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    Prince Harry is a 'visual thinker' who speaks too fast due to a 'fear of not fulfilling expectations' - while his 'self-assured' wife Meghan Markle 'articulates with mental agility', Princess Diana's vocal coach has claimed.  Stewart Pearce, 68, of London, claims to have been the late Princess of Wales' voice and presence coach from late 1995, shortly after her Martin Bashir interview was broadcast, until her death in 1997.  His latest self-help book, Diana: The Voice Of Change, details how one can experience the Radiance of Diana by practising a series of breathing techniques and confidence boosters which he calls 'The Diana Heart Path'. As well as Diana, Stewart has worked with actors including Mark Rylance, Hugh Bonneville, Eddie Redmayne and Minnie Driver, and politicians such as Benazir Bhutto, Mo Mowlam and Margaret Thatcher.  Giving his verdict on the Duke of Sussex's 'podcast' voice, which Meghan, 39, swooned over during the...
    The iPhone 12 has represented the best launch in the line of devices in the last three years. And while the offer of support for 5G networks could be considered reason enough for this cycle, new reports indicate that the iPhone 13 could outperform iPhone 12. iPhone 13 concept According a report by JP Morgan, shared by Apple Insider, the bank is raising its expectations around shipments of the iPhone 13 line this coming fall. The iPhone 13 would sell better than the iPhone 12 The analyst says that Apple could ship between 80 and 90 million units of the iPhone 13 line, a notable increase from the 76 million units that were forecast for iPhone 12 models last year. Till the date, the most notable changes from the iPhone 13 they focus on external changes like a smaller notch, longer battery life, and a major Ultra Wide camera upgrade....
    Wall Street closes with a triple record, driven by stimulus expectations
    Mick Schumacher will make his Formula 1 debut this year with Haas. He is following in his father, Michael Schumacher’s footsteps as the F1 community expects the young German to live up to his father’s legacy. In a recent interview, Mick clarified he can handle the Formula 1 spotlight and the pressure that comes with it. The young German succeeded in Formula 3 and Formula 2, despite the added pressure of his legacy. He has proven his abilities behind the wheel and is aware of the large spotlight hovering over his career path. Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2020 New Haas’ driver Mick Schumacher tests the car during practice Giuseppe Cacace/Pool via REUTERS He said, “I think that it’s quite clear that I have been under a spotlight since a very young age. Especially due...
    President Biden will insist on a coronavirus stimulus package with a higher price tag than one pitched by a group of 10 Republican senators when the two sides meet Monday at the White House. Biden will meet with the group, led by Maine Sen. Susan Collins, after they laid out a $600 billion counteroffer on Sunday to his $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan." Biden will stress to the GOP senators his stance that the biggest risk the country could take is to pass and sign into law a measure that "is too small," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said hours before the closed-door session. Psaki said Biden's view going into the talks is that any bipartisan deal should be "commensurate" with the public health and economic "crises." "There’s obviously a big gap between $600 billion and $1.9 trillion," Psaki told reporters during her daily briefing. "So, clearly, he thinks...
    Bryan Harsin’s Auburn football team is tasked with navigating a brutal schedule in 2021.When the Auburn football program was able to get former Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin to leave his alma mater, you could tell Harsin and Auburn athletic director Allen Greene were serious about making big changes in their careers. For Harsin, he was willing to leave a dream job at Boise State to compete in a conference where it just means more. As for Greene, he was able to land an excellent head coach nobody saw coming and one that will hopefully buck the trend of consistent manipulation by the Auburn boosters. Harsin has big shoes to fill, as Gus Malzahn went 6-4 in his final season at Auburn. How good can Auburn be in Bryan Harsin’s first year with the Tigers?Though Harsin does inherit an excellent football team and really good situation at Auburn, the Tigers have one...
