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    (CNN)Days after a winter storm put Texas at a standstill and her home's water pipes burst, Opal Lee headed to the nation's capital. Her years-long push to get Juneteenth recognized nationwide had to go on. "I refuse to let the efforts we've made down the vine," said Lee, a 94-year-old activist from Fort Worth on Thursday. Lee has walked thousands of miles from Fort Worth to Washington, DC, to ensure June 19 -- the oldest regular US celebration of the end of slavery -- becomes a national holiday. More recently, she started a petition on Change.org that has since then gathered 1.5 million signatures. On Thursday, both Senate and House lawmakers re-introduced the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.Opal Lee Lee flew to DC this week to push for Juneteenth legislation. She wasn't expecting lawmakers to re-introduce the legislation this week but said she was so happy she could do a...
    JOE Biden's $1.9billion stimulus check bill might cut American's taxes by $3,100 this year. The huge savings could come alongside the president's third round of $1,400 checks. 3Biden's proposed $1.9billion bill could help Americans paying taxesCredit: Splash News Additional proposal's in Biden's bill mean that the average household could see $3,100 in savings, according to Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. According to the proposed legislation, Americans would see tax savings from four areas - the $1,400 stimulus check, an expanded earned income tax credit, an expanded child tax credit and a bigger credit for those paying for child care. These credits will give tax-filers a dollar-for-dollar reduction on their tax return this year. Some of these credits will also be refundable for 2021. This means that if your tax liability drops to zero thanks to the credits, the IRS will send you a cash refund. 3Americans are hoping for a third...
    By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is making a major push to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana after COVID-19 upended the 2020 legislative session, arguing now is the time to finally enact a regulated system that generates new state and local revenue while addressing racial equity issues. The Democrat said Wednesday that his 163-page bill, which builds on legislation he offered last year and currently awaits a public hearing, also takes into account lessons learned by other states that have already legalized the drug. “Colorado has been doing this for a decade. Even South Dakota just approved it. New Jersey has just signed it yesterday. New York and Massachusetts. So we’re not an island unto ourself,” Lamont said during a Zoom roundtable discussion about the bill. “We’re going to learn from their lessons and do this in a thoughtful way." Legalizing the adult use of...
    Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates predicted Tuesday that things will be “pretty normal” in the fall. “Well, certainly in the fall if we get the vaccination rates up, and we’ll have the supply by then and the logistics will be all worked out, the fall should be pretty normal,” Gates said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” (RELATED: US Surpasses 500,000 Coronavirus Deaths) “There may be big public events that we still don’t do and maybe some mask wearing because we need to get rid of the disease outside the U.S. so it’s not coming in and getting large number of cases,” Gates said. “But in terms of schools, you know, most jobs, the fall will feel more like your normal life which, you know, that’s fantastic. This has been a long, tough period for many people.” WATCH: President Joe Biden would not say when he thought life would...
    More than one million migrants will try to push through the southern border this year, warns a former senior official in former President Barack Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The 78,000 arrivals in January were “nearly double the figure for the same month last year and the highest for January in a decade,” Juliette Kayyem wrote in a January 18 article for the Atlantic. “If the current pattern holds, the U.S. is on track for more than 1 million encounters in 2021.” One million migrants adds up to roughly one migrant for every four Americans who turn 18 this year. Kayyem’s warning, however, is not about the impact on many millions of Americans whose wages and neighborhoods face damage from the government-delivered flow of workers, buyers, and renters to the U.S. consumer economy. “People who are fleeing persecution and violence deserve refuge,” she insists as head of the homeland security...
