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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…
SpaceX and ULA score multi-million dollar military launch contract

SpaceX and ULA score multi-million dollar military launch contract

The companies beat out Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman with the lucrative deal.August 10, 2020, 3:34 PM4 min read SpaceX and United Launch Alliance scored a lucrative multi-million dollar contract to launch national security missions for the U.S. government. The deal puts Elon Musk's private space exploration company in charge of 40% of launch mission…
Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

Air travel is down sharply during the pandemic, but airport screeners are finding guns at a much higher rateBy DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines WriterAugust 10, 2020, 4:47 PM3 min readDALLAS -- With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the…
Beer, leather company called out after accidentally naming businesses Maori word for ‘pubic hair’

Beer, leather company called out after accidentally naming businesses Maori word for ‘pubic hair’

It’s a hairy mistake. A beer brand and a leather company have found themselves in the crosshairs of New Zealanders after accidentally naming a product and a business “pubic hair” in their native ton…
Hyundai is turning Ioniq into its own EV sub-brand

Hyundai is turning Ioniq into its own EV sub-brand

The Ioniq 5 will thus be a crossover (shown above, at right) and based on Hyundai’s angular Frankfurt Motor Show concept, the retro-styled, Pony-inspired 45 EV. As Autoblog pointed out, the Ioniq 5 m…
Kodak $765M Federal Loan For Generic Drugs Paused Until Allegations Are Probed

Kodak $765M Federal Loan For Generic Drugs Paused Until Allegations Are Probed

The federal government is halting a $765 million loan to Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: KODK) for its generic drug-making foray until the company is cleared of insider trading allegations. What Happen…
Top U.S. mall operator Simon faces pandemic pain

Top U.S. mall operator Simon faces pandemic pain

By Uday Sampath Kumar and Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - Surging COVID-19 infections in big states like California, Texas and Florida are scaring shoppers away from newly reopened malls, dealing a blow …
1 dead, at least 20 injured in overnight shooting incident in Washington, D.C.

1 dead, at least 20 injured in overnight shooting incident in Washington, D.C.

At least 20 people were injured, 9 are in serious condition, police said.August 9, 2020, 6:27 PM4 min read A 17-year-old was killed and an off-duty police officer was "struggling for her life," after they, and many others, were shot during a large gathering in southeast Washington D.C. early Sunday morning, police said. The incident…
5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border

The earthquake was recorded in Sparta, North Carolina.August 9, 2020, 5:01 PM3 min read A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the border between North Carolina and Virginia on Sunday morning. The earthquake was reported near Sparta, North Carolina, at 8:07 a.m., according to the USGS. There are no reports of damage or injuries. The tremors…
No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

No parties, no trips: Colleges set COVID-19 rules for fall

U.S. colleges are asking returning students to promise to help contain the coronavirusBy MICHAEL HILL Associated PressAugust 9, 2020, 6:30 PM6 min read As they struggle to salvage some semblance of a campus experience this fall, U.S. colleges are requiring promises from students to help contain the coronavirus — no keg parties, no long road…
The way forward: How experts would clean up our COVID nightmare if they were in charge

The way forward: How experts would clean up our COVID nightmare if they were...

With no end in sight for the United States' coronavirus outbreak, which has now topped 5 million infections and 162,000 virus deaths -- accounting for roughly a quarter of the world's fatalities -- many Americans are wondering if anything could help turn the tide. The list of mistakes critics say the U.S. government has made…
Saudi Aramco profit drops 50% for first half of the year as pandemic batters oil price

Saudi Aramco profit drops 50% for first half of the year as pandemic batters...

Oil giant Saudi Aramco has reported a 50% fall in net income for the first half of its financial year, reflecting a devastating year for oil markets and the global economy at large as the world conti…
RECALL UPDATE: Onions recalled for possible salmonella include Walmart, Publix, Food Lion, more

RECALL UPDATE: Onions recalled for possible salmonella include Walmart, Publix, Food Lion, more

Red, white, yellow and sweet yellow onions with various brand names have been recalled nationwide due to possible salmonella contamination. There have been hundreds of reported cases and multiple hos…
Epic Systems loosens mandates on employees returning to work

Epic Systems loosens mandates on employees returning to work

The health department's problem with the return to work plan refers to a section of the plan that mandates businesses "limit staff and customers in offices, facilities and stores." The section also s…
Powerball lottery: Did you win Saturday’s $158M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (08/08/2020)

Powerball lottery: Did you win Saturday’s $158M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (08/08/2020)

The Powerball jackpot for Saturdays lottery drawing has climbed to $158 million with a cash option of $130.3 million. Saturdays winning numbers were: 2, 3, 14, 40, and 51. The Power Ball drawn was 2…
Eastman Kodak’s $765 million U.S. loan agreement on hold after recent allegations

