Catalyst Funds CIO, David Miller discusses the implications of elevated volatility and potential consequences on Yahoo Finance's On The Move.
Catalyst Funds CIO, David Miller discusses the implications of elevated volatility and potential consequences on Yahoo Finance's On The Move.
Russia, China and other countries are using espionage to glean secrets of Norway's petroleum industry and plans by its government to cut or increase production, the Norwegian counterintelligence service PST said. The warning comes less than four months after Norway expelled a Russian diplomat on suspicion of espionage and detained his contact, a Norwegian citizen. Risk management and quality assurance consultancy DNV GL has said the Norwegian suspect worked at its oil and gas unit, specialising in 3D printing and materials technology.
High frequency data on employment across a range of industries has been weak, but for smaller firms suggests an outright loss of jobs in November, according to data and analysis from Homebase https://joinhomebase.com/data and UKG https://www.kronos.com/about-us/newsroom/update-us-workforce-activity. Other data points to a job market that may still be holding its own, including estimates by payroll processor ADP that small businesses added 110,000 jobs last month. Indexes of job openings from employment site Indeed https://www.hiringlab.org and analytics firm Chmura http://www.chmuraecon.com/blog both rose last week.
French PM warns of 'new era' as Brexit talks enter decisive days. In visit to country’s biggest fishing port, Jean Castex says his government has to compromise
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(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks extended record gains and the dollar’s slide deepened on Thursday as investors weighed prospects for fresh fiscal support from Washington.The benchmark S&P 500 reached a record high for third consecutive day, with energy, industrial and real estate leading gainers. Boeing Co. jumped after saying it sealed a landmark order for its 737 Max jet from Ryanair Holdings Plc. Meanwhile, the Institute for Supply Management’s index showed service industries expanded at healthy pace in November.“We continue to see the push-pull of short-term versus long-term,” said Chris Gaffney, president of world markets at TIAA Bank, said by phone. “We’re seeing investors still pretty confident in the ability of the global economy to continue to recover.”All major indexes for U.S. equities -- the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Russell 2000 and the Nasdaq Composite Index -- surpassed their previous closing records. Such synchronized highs were last seen in January 2018.Investor focus turned to a Democratic proposal to break the stimulus deadlock that could provide a potential driver to the rally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that it was “heartening” that Democrats embraced a smaller price tag for a stimulus package but again called for passing narrowly targeted relief while leaving a broader agreement for later.“The prospects for a new Covid relief package will be the key issue over the very near-term for the broad stock market,” said Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak + Co. “In other words, any negative news on this issue will cause the market to decline, while any positive news will help it rally.”Guiding the global-growth rebound has also become the overriding ambition of central bankers. As the Federal Reserve puts aside inflation concerns for now, economist Ed Yardeni predicted the 10-year Treasury yield will remain anchored below 1%.While markets advanced up in Asia, European shares were mixed. Britain’s pound more than recouped Wednesday’s drop as traders took in stride France’s threat to veto a Brexit deal.The dollar added to its slump this week that has sent the euro, Australian dollar and the Korean won to their highest levels versus the greenback in more than two years, and the Swiss franc to its strongest since 2015.Oil edged higher as OPEC+ reached an agreement to ease its oil-output cuts next year more gradually than previously planned, giving a fragile market more time to absorb the extra supply.These are some key events coming up:The U.S. employment report on Friday is expected to show more Americans headed back to work in November, though at a slower pace than October.German factory orders for October are due Friday.Here are some of the main moves in markets:For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The oddest of awards season has another date set. The Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild said today that its eighth annual MUAHS Awards ceremony will be a virtual affair on Saturday, April 3. Nominations will be read on Thursday, February 18. See the full timeline below. Julie Socash, President of IATSE Local 706, said […]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saquon Barkley has no doubt he will get back on the field and play for the New York Giants once he's finished rehabilitating the torn ACL in his right knee.Speaking to the media on Thursday for the first time since the injury ended his season on Sept. 20, Barkley would not put a timetable on his return. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year insists his goal is to improve 1% every day.The running back has now been hit with injuries two straight seasons. He missed three games last year because of a high ankle sprain and saw his season ended in less than two games this year.A big believer in taking on challenges, Barkley said injuries are something a player can't control; they just happen in a physical game. His plan now is to attack every day and get his body back in shape.