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Walmart drops $35 minimum for its members' online orders
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| December 2nd | 2020  3:16AM
Walmart drops $35 minimum for its members' online orders
NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers on Walmart.com who pay a $98-a-year membership fee will get free shipping on orders of any size starting Friday. Walmart announced the membership perk on Wednesday, doing away with a previous requirement that orders amount to at least $35 to qualify for free shipping. The perk comes two months after…
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Asian shares mixed on growing hopes for stimulus, vaccines
Asian shares mixed on growing hopes for stimulus, vaccines
| December 2nd | 2020  1:57AM
Asian shares mixed on growing hopes for stimulus, vaccines
Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite index both set fresh record highs. Shares fell in Hong Kong, Shanghai and India but rose in Tokyo and Seoul. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was almost unchanged at 6,590.20 after officials reported its economy expanded 3.3% in the July-September quarter as the country recovered from pandemic lockdowns.
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Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%
Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%
| December 2nd | 2020  1:42AM
Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia's economy grew by 3.3% in the third quarter, rebounding from its first recession in nearly three decades as it recovered from pandemic-related shocks, according to figures released Wednesday. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told reporters the country still has a lot of ground to make up from the coronavirus…
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7 motivational quotes from the recently deceased CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh
7 motivational quotes from the recently deceased CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh
| December 2nd | 2020  1:30AM
7 motivational quotes from the recently deceased CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh
Last weekend the world heard the tragic news that former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh died in a house fire. He was 46 years old. Hsieh helped turn the Zappos shoe empire into a billion dollar business. He had recently retired from the company after being in first place for 20 years. A Harvard University graduate, Hsieh joined the company when it was called ShoeSite.com and helped it become a shoe superpower.
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The Latest: S. Korea says stay home ahead of national exams
The Latest: S. Korea says stay home ahead of national exams
| December 2nd | 2020  1:02AM
The Latest: S. Korea says stay home ahead of national exams
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings large and small as around half a million students prepared for a crucial national college exam. Vice Education Minister Park Baeg-beom says the 490,000 applicants so far include 35 virus carriers who will take exams Thursday at hospitals or treatment shelters.
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The Latest: New cases declining in New Delhi, rest of India
The Latest: New cases declining in New Delhi, rest of India
| December 2nd | 2020  12:38AM
The Latest: New cases declining in New Delhi, rest of India
NEW DELHI — India has maintained a declining trend in coronavirus infections with 36,604 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. The cases declined by 32% in November as compared to October, according to the Health Ministry. For more than three weeks, India’s single-day cases have remained below 50,000. Health Secretary…
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The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew
The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew
| December 2nd | 2020  12:16AM
The Latest: Tucson votes in mandatory nightly curfew
TUCSON, Ariz. -- At the urging of Mayor Regina Romero, the Tucson City Council voted Tuesday night to establish a mandatory nightly curfew for three weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew will take effect Friday and run through Dec. 23. Romero says she sought the curfew “for the safety and welfare…
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The Latest: Hong Kong limits most gatherings to 2 people
The Latest: Hong Kong limits most gatherings to 2 people
| December 1st | 2020  10:56PM
The Latest: Hong Kong limits most gatherings to 2 people
HONG KONG — Hong Kong is limiting most gatherings to just two people and ordering compulsory testing of workers at retirement homes and facilities for people with disabilities, among tightening measures to contain a new wave of coronavirus cases. The semi-autonomous southern Chinese city reported 82 news cases on Wednesday, all but 10 of them listed as having been transmitted among local residets.
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Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 sets fresh record high
Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 sets fresh record high
| December 1st | 2020  10:44PM
Asian shares mixed after S&P 500 sets fresh record high
Asian shares advanced Wednesday after Wall Street kicked off December with more milestones, as a broad rally pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs. Australia reported its economy expanded 3.3% in the July-September quarter as the country recovered from pandemic lockdowns. That lifted the country out of recession, although in annual terms the economy contracted 3.8% from a year earlier.
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New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency
New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency
| December 1st | 2020  10:38PM
New Zealand symbolically declares climate emergency
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Joining more than 30 countries, New Zealand on Wednesday took the symbolic step of declaring a climate emergency. Lawmakers voted 76-43 in favor of the motion, in a split that followed party lines. The government also launched a new initiative requiring many public agencies to become carbon…
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The Latest: Maryland to boost health workers, hospital beds
The Latest: Maryland to boost health workers, hospital beds
| December 1st | 2020  8:52PM
The Latest: Maryland to boost health workers, hospital beds
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced measures on Tuesday to boost the number of available health care workers and plan for more hospital beds. In a partnership with the Maryland Hospital Association, the governor announced the launch of an initiative called MarylandMedNow to recruit people with clinical backgrounds to work at state hospitals, nursing homes, testing sites and vaccination clinics.
