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    SALEM, N.H. (CBS) – As the holiday season slowly returns to normal, one tradition looking to make a return is Black Friday shopping. Many malls and big-name retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target kept their doors closed on Thanksgiving, but that didn’t keep shoppers away from stores that remained open such as Game Stop in Salem, New Hampshire. Many shoppers waited in line to snag a PS5. READ MORE: Secrets To Saving When Shopping From Boston's 'Coupon Queen'“I’ve been trying to get one of these for a while now. I’ve been here since 2 o’clock, so I finally got it,” Eric Mendoza said. “I’m trying to surprise my dad with one for Christmas, but unfortunately I was a little late this time,” Julian Mancini said. According to the National Retail Federation, 64% of Americans are likely to shop in stores on Black Friday, up from 51% last year. READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues Causing Kitchen And Laundry Appliance ShortagesMany stores are preparing for long lines Black Friday morning, but some people say despite in-person shopping being available once...
    In this article RIVN AFRM RBLX A Rivian R1T electric pickup truck during the company's IPO outside the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.Bing Guan | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesSome of the year's hottest tech IPOs including Rivian, Affirm and Roblox plummeted in the market on Monday, as the tech-heavy Nasdaq sank into the negative. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average stayed positive, an indication that investors are rotating out of the tech industry. While there's no clear-cut reason for the sell-off, stocks that had some of the biggest rallies this year are feeling the pinch. Affirm, which has seen rapid stock growth amid its new partnership with Amazon dropped 7% in afternoon trading. Roblox, which benefitted from rising interest in the metaverse was down about 9%. The sell-off in electric vehicle-maker Rivian, which was valued ahead of Ford and General Motors after its market debut and is slated to rival Tesla, continued on Monday. Its stock dropped more than 12% as investors continue taking profits. Fear of higher interest rates, which...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Expectations of a huge increase in Thanksgiving travel this year — leaves some fear there will be chaos at airports. Air travel is expected to be up 80 percent from last year.  This comes as the airline industry has been dealing with widespread staff shortages.  and all federal employees must be fully vaccinated by next Monday.  As of last month, 40 percent of TSA employees were still not vaccinated — or had not submitted their vaccination status. READ MORE: Up To 10 Municipal Employees Under Scrutiny In Markham After Receiving Paycheck Protection Program Loans Without Any Prior Record Of Their BusinessesIn an interview on CBS this morning… the TSA administrator who oversees security at nearly 440 airports says he is confident all will go smoothly, and mandates will be taken seriously. READ MORE: After Hundreds Of Years, The Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse Happens Thursday“We will go through a progressive discipline policy with our unvaccinated employees, religious exemptions, process of looking through each of the cases and make a determination in the next several weeks. There is a...
    New York (CNN Business)The stock market is booming. Unicorn startups are going public at a record clip. And many big companies are feeling the urge to merge. So it should come as no surprise that Wall Street bankers are expected to get big increases in their bonus checks this year. Compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates is predicting a surge in bonuses for financial service professionals from a year ago, a period where many on Wall Street took home less cash due to the impact the pandemic had on the global economy and dealmaking."Virtually all financial services industry segments, including investment banking, asset management and alternative investments are performing at record levels," Alan Johnson, managing director of Johnson Associates, said in the report. "This, in turn, will translate into incentive award increases we haven't seen in the industry since before the Great Recession," he added.The biggest bonus jumps are expected to occur for traders, investment banking advisors and underwriters for new stocks. Johnson Associates also cited the "scorching IPO market" and "robust M&A activity" in its report.Read MoreInvestment banking advisers and...
    Pedestrians carry Macy's shopping bags in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Economists predict a boom in October's retail sales, aided by rising gasoline prices and early holiday shopping. Retail sales are expected to rise 1.5%, up from September's 0.7% gain, according to economists polled by Dow Jones. Excluding autos, sales are forecasted to rise 1%, compared to the 0.8% increase a month earlier, Dow Jones found. The Census Bureau will release the retail sales report on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m. ET. "There is an expectation of a strong number," said Gargi Chaudhuri, head of iShares investment strategy Americas at BlackRock. "That's the narrative of the last two weeks, that this is going to be a stronger-than-expected retail sales." Economists have been ratcheting up their forecasts, and the consensus number for the October report has been rising. Barclays chief U.S. economist Michael Gapen said a strong number will be an important signal that the economy is back on track. Gapen expects a 1.2% gain.Potential insight into economic growthThe...
    Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson is holding a prayer vigil Monday morning at the Georgia courthouse where the seventh day of Ahmaud Arbery's (pictured) killing trial is underway Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson is holding a prayer vigil Monday morning at the Georgia courthouse where the seventh day of Ahmaud Arbery's killing trial is underway. The defense began their cross-examination of Georgia Bureau of Investigation Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jason Seacrist, who interviewed accused William 'Roddie' Bryan Jr. on at least two occasions, late Friday before court adjourned for the weekend. He is expected to take the stand in Brunswick Superior Court again Monday. On Friday, Seacrist testified that Bryan, who videotaped the Arbery pursuit from his pickup truck, had an 'instinct' that Arbery had committed a crime.   'Because I figured he had done something wrong. I didn't know for sure,' Bryan said in a May interview with Seacrist, according to a transcript read aloud in court late Friday. 'It was just instinct man, I don't know. I figured he stole something.'     Meanwhile, Rev. Jackson, 80, who has been...
