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May 7, 2021


Bottas on pole without being fastest at Portimao

2:19 PM ET Laurence Edmondson Close F1 Editor • Joined ESPN in 2009• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011 Nate Saunders Close F1 Associate Editor • Previously worked in rugby union and British Superbikes • History graduate from Reading University• Joined ESPNF1 in February 2014 After a disastrous Emilia Romagna Grand Prix two weeks......

PC shipments notch fastest quarterly growth in 20 years – Gartner

(Reuters) – Global shipments of personal computers rose at their fastest pace in two decades in the first quarter as people bought computers to help them work and study remotely during the COVID-19 crisis, according to research firm Gartner Inc. PC shipments, which include both laptops and desktop computers, grew......

The PC market just had its best Q1 since 2015 and fastest growth in 20 years

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Customers looking at laptop computers at a Best Buy in Los Angeles. Getty Images A lot of people and businesses are still buying PCs, extending a boom that started last year during the Covid-19 pandemic as people needed computers to......

Mall vacancies jump at fastest pace on record, hitting new high, as retailers cull store counts

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Shoppers walk through a nearly empty Palisades Center Mall retail center in West Nyack, New York, February 3, 2021. Mike Segar | Reuters If you noticed more darkened windows and empty stores at the mall recently, you’re not alone. The vacancy rate for regional malls in the United States hit......

Virginia betting hits $265M in first full month, one of fastest growing in nation

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In Virginia’s first full month of legal gambling, the commonwealth’s sportsbooks took in about $265.8 million in wagers, which is the second largest sum for any state in its first full month. Legalized gambling began in mid-January, taking in......

China’s fastest growing city wants to be the next Silicon Valley — local systems may get in the way

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Employees manufacture photovoltaic cells on the production line at the Longi Green Energy Technology Co. plant in Xi’an, China, on July 21, 2020. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — As growing pressure from the U.S. pushes Beijing......

Private payrolls hiring bursts at fastest pace since September on rise in hospitality hiring

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Waiter Boris Macquin serves customers behind plexiglass outside at Figaro Bistro on the first day Los Angeles County allows indoor seating since the coronavirus pandemic on March 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Gina Ferazzi | Los Angeles Times |......

U.S. retail sales to rise 6.5% to 8.2% in 2021, as Covid vaccine triggers fastest economic growth in over two decades, NRF says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Customers wearing protective masks exit a Uniqlo store in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Retail sales are expected to grow this year between 6.5% and 8.2%, amounting to more......

Mortgage demand falls further as rates rise at the fastest pace in months

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A real estate agent exits a home for sale in Lancaster, Ohio. Ty Wright | Bloomberg | Getty Images Another week of rising rates spurred homeowners and buyers to pull back from the mortgage market, and the trend is not expected to turn any time soon. Total mortgage application volume......

Packers’ Rodgers fastest to 400 career TD passes

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Six quarterbacks in NFL history had thrown 400 touchdown passes before Aaron Rodgers reached that milestone Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. None of them did it as quickly as Rodgers. Not Drew Brees, Peyton Manning nor Tom Brady. Not Dan Marino, Brett Favre nor Philip Rivers.......

China’s factory activity expands at fastest pace in over three years

Industrials Stella Qiu Ryan Woo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years in November, while growth in the services sector also hit a multi-year high, as the country’s economic recovery from the coronavirus stepped up. FILE PHOTO: An employee works on......

Why Did the World’s Fastest Man Miss Drug Tests — and a Shot at the Olympics?

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Matthew Futterman “The Christian Coleman we all know does things the right way — from how he trains, to how he competes, to how he treats others,” Alford-Sullivan said. As it usually does, Coleman’s testing regimen increased when he began to compete internationally at the senior level. The rules require......

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