Watch as Marleigh meets her little brother for the very first time. Moments like this totally melt your heart!
Watch as Marleigh meets her little brother for the very first time. Moments like this totally melt your heart!
The Colorado Rockies chose not to offer 2021 contracts Wednesday to oft-injured outfielder David Dahl, catcher Tony Wolters and right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez. The moves came a day after the Rockies agreed to one-year deals with catcher Elias Diaz and right-hander Jairo Diaz, two other players who were eligible for salary arbitration. The 26-year-old Dahl is recovering from right shoulder surgery in September, his latest setback.
China is carrying out sweeping inspections on food importers, supermarkets, e-commerce platforms and restaurants to prevent the spread of coronavirus through imported cold chain products, the country's market regulator said on Wednesday. "The current epidemic prevention and control situation is still complex and austere, and the risk of the disease entering through imported cold chain links is continuously rising as the exchange of international personnel and goods increases," State Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement on its website. While China has already stepped up testing and disinfection of imported frozen products at ports and in local markets, driving up costs and curbing demand, the latest comments from Beijing showed inspections on cold chain imports would only strengthen.
Terez & Charles recap the strange Wednesday Ravens/Steelers matchup, discuss the struggles of Carson Wentz, Matthew Stafford, Jared Goff and more.
(Bloomberg) -- Fear of owning HSBC Holdings Plc shares is turning into a fear of missing out on a major rally.Europe’s biggest lender is up 55% in Hong Kong since touching its 25-year low in September, and is the best-performing stock on the Hang Seng Index this quarter. Just two months ago, investors were fretting over how mounting regulatory and economic pressures would squeeze the firm’s key businesses in Asia.But a lot has changed since then. British regulators have signaled they would consider softening their stance on a dividend ban imposed on banks in March at the height of the pandemic. Also, HSBC recorded better-than-expected third quarter results on cost savings while investors have piled into financial stocks as part of a sector rotation.Shares of HSBC rose as much as 3.1% on Thursday in Hong Kong to hit a fresh eight-month high. They gained 3% in London on Wednesday.“HSBC’s fortunes have improved with a U.S. presidency change likely to ease trade and China-U.S. tensions, as well as increasing cost savings expectations and a likely return to dividends in 2021,” said Jonathan Tyce, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence.HSBC’s Hong Kong-listed stock has punched through several major resistance levels and is now trading above its 50-day, 100-day and 200-day moving averages. Its 14-day relative strength index is at 76, a level indicating the stock is in overbought territory.China PlansThe gains come after a testing period for the bank in its crucial China market. HSBC shares in Hong Kong plunged to their weakest since 1995 in September after it was seen as a possible candidate for China’s “unreliable entity list” that aims to punish firms, organizations or individuals that damage national security. Chinese media blasted it over its role in the U.S. investigation of Huawei Technologies Co. HSBC had also faced pressure to publicly endorse China’s new security law in Hong Kong.But there are indications that the standoff with China may be easing. Last month, the Communist Party’s Global Times newspaper highlighted on Twitter comments from HSBC Chairman Mark Tucker about the bank’s China expansion plans. China’s U.K. ambassador Liu Xiaoming quoted the tweet supporting the move.Still, most analysts have yet to soften their stance on the bank’s outlook. Just this week, Deutsche Bank AG and Credit Suisse Group AG analysts reiterated negative ratings on the firm’s shares in London, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Only six of the 31 analysts tracked by Bloomberg who follow HSBC recommend buying and 13 give it a sell.On the other hand, Citigroup Inc. raised its price target for HSBC by 24% late last month saying that it’s better positioned than other Hong Kong banks going into 2021 on stronger earnings recovery and an expected dividend restart. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recommended a buy rating.HSBC has some hurdles ahead, with the ongoing pandemic forcing the firm to step up cost-cutting plans to contain debt. The firm also mulled plans to offload its U.S. consumer franchise.Beyond the company’s strengthening outlook, the bank has also been a beneficiary of investors piling into bank stocks in a move widely attributed as sector rotation. Standard Chartered has gained about 47% so far this quarter, while Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. is up 25% in Hong Kong.(Updates with Thursday’s stock price)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The Trump administration expanded economic pressure on China's western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, banning cotton imports from a powerful Chinese quasi-military organization that it says uses the forced labor of detained Uighur Muslims. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said the "Withhold Release Order" would ban cotton and cotton products from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), one of China's largest producers. The move is among several the Trump administration has been working on in its final weeks to harden the U.S. position against China, making it more difficult for President-elect Joe Biden to ease U.S.-China tensions.
