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InventHelp Inventor Develops Versatile Bra Option for Women (OTW-287)

InventHelp Inventor Develops Versatile Bra Option for Women (OTW-287) "I wanted to create a bra that can easily transition from day to night," said an inventor, from Newton, Kan., "so I invented the WILD CHILD."

Global 3D Printing Market Forecast to Grow at a CAGR of 24.41% from 2020 to 2025, Reaching $738.8 million by 2025

Global 3D Printing Market Forecast to Grow at a CAGR of 24.41% from 2020 to 2025, Reaching $738.8 million by 2025 ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the 3D printing industry"Healthcare Industry to Contribute the Maximum Revenue to Metal 3D Printing Application Market"

'It's disintegrated': Canada's last intact Arctic ice shelf has collapsed

'It's disintegrated': Canada's last intact Arctic ice shelf has collapsed The Milne Ice Shelf has now been reduced in area by about 43%. It was Canada's last intact Arctic ice shelf.

Oil Drilling Drops to 15-Year Low With Shale in Full Retreat

Oil Drilling Drops to 15-Year Low With Shale in Full Retreat (Bloomberg) -- Drillers cut exploration in U.S. oil fields to a 15-year low as billions of barrels from old discoveries became worthless and explorers abandoned growth plans.The number of active oil rigs in the U.S. fell by four to 176, the lowest since 2005, according to Baker Hughes Co. data released Friday. Energy companies have been parking rigs on an almost uninterrupted streak for more than four and half months.Stung by the pandemic-driven slump in demand and prices, oil explorers are fleeing from the very lifeblood of their business: Drilling for new discoveries. Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. this week warned they probably will wipe billions of barrels of reserves from their books because weak prices have made them unprofitable to pump.Instead of searching for new untapped deposits of crude, oil executives are channeling cash into dividends and other shareholder-friendly initiatives to appease investors fed up with years of poor returns."North American E&Ps are in a battle for investment relevance, not a battle for global market share," Matt Gallagher, chief executive officer at Parsley Energy Inc., told analysts during a conference call this week. "Allocating growth capital into a global market with artificially constrained supply is a trap our industry has fallen into time and time again."Permian DeclineMost of this week's rig decline occured in the Permian Basin, North America's biggest oil field, the data showed. Drilling also dropped in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas and stagnated in the Bakken and Denver-Julesburg regions in North Dakota and Colorado, respectively.Worldwide lockdowns to prevent the spread of Covid-19 had a devastating impact on crude demand at a time when shale explorers were already struggling with too much debt and restive shareholders. While benchmark U.S. oil futures have roughly doubled to $40 a barrel since the start of May, prices are still down by more than 30% for the year.The rig count is a closely watched metric because it's long been considered indicative of future crude production. The relationship is imperfect, however, because of the time lag between drilling a well and commencing production, as well as other factors such as the turning off of existing wells in response to price movements.(Updates with Permian Basin drop in sixth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Here's Why Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden

Here's Why Graham Holdings (NYSE:GHC) Has A Meaningful Debt Burden Legendary fund manager Li Lu (who Charlie Munger backed) once said, 'The biggest investment risk is not the volatility...

Delta Western Opens New Gas Station Near Juneau-Douglas Bridge

Delta Western Opens New Gas Station Near Juneau-Douglas Bridge ­­Early this August, Delta Western will unveil a new gas station and convenience store off the Juneau-Douglas Bridge. With generous operating hours and a superbly central location in the heart of downtown Juneau, the gas station is expected to provide commuters with a streamlined fueling experience, while motorists can enjoy a full range of convenience store amenities.

How to access 'America's Seed Fund,' the $3 billion SBIR program

How to access 'America's Seed Fund,' the $3 billion SBIR program One of the best kept secrets in the world of capital is that the federal government has billions of dollars it's dying to give away to early stage founders and inventors - and all you have to do is ask. First, as a bit of background: SBIR is a large network of programs, spread across a dozen federal agencies and the military, established some 40 years ago as a way to help out any American with a great idea but little access to capital. There are extensive official tutorials for later, but this article (informed by tips from officials in the program) should help get you up and running.

Tech Employment Gains Pause for the Month, CompTIA Analysis Shows

Tech Employment Gains Pause for the Month, CompTIA Analysis Shows Tech Employment Gains Pause for the Month, CompTIA Analysis ShowsPR NewswireDOWNERS GROVE, Ill. 7, 2020Declines recorded in July but net jobs are up by 203,000-plus since COVID-19 outbreakDOWNERS GROVE, Ill.