“Hopefully, you know, it works for me. It works out for me,” Barkley said. “I don’t look at it that way, that I’m not Superman. I never viewed myself as a Superman. I wouldn’t say I put that on myself. But I had an injury last year. I was able to overcome that and I have an injury this year. And this is another challenge in a way that, you know, that I would be ready to face.”The No.2 overall pick in the '18 draft, Barkley might have gotten a new contract after this season if he had another big year. He rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons.Barkley said the money is not his focus now. Getting better and trying to have the type of season Adrian Peterson had after tearing his ACL in December 2011 while playing for Minnesota is the goal.Peterson won the NFL MVP Award the following season.Barkley said he has been in contact with the current Detroit Lions running back and they even talked the night before his surgery in Los Angeles in late October. Surgeons repaired the ACL and also fixed a torn meniscus. The MCL was damaged on the play but it healed with time.Barkley said there have been good and bad times since the injury. One of the darkest times came on the play he was hurt. He knew it was serious right away.Game day on the couch also has had its ups and downs.“When we win, you still feel that joy, even though I’m not on the field,” Barkley said. “But it’s also that sit on a couch and watching there. Then you can feel helpless. You can’t do anything. You can’t help your team at all. So I would say Sundays are the toughest days, but the last three weeks they they’ve been pretty good.”The Giants (4-7) have won their last three games and lead the NFC East heading into a game at the Seattle Seahawks (8-3) on Sunday.Barkley has enjoyed seeing backup halfback Wayne Gallman carry the load lately behind a much-improved offensive line.The rehabilitation and having football taken away has been a challenge, said Barkley, who rejoined the Giants in New Jersey two weeks ago.“But, you know, I’m just trying to be supportive as I can," he said. “You love seeing my guys out there ballin' and doing it, especially the way we’re playing right now. So that definitely makes life a lot easier.”____More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLTom Canavan, The Associated Press
TORONTO — Airbnb says it has a plan to curb New Year’s Eve parties this year while Canada works to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, with the announcement coming not long after a short-term rental was the site of a 60-person party in Mississauga.In addition to its ongoing ban on parties, Airbnb now says guests will need a history of positive reviews on its app to reserve an entire home for New Year’s Eve in Canada. Airbnb is making an exception for one-night bookings made up to Tuesday, based on data that suggest bookings made before early December rarely involve parties.The app is loosening its standards from a similar policy on Halloween by allowing users with previous positive reviews to book a home for one night.But Airbnb says it will put more stringent policies in place as the new year nears, by using technology that blocks certain kinds of last-minute bookings.Airbnb’s announcement comes after Peel Police Deputy Chief Marc Andrews said a short-term rental unit was the site of a 60-person party this past weekend, resulting in thousands in fines to partiers who violated COVID-19 restrictions.“Airbnb bans parties, and the reported behaviour is outrageous," said Airbnb policy spokesman Nathan Rotman of the weekend's party bust."We are in touch with Mississauga officials to offer our support and have suspended the listing as we investigate further.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2020.The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — WSP Global Inc. is buying Ontario's Golder Associates for about $1.5 billion, which the Quebec company says will result in the creation of the world's leading environmental consulting firms. The Montreal-based engineering services firm's shares surged nearly 15 per cent to $111.17 in midday trading, down slightly from a record high set in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. WSP chief executive Alexandre L'Heureux says the deal positions WSP to capitalize on the rapidly growing trends in ESG (environment, society and governance) that is driving demand for environmental services and sustainable infrastructure development. After the deal closes, expected in the second quarter, 14,000 of WSP's 54,000 employees will be focused on accelerating the transition to green solutions, he says. The environment sector will account for about 35 per cent of WSP's total annual revenues of $8 billion. Founded in 1960, Mississauga, Ont., -based Golder provides engineering services in industries such as the environment, mining, oil and gas, and energy and infrastructure. It is present in 30 countries with 7,000 employees in 155 offices. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2020 Companies in this story: (TSX:WSP) The Canadian Press
Veritone, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERI), the creator of the world’s first operating system for artificial intelligence, aiWARE™, today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Safety & Disaster Response (PSDR) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Veritone provides proven AI technologies and solutions for Public Safety to help customers leverage the power of AWS to foster transparency and protect the public.