    Josh Heupel needs to set the right tone in his first year leading the Tennessee football team.After yet another tumultuous offseason for the Tennessee football program, the Vols’ new head coach Josh Heupel has an immense amount of work ahead of him to get team back to something respectable. Heupel was hired by his former UCF boss Danny White, who left Orlando to be the new Tennessee athletic director. Sanctions are coming after former head coach Jeremy Pruitt was fired with cause for rampant recruiting violations. Former athletic director and Tennessee coaching legend Phillip Fulmer was essentially forced to retire. What are reasonable expectations for Heupel in 2021? Tennessee needs to push for a .500 record in Josh Heupel’s first year in chargeAssuming Tennessee will not be eligible to play in a holiday season bowl game, we must assess what games are winnable and which ones are not for the 2021 Vols. Tennessee...
    FOREX-Dollar maintains gains as expectations of stimulus grow with Biden
    Win Doubts Wrong First time It is a fact, there is nothing like starting with a victory, taking the pressure off, adding three, even more so when there is great expectation. America, with the ghost of Solari fulfills what was expected, their noisemakers came out to highlight the performance of goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, the great definition of Córdova. It is a dry good, America had to beat Atlético San Luis, but they ended up saved by the goalkeeper. It was won tight and there is much to work on. Javier Aguirre’s reaction was more honest, when Monterrey prevailed over Atlas and, in an exercise of self-criticism, he said: I did not like the actions of my team. Rayados is the most expensive team in Mexican soccer and as such, it had to be easily imposed on an Atlas that has been remodeling for 60 years and there is...
    Many holiday traditions have been altered or even pushed to the side this year due to the novel coronavirus, which can make it difficult for children – especially those who may not grasp the reasons why – to cope with the changes. Allowing your children space to be upset is one step that can help them adjust to the changes, an expert said. "I think there could be a conversation with kids at different ages about the things we are missing out on right now and what opportunities there are to learn or practice something new," Dr. Parker Huston, pediatric psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, told Fox News. "Certainly allow them the space to be upset and frustrated about their experience. Make sure the ‘blame’ is directed in the right direction, that we all wish that this new virus wasn't impacting us and that there was a clear and effective way to manage it...
    Despite opening the season Tuesday vs. Golden State in an empty Barclays Center, the Nets aren’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic, or weird year it has wrought, derail their NBA Finals aspirations. They still need championship focus, including learning to play title-worthy defense. “There’s really no way to describe just everything that has been going on this year. Coming into the season, I still don’t know how to describe it,” said Jarrett Allen. “It’s a highly anticipated season, people were looking forward to this since a year and a half [ago]. It sucks that we can’t have fans, our big supporters in there. We just have to take it day by day like we have, even when we weren’t contenders.” Like Allen, Joe Harris has been with the Nets since they were closer to cellar dwellers. And he admits being one of a majority of league teams playing with no fans...
    Mick Schumacher is all set to enter the Formula scene next year. Fans have been eagerly anticipating to see him drive an F1 drive for some time now. Haas has done them a huge favor by officially confirming his place on the grid for the next year. Being the son of the legendary Michael Schumacher, Mick has been under the spotlight since a very young age. This means coming as a rookie driver, he can absorb that pressure, “Because I had so much pressure over the years, I can now handle it well.” To guarantee a pace on the grid next season, he had to deliver in F2 this season. This brought some pressure on his shoulders, but he has been delivering the results. He is leading the championship, going into the last round of the season. Since his drive has been officially confirmed, he can completely focus on...
    A Survivor Winner, an Olympian and More to Compete on The Challenge 36 13 Billion-Dollar City Projects That Will Save You Money Expectations rise as Son reports for duty with South Korea SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Son Heung-min reports for national team duty for South Korea this week for the first time in 2020 as perhaps one of the hottest properties in the English Premier League. © Provided by Associated Press Tottenham's Son Heung-min runs during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, Pool) Korean fans are expecting the forward to reproduce some of his stellar club form for South Korea in an international friendly against Mexico on Saturday in Austria. The Tottenham Hotspur star is the equal leading scorer in England‘s top tier with eight goals in...
