Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous discuss WW International’s recent earnings report.
Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi and Alexis Christoforous discuss WW International’s recent earnings report.
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"This temporary pause in payments will help those who have been impacted," DeVos said in a statement. In March, the Trump administration suspended interest and payments on federal student loans for 60 days. DeVos has also instructed employers to halt wage garnishment for borrowers with defaulted federal student loans.
The Trump administration on Friday suspended all federal student loan payments through the end of January and kept interest rates at 0%, extending a moratorium that started early in the pandemic but was set to expire at the end of this month. By extending payments by one month, the administration is effectively leaving it to the Biden administration or Congress to decide whether to provide longer-term relief to millions of student borrowers. The measure was included in a March relief package and the White House extended it in August, but its fate was in doubt amid stalemate over a new relief bill. In announcing the extension, DeVos rebuked Congress for failing to act. “The added time also allows Congress to do its job and determine what measures it believes are necessary and appropriate," DeVos said in a statement. "The Congress, not the Executive Branch, is in charge of student loan policy.” Under the measure, students will not be required to make payments, their loans will not accrue interest and all collection activity will halt until the end of January. DeVos won praise for using her authority to pause federal student loan payments in March. Congress later cemented the measure in legislation and Trump extended it through December, but the looming deadline stoked fears that millions of borrowers would be forced to resume payments even as unemployment rates soared. Last month, the American Council on Education and dozens of other higher education associations urged DeVos to extend the relief, saying the recent surge in COVID-19 cases would likely lead to even more economic turmoil. “Bringing millions of Americans back into repayment in the thick of this crisis will cause additional financial hardship and force borrowers to make difficult decisions about their limited resources,” the groups wrote in a letter to DeVos. Even DeVos' own agency warned of looming trouble if the moratorium lapsed. In its annual report last month, Federal Student Aid, the office that oversees student loans, said that without an extension it would face a “heavy burden" in moving millions of borrowers to active repayment at the same time. President-elect Joe Biden has not directly addressed the moratorium but on Tuesday called for immediate relief including "relief from rent and student loans.” He has also supported proposals to erase up to $10,000 in student debt for all borrowers as part of a future virus relief package. In Friday's announcement, DeVos said her agency is working to notify the loan servicing companies that the Education Department contracts with to manage collections. A federal lawsuit filed against DeVos in April alleged that thousands of overdue borrowers were still getting pay withheld despite the mortarium. The department blamed the error on its servicers. DeVos' Friday release says that any defaulted borrowers who continue to have wages withheld will receive refunds. Collin Binkley, The Associated Press
Georgia is now set to play the 0-8 Commodores on the same day as the SEC title game.
A reconnaissance flight in the South Atlantic obtains spectacular imagery of the giant iceberg A68a.
The UK is the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with around 800,000 doses due to arrive by the end of next week.
This year has been difficult to say the least, but one silver lining of 2020 is that we’ve been cooking at home more than ever before. As the Southern Living editors took to our home kitchens, we thought about our readers who were doing the same. What were they cooking during this time? In order to connect with our readers and find out how they were baking, slow-cooking, and grilling through the year, we created our What’s Cooking With Southern Living Facebook group. In the months since the group’s start, it’s grown to tens of thousands of members. Readers and editors can share their recipe successes (and funny failures), ask for tips and offer advice, and provide insight on cooking conundrums. The most amazing thing about it actually isn’t the delicious recipes that are passed around, but the disposition of the group as a whole. In a time when it’s practically impossible to get on social media without seeing negativity and hate, What’s Cooking With Southern Living has managed to stay positive, encouraging, and downright joyful. Compliments abound on a photo of a towering layer cake masterpiece. Sweet grandmothers give advice to 20-somethings hosting their in-laws for a holiday. Words of affirmation follow a post from a tired teacher and mother who isn’t sure what to cook for dinner after a long day. Recipes that bring back memories of childhood summers or family members who have passed bring comfort and warmth. Validation for a budding baker and “oohs” and “ahs” over the experts—you’ll find all of it in this group. If you scroll through the page, you’ll find plenty of Southern Living recipes that now have a permanent place in our readers’ repertoires. From old-school favorites like tomato pie and Italian cream cake to new endeavors like a twist on classic chocolate chip cookies and a curry chicken pot pie, these are the recipes that our What’s Cooking With Southern Living group keeps on hand.
