UK to mint its own NFT and push forward with crypto regulation

In this photo illustration a novelty Bitcoin token is photographed on £10 notes. Matt Cardy | Getty Images LONDON — The UK government on Monday announced plans to mint its own non-fungible token, as part of a push toward becoming a “world leader” in the cryptocurrency space. Finance Minister Rishi Sunak has asked the Royal … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, April 4

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street looks steady; key Treasury spreads remain inverted Traders on the floor of the NYSE, March 31, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures were mixed Monday, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq looking modestly higher. Twitter shares soared … Read more

Joe Manchin opposes SEC climate disclosure rule

Chairman Joe Manchin, DW.Va., conducts a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on domestic and international energy price trends, in Dirksen Building on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. tom williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday that he is “deeply concerned” about the new climate disclosures proposed by the … Read more

Jamie Dimon says inflation, Ukraine war may dramatically increase risks for US

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase speaks to the Economic Club of New York in New York, January 16, 2019. Carlos Allegri | Reuters Jamie Dimon, CEO and chairman of the biggest US bank by assets, pointed to a potentially unprecedented combination of risks facing the country in his annual shareholder letter. Three forces are … Read more

Stock futures are flat after S&P 500 notches third straight week of gains

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, March 25, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock index futures were flat during overnight trading Sunday, after the S&P 500 posted a third straight week of gains. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average slide 14 points. S&P 500 futures were flat, while Nasdaq 100 futures declined … Read more

Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other hotels crack down on human trafficking

Human trafficking generates about $150 billion a year globally in illegal profits, according to the International Labor Organization, and poses a complicated challenge for major hotel chains. In 2020 there were more than 10,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the US, with 72% of those related to sex trafficking, according to the National Human … Read more

Gold price kicks off Q2 with $30 losses, but $2k mark expected to be hit soon – analysts

(Kitco News) After a stellar first quarter, gold’s April trading started on a sour note as prices dropped $30 on the day amid rising yields. But analysts are keeping a close eye on the 2-year and the 10-year Treasury yields and what the inversion means for gold. The main event Friday was not the highly-anticipated … Read more

GameStop, Apple, BlackBerry and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: GameStop (GME) – GameStop plans to seek shareholder approval to boost the number of shares outstanding in order to enable a stock split. The videogame retailer is proposing an increase to 1 billion shares from 300 million. The stock surged 16.6% in the premarket. Apple (AAPL) … Read more

Euro zone inflation: March 2022 ECB policy

Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank. Daniel Roland | dpa | Getty Images The cost of living hit another record high in the euro zone last month, raising further questions about how the European Central Bank can stabilize such rapidly rising consumer prices. Headline inflation came in at 7.5% for March on an … Read more