Fundstrat Global Advisors Tom Lee is calling for stocks to rally into year-end. It’s not dependent on any single election outcome. Rather, it takes into account three widely-talked about scenarios. Lee’s base case: Joe Biden wins with a blue wave due to his strength in the polls and betting markets. “That rally is roughly 10%,”
The 1970s are, perhaps unfairly, oft derided when it comes to style. Modern sensibilities say the decade took a deep dive into the Mariana Trench of bad taste where interior décor is concerned. Linoleum floors, avocado tiles, fake wood paneling, lava lamps, shag carpets and statement stone fireplaces populated the disco wonderland of design debacles
Ika84 | E+ | Getty Images Here’s one open enrollment period that people without health insurance may want to pay attention to. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 — unless your state has a later closing date — individuals or families without medical coverage can sign up for a plan through the federal health exchange
Last week, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced legislation to encourage saving for retirement. The bill, titled Securing a Strong Retirement Act, offers more than 30 changes to simplify and expand the use of different types of retirement accounts. This proposal builds on the SECURE
Pedestrians carrying shopping bags cross a street in front of the Macy’s flagship store in the Herald Square area of New York, on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Nina Westervelt | Bloomberg | Getty Images Americans have shown they are eager to shop, even during a recession and global health crisis, the National Retail Federation’s chief
Sean Connery, who recently died at 90, once owned this epic estate in Cap de Nice, France. The legendary James Bond actor — and former nude model — enjoyed two pools, a full gym and breathtaking French Riviera views at this cliffside property recently listed for $33.87 million, according to Top Ten Real Estate Deals.
Colorox brand toilet bowl cleaner sits on display at a supermarket in Princeton, Ill. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: SolarEdge Technologies – Shares of the solar-equipment maker jumped more than 4% ahead of the company’s third-quarter results, which will be released after the bell. Research
There’s a famous line from legendary football coach Vince Lombardi that goes, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” But as a former professional poker player who has won more than $4 million in poker tournaments, I’ve found that during times of high uncertainty, the opposite may be closer to the truth. Quitters often win, and
The global governmental response to the coronavirus pandemic has been rife with shortcomings that have prolonged the acute phase of the health crisis, “Black Swan” author Nassim Taleb told CNBC on Monday. “I think this is a case study of government worldwide incompetence in dealing with a problem and denial,” said Taleb, whose best-selling 2007