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    Chris Harrison during "The Bachelor: The Women Tell All" in 2019. Kelsey McNeal via Getty Images After a controversial interview, Chris Harrison is stepping aside for an undetermined amount of time. We've picked 10 people from Bachelor Nation who could host the show instead. Wells Adams or Rachel Lindsay seem like likely choices. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. For the first time since "The Bachelor" began airing in 2002, Chris Harrison will be absent from the "After the Final Rose" special, due to his controversial "Extra" interview with Rachel Lindsay, in which he defended current contestant Rachael Kirkconnell, and cautioned against "the woke police." Harrison has apologized twice thus far — in his second Instagram post about the interview, he announced he was "stepping aside" from the franchise for an undetermined amount of time. While Harrison's statement did not indicate he is permanently leaving the franchise,...
    HIGH street shops across England could reopen within weeks if Covid rates keep tumbling. Hopes are also growing that families could be reunited outside by Easter. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5 PM Boris Johnson is expected to bring back the Rule of Six outdoors for spring under plans to unlock the nation. It comes as the UK smashed its target of vaccinating 15million vulnerable Brits two days early. Yesterday, an upbeat Mr Johnson said falling Covid rates are paving the way for the nation to get back to normal. He told CBS News: “Thanks to the efforts of the British people, the lockdown, plus possibly the effect of the vaccine, we’re going to see the rates coming down more sharply. “They’re falling at the moment. We want to be in a position where we can begin to open up.” And in a...
    (CNN)A city in California is including farmworkers among those who must receive hazard pay for the risks they are undertaking during the Covid-19 pandemic.Coachella, a Southern California city known for its popular annual music festival, passed an ordinance on Wednesday that requires retail pharmacies, grocery stores, restaurants and agricultural businesses in the city to provide additional compensation to their workers given the threat they face from the coronavirus.These cities want to give grocery store workers hazard payUnder the mandate, affected businesses that employ more than 300 people nationally or more than five people in the city will have to pay their workers an additional $4 an hour for at least 120 days. The regulation would also prevent businesses from retaliating against workers by limiting or reducing their pay.Coachella follows several other cities on the West Coast that have required grocery stores to reinstate hazard pay for employees in recent weeks...
    By Michael R. Blood | Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California may become the next testing ground for the nation’s roiled, unpredictable politics as an effort to give voters a chance to fire Gov. Gavin Newsom moves closer to reality. Not long ago, the notion that liberal favorite Newsom could be ousted by voters in the heavily Democratic state who elected him in a landslide two years ago would have appeared farcical. But the slippery politics of the pandemic and a tangle of confounding decisions on vaccines and reopening businesses and schools have conspired to make the first-term Democrat look vulnerable. Newsom’s popularity is tumbling and a proposed recall election appears on track to qualify for the ballot. A recall in the nation’s most populous state would become a marquee contest with national implications, watched closely as a barometer of the public mood heading toward the 2022 elections, when a...
    Remember when the Bob Woodward-Donald Trump interviews first became public? The biggest news break was that Trump admitted to Woodward that he knew the virus was more dangerous than he was saying publicly. But the most morally corrupt moment of that episode came when Trump was called upon to explain why, and he said he didn’t want to “create a panic.” This patently ridiculous statement was met with every bit of the contempt and scorn it deserved, as any human being who wasn’t brainwashed could see that there’s quite a lot of space between Trump hiding the truth from the public and creating public panic. This reality did not of course prevent his propagandists from trying to spin Trump’s words positively. Sean Hannity actually said: “Did President Roosevelt fan the flames of misery? Did he call for panic and anxiety? No, he actually rallied a nation in a time of...
    In The New York Times, Neil Irwin points out that there's a straightforward way a new Biden administration could begin clawing back some of the outrageous gains made by the wealthy even if Republicans remain bent on keeping taxes on the wealthy at budget-busting new lows: enforce the existing tax laws. Identify the wealthy tax cheats who, like a certain orange-hued someone, have been abusing tax laws for years and end their cheating. There's a catch here, though, and it's the obvious and crooked one. Republicans have been defunding the Internal Revenue Service for years in an effort to block exactly those sorts of audits and oversight. The IRS has increasingly targeted lower-income Americans with audits and enforcement, while probes of the wealthy have decreased. Those audits, say criminals allies of the wealthy, would be too difficult and time-consuming because rich people have lots of lawyers. Poor people don't have any...
    More residents escaped from New York over the last year than from any other state, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday. Some 126,355 people high-tailed it out of the Empire State between July 2019 and July 2020, a dip of 0.65 percent, the preliminary figures show. New York has been losing locals since 2016, but the most recent drop was significantly larger than in years past. It was also the state with the nation’s biggest population decline, followed by Illinois with a 0.63 percent dip; Hawaii with 0.61 percent and West Virginia with 0.58 percent. The estimates are based on the 2010 Census and the official 2020 Census results will be released next year, along with a new legislative map. The once-a-decade national head count determines how the 435 seats in the House of Representatives are divided among the 50 states based on the population changes...
    VIDEO4:2904:29Trading Nation: Bitcoin continues to rise — Two experts on how to trade the cryptocurrencyTrading Nation Bitcoin's record rally could hit a wall in 2021. Signs in the cryptocurrency's technical chart point to a 25%-30% sell-off that's likely to hit early in the new year, Miller Tabak chief market strategist Matt Maley told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. Bitcoin broke above the $23,000 level for the first time on Thursday, building on a massive, 215% year-to-date rally. "There's no question it's been a melt-up, and it could last a little bit longer," Maley said. "I think on a short-term basis it could continue a little bit longer, and I'm very bullish on it on a very long-term basis. But intermediate term, I'm a lot more concerned than I think a lot of other people." Part of the problem is the market's excess liquidity, Maley said. Over the summer, that sideline...