    Wendy Williams shared an update amid her ongoing health battle, which have left her unable to fulfill her daytime hosting duties for months. The 57-year-old has suffered medical complications a thyroid condition and contracting a breakthrough case of COVID-19 in September.  'HOW YOU DOIN’? I MISS YOU ALL! As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected,' she in a statement on Instagram.   Making progress: Wendy Williams shared an update amid her ongoing health battle, which caused months of delays for the season 13 premiere of her talk show; seen in 2019 The 57-year-old broadcaster continued: 'I’m a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready. I want to thank all of my staff and our guest hosts for stepping up and stepping in while I can’t be there.'  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The Wendy Williams Show...
    In this article AMCThe AMC Burbank 16 and the Batman bronze statue in Downtown Burbank.AaronP/Bauer-Griffin | GC Images | Getty ImagesShares of AMC Entertainment whipsawed in extended trading Monday after the company posted a smaller-than-expected loss for the third quarter. Here's what the company reported compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv: Loss per share: 44 cents vs. 53 cents expected Revenue: $763.2 million vs. $708.3 million expected AMC posted a net loss narrowed to $224.2 million, or 44 cents per share, for the third quarter. That loss is way down from the $905.8 million, or $8.41 per share, they lost in the year-earlier period. Analysts had expected the company to lose 53 cents per share, according to data from Refinitiv. The movie theater chain reported revenue of $763.2 million, topping the $708.3 million analysts had expected. The company's stock initially popped after the results were released. As of 4:35 p.m. ET, however, shares were down 1.2%. AMC shares have been at the center of this year's meme stock...
    When Dr Sandra Lee started an Instagram account in 2014 to showcase her work as a dermatologist, people were only mildly interested in how she administered Botox and tackled skin cancer. But after she posted a clip of a blackhead being squeezed, something almost all of us have done in the privacy of our own homes, people got very, very excited. As Dr Lee began posting other grotesque but strangely satisfying videos of extractions of squishy blackheads, removing whiteheads as hard as pebbles and excising inflamed cysts the size of small volcanoes, her career as a social media star, well, erupted. Seven years on, using the catchy nickname of Dr Pimple Popper, the 50-year-old has rock star status in the world of dermatology, with fans including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian — both self-confessed ‘popaholics’. Dr Sandra Lee (pictured), who boasts over 7.3 million YouTube subscribers and 4.4 million followers on Instagram, reflected on her career as a social media star  Dr Lee’s videos on her YouTube channel have been viewed an astonishing 1.8 billion times in total — she...
    Schools take lead role in promoting vaccines for youngsters Travis Scott posts online video speaking about Astroworld Festival tragedy © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Cowboys are set to have quarterback Dak Prescott back in the lineup on Sunday and it looks like he’ll have plenty of receiving options to work with against the Broncos. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb were both listed as questionable on Friday, but Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that both players are expected to be in the lineup on Sunday afternoon. Cooper has been dealing with a hamstring injury while an ankle issue slowed Lamb down this week. Lamb leads the Cowboys with 39 catches and 609 receiving yards while Cooper has a team-high five receiving touchdowns. With the duo in the lineup, the Cowboys will only be missing Michael Gallup. He’s been designated for return from injured reserve, but he was not activated for this game. Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb are expected to play originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
    Tokyo and Canberra have decided to relax restrictions, especially for foreign students. Long-awaited announcements that will delight universities and local people. Japan should remove travel restrictions for students and foreign workers as soon as possible (but not tourists), Report Nikki Asia. In January 2021, Japan actually tightened its entry rules to protect itself from delta variation. Only natives and some foreigners can travel to Japan under very special circumstances (for example, those who are married to Japanese). “The government should announce these measures this week and is expected to take effect in November,” he said. Tokyo Magazine adds. The decline in the number of cases since last summer and the pressure from universities and the employers’ association Keidanren of companies in Japan largely explain this growth. The length of compulsory isolation for business travelers will be reduced from ten to three days and it is the responsibility of the hosts to locate them. Nikki Asia Explain that, As of October 1, about 370,000 foreigners could not come to Japan due to very strict restrictions, 70% of whom were coaches and...
    Blake Bortles might be on the verge of getting back in the NFL. According to Adam Schefter, Bortles is expected to sign with the Packers after quarterback Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Veteran QB Blake Bortles is flying to Green Bay with the expectation he will sign to the Packers’ practice squad and be eligible for the 53-man roster Sunday, per source. Bortles was on the Packers’ roster this summer until Aaron Rodgers reported. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2021 With Rodgers not able to play Sunday against the Chiefs, the Packers are trying to beef up their QB room. Bortles spent some time with the Packers before being cut loose before the season started. Veteran QB Blake Bortles is in Green Bay to sign with the #Packers, per source. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 12, 2021 Will Bortles do much to tip the scales? Almost certainly not. With Rodgers out because of COVID-19, it’s the Jordan Love show in Green Bay until the NFL star...
