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Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers odds, picks and best bets

The Los Angeles Rams (4-1) will try to extend their winning streak to three games when they take on the San Francisco 49ers (2-3) on Sunday Night Football in Week 6. The game will be held at Levi’s Stadium with kickoff set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Rams-49ers Week 6 betting odds and lines and make our NFL picks and best bets.

Rams at 49ers betting odds and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 7:32 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Rams -147 (bet $147, win $100) | 49ers +125 (bet $100, win $125)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Rams -2 (-115) | 49ers +2 (-106)
  • Over/Under: 51.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)

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SoFi wants to show you the top stock picks of your friends and family

Retail investing has boomed since the market bottom in March, and online stock trading and investing apps have been a main beneficiary as younger Americans from the millennial and Gen Z generations pour money into stocks that reflect their world and view of the future.

Anthony Noto, CEO of SoFi, says his firm is among those that have quickly grown investment accounts as the stay-at-home environment caused by the coronavirus resulted in a broader migration to digital financial services. Within investing specifically, SoFi has seen a 250% increase in new accounts since the beginning of the year.

As a result of all that market action and interest on mobile, SoFi is launching new social following features within its SoFi Invest service so its members can follow stock portfolios of family, friends and peers, and see what their personal network is buying and selling. The new tools will also include a

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Baltimore Ravens at Washington Football Team odds, picks and best bets

The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) will try to bounce back from their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3, visiting the Washington Football Team (1-2) Sunday afternoon of Week 4 at FedEx Field. Kickoff will be in the early window at 1 p.m. ET. Below, we preview the Ravens-Washington Week 4 betting odds and lines and make our NFL picks and best bets.

Ravens at Washington betting odds and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 3:18 p.m. ET.

  • Money line: Ravens -1112 (bet $1,112, win $100) | Washington +700 (Bet $100, win $700)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Ravens -14 (-110) | Washington +14 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 45.5 (O: -110, U: -110)

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TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

TikTok said in a statement Monday that its proposal to the Treasury Department should ‘resolve the Administration’s security concerns’

Oracle said Monday that the Chinese owner of TikTok has picked the U.S. company to be its “trusted technology provider,” beating out rival Microsoft in a deal that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S.

Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger said she was confirming remarks made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told CNBC on Monday that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, submitted its proposal to the U.S. government for approval.

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“We did get a proposal over the weekend that includes Oracle as the trusted technology partner with Oracle making many representations for national security issues,” Mnuchin said.

Mnuchin said there’s also a commitment to make TikTok’s global operations a U.S.-headquartered company

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Florida voters have to fill dozens of judgeships. Here’s how people in the know make their picks.

Bailey, Logan and Odom sounds as if it might be the name of a prestigious law firm — or the kind that runs TV ads urging people to file lawsuits.

It’s neither one. Dennis Daniel Bailey, Abbe Sheila Rifkin Logan and George Odom Jr. are all candidates running for one circuit judgeship in Broward County.

Like the other 10 races for judge in Broward and Palm Beach counties, voting is open to everyone, regardless of party affiliation, in the Aug. 18 elections.

For the vast majority of voters it’s exceedingly difficult to make an informed decision.

“It’s very difficult,” said Steve Geller — who knows many of the judges and candidates after 38 years practicing law. He’s also a Broward County commissioner and former Florida Senate Democratic leader.

Fred Hadley, who interviews candidates and publishes endorsements in the Village Sentry, his 1,300-subscriber newsletter in the Century Village condominium community west

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Dumb Money Making Smart Stock Picks in Yearlong Robinhood Rally

(Bloomberg) — One unexpected casualty of the 2020 market will be the popular notion that the pros have it over the amateurs when it comes to choosing stocks.

Top holdings by traders on the Robinhood retail app since the start of the year are up more than 1% on average, compared with a decline of 7% for the typical S&P 500 constituent. An analysis by Bespoke Investment Group shows that stocks usually attract a following on the platform after they suffer big drops, suggesting its newbie day-traders are succeeding at investing’s hardest task: Buying low and selling high.

“While commission-free, low-dollar traders are often viewed as a group who tend to do the opposite of the right thing (to be a little more derisive, ‘dumb money’), the Robinhood data actually suggests the opposite,” George Pearkes, a macro strategist at Bespoke, wrote in a report.

By now, the story is well

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Nasdaq Likely to Exceed 2019 Returns Amid Pandemic: 5 Picks

More than half of 2020 is already over with no major economic, financial, political or technological breakthrough. The global economic and financial landscape is rotating around a health hazard — coronavorus — and its economic devastations.

The U.S. and the global financial markets are in a downturn facing severe volatility. Despite the gloomy scenario, the Nasdaq Composite Index is up more than 20% year to date, much to the delight of market participants. In comparison, the S&P 500 has just managed to enter positive territory and the Dow is still in the red.    

Impressive Performance by Nasdaq Composite

Nasdaq Composite ended 2019 providing 35.2% return, its best performance in six years. The tech-laden index started 2020 from where it ended last year. Barring a cornavirus-induced short bear market, the index maintained its north bound trajectory.

On Jul 20, Nasdaq Composite ended at 10,767.09, its 28th closing high so far this

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Remote Learning to Gain From Spike in Coronavirus Cases: 4 Picks

Businesses and schools have finally started reopening in the United States but not everyone is inclined toward physically attending them given the surge in new coronavirus cases. After registering a record 50,000+ coronavirus cases on Thursday, the United States recorded another around 40,000 new cases on Sunday.

This definitely is reason enough for people to once again stay indoors. Although most Americans expect all schools to reopen in the fall, there are chances that teachers and students may not be there. This made schools shift to online education to help students complete their semester this year and with growing fears it is likely that most will prefer learning from remote locations.

Coronavirus Fears Growing

Although states have started reopening, fears too have come back haunting after a surge in fresh coronavirus cases. The United States recorded 39,379 new coronavirus cases on Sunday and many states are contemplating putting a brake

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