    A plaque commemorating President Donald Trumps hangs on the United States-Mexico border wall on December 1, 2020, in Calexico, California. The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that President-elect Joe Biden could save the U.S. roughly $2.6 billion if he stops construction of impeached president Donald Trump’s racist and expensive border fencing immediately after taking office. The initial savings is an estimated $3.3 billion, but officials said they believe the incoming administration will have to pay roughly $700 million to terminate agreements with private contractors building the monstrosity. What’s been long clear is that Trump’s wall has been a disastrous, expensive monument to hatred—and a monument that we, not Mexico, have had to pay for. What’s also clear in light of this report is that terminating those federal contracts and ending construction on Day One of a Biden administration isn’t just the right thing to do, but could also save the nation billions that could...
    (CNN)As President Donald Trump's defeat has been confirmed numerous times and courts have rejected his campaign's efforts to dispute the vote count, some of his loyalists have shown a growing urgency. Last Saturday, thousands of pro-Trump supporters in Washington and in several state capitals hit the streets in last-ditch protests to save an election they believe was stolen. As darkness fell, a large group of Trump backers faced off against a mass of counter protesters in front of the Supreme Court. The confrontation vaulted into fistfights, stab wounds, arrests and turmoil. A week earlier, Trump supporters -- some armed -- gathered outside the home of Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Georgia election officials (many Republican) were also threatened with violence over unfounded claims of voter fraud, and the Arizona Republican Party, in a social media post, asked if its supporters would be willing to "give up [their] life for...
    More On: COVID vaccine Cuomo, as usual, makes vaccine all about himself Pfizer CEO reveals why he hasn’t taken the COVID-19 vaccine HHS boss begs people to get COVID-19 vaccine NYC nurse becomes first American to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Dr. Anthony Fauci said the US could achieve “herd immunity” by late spring or early summer, now that a COVID-19 vaccine is finally rolling out. “The real bottom line is when do you get the overwhelming majority of the population vaccinated so that you can get that umbrella of herd immunity?” Fauci told MSNBC reporter Hallie Jackson on Monday. “I believe if we’re efficient about it and we convince people to get vaccinated, we can accomplish that by the end of the second quarter of early 2021, namely by the end of the late spring [or] early summer.” The nation’s top infectious disease expert has previously said that around...
    Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said Sunday that nursing home residents across the U.S. would be receiving the coronavirus vaccine in the days ahead, and added that the Trump administration aimed to have most of the population of care home residents vaccinated by Christmas. In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Azar said that "almost 100 percent" of U.S. nursing homes had signed on to the federal government's program to distribute the vaccines. "It can start really any day," Azar said. "We can have every nursing home patient vaccinated in the United States by Christmas." "It's a really remarkable, remarkable prospect for all of us who have loved ones in nursing homes that we may approach Christmas with that level of comfort," he continued. .@HHSGov's @SecAzar suggests all nursing home residents could be vaccinated by #Christmas. Says USG has "straightened out" any "misunderstandings" over vaccine...
    Up to 40 million Americans face eviction by the end of 2020 A driver rammed a vehicle into a group of protesters marching against ICE detainments in New York City Could your favorite high school sports team be voted Top Team in the nation? Do you have a high school sports team in your area that deserves recognition?   © USA TODAY NETWORK The winner of the Blue Diamond Top Team Fan Favorite Award will be announced during the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards and will receive a trophy after the on-demand broadcast. Tell us about it.  ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t SIGN UP NOW Ad ESPN+ USA TODAY High School Sports Awards programs across the country are taking nominations for the Blue Diamond Top Team Fan Favorite Award. The top three finalists and overall winner will be announced during a free, on-demand...
    The Marshall Islands and other small island nations are urgently threatened by rising seas. Stefan Lins/Flickr, CC BY Along U.S. coastlines, from California to Florida, residents are getting increasingly accustomed to “king tides.” These extra-high tides cause flooding and wreak havoc on affected communities. As climate change raises sea levels, they are becoming more extreme. King tides are nothing new for the Marshall Islands, a nation made up of 29 low-lying coral atolls that stretch across more than a million square miles of Pacific Ocean northeast of Australia. By 2035, the U.S. Geological Survey projects that some of the Marshall Islands will be submerged. Others will no longer have drinking water because their aquifers will be contaminated with saltwater. As a result, Marshallese would be forced to migrate away from their homelands. This scenario is not inevitable. As part of our research on climate justice, we visited the Marshall...
    People infected with COVID-19 may be likely to suffer long-term health effects from the virus, including erectile dysfunction among men, according to medical experts.  Infectious disease expert Dr Dena Grayson says there are now fears the disease could affect a man's ability to perform in the bedroom even after they've recovered.  'There is some real concern here that men could have long term issues of erectile dysfunction from this virus because we know that it causes issues in the vasculature,' Grayson told NBC Chicago's LX this week.  Scroll down for video  Infectious disease expert Dr Dena Grayson said there are now real concerns COVID-19 could cause long-term health effects  The virus could potentially affect a man's ability to perform in the bedroom even after they've recovered, she said (stock image)  NBC Universal Privacy Policy 'This is something that is of real concern - [it's] not just that this...
    VIDEO2:5702:57Trading Nation: Where two market experts are looking for dividendsTrading Nation Interest rates may be on the rise, but investors looking for yield in the equity market may still be in luck. Two market watchers have their eyes on a few stocks that could continue to outperform while offering a healthy dividend. Miller Tabak's chief market strategist, Matt Maley, likes 3M, a stock that yields 3.4%. "One of the things about 3M is it not only pays a nice dividend, but they've increased their dividend every single year for more than 50 years, so it's a nice safe play," Maley told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. The charts also point to more upside for 3M, he said. "It's broken up above its trend line going back three years, and it's now trying to break to make a key higher high so if we can break above that level of $180...
    CDC Director, Dr. Robert Redfield, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020.Alex Edelman | AFP | Getty Images The next few months of the Covid-19 pandemic will be among "the most difficult in the public health history of this nation," Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Wednesday. Redfield, speaking at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said that about 90% of hospitals in the country are in "hot zones and the red zones." He added that 90% of long-term care facilities are in areas with high level of spread. "So we are at a very critical time right now about being able to maintain the resilience of our health-care system," Redfield said. "The reality is December and...
