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Here are just some of the records Taylor Swift’s Folklore has broken

Here are just some of the records Taylor Swift’s Folklore has broken

Entertainment
Taylor Swift's surprise eighth album, Folklore, has broken several chart records in its first week on sale.The record was written and recorded during the coronavirus lockdown, and swerves away from the pop sound that's dominated her last three albums.On Spotify, it achieved 80.6m streams in a single day, the highest-ever tally for a female artist.In the US it sold 846,000 copies, making it the best-selling record of the year after just seven days on sale. Swift also becomes the first artist in US chart history to have seven albums sell more than 500,000 copies in a single week; and the first female artist to have seven albums debut at number one.Taylor Swift's Folklore sees the singer go indieAs well as topping the US Billboard c...
EPFO added just 1.33 lakh net subscribers in April

EPFO added just 1.33 lakh net subscribers in April

Finance
Formal employment generation got hit during the first month of nationwide lockdown with the retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organisation adding mere 1.33 lakh net subscribers in April. The net additions under the Employees State Insurance Corporation stood at 2,41,422 and that under the National Pension Scheme stood at 64,647, said the ministry of statistics and programme implementation in its monthly report on Thursday. April was the first month of the nationwide lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as a result of which all industries and establishments were shut down during this period that got extended to May and partially into June, witnessing even loss of jobs for millions of workers though largely in the unorganised sector. However, these numbers are subj...
Not just financial health: Advisors guide clients through coronavirus crisis

Not just financial health: Advisors guide clients through coronavirus crisis

Finance
AleksandarNakicOur nation is facing unprecedented times, and financial advisors are facing upheaval when their clients need them the most.More than 40 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since early March, while the economic outlook remains grim. The Atlanta Federal Reserve projects that the nation's gross domestic product during the second quarter will decline by close to 53%.At the same time,  close to 2 million Americans have been diagnosed with coronavirus.Through it all, advisors have undertaken drastic measures to keep their businesses running, so that they can offer investors some measure of certainty and stability in otherwise frightening times.Here's how three financial advisors have renewed their commitment to their clients."A lifesaver" from the federal go...
Bundesliga: Dynamo Dresden’s entire squad in isolation just a week before restart

Bundesliga: Dynamo Dresden’s entire squad in isolation just a week before restart

Sports
Dynamo Dresden, who play in the second tier of German Football, have put their entire squad and coaching staff into two-week isolation after two players tested positive for coronavirus.The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 are due to restart on Saturday, 16 May.It is set to be the first European league to restart following the coronavirus shutdown. "The fact is that we can neither train nor participate in a game in the next 14 days," said Dynamo.On Thursday, the German Football Association (DFB) said the season would resume under strict health protocols that ban fans from the stadium and require players to have Covid-19 testing.About 300 people, including players, staff and officials, will be in or...