US stocks mixed after dire jobless claims data

first_imgA number of Wall Street titans have reported first-quarter results in recent days, with profit down across the board.  The pan-European Stoxx 600 was 0.4 per cent higher and the German Dax was had risen 0.1 per cent. But the UK’s FTSE 100 index gave up early gains and stood roughly flat.  Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at currency firm Oanda, said: “Earnings season has got off to a rocky start and will no doubt be sobering but investors will be looking for any signs of encouragement.” US stocks have fallen in the wake of yet more shocking employment data and as states and the federal government debate lifting coronavirus measures. Fears over direction of economy Thursday 16 April 2020 3:16 pm As investors worried about coronavirus’s impact on the economy, they moved into safe-haven assets such as the dollar and bonds. The greenback was up 0.3 per cent on an index against other currencies. The Dow Jones index was down one per cent in early trading. The S&P 500 had dropped 0.5 per cent but the Nasdaq was 0.2 per cent higher. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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The U.S. economy contracted at its sharpest pace since World War Two in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic depressed consumer spending and business investment. (Getty Images) Harry Robertson This has cheered some investors but many analysts have warned of the consequences of listing coronavirus lockdown measures too early. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond fell 3.6 basis points (0.036 percentage points) to 0.598 per cent. Yields move inversly to price.center_img “Concerns for the second half of the year may be underestimated,” said Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors.  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday that the US economy would shrink six per cent this year. Data has shown that unemployment has surged while retail sales and manufacturing output has plunged. whatsapp European stocks were choppy as investors are pulled in different directions by dire economic data and hopes that coronavirus is slowing. US President Donald Trump is keen for the country’s economy to “reopen” as soon as possible. He is expected to make an announcement on the subject later today. Stocks were volatile after data showed that 5.2m Americans claimed unemployment insurance last week, meaning 22m have lost their jobs in the last month. “Although governments are looking to lift lockdowns, the re-opening of economies will be only gradual,” she said. Shah added that this would compound “financial strains for businesses and households, suppressing demand and suggesting a slower economic recovery”. At Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, earnings almost halved, while the sector as a whole has set aside billions of dollars to cover expected loan losses. The U.S. economy contracted at its sharpest pace since World War Two in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic depressed consumer spending and business investment. 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Legislative committee won’t take up Medicaid expansion Wednesday

first_imgFederal Government | Health | State Government | SyndicatedLegislative committee won’t take up Medicaid expansion WednesdayJuly 20, 2015 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:The Alaska Legislature’s committee with gatekeeping authority over expediting the governor’s Medicaid plans meets Wednesday, but does not intend to take up the welfare program’s expansion.Rep. Mike Hawker, chair of the Legislative Budget & Audit Committee, on Feb. 12. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)That’s according to the office of Rep. Mike Hawker, who chairs the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee.If the committee does not act on the governor’s plans, the expansion of Medicaid is expected to go forward automatically on Sept. 1. Gov. Bill Walker announced Thursday his intent to expand Medicaid without the legislature’s blessing.Hawker has previously said he supports Medicaid expansion.Separately, the committee is taking up contract proposals on Wednesday to hire a Medicaid expert to consult for the legislature through the 2016 legislative season.Share this story:last_img read more

Ingenious hits back at tax avoidance criticism of celebrity film investment scheme

first_imgIngenious has hit back at critics of its film investment scheme after more celebrities were named as having received tax breaks from investing in the plan, through rules brought in by Labour.A spokesman for Ingenious said: “Ingenious film partnerships run by Ingenious Media have already generated over £1bn in taxable income for the UK Treasury, with a further £1bn to come over the lifetime of the films they funded. They helped to bring movies like Avatar, Life of Pi, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vera Drake, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz to the screen and are clearly run for profit.”The celebrities involved include David and Victoria Beckham, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, and singer Robbie Williams. Former footballers, including Gary Lineker, have also been named as investors.HMRC is currently running an investigation into Ingenious to see if it is deliberately designed for tax avoidance, and could recoup £26m from the stars if they find it is. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp David Beckham, here pictured with wife Victoria, is Guild Esports’ fourth largest shareholder Sunday 1 February 2015 11:06 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderConsumer TechSee Everything from Miles Away Like You Are Standing Next to ItConsumer TechDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinition Share whatsapp Express KCS Ingenious hits back at tax avoidance criticism of celebrity film investment scheme More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

