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Biden enjoys post-convention bump in favorability: POLL

Biden enjoys post-convention bump in favorability: POLL

The Democratic National Convention, which attracted a smaller audience compared to last cycle, still delivered a favorability boost for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, particularly among the core base of the party, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday. Prior to the convention, Biden had a net negative favorability rating, with slightly more Americans…
Collision of bus, van in Poland kills 9, injures 7

Collision of bus, van in Poland kills 9, injures 7

A bus and a passenger van have collided in Poland, killing all nine people in the van and injuring seven people who were traveling in the busAugust 23, 2020, 7:40 AM1 min readWARSAW, Poland -- A bus and a passenger van have collided in Poland, killing all nine people in the van and injuring seven…

With lavish dollars, governments help create ‘victory for science’ in coronavirus vaccine hunt

The scientific community remains cautiously optimistic about finding a COVID-19 vaccine that can usher in the end of a pandemic thats infected nearly 23 million and killed close to 800,000. The viru…
Tropical Storm Laura, Marco simultaneously heading toward Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Laura, Marco simultaneously heading toward Gulf of Mexico

The forecasts show the two storms hitting the Gulf early next week.August 22, 2020, 4:26 PM6 min read Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco are both expected to travel towards the Gulf of Mexico in the next few days, with both storms likely to impact parts of the U.S. coast by the early half…
Smoke fills air as Portland police clear riot at precinct

Smoke fills air as Portland police clear riot at precinct

Officials say protesters and police in Portland clashed before dawn after about 200 people marched to a police precinct station in yet another night of violence for Oregon’s largest cityAugust 22, 2020, 4:30 PM2 min readPORTLAND, Ore. -- Protesters and police in Portland clashed before dawn Saturday after about 200 people marched to a police…
Steve Bannon calls his arrest ‘a political hit job,’ says effort was in support of Trump

Steve Bannon calls his arrest ‘a political hit job,’ says effort was in support...

"This was to show support for President Trump," Bannon said.August 21, 2020, 11:09 PM4 min read Steve Bannon slammed his arrest on Wednesday, calling it "a political hit job" and "nonsense," while vowing to fight the charges against him. He also reiterated his allegedly criminal efforts to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border were…
Judge rebuffs Trump again on tax records; appeals underway

Judge rebuffs Trump again on tax records; appeals underway

A federal appeals court said Friday it wouldn’t step in right away to delay New York prosecutors’ effort to get President Donald Trump’s tax recordsBy JENNIFER PELTZ Associated PressAugust 22, 2020, 12:32 AM3 min readNEW YORK -- A federal appeals court said Friday it wouldn't step in right away to delay New York prosecutors’ effort…
Judge lifts veil on New York City police discipline records

Judge lifts veil on New York City police discipline records

With scores of disciplinary records already online, a federal judge on Friday lifted a temporary restraining order that had barred New York City’s police watchdog agency, police department and other entities from making such information publicBy MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 9:44 PM4 min readNEW YORK -- With scores of disciplinary records already…

July home sales spike a record 24.7% as prices set a new high

Sales of existing homes soared 24.7% in July from June, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's the strongest monthly gain in the history of the survey, going back to 1968, and th…
AP Exclusive: Barr ‘vehemently opposed’ to pardoning Snowden

AP Exclusive: Barr ‘vehemently opposed’ to pardoning Snowden

Attorney General William Barr says he would be “vehemently opposed” to any attempt to pardon former National Security Agency contractor Edward SnowdenBy MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 4:44 PM3 min readWASHINGTON -- Attorney General William Barr said he would be “vehemently opposed” to any attempt to pardon former National Security Agency…
Ex-CIA chief Brennan faces interview in Russia probe review

Ex-CIA chief Brennan faces interview in Russia probe review

Former CIA Director John Brennan is scheduled to be interviewed Friday by U.S. Attorney John Durham’s team as part of its inquiry into the Russia investigationBy ERIC TUCKER Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 4:07 PM3 min readWASHINGTON -- Former CIA Director John Brennan is scheduled to be interviewed Friday by U.S. Attorney John Durham's team as…
Watchdog: Census lacks door knockers needed for 2020 count