The probe, which has been led by the D.C. attorney general has been looking into the spending of the Trump inaugural committee and specific spending at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The probe has looked at whether President Donald Trump has violated the emoluments clause, which prohibits the president from profiting from foreign governments. Ivanka Trump's deposition was disclosed in a filing by the D.C. attorney general, Karl Racine, that was posted Wednesday.
Brewer Wang Fan commemorates the turbulent period of the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city Wuhan through his beer
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The ACLU said it still hasn't been able to locate the parents of at least 628 migrant children who were separated from their families in 2017 and 2018.
Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. were cut loose by the Chicago Cubs after helping the team win its first World Series title in more than a century, among 59 players who became free agents as part of the fallout from the coranavirus pandemic when their teams failed to offer them 2021 contracts by Wednesday night’s deadline. Cincinnati reliever Archie Bradley, Atlanta outfielder Adam Duvall, Colorado outfielder David Dahl and Minnesota outfielder Eddie Rosario also were let go by their clubs, who did not want to allow those players to become eligible for salary arbitration in February, which would have been their right had they been tendered contracts. Almora batted .167 in 28 games last season and earned $1,667,667 prorated from $4.5 million, down from a .236 average, 12 homers and 32 RBIs in 2019.
Ivanka Trump has been deposed by attorneys alleging that President Donald Trump's 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds, a new court filing reveals. The document, first reported by CNN Wednesday, notes that Ivanka Trump, the president's oldest daughter and a senior White House adviser, was interviewed Tuesday by attorneys from the Washington, D.C., attorney general’s office. The office has filed a lawsuit alleging waste of the nonprofit's funds, accusing the committee of making more than $1 million in improper payments to the president's Washington, D.C., hotel during the week of the inauguration in 2017.
When the coronavirus emerged in Wuhan and the Chinese city went into a strict 76-day lockdown, Wang Fan resolved to commemorate the turbulent period in the way he knew best -- through beer.
Federal Reserve officials saw "little or no growth" in four of their 12 regional districts and only modest growth in the others in recent weeks as a rapidly spreading health crisis and ongoing recession continued to devastate some U.S. businesses and families even as many others thrive. In the U.S. central bank's latest "Beige Book" compendium of anecdotes from businesses across the country, Fed officials seemed to signal that the winter slowdown they've feared would follow a new coronavirus outbreak is taking root. Earlier on Wednesday, Fed Chair Jerome Powell repeated his plea for Congress to provide more aid to "get us through the winter" and support businesses and households until a vaccine allows for a broader resumption of commerce.
Japan wants to ban sales of new petrol cars in around 15 years' time as part of efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, reports said Thursday.
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The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Wednesday the COVID-19 pandemic, still raging with unprecedented fury nationwide, will pose the country’s grimmest health crisis yet over the next few months, before vaccines become widely available. CDC Director Dr Robert Redfield urged stricter adherence to safety precautions such as wearing face coverings, social distancing and good hand hygiene to slow the spread of a highly contagious respiratory virus now claiming well over 2,000 U.S. lives a day.The sober message from one of the nation’s top health officers followed Thanksgiving holiday observances in which millions of Americans disregarded warnings to avoid travel and large gatherings even as COVID infections and hospitalizations surged largely unchecked.Besides the monumental loss of life, Redfield said, the country faces the prospect of a healthcare system strained to the point of collapse. The contagion has now reached every corner of the country – with 90% of all hospitals in areas designated as coronavirus “hot zones” – and continues to spread on a much steeper trajectory than any previous wave of the pandemic.“The reality is that December, January and February are going to be rough times,” Redfield told a livestream presentation hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”President-elect Joe Biden amplified the bleak forecast during a roundtable with workers and small business owners hard hit by the devastating economic fallout of the pandemic.“Christmas is going to be a lot harder. I don’t want to scare anybody here, but understand the facts – we’re likely to lose another 250,000 people dead between now and January. You hear me?” Biden said.More than 270,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 to date. And the University of Washington’s influential Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has projected the toll could reach nearly 450,000 by March 1 without greater attention to social distancing and mask-wearing.Vaccines on horizonThe dire warnings came as U.S. health experts on Wednesday welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, a sign that U.S. regulators may soon follow suit.As U.S. coronavirus hospitalizations jumped to their highest since the onset of the global pandemic, Britain gave emergency use approval to the vaccine developed by Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE, the first Western country to take such action.Britain said it would start inoculating high-risk people early next week, a move that could help reassure Americans about the prospect of an expected mass-vaccination program reminiscent of the anti-polio campaigns of the 1950s and 1960s.