KNOC considers hostile bid for Dana after offer rejected

first_imgSunday 15 August 2010 10:48 pm THE KOREA National Oil Company (KNOC) is considering launching a hostile takeover of Aberdeen-based oil firm Dana Petroleum as early as this week, it emerged yesterday. Dana rejected a friendly bid from the firm last week after months of talks, saying the £18 per share offer “failed to recognise the value of the company’s recent developments and work in progress”. KNOC had also refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement that would have banned it from purchasing extra Dana shares during the takeover period. This now leaves the group free to bulk up its stake aggressively. “It’s definitely a live option, but at the same time a decision has not been made yet,” said a KNOC spokesperson yesterday. He would not comment on the timescale for any action planned by KNOC, but the firm is tipped to pounce as early as this morning. The group has courted Dana’s main shareholders in an attempt to smooth the path for a takeover. It has the support of a number of investors, notably Schroders, which has urged Dana to consider a bid at the level of £18 a share.Meanwhile, energy firms Talisman, Nexen and ONGC have emerged as potential rivals in the battle to take control of Dana. whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ KNOC considers hostile bid for Dana after offer rejected Sharelast_img read more

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Statement in solidarity with the Jewish community from the Episcopal…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Statement in solidarity with the Jewish community from the Episcopal bishops of Long Island Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL The following statement is also available on the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island website here.The attack on Saturday, December 28 at the home of a Brooklyn Jewish rabbi in the midst of a Hanukkah celebration after a rash of recent anti-Semitic incidents in our region impels us, the Episcopal Church bishops of Long Island, to speak out in solidarity and support of our Jewish sisters and brothers.New York secular authorities have had to boost police patrols in a number of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn and security has been bolstered at Brooklyn synagogues and yeshivas. There has been a twenty-three percent rise in the number of anti-Semitic crimes in the New York region over the last few months alone. We cannot stand silent before this fresh outbreak of anti-Jewish terror.Therefore, we call on our fellow Episcopalians now to boost our own spiritual solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers. Anti-Semitism is a problem of special concern, not to be overlooked, to Episcopalians and all Christians. One Christian leader once said, “Spiritually we are all Semites.” The Christian Church has formally renounced anti-Semitism on almost all levels of its organized life. The First Assembly of the World Council of Churches soon after the end of World War II and the Holocaust denounced anti-Semitism as a grave “sin against God and man,” and called upon the Churches to readily denounce any anti-Semitic activity as “absolutely irreconcilable with the profession and the practice of the Christian faith.”Many such statements of a similar nature have been issued officially by The Episcopal Church, and The Episcopal Church has taken a strong stand against any anti-Semitic theological perspective. Theology within The Episcopal Church increasingly emphasizes that the covenant of God with Israel is not revoked by the “new covenant” with the Church.We call upon Episcopalians to take the following steps:1. Study the recent events in the New York region so as to understand and recognize anti-Semitism as this virulent, endemic illness which not only lives on within our region but is on the rise within the rest of our country.2. At the level of our parishes, we should initiate local gatherings for interfaith dialogue which bring together Episcopalians and Jews who are prepared to examine their prejudices.3. We should find opportunities for joint prayer which lifts before God the anguish of the Jewish community and asks God for greater mutual understanding to emerge between our two communities. Episcopalians should become a prayerful presence in the face of the fear and vulnerability created by these incidents threatening the Jewish community.4. We should provide occasions for the proper public demonstrations by Episcopalians that show solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers, particularly at vulnerable locations such as synagogues, temples, yeshivas, and schools.5. During this time of anxiety and concern, please find the appropriate time in your parishes to use the following adapted prayer for Genocide Remembrance from Holy Women, Holy Men:Almighty God, our Refuge and our Rock, your loving care knows no bounds and embraces all the peoples of the earth: Defend and protect those who fall victim to the forces of evil, and as we remember this day those who endure depredation and death because of who they are, not because of what they have done or fail to do, give us the courage to stand against hatred and oppression, and to seek the dignity and well-being of all for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, in whom you have reconciled the world to yourself: and who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.The Right Rev. Lawrence C. ProvenzanoBishop of Long IslandThe Right Reverend Geralyn WolfAssistant Bishop of Long IslandThe Right Reverend Daniel AlloteyAssisting Bishop of Long IslandThe Right Reverend R. 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Charity Award 2000 winners announced

