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Zoom skyrockets 15% to an all-time high ahead of quarterly earnings

ZOOM SKYROCKETS 15% TO AN ALL-TIME HIGH AHEAD OF QUARTERLY EARNINGS

Shares of Zoom Video Communications skyrocketed 15% to an all-time high on Monday. The company reports its first-quarter fiscal 2021...

The best pillowcases

THE BEST PILLOWCASES

Is there anything more wonderful than laying your head down on a clean, fresh pillowcase at night? Probably not, which is why you need...

 
 
 
KFC is replacing its iconic potato wedges with fries, and customers are furious

KFC IS REPLACING ITS ICONIC POTATO WEDGES WITH FRIES, AND CUSTOMERS ARE FURIOUS

KFC is slashing potato wedges from the menu across the US, replacing the side with fries. Many customers are furious about the swap,...

The Atlanta Fed's latest model estimates a 52.8% GDP contraction this quarter as the US grapples with COVID-19

THE ATLANTA FED'S LATEST MODEL ESTIMATES A 52.8% GDP CONTRACTION THIS QUARTER AS THE US GRAPPLES WITH COVID-19

A rolling GDP " nowcast " from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta sees US growth shrinking 52.8% on the coronavirus' economic fallout. The...

 
 
 
Trump is hiding from the country while it's on fire

TRUMP IS HIDING FROM THE COUNTRY WHILE IT'S ON FIRE

President Donald Trump has been absent as a leader amid a national crisis, refusing to directly address the country as major cities...

A top Quest exec details the best strategies employers can use to curb coronavirus outbreaks as companies start to reopen

A TOP QUEST EXEC DETAILS THE BEST STRATEGIES EMPLOYERS CAN USE TO CURB CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS AS COMPANIES START TO REOPEN

Companies are weighing strategies to return to the office after novel coronavirus outbreaks. Without a clear roadmap, testing and healthcare...

 
 
 
The shift to even more e-commerce spending in the US just accelerated by at least 2 years because of COVID-19, according to this chart from Morgan Stanley

THE SHIFT TO EVEN MORE E-COMMERCE SPENDING IN THE US JUST ACCELERATED BY AT LEAST 2 YEARS BECAUSE OF COVID-19, ACCORDING TO THIS CHART FROM MORGAN STANLEY

Morgan Stanley expects COVID-19 to pull forward the US e-commerce penetration rate by at least two years. The firm estimates e-commerce...

Why are the protests so much more intense?

WHY ARE THE PROTESTS SO MUCH MORE INTENSE?

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The best pool toys and games you can buy

THE BEST POOL TOYS AND GAMES YOU CAN BUY

There's nothing like taking a dip on a hot summer day. To liven up your pool time, we've rounded up the best pool toys and games you...

Pizza, hot dogs, and tequila: What Americans are eating and drinking during quarantine, sending sales skyrocketing

PIZZA, HOT DOGS, AND TEQUILA: WHAT AMERICANS ARE EATING AND DRINKING DURING QUARANTINE, SENDING SALES SKYROCKETING

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed how Americans eat, as stay-at-home orders destroy daily routines. Sales of foods like...

 
 
 
Tesla may be getting closer to unveiling an EV battery that could last 1 million miles, experts say

TESLA MAY BE GETTING CLOSER TO UNVEILING AN EV BATTERY THAT COULD LAST 1 MILLION MILES, EXPERTS SAY

Tesla may be preparing to reveal an electric-vehicle battery that could last one million miles, Wedbush Securities analysts Dan Ives...

Why I keep a 6-month emergency fund even though I don't really need it

WHY I KEEP A 6-MONTH EMERGENCY FUND EVEN THOUGH I DON'T REALLY NEED IT

I keep a six-month emergency fund on hand in a high-yield savings account. As a healthy, 20-something person, keeping that much savings...

 
 
 
A CEO who recruits executives for Google and Siemens sees the new 'interim economy' likely replacing full-time jobs with gig work

A CEO WHO RECRUITS EXECUTIVES FOR GOOGLE AND SIEMENS SEES THE NEW 'INTERIM ECONOMY' LIKELY REPLACING FULL-TIME JOBS WITH GIG WORK

White-collar workers laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic might find more opportunity in the gig economy, according to Joe Mullings,...

A married couple who both retired at 31 as self-made millionaires had spent years traveling the world - until the pandemic sent them home. Take a look at what life is like for these digital nomads under quarantine

A MARRIED COUPLE WHO BOTH RETIRED AT 31 AS SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRES HAD SPENT YEARS TRAVELING THE WORLD - UNTIL THE PANDEMIC SENT THEM HOME. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT LIFE IS LIKE FOR THESE DIGITAL NOMADS UNDER QUARANTINE

Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung , a married couple, both retired as self-made millionaires at age 31 to travel the world. They were staying...

