A YouTuber in Kyiv, Ukraine wanted to customize his Airpod case with his favorite cartoon character.
A YouTuber in Kyiv, Ukraine wanted to customize his Airpod case with his favorite cartoon character.
This week's "The Bachelorette" "The Bachelor" franchise in recent memory, pulling out all the stops when our normal world has been on pause.
Good morning, everyone, and thank you for joining Ferroglobe's third-quarter 2020 conference call. Joining me today are Marco Levi, our chief executive officer; Gaurav Mehta, EVP of strategy and investor relations; and Jorge Lavin, group controller. Risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements can be found in Ferroglobe's most recent SEC filings and exhibits to those filings, which are available on our website, www.ferroglobe.com.
Chinese ride-sharing company Didi began rolling out a service in Mexico this week to let female drivers select only other women as their passengers, a move aimed at encouraging their safety as the country confronts worsening gender violence. Called "Didi Mujer," or Didi Woman, the program is being piloted in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and Tijuana, and Didi hopes if more women join the platform, passengers eventually will be able to exclusively choose female drivers. Didi's rival, Uber Technologies Inc, earlier this month also launched an option for female drivers in Mexico to select only women passengers, in line with a similar Uber program in Saudi Arabia.
The Laundry Care Products Market will grow by USD 26.91 bn during 2020-2024
Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) between November 2, 2015 and July 10, 2020, inclusive (the "Class Period"), of the important December 29, 2020 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Celsion investors under the federal securities laws.
If your love language is gift giving but spending money is not, then chances are you try to knock out the bulk of your holiday shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Plenty of major retailers offer big sales throughout the week of Thanksgiving (and some for the entire month), but very few compare to the shopping extravaganza that Nordstrom puts on. The Nordstrom Black Friday Sale gives you the best of both worlds: luxury beauty and good deals. Brands like Smashbox, Esteé Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, and Tom Ford Beauty all get marked down, giving you access to much more affordable options. Just imagine the look on your friend's face when they think you got them a $40 YSL Beauty lipstick when really you only spent a little over $20. We have no doubt you'll find something for everyone on your list - including yourself. Now through Tuesday, Dec. 1, you can get up to 50 percent off skin-care, hair-care, fragrance, and makeup products. Considering there are 13 pages of deals to sort through, we took it upon ourselves to round up the best products to shop while they're on sale, ahead.
Deliveries of holiday gifts purchased online at major retailers could get delayed by something far more critical - COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer and Moderna as early as mid-December could begin sending inoculations to U.S. healthcare workers and nursing home residents. FedEx and United Parcel Service could make space for those shipments on cargo planes by bumping off packages from Amazon.com, Walmart, Target and other retailers.
Daniel Rios scored in the 108th minute and Nashville beat the defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night, becoming the first expansion team to win two MLS Cup playoff games. Rios followed Hany Mukhtar's shot that Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg got a hand on, and tapped it into the back of the net.
* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E * Dollar loses out as risk appetite improves * Vaccine, Biden transition boost sentiment * Bitcoin closes in on all-time high By Stanley White TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The dollar nursed losses on Wednesday as progress in developing a novel coronavirus vaccine and expectations for a fiscal boost from a new U.S. government triggered a shift of funds from the greenback to riskier assets. The U.S. currency teetered near a two-month low against the Australian dollar and a two-year low against the New Zealand dollar, both considered barometers of risk sentiment due to their close ties with the global commodities trade. The U.S. dollar's declines are likely to continue because a vaccine and the expected choice of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's next Treasury secretary relieve two big uncertainties for investors.
A Florida man filmed his family’s unusual method of defrosting Thanksgiving turkeys on November 24 as Americans prepare for the holiday.This footage, shot by Mark O’Donnell, shows his uncle, Chuck, perform the so-called “Turkey Toss Tradition”, which this year involved hurling a 16-pound (7.3kg) frozen bird named “Donald” into O’Donnell’s backyard pool.“So, yes folks, we thaw our turkey in the pool,” he says in the video. “That’s how you do it when you live in Florida and tomorrow morning we’ll take that out.” Credit: Mark O’Donnell via Storyful
The company also forecast fourth-quarter sales to be flat or slightly higher than last year, and warned of pressure on margins from elevated shipping costs, including air freight, as retailers rush to move merchandise ahead of the holiday season. Online sales surged 61% in the third quarter as stuck-at-home customers shopped for comfortable joggers, yoga pants and tops from its Old Navy and Athleta brands, helping Gap report a surprise rise in comparable sales.
New York, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - November 24, 2020) - The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP:To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of First American Financial Corp. ("First American") (NYSE: FAF) between February 17, 2017 and October 22, 2020. You are hereby notified that a securities class action lawsuit has been commenced in the the United States District Court for the Central District of California. ...