Eastman Kodak’s $765 million U.S. loan agreement on hold after recent allegations

By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) - Eastman Kodak Co's $765 million (587 million pounds) loan agreement with the U.S. government to produce pharmaceutical ingredients has been put on hold due to "recent a…
$14K reward offered in suspected arson case that killed 5 members of a family

$14K reward offered in suspected arson case that killed 5 members of a family

An infant and a 3-year-old were among the dead.August 8, 2020, 3:38 PM5 min read Officials in Denver are offering a $14,000 reward for information on a suspected arson fire that killed five members of a family, including an infant and 3-year-old girl. Denver Police Division Chief Joe Montoya said Friday that investigators still do…
Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom

Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part. As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools’ ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand will be put to the test in thousands of districts around the country.…
Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

Doctors, hospitals and medical students are ramping up efforts to register voters as part of a nationwide campaign this monthBy PHILIP MARCELO Associated PressAugust 8, 2020, 2:28 PM4 min readBOSTON -- An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students…
New severe weather threat in Plains, Midwest this weekend

New severe weather threat in Plains, Midwest this weekend

The heat index in Oklahoma and Kansas is expected to be over 100 degrees.August 8, 2020, 12:54 PM4 min read Summer storms brought another round of heavy rain, flooding and damaging winds to parts of the eastern U.S. on Friday. An 89 MPH wind gust was reported in Cumberland County, New Jersey, on Friday night,…
Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquine

Timeline: Tracking Trump alongside scientific developments on hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump's continued embrace of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug with unproven efficacy against the novel coronavirus, directly contradicts guidance from the nation's top public health agencies and officials. Approved decades ago to prevent and treat malaria, the prescription medicine hydroxychloroquine and a similar drug chloroquine are used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus and…
Covid-19 is changing consumer shopping habits

Covid-19 is changing consumer shopping habits

The buying habits of shoppers tend to change slowly. Covid-19, however, has been disruptive enough to shake them up, and companies are trying to take advantage. Josh Silverman, CEO of Etsy, an onlin…
Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened in 43 states

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened in 43 states

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened in 43 states - CNN
Can’t get answers about when your power will be back? Neither could Gov. Murphy.

Can’t get answers about when your power will be back? Neither could Gov. Murphy.

Not even the governor could get clear answers from JCP&L about power outages for his own home. The general answer was you will be back in service by Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday at his …
Tim Cook’s leadership style has ‘reshaped how Apple staff work and think’

Tim Cook’s leadership style has ‘reshaped how Apple staff work and think’

A new profile examines how Apple CEO Tim Cook, with "cautious, collaborative and tactical" leadership, honed the Cupertino tech giant into the world's largest company. After the death of Steve Jobs …
Portland protesters cause mayhem again, police officer hurt

Portland protesters cause mayhem again, police officer hurt

Protests in Portland, Oregon were chaotic again even after the mayor pleaded with demonstrators to stay off the streetsBy GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated PressAugust 7, 2020, 5:31 PM4 min readPORTLAND, Ore. -- A crowd of about 200 people, some wielding homemade shields, clashed with police early Friday in Portland, Oregon for the third consecutive night as…
Lebanon president says he knew of chemicals at port in July

Lebanon president says he knew of chemicals at port in July

BEIRUT -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun knew about the huge stockpile of explosive material stored at Beirut's port nearly three weeks before it blew up, he said Friday, adding he had ordered action be taken about it at the time, although the top leader also said he had no authority over the facility. “Do you…
Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff

Georgia DA who charged officers faces tough primary runoff

Amid misconduct allegations and police brutality protests, the top prosecutor in Georgia’s most populous country is fighting to keep his jobBy KATE BRUMBACK Associated PressAugust 7, 2020, 3:04 PM5 min readATLANTA -- Against the backdrop of protests over racial injustice and police brutality and with allegations of misconduct emboldening challengers, the top prosecutor in Georgia’s…
Brent Scowcroft, prominent elder statesman, has died

Brent Scowcroft, prominent elder statesman, has died

Scowcroft served as national security adviser in Bush and Ford administrations.August 7, 2020, 4:11 PM6 min read Brent Scowcroft, the former Air Force general who served as the national security adviser under Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, has died at the age of 95, according to a statement from The Scowcroft Group. Scowcroft is…
US adds 1.8 million jobs in July amid coronavirus pandemic

US adds 1.8 million jobs in July amid coronavirus pandemic

The unemployment rate fell to 10.2% from 11.1% in June.August 7, 2020, 3:11 PM5 min read The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 10.2% in July, slightly below June's 11.1% mark, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 1.8 million jobs added in the month as the country continues to grapple with the effects…
NYC power outage leaves parts of the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Harlem in the dark -TV

NYC power outage leaves parts of the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and...

