Day: September 1, 2020

Saipem Finance International B.V. — Moody’s announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Saipem S.p.A.

Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody’s announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Saipem S.p.A.

Global Credit Research – 24 Aug 2020

Frankfurt am Main, August 24, 2020 — Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Saipem S.p.A. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody’s reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. The review did not involve a rating committee. Since 1 January 2019, Moody’s practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its completion.

This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in

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The pandemic shows America can’t afford its dysfunctional health insurance system

For many of the nearly 28 million Americans without health insurance, complying with the CDC guidelines to stay home and in touch with a doctor when Covid-19 symptoms are present is an impossibility.



a group of people on a rock: PLYMOUTH, MA - AUGUST 10: Onlookers watch from the shore as The replica ship Mayflower II comes back into Plymouth Harbor after being rehabbed in Connecticut for the past three years on August 10, 2020 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Massachusetts. Festivites around the aniversary were scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)


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PLYMOUTH, MA – AUGUST 10: Onlookers watch from the shore as The replica ship Mayflower II comes back into Plymouth Harbor after being rehabbed in Connecticut for the past three years on August 10, 2020 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Massachusetts. Festivites around the aniversary were scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

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Disney Leads Old Media Giants in Making Money From Streaming

(Bloomberg) — Online video is becoming a serious business for some of America’s oldest and largest media companies, with Walt Disney Co. leading the pack.

Disney will generate an estimated $11.2 billion in direct-to-consumer revenue this year, according to a report released Monday by Macquarie Research. That would account for 19% of its total sales — a level rivals in traditional media haven’t matched.

Macquarie credits Disney+, which quickly snapped up more than 60 million subscribers, and Hulu, a business that the company gained majority control of last year.



a screenshot of a cell phone: How Streamers Stack Up


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How Streamers Stack Up

Fox Corp. and Comcast Corp. are the new-media laggards in the old-media group. Fox sold the bulk of its entertainment assets to Disney last year, and Comcast is just getting started in streaming: Its ad-supported Peacock service debuted nationally last month.

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SoFi personal loans review: High credit score for low rates and perks

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  • SoFi has a low maximum interest rate compared to the competition, but it aren’t the lowest available. People with good credit will want to shop around.
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