A prominent Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) bull is charging harder on the company's stock. Morgan Stanley analyst Simeon Gutman on Friday raised his price target on the home improvement retailer, upping it to $210 per share from the previous $190 while maintaining his overweight (read: buy) recommendation. The prognosticator feels it's realistic that Lowe's will hit its target of a 12% EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) margin in 2021.
Marcus Zegarowski and Ryan Kalkbrenner scored 14 points apiece to lead No. 9 Creighton in a 93-58 rout of Kennesaw State on Friday. Creighton coach Greg McDermott went nine deep into his bench in the first half and 13 of his players got minutes in a game in which the Bluejays (3-0) led by as many as 43 points. Kalkbrenner, a 7-foot freshman reserve, went 7 for 8 from the floor and dunked on four of five possessions while the Bluejays were on an early 23-4 run.
A gift subscription to Disney+ is like a holiday hug in the form of a streaming service.
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says tougher health restrictions likely to be aimed at Calgary and Edmonton are coming if current public-health orders don’t bend the curve down on COVID-19.Kenney, taking questions on a Facebook town-hall meeting, says it makes sense to target the novel coronavirus where it’s having the most impact.“If you’re in a remote community with a negligible number of COVID cases, where there are no cases in the local hospitals, that is not the issue right now,” Kenney said Thursday night.“The issue is the hot zones in Calgary and Edmonton — and that’s what we’ll be addressing with increasing focus in the days to come.”His comments came just hours after Dr. Deena Hinshaw, chief medical health officer, reported a concerning rise in rates in rural areas. She stressed that even one case can move like wildfire and COVID-19 doesn’t respect geographical boundaries. “COVID-19 is not a Calgary problem or Edmonton problem. This is a provincial problem,” Hinshaw said.“Our overall active case rates prove that COVID-19 doesn't care where you live or what your postal code is."The province reported 1,828 new cases on Friday. Active cases stood at 18,243. There were 533 people in hospital, 99 of them in intensive care, and a total of 590 Albertans had died.Alberta Health says more than 15 per cent of active infections are in areas outside the Edmonton and Calgary medical zones. About 30 per cent are outside the four largest cities of Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer and Lethbridge. Areas with high active case counts per 100,000 population include Banff, the Municipal District of Acadia and Smoky Lake County.Kenney has been lauded and criticized for taking a regional, nuanced approach to try to stem the spread of the pandemic while trying to keep open as many businesses and community centres as possible.It's not going well.Alberta has registered well over 1,000 new cases a day for two weeks and, on some days, has had more new cases than larger provinces such as Ontario. Health officials are reassigning staff, space, and patients to free up more intensive care beds, while dealing with outbreaks at 22 hospitals and health facilities. The government is also exploring bringing in medical field tents from the Red Cross if needed.Last week, Kenney introduced tighter provincewide health restrictions that included a ban on indoor gatherings. But there are looser measures for areas with low infection rates. They don’t have to follow a 25 per cent capacity limit in businesses or a maximum of six people — all from the same household — at one table in restaurants. Nor do they have to abide by a one-third capacity rule for worship services.Most municipalities have made it mandatory to wear masks in indoor public spaces. Kenney has, unlike all other premiers, refused to implement that provincewide. He has said it’s unnecessary in remote areas and some rural folk would refuse to wear masks if it were an order. Cold Lake, a city of almost 15,000 in the province's northeast, has twice voted down a mandatory mask bylaw. Mayor Craig Copeland said Friday masks don't need to be required, because people are following guidelines from Hinshaw."Ninety per cent of the people in Cold Lake now are wearing masks," Copeland said. "Do they really need to be told by a mayor and council to wear a mask?"Opposition NDP health critic David Shepherd said Kenney’s public-health directives cater to his rural political base and the anti-mask fringe he wants to keep happily ensconced in his United Conservative Party.“(Kenney) is more interested in protecting his political fortunes with a small minority of folks who are going to resist."In Smoky Lake County, northeast of Edmonton, restaurant owner Hong Hu said her Maple Gardens Restaurant is one of the few in the area that is doing takeout only."If it gets worse, of course I (will) worry about it," said Hu, who added she's more worried about the mounting cases in Alberta than the cases in her region.She said the county has a mask bylaw and has put notes up at businesses reminding people to wear face coverings and to sanitize regularly.Back in Cold Lake, resident Cathy Olliffe-Webster, 60, said she is disappointed in the premier and her mayor for not making masks mandatory.Cold Lake is still holding indoor events such as Christmas craft sales, despite the area's first COVID-related death this week and active cases rising to more than 70, she said."I understand that Alberta's economy has been hit harder than most, but I'm really sick of people putting money before people's lives," Olliffe-Webster said.She said she was moved by an emotional speech Thursday by Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, who begged people to follow COVID-19 rules."I just wish Jason Kenney was a little like him."