Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services has lowered its counterparty credit and insurer financial strength ratings on First Takaful Insurance Co. to ‘BB+’ from ‘BBB-‘. The Kuwait-based insurance company’s ratings were removed from CreditWatch. Outlook is …
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- : ‘This hurricane season could be particularly severe for the U.S. Gulf Coast’: These cities have homes with the highest risk of storm damageHomes in New York and Miami are likely to be most hit by hurricanes this season, according to CoreLogic.
- The Moneyist: ‘I feel bad that I’ll be taking most of his income’: I make twice what my boyfriend does. He pays me $300 in rent, but I want him to pay $800. Is that fair?'It’s not like I need the money. I just think it’s fair that he pays his way.'
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