Month: October 2020

Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images Company: Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) Business: Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. The met coal
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The acting director of the U.S. Office Comptroller of Currency (OCC) Brian Brooks says the creation of the U.S. digital dollar is a terrible one because the government is not good at building things. Instead, Brooks believes tech companies, which already possess the know-how, to be in a better position to issue stable digital currencies.
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New Puerto Rico Oversight board member Justin Peterson exercised an exit veto on a proposed central government debt restructuring Friday. More than two hours into a virtually held public board meeting, Justin Peterson left the meeting to remove the board’s quorum. He did this to deny the remaining three board members the right to take
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US coronavirus cases increased by 97,000 on Friday, by far the largest one-day jump since the start of the pandemic, with Midwestern states leading a wave of infections, hospitalisations and deaths across the country just days before the presidential election.  The sharp increase, which beat Thursday’s record of 88,400, took the weekly total for the
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Nassau County, New York, Executive Laura Curran’s goal for an early 2021 budget approval has hit a stumbling block: stiff opposition from legislative Republicans toward her debt refinancing proposal that is a key component of her $3.3 billion spending plan. Curran vetoed budget changes the GOP-controlled county legislature sought in her $3.3 billion spending proposal
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Despite record low mortgage rates, homebuying affordability is on the decline. getty Despite hovering around their all-time low for several months now, it looks like mortgage rates have done about all they can for housing affordability.  According to a new report, skyrocketing home prices have now outstripped their power, and overall homebuying affordability is now
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Pedestrians walk past commercial real estate in Manhattan. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Decidedly weak quarterly earnings reports from major apartment real estate investment trusts this week paint a bleak picture for some of the largest urban rental markets. The coronavirus pandemic has caused thousands of apartment dwellers to seek safer, larger, single-family
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Despite explosive third-quarter growth in the security token sector, Overstock’s Q3 2020 earnings report reveals that its tZERO alternative trading system (ATS) has continued to lose money. The ATS specializes in security tokens, consistently hosting more than 95% of the sector’s monthly trade volumes. tZERO saw dramatic growth in recent months, with monthly volume growing
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Google’s advertising business staged a stronger than expected rebound from its coronavirus slump in the latest quarter, boosting revenue and earnings of parent Alphabet above most analysts’ expectations and sending the shares 9 per cent higher in after-market trading. Coming just days after the search group was hit with a landmark antitrust lawsuit from the
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said he sees positives for investors after steep market declines Wednesday as Wall Street grew further concerned about the coronavirus pandemic. “I recognize the carnage, but I do think the carnage is reversible,” Cramer said Wednesday on “Closing Bell,” after the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 943 points, or 3.4%, in
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Fitch Ratings cut the outlook to negative from stable Wednesday on Chicago’s BBB-minus general obligation bond rating. The action increases the risk that the city will be saddled with a second speculative-grade bond rating. Moody’s Investors Service cut the city to junk five years ago. Fitch Ratings assigned a negative outlook to Chicago bonds Wednesday.Bloomberg
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European countries are poised to tighten coronavirus crisis restrictions as soaring infection rates stoke alarm across the continent, sending stocks to their lowest level since May. Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, was due to hold talks on Wednesday with premiers of the country’s 16 states about proposed new curbs, while France’s president Emmanuel Macron will give
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