    Savannah Rychcik December 1, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Anthony Fauci is predicting when the United States could have herd immunity to COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), herd immunity is a “situation in which a sufficient proportion of a population is immune to an infectious disease (through vaccination and/or prior illness) to make its spread from person to person unlikely.” During a news conference with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) Tuesday, Fauci said he believes vaccines will be available for the general population in April. “Once we get there, we can crush this outbreak, just the way we did with smallpox, with polio and with measles. So we can do it, we just need to hang together a bit longer,” Fauci said. He added, “Because, not only Colorado but so many states are at the brink of being overrun with regard...
    VIDEO3:3603:36Trading Nation: Jefferies initiates Southwest to a buy — Here's what two analysts sayTrading Nation Jefferies is getting bullish on one name in the airline space. The firm initiated coverage of Southwest on Tuesday with a buy rating, in a split call that named Delta and United as holds and American as a sell. Analysts gave Southwest a $55 price target, saying the airline is best positioned to benefit from a return to domestic U.S. travel. Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com, is also positive on Southwest but is not ready to buy. "I would be cautiously looking to add Southwest to the portfolio," Gordon told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. "Going into [the pandemic], they were better equipped — they had less debt, lower expenses, and they were focused on domestic travel." The charts also support more upside, according to Gordon. Based on a technical analysis, he said the stock...
    VIDEO6:3106:31Market leaders to laggards: Trading the reopening stocksTrading Nation A great rotation in the market is underway. Cyclical recovery stocks such as Boeing have outperformed this week, while names that outperformed during the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, such as Amazon, have fallen. Renewed hopes that the U.S. might turn the corner in the Covid crisis soon have buoyed markets. Not so fast, says Mark Tepper, president of Strategic Wealth Partners: Some stay-at-home stocks that rocketed higher this year could still have legs. "Investors are realizing ... we've experienced some structural changes in our lives and in our economy and we're never going to go back 100% to the way we were in 2019. So, I would actually be looking at this as a buy-the-dip opportunity on all the stocks that were working this year," Tepper told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. Tepper is betting on one e-retail play that could...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday that Joe Biden’s win in the presidential election would have been hailed as a “blowout” if Americans didn’t have to wait several days for ballots to be counted in several battleground states. “If these election results came in on one night, it would be called a blowout. That would be the headline,” Cuomo told anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.” “[Biden leads by] four million popular votes, states no one thought that Joe Biden going to win, votes that Trump was counting on — the military votes — never materialized. It would be a blowout.” So far, Biden has received more than 75 million votes, while President Trump has received at least 70 million. Cuomo called on Republicans to accept Biden’s victory and not pursue lawsuits to challenge the results of the election. “I think it’s a mistake. It is the exact...
    Angely Mercado November 5, 2020 11:15AM (UTC) This post originally appeared on Grist. Grist is a nonprofit news agency working toward a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Sign up to receive Grist's top stories in your inbox. It's the day after the 2020 presidential election, but Americans have no certainty about who will be their next president. Despite predictions of an easy win for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, it looks as though either he or President Trump will just barely cross the electoral college vote threshold needed to claim victory. Mail-in ballots in key battleground states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada are still being counted. These votes could well determine the victor, given the razor-thin margins in the half dozen swing states where the race is too close to call. No matter what, it's going to be close. One thing that is certain, however,...
    Flint, Michigan - Fall has blanketed this state ahead of Tuesday’s election with layers of gold, orange, and scarlet leaves. A persistent chill, rain, and patches of fog that, at times, gives way to sun or a blank gray sky will soon give way to ice and snow as winter sets in across this Great Lake State. Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democrats' vice-presidential nominee, stepped onto a stage in Detroit at the Local 59 IBEW on one of those gray days last weekend, telling more than 100 supporters to “please, please, please tell everyone you know about what is at stake in this election.” The California U.S. senator wasn’t just there for Joe Biden and herself. She was also there for Sen. Gary Peters, the incumbent Democrat not just trying to hold onto his Michigan seat but also playing a key part in helping the Democrats take control of the...
    Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul is among the potential trade candidates who have been frequently linked to the reigning NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers. With their need for another shot creator and playmaker who could ease the loads on LeBron James’ shoulders, most people viewed CP3 as an ideal target for the Purple and Gold in the 2020 offseason. In a recent article, JD Tailor of SB Nation’s Welcome To Loud City proposed a three-way blockbuster deal involving the Lakers, Thunder, and the Atlanta Hawks that would allow Paul to reunite with his close pal LeBron in Los Angeles. In the suggested trade scenario, the Lakers will receive CP3 and Terrance Ferguson, the Hawks will obtain Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (via sign-and-trade deal), and the Thunder will acquire Kevin Huerter, Danny Green, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, a 2022 first-round pick, and a 2027 first-round pick. If the deal becomes a...
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories:Personal FinanceCountries that will give you a remote-work visa, and how to get to them Here’s what to know about how to take advantage of this unique opportunity and how to travel there on points and miles.‘It is now a full-blown depression for domestic workers.’ Nannies, house cleaners and home-care workers struggle as other job sectors bounce back Meanwhile, some highly-educated nannies are finding work for families dealing with remote schooling. Trump adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly selling her Manhattan apartment for $5 million Kimberly Guilfoyle, adviser to President Donald Trump and a former Fox News host, has listed her Manhattan apartment for $4,999,000, the Daily Mail reported.‘Consumer harm’ could happen when government starts collecting student loan payments again, CFPB warns Student-loan borrowers have been allowed to pause payments during the pandemic, but they'll have to start again on Jan. 1, 2021.As pending...