    Morsa Images | DigitalVision | Getty Images Job listings are requiring applicants get vaccinated in increasing numbers, and the trend appears poised to continue. The number of job postings mandating candidates have a Covid-19 vaccine doubled since the end of September, according to an analysis published Tuesday by Ladders, a career site for higher earners. "To see something doubling month-over-month indicates real change in the economy and companies' behavior," said Marc Cenedella, founder and CEO of Ladders. Job-listing trends typically take years or even decades to evolve, he said. More from Personal Finance:Democrats may not touch these taxes on wealthy, but they're going up anywayRemarrying? These should be your key financial considerations1 in 4 Americans have little saved to cover medical costs The share of listings requiring a vaccine remains low relative to the overall number, however. About 10,000 job posts — 5% of the total — required a Covid-19 vaccine as of Oct. 31, according to the analysis. But the rapid acceleration is remarkable and suggests the trend will continue for the foreseeable future, Cenedella said. (The analysis, which...
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), October 12, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters   U.S. stock futures were little changed Tuesday night as investors awaited a decision from the Federal Reserve on its tapering schedule. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 18 points, or 0.05%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.05% and 0.06%, respectively. Lyft jumped 10.3% in after hours trading on better-than-expected third-quarter results. Zillow fell 8% after announcing it will close its home buying and flipping business. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond rose on a partnership announcement with Kroger but the 80% surge that followed was likely fueled by a short squeeze. In regular trading, the Dow rose 138.79 points to 36,052.63. The S&P 500 added 0.3% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.3%. All three major averages closed at records for the third session in a row. The small cap Russell 2000 rose slightly and closed at an all-time high. Investors are focused on the Federal Reserve, which is expected to announce an end to its bond-buying program on Wednesday...
    Lyft President John Zimmer (R) and CEO Logan Green speak as Lyft lists on the Nasdaq at an IPO event in Los Angeles March 29, 2019.Mike Blake | Reuters Lyft reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday after the bell. Shares rose about 4% after it beat on revenue and said drivers are coming back, though it missed active riders estimates. Here are the key numbers: Earnings per share: 5 cents adjusted vs loss of 3 cents per share expected in a Refinitiv survey of analysts Revenue: $864.4 million vs $862.7 million expected by Refinitiv Active riders: 18.9 million vs 19.7 million expected, per StreetAccount Revenue per active rider: $45.63 vs $43.89 expected, according to StreetAccount Lyft reported a net loss for the quarter of $71.5 million versus a net loss of $459.5 million in the same period of 2020. The company said its net loss includes $203.3 million of stock-based compensation and related payroll tax expenses. Lyft again posted an adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) profit of $67.3 million. It's a large jump...
    The 25 most devastating endings in film history 15 States That Produce the Most Renewable Energy © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Giants were shorthanded in their 25-3 victory over the Panthers last week. But they should have a couple of key players back for Monday’s matchup against the Chiefs. Per multiple reports, receivers Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney are expected to play against the chiefs. New York listed Shepard as questionable with a hamstring injury and Toney as questionable with an ankle injury. Shepard was a limited participant in all three of the week’s practices. Toney didn’t practice on Thursday, but was limited on Friday and Saturday. Both players missed the Week Seven victory. But Shepard also missed two games earlier in the season with a hamstring issue. In his first season, Toney has 23 catches for 317 yards. He’s still looking for his first touchdown, but did have a 10-catch, 189-yard performance against Dallas in Week Five. Shepard has 28 receptions for 299 yards with a touchdown....
    In this article GM F The General Motors world headquarters office is seen at Detroit's Renaissance Center.Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty ImagesDETROIT – Both Ford Motor and General Motors beat Wall Street's expectations for the third quarter but shares of GM are flat as Ford's stock surged to a new 52-week high during trading Thursday morning. On the surface, results for both automakers were similar. They easily beat the earnings consensus from analysts and slightly topped revenue expectations. They also both partially raised 2021 guidance. But looking deeper into the results and comments from executives, Ford made better progress and painted a more optimistic outlook than GM, according to analysts. The results pushed Ford's shares up by as much as 13% to $17.58 a share during trading Thursday. That compares with GM's stock up by as much as 2.4% to $55.58 a share. GM's market cap is about $80 billion compared with Ford's at $66 billion.VIDEO9:0209:02Shares of Ford jump after reporting a big beat on top and bottom linesFast MoneyThe differences between the third-quarter earnings reports ranged from...
    (CNN)The nation's top infectious disease expert says some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 in the United States may be able to receive their Covid-19 vaccine in the first two weeks of November.With the US Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory group set to discuss a vaccine for children this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser, said on ABC's "This Week Sunday" he is optimistic children can get shots in the first two weeks of November."You never want to get ahead of the FDA in their regulatory decisions, nor do you want to get ahead of the CDC and their advisers on what the recommended would be," Fauci told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "But if you look at the data that's been made public and announced by the company, the data looked good as to the efficacy and the safety." Not getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is like driving while intoxicated, health expert saysOn Friday, both Pfizer and the FDA publicly released documents on the efficacy of a children's dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine. Company data found...