Howard Lake | 22 October 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charity Award 2000 winners announced Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Five small charities have been named as the winners of the Guardian Charity Award 2000, designed to recognised excellence and innovation.Read Five-star cast by Keith Perry at The Guardian.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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New energy company pledges to give share of business to charities

first_img A new domestic gas and electricity company has launched today (27 March), with the pledge of giving a share of its business to charities.Home Energy pledges to give to charity and save its customers money. According to the company, its customers will effectively be donating 20% of the company plus approximately 1.5% of its annual income to their chosen causes while they heat and light their homes.It aims to deliver this in the following way: people who switch to Home Energy via its website can nominate a charity to receive the cash value of shares in the business when it floats on the stock market in around 2025. Based on a conservative flotation valuation of £100 million, it says this could create a £20 million windfall for worthy causes. Until this time, the charitable shares will be held in a trust.Home Energy will also make annual donations of approximately 1.5% of its income to its customers’ nominated charities from the start, which it believes could see annual donations exceeding £2.5 million in five years’ time based on a conservative forecast of turnover.  357 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52 The new energy firm has identified five charitable areas which customers can choose to receive the value of 20% of its shares, each of which has personal meaning for the company’s founders: hospices, neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s and dementia, cancer, and animal welfare. Alternatively, customers can nominate a specific charity of their choice.To encourage new customers, as an introductory offer the company is also giving a 5% rebate on the first 5,000’s first year’s bills.Home Energy is also in discussions with a number of organisations — including two national cancer charities — about partnerships to help grow the business and the funds that will go to the good causes.Kevin Stoker, Founder & CEO of Home Energy (pictured), said: “We’re determined to set an example of how companies and charities can work together — creating new ways for ethically-minded people to give to good causes, simply by being a customer. We’re breaking the mould of how businesses can harness customer action for social good.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis52 Tagged with: corporate About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  356 total views,  2 views today New energy company pledges to give share of business to charities Melanie May | 27 March 2019 | Newslast_img read more

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McDonald’s icon busted for wage theft

first_imgWW photo: Anne PrudenNew York — A large group of fast-food workers and their supporters held a flash protest on March 18 in a midtown Manhattan McDonald’s and shut it down. Workers joined members of the community and immigrant rights activists to fight for a $15-per-hour minimum wage and union rights for fast-food workers.As they went in, the protesters shouted: “We came, we saw! What you did is against the law!” — referring to McDonald’s withholding overtime pay. It soon was impossible to sit down or order anything. The bosses quickly panicked and began shutting down the lines to the counters, and then demanded that everyone leave — saying that McDonald’s was closed.“Ronald McDonald” — it looked like him — appeared. As the protesters were being kicked out of the store, they handcuffed and “arrested” him. The number of media reporters and police quickly grew. The group’s chants against the bosses grew louder: “Every nickel, every dime! We deserve that overtime!”A handcuffed Ronald McDonald looked down at his shoes in front of the store as media representatives covered the damning testimony being given by the mostly Black and Latino/a fast-food workers. The workers exposed the company’s wage theft — extra exploitation stemming from no overtime pay, altered pay records, and denial of meal and rest breaks.The workers are also fighting to be reimbursed for the cost of cleaning their uniforms — which is the bosses’ responsibility, according to both state and federal law in New York.Public Advocate Letitia James came to witness the sidewalk hearing for Ronald McDonald and to speak of her plan to push the city government to create an anonymous wage-theft hotline. Her action came a day after state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that the owner of seven Manhattan McDonald’s will have to pay 1,600 cheated workers nearly $500,000.At least seven newspapers and several television stations covered Ronald McDonald’s guilty verdict. More working-class people are determined to stop racist superexploitation. This victory will inspire more marching and fighting for workers’ rights.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Farmer Attitudes Improve in Most Recent Survey

