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Boeing will cut more jobs as it continues to bleed money and lose revenue during a pandemic that has smothered demand for new airline planes. Boeing Co. updated its jobs plan on the same day it reported a $449 million loss for the third quarter, a swing from the $1.17 billion it earned in the same period last year. Boeing has been whipsawed by a drop in revenue after its 737 Max was grounded in March 2019 following two deadly crashes, and then a pandemic that has caused air travel to plunge and left airlines with more planes than they need.
Neuroverse®, Inc. is proud to partner with National Geographic and Jeff Goldblum to promote positive mental health as part of the worldwide release of the Disney+, Emmy Award nominated series, "The World According to Jeff Goldblum". https://www.neuroverseinc.com/
PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) today announced it will invest $50 million in eight early-stage, Black and Latinx-led venture capital funds: Chingona Ventures; Fearless Fund; Harlem Capital; Precursor Ventures; Slauson & Co.; VamosVentures; Zeal Capital Partners; and one additional fund. The investments are part of PayPal's commitment to invest $530 million to support Black-owned businesses, strengthen underrepresented minority communities and fight for racial equity and economic equality.
The "Vacuum Interrupter Market - Forecasts from 2020 to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Germany's Robert Koch Institute for infectious disease control was hit by a cyber attack days before its headquarters was the target of an arson attempt, Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday. The news weekly, citing the Federal Centre for Information Technology, said the website was knocked out for two hours on Oct. 22 by a distributed denial of service attack. The red-brick headquarters in Berlin of the institute, which coordinates public health measures to stem the coronavirus pandemic, was the target of a firebomb attack at the weekend that caused superficial damage.
Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE: LHS) (OTCQX: LHSIF) www.libertyhealthsciences.com ("Liberty" or the "Company"), a provider of high-quality cannabis, announced today that Victor Mancebo has resigned from the Board of Directors and his role as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2020.
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AG & Sons, a leading independent jeweller of London, has been able to transform its customer engagement and drive sales during the COVID-19 lockdown through the use of innovative 360 videos. Allowing customers to clearly see the product from the comfort of their own home, the addition has helped the London-based brand increase sales three-fold.
The company posted solid year-over-year growth in two of its four reporting segments in the third quarter of 2020.
The Supreme Court decision Monday effectively barring the counting of mail-in ballots in Wisconsin that arrive after Election Day was not a surprise for many Democrats, who had pressed for it but expected to lose.But a concurring opinion by Justice Brett Kavanaugh set off alarms among civil rights and Democratic Party lawyers, who viewed it as giving public support to President Donald Trump's arguments that any results counted after Nov. 3 could be riddled with fraudulent votes -- an assertion unsupported by the history of elections in the United States.The decision also unnerved Democrats and local election officials in Pennsylvania, where Republicans are asking the Supreme Court to weigh in again on whether the state can accept ballots received up to three days after Election Day. While Democrats in Wisconsin had been appealing for an extension, the current rules in Pennsylvania allow for ballots to arrive three days after the election. Any change could threaten the more than 1.4 million absentee ballots not yet returned.In his opinion, attached to the 5-3 ruling against the deadline extension in Wisconsin, Kavanaugh wrote that Election Day mail-in deadlines were devised "to avoid the chaos and suspicions of impropriety that can ensue if thousands of absentee ballots flow in after Election Day and potentially flip the results of an election."He added, "Those states also want to be able to definitively announce the results of the election on election night, or as soon as possible thereafter."Kavanaugh's statement mirrored in some ways Trump's efforts to suggest that only ballots counted by Election Day should decide the result, and more generally to push unfounded claims about widespread voter fraud.Earlier Monday, the president had posted on Twitter that election officials "must have final total on November 3rd," alleging without evidence that there are "big problems" with mail-in ballots. Twitter labeled the tweet "misleading."The Wisconsin ruling was the latest in a series of court decisions setting the rules for how voters in different states can cast their ballots during the coronavirus pandemic and when the cutoff is for receiving them.The Wisconsin ruling