    CARVER CO., Minn. (WCCO) — The rain Wednesday will keep farmers out of their fields, at least for a little while. But, overall, corn and soybean harvests have gone pretty smoothly across the state. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said more than 90% of soybeans and about 65% of corn has been harvested. An October rain gives Bill Lueth a quick break from his fall harvest. He grows corn and soybeans an hour west of Minneapolis in Carver County. “This is a risky business and we rely on the weather all the time, and you’re always concerned,” Lueth said. Much of the growing season was so dry it was being compared to the drought of 1988, a bad year for farmers in the Midwest. But as August turned into September, things took a turn for the better. “I would say we are pleasantly surprised. Very fortunate with the way yields turned out, considering how it started and how we felt it might end up. It’s been much better than we thought,” Lueth said. There were a number of...
    The first of three wet-weather systems expected to roll through the Bay Area left its mark Tuesday, and it was must less notable than National Weather Service forecasters expected it to be. They anticipate the next two will be much more significant. “That was a bit of a letdown,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Lorber said of a storm that soaked Sonoma County but left the the rest of the Bay Area with little rain. Areas of Marin County measured four-hundredths of an inch, while downtown San Francisco had .03 inches — the most rain measured outside of Sonoma County. Santa Rosa had one of the highest rain measurements, with three-quarters of an inch measured there. A weak frontal boundary continues to move slowly southward & inland across the Bay Area early this morning. 12-hour rainfall totals range from 0.50"-1.00" in the Sonoma Coastal Range, 0.25"-0.50" in the Sonoma Valleys & 0.01"-0.10" southward into the Bay Area. #CAwx #BayAreaWX pic.twitter.com/LZvG245XDp — NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) October 20, 2021 “We were expecting more like a quarter- to a half-inch” in...
    Justin Sullivan | Getty Images You may want to get used to higher prices at the pump, at least for now. As of Monday, the average cost of a gallon of gas was $3.30, up 7.5 cents from a month ago and $1.08 higher than a year ago, according to fuel savings app GasBuddy. By Tuesday, the average had crept up to $3.32 — a price not seen since 2014. "It just continues to go up," said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. "I think it's just a matter of time until we get to $3.35 and maybe $3.40 until things get caught up."VIDEO4:2604:26Again Capital’s Kilduff: Oil prices definitely going higher near termSquawk BoxGlobal demand for oil remains high, yet supply remains tight. The cost of crude is above $80 a barrel, according to AAA. In August, the price per barrel was in the low $60s. Crude accounts for roughly half the price of gas. The states with the highest average per-gallon prices are California ($4.45), Hawaii ($4.13) and Nevada ($3.90). The lowest average prices are in...
    Los Angeles County wants Vanessa Bryant and others to take a psychiatric exam ahead of trial Chinas new hypersonic missile demonstrated an advanced space capability that caught US intelligence by surprise, report says © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo defended safety Daniel Sorensen against critics this week, but it seems neither he nor the rest of the team’s decision makers disagreed with those who think Juan Thornhill should be getting more playing time in the secondary. Spagnuolo said this week that the team’s defensive struggles are “not about one guy” and that he things Sorensen has had “a lot of good snaps” in response to questions about Sorensen’s miscues in the first five weeks of the season. Those comments did not suggest a change in roles was imminent, but a report on Sunday morning sends a different message. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Thornhill is expected to start over Sorensen against Washington this week and in the games to come. Thornhill has played...
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), September 21, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stocks appear to have shaken off the often spooky trading pattern of October for now, and whether that continues could depend on earnings in the week ahead. Dozens of companies are reporting, from Netflix and Tesla to Intel, Procter & Gamble and American Express. Railroads, airlines, health care, tech, financial firms, energy and consumer products companies are all reporting in the first big wave of reports. Stocks were higher in the past week, with the small-cap Russell 2000 leading the charge with a more than 2.1% gain by Friday afternoon. Cyclical sectors, like materials, industrials and consumer discretionary were all outperformers, and tech held its own with a 2.3% gain. The best sector was real estate investment trusts, jumping more than 3.7%. "Unlike prior earnings seasons that we've seen recently, the expectations are a bit more muted heading into this earnings season, as far as analysts' revisions are concerned," said Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke. "That tends to lower the bar, which...
    50 fascinating facts about the TV industry Today’s mortgage & refinance rates, October 14th, 2021: Rates rise © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Buccaneers ruled three starters out of Thursday night’s game because of injuries, but they’re set to have a couple of others they listed as questionable in the lineup against the Eagles. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul and center Ryan Jensen are both expected to play. Pierre-Paul missed two games with shoulder and hand injuries before returning for last Sunday’s win over the Dolphins. The short week was a cause for some concern about his ability to play again this week, but it appears it’s all systems go for Thursday night. Jensen is dealing with a hip injury that led to him being listed as a non-participant in practice on Monday. His listing went to limited on Tuesday and full on Wednesday, which points to him snapping the ball to Tom Brady in Philly. Jason Pierre-Paul, Ryan Jensen are expected to...
    Tim Cook opens the Apple Event on Sept. 14th, 2021.Source: Apple Inc. Apple announced on Tuesday that it plans to hold a launch event on Oct. 18, where the company could announce new MacBook laptops and AirPods headphones. The event was announced in invites to media and a tweet from Apple marketing senior vice president Greg Joswiak with the slogan "unleashed." AirPods and Apple's most expensive and largest MacBooks are due for a revision, as the most recent models for both products were released in 2019. The launch will be streamed on Apple's website, as the company has held virtual launch events since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Apple typically launches new products ahead of the holiday shopping season, Apple's busiest time of the year for sales.Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsApple has been updating its line of laptops and desktops running the MacOS operating system to run on chips it designs, instead of using processors made by Intel. So far, Apple has released MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac computers using its chips. But Apple has...
