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Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Still on top: Cyber Monday sales on track to hit record

Technology
Even though deals could be found online for days, shoppers still pulled out their phones and laptops to shop on the Monday after Thanksgiving, with sales on track to hit a record $ 9.4 billionBy JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail WriterDecember 2, 2019, 8:47 PM3 min read Cyber Monday is still holding up as the biggest online shopping day of the year, even though many of the same deals have been available online for weeks and the name harks back to the days of dial-up modems. Shoppers are expected to spend a record $ 9.4 billion on purchases made on their phones and computers Monday, up about 19% from last year’s Cyber Monday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions at 80 of the top 100 U.S. online stores. The busiest time is expected to be in the hour before midnight, as people race t
Mercury to pass across middle of sun Monday in rarity

Mercury to pass across middle of sun Monday in rarity

Science
Nov. 10 (UPI) -- For only the third time in 100 years, the planet Mercury will pass across the middle of the sun on Monday morning. A Mercury transit -- 36 millions from the sun -- won't been seen from North American for another 30 years and anywhere until 2032, according to NASA. Beginning at 7:35 a.m. EDT, Mercury will pass from one side of the sun to the other. It will last more about 5 1/2 hours. Eastern U.S. viewers will be able to view the entire event. For the central and western U.S., the transit begins before sunrise, but some of the transit can be viewed after sunrise. Australia and most of Asia and Alaska are the few places where the transit won't be seen, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Because you aren't supposed to look directly at the sun, like watching the...
Here’s what happened to the stock market on Monday

Here’s what happened to the stock market on Monday

Finance
Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 96 pointsThe Dow rose 96.58 points, or 0.4% to close at 26,916.83. The S&P 500 gained 0.5% to end the day at 2,976.73. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.8% to 7,999.34. Monday's moves came as investors monitored the latest developments around U.S.-China trade talks and wrapped up a volatile third quarter.Trump administration denies restrictions on Chinese companiesStocks rose after the Trump administration pushed back on reports from last week about the U.S. restricting Chinese companies. A Treasury spokeswoman said over the weekend the administration "is not contemplating blocking Chinese companies from listing shares on U.S. stock exchanges at this time." White House trade advisor Peter Navarro also characterized the reports as inaccurate. Negotiators...
Interviews for top post of NHB and IIFCL on Monday

Interviews for top post of NHB and IIFCL on Monday

Finance
NEW DELHI: Interviews to appoint heads of National Housing Bank (NHB) and India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL) are scheduled to be held on Monday, sources said. A government-appointed panel in 2017 had interviewed candidates for the post of managing director (MD) IIFCL but it did not find anyone suitable to lead the organisation. So, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) invited fresh applications in August last year. The infrastructure lender has been without a regular MD for the past 20 months. Housing finance regulator NHB became headless in August last year following the resignation of Sriram Kalyanaraman amidst allegations of irregularities and misconduct against him. The DFS has shortlisted about 12 candidates for the post of managing director of NHB and five for IIFC...
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell might report next Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell might report next Monday

Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has not appeared at practice yet, but he hinted when he will arrive. Bell has told some of his teammates that he will report on Monday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. That means Bell would get back to work on Labor Day. Bell has not yet signed his tender, and the deadline to sign a multiyear deal passed in July. Monday would be the first day of practice of the week leading up to the Steelers' regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Last year, Bell reported six days ahead of the team's first regular-season game, so it appears he will follow the same schedule this year. He arrived a few days before his first practice in 2017 to take a physical, and it is unclear whether he will do that again this time. The Steelers ...