Gertrude Aziz

Does the Queen have more money than previously thought

Queen Elizabeth, here at the 2013 the State Opening of Parliament, could be worth £400m. (Reuters)
Queen Elizabeth, here at the 2013 the State Opening of Parliament, could be worth £400m. (Reuters)

The Queen is “wealthier than the palace would like us to believe”, the author of a book has claimed.

While the Queen’s day-to-day expenses are funded by the taxpayer, she and the Royal Family have some level of inherited and established wealth, built up through hundreds of years of tradition and precedent.

Now David McClure, a broadcaster and author who has spent three years investigating how much the Queen could truly be worth, has claimed it is up to £400m – about £50m more than previously believed.

The amount the Queen receives each year from the taxpayer, called the Sovereign Grant, is determined by the value of the Crown Estate, land in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which is owned by the monarch, while they are the monarch.

Separately she has the Duchy of

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Who’s hosting? What’s going to win? Will this be a disaster? All your burning questions about this year’s socially-distant Emmys answered

Executive producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin are overseeing the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo: ABC/Todd Wawrychuk)
Executive producers Ian Stewart and Reginald Hudlin are overseeing the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo: ABC/Todd Wawrychuk)

Between coronavirus-caused production delays and a glut of new streaming platforms, the future of television is rife with uncertainty right now. But here’s one thing we do know for sure: The (awards) show will go on. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to be handed out on Sept. 20, honoring pre-pandemic series like The Crown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Schitt’s Creek, Succession and Watchmen.

But don’t expect to see the stars of all those shows in the same room. This year’s ceremony will be entirely remote, with the eventual winners accepting their statues from their homes. An all-virtual Emmys is a first for television, and you can bet that other awards shows — including the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Oscars — will be watching closely should

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Where’s My Second Stimulus Check? 32 Answers to Your COVID-19 Money Questions

The coronavirus pandemic has led to widespread job loss and financial uncertainty — even for those who are still employed — due to market volatility and a global economy that’s been crushed by closures and lockdowns. With so much upheaval, many Americans are left struggling to figure out their best financial moves. From losing a job to retiring and life in between, here are the answers to some of the most pressing coronavirus money questions.

Last updated: Sept. 18, 2020

Will There Ever Be a Second Stimulus Bill?

Congress has thus far been unable to agree on exactly what a second round of relief funding would entail. Democrats previously proposed a $3 trillion bill and then suggested $2 trillion in relief, while Republicans proposed a $300 billion “skinny” relief bill. Some experts, including Jordan Weissmann, Slate’s senior business and economic correspondent, believe a second relief bill — and the second

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15 Walmart Hacks That Take Full Advantage of Their Deals

For easy, one-stop shopping, Walmart takes the cake when you need to get a ton of stuff in one trip. To get the biggest bang for your buck, stocking up in the grocery section makes the savings at other stores seem comparatively non-existent, and smart shoppers flock through the aisles daily to pick out the best deals. Just because Walmart provides a whirlwind of discount groceries and marked-down goods, don’t assume there aren’t even more savings lurking just below the surface. That’s why we rounded up a few Walmart hacks you can take advantage of.

Whether you want to pick up some buy-one-get-one-free deals, deeper discounts, or just save time, shopping smart and learning about the store guarantees an optimal and expedient trip. By digging deeper into how Walmart operates and by using a collection of hacks to get the lowest possible prices, you can effortlessly optimize your next shopping

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How to track a FedEx order online or contact FedEx for delivery issues

You can track your FedEx package for free on the company's homepage or with a Delivery Manager membership. <p class="copyright">NurPhoto/Getty Images</p>
You can track your FedEx package for free on the company’s homepage or with a Delivery Manager membership.

For mail and packages delivered through FedEx, the private alternative to public mailer USPS allows you to track your shipment directly on their website. 

On the tracking page, you can view your shipment’s travel history, general shipment facts like package dimensions and weight, and file a claim if your package is damaged, lost, or missing contents. 

FedEx offers a couple of options for tracking your mail. You can go directly to the FedEx homepage and click on the Tracking tab. If you’re a FedEx Delivery Manager member, you can receive alerts and make additional changes. 