    Tim Cook opens the Apple Event on Sept. 14th, 2021.Source: Apple Inc. Apple announced on Tuesday that it plans a launch event on Oct. 18, where the company could announce new MacBook laptops and AirPods headphones. The event was announced in invites to media and a tweet from Apple marketing senior vice president Greg Joswiak with the slogan "unleashed." AirPods and Apple's most expensive MacBooks are due for a revision as the most recent models for both products were released in 2019. The launch will be streamed on Apple's website, as the company has held virtual launch events since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Apple typically launches new products ahead of the holiday shopping season, Apple's most busy time of the year in terms of sales.Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsApple has been updating its line of laptops and desktops running the MacOS operating system to run on chips it designs, instead of using processors made by Intel. So far, Apple has released MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac computers using its chips. But Apple has not...
    The House passed a bill Wednesday night that would suspend the debt limit until after next year's midterms.    The vote was 219-212, mainly along party lines - however one Republican voted in favor of bumping up the limit - Rep. Adam Kinzinger - while two Democrats voted alongside their Republican colleagues.  The Democrats who voted against the stand-alone bill were Reps. Jared Golden and Kurt Schrader.  The debt ceiling would be lifted until December 2022.   The bill is now headed to the Senate where it will face almost certain death from Republicans.  Earlier Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki fussed at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Ted Cruz at the press briefing for their resistance to help Democrats raise the debt ceiling.  'We're being blocked on that effort currently by Congr... Sen. McConnell - I almost demoted him by accident - by Sen. McConnell, by Sen. Cruz and others. And what's so absurd about this is that these are individuals, especially Sen. McConnell, who have made very clear in the past about their concerns and the risks of...
    Child dies after contracting brain-eating amoeba at a Texas splash pad Senators roll out bill giving organizations 24 hours to report ransomware attack payments © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad With several injury concerns in the secondary, the 49ers are bringing in some help. According to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, San Francisco is expected to sign cornerback Buster Skrine. Known as a slot corner, Skrine spent his last two seasons playing for the Bears. He appeared in 12 games last season with three starts, recording three passes defensed and a forced fumble. A fifth-round pick in 2011, Skrine has appeared in 151 games with 92 starts for the Browns, Jets, and Bears. He has nine career interceptions and 85 career pass breakups. San Francisco cornerback K'Waun Williams is expected to miss some time with a calf strain suffered in Sunday’s loss to Green Bay. 49ers cornerbacks Jason Verrett and Davontae Harris are already on injured reserve. 49ers are expected to sign Buster Skrine originally appeared on Pro Football...
    After backlash, Illinois Catholic school reverses course, hires lesbian coach Michael Cohen says Trump is bluffing about another presidential run because he cant stomach the notion of being a two-time loser In a move that could be a harbinger of a deeper restructuring, the spiraling San Diego Padres have fired their farm director. Sam Geaney's contract was set to expire at the end of the season, and general manager A.J. Preller made the decision to part ways with him with the minor-league season drawing to a close.  © Provided by CBS Sports "Sam's done a great job here for the last seven years, assembling one of the top farm systems in the game," Preller said on Tuesday, according to Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune. "Part of his job was to develop players and in that role he developed players and coaches. We feel like we have a collection of player development staff members that are prepared to make sure this team is continuing to grow as a top-tier farm system." Geaney had served in the role since...
    The Federal Reserve is holding steady on its benchmark interest rate, again calling high inflation rates transitory. 'Inflation is elevated, largely reflecting transitory factors,' the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement on Wednesday saying that it would keep its benchmark rate near zero. The new statement signaled that the Fed may start raising its interest rate sometime next year, earlier than it envisioned three months ago and a sign that it's concerned that high inflation pressures may persist. The Fed also said it will likely begin slowing the pace of its $120 billion in monthly bond purchases later this year if the economy keeps improving.  The purchases of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities have been intended to lower longer-term loan rates to encourage borrowing and spending. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is seen in a file photo. The Federal Reserve is holding steady on its benchmark interest rate, insisting inflation is transitory Nine of 18 U.S. central bank policymakers projecting borrowing costs will need to rise in 2022, an accelerated timeline from the last policy meeting. In projections included...
    The U.S. ended its combat mission in Afghanistan in August, and the federal government is now preparing to relocate thousands of Afghan refugees in a number of swing states. President Joe Biden is planning to ask Congress for funding to bring around 95,000 people from Afghanistan to the U.S. in total, The Hill reported. A senior administration official said the funding would be used to help bring 65,000 people by the end of September, and an additional 30,000 people over the course of one year. The Department of Defense (DOD) has been preparing for up to 30,000 Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants to be housed at U.S. Army bases such as Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and Fort Bliss in Texas. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for security and health screenings in order to vet the incoming refugees. The White House informed governors and mayors Wednesday that the first group of refugees — numbered at around 37,000 — are expected to be resettled in the coming weeks. California will receive the largest number at around 5,300 refugees, and...
