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    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a press conference at the presidential office in Taipei in January 22, 2020.Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images Tensions are escalating in the Taiwan Strait and Beijing has been flexing its military might. While a high-level U.S. State Department official visit to Taiwan last week angered China, it probably didn't cross any "red line," said Kelsey Broderick, China analyst at the Eurasia Group. "Red lines are tricky, the only real red line we know from Beijing for certain is if Taiwan declares formal independence," Broderick told CNBC's "Squawk Box."  "However, anything that assumes or leans toward Taiwan sovereignty is maybe something of an orange line or a yellow line when it comes to China's relationship with Taiwan."...
    Joe Sargent/Getty Images Jeff Driskel #9 of the Denver Broncos is sacked by Cameron Heyward #97 and T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 20, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. On Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers managed a 26-21 win over the Denver Broncos at Heinz Field, thanks in large part to the efforts of the team’s front seven, including bookend edge rushers T.J. Watt and Bud Dupree. Today analyst Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus published PFF’s Team of the Week, which features the top-grading players at their positions. This week the Steelers have two defensive players on the list, pending any possible adjustments after Monday Night Football, which pits the New Orleans Saints against the Las...
    (CBSMiami)- The season opener for the Dolphins had some good and some bad. In a 21-11 loss to the Patriots, the defense allowed just 155 yards through the air and 21 points. But, they gave up 217 yards on the ground at a 5.2-yard-per-carry clip. Offense was a bigger issue, with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing for just 191 yards and three interceptions. And the running game was unable to get anything going, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. But, in limited action, running back Myles Gaskin showed some promise, averaging 4.4 yards per tote. Overall, it’s an 0-1 start for the team and another September loss as SportsLine analyst Larry Hartstein points out, September has not been their month. “The thing...
    VIDEO0:5300:53Wall Street points to slightly higher open after Thursday's selloffMorning Report Check out the companies making headlines in the premarket Friday: Home Depot (HD), Lowe's (LOW) — An analyst at Oppenheimer downgraded both of the home improvement companies to "perform" from "outperform." He also lowered his price targets on the two stocks, noting that, near term, "we're increasingly concerned that the market is becoming too lax toward chances of a post-Covid-19 sales growth downshift at HD/LOW and potential impact on shares." Home Depot and Lowe's fell 1% and 1.4%, respectively. Oracle (ORCL) — Oracle shares were down more than 1% after the Commerce Department said it will block U.S. users from downloading TikTok or WeChat starting Sept. 20. The announcement comes as Oracle...
    The return of veteran Ben Roethlisberger was a huge positive for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. The former Super Bowl winner suffered an elbow injury in the opening stages last year, which ruled him out for the rest of the season. He returned to the lineup on Monday and led the Steelers to a comfortable 26-16 win over the New York Giants. After a shaky start to the game, the Steelers slowly began to take control of things at the MetLife Stadium and Coach Mike Tomlin will be happy with the result. However, there were certain areas that the Steelers still need to work upon. Popular sports talk show host, Colin Cowherd, went on a lengthy rant on Tuesday...
    The Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets matchup has been the talk of the town now.  There were so many speculations about who will end up winning the series. Ultimately, the Nuggets took the opportunity and grabbed this series from the clutches of defeat. They recovered from a 3-1 deficit, one considered nearly impossible to rise from. Now, the people are looking for someone to blame for the Clippers disappointing loss, and it looks like one Analyst knows exactly whom to point fingers at. Is the Clippers key player the one to blame? Sep 15, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) handles the ball in front of Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris...
    VIDEO0:5600:56Wall Street set for more gains at the openMorning Report Check out the companies making headlines premarket Wednesday: FedEx (FDX) — FedEx shares popped more than 9% in the premarket on the back of quarterly numbers that beat analysts' expectations. The shipping giant reported earnings per share of $4.87 on revenue of $19.32 billion. Analysts expected a profit of $2.69 per share on revenue of $17.55 billion. The company said its average daily package volume jumped 31% to 11.6 million in its fiscal first quarter. Adobe (ADBE) — Adobe reported earnings per share of $2.57 on revenue of $3.23 billion. Analysts polled by Refinitiv expected a profit of $2.41 per share on sales of $3.16 billion. The company said its Digital Media...
    VIDEO1:0201:02Wall Street looks to recover from last week's slumpMorning Report Check out the companies making headlines in the premarket Monday: Nvidia (NVDA) — Nvidia shares popped more than 6% in the premarket after the company announced it would buy fellow chipmaker Arm Holdings from SoftBank. The deal is valued at $40 billion and Nvidia will finance it through a combination of cash and common stock. Immunomedics (IMMU), Gilead Sciences (GILD) — Shares of Immunomedics more than doubled before the bell on news the company will be acquired by Gilead for $21 billion, or $88 per share. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. Gilead will pay $15 billion in cash for the cancer drugmaker and will finance the...
    Andrew Napolitano, the Fox News legal analyst and former judge, has been sued by a one-time criminal defendant for $10million who claims that he was forced to perform oral sex on him while he presided over his case in 1988. A lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court on Friday alleges that Napolitano sexually assaulted Charles Corbishley after he lured him to his New Jersey home under false pretenses. Napolitano, who is being accused of sexual assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress, has denied the allegations. ‘These accusations are completely false,’ Napolitano said in a statement given to DailyMail.com by his attorney, Thomas Clare. ‘Full stop. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes, at any time,...
    Skip Bayless should be fired for his comments on Thursday about Dak Prescott, but the network that employs him, doesn’t have the courage to do what it should, Andy Nesbitt of For The Win wrote on Friday. Nesbitt wrote that Fox Sports pays Skip Bayless quite a bit of money to say “a lot of asinine things.” The writer thinks Bayless probably doesn’t even believe most of what he says. But what he said on Thursday’s installation of Undisputed should have him no longer getting paid any money at all. He said it’s also a move that should have happened hours ago and not long after Bayless made his comments about the Dallas Cowboys quarterback. “Here’s guessing the folks at...
    Both the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers are eyeing the NBA championship this season. The teams have performed extremely well in the postseason so far. Currently, the Clippers hold a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets, while the Lakers are hoping to accomplish the same in Game 4 vs the Rockets. However, at the end of the day, only one team can represent the Western Conference in the NBA finals. And, according to NBA analyst Skip Bayless, as of now, the Clippers are better than the Lakers. After their Game 4 victory against the Nuggets, Skip Bayless believes the Clippers defense is best in the league. “What you saw last night should horrify you because that team [Clippers] is...
