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Qatar's money defiles the world - opinion

MIDDLE ISRAEL: The contamination of American academia is only part of the princedom’s subversive record.


Deputy minister: Ukraine could receive $4 billion from frozen Russian assets in 2024

Already this year, Ukraine could receive $4 billion from Russian assets frozen by the EU and the Group of Seven (G7) countries, Deputy Justice Minister Iryna Mudra told Forbes Ukraine in an interview published on Feb. 14. The sum could go up to $15-$18 billion over the next four years, she added. Western countries and other partners immobilized aro...


Company out $35M after scammers stage video call with deepfake CFO, coworkers

The employee was tricked into transferring $200 million Hong Kong dollars into five bank accounts after joining a video call with convincing AI fakes of their coworkers.


Let’s Make 2024 The Year Of The Budgeting Brain

Talking about money benefits all of us — and we need to do it more. Join the conversation with Worth More, our 2024 guide to better finances, from navigating savings, debt and relationships to negotiating pay raises and, above all, investing in yourself. We all know that staying in control of our money is vital if we want to be calmer and confident in our lives. And yet so often many of us let our finances drift into a cluttered, semi-chaotic...


TD Bank customers eligible for payout in $15.9M class-action settlement

A class-action settlement that could result in a payout from TD Bank of $16 million has been approved. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted the approval Thursday after a hearing this week over non-sufficient funds fees.


Total cost of ArriveCan 'impossible to determine,' auditor general finds

A new auditor general report has found the final cost of the controversial ArriveCan app is 'impossible to determine' due to what it says is poor financial record-keeping.


Because I earn £24,500, my husband and I have no chance of being together

It’s crushing, not to be with the man you love.


5 ways to avoid overspending in 2024

Lauren Cañafranca, an Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada, says that avoiding overspending is one of the most effective ways to take control of your personal finances. Here are her best tips for where to start.


Save or Splurge? What beauty products are worth the big bucks

If you find yourself as perplexed as the rest of us about which beauty products are truly worth the splurge, worry not – we've got some answers for you!


Here's when you'll be able to put a King Charles tenner in your wallet

The banknotes featuring the late Queen Elizabeth II will remain legal tender.


Right-hander Liam Hendriks brings his Aussie accent to Boston. He agreed to $10 million, 2-year deal

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Liam Hendriks grew up watching the Boston Red Sox a lot in Australia. He’s happy he’ll finally get a chance to pitch for them. Boston and Hendriks finalized a $10 million, two-year contract on Tuesday, a deal that includes a mutual option for 2026 and could be worth $30 million over three seasons. “It’s an exciting time, fin...


Zelenskyy on EU support: Ukraine expects to receive 18 billion euros in first year

It is important for Ukraine to receive tranches of 18 billion euros in the first two years, and the stability of the state will continue to grow thereafter, stated the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his video address. "Right now, it is important for the distribution of these funds to occur like the previous support format: we need...


Dollar steady, Aussie rises on prospect of rate hike

By Ankur Banerjee SINGAPORE (Reuters) -The U.S. dollar was steady near a three-month peak on Tuesday on rising expectations the Federal Reserve is unlikely to cut rates aggressively this year, while the Australian dollar gained after the central bank said it could not rule out another rate hike. The Reserve Bank of Australia left rates unchanged at a 12-year high of 4.35%, as expected, after its


How Trump's MAGA movement helped a 29-year-old activist become a millionaire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charlie Kirk’s $4.75 million Spanish-style estate is tucked away in a gated Arizona country club that charges nearly a half-million dollars for a golf membership. It boasts a guest casita, a “resort-style” pool and striking views of the Sonoran Desert. The Make America Great Again political movement has been lucrative for Kirk, th...


Canada affordability crisis: What steps are being taken to address issue?

Money expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq breaks down the latest Ipsos poll revealing that affordability remains the top concern for Canadians. How Ottawa plans to address the issue. Plus, practical money-saving tips, from shopping habits to planning events.


Here's where your concert ticket money goes

If you’ve tried to buy concert tickets recently, you’ve probably experienced frustration. From higher prices to tacked on “service” and “convenience” fees, you’ve probably wondered where your ticket money has actually been going. From hordes of angry Taylor Swift fans unable to buy tickets, to service fees that doubled the cost of seeing The Cure, it appears that business is casting shade over the art. Live Nation, the company that owns...