    On Tuesday, the United States will pass 9,000,000 cases of COVID-19. By Friday, the nation will almost certainly be racking up over 90,000 cases in a single day. And by the end of the week, the rate of deaths—always a lagging indicator—are again likely to be pushing above 1,000 a day. The most horrible thing about the COVID-19 crisis as America moves from a dark summer to a darker fall may be its utter predictability. Last week may have taken the nation above the peak rates of growth seen back during the June-July surge, but it was possible to predict that event well in advance. That’s because for eight solid weeks, the rate of infection has been marching upward with terrifying regularity. And that’s because this new surge in cases is very broad-based, and so nearly immune to any change in purely local actions. Though the weekend decline in testing tends to...
    VIDEO3:0903:09Trading Nation: Industrials sector leads market sell-offTrading Nation Industrials were the second-worst-performing sector on Monday, sliding more than 2%. This comes ahead of earnings reports from heavyweights Caterpillar and 3M out Tuesday. The group has managed to gain over the past month, though, as hopes of infrastructure spending after the U.S. election rose. The XLI industrials ETF is up 3% in a month. The election could lift the entire industrials space no matter who wins, predicts Michael Bapis, managing director of Vios Advisors at Rockefeller Capital. "I think the irony here is we're in one of the most contentious elections in U.S. history and if there's one thing that both candidates agree on it's the infrastructure spend. I think not only is the U.S. far behind other developed countries with this, just take Penn Station for example here in New York, but it'll also help fundamentals in the country to...
    VIDEO3:2303:23Trading Nation: IBM earnings on deck, here's what two traders are expectingTrading Nation IBM is set to report earnings after the bell Monday. The tech company already provided preliminary third-quarter results earlier this month when it announced that it would spin off its managed infrastructure unit to double down on cloud software. Investors will be looking for details on how management plans to execute this strategy as well as any guidance. Even if it delivers, Ari Wald, head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer, does not expect the stock to outpace the rest of the tech sector. "I think the underperformance continues," Wald said Monday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." "This stock has been making lower highs for the last seven years dating back to 2013 amid what's been one of the best tech rallies since the '90s. That's a sign of relative weakness, and why we think this stock continues to...
    The Biden-Harris team is calling for unity across the nation, across all parties, and across all … species? xWe’ve got to come together to defeat Donald Trump –– Democrats, Independents, Republicans, and yes, even Demo-cats. pic.twitter.com/LtsTWy7MmI— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 17, 2020 Sure beats the divisive hate mongering, lies, and failures of the campaign to re-elect The Impeached One and the Flytrap. There’s no time to waste as Election Day is almost upon us! Donate $3 or more and help get Democats Democrats elected across the nation!
    If a host of ballot measures on new taxes succeed this fall, high-earning Portland workers could pay the highest income taxes in America, a new study finds. This year's November ballot has four tax measures for Portland and Multnomah County voters to consider: a $4 billion transportation measure, a $387 million Multnomah County Library bond, a $239 million park operating levy, and a $133 million countywide free preschool measure. Those measures follow metro housing and homeless services bonds passed last year which proponents say are desperately needed. A new study by Ernst & Young commissioned by the Oregon Business & Industry group found those taxes will add up for the city's highest-earners. If approved by voters, the aforementioned tax measures would increase the combined tax burden on businesses by 40% around the end of 2021. That would move Oregon's business tax rate from the 40th highest...
    VIDEO2:2502:25Trading Nation: Disney shifts gear to prioritize Disney+ — Here's two experts on what it meansTrading Nation The Mouse House is going digital. Disney shares have been on the rise since the company said Monday that it would overhaul its media and entertainment business to focus more squarely on streaming, a notable move for a company that has seen few major transitions in its 97 years. The stock closed just over 3% higher on Monday at $128.96 after Loop Capital upgraded it to buy from hold, saying downside risks were limited. "We expect investors will give Disney 'a pass' on both near-term Covid-19 related losses and increased [direct-to-consumer] losses over the next few years," the firm wrote. One trader, however, is concerned the shift could spell trouble for Disney's stock. "I don't like this at all. I don't own it. I definitely would not be buying this thing at $130," Mark...
    VIDEO2:3802:38Trading Nation: Piper Sandler raises Beyond Meat price target to $178 — Experts on the moveTrading Nation Trend-setting teens are backing Beyond Meat. Piper Sandler analysts raised their price target on the plant-based meat company's stock on Tuesday after its research suggested increasing adoption among that demographic. Piper Sandler's $178 target is still lower than its current price, though – the stock has rallied 141% this year and closed Tuesday at $181.86. JC O'Hara, chief market technician at MKM Partners, is willing to get even more bullish on the stock. "This is one of the better-looking charts out there," O'Hara told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. "What I really like about this setup is the fact that price is currently breaking higher from a multimonth base pattern as we speak, and as it does it's establishing a new uptrend." Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards O'Hara said Beyond Meat faced a...
    VIDEO2:5502:55Why these investors are bullish on StarbucksTrading Nation Starbucks just got a jolt of caffeine. Shares of the coffee chain gained more than 2% on Monday after analysts at Oppenheimer named the stock an "actionable buy idea" and raised their price target to $101 from $85. Todd Gordon, founder of Tradinganalysis.com, agreed with the call and praises Starbucks' innovation during the coronavirus pandemic.  "Starbucks has done a great job embracing the drive-thru, curbside pickup technology, limiting that human contact in stores, and that loyalty program is really boosting their sales," Gordon told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday.  Pointing to the charts, Gordon also sees Oppenheimer's price target call as very realistic for the stock. "From a technical point of view, we've been kind of caught below this down trend resistance around $90, and if we could break out, we certainly should be able to get to that $101 price target,"...
    VIDEO2:0902:09Trading Nation: White House meeting with cruise lines canceledTrading Nation Travel stocks head into the new week on two different tracks. Cruise line stocks ended last week under pressure after a White House meeting with cruise CEOs was postponed following President Donald Trump's positive Covid test. Airline stocks ended higher after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled additional government assistance for the beaten-down industry. Craig Johnson, chief market technician at Piper Sandler, told CNBC on Friday that one travel stock could signal downside for the sector. "We'll take a look at the chart of Booking, ticker BKNG. This is a stock here that looks to us like we violated the uptrend support line. And it looks like to us that this little relief rally we got right now would be a great opportunity to be shorting," Johnson said on "Trading Nation." Shorting sellers take a position betting that the price of...