    ESPN analyst and former Australian tennis star Rennae Stubbs has come under fire after a bizarre post-match interview with Naomi Osaka at the US Open after her victory in the 2020 US Open women's quarterfinals. Osaka had just defeated American Shelby Rodgers and was wearing a black face masks with George Floyd's name on it during Stubbs' interview. 'I've been trying to guess what name is going to be on the mask every single day. I was wrong about today,' Stubbs joked during Osaka's interview.  'Are you going to give us a foretelling of who's going to be in the next match?' she asked. Australian tennis commentator Rennae Stubbs has been slammed for her questions about Naomi Osaka’s anti-racism stand...
    The Kansas City Chiefs are two days away from kicking off their title defense season. Jacob Harris of SI wrote on Tuesday that while the Chiefs are getting mentioned as a potential dynasty, there are some who believe the franchise cannot reach those heights, mainly because the only way to do that is to operate the way that Bill Belichick has operated with the New England Patriots. The analyst said there’s no doubt that the “cold, militaristic machine” Belichick built over decades at the helm worked for the Patriots. But he believes it’s not the only way long-term success can be found. He believes the Chiefs might be able to prove there’s another approach that works just as well to...
    Warriors forward Draymond Green offered some blunt advice for the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets, who have both struggled in the second round. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green spent some time as a guest analyst on Inside the NBA on Thursday night, sharing some insights into the struggles that the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks have faced in the second round and offering some blunt advice for each team to save its season. Green offered some criticism for Nikola Jokic’s defense and called out the Serbian big man’s lack of effort as a reason why the Clippers routed the Nuggets. The former Defensive Player of the Year broke down a few plays where Jokic was slow to pick up...
    The Chicago Cubs could bring up their top pitching prospect, Brailyn Marquez at some point this month, Bleacher Nation‘s Brett Taylor wrote on Friday. He wrote that The Athletic‘s Sahadev Sharma was the first to float the idea in his latest article. For now, the Cubs will try to piece everything together and then reevaluate in a week or so,” Sharma wrote. “One name to not completely write off yet is Brailyn Marquez, the Cubs’ top pitching prospect, who is working at the alternate site in South Bend.” He added that Marquez started off slowly and seemed unlikely to help the team this season when the year began. However, he’s said to be “trending in the right direction” lately. He...
    Huyangshu | Getty Images Oil prices are likely to continue creeping up simply due to a weak dollar, an analyst said on Thursday. "As far as fundamentals are concerned, there is really not much to move oil around either way, which is why we have seen it pretty range bound, but within that continuing to grind higher because of a weaker dollar," said Vandana Hari, founder of Vanda Insights, an energy consultancy. "That's been the only support, I would say." Like most commodities traded internationally, oil is denominated in dollars, so a weaker greenback lends support to prices. In March, a futures contract for U.S. crude prices dropped more than 100% and turned negative for the first time in history as demand...
    (Bloomberg) – The bond with the best performance in Latin America this year is that of an Argentine utility whose main achievement is that it has not defaulted … yet. Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos SA bonds maturing in 2023 have risen nearly 13 cents to 58.7 cents on the US dollar in 2020 to trade near a one-year high. The rally accelerated in August after the company paid a coupon and the Argentine government reached an agreement with its private bondholders to restructure US $ 65 billion in external bonds. “While they are dependent on the government, they have not yet defaulted and can completely avoid it,” said Wouter Van Overfelt, senior fund manager at Vontobel...
    DraftKings CEO and Co-Founder Jason Robins speaks during the unveiling of DraftKings headquarters March 26, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts.Darren McCollester | Getty Images Stocks are once again at record high levels — with the S&P 500 now up over 21% on a one-year basis. That's following Fed Chair Jerome Powell's more-relaxed inflation targeting strategy, impressive second quarter earnings and encouraging US-China trade talk progress. And while there are now a staggering 24 million cases of coronavirus worldwide, the approval of Abbott's 15-minute Covid-19 test does provide further reopening optimism.  However the knock-on effect is that upside potential is looking increasingly limited. How much further can the rally take us? To find stocks poised to outperform, it's worth focusing on those...
    Getty Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving teamed up on the Nets. The Brooklyn Nets have gems in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Together with DeAndre Jordan, Irving and Durant signed offers with the Nets final offseason. Heavy on Lakers With Scoop B and Jay WilliamsESPN analyst Jay Williams joins Heavy on Lakers to debate NBA gamers’ boycott of playoff video games and the league’s subsequent plans to restart the playoffs.2020-08-28T20:16:26Z Durant didn’t play this season and Irving performed some earlier than shutting his season down with what the Nets known as a shoulder impingement. Subsequent season might be a unique story and the world higher be prepared. “They’re thick, they’re tight. Like, they’re actually...
    Getty Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving teamed up on the Nets. The Brooklyn Nets have gems in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Along with DeAndre Jordan, Irving and Durant signed deals with the Nets last offseason. Heavy on Lakers With Scoop B and Jay WilliamsESPN analyst Jay Williams joins Heavy on Lakers to discuss NBA players boycott of playoff games and the leagues subsequent plans to restart the playoffs.2020-08-28T20:16:26Z Durant didn’t play this season and Irving played some before shutting his season down with what the Nets called a shoulder impingement. Next season will be a different story and the world better be ready. “They are thick, they are tight. Like, they are really tight.” ESPN’s Jay Williams...
    Kenosha shooting, DC protest: Kyle Rittenhouse to remain in Illinois as thousands descend on Washington Cities with the highest organic food prices As FTSE reshuffle looms, ITV could get the boot LONDON MARKETS © Bloomberg A shopper passes a B&M European Value Retail SA store in Romford, near London, U.K., on Monday, July 24, 2017. A 65-year old media company is in danger of slipping out of the FTSE 100 when the index reshuffles next week, while a retailer beloved by bargain shoppers may take its place, says an analyst. Load Error Shares of ITV PLC (UK:ITV) have slumped nearly 67% this year, losing another 1.3% on Friday. The FTSE 100 (UK:UKX) traded flat on Friday, and was...
    The Chicago Cubs are reportedly in the market for relief help, and at least one analyst thinks that means they could be setting up a reunion with an old friend. The Cincinnati Reds recently released Pedro Strop, and Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Thursday that he thinks the former closer’s return to the Windy City is more than just a journey down memory lane. The analyst believes Strop might be on the cusp of signing a new contract with his old team. On the Bleacher Nation twitter account, the analyst showed that Strop was posting images to his Instagram account that looked quite familiar. Eventually, the reliever did post pictures that made it clear he had arrived in...
    CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart got personal with an attack on 18-year-old student Nick Sandmann on Tuesday, who received a settlement from CNN in January after suing the network over its coverage of him following a viral 2019 confrontation with Native American activist Nathan Phillips. As Lockhart watched the Republican National Convention — where Sandmann delivered a speech on how he was defamed by the media — the CNN analyst tweeted, “I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky,” referring to Sandman, who attended Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled...
