Futures Retreat from All-Time Records

Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes ticked lower early Monday, suggesting Wall Street could see muted trading after reaching fresh records last week.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrials retreated 53 points, or 0.2%, to 33,629.

Futures for the S&P 500 stumbled 6.25 points, or 0.2%, to 4,113.25.

Futures for the NASDAQ Composite index stepped back 39.25 points, or 0.3%, to 13,790.25 Friday.

Reopening plays fell slightly in early trading Monday with shares of Carnival, United Airlines and Gap off about 1% in the pre-market.

Tesla gained 1.5% to $687.01 in early trading after Canaccord Genuity upgraded the stock to buy and raised its price target to $1,071, citing its battery innovations.

Shares of Nuance Communications jumped 21% in early trading as Microsoft is in talks to acquire the speech-recognition company.

United Airlines fell about 1% after the carrier said its first-quarter revenue is expected to fall … Read more

What to Consider Before Getting a Second Credit Card

Life presents us with a series of life-altering decisions. Should we search for a new job? Are we ready for marriage and children? Is getting a second credit card a good idea? Okay, maybe that last one isn’t in the same category, but it is an issue that requires some thought.

A second credit card means another monthly payment. Applying for one will have an effect on your credit score. There’s also the possibility that your spending could become unmanageable, and you’ll start to hear terms like “debt snowball” and “debt avalanche method,” which can sound scary if you don’t know what they are. (They’re ways to pay off your debt, BTW.)

None of this means that getting a second credit card is a bad idea. There are benefits to doing it and good reasons why you’d want to apply for one. In this article, we’ll go over some important … Read more

Quitting is Hard, Let CBD Help

We know that quitting an addiction to tobacco and nicotine is difficult. However, researchers believe that CBD may be the key to breaking the habit permanently. Millions try every year to kick cigarettes to the curb, but only six percent seem to find success. Mental addiction is the hardest aspect to overcome, and non-tobacco pouches or other nicotine replacement therapy only treat the physical dependence. CBD works on retraining your brain, so you can focus on battling the physical facet.

How CBD Helps

The CDC has announced that more Americans are addicted to tobacco above any other drug, including cocaine. Millions of dollars are poured into research and products every year to find an end to this problem, as it is the number one cause of preventable deaths. Researchers ran a week-long experiment in 2013 to determine if there was any proof to claims regarding CBD helping prevent mental addiction. … Read more

Toronto Stocks Flat by Finish

Stocks in Canada’s largest centre lifted themselves from lower perches to within sight of breakeven by the close on Friday, with health-care and industrials shouldering much of the climb.

The TSX remained in the red 0.84 points from Thursday’s all-time high, to close Friday at 19,228.03. On the week, however, the index enjoyed a gain of 237 points, or 1.26%.

The Canadian dollar gained 0.23 cents at 79.82 cents U.S.

Among energy stocks, Tourmaline Oil stepped back 75 cents, or 3%, to $23.91, while Cenovus Energy dipped 25 cents, or 2.6%, to $9.52.

In the gold patch, New Gold faded 10 cents, or 4.3%, to $2.24, while Centerra Gold lost 17 cents, or 1.5%, to $11.59.

In consumer staples, North West Company gave back 76 cents, or 2.1%, to $36.13, while SunOpta ditched 59 cents, or 1.5%, to $38.89.

Health-care stocks led those groups on the upward path, with Aurora … Read more

Important Things You Need To Know About Essay Writing Services

Essay writing is synonymous with college and university students. Many higher learning institutions offer essay writing as assignments to students. The students need to research the topic given and summarize their thoughts and arguments in an essay. The content needs to be well-thought and professionally prepared to meet the demands given. Because of the tedious research work involved, essay writing is time-consuming.

This means a student has to forego some college-life activities such as parties to write their essay. If you’re in this situation, chances are pretty good you’re thinking about ways to get your assignment done faster. If you go down this route, you need to understand what differentiates a good from a poor writing service. Fortunately, this guide addresses just that. Let’s dive in.

You Can Get a Below-Average Grade in Your Pape

This is not a new phenomenon with writing services. There are instances where a student … Read more