revealed a stark divide among the justices in their understanding of the role of the courts in protecting the right to vote during a pandemic and left voting rights activists concerned about how the court's conservative majority would rule in any postelection fights.With Trump indicating that he plans to challenge a loss, Democrats have kept a particularly wary eye on the Supreme Court.It was the court that rendered the final decision in the Florida recount of 2000, effectively delivering the state to George W. Bush over Al Gore by just 537 votes and, with it, the presidency. In rushing to name a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg upon her death last month, Trump indicated that he believed the Supreme Court might again determine the winner, saying, "I think this will end up in the Supreme Court, and I think it's very important that we have nine justices."He suggested that he expected the court to weigh in on his charges of election fraud, saying: "The scam will be before the United States Supreme Court. And I think having a 4-4 situation is not a good situation."The concept expressed by Kavanaugh that counting late-arriving ballots could "flip the results" misconstrues the voting process, where official results often are not fully tabulated for days or even weeks after an election.And, this year, both sides expect that Democrats will vote by mail in greater numbers than Republicans will, and that Republicans will vote in person in greater numbers than Democrats will -- leading to a potential scenario in which initial results could appear to favor Trump, only to move in the direction of Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, as the counts of mailed ballots are made public.Because of a surge in mail-in ballots due to the pandemic, as well as delays at the Postal Service, civil rights groups and Democrats have been pressing for the suspension of certain rules regarding mail-in balloting to ensure that as many ballots as possible arrive on time and so that states and counties will have more time to count them.Republicans have been pressing to keep the more restrictive rules in place.Kavanaugh's concurrence was met by a dissent from Justice Elena Kagan, who wrote that "there are no results to 'flip' until all valid votes are counted."Kagan wrote that nothing could be more suspicious or improper "than refusing to tally votes once the clock strikes 12 on election night.""To suggest otherwise," she added, "especially in these fractious times, is to disserve the electoral process."Kagan chastised the majority for disregarding the overriding effects of the pandemic, adding, "What will undermine the 'integrity' of that process is not the counting but instead the discarding of timely cast ballots that, because of pandemic conditions, arrive a bit after Election Day."Democrats have openly worried that Trump's attacks would create the false impression that fraud is a serious threat to the integrity of the election and use that as a basis for a challenge to the mail-in vote. To Democrats, Kavanaugh's opinion appeared to reward the approach, treating voters' perceptions of fraud -- which Trump is trying so hard to influence -- as potentially pivotal.The Supreme Court's decision in the Wisconsin case came in response to an emergency petition, and therefore it lacked the weight of a case that had been fully argued before it. But it took on added importance for both sides coming ahead of an election many expect to be contested, and because it came on a day that Trump secured a sixth conservative vote on the court with the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.Richard L. Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, said Kavanaugh's reference to "suspicions of impropriety" revealed a "Trumpian mindset." More substantively, Hasen said, his opinion augured a harder climb for civil rights groups and Democrats in election-year cases that go before the Supreme Court.The president's success in placing his nominees throughout the federal judiciary has led to a rightward shift in the ideological balance of several important federal appellate circuits as well as cemented the conservative majority on the Supreme Court.They have joined with the other conservatives to stay several lower court rulings that had been in favor of expanding access to voting during the pandemic, including in Wisconsin, where a District Court judge, William M. Conley, had decided for Democrats by extending the deadline for counting ballots.This was the second time the Supreme Court intervened in a decision by Conley this election year. In the spring, it stayed his decision granting an extension for mail ballots on the eve of the primary election, which included races for the Democratic nomination and an important race for state Supreme Court justice. In that case, however, the court did allow election officials to continue counting ballots for several days after Election Day as long as ballots were postmarked on or before Election Day.Kavanaugh took a prominent role in both cases and showed himself to be in line with the other