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. In many individuals’s opinion, LeBron James has already entered the dialog as the best of all-time, constructing a resume that may stack up with anybody who’s performed the sport. With 4 MVPs, three NBA championships and a heap of All-Star appearances and data to his identify, James is definitely among the many greatest to ever lace them up. On high of that, he’s additionally made a big impact on the game culturally, whereas additionally utilizing his affect to champion a wide range of social justice causes off the court docket. However Outkick.com analyst Clay Travis believes James’ legacy won’t be remembered in a optimistic...
    The Kansas City Chiefs showed quite a bit of interest in Earl Thomas over the years. In the end, they were never able to land him and Matt Conner of Arrowhead Addict wrote on Saturday that the Baltimore Ravens are the latest squad that actually did the Chiefs a favor by getting in their way. On Friday, the Ravens sent the safety home after he reportedly got into a fight with a teammate. The skirmish with Chuck Clark is allegedly just the latest incident. Thomas’ current team is getting very close to being fed up with the defender entirely. There are reports that some on the squad wants the front office to send him home for the last time. This...
    Now that the Dallas Cowboys have officially started their fall camp, there are a number of players that are standing out from the crowd. One of the more surprising names when it comes to talking about standouts is undrafted free agent signee, Francis Bernard, Inside The Star‘s John Williams wrote on Friday. The analyst wrote that the Cowboys came into 2020 with a pretty rich history of unearthing gems. Tony Romo, Miles Austin, and Cole Beasley all went undrafted and made significant impacts for their respective rosters. Austin and Romo were among the best the league had to offer for at least a few of their seasons. Williams added that this year, he thought things would be a bit different...
    VIDEO1:4501:45Why stay-at-home retail plays may be in the 'early innings'Trading Nation They're among the retailers thriving during the pandemic: Amazon, Walmart and Home Depot. And, long-time retail analyst Dana Telsey believes they have plenty of runway left. "It is going to be about home, active and electronics, and I think discounters had a terrific second quarter," the Tesley Advisory Group CEO & chief research officer told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. "We're still more in the early innings of it." Telsey suggests the stay-at-home trend is part of a sustainable, structural change that will continue beyond the pandemic. "Home is going to continue to be a winner," she said. "It's an office, an exercise center, an entertainment and now an...
    Mark Bristow, chief executive officer Barrick Gold.Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Barrick Gold — Shares of the gold mining company surged more than 10% on Monday after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway revealed a $562 million stake in the company. While the position is small for Berkshire, the conglomerate is the 11th largest shareholder of the gold mining company, according to FactSet. Rackspace Technology — The cloud company saw its stock surge 15% after Reuters reported, citing sources, that Amazon is in talks to take a minority stake in Rackspace Technology. CNBC later confirmed that report through a source. Rackspace's technology works in tandem with Amazon's cloud business, Amazon Web Services and the partnership would help create...
    The mind-boggling battle between the Brooklyn Nets and Portland Trail Blazers came to a conclusion with the Nets losing 134-133. Their loss ended the Phoenix Suns 8-0 run for playoffs and led to the Blazers sealing a spot in the play-in series. This is all thanks to Damian Lillard, who gave record-breaking performances for the team this season. Nobody had any sort of high expectations from the Nets especially with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving missing. In the wake of their absence, the team rallied together in a bid to clinch a 5-0 performance to make it to the seventh seed of the Eastern Conference. What to expect from the Brooklyn Nets with Kevin Durant? Kevin Durant signed with the...
    NBA fans implored the Chicago Bulls to hire a former NBA point guard and coach just minutes after the team announced it had relieved Jim Boylen of his head coaching duties after nearly two years. The Bulls hired Boylen as head coach in December 2018 but after missing the playoffs two seasons in a row, the team decided to go into a different direction. BULLS FIRE JIM BOYLEN AFTER DISAPPOINTING RUN “After doing a comprehensive evaluation and giving the process the time it deserved, I ultimately decided that a fresh approach and evolution in leadership was necessary” Bulls president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas said in a statement. “This was a very difficult decision, but it is time for our...
    Nebraska has been vocal that they still want to play football in 2020 despite the Big Ten’s wishes. The Big Ten made the decision on Tuesday to postpone fall sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision didn’t sit well with the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who still would like to play a season, whether it’s in the Big Ten or not. Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost said prior to the Big Ten’s announcement that the Huskers wanted to play football in 2020 even if the conference decided not to hold a season. When the announcement came that fall sports would potentially be moved to the spring instead, Frost stood by his original statement and was backed up by the president of the...
    MSNBC analyst Eugene Robinson dusted off a well-known quote from President Trump and called the United States a "s-hole country" while discussing the coronavirus pandemic. Robinson, who also works as an associate editor for the Washington Post, said on Tuesday that the U.S. has become the country from which no other countries want guests. He noted that several prominent countries have forbidden travel from the U.S. because of the high rate of infection of COVID-19 in the nation. "Never in my life, in my wildest imagination, did I think we could conceivably be in this position. And we don’t have to be. It didn’t have to be this way. We could have done what other developed countries did. We could...
    USA TODAY’s Women of the Century judges panel Ruby Tuesday has shut down more than one-third of its restaurants this year as the chain buckles under pandemic pressures and an aging customer base The NBA is fining analysts for providing analysis On Saturday night, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green made a seemingly innocuous comment about young Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker. It proved costly. Working as an analyst for TNT’s Inside the NBA, since his Warriors were not good enough to earn an invite to the NBA bubble, Green said, “Get my man out of Phoenix. It’s not good for him, it’s not good for his career... I need my man to go somewhere where he can...
    VIDEO2:1002:10Gold could hit $4,000 in next three years: U.S. Global InvestorsSquawk Box Asia Gold prices could forge ahead to $4,000 per ounce in the next three years, but factors such as the development of a coronavirus vaccine and the November U.S. elections could change the fortunes of the precious metal, analysts say. This year, gold prices have shot to record highs not seen since September 2011. Investors have been fleeing to "safe haven" assets as the pandemic shows no signs of abating. Last week, gold prices surged above $2,000 per ounce for the first time. "It's quite easy to see gold going to $4,000," Frank Holmes, CEO at investment firm U.S. Global Investors, told CNBC on Monday. He pointed to...
    Spencer Platt | Getty Images As earnings season wraps up, analysts are reviewing their short-term and long-term take on the stocks they cover. While some companies delivered blowout quarters (see below), other stocks are suffering as global restrictions continue. And while government-backed stimulus programs can provide some relief, the truth remains that the pandemic- and its impact on business- is a long way from over.  In this unprecedented time, it makes sense to follow the stock picks of analysts with a proven track record of success. TipRanks analyst forecasting service attempts to pinpoint Wall Street's best-performing analysts. These are the analysts with the highest success rate and average return measured on a one-year basis — factoring in the number of ratings made by...