first_img Previous articleCrouch to Lead Ag Delegation on Economic Development Trip to MexicoNext articleLast Week’s ‘Confusing’ Acreage Report Still Weighing on Markets Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Farmer Attitudes Improve in Most Recent Survey By Gary Truitt – Jul 2, 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmer Attitudes Improve in Most Recent Survey Farmer Attitudes Improve in Most Recent SurveyWhile farmers are not singing “Happy days are here again,” the latest Purdue University CME Group Barometer of farmer attitudes showed an uptick, says Jim Mintert, with Purdue. “The Barometer, based on a mid-month survey of 400 agricultural producers across the U.S., increased to a reading of 126 in June, up 25 points from May,” he stated. “Increases were also seen in both of the barometer’s sub-indices. While the Index of Current Conditions only saw a modest increase, up 13 points from May, to a reading of 97, the Index of Future Expectations jumped 33 points, to a reading of 141 in June.”Improvements in crop prices and progress on trade issues were credited for the improvement in farmer sentiment. “This year farmers have faced an extremely wet planting season and uncertainty surrounding trade discussions, however, a crop price rally coupled with USDA’s announcement of its 2019 MFP program and Congress’ passage of the Disaster Aid Bill made farmers more optimistic,” said Mintert. “While this combination provided a boost to a struggling ag economy, it remains a challenging economic environment for farmers.”Mintert and his team also surveyed farmers about their plans to take the prevented plant option in their crop insurance policy, “Nearly one-third (32 percent) of corn/soybean farmers in the survey said they intended to take prevented planting payments on some of their corn acres and of those who intend to take a prevented planting payment, just over half (51 percent) said they intend to take prevented planting on more than 15 percent of their intended corn acreage.”Lastly, farmers were slightly more optimistic regarding the resolution and impact of the ongoing trade dispute with China. From March through May, the percentage of producers expecting a beneficial outcome to the trade dispute declined from 77 percent to 65 percent; yet, on the June survey, that percentage rose slightly to 69 percent. Farmers were also asked whether they believe the dispute will be resolved by Sept. 1. In mid-June, 32 percent of producers expected it to be settled by early September, whereas just 20 percent expected the dispute to be settled by July 1 when this question was posed in mid-May. SHARElast_img read more

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What we’re reading: Sen. Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential campaign

first_imgprintWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “The New York Times” to the “The Associated Press.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got Bernie Sanders announcing his 2020 campaign, several states suing President Donald Trump, the death of a fashion icon, and SeaWorld guests getting stuck on a ride.Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Tuesday that he is running for president again in the 2020 election, according to The Associated Press.“Our campaign is about transforming our country and creating a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice,” Sanders said in his announcement. Some concerns surrounding the success of his campaign include how other democratic candidates, such as Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, are advocating for the same rights.Sanders told news outlets that he believes he will win the election with the help of his supporters from the 2016 election and plans on broadening his supporter base. “If we are prepared to stand together, there is no end to what the great people of our nation can accomplish,” said Sanders.16 states sue President Trump in response to border emergency Sixteen states filed lawsuits against President Donald Trump for his plan to use emergency powers to obtain funding for the border wall, according to The New York Times.Each lawsuit says that Congress has the power to distribute funds for the US-Mexico border wall, not President Trump. The funds that President Trump plans on using for the border are being extracted from areas that affect the economic climate of some states.At least two additional lawsuits are expected to be filed later this week.The creative director of Chanel dies at 85 Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent figure in the fashion industry, died Tuesday.The designer had been ill for several weeks and did not come out to bow at Chanel’s show in Paris, according to The Associated Press. Lagerfeld was involved with the creative direction for high-end brands such as Chanel, Fendi, and his own brand Lagerfeld. Virginine Viard, the head of Lagerfeld’s studio, will temporarily take Lagerfeld’s position with Chanel. Salt Lake City man assaulted in hate crime case Salt Lake City police are investigating a video that shows a gay man being assaulted by an unidentified suspect, according to the New York Post.  The victim, Sal Trejo, posted a video of a man who was shouting homophobic slurs at Trejo and his friends before the man attacked Trejo. Trejo said this incident has been difficult to process emotionally and wants others to know that the unidentified man’s actions are not okay. “If you do this to somebody… you are going to be held accountable for your actions,” Trejo said. Salt Lake City police have scheduled an interview with the unidentified man in the video and said that he can potentially face charges. JetBlue passenger arrested after throwing tantrumA video went viral of an intoxicated JetBlue passenger throwing a tantrum, according to the New York Post.Valerie Gonzalez, who was flying to Las Vegas, was upset that she had to sit next to a 3-year-old on her flight.Gonzalez was filmed shouting at passengers while exiting the plane, and even spit on a passenger who she believed was filming her. After not being allowed back on the flight, Gonzalez assaulted a flight attendant and was arrested and charged with battery. 16 passengers stranded on SeaWorld ride Sixteen passengers were stuck on a ride in bad weather conditions at the SeaWorld in San Diego, according to Fox News. The Bayside Skyride’s circuit was knocked out by heavy winds, leaving passengers stranded for nearly four hours.  The ride was suspended above Mission Bay, with seven of the passengers being children. The heavy winds during the time of the incident caused the gondolas to sway over the bay before the passengers were rescued by the San Diego Fire Department. The fire department was able to get the passengers to safety with no reported injuries. That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Desaray Hickombottom Previous articleEquestrian wins twice in South DakotaNext articleHoroscope: February 19, 2019 Desaray Hickombottom RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Desaray Hickombottomhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/desaray-hickombottom/ Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, ‘Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance’, at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Linkedin Facebook TEXRail station to expand after ‘overwhelmingly positive’ response What we’re reading: Mueller finds no Trump collusion What’s included in first-year dorm rooms + posts Twitter Desaray Hickombottomhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/desaray-hickombottom/ Twitter Desaray is a junior communication studies major with a minor in journalism from Corpus Christi, Texas. She hopes to work in the marketing or public relations field after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and finding new coffee shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 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Chancellor talks budget freeze and COVID-19’s impact on TCU