Watchdog: Census lacks door knockers needed for 2020 count

A watchdog agency says the U.S. Census Bureau is short by more than 25% of the door knockers needed for the 2020 censusBy MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 4:23 PM5 min readORLANDO, Fla. -- The U.S. Census Bureau is short by more than 25% of the door knockers needed for the 2020 census, according…
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are facing sentencing in the college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are facing sentencing in the college admissions scandal

Wife Lori Loughlin is to be sentenced later today.August 21, 2020, 3:21 PM6 min read Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli was sentenced Friday to five months in prison for his role in what the judge called “a breathtaking crime on the nation’s higher education system." Giannulli and his wife, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, paid $500,000…
Second Dem lawsuit claims USPS changes will harm mail voting

Second Dem lawsuit claims USPS changes will harm mail voting

Democratic attorneys general are claiming in a second multi-state lawsuit that recent Postal Service policy changes will undermine mail-in voting this NovemberBy MARK SCOLFORO Associated PressAugust 21, 2020, 3:37 PM3 min readHARRISBURG, Pa. -- Democratic attorneys general in six more states and the District of Columbia sued the Postal Service on Friday over changes they…
Family on MSC Cruises excursion defies coronavirus safety protocol, gets booted from ship

Family on MSC Cruises excursion defies coronavirus safety protocol, gets booted from ship

This was not smooth sailing. A family was kicked off the very first Mediterranean cruise to hit the high seas after Italy's pandemic lockdown, reportedly for defying the ship's new safety protocol a…

American Airlines to suspend flights to 15 U.S. cities despite billion-dollar bailout

American Airlines said Thursday it plans to suspend flights to 15 U.S. airports in October as travel demand remains low as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Congress has been weighing for weeks …
Pelosi tells fellow Democrats ‘it’s all riding on Wisconsin’

Pelosi tells fellow Democrats ‘it’s all riding on Wisconsin’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Attorney General Eric Holder are delivering a stark message to Wisconsin Democrats about what role the key battleground state will have in the presidential electionBy SCOTT BAUER Associated PressAugust 20, 2020, 4:11 PM3 min readMADISON, Wis. -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a…
Dr. Anthony Fauci undergoes surgery for vocal cord polyp

Dr. Anthony Fauci undergoes surgery for vocal cord polyp

Fauci is now home and resting, according to his office. ByAnne FlahertyAugust 20, 2020, 4:01 PM1 min read The nation's top expert on infectious diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force, underwent outpatient surgery Thursday morning to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. Fauci's office confirmed to…
Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon indicted for fraud as part of crowdfunding campaign to build border wall

Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon indicted for fraud as part of crowdfunding campaign to...

Steve Bannon has been federally indicted for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection to a crowdfunding campaign to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bannon, who was President Donald Trump's former campaign CEO and later his chief strategist in the White House, was arrested Thursday morning in Connecticut on charges…
Pandemic pushes expansion of ‘hospital-at-home’ treatment

Pandemic pushes expansion of ‘hospital-at-home’ treatment

As hospitals care for people with COVID-19 and try to keep others from catching the virus, more patients are opting to be treated where they feel safest: at home. Across the U.S., “hospital at home” programs are taking off amid the pandemic, thanks to communications technology, portable medical equipment and teams of doctors, nurses, X-ray…
Farmer found guilty of contaminating baby food for blackmail

Farmer found guilty of contaminating baby food for blackmail

A sheep farmer in Britain has been found guilty of planting baby food laced with metal shards in stores as part of a plan to blackmail a supermarket chainAugust 20, 2020, 2:37 PM2 min readLONDON -- A sheep farmer in Britain has been found guilty of planting baby food laced with metal shards in stores…
Senate report details Russia’s efforts to meddle in 2016, ties to Trump associates

Senate report details Russia’s efforts to meddle in 2016, ties to Trump associates

A new bipartisan report released by a Senate panel Tuesday outlines perhaps the most detailed accounting to date of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election while accusing the White House and others close to President Donald Trump of refusing to cooperate with an investigation into whether the president’s campaign simply benefited or sought…
Feds attempting to seize home of former pro wrestler

Feds attempting to seize home of former pro wrestler

Federal authorities are trying to seize the $1.5 million Madison home of former professional wrestler Ted DiBiase Jr., according to court documents filed in June and obtained by the Clarion LedgerAugust 18, 2020, 7:32 PM3 min readMADISON, Miss. -- Months after his brother was indicted in one of the largest public corruption cases in Mississippi's…
Champagne makers fix harvest quotas, as virus kills the fizz