EU referendum: Bosses speak out on European Union benefits

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Young Laois young musicians perform for government leaders

first_img Facebook Facebook By Siun Lennon – 9th October 2018 TAGSMusic Generation Laois Council Pinterest Twitter Twitter Community WhatsApp Home News Community Young Laois young musicians perform for government leaders NewsCommunity Young Laois young musicians perform for government leaders Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble led by Catriona McKay and Siobhan Buckley at the Music Generation Laois, New Works Series in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel.Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie Members of Music Generation Laois have been given the honour to perform for leaders in education at major conference in Farmleigh House.On Monday, October 8 2018, 13 young musicians from Music Generation Laois travelled to Dublin to perform at a major conference hosted by the Department of Education and Skills in the official Irish State guest house.The conference was attended by members of the Department of Education and Skills, along with representatives from the National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative (NESLI), an international education group.Performing on the night was the 11-member Trad Group, a representation from the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra, which was established just over two years ago under the direction of musicians Siobhán Buckley and Paul Finn.These exceptional young ambassadors were invited to share their musical talent with guests as part of the conference. The group performed a spectacular set that they worked on with Guest Musician Ernestine Healy during the Music Generation Laois Trad Summer School earlier this year.The first tune was composed by Ernestine, and the second was a traditional song: ‘The Pleasure Will Be Mine,’ which was originally introduced to the group by Laois-based traditional singer Aine McGeeney.Performing for the TaoiseachTo date, members of the ensemble have also performed at national and international events including The Ireland Funds Worldwide Conference 2017 (Powerscourt Estate), for An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Dublin Castle, and for President Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.The young musicians have also collaborated with esteemed traditional Irish musicians to compose new works, including with Martin Tourish (Altan) and Ryan Molloy. They are among some 3,500 children and young people who are given the opportunity each year to receive regular music tuition through Music Generation Laois, across a broad range of musical genres and styles.The young musicians included: Molly Donnery (harp/vocals), Izzy Donnery (bodhran), Aedin Lowry (bodhran), Naoise Kettle (fiddle), Eimear Murphy (fiddle/vocals), Aoibhe Kettle (harp), Tara Fahey (flute/vocals), Caragh LaCumber, Maeve Scott (concertina), Ellen Scott (fiddle), Siobhan (concertina), Conal Nevin (accordion) and Aoibhinn O Connor.SEE ALSO – ‘Atlantic Bomb’ could be coming our way, according to Midlands weather forecaster Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Previous articleREVEALED: Laois Divisional squads announced ahead of upcoming competitionNext article‘Massive buzz’ for 12 Acres following big food awards win Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding last_img read more

Songdowon International Children’s Camp Students Enjoy Winter Activities

first_img Songdowon International Children’s Camp Students Enjoy Winter Activities SHARE News Facebook Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2015.01.15 2:05pm center_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more

Fiera Capital reports Q2 profit

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Montreal-based Fiera Capital Corp. (TSX: FSZ) Tuesday a return to profitability in the second quarter ended June 30. The independent investment firm also announced that it has raised its quarterly dividend to $0.10 per share, from $0.09 per share. Net earnings during the quarter rebounded to $3.1 million compared with a loss of $3.5 million in the year earlier period. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Net earnings per share were $0.06 compared to a net net loss per share of $0.06 for the year ago quarter. Revenue increased by $6.9 million to $33.2 million, up 26% from $26.3 million in the corresponding quarter a year ago. Assets under management (AUM) were $65 billion at June 30, an increase of $10.7 billion or 20% from June 30, 2012. On May 1, Fiera closed the transaction previously announced on January 18, with GMP Capital Inc. to acquire selected alternative investment funds of GMP Investment Management, representing approximately $0.6 billion in assets under management. “We are very proud to have passed on the benefits of our robust financial performance to our shareholders with two dividend increases over the past six months, representing a combined 25% raise.” said Jean-Guy Desjardins, chairman, CEO and CIO of Fiera. “We are increasingly recognized as a leader in the alternative investment field in both the institutional and retail sectors, and the GMP acquisition further strengthens our capabilities in that regard. On the infrastructure and real estate front, there is very strong demand for our strategies, as evidenced by the successful additional closing of our funds during the quarter,” he added. Laurentian Bank reports $53.1M profit in Q2, beats expectations IE Staff Canaccord reports record revenues, drops proposal to acquire RF Capital Related news Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter Keywords EarningsCompanies Fiera Capital Corp. read more