first_img Previous articleHow distance learning is affecting the job hunt for seniorsNext articleCOVID-19’s impact on Frog Camp, recruitment Alexis King RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Linkedin Alexis King Photo by TCU Maps TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Facebook + posts Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ TCU News Now 2/24/2021 printTCU froze its operating budget for the 2020-21 academic year as it braces for the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the chancellor said. Chancellor Boschini speaks at his annual town hall in March 2013. Photo by TCU 360. “We are preparing for the worst, yet hoping for the best,” Chancellor Victor Boschini said Tuesday.Boschini said the university expects to lose anywhere between $39 and $50 million because of the virus. As a result, during its regularly scheduled spring meeting held via Zoom, the TCU Board of Trustees put merit increases for faculty and staff on hold until January and decided to leave most open positions vacant.  The chancellor added that the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic impacted TCU for five years and now has the idea that the university will “undergo the same impact for years.”The board also shelved plans to split Boschini’s responsibilities and hire a president to handle day-to-day operations.Along with the budget, COVID-19 has posed a potential impact on TCU’s enrollment. TCU received a record number of applications for the fall 2020 entering class — 20,889. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 may alter how many students will enroll and put a deposit down. The board has made the decision to approve the Fiscal Year 2021 operating budget with the stipulation that the university’s administration will evaluate the university’s financial position and post COVID-19 financial conditions.With these decisions, the chancellor added that students will not see any significant effect financially and ensures “these decisions are to help our students in the long run.”The TCU commons. Photo courtesy of TCU.Although the question still remains: Will TCU have in-person classes in the fall?In his honest opinion, Boschini is confident that TCU will resume with in-person classes in the fall, but the university is “always planning for both virtual and in-person classes.” Minority students talk about election results Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Facebook Twitter TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Alexis Kinghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexis-king/ Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family.last_img read more

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Don’t Test Your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day: RAD and Local Businesses Remind You to Drive Sober