    VIDEO4:0304:03This ETF could be a stealthy way to capitalize on growing US-China tensionsETF Edge U.S.-China tensions shouldn't prevent you from staying diversified. That's what two ETF researchers said this week as concerns grew around the rift between the world's two largest economies, with Zoom saying it would halt direct product sales to China and President Donald Trump issuing executive orders banning Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat. "We see a lot of opportunity in the emerging markets and the United States," Jay Jacobs, senior vice president and head of research and strategy at Global X, said Monday on CNBC's "ETF Edge." "Frankly, what we're seeing is a bifurcation of the entire technological world where you're going to have western technology and...
    VIDEO5:0805:08Pick and choose your spots in the tech trade, ETF analysts sayETF Edge The tech trade is on fire. The Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK) hit another all-time high on Wednesday, heading for a six-day winning streak amid a busy but largely successful earnings season for its underlying companies. Apple and Microsoft make up 23% and 21%, respectively, of the XLK's portfolio as its top two holdings. They are followed by the stocks of Visa, Mastercard and Nvidia, each at a roughly 4% weighting. "We at CFRA continue to recommend an overweight towards the technology sector," Todd Rosenbluth, the firm's senior director of ETF and mutual fund research, said Monday on CNBC's "ETF Edge." It is, however, important to remember how much...
    He was the consummate behind the scenes player, advising and influencing the Los Angeles City Council on its most urgent issues while staying out of the public eye. Ronald F. Deaton, the city’s chief legislative analyst from 1993 to 2004, offered his expertise as the council responded to the 1994 Northridge earthquake, dealt with the aftermath of major civil unrest and battled a years-long campaign to break up the city. When the mayor and council were at odds, or council members weren’t speaking to each other, Deaton served as a valuable go-between, said Zev Yaroslavsky, who served on the council and later the county Board of Supervisors. “People trusted him, because at the end of the day, he loved the...
    Everson Griffen has been heavily linked to the Green Bay Packers over the last few months, according to Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report. He wrote on Saturday that if the Minnesota Vikings do anything with the rest of this offseason, they should find a way to make sure Griffen does not end up with their division rival. He added that the Griffen’s former team and Packers are considered the biggest competitors to win the NFC North. The Pack made it all the way to the NFC Championship in 2019 and the Vikings won 10 games in 2019. Both are expected to outlast the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. It has the makings of quite the race,” the analyst wrote. “As...
    Business Analysts use fundamental techniques in order to optimize business processes — and they earn well above the national average for doing it. According to Glassdoor, Business Analysts in the US make, on average, $68K a year. If you live in a big city like New York or San Francisco, then this price can jump up to $93K. If you are interested in kickstarting a career as a Business Analyst, or if you simply want to become a rockstar in your current position, then an online training like The Exclusive Business Analysis Certification Bundle with Jeremy Aschenbrenner is a great place to start. This expert-led training is broken down into 8 courses, all of which are taught by Jeremy Aschenbrenner....
    Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures Joe Haden #23 with Mike Hilton #28, two of the highest three cornerbacks on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster. It wasn’t all that way back that the Pittsburgh Steelers secondary was one of many weakest items on the workforce. However now it’s a power, as evinced by Professional Soccer Focus dubbing it the fourth-best secondary within the NFL, trailing behind the No. 1 ranked Baltimore Ravens and second- and third-ranked Los Angeles Chargers and New England Patriots. But PFF’s Sam Monson doesn’t precisely paint the workforce’s cornerbacks and safeties in glowing phrases, saying that the Steelers “are cornering the market on strong, if unspectacular, defensive backs.”Steelers CornerbacksIt’s clear, although, that...
    Stan Van Gundy is a hit. The former 12-year head coach was featured alongside play-by-play man Ian Eagle in the NBA’s return to action between the Pelicans and Nuggets Thursday night. And as a hoops-hungry nation tuned in, Van Gundy received rave reviews. “Stan Van Gundy is constantly dropping knowledge on this broadcast,” Kevin O’Connor, an NBA analyst for The Ringer, tweeted. “Really a pleasure to listen to him and Ian Eagle. High-level announcer combo.” Van Gundy agreed to a multi-year deal to become a game analyst with “NBA on TNT” prior to the 2019-20 season. He previously worked as a studio analyst with ESPN. The former Magic and Pistons head coach had called several games with Eagle before the...
    Carolina Milanesi, Principal Analyst, Creative Strategies said to News Brig that “I would imagine this could be as simple as the iPhone not making the last week of Q3 as it has done over the past few years. Such a delay would be in line with rumors coming from the supply chain but would not necessarily mean that the delay will impact Q4.” Similarly, Anshel Sag, Consumer & Chip Tech Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy surmised “that it’s very likely to be Apple, especially when you consider that the company’s most crucial period of its development cycle was probably hit the hardest during the peak of COVID-19.” Apple is a few hours away from revealing its latest results and...
    (CNN)When you think about cyber espionage, the Vatican doesn't come to mind as an obvious target. It's a tiny country whose leader has more moral authority than worldly power. But China and the Vatican are expected to begin sensitive negotiations in September to a renew a secret deal over control of the Catholic Church in China. Chinese leaders may have been looking for an advantage -- inside knowledge on how the Holy See planned to approach the bargaining table, according to a report released Tuesday by Recorded Future, a threat intelligence firm. The names of the suspected groups, such as Mustang Panda and RedDelta, bring to mind the cloak-and-dagger world of the medieval Catholic Church, when the Pope dispatched powerful...
    Dave Martinez on COVID-19 outbreak: ‘I’m scared. I really am’ Best Nordstrom Rack Shoes on Sale Starting at $30 As bleak COVID-19 headlines mount, investors worry only about the facts ‘they can live with,’ analyst says IN ONE CHART © MarketWatch photo illustration/iStockphoto The stock market has a lot to navigate this week, from the daily dose of coronavirus gloom to a hefty lineup of earnings, including huge names like Apple (AAPL) , Amazon (AMZN)  , Alphabet (GOOG) , Exxon Mobil (XOM)and Pfizer (PFE) . But if investors are worried about getting caught wrong-footed, you wouldn’t know it from this chart from Axioma, which shows that they are “uncharacteristically positive in the face of rising uncertainty about the economic rebound in the...
    The mystery of the primary source for dossier author Christopher Steele has finally been solved.  Igor Danchenko, a Russia analyst living in the U.S., has been identified as Steele’s primary source of information in the dossier.  Danchenko, who previously worked at the Brookings Institution, told the FBI in January 2017 that he was Steele’s source.  He undermined several of Steele’s core allegations regarding Donald Trump and members of his campaign.  A Russian-born analyst living in the United States has been identified as the primary source for Christopher Steele, the author of a now-debunked dossier regarding Donald Trump and members of his campaign. Igor Danchenko, 42, was identified as the dossier source through a series of events that began...
