Black Baltimoreans fight to save homes from redevelopment
Residents of a historically Black neighborhood in west Baltimore filed a complaint this week asking federal officials to investigate whether the city's redevelopment policies are violating fair housing laws by disproportionately displacing Black and low-income residents to make way for so-called urban renewal projects.
Asian shares mixed after Wall St. fall, mixed market signs
People walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Asian shares were mixed in listless trading Tuesday after U.S. stocks finished mostly lower as cause for optimism, such as the Suez Canal reopening, mixed with caution about the vaccine rollout. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)BEIJING – Asian shares were mixed in listless trading Tuesday after U.S. stocks finished mostly lower as cause for optimism, such as the Suez Canal reopening, mixed with caution about the vaccine rollout. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks fell more than the broader market, shedding 62.80 points, or 2.8%, to 2,158.68. Weighing on stocks at the same time, though, are worries about a coming rise in inflation and possibly too-ebullient prices across the market.
S&P 500 returns to a record high after best day in weeks
Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street Friday with technology companies and banks leading the way higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 453.40 points, or 1.4%, to 33,072.88, and both it and the S&P 500 set all-time highs. The higher yields helped lift stocks of banks, in part because higher interest rates allow them to make bigger profits from making loans. Steelmaker Nucor climbed 8.9% for the biggest gain in the S&P 500, and miner Freeport-McMoRan rose 5.9%. AdSince interest rates began rising last autumn, tech stocks have been most caught within the the market's crosswinds.
Wall Street closes higher after Fed says will keep rates low
Shares are opening mostly lower on Wall Street, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, as investors cautiously await the U.S. central banks latest assessment on the economy. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)TOKYO – Stocks closed higher Wednesday, reversing an early slide after the Federal Reserve reassured Wall Street that it expects to keep its key interest rate near zero through 2023. Wall Street has been anxious about the potential for higher inflation to drive up bond yields further and has been looking for signs that the central bank shares its concerns. After Powell spoke stocks gradually pivoted higher and bond yields fell. AdAt least some Fed officials appear to be closer to tightening up the central bank’s ultra-low-rate policies.
Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after Fed pledge
Major indexes are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains for banks and industrial companies are offset by losses in Big Tech stocks like Apple and Amazon. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)BANGKOK – Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after the Federal Reserve chairman said the U.S. central bank is in no hurry to withdraw support for the economy. Overnight, Wall Street hit a new high after chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed sees no sign inflation might rise out of control. Global stock prices have soared over the past six months on hopes for a coronavirus vaccine and central bank promises of abundant credit to support struggling economies. The central bank earlier indicated it would let the economy “run hot” to make sure a recovery is well-established following the deepest slump since the 1930s.
Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans' party-loving soul
People walk past parts of Mardi Gras floats past and present, at Mardi Gras World, where Kern Studios creates and stores some of their floats, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. New Orleans' annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mardi Gras joy is muted this year in New Orleans as authorities seek to stifle the coronavirus's spread. Mardi Gras joy is muted this year in New Orleans as authorities seek to stifle the coronavirus's spread. None of it is worth putting people's lives in danger.”AdNew Orleans' Mardi Gras has had hard times before.
S&P 500 closes wobbly week at new record high
The S&P 500 rose 0.5% after spending most of the day wavering between small gains and losses. The S&P 500 rose 18.45 points to 3,934.83, while the Dow gained 27.70 points, or 0.1% to 31,458.40. Despite a week of mostly minor gains and losses for the broader market, the S&P 500 notched its second straight weekly gain. Roughly 75% of companies in the S&P 500 have released results, showing overall growth of 2.8%, according to FactSet. Genetic analytics company Illumina jumped 11.9% for the biggest gains in the S&P 500 following its encouraging earnings report.
Jacksonville fashion brand steps in to help woman with cancer battle
More Black women under the age of 45 dies of breast cancer each year than any other group. It’s a slap in the face,” Jessica Florence, a senior at Florida A&M University Senior. “May 25, 2016, I was diagnosed with stage 3A breast cancer. But just last year, after 3 missed diagnoses, she finally found out she had stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Banks has now turned her pain into purpose - by helping Florence pay her cancer treatments with the Jessica Dress.