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UN urges countries to designate ship crews as 'key workers'
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| December 1st | 2020  8:42PM
UN urges countries to designate ship crews as 'key workers'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic stranding nearly 400,000 merchant seamen at sea, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Tuesday urging all nations to designate those working on ships as “key workers,” which would ease their travel. The resolution adopted by consensus in the 193-member world body stresses the…
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The Latest: California officials on hot seat over dinners
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| December 1st | 2020  7:54PM
The Latest: California officials on hot seat over dinners
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at a posh Napa Valley restaurant the day after California’s governor was there. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo went to his parents’ house for Thanksgiving. And a Los Angeles County supervisor dined outdoors just hours after voting to ban outdoor dining there. All three local officials…
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Salesforce buying work-chat service Slack for $27.7 billion
Salesforce buying work-chat service Slack for $27.7 billion
| December 1st | 2020  7:30PM
Salesforce buying work-chat service Slack for $27.7 billion
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Business software pioneer Salesforce.com is buying work-chatting service Slack for $27.7 billion in a deal aimed at giving the two companies a better shot at competing against longtime industry powerhouse Microsoft. The acquisition announced Tuesday is by far the largest in the 21-year history of Salesforce. The…
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The Latest: Mississippi governor broadens mask mandate
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| December 1st | 2020  7:11PM
The Latest: Mississippi governor broadens mask mandate
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI -- Gov. Tate Reeves instituted mask mandates in 13 more Mississippi counties Tuesday but chose not to implement the measure statewide, a week after several prominent health care leaders called on him to do so. During a press briefing, the Republican governor said he believes issuing mask requirements in counties…
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Hyundai affiliate plans $240M transmission plant in Georgia
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| December 1st | 2020  6:33PM
Hyundai affiliate plans $240M transmission plant in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) — A South Korean auto parts supplier will invest more than $240 million to build a transmission factory in western Georgia with plans to hire 678 workers. Hyundai Transys announced plans Tuesday for the new factory in West Point, adjoining an existing Hyundai Transys factory and a Kia Motors Corp factory. Both are parts of…
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Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 in Minnesota
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| December 1st | 2020  6:27PM
Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.6 billion project amid legal challenges from local activist and Indigenous groups. Spokeswoman Juli Kellner said Enbridge began construction in several locations around the state in the morning.
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Modine Manufacturing (NYSE: MOD) Stock is a Turnaround and Return to Normalcy Play
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| December 1st | 2020  6:20AM
Modine Manufacturing (NYSE: MOD) Stock is a Turnaround and Return to Normalcy Play
Engineered heat transfer systems maker Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD) stock has reverse a multi-year downtrend as shares try to surpass its February highs. While shares are still lagging the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) as the Company is recovering from the pandemic inflicted damage. The maker of thermal cooling products for…
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Morgan Stanley Calls Out Two Market Favorites
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| December 1st | 2020  6:00AM
Morgan Stanley Calls Out Two Market Favorites
The Analysts Are In Control Now With the 3rd quarter reporting season in the bag, there isn’t much to drive the market other than data, outlook, and the analysts. The data is positive and points to an ongoing economic rebound, that’s good, but expansion slowed over the last month along with rising COVID-19 fear, that's bad. The sentiment…
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Brokerages Anticipate Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP) to Announce $0.83 Earnings Per Share
Modine Manufacturing (NYSE:MOD) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.29 Per Share
Analysts Expect TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE:TEL) Will Announce Earnings of $1.26 Per Share
Zacks: Analysts Expect Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) Will Announce Earnings of $2.72 Per Share
$0.62 EPS Expected for Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE:WCN) This Quarter
The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.48 Per Share
Brokerages Expect AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) to Post $0.56 Earnings Per Share
Analysts Anticipate ResMed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) to Announce $1.20 EPS
Brokerages Expect AGCO Co. (NYSE:AGCO) to Post $1.07 Earnings Per Share
Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPOK) Short Interest Down 48.3% in November
Identiv (NASDAQ:INVE) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
iClick Interactive Asia Group (NASDAQ:ICLK) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research
Heska (NASDAQ:HSKA) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold
Zacks: Analysts Anticipate MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) to Announce -$0.87 Earnings Per Share
Analysts Expect SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. (NYSE:SITE) to Announce -$0.12 EPS
Analysts Anticipate ViewRay, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRAY) Will Post Earnings of -$0.17 Per Share
Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) to Announce $1.45 Earnings Per Share
K12 Inc. (NYSE:LRN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.49 Per Share

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