Pre-market stock: US oil is usually a cheaper option. Not anymore

But this morning, near-term futures WTI and Brent crude contracts are at nearly $115 a barrel – a sign of how the market has been affected by the pandemic and war in Ukraine ahead of the busy summer driving season. “This is an important development in my opinion,” Jeffrey Haley, chief market analyst at Oanda, … Read more

North Korea’s Kim faces ‘big dilemma’ over aid as virus escalates

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – In more than a decade as North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un has made “self-reliance” the centerpiece of his rule, eschewing international aid and instead seeking domestic strategies to repair his battered economy. But as a disease suspected to be COVID-19 Sickening hundreds of thousands of his own people, Kim … Read more

Thinking of selling your home? This might be the right time

Home prices are at record levels and still risingBut there is Some early indications that The market may start to cool down. For sellers looking to get the top dollar for their home, now is the time to sell. Jeff Tucker, chief economist at Zillow, said homeowners are still reluctant to list their homes. While … Read more