Few places in the country have moved as quickly toward Democrats as Virginia, where Barack Obama ended his party’s 44-year presidential losing streak just 12 years ago. Republicans have won the governor's mansion just once since then. The shift has left Republicans in Virginia searching for a path back to power and looking primarily on the right.
Digital banking startup Uala will double the size of its operations in Argentina and Mexico with a $64 million investment as it seeks to convince more people across Latin America to skip traditional banking in favor of digital, the head of the company said on Friday. Pierpaolo Barbieri, the Argentine company's founder, told Reuters in a Zoom interview from his downtown Buenos Aires office that the investment would double Uala's 800-strong headcount and operating space. Ultimately, he said there was potential for Uala to reach out to the unbanked in countries such as Peru, Paraguay, Colombia and Chile as well as eventually the United States and Europe.
Colombia’s Germán Arango and Ana María Muñoz, the director-producer duo behind Hot Docs International Spectrum competition title “Songs That Flood the River,” are prepping a host of new documentary and fiction features focused on race, gender, violence and resistance in the South American nation, Variety has learned. Arango is developing “MC Silencio,” a Medellín-set musical […]
Associate Faculty Director at the Harvard Global Health Institute Dr. Ingrid Katz joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down the latest news on vaccines as Pfizer and Biontech seek full FDA approval
The Conference Board Chief Policy Economist & Former OMB Chief Economist under Clinton, Joseph Minarik, joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down the latest jobs report and what this means for the U.S. economy.
Stocks traded mixed Friday as investors digested a disappointing April jobs report, which showed the U.S. economy added back far fewer jobs than expected last month despite easing stay-in-place restrictions.
Josh Duggar's child pornography case is expected to go to trial on July 6 in Fayetteville, Arkansas — so here's what will happen between now and then.
Dalian Atkinson was kicked by a police officer moments after being Tasered and falling to the ground "like a ton of bricks", a witness told a murder trial on Friday.
Ryan Benoit was sent to the hospital after trying failing to make weight.
It's the ultimate re-opening play: quarterly results from entertainment conglomerate Walt Disney top the Reuters Business Calendar for the week of May 10th.#1It's likely to be all "zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay" at the Walt Disney company when quarterly numbers come out on Thursday.Most of their major theme parks around the world are reopened, albeit with limited capacity in the U.S. due to social distancing guidelines...and movie theaters in major cities like Los Angeles and New York are back as well...with limited seating for the time being.Analysts are expecting revenues to come in at 15.8 billion dollars and earnings to come in at 28 cents a share.The big thing to listen out for are the subscriber numbers for Disney+, which is riding high on the success of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" and "WandaVision."Last time we heard from Disney it had reached 94.9 million subscribers - and that was before Netflix revealed its disappointing subscriber numbers.#2Airbnb keeps the reopening theme going on Thursday....The home-sharing site releases its quarterly numbers...Giving investors a clue on how many people are now willing to leave their own home to stay at someone else's.Revenues are expected to come in at 711 million dollars.Companies like Disney and Airbnb, which are set to benefit from the economic reopening, are on Wall Street's watch list.Nick Colas of Data Trek Research."We think that part of the rotation is the next move in the market. It may not reflect in terms of S&P levels because tech is such an overweight in S&P 500, but we do think those groups will begin to work again as we get more manifestations of the reopening and get to see that earnings leverage really kick in in the back half of the year."#3Inflation or no inflation? That's the big question on Wall Street's mind.Investors will start to get answers on Wednesday with the latest Consumer Price Index. Economists polled by Reuters expect to see core prices, which excludes volatile food and energy components, show a year-over-year rise of 2.3 percent for April.Producer Prices follow on Thursday. Manufacturers have already been complaining that prices for everything from lumber to labor has been going up.And there's one more piece of data to look out for. On Friday, retail sales numbers for April are expected to show consumers kept on shopping.#4Ahead of that, it's the art of money...digital money.Sotheby's will allow buyers to use bitcoin or ethereum to bid and pay for Banksy's "Love is in the air", which goes on the auction block Wednesday.It's expected to fetch the equivalent of between 3 million and 5 million dollars. Buyers will have to pay cold-hard-cash for everything else with the hammer going down on art auctions throughout the week at both Sotheby's and Christie's.#5Rather bet real money on the next possible red-hot IPO?Website builder and hosting company Squarespace starts trading Wednesday at the New York Stock Exchange.Ticker symbol: SQSP.Squarespace was last valued at 10 billion dollars during a private funding round.
PORTO, Portugal (Reuters) -The European Commission called on Friday on the United States and other major COVID-19 vaccine producers to export what they make as the European Union does, rather than talk about waiving intellectual property rights to the shots. Commission head Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference on the sidelines of a summit of EU leaders that discussions on the waiver would not produce a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the short- to medium-term. "The European Union is the only continental or democratic region of this world that is exporting at large scale," von der Leyen said.