Ottawa has been named host city for the 2026 world men's and women's wheelchair basketball championships.Sixteen men's teams and a dozen women's international squads will compete for world titles over 11 days at Lansdowne Park, Aberdeen Pavilion, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Canadian Senator Chantal Petitclerc, winner of 14 wheelchair racing Paralympic gold medals, is honorary chair of the tournament.“Beyond the field of play, this event is about so much more than sport," Petitclerc said Thursday in a statement. "Our vision is to host a transformational event that empowers social change by moving people to feel, think and act differently towards wheelchair basketball and people with disabilities."Thursday's announcement coincided with International Day of Persons with Disabilities.The championship is held every four years. Canada will host a combined men's and women's world wheelchair championship for the first time. The 2014 women's tournament was held in Toronto, where Canada claimed gold. Edmonton was the site of the men's event in 1994."I have personally experienced the thrill of representing Canada and winning a gold medal on home soil,” Canadian women's team player Cindy Ouellet said. “As an athlete, there is no greater honour than competing at home in front of your family, friends and fellow Canadians."Canadian teams are contenders for gold. The women have won five gold and two bronze medals in the 30-year history of the tournament. Canada's men have reached the podium six times and took the title in 2006.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2020.The Canadian Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, a veteran Democratic strategist and aide to the Clintons, as her chief of staff, the transition team announced Thursday.Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to a team of advisers led by Black women. Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian heritage, is the nation's first female vice-president. Flournoy joins Ashley Etienne as Harris' communications director and Symone Sanders as her chief spokeswoman.Flournoy has served as chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton since 2013. That follows a career that took her to top posts at the Democratic National Committee, in the presidential campaigns of former Vice-President Al Gore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and with the American Federation of Teachers.Bill Clinton called her appointment “great news for our country."“Tina Flournoy is incredibly smart, strong, and skilful, with deeply rooted values. She’s done a wonderful job as my chief of staff for nearly 8 years, and I will miss her—but I’m thrilled about VP-elect Harris’ choice," he tweeted.Harris also announced Rohini Kosoglu as her domestic policy adviser and Nancy McEldowney as her national security adviser. Kosoglu had served as Harris’ top adviser during the general election campaign. McEldowney is a former ambassador to Bulgaria and has 30 years of service in various diplomatic and foreign affairs jobs.“Together with the rest of my team, today’s appointees will work to get this virus under control, open our economy responsibly and make sure it lifts up all Americans, and restore and advance our country’s leadership around the world,” Harris said in a statement.Former colleagues describe Flournoy as a no-nonsense operative who has both policy and political chops. Matt McKenna, who was Bill Clinton’s spokesperson from 2007 to 2015, noted the historic nature of Harris' candidacy and said Flournoy will skillfully manage competing demands for her time.“(Harris) represents so many things to so many people, and they’re all going to want some of her time. She needs someone who can honour the historic nature of her candidacy and her victory and her place in the world," he said.Harris has regularly joined President-elect Joe Biden and offered remarks at briefings on the economy, the coronavirus and health care since the two won the November election. The transition team has yet to announce whether she'll focus on any specific issues or initiatives.Flournoy has never held a position with Harris. But Minyon Moore, another former Clinton aide and close friend of Flournoy's, is assisting Harris with staffing during the transition. It's unclear if any of Harris' former Senate staff or longtime political advisers will join the vice-president's office.Kathleen Ronayne, The Associated Press
Smoke from the Bond Fire darkened the sky near Tustin, California, as the blaze grew to about 3,650 acres on Thursday, December 3, fire officials said.A number of evacuation orders and road closures were announced as the fire grew “rapidly,” according to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). The blaze began with a house fire on Silverado Canyon Road in Orange County late on Wednesday night, local media reported.Approximately 500 firefighters were battling the wildfire on Thursday morning, the OCFA said.Christopher Cargo filmed this footage of smoke from the Bond Fire seen from Tustin, a city in Orange County. Credit: Christopher Cargo via Storyful