    ON THIS DAY IN 1860, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “One of the features of the big hotel they have lately erected in Philadelphia is an ingenious contrivance called an elevator, which will land the guests on any floor of the building they desire. This will do away with the vulgar exercise of walking almost altogether. The Philadelphia doctors are greatly tickled with the prospect ahead, and the apothecaries have doubled their orders for anti-dyspeptic and anti-bilious medicines. ‘It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good.’” *** ON THIS DAY IN 1937, the Eagle reported, “WASHINGTON (A.P.) — Senator [Pat] McCarran (D., Nev.) laid the groundwork today for quick Senate approval of voluntary retirement of 70-year-old Supreme Court Justices as a possible means of alleviating the judicial controversy. Some legislators have expressed the belief that enactment of the measure, already passed by the House, might result in one or two...
    More On: joe biden Democrats are radicalizing against the US Constitution  Lincoln Project’s disgrace and other commentary Republicans hammer Biden on lack of clear push for school reopening ‘Starting from scratch’: Harris contradicts Fauci on White House COVID vaccine plan The Biden administration will unveil its immigration reform legislation in Congress sometime this week, multiple people familiar with the matter tell The Post. President Biden’s “US Citizenship Act of 2021” will be introduced in either the House or Senate before the end of the week, sources confirm, though exact details on the unveiling are still being finalized. One source familiar with the planning said it will likely happen on Thursday, but stressed that those involved were still “in the planning process.” The effort to push the legislation through both houses of Congress is being led by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.). The legislation itself will...
    Undocumented youth and their allies rally for the Dream Act in 2018. Senators this week unveiled the bipartisan DREAM Act, which would finally put nearly 2 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and DACA-eligible young immigrants on a path to legalization and citizenship. During a floor speech Thursday, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced the bill with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, praised the Biden administration for taking steps to fortify DACA, but said it must be only the beginning when it comes to protecting young immigrants. “Only legislation by Congress can provide a path to citizenship for Dreamers,” Durbin said. “To all of the Dreamers out there, let me tell you this: passing the Dream Act is still my highest legislative priority.”  The fight for this legislation has been a long and oftentimes grueling one. While polling has previously found that the overwhelming majority of American voters want DACA recipients to...
    The specifics aren’t clear yet, but Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he will make an announcement Friday, with the goal of helping students whose school years have been complicated by the coronavirus. “We want to extend our classrooms this summer, to allow our children to catch up, so that everybody will be ready in the fall,” Northam told The Washington Post. Northam had previously floated the idea of year-round school this year, as the state attempted to balance student and staff safety with education. While Northam didn’t offer specifics of how the summer learning would be provided — or if it would be mandatory — he expounded on one reason it’s needed. “Our kids need to be back in school — our parents need a break, too,” Northam said. “We’ve asked a lot for the past year from our children and our families, and now it’s time for us to...
    An employee holds a jar of marijuana on sale after it became legal in the state to sell recreational marijuana to customers over 21 years old in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Illinois begins the legal sale of marijuana on Jan 1, 2020.Matthew Hatcher | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic senators said Monday that they will push to pass this year sweeping legislation that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, which has been legalized to some degree by many states. That reform also would provide so-called restorative justice for people who have been convicted of pot-related crimes, the senators said in a joint statement. "The War on Drugs has been a war on people — particularly people of color," said a statement issued by Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon. "Ending the federal marijuana prohibition is necessary to...
    Phillies reportedly offered J.T. Realmuto a five-year deal worth more than $100M Things to do if you want to retire early These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Depositphotos What is a tax deduction, and how does it work? You may not realize there are several tax benefits of buying a home, if homeownership is on your goal list. Two major incentives are the mortgage interest and property tax deductions — both may help you save on the thousands of dollars you pay annually to your lender and local government. A tax deduction is a benefit that helps taxpayers reduce their taxable income. A reduction in taxable income also shrinks your tax bill. When filing your taxes, you have...
