Day: October 2, 2020

USD/JPY Weekly Forecast: An inevitable drift lower?

  • USD/JPY stays within descending channel after approaching upper border.
  • Non-farm payrolls overshadowed by Trump COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • Japanese statistics fail to provide evidence of quickening recovery.
  • US Non-farm Payrolls disappoint but unemployment improves more than expected.
  • Private sector addition of 877,000 jobs in the US reduced by a loss of 216,000 government positions.

The diagnosis of President Trump and First Lady Melania with COVID-19 on Friday shifted markets into a mild safety scare as the illness complicates an already uncertain election. 

The USD/JPY plunged from 105.65 to 104.95 as the news hit the wires and US Dow futures fell over 400 points.  But by the afternoon the USD/JPY had recovered most of its early losses and equities had cut their losses by more than half.  The yen’s traditional but limited safety role was highlighted as the dollar rose in other pairs as the President’s case became known.

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In the end, Pawtucket alternate training site offered training ground for the brightest spots of the Red Sox season

“Everybody that was there, they did something to improve upon what they brought in,” said McMillon. “Whether it was being a little bit more consistent, whether it was a little more command on a pitch, I don’t think anyone really took a step back in their development. Everyone that we had did some things to take another step forward.”

Triston Casas, the team’s first round pick in 2018, and Nick Yorke, a first round selection in June, spent time in Rhode Island.

“Yorke got to see some of the older guys, and what it’s like to be professional and how you go about your business, and what it’s like to play against upper level competition,” said McMillon. “I think it totally benefits those guys, more than you can imagine.”

McMillon thought Casas benefitted from his time at the site after showing up in late August and facing Triple A pitching.

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A Contractor’s Guide To Trump’s Diversity Training Order

Law360 (October 2, 2020, 5:42 PM EDT) — Federal contractors have long provided various types of anti-harassment, nondiscrimination and diversity and inclusion, or D&I, training to their employees. After the death of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that followed, D&I training has proliferated in workplaces across the country, including within federal agencies and in the contractor community.

In response to the widespread public protests for racial equality, many companies and executives issued public statements denouncing racism. Many also pledged millions of dollars to social justice organizations. In numerous workplaces, employees have taken the initiative to organize book clubs and discussion circles focused specifically on promoting open workplace discussions…

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Stock market crash: 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA today

The recent stock market crash means that there are a number of cheap UK shares available to buy today.

Although their financial prospects may be somewhat uncertain in the near term, their low valuations suggest that investors have largely priced in a tough economic environment. Therefore, they could be worth buying today in a Stocks and Shares ISA and holding for the long run.

With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that appear to offer wide margins of safety. They could deliver sound share price recoveries after the market’s recent decline.

Passive income opportunity among cheap UK shares

Vodafone’s (LSE: VOD) recent stock price decline means that it appears to offer good value for money compared to other cheap UK shares. The telecoms company now has a dividend yield of 8% after its 30% stock price decline since the start of the year.

Despite weak investor

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In the tradeoff between saving money or time, most of us choose money. Here’s why that’s a flawed perspective, according to an assistant professor at Harvard Business School.



a group of people sitting at a table: You can assign a value to some of your time. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images


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You can assign a value to some of your time. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images

  • Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in time and happiness. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life.”
  • In it, she shares how individuals of all ages, educations, and incomes typically choose money when it comes to the tradeoff between money and time.
  • When we do this, Whillans explains we give up things that can benefit us in the long run, including happiness, time, and efficiency. 
  • She reminds us to savor daily experiences, outsource for things we don’t like to do, take vacations, socialize, and take care of ourselves to better value our time as a resource. 
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Business Intelligence and Analytics Software Market Size, Share, Growth, Analysis & Demand 2020

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Sep 29, 2020 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
The extensive study conducted on the “Global Business Intelligence and Analytics Software Market” research report demonstrates vital parameters of the industry followed by marketing strategies to get promoted from the current position and contend with floating market values and dynamics. It covers Business Intelligence and Analytics Software market share, value analysis, competitive analysis, healthy and adverse effects of market, leading companies overview, key financials, growth strategies, and SWOT analysis of market players is conducted to support strong research process of the market. All the primary and secondary information related to industry analyzed in real-time systems to expand the heaviness of research findings assisting users to get knowledge about location, price, and advancements of the market within the forecast period from 2020 to 2026.

To analyze various facets of a global

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Crazy or creative COVID idea? Prado owner wants to put an observation wheel in Balboa Park

One of the county’s highest-profile restaurateurs, beset by a pandemic eating into the health of his long-standing business, is taking on another sky-high challenge. David Cohn of the Cohn Restaurant Group, which operates the Prado at Balboa Park, is now working to convince stakeholders that the city’s historic landmark would greatly benefit from a temporary observation wheel erected immediately.

Thursday evening, Cohn pitched the attraction — what’s being referred to as the Balboa Park Star — to the Balboa Park Committee, the city’s official advisory group for park matters. The idea, recycled from one that was contemplated and rejected ahead of Balboa Park’s centennial celebration in 2015, is to work with operator Sky Views of America for a short-term installation of the company’s 148-foot observation wheel, the R50 XL, in the park’s Plaza de Panama. And, if doable, Cohn also wants to offer visitors a food and beverage experience inside

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78-year-old man restarts tree-trimming business


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    Papillion, NE (WOWT) — Peter Brewer suits up early in the day for another tough job. A hard hat and harness are part of his daily attire.

On-site, the tools of his trade include a scissor lift, a small bobcat, and a truck with a lift arm.

“Seven or eight years ago, I started up a one-man tree business,” arborist Peter Brewer said.

Brewer was 70 years old when he started that business — not that it was anything new. Back in his early 20s, he had a thriving tree-trimming business with a large crew, and his company had government contracts around the Midwest.

“When I was 40 or so, we phased that out, and my wife and I went back to college and each got two Master’s degrees in seminary,” he said, “and so we came to Omaha in ’88 as pastors

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The shift online has colleges looking to share courses

Eureka College, in Illinois, had a problem. Students behind on credits would take summer classes at the local community college to catch up. But their grades didn’t count toward their GPAs, and the private liberal arts school had no way to vet what they were learning. Many students were falling off track as a result.

So in 2017, Eureka partnered with a technology company now called Acadeum, which hosts online course-sharing consortia. These arrangements allow a student at one college to enroll in an eligible online course offered by another participating institution and have it count fully toward their degree. 

Through the partnership, Eureka identifies early on students who may need summer classes to resume good academic standing. Campus staff help students select and enroll in courses they deem worthy of credits. For the most recent summer term, Eureka students had access to nearly 150 online courses. Many were in

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$100M bond proposal is backdrop for 10 candidates in Key Biscayne council race

The Village of Key Biscayne is at a turning point. The village, which turns 30 next year, is grappling with its future as a low-lying barrier island especially prone to sea rise. Its manager, largely responsible for modernizing the village’s operations, has resigned and, notably, voters are being asked to approve a bond proposal for up to $100 million that would create a steady funding stream to back large-scale resilience projects. The proposal alone has brought about divisive local newspaper columns, political mud-slinging and even a lawsuit.

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In the background, of course, is a Nov. 3 election where 10 candidates — including two incumbents — are vying for three unpaid positions on the village’s seven-member council, many of them aligning themselves as “pro-bond” or “anti-bond” and campaigning around the Key as such.

Here’s who is running:

Jennifer Allegra

Allegra, a former state regulator and attorney, moved to Key

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