Lebanon president: Beirut explosion either due to negligence or missile, bomb

Lebanon president: Beirut explosion either due to negligence or missile, bomb Lebanese President Michel Aoun says there are two possibilities behind Tuesday's blast - either negligence or "external intervention" by a missile or a bomb.

Should You Think About Buying Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) Now?

Should You Think About Buying Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) Now? Today we're going to take a look at the well-established Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT). The company's stock received a...

Kerala plane crash: 16 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut

Kerala plane crash: 16 dead after Air India plane breaks in two at Calicut An Air Indian Express plane with nearly 200 people on board crashes at Calicut airport.

Job Creators Network Supports Payroll Tax Deferral via Executive Order

Job Creators Network Supports Payroll Tax Deferral via Executive Order Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, released the following statement regarding an executive order suspending the payroll tax:

INTERVIEW: Paya Goes Public as Digital Payments Become Must-Have

INTERVIEW: Paya Goes Public as Digital Payments Become Must-Have Paya CEO Jeff Hack By Jarrett Banks Going to the doctor used to be a chore. But after Covid-19 changed everyone's lives forever,  the explosion of telemedicine and the digital payments that go with it has meant nothing less than a revolution for the healthcare industry. And that's just one of the many industries that [...]

Worldwide Underground Mining Industry to 2027 - by Equipment, Operator, Method, Application and Geography

Worldwide Underground Mining Industry to 2027 - by Equipment, Operator, Method, Application and Geography The "Underground Mining - Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Trump's WeChat Ban Could Hurt iPhone Sales in China

Trump's WeChat Ban Could Hurt iPhone Sales in China (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump's order banning U.S. companies from doing business with Chinese messaging app WeChat could damage iPhone sales in one of Apple Inc.'s most important markets.The order would block all transactions involving WeChat, which would prohibit Apple from distributing WeChat to mobile devices through its App Store. WeChat is central to digital life in China. It's the go-to app for a billion people for shopping, payments, email, web browsing and all forms of business and personal communications. Many Chinese don't use phone numbers or emails. Visitors to the country have to download the app and load it with money or risk not being able to pay for even small purchases.Without access to WeChat, consumers would likely balk at buying an iPhone in China and other parts of Asia. An online forum popular with stock investors asked users if they would give up their iPhones or WeChat if Apple eliminated the app from its store: They voted to ditch their phones by a margin of 20 to one.China accounts for about 20% of Apple's iPhone sales, so pulling WeChat off the App Store "would be a serious hindrance," said Anand Srinivasan, an analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence.While Google's app store is banned in China, there are alternative ways of installing apps on Android software that powers the rest of the world's smartphones. A spokesperson for Apple did not return a request for comment. Trump's order could also prompt China to retaliate, damaging Apple even further. Much of the Cupertino, California-based company's manufacturing is done in China, and if the country targets Apple's exports that would impact its business globally, Srinivasan said. China could also restrict the supply of materials, such as rare earth metals, that are key ingredients of iPhones."This is a war with battles on multiple fronts and the battle has now escalated into software," he said.Apple's shares were down 1% Friday in New York after closing at a high of $450.85 on Thursday. Apple has gained 53% this year.Trump's executive order goes into effect in 45 days, but there are many outstanding questions and plenty could happen between now and then. The president has been known to walk back or introduce exceptions to his proclamations after the fact. Apple could also open its operating system to let users download apps without going through the App Store, but that would be a major change for a company that has always carefully guarded access to its ecosystem and takes a 30% fee from many apps. If the ban does go ahead and Apple doesn't have a workaround, Chinese consumers who have the money to buy an iPhone will likely turn to the country's home-grown, high-end smartphone maker: Huawei. In that way, the order could end up benefiting a company that Trump has sought to squeeze out for years.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

ReconAfrica Announces Further Upsize to Previously Announced C$20,000,000 Public Offering to up to C$22,000,000

ReconAfrica Announces Further Upsize to Previously Announced C$20,000,000 Public Offering to up to C$22,000,000 /NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES.

frontdoor, inc.'s (NASDAQ:FTDR) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 78% Above Its Share Price

frontdoor, inc.'s (NASDAQ:FTDR) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 78% Above Its Share Price Does the August share price for frontdoor, inc. (NASDAQ:FTDR) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will estimate...

