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The Dixie Fire burning in Plumas County, California, grew to 223 square miles and was at 18 percent containment as firefighting efforts continued, footage shared on Friday, July 23, shows.New evacuations were ordered on Thursday as crews witnessed “extreme fire behavior,” according to Plumas National Forest.A new blaze dubbed the Fly Fire started in Plumas County’s Butterfly Valley on Thursday afternoon and had reached over 1,600 acres as of Friday, the national forest said.This footage shared by San Luis Obispo City Fire Department shows firefighters at work in Plumas County.“It takes an incredible amount of cooperation, teamwork and long hours to bring these large fires under control,” the department wrote in a caption. Credit: San Luis Obispo City Fire Department via Storyful
Sony TVs, Philips headphones, Shark vacs, Pioneer Woman cookware and video games galore — the sales are popping!
The Dow closed above 35000 for the first time Friday, joining the Nasdaq and S&P 500 in ending at record highs. Upbeat earnings from social media companies like Twitter and Snap had investors snapping up tech stocks. The blue-chip index gained 0.7%. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq added 1%. On the week, all three indexes made big advances. For now, Wall Street has brushed off the Delta variant scare that sank stocks on Monday. WealthWise Financial CEO Loreen Gilbert: “I think that the Delta variant, while it's troubling and we are seeing breakthrough cases of those fully vaccinated, is impacting the emerging market countries more than it's impacting the developed countries. And the U.S. has still been strong and it doesn't have as much of an impact.”Shares of Snap jumped 24%. Its quarterly revenue doubled and crushed expectations as its messaging app Snapchat boosted the ranks of its daily active users by 23%. Tech titans Facebook, Alphabet, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft rallied ahead of their earnings reports next week. But Intel bucked the tech rally, falling 5% and topping the list of S&P decliners. The chipmaker said it still faces supply constraints, and it issued a disappointing forecast. Next week, investors will be eyeing the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting for clues on when the central bank will begin tightening its accommodative policies.
Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work to remove layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high.
A Texas-based artist created a portrait of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo out of rice grains and shared her creation on TikTok.In the video, artist Alissa Teo is seen carefully assembling the rice-art mural before tossing it up in the air and watching the player come to life as the rice grains fall back onto the board.Speaking to Storyful, Teo said that she dyes all of the rice herself using vinegar and food coloring. Once the rice is dry, she sketches out the picture she plans to create and then lays the rice out strategically onto the board. Once it is completed, she records the tossup video.“To inspire, encourage, and brighten someone’s day is why I do what I do,” Teo said.While Teo said she filmed the portrait on July 3, in response to a TikTok comment from the Milwaukee Bucks, she reposted the video on July 21 after the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in the NBA playoffs the night before.Teo regularly shares her rice art to her TikTok page. Among her other works are pictures of other athletes, cartoon characters, and food. Credit: Alissa Teo via Storyful
Customers of streaming service BritBox, which specializes in British content, couldn’t keep calm and carry on after receiving an eye-watering monthly bill nearing $800. Paul Sonnenberg subscribes to BritBox for his teenage daughter, who is “really into British television.” The monthly fee for the BBC and ITV-backed streamer, which launched in the U.S. in 2017, […]
The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol will include former CIA Inspector General David Buckley in the role of staff director.
The FTC asked the judge to extend his deadline for the complaint until Aug. 19, noting that Facebook did not oppose the delay. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said the FTC's initial complaint failed to show that Facebook had monopoly power in the social networking market but said the FTC could file a new complaint by July 29. "The requested extension will provide sufficient time for plaintiff to complete internal agency processes with respect to filing an amended complaint," the FTC said in its filing.
