UK and EU agree to crucial Northern Ireland trade deal in Brexit breakthrough

Speaking at a news conference, Sunak described the new agreement — known as the Windsor Framework — as "the beginning of a new chapter" for the relationship between the U.K. and the EU.Dan Kitwood | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesLONDON — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday signed a new trade deal with the European Union designed to remedy problems caused by the Northern Ireland Protocol.Speaking shortly after the announcement, Sunak described the new agreement — known as the Windsor Framework — as "the…

Canada’s Baytex Energy nears $2.5 bln deal for U.S. peer Ranger Oil  – Reuters News Agency

Business & FinanceDealsEnergy27 February 2023, 4:32 pm. 1 minute Reuters was first to report that Canadian oil and gas producer Baytex Energy Corp was nearing a deal to acquire U.S. peer Ranger Oil Corp for around $2.5 billion including debt. The deal, which was announced the following day, significantly boosts Baytex’s presence in South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale basin, which currently represents around 30% of its total production.  Market ImpactCalgary,…

Hrithik Roshan’s Failed Attempt To Fist Bump With A Kid Is The Cutest Thing On The Internet Today

<!-- -->Still from a video. (courtesy: mikhailahmed)New Delhi: Hrithik Roshan's adorable attempt to fist bump and hign five with a toddler might be the cutest thing on the Internet today. The Dhoom 2 actor, who had recently hosted television actor Mohsin Khan, his sister Zeba Khan Ahmed and her son Mikhail Ahmed at his house, was captured trying to fist bump with baby Mikhail in a video posted on Instagram by the latter. In the video, we can see Hrithik Roshan trying hard to fist bump the baby but failing despite…

Top 10 U.S. towns where millionaires are buying second homes—3 of them are in Florida

For many of America's most affluent people, having a second or third home is the norm. And according to a new report, they prefer properties in beachfront areas like Boca Raton or near the Rocky Mountains.Henley and Partner's 2023 wealth report ranked the top 10 U.S. towns where centi-millionaires — those with a wealth of $100 million or more — own second homes.Data collected by New World Wealth, a global intelligence firm, showed the number of centi-millionaires living in these towns fluctuating depending on the time of…

Irregular Sleep Tied to Increased Heart Disease Risk

Feb. 24, 2023 -- Irregular sleep, such as sleeping for an inconsistent number of hours each night or falling asleep at different times, may increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries, among adults over age 45, a new study suggests.In particular, a variation in sleep duration of more than 2 hours per night in the same week was tied to the development of hardened arteries.“Poor sleep is linked with several cardiovascular conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, and type 2…

Reuters was first to report that Ericsson will lay off 8,500 employees – Reuters News Agency

EconomyTechnology24 February 2023, 7:53 pm. 1 minute Reuters was first to report that Ericsson will lay off 8,500 employees, citing a memo sent to employees and confirmed by Ericsson. This layoff demonstrates that the recent job cuts within the tech industry are moving to other sectors, with this being the first major layoff by a telecom company.    Market ImpactEricsson’s move would be the largest layoff to hit the telecoms industry. While Ericsson did not disclose…

Fed can’t tame inflation without ‘significantly’ more hikes that will cause a recession, paper says

The Federal Reserve building is seen before the Federal Reserve board is expected to signal plans to raise interest rates in March as it focuses on fighting inflation in Washington, January 26, 2022.Joshua Roberts | ReutersThe Federal Reserve is unlikely to be able to bring down inflation without having to raise interest rates considerably higher, causing a recession, according to a research paper released Friday.Former Fed Governor Frederic Mishkin is among the authors of the white paper that examines the history of…

Warren Buffett’s must-read annual letter arrives Saturday. Here’s what to expect from the investing legend

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett.Andrew Harnik | APWarren Buffett's loyal following of value investors is about to hear from the legend himself, at a crucial time when interest rates have soared and recession fears are raging.The 92-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is slated to release his annual shareholder letter Saturday morning, along with the conglomerate's latest quarterly earnings. The letter from the "Oracle of Omaha" has been required reading for investors for decades, and this…

Events software vendor Cvent rebuffs $3.9B Blackstone bid – Reuters News Agency

Business & FinanceDeals24 February 2023, 4:15 pm. 1 minute Reuters was first to report that Cvent Holding Corp, a U.S. software provider that facilitates in-person and virtual meetings, rejected a $3.9 billion acquisition offer from buyout firm Blackstone Inc. Blackstone is taking a break from the negotiations after Cvent rejected its $8-per-share offer as too low.  Market ImpactIn the third quarter, Cvent reported adjusted earnings before interest, taxes,…