    Columnist Joe Mathews writes for Zócalo Public Square. (Courtesy Joe Mathews)  California has a solution for America’s putrid populism and political paralysis: adopting direct democracy at the national level. Allowing Americans to vote, by referendum, on the biggest issues wouldn’t be legally challenging or risky. All Congress would have to do is follow practical steps suggested by a Californian named John Matsusaka. As co-president of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy, I’ve gotten to know Matsusaka, a University of Southern California professor, for his leadership of the Initiative & Referendum Institute, which tracks how American states and cities use direct democracy. Now, in a book titled “Let the People Rule,” Matsusaka offers something that academics rarely provide: a practical plan. He shows how the U.S. could improve its republic by introducing direct democracy, beginning with non-binding referenda on major issues, legislative proposals and treaties. His approach could be adopted...
    VIDEO2:5702:57Trading Nation: Will October be more trick than treat?Trading Nation What markets do in October could depend on one corner of the tech world. Miller Tabak chief market strategist Matt Maley said chipmaker stocks will act as a leading indicator for which direction markets could break. "The semiconductor group has been an important one for many decades in a leadership sort of way. But in the last three or four years or five years, it's been particularly good in giving us a sense of what's going to happen to the market next," Maley told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. Maley says semis stocks are facing a critical crossroads — the next move could either signal a market rolling over or a building breakout. He spoke before President Donald Trump announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. "This time last week, [the SMH semiconductor ETF] was testing the bottom...
    Phillies Rhys Hoskins unlikely to return before end of regular season Rewarding careers for dog lovers Boston Fed Chief Eric Rosengren blames Wall Street for slowing small-business recovery efforts — and warns that sluggish stimulus progress could cripple the economic rebound © Keith Bedford/Reuters Keith Bedford/Reuters Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren blamed the nation's largest banks for the lack of activity in the Main Street Lending Program. The program can provide up to $600 billion worth of credit to small and mid-sized businesses, but only less than $5 billion has been used.  "None of the nation's largest banks ... are currently active in the program," he said.  The Boston Fed Chief also said he expects a slow economic recovery and believes additional stimulus is "very much needed." Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories. Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren blamed...
    VIDEO4:1204:12As JPMorgan downgrades Beyond Meat, chart indicates stock's next moveTrading Nation JPMorgan has lost its appetite for Beyond Meat. The firm downgraded its stock to underweight on Friday, with analysts still believing in its long-term potential but arguing that its valuation has exceeded what they deem rational. Shares have rallied nearly 100% this year and surged almost 500% since its IPO in May 2019. Craig Johnson, chief market technician at Piper Sandler, still sits in the bull camp on the stock. "I'm not sure that I would quite push back from the table quite yet on this particular name because to me I look at the chart here, we've made these kind of bigger bases. And we've done that a couple times here with the stock and as we get up toward this $148 level, it looks like to us that this is a spot where the stock could ultimately...
    A man hold a sign that reads "The Lasting Monument to Trump's Presidency is Being Built One Death At a Time!" as he stands in Lafayette Square outside the White House on the fourth night of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP Photo For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.The nation has reached a tragic milestone: 200,000 Americans dead from COVID-19. It didn’t have to be this way. Public health experts, scientists, physicians, and policy experts have shown us the way forward—and yet our leaders still aren’t listening. Over the past few months, for our series Pandemic-Proofing America, we’ve asked experts from many disciplines how best to protect America against infectious disease outbreaks in the future. When it became clear that we’d reach 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, we got back in touch with a...
    CEDAR ATTANASIO, AP/Report for America SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Colton Holian’s dog didn’t eat his homework, the Wi-Fi did. “Half of my assignments go but the other half don’t,” says Holian, 13, who has been virtually attending Navajo Nation’s Tohatchi Middle School for the past month. Holian loves school, especially math, and was getting As and Bs last year. Now his teachers tell his grandmother that he’s getting Cs and Ds. He’s at risk of failing physical education which, like all of his classes, are taught online. “Right now I know my grandson ain’t learning nothing,” says grandmother Andrea Thomas, a data extractor at a medical facility. Thomas has to commute because the internet at her and Holian’s home is not reliable enough for her to work remotely, as some of her colleagues do. Like her working, she thinks that in-person school is worth the risk for children like...
    VIDEO2:4102:41Trading Nation: Materials up 6% in SeptemberTrading Nation The materials sector has taken over the leadership position as tech hit a rough spot this month. Materials stocks hit a high for a second day in a row on Thursday after rallying more than 5% in September. Tech, the one-time leader of the stock market, has fallen 9% this month. "It's a bit of a rotation out of the growth style — that has outperformed really over the past decade, but even more so over the past eight months — and into value-oriented names," John Petrides, portfolio manager at Tocqueville Asset Management, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. Just on Thursday, the XLB materials ETF rose 1%, while the XLK tech ETF fell 1%.  "If the global economy starts turning the dial to improvement and … gets closer to a vaccine of Covid-19, the cyclical portion of the economy is going to start...
    (CNN)Last week, California State Sen. Steven Bradford said he was confident that "the votes were there" for his proposed bill.SB 731, introduced in July, would have made it possible to strip badges of officers convicted of certain crimes or hit with misconduct charges, including excessive use of force. In recent weeks, it had even garnered public support from dozens of celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West who tweeted August 30 that it "will just make police officers accountable if they break the law." SB 731 did pass the state's Assembly, but on the last day of California's legislative session, the bill did not come up in the Senate before the deadline passed. Some other proposed police reform bills did pass, including one that requires the state's attorney general to investigate police shootings and another that bans chokeholds. Read MoreBut activists and experts said SB 731 and another failed bill -- one...
