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Spike in lumber and land prices causes homebuilder confidence to fall from epic high

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A contractor moves roofing material on a home under construction at the Toll Brothers Cantera at Gale Ranch housing development in San Ramon, Calif. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Just two months ago, homebuilders had never been......

More parts of China lock down as virus cases spike ahead of WHO visit

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A resident undergoes a Covid-19 coronavirus test at the basement of a residential compound as part of a mass testing programme following new cases of the virus emerging in Shijiazhuang, in central China’s Hebei province on Jan. 12, 2021. STR......

The facial-recognition app Clearview sees a spike in use after Capitol attack.

New York Times
After the Capitol riot, Clearview AI, a facial-recognition app used by law enforcement, has seen a spike in use, said the company’s chief executive, Hoan Ton-That. “There was a 26 percent increase of searches over our usual weekday search volume,” Mr. Ton-That said. There are ample online photos and videos......

Spike in unemployment claims ‘likely fraud,’ Colorado’s labor department says

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Colorado had a significant increase in new unemployment claim filings last week compared to the week prior, an increase the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) attributed in part to fraud. In all, 41,439 new unemployment claims were......

France’s new COVID-19 cases spike amidst fears of another lockdown

FILE PHOTO: Passengers arrive at the Eurostar terminal at Gare du Nord train station, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Paris, France December 23, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier PARIS (Reuters) – The French health ministry reported 11,395 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Tuesday, jumping above the......

Missouri out of Music City Bowl after virus spike

The Missouri Tigers are out of the TransPerfect Music City Bowl after a rise in COVID-19 cases in their program, it was announced Sunday. The Tigers were set to face Iowa on Wednesday in Nashville, but Missouri canceled practice Sunday after an increase in positive COVID-19 tests and paused all......

“Don’t lose hope. Just fight”: Christmas goes on amid COVID-19 spike

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here  More than 120,000 people are being treated for COVID in America’s hospitals on Christmas evening. That’s not just a record, but double the number of patients that were in hospitals at the peak of the outbreak in April. More......

Covid: Thanksgiving the cause of a spike in US infections?

By Jake HortonBBC Reality Check & Visual Journalism image copyrightGetty Images Concerns that family reunions over Christmas could spread coronavirus have led to much tighter restrictions in many parts of the UK. Some have pointed to the US, claiming that family gatherings at Thanksgiving – at the end of November......

Apple closes all California stores as virus cases spike.

New York Times
Apple is shuttering all 53 of its stores in California, as well as more than a dozen stores across Tennessee, Brazil, Mexico and the United Kingdom, because of a surge of coronavirus cases in those places, the company said. “Due to current Covid-19 conditions in some of the communities we......

South Korea orders schools to shut as COVID-19 cases spike

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea ordered schools to close from Tuesday in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas as it battles its worst outbreak of novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous peak in February. Schools in the capital region would move classes online until the end of......

Cannabis review site Weedmaps agrees $1.5 billion deal to go public

(Reuters) – WM Holding Company, a cannabis technology company which operates the online U.S. platform Weedmaps where users find and rate marijuana sellers, said on Thursday it has agreed to go public through a merger with Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. FILE PHOTO: Customers shop at the Grass Station marijuana shop......

DoorDash set to spike in market debut

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The New York Stock Exchange welcomes executives and guests of DoorDash, Inc. (NYSE: DASH), today, Wednesday, December 9, 2020, in celebration of its Initial Public Offering. NYSE Shares of DoorDash, a leading food delivery app, are set to start trading......

Brunswick CEO expects Covid-fueled spike in boat sales to carry into 2021

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brunswick CEO David Foulkes told CNBC on Monday that early signs indicate the coronavirus pandemic-inspired surge in recreational boat sales will extend beyond 2020. “We have incredible momentum in the industry now. We’ve attracted in a new demographic,” Foulkes said......

South Dakota governor travels out of state amid state’s spike in case

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zack Budryk South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemCivil war between MAGA, GOP establishment could hand Dems total control The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Mastercard – Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates DeSantis......

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