    Apple is partnering with a Samsung subsidiary and another Chinese firm to fit  'periscope camera lenses' to upcoming iPhones, according to a respected leaker.  All iPhones from 2022, starting with what could be the iPhone 14, would come equipped with the powerful periscope telephoto cameras.  The claims come from renowned Apple product predictor and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as detailed in a research note seen by MacRumors.  Periscope lenses, which use mirrors to provide a much greater optical zoom, have already been introduced to Huawei's P30 Pro smartphone, released last year. The Chinese firm's P30 Pro offers a 5x optical zoom using 'periscope' optical zoom technology and can even zoom in up to 50x with added software.  Meanwhile, Samsung's Galaxy S20...
    President Trump says hell throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium in August Your Kids Will Love These Fun Halloween Coloring Pages Does Apple’s Sell Rating Threaten the Entire Stock Market Recovery? Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) dd not have a very solid day on Thursday ahead of next week's earnings. While earnings season has been mixed. we have been seeing a "sell the news" reaction in many cases. There is a question about how much Apple has run up ahead of earnings, and that may be more than justified considering that Apple nearly hit $400 in mid-July. Its shares have also struggled to rally since that time. With Apple's earnings set for the coming week, Apple's stock has actually...
    Billionaire Wall Street analyst Chamath Palihapitiya has claimed that Tesla might soon be worth over a trillion dollars, making it one of just six companies ever to read the incredible benchmark. The claim comes as the Elon Musk-founded company has reached new share highs, trouncing previous expectations from the stock market. According to CNBC, Palihapitiya — who once worked at Facebook before starting his own venture capital fund — he believes that the key to Tesla’s success has been its newfound focus on renewable energy. “It is the leading hedge when it comes to electrification and decarbonization. This is no longer about cars, that’s the first wave of growth,” the billionaire explained. “I think people are pricing in the evisceration...
    Jul 21 (.) – US oil stocks jumped sharply last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell, according to data released Tuesday by industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API). * Crude inventories rose 7.5 million barrels in the week ended July 17 to 531 million barrels, compared with analyst expectations for a 2.1 million barrel decline. * Crude stocks at the Cushing, Okla. Delivery center increased by 716,000 barrels, API said. * Refining increased by 54,000 barrels per day, API data showed. * Gasoline stocks fell by 2 million barrels, compared to analyst expectations in a . poll of a decline of 618,000 barrels. * Distillate inventories, which include diesel and heating fuel, fell by 1.4 million barrels, in...
    Getty Multiple analysts think the future looks bleak for head coach Matt Nagy and the Chicago Bears. It seems as though nearly every media outlet and NFL analyst around sees an ominous future for the Chicago Bears. Everyone from CBS Sports to USA Today is overlooking the Monsters of the Midway, and now, a group of four ESPN analysts have dealt Chicago its latest blow. Jeremy Fowler, Louis Riddick, Seth Walder and Field Yates graded how well each NFL team is poised for the future based on these five criteria: their quarterback situation, remaining roster sans quarterback, draft outlook, current front office and current coaching staff. The results? They see the Bears as the second-to-worst team in the...
    All the Cage: Chimaev thrills in UFC debut; prospects coming up big on Fight Island The Uneasy Privilege of the Daytime Nightgown IBM stock gains after earnings beat but the ‘really important stuff’ could be doing better, analyst says THE RATINGS GAME © Bloomberg News IBM’s Red Hat revenue grew in the latest quarter but some analysts are concerned about revenue declines elsewhere. International Business Machines Corp. shares ticked higher Tuesday after the company topped June-quarter expectations, but analysts weren’t giving the company too much credit for clearing a low bar. Load Error Mused MoffettNathanson analyst Lisa Ellis: “We’re still working on getting the semantics right: when companies beat previously-slashed estimates, is that ‘better than’ expectations? Or...
    Coronavirus updates: Church-related COVID-19 cases keep popping up in West Virginia Want free food? Wendys launches Wendys Rewards loyalty program nationwide A Georges St. Pierre fight would be the ultimate legacy builder for Kamaru Usman, according to a UFC analyst © Provided by INSIDER Kamaru Usman and Georges St. Pierre. Photos by Getty Images Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal with ease at UFC 251 on "Fight Island" June 12, and is linked with three possible fights. Usman said before and after the Masvidal win that he is targeting a mega fight with Georges St. Pierre. The UFC president Dana White said Gilbert Burns, the No.1-ranked contender, would be next in line for Usman's welterweight title. The UFC analyst...
    Kamaru Usman and Georges St. Pierre. Photos by Getty Images Kamaru Usman defeated Jorge Masvidal with ease at UFC 251 on "Fight Island" June 12, and is linked with three possible fights. Usman said before and after the Masvidal win that he is targeting a mega fight with Georges St. Pierre. The UFC president Dana White said Gilbert Burns, the No.1-ranked contender, would be next in line for Usman's welterweight title. The UFC analyst Jon Anik said Burns is "the guy," Leon Edwards would likely be next in line, but a GSP fight thereafter would be a good legacy-builder for "The Nigerian Nightmare." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND — Fighting Georges St. Pierre "would...
    VIDEO5:3605:36Top earnings reports to watch in the week aheadTrading Nation Earnings season has begun in earnest. Nearly 90 S&P 500 companies and eight Dow components are slated to report earnings this week, according to FactSet, in a quarter clouded by impartial data and shoddy guidance. The second quarter marked a slight upturn in the U.S. economy from its crippling March lows, but the jury's still out on whether the market will see a V-shaped recovery. With analyst estimates on the fritz, traders are looking to other metrics for signs of what could play out. "What I think investors have to watch is continuing revisions," Gina Sanchez, founder and CEO of Chantico Global, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "Analyst revisions...
    Now that the deadline for the Cincinnati Bengals to sign A.J. Green to an extension has come and gone, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk thinks there’s a chance the team will cut ties with its wide receiver entirely. The NFL insider wrote on Thursday that he thinks team owner Mike Brown might see a way to save some cash by pulling back Green’s franchise tag offer. Because the receiver hasn’t signed the offer, it’s within the rules for the Bengals to do so. The league’s rules allow for a player to operate in a season under a franchise tag without signing it. Several players over the years have done this as a kind of protest against the franchise tag...
    VIDEO3:5303:53Homebuilding stocks surge as sentiment climbs to pre-pandemic level. What's nextTrading Nation Homebuilding stocks have been building on their gains. The group inched higher in Friday's premarket trading session after homebuilder sentiment rose to record highs, a sign that business was seeing a significant recovery from coronavirus shutdowns. The chart of the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB), which tracks the group, is equally encouraging, Miller Tabak chief market strategist Matt Maley said Thursday. "A lot of people forget because of the way the tech stocks have acted recently that most of the market has been stuck in a sideways range for the last couple of weeks, and the ITB has been no different," he said on CNBC's...
