Feds seized nearly $700 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Feds seized nearly 0 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors seized nearly $700 million in assets from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in January, much of it in the form of Robinhood stock, according to a court filing on Friday. Bankman-Fried, who was accused of stealing billions of dollars from FTX clients to pay debts incurred by his crypto-focused hedge … Read more

Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI

Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) is cutting around 12,000 jobs as it faces “a different economic reality”, it said in a memo, doubling down artificial intelligence (AI) and removing staff who support experimental projects. The job cuts affect 6% of its workforce and follow thousands of layoffs at tech giants … Read more

US home sales fall to 12-year low; glimmers of hope are emerging

US home sales fall to 12-year low;  glimmers of hope are emerging

Existing home sales fall 1.5% in December Sales fall 17.8% in 2022, the biggest annual drop since 2008 Median home price rises 2.3% from a year ago WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – U.S. existing home sales fell to their lowest level in 12 years in December, but falling mortgage rates prompted cautious optimism that the … Read more

Musk expected to take a stand as trial resumes over Tesla tweet

Musk expected to take a stand as trial resumes over Tesla tweet

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk (TSLA.O) is set to testify in a jury trial on Friday over his 2018 Twitter post that he had ” secured financing” to take the power automaker private, which shareholders say has cost them millions in business losses. The class action lawsuit in … Read more

Genesis Crypto Lending Unit Files For Bankruptcy In The US

Genesis Crypto Lending Unit Files For Bankruptcy In The US

Jan 20 (Reuters) – The loan unit of crypto firm Genesis filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Thursday, owing its creditors at least $3.4 billion, after being knocked down by a rout market with companies like FTX exchange and lender BlockFi. Genesis Global Capital, one of the biggest crypto lenders, froze client … Read more

Here’s what Twitter lost in ad revenue in the final months of 2022

Here’s what Twitter lost in ad revenue in the final months of 2022

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Top advertisers on Twitter cut spending after the Elon Musk takeover, according to estimates compiled for Reuters by research firm Pathmatics, in the latest shock to the top source. of business income. According to Pathmatics estimates, fourteen of the top 30 advertisers on Twitter ceased all advertising on the … Read more

Davos 2023: Intimidated Crypto Crowd Feels Winter Freeze at WEF

Davos 2023: Intimidated Crypto Crowd Feels Winter Freeze at WEF

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Reuters) – In the snow and ice on the main street of Davos, the impact of the crypto winter is evident for WEF attendees. Last May, the dressed storefronts that line both sides of Promenade Street that runs through the Swiss ski resort were dominated by crypto companies, rolling in bitcoin. … Read more

Brazilian court grants bankruptcy protection to retailer Americanas

Brazilian court grants bankruptcy protection to retailer Americanas

SAO PAULO, Jan 19 (Reuters) – A Rio de Janeiro court on Thursday accepted Brazilian retailer Americanas SA (AMER3.SA)’s application for bankruptcy protection, days after the company disclosed nearly $4 billion accounting inconsistencies that sparked a legal dispute with creditors and investors. Americanas, a 93-year-old company with stores across Brazil and a major e-commerce unit, … Read more

Texas AG halts most Citigroup municipal bids over gun law row

Texas AG halts most Citigroup municipal bids over gun law row

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (CN) has discriminated against the firearms industry, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office said, in making a decision that “effectively” to prevent Texas from underwriting most municipal bond offerings in the state. Republicans have stepped up pressure on the financial industry over environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing practices. … Read more

Davos 2023: Greta Thunberg accuses energy companies of throwing people ‘under the bus’

Davos 2023: Greta Thunberg accuses energy companies of throwing people ‘under the bus’

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg on Thursday called on the global energy industry and its financiers to end all fossil fuel investment during a high-level meeting in Davos with the chief of the International Energy Agency (IEA). During a panel discussion with Fatih Birol on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum … Read more