PA Prime Minister Theresa May. LONDON — It is really difficult to accurately calculate how much Britain will be forced to pay the European Union once it leaves the bloc but the “best guess” for a total amount is “somewhere around the €30 billion (£25.7 billion, $ 33.34 billion) mark,” according to Professor Iain Begg. […]

Wikipedia Commons Copenhagen, Denmark. The United Nations just published its annual Human Development Report, which ranks where people live long, healthy lives —in other words, the countries that are best to live in. The UN looked at nearly 200 countries across a number of categories, including life expectancy, education, gender equality, and financial wealth. Here are the countries that […]

RBS stock popped 6% today after the European Union decided it will not force the sale of its Williams & Glyn unit.  That will be welcome news for CEO Ross McEwan. To put it in perspective, this is RBS’s 10-year stock performance — down 93%: The UK government still owns most RBS shares, a legacy from the […]

Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters People dressed as Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, and Snow Maiden take a selfie as they take part in a costume contest. You know Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen. But do you know Father Frost, Snow Maiden, or Krampus? Holiday traditions are as unique as the countries they’re from. Some rituals […]

Chaloner Woods/Getty Images The American Christmas dinner hasn’t changed much since 1955. Christmas is a special time for people all over the world. While the holiday can be celebrated in many different ways, perhaps no custom is more important than the time-honored Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meal. Still, these meals vary greatly in different […]

Screenshot, Bloomberg Eddy Elfenbein talking CWS on Bloomberg It’s just every kid’s dream: grow up, start blogging about your stock picks, and then one day — maybe, just maybe — you’ll have your own exchange-traded fund. Like I said, it’s every kid’s dream, and Eddy Elfenbein, writer of popular financial blog Crossing Wall Street just made […]