    Disney’s theme parks and movie studios won’t be back in full force until at least the middle of next year, according to a Wall Street analyst’s gloomy prediction. Cowen analyst Doug Creutz said Thursday that Disney’s theme parks and its box office-busting movie division — which includes its namesake studio, Marvel, Pixar and 20th Century Studios — will take a lengthier-than-expected hit from the pandemic. The analyst, who downgraded Disney’s stock from “outperform” to “market perform,” cited the rampant spread of COVID-19 across the US, particularly in Florida and California, the respective homes of Disney World and Disneyland. “We had previously assumed that the spread of COVID-19 would be relatively halted, with social distancing requirements significantly lessened by late...
    Albert H. Teich/Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current President—on October 13, 2016. Just as Donald Trump was preparing in 1990 to open the Trump Taj Mahal, a gargantuan Atlantic City casino that was supposed to become the crown jewel of his gambling empire, one man poured cold water all over the project. That man was Marvin Roffman, a respected casino analyst at brokerage firm Janney Montgomery Scott. Two weeks before the casino was set to open in April 1990, Roffman told the Wall Street Journal...
    The NBA tried to hide that Damian Lillard has a fancy room in the bubble The Ultimate Mochi Skin Routine, According to Experts The back-to-school shopping season will be a ‘dud’ one analyst says, but the NRF is forecasting a record breaker One analyst is forecasting a back-to-school bust this year, as uncertainty around whether COVID-19 will prevent students from going to class suppresses sales during the second largest shopping season of the year. © Getty Images Back-to-school shopping looks very different this year due to the coronavirus Colleges and school districts are slowly announcing their plans for the new semester, with some offering classes in person, and others offering e-learning from home or some combination of the two....
    Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige headline the second of the UFC's four "Fight Island" events in Abu Dhabi. Photos by Getty Images Wednesday's featherweight match between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige could produce one of the best UFC fights all year. That's according to the UFC analyst Jon Anik, who told Insider this week that the headlining bout on the second of the four "Fight Island" events, "feels like bullet-proof matchmaking." "I don't know how it cannot be entertaining for as long as it lasts," the commentator told us. "Both forward-moving, both aggressive, [and] both with a ton to prove." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND —The upcoming UFC featherweight match between Calvin Kattar and...
    The move Greg Olsen and Fox Sports have been projecting for years is now official, according to the New York Post. The 35-year-old tight end will join the network as an NFL analyst on its TV broadcasts as soon as he retires from his playing career. Olsen signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in February a couple of weeks after the Panthers released him. According to the Post, he will be Fox’s No. 2 game analyst and will be paired with play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt. Even if Olsen plays more football beyond 2020, Fox will wait for him, per the report. MORE: The latest 2020 NFL schedule update Olsen for years has been making guest appearances as an analyst...
    Texas keeps The Eyes of Texas despite athlete demands This Under-Eye Cream Completely Erased My Dark Circles Why this sideways stock-market action will be ‘resolved to the upside’, according to one analyst THE TELL Load Error AFP via Getty Images It’s been a largely sideways move for the stock market since early June, but one Wall Street bull is telling clients that this bout of consolidation is likely to be “resolved to the upside” due in part to historic levels of credit and liquidity. “Over the past week, the economic data continued to surpass expectations at a historic rate, there was further indication of a broad recovery in the global economy, and excess liquidity that has supported financial...
    Atlanta police release new images of a person of interest in fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl Coca-Cola Just Debuted a Brand New Way to Get Your Soda This bout of stock-market consolidation will be ‘resolved to the upside’, analyst says THE TELL Load Error AFP via Getty Images It’s been a largely sideways move for the stock market since early June, but one Wall Street bull is telling clients that this bout of consolidation is likely to be “resolved to the upside” due in part to historic levels of credit and liquidity. “Over the past week, the economic data continued to surpass expectations at a historic rate, there was further indication of a broad recovery in the...
    The 1918 flu hammered this Arizona mining town. Now a new scourge looms Tax Day deals and freebies are almost non-existent after tax deadline moved to July due to COVID-19 Analyst Cuts 2020 Box Office Estimate, Says Cinemas Will Reopen in September "at the Earliest" © LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images U.S. cinemas are likely to reopen in September "at the earliest" given latest infection data for the novel coronavirus pandemic, MKM Partners analyst Eric Handler said in a Monday report, in which he reduced his 2020 box office estimate. "The near-term outlook for exhibition related stocks remains extremely clouded given the uncertainty about when theaters will be able to re-open with new Hollywood content," he wrote. "We place...
    After losing Kyrie Irving in the off-season, Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge got in Kemba Walker as his replacement. Not only has Walker continued his All-Star form from previous seasons, but has also taken a special role as a leader. Unlike Irving, Walker has placed the team in front of himself, and let his teammates shine. Making the most out of this is the upcoming superstar, Jayson Tatum. While talking about the Celtics chances to make the NBA Finals this year, Nick Wright from First Things First said that he would have to emulate some of the greatest players of all time. “KD, LeBron, Duncan, Shaq & Hakeem. That’s the full list of guys 23 or under who have taken...
    US schools reopening: Trump pointed to European nations in his call to return. These charts show America is nowhere near them I spent the night in a New York hotel that made 3 core changes to help guests feel safe during the pandemic — and I think it sets a good model for beachfront hotels everywhere Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: United Airlines, Amazon, Nvidia, Wells Fargo & more Check out the companies making headlines before the bell Friday: © Provided by CNBC Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly before the closing bell as the market takes a significant dip in New York, February 25, 2020. United Airlines (UAL) — The airline reached...
    Viewing Picks for July 10, 2020 What we know about coronavirus risks to school age children Opinion: When Wall Street stock analysts scream ‘buy,’ the smart money is already way ahead of them MARK HULBERT © Getty Images Don’t turn to Wall Street analysts to get insight on which companies to buy or sell. I say that because these stock analysts tend to be followers than leaders. They all too often downgrade a stock after it has already fallen, and then upgrade it after it has rallied. They give new meaning to the phrase “closing the barn door after the horses have left.” Consider three of the biggest S&P 500 (SPX)  stocks that have been leading the U.S. market...
    Bolivias interim president has COVID-19 but ‘feels strong’ Astrologer Walter Mercado Gave Us Hope for a Better Tomorrow Stock-market risks for remainder of 2020 ‘are completely to the downside,’ says BofA analyst KEY WORDS © Getty Images It’s a bearish call from an analyst who ‘wouldn’t paint [herself] as a bear.’ Many analysts have spent the past few weeks advising investors to buy the dips and pointing to unprecedented levels of fiscal and monetary stimulus, among other things, as reasons to be bullish on stocks. Not BofA head of equity research Savita Subramanian. On a midyear outlook briefing conducted this week via webinar, Subramanian explained that her year-end target for the S&P 500 (SPX) is 2,900, implying an 8%...