    In a year when the whole world felt out of tune, these tracks hit all the wrong notes. 1. Iggy Pop, “Dirty Little Virus” In the ultimate Scrooge move, the punk-rock icon dropped a COVID-19 dirge right before Christmas. “COVID-19 is on the scene/The boys and the girls have stopped their world/Grandpa is dead/Got Trump instead,” he growls, later adding, “She’s only 19, but she can kill you.” Too soon, Iggy. Too soon. 2. BTS, “Dis-ease” Despite the pandemic, the South Korean septet had plenty of reason to celebrate in 2020, notching three No. 1 singles (including Grammy-nominated “Dynamite”), breaking YouTube records and generally running the world. But when Time magazine’s Entertainer of the Year decided to chime in on the coronavirus crisis with the cheesiest of puns , it was a major dis-service.  BTSAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images 3. Blackpink featuring Cardi B, “Bet You Wanna” Representing for the ladies...
    ... and it's not over yet THIS IS IT, PEOPLE … the last edition of This Week in Statehouse Action of the year, I mean. And yes, it’s been a year. And no, it’s not over. And no, 2021 isn’t necessarily going to be any better. In some ways, it’s actually going to be worse. Oh, you thought we were going out on a sunny, hopeful note? I am so, so sorry. But you come here for bad jokes honesty. So let’s take a quick look back at some of the year’s lowlights and consider what we’re staring down the barrel of in 2021. Last Session: The year started off pretty mundanely, considering it was an election year that ends in zero (making it the final election preceding a round of redistricting). Campaign Action The biggest shift was in Virginia, which, thanks to its off-off-year state elections, was the only legislature newly...
    By Emmarie Huetteman, KHN Troy Muenzer has seen the damage that COVID can do. A flight attendant who was diagnosed with a “suspected” case of the deadly virus, Muenzer, 32, endured months of lingering breathing problems; hefty, unexpected medical bills; lost wages, then furlough; and, earlier this month, the loss of his health insurance. Last week, his bank account was hacked, causing him to lie awake one night worrying he wouldn’t be able to get back all that 2020 has taken. “From everything that’s happened this year, it just seems like it’s never-ending,” he said. At the beginning of the pandemic, Congress passed several relief bills to help the country’s companies and its workforce: business grants and loans, paycheck protection for furloughed workers, one-time stimulus checks for taxpayers, expanded unemployment benefits. Much of the aid is set to expire by year’s end, if it hasn’t already. This week, Muenzer’s furlough...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s the $1,200 question many Americans want to know. Will there be a second federal stimulus check? The proposed $908 billion relief plan, unveiled by a group of bipartisan lawmakers on Monday, Dec. 14, does not include a second round of direct payments to Americans. However, several lawmakers have already come up with an amendment to be attached to the relief bill that would include a second $1,200 check. President Trump has also said he wants to see direct payments to Americans. The White House proposed a $600 payment in its COVID-19 relief plan. SMU economist Bud Weinstein said there is strong evidence that the first round of checks helped boost the economy. He said a second round could do the same. “The whole economy needs an infusion of cash right now,” Weinstein said. “When you give money to people that does help the economy and more...
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he wants a new bill to tighten restrictions on "foreign agents" operating in Mexico to be approved this year, in a move that is widely seen as aimed at U.S. counter-narcotics officials. "There is not a clear legal framework," Lopez Obrador said in his regular morning news conference. In a draft proposal sent to the Senate on Friday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s office said foreign agents must share any information they obtain with Mexican authorities, and should be stripped of diplomatic immunity if they commit crimes or break regulations. The document did not mention the United States, but Lopez Obrador has been highly critical of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) since the arrest in October of Mexico’s former army chief in a move that shocked Mexico's political establishment. President Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that...
    Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks kicks off the Bill Milligan Annual Food Basket Program in Springdale, Maryland, on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (WTOP/Melissa Howell) For families who struggle to put food on the table, the holiday season can be a difficult time, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Monday officially kicked off the program all about providing holiday meals for those in need. The Bill Milligan Annual Food Basket Program is now in its 36th year and, this year, supported by agencies across the county, will feed 2,500 families. Speaking outside the fire station in Springdale on Monday, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks acknowledged the need for the program this year more than ever and saluted Milligan, who was known as the driving force for the food basket program and for whom the program is now named. Milligan served as the executive director of...