Champagne makers fix harvest quotas, as virus kills the fizz

French Champagne producers have decided to put unprecedented limits on the quantity of grapes they’ll harvest this yearAugust 18, 2020, 5:31 PM2 min readPARIS -- French Champagne producers decided Tuesday to put unprecedented limits on the quantity of grapes they’ll harvest this year in hopes of propping up prices and containing damage from the coronavirus…
Death Valley’s brutal 130 degrees may be record if verified

Death Valley’s brutal 130 degrees may be record if verified

Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees amid a blistering heat waveBy BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterAugust 18, 2020, 5:14 PM5 min read California sizzled to a triple-digit temperature so hot that meteorologists need to verify it as a planet-wide high mark. Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) Sunday,…
Trump announces he’ll posthumously pardon Susan B. Anthony, convicted of voting illegally as a woman in 1872

Trump announces he’ll posthumously pardon Susan B. Anthony, convicted of voting illegally as a...

The move comes as Trump trails Biden in the polls with female voters. August 18, 2020, 2:53 PM7 min read President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he is issuing a posthumous presidential pardon for Susan B. Anthony, a leader of the women's suffrage movement who was found guilty of voting illegally -- as a woman…
Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s & more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, Kohl’s &...

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Home Depot (HD) The home improvement retailer earned $4.02 per share for the second quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.71 a sha…
4 Stocks Billionaires Couldn’t Stop Buying in Q2

4 Stocks Billionaires Couldn’t Stop Buying in Q2

You may not have realized it, but this past Friday, Aug. 14, was one of the most important days of the third quarter. That's because it marked the filing deadline for Form 13F with the Securities and…
Walmart stock jumps after earnings blow past estimates, online sales nearly double

Walmart stock jumps after earnings blow past estimates, online sales nearly double

Read Next Shares of Nvidia Corp. rose 1.3% toward a record in premarket trading Monday, after Susquehanna analyst Christopher Rolland raised his price target to a Street high $540 from $450, saying …
Kohl’s shares jump as quarterly sales hold up better than expected in pandemic

Kohl’s shares jump as quarterly sales hold up better than expected in pandemic

Kohl's revenue fell 23% during the fiscal second quarter, the retailer said Tuesday, which wasn't as bad as analysts feared as the coronavirus pandemic forced stores to close across the U.S. and many…
FDA warns of false coronavirus test results from Thermo Fisher kit

FDA warns of false coronavirus test results from Thermo Fisher kit

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday warned health care providers of false-positive coronavirus test results using the Thermo Fisher Scientific TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit. Ticke…
Detroit priest denies abuse, gets $125K in lawsuit deal

Detroit priest denies abuse, gets $125K in lawsuit deal

A Detroit priest who says he was defamed by a police officer in an investigation of alleged sexual abuse has settled a lawsuit against her for $125,000August 17, 2020, 5:52 PM2 min readDETROIT -- A Detroit priest who said he was defamed by a police officer in an investigation of alleged sexual abuse has settled…
Trump says he’ll send feds if NYC can’t stop bloodshed

Trump says he’ll send feds if NYC can’t stop bloodshed

President Donald Trump is again threatening to send federal agents to New York City if local authorities don’t stop a surge of violence that has left seven people dead and more than 50 people shot since FridayBy MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated PressAugust 17, 2020, 7:36 PM5 min readNEW YORK -- President Donald Trump is again…
Trump eyes White House funeral service for brother, Robert

Trump eyes White House funeral service for brother, Robert

President Donald Trump says he may hold a small funeral service at the White House later this week for his younger brother, Robert, who died over the weekendBy DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressAugust 17, 2020, 4:30 PM2 min readWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump is eyeing a White House funeral service later this week for his younger…
Goldman Sachs just lifted its S&P 500 price target. Here’s why

Goldman Sachs just lifted its S&P 500 price target. Here’s why

COVID-19 is still raging, traders are starting to bet on haywire markets surrounding the election, and the U.S. and China couldnt even agree to hold a planned meeting over the weekend.None of that, o…
Barrick Gold’s stock soars after Buffett’s Berkshire reveals stake

Barrick Gold’s stock soars after Buffett’s Berkshire reveals stake

Barrick Gold's stock is popping 10% in premarket trading Monday after legendary investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed a stake in the gold miner's stock.  Berkshire added a $562 milli…
Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Sanofi, Barrick Gold, Nvidia, Home Depot & more

Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Sanofi, Barrick Gold, Nvidia, Home Depot...

