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Goldman Sachs: These 3 Stocks Are Poised to Surge by at Least 50%

Is it time for the bears to break out the champagne glasses? Not so fast, says Goldman Sachs. Volatility has ruled the Street for the last few weeks, leading some to conclude that those with a more pessimistic outlook had been vindicated, but the firm believes stocks can still climb higher.According to Goldman Sachs’ head of U.S. equity strategy, David Kostin, the S&P 500 could still hit 3,600 by the end of the year, and 3,800 by mid-2021, on the back of vaccine-related optimism and progress with the economic reopening. This would reflect gains of 10% and 16%, respectively, should the index ultimately reach these targets.“Despite the sharp sell-off in the past week, we remain optimistic about the path of the U.S. equity market in coming months. The Superforecaster probability of a mass-distributed vaccine by Q1

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HSBC Life, AIA, BOC Life among Hong Kong insurers expanding online sales channels, medical products as pandemic causes worst slump on record

Hong Kong insurance companies are developing more online sales channels and introducing more medical and retirement products to boost sales as the sector is poised for its worst slump on record, according to industry players.

Mainland Chinese, until now huge spenders on Hong Kong insurance policies, spent only HK$839 million (US$108 million) on them in the second quarter, down 85 per cent from the first three months. In the first half, their spending dropped 76 per cent year on year, according to Insurance Authority data.

Coronavirus travel restrictions have prevented mainlanders visiting Hong Kong to buy the policies.

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“The full-year sales are not looking good. Cross-border traffic has not picked up. The government has tightened social distancing since July due to the third wave of infection. This has stopped the 100,000 salespeople

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Vecinos Market brings artisanal Miami-made products to a curated online shopping platform

Necessity is the mother of invention,” so goes the English proverb that roughly means when put in a difficult situation, one is likely to be inspired to create a novel or ingenious solution. So it was the situation in Miami mid-pandemic during which Yvonne Chen and Rafael Barrera, Shorecrest neighbors and proud Miamians, were out for a jog during the recent mandated quarantine and came up with the idea of a way to help local businesses get their goods into the hands of willing customers. Thus Vecinos Market was born. Vecinos, which means neighbors in Spanish, is an online shopping platform that offers home delivery of unique, quality goods and experiences from South Florida’s top vendors and startups. Everything from fresh seafood to empanadas, to handmade pasta to ethically sourced beauty and home goods is available on the site.

A NEIGHBORLY INITIATIVE

Of course there are a myriad of

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Household Products That Destroy Novel Coronavirus

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The guidance on how best to protect yourself from the novel coronavirus has evolved since we first published this article in March. Back then, at the beginning of the outbreak in the U.S., concerns were running high about the virus transferring from doorknobs, groceries, countertops, and even delivered packages. And while it may be possible to get COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your face, there’s less concern about that scenario today.

“The importance of viral transmission from touching potentially infected items is much lower than originally proposed,” says Stephen Thomas, MD, chief of infectious diseases and director of global health at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. “That being said, it is not one thing we do which mitigates our personal or collective risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection—it is the entire bundle of infection prevention actions

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A Broken Supply Chain Means These 10 Products Could Be Out of Stock Soon

Global supply chains can be disrupted by a number of factors, such as financial crises, trade disputes or — as is the case with the coronavirus — a worldwide pandemic. These disruptions can lead to a shortage of goods, which is what has happened with these 10 items that are now in short supply.

Last updated: Aug. 18, 2020

Laptops

China’s production of laptop parts shut down early in the year, and although factories started reopening on a limited scale in April, the production could not keep up with the demand for laptops in the U.S. as many transitioned into working from home and completing schooling online, according to Supply Chain Management Review. Seven months after the initial shutdown, supply still cannot keep up with demand.

Medical Supplies

Earlier in the year, countries such as China stopped exporting medical supplies, leading the U.S. to rely on domestic production. N95 masks

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Chinese Beauty Industry Experts Defend Whitening Products

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LONDON — Major beauty brands are changing how they describe whitening and lightening skin-care products, but is that what the consumer wants in China, the category’s largest Asian market?

“I will still buy ‘whitening’ or ‘brightening’ products because I prefer looking fairer and I don’t like the way I look when I am tanned. It has nothing to do with me wanting to assimilate to the Western ideal of beauty, wealth and social status, it’s just my personal preference,” said Fiona Liu, a product designer in Shanghai. She is also an amateur beauty vlogger who spends a good amount of her salary on skin-care products.

“Reading about what brands are doing to not seem racist makes me want to roll my eyes. While I sympathize with women in South Asia and Africa, or women from minority backgrounds in Europe and North America using

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These big brands actually make costco’s Kirkland products

When Costco customers see the red and black Kirkland Signature label, they know they’re going to get a good product at a great price. But they don’t always know who’s making it.

Store brand products like Kirkland are typically manufactured by third parties, not the store itself. Many of these behind-the-scenes companies are actually famous retail titans, so you can save big on your grocery bill without losing quality.

While plenty of the names behind Kirkland Signature products are public knowledge — some printed right on the box — others remain a closely guarded secret. More than a few rumors have popped up from people claiming to be in the know.

Here are the names we can confirm and the myths we can debunk, assuming no recent supplier swaps:

Confirmed.

Websites including Dog Food Insider claim that Kirkland Signature Dog Food is actually manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods, also known … Read More

An Online Bank With a Full Range of Products

Ally Bank has been around for over a century — but you probably didn’t hear about it until the last decade.

The bank started out in 1919 as GMAC, General Motors’ finance division. But in 2009, the company rebranded as Ally Bank, an online-only banking institution that offers everything from checking and savings accounts to home and auto loans to investment accounts.

Our in-depth Ally Bank review paints a full picture of the institution but specifically focuses on its checking and savings accounts. This review also includes information about Ally’s money market accounts, CDs, loans and investment options, as well as a review of Ally’s mobile app, level of convenience and customer service.

In this review:

What Is Ally Bank?

Ally Bank is an FDIC-insured online-only banking institution offering an array of accounts, including its Online Savings and Interest Checking. You can also open a Money Market account or invest

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16 popular self-care products under $30

16 popular self-care products under $30
16 popular self-care products under $30

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I have a theory about self-care. Taking it for granted that yes, self-care is important, and that yes, self-care is often also unfairly dismissed, you’ve got to wonder why this is—and I think I have an answer.

In the past few years, the concept of self-care has been all but absorbed into the beauty industry. When we hear the term “self-care,” we’re likely to think of spa nights, doing face masks and manicures, with the success of the endeavor marker by how look once it’s done. While self-care can definitely encompass these things (and I’m certainly a fan of a nice face mask and manicure), I’d argue it’s more complicated than that. Caring for yourself requires a balance of inner and outer wellbeing, and that

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