Alabama’s Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
Lawrence, the likely first pick in the next NFL draft, made AP All-America for the first time in his career. ___The 2020 AP All-America team:FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Guards — Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame. Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame; Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia.
Fields, No. 5 Ohio St run away from Huskers in opener, 52-17
5 Ohio State shook off the rust in the first half and then buried Nebraska the rest of the way. Then came Fields' nifty touchdown run and a 55-yard scoop and score by Buckeyes cornerback Sevyn Banks, and Ohio State had it under control. “That's one heck of a run right there," Ohio State coach Ryan Day said. It is believed to be the smallest crowd to watch an Ohio State game since sometime before 1910. Ohio State: Faces No.
Asian shares rise after Wall Street gains on solid earnings
Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO – Asian shares mostly rose Wednesday, cheered by the gains on Wall Street as investors welcomed a batch of solid earnings reports from U.S. companies. Asian shares have tracked the moves on Wall Street lately, as much of the region's export-dependent economies depend on robust trade, slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. Technology, communication and financial stocks powered most of the gains on Wall Street. Insurer the Travelers Cos. gained 5.6% after its latest earnings topped Wall Street's estimates, thanks partly to lower-than-expected losses on claims.
Lions WR Golladay makes 2020 debut; Bucs' Godwin also active
Jeudy is active for the Bucs game as Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel makes his first start while Drew Lock recovers from a shoulder injury. Cardinals: QB Brett Hundley, WR Christian Kirk, RB Eno Benjamin, OL Mason Cole, OL Josh Miles, DL Leki Fotu. ___CHICAGO AT ATLANTABears: CB Duke Shelley, OG Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR RIley Ridley, OLB Trevis GipsonFalcons: WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, CB Greedy Williams, LB Jacob Phillips, Olivier Vernon, Evan Brown and WR Rashard Higgins. Brown, CB Chris Jackson OLB Derick Roberson, C Aaron Brewer, TE Geoff Swaim, DT Matt DickersonVikings: WR Tajaé Sharpe, WR K.J.
Barrymore sets high standard in her models as talk show host
NEW YORK – Drew Barrymore is setting a high standard for herself as she joins the world of daytime talk show hosts on Monday. “We’re all human beings on this planet going through our lives and our journeys and there’s a way to connect through that,” Barrymore said. I’ve never lived in that space.”“The Drew Barrymore Show,” retrofitted for the coronavirus era, is being distributed by CBS Television. Bill Carroll, a veteran television consultant and expert in the syndication market, said he’s impressed that Barrymore is shooting high. Yes, some may regard Barrymore as slightly loopy and hippie-dippie (“we’re all human beings on this planet”), but it’s more endearing than annoying.
A Long-Overdue 'Tip of the Cap' to baseball's Black pioneers
Not long after, with many of its best players gradually following Robinsons path, the Negro Leagues ceased operations. President Clinton said he chose a Chicago Cubs cap in honor of Ernie Banks, the late Hall of Famer who got his start in the Negro Leagues. Long before that, the Negro Leagues made baseball better and America better.The celebration was moved online after a major league-wide tribute to baseballs Black pioneers scheduled for June 27 was shelved along with the games because of the coronavirus pandemic. So then I thought, How about a virtual tip of the cap?''' I always felt if there was going to be conversations about race in sports, the Negro Leagues should be at the center, because thats the story: They triumphed over adversity.
Retailers look to boost sales, German car sales weak
The company had reopened 367 stores as of May 30, with approximately 30 additional stores reopening the week of May 31. Total comparable store sales declined 27.6%, but online sales soared nearly 300%. Kirkland's currently has 357 of its 404 stores open to customers. One bright spot was online sales, which rose 32.3% in the quarter. In the last month of the quarter, online sales jumped 97%.
