Texas Rangers’ slugger Adolis Garcia became the fourth player in franchise history to pull off a rare feat.
Willson Contreras, Jason Heyward and Javier Báez homered off Jon Lester in his return to Chicago, and the Cubs beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Monday. Lester and Kyle Schwarber, two key members of Chicago's 2016 World Series championship team, heard loud cheers all night long in their first game against their former team.
YouKuai Group International ("YouKuai" or the "Company") today announces the completion of its $7.3 million A-round financing, led by TRIREC, a Singapore-based investment firm that focuses on decarbonization-related technologies and businesses globally to support, and an early investor of U.S.-based plant-based meat company Hungry Planet. Co-investors include Thibault Villet, co-founder and former CEO of Mei.com (acquired by Alibaba), as well as several ultra-high net worth individuals from China and Asia. The total funding amount of YouKuai to $8.8 million to date.
May 17—The Warrenton track team qualified a busload of athletes for the upcoming 3A state meet, a one-day event scheduled for Tuesday at Legends Field in Harrisburg. The Warriors competed in the 3A District 1 championships Friday and Saturday in Clatskanie, where the Warrenton boys placed third in the team scoring behind Catlin Gabel and Westside Christian. The Lady Warriors were sixth out of ...
May 17—All nine Cal Poly starters collected hits and the Mustangs produced double-digit hits for the fourth time in the series en route to a 9-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon inside Baggett Stadium. The win completed a four-game sweep of the Big West Conference series, the first time Cal Poly had swept the Titans since its Big West championship season in 2014. It also is ...
Five Mets pitchers combined to hold the Braves to one run on three hits in a 3-1 win, but all thoughts were on Kevin Pillar following a frightening incident after the outfielder was hit by a pitch in the face.
Dow Jones futures were in focus following Monday's stock market losses. Tesla stock gave up a key support level, as Bitcoin plunged.
Pinch-hitter James McCann broke a scoreless tie with a seventh-inning double, Tomás Nido had three hits and the New York Mets overcame more injuries to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Monday night. With the bases loaded in the seventh, Mets right fielder Kevin Pillar was hit square in the nose by a 95 mph pitch from Jacob Webb, forcing in a run. Pillar was knocked to the ground, and blood poured from his nose when he lifted his head.
(Bloomberg) -- Japan’s recovery stalled last quarter, with the economy shrinking more than analysts expected, as renewed restrictions to contain the coronavirus hit activity, raising the risk of a double-dip recession if the country cannot bring its virus emergency to a swift end.Gross domestic product shrank an annualized 5.1% from the prior quarter in the three months through March, ending a two-quarter streak of double-digit growth, the Cabinet Office reported Tuesday. Economists had forecast an overall contraction of 4.5%.The worse-than-expected result came as businesses unexpectedly cut investment, consumers pulled back and government outlays fell amid a suspension of a travel-promotion campaign to help the ailing tourism industry.Signs of renewed fragility in the economy heighten the risk that the economy could shrink again this quarter, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s administration struggles to speed up its vaccine rollout and contain virus cases using a targeted approach that attempts to limit damage to the economy.“If the state of emergency is extended, that will certainly raise the odds of a contraction,” said economist Yoshiki Shinke at Dai-Ichi Life Research Institute. “Consumer spending is the biggest missing piece for the economy and it’s hard to predict because it’s very much dependent on the virus situation.”Suga last week added three more prefectures to the latest state of emergency, a move that puts about half of the economy under restrictions that are slightly tighter than the ones in winter, but still less draconian than Europe’s lockdowns. Restaurants and bars in many big cities are now being asked to refrain from serving alcohol in addition to closing early.Failure to end the restrictions at the end of May, as planned, could also fuel concerns over the staging of the Tokyo Olympics. Cancellation of the Games would deal another blow to the economy and raise the likelihood that Suga will be consigned to a long list of short-lived premiers. The country is set to hold national elections by early fall.What Bloomberg’s Economist Says...“In the details of Japan’s deeper-than-expected GDP contraction in 1Q, there was even more bad news -- a surprise drop in private investment and an unexpectedly steep buildup in inventories. These signal weakness in the manufacturing sector -- a rare growth driver amid the virus emergency -- and add to downside risks to the economy in 2Q.--Yuki Masujima, economistTo read the full report, click here.The first-quarter drop in capital investment signals companies may be more cautious about the outlook than earlier thought, according to preliminary data, which is often revised. In recent days, a chorus of business executives have also started to voice concern over what they see as an unacceptably slow vaccine rollout in one of the world’s richest countries.CEOs Criticize Japan’s Slow Vaccine Push, Saying Growth at RiskStrong exports and industrial production, meanwhile, continue to provide a bedrock of support to the economy, even though a rise in imports caused the trade component of the GDP to go negative in the first quarter.Consumers also didn’t retrench as much as economists feared last quarter, a fact that may signal a reservoir of underlying demand that could help power the recovery ahead.The resilience also suggests that Suga’s targeted approach has indeed enabled the economy to fend off the worst of another emergency.