Communist-run Cuba called in Colombia's ambassador on Friday to protest the expulsion of one of its diplomats from the Andean country amid a wave of violent protests against its right-wing government. Colombia's foreign ministry had on Thursday accused Omar Rafael García Lazo, the first secretary of Cuba's embassy in Bogota, of breaching the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, without adding further details.
A catamaran caught fire off the coast of Rome on May 7, spurring a dramatic ocean rescue of the three people on board by Italy’s national fire service, Vigili del Fuoco.Fire officials said they were alerted to the fire by the coast guard and reached the 17-meter-long vessel, which was burning about five miles off the port town of Civitavecchia, by both helicopter and motorboat.This dramatic footage released by Vigili del Fuoco shows smoke spewing from the blackened catamaran as rescuers sped towards it.According to local reports, firefighters from Civitavecchia saved all three passengers and “immediately” extinguished the fire. Credit: Vigili del Fuoco via Storyful
Just months after then-first lady Melania Trump unveiled her controversial redesign of the beloved space directly outside the Oval Office, some are calling for her successor, Jill Biden, to undo those changes and return the Rose Garden to the celebrated vision realized by the Kennedy administration in 1961.
As Season 5 of Fox’s “The Masked Singer” heads toward its conclusion at the end of the month, Variety has the scoop on the guest panelists and show formats for the final three episodes. On Wednesday, the “Spicy 6” episode saw actor/singer Tyrese Gibson unmasked as the Robopine. When “The Masked Singer” returns next week […]
The move follows Time’s Up denunciation of proposals as “sorely lacking and hardly transformational” A group of more than 100 Hollywood publicists have pledged to continue boycotting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association despite the recent proposed reforms to revamp the embattled organization. The move comes after Time’s Up denounced the HFPA’s proposed reforms on Friday, calling the ideas “sorely lacking and hardly transformational.” In a statement released Friday, the group of Hollywood publicists said, “We will continue to refrain from any HFPA sanctioned events, including press conferences, unless and until these issues are illuminated in detail with a firm commitment to a timeline that respects the looming 2022 season reality.” “We stand ready to collaborate with the HFPA to ensure that the next Golden Globes — be it in 2022 or 2023 — represents the values of our creative community,” the group added. On Thursday, the HFPA overwhelming approved a set of sweeping reforms. In the voice vote held over Zoom, 74 of the 87 members voted to approve a proposal that would increase its membership by 50% in the next 18 months, appoint professional executive leadership and hold new board elections this fall. Three members voted no, four voted to abstain and eight were absent, according to a knowledgeable individual. Earlier this week, the HFPA pledged to increase membership by 50%, hold new board elections and hire professional executive leadership. The board asked for members to approve the new reforms; otherwise it would “take more serious measures, including but not limited to the Board resigning, if the membership does not timely approve and implement the below reforms.” The HFPA has been under fire in recent months over its lack of any Black members — as well as its track record of snubbing movies and TV shows with Black creators — and deep corruption that drew backlash from the Hollywood community, prompting Time’s Up to demand an overhaul of the organization. In response to the backlash, the group hired a diversity consultant, USC professor Shaun Harper, to address “systemic” issues. But following a meeting with Time’s Up, Harper quit after he was confronted with the details of the HFPA’s problems. In addition, former HFPA president Philip Berk was expelled last month after sending an email to members with a post describing Black Lives Matter as a “hate movement.” The HFPA said it would announce a set of reforms by May 6. See the full list of reforms here. Read the full statement from the publicists below: We acknowledge the HFPA for defining the five foundational pillars – Accountability, Membership, Inclusion, Good Governance/Ethics and Transparency – it must examine, interrogate and reform in order for the HFPA to manifest the transformative change necessary to thrive as an ethical, credible and respected institution in our industry. We have specific concerns about the timeline for change as the traditional 2022 awards calendar approaches, lest we face another Golden Globes awards cycle and show under the existing problematic HFPA structure. The proposed September 1st deadline for hiring a Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer with no mention of a deadline for hiring the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Financial Officer makes it impossible for necessary changes to happen in time to impact the 2022 Golden Globes cycle. In addition there has been no mention of the status of the HFPA’s General Counsel nor of the obvious need for a Chief Operating Officer. Lastly and more historically evidentiary, talent and content creators of color will not get a fair chance under this timeline. There must be transparency about all recruitment processes and hiring decisions and the onboarding of these vital individuals must be completed well before the next HFPA season begins. Unless the Globes are to be delayed until 2023, the vetting and approval of all plan specifics and implementation guidelines, along with the seating of a new Board under new bylaws, must be accomplished without