Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett and Michael Kenneth Williams star in “Lovecraft Country.” HBO Barrier-breaking actor Michael K. Williams, beloved for his role as shotgun-wielding antihero Omar Little in the HBO series “The Wire,” has died, a New York Police Department spokesperson said. The actor and activist, 54, was found deadContinue Reading


The world “desperately” needs rich countries to deliver on their pledges to donate Covid-19 vaccines to poorer nations, former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said Monday. Her comment came after health ministers from the Group of 20 leading economies reportedly agreed — on the first of their two-day meetingContinue Reading


The qualification tests for several occupations in the financial services industry, formerly known as the Series exams, have been streamlined into one initial exam called the Securities Industry Essentials Exam—or the SIE Exam. Back in 2015, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) streamlined its testing structure by consolidating the fundamental knowledge shared acrossContinue Reading


Financial markets love nice round numbers. In early August, COMEX gold futures crossed $2,000 dollars per troy ounce of gold for the first time ever, with the nearby COMEX GC contract for August delivery settling at $2,001. The December 2020 delivery contract reached a price of $2,069 on August 6,Continue Reading


For most people, the road to retirement is a multi-step process that lasts a working lifetime. To that end, here are six ways to plan and ensure a long-lasting retirement. 1. Set Retirement Goals It all starts with setting goals. Long-term goals define how much you want to have savedContinue Reading


Americans are choosing road trips over flights as they choose a safer-perceived way to vacation, and that’s having an economic impact, say analysts who follow the travel and retail industries. The phenomenon was more the norm throughout 2020, and is gradually shifting in 2021, but it remains to be seenContinue Reading