Add two more competitions to the Calgary curling "bubble" that's slated to hold several events later this season.The Grand Slam of Curling said Thursday that it plans to host The Players' Championship and Champions Cup at Winsport's Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Dates have yet to be finalized, but both bonspiels will likely be held in the spring. The announcement comes two days after Curling Canada first unveiled curling hub plans for the Alberta city. The federation intends to hold the 2021 men's and women's national championships, the mixed doubles championship and the men's world curling championship in Calgary.Curling Canada plans to adopt a similar model to the one the NHL used when it completed its pandemic-interrupted campaign by using "bubbles" in Toronto and Edmonton. Spectators were not allowed in the hockey venues and that will be the case for curling as well.Conditional on government approval, the proposed curling events will adhere to strict health guidelines to prioritize the safety of players, staff and all involved, Sportsnet said in a release.The Players' Championship was originally set for April 7-12 in Toronto. The Champions Cup had been scheduled to close out the Slam season from April 29-May 3 in Olds, Alta."Exploring the hub city concept allows Sportsnet to support curlers as they return to the game they love, while delivering world-class competition to fans across Canada," said Rob Corte, vice-president of Sportsnet and NHL Production. “The safety and well-being of all those involved, including players, staff and organizers, will be of primary importance as we work hand in hand with our partners and health officials to host a safe and responsible event for all.”The Scotties Tournament of Hearts will likely kick things off in the bubble in late February. The Tim Hortons Brier is expected to be played in early March, followed by the mixed doubles competition.The men's worlds, a World Curling Federation event hosted by Curling Canada, are set for April 3-11. The women's world playdowns are scheduled for March 20-28 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.Over the coming months, local event organizers will continue to work with the Public Health Agency of Canada to finalize event plans and health protocols, Sportsnet said. Competition format, prize money and broadcast details will also be announced at a later date. All games will be held on the Olympic-sized ice at the Markin MacPhail Centre.The first four events of the 2020-21 Grand Slam season were cancelled last spring.Sportsnet owns and operates the top-flight curling series. A total of $2.1 million in prize money is normally available each season on the Grand Slam circuit.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2020.Follow @GregoryStrongCP on Twitter.Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press
Airbnb, the U.S. home rental company that will make its market debut next week, is making it harder to book apartments on New Year's Eve in Paris, New York, London and other top destinations to limit the risks of illegal parties in the time of COVID-19. People planning to spend the last day of the year in properties let through Airbnb will also have to pledge they won't organise any parties on New Year's Eve and they are aware of the legal charges they might face if they fail to abide by the rule, the company said. All bookings made under previous conditions will be maintained, Airbnb said.
NEW YORK, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zhang Investor Law announces a class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders who bought shares of Berry Corporation (NASDAQ: BRY) (a) pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s initial public offering conducted on or about July 26, 2018 (the “IPO” or “Offering”); or (b) between July 26, 2018 and November 3, 2020, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 21, 2021. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. To join the class action, go to http://zhanginvestorlaw.com/join-action-form/?slug=berry-corporation&id=2501 or call Sophie Zhang, Esq. toll-free at 800-991-3756 or email email@example.com for information on the class action.如果您想加入这个集体诉讼案，请在这里提交您的信息。http://zhanginvestorlaw.com/join-action-form/?slug=berry-corporation&id=2501According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: Berry had materially overstated its operational efficiency and stability; Berry’s operational inefficiency and instability would foreseeably necessitate operational improvements that would disrupt the Company’s productivity and increase costs; the foregoing would foreseeably negatively impact the Company’s revenues; and as a result, the Offering Documents and the Company’s public statements were materially false and/or misleading and failed to state information required to be stated therein.Lead plaintiff status is not required to seek compensation. You may retain counsel of your choice. You may remain an absent class member and take no action at this time.Zhang Investor Law represents investors worldwide. Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.Zhang Investor Law P.C. 99 Wall Street, Suite 232 New York, New York 10005 firstname.lastname@example.org tel: (800) 991-3756
LOS EBANOS, Texas — The U.S. government has been trying to take Pamela Rivas' land for a border wall since before Joe Biden was vice-president. From a brushy bluff, Rivas can look across the Rio Grande to Mexico on the other side. She spent her childhood fishing on the river. The government wants to bisect this property with steel fencing that would cut her off from the water, paying her just for the strip of land where it would build. In the meantime, the land is under constant surveillance from border agents who drive across it without her permission. “We’ve been in court for 12 years now,” Rivas said. “It’s devastating. This is my inheritance from my family.” Biden faces immediate pressure when he enters the White House in January to fulfil a pledge to stop border wall construction. But he also will confront tough choices left behind by President Donald Trump, whose administration has ramped up construction efforts across the Southwest in its final weeks, as well as skepticism about his own