Pompeo Warned Russia About Bounties to Taliban for Killing U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Pompeo Warned Russia About Bounties to Taliban for Killing U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly warned Russia's foreign minister last month about alleged bounty payments that Russia offered Taliban militants to target U.S. troops in Afghanistan.Pompeo warned Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov against placing bounties on the heads of American soldiers during a July 13 phone call, the New York Times reported, citing unidentified U.S. officials. The phone call was officially about a separate topic, the possibility of meeting between the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, two of which are the U.S. and Russia along with China, France, and Britain.The secretary of state expressed Washington's intense opposition to the bounty program but spoke in terms of payouts and red lines and did not speak about the specific intelligence indicating that Russia paid Taliban fighters and other Afghanistan militants to kill U.S. service members.Reports broke in June that U.S. intelligence found that at least one American soldier, as well as a number of Afghan civilians, died as a result of the secret bounty payments.Intelligence about the alleged bounty offerings by Russia was reportedly included in the president's daily written intelligence briefing in February, but the White House claims Trump was not verbally briefed on the matter until the New York Times's June 26 report on the issue. The Times reported that some bounties as high as $100,000 were paid for each U.S. or allied troop killed. The Washington Post said in a similar report that several American service-members died as a result of monetary rewards that a Russian military intelligence unit offered to terrorist militants to target U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan.Last month, President Trump said he has never discussed the intelligence with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite several phone calls between the two heads of state since the intelligence was made known."That was a phone call to discuss other things, and frankly that's an issue that many people said was fake news," Trump said during an interview with "Axios on HBO."

Trump administration sanctions Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam over 'Orwellian' crackdown

Trump administration sanctions Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam over 'Orwellian' crackdown The U.S. imposed a fresh round of sanctions on Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam and 10 other officials over China's crackdown on the territory.

Breach Of Duty Investigation: World Acceptance Corp. (Nasdaq: WRLD)

Breach Of Duty Investigation: World Acceptance Corp. (Nasdaq: WRLD) Motley Rice LLC is investigating whether certain officers and directors of World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ: WRLD) breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. World Acceptance Corp. is a consumer loan company headquartered in Greenville, S.C.

Oil Drops With U.S.-China Tensions and Stimulus Doubts Weighing

Oil Drops With U.S.-China Tensions and Stimulus Doubts Weighing (Bloomberg) -- Oil fell as concerns over a possible trade row between the U.S. and China and a murky outlook for further relief from Washington cast an economic pall.Futures declined as much as 2.1% in New York, paring a weekly advance. U.S. President Donald Trump's latest attack on Chinese tech companies and new sanctions on Chinese officials further stoked tensions. Investors are also concerned that U.S. lawmakers won't be able to agree on a new round of economic stimulus, indicating a long road ahead for a demand recovery.Weaker equities and conflict between the U.S. and China, "would at least for now hinder any kind of bullish tilt," said Tariq Zahir, managing member of the global macro program at Tyche Capital Advisors LLC. "You've got a little bit of a bid in the dollar," putting further pressure on futures as well.The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose as much as 0.8% on Friday, reducing the appeal for commodities priced in the greenback.Crude is testing the upper bound of its recent trading range after hitting a five-month high this week amid declines in U.S. stockpiles. But the spotty recovery in oil consumption is restraining a potential breakthrough, with crude imports into China shrinking in July."Traders are taking a wait-and-see approach," said Andrew Lebow, senior partner at Commodity Research Group. "There are a lot of fairly large countervailing forces on the market."The 3-2-1 refining margin for combined gasoline and diesel against U.S. WTI -- a rough profit gauge for processing a barrel of crude -- slumped as much as 6.2% to below $10 a barrel as the pandemic keeps Americans at home during what's typically the summer driving season.In physical markets, the discount on Bakken crude for delivery at Clearbrook, Minnesota, narrowed to 5 cents below WTI earlier this week, its smallest discount since May. Light Louisiana Sweet rose to $1.70 above WTI earlier this week, its strongest level in nearly two weeks, but pulled back slightly in recent sessions.A fresh round of stimulus in the U.S. could boost sentiment over the demand outlook, but lawmakers have yet to reach an agreement. White House negotiators and the two top congressional Democrats are set to meet again Friday afternoon after the last round of negotiations on a virus-relief package broke up without any progress. With lawmakers at a stalemate, Trump said Thursday he'd act unilaterally to extend enhanced unemployment benefits, impose a payroll-tax holiday and restore a moratorium on evictions if Republicans and Democrats can't come to terms on a new stimulus bill.Meanwhile, OPEC+ is returning supply to the market this month as it tapers its record output curbs, but habitual quota cheat Iraq has promised to make deeper cuts following a call with Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar pledged that Iraq will cut output by an extra 400,000 barrels a day in August and September, on top of a previous commitment to slash 850,000 barrels a day in each month.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Fact check: Sex crimes by public officials not connected to Ghislaine Maxwell

Fact check: Sex crimes by public officials not connected to Ghislaine Maxwell Posts say sex crimes by dozens of public officials are connected to Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of Jeffrey Epstein. But they're not.