    A handful of states, including California and Texas, are set to receive a disproportionate number of the tens of thousands of Afghans evacuated to the U.S., while other states are expected to resettle fewer than a dozen evacuees or none at all, according to government data obtained by CBS News. The Biden administration this week notified state authorities of the number of Afghan evacuees each state could receive in the coming weeks as part of the first phase of a massive resettlement operation that is slated to place nearly 37,000 refugees from Afghanistan in U.S. communities. California is expected to receive 5,225 Afghan evacuees, the most of any state. Texas is set to receive 4,481 Afghans, followed by Oklahoma, which is expected to host 1,800 evacuees. Washington state and Arizona are each slated to receive more than 1,600 evacuees.  The other states set to receive more than 1,000 Afghan evacuees during the first resettlement phase are Maryland, Michigan, Virginia, Missouri, New York, Georgia and Florida, according to the government statistics, which were first reported by The Associated Press. Arizona,...
    A shortage of a key part caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to keep automobile prices high until as late as 2023, according to multiple reports. Experts say that computer chip shortages caused car prices to increase in the spring, and delta variant cases in countries that produce the computer chips could lead to even longer wait times before prices lower. Jeff Aiosa, the Connecticut Director of the National Automobile Dealers Association, told WTNH in New Haven that dealers across the United States usually sell more than 17 million new cars, but that number has gone down to 16 million. Aiosa predicted that shortages will continue well into 2022.
    PFIZER and AstraZeneca's Covid jabs are safe to use as booster shots, the UK's medicines watchdog has said today. It means a programme for extra vaccines could be rolled out as soon as the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) gives the go-ahead. 1Credit: Getty Images - Getty Members of the JCVI are meeting today, with a decision on who should get a third booster shot expected in the coming days. The JCVI is looking at the latest data from the Cov-Boost trial run by the University Hospital Southampton. The £19.3 million UK clinical trial is testing the Pfizer jab alongside those from AstraZeneca, Moderna, Novavax, Janssen from Johnson & Johnson, Valneva and CureVac. The study is answering key questions such as whether people who have had two doses of AstraZeneca may get more benefit if they have a third dose of Pfizer. The new MHRA guidance says Pfizer boosters can be given to anyone, regardless of which doses they had previously. However, AstraZeneca boosters will only be given to those who previously had the AstraZeneca jab. Dr June...
    Haunted Mine Drop: 6-year-old girl dies on amusement park ride in Colorado Tech company CEO steps down after comments on Texas abortion law © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Chiefs expect running backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams to play Sunday. “They practiced this past week and did a nice job with it,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday, via Matt McMullen of the team website. “I think we’ll be OK there.” Edwards-Helaire sprained his ankle in the Aug. 20 preseason game against the Cardinals, and Williams was diagnosed with a concussion in the same game. Edwards-Helaire had 217 touches for 1,100 yards and five touchdowns last season as a rookie. He is expected to take on a bigger role in the passing game this season.. Williams had 57 touches for 285 yards and a touchdown last season in 280 offensive snaps. Jerick McKinnon is the team’s third back. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams are expected to play Sunday originally appeared on Pro Football Talk
    Labor Day celebrations will be marked by sizzling temperatures throughout Southern California, and those seeking respite at the beach are being warned about dangerous rip currents. Temperatures are expected to hover in the 90s throughout most of the region, with the San Fernando Valley at about 100 degrees. Calabasas is expected to top out at 103 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service, while a high of 99 is forecast for Burbank and 97 for Sylmar. It’s just slightly cooler in the San Gabriel Valley, with a listed high of 96 degrees for Pasadena, 95 for Glendora and 91 for Whittier. Downtown Los Angeles is expected to reach 89 on Monday, while East Los Angeles has an expected high of 92; South Los Angeles, 84; and Westwood, 82. The National Weather Service also noted that Orange County’s inland area would hit highs of 85 to 95 degrees Monday. Anaheim is expected to plateau at 87, with Irvine’s high forecast at 86 and Santa Ana at 85. The National Weather Service is cautioning beachgoers about elevated surf and...
    Illinois Democrats are preparing to approve on Tuesday a new congressional map that nixes the 16th district, which Trump-critic Republican Adam Kinzinger represents. The redo comes after lawsuits claimed the redistricted maps were based on the American Community Survey, which produced population estimates, rather than the 2020 census outcome released last month. Democrats in the state, however, said this week that the redistricted map was updated to better reflect the official results from the 2020 census. Illinois State House leaders said the legislature would return to Springifled on Tuesday for another vote on the new map in an effort to ensure Democrats maintain control over the map-making process. The vote is a redo for the map already approved by Democrats in the state earlier this summer but challenged through lawsuits from Illinois Republicans and Latino civil rights group Mexican Americans Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Democrats in Illinois are looking to approve a redistricted congressional map on Tuesday based on the 2020 census results that could get rid of the current 16th district Representative Adam Kinzinger, a Republican...
