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Education, Industries

State support for higher ed set to jump 6.6% in 2023 before inflation

February 2, 2023

Via: Education Dive

Grapevine data is often later amended — last year the survey projected an 8.5% year-over-year increase that was later revised downward to 7.5%. But it still offers valuable insight as an early snapshot of the latest developments in public funding […]


Enterprise, Industries

Shell announces record annual profits of £32.2bn after energy price surge

February 2, 2023

Via: Sky News

The London-listed company also posted record fourth-quarter earnings of $9.8bn (£7.9bn). The profits – which were even higher than the $38.17bn (£30.8bn) analysts had expected – came thanks to bumper gas prices as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led countries to […]


Capital, Enterprise, Finance Tech, Industries

Adani’s market losses top $100 billion as shelved share sale spooks investors

February 2, 2023

Via: Investing.com

Adani Group’s market losses swelled to more than $100 billion on Thursday, sparking worries about their potential systemic impact, a day after its flagship company abandoned a $2.5 billion stock offering. The withdrawal of Adani Enterprises’ share sale marks a […]


Industries, Others

Nationwide: UK house prices fall for the fifth consecutive month

February 1, 2023

Via: MoneyWeek

The property market’s slowdown continued into 2023 as house prices fell for the fifth month in a row, according to Nationwide’s latest house price index. House price growth slowed to 1.1% in January from 2.8% in December. Prices fell 0.6% […]


Education, Industries

Education Department report reveals snags in student loan programs

January 30, 2023

Via: Education Dive

The report reveals which groups of borrowers are most struggling to navigate the federal student loan system and where they are hitting snags. Of the nearly 90,000 complaints borrowers lodged about federal student aid, 57% centered on issues with loans. […]


Enterprise, Industries

Chevron Rides High Oil Prices to Record $35.5 Billion Annual Profit

January 27, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Chevron Corp. CVX -2.42%decrease; red down pointing triangle banked historic profit last year as the pandemic receded and the war in Ukraine pushed oil prices to multiyear highs, with its shares climbing 53% while other sectors tumbled. The U.S. oil […]


Industries, Retail & Wholesale

UK Retail Sales Volumes Fall At Faster Pace In January – CBI Survey

January 26, 2023

Via: Markets Insider

UK retail sales volumes dropped at a faster-than-expected pace at the start of the year, and retailers expect them to decline again next month, but at a slightly slower rate, survey data from the Confederation of British Industry, or CBI, […]


Industries, Manufacturing

UK car production slumps to 66-year low

January 26, 2023

Via: Sky News

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) had already reported how the sale of new vehicles in 2022 was severely damaged by the lack of key components, particularly semiconductor chips. COVID-led supply chain disruption harmed the ability of UK […]


Financial Services, Industries

SEB beats profit forecasts helped by trading income, hikes dividend

January 26, 2023

Via: Investing.com

Swedish banking group SEB beat fourth-quarter net profit forecasts on Thursday on higher interest income after central bank rate hikes and trading gains, prompting it to boost its proposed dividend. Surging inflation, in part due to the energy crisis stemming […]


Education, Industries

Only 22% of bachelor’s degree recipients would pay off loans under income-driven repayment proposal, report says

January 25, 2023

Via: Education Dive

The report’s authors argue that the Biden administration’s proposal will transform the income-driven repayment program from “a safety net that supports borrowers with low incomes into a substantial subsidy for most undergraduate students who take on debt.” In turn, most […]


Industries, Others

Pub chain issues rallying cry to hospitality industry over tax ‘disparity’

January 25, 2023

Via: Sky News

JD Wetherspoon’s chairman, Tim Martin, has long-complained about supermarkets’ treatment when it comes to the payment of Value Added Tax (VAT), saying it gives them an unfair advantage – particularly at a time when the hospitality sector is struggling to […]


Enterprise, Industries

Microsoft Earnings Likely Slid Amid Economic Concerns

January 24, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp. likely recorded its slowest sales growth in more than six years last quarter as economic concerns cooled demand for its software and cloud services. The Redmond, Wash., company’s revenue growth is expected to slow to less than 3% […]


Industries, Others

U.S. Existing-Home Sales Slid Last Year

January 20, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. existing-home sales fell last year to their lowest level since 2014, as surging mortgage rates made home purchases too expensive for many buyers. Sales of previously owned homes, which make up most of the housing market, slid 17.8% in […]


Energy, Industries

Crude Oil Prices Spooked by US Data, IEA Report as WTI Turns to EIA Inventories

January 19, 2023

Via: DailyFX

WTI crude oil prices fell 2.36 percent on Wednesday, marking the worst single-day drop in two weeks. The deterioration in energy prices was not an isolated event. A closer look at an intraday chart shows that oil prices fell alongside […]


Energy, Industries

Crude Oil Testing Multi-Week Resistance on Positive Chinese Outlook

January 18, 2023

Via: DailyFX

China yesterday reported better-than-expected December growth figures, fueling thoughts that one of the world’s largest growth engines may be moving into a higher gear. While the data was still sharply lower than the prior quarters, GDP, retail sales, and industrial […]


Financial Services, Industries

Wells Fargo shares fall as bank’s profits cut in half by higher reserves, settlement costs

January 13, 2023

Via: CNBC

Wells Fargo shares came under pressure Friday after the bank reported shrinking profits, weighed down by a recent settlement and the need to build up reserves amid a deteriorating economy. The stock fell more than 2% in Friday’s trading. Here’s […]


Financial Services, Industries

Bank of America tops expectations as higher rates help offset declines in investment banking

January 13, 2023

Via: CNBC

Bank of America reported fourth-quarter results on Friday that showed higher interest rates helped the Wall Street giant make up for a sharp slowdown in investment banking. Here are the key metrics compared with what Wall Street expected: Earnings: 85 […]


Enterprise, Industries

Energy price surge prompts big earnings upgrade at British Gas owner Centrica

January 12, 2023

Via: Sky News

Shares surged to levels not seen since May 2019 following the company’s update. Centrica credited its electricity generation and gas production activities for the upgrade – as opposed to profitability at its household supply arm. The company said it now […]


Education, Industries

California budget proposal cuts 2% from higher ed on the backs of capital projects

January 11, 2023

Via: Education Dive

State higher education spending decisions are worth extra attention right now amid persistent inflation, economic uncertainty and federal aid approved during the pandemic that’s moving farther into the rearview mirror. Many states are diving into budget planning as legislative sessions […]


Enterprise, Industries

Bayer shares gain on prospect of second activist pushing for change

January 11, 2023

Via: Investing.com

Bayer is facing demands from activist investor Bluebell Capital Partners to break up, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, pushing shares in the diversified health and agriculture group to a five-week high. The source said Bluebell had invested […]