— With files from Fakiha Baig and Daniela Germano in EdmontonThis report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2020.Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — More than a week after Sanford Health parted ways with its longtime CEO, the health system announced that it has indefinitely suspended merger talks with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare.Sanford Health and Intermountain Healthcare made the announcement Friday, saying that with the leadership change, Sanford decided to put merger talks on hold while other organizational needs are addressed.The two systems said roughly a month ago that they planned to merge, and that then-Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft would become president emeritus. But Krabbenhoft and Sanford parted ways last week, after Krabbenhoft told employees that he had recovered from COVID-19 and was not wearing a mask around the office.The Sanford Health Board of Trustees last week appointed Bill Gassen as the organization’s new president and CEO.“With this leadership change, it’s an important time to refocus our efforts internally as we assess the future direction of our organization," Gassen said in a statement. "We continue to prioritize taking care of our patients, our people, and the communities we serve as we look to shape our path forward.”Marc Harrison, the president and CEP of Intermountain Healthcare, said in a statement: “We are disappointed but understand the recent leadership change at Sanford Health has influenced their priorities. There’s much to admire about the work that Sanford Health is doing. We continue to share a strong vision for the future of healthcare.”Sanford Health said last week that it “mutually agreed to part ways” with Krabbenhoft, who took over in 1996 and helped expand the organization from a community hospital into what is billed as the largest rural non-profit health system in the country.Krabbenhoft's departure came after he told employees in an email that he believes he’s now immune to COVID-19 for “at least seven months and perhaps years to come” and that he isn’t a threat to transmit it to anyone. He said wearing a mask would be merely for show. Other Sanford executives tried to distance themselves from the comments.Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has 46 hospitals and more than 200 clinics concentrated in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.Intermountain Healthcare is based in Salt Lake City and has 225 clinics and 24 hospitals in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada.The Associated Press
A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Saturday:ENGLANDChelsea manager Frank Lampard has a dilemma about who to start up front against Leeds in the Premier League. Olivier Giroud has been third in the pecking order of strikers behind Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham in the league but staked his claim for a start by scoring four goals in a win at Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday. However, Werner could return from being rested in midweek and be back as the sole striker now that left winger Christian Pulisic is fit again. Lampard will be up against Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa for the first time in the Premier League — the pair clashed two seasons ago in the Championship after Bielsa admitted to spying on a training session of Derby, the team managed at the time by Lampard. Manchester United looks to continue its 100% away record in its trip to West Ham, while Manchester City hosts Fulham seeking to back up its return to scoring form in last weekend's 5-0 win over Burnley. Everton is at Burnley in the other game.SPAINAtlético Madrid can take the lead for the first time with a home win against Valladolid. Diego Simeone’s team has won six straight in the league and is two points behind leader Real Sociedad, which has played two more games than Atlético and visits Alavés on Sunday. Fourth-placed Real Madrid will look to end a three-game winless streak in the league when it visits fifth-placed Sevilla. Barcelona, back in the top half of the standings, will try to win its second in a row when it visits promoted Cádiz. Lionel Messi should be back in the lineup after being rested from the Champions League this week.ITALYAfter scoring his 750th career goal midweek, Cristiano Ronaldo faces the Turin derby match for Juventus against Torino. Ronaldo was rested for last week’s draw at Benevento. Álvaro Morata scored in that match but was also shown a red card after the final whistle for comments to the referee