MANHATTAN (WABC) -- A brief power outage affected Manhattan early Friday affecting the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Harlem.The outage happened just after 5:15 a.m. Footage captured by an Eye…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $100 billion - CNN
Doctor’s Note: Are vaccine efforts against COVID-19 succeeding?

Doctor’s Note: Are vaccine efforts against COVID-19 succeeding?

The COVID-19 pandemic is the unprecedented crisis of our time. To tackle it, the global health and scientific communities have been working at unprecedented levels to develop a vaccine in just 12 to…
Facebook Employees to Work From Home Until July 2021

Facebook Employees to Work From Home Until July 2021

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home office needs, a spokeswoman for the social media gia…
Vaccine Data From Novavax

Vaccine Data From Novavax

Several days after making some headlines with a press release about the data, the Novavax (NVAX) vaccine effort has published on medRxiv. The is the first look at human data we have from an approach …
Family of 4 rescued, found clinging to overturned boat

Family of 4 rescued, found clinging to overturned boat

Two children and their parents clung to their overturned boat in the Gulf of Mexico until the Coast Guard could rescue themAugust 6, 2020, 4:36 PM2 min readVENICE, La. -- Two children and their parents clung to their overturned boat in the Gulf of Mexico until the Coast Guard could rescue them Wednesday afternoon. The…
After Isaias rocks Each Coast, more storms on the way

After Isaias rocks Each Coast, more storms on the way

Millions are still without power Thursday morning. August 6, 2020, 12:57 PM4 min read Along the East Coast, where millions are still without power thanks to Hurricane and Tropical Storm Isaias, the region is set to get more rain in the coming days. Already Thursday morning, a round of storms is moving through parts Maryland…
‘Nothing compares’: Unemployment filings top 1 million for 20th straight week

‘Nothing compares’: Unemployment filings top 1 million for 20th straight week

The unprecedented streak of jobless claims has shattered all previous records. August 6, 2020, 12:44 PM7 min read For 20 straight weeks, the number of Americans who have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance has topped 1 million. This unprecedented streak of weekly jobless claims has shattered all historical records. Prior to the…
Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans

Joe Biden launches new national ad aimed at Black Americans

Joe Biden’s Democratic presidential campaign has launched a new national ad focused on Black Americans, urging them to stand up to President Donald Trump the way their ancestors stood up to “violent racists of a generation ago.”By KAT STAFFORD Associated PressAugust 6, 2020, 12:15 PM5 min readDETROIT -- Joe Biden's Democratic presidential campaign has launched…
UK says 50 million face masks it bought might not be safe

UK says 50 million face masks it bought might not be safe

The British government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought for medics during the coronavirus outbreak because of concerns they might not be safeBy JILL LAWLESS Associated PressAugust 6, 2020, 5:06 PM3 min readLONDON -- The British government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought during a…
Livongo-Teladoc Merger: Resist The Noise And Imagine The Future

Livongo-Teladoc Merger: Resist The Noise And Imagine The Future

What could have been a great day for Livongo (LVGO) shareholders with the company reporting another record quarter turned into a dire day with it agreeing to a seemingly less-than-attractive merger w…
European stocks fall after stark Bank of England forecast

European stocks fall after stark Bank of England forecast

European stocks fell on Thursday after the Bank of England predicted that the UK economy would suffer its largest contraction in a century this year. Though the bank held both its benchmark interest…
China has managed to recover ‘very, very quickly,’ Siemens CEO says

China has managed to recover ‘very, very quickly,’ Siemens CEO says

Business activity in China has recovered quickly from the start of the coronavirus health crisis, the CEO of one of Europe's largest manufacturers told CNBC Thursday. "China has been able to very, v…
German manufacturing orders surge 28% in June

German manufacturing orders surge 28% in June

German manufacturing orders rose for the second consecutive month in June, federal statistics office Destatis said Thursday.Manufacturing orders increased 27.9% in June in adjusted terms after a 10.4…
Bank of England holds rates steady as UK navigates second wave fears and Brexit talks

Bank of England holds rates steady as UK navigates second wave fears and Brexit...

The Bank of England on Thursday held interest rates steady and maintained its existing level of asset purchases, as investors watched for signs that it is anticipating a slower economic recovery. Th…
COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease

COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease

Health experts say the coronavirus pandemic might disrupt another disease: a rare paralyzing illness that has been hitting U.S. children for the past decadeBy MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterAugust 4, 2020, 6:12 PM3 min readNEW YORK -- Health experts once thought 2020 might be the worst year yet for a rare paralyzing disease that has…
Hearings for Chad Daybell, charged after missing Idaho kids found dead on his property, resume

Hearings for Chad Daybell, charged after missing Idaho kids found dead on his property,...