Business, government operate under new rules, market rallies
Following are developments Monday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. The iPhone maker reopened five U.S. stores last week in Idaho, Alabama, South Carolina and Alaska. Ireland is taking its first steps out of lockdown, with some stores reopening and outdoor work resuming. In Kazakhstans capital, some mosques, markets cafes and restaurants reopened Monday. In Azerbaijan, cafes and restaurants reopened in the capital, Baku, and four others cities.
Small business relief program launches, hits snags
Many small business owners ran into bureaucratic or technological road blocks. A major trade group for small businesses complained that too many of its members were “shut out” from getting loans. Bank of America alone said 75,000 small businesses had applied for $7 billion of loans. Bank of America, for example, said the loans were available to customers who had business deposit accounts and business loans with the bank. “Small business owners have had their applications filled out.
Urgent question from small businesses: When will aid arrive?
That's the urgent question for small business owners who have been devastated by the coronavirus outbreak. “Relief can’t come soon enough — we’re a cash business with small margins," says Rammel, who is looking to Small Business Administration loans. The rescue package signed into law Friday provides for Small Business Administration loans to companies as well as to sole proprietors and freelancers. And the Federal Reserve plans to set up a program to lend directly to small business owners. On its face, the rescue aid appears to address some of the most vital needs of small businesses, notably their ability to maintain or hire back furloughed workers eventually.
Stunner in the ATL: Ga Tech upsets No. 5 Louisville 64-58
5 Cardinals were dealt a stunning 64-58 loss by Georgia Tech on Wednesday night, snapping their 10-game winning streak. “It was an ugly game, a muddy game,” Mack said. Give credit to Jose Alvarado, who not only led Georgia Tech with 18 points but did a stellar defensive job on Nwora. “To make those two plays in that sequence, that was the game,” Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said. Georgia Tech: Have a week off before heading to Wake Forest next Wednesday.
Hilary Duff Finally Shows Her Kids 'The Lizzie McGuire Movie'
Hilary Duff's children watched The Lizzie McGuire Movie on Sunday, and quickly learned what dreams are made of. "Family viewing of Lizzie McGuire movie," Koma captioned the adorable video, which Duff reposted on her own Instagram. Hilary Duff watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie with her boyfriend and 2 kids pic.twitter.com/7J6Kc3fqWw Lizzie McGuire (@ImLizzieM) September 29, 2019The family's Sunday movie screening comes one day after Duff celebrated her 32nd birthday with an epic bash held at her and Koma's home. See the cute pics below:InstagramInstagramInstagramDuff will be reprising her role as Lizzie McGuire in Disney+'s upcoming revival series, 15 years after she said goodbye to the character. RELATED CONTENT:Hilary Duff Reveals Lizzie McGuire Is Engaged in Upcoming Reboot -- But It's Not to GordoHilary Duff Says Returning for 'Lizzie McGuire' Revival Is 'Surreal' (Exclusive)'Lizzie McGuire' Revival Series With Hilary Duff Is Coming to Disney+
Elizabeth Banks on Why Ariana Grande Was 'So Perfect' to Produce the 'Charlie's
"Ariana Grande came in really early on to executive produce the soundtrack for the movie. Banks continued to gush over Grande, saying, "She's just so perfect and she really loves Charlie's Angels." They were angels, they still are angels -- the original angels and Charlie's still Charlie and Bosley's just a rank now." Charlie's Angels hits theaters Nov. 15. RELATED CONTENT:Kristen Stewart Reveals She Can't Get This 'Charlie's Angels' Song Out of Her Head (Exclusive)Lucy Liu Shares What She Thinks of 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot (Exclusive)Watch Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott in First Look at 'Charlie's Angels' Trailer
Kristen Stewart Reveals She Can't Get This 'Charlie's Angels' Song Out of Her
"I would like everyone to stop posting that song," Stewart said with a laugh. Realizing that her off-the-cuff remark could be misinterpreted as negative, Stewart quickly added, "Actually, what I mean is, Charlie's Angels is sick and I love that song. As for Banks, Stewart had nothing but reverence and praise, especially for her determination and artistic fortitude. And [Grande] so perfect [for this soundtrack] and she really loves Charlie's Angels, and it's been a dream." Charlie's Angels hits theaters Nov. 15.