    More On: new york jets The Jets failed Sam Darnold Iowa NFL draft prospects could entice Giants and Jets Jets lineman isn’t Aaron Donald — but numbers say he’s getting close Benched Jets lineman’s status come with new twist Frank Frigo knows Jets fans might think he is nuts. Frigo is the co-founder of Edj Sports, an analytics modeling site that has a feature in which it ranks the NFL coaches 1-32. Jets fans probably figure Adam Gase would be ranked 33rd, but would be surprised to see Edj ranking Gase 20th. He is above Super Bowl-winning coaches like Bill Belichick (25), Pete Carroll (22) and Doug Pederson (21). That looks puzzling on the surface, but when you examine Edj’s methodology, it makes more sense — even if it makes you think that methodology has flaws. Edj has two main components to its coaching rankings. The first is its...
    Mayuri Saxena first knew something was off when she began tripping at work and struggling to get out of her seat during her NYC subway commute. In just three months the 32-year-old became wheelchair-bound, but eventually she learned what was wrong: She had ALS. Facing a two- to five-year life expectancy from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a degenerative neuro-muscular disease that largely impacts voluntary muscles including vocal cords, Saxena and her family looked to experimental drug trials as their only chance at treating the disease. One by one she was rejected either because of her wheelchair use, or being too far along in her disease. “That's honestly when our hope started going down the drain,” said Mayak Saxena, Mayuri’s brother. “To know that a treatment like that exists on this planet and on the other hand to see my sister suffering and dying and in pain. It's such a huge injustice...
    Student is first Latino DACA recipient to win Rhodes Scholarship TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, receives 1-week extension to seal U.S. sale We Should All Be Mad at Bill OBrien For Wasting Years of Deshaun Watsons Prime Like This The Detroit Lions had another sorry showing on Thanksgiving under the "guidance" of Matt Patricia this year. They were beaten down by the Houston Texans, who are in the midst of their own no-good, very bad season, by the score of 41-25. It was, at the very least, an entertaining game filled with trick plays and exciting scores, which we fans will take in lieu of a well-played game. © Provided by The Big Lead Bill O'Brien and Deshaun Watson | Mark Brown/Getty Images Deshaun Watson had another huge week in the process. Against the New England Patriots last Sunday, he was essentially perfect, completing 28 of his 37 pass attempts...
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted the slimmed-down House Democratic majority will nonetheless gain power with Joe Biden in the White House. But so far, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t budging on his refusal to consider Pelosi’s massive coronavirus aid bill, even with Biden’s presidency looming. “Whether you're in the minority or majority, if the president is of your party, you have more power," Pelosi said Friday at a post-election press conference. Pelosi said “Mitch McConnell is going to find out … not having Donald Trump in the White House is going to change his leverage, and that dynamic.” Republicans predict the opposite result. Senate Republican leaders said they hope House Democrats will moderate their agenda after Republicans flipped 10 of their seats in the election. “Hopefully Democrats will decide that they want to work with us now that it's been made clear that what they were trying...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots had a very quiet month of March in terms of free-agent acquisitions. Their biggest signing during that period — defensive tackle Beau Allen — won’t end up playing a single snap for the team in 2020. Head coach Bill Belichick revealed that news on Monday, one day after his team fell to 2-5 with a loss in Buffalo against the Bills. “No, Beau won’t play this year,” Belichick said in a video conference with reporters. Allen missed training camp with an undisclosed injury, starting the season on injured reserve. With the NFL’s IR rules changing for the 2020 season due to COVID-19, teams are able to activate an unlimited number of players from IR. So when Allen debuted on the practice field on Oct. 21, it appeared as though the veteran D tackle was making strides toward a return. Now two weeks later, Belichick announced...
