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Inflation isn’t everywhere

Inflation has hit the highest level since 2008, when gas prices exceeded $4 per gallon. Overall prices are up 4.9% during the last 12 months, with the biggest jumps in pandemic-affected parts of the economy. A shortage of semiconductors needed for new cars has pushed used-car prices up 30%. Transportation costs, driven by rising airfares, are up 20%, with volatile gas prices up 56%. Surging demand for real estate has pushed home prices up 13%, with many buyers shut out completely. Consumers… Source link

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A fourth stimulus check? The White House isn’t ruling that out

A fourth stimulus check? The White House isn’t ruling that out The pandemic’s fourth stimulus check has so far been nothing more than talk, but it may move closer to becoming a real thing this week as Congress returns to work after its Memorial Day recess. Scores of lawmakers have been arguing for another relief payment, and they’re likely to push harder by capitalizing on some fresh developments. Those include new evidence that stimulus checks are making a difference in Americans’ lives, and… Source link

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Why Bed Bath & Beyond CEO isn’t getting sucked into meme stock mania (unlike AMC CEO)

This journalist remembers chatting on a number of occasions with Mark Tritton when he was the whiz kid behind Target’s merchandising revival from 2016 to 2019.  Tritton — serving as Target’s chief merchandising officer — was level-headed, decisive, creatively-focused and believed he could bring the cheap chic cool factor back to the discount retailer. He achieved his mission (Tritton remains a big reason why it’s fun to shop at Target), and Target’s bottom line continues to benefit from… Source link

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AMC stock price will fall hard because the company isn’t changing the world like Tesla: strategist

TipRanks 2 Big Dividend Stocks Yielding 7%; Analysts Say ‘Buy’ Let’s talk about defending your portfolio. It’s a common impulse for most investors, when the economy starts to turn sour. We’re in a growth phase now, with economic activity rebounding strongly from the corona-crisis shutdowns, and with reopening getting into full stride, economists are predicting up to 8% GDP expansion this year. But there are clouds on the horizon. Inflation is rising, and the April jobs report was,… Source link

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Bitcoin price crash isn’t over: J.P. Morgan

TipRanks 3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks with 100% Upside Potential Every stock investor wants a strong return; that’s axiomatic, it’s why people get into the stock market to begin with. But the markets are inherently risky, and finding the sweet spot – the right combination of risk and reward – seems as much an art as a science. You can use science, however, to minimize the risk. We’re talking about statistical science, the study of numbers, their patterns, and the relationships between… Source link

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This isn’t the Bucks team of last season

The Milwaukee Bucks didn’t have a warm-up act, no time to build confidence against a lower-seeded piñata, walking right into the fire against the team that exposed them last summer. And instead of cowering or falling to old habits, the Bucks made the Miami Heat go “poof” in quick fashion, perhaps the first step in changing the narrative — or at the very least, returning the favor in exposing Miami’s roster flaws, creating questions for the future. The first team to sweep its… Source link

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Google isn’t ready to turn search into a conversation

The future of search is a conversation — at least, according to Google. It’s a pitch the company has been making for years, and it was the centerpiece of last week’s I/O developer conference. There, the company demoed two “groundbreaking” AI systems — LaMDA and MUM — that it hopes, one day, to integrate into all its products. To show off its potential, Google had LaMDA speak as the dwarf planet Pluto, answering questions about the celestial body’s environment and its… Source link

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Tom Brady isn’t a fan of the new number rule

Tom Brady says one NFL rule change is going to “make for a lot of bad football.”  Brady took the new number rule to task on Instagram on Thursday, saying the regulation would cause problems for offensive linemen. Brady’s specific gripe is that players won’t know who to block now that linebackers can wear any number between 1 and 59 and defensive backs can wear any number between 1 and 49. Tom Brady isn’t a fan of the NFL’s new number rule. (Screenshot from @tombrady on Instagram) The rule also… Source link

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Google Chrome’s Incognito Mode Isn’t What You Think

Over the weekend, Bloomberg reported that a District Court Judge in San Jose, California, ordered that a lawsuit against Google could continue. The lawsuit alleges that Google continues to track users in Chrome, even when they use incognito mode, and asks for as much as $2 billion damages. At this point, the Judge has only said that the lawsuit could move forward and that Google’s motion to dismiss it was premature. Whether anyone will ever see any kind of payment is still a long way off, but… Source link

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