Gold bugs are on the back foot as COVID concerns climb and stimulus-check hopes fade

GOLD BUGS ARE ON THE BACK FOOT AS COVID CONCERNS CLIMB AND STIMULUS-CHECK HOPES FADE

Happy Friday, everyone. The S&P 500 dipped into negative territory for the year at one point yesterday, triggering a buy-on-the-dip...

CORPORATE LEADERS STRIVE TO MAKE ALLYSHIP A REAL THING AT WORK

It has been a momentous year for tackling issues of social justice in the workplace-one that has seen those not directly impacted by...

 
 
 

AMAZON DEBUTED A LONG LIST OF PRODUCTS TODAY. HERE ARE 3 STANDOUTS

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COVID SHOWED WHY WE NEED TO MAKE FINANCIAL LITERACY A NATIONAL PRIORITY

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend our lives, Americans are facing issues they couldn't have imagined even months ago. What...

 
 
 

COVID AND THE FLU PRESENT A CLASH OF VIRUSES

Good afternoon, readers. It's that time of year again. Yes, the time of year when public health experts bug you to get your flu shot...

HEALTHCARE EXPERTS WANT TO USE COVID-19 TO ADDRESS MEDICAL DISPARITY DUE TO RACE

It didn't take the spread of coronavirus to realize that the American healthcare system had large problems with disparity of care and...

 
 
 

FROM AIRBNB TO PELOTON, THESE PANDEMIC-ERA STRATEGY PIVOTS MAY STICK

“Pivot” is a word well understood in corporate speak as a change of course for a business, but the idea has taken on a whole new meaning...

MARK CUBAN WANTS EVERY AMERICAN TO GET A $1,000 STIMULUS CHECK EVERY 2 WEEKS THROUGH NOVEMBER

There's stimulus, and then there's stimulus . Mark Cuban, the investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks told CNBC's Make It that he...

 
 
 
Amid vaccine trials, the FDA is on trial itself

AMID VACCINE TRIALS, THE FDA IS ON TRIAL ITSELF

This week, the public health community was shocked by another possibly politically driven flip-flop on the Centers for Disease Control...

CONGRESS AND TRUMP TO RESTART STIMULUS NEGOTIATIONS AS $300 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT EXPIRES

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Congress on Thursday that the White House and Democratic leaders will resume stimulus negotiations. Earlier...

 
 
 
Amazon just did a major overhaul of its Echo smart speakers

AMAZON JUST DID A MAJOR OVERHAUL OF ITS ECHO SMART SPEAKERS

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TO MEET NET-ZERO EMISSIONS TARGETS, CHINA-AND THE REST OF THE WORLD-NEEDS THESE TECHNOLOGIES

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage will be critical for China-and the world-to meet current net zero emissions targets, the International...

 
 
 
Can Disney+ dethrone Netflix?

CAN DISNEY+ DETHRONE NETFLIX?

The pandemic has rocked Disney: Its amusement parks closed, its blockbuster premieres delayed, and its cruise ships sat empty. The...

HOLIDAY SEASON HIRING AT TARGET, WALMART SHOW SHIFTING FOCUS TO E-COMMERCE

Target said on Thursday it is hiring 130,000 temp workers for the holiday season, on par with 2019 levels, but with a key difference:...

 
 
 

CAN THE CORPORATE ‘OFFSITE' SURVIVE COVID?

Admiral Grace Hopper, the pioneering computer scientist, once said that the most dangerous phrase in the language is , “We've always...

UNITED WILL START OFFERING PRE-FLIGHT COVID TESTS IN OCTOBER TO PASSENGERS TRAVELING TO HAWAII

Forget seat upgrades and free cocktails. The ultimate in-flight luxury may soon be knowing that your seatmate just took a COVID test-and...

 
 
 
Jeff Daniels on playing James Comey and the need to take the 2020 election ‘seriously'

JEFF DANIELS ON PLAYING JAMES COMEY AND THE NEED TO TAKE THE 2020 ELECTION ‘SERIOUSLY'

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TURNER SPORTS EXPANDS ITS DEAL WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL THROUGH 2028

Turner Sports will continue broadcasting Major League Baseball after agreeing to an extension of rights through the 2028 season. The...

 
 
 

ARE KIDS' ALLOWANCES RECESSION-PROOF?

I'd thought that in a pandemic-induced recession, parents would cut allowances and kids would find fewer things to spend on. But that's...

“A.I. IS A LIVING AND BREATHING ENGINE”

Artificial intelligence is a bit like 5G. Both are heavily hyped, genuinely new, and poorly understood. ( This explainer by Brian Chen...

 
 
 



The Latest: Moscow asks elderly to stay home amid new surge

The Latest: Moscow asks elderly to stay home amid new surge

MOSCOW - Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a... Read more ...

Secretive data-miner Palantir could fetch a $22 billion price-tag at its...

Secretive data-miner Palantir could fetch a $22 billion price-tag at its market debut next week, WSJ says

Summary List Placement Palantir, the secretive technology firm, could fetch a $22 billion price-tag at its planned market debut on September 30, the Wall Street Journal... Read more ...

If Trump bypassed the FDA on a COVID-19 vaccine it could 'upend' the...

If Trump bypassed the FDA on a COVID-19 vaccine it could 'upend' the traditional approval structure and erode the public's trust in the executive agency, expert says

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that the White House could bypass the US Food and Drug Administration on approving a coronavirus... Read more ...

Asian shares gain, cheered by US rally on hopes for stimulus

Asian shares gain, cheered by US rally on hopes for stimulus

TOKYO - Asian shares advanced Friday, cheered by a modest rally on Wall Street and rising hopes for fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. Read more ...

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

PHOENIX - Arizona will provide the state's three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Read more ...

College reopenings could be to blame for 3,000 new coronavirus cases per day...

College reopenings could be to blame for 3,000 new coronavirus cases per day in the US

Summary List Placement Once again, the hopeful trend in the US's coronavirus outbreak didn't last. Although the country's weekly average of coronavirus cases began dropping in... Read more ...

US stocks climb in choppy trading on strong housing data and restarted...

US stocks climb in choppy trading on strong housing data and restarted stimulus talks

Summary List Placement US equities gained in frothy Thursday trading as investors digested revived stimulus hopes and rising COVID-19 case counts. New-home purchases reached an... Read more ...

Leaked internal Democratic memos show Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi...

Leaked internal Democratic memos show Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi messaging plans after RBG's death

Summary List Placement Internal talking points circulating on Capitol Hill reveal Democrats' scramble to win the political messaging war sparked by the death of Supreme Court... Read more ...

Facebook issues warning about Russian 'hack-and-leak' operations ahead of...

Facebook issues warning about Russian 'hack-and-leak' operations ahead of the 2020 election

Summary List Placement Be on the lookout for another Russian government hack-and-leak operation ahead of the US presidential election, Facebook warned this week after removing... Read more ...

A few Comments on August New Home Sales

A few Comments on August New Home Sales

New home sales for August were reported at 1,011,000 on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis. Sales for the previous three months were revised up significantly. This was... Read more ...