Day: September 1, 2020

Why is Vin Scully jumping into social media at age 92? ‘I miss the fans’

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Former Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has something to say — and he’s not afraid to put it out there on social media. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)

Out of nowhere, a monument fell.

One moment, Vin Scully was walking down his driveway to check on the mail. The next moment, he was lying face down on the pavement.

The unbreakable icon had collapsed, the eternal voice silenced. He awoke in the hospital with a concussion, broken nose, chipped tooth, three fractured ribs and a realization.

“It was like, ‘Hey, you’ve had a good life, but be ready pal, it’s just around the corner,'” said Scully, 92.

That was four months ago. The reasons for the fall were never determined. He hasn’t left his San Fernando Valley home since. He hasn’t even ventured back to that mailbox. His life now includes a walker,

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New York City delays K-12 opening after pressure from country’s largest teachers union

The largest school district in the country is delaying the restart of in-person learning amid mounting pressure from the country’s largest teachers union.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced on Tuesday that in-person schooling will be delayed for 1.1 million children across the city by 11 days to September 21. Parents will have the option for online or in-person once school begins.

“We are dealing with all unknowns, but the good unknown is when there will be a vaccine,” de Blasio said in a press conference on Tuesday. “Once we do we can start going back to normal.”

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How to Find the Right Life Insurance Policy for You

Policygenius.com, breaks down the nuances in a main segment interview.” data-reactid=”19″Ryan Ermey: If you’re considering adding a life insurance policy, you should know that not all policies or indeed types of life insurance are created equal. Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO and co-founder of online insurance broker Policygenius.com, breaks down the nuances in a main segment interview.

Your Money’s Worth. Stick around.” data-reactid=”24″Ryan Ermey: On today’s show, Sandy tells us about new fees … Read More

Tech firms given a year’s notice to reform to protect children online

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Tech firms have been put on a year’s notice to introduce reforms that will protect children from harmful content – or face multi-million pound fines.

Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, has told firms including Facebook, Google and Twitter they have a year to ensure they adhere to a new legally-enforced code that bars them from serving children any content that is “detrimental to their physical, or mental health or well being.”

The Government-backed code will be enforced by fines potentially worth billions of pounds and is designed to prevent a repeat of the case of Molly Russell, the 14-year-old who killed herself after viewing self-harm images on Instagram and other sites.

It will also require the companies to safeguard children’s privacy to prevent them being groomed by paedophiles, to curb “addictive” features like notifications that keep them online and to restrict the firms’ from using personal information for commercial

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Here’s How Mark Cuban Would Make It as a 20-Year-Old With Only $20 in 2020

From Men’s Health

As the star of the hit ABC series Shark Tank, Mark Cuban knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in the 21st century. When he’s not running his own businesses, he’s all about learning techniques in order to become—and stay—rich.

The Dallas Mavericks owner recently sat down with Men’s Health for the latest installment of the Men’s Wealth series, where he talks about the tricks he’s picked up over the years while becoming a self-made billionaire. The first recommendation he has for aspiring entrepreneur starts right at home: taking the time to invest in yourself and learning skills which might be useful in the future.

“When you’re first starting and you may or may not have a job, or you’re at a complete uncertainty about your career, what I learned early on is that if I put in the

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New York City delays K-12 opening after pressure from country’s largest teachers’ union

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Billionaire George Soros Places Bet on 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks

“If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.”The words are George Soros’, and whatever you may think of his politics or activism, it is impossible to deny that he is one of the world’s greatest stock market investors. In some 30 years of active trading, his hedge fund saw an annualized average return exceeding 30%; it was one of the greatest runs of sustained profits in Wall Street’s history. Soros ran his hedge fund behind the scenes, building a portfolio based on reliable dividends and solid returns.He has continued that strategy in recent years, after taking his firm private. Considering his aphorism, ‘Good investing is boring,’ it’s no wonder that Soros gravitates toward stocks with proven returns. His recent new positions simply bear this out, as Soros has bought

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China’s sovereign digital currency plans must be globally compatible to internationalise the yuan, analysts say

China is set to expand the testing of its new sovereign digital currency later this year or in early 2021, but analysts say the design of its technological platform needs to be made compatible with those of other countries if the digital yuan is to play a role in international transactions.

US dollar payment system.” data-reactid=”29″China’s sovereign digital currency testing plan comes amid a sense of urgency to promote greater use of the yuan as the threat of United States sanctions has sparked fears that Chinese financial institutions, in an extreme case, could be cut off from access to the US dollar payment system.

“Under the threat of US sanctions, the near-term goal is to minimise disruptions to China’s trade and investment activities, [by promoting the use of the yuan beyond its borders],” said Jing Sima, a China strategist at BCA Research.

However, the People’s Bank of China

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Copart (CPRT) to Report Q4 Earnings: What’s in the Cards?

In the last reported quarter, the Texas-based online vehicle auctioning company reported weaker-than-expected returns amid coronavirus woes. The top and bottom lines also deteriorated from the year-ago levels.

The company — which is the eBay EBAY of auto auctions — outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the last four quarters and missed once, with the average surprise being 1.5%. This is depicted in the graph below:

Copart, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Copart,

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A Week In Cleveland, OH, On A $73,000 Joint Income

Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

Editor’s Note: Last year, this writer from Cleveland wrote this Money Diary and readers loved her for her wit, her voice, and her ability to really save. Readers were also in awe of her low cost of living, despite having three kids. Ahead, we caught up with the diarist and got a few updates about her life since her first diary as well as a follow-up diary of her current pandemic life.

When we last spoke to you, you were working part-time as a writer, what are you doing now?

Well the biggest update is I lost my job. They told me in January and I was officially laid off on March 1st. We did

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