As luxury spending rebounds in China, consumers with money to burn have a new habit beyond fancy bags and watches: a taste for collector editions of fiery domestic liquor Moutai, not to drink but to hold onto as a rapidly appreciating investment. Amid China's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Moutai buyers like Beijing tech worker Yang Nan have seen re-sale prices for vintage and limited editions of the 'baijiu' spirit made by Kweichow Moutai rocket as demand booms. "I feel more people are getting into the market of Moutai collection and making it more difficult for people like me to afford it," Yang told Reuters.
Biden will be the first person to read the President's Daily Brief in months — a stark example of how Trump viewed his presidential duties.
On October 23, 2020, Asetek A/S launched a share buyback programme, as described in company announcement of October 23, 2020. According to the programme, Asetek A/S will in the period until March 5, 2021 buy back own shares up to a maximum value of USD 4 million and with a maximum of 381,000 shares. The share buyback programme will be implemented in accordance with Regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 of 16th April 2014 of the European Parliament and Council and ommission Delegated Regulation (EU) no. 2016/1052, also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules.
On Tuesday night, The Bachelorette delivered a genuine twist: The long-running, traditionally ultra-white ABC show got candid about race. During an alternately sweet and intense one-on-one date, Bachelorette Tayshia Adams and contestant Ivan Hall discussed police brutality, the white homogeneity of Orange County, and the Black Lives Matter protests that have emerged since the police killing of George Floyd. Given the show’s traditional devotion to staying as apolitical as possible, Tuesday’s raw conversation was a striking departure—and a welcome one at that.Ivan wrote and performed a charming serenade to win his alone time with Tayshia—bringing her onto the stage as a winning personal touch. Thanks to COVID, this season’s romantic outings are a bit limited—so the couple shared an intimate night in Tayshia’s suite, playing Floor is Lava and ordering a huge bowl of ice cream. (No, seriously. BIG!)> it's the truck-sized sundae for me theBachelorette pic.twitter.com/ZYzwNmPTSK> > — Laura Bradley (@lpbradley) November 25, 2020Honestly? I’d take this over a helicopter any day.But soon enough, things got serious: As the two discussed their families, Ivan mentioned his younger brother, who spent four years in prison after dealing with substance abuse. “My brother went through some really dark times in prison,” Ivan said. “I was the only person he would really open up to about the stuff that goes on behind there. It’s crazy stuff.”George Floyd’s death, Ivan said, “really hit home for me. You can only imagine how much wilder it could be in prison, right? And my brother used to tell me stories of how these C.O.’s literally beat him up.”“I felt so bad,” Ivan continued, “because my first question was like, ‘Well, Gabe, what did you do?’ But it doesn’t matter. Like, no matter what George Floyd did either way, or what my brother did, these people have a job to do, and they need to do it right. They can’t just be hurting people for no reason, you know? So it made me check myself.”EMBED PICWhen Ivan asked Tayshia how the events of this year have affected her personally, she grew quiet and tearful. “I don’t know,” the Bachelorette said. “Just the way that the world is right now, it’s just a lot. And it’s just overwhelming, and sometimes I feel like it affects me more than—”“—you even know sometimes,” Ivan said, finishing her sentence.After some encouragement from her date, Tayshia was able to share a little more of what’s been on her mind—specifically her upbringing in Orange County, where she was “surrounded by a lot of people that don’t look like me.”“Being the only person that looks like me, I’m realizing that I’ve been trying so hard my whole life to blend in,” Tayshia said. “Because I knew I was different, you know?”Hearing people chanting “Black Lives Matter,” Tayshia said, has hit her harder than she’d initially expected or realized. “Those are people in my backyard that I’ve been trying to prove for so long that I’m the same as them,” she said. Ivan told her that during his college years, he’d grown used to being called the “N-word” randomly as he was walking next to his campus.“I never thought in my lifetime that so many people would come together for one common cause,” Tayshia said of Black Lives Matter. “It was so beautiful.”Adams, this season’s second star after Clare Crawley’s abrupt exit, is the Bachelor franchise’s second Black Bachelorette. Rachel Lindsay became the first in 2017—although it’s worth noting that the show’s attempts to address race were ham-fisted at best and exploitative at worst. Next year Matt James will become the franchise’s first Black Bachelor. Hopefully as the franchise grows more diverse, it will continue to make room for these important conversations. Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
California's system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, prosecutors said Tuesday, detailing a scheme that resulted in payouts in the names of well-known convicted murderers like Scott Peterson and Cary Stayner.
The Knockout Rounds concluded on The Voice Tuesday night and, while only one contestant was eliminated, it was one of the saddest eliminations of the entire season. Team Kelly Clarkson's Marisa Corvo performed a cover of Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time," which was personal, since the writer of the song, Diane Warren, is a close friend of hers. “I got dropped from my label when I came out as gay,” said Marisa, currently an independent artist starting out again after taking a break from the industry for several years. “[Diane is] a huge reason why I’m fighting for this career again, because she was the first one to believe in me after a really long time. … I’ve been hurt by so many women, and so many nos in this industry. So this is my opportunity to show all those people that said no to me that I’m here and you gotta keep going.” Diane, who met Marisa in October 2018 and has since brought the struggling singer into the studio and hired her for various gigs and functions, even sent Marisa some video words of encouragement. “Now, you know what you gotta do,” Diane said. “You gotta win!” While Kelly was proud of Marisa's performance, the contestant's very different spin on the Cher classic wasn't enough to send her to the live playoffs over Team Kelly's country singer Tanner Gomes. Viewers on Twitter were "furious" with Kelly for not picking Marisa. In fact, some tweets were getting a little extra, like one person who tweeted: "WTH! I have no idea why you did not choose Marisa Corvo! It's Adam Levine f-up all over again. Wrong!" But it was Tanner, whose performance had his coach out of her seat dancing, who Kelly just had to save.
