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Oil Prices Rebound on Geopolitical Jitters: Weekly Gain Despite Demand Concerns

Oil prices closed higher on Friday, February 17th, 2024, capping off a weekly gain fueled by ongoing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. This rise comes despite lingering concerns about slowing global energy demand. With a weekly gain of almost 3%, the price of U.S. crude reached its highest level since November 6. The worldwide…

Oil Prices Rebound on Geopolitical Jitters: Weekly Gain Despite Demand Concerns
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JPMorgan Fined $350 Million for Gaps in Trade Reporting: Compliance Lapses Raise Concerns
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JPMorgan Fined $350 Million for Gaps in Trade Reporting: Compliance Lapses Raise Concerns

The biggest US bank by assets, JPMorgan Chase, consented to pay a hefty $350 million fine to resolve accusations made by US regulators about their inaccurate reporting of specific trading data to surveillance platforms. This episode raises worries about possible systemic risks and emphasizes the significance of strong compliance procedures within financial institutions. "While the…

Mortgage Rates Feel the Heat: Inflation Fears Push Costs Upward

Amidst ongoing inflation concerns, mortgage rates in the US surged to a two-month high last week, adding to the already significant burden already placed on homebuyers. The increase, which was brought on by a report revealing higher-than-expected inflation, presents a worrying image for the real estate market and the entire economy. Mortgage News Daily reports…

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Nike Trims Its Swoosh: Layoffs Loom as Growth Slows
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Nike Trims Its Swoosh: Layoffs Loom as Growth Slows

The legendary sportswear giant Nike is seeing a deceleration in its rapid expansion. Aiming to optimize processes and reallocate funds to strategic domains, the organization declared intentions to reduce staffing by roughly 2%, or more than 1,500 workers. Even though it was a difficult choice, it is a reflection of how the athletic gear market…

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