    The Mandalorian and the Child on Disney+'s "The Mandalorian."Disney It's been exactly a year since Disney+ launched, and the streaming service has far outperformed expectations. Disney announced Thursday that its platform surpassed 73.7 million subscribers. It's remarkable growth considering Disney's goal, at its launch, was to reach 60 million to 90 million subscriptions by 2024. Just a year in, and Disney+ is quickly creeping up on Netflix, which reported more than 195 million subscribers in its most recent quarter. Disney also joined the streaming wars at roughly the same time as Apple and a few months before Comcast's NBCUniversal. Apple has yet to release subscription numbers for Apple TV+. NBCUniversal's Peacock reported nearly 22 million sign-ups as of October, up 12 million from its July report. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards It's worth noting that some of those subscribers arrived at the service through bundles or one-time promotions, but Disney...
    Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, has requested a meeting with President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris to discuss the “expectations” she has for their administration. In a letter sent to the 2020 Democratic running mates after their win over the weekend, the anti-racism activist highlighted the electoral power that came with her movement’s backing. “Without the resounding support of Black people, we would be saddled with a very different electoral outcome. In short, Black people won this election,” Cullors, 36, wrote, “Alongside Black-led organizations around the nation, Black Lives Matter invested heavily in this election. ‘Vote and Organize’ became our motto, and our electoral justice efforts reached more than 60 million voters.” “We want something for our vote. We are requesting a meeting with you both to discuss the expectations that we have for your administration and the commitments that must be made to Black...
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — They’re back. The return of stars Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn has brought a sense of optimism and high expectations to an Illinois program that saw a magical season abruptly halted by the pandemic in March. Dosunmu, a dynamic 6-5 junior, and Cockburn, a 7-foot sophomore, both tested the NBA draft waters before deciding to return for a shot at a Big Ten title if not a national championship. It was a boost Illinois fans needed over the long summer. Following a 21-10 season and what could have been a deep NCAA Tournament run, the Illini enter this season ranked No. 8 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. It’s Illinois’ first top 10 ranking since 2012 and its first preseason top 10 ranking since 2004. Excluding a scheduled Dec. 8 game at No. 9 Duke, the Illini have not announced details of when or...
    Heat at Trump rally sends a dozen attendees to the hospital The most charming small-town restaurant in your state Twitters Q3 earnings just blew past Wall Streets expectations with $936 million in revenue, but user growth majorly slumped © Provided by Business Insider Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey REUTERS/Anushree Fadnav Twitter reported its third-quarter earnings Wednesday and beat analysts' expectations. The firm reported a total of $936 million in revenue, up 14% from this time last year. Twitter's Q3 ad revenue rebounded, bringing in $808 million, after a 23% year-over-year decline in the second quarter.  But Twitter's user growth fell far short of analyst's expectations, with a reported 187 million daily active users compared to 195 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Twitter's stock is down 11% in after-hours trading, as the company blew past analyst expectations on revenue but fell short of user growth for...
    Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, speaks at the WSJDLive Global Technology Conference in Laguna Beach, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2016.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon's cloud business increased revenue by 29% in the third quarter as demand for products that rely on it, such as Slack, remained high during the coronavirus pandemic. Amazon Web Services continues to rule the market for cloud infrastructure, with 45% share in 2019, technology research company Gartner estimated. Schools, governments, start-ups and large companies use computing, storage and networking tools from AWS to operate their websites and applications. In the third quarter AWS revenue totaled $11.60 billion, which is just short of the FactSet consensus estimate of $11.61 billion, Amazon said in a statement. Revenue growth is consistent with the 29% growth in the second quarter. Amazon's closest competitor is Microsoft's Azure. Microsoft provides quarterly revenue growth rates for Azure...