Dow Jones futures in were focus late Tuesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 30,000 for the first time ever.
(Bloomberg) -- Some of the world’s biggest investors say it’s time to position portfolios for an end to the pandemic. That doesn’t mean they agree on how best to do it.One of JP Morgan Asset Management Inc.’s recommendations is to buy beaten-down shares of travel companies, airlines and hotels. Fidelity International Ltd.’s multi-asset team is increasing holdings in regions such as Europe that are badly hit by the virus, betting they’ll get better. Franklin Templeton contends it’s still too early to move away from places like Asia that have better handled the crisis.Even as all three firms look beyond surging cases and renewed lockdowns to the prospect of a vaccinated population achieving herd immunity sometime over the next two years, their at times divergent views on how to invest underscore the high stakes for money managers during what could be a pivotal moment for markets. Progress on Covid-19 vaccines this month has already triggered wild shifts in relative performance among industries, countries and stock-market investment styles.“Equity-sector rotation could dominate investor discussion in coming months,” said Tai Hui, the chief Asia market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management. “We think investors can look to diversify their allocations to take advantage of potential good news on vaccine development.”Vaccinations in the U.S. will “hopefully” start in less than three weeks, Moncef Slaoui, the head of the federal government’s program to accelerate a vaccine, said on CNN on Nov. 22. That came after Pfizer Inc. and its partner BioNTech SE, and Moderna Inc., said their virus shots are 95% effective. A vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc prevented a majority of people from getting the disease.Vaccine Breakthroughs Put Covid Protection Within ReachAn index of global stocks has risen more than 4% since Nov. 9, the day Pfizer first indicated that its vaccine was more than 90% effective. The equity rally is extending even as investors consider hurdles such as ultra-low temperature storage and distribution for some vaccines. U.S. stocks hit fresh peaks on Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing above 30,000 for the first time. Global shares are poised for the best month ever while Asian equities are on track for best gains since 2009 this month. For Salman Ahmed, the London-based head of macro and strategic asset allocation at Fidelity International, it’s time to become positive on Europe. The firm’s multi-asset team has turned bullish on the region and that’s a “major shift,” he said. Asia, according to Ahmed, has maximized the market benefits it can get from containing the virus.“Countries which are under a lot of pressure because of the virus stand to gain the most from a credible vaccine,” he said. “And Europe comes under that category because the virus has been pretty bad.”The shift is already afoot. A measure of European equities is up more than 7% since Nov. 9.But not everyone is buying into such a rotation. For Stephen Dover, the head of equities at Franklin Templeton, there are still months at a minimum before any vaccine can be widely implemented, and that means Asian stocks are still the place to be.Vaccine Endgame“Asia may benefit by being able to fully function economically while the West waits for full vaccinations,” he said in an interview earlier this month.Money managers also differ on when the vaccines will lead to a return to normal economies. For Dover, for example, that’s most likely to happen in the second half of 2021. But Ross Cameron of Australian money manager Northcape Capital in Tokyo assesses that more than half the world’s population still won’t be vaccinated by the end of 2023.“Our sense is markets are way too optimistic on the speed of a global vaccine rollout,” Cameron said. “It will take a lot of time and dollars.”Cameron said glove makers -- which he’s been investing in for more than a decade -- are likely to be a big beneficiary of the virus shots.“Administering the vaccine will itself result in a spike in glove demand to protect the health professionals involved,” he said. “Glove demand is likely to remain elevated for at least the next two years.”Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp., the world’s biggest rubber-glove producer, has already more than quadrupled this year, despite slumping Tuesday after its workers caught the virus, forcing authorities to temporarily shutter 28 of its factories.India, IndonesiaVaccines working successfully will also benefit stock markets in India and Indonesia, according to Fidelity’s Ahmed. India has the world’s second-highest virus caseload while Indonesia has recorded the most infections in Southeast Asia. While India’s benchmark equity gauge has posted a gain in 2020, the Jakarta Composite Index has lost more than 9%.Evan McCulloch, director of equity research for Franklin Equity Group and the lead portfolio manager of the Franklin Biotechnology Discovery Fund, sums up how the fund managers, despite differences in their strategies, are generally looking beyond new waves of the virus and the return to lockdowns in many countries.“We are long-term investors,” he said. We “are looking through the rising case numbers and continued economic weakness towards a reopening of the economy enabled by the vaccine.”(Updates market performance in sixth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.