record on border walls. As a senator, Biden voted for efforts to take private land under the Secure Fence Act of 2006. And while he was vice-president to President Barack Obama, the government continued building and pursuing lawsuits against border landowners. About 650 miles (1,050 kilometres) of barriers were completed under that law through 2011. In South Texas' Rio Grande Valley, where Rivas and dozens of landowners are fighting construction, Obama built more barriers than Trump. “We’re a little less naïve than last time,” said Ricky Garza, a lawyer with the non-profit Texas Civil Rights Project, which represents Rivas and other landowners. "What we saw 10 years ago was a failure to prioritize the border as an important place where policy was happening.” Biden will inherit a massive wall-building effort that accelerated in Trump's final year. Work crews are blasting through mountains and destroying tree-like cactus and other habitat in Arizona and New Mexico. Almost all of the construction under Trump has taken place in wildlife refuges and Indigenous territory that already belongs to the U.S. government. While the work is considered “replacement” of older barriers, crews are removing small vehicle barriers and installing towering steel posts and lighting that are far more restrictive. The Trump administration says it has completed 400 miles (644 kilometres) and pledged to reach 450 miles (725 kilometres) by the end of the year. And it has locked in contracts to build hundreds of miles more. More than two dozen projects are underway and contracts are signed with at least five construction companies, totalling $7 billion, according to government figures. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees construction paid with military funds reappropriated by Trump under a national emergency declaration, “will not speculate on actions the administration may or may not take” and “expects contractors to continue work as obligated under their contracts,” spokesman George Jozens said in November. Following the election, the Justice Department has continued suing landowners in Texas, with several new cases each week. It has faced the same obstacles as previous administrations in trying to determine whom to sue. Some properties sought for the wall have dozens of potential heirs scattered nationwide. That work at times has been haphazard, leading a federal judge during one land condemnation hearing to accuse the government of “wasting this court's resources.” “You don’t do your work to determine whether people have passed away,” said Judge Micaela Alvarez, an appointee of former President George W. Bush. “You have out cases where you name somebody and then, a month or two later, you come back to court and say, ‘We want to dismiss them,’ because they died two, three, four years ago.” The week after the election, the government sued Minnie G. Saenz, a 78-year-old widow who was with her son when they learned of the lawsuit from The Associated Press. “They’re in a hurry — not in a hurry to pay, but in a hurry to build,” said her son, Leonel Saenz Jr. Taken together, it will be difficult for Biden to stop immediately. He pledged in August to build “not another foot” of border wall and said he would “withdraw the lawsuits." A spokeswoman for Biden’s transition team, Jennifer Molina, said in a statement this week that the president-elect would end Trump’s national emergency declaration and “invest in real solutions” at the border, such as “smart border enforcement efforts” and “investments in improving screening infrastructure” at official ports of entry. Molina did not elaborate or answer questions about how Biden would implement a shutdown of wall construction. Stopping the work could force crews to leave projects half-finished and abandon steel and concrete already purchased. But allowing some construction to be finished well into 2021 could leave Biden open to criticism that he violated his pledge. Biden's administration could exercise termination clauses in the contracts. But the contractors could then seek settlements under federal rules, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It's not clear how much those settlements might cost because the government has not released the contracts. Gil Kerlikowske, who served as CBP commissioner under Obama, said he expected Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, to listen to recommendations from border agency employees who predated Trump. “You can certainly hit the pause button and say, ‘We’re going to reexamine what’s being done,’" Kerlikowske said. Trump's rhetoric about building a wall, often accompanied by nativist attacks on immigrants, obscured what was once a bipartisan consensus on border security, illustrated by Biden's vote for the Secure Fence Act. Obama and George W. Bush built barriers and added Border Patrol agents, watch towers, blimps and helicopters, and other surveillance technology. “If you look at it as a whole package, then it makes a lot more sense,” Kerlikowske said. Some border residents and activists say stopping the wall should begin a reversal of that overall strategy, which they call a “militarization” of borderlands. They argue the government should redirect money to public health and infrastructure, especially given how the coronavirus has ravaged border communities. “We need to not be trapped and stuck in this idea that we need to seal off the border somehow,” said Garza of the Texas Civil Rights Project. ___ Merchant reported from Houston. Nomaan Merchant And John L. Mone, The Associated Press
Yahoo Finance’s Jessica Smith breaks down why the DC Metro is proposing budget cuts and potential layoffs for thousands of employees.