    A Swiss flag flies over a sign of Credit Suisse in Bern, SwitzerlandFABRICE COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — Credit Suisse on Thursday posted a 38% slide in net profit for the third quarter, as the coronavirus pandemic and "significant" foreign exchange headwinds weighed on the bank's earnings. Net income attributable to shareholders came in at 546 million Swiss francs ($600 million), below the 679 million Swiss francs that analysts had expected, according to Reuters Eikon. It marks a 38% slide from net income in the third quarter of last year, although the bank's results during that period were bolstered by the sale of its InvestLab fund platform to the Allfunds Group. In the second three months of 2020, net income was 1.16 billion Swiss francs. "Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and significant foreign exchange headwinds due to the strong Swiss franc, our performance in the first nine months...
    President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will hit the campaign trail with just 11 days left before Election Day after surprising the country by pulling off a relatively civil second and final presidential debate.  Both men returned to Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, Delaware, respectively, at around 1 a.m. Friday, only to turn around and start campaigning again.   Trump will hold back-to-back rallies in the must-win state of Florida on Friday, while Biden will stay local and deliver remarks on COVID-19 and the economy from Wilmington.  President Donald Trump (right) and first lady Melania Trump (left) board Air Force One after Thursday night's debate in Nashville. He'll head back south Friday and hold back-to-back rallies in Florida  Joe Biden (left), with his wife Jill Biden (right), arrived back in Delaware around 1 a.m. Friday morning following the final presidential debate. He'll give a campaign address Friday afternoon from Wilmington...
    US retail sales accelerated their recovery from the coronavirus crisis in September as consumers splurged on clothes, hobbies and restaurants, the feds said Friday. Retailers raked in a total of $549.2 billion last month, a 1.9 percent increase from August’s levels that smashed economists’ expectations for a 0.7 percent rise, US Census Bureau figures show. The data indicate Americans ramped up spending as kids returned to school and adults hunkered down to keep working at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Last month’s growth improved from August’s 0.6 percent rise even though expanded unemployment benefits and other stimulus measures have run dry in recent months. “Despite unemployment benefits expiring for millions of Americans, today’s retail sales figure shows us there is still some gas in the tank for the consumer,” said Charlie Ripley, senior investment strategist for Allianz Investment Management. September’s total retail sales were 5.4 percent above where they...
    A WrestleMania match between The Undertaker and Sting has been talked about for years. However, both performers spent their prime years in rival companies and it never came to fruition. With both legends now seemingly retired from in-ring competition, the dream bout seems unlikely. In a recent interview with Barstool Sports, by way of Wrestling Inc, The Undertaker claimed that the window has passed, even though a part of him still wants it to happen. “To be completely honest, the match would have been cool in the ’90s or early 2000s. But there’s a reason the Last Ride documentary came about and I called it a day. Although, in my heart, I still want that Sting match. But my body doesn’t corporate with the other two factors in that. It becomes really difficult.” The legendary performer explained that he doesn’t want to be remembered as a “watered down” version of...
    2-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has revealed that she’s done with any sort of expectations in her career. She just wants to focus on her gameplay and enjoy the sport. After knocking out Anett Kontaveit, the Russian will next face a returning Elina Svitolina in Round 3 of the Italian Open 2020. According to her, expectations do nothing except bothering an individual. “I think I’m done with expectations in my career. I just want to play. Expectations do nothing and bother you,” said Kuznetsova. She probably said this because fans certainly expect a lot from her. Expectations can sometimes distract a player or put an extra burden. She just wants to focus on her match against the World No.6. It is definitely going to be a big game for the Russian player as she would like to keep the momentum going without diverting her attention. Svetlana Kuznetsova in action...
    Heat, Celtics set for Eastern Conference finals 100 best liberal arts colleges in America H&M Surprises With Stronger-Than-Expected Return to Profit (Bloomberg) -- Hennes & Mauritz AB reported a return to profit that surged far past analysts’ expectations, a bullish sign for purveyors of fast fashion. © Bloomberg Pedestrians pass in front of a Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) store in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 22, 2020. No city is more important to America’s economic recovery than New York. The economic output of the New York metro area, estimated at $1.8 trillion, rivals that of entire nations. The Swedish clothing retailer estimated pretax earnings reached about 2 billion kronor ($230 million) in the three months through August, based on preliminary results. That’s eight times the average analyst estimate and almost double the highest forecast. The shares rose as much as 13% in Stockholm Tuesday morning. Load Error ...
