Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Oil prices are surging – these eight stocks are still bargains for long-term investors

The combination of underinvestment in new oil wells and rising demand underscores what might be a long period of high prices for energy commodities. Meanwhile, many oil and gas stocks are still trading at low valuations to expected earnings despite a sector-wide rally stretching back to the end of 2020. Even though the energy sector … Read more

Russia pummels port of Odesa in attempt to disrupt supplies

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine – Russia pummeled the vital port of Odesa, Ukrainian officials said Tuesday, in an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and Western weapons shipments as Ukraine’s foreign minister appeared to suggest the country could expand its war aims. With the war now in its 11th week and Kyiv bogging down Russian forces and … Read more

Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

JERUSALEM – Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces. The Israeli army initially raised the possibility that Abu Akleh might have … Read more

Jared Kushner’s New Fund Plans to Invest Saudi Money in Israel

Jared Kushner’s new private-equity fund plans to invest millions of dollars of Saudi Arabia’s money in Israeli startups, according to people familiar with the investment plan, in a sign of warming ties between two historic rivals. Affinity Partners, which has raised more than $ 3 billion, including a $ 2 billion commitment from the kingdom’s … Read more

Afghanistan’s Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public – a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful international community. The decree says that women should leave home only when … Read more

Jared Kushner’s New Fund Plans to Invest Saudi Money in Israel

Jared Kushner’s new private-equity fund plans to invest millions of dollars of Saudi Arabia’s money in Israeli startups, according to people familiar with the investment plan, in a sign of warming ties between two historic rivals. Affinity Partners, which has raised more than $ 3 billion, including a $ 2 billion commitment from the kingdom’s … Read more

3 Israelis killed in stabbing attack near Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM – A pair of Palestinian attackers went on a stabbing rampage in a town near Tel Aviv on Thursday night, killing at least three people and wounding four others before fleeing in a vehicle, Israeli authorities said. Police launched a massive search for the assailants, setting up roadblocks and dispatching a helicopter. The stabbing, … Read more

Apple has spent decades building its walled garden. It may be starting to crack

Apple Inc. has spent decades tending to and building a “walled garden” around its technology, allowing the most valuable company in the US to maintain control over what software can land on its iPhones and Macs and what that software can do. Recent moves by regulators and legislators in Europe and the US threaten to … Read more

Fed, Biden Administration Float New Lending Rules for Lower-Income Areas

WASHINGTON — Top US banking regulators are poised to overhaul how banks lend hundreds of billions of dollars annually in lower-income communities, after scrapping a Trump-era revamp that had divided regulators and industry officials. The latest proposal to modernize rules for the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act is set to be announced Thursday and aims to … Read more