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Sanofi (SNY) Sanofi is buying U.S. biotech firm Principia Biopharma (PRNB) for $100 per share in cash, or around $3.7 billion. The price r…
Got a PPP Loan? Here’s Why You Won’t Be Eligible for Full Forgiveness

Got a PPP Loan? Here’s Why You Won’t Be Eligible for Full Forgiveness

The concept of financial assistance for small businesses is nothing new, but during the COVID-19 crisis, the need for aid has been much greater than usual. With the economy stuck in a recession and p…
Nvidia’s stock rises toward a record after Susquehanna’s Rolland boosts target to Street-high $540

Nvidia’s stock rises toward a record after Susquehanna’s Rolland boosts target to Street-high $540

Shares of Nvidia Corp. NVDA, +1.05% rose 1.3% toward a record in premarket trading Monday, after Susquehanna analyst Christopher Rolland raised his price target to a Street high $540 from $450,…
Mercedes Barcha, widow of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dies at 87

Mercedes Barcha, widow of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, dies at 87

Mercedes Barcha, who was credited by late husband and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez with making it possible for him to write his masterpiece “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” has died at the age of 87By CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ Associated PressAugust 16, 2020, 7:46 PM2 min readMEXICO CITY -- Mercedes Barcha, who was credited by late…
Georgia governor allows local mask mandates, with limits

Georgia governor allows local mask mandates, with limits

Georgia’s governor, who has opposed local mask mandates and even sued over one in Atlanta, has signed a new executive order that allows local governments to enact mask requirements to help fight the coronavirus pandemicAugust 16, 2020, 8:36 PM4 min readATLANTA -- Georgia's governor, who has opposed local mask mandates and even sued over one…
Record breaking heat and fire danger in the West, mid-Atlantic flood risk in East

Record breaking heat and fire danger in the West, mid-Atlantic flood risk in East

54 million Americans are forecast to experience 100-degree heat this week.August 16, 2020, 11:39 AM4 min read Several daily high temperature records were broken from Washington State to Texas on Saturday like in Shreveport, Louisiana, which hit its first 100-degree day of the year. Today, we expect more of the same across the western third…
PG&E restores power for majority of customers impacted by rolling blackouts at direction of California’s grid operator -TV

PG&E restores power for majority of customers impacted by rolling blackouts at direction of...

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) -- Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) says they have restored power to the majority of customers impacted by the outages affecting approximately 220,000 customers on Saturday…
No, Warren Buffet Did Not Buy Gold

No, Warren Buffet Did Not Buy Gold

Fake Headline: Warren Buffett Buys Gold Kitco says Warren Buffett buys gold.  If Kitco would have changed the headline slightly to "GOLD" it would have been accurate but misleading. GOLD is the sy…
Rolls-Royce closing Virginia jet parts plant where 280 work

Rolls-Royce closing Virginia jet parts plant where 280 work

Rolls-Royce will close its aircraft parts factory in central Virginia by the middle of next year, throwing 280 people out of work, the company confirmed on Saturday. The closing is the result of the…
142 Anchorage and Fairbanks airport workers to be laid off permanently

142 Anchorage and Fairbanks airport workers to be laid off permanently

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Due to the declining number of travelers and the COVID-19 pandemic, 142 airport employees at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Fairbanks International Air…
Trump gets verified account on TikTok competitor Triller

Trump gets verified account on TikTok competitor Triller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump now has a verified account on TikTok competitor Triller, another sign of the White House’s disfavor toward the ByteDance-owned video-sharing app. …
Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

Venezuelans brave open sea on tubes, fishing for survival

Venezuelans desperate to feed their families amid the coronavirus pandemic are heading out to the open sea on inner tubes armed with a hook and lineBy MATIAS DELACROIX and JUAN PABLO ARRÁEZ Associated PressAugust 15, 2020, 7:31 PM3 min readLA GUAIRA, Venezuela -- The biggest fear is a fishhook puncturing the inner tube that keeps…
Dallas police plan changes after examining protest response