first_img Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Business News This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Rethinking Alcohol and Other Drugs (RAD) is partnering up with local businesses in the San Gabriel Valley on a Public Awareness Campaign to help prevent drunk driving and remind bar and restaurant patrons to plan ahead for a safe St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday is meant to celebrate Saint Patrick and the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. However, reports show that popular “bar holidays” like St. Patrick’s Day are among the most dangerous days for drunk and drugged driving deaths. In fact, drunk driving deaths and underage drinking increase around popular celebrations. Alcohol remains the second leading cause of death and disability in Los Angeles County, and is associated with over 54 acute and chronic health conditions. It is illegal in every state to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of (BAC) of .08 or higher, yet:• Over 1 in 3 fatal collisions involve alcohol.• 1 person is killed in a drunk-driving crash every 52 minutes.• Alcohol-related emergency room visits increased by 82% between 2006-2013 in LA County.• 10,076 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol in 2014. 65% were the drunk drivers themselves.• Over 1 in 3 young adults (Ages 18-25) binge drink.• 1 in 5 child passenger deaths involve a drunk driver.• Almost 1 in 10 (8%) of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes have one or more previous DUI convictions.• Men are more likely than women to be driving drunk in fatal crashes.• Drunk driving is more common at night: Half of all traffic fatalities at night (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) involve drunk drivers.• Among drivers ages 18-34, 45% of fatalities involve a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher.• Excessive alcohol consumption costs LA County $10.8 Billion every year (Roughly $1,000 per resident.)• Impaired-driving crashes cost the United States $49.8 Billion every year.• After alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs are most commonly linked to drugged driving crashes.RAD and local businesses remind you to plan ahead for a safe St. Patrick’s Day with 5 simple steps:1. Talk about the risks of excessive alcohol use with your teens, friends and family.2. Only Drive Sober: Designate a non-drinking driver before any celebration, and encourage others to do the same.3. Take the Keys: Never let friends drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.4. Be a responsible host: Serve water and offer non-alcoholic beverages.5. Never provide alcohol or other drugs to minors: Keep alcohol away from minors and supervise.http://www.rad-sgv.org/blog/dont-test-your-luck-this-st-patricks-day-drive-soberParticipating businesses:PasadenaThe Blind DonkeyIxtapa?Barney’s BeaneryDog Haus BiergartenCabrera’s Mexican RestaurantKings Row Gastropub35erJerry’s Family BilliardsBowlmor PasadenaSetebelloSouth PasadenaThe Raymond RestaurantGus’ BBQCanoe HouseAi Japanese RestaurantBarkley RestaurantMike & Anne’sAro LatinGriffins Of Kinsale?AlhambraLimericks TavernPomonaCharacter Sports BarThe Burger HousePizza Beer and WingsO’Donovans PubMetro Ale HouseCovinaAZO VinoAlosta Brewing CompanyRomero Estate VineyardREV Winery and BreweryRude Dog Bar & GrillBread & BarleyCasa Moreno GrillBrew & Meatball CoCity Grill Public Safety Don’t Test Your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day: RAD and Local Businesses Remind You to Drive Sober From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 17, 2017 | 12:54 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a commentlast_img read more

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Index Reveals a Rise In Foreclosure Activity

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Index Reveals a Rise In Foreclosure Activity About Author: Brianna Gilpin Index Reveals a Rise In Foreclosure Activity Tagged with: Bankruptcy Consumer Confidence Foreclosure Bankruptcy Consumer Confidence Foreclosure 2017-09-11 Brianna Gilpin Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago September 11, 2017 3,172 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Foreclosure Proceedings Limited Next: Over Half of Top 100 Metros at New Highs The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago A monthly report that covers bankruptcy, foreclosure, consumer confidence, and other data was released Thursday revealing that foreclosures are increasing—and bankruptcies could be close behind.LegalShield, a provider of legal safeguards and identity theft solutions, released its LegalShield Law Index that uses five indices: the LegalShield Consumer Financial Stress Index, Bankruptcy Index, Housing Activity Index, Foreclosure Index, and Real Estate Index. The indices rely on LegalShield’s unique and proprietary database of member demand for and usage of legal services as well as a close tracking of the Consumer Confidence Index by The Conference Board, Housing Starts report by the Census Bureau, and Foreclosure Starts by the MBA.In its Foreclosure Index, foreclosures worsened, which is reflected in a 5.1 point rise to 63.8 in August, even though foreclosures remain down nearly 5 percent year-over-year. LegalShield said if debts such as student loan, credit card, and auto increase, bankruptcies could also be on the rise, mainly due to consumer financial health being weighed down.”While confidence remains an important economic indicator, our data suggest that confidence is inflated right now,” said James Rosseau, LegalShield’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Decision makers who rely heavily on confidence measures in forecasting consumer spending may be disappointed.”Rosseau said the inflated confidence is due to what they believe is stubborn optimism. Though consumers have reason to be assured about the economy, and LegalShield hopes for continued economic strength, their data has worsened in recent months.“In light of these developments, we want to make decision makers aware that consumer spending will likely continue to fall short of the levels implied by consumer confidence,” Rosseau said. “In short, the consumer picture is pretty good, but not gangbusters.”LegalShield publishes the Law Index on the sixth business day each month. To read the full report, click here. Share Save  Print This Postlast_img read more

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