AdvisorStream joins Canadian Technology Accelerator Program

first_img IE Staff Segment your email subscriber list Keywords Marketing,  Fintech Toronto-based AdvisorStream Ltd. has been selected as one of a handful of companies to join the 2016 Canadian Technology Accelerator for Digital Tech in New York, the marketing technology company announced on Monday. The program, managed by the Consulate General of Canada in New York, was created to help new, highly innovative Canadian technology companies achieve a faster liftoff internationally. AdvisorStream’s marketing platform equips financial advisors with the licensed content, automation processes and digital communication tools necessary to develop high-response relationships with their clients using newsletters, email, website, and social media. Individual advisors can gain access economically to curated and fully licensed content from the world’s top new sources, including Thomson Reuters, Forbes, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and many others. AdvisorStream will now benefit from the CTA’s links with global markets and its support team of entrepreneurial experts and industry leaders. Kevin Mulhern, CEO and co-founder of AdvisorStream, says in a statement that he and his entire management team are pleased with the CTA opportunity: “The CTA program we know will help us continue our growth and quickly widen awareness of AdvisorStream around the world.” Mogo to acquire investing app Estateably expands to Alberta Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

CU-Boulder Venture Capital Team Advances To Finals

first_imgCU-Boulder MBA students won the $2,000 second-place prize at the western regional Venture Capital Investment Competition hosted at CU-Boulder on Feb. 5. The team will advance with first-place finisher UCLA to the finals held at the University of North Carolina on March 23. “This competition gave our students a great opportunity to compare their skills to those of students at other schools,” said Professor Chris Leach, the team’s faculty adviser. “With a second-place finish in the West and an invitation to the nationals, it’s clear our team is talented, well prepared and nationally competitive.” The top two teams from each of the four regions advance to the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, competition to vie for $34,000 in prize money. Teams competing in the western regional competition included UCLA, winner of the $3,000 top prize, San Diego State University, recipient of the $1,000 third-place prize, as well as the University of Arizona and University of Washington.The CU team includes MBA students Scott Heinemann, Jose Kalaw, Nathan Foran, Chris Dietz, Andrew Wilson, Robbin Crane and faculty advisor Professor Chris Leach. The national competition pays for all of the team’s expenses.The competition entailed teams of five MBA students being placed in the role of venture capitalists. They were charged with allocating a mock investment pool among real companies. The students evaluated five companies that were seeking venture capital financing, prepared written term sheets for their proposed investments and presented their analysis of each company to a panel of real venture capitalists. The sponsors, whose support made the regional competition possible, include The Wallach Co., KPMG, Boulder Ventures, Ltd., and Sequel Venture Partners. Two of the sponsors also provided judges: Kyle Lefkoff of Boulder Ventures, Ltd., and Tom Washing of Sequel Venture Partners were joined on the judging panel by Peter Van Genderen of Stolberg Equity Partners and Rand Lewis of Centennial Funds.The CU competition was organized and administered by the Graduate Entrepreneurs Association, a group of MBA students majoring in entrepreneurship. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 6, 2000 last_img read more

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Elected AAAS Fellows In 2002

first_img Published: Dec. 25, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Two University of Colorado at Boulder faculty have been elected Fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2002. Professor Michael Breed of CU-Boulder’s environmental, population and organismic biology department was cited for his pioneering research on nest-mate recognition mechanisms in social insects that have illuminated the understanding of kin selection as a potential force in evolution.  Also elected an AAAS Fellow was Senior Researcher John Behrendt of CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. He was cited for his distinguished contributions to the understanding of crustal controls in the Antarctic Sea Ice and for efforts to protect and manage Antarctica for the scientific benefit of all nations. The AAAS in 2002 added 291 fellows, elected nationally by their peers, according to the association. The individuals were selected for their efforts to advance science or foster applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. The new AAAS Fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a pin on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Fellows Forum being held during the 2003 AAAS annual meeting in Denver.last_img read more