    California fires: Thousands of firefighters continue to battle wildfires that have killed 24 people in less than a month McDonalds is selling a 3-foot-long Chicken McNugget body pillow so you can snuggle up to your favorite snack Morning Bell With Jim Cramer: Tesla Battery Day Expectations The stocks in the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 are moving higher Monday as investors gain hope from positive news on the progress on Covid-19 vaccines. © TheStreet Morning Bell With Jim Cramer: Tesla Battery Day Expectations In the last episode of Mad Money, Jim Cramer is looking at key earnings reports this week and the hope for stimulus action out of Washington, D.C. Load Error TheStreet's Katherine Ross and Cramer are on Street Lightning talking about Tesla's Battery Day, Domino's gets an upgrade, Home Depot shares rising and Oracle shares rising. Tesla Stock: Buy or Sell? Tesla had...
    No team failed to realize expectations more than the Cleveland Browns a year ago. Now, under head coach Kevin Stefanski, they look ready to make a leap.Best-case scenarioAfter going 6-10 last season, the Cleveland Browns had to eat more than their fair share of humble pie. They felt as though the sky was the limit a season ago but now, expectations seem much more realistic. Quarterback Baker Mayfield spent most of 2019 under pressure due to their porous offensive line and Wills is a player who can help him improve immensely this year.Overall expectationsOver the past three seasons, the Browns have done a great job rebuilding. The Freddie Kitchens experiment knocked them down a peg but there’s still a lot of talent. Berry rounded the roster out nicely this offseason. Additionally, Kevin Stefanski seems to be a huge upgrade at head coach. Having said that, this team needs to learn...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though his reign at No. 1 lasted all of two weeks, Jon Rahm can be considered in some circles as among the best players to have never won a major. Never mind that he’s only 25 and didn’t turn pro until four years ago. Golf is getting younger. Rahm understands why there might be certain expectations on him. After all, he earned a PGA Tour card after just four tournaments. He won in his 11th start with an eagle on the final hole at Torrey Pines. He already has 10 victories worldwide. His own expectations are rising, too. “My third major, the Masters, I was already one of the favorites to win because I played good golf,” Rahm said. “So I never really had that adjustment period, and maybe I didn’t manage it as best I could have.” He played his first major at Oakmont...
    This from the AP, “Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. More than 250,000 people are expected to rumble through western South Dakota….The Aug. 7 to 16 event, which could be the biggest anywhere so far during the pandemic, will offer businesses that depend on the rally a chance to make up for losses caused by the coronavirus. But for many in Sturgis, a city of about 7,000, the brimming bars and bacchanalia will not be welcome during a pandemic.” In the Star Tribune, Christopher Snowbeck writes: Union workers and a DFL lawmaker are calling on HealthPartners to reopen its clinic in Cedar-Riverside, a Minneapolis neighborhood that’s been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. …...
    Clash of styles: Columbus, Toronto face off in short series The Most Important Emotional Lesson Men Can Teach Their Children Right Now Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.30 million as Texas becomes fourth state with more than 400,000 cases The U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 4.30 million on Tuesday, and the death toll exceeded 148,000, after Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and early hot spot New York. © Getty Images The U.S. counted another 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities on Monday for a sixth straight day, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The virus continues to spread in the South and West and governors are responding in different ways. Load Error Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, said he would conform with the advice offered by White House Task Force coordinator...
    Players from major professional sports leagues in North America who have opted out of playing 2020 seasons In The COVID-19 Era, Kids Sports Wont Be The Same For A Very Long Time Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 4.29 million as Texas becomes fourth state with more than 400,000 cases The U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 4.29 million on Tuesday, and the death toll exceeded 148,000, after Texas became the fourth state with more than 400,000 cases, joining California, Florida and early hot spot New York. © Getty Images The U.S. counted another 1,000 COVID-19 fatalities on Monday for a sixth straight day, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The virus continues to spread in the South and West and governors are responding in different ways. Load Error Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, said he would conform...