    Busy Philipps Child Birdie Gets the Haircut of Their Dreams Why some lucky investors are likely to be as good as gold in September © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad It looks like the Patriots won’t be relying on a rookie at just quarterback to start the season. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, New England is expected to choose Quinn Nordin over veteran Nick Folk at kicker. Nordin struggled in the Patriots’ second preseason game, missing a 36-yard field goal wide right and a pair of extra points wide right in the matchup against Philadelphia. He also missed a 54-yard field goal wide left in the team’s preseason finale against the Giants. Overall, Nordin was 6-of-8 on his preseason field-goal attempts after going undrafted out of Michigan this year. Veteran Nick Folk attempted only one field goal and hit it during the preseason. In 16 games last year, Folk was 26-of-28 on field goals. He was also 30-or-33 on extra points. Folk has been kicking since 2007 and has a...
    A woman who has lived in the UK for 15 years has criticised British people for their attitudes to children, claiming they're 'treated as an invconvenience' by their parents and strangers alike.   The unnamed 'foreign person' shared her opinion on the British parenting forum Mumsnet, claiming people in the UK don't coo over children in public, but make no secret of their disapproval if they misbehave.   She asked if it's a hangover from the Victorian era, to expect them to always be well behaved and 'do as they're told'.  Other critcisms included low breastfeeding rates, lack of affordable childcare and fewer options such as holiday camps and clubs.   While some parents agreed, others said it was a matter of not wanting children to misbehave in public, rather than not liking them.  One foreign resident in the UK sparked a debate when they claimed on Mumsnet that the UK was not child-friendly (stock image) The parent said they felt the UK didn't let children be children and were expecting them to always do as they were told ...
    US President Joe Biden meets with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 27, 2021.Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Joe Biden said U.S. regulators are looking at administering Covid-19 booster shots five months after people finish their primary immunizations, moving up the expected timetable for a third shot by about three months. Biden, who was speaking with Naftali Bennett, Prime Minister of the State of Israel on Friday, said health officials were considering following Israel's lead on boosters. "We're considering the advice you've given that we should start earlier," Biden said, adding that officials are debating whether the timeline should be shorter. "Should it be as little as five months and that's being discussed."CNBC Health & Science Read CNBC's latest global coverage of the Covid pandemic: Judge blocks Florida governor's order banning mask mandates  CDC director says schools with large Covid outbreaks aren't following U.S. mask and vaccine guidance A race against Covid: How Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech developed vaccines in record time Covid — not vaccinations...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you are a renter living in South Florida, you don’t need to be told just how unaffordable housing has become. The fact is that rents are sky-high and experts say they are going up even higher. Affordable housing just has not kept up with luxury condos, making it very hard for some folks to be able to afford housing in the area. READ MORE: Safety Concerns Reignited In South Beachs Entertainment District After Random Shooting Of Innocent Father In fact, Miami is the most rent-burdened in the United States, with rent gobbling up 30% of a family’s income. Workers are increasingly moving out of South Florida because of high rents and it is getting to the point where employers are having difficulty finding employees. “I actually have a client that is relocating their offices from Pennsylvania to Miami to open up an office and he has over 50 employees and he has gotta find housing for them,” said Kim Rodstein of Keller Williams Realty. That type of influx teamed with foreign investors looking for...
    EXTRA unemployment benefits officially expire on Labor Day - but some workers will lose the support earlier than they may expect. This is due to administrative rules that ban states from paying partial weeks. 1Unemployed Americans in Florida protested about the lack of support in May last yearCredit: Getty It’s estimated that around 7.5million Americans will be affected when the payments - worth $300 a week - stop next month. It'll be the largest cut-off of unemployment benefits in US history, according to the The Century Foundation think tank. States currently pay the weekly benefits according to a schedule that ends on a Saturday or Sunday, which varies depending on the state. However, the American Rescue Plan offers the aid until September 6, which is a Monday. But given the rule on partial weeks, the last payable week of benefits will be the one ending September 4 or 5. In other words, if you assumed you'd be able to collect benefits the week of September 6 too, or at least for the Monday, you'll be disappointed. Most read in MoneyMORE MONEY? IRS...
    An employee brings a television to a customer's car at a Best Buy store in Orlando, Florida.Paul Hennessy | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images Best Buy said Tuesday fiscal second-quarter sales rose nearly 20% as consumers continued upgrade devices and equipment to support habits formed during the pandemic — from hybrid work to streaming TV shows. Shares were up 4% in premarket trading. Here's what the company did for its fiscal second quarter ended July 31 compared with what Wall Street was expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv: Earnings per share: $2.98 adjusted vs. $1.85 expected Revenue: $11.85 billion vs. $11.49 billion expected The consumer electronics retailer's second-quarter net income rose to $734 million, or $2.90 per share, up from $432 million, or $1.65 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, it earned $2.98 per share, higher than the $1.85 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. Net sales rose to $11.85 billion from $9.91 billion a year earlier, outpacing estimates of $11.49 billion. Shares closed Monday down 0.42% to $112.16, bringing...