    VIDEO2:4302:43Trading Nation: Peloton set to report earnings—Two experts on what to expectTrading Nation Peloton is moving higher into earnings. The stock is up 13% this week, adding to a more than 400% rally since the March lows, ahead of the fitness equipment maker's earnings on Thursday afternoon. Cowen and Goldman Sachs grew even more bullish on Peloton on Wednesday, tying for a new Street high price target of $110. Both firms cited increased demand in the exercise company's products during the pandemic and expectations for higher growth off newer and cheaper models. Danielle Shay, director of options at Simpler Trading, expects the stock to keep going higher even after the earnings report. "Peloton is the leader in the space, and one of the main issues that people have had with Peloton is the price point. Well, you can pay per month. They also have some lower-priced products now, and we have...
    VIDEO3:3303:33Trading Nation: Carnival to set sail in Italy, two experts on what it could mean for the rest of the sectorTrading Nation It's a crucial time for the cruise stocks. Carnival's Costa Cruises set sail in Italy over the weekend in what investors view as a litmus test for the how the rest of the industry can resume operations in a pandemic. Gina Sanchez, CEO of Chantico Global, says this is a moment for Carnival and its peers to prove themselves. "This will be an important test. If they can prove that they can do this safely, I think that would be enormous for the cruise stocks," Sanchez told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "The demand is there. You just have to show that it can be done safely." Which cruise lines come out on top depends on the amount of cash in their coffers, says Sanchez. "These cruise stocks...
    The UK simply recorded its highest day by day complete of recent coronavirus circumstances since Could, whereas India broke its personal troubling associated world document — with one other 90,632 residents confirmed in a single day to have the illness. The UK introduced Sunday that it registered 2,988 new infections prior to now 24 hours, in comparison with 1,813 Saturday and a excessive of two,959 on Could 23. The nation’s dying toll is presently the best in Europe, at 41,551. In the meantime, India broke its earlier international document involving optimistic checks in a single day — placing it on monitor to surpass Brazil by Monday because the nation second solely to the US by way of circumstances. India now has 4.1 million confirmed circumstances, whereas the US has 6.Four million. “Let’s imagine that we’re seeing some type of a second [coronavirus] wave in sure elements of the nation,”...
    VIDEO3:1703:17Trading Nation: What a weaker U.S. dollar could mean for stocksTrading Nation The almighty dollar is looking less so this year. The U.S. dollar has fallen 10% since March highs and holds close to a two-year low. This is a boon for sectors with high exposure to international markets because the conversion works in their favor when they bring profits stateside. Materials, technology and consumer staples have the highest exposure to international markets at more than 40% of total revenue. JC O'Hara, chief market technician at MKM Partners, says that dynamic is already showing up in the stocks' performances. "When you get down to the individual stocks, you want to find those companies who derive a good portion of revenue from overseas," O'Hara told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Wednesday. "Off the March low, we [saw] a basket of S&P 500 stocks with above average revenue from international markets outperform. That...
    VIDEO3:1503:15Trading Nation: Jefferies raises Tesla price target to Street high—Two experts on whether you should dig inTrading Nation Tesla shares are burning rubber. The stock rallied more than 6% on Wednesday after Jefferies boosted its price target to a sSreet high of $2,500, well above its current price of $2,153. That target hikes comes even after a more than 400% surge this year. Tesla stock could be getting ahead of itself, warns Miller Tabak chief market strategist Matt Maley. "The stock is in a bubble, and I'm not one of those perma-bears. I mean back 15 months ago when the stock dropped below $190, I said 'back up the truck and buy with both hands'," Maley told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Wednesday. Shares traded as low as $178.97 in June 2019. Since then, it has rocketed 1,103% higher, boosted in part by a streak of quarterly profits and favor among...
    VIDEO3:2003:20Trading Nation: Here are some of the most shorted stocksTrading Nation Short traders are throwing cold water on hopes of a bump-free return to normalcy. Vacation, travel and consumer stocks are among the most shorted on Wall Street. Those names include American Airlines, Whirlpool, Royal Caribbean and United Airlines. Short traders, who make money when those shares drop, view these names as the most vulnerable to a prolonged recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.  Clothing company Hanesbrands is one stock that could burn short traders should the economic rebound continue, according to Gina Sanchez, CEO of Chantico Global. "Hanesbrands at some point is going to stage a comeback. I mean, this commando situation can't go on forever," Sanchez told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. Hanesbrands has short interest at 10% of its float. The stock has rebounded hard off its lows, rallying nearly 130% since its early April bottom. "They've been able...
    VIDEO3:2503:25Trading Nation: Casper and Lemonade are set to report earnings—Here's what to expectTrading Nation It's a busy few days for the newest stocks on Wall Street. Recent IPOs including Casper, Lemonade and SmileDirectClub will report earnings this week. Lyft, which went public in early 2019, rounds out the stretch with its report scheduled for after the bell on Wednesday. The initial public offering market has been red hot this year. The Renaissance IPO ETF, which holds stocks such as Chewy and Nio, is up more than 40% in 2020 – it, however, does not hold Casper, Lemonade nor SmileDirectClub. One name looks like the best bet, according to Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management. "I really like Lemonade, it's in the insurance business. I consider insurance to be sort of the dentistry of finance. Everybody hates it but everybody has to have it," Schlossberg said...
    VIDEO3:1003:10Trading Nation: Two traders on whether Nikola or Nio can be a viable Tesla competitiorTrading Nation Two electric vehicle stocks are catching up to Tesla. Nio and Nikola shares have been speeding higher. Both have kept up to Tesla's more than 200% rally in 2020. Nikola surged another 22% on Monday after catching a buy rating from Deutsche Bank heading into its earnings after the bell Tuesday. Nio gained 14% on Monday after reporting a 322% increase in July deliveries. Boris Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management, said the electric vehicle group remains too speculative to make a solid bet. Still, he does see one name emerging as a true rival to Tesla's dominance. "Nikola is the first real interesting competitor to Tesla, because it's providing the first true value proposition with a 600-mile range and the ability to essentially create a power plant out of...