and is suspended for the next two matches. The derby could be one of the last chances for Torino coach Marco Giampaolo as his side has picked up just six points from the opening nine matches. Second-placed Inter Milan hosts Bologna and will be hoping for a win to close the gap to leader AC Milan to two points ahead of the Rossoneri’s match at Sampdoria on Sunday. Also, Lazio visits Spezia.GERMANYBorussia Dortmund has to overcome the absence of injured top-scorer Erling Haaland, giving coach Lucien Favre a riddle to solve at Eintracht Frankfurt. Dortmund can ill afford many more dropped points after losing at home to Cologne 2-1 last weekend, so Favre needs someone to score. The coach played Marco Reus and Thorgan Hazard together against Lazio on Wednesday, but neither player made a strong call for replacing Haaland on an ongoing basis. The Norwegian striker is expected to be out for a month with a muscle tear. Favre could give the 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko his first start in Frankfurt, though he had wanted to ease the youngster into action. Second-placed Leipzig visits Bayern Munich in the late game knowing it can overtake the Bundesliga leader with a win. Bayern leads Leipzig by two points and was able to rest several players against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday as it was already assured of winning its group.FRANCEThe timing could not be worse for Montpellier or better for Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain. Leading up to their match, Montpellier's best striker, Andy Delort, tested positive for the coronavirus for the second time in three months. It deprives Montpellier of a player who has six goals, assisted on three, and formed a strong strike partnership with Gaetan Laborde. It also spares a shaky PSG defence, which has conceded five goals in two games, from coping against one of the league's most physical and awkward strikers. Still, a home win for Montpellier will move it one point ahead of PSG. In the other game, Rennes must start finding its league form again after being eliminated from the Champions League, and can start against mid-table Lens.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
Running from Dec. 11 through Dec. 20, NewFilmmakers (NFMLA) is partnering with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to present an online film festival showcasing the latest work from Middle Eastern, Arab and Dutch filmmakers. Other presenting partners include Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) […]
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Homeowners whose properties are repossessed often see them being sold for far less than they may have secured by selling themselves.
UK and EU leaders to speak after the negotiating teams say the conditions for a post-Brexit agreement have not been met.
A banner session on Wall Street as all the major indices close at record highs. The Dow rose 248 points . The S&P 500 gained 32. The Nasdaq rallied 87. Investors are betting that a grim November jobs report will pressure Congress to act quickly on a stimulus plan. U.S. employers added only 245,000 new jobs last month, which marks the lowest hiring in six months. This economy still needs to add about 10 million jobs to get back to where it was before the health crisis. The nation's unemployment rate fell to 6.7 in November as discouraged workers stopped looking for work. To make matters worse, some 12 million Americans are scheduled to lose jobless assistance when it expires the day after Christmas. The somber situation is likely to put pressure on Congress to get down to business and pass another stimulus package - and that's what Wall Street wants to see, says Mannik Dhillon. He's president of Victory Shares and Solutions. "You can tell that what the market is really waiting on and anticipating is really more stimulus and stimulus in addition to the potential of a vaccine that's going to hopefully bring people back to jobs, spending money and all the other things that we were doing back in February and before. So it's an anticipation of normalcy that is being experienced or exhibited in the market today." From Wall Street to Washington - the dismal jobs numbers and the need for stimulus was all that anybody talked about. President-elect Joe Biden urged Congress to pass an economic relief bill immediately and be prepared to follow that up with more aid in January in the "hundreds of billions of dollars." Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called a $908 billion bi-partisan stimulus proposal unveiled this week a start and said there was momentum behind talks to get a package together. It is unclear if Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or the White House is on board. Nevertheless, economically-sensitive stocks like banks and energy finished strong on talk of more stimulus to come. Of the major oil companies - Chevron rallied nearly 4 percent, Exxon Mobil gained 3.6 percent.
Many small business owners live in fear of the consequences of another national lockdown, says a report to mark Small Business Saturday.
It was the only firm to receive just one star out of five for cleanliness following the survey of more than 4,000 people.