Overlooked Europe ETFs Merit Consideration

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. The iShares MSCI EMU ETF (CBOE: EZU) is flirting with a year-to-date gain of 12%, but many investors remain apprehensive about embracing European equities. Still, some market observers see opportunities in the Eurozone. Europe’s equities also look more attractive, with valuations of European and U.S. equities exhibiting their widest divergence since the end […]

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Five more U.S. states sue OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over opioid epidemic

(Reuters) – Five U.S. states on Thursday filed lawsuits accusing Purdue Pharma LP of illegally marketing and selling opioids, escalating the wave of litigation over a nationwide abuse epidemic. Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin joined 39 states to file lawsuits targeting Purdue Pharma and its leaders, including former president Richard Sackler and his family. Officials accused Purdue Pharma […]

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House Judiciary chief calls White House stance on panel probe 'preposterous'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said on Wednesday that the White House’s refusal to cooperate with his panel’s probe of allegations of obstruction of justice and abuses of power by President Donald Trump was “preposterous” and puts the president above the law. “This is the White House claiming that the president is king,” Nadler told […]

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Bed Bath & Beyond's CEO Resigns After Activist Investor Pressure

Following several years of terrible earnings results, Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) came under pressure from three small activist investment funds earlier this year. The funds — Legion Partners Asset Management, Macellum Advisors, and Ancora Advisors — have been agitating to replace the company's board and management. While Bed Bath & Beyond has tried to push back against the […]

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Otto Warmbier’s father calls Kim Jong Un ‘criminal Kim,’ says ‘chairman Kim’ ‘makes me sick’

The father of American college student Otto Warmbier who died soon after being sent home from North Korea in a vegetative state says Kim Jong Un should be called “criminal Kim” – not “chairman Kim” which “makes me sick.” Fred Warmbier told a U.N. symposium promoting international co-operation on abductions Friday that calling North Korea’s leader “chairman” gives him status […]

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Nadler says open to talks with Justice Department on subpoena for Mueller report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Friday that he was still open to talks with the Justice Department over a subpoena for an unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. “We note that the full House (of Representatives) has not yet taken action on […]

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WeWork's starry valuation dazzles landlords, reaffirms doubters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – WeWork’s $47 billion valuation as it heads toward what may be the year’s largest initial public offering after ride-hailing firm Uber has made the flexible office space start-up the envy of landlords and the target of skeptics at a time when rents have barely kept pace with inflation. To commercial real estate’s old guard, many of […]

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4 ways to stop letting people walk all over you at work, according to a career coach

Melody Wilding is an executive coach who helps smart, sensitive high-achievers let go of perfectionism, communicate confidently, and find lasting work-life balance. She says that while caring about your work is great, giving too much can deplete you quickly — and others will take advantage of your kindness. She offers four tips for breaking through the behavior, including pushing back […]

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Binance hackers shift stolen bitcoin, identity still unclear: researchers

LONDON (Reuters) – Hackers who stole bitcoin worth over $40 million from the major Binance cryptocurrency exchange have moved the tainted coins to a number of digital wallets, researchers said on Thursday, potentially throwing up clues to those behind the heist. Binance, one of the world’s biggest exchanges, said on Wednesday that hackers had stolen around 7,000 bitcoin through phishing […]

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