    New York (CNN Business)Store closures in America are expected to drop to a five-year low in 2021-- but that's not exactly good news. The reason is that the industry, which has been hurt in recent years by a shift to online shopping, may have bottomed out last year, when closures were the highest on record. Retailers in the United States are on pace to announce around 3,700 store closures this year, the lowest annual figure since 2016, according to commercial real estate data and analytics firm CoStar Group (CSGP), which tracks retail chains' publicly announced plans. The closures are estimated to account for about 40 million square feet of space, the lowest since CoStar began tracking such data in 2008.Last year, a record 12,200 stores closed, according to CoStar, as the pandemic pushed consumers to limit their visits to stores.So now, the pace of closures, logically, is slowing. Some of that is because many large chains that were on bankruptcy watch such as Sears, Payless and Ann Taylor parent Ascena Retail have already filed over the last two years. A...
    "There's not enough authentic, strong leadership," Fridman stated. "We have somebody like Fauci, who basically nobody really trusts any more, as being the chief communicator of how we proceed forward. That's a huge problem." Rogan noted, "You don't just have the fact that the people don't trust him, but you have the mainstream media ignoring all the things he's done to lead the people not to trust him." Rogan stressed Fauci's shifting guidance on face masks, in which he initially said, "There's no reason to be walking around with a mask" in the spring of 2020. In January 2020, Fauci said, "The driver of outbreaks is always a symptomatic person." However, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in January 2021 suggests that asymptomatic infections account for more than half of all COVID-19 cases. Fauci also walked back the possibility of a lab-leak theory. Rogan and Fridman claimed that Fauci wasn't transparent about gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute, which helped intensify the lab-leak theory. Rogan highlighted that Fauci's agency provided grants for bat...
    AS it becomes unlikely that the federal government will back a fourth stimulus check as part of the economic rebound from Covid-19 - there are ways eligible American families are tapping into extra aid.  Millions of Americans are benefitting from receiving up to $300 from the Child Tax Credit (CTC), getting reimbursements from “plus-up” payments and Californians are awaiting a $600 boost next month. 1Despite the unlikelihood of a fourth stimulus passing through Congress this year, there are ways eligible American families are tapping into extra aid What’s more, teachers and school staff are expected to collect $1,000 "thank you" support and Californians are set to welcome another round of Golden State Stimulus checks ranging from $600 to $1,100 in September. The CTC features $300 of federal cash per month for every child five and under and $250 per month for every child six to 17. As far as so-called "plus-up" payments, the IRS estimated last month that 2.2 million payments worth up to $1,400 over the last six weeks as part of its third round of aid. These bonus...
    Share this: When it was time for Joey Zhang’s son to start kindergarten, there was no room for him at the Sunset Park school near their home. Now he’s headed to middle school, and the dynamic in Sunset Park has changed. Once bursting with overcrowded classrooms, parents and educators say the neighborhood is seeing a steady decline in students — just as a slew of new school seats are set to open. District 15, which covers a large swath of the neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn is expected to kick off a potentially contentious process of changing attendance zones for the area’s schools. Roughly 1,000 new school seats are expected to be added between 2022 and 2024. 
    (CNN)More than 25,000 wildland firefighters, support personnel and incident management teams are battling dozens of large fires across the US, and the potential for additional significant fires is expected to continue for another month, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) said Monday.There are currently 97 large fires burning in the US, scorching a total of 2,147,446 acres, the NIFC said.The Dixie Fire, the nation's largest active fire and the second largest in California's history, has grown to 578,897 acres and is only 31% contained, according to Cal Fire. Crews battle Western wildfires that have caused thousands of evacuationsIn Utah, crews were able to make headway against the Parleys Canyon Fire thanks to favorable weather conditions Monday, but gusty winds are expected in the area Tuesday, according to Utah fire officials. The fire is now 21% contained and burning 539 acres.So far in 2021, 40,475 large wildfires have burned more than four million acres of US land, according to an update from the NIFC.Read MoreIn an effort to prevent another fire, California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) may shut...
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) — The Caldor Fire has grown to more than 700 acres in El Dorado County as of Monday, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes near Omo Ranch and Leoni Meadows. “I spent the night in the parking lot in Placerville at Walmart in my car,” said  Will Berndt. READ MORE: 1 Person Taken Into Custody At Modesto Home Berndt is affectionately called “Will from the Hill.” He knows all that goes on in this neck of the woods. “This one may have been started by some campers, we don’t know,” he said. A former volunteer firefighter who has been living in Grizzly Flats for 45 years, Berndt says he felt frustrated as he watched the Caldor Fire double in size Sunday with no air tankers attacking it across the rough terrain – just three helicopters. “It went behind it going toward [the] Middle fork of the Cosumnes up towards Omo Ranch. We saw no fire trucks,” Berndt said. “We saw nobody in a pickup truck that had any information – so it’s like, wait a minute, why...
    There's a narrative out there that millennials and the Generation Zs behind them are lazy. Well, that is just bunk. The reason a lot of young people are not doing nearly as well as their parents at this stage is that they're paying huge amounts – much more than their parents ever paid, as a proportion of their paychecks, for education, higher education or student debt, housing for rent, health care, even transportation. All of these costs have increased faster than inflation, and at the same time, jobs are not paying that much more. One in 10 college graduates are underemployed. By underemployed, we mean they are not spending 40 hours a week doing things that are challenging and taking advantage of their education. One out of 20 is unemployed. In the post World War II era, we have never seen anything like this. We have always expected that we're going to do better. Individuals and families are going to do better. They're going to be trading upward, and their children are expected to do better than they...