We get high-tech earnings, IPOs, a Fed meeting, a comprehensive update on the economy - all in one week - it’s enough to make your head spin. The business world expands and collides in the Reuters Business Calendar for the week of July 26th. 1. Will the Fed act on inflation?The Federal Reserve is still the deciding factor in all that’s going on - on Wall Street and Main Street. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has pledged to keep rates low for the foreseeable future and maintain the Fed's bond-buying program. But with inflation hitting rates not seen in decades – calls are growing louder for the Fed to start removing some of the extra help it’s giving to the economy. Investors will be hanging on the Fed chief's every word, when the Fed wraps up its two-day meeting on Wednesday, and Powell heads to the podium.2. How strong is the economy?Right after that we’ll get an official read on just how strong the U.S. economic rebound is. The first look at second-quarter gross domestic product, or GDP, is released on Thursday. Economists polled by Reuters are looking for annualized economic growth of 8.2 percent. That would be the fastest growth rate in decades. Of course it’s fair to remind you that the comparisons are quite easy compared to last year when we were in the beginnings of the health crisis. 3. Something to get your FANGS intoInvestors will also get to see and hear how the economy is doing by way of corporate results. Tesla kicks things off on Monday. Microsoft reports on Tuesday; so does Apple and Alphabet, the parent of Google. On Wednesday we’ll get quarterly numbers from Facebook…followed up by Amazon on Thursday. George Ball, CEO, of Sanders Morris Harris thinks the high-flying tech names that have pushed the market higher, commonly known as the FANGS, are simply too pricey at current levels."I wouldn't be buying the FANG or the FANG-pluses because I think if the bull market is long in the tooth, those stocks are great companies, marvelous earnings, they will grow, but they're priced as if they'll grow to infinity forever. And that doesn't happen."4. Robinhood debuts on the stock marketIf all that wasn't going to be enough... It’s going to be a blockbuster week for stock market debuts. Robinhood, the controversial trading app, will have one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the year.The first trade happens on Thursday.Robinhood is aiming for a valuation of up to $35 billion in the IPO.More than 55 million shares will be up for grabs. Some of that is set aside for the small investors who use the Robinhood app.Also on the docket – foreign language app Duolingo starts trading on Wednesday.5. A double blockbuster weekendFinally, here’s something we’ve rarely seen since movie theaters reopened… a battle of the movie stars of sorts. Not one – but two Hollywood flicks will debut on Friday, July 30th. On one side, you have the return of Matt Damon in “Stillwater”, distributed by Focus Films, a unit of Universal Pictures. And on the lighter side, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt star in Walt Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” based on a theme park ride. As has been the recent standard with Disney, you can also catch "Jungle Cruise" on Disney+ for an additional fee.
World number one Novak Djokovic, who is bidding for Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games men's tennis tournament, has withdrawn from next month's ATP Toronto event.
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Toa, the baby orca who captured hearts after he was found stranded in New Zealand waters, has lost his fight for survival, conservationists confirmed Saturday.
Damon Lindelof (“The Leftovers”), Matt Reeves (“The Batman”) and Oscar Sharp — who co-created the first film with a script entirely written by AI (“Sunspring”) — are teaming up to develop a fantastical medical drama for HBO Max. The magical-realist original series, titled “The Human Conditions,” follows a young British doctor that must treat impossible […]
Kardashian, who in February filed for divorce from West, was pictured with their four young children at the packed 71,000 capacity Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta. Kardashian shared video from the live-streamed event on her Instagram stories account.
Liz Shuler, AFL CIO Secretary-Treasurer, explains the issues AFL has found with increasing CEO compensation.
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Red Bull boss Christian Horner said Friday his team has been left with a bill for a whopping £1.3million ($1.8 million) to repair the damage to Max Verstappen's car after the controversial collision with Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix.
Social Security beneficiaries could see their benefits increase by 5.8% in January 2022, according to a Bank of America analyst note.
Firefighters worked to contain the Tamarack Fire in California as the blaze grew to 58,417 acres (about 91 square miles) on July 23, with the fire having crossed state lines into Nevada, according to officials.These videos captured by Yocha Dehe Fire Department crew members, who said they were taken on July 21 in Douglas County, Nevada, show the wildfire. “In the first video, you can see a fire whirl capable of spreading fire very quickly over a large area,” wrote the fire department.The fire was sparked by a lightning strike in the Mokelumne Wilderness in Alpine County, California, on July 4, officials said, and was 4 percent contained as of July 23 . Credit: Yocha Dehe Fire Department via Storyful