How Does Flexion Therapeutics' (NASDAQ:FLXN) CEO Pay Compare With Company Performance?

How Does Flexion Therapeutics' (NASDAQ:FLXN) CEO Pay Compare With Company Performance? This article will reflect on the compensation paid to Mike Clayman who has served as CEO of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc...

Hong Kong: US imposes sanctions on chief executive Carrie Lam

Hong Kong: US imposes sanctions on chief executive Carrie Lam The sanctions on Carrie Lam and others are for "undermining" the Chinese territory's autonomy.

New York schools given green light to reopen

New York schools given green light to reopen New York schools can reopen this fall provided they meet certain criteria, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday, as most American children get ready to start the new academic year remotely. Cuomo's announcement highlights how far New York -- once the epicenter of the US's COVID-19 outbreak with more than 32,000 deaths -- has come in its battle against the deadly virus. The governor said that school districts will be allowed to resume classroom teaching in areas where the average rate of positive tests is below five percent.

2021 Ford Bronco demonstrates how effective Trail Turn Assist is

2021 Ford Bronco demonstrates how effective Trail Turn Assist is The 2021 Ford Bronco is chock full of off-road capability, even more so on some trim levels. One of the nifty off-road features is called the Trail Turn Assist, and it's designed to help the Bronco negotiate particularly tight corners.

Brent Scowcroft, longtime US security adviser, dies aged 95

Brent Scowcroft, longtime US security adviser, dies aged 95 Scowcroft remains the only statesman to serve as National Security Adviser under two presidents.

FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Co-Diagnostics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Co-Diagnostics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 7, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Co-Diagnostics, Inc.

Points International (TSE:PTS) Has A Rock Solid Balance Sheet

Points International (TSE:PTS) Has A Rock Solid Balance Sheet Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' When we think about how risky a company...

Democrats urge W.House not to quit virus relief talks

Democrats urge W.House not to quit virus relief talks Democrats on Friday urged the White House to stick with negotiations on a new aid plan for Americans facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, after Donald Trump said he is ready to bypass Congress to maintain emergency assistance. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the Senate, have been tussling for weeks with Trump envoys over a new aid package.

The best deals we found this week: Nest WiFi, Sony wireless earbuds and more

The best deals we found this week: Nest WiFi, Sony wireless earbuds and more The best deals from this week include the Google Nest WiFi system for $199 and Sony true wireless earbuds for less.

FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 7, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Chembio Diagnostics, Inc.

IMPORTANT AUGUST DEADLINE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Ideanomics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

IMPORTANT AUGUST DEADLINE: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Ideanomics, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 7, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class-action lawsuit against Ideanomics, Inc.

INVESTOR DEADLINE ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Endo International plc and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm

INVESTOR DEADLINE ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Endo International plc and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm Securities and Exchange Commission.

3-Day Deadline Alert: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Hebron Technology Co., Ltd. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm

3-Day Deadline Alert: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Hebron Technology Co., Ltd. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 7, 2020 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit against Hebron Technology Co.

World Telehealth Market Assessment 2020-2026 - Immense, Unexpected Opportunity for Market Players due to the Outbreak of COVID-19

World Telehealth Market Assessment 2020-2026 - Immense, Unexpected Opportunity for Market Players due to the Outbreak of COVID-19 The "Telehealth Market by Component, Application, End Users, Geography - Forecast up to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

