Squirrel runs across Yankees stadium during game
Squirrel runs across Yankees stadium during game
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Wall Street ended lower on Monday with investors taking a post-Thanksgiving pause, though all three major indexes remained on course for monthly gains, snapping three straight months of losses, on growing rate cut optimism. Multiple policy voting members are scheduled to speak during the day, including Board Governors Christopher Waller and Michelle Bowman. Market participants will closely monitor for any cues on the interest rate path, as focus shifts to the likely timing of a rate cut.
Brits need to be extra vigilant for festive fraudsters – as ‘purchase scams’ peak at the back end of the year, a bank has warned. Data, from NatWest, shows in the last four months of 2022, these cons – where scammers sell non-existent products at discounted prices to attract buyers – rose by 41 per cent. The victim intentionally makes a payment, but for products which do not exist – and will never arrive. The bank also commissioned research of 2,000 adults which found 17 per cent feel they are targeted more by scammers as Christmas approaches. And 44 per cent worry one misstep with a scammer could result in Christmas being ruined. To raise awareness of scams, the bank has revealed a board game, ‘All Mod Cons’, which challenges players to hold on to their cash as they make their way around the board while dodging the modern scams they encounter along the way. Participants are then encouraged to discuss and equip themselves with crucial information about how to detect, avoid and report the different kinds of scams. The game, which is available to play in selected branches of the bank from December 1 [https://www.natwestgroup.com/news-and-insights/latest-stories/financial-capability-and-learning/2023/nov/fighting-fraud-this-christmas.html], has been tested by TV presenter Jeff Brazier and his son Freddie. Jeff Brazier said: “My favourite part of Christmas is spending time with family – amidst the holiday hustle and financial pressures, it’s important to have open conversations with your loved ones about recognising scams and staying vigilant against them. “Christmas is the season of giving, and the most valuable gift I can give my family is the knowledge of how to safeguard themselves from scams and to help ensure their financial security. “NatWest’s All Mod Cons campaign is all about raising awareness of the different types of scams and sparking those all-important conversations. “The board game itself is the perfect way to combine the Christmas tradition of playing board games with loved ones while offering a fun way to learn about fraud and scam prevention.” The research also found 37 per cent have been targeted by phishing scams - where they receive fake emails, calls or messages from what seems to be a legitimate source asking them to provide personal or financial information. Impersonation scams (21 per cent) are also common, when fraudsters get in contact pretending to be a trusted organisation, such as HMRC. As well as refund fraud (13 per cent), which sees criminals impersonate an organisation claim the target is due a refund and ask for personal information. Other popular cons spotted in the last 12 months included romance scams, crypto refund swindles and get rich quick schemes. However, 42 per cent admit they either rarely or never discuss fraud and financial scams at home, yet 73 per cent believe doing so would help them avoid falling victim to one. And 69 per cent believe it will help people become more clued up on new scams doing the rounds. But 25 per cent would feel uncomfortable confiding in their family if they had been scammed and lost money. Despite the complexity and subtlety of scams improving, of those who have been scammed, 57 per cent blamed themselves and 52 per cent felt embarrassed. It also emerged 35 per cent know someone who has fallen victim to a financial scam, and of those who have, 36 per cent said it had caused them to worry about their finances. Stuart Skinner, fraud expert from NatWest, said: “The festive season is a time to spend with family having fun, but the fun can quickly end if one of you is hit by a scam. “Our ‘All Mod Cons’ campaign has been created to help increase knowledge of scams by getting people talking and learning about them, which is a major step in combatting them. “Of course, it’s concerning to see the modern developments from scammers to con people out of their money. “However, your bank is continually working to stay on top of the latest developments and keep you safe.”
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Latin American fintech Clara has launched a payment account in Brazil that it expects will help it reach 6 billion reais ($1.23 billion) in transactions in 2024, the firm said on Tuesday, as it eyes growth in the region's largest economy. Clara, which also provides corporate cards and expense management solutions, said the new product would allow clients in Brazil to expand their payment methods, adding bank slips and express wire transfers (TEDs) to its traditional credit card. The firm said it expects to more than double the number of clients served in Brazil next year with the new product, hoping to "capture a good share" of the business-to-business payments market and make Brazil its biggest market.
Doug Putman says a bid to save Wilko was stymied as the former chair faces MPs over the collapse.
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In Texas, oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum is constructing a giant facility to suck 500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere annually to keep it from warming the climate, a project backed by hundreds of millions of dollars from investment firm BlackRock. In Louisiana, a consortium of companies that includes Swiss firm Climeworks is teaming up to build a similar facility that can pull a million tonnes of the greenhouse gas out of the sky each year, boosted by hundreds of millions of dollars in grants from the U.S. government. The direct air capture (DAC) projects are in neighboring states, but the companies leading them are worlds away when it comes to their views on how carbon removal - an expensive and largely unproven family of technologies to fight or even reverse global warming - should be deployed in a climate-friendly future and the role oil and gas should play in its deployment.
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Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia reported a drop in fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, as a murky economic climate prompted the lender to set aside bigger funds for potential loan defaults. Lenders have been bracing for a surge in loan defaults as effects of the central bank's monetary policy tightening flow through and the economy flirts with a recession. Scotiabank responded by increasing its provision for credit losses to C$1.26 billion from C$529 million a year earlier.
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He’s the ‘royal insider’ often thought to be Harry and Meghan’s personal spokesperson who has now published a new blockbuster book full of killer revelations about the royal family and the blistering rows that could spell the end of the monarchy as we know it today. Here, Robbie Griffiths sits down for a wide-ranging candid chat with Omid Scobie about why he isn’t friends with the Sussexes, why they’re hypocrites over their green agenda, and what Kate really thought about her sister-in-law. AND
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With fall on its way out, winter-like conditions have arrived in Northeast Ohio and are bringing the first major snowfall of the season.