    VIDEO0:5000:50Stocks set for mixed open following Nasdaq's record closeMorning Report Check out the companies making headlines before the bell Thursday: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) — The pharmacy operator fell more than 3% in the premarket on weaker-than-expected results for its fiscal third quarter. Walgreens reported earnings per share of 83 cents, well below a FactSet estimate of $1.19 per share. The company's fiscal-year earnings guidance also disappointed. DocuSign (DOCU) — Wedbush hiked its price target on DocuSign to $240 per share from $165 per share. The new price target implies an upside of 16.3% from Wednesday's close of $206.35 over the next 12 months. "We continue to believe DOCU's deal flow is holding up well/stronger than expected in this Covid-19...
    Jon Robinson on Jadeveon Clowney: You want to check him out in person The Worlds Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Is Back to Turn Your Adorable Shelter Dog into a Star Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Nikola, Apple, Biogen, Intersect ENT & more Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: © Provided by CNBC A view of the charging Bull with a woman in New York City USA during coronavirus pandemic on April 25, 2020. Intersect ENT (XENT), Medtronic (MDT) — Shares of Intersect ENT popped 35% after Bloomberg News reported Medtronic has made an offer to acquire the California-based medical device company. Though talks are still in their early stages, Intersect's board is reviewing the offer, according to...
    Ashley Sanchezs brilliant back-heel flick to assist the Washington Spirits late-game equalizer may be the best play of the NWSL Challenge Cup so far Its Time to Bring Back Chrissy Teigens "Headband of the Day" Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Uber, Spotify, Tesla, Dominion Energy, Zoom Video & more Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: © Provided by CNBC A pedestrian walks by a sign in front of the Uber headquarters on May 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Dominion Energy, Berkshire Hathaway — Berkshire Hathaway gained 2.2% after the conglomerate said it is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. The deal marked Berkshire's first since the...
    Suspended LSU QB Peter Parrish no longer on Tigers roster Niá Pettitt Opened Her Dream Salon, and Then COVID-19 Closed It Financial analyst Gary Shilling says the stock market could see a 1930s-like decline Financial analyst Gary Shilling said stocks could tumble as the economic recovery from the coronavirus recession takes longer than expected. "I think we've got a second leg down and that's very much reminiscent of what happened in the 1930s where people appreciate the depth of this recession and the disruption and how long it's going to take to recover," he said. Stocks could be poised for a big drop similar to the market's decline during the Great Depression, according to financial analyst Gary...
    The Kansas City Chiefs would not make a good landing spot for David Njoku. Despite the Cleveland Browns’ star asking for a trade, Arrowhead Addict‘s Matt Conner thinks the Chiefs should stay far away from the tight end unless the asking price is significantly lower than initial reports said. Conner said that in a vacuum, the idea of the Chiefs going out and getting a good young player like Njoku sounds attractive. It would be true of any team in the NFL. But, the analyst said, trades don’t happen in a vacuum. There are plenty of external factors that need to be considered. Among the factors that should make Njoku a no-go for the Chiefs is that the team already...
    Colin Kaepernick would be the perfect candidate for a backup quarterback spot on the Kansas City Chiefs roster, according to Sports Illustrated‘s Mark Van Sickle. The analyst wrote an article on Saturday laying out his case for why the former San Francisco 49ers starter would be a fit behind Patrick Mahomes. Van Sickle said that Chiefs fans shouldn’t be concerned about the idea of the veteran making the team and that it makes quite a bit of sense considering the way the team’s roster is constructed. Van Sickle made it clear there wouldn’t be a competition between Mahomes and Kaepernick for the starting spot. The issue is what the quarterback room looks like beyond the former NFL MVP. The Chiefs...
    View of the phone company QUALCOMM technology 5G in the Mobile World Congress.Ramon Costa | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images How to find compelling stocks primed to outperform during the third quarter of 2020? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street analysts are betting on right now. With the stock market looking particularly volatile, it could make sense to follow the stock picks of analysts with a proven track record of success. On the one hand the U.S just added a surprisingly strong 4.8 million jobs in June. On the other hand, a renewed surge in coronavirus cases has left investors feeling jittery. We used TipRanks analyst forecasting service to pinpoint Wall Street's best-performing analysts. These are the...
    VIDEO6:1206:12Fedex jumps after earnings. What the strength means for transportsTrading Nation Shipments are surging. Shares of FedEx soared nearly 12% on Wednesday after a stronger-than-expected earnings report fueled by a pandemic-driven pickup in home deliveries. While Covid-19 shutdowns still ate into the company's profits, particularly those it gets from its more lucrative business-to-business clients, residential shipments made up for some of the pain. The action marked FedEx's sixth-largest daily percentage gain ever. "This is a company that doesn't have much room for error, but they've managed to figure it out," Gina Sanchez, founder and CEO of Chantico Global, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Wednesday. "This story of continued home deliveries is going to be a wind in their sails." "However,...
    New York Jets defensive back Jamal Adams might be available for the right price, but the San Francisco 49ers don’t make a lot of sense, according to former NFL General Manager Jeff Diamond. Kristian Dyer of SI reported that Diamond thinks such a deal wouldn’t be a good fit for the 49ers primarily because the team simply doesn’t have a ton of salary cap space to maneuver under. He added the team is already built to be pretty strong on defense and if the team were to be looking to make a trade at this point in the offseason, it would be to add some offense. Dyer said a report popped up last week that the 49ers were interested in...
    VIDEO3:3003:30ETF analysts lay out their best bets for the second half of 2020ETF Edge The second half of the year could be pivotal for the exchange-traded fund space. Over $200 billion flowed into ETFs in the first half of 2020 despite stocks' plunge into a bear market and the frequent volatility spikes, according to CFRA Research. That's enough to put the industry on track for a banner year, Todd Rosenbluth, senior director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA, told CNBC's "ETF Edge" on Monday. "If people who found ETFs during the market volatility continue to embrace them, retail and institutional investors, we think we're going to challenge the record year of a couple years ago," he said, referring...