“This should be very reassuring. An independent regulatory authority in another country has found this vaccine to be safe and effective for use,” U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar told Fox Business Network on Wednesday.The British approval is also likely to “put a little pressure on” U.S. regulators to move swiftly, said Kirsten Hokeness, an immunology and virology expert at Bryant University in Rhode Island.Regulatory and social hurdlesA CDC advisory committee recommended on Tuesday that medical workers and residents of long-term care facilities should be first in line to receive initial doses of the vaccines.U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a record for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, approaching 100,000, according to a Reuters tally. At the same time, exhausted healthcare professionals are short-staffed, with many of their colleagues falling sick.A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel of outside advisers is due to meet on Dec. 10 to discuss whether to recommend emergency-use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine. Moderna’s vaccine, also found to be nearly 95% effective, is expected to be reviewed a week later.While some U.S. health officials described a rollout timeline that assumed FDA authorization would come within days of the Dec. 10 meeting, FDA officials have said it could take weeks.Pfizer, Moderna and a third producer, AstraZeneca Plc, have already started manufacturing their vaccines and say distribution could begin almost immediately after approval. AstraZeneca, however, may have to conduct an additional trial to gain U.S. approval after a dosing error led to better results in recently released data than for its planned regimen.Beyond regulatory hurdles, vaccinations face opposition from significant numbers of Americans who reject medical science and fear vaccines as harmful.Similarly, many Americans still refuse to follow basic public health guidance on wearing masks and avoiding crowds.In hopes of increasing compliance, the CDC on Wednesday added new guidelines to shorten the duration of quarantines.The health agency said seven days with a negative COVID-19 test and 10 days without a test would suffice for individuals showing no symptoms after exposure to the virus. But it still recommends a 14-day quarantine as preferable.(REUTERS)
Arsenal are reportedly looking for a creative midfielder, with RB Salzburg's Dominik Szoboszlai and Olympique Lyonnais' Houssem Aouar among the options being considered, while Arteta would also like to improve his defensive options. "We are planning, talking with (technical director) Edu and with the club about the things we can do in January," Arteta told reporters.
Tennis Australia is still awaiting confirmation from the Victorian state government on its plans for the Australian Open amid reports that the season-opening major will be delayed by three weeks and not start until Feb. 8. “There have been many reports, but we don't have final details yet signed off by the Victorian government yet," a Tennis Australia spokeswoman told the Associated Press. Melbourne's The Age newspaper and others reported a letter sent by Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley to players which made reference to a Feb. 8 start date.
(Bloomberg) -- Global stocks paused at all-time highs amid a muted start to equity trading in Asia, as investors assess renewed optimism over U.S. stimulus talks and vaccine approval. Treasury yields ticked up and the dollar remained near a more than two-year low.Chinese shares underperformed, while those in Japan climbed. European and U.S. equity futures fluctuated after the S&P 500 closed at another record. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called for immediate talks and said a bipartisan $908 billion aid proposal should be the foundation for negotiations. The U.K. approved the Covid vaccine from Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.Elsewhere, Australia’s 10-year yield briefly climbed through 1%. Oil steadied. The pound held losses seen Wednesday, when the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier reportedly told envoys the outcome of any deal is still too close to call.After vaccine breakthroughs fueled record monthly gains for global stocks, investors are turning some of their attention to bonds. One of the year’s biggest spikes in Treasury yields on Tuesday has spurred speculation about the potential impact of rising rates on stocks and corporate debt.“The market has almost immediately priced in a better-than-expected 2021, particularly in the second half and that’s what we are seeing here, and on the yield curve as well,” Alicia Levine, chief strategist at BNY Mellon Investment Management, said on Bloomberg TV. “The message here really is that better days are ahead and that dips and consolidations are eminently buyable.”Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated Wednesday that there was no rift between the central bank and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over the sunsetting of emergency lending programs. The U.S. House cleared legislation that would impose restrictions on Chinese companies listed on U.S. exchanges.These are some key events coming up:The U.S. employment report on Friday is expected to show more Americans headed back to work in November, though at a slower pace than October.German factory orders for October are due Friday.Here are some of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures were little changed as of 12:06 p.m. in Tokyo. The gauge rose 0.2% on Wednesday.Japan’s Topix index climbed 0.3%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.4%.Shanghai Composite slid 0.4%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.4%.Euro Stoxx 50 futures were flat.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1%.The yen was at 104.45 per dollar.The offshore yuan slipped 0.1% to 6.5489 per dollar.The euro bought $1.2121.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries was at 0.94%.Australia’s 10-year yield rose one basis point to 0.99%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude was flat at $45.31 a barrel.Gold dipped 0.1% to $1,830.01 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.