UPS, FedEx Flex Price Power on Delivery Surge, Driving Up Shares

UPS, FedEx Flex Price Power on Delivery Surge, Driving Up Shares (Bloomberg) -- United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. shares jumped after the couriers said they are raising prices aggressively to boost profit and help manage an avalanche of residential deliveries spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.UPS plans to apply holiday season surcharges of as much as $4 a package for shippers that send more than 25,000 parcels a week and whose peak-season volume is triple February's level. On the low end, the charge is $1 a package for ground deliveries for shippers with volume at least 10% above February's level. UPS, which skipped the peak-season fees last year, charged less than $1 extra per package in 2018.FedEx will boost international surcharges on select routes beginning Aug. 10. Deliveries to the U.S. from Hong Kong will double to $2 a kilo and from Taiwan will jump to $1 from 22 cents. FedEx has said it plans to apply holiday surcharges as well.UPS, FedEx and other couriers have been hit with unprecedented residential package volume amid the pandemic. Deliveries to homes can be more costly than those to businesses because there are typically fewer packages per stop and more distance between locations.The surge in demand has given couriers leverage to raise prices, however. UPS's average U.S. volume climbed 23% in the second quarter from a year earlier, and FedEx U.S. ground deliveries jumped 20% in its latest quarter.UPS increased 7.4% to $156.19 at 12:54 p.m. in New York, while FedEx climbed 5.3% to $181.37. UPS advanced 24% this year through Thursday, while FedEx gained 14% and the S&P 500 rose 3.7%."The peak surcharges reflect current market conditions caused by the pandemic, which includes consumer demand and available capacity," Atlanta-based UPS said by email Friday. The fees will "help balance the volume in UPS's network so we can provide the best possible service."Its holiday surcharges apply from Nov. 15 to Jan. 16. From Oct. 4 through Jan. 16, the company will also charge $50 for each large package and $250 for deliveries that exceed maximum limits, according to UPS's website."The companies that are going to be hurt by these surcharges are the companies that can least afford it at this point, and that's retailers," said John Haber, chief executive officer of Spend Management Experts, a package shipping consulting firm.Many retailers have turned to e-commerce as a lifeline while customers stayed away from stores because of the virus, he said, and only strong merchants such as Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc. will likely be able absorb the surcharges without passing them on to customers.FedEx began to apply international surcharges in April as volumes jumped and commercial airlines, which carry some cargo in the belly of their planes, reduced flights dramatically. The company is incurring extra costs because of virus-related restrictions by countries seeking to contain the spread."Those restrictions continue to disrupt the global supply chain," the Memphis, Tennessee-based company said by email. "Air cargo capacity is limited, and we are incurring incremental costs as we adjust our international networks."FedEx and UPS aren't expected to boost capacity much in the medium term, said Stephens analyst Jack Atkins. Combined with the surge in residential packages and international demand, that means the couriers will have the upper hand on price for a while, he said in a note Friday before the surcharges were announced."We believe the pricing story in parcel has legs," he wrote.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

Tech Stocks Slump Amid China Tension; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap

Tech Stocks Slump Amid China Tension; Dollar Gains: Markets Wrap (Bloomberg) -- U.S. tech stocks slumped as the White House ramped up its confrontation with China and investors weighed doubts that lawmakers will be able to agree on a new round of economic stimulus.The Nasdaq Composite Index pared a weekly gain as heavyweights including Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. headed lower. Small-cap stocks outperformed, lifting the Russell 2000. While July's payrolls report provided some support as unemployment fell, there was also concern it could ease pressure on officials to reach a deal on aid. Top figures planned an afternoon meeting in Washington.Traders kept a wary eye on President Donald Trump's latest attack on Chinese tech companies and a plan to sanction Hong Kong's chief executive. The dollar strengthened on haven demand, while gold retreated for the first time in six days. Europe's benchmark stock gauge edged higher, reversing earlier losses.Trump Ban on Top Messaging App Risks Snarling Global BusinessWith negotiations over a new U.S. relief package said to be on the brink of collapse after a meeting Thursday between White House officials and top congressional Democrats, there's now concern that the fairly positive payrolls number won't help."If this had been a bad number, it would have forced the negotiators to get a deal done," said Matt Maley, chief market strategist at Miller Tabak & Co. "So in a perverse way, the better-than-expected data raises the odds that nothing will get done soon on the fiscal front."WeChat operator Tencent Holdings Ltd. slumped 5% in Hong Kong after Trump signed executive orders prohibiting U.S. residents from doing any business with WeChat, TikTok or the apps' Chinese owners.Elsewhere, oil slumped along with copper.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index fell 0.3% as of 1:11 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 0.3%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index declined 1.3%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index declined 1.7%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained 0.7%.The euro sank 0.9% to $1.1774.The Japanese yen weakened 0.4% to 105.98 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries rose three basis points to 0.56%.Germany's 10-year yield rose two basis points to -0.51%.Britain's 10-year yield rose three basis points to 0.14%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 1.8% to $41.18 a barrel.Gold weakened 1.7% to $2,028.34 an ounce.Copper fell 3.7% to $2.802 per pound.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

SmartStop Self Storage REIT Launches Solar Panel Project in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

SmartStop Self Storage REIT Launches Solar Panel Project in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. ("SmartStop" or the "Company" ), a self-managed and fully-integrated self-storage company with approximately $1.6 billion of self storage assets under management, today announced the completion of the first solar panel project as part of a broader Company-wide initiative to reduce SmartStop's carbon footprint and become more energy efficient. The project at Mt. Pleasant was designed and installed in cooperation with Warner Energy, LLC.