delay. This requires an explanation of the process to welcome non-HFPA members to serve on the Board and a full understanding of the drafting, oversight and vetting process of new bylaws. Similarly, membership goals and representation must be achieved more swiftly, so that new members do not remain in the minority for another year. We will continue to refrain from any HFPA sanctioned events, including press conferences, unless and until these issues are illuminated in detail with a firm commitment to a timeline that respects the looming 2022 season reality. We stand ready to collaborate with the HFPA to ensure that the next Golden Globes – be it in 2022 or 2023 – represents the values of our creative community. We are reminded of the HFPA’s 1943 motto, conceived by the original group of foreign journalists: “Unity Without Discrimination of Religion or Race”. Seventy-eight years hence, your commitment to swift and deliberate action remains essential. Read original story Golden Globes: 100 Hollywood Publicists to Continue Boycott of HFPA Events Despite Proposed Reforms At TheWrap
When Verzuz announced on March 9 that it had left Apple Music for a new partnership with the social video platform Triller, the relationship seemed like an incongruous one. While there is tons of music on Triller, there wasn’t anything really like Verzuz, which pits classic hip-hop and R&B artists and producers against each other […]
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“The Crown,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Queen’s Gambit” may be front runners, but the Oscars proved that doesn’t always mean much The long, messy and merciless Oscar season has ended with a colossal whimper, and Emmy season is upon us. But in this strangest of all awards seasons, is the race over as soon as it’s begun? Consider: Among limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit” has won the top award from the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards and the Scripter Awards, and also from these Hollywood guilds or professional societies: the Directors Guild, Producers Guild, Writers Guild, Art Directors Guild, American Cinema Editors, American Society of Cinematographers, Costume Designers Guild, Cinema Audio Society and Motion Picture Sound Editors. I mean, if it has the best producing, directing, writing, art direction, costumes, cinematography, film editing, sound editing and sound mixing, what chance does anybody else have? Meanwhile, another Netflix show, “The Crown,” has been the runaway winner in the drama-series categories, taking top prizes from the Screen Actors Guild and Visual Effects Society as well as the ASC, PGA, WGA, Golden Globes and Critics Choice. Its closest rival, “The Mandalorian,” specialized in awards for below-the-line crafts: ASC, CAS, MPSE, ADG, VES. Only the comedy-series category doesn’t have a dominant front runner — and that’s because the big winner has been “Schitt’s Creek,” which is off the air and ineligible for Emmys after its sweep of the 2020 comedy categories. Guild winners “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Insecure” and “What We Do in the Shadows” are also ineligible this year, which makes Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” the de facto favorite, buoyed by its Writers Guild and Critics Choice wins. Of course, the answer to the question I posed at the beginning of this piece — is the race over as soon as it’s begun? — is clearly no. Partly, that’s because all of those guilds were using calendar-year eligibility, while the Emmys use a June 1 – May 31 year to coincide with what used to be the TV season. So even though “The Queen’s Gambit” won just about everything it was up for, it wasn’t competing against “Underground Railroad” or “WandaVision” or “Halston” or “Genius: Aretha” or any other shows that premiered in 2021 and may be fresher in viewers’ minds. In the drama categories, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” didn’t premiere until 2021, while “Pose” has just dropped its final season and “The Handmaid’s Tale” has returned for a fourth season after landing Outstanding Drama Series nominations for each of its first three, winning once. In addition, “Bridgerton” premiered in late December so it was eligible for some of the guild awards, but it became more of a sensation (and Netflix’s most-watched show) in 2021, with Regé-Jean Page becoming a breakout star and hosting “Saturday Night Live.” And the comedy category is downright confusing, because only one of last year’s nominees, “The Kominsky Method,” is even eligible. “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Good Place” have gone off the air, while in a year of production delays caused by the pandemic, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dead to Me,” “Insecure” and “What We Do in the Shadows” didn’t air new seasons during the eligibility period. Momentum can be a fickle thing during awards season, and the 20,000-plus voters in the Television Academy are a fickle lot. So that means that yes, we have obvious favorites in Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series and especially Outstanding Limited Series – but there’s still six weeks to go before nomination voting begins, nine-and-a-half weeks to go before nominations are announced and four-and-a-half months to go before the 73rd Primetime Emmys. So let’s just say that “The Crown,” “Ted Lasso” and “The Queen’s Gambit” are definitely going to win, in the same way that Chadwick Boseman was definitely going to win the Best Actor Oscar. Read original story Emmy Season Begins With Clear Favorites – But Are They Safe? At TheWrap
Angela Ubias and Cary Lin, Common Heir Founders, join Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Kristin Myers to discuss sustainability in the beauty industry.