The children were last seen in September and found dead in June.August 4, 2020, 3:58 PM5 min read Preliminary hearings resumed Tuesday for Chad Daybell, who is charged in the case of two Idaho children found dead in June after a monthslong search. Daybell's wife, Lori Vallow, who is the mother of the children, Tylee…
SOS message saves men stranded on tiny, uninhabited island

SOS message saves men stranded on tiny, uninhabited island

They had been missing for nearly three days.August 4, 2020, 3:08 PM4 min readLONDON -- Three men have been rescued from a remote, uninhabited island in the Micronesia archipelago after writing "SOS" in the sand, authorities said. The unnamed sailors had been missing in the western Pacific Ocean for nearly three days when their giant…
Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests

The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of roundsBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressAugust 4, 2020, 2:40 PM5 min readWASHINGTON -- The Trump administration's plan to provide every…
Helicopter crashes into Tennessee River; 1 dead, 3 saved

Helicopter crashes into Tennessee River; 1 dead, 3 saved

Authorities say one person has died after a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee RiverAugust 4, 2020, 12:36 PM2 min readKNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- One person was killed when a helicopter crashed into the Tennessee River on Monday night, authorities said. Three others escaped the wreckage and were rescued by a pontoon boat that was on the…
Why Gold Prices Are Hitting All-Time Highs

Why Gold Prices Are Hitting All-Time Highs

Gold prices hit a record at the end of last week, notching a new milestone in a bull run that began in late 2018 and has gathered momentum during the coronavirus pandemic. The precious metal has soar…
Sony’s first quarter operating profit falls just 1.1%, beats analyst estimates

Sony’s first quarter operating profit falls just 1.1%, beats analyst estimates

Japan's Sony Corp on Tuesday reported a 1.1% decline in first-quarter operating profit, much milder than market estimates as its gaming business thrived while consumers locked down at home looked for…
BP reports second-quarter loss after major write downs, halves dividend

BP reports second-quarter loss after major write downs, halves dividend

Energy giant BP reported a significant loss for the second quarter on Tuesday, after downgrading the value of some of its assets on expectations of lower commodity prices. Second-quarter underlying …
Elon Musk Claims “The Truck You Want In The Apocalypse Is The Cybertruck”

Elon Musk Claims “The Truck You Want In The Apocalypse Is The Cybertruck”

August 4th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  In an interview with Automotive News, Elon Musk had a lot to say about the upcoming Cybertruck. Here are a few tidbits from his conversation. First, the Cybertruck…
Millennials, Gen Zers say pandemic has derailed their financial independence

Millennials, Gen Zers say pandemic has derailed their financial independence

The U.S. economy just had its worse performance ever as businesses shut down across the country as well as much travel decline. USA TODAY The coronavirus pandemic has abruptly upended Aidan Currans…
Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, cites high pay

Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, cites high pay

President Donald Trump has fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, saying the executive was getting paid too much and was hiring foreign workersBy ZEKE MILLER Associated PressAugust 3, 2020, 5:28 PM3 min readWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, saying the executive…
Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer

Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer

Magnolias, stars, guitars, beer cans, crawfish, a Gulf Coast lighthouseBy EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated PressAugust 3, 2020, 5:01 PM3 min readJACKSON, Miss. -- Magnolias, stars, guitars, the cross, beer cans, crawfish, a Gulf Coast lighthouse, Elvis Presley and even Kermit the Frog appear on proposals the general public submitted for a new Mississippi flag. Mississippi…
Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal

Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal

A Virginia judge has dissolved one injunction but imposed another preventing Virginia's governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert EBy SARAH RANKIN Associated PressAugust 3, 2020, 4:29 PM3 min readRICHMOND, Va. -- A judge dismissed a legal challenge Monday preventing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration from removing an enormous statue of Confederate…
27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at St. Louis Zoo

27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments dies at St. Louis Zoo

The calf had to be humanely euthanized after his health rapidly deteriorated. August 3, 2020, 1:54 PM9 min read A 27-day-old elephant with developmental impairments that limited his ability to feed since he was born has died at the St. Louis Zoo. The male Asian elephant calf named Avi was born to his mother, named…
U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking

The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coastAugust 3, 2020, 12:59 PM3 min readSAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet…
3 Stocks Robinhood Investors Should Buy With $1,000

3 Stocks Robinhood Investors Should Buy With $1,000

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has made this one of the wildest year on record for the stock market. In a five-month stretch, we've witnessed the fastest bear-market descent in hist…
Elon Musk on Tesla Cybertruck: The goal is to kick most amount of ass possible with this truck

Elon Musk on Tesla Cybertruck: The goal is to kick most amount of ass...

Elon Musk made new comments on the Tesla Cybertruck – saying that “the goal is to kick the most amount of ass possible with this truck.” When the Cybertruck rolled up on stage last year, many though…

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