Republican megadonor Ken Griffin gave $5 million to super PAC backing Nikki Haley

NEW YORK (AP) — After initially staying out of the 2024 presidential race, billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin has thrown his support behind Nikki Haley as she takes on Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Griffin made two contributions in December and January to a super PAC backing Haley's campaign totaling $5 million, a...


Breakdown of the $95,000,000,000 aid to Ukraine and Israel passed by US Senate


Biden wants people to know most of the money he's seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because factory jobs in the United States depend on that money. Aerospace and defense company General Dynamics’ new factory in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite is exp...


2 Stocks That Could Be Easy Wealth Builders

A steady stream of passive income could be your ticket to an early retirement. The post 2 Stocks That Could Be Easy Wealth Builders appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.


Electric vehicles: money savers, or money pit?

Chris Blay had a decision to make in September 2021. The senior network architect was a longtime Audi driver, but with his latest lease coming up, Blay became interested in the Teslas filling the roads. “Tesla released the Model 3, and it was meant to appeal to the premium mid-range market,” Blay says. “Since we had another gas car for longer distance trips, I decided we could get an electric vehicle and Tesla was my preferred car.” Switching...


7 habits of world's richest people you should consider developing

The wealthiest individuals are typically disciplined and possess many beneficial habits that have propelled them to a high level of success. These habits deserve attention and can be incorporated into one's own life, according to Pro Groshi (About Money - ed.). Taylor Swift, a billionaire and the person of the year 2023 according to Time, often sin...


Parents: How to Give the Gift of Cold, Hard Cash This Holiday

The best thing you can give your kid this holiday season? Cash! Use this method to make money on top of your gift. The post Parents: How to Give the Gift of Cold, Hard Cash This Holiday appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.


Manitoba clinic owner puts up $700K of own money to bring over doctors

Dr. Shadi Rezazadeh began putting up her own money when she discovered she needed to offer more to convince doctors from the United Kingdom to work with her in Winnipeg. She wants the government to offer better assistance to address physician recruitment.


A Week In Chicago Suburbs, IL, On A $115,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Today: A CPG manager who makes $115,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on a chandelier. Occupation: Manager Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods Age: 27 Location: Chicago Suburbs, IL Salary: $115,000 Net Worth: $168,672...


Minimum wage to reach new milestone when it goes up in a few months

He will be speaking at the Tory Party conference in Manchester later today.


BlackRock reorganizes Financial & Strategic Investors Group

(Reuters) - BlackRock is changing the organizational structure of its Financial & Strategic Investors Group (FSIG), which works with high-net-worth institutional clients such as sovereign wealth funds, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. The announcement follows the world's largest asset manager unveiling changes to its senior management structure last month, at a time when speculation


Art dealer who made 2,800,000% profit on mask he bought from couple faces court

He's been accused of deceiving the pensioners.


Malaysia considers legal proceedings against foreign banks involved in 1MDB graft

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is considering initiating legal proceedings against foreign banks linked to the multi-billion dollar 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) corruption scandal, the chairman of the 1MDB asset recovery taskforce said on Tuesday. Johari Abdul Ghani did not name the foreign banks but said they did not conduct proper due diligence before facilitating fund transfers


Bank of Israel warns wartime changes to 2023 budget can harm economy

The Bank of Israel's research department analyzed the proposed amendments to the 2023 budget and warned that some elements of the changes could damage Israel's economic standing.


Final £299 cost of living payments to land in bank accounts from today - are you eligible?

More than eight million households are eligible for the tax-free cash.


Business Report: Big earnings for Tim Hortons

Profits are surging for the parent company of Tim Hortons. Plus, why markets are plummeting on both sides of the border, and a look at how much the average Canadian plans to spend on Valentine's Day. Fil Martino has the day's top business stories.


Report: Kylian Mbappe agrees to five-year deal with Real Madrid

Top French striker Kylian Mbappe has agreed to a deal with Real Madrid, BBC Sport reported on Tuesday.


A Week In Boston, MA, On A $114,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Today: a strategist who makes $114,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on sauvignon blanc. Occupation: Strategist Industry: Retail Age: 30 Location: Boston, MA Salary: $114,000 Net Worth: $571,220 (home equity:...


Super Bowl bets worth billions

Nearly 68 million Americans were expected to bet on the Super Bowl, with an estimated $23 billion wagered on who will win the game and other bets.


Tory MP quits his £100,000 minister role because he couldn't afford his mortgage

The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: 'It's right that we ensure that ministerial pay reflects the wider fiscal situation.'