Dallas police plan changes after examining protest response

A report released by Dallas police on their response to protests that followed the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis outlines changes the department plans to make, including who can authorize the use of tear gasAugust 15, 2020, 7:24 PM2 min readDALLAS -- A report released by Dallas police on their response to protests that…
Police move in after fights break out during Georgia protest

Police move in after fights break out during Georgia protest

After several hours of mostly peaceful demonstrations Saturday in an Atlanta suburb that’s home to a giant Confederate memorial, large numbers of police moved in to disperse the crowds when fights broke outAugust 15, 2020, 7:12 PM3 min readSTONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- After several hours of mostly peaceful demonstrations Saturday in an Atlanta suburb that's…
Gunmen kill son of legendary Mexico drug capo Amado Carrillo

Gunmen kill son of legendary Mexico drug capo Amado Carrillo

Prosecutors in northern Mexico say that gunmen have killed a son of legendary drug lord Amado Carrillo FuentesAugust 15, 2020, 4:30 PM1 min readMEXICO CITY -- Prosecutors in northern Mexico say that gunmen have killed a son of legendary drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes. The father, better known by his nickname,“The Lord of The Skies,”…
3 Great Stocks That Could Make You a Millionaire

3 Great Stocks That Could Make You a Millionaire

It doesn't matter how long you've been an investor -- nothing could have prepared you for the volatility we've witnessed in 2020. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has crippled the U.…
Uber and Lyft really might suspend operations in California

Uber and Lyft really might suspend operations in California

Are Uber and Lyft just bluffing? Both ride-hailing services threatened to temporarily shut down their operations in California after a judge declined to carve out an exemption for them from AB5, the…
California Issues First Rolling Blackouts Since 2001, As Heat Wave Bakes Western U.S.

California Issues First Rolling Blackouts Since 2001, As Heat Wave Bakes Western U.S.

The sun sets through smoke created by the Ranch Fire on Aug. 13, 2020, in Azusa, Calif. A heat wave has prompted electrical providers to issue the first rolling blackouts in the state since 2001. Ma…
Restoration underway from rotating power outages amid heatwave, calls to conserve continue

Restoration underway from rotating power outages amid heatwave, calls to conserve continue

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Restoration of power is underway after rotating outages were ordered throughout the State of California Friday evening leaving thousands without power amid a heatwave.  Pacific …
Trump sets deadline for sale of TikTok operations in the US

Trump sets deadline for sale of TikTok operations in the US

Donald Trump has ordered ByteDance to divest TikTok’s operations in the US within 90 days in a move aimed at protecting security that will put further pressure on the Chinese technology group to sell…
Mitt Romney slams politicians attacking mail-in voting

Mitt Romney slams politicians attacking mail-in voting

Sen. Mitt Romney says politicians attacking the vote by mail system are threatening global democracyBy SOPHIA EPPOLITO Associated Press/Report for AmericaAugust 14, 2020, 7:16 PM3 min readSALT LAKE CITY -- Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday that politicians attacking the vote by mail system are threatening global democracy but stopped short of criticizing President Donald Trump,…
Major US postal workers union endorses Biden for president

Major US postal workers union endorses Biden for president

A major union representing U.S. postal workers endorsed Democrat Joe Biden, a move that comes after President Donald Trump acknowledged he was starving the postal service of money in order to make it more difficult to vote by mail in November’s electionBy BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated PressAugust 14, 2020, 7:22 PM3 min readWASHINGTON -- A major…
Florida teen accused in sex trafficking of 14-year-old girl

Florida teen accused in sex trafficking of 14-year-old girl

A 17-year-old South Florida boy is facing sex trafficking charges after being accused of selling a 14-year-old girl on social mediaAugust 14, 2020, 6:06 PM2 min readMIAMI -- A 17-year-old South Florida boy is facing sex trafficking charges after being accused of selling a 14-year-old girl on social media. Miami Springs police officers were called…
Homeland Security leaders’ appointments invalid, government watchdog finds