Chris Pratt Shows Off His Modeling Skills and Credits Tyra Banks: 'I'm F**king Working It
Im f***ing working it girl.Banks loved the shout out and commented on the post, You are indeed working it. Star Student!Another fan of Pratts moves was his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, who wrote, WORK IT BABY with two hand-clapping emojis. Aww man, Im lucky, Pratt told ET. I feel really good, really blessed. For more from the couple, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Chris Pratt Says He's 'Lucky' to Be Married to Katherine Schwarzenegger (Exclusive)Shirtless Chris Pratt Has Beach Day With Wife Katherine Schwarzenegger & His 'Parks and Rec' Co-Star Rob LoweChris Pratt Gushes Over 'Honeymoon Phase' With Katherine Schwarzenegger
The Man Behind the Movie: Brian Banks Reflects on His Life Story That Inspired Feature Film
I never thought that Id be in this position, but I am, and Im thankful, Banks said. The life Banks was creating for himself as a teenager ended in 2002, when he was charged with the rape and kidnapping of someone he had known since childhood. At 17 years old and with only 10 minutes to make a decision that would determine the rest of his life, Banks took his attorneys advice and accepted the deal. I can honestly say that, beyond this film, hes one of my best friends, Banks said. He's crawling, he's pulling up on things and standing up, he's saying mama and baba already, he's sitting up on his own.
Tyra Banks Returns to Harvard Business School -- See Her Dorm Room!
The 45-year-old supermodel took to Instagram on Thursday to share a shot of herself in her dorm room at Harvard Business School. In the black-and-white snap, Banks is sitting on her bed with a contemplative look on her face. "I am sitting in my @harvardhbs dorm pondering the massive undertaking of @ModelLand that launches later this year," she captioned the pic, referencing her upcoming ticketed attraction. "I came to the business school many years ago with the #ModelLand dream in mind and now launch is so close." "I am doing a big search for the very first Modelland models and when I say models, I don't mean professional models that are signed to modeling agencies," Banks said.
Regulator says trade war hurting banks in US farm states
(CNN) - Banks in America's heartland have found themselves in the crossfire of President Donald Trump's trade war with China. The tit-for-tat tariffs with China "certainly" have negative consequences for banks in farm states, FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said in an interview on Wednesday. The escalation suggests the trade war, and the impact on American farmers, is not going away any time soon. As the trade war lingers, farmers continue to suffer. FDIC chief: Banks are doing 'exceptionally well'The trade war is a dark patch in an otherwise bright landscape for America's banks, which continue to recover from the last decade's Great Recession.
Kristen Stewart Says She Was Misunderstood During 'Twilight' Fame: 'I Just Want
Stewart says her personality was misunderstood during the height of her Twilight fame because she wasn't chasing fame. "Who knows what ghosts are, but there is an energy that Im really sensitive to," she continues. Alisdair McLellanLast month, ET got the first look of the Charlie's Angels reboot directed by Elizabeth Banks, which also stars Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska and Noah Centineo. "I'm really excited for the world to meet the new Angels," Banks told ET during a visit to the Istanbul set. "We built this project on the shoulders of the amazing legacy of Charlie's Angels, the TV show [and] the movies in the 2000s.
Hilary Duff Mommy-Shamed for 8-Month-Old Daughter's Pierced Ears
Hilary Duff received backlash on social media after sharing a photo of her smiling 8-month-old daughter, which showed the little girl's pierced ears. She is seen holding her daughter, Banks, as the girl plays with her glasses. Small stud earrings could be seen on her ears, something that hadn't appeared in earlier photos. However, other follows came to Duff's defense, saying many other parents choose to pierce their baby's ears as well. Some shared that they too had had their ears pierced at young ages and don't even remember the experience.