conservatives on voting rights cases, deferring to state legislatures and their rights to enact strict measures to institute safeguards against the potential for voter fraud, even though it remains exceedingly rare.The opinions offered by Kavanaugh have unsettled voting rights groups."Even without the reasoning, it's very clear that what the court has done throughout this election season has made it clear that federal courts are not going to be significant sources of voting rights protection in the lead-up to elections," said Wendy R. Weiser, the director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice."It's the unique constitutional role of the courts to protect individual rights like voting rights and they're treating it like policy decisions," Weiser added.Democrats had anticipated the court's ruling in the Wisconsin case, and on Tuesday they focused on efforts to persuade voters not to wait until the last minute and risk not having their mail ballots arrive on time to be counted.The opinion by Kavanaugh also further worried voting rights groups in Pennsylvania.Previously, the court had deadlocked 4-4 on a challenge to a similar ballot deadline extension in the state, though it was Republicans who were appealing a state Supreme Court decision, rather than a federal court decision.The deadlocked decision meant that the state Supreme Court decision held, and that ballots postmarked by Election Day could be counted as long as they arrived within three days afterward.Republicans in the state, however, immediately returned to the federal court in the Western District of Pennsylvania, with a nearly identical argument against the ballot extension. Their apparent plan was a return appearance before the Supreme Court with newly installed Justice Barrett, who they hoped would side with the other conservative members and undo the extension.This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company
A rebound in car production in Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday reported record third-quarter earnings as production returned to nearly pre-pandemic levels. The Italian-American automaker, which is finalizing its full merger with French rival PSA Peugeot, reported a net profit in the three months ending Sept. 30 of 1.2 billion ($1.4 billion). The carmaker reported adjusted earnings before tax and interest in North America of 2.5 billion euros.
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In a virtual ceremony last week DigiPlex was once again recognized for the important work it has done to promote the issue of sustainability of data centers. Broadcast live from London, Paris & Dubai on 22nd October, the Global Carrier Awards celebrated the achievements of the wholesale telecoms industry. DigiPlex won the Best Marketing Campaign and Best Environmental, Social and Governmental (ESG) Initiative Awards.
Libyan authorities have dug 12 bodies from four more unmarked graves in the city of Tarhouna, adding to the scores of corpses already discovered since the area was recaptured in June by the Government of National Accord (GNA). Tarhouna had for years been controlled by a militia known as the Kaniyat, run by the local Kani family, which fought alongside Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA). The GNA has issued arrest warrants for Kaniyat leaders who are now believed to be in eastern Libya.
Dow Jones futures dived early Wednesday as Microsoft tumbled despite strong earnings results while First Solar surged on earnings.
Italian-American auto giant Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday it returned to profit in the third quarter, doing better than expected as the market recovered from a massive downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
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In its second week, award-winning author Christian de la Huerta's new book "Awakening the Soul of Power" debuted at No. 1 in Amazon's Psychology and Religion Bestseller category in paperback and 4 in hardcover at the same time.
Vooks, the world's first streaming platform bringing storybooks to life through animation, today announced a strategic partnership with Future Today to stream select titles on HappyKids. Vooks is now available in the HappyKids library of more than 55,000 family-friendly movies, TV shows and educational videos available across popular streaming platforms and devices, including Roku, Apple TV, AndroidTV, Amazon Fire TV, Comcast Xfinity, and most recently, as linear channels on both Roku TV and Vizio.
It is always a challenge to fully predict what trends will take the lead in a new year, but for many brands and marketers, predicting 2021 may feel even tougher with the tumultuous climate of 2020. To bring more stability to digital marketing strategies in flux, PowerChord — a leading technology and marketing company offering digital solutions for multi-location brands —releases today its inaugural list of Digital Marketing Predictions for 2021, based on campaign data from PowerChord's proprietary platform and trends identified by its top marketing specialists.