How easy it is to refinance a car loan depends on your situation and the lenders you work with. Still, the process is usually no more difficult than applying for a refinance loan. Here’s what we know. Simplified refinancing Refinancing involves replacing your current auto loan agreement with a newRead More →

Hilary Mantel, the British author of the best-selling ‘Wolf Hall’ trilogy and the first woman to win the prestigious Booker Prize twice, has died. She was 70, her publisher and agent announced Friday. Mantel, who was considered one of the greatest English-language novelists of this century, died “suddenly but peacefully”Read More →

By Emma Ockerman Wednesday’s best personal finance stories Hi, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Brace yourself: the Fed is about to inflict “some pain” with a 75 basis point rate hike. Here’s how to prepare your wallet and wallet. This is the Federal Reserve’s third 75 basis point rateRead More →

Meeting the needs and demands of black consumers could yield — to be precise, a colossal $225 billion in new revenue — for the country’s financial services sector. The figure represents expected cumulative spending by Black Americans between 2022 and 2030. The disclosure was taken from Investing in and withRead More →

Kazakhstan police have dropped their investigation into a satirist whose fake Instagram-based news account acted, they said, as a platform to knowingly spread false information. Temirlan Yensebek, the creator of the Almaty-based page Qaznews24, told Mediazona on September 14 that the police had decided that his actions did not constituteRead More →

The New Yorker called Ishmael Reed “a founding father of American multiculturalism” and “America’s most fearless satirist”. A colleague at the University of California, where he taught for 35 years, said he “is probably our most prolific faculty member.” This year, the multilingual poet, editor, novelist, playwright, cartoonist and lyricistRead More →

Photo: Screenshot by Douban Chinese star Zhang Han has become embroiled in controversy following the recently aired drama “Gentlemen of East 8th” due to his inappropriate touching of the female character during their interactions. Zhang was also criticized for pulling the actress’ underwear in a previous episode. In the lastRead More →

NEW | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS originally published: 09/07/2022 Andy Sandberg, artistic director and CEO of the Hermitage Artists’ Retreatannounced on September 7, 2022 that the accomplished playwright and screenwriter Magdalene Georges, currently the writer of the hit Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building,” was recently selected asRead More →

THE QUESTION: In Islam, what is a fatwa? Why the demand to kill the novelist Salman Rushdie? THE RELIGIOUS GUY’S RESPONSE: In 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran’s theocratic leader, ordered the “immediate” assassination of novelist Salman Rushdie because of his novel “The Satanic Verses”. Remarkably, this official fatwa imposed theRead More →