Better-Than-Expected U.S. Jobs Data Seen as Last of 'Easy Gains'

Better-Than-Expected U.S. Jobs Data Seen as Last of 'Easy Gains' (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. labor market's third straight month of solid improvement from the depths of the pandemic could very well be its last for a while.Workers returned to low-wage jobs at restaurants and retailers, as major cities -- especially New York -- continued to reopen early in the month. Since then, though, many measures of activity have leveled off and a key relief program has expired with no agreement on a new deal. The July jobs report also showed that millions of Americans who lost their jobs in the early days of the pandemic remain unemployed, with the overall rate still almost triple the pre-crisis level."We've had the easy gains and the labor market is becoming a little more difficult now," said Brett Ryan, senior U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank AG. "Going forward, the expectation should be a gradual step-down" and "it may not be a straight line in terms of improvement every month."Employers added 1.76 million jobs in July, about 300,000 more than economists expected, according to data Friday from the Labor Department. The unemployment rate fell by about 1 percentage point to 10.2%, just above the peak following the 2008 financial crisis but a marked decline from almost 15% at the height of the pandemic.Further job gains are looking increasingly difficult with no vaccine yet in sight, and several signs point to weakness in months ahead: a federal $600 supplement to weekly unemployment benefits, which provided extra cash to prop up households, expired at the end of July. That means fewer dollars spent into the economy and at businesses, which also face the end of funds through the Paycheck Protection Program.The jobless payments are particularly important with millions unemployed for months now. Out of the 16.3 million unemployed Americans in July, almost 8 million had been out of work for 15 weeks or longer, or roughly since the start of the pandemic. That figure was up 4.7 million from June.Meanwhile, negotiations over extending the relief have stalled."The talks are rather stalemated right now," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Bloomberg Television after the report Friday. Despite that, President Donald Trump plans to use executive orders to get "certain priorities through" including a payroll tax cut and eviction moratorium, he said. Kudlow continued to call the economic recovery "V-shaped."But that recovery is on pause, casting a shadow over the labor market. High-frequency indicators show that economic and payroll activity slowed or declined in the weeks following the survey period for the government's jobs report, which takes place early in the month."What we have is an economy that's still adding back but with the slowing in the reopening, we're setting August up for a very questionable report," said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economics LLC.Read more: Bloomberg's TOPLive blog on the jobs reportU.S. equities were mixed on Friday as investors weighed doubts that lawmakers will be able to agree on a new round of economic stimulus with a better-than-forecast jobs report.What Bloomberg's Economists Say"Following an unprecedented swing from severe drop to sharp rebound, the economy is entering more conventional recession dynamics. A prolonged period of elevated unemployment and subdued participation in the labor market will weigh heavily on income growth, personal spending and top-line growth."\-- Yelena Shulyatyeva, Andrew Husby and Eliza WingerClick here for the full noteLow-wage sectors led gains: payrolls at restaurants jumped by half a million, retail trade employment also increased, though at a slower pace, with more than 250,000 jobs added. Health care and social assistance payrolls rebounded as doctors' offices continued to open and as demand for day care increased.Manufacturing employment rose just 26,000 in July, about one-tenth of forecasts. Auto makers added more than 39,000 workers.Government PayrollsThe report also showed a 241,000 jump in local-government employment, reflecting seasonal adjustments in the education sector.While companies are hiring, including Amazon Inc., Alphabet Inc., Ford Motor Co. and D.R. Horton Inc., layoffs have been piling up in recent weeks, particularly in industries most affected by the pandemic. American Airlines Group Inc. advised that 25,000 jobs are at risk when aid expires and United Airlines Holdings Inc. said it would furlough one-third of its pilots. L Brands Inc., which owns Victoria's Secret, said it would lay off 15% of its workforce.The July jobs report also showed little improvement for Black Americans, with their unemployment ticking down only slightly to 14.6%, compared with 12.9% for Hispanic workers, and 9.2% for Whites. The jobless rate for women, who carry the most responsibility for childcare and homecare duties, fell to 10.5% and for men it dropped to 9.4%.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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