    VIDEO2:3202:32Trading Nation: Here are the top stock performers of JulyTrading Nation A handful of stocks kicked off August on Monday with hefty July gains in the bag. L Brands, AMD, PulteGroup, Whirlpool, Hanesbrands and Qualcomm were among the top performers last month, sporting double-digits percentage gains compared with a 6% increase for the S&P 500. Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer at Laffer Tengler Investments, said chipmaker Qualcomm has the best chances in the group to continue its rally. "This is a semi that has not kept up in the multiyear rally we just experienced. They had a great quarter: They beat, they raised guidance, they've got Huawei contracts, they've got a 5G handsets. But more important to us, valuation is still attractive," Tengler told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. Qualcomm has added 67% in the past five years, while the SMH semiconductor ETF has rallied 220%. Tengler is looking to...
    China’s top disease-control expert has claimed that the coronavirus could be associated with the trading of seafood after identifying similarities in the country’s first and second waves of COVID-19 outbreaks. Wu Zunyou, a chief epidemiologist at the Chinese CDC, told state broadcaster CCTV that the coronavirus crises in Wuhan, Beijing and Dalian were all linked to seafood markets or processing plants in the regions. He noted that places dealing with seafood sales could be more susceptible to the virus spread because of their wet and cold environment. China’s top disease-control expert has claimed that the coronavirus could be associated with seafood trades. This file picture shows the closed Wuhan Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market  The file photo taken on June 13 shows a  police officer wearing a face mask is seen outside the shuttered Xinfadi wholesale market in Beijing following a new coronavirus outbreak Last week, a new...
    Ken Dryden became so accustomed to winning championships with the Montreal Canadiens the Hockey Hall of Fame goalie has difficulty assessing Canada’s Stanley Cup drought. “It is bizarre,” Dryden recently told The Associated Press by phone from his home in Toronto. “If you go back to the records, I remember, from 1944 to 1979, Canadian teams won 24 times or something,” he said. “It’s just amazing that was the case. And then from 1993, not at all. It is just a weird anomaly.” Canada’s Cup total over that 35-year span is actually 27, with Dryden and the Canadiens claiming six of them from 1971-79. But who’s counting? “Yeah, it’s time,” Dryden said. “It’s been time for quite some time for a Canadian team to win. And I would think it would be fantastic if that happened.” And on Canadian ice, no less. The NHL playoffs are scheduled to be...
    During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that President Trump’s statements and actions on voting mean that he “may end up doing more damage than any foreign government could by refusing to accept the results of the election or allowing a peaceful transition of power.” Transcript as Follows: “Hello. I’m Congressman Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. It was almost exactly four years ago that we first began to see evidence that Russia was interfering in our democracy and seeking to influence our elections. It was shocking and, at the time, unprecedented. Directed by Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin, Russian intelligence officers hacked Democratic emails and dumped them on the web to assist the Trump campaign. In addition, Kremlin-backed trolls in St. Petersburg used social media to stoke racial division, spread misinformation, damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign and our democracy. The...
    VIDEO3:3803:38Trading Nation: Experts on the names most at risk due to U.S.-China tensionsTrading Nation Rising U.S.-China tensions are again in focus after the State Department ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston to close because of  intellectual property and privacy concerns. Flare-ups in tensions could last another decade, warns Mark Tepper, president of Strategic Wealth Partners. He adds that two popular stocks could be vulnerable if the situation worsens: Apple and Nike. "China accounts for about 20% of revenues for both companies, and I think what people need to be thinking about right now is potentially managing risk on these positions by potentially trimming," Tepper told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Wednesday. He said Apple appears to be "priced for perfection" after a 32% run this year and trading with a forward price-to-earnings ratio double its five-year average. "As much as Apple wants to shift the focus towards services, they do need...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans could soon be home to the nation’s first refuge for homeless transsexual and gender-nonconforming people. The House of Tulip has put in a bid on some rundown properties which they hope to renovate for their sanctuary, founders Mariah Moore and Milan Nicole Sherry told The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate. As of Friday afternoon, an online fundraiser showed that 4,700 people had given nearly $263,000 of the $400,000 organizers say is needed to buy and begin restoring the property. Moore, now an organizer for the Transgender Law Center, said a place like House of Tulip could have changed her life when she was a young trans woman and became a sex worker without a permanent home. “Imagine if you had your own small safe place, surrounded by people who are there to protect you," she said. Organizers say it would be more than...
    VIDEO3:0003:00Trading Nation: Chipmakers reverse lossesTrading Nation Softbank is reportedly looking to sell or spin off its chipmaker Arm Holdings, a company it acquired for more than $30 billion four years ago. BK Asset Management's Boris Schlossberg said Arm could hurt one stock above others. "I think Arm really hurts Intel," Schlossberg, managing director of FX strategy at his firm, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. "Apple is now moving all its desktop and laptop lines to the Arm architecture, and Apple usually is very careful when it selects its technologies. But once it commits, it sets the standard for the rest of the industry." That could then lead to a shift to Arm chips over Intel, Schlossberg said. "Apple goes first and then everybody in the Windows world decides to move over to the Arm architecture," he said. "Then Intel really gets very hurt in the desktop space. That to...
    VIDEO2:5402:54Trading Nation: Deere surges on Baird upgrade—Why experts don't agreeTrading Nation It's not just Zoom Video and Netflix benefiting from stay-at-home trends. Farm equipment maker Deere is also a beneficiary. Analysts at Baird on Monday upgraded the stock to outperform, citing strong consumer demand for outdoor products such as lawn mowers and garden equipment over the past three months. Shares rallied 3% Monday. The stock is now down 5% for the year, less than the 16% drop for the XLI industrial ETF. Deere could have more gains, says Katie Stockton, founder of Fairlead Strategies. "We could see upside follow through here in the near term. Momentum certainly supports it," Stockton told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Monday. Deere has bounced more than 50% off March lows. By comparison, the S&P 500 has rallied 44% off its own trough the same month.  Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Stockton does see limits to...