    By DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writer Coca-Cola's revenue plunged 28% in the second quarter, but the company said sales had begun to improve last month as lockdowns eased globally. Half of Coke's sales come from stadiums, movie theaters and other places where people gather in large numbers, venues that have blinked out in the pandemic. April case volumes fell 25% worldwide, the company said. But by June, that decline narrowed to 10%. Coke reported net income of $1.8 billion for the April-June period, down 32% from the same period a year ago. Excluding one-time items, the Atlanta company earned 42 cents per share. That tops Wall Street’s per-share expectations by 2 cents, according to analysts polled by FactSet. Coke’s revenue fell to $7.2 billion, matching expectations. Coke shares rose 2% before the opening bell Tuesday. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten...
    Coca-Cola’s revenue plunged 28% in the second quarter, but the company said sales had begun to improve last month as lockdowns eased globally. Half of Coke’s sales come from stadiums, movie theaters and other places where people gather in large numbers, venues that have blinked out in the pandemic. April case volumes fell 25% worldwide, the company said. But by June, that decline narrowed to 10%. Coke reported net income of $1.8 billion for the April-June period, down 32% from the same period a year ago. Excluding one-time items, the Atlanta company earned 42 cents per share. That tops Wall Street’s per-share expectations by 2 cents, according to analysts polled by FactSet. Coke’s revenue fell to $7.2 billion, matching expectations. Coke shares rose 2% before the opening bell Tuesday. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BUFFALO BILLS (10-7) CAMP SITE: Orchard Park, New York LAST YEAR: Stout defense led way in overcoming still-developing and inconsistent Josh Allen-led offense in helping Buffalo clinch second playoff berth in three seasons. Bills allowed third-fewest yards in NFL and gave up only 259 points — second fewest behind New England (225). Allen showed signs of development in second season by doubling touchdowns passing to 20 and throwing just nine interceptions — three fewer than rookie year. And yet, Allen finished 32nd in completing 58.8% of attempts (six-point jump from 2018), and oversaw offense that scored 20 or fewer points 11 times, including 22-19 OT loss at Houston in AFC wild-card playoff. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: WR Stefon Diggs, DEs Mario Addison and rookie A.J. Epenesa, DTs Vernon Butler and Quinton Jefferson, CBs Josh Norman and E.J. Gaines, LBs A.J. Klein and Tyler Matakevich, RBs Taiwan Jones and rookie Zack Moss. IMPORTANT...
    Recently, the Saint Paul Public Schools’ Board of Education voted 5-1 to remove the School Resource Officers provided by the Saint Paul Police Department. Just six months earlier, in December 2019, the board voted to renew the contract with SPPD, 7-0. What happened between December and June? About two months of school before the teachers strike and the pandemic ended in-person classes. Were there negative events in our schools in January and February? None that made the news. Did the high school educators advocate for removal? The principals voted 7-0 to retain them. A poll of juniors who would be returning to SPPS this fall was over 90 percent in favor of retaining the SROs. Did the superintendent and upper leadership advocate for removal? Watching the board meeting, the attitude professed by the superintendent was, in essence, tell us what to do, school board.  So – over the objections of...
    The U.S. economy continued its strong bounce-back by adding 4.8 million jobs in June, but some are warning that the numbers don't reflect a potential downturn due to the recent surge in the coronavirus cases. What's the good news?The nearly 5 million jobs added in June make it the second consecutive month of gains after more than 20 million jobs were lost in April alone due to widespread COVID-19 shutdowns. The unemployment rate also dropped to 11.1%, down from its high of 14.7% in April. According to CNBC, the jobs report smashed expectations, as economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting only 2.9 million jobs to be added and the unemployment rate to only drop to 12.4%. "Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back. It's coming back extremely strong," President Donald Trump said of the numbers in a news conference Thursday morning. "This is the largest...
