Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bank review, current USBR score and consumer report

Covid-19: 10K Hajj pilgrims from Kerala left high & dry

Covid-19: 10K Hajj pilgrims from Kerala left high & dryWith Saudi suspending visas for visit to Islam’s holiest site for the Umrah pilgrimage in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, more than 10,000 people in Kerala who are awaiting their turn this year for the annual Hajj pilgrimage are worried.

It’s awkward to talk salary at work—but here’s how to start

It’s awkward to talk salary at work—but here’s how to start

This is the web version of The Broadside, a monthly newsletter on careers advancement for women. Click here to get it in your inbox. Welcome to The Broadside, a new careers newsletter for professional women. Every month, this newsletter will share advice as well as a bulletin of job postings, conferences, workshops, and other opportunities to boost your career. If you’re…

Google cancels major Las Vegas conference over coronavirus concerns

Google canceled a major internal gathering over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, the latest in a wave of events and conferences being called off around the world. The internet giant’s sales and marketing event was set to take place in Las Vegas in March, a Google spokesman said. “In light of the evolving coronavirus situation we made the decision…

U.S. stocks tumble 11% in worst week since 2008 crisis

The spread of the coronavirus rattled global financial markets, sending U.S. stocks to their worst week since the financial crisis more than a decade ago. Demand spiked for safe assets from Treasuries to the yen. The S&P 500 plunged 11% in the five days and the Dow Jones Industrial Average careened to the lowest since June, wiping out almost $3…

The oil industry is finally talking climate crisis, but don’t expect change to come easily

It took approximately one hour for someone to mention Greta Thunberg. Standing onstage at a Monday morning event at the start of the annual International Petroleum Week in London, Chris Midgley, the global head of analytics at S&P Global Platts, flipped to the next slide on his Powerpoint presentation, and an illustration of the Swedish climate activist loomed over a…

11 Things You Should Know Before You Get Your First Credit Card

A credit card may seem like just another tool to help you make purchases, but it can be much more. When used responsibly, a credit card can help you build

What Is a Balance Transfer, and Should I Consider Doing One?

In a perfect world, no one would carry a balance on their credit card. We would all pay our bills in full each month and never have to worry about

How Is Credit Card Interest Calculated?

So your bank tells you that your credit card has a 15% APR. What does that actually mean? How does your bank calculate your interest rate, and how does that translate into how much you actually pay? …

What Is a Balance Transfer, and Should I Consider Doing One?

In a perfect world, no one would carry a balance on their credit card. We would all pay our bills in full each month and never have to worry about

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