 
 
 
Rent in the San Francisco Bay Area plummeted in May as the tech region braces for a potential mass exodus

RENT IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA PLUMMETED IN MAY AS THE TECH REGION BRACES FOR A POTENTIAL MASS EXODUS

Rent costs have plummeted throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since this time last year, according to recent data. In San Francisco,...

CVS has temporarily closed about 60 stores amid looting and protests

CVS HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED ABOUT 60 STORES AMID LOOTING AND PROTESTS

CVS has temporarily closed about 60 stores across the country. More than 250 locations were damaged - to differing degrees - during...

 
 
 
The untold story of Google's $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, from those who lived it

THE UNTOLD STORY OF GOOGLE'S $1.65 BILLION ACQUISITION OF YOUTUBE, FROM THOSE WHO LIVED IT

YouTube's sale to Google for $1.65 billion in October 2006 altered the course of Silicon Valley history. In honor of YouTube's 15th...

This weighted blanket has a woven texture that prevents me from overheating at night - it also helps me sleep deeper and faster

THIS WEIGHTED BLANKET HAS A WOVEN TEXTURE THAT PREVENTS ME FROM OVERHEATING AT NIGHT - IT ALSO HELPS ME SLEEP DEEPER AND FASTER

If you have trouble sleeping, adding 15 pounds to your bed with Bearaby's Napper weighted blanket might just be the key. It has transformed...

 
 
 
You can't speed up Audible on a Mac, but you can on a mobile device - here's how

YOU CAN'T SPEED UP AUDIBLE ON A MAC, BUT YOU CAN ON A MOBILE DEVICE - HERE'S HOW

You can't speed up an Audible book on a Mac, as there's no dedicated Audible app for Mac compiters. You can easily speed up or slow...

5 credit cards that let you redeem rewards as cash back toward your billing statement

5 CREDIT CARDS THAT LET YOU REDEEM REWARDS AS CASH BACK TOWARD YOUR BILLING STATEMENT

An array of popular credit cards let you cash in your rewards for statement credits that reduce how much you owe on your card. This...

 
 
 



The Latest: WHO official: Central, South America hard hit

The Latest: WHO official: Central, South America hard hit

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems... Read more ...

Tech cos. respond to George Floyd's death, ensuing protests and systematic...

Tech cos. respond to George Floyd's death, ensuing protests and systematic racism

On Sunday, a fourth night of protests erupted around the country, spurred on by the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. The movement is a... Read more ...

Facebook employees are reportedly holding a virtual walkout against the...

Facebook employees are reportedly holding a virtual walkout against the company's handling of Trump's posts

Dozens of Facebook employees are holding a virtual walkout on Monday. The unprecedented activism is to protest the company's decision not to take down one of Trump's messages... Read more ...

Construction Spending Decreased in April

Construction Spending Decreased in April

From the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending decreased in April: Construction spending during April 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual... Read more ...

Apple closes stores across the US over safety concerns amid George Floyd...

Apple closes stores across the US over safety concerns amid George Floyd protests

On May 25, a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd died in Minneapolis after a white police officer pinned his knee to Floyd's neck for several minutes during an... Read more ...

Amid protests, U.S. police scanner apps and others saw record downloads

Amid protests, U.S. police scanner apps and others saw record downloads

Downloads of police scanner apps, tools for private communication and mobile safety apps hit record numbers this past weekend in the U.S., amid continued nationwide protests... Read more ...

'Minnesota is in play': Trump insiders view nationwide protests as a...

'Minnesota is in play': Trump insiders view nationwide protests as a political opportunity that could change the 2020 election map

President Trump and his supporters have seized on the violence surrounding protests over the death of George Floyd as a new message for the 2020 White House campaign. They are... Read more ...

The Latest: Pakistan says it's relaxing a ban on tourism

The Latest: Pakistan says it's relaxing a ban on tourism

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems... Read more ...

5 Ways Agile Can Help Your Remote Team Thrive

5 Ways Agile Can Help Your Remote Team Thrive

Many companies are leaning into the notion that working remotely doesn't have to mean a sacrifice in work quality. What it does mean, however, is that leaders need to set their... Read more ...

The shift to even more e-commerce spending in the US just accelerated by at...

The shift to even more e-commerce spending in the US just accelerated by at least 2 years because of COVID-19, according to this chart from Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley expects COVID-19 to pull forward the US e-commerce penetration rate by at least two years. The firm estimates e-commerce to account for over 23% of US retail... Read more ...