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the European Union’s biggest economic power, is taking over the rotating presidency of the 27-nation bloc amid massive challenges and huge expectations as the continent grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Berlin’s six months in the EU hot seat will likely be Chancellor Angela Merkel’s last big turn on the international stage. Germany’s time at the EU helm, which starts Wednesday, is bookended by landmark moments for the bloc. At the beginning, the bloc will seek agreement on a huge package to pull its stricken economy out of the coronavirus crisis, and on its future budget. At the end, former member Britain’s definitive departure from the EU’s single market is expected — with or without an agreement. In between, the EU must grapple with how to handle an increasingly assertive China and prepare for whatever happens in the U.S. presidential election in November. Berlin,...
    By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the European Union’s biggest economic power, is taking over the rotating presidency of the 27-nation bloc amid massive challenges and huge expectations as the continent grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Berlin's six months in the EU hot seat will likely be Chancellor Angela Merkel’s last big turn on the international stage. Germany's time at the EU helm, which starts Wednesday, is bookended by landmark moments for the bloc. At the beginning, the bloc will seek agreement on a huge package to pull its stricken economy out of the coronavirus crisis, and on its future budget. At the end, former member Britain’s definitive departure from the EU’s single market is expected -- with or without an agreement. In between, the EU must grapple with how to handle an increasingly assertive China and prepare for whatever happens in the U.S....
    Washington (CNN)Chief Justice John Roberts has shattered societal and political expectations of the conservative Supreme Court and thrust it -- and his stewardship -- to the center of the national scene. In a series of striking moves on immigration, LGBTQ rights and abortion, Roberts has established himself as one of the most influential figures in America today as he as sided with the court's liberal bloc. His decision Monday to invalidate a Louisiana regulation on physicians who perform abortions affirms a 2016 ruling -- that he protested at the time -- and continues to preserve a woman's decades-old constitutional right to end a pregnancy. Although he did not join the four liberals' legal reasoning, likely stirring more anti-abortion litigation in the states, Roberts' move marked the first time he had ever voted to strike down an abortion regulation. John Roberts sides with liberals on Supreme Court to block controversial Louisiana...
    Getty Matt Patricia during his first preseason game. The owner in title of the Detroit Lions may have changed, but that doesn’t mean the expectations have for the team or their coaching staff and front office in 2020. After being revealed as the team’s new owner, Sheila Ford Hamp was asked about her edict which was made back in December that the Lions be playoff contenders in 2020. Nothing in her mind has changed since then with regards to the direction the team should have. Sheila Ford on a conference call right now: Our expectations for this fall are the same as we laid out last December — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) June 23, 2020 As Ford Hamp conceded, this coming season could be an odd year given the unknowns created by coronavirus, so as a result she isn’t putting a number on what she hopes the team...
    The New Jersey Devils’ season began with great expectations with the return of an injured MVP, a trade for a Norris Trophy-winning defenseman and the addition of a second No. 1 overall draft pick in three years. It also ended with high hopes. In between was ugly. There was a horrible start that led to the firing of coach John Hynes. Taylor Hall, the 2018 league MVP, was traded weeks later. General manager Ray Shero got canned in January and top pick Jack Hughes had a dismal rookie season. Coupled with a lack of secondary scoring and no net-front presence on defense, it’s not surprising New Jersey missed the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years in a season paused in March by the pandemic. “Early on, the wheels started to fall off and there was changes made,” interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald said Thursday. “Finally, you...
    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Jets. The Jets’ second half of the season went well, primarily because their schedule was very soft. This year the schedule is brutal. Yet with the upgrades, and hopefully [fewer] injuries, expectations are rightly high. Can the Jets beat the stronger teams in the league? — Robert I’m not sure how high expectations should be for the Jets, Robert. Like you said, the schedule is brutal. Former Jets tackle Damien Woody tweeted last month the team might be better this year and finish with a worse record. I agree with him. As for beating the stronger teams, I’ll need to see it to believe it. The Jets have not beaten...
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