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The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to 9 days after Election Day, in a win for Democrats. The justices on Wednesday refused to disturb a decision by the State Board of Elections to lengthen the period from three to nine days, pushing back the deadline to Nov. 12. The board's decision was part of a legal settlement with a union-affiliated group.
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(Bloomberg) -- EBay Inc.’s marketplace growth slowed in the third quarter, worrying investors that an online shopping boost from the Covid-19 pandemic isn’t sustainable.Gross merchandise volume, the value of all goods sold on the site, rose 22% in the third quarter, down from 26% growth in the second quarter. International GMV increased 16%, a smaller gain than the previous period.“If you look at EBay prior to Covid, they were under-performing other e-commerce companies, and that’s the concern,” said Brian Yarbrough, an analyst at Edward D. Jones & Co. “Do we go back to that lackluster performance after Covid?”The shares dropped 4% in extended trading after closing at $53.25 in New York.Fourth-quarter sales will be $2.64 billion to $2.71 billion, the San Jose, California-based company said Wednesday in a statement. That compares with $2.8 billion in revenue during last year’s fourth quarter. The new forecast partly reflects recent asset sales.Pandemic-wary shoppers have turned to online marketplaces like EBay and Amazon.com Inc. to avoid stores in the era of social distancing. The company said it ended the quarter with 183 million active buyers. That was less than analysts’ average prediction for almost 184 million, raising fears about customer growth.Investors may be concerned that EBay’s growth is lagging behind e-commerce growth overall, which is more than 30%, said Ron Josey, an analyst at JMP Securities. “You could argue they are still losing share here,” he added.Chief Executive Officer Jamie Iannone, who took the helm in April, is still trying to show that a slimmed-down EBay can lure customers and get them to spend more on the site. Under pressure from activist investors, EBay in February completed the sale of its event-tickets marketplace StubHub to Viagogo for $4.05 billion. In July, EBay sold the classifieds business to Norway’s Adevinta ASA in a cash and stock deal worth $9.2 billion that leaves EBay with a 44.4% stake in the company.Iannone said he is focusing on refurbished products with two-year warranties from brands like DeLonghi and Makita. The market for refurbished brand goods is in the tens of billions of dollars and is a good fit for EBay deal-seekers, he said. The company is also developing authentication services for luxury watches and second-hand sneakers to attract more high-value products to the site and increase average order sizes, the CEO added.EBay has deals with United Parcel Service Inc. and other carriers to protect sellers from shipping capacity issues and surcharges over the busy holiday period, he noted.“We’re well positioned to help sellers reach buyers this holiday season,” Iannone said.In the fourth quarter, profit, excluding some items, will be 78 to 84 cents a share, EBay said, compared with analysts’ estimates of 80 cents. Third-quarter revenue rose 25% to $2.6 billion. Analysts estimated $2.58 billion. Profit before certain items in the recent period was 85 cents per share, beating the average estimate of 80 cents.(Updates with analyst comment in third 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.
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The Santa Clara County REALTORS® Foundation (SCCR Foundation) recently participated in Rebuilding Day, a home repair blitz organized by Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (RTSV). 29 local REALTORS® and other volunteers helped repair and rehabilitate the home of a 75-year-old San Jose resident.
Banco Santander México, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México (NYSE: BSMX; BMV: BSMX), ("Banco Santander México" or "the Bank"), today announced financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ending September 30th, 2020.
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A deadline extended by the state supreme court stands, but may still be considered by the supreme court after the electionThe US supreme court has rejected a last-minute plea from Pennsylvania Republicans to overturn a three-day extension of the absentee ballot deadline, a hugely consequential ruling in one of the most closely-watched swing states in the presidential election.Pennsylvania usually requires ballots to arrive by 8pm on election night in order to count. But last month, the Pennsylvania supreme court extended that deadline by three days for ballots postmarked by election day, a move likely to allow thousands of late-arriving ballots to count.Pennsylvania Republicans asked the US supreme court to halt that ruling pending appeal, but it declined to do so last week, deadlocking 4-4 and offering no explanation for its decision. The Pennsylvania Republican party then asked the court to expedite the case, which the court again declined to do on Wednesday.Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who formally joined the court this week, did not participate in the case because the case needed to be resolved quickly and she did not have time to review the briefings in the case, the supreme court’s public information office said in a statement.Despite Wednesday’s ruling, three of the court’s conservative justices – Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas – signaled the court may still consider the case after the election. The Pennsylvania supreme court’s ruling “likely violates the federal constitution”, Alito wrote for the three, and its decision “could lead to serious post-election problems”. Pennsylvania’s top election official also instructed counties to segregate ballots that arrived after 8pm on election day from ones that arrived before.The three conservative justices also voiced support for the view that state supreme courts have limited authority to second-guess legislatures on rules for federal elections, a view justice Brett Kavanaugh voiced on Monday. That view could come into play in post-election disputes in states like North Carolina and Pennsylvania –which have Republican controlled-legislatures but Democratic majorities on the supreme court. In the future, the lack of oversight from state courts could give state lawmakers far more leeway to pass laws that make it harder to vote.Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in a blogpost that he was skeptical that the court would throw out late arriving ballots after the election given that Pennsylvania voters are being instructed that they do not have to return their ballots by election day in order to have them count.“Without Roberts and Kavanaugh going along, even if justice Barrett participated in future cases, there would not be five justices to throw out those ballots. It is still a theoretical possibility however, especially with ballots now being segregated between those arriving by the original statutory deadline and later ballots,” he wrote. “Hopefully the election will not be close enough in either PA or the electoral college and the issue becomes moot in this election.”The ruling came just two days after the justices ruled in a similar case dealing with Wisconsin’s absentee ballot deadline. In that case, chief justice John Roberts sided with the court’s conservative justices to reinstate the state’s deadline that all ballots must be received by election day. In a brief explanation Monday, Roberts said the Pennsylvania case was different because it concerned an interpretation of law from a state court, while the Wisconsin case was all in federal court.
