Major credit ratings agencies this week downgraded China’s most indebted property developer Evergrande, as concerns over Asia’s junk bond sector rise. Fitch Ratings on Wednesday downgraded China Evergrande one notch from B to CCC, saying that the negative developments surrounding Evergrande may weaken investor confidence, further pressuring its liquidity. A rating of CCC means there’s
Boston EMS medics work to resuscitate a patient on the way to the ambulance amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, April 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters About three-fourths of people infected in a Massachusetts Covid-19 outbreak were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to new data published Friday by the Centers
Hamptonites are seeing double. Thumbing their noses at one of the most aggressive markets in history, established residents of the Hamptons are buying up additional homes in the East End. They’re not looking for a quick flip either. These second home buys are pricey pied-à-terres that provide a different vibe from a primary Hamptons residence.
In this article AMZN SWKS GILD TMUS PINS A worker assembles a box for delivery at the Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., April 30, 2019. Clodagh Kilcoyne | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines Thursday after the bell: Amazon — Amazon shares fell more than 6% in after-hours trading after the company reported its first
In this article XOM CVX Oil well pump jacks operated by Chevron Corp. in San Ardo, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chevron reported a second straight quarter of profits Friday as improving demand for petroleum products and a jump in oil prices boosted operations. The
Alexander Spatari | Moment | Getty Images You’ll probably have to use cryptocurrency to pay off that ransomware hacker who froze your laptop, but where else might you put all your bitcoin, ethereum and other digital coins to actual use? Tesla may still be unsure about accepting bitcoin for its electric vehicles again, yet cryptocurrency
In this article Rauf Karimov | iStock | Getty Images With the national eviction ban expiring today, Leopold expects he and his wife, Vivia, and their six young children, will be forced out of their home in Deerfield Beach, Florida, where they’ve lived for the past three years. They’re one of millions of families in
In an aerial view, the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas (L) prepares to set sail from Port Miami during the first U.S. trial cruise testing COVID-19 protocols on June 20, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Royal Caribbean Cruises shares fell more than 4% Friday after six passengers on board its
Come as you are to this piece of rock ‘n’ roll history. Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Washington state has been unanimously approved by the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation to be turned into a landmark. Now considered historically significant, the modest 1,500-square-foot home where the late rocker grew up is expected to become an exhibit.
In this article CPRI HOOD CAT CVX PG XOM Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Procter & Gamble (PG) – The consumer products giant rose 1.1% in the premarket after it beat estimates by 5 cents with quarterly earnings of $1.13, while revenue beat forecasts as well. P&G did warn of continuing
MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor on Friday defended his enterprise software company’s debt-financed purchases of bitcoin, telling CNBC he sees buying the cryptocurrency right now as comparable to investing in Facebook in the social network’s early days. “We’ve got $2.2 billion of debt and we pay about 1.5% interest, and we have a very long time
As the delta variant drives new Covid cases across country, the pandemic’s economic impact continues to weigh heavily on college enrollment. Now, with another class of undergraduates set to start classes in the fall, families are once again struggling with the cost. Nearly two-thirds of parents, or 63%, said their child’s post-high school plans have
A real estate for sale sign shows the home as being “Under Contract” in Washington, DC, November 19, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Pending sales of existing homes in June, which are measured by signed contracts, fell 1.9% month-to-month, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales were also down 1.9% compared
In this article DIS A performer dressed as Mickey Mouse entertains guests during the reopening of the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Friday, April 30, 2021. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Walt Disney Company said Friday it is requiring all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. to be
Oprah Winfrey has quietly sold her 43-acre waterfront estate on Orcas Island for $14 million in an off-market deal. Located in Washington state and known as Madroneagle, the media, business and philanthropic mogul scored big after initially purchasing the home in 2018 for $8.3 million, property records show. The deal marks the highest price ever
In this article AMZN TXRH GILD PG PVH HOOD In this photo illustration an Amazon logo is displayed on a smartphone with stock market percentages in the background. SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Amazon — Amazon shares fell 6.5% after the tech giant’s second-quarter