Surveys cast shadow over house pricesa

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Surveys cast shadow over house pricesa KCS-content center_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof HOUSE prices fell much faster than expected last month and construction activity slowed, industry surveys showed yesterday, reinforcing concerns that economic growth will fall off sharply.The strongest quarterly construction growth for decades pushed British economic growth to a nine-year high of 1.2 per cent in the second quarter, but the Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index (PMI) suggests this is slowing rapidly — driven partly by weaker house prices.House prices dropped a bigger-than-expected 0.9 per cent in August after a 0.5 per cent decline in July, the sharpest fall since February, according to the monthly survey from mortgage lender Nationwide.July and August marked the first two consecutive monthly house price falls since the decline in British house prices levelled off in February 2009, and the annual rate of house price growth slowed to 3.9 per cent from 6.6 per cent, well below forecast.“As fears of a double dip in the housing market take hold, builders will likely feel less urgency to begin new developments,” said Nomura UK economist Philip Rush.A fall in the rate of new home building pushed the PMI down to a six-month low of 52.1 in August from 54.1 in July.This was a sharper slowdown than economists had expected since the boost to second quarter output from projects that had been delayed because of icy winter weather faded away.CIPS chief executive David Noble said: “The most disturbing is the marked slowdown in the residential sector as this is where much of the recent sector growth has come from. The slight increase in public-sector activity disguises continuing uncertainty about the scale of spending cuts which we have yet to experience.” Thursday 2 September 2010 8:40 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Over a million riders have used Mayor Boris’ bikes

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson’s flagship cycle hire scheme passed the million journey milestone yesterday – ten weeks after its launch.More than 90,000 people have signed up as members, with around 20,000 journeys being made every weekday, with the average journey made under 30 minutes.Johnson said: “A million thank yous go to Londoners for the warmth in which they have embraced our beautiful blue bikes. The zest in which people have taken to two wheels and joined the cycling revolution we are engendering in the Capital has gladdened my heart. Plus the doom mongers and naysayers who darkened my days with pre launch predictions of cycle hire woe have been vanquished.”The cycle hire sponsor, Barclays, is offering the person who made the millionth journey, plus three of their friends, free annual membership of the scheme for five years. KCS-content Thursday 7 October 2010 9:46 pm Sharecenter_img Over a million riders have used Mayor Boris’ bikes whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ex-insurance boss is jailed

first_img KCS-content More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Tuesday 26 October 2010 8:47 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute whatsapp whatsapp Sharecenter_img A FORMER chief executive of a City firm who admitted paying bribes to win contracts overseas has been jailed for 21 months.Julian Messent, 50, resigned in 2006 as chief executive officer at insurance firm PWS – founded by former UKIP leader Lord Pearson – after admitting to funnelling £1.2m worth of corrupt payments to government officials in Costa Rica between February 1999 and June 2002.The payments were made while Messent was a director of the company’s international property division and his pay was directly linked to the amount of business he won, Southwark Crown Court heard. In 2003, he became the company’s CEO.Sentencing him to 21 months in prison, Judge Rivlin said: “It is plain, Mr Messent, that you were deeply involved in the decision making and the process of these crimes. You orchestrated them.” Show Comments ▼ Ex-insurance boss is jailed Tags: NULLlast_img read more

OPEC keeps its quotas on hold

first_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share Show Comments ▼ Monday 22 November 2010 7:25 pm OPEC ministers do not plan to discuss production quotas at their next meeting in Ecuador in December, Venezuela’s energy minister said yesterday.“I think all the OPEC nations agree on the consensus to keep quotas as we have them and to continue monitoring the oil market,” Rafael Ramirez said ahead of the 11 December get-together in the Ecuador’s capital Quito. Venezuela still believes oil at $100 (£62.7) per barrel is a “fair” price for crude, Ramirez added. “That’s our position and it’s a position gaining currency in OPEC.” OPEC keeps its quotas on hold center_img whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo Tags: NULLlast_img read more

ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF ABERDEEN’S RESULTS?

first_img NICHOLAS BURGESS | ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLANDAberdeen’s full-year result has beaten consensus forecasts, yet remains at a 15 per cent discount to the broader sector. Reporting pre-tax profit of £210m took the firm eight per cent ahead of consensus of £195m. The outperformance looks evenly spread between performance fees and management fees.JAMES HAMILTON | NUMISHaving been buyers for a long time, we recently moved to ‘hold’ and maintain our ‘hold’ rating as we now feel the shares are fairly valued taking into account the still weak sector versus asset under management flows. Weak organic flows are being driven by weak fixed income offsetting better flows.MANOJ LADWA | ETX CAPITALAberdeen is looking more like the heavyweight champion of the industry as it reported solid full-year numbers. Effective management has seen an increase in profit, dividends and assets despite tough economic conditions. This is one fund manager that’s likely to continue punching above its weight. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:08 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com whatsapp KCS-content ANALYST VIEWS: WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF ABERDEEN’S RESULTS? Sharelast_img read more