    Bill Nye shared some advice with his 3 million Instagram followers in his latest social media post on Wednesday afternoon, in which he held up a piece of paper printed with the names Biden and Harris spelled out using squares that looked similar to those from a periodic table, with the hashtag “Vote For Science” printed below. The science communicator and television host reminded fans in the caption that climate concerns are an important issue in the upcoming U.S. Presidential election, which occurs on November 3, 2020 — at the time of this writing, six days away. Nye has publicly criticized current president Donald Trump in the past. Last year, The Inquisitr reported that he “blasted” the controversial leader for his role in the international fight against climate change, saying that the administration’s refusal to even acknowledge the problem has destroyed the ability of professionals in the discipline to function...
    Among the many municipal items on the Denver ballot this November is a measure that would effectively end the Mile High City's three-decade-old prohibition of pit bulls. But while proponents of the concept typically focus their arguments on the general ineffectiveness of breed-specific legislation and how the proposal will not only allow pit-bull owners to emerge from the shadows but give authorities better ways to enhance safety, Teresa Browning has another reason why the ban should go. She says a former domestic partner reported that she was illegally sheltering a pit bull that was actually registered as an approved breed — but because of the Denver law's vague language, she was terrified that the dog would be taken away from her, anyway. "It's something I still worry about," Browning says. "I'm praying that November will end my fear of that happening."Related Stories Here's What Denver Residents Will Be Voting On...
    Emmy winner Yahya Abdul-Mateen II shines in exclusive photos from EWs Berlin photoshoot Robinhood Has ‘App-ified’ Investing — How To Dive In Without Big Losses Bill Belichick says he hasn’t paid much attention to Tom Brady this year Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looked much better in Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers than they did in Week 1, but Brady’s former coach apparently didn't notice.  © David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Belichick was asked during an appearance on WEEI Monday if he has any thoughts on Brady’s performance this season. The coach said he hasn’t paid attention to anything that’s going on in Tampa Bay. “I’ve really been focused on the teams that we’re playing,” Belichick said. “Miami was obviously a big focus for us, Seattle, there’s some other things that came up for me last week, the Raiders, they are a team that we haven’t...
    Wildfires, coronavirus and an earthquake collided for Californias terrible week Foods you can and cant keep after their expiration date 3 Moves That Will Slash Your Tax Bill This Year No matter how much money you make, your goal should be to pay the IRS as little tax as possible. And the smarter you are about taking advantage of tax breaks, the greater your chances of that happening. Here are a few key moves to make in the coming months that will leave you with a much lower tax bill for 2020. © Provided by The Motley Fool 3 Moves That Will Slash Your Tax Bill This Year 1. Max out your retirement plan If you're housing your retirement savings in a Roth IRA or 401(k), you won't get an immediate tax break for making contributions. But if you have your savings in a traditional retirement plan, whether an...
    Visitors play video games at the Xbox stand during 2020 China International Cartoon and Game Expo (CCG Expo) at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center on July 16, 2020 in Shanghai, China.Zhou You | Visual China Group | Getty Images A wave of major companies are suddenly letting people finance everything from video game consoles to hair products in smaller, monthly payments.  These so-called installment loans have been around for decades, and historically used for big-ticket purchases such as furniture. But online payment players and fintechs are rushing to launch their own version of a "pay later" product for online items in the hundreds of dollars. "There's no question this is on the rise," said JMP Securities analyst David Scharf. "The application of pay later in a digital environment has definitely gained traction." This week, Microsoft announced it would let consumers finance the new $499 XBox in monthly payments, through...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The NFL in 2020 is going to be very different. Perhaps you had heard? Among the many unique circumstances in the league during this COVID-19 pandemic is a rather peculiar setup in Philadelphia, where the Eagles have signed Josh McCown as a practice squad quarterback. The 41-year-old won’t be practicing with the Eagles though; instead he’ll be living in Texas, making $12,000 a week, basically being on call in case a slew of injuries and/or infections sweeps through the locker room. Really, though, with the NFL opening practice squad spots to players with unlimited NFL experience, McCown is essentially a video conference mentor for his younger QB brethren in Philly. On Tuesday morning, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked if he’s considering doing something similar in Foxboro. He responded with a joke — or at least, we think it was a a joke. “Well...
    Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “Women Make Film”: Fourteen weeks of movies centered on a 14-hour documentary and featuring showings of some 100 films from 44 counties, “Women Make Film” is an appropriately mammoth TV event. On Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT, TCM will debut Mark Cousins’ personal and impassioned journey through the cinema of female filmmakers, with narrators including Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Thandie Newton and Debra Winger. Along with it, the network every Tuesday through early December will air films by the likes of Sofia Coppola, Mira Nair, Julie Dash, Elaine May, Lynne Ramsay and many, many others. The documentary — “a film school of sorts in which all the teachers are women: an academy of Venus,” Swinton intones — and the film lineup celebrate a rich, underappreciated film...
    From top down, Chiefs pushing for social justice initiatives 20 Genius Products That Make Cleaning So Much Easier Today is officially the last day to reverse this retirement account withdrawal and save on your tax bill The CARES Act, which went into effect in the spring, allows retirement savers to skip this year’s required minimum distribution from their individual retirement accounts and 401(k) plans. If you already took your RMD, today is the last day to put the money back. Make sure you add back any taxes withheld. Skipping the RMD can result in lower taxes for 2020, as well as lower Medicare premiums in 2022. © Provided by CNBC It's officially the last day to return that mandatory distribution out of your retirement account and trim your tax bill. The CARES Act, the coronavirus relief act that went into effect this spring, allowed retirement account holders...
    WITH talks on a new stimulus check on hold it's not yet clear if a second payout is guranteed. However, if Republican Senators take the USPS bill, stimulus checks could be given a boost - and they are still very much on the cards. The checks are still on the cards Circumstances depend on White House and Democratic negotiators returning discussions back to a second stimulus check in the economic rescue bill. Lawmakers and the White House are currently in favour of a second payout, with the GOP exploring a "skinny" bill - proposing several new economic safety measures but not another direct payment. Over the weekend the House of Representatives passed a standalone $25 billion bill to fund the US Postal Service. Speaking to Fox news, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Sunday: "Hopefully, what will happen is the Republican Senators will take this [USPS] bill...
    Legislators will present a proposal to support the Postal Service and that could include a second stimulus check Some economists are concerned about the delay in passing a second stimulus check. Photo: Karolina Grabowska / Pexels Republican and Democratic leaders still want a new stimulus bill to jump-start the economy of people and businesses in this time of crisis, according to CNet. In fact, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said this Thursday: “The American people are desperately counting on us to meet their needs. The lives, livelihoods and life of our democracy are threatened by Republican opposition or inaction. “ Financial experts are also concerned about the delay in the approval of a second stimulus package. “If the economy has to wait until the end of September (which is when the Senate will meet again to continue debating the bill), practically you...
    HOUSTON, TEXAS – JANUARY 04: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans reacts in the first half of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium on January 04, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) The team has won four of the past five AFC South titles under Bill O’Brien. They have won the AFC South four of the past five seasons under head coach Bill O’Brien. Of course, it’s hard to get to a Super Bowl when you can’t even reach the AFC Championship Game. And that something the Houston Texans have yet to do in 18 years of existence. This past year, the club rallied to defeat the Buffalo Bills in overtime in the wild card round and then owned a quick 24-0 lead at Arrowhead Stadium in the divisional playoffs. But it all came apart as the club went...
    NBA players who were most helped and hurt by the season restart Best Buy will require customers to wear masks in its stores Value set to trump growth if this bond-market indicator bounces back, says Bill Gross THE TELL © Bloomberg Bill Gross says the dominance of Amazon, Microsoft and other technology giants throughout this year’s stock-market slump and recovery won’t last if inflation-adjusted bond yields rebound from their record low. Load Error In his latest market outlook, the former head and founder of bond fund manager Pimco argued the tight-knit relationship between inflation-adjusted yields and the performance of stocks with rapidly expanding earnings was a key reason why highflying tech companies and other growth stocks extended their dominance over value shares in 2020. “Would I bet the farm on this correlation in the future? Well, maybe 40 acres worth,” said Gross, who has since retired after...