The membership’s free tier includes basic features like delivery alerts, holding a package for pickup, signing for packages online, providing delivery instructions, and requesting a vacation hold. If you want to sign up for FedEx

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Valentino and Roberto Cavalli Make Top-Level Changes + More

Sept. 18, 2020: Valentino‘s general manager for the Middle East region has been promoted to the role of CEO of the Americas. Laurent Bergamo, whose appointment is effective immediately, will report to chief commercial officer Marco Giacometti. As part of his responsibilities, Bergamo will supervise the development of the luxury fashion house’s retail, wholesale and online distribution networks in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He has been replaced in his former post by Simone Bertolini.

Sept. 18, 2020: Gian Giacomo Ferraris is exiting his post as CEO of Roberto Cavalli. According to FN’s sister publication WWD, the exec announced the news to his team “with mixed feelings, which include some satisfaction, a bit of sadness and a few regrets.” Ferraris joined the company from Versace in 2016, succeeding Roberto Semerari. He departs the company at the end of the year.

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4 Accident & Health Insurance Stocks to Watch Amid Pricing Pressure

The Zacks Accident and Health Insurance industry is likely to benefit from prudent underwriting and increase in underwriting exposure. Aflac (AFL), Unum Group (UNM), Amerisafe (AMSF), and Employers Holdings (EIG) should continue benefitting from prudent underwriting standards, though rise in claims frequency could weigh on the positives.  

The industry has been witnessing soft pricing over the past several quarters. Nonetheless, rise in claims due to the pandemic is likely to increase pricing for this industry in the coming days. Also, increasing adoption of technology in operations will help in smooth functioning of the industry amid coronavirus-induced challenges.

About the Industry

The Zacks Accident and Health Insurance industry comprises companies that provide workers’ compensation insurance, largely to employers operating in hazardous industries, such as construction, trucking, logging and lumber plus manufacturing and agriculture. These companies also offer group, individual or voluntary supplemental insurance products.

Workers’ compensation is a form of accident

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EU to introduce crypto-assets regime by 2024, EU documents say

By Huw Jones

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union will introduce new rules within four years to make cross-border payments quicker and cheaper through the use of blockchain and crypto assets like stablecoins, two EU documents showed.

The European Commission is due to set out its strategy for encouraging greater use of digital finance at a time when 78% of payments in the euro zone are in cash. It also wants a rapid shift to “instant” payments generally as pandemic lockdowns showed the growing role of cashless payments.

The EU executive will present a draft law to clarify how existing rules apply to crypto assets and set out new rules where there are gaps, the documents said.

“By 2024, the EU should put in place a comprehensive framework enabling the uptake of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and crypto-assets in the financial sector,” the documents said. “It should also address the

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Bed Bath & Beyond Expands Google Cloud Deal on Online Demand

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY has expanded its collaboration with Google Cloud, given the ongoing digital boom. In this regard, the company has signed a five-year deal with Google Cloud to keep up with its rival retailers, given the current scenario when consumers are largely shifting to digital purchases. The company’s initial partnership with Google Cloud dates back to 2017, which is likely to meet the increased demand during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday season sale. This move is guided by the sudden surge in demand for online products and wide adoption of Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store (BOPIS) and Curbside Pickup services by customers, thanks to the pandemic.

Notably, Bed Bath & Beyond has been witnessing solid digital sales growth since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, digital sales rose roughly 82% with robust growth witnessed throughout the quarter. Further, digital sales surged

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Nation’s largest school system ‘in an impossible situation’ amid the coronavirus pandemic

This post has been updated with information from a New York City Department of Education employee.

It’s been a rough week for the millions of children, parents, educators, and city officials involved in the reopening of New York City schools. 

After grappling with a shortage of teachers and buildings that are not ventilated well enough to deter transmission of coronavirus, the nation’s largest school district again delayed the start of in-person learning.

“The [New York City] Department of Education has put P.S. 125 and many other schools in the city in an impossible situation,” Tamara Tucker, president of the parents association at P.S. 125 in Morningside Heights, which serves students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, told Yahoo Finance. “And I don’t want to penalize the schools for being hamstrung like that.” 

The city provided parents with three main options for students starting the fall school year: in-person, fully virtual, or

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