Mistie Bugarin

Big Lots and Intercontinental Hotel Group highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – June 4, 2020 – Zacks Equity Research Shares of Big Lots BIG as the Bull of the Day, Intercontinental Hotel Group IHG as the Bear of the Day. 

Here is a synopsis of the two stocks:

Bull of the Day:

One of the strongest industries lately has been retail. Specifically, Retail – Discount stores. That industry is currently in the Top 21% of our Zacks Industry Rank. Today’s Bull of the Day is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) within this industry. Stocks with positive Zacks Ranks have the strongest earnings trends. These strong trends take months to develop and don’t reverse on a dime like price.

Today’s Bull of the Day is Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) Big Lots. Big Lots, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States. The company offers products under various merchandising categories, such

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Free events and services to watch online while self-quarantining

As novel coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, millions of Americans are spending more time at home.

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But whether you’re doing so because of a job loss, working from home situation or otherwise taking part in the mass effort to stay safe, chances are you’ve been bored once or twice while living under quarantine.

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Thankfully, some very talented people have been creating extra-special performances and experiences that you can enjoy to help you cope with the new normal and that don’t break any social distancing rules. Additionally, some services are extending their free trial periods or dropping their paywalls in order for you to access their content.

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To help navigate the Golden Age of “Quaranstreaming,” “GMA” presents this guide of

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Defund police in schools? How the movement got momentum after George Floyd’s death

Three summers ago, about 50 students and activists gathered outside the Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters to demand the school board end a contract that placed police officers in schools.

The officers — whose role was to keep schools safe — actually made students, especially black students, feel criminalized, activists said.

But the majority of teachers, staff and parents liked officers in schools, a district-wide survey showed at the time. The board renewed the three-year contract. 

Fast forward to June 2020. Eight days after George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the school board revisited that contract — and ended it. The vote on June 2, after an even larger crowd of protesters gathered outside, was unanimous.

“The values we see in the police department do not match our values,” said Kim Ellison, chair of the Minneapolis School Board. 

The school board became one of the first

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21 of the best and worst celebrity homes, as seen on Zoom calls

Celebrities are just like us… they also work from home during a global pandemic.

For the past few months, actors, celebrities, and politicians have been calling into virtual interviews, going live on social media, and having Zoom calls galore to do press, speak on current events, and communicate with fans. And with each celebrity Zoom call, we received small glimpses into their home lives.

Some big names like the Obamas and Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared to video chat from their home offices. Others, like Martha Stewart, Jane Fonda, and Oprah called in from an impressive kitchen or living room. But unfortunately, not everyone seems to take their backdrops into consideration before hopping on a video call.

If you haven’t been meticulously keeping tabs on celebrity Zoom calls, have no fear. The Twitter account @ratemyskyperoom (aka Room Rater) is here to do all the work for you. Since April, the account

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How much coronavirus risk is there in common travel activities? We asked an expert

Travel in the middle of a global pandemic presents challenges, with each activity carrying its own level of risk for coronavirus.

Joseph Khabbaza, a pulmonary and critical care physician at the Cleveland Clinic, said some of the biggest questions he’s getting relate to travel activities. 

Khabazza, who treats coronavirus patients, said the primary path of transmission is contacts with respiratory droplets produced by infected people. Face masks, physical distancing, frequent handwashing and cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces have become standard across the travel sector.  

“Every industry has interventions in place to make things safer,” he said.

The Cleveland Clinic has been helping United Airlines develop its coronavirus mitigation policies, including mandatory face masks, touchless kiosks and physical distancing.

“Companies are bringing in outside health experts,” Khabazza said. “That can be a little bit reassuring.”

Khabazza, who’s taking a 500-mile road trip with his family to Long Island, New York, offered

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Senior Graduation, Outdoor Dining Slated

BERKELEY, NJ — There’s a lot of news to keep up with right now — locally, nationally and worldwide. Here’s a recap of coronavirus updates in Berkeley.


The Ocean County Health Department has reported 671 coronavirus cases in Berkeley as of Friday morning — an increase of 25 since Berkeley Patch’s last update June 5. The OCHD has reported one more death in the last week in Berkeley, bringing the death toll to 87 people.

The health department counted 43 new cases Thursday, bringing Ocean County to 9,091 cases and 803 deaths.

(Ocean County Health Department)
(Ocean County Health Department)

The State has reported the following in Berkeley longterm-care facilities as of Friday:

  • Crystal Lake Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center: 73 cases and 25 deaths among residents, 49 cases among staff

  • Tallwoods Care Center: 21 cases and two deaths among residents, 10 cases among staff


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Downtown Sacramento is hit hard by coronavirus and violence. How does it make a comeback?

Peter Navin was still cleaning shattered glass out of his downtown Sacramento clothing store late last week. People passing by were bringing him neckties, brass buttons and other goods they found strewn on the grass outside.

All the while, the 72-year-old clothier was pondering the future of his business, Navin’s Custom Clothing, and the outlook for his beloved corner of the city.

“Downtown still has a lot to offer,” he said.

Four years after the opening of Golden 1 Center sparked a long-overdue revival, downtown Sacramento has been brought to a crisis point by a one-two punch of virus and violence.

In March, the coronavirus pandemic closed restaurants, stores and offices, sending tens of thousands of workers home. The streets filled back up last week, but instead of state workers and concert-goers it was thousands of demonstrators marching against police brutality.

While the protests were largely peaceful, inspired by the

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Maison & Objet Moves Fall Fair Online, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin School to Relocate, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

In Pursuit of a More Just World

Nonprofit Rallies Street Artists for a Cause

Italian nonprofit Yourban 2030 has produced a global street art campaign designed to raise funds for Black Lives Matter initiatives and a number of NGOs, as well as to support those particularly impacted by the pandemic. The program, called Color 4 Action, features black-and-white works by artists including Shepard Fairey (known for the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” design), Ron English, Jeremy Fish, and Okuda. Donors who give $25 or more to one of the supported organizations receive a link to download the artists’ coloring book–style drawings.

Design Companies Continue to Step Up

On June 26, East Fork is set to stage its annual fundraiser for Campaign

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Mecklenburg expects August surge in cases, asks residents to keep social distancing

Mecklenburg officials say there could be a surge in COVID-19 cases in the county in August and September as the state reopens – signaling the latest revision to projections that previously suggested local hospitals would experience their greatest demand on resources in mid-July.

County Public Health Director Gibbie Harris said in a news conference Friday that not enough Mecklenburg residents are continuing to wear masks and practice social distancing. She urged residents to comply with health guidelines to avoid any “significant acceleration or spikes in our curve.”

“The one point I do want to make is that I don’t believe we’re moving into a second wave,” Harris said. “We slowed – almost stopped – our first wave with our social distancing, with our stay-at-home order. We are in the process of resuming that wave.”

Using models to predict the trajectory of cases within two to three months is “challenging,” Harris

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22 Side Gigs That Can Make You Richer Than a Full-Time Job

Earning extra money on the side can be easy when you know what types of opportunities to look for. Whether you want to pay off student loan debt, start saving for a big-ticket purchase or build up a fund for the future, finding one of the best side jobs out there is a great way to reach your goal.

Some side jobs pay so well that you might even consider giving up your full-time job to have more time to dedicate to these gigs. If you do these gigs regularly, you can earn a good living while still creating your own schedule and breaking out of the 9-to-5 grind.

Last updated: Feb. 1, 2020

Lawn Care Professional

Sign up as a vendor with GreenPal, a lawn care service and app that CEO Bryan Clayton describes as “Uber for lawn care,” and make money mowing lawns.“Many of our lawn care vendors

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