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The Latest: Moscow to keep school kids home 2 weeks in Oct

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities are extending school holidays by a week amid a surge of new coronavirus cases.

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Tuesday ordered all schools to go on holiday between Oct. 5-18 and urged parents to keep their children at home during this period.

“Children (account for) a significant share of infections, often asymptomatic,” Sobyanin said in an online statement. “When they come home, they easily transmit the virus to adults and elderly members of the family, who get sick more severely.”

Health officials on Tuesday reported 8,232 new virus cases, with 2,300 in Moscow — the highest daily number in the Russian capital since late May. Russia currently has the fourth largest caseload in the world with over 1.16 million confirmed infections. It ranks 11th in the world with a reported 20,450 deaths.

Last week, officials asked the elderly to stay at home starting on Monday and requested

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New YouTube Content Age Restrictions & This Week’s Digital Marketing News [PODCAST]

This week on Marketing O’Clock, Greg Finn, Mark Saltarelli, and Christine “Shep” Zirnheld discuss the biggest digital marketing news of the week along with insights and hot takes from the SEO and PPC communities.

Plus, marketers are going to be really thirsty ones they go back to the office.

LinkedIn Stories have finally launched and are sure to replace the water cooler in the hearts and minds of professionals.

If you’re unable to catch the episode on Spotify, be sure to watch the video version on the Search Engine Journal YouTube channel.


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YouTube commits to consistent age restrictions

YouTube announced new enhancements to its age-restricted content policies.

Using automated tools to detect when videos are inappropriate, more YouTube videos will be flagged and users will have to create an account and confirm their age to watch.

None of the policies are changing, but creators whose inappropriate

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Climate Week’s Hot Air – POLITICO

With help from Ryan Heath

This week, we analyze the flurry of corporate pledges to reach net-zero emissions to mark Climate Week. We also ask experts whether it’s too late to reverse the trajectory of climate change, and if growth in oil demand is really over.

CORPORATE TALK IS CHEAP It’s Climate Week, which means corporations and cities are lining up to announce their most ambitious goals to date. So far, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, financial giant Morgan Stanley, Ford and Facebook are among those newly committed to net-zero emissions in the coming decades as part of the United Nations’ Race to Zero Campaign.

Of course, it’s one thing to set a goal, and another to actually

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Wall Street looks to pad this week’s gains


U.S. stock futures were pointing to a mixed open Friday on Wall Street, with recently beaten-up tech stocks getting a boost. The Nasdaq on Thursday dropped 1.3% and briefly dipped back into a correction, down 10% from its Sept. 2 record highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, down as much as 384 points and at one stage positive, closed 130 points or 0.5% lower, ending a four-session winning streak. The S&P 500 lost 0.8% on Thursday. After last week’s downturn, the three benchmarks were up for this week ahead of Friday’s trading. (CNBC)

* Cramer: ‘I think it’s time to start putting cash to work’ (CNBC)

The big week for initial public offerings brings Unity to Wall Street on Friday. The video game software developer on Thursday evening priced shares at $52 after lifting the anticipated range Wednesday to $44 to $48 per share. Unity wraps up

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Week’s jobless filings at 860,000

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high number of people that illustrates the broad economic damage still taking place nine months after the first case of covid-19 was detected in the U.S.

The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless claims fell by 33,000 from the previous week and that 12.6 million are collecting traditional unemployment benefits, compared with just 1.7 million a year ago.

The pandemic has delivered a colossal shock to the economy. Until the pandemic upended the operations of American companies, from factories to family diners, weekly jobless aid applications had never exceeded 700,000 in the U.S. They’ve topped 700,000 for 26 consecutive weeks.

The overall economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, collapsed at an annual rate of 31.7% from April through June, by far the worst three months on record, as millions of

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N.J. unemployment claims drop below 20K for first time in 5 weeks. $300-a-week extra payment expected next month.