Protesters host ‘everything must go’ sale at Trump Tower following fraud judgment

The ridicule levelled at former US president Donald Trump following the judgment in his New York fraud trial (in which he was ordered to pay a fine of more than $350 million) continues, as a group of protesters gathered outside Trump Tower in the city to have a “going out of business” sale. Judge Arthur Engoron found Trump liable for fraud back in ...


L’Oréal heiress, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, becomes first woman to have $100 bln fortune

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, the L’Oréal heiress and entrepreneur, becomes the first woman to accumulate a wealth of $100 billion, according to a list of the richest people in the world, The Guardian and BBC report. 70-year-old Bettencourt Meyers crossed the number on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making her the 12th richest person in the worl...


Michigan cosmetology school agrees to $2.8M settlement in an unpaid labor dispute

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has approved a $2.8 million settlement in a dispute over unpaid work performed by aspiring hair stylists at a Michigan cosmetology school. Roughly 1,500 people will get some compensation for cleaning floors, washing towels and stocking shelves when they were students at Douglas J Aveda Institute, attorney John Philo said Mond...


As a first-time homebuyer, how much money do you really need for closing costs?

Buying a home comes down to more than just the downpayment and the mortgage costs. Here's what to know about closing fees and and rebates available to first-time homebuyers.


Trump Could Run Out of Money for Attorneys by Summer as Defense Fund Dwindles

Some of Donald Trump's legal trials haven't even started yet, but his attorney fees are already adding up. Knewz.com has learned the long list of court cases involving the former president are draining one of his funds set aside for legal fees. Trump has a political action committee specifically set aside for the civil and criminal cases against hi...


Short on cash, El Salvador doubles down on Bitcoin dream

By Sarah Kinosian and Nelson Renteria BERLIN, El Salvador (Reuters) - James and Nicki Malcolm moved to El Salvador from New Zealand to be part of a bitcoin dream sold by President Nayib Bukele in 2021 when he made the Central American nation the first in the world to accept the cryptocurrency as legal tender. Months later Bukele sketched his plans for Bitcoin City, a tax-free crypto haven


Nigeria's government budgets for SUVs and president's wife while millions struggle to make ends meet

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's lawmakers on Thursday approved the new government's first supplemental budget, which includes huge allocations for SUVs and houses for the president, his wife and other public officials, sparking anger and criticism from citizens in one of the world’s poorest countries. In the budget presented to lawmakers to supplem...


Singapore's banks profits set to peak as rates boost fades

By Yantoultra Ngui SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singaporean banks are set to post higher profits for the fourth quarter because of higher interest rates, though growth momentum is poised to slow as big central banks pivot toward rate cuts and volatile markets weigh on their mainstay wealth business. The banks are also expected to see sharper scrutiny of their wealth management business, as a result of


London music venue saved from closure after £35,000 raised in 22 hours

A music venue in south London has been saved from closing its doors after receiving £35,000 in donations in less than 24 hours, which the business co-founder said was “insane”. Keiron Marshall, 34, co-founded The Sound Lounge – a grassroots music venue specialising in live concerts and serving plant-based food – with his wife, Hannah White, 44. The...


2 Financial Stocks That Could Go Parabolic

Smaller bank stocks like EQB Inc (TSX:EQB) could go parabolic in 2024. The post 2 Financial Stocks That Could Go Parabolic appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.


Will Gold Mining Stocks Shine in 2024?

Large-cap TSX gold mining stocks such as Agnico Eagle offer significant upside potential given consensus price target estimates. The post Will Gold Mining Stocks Shine in 2024? appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.


'Always a reason to buy beauty': Young shoppers keep cosmetics hot despite inflation

TORONTO — In Keon Zhang's household, it started with a rite of passage: his eight-year-old discovering a pimple. "She was like, 'Daddy, I need to get rid of them ... I need a skin care routine,'" said the chief executive of beauty brand Back to Earth Skin. "And then, here my son comes up and he's like, 'Do I need it?'" For others, the impulse to di...


Stop Losing Money by Renting Cars: Here’s How to Afford One of Your Own

Young Canadians aren't buying cars, even though it could help them earn more cash each year. Here's how to not break the bank. The post Stop Losing Money by Renting Cars: Here’s How to Afford One of Your Own appeared first on The Motley Fool Canada.


Kansas lawmakers are allowing a 93% pay raise for themselves to take effect next year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is set to nearly double state legislators' pay at the start of next year, making their compensation better than it is for their counterparts in a majority of states, including more populous ones like Georgia and Texas. The increase is nearly $28,000 a year for rank-and-file legislators, boosting their total compensation f...