Homeland Security leaders’ appointments invalid, government watchdog finds

The matter has been referred to the DHS Inspector General for review. August 14, 2020, 5:50 PM6 min read Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli were named to their current roles in violation of the Vacancies Reform Act, according to a finding by the Government Accountability Office. Wolf’s predecessor,…
Minneapolis mayor proposes keeping vacant 100 police jobs

Minneapolis mayor proposes keeping vacant 100 police jobs

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has announced plans to hold open an expected 100 police officer openings in next year's budgetBy MOHAMED IBRAHIM Associated Press/Report for AmericaAugust 14, 2020, 5:07 PM4 min readMINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Friday announced plans to hold open 100 police officer positions next year as part of a hiring…
European stocks tumble after the UK adds six more countries to its COVID-19 travel quarantine list

European stocks tumble after the UK adds six more countries to its COVID-19 travel...

Matthew Horwood/Getty European stocks fell on Friday as the UK added six more countries to its 14-day COVID-19 quarantine list.The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 fell 1.9% and the Euro Sto…
5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday

5 things to know before the stock market opens on Friday

1. S&P 500 struggles to overtake record high For most of this week, investors have watched the S&P 500 flirt with and briefly top its record close from Feb. 19, but a new record seems unlike…
Companies are weighing stock splits, after Tesla and Apple announcements, expert says

Companies are weighing stock splits, after Tesla and Apple announcements, expert says

After Tesla and Apple announced plans to split their shares within weeks of each another, there has been a growing buzz that more companies with triple and quadruple-digit share prices will follow in…
‘The Netflix Of China’ iQiyi Tanks 12% On SEC Probe Revelation

‘The Netflix Of China’ iQiyi Tanks 12% On SEC Probe Revelation

iQiyi, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) shares dropped more than 12% in the after-hours session Thursday as the company revealed it's under investigation from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. …
Treasury yields come off highs after jobless data beats estimates

Treasury yields come off highs after jobless data beats estimates

Treasury yields held steady on Friday as investors parsed through new economic data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was flat at around 0.706% in early trading, while the yield on t…
Forecast says US hotel occupancy may not recover until 2023

Forecast says US hotel occupancy may not recover until 2023

U.S. hotel demand likely won’t see a full recovery until 2023, according to a new forecast from travel data company STR and consultant Tourism EconomicsBy DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business WriterAugust 13, 2020, 7:08 PM2 min read U.S. hotel demand likely won’t see a full recovery until 2023, according to a new forecast from travel data…
Police: Body of a Texas couple’s son found in bucket of tar

Police: Body of a Texas couple’s son found in bucket of tar

A Texas couple have been charged with evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse after their infant son was found dead in a bucket of tarAugust 13, 2020, 7:09 PM2 min readMCKINNEY, Texas -- A Texas couple have been charged with evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse after authorities found their infant son dead…
American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities

American Airlines is considering dropping flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities this fallBy DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines WriterAugust 13, 2020, 7:47 PM3 min readDALLAS -- American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those flights expires at the end of next…
Private prison industry backs Trump, prepares if Biden wins

Private prison industry backs Trump, prepares if Biden wins

Speaking to investors last week, the founder of the private prison company GEO Group predicted his company would rebound after the November electionBy NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated PressAugust 13, 2020, 5:45 PM6 min readHOUSTON -- Executives at the nation’s two largest private prison companies have been donating large sums to President Donald Trump and Republican candidates…
Israel, UAE agree to normalize ties in what Trump calls ‘historic’ agreement

Israel, UAE agree to normalize ties in what Trump calls ‘historic’ agreement

President Donald Trump said in a surprise announcement Thursday that Israel and the United Arab Emirates had agreed to normalize relations and that, as part of the deal, Israel would not annex parts of the West Bank it currently occupies. "Israel and the United Arab Emirates will fully normalize their diplomatic relations," Trump said, surrounded…
U.S. weekly jobless claims fell to 963,000, first time below 1 million since mid-March

U.S. weekly jobless claims fell to 963,000, first time below 1 million since mid-March

First-time claims for unemployment insurance last week fell below 1 million for the first time since March 21 in a sign that the labor market is continuing its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.…
The dollar has weakened. Here’s why that actually entrenches its role as the world’s reserve currency

The dollar has weakened. Here’s why that actually entrenches its role as the world’s...