New weekly unemployment claims dipped 14% for the week ending Sept. 12, bringing the weekly claims filing to a new low for the first time in five weeks, the state Department of Labor said.

About 19,600 new unemployment claims were filed last week — the fewest applications since the 13,822 during the week ending Aug. 8, which saw the lowest number of new claims during the pandemic.

It brings the total number of New Jersey workers who applied for unemployment benefits since the pandemic hit in mid-March to 1.58 million people, with 1.38 million of those being eligible. Of those, 96% have received at least one payment.

“We’re grateful to see more New Jerseyans returning to work, but we are also keenly aware of how many employees and small business owners remain unemployed, often for the first time in their lives,” said Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “It’s these workers —

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Small business priorities for next week’s Throne Speech

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2020 /CNW/ – Small businesses are looking for next week’s Throne Speech to signal support through the recovery period, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

“Business owners have endured a lot over the past six months, from closures to devastatingly low sales and new costs, and now they’re facing a long and uncertain winter. They need to know the government is behind them with policies that will support their survival, not just in the short term, but long term as well,” said Laura Jones, Executive Vice-President at CFIB.

According to CFIB’s latest survey, small business owners’ priorities for the Throne Speech are:

  • Creating a more competitive tax environment (74 per cent)
  • A broad-based recovery plan that promotes economic growth across the economy (69 per cent)
  • Keeping government spending under control (65 per cent)
  • Reducing red tape (53 per cent)

Some concrete steps government

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Nasdaq to continue to dig out of last week’s hole


U.S. stock futures rose Wednesday, with the Nasdaq tracking for a third session of gains as tech stocks continued to dig out of last week’s hole. However, the Nasdaq, as of Tuesday’s close, remained more than 7% below its Sept. 2 record high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, which on Tuesday each locked in three-session winning streaks, were still 5% off their record highs on Feb. 12 and Sept. 2, respectively. (CNBC)

* Blackstone warns of a ‘lost decade’ where stock market returns are ‘anemic’ (CNBC)

On Wednesday’s economic calendar, the government said this morning that August retail sales rose 0.6%. Economists had expected an increase of 1%. July’s gain was revised lower to a 0.9% advance. (CNBC)

* Mortgage demand fell last week as interest rates stalled (CNBC)

At the conclusion of its two-day September meeting this afternoon, the Federal Reserve releases its

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Dow erases early climb, S&P 500 notches third straight gain as tech stocks extend rebound from last week’s rout

U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Tuesday as the blue-chip Dow shed early gains ahead of a policy update by the Federal Reserve. The Nasdaq led the broader market rally as technology shares continued to make up lost ground from last week’s selloff.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average

 rose 2.27 points to finish at 27,995.60, while the S&P 500

 gained 17.66 points, or 0.5%, to trade at 3,401.20, marking its third straight increase. The Nasdaq Composite

 finished up 133.67 points, or 1.2%, at 11,190.32, logging back-to-back gains.

On Monday, the Dow rose 327.69 points, or 1.2%, to finish at 27,993.33, after briefly trading above the 28,000 threshold. The S&P 500 added 42.57 points, or 1.3%, closing at 3,383.54. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 203.11 points, or 1.7%, to end at 11,056.65, rebounding from a rout that last week saw the tech-heavy index enter correction territory

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Stocks recover much of last week’s losses

Wall Street kicked off the week with a broad rally Monday, clawing back much of the stock market’s losses from last week.

The S&P 500 rose 1.3 percent, led by gains in technology, health care and financial stocks. Small-company stocks were among the biggest gainers. The rally reversed a big slice of the index’s 2.5 percent slide last week, when the S&P 500 posted its biggest weekly decline since June. Treasury yields were mostly higher.

The market’s strong start to the week is a reversal after a mostly downward shift in the market this month led by a sell-off in high-flying tech stocks many analysts said was long overdue.

“We’ve been due for a little bit of a pullback, and we’ve experienced that so far in September,” said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. “We still have a positive outlook into the end of the year,

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