(Bloomberg) -- Financing options open to Australia’s coal operators dwindled further after another of the country’s largest banks said it would end almost all investment in thermal mines and power stations by 2030.The move by Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. will add to the increasing difficulty miners face in funding new operations or expanding their existing assets in the nation, the world’s second-biggest exporter of thermal coal.Financial institutions across the globe are bowing to pressure from shareholders and lobby groups to avoid investments in the fuel. Meanwhile, Australia’s mining lobby forecasts a booming market, on Tuesday saying that it expects Asian demand to rise 35% over the next decade.As of now, ANZ will not take on any new business customers with thermal coal exposure amounting to more than 10% of total revenue, and will work with existing clients which have over 50% exposure to support their diversification plans, the bank said in its 2020 climate statement published Thursday. It will also limit financing in power generation to natural gas and renewable projects by 2030.“There is no question that people deploying capital, be it in equity or debt, are looking for companies to be more carbon focused, around how you’re moving to reduce that carbon footprint,” said Mark Whelan, ANZ Group Executive, Institutional, in a phone interview. The bank’s direct exposure to thermal coal mines and coal power generation had already been reduced to 0.1% of the portfolio, or around A$500 million, he said.Thermal coal remains an important export for Australia, generating A$20 billion ($14 billion) of revenue in the year to June. ANZ is the last of Australia’s big four banks to set a date for exiting direct thermal coal investments, after Westpac Banking Corp. and Commonwealth Bank of Australia said they plan to be out by 2030 and National Australia Bank Ltd. targeted a 2035 exit.Meanwhile, Japanese banks, among the world’s biggest lenders to coal power developers, are paring back their exposure, leaving the industry to turn elsewhere in search of funding.Read: Death of Coal Financing Is Exaggerated as China Steps Up“The banks in Australia are continuing to hard-wire carbon risk considerations into their lending,” said Emma Herd, chief executive officer at the Investor Group on Climate Change, which represents institutional investors with total funds under management of more than A$2 trillion. ANZ’s statement appeared to strike a balance between reducing the bank’s exposure to coal, while also retaining some financial leverage in the sector to be able to influence change, she said.ANZ did not make any commitment to reduce its involvement in metallurgical coal, an even more valuable export for Australia, with Whelan saying that alternative feedstocks for steel-making were not yet commercially viable. The bank said it would support the transition to a net zero emissions economy by providing at least A$50 billion in funding by 2025 to customers to help finance carbon reduction efforts and that it would source 100% of its own power from renewable sources by the same date.Climate activist group Market Forces said ANZ’s new policy was “underwhelming”. While it brought the bank into line with its peers on thermal coal, there was no clear plan to scale back ANZ’s exposure to the oil and gas sector consistent with Paris Agreement climate goals. “ANZ’s ‘diversification strategy’ serves as a reward to companies expanding the fossil fuel industry as it gives the most climate-destructive coal companies another five years to formulate transition plans, while not even touching oil and gas companies,” the group said in a media release. (Updates with activist comment in 10th and 11th paragraphs; adds chart)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.
Asian stocks were set to join a global sell-off on Thursday as worries about surging coronavirus cases in Europe and the United States sent investors scrambling for safe-haven assets. Surging coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe were a growing concern as French and German leaders announced new lockdown measures to combat rising infections. Worsening matters for investor enthusiasm were dwindling hopes for any imminent U.S. economic relief package with a presidential election less than a week away.