“Once the virus situation starts to be more contained and people’s activity becomes more normalized, pent-up demand is likely to emerge,” economy minister and virus czar Yasutoshi Nishimura said after the GDP report was released. But rising infection numbers across the nation indicate that the government hasn’t got the balance right or hasn’t adjusted its restrictions quickly enough to account for new virus strains as infections rise and the logic of staging an Olympics is called into question.Until earlier this year Japan was seen a relatively successful example of virus control with low infection rates and deaths achieved without full lockdown measures. The positive optics have been changing as the country’s lengthy vaccine approval process and its slow rollout of jabs have left the country well behind the U.S, the U.K. and other countries with more aggressive inoculation programs.‘Where Are the Vaccines?’ Japan Public Asks as EU Doses RevealedIn an Asahi Shimbun newspaper poll published Monday, Suga’s support rate had sunk to 33%, close to the 30% mark that starts to put Japanese premiers in jeopardy.Japan has had far fewer virus deaths than other G-7 economies, but its slow vaccine rollout has limited its tools for fighting the outbreak and getting the economy back into gear. So far, only about 3% of the population has received even a single dose.“The best economic measures is to accelerate vaccination,” said Dai-Ichi’s Shinke. “While many other countries consider loosening restrictions, Japan isn’t there yet.”(Adds comment from economy minister.)More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
There are tons of incredible mattress sales to shop this Memorial Day 2021 at retailers like Casper, Tuft & Needle and Tempur-Pedic.
The IRS has received 126.7 million returns through early May, around 1% fewer than the same point last year.
Oil prices climbed on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous day, as optimism over the reopenings of the U.S. and European economies outweighed fears of slower fuel demand in Asia due to surging COVID-19 cases and a new wave of restrictions. Brent crude oil futures were up 20 cents, or 0.3%, at $69.66 a barrel by 0231 GMT, while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was up 19 cents, or 0.3%, at $66.46 a barrel. "The market remained in a tight trading range amid the tug-of-war between worries over spreading coronavirus infection cases in Asia and optimism from economic reopenings in Europe and the United States thanks to vaccinations," said Hiroyuki Kikukawa, general manager of research at Nissan Securities.
Brad Marchand's overtime goal gave the Boston Bruins a Game 2 win over the Washington Capitals and evened their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
In the bottom of the first inning on Monday night's game against the Texas Rangers, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole struck out the side to set a new MLB record with 59 strikeouts since his last walk.
Brad Marchand (Boston Bruins) with a Goal vs. Washington Capitals, 05/17/2021
* Graphic: World FX rates https://tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E * Fed speakers expected to repeat that rates will remain low * Dollar loses ground as Treasury yields stall * Yen falls on crosses as economic concerns grow By Stanley White TOKYO, May 18 (Reuters) - The dollar plumbed a six-year trough against the Canadian dollar and teetered near multi-month lows versus European currencies amid renewed expectations that the United States will not hike interest rates anytime soon. Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan on Monday reiterated his view that he does not expect interest rates to rise until next year, fuelling a further decline in bets that inflationary pressure could force the Fed to act sooner. "The most important point is where are yields headed," said Junichi Ishikawa, senior foreign exchange strategist at IG Securities.
May 17—MILTON — The Milton School District has decided to lighten the burden of mask wearing ever so slightly. The change affects only certain outdoor school activities. Students, staff and visitors still must wear masks indoors, according to a memo sent to parents Friday. Starting Monday, students who are outdoors for recess, playground use or physical education classes are allowed to remove ...
May 17—JANESVILLE — Senior Farmers Market vouchers are now available for eligible seniors in Rock County. Vouchers are valued at $25 each for eligible seniors to buy fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from participating vendors at farmers markets. Households can receive only one voucher in 2021. Vouchers are available for Rock County residents ages 60 and older (55 and older for ...
Wellington, New Zealand--(Newsfile Corp. - May 17, 2021) - New Zealand Energy Corp. (TSXV: NZ) ("NZEC" or the "Company") announced today it has filed with Canadian regulatory authorities its Q1 2021 consolidated financial results and management discussion and analysis report, which documents are available on the Company's website at www.newzealandenergy.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.Commenting on the Company's first quarter 2021 results, Chairman James Willis said "The results saw a total comprehensive loss of $360,262. ...
May 17—WHITEWATER — UW-Whitewater released numbers Friday that illustrate what the school had to do, from testing to vaccines, to finish a school year during the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday, the university conducted almost 80,000 COVID-19 tests, according to a news release. Most of those—about 55,000—came from tests for students, faculty and staff as the university had requirements for ...