    State and feds announce new way to combat green slime still flowing in Madison Heights Pizza Huts largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy ETF inflows could hit a record in 2020, analyst says as the years volatile first half ends The second half of the year could be pivotal for the exchange-traded fund space. Load Error Over $200 billion flowed into ETFs in the first half of 2020 despite stocks' plunge into a bear market and the frequent volatility spikes, according to CFRA Research. That's enough to put the industry on track for a banner year, Todd Rosenbluth, senior director of ETF and mutual fund research at CFRA, told CNBC's "ETF Edge" on Monday. "If people...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Andy Masur, who has filled in on White Sox radio broadcasts for two years, will be the team’s new play-by-play announcer on WGN Radio, following the death of longtime broadcaster Ed Farmer in April. Masur, a Glenview native, will join analyst Darrin Jackson in the radio booth for the upcoming 60-game season, which will begin on July 23 or 24. He has filled in for both Farmer and Jackson over the past two seasons. “I am truly honored and humbled to join my friend Darrin Jackson in the White Sox radio booth this season,” Masur said in a statement. “Many people before me have said legends cannot be replaced, and the great Ed Farmer is truly irreplaceable....
    During a segment in MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” regular contributor John Heilemann said recent comments by Vice President Mike Pence make it appear that he is putting distance between himself and Donald Trump and may be a sign of the parting of the ways as the president’s fortunes plunge. Speaking with host Joe Scarborough, Heilemann explained that Pence is not the only one who seems to be moving away from the president. “We’re not at the point yet, I want to be not hyperbolic about it, but we’re getting to a point where we’re going to get the answer to a question you’ve been asking me three and a half years, which is when are Republicans going to abandon Donald Trump...
    During an appearance on Morning Joe on Tuesday, network analyst John Heilemann claimed that Vice President Mike Pence is distancing himself from President Donald Trump as Republicans prepare to “abandon” the president. Although Heilemann contended that Republicans are not yet at this point, he claimed that “the day will come” when they will leave Trump due to the political cost of staying by his side. As reported by Raw Story, Heilemann pointed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to wear a mask, as well as Republican Sen. John Thune’s call to the Trump White House to “change its message.” The American journalist then turned his attention to Pence. “Mike Pence is now effectively repudiating the president, he’s on the...
    In a 5-4 ruling announced on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in a win for reproductive rights. And surprisingly, Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the liberal justices to preserve the court’s precedents and protect abortion access. Social conservatives are furious with Roberts. But legal writer Mark Joseph Stern argues in Slate that Roberts’ reasoning in the case, June Medical Services v. Russo, isn’t quite as favorable to abortion rights as it may initially appear. “The outcome is, indisputably, a triumph for Louisiana’s three remaining clinics, which can now remain open thanks to the Supreme Court,” Stern explains. “But Roberts’ opinion itself is...
    Getty Lamar Jackson looks on after a playoff loss in 2020. The Baltimore Ravens have what many consider to be the best teams in the NFL, but what if they didn’t even have the best team in their own conference? Many might not agree with that sentiment or thought, but it’s one that has been presented by ESPN analyst Mina Kimes. Recently, on an episode of Get Up, Kimes was asked to name the top teams in the AFC. Instead of placing the Ravens at the top of the list, Kimes went with the Kansas City Chiefs over the team from Baltimore. 1. Chiefs2. Ravens3. Colts4. Patriots@minakimes ranks the teams in AFC as it stands today. pic.twitter.com/yL3b4V3s0U —...
    Getty Lamar Jackson looks on after a playoff loss in 2020. The Baltimore Ravens have what many consider to be the best roster in the NFL, but what if they didn’t even have the best roster in their own conference? Many might not agree with that sentiment or thought, but it’s one that has been presented by ESPN analyst Mina Kimes. Recently, on an episode of Get Up, Kimes was asked to name the top rosters in the AFC. Instead of placing the Ravens at the top of the list, Kimes went with the Kansas City Chiefs over the team from Baltimore. 1. Chiefs2. Ravens3. Colts4. Patriots@minakimes ranks the teams in AFC as it stands today. pic.twitter.com/yL3b4V3s0U —...
    Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) What if Colin Kaepernick backed up Ryan Tannehill on the Tennessee Titans? Colin Kaepernick to the Tennessee Titans would certainly make some noise in the Music City. It has been three years since the former starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers have played in the NFL. His kneeling during the playing of the national anthem got in the way of his message when he was last with the 49ers in 2016. But with the political climate changing in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, could we see Kaepernick back in the NFL in 2020? It’s not going to be anywhere near as taboo as it would have been even a...
    The Dallas Cowboys aren’t going to be willing to pay as much for Jamal Adams as the New York Jets are going to want in return for the star defender. That’s according to former NFL player turned analyst Darren Woodson. The former defensive back appeared on the Pat McAfee Show this weekend and he appeared to throw some “cold water” on the Adams to Cowboys rumors, according to Braulio Perez of Fansided. Woodson’s comments come after what Perez said feels like years of Cowboys fans waiting for some good news on the Adams front. The team reportedly tried to trade for him at the deadline in 2019 but a near deal fell through. Since then the team had apparently moved...
    Mastercard credit cardsRoberto Machado Noa/ LightRocket via Getty Images How to find compelling stocks primed to outperform during a volatile second half of the year? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street analysts are betting on right now. As fears of a resurgence in the coronavirus sweep the globe, it could make sense to follow the stock picks of analysts with a proven track record of success. Here we used TipRanks analyst forecasting service to pinpoint Wall Street's best-performing analysts. These are the analysts with the highest success rate and average return measured on a one-year basis- and factoring in the number of ratings made by each analyst. With that in mind, here are the best-performing analysts' five favorite stocks:GWPHMedical...
    Joe Biden’s commanding lead in the polls is “safe” and will not prove to be a red herring that ends in defeat, like Hillary Clinton’s in 2016, Slate writer William Saletan predicted. Back in 2016, the former First Lady and Secretary of State had a small lead — 3 percentage points — going into Election Day, and various models forecast that she would win, as Time reported at the time. Further, at various points leading up to the election, Clinton had even bigger leads in the polls. History, however, proved those polls wrong, and Clinton, though winning the popular vote, lost the election to Donald Trump. It’s a fact that’s been pointed out repeatedly during this election cycle, by both...
    The San Francisco 49ers headed into the final quarter of Super Bowl LIV with a 10 point lead. However, they fell victim to a stupendous comeback orchestrated by Patrick Mahomes, who powered the Kansas City Chiefs to glory. The AFC side scored 3 touchdowns in the final 6 minutes. Whilst Mahomes had made clutch performances a habit in the playoffs, there is no doubt that Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers were hit the hardest. It is something that the team is fixated on and is their sole motivator. But as per an analyst, the head coach is sending the wrong message.  San Francisco 49ers coach is sending his team the worst message As per ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio, Kyle Shanahan seems to be...
    Despite losing two key players, Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, last summer, the Boston Celtics still managed to establish an impressive performance and exceed the expectations from them in the 2019-20 NBA season. Before the NBA went on a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Celtics were sitting in the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference with a 43-21 record. The Celtics may not be currently viewed on the same level as NBA powerhouse teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Clippers, but there are still some people who believe that they have what it takes to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy this year, including former NBA player and basketball analyst Jay...