Hackers under suspicion for Amazon crash

first_imgSunday 12 December 2010 11:12 pm Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com WEB giant Amazon last night became the latest suspected victim of a cyber attack by supporters of WikiLeaks.The firm’s website was out of action for more than half an hour during one of the most lucrative shopping days in the run-up to Christmas.The firm’s operations in the UK, France, Germany and Spain were all affected, although the firm is yet to confirm the outages were the result of hackers.Amazon became a target for supporters of WikiLeaks after it decided to kick the website off its servers after allegedly coming under pressure from the US Senate Homeland Security Committee.Activists operating under the name Anonymous had urged an online attack to crash amazon.com by overwhelming it with requests from users. The attack is triggered by supporters downloading a tool that allows thousands of computers to be remotely controlled by one master PC.Last week the activists briefly brought down the sites of credit-card giants MasterCard and Visa which had stopped processing donations to WikiLeaks. whatsapp KCS-content Hackers under suspicion for Amazon crash whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Consumer confidence on the up, surveys show

first_img Tags: NULL alison.lock by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsapp Share whatsapp CONSUMER confidence and retail sales picked up in November and December, according to new data from surveys and retailers – but researchers are divided on whether the high will last.Research group Markit found 41 per cent of households it surveyed had spent more money this month than in December last year, and just 20 per cent had spent less.The results were echoed in the John Lewis Partnership’s weekly sales data, which showed the department store’s sales up seven per cent year-on-year to just over £120.3m, its second-highest level this year after the previous week’s take of £121m.Sales were boosted by home furnishings to entertain guests; outerwear due to the cold weather, and gifts, the group said.Waitrose’s sales were also up seven per cent to £131m, it said.Brokerage house Execution Noble also published its Spend Trend survey of consumers, which showed consumer confidence rising significantly in November.Its consumer confidence index rose 11 points – though the index still stands at the lowest level since February 2009. Despite the low score, Execution Noble believes confidence will remain strong as it believes people’s expectations of public sector redundancies are overblown and consumers are already braced for a financially difficult 2011.“We see potential for a relief bounce amongst public sector workers which should drive further improvements in consumer confidence,” the report said.But the VAT rise to 20 per cent from January could dampen confidence and further erode household finances, the Markit survey showed.It found that about 42 per cent of households expected their finances to worsen, while just 21 per cent expected an improvement. 
“People have seen their spending power gradually eroded by stubbornly high inflation throughout the year and little in the way of income growth to compensate for this,” said Markit economist Tim Moore. 
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Virgin mulls legal action over Heathrow disruption

first_img whatsapp Virgin Atlantic may take legal action against airport operator BAA over the part closure of London’s Heathrow airport last month and will withhold fees until a probe into the disruption is complete.“We’re exploring our legal options but will continue talking to BAA and want the inquiry into what happened last month to be both independent and robust,” Virgin Atlantic spokesman Greg Dawson told Reuters. Heavy snowfall paralysed BAA’s Heathrow airport late last month, leading to a spate of flight cancellations after its second runway was closed due to bad weather.Virgin Atlantic also said it would stop paying landing and parking charges at Heathrow until BAA explains why a day’s snowfall left thousands of air passengers stranded in the week before Christmas.Virgin plans to withhold bills from 1 January until it sees the results of an internal BAA inquiry – headed by non-executive director Prof David Begg – into the disruption, due to be published in March.“We have written to BAA this weekend to advise them that we are withholding our fees from the airport operator until its inquiry into the snow enforced runway closures in December is completed,” Virgin Atlantic said in a statement.“Despite the airport operating conditions being way beyond our control, Virgin Atlantic is taking responsibility by paying out millions to customers that suffered disruption to their Christmas travel plans.”Payments withheld by Virgin, which are dependent on its aircraft’s movements at Heathrow, would likely be less than £10m for the period between January and March, an aviation source said.“We will work with airlines during the Begg enquiry. Meanwhile Heathrow’s conditions of use do not provide any basis for Virgin Atlantic or any other airline to withhold airport charges,” a BAA spokesman told Reuters.Ferrovial-owned BAA could legally seize Virgin aircraft for repeated failure to pay its bills but has not yet considered this option.Other major airports were closed by snow before an after the over the Christmas holiday period, including Germany’s Frankfurt and New York’s JFK airport.“We’re not withholding fees anywhere else. JFK is not an issue for us at the moment – it was a 24 hour thing,” Virgin’s spokesman said.British Airways last month said it expected to take a £50m hit from the disruption in its third quarter, while BMI said it is also mulling its legal options against BAA. Show Comments ▼ Virgin mulls legal action over Heathrow disruption by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Monday 10 January 2011 5:25 am John Dunne last_img read more

Slow rise in mortgage lending

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Senior rainmaker who advised Harrods sale

first_img whatsapp whatsapp KEN Costa’s contacts book will be sorely missed at Lazard, which he is leaving at the end of this week for unknown reasons. During his three and a half years at the firm he is best known for pulling off the £1.5bn sale of Harrods to the Qatari royal family, a deal in which he advised Mohammed Al Fayed.He moved to Lazard from UBS in October 2007, where he was vice-chairman. While at UBS, he advised the Barclay brothers on their acquisition of the Daily Telegraph and aided insurer Allianz in its purchase of Dresdner Bank.He began his dealmaking career at SG Warburg in 1976, moving to UBS when it acquired the bank.He is also a well-known Christian conservative and has written a book on the role of faith in work called God at Work: Living Every Day With a Purpose.He also chairs Alpha International, which runs courses to introduce people to Christianity. Last night, South African born Costa was due to speak on the Robin Hood tax at St Paul’s Cathedral, where he was a trustee during its redevelopment. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com KCS-content Show Comments ▼center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Genius Share Tuesday 29 March 2011 9:01 pm Senior rainmaker who advised Harrods sale Tags: NULLlast_img read more