    Roundup: WNBAs Elena Delle Donne Decision; Jimmy Fallon Back; RIP Grant Imahara Marni Revamps Meatpacking District Store Value will trump highflying growth stocks if this bond-market indicator bounces back, says Bill Gross THE TELL © Bloomberg Bill Gross says the dominance of Amazon, Microsoft and other technology giants throughout this year’s stock-market slump and recovery won’t last if inflation-adjusted bond yields rebound from their record low. Load Error In his latest market outlook, the former head and founder of bond fund manager Pimco argued the tight-knit relationship between inflation-adjusted yields and the performance of stocks with rapidly expanding earnings was a key reason why highflying tech companies and other growth stocks extended their dominance over value shares in 2020. “Would I bet the farm on this correlation in the future? Well, maybe 40 acres worth,” said Gross, who has since retired after ending his money management career...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher supports the decision to reschedule this summer’s Pro Football Hall of Fame Ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony was scheduled for Aug. 8. Cowher and former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu were among those being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said events tied to Enshrinement Week this year will be moved to Aug. 5 through Aug. 9 of 2021. “Totally support and understand the @NFL’s decision to move this year’s @ProFootballHOF Induction to next year. See you in Canton in August 2021 for a festive weekend. Stay safe,” Cowher said on Twitter. Totally support and understand the @NFLs decision to move this years @ProFootballHOF Induction to next year. See you in Canton in August 2021 for a festive weekend. Stay safe! pic.twitter.com/TB5e99LDue — Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) June 26,...
    In the following interview, veteran journalist Bill Moyers talks with Rev. James Forbes, a passionate advocate of celebrating Friday, June 19 as Juneteenth—the day in 1865 when the last of America’s slaves learned they were free. Because many states had refused to end slavery when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier, it took that long before Union troops landed in Texas with news that the Civil War was over and the quarter-million slaves in Texas were slaves no more. Since then, descendants of those former slaves have celebrated Juneteenth as their Independence Day. For the last five years Rev. Dr. James Forbes—senior minister emeritus of the city’s historic Riverside Church—has organized an acclaimed Juneteenth celebration in New York City, twice now at Carnegie Hall, this year online. Listen: Moyers on Democracy · Bill Moyers talks with Rev. Dr. James Forbes About Juneteenth &...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi legislators have voted to keep a school voucher program alive for another four years, sending a bill to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. Senate Bill 2954 would reauthorize a program for educational scholarship accounts, with some changes. The accounts allow special-needs students to receive $6,500 a year in public money to attend private schools. The current program was established in 2015 and is set to expire at the end of June. TOP STORIES Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: An absolute disgraceful act Evangelical pastors pander to radical Black Lives Matter D.C. mayor sued over Black Lives Matter on street to White House The Senate voted earlier this year to keep the program alive, and the House agreed to the bill Friday. Reeves supported the program as lieutenant governor last term, and he steered an extra $2 million into it last year as...
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer promised that a bill granting statehood to Washington, DC, would be brought to the House floor this year. “DC must be granted statehood,” the longtime Maryland congressman said in a statement this week. “The residents of the District must be granted the same protections as their fellow citizens in neighboring states.” Hoyer also used his statement to blast President Trump’s handling of protests which have convulsed the capitol in recent days, saying the push for statehood was now more urgent than ever. The bill, H.R. 51, was introduced by the district’s non-voting delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton last January. “With Leader Hoyer’s support and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s continuing leadership, we are now assured that the House will make history this year with passage of the DC statehood bill for the first time in either chamber in the District’s 219-year history,” she said Friday. Statehood has been...
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