Venezuela plans stock comes out in break from socialist model

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government is seeking private investors to pump funds into vital but crippled state-run companies, decades after seizing them in the name of socialism. The government on Monday intends to offer 5% to 10% stakes in companies ranging from telephone and internet service providers to a petrochemical producer. In another country, those … Read more

Stocks could stay choppy as fears about the Fed overshadow earnings news

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, March 29, 2022. Source: NYSE Earnings season is here, and it may distract investors from other issues, but it’s not likely to be the big driver of the overall market in the week ahead. Investors instead will keep an eye on the things that have been worrying the … Read more

The end of 3G networks is a problem for millions of car owners

The planned shutdown of outdated 3G networks will affect the connected systems of dozens of vehicle models that hit the market anytime from 2010 to as recently as 2021, in some cases. Dusan Petković | iStock | Getty Images Millions of vehicles in the US, including Teslas, Audis, Hondas and Nissans, will lose some emergency … Read more