Up to 10 per cent of England’s population could be tested each week using 30-minute saliva kits. Government officials have asked local health chiefs to deploy the saliva kits, known as lateral flow tests, in a bid to accelerate Boris Johnson’s “Moonshot” testing plan. In a letter seen by the Guardian, NHS test and trace claims it is embarking on an “important new front in our fight against coronavirus” and asks all directors of public health to sign up to receive rapid-result test kits for up to a tenth of their populations every week, to contain outbreaks and preserve freedoms. This could mean national testing is ramped up to up to 5m tests weekly from the current rate of about 300,000 swab tests, known as PCR kits, which take up to 48 hours to process results in many cases. But local health leaders are concerned about the cost of rolling out the tests coupled with the logistical challenge of tracing the contacts of those who test positive. In the leaked letter, Alex Cooper, director of rapid testing at NHS test and trace, said: “Each director of public health will be eligible to receive on a weekly basis the number of tests equivalent to 10% of their population.” It came as hopes for a vaccine were renewed last night, as it emerged that a German vaccine backed by Pfizer could be ready to distribute before Christmas, with the first doses to be given to the elderly and vulnerable. Albert Bournla, the chief executive of Pfizer, said that the vaccine was in the "last mile" with results expected in weeks. Senior government sources told the Times that a verdict on the German vaccine will come ahead of Oxford's own vaccine, which isn't expected till the New Year.
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The horticulture lighting market in Europe is expected to grow from US$ 991. 1 million in 2019 to US$ 3,767. 9 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 18. 8% from 2020 to 2027. Surge in government initiatives is expected to boost the growth of the horticulture lighting market in Europe.New York, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Europe Horticulture Lighting Market Forecast to 2027 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Technology, Application, and Cultivation" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978850/?utm_source=GNW Growing awareness about sustainable farming and increasing government initiatives in various developed as well as developing countries in Europe to support sustainability are expected to boost the adoption rate of horticultural lighting systems during the forecast period. For example, horticulturalists in the Netherlands, the second-largest exporter of agricultural products, are experimenting with the use of multi-colored LEDs for potential yield enhancement, product quality and taste improvement, as well as cost reduction of greenhouse energy.Moreover, the government of the Netherlands is focusing on the deployment of a geothermal heat plant, which involves drilling at great depths through stratum and installing heat exchangers. Through various incentives such as soft loans and tax breaks, the government has supported the growers.Furthermore, the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes by various governments in Europe over the past few years is accelerating the growth of the market. Europe is the most advanced region regarding cannabis legalization for medicinal purposes. Countries, such as the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Romania, Norway, Poland, and Greece, have fully legalized medical cannabis access. Such initiatives taken by governments is one of the primary driving factor for the Europe horticulture lighting market. Moreover, rising population and advancements in greenhouse and indoor farming approaches are expected to positively influence the demand for horticulture lighting in Europe. Spain, Italy, Germany, UK, and France are some of the worst affected member states in the European region due to COVID-19 outbreak.Businesses in the region are facing severe economic difficulties as they had to suspend their operations or substantially reduce their activities. In the region, imports of produce from countries, such as China, India, and South Africa, have slowed owing to this pandemic.However, Spain has increased its imports from Morocco since the start of the pandemic to guarantee the supply of fresh vegetables and fruits in Europe. Further, owing to lockdown across the region, there has been a halt in business operation.Various businesses in the countries of Europe either had to suspend their operations or reduce their activities in a substantial manner which resulted in supply and demand disruptions and thus affected the sales of companies operating in the region. All these factors are expected to have a direct impact on horticulture lighting market growth in European countries. In terms of application, the greenhouses segment led the Europe horticulture lighting market in 2019.Horticulture are generally practiced in protected environment in case of greenhouses, that ensure optimum yield. Facilities like protected environment helps to trap and retain natural sunlight and humidity, which makes it suitable for growing variety of plants.In greenhouses and controlled environments, electric lamps are used to supplement sunlight and extend lighting times to produce horticultural crops, such as vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Plants can either be grown via a conventional method that uses soil as a base or through the hydroponic technique.Plants grown in greenhouses are protected against external factors such as dirt, and they can also be shielded from insects and pests with proper care. Moreover, the plants are protected in such settings from rain, hail, intense heat and sunlight, and snow. Several advantages of Greenhouses above other application ultimately drive the Europe horticulture lighting market. The overall Europe horticulture lighting market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the Europe horticulture lighting market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region.Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants who typically take part in such a process include industry experts, such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants, such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders specializing in the Europe horticulture lighting market. Key players operating in the Europe horticulture lighting market include Agrolux; General Electric Company; Heliospectra AB; Hortilux Schréder B.V; Hubbell, Inc.; Lumileds Holding B.V.; OSRAM Licht AG; and Signify N.V. Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05978850/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: email@example.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
If you have not received it, please contact Camtek's investor relations team at GK Investor & Public Relations at 1 (646) 688-3559 or view it in the news section of the company's website, www.camtek.com. Rafi will provide an overview of Camtek's results and discuss market trends in the third quarter of 2020.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the third-quarter 2020 Akamai Technologies, Inc. earnings conference call. Good afternoon, everyone, and thank you for joining Akamai's third-quarter 2020 earnings conference call. Speaking today will be Tom Leighton, Akamai's chief executive officer; and Ed McGowan, Akamai's chief financial officer.