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Stocks climb, closing out biggest weekly gain in 3 months

Wall Street closed out its best week in three months Friday as investors drew encouragement from ongoing negotiations on Capitol Hill aimed at delivering more aid to the ailing U.S. economy.

The S&P 500 rose 0.9%, its third straight gain. The benchmark index ended the week with a 3.8% gain, its strongest rally since early July.

Much of this week’s focus has been on Washington, where President Donald Trump sent markets on a sudden skid Tuesday after he halted negotiations on a support package for the economy until after the election. He appeared to change his mind a few hours later, however. On Friday, Trump was cheerleading the prospect of a deal, declaring on Twitter that talks on a new aid package are “moving along. Go Big!”

“The fact that Trump reversed course, I think, has given people optimism again,” said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading & derivatives at

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IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore climb ranks in FT Masters biz school rankings 2020

Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Udaipur improved their performance in the Financial Times Masters in Management (MiM) Rankings 2020 for their flagship two-year Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programmes. IIM Calcutta fell four spots.

IIM Ahmedabad climbed one spot from 21st rank last year to 20th rank this year, with IIM Calcutta securing 21st rank after falling from 17th position last year. At 36th position, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) became the only privately run Indian B-School in the top 50 ranks in the FT MiM Rankings 2020.

IIM Bangalore shared the 36th position with IIM Ahmedabad, rising from 44th rank last year. IIM Udaipur climbed four places from last year’s 76th rank to 72nd rank this year.

ALSO READ: IIM-A, IIM-B slip 10 positions on QS Global MBA Rankings 2021

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Sacred Heart considers suspending in-person classes as COVID cases climb

FAIRFIELD — Sacred Heart University officials indicated the school could suspend in-person classes if the rate of new coronavirus infections continues to climb.

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.

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Freshmen arrive on the campus of Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Conn. Aug. 25, 2020.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” President John Petillo said in a video message to the university community Monday.

Petillo said the school could not continue to operate “business as usual,” noting some students have opted to learn remotely, while some parents are calling for the university to suspend in-person classes.

Data from the university’s public dashboard Tuesday afternoon showed 15 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours.

The university reported 114 active cases as of Monday, the most recent testing data available. Of those, 92 are among students living off campus, 22 are among students living on campus.

Petillo said the school has

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Central Indiana home sales continue to climb – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – Monthly real estate statistics showed a dramatic decrease in housing inventory throughout central Indiana last month. Despite the drop, F.C. Tucker Co. says pended home sales increased 13% in August, compared to the same month last year. The year-to-date average home price increased 9% to $246,726.

Inventory decreased an unprecedented 49% last month, with only 3,326 homes listed in August 2020. That represents 3,253 fewer homes available for sale than in August 2019.

The company says 4,334 homes were purchased in the 16-county region last month, up from 3,830 sold in August 2019. Of the counties tracked by F.C. Tucker, the average August home sale price was $259,932, an increase of 11%.

“We’ve never experienced such interesting trends in residential real estate as we have during the summer of 2020,” said Jim Litten, chief executive officer of F.C. Tucker Co. “Once again in August, the

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Kids like the challenge of simple Alternating Stair Climb

story.lead_photo.captionStickman demonstrates the Alternating Stair Climb. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Celia Storey)

During the first half of my career, I found myself inside a fitness center nearly every day.

Whether I was working a shift or exercising on my own, I found solace inside the exercise cathedrals that dot our Midwest landscape. No matter how large or small, each fitness center provided an atmosphere of camaraderie, encouragement and hope that I will always remember fondly.

Over the past decade, my focus has shifted to the business side — which has been altered drastically by the pandemic.

I have seen fitness center trends come and go. The ’80s featured heavy Nautilus machines, cardio-based group exercise classes and spa-like locker-room amenities. The ’90s included a greater focus on personal training and the proliferation of free-weight training for men and women.

In the 2000s there was a transition from independently owned “Mom and Pop” fitness centers

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Here’s a super cheap growth share I think could be set to climb again

If you want to write a book on what can go wrong with a growth share, Accesso Technology (LSE: ACSO) could be a great subject.

Accesso does virtual queuing systems for theme parks and other attractions. Instead of wasting much of your time queuing up for rides, you get a fancy token thing that does the queuing for you and tells you when its your turn.

Sales had been growing, US theme parks came on board, and there was a world of opportunity. The Accesso share price soared, reaching £30 in September 2018.

As I write today, the shares are changing hands at around 300p. That’s a 90% fall in almost exactly two years. And it’s nothing to do with the Covid-19 crisis. No, even before the stock market crash kicked off in February 2020, Accesso shares were hovering around 550p. The pandemic has merely kicked the shares when they

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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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