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Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Returns to No. 1 for a Seventh Week

A good rule of thumb for the 21st-century music business: Never count Taylor Swift out.

This week, Swift returns to No. 1 on the Billboard album chart with “Folklore,” her surprise quarantine LP, claiming its seventh nonconsecutive week at the top. No other title has collected this many No. 1 weeks since Drake’s “Views,” which had a total of 13 four years ago. In her career, Swift has held the chart’s perch 47 times — beating out Whitney Houston’s 46 for a new record among female artists, according to Billboard.

Now in its ninth week out, “Folklore” had the equivalent of 87,000 sales in the United States, nearly double its haul from the week before, according to Nielsen Music. The album’s 40 million streams were down slightly from its 41 million the previous week, when Swift landed at No. 4. What propelled “Folklore” back to the top was its sales

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Cheap UK shares: how I’d invest in FTSE 100 stocks Barratt Developments, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey now

A few days ago, the UK government issued an upbeat housing market update. It mentioned a 30% increase in construction output in July. Further, it spoke of a 15.6% increase in housing sales in August following the stamp duty holiday. This policy is estimated to have protected 750,000 jobs according to the release. And with the new jobs support scheme, the economy could be more stable in the near future than it might otherwise have been. This could have an even more positive impact on the housing market. If so, battered FTSE 100 real estate stocks should benefit as a result. 

FTSE 100 property biggies under the scanner

However, so far they haven’t. They have actually hit fresh trouble. FTSE 100 housebuilders like Barratt Developments, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey are under investigation from the Competition and Markets Authority after they reportedly used unfair selling practices. What the investigation finally

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how I’d invest in FTSE 100 stocks Barratt Developments, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey now

A few days ago, the UK government issued an upbeat housing market update. It mentioned a 30% increase in construction output in July. Further, it spoke of a 15.6% increase in housing sales in August following the stamp duty holiday. This policy is estimated to have protected 750,000 jobs according to the release. And with the new jobs support scheme, the economy could be more stable in the near future than it might otherwise have been. This could have an even more positive impact on the housing market. If so, battered FTSE 100 real estate stocks should benefit as a result. 



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FTSE 100 property biggies under the scanner

However, so far they haven’t. They have actually hit fresh trouble. FTSE 100 housebuilders like Barratt Developments, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey are under investigation from the Competition

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Lord & Taylor To Close Permanently After Nearly 200 Years in Business

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Sep 21, 2020 (Equities.com via Comtex) —

By Joseph Pisani

NEW YORK (AP) — Lord & Taylor, one of the country’s oldest department store chains, is going out of business after filing for bankruptcy earlier this month.

The retailer was sold just a year ago for $100 million to Le Tote, a San Francisco online clothing rental company, by Canadian parent Hudson’s Bay Co.

Lord & Taylor will permanently close its remaining 38 stores and shut down its website, the company said Thursday. It is currently holding going out of business sales in stores and online.

Founded as a dry goods store in 1826, Lord & Taylor has struggled for years as more people shop online and in other stores. But the pandemic has changed the way people shop, accelerated the shift to online shopping, mostly to

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Kanye West Says He’s Going to Help Taylor Swift Get Her Master Recordings

Kanye West’s newest Twitter proclamation is that he’s going to help Taylor Swift acquire her master recordings following the Scooter Braun-related 2019 controversy over the matter.

West took to Twitter to make the announcement in all caps, writing, “I’m going to personally see to it that Taylor Swift gets her masters back. Scooter is a close family friend.”

Following Swift’s response to Braun—who bought the singer’s masters when he purchased her former label Big Machine Label Group for over $300 million—reports surfaced that Swift could have acquired the rights to her music and/or the label itself. However, that isn’t exactly true. 

According to Swift and her attorney Donald Passman, she was never given the opportunity to purchase her masters without signing a new deal with Big Machine, and under terms that she found to be objectionable.

In her statement regarding Braun purchasing Big Machine, which she posted on Tumblr, Swift

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Kanye West Says He Won’t Release Music Until He’s Freed From Contracts, Claims His Masters Worth More Than Taylor Swift’s

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After deleting a tweet Monday declaring that he would not release new music until he is released from his contracts with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Universal, Kanye West on Tuesday shared a screenshot of what appeared to be a text message conversation with an unnamed advisor who proposed potential game plans and claimed West’s masters are worth more than Taylor Swift’s. 

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West, who has been open about his diagnosis as bipolar, tweeted he’s “not putting no more music out till I’m done with my contract with Sony and Universal.

“West demanded to see “everybody’s contracts” at Sony and Universal and said he would not “watch my people be enslaved” and would put his “life on the line” for them, comparing the music industry and the NBA to “modern day

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Kanye West Compares Music Biz and NBA to Slavery, Taylor Swift Roped In

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