    VIDEO3:1203:12Trading Nation: Carnival shares lead S&P 500Trading Nation Investors are jumping back on board Carnival. The stock led the S&P 500 on Friday after rallying 11%. CEO Arnold Donald said Friday that nearly 60% of 2021 bookings during the first three weeks of June were new reservations as opposed to reschedulings of a canceled cruise. After falling 70% from January highs, it's not all blue skies ahead for Carnival, Newton Advisors founder Mark Newton said Friday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." "Carnival still looks very much like a gamble given the uncertainty about the vaccine," he said. Carnival has been hit hard by coronavirus lockdowns, canceled cruises and fears of weak consumer demand. Newton noted that the stock is down more than 36% since June 8, a near-term top, while the RSP equal-weight S&P 500 ETF has fallen 10%. Still, Newton said Carnival could continue to run higher, if only over...
    Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday the coronavirus pandemic could be “turned around in two to three weeks” if people would wear face coverings and practice social distancing. In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Adams said the ability to change the course of the pandemic, without a vaccine yet in place, lies in doing “the right thing.” “Together we can turn this around in two to three weeks if we can get a critical mass of people wearing face covering, practicing at least six feet of social distancing,” he said, adding: “We have the ability to turn this around very quickly if people do the right thing.” He also said the nation is “ in a very different place than what we were in February,” assuring the nation is doing “much better to respond.” “We do have a national testing strategy,” he added, but warned: “Don’t mistake that...
    Australians have been warned they could face 'arbitrary detention' in China if they travel to the communist nation. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade released a travel advice update on Tuesday featuring a chilling message for travellers planning to head to mainland China.  Australians have already been told not to travel overseas during the coronavirus pandemic.  But the update went further and stated the Chinese government has detained foreigners who it accused of 'endangering national security'. 'China will not allow most foreigners to enter China due to COVID-19,' the DFAT update reads. 'Direct flights between China and Australia have significantly reduced. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said Australians are at risk of 'arbitrary detention' if they travel to China. Pictured: a man carries a Chinese flag during Hong Kong pro-democracy protests in Harbour City shopping mall in Hong Kong in December 2019 'If despite our advice you travel...
    VIDEO3:3103:31Trading Nation: Auto stocks rise as consumers hit road, how to play moveTrading Nation Americans are putting the pedal to the metal this summer, and auto retail stocks are taking off. CarMax, Autonation, AutoZone and O'Reilly have surged at least 40% over the past three months, while car rental company Avis has rocketed 130% over the same stretch. Avis was also upgraded at Morgan Stanley to overweight with a price target that implies 43% upside. "I look at this upgrade on Avis … and I think a couple observations. The stock is up 235% off of the lows. And from a technical perspective, you're coming right up into this downtrend resistance line," Craig Johnson, chief market technician at Piper Sandler, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. "I'd rather be fading this upgrade than buying it at this point." Avis has rallied more than 300% off March lows. Zoom In IconArrows pointing...
    VIDEO3:2003:20Trading Nation: Gold near 9-year high—traders on how to play commodityTrading Nation Gold hit a nearly nine-year high earlier this week, climbing above $1,800 an ounce. The precious metal is coming off a 13% surge in the second quarter. It has also managed to rally alongside stocks — a divergence from the usual push-and-pull between safe-haven assets and riskier equities. "Gold and stocks are no longer taking clues from each other," JC O'Hara, chief market technician at MKM Partners, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Wednesday. Instead, gold has been taking its cues from a different corner of the markets — real yields, which subtracts inflation from a bond's yield. "As real yields continue to move lower, it makes gold more attractive," said O'Hara. "We plotted gold along with real yields and that's the spread between the U.S. 10-year yield less the 10-year breakeven rate. … Yields have been negative and...
    VIDEO3:0703:07Trading Nation: Big banks tumble after Fed's stress testTrading Nation Banks' dividends could be at risk. Banking stocks tumbled Friday after the Federal Reserve highlighted potential vulnerabilities in the sector. The central bank suspended buybacks and capped dividends on financial institutions through the third quarter after its recent stress tests. Banks are expected to announce any changes to their dividends after the bell Monday. Nancy Tengler, chief investment officer at Laffer Tengler Investments, said Goldman Sachs could be one of the major financial companies best equipped to weather the coronavirus pandemic and economic slowdown. "This is a company that gets 96% of their revenue from noninterest income, so that's a benefit in a flat to low interest rate environment," Tengler said Friday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." "Long term we like this story better than say a Wells Fargo that gets 20% of revenue from noninterest income, and is exposed to many...
    VIDEO2:5702:57Trading Nation: How to trade travel industry amid quarantine concernsTrading Nation The travel industry has been dealt another blow as the tri-state area imposes quarantine restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Watch this one stock as an indicator for the rest of the group, said Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak. "The one stock that I think people should look at very closely because it looks just like the charts of all the other airline stocks and basically most of the other travel and leisure names is Delta Air Lines," Maley told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Thursday. "The sell-off more recently hasn't taken it to an oversold condition. In fact, it's quite neutral. So it's going to have to get a lot more oversold before we really want to back up the truck here." Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Delta's relative strength index, or RSI, is 45. Any reading below 30...
    Ashlie D. Stevens June 18, 2020 10:07PM (UTC) Found within the first three minutes of "Taste the Nation," Hulu's new food series hosted by Padma Lakshmi, is a montage of clips that distills the heart of the show. It begins with footage of Mexican cartel members wielding guns, then quickly cuts to an American holding up a "Build That Wall" poster, then finally settles on a slow-motion video of hands rolling a burrito.  "Americans love Mexican food," Lakshmi says, noting that Americans eat more salsa than ketchup. "But what about the hands making that food?"  : It's clear at this point that "Taste the Nation" isn't just a food-filled, cross-country road trip. This series is one that explores just how interconnected food, tradition and personhood are — and in a country that is an undeniable melting pot, what has happened as the personhood of certain immigrant groups becomes politicized. ...
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