It doesnt make much sense for the dollar to be as widely used as it is. Sure, the U.S. economy is the largest in the world, but the dollar is on one side of 88% of all currency trades, despite the U.…
Face masks with valves or vents do not prevent spread of the coronavirus, CDC says

Face masks with valves or vents do not prevent spread of the coronavirus, CDC...

But, as a burgeoning number of advisories makes clear, not every mask is helpful. In guidance updated late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against wearing masks with…
Stock-index futures edge lower as doubts grow over prospects for coronavirus aid

Stock-index futures edge lower as doubts grow over prospects for coronavirus aid

Stock-index futures turned positive Thursday as first-time claims for unemployment benefits declined much more rapidly than anticipated, but gains remained muted as investors monitored a stalemate be…
Airbnb takes action against guest for party

Airbnb takes action against guest for party

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties. The San Francisco-based home sharing company said Wednesday it is initiating legal pr…
Military helicopter shot at over northern Virginia, crew member injured

Military helicopter shot at over northern Virginia, crew member injured

The FBI is investigating Monday's shooting aimed at an Air Force helicopter.August 12, 2020, 6:03 PM4 min read The FBI is investigating the shooting of a U.S. Air Force helicopter as it flew over northern Virginia on Monday. One crew member had a minor injury, according to the FBI and the Air Force. The UH-1N…
Watchdog report faults Trump’s UK envoy Woody Johnson for ‘insensitive comments,’ ‘negative effect’ on morale

Watchdog report faults Trump’s UK envoy Woody Johnson for ‘insensitive comments,’ ‘negative effect’ on...

The IG report didn't probe Johnson's alleged lobbying for Trump's golf course.August 12, 2020, 5:46 PM8 min read A new report released Wednesday said that Woody Johnson, President Donald Trump's envoy to the United Kingdom and the co-owner of the New York Jets, made "inappropriate or insensitive comments on topics... such as religion, sex, or…
3 dead after train derails in Scotland

3 dead after train derails in Scotland

The driver of the train was among those who died. August 12, 2020, 4:13 PM5 min readLONDON -- A train derailed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, killing three people, British Transport Police said. The driver was among those killed when the train derailed on Wednesday morning. The victims are yet to be formally identified, but officers are…
1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl has lost an appealBy SCOTT BAUER Associated PressAugust 12, 2020, 3:58 PM3 min readMADISON, Wis. -- One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a…
AP PHOTOS: COVID makes birth more lonely for women in Peru

AP PHOTOS: COVID makes birth more lonely for women in Peru

By FRANKLIN BRICEÑO Associated PressAugust 12, 2020, 4:16 PM2 min readLIMA, Peru -- Before she gave birth in Peru’s largest maternity hospital, María Alvarez closed her eyes and made one request through her face mask. “Where’s my husband?″ she said. “I want my husband to come.″ But the baby’s father, Marco Martínez, had died a…
3 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

3 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

It's been a little over six months since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the U.S., and the economic disruption caused by the disease has been unprecedented. Many small businesses have had…
U.S. Puts Kodak Deal On Hold Amid Scrutiny Of Its Finances

U.S. Puts Kodak Deal On Hold Amid Scrutiny Of Its Finances

President Trump announces on July 28 that Eastman Kodak will receive a loan to manufacture ingredients used in pharmaceuticals. Alex Wong/Getty Images The Trump administration's decision to entrust…
Elon Musk splits Tesla stock after share price surge

Elon Musk splits Tesla stock after share price surge

Elon Musk's Tesla is set to make its shares more affordable to backers after announcing a five-way stock split, the first in its history, on the back of a record year of growth for the electric car m…
Stock futures bounce back from Tuesday pause

Stock futures bounce back from Tuesday pause

U.S. equity futures are trading higher ahead of the Wednesday Wall Street session. The major futures indexes are suggesting a gain of 1% GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE On Tuesday, a l…
Games help Tencent smash second-quarter earnings expectations as potential WeChat ban looms

Games help Tencent smash second-quarter earnings expectations as potential WeChat ban looms

The Tencent Holdings Ltd. WeChat app is displayed in the App Store on a smartphone in an arranged photograph taken in Arlington, Virginia, on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Tencent on Wednesday reported resu…
Georgia district has quarantined more than 800 students

