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Mass shooting in Austin, Texas, leaves at least 14 wounded

At least 14 people were injured early Saturday in a mass shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, according to police in the Texas city. “This is one of the most significant incidents that we’ve ever had happen in our city,” interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said during an afternoon news conference. The first call of shots fired came in around 1:24 a.m. CT, he said, adding that the street was barricaded to keep out crowds and vehicle traffic at the time of the… Source link

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Packers president Mark Murphy calls Aaron Rodgers ‘a complicated fella’

There’s still no movement on the situation between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. He didn’t report for the team’s mandatory minicamp earlier in the week, and the Packers haven’t given any clues about what they have done or plan to do to get him back on the field.  So in the absence of any new information (or any information he wanted to share), Packers president Mark Murphy broke out an old quote from the late, legendary Packers GM Ted Thompson to describe Rodgers at a Lambeau… Source link

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10 Undervalued Blue Chip Stocks Hedge Funds Are Piling Into

In this article we discuss the 10 undervalued blue chip stocks hedge funds are piling into. If you want to skip our detailed analysis of these stocks, go directly to the 5 Undervalued Blue Chip Stocks Hedge Funds Are Piling Into. The stock volatility of the past few months has illustrated that the market is now in a constant state of turmoil as technology stocks with astronomical evaluations continue to hog investor interest, offering little in terms of stability and security for the long… Source link

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Over a dozen hurt in shooting incident early Saturday

Reuters Videos Shooting in Texas capital leaves 14 wounded Fourteen people were wounded during a mass shooting in Austin, Texas early on Saturday.Police said two men opened fire at each other in the Sixth Street area, a popular nightlife destination in the state capital.One of the two suspects is still at large.Austin Police Department Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said it was an isolated incident between the two parties.”Our first 911 call was received at 1:24 a.m., and were followed by… Source link

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‘Extremely cruel move:’ Jobless workers brace for early end to unemployment benefits in 25 states

On Saturday, the $380 in weekly jobless benefits Robyn Gregorieff and her husband had depended on for basic needs is getting slashed by 79%, leaving the couple with just $80 a week to live on. She would have been entitled to the larger amount until September if her home state of Alaska didn’t cancel federal unemployment programs early due to mounting concerns over labor shortages. “It makes no sense because the federal government is paying that,” the 43-year-old Gregorieff told Yahoo… Source link

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Bitcoin’s Taproot Upgrade Gets Its 90% Mandate

Taproot, the most significant improvement to Bitcoin’s protocol in years, now has enough mining support to lock in activation. According to the parameters set forward by “Speedy Trial,” if at least 90% of the blocks mined in any of the designated 2-week difficulty periods “signal” their support for the upgrade, then the activation process can begin. To be more precise: 1,815 out of 2,016 blocks mined within a period have to include a little piece of encoded information that… Source link

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Billionaires pay no taxes while workers get no raises

The big takeaway from the past week in business news is that A) secretly released documents show that billionaires aren’t paying their fair share in taxes. (Gee, you think?) And meanwhile, B) hotels and restaurants and other businesses can’t find enough people to work as maids and dishwashers, etc. If that doesn’t get your “hmmm” juices flowing, I don’t know what will. Let me explain by first going through the A and B elements and then speak to how they’re connected.  The billionaire… Source link

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Target-date funds led to 75% decrease in ‘extreme’ equity allocations: Vanguard

The coronavirus crisis saw extreme whipsawing in the market with the fear and chaotic climate of the spring of 2020 providing a challenge to long-term investors, daring them to stay the course. But according to this year’s edition of “How America Saves,” Vanguard’s insights show that many of the new retirement saving measures helped ward off rash – and potentially expensive – decisions. Vanguard said that over the last 15 years the increased adoption of target-date funds has led to a 75%… Source link

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Jennifer Danny | Marinating in Yahoo’s Front Page

Yahoo’s front page is interesting. There is a sort of rinse, repeat and regurgitate theme to what they post about. I say post, because I cannot even bring myself to say the words “write” and “Yahoo” in the same sentence. For me it seems like an oxymoron.   They like to build up the celebrity, or reality TV celebrity…wait, is there even a difference anymore? After all we’ve democratized fame so much that a mere vote allows one to rise to star status; regardless of the… Source link

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Police arrest 1 of 2 in Austin mass shooting that wounded 14

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police have arrested one suspect and are searching for another after a mass shooting on a crowded downtown Austin street left 14 people wounded early Saturday, two of them critically. The Austin Police Department said in a news release that the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force assisted in making the arrest, but it provided no other details other than to say it is continuing to follow up on leads for the suspect still at large. Interim Police Chief Joseph… Source link

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