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Record highs are justified because a booming economy is months away, market bull Ed Yardeni predicts

Finance
Long-time Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni believes the market's all-time highs are justified.Despite a record number of coronavirus cases and concerns surrounding the November jobs report, he maintains a "V"-shaped recovery is underway."I really wasn't that disappointed," the Yardeni Research president told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "Government had a drop of almost 100,000 [payrolls] because census workers just had part-time jobs. Excluding that, we were up over 300,000. Wages were up, and the workweek held up pretty well."According to Yardeni, the latest employment figures suggest the first quarter will avoid a double-dip recession. He predicts the economy will start booming by Spring when readily available vaccines result in pent-up demand for services that were avoided du...
Trump’s tweets ‘systematically divert media away from harmful topics’

Trump’s tweets ‘systematically divert media away from harmful topics’

Technology
Donald Trump's prolific tweeting masks a strategic use of the social media platform to divert the media from covering topics that are potentially harmful to him, according to new research.Behavioural scientists at the universities of Western Australia and Bristol have published a peer-reviewed paper into how the US president's messages on Twitter affect news coverage. The research follows Mr Trump's failure to be re-elected, something that he has responded to by repeatedly claiming on Twitter, without offering any evidence, that he has been the victim of electoral fraud. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player ...

U.S.-China trade tensions won’t be going away under Biden’s administration

Finance
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 23, 2015.Yuri Gripas | ReutersBEIJING — U.S.-China trade tensions are set for more predictability after Joe Biden's presidential win — which likely means calmer rhetoric in a continued tough stance on Beijing.Following years of brewing U.S. complaints about unfair business practices by China's state-dominated system, President Donald Trump stepped up pressure on Beijing with policy measures that were often abruptly first floated through social media posts on Twitter. Ultimately, his administration levied tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of Chinese goods and hurt Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei with sanctions."The issues that rema
Wolves 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side start with away win

Wolves 1-3 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side start with away win

Sports
Manchester City held off a second-half Wolves fightback to begin their quest to regain the Premier League title with a win at Molineux.City did the damage in a superb first half as Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, playing for the first time since being sent home from England duty in disgrace, both found the net.At that stage it seemed a case of how many the visitors would get, with Foden and Raheem Sterling both going close and Wolves keeper Rui Patricio making two decent saves.However, City ran out of steam after the break.Daniel Podence twice went close for the hosts and Kyle Walker hacked a scuffed Ruben Neves shot off the line, before Raul Jimenez, scorer of 27 goals last season, netted for the second time in this one 12 minutes f...
Hilary Swank explores astronaut’s vulnerability in ‘Away’

Hilary Swank explores astronaut’s vulnerability in ‘Away’

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank plays an astronaut commanding a mission to Mars in the Netflix original series Away. Emma Green (Swank) leads an international crew on the Atlas I, but Swank said she was drawn to her character's vulnerability more than her authority. "I love that Emma was also written vulnerable, that [it] wasn't seen as a weakness," Swank said on a Television Critics Association panel. "It was seen as a strength of hers." Advertisement Andrew Hinderaker created Away, and Parenthood writer/producers Jessica Goldberg and Jason Katims executive produce. Swank said she felt the trio avoided common cliches about female characters who are leaders. "Usually, they're tough, they're from the military and leading with an iron fist," Swank sa...