Georgia district has quarantined more than 800 students

A Georgia school district has quarantined more than 800 students because of possible exposure to the coronavirus since it resumed in-person teaching last weekAugust 11, 2020, 6:00 PM3 min readCANTON, Ga. -- A Georgia school district has quarantined more than 800 students because of possible exposure to the coronavirus since it resumed in-person teaching last…
Racist videos bring attention to US House race in Georgia

Racist videos bring attention to US House race in Georgia

A Republican congressional primary runoff has Georgia voters choosing between a businesswoman who sends racist videos and supports a far-right conspiracy theory, and a neurosurgeon who promises to improve health careBy BEN NADLER Associated PressAugust 11, 2020, 5:53 PM4 min readATLANTA -- A Republican criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon…
March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

WASHINGTON -- Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Although many marchers will arrive via charter buses from surrounding communities on Aug. 28, the Rev. Al…
Trump: Some men insulted that Biden vowed to name female VP

Trump: Some men insulted that Biden vowed to name female VP

President Donald Trump is criticizing his Democratic rival’s vice presidential selection process, saying some men are “insulted” by Joe Biden’s promise to select a woman as his running mateAugust 11, 2020, 4:49 PM1 min readWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump criticized his Democratic rival's vice presidential selection process, saying Tuesday that some men are “insulted” by…
Judge: Teen jailed over homework released from probation

Judge: Teen jailed over homework released from probation

A suburban Detroit judge who sent a 15-year-old girl to a juvenile detention facility for not doing her homework has released the teen from probation, after an appeals court ordered her releaseAugust 11, 2020, 3:48 PM2 min readPONTIAC, Mich. -- A suburban Detroit judge who sent a 15-year-old girl to a juvenile detention facility for…
5 Stocks Robinhood Investors Can’t Stop Buying

5 Stocks Robinhood Investors Can’t Stop Buying

When the curtain closes on 2020, few investors will be sad to see it leave. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to the most volatile equities market in history. During the first …
SoftBank swings to profit after record loss as Vision Fund recovers

SoftBank swings to profit after record loss as Vision Fund recovers

SoftBank Group posted a $12 billion quarterly profit on Tuesday after reporting historic losses of $13 billion for its last fiscal year.  The recovery is largely down to rising valuations of SoftBan…
Young Investors Face High Risks As Many Flock To Stock Trading

Young Investors Face High Risks As Many Flock To Stock Trading

Stock trading has become easier and cheaper than ever. But have venues like Robinhood made it too risky for inexperienced investors? Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Stuck at home this spring, Unive…
European stocks and Dow futures rally on hopes over U.S. stimulus and virus trends

European stocks and Dow futures rally on hopes over U.S. stimulus and virus trends

European stocks rallied on Tuesday, taking heart from signs of a slowing spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the possibility that a new round of U.S. stimulus will get enacted.Travel and leisure p…
UK employment sees largest quarterly fall in a decade

UK employment sees largest quarterly fall in a decade

Employment in the U.K. has seen its largest quarterly fall in over a decade, according to official data published Tuesday. The Office for National Statistics said estimates show 32.92 million people…

Weird ‘boomerang’ earthquake detected under the Atlantic Ocean

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Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King’ star husband

Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King’ star husband

The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and who appeared on the hit TV series “Tiger King,” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information to help solve the caseBy TAMARA LUSH Associated PressAugust 10, 2020, 6:11 PM3 min readST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The family of a Florida…
Report: Agency in Alabama city segregated public housing

Report: Agency in Alabama city segregated public housing

A federal review has determined that an Alabama housing agency segregated residents by raceAugust 10, 2020, 4:50 PM3 min readDECATUR, Ala. -- A federal review found that a public housing authority in Alabama let white people live in riverfront towers with scenic views and other amenities while segregating Black people in another apartment development without…
Gas explosion levels 3 Baltimore homes; 1 dead, 1 trapped

Gas explosion levels 3 Baltimore homes; 1 dead, 1 trapped

A natural gas explosion has leveled three row houses in Baltimore, killing a woman and trapping othersBy JULIO CORTEZ Associated PressAugust 10, 2020, 6:33 PM4 min readBALTIMORE -- A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday, killing a woman and trapping other people in the wreckage. At least four people were…

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