Day: July 8, 2020

Why Investors Should Keep an Eye on Changing Sales Strategies

In the first half of 2020, most car manufacturers are seeing decreased sales.

General Motors (NYSE:GM) recorded a 7% decrease in total vehicle sales in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2020 compared to the year-ago quarter, with sales falling 34% year over year in the second quarter. Ford (NYSE:F) saw a 21% decline in wholesales and a 15% decline in revenue year over year in the first quarter, with sales falling by a third in the second quarter compared to the prior-year quarter. Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) reported a 15% decrease in revenue in the first quarter compared to the prior-year quarter. Even Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) second-quarter deliveries fell 4.9% compared to the year-ago quarter, despite the much-awaited opening of its Shanghai Gigafactory.

One reason for the decreased sales is likely lower income from high unemployment numbers. However, another big contributor is the fact that most car sales are made

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges and universities pushed back Wednesday against the Trump administration’s decision to make international students leave the country if they plan on taking classes entirely online this fall, with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filing a lawsuit to try to block it, and others promising to work with students to keep them on campus.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notified colleges Monday that international students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall. New visas will not be issued to students at those schools, and others at universities offering a mix of online and in-person classes will be barred from taking all of their classes online.

The guidance says international students won’t be exempt even if an outbreak forces their schools online during the fall term.

In a statement, the U.S. State

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The Best United States Vacation Packages 2020

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‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Fans Have A Ton Of Theories About The ‘House Of Terrors’ Episode

Photo credit: Courtesy of Netflix
Photo credit: Courtesy of Netflix

From Women’s Health

Netflix’s latest true crime TV show, Unsolved Mysteries, has become an instant hit on the streaming network since it debuted on July 1. Devoted fans of the six-episode series have transformed themselves into amateur internet sleuths, taking to online forums like Reddit to discuss episodes, provide additional context, and of course, share their conspiracy theories.

Many such theories have emerged in the subreddit r/UnsolvedMysteries after Reddit users watched the third episode, called “House of Terrors,” which tells the story of a French aristocratic family that was brutally murdered in the town of Nantes. The crime occurred in April 2011 when French police discovered the wife and four children of Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès buried under the back porch of their home. The only member not found? Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès himself. He’s suspected of committing the crime, but disappeared after

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Amazon Sets Panels For ‘The Boys’, ‘Upload’, ‘Truth Seekers’ And ‘Utopia’; Launches First-Ever Virtual-Con

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Amazon Prime Video is not just bringing a roster of horror, comedy and superheroes  to Comic-Con@Home, but they are also bringing the first-ever Amazon Virtual-Con which will include virtual experiences and activations that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Things are set to kick off on San Diego Comic Con’s official YouTube channel and on the Amazon Virtual-Con portal starting at 12 p.m. PST on July 23.

The Amazon series joining this year’s virtual edition Comic-Con include The Boys, Upload, Truth Seekers and Utopia. Like every Comic-Con, the panels will include cast, creators and crew of the series and will feature fan Q&As, behind-the-scene-stories, breaking news from the aforementioned series.

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To further heighten the Comic-Con experience,  Amazon Virtual-Con, a virtual convention content hub, will be a destination for fans to access and engage with Amazon’s full range

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6 Work-From-Home Myths You Should Stop Believing Now

Despite years of research that shows workers are, in fact, competent and capable grown-ups who can get work done at home, a lot of people still seem very worried about the idea.

The prospect of working from home — whether because your company is shuttered for the pandemic or your dream job happens to be in another state — conjures images of distracted loners and freeloaders wasting company time.

I’ve been working from home in some form for a decade, and I can attest this is not what it’s about.

Working from home is a wonderful gift technology has given us, one that lets us find the jobs we want, no matter where we live; live the lives we want, no matter what we do for work; and make money on our own terms.

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Everywhere you can go on holiday this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of 59 countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from these approved destinations into England will be exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals.

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international travel.

While the lists are not the same, there is an overlap of 48 countries. For those looking to travel to one of the places where both elements of the “double lock” have been scrapped, there is another hurdle to overcome before holidays are possible: the country in question has to have also lifted restrictions, allowing Brits to enter freely without quarantining on arrival.

For example, New Zealand was included on both

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ICE order leaves foreign students helpless

A new federal immigration directive that threatens the deportation of international college students who take all of their classes online this fall left Florida college administrators scrambling and students panicking about their futures.

The directive issued Monday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says all students with F-1 or M-1 student visas in the U.S. must go back to their home countries if their courses are entirely online in the fall, a measure many colleges and universities are adopting due to the spread of the coronavirus. Harvard University announced Monday that all of its teaching will be done remotely for the fall semester

The measure is expected to impact at least 1 million students nationwide and more than 10,000 students in the South Florida region, according to ICE officials, local university statistics and College Factual, a New York-based company that gathers college data from the Department of Education.

International students,

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France to Protect Economy; Violence in Serbia: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — France’s new prime minister said he would back targeted restrictions to preserve the economy if the country is hit by a second wave of virus infections. Violence flared in Serbia with Belgrade facing lockdown at the weekend to confront an “alarming” spike in cases.

The U.S. gave the United Nations one-year notice that it plans to exit the World Health Organization, and President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok in retaliation for China’s handling of the coronavirus.

States across the U.S. recorded new highs in cases and deaths Tuesday, with total infections in the country approaching 3 million.

Global Tracker: Cases top 11.8 million; deaths exceed 544,000U.S. plans a testing surge as latest virus data hints at shiftNew York City’s rental market is being pushed to breaking point.Cruise ships risk rusting away while sitting idleThese mistakes pushed an Australian city back into lockdownWhy ‘silent spreaders’ make the virus … Read More

How to start cycling: A beginner’s guide

From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn't leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock
From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn’t leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock

As we head into the ninth week of lockdown and we’re allowed to exercise as much as we want now, you may be feeling a little restless with your daily exercise and want to try something new.

Which is where cycling comes in. Not only will it keep you fit, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your time outdoors. ​

Sam Jones from Cycling UK told The Independent: “Although government guidance from Wednesday 13 May allows for additional forms of exercise to be taken, cycling remains one of the best in terms of safely maintaining social distancing.”

Aside from a form of exercise, as lockdown restrictions ease and people start returning to work, cycling is also being encouraged by the government as

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