Goldman’s global stock chief tells us why stocks are rising despite protests raging across America, and what could trigger a correction

Goldman Sachs’ top equity strategist told Business Insider that the “size and scale” of the economic stimulus and the slowdown in Coronavirus infection rate is supporting the current market rally.  Peter Oppenheimer, chief global equity strategist, however, cautioned that big political events could trigger a market correction. “It’s also an election year in the US […]

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The ECB just announced $676 billion of new stimulus to fight the coronavirus

The European Central Bank increased its Pandemic Emergency Purchase programme by a further 600 billion euros ($676 billion) on Wednesday.  Markets were largely expecting a 500 billion euros ($563 billion) increase.  The new package takes the ECB’s total announced monetary stimulus to 1.35 trillion euros ($1.52 trillion). ECB left key interest rates unchanged.  ECB also […]

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The exec behind Microsoft’s flagship database software says it’s surpassed longtime leader Oracle thanks to a ‘laser’ focus on customers and building tools ‘you didn’t need to be a rocket scientist’ to use (MSFT)

Microsoft’s flagship database software used to be a runner-up to Oracle, but has gained favor among iT buyers in recent years. Rohan Kumar, the Microsoft executive in charge of SQL Server, said that’s because the company made changes to the software to focus on top enterprise customers and to make it easy for developers to […]

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‘I’m buying the property with 100% of other people’s money’: Here’s the creative real-estate-investing strategy Josiah Smelser used to complete almost $4 million in deals over the last 12 months

Josiah Smelser, a successful real-estate investor and host of “The Daily Real Estate Investor”, started scooping up properties shortly after quitting his traditional 9-to-5 job. To complete his deals, he utilizes a creative strategy sourced with “100% of other peoples money.” Smelser puts an emphasis on the after repair value — or “AVR” — of […]

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Farrah Abraham Turns on Protesters, Calls Police, SCREAMS at “Looters”

Earlier this week, we mentioned Farrah Abraham had a pretty smart take on the tragic murder of George Floyd and the protests that it has sparked. Farrah being Farrah, she couldn’t help but ruin it, and is now recording herself harassing alleged “looters.” Several days ago, Farrah was posting things that, for Farrah, sounded enlightened […]

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1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign that the gradual reopening of businesses has slowed the loss of jobs. The diminishing pace suggests that the job market meltdown that was triggered by the coronavirus may have bottomed out as more […]

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1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign that the gradual reopening of businesses has slowed the loss of jobs. The diminishing pace suggests that the job market meltdown that was triggered by the coronavirus may have bottomed out as more […]

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The Latest: Pakistan’s hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge

ISLAMABAD — Doctors at hospitals in Pakistan are bracing for a surge of COVID-19 patients as the country’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed the number in neighboring China. Parkistan’s confirmed cases jumped to 85,264 on Thursday after officials reported 4,688 new infections during the previous 24 hours and 82 deaths, a single-day record […]

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The Latest: Pakistan’s hospitals brace for COVID-19 surge

ISLAMABAD — Doctors at hospitals in Pakistan are bracing for a surge of COVID-19 patients as the country’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed the number in neighboring China. Parkistan’s confirmed cases jumped to 85,264 on Thursday after officials reported 4,688 new infections during the previous 24 hours and 82 deaths, a single-day record […]

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Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a “people’s vaccine” to protect everyone against the coronavirus. Their appeal came ahead of a vaccine summit in London organized by the Global Vaccine Alliance that is seeking to mobilize billions of dollars of […]

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Dear Abby: Friend insulted when told not to enter during my quarantine

‘You mean you won’t let me in the house?,’ asks the woman when the 87-year-old asks her to stay on the porch. DEAR ABBY: I am self-quarantined for a number of reasons because of the virus. I am 87 and live alone. My daughter is very concerned that I not become ill because her husband […]

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‘Becky’: Kevin James slays as a killer who tangles with the wrong teenage girl

Lulu Wilson plays the title role in “Becky,” a teen trying to take down a group of home invaders led by Dominick (Kevin James, in window). | Quiver Distribution The ‘King of Queens’ star makes a convincing monster in the gory horror thriller You’d be hard-pressed to come up with a more benign, vanilla, likable […]

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