Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he worries about protecting the integrity of November's election in view of efforts by President Donald Trump to "kneecap" the U.S. Postal Service to limit Americans voting by mail during the pandemic. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
On Tuesday, Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden named Kamala Harris his running mate. It's the first time since 2008 that a woman was named the Vice Presidential nominee on a major party ticket. In 2008, Alaska governor Sarah Palin was named John McCain's VP on the Republican party's ticket. Republicans quickly slammed the media for what they called "sexist" coverage of Palin. In an interview with Good Morning America, Palin reflected on how she was treated.
William Perry Pendley has served as the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management for more than a year. But despite President Donald Trump officially nominating him in June to take on the position of director permanently, Pendley won't be taking the job. HuffPost reports Pendley's name has been withdrawn in the face of criticism over his anti-environmentalist views and advocacy for selling off federal lands. HuffPost reports the move was likely influenced by the fact that GOP Sens.
Kamala Harris made India proud as she was chosen by Democratic party presidential nominee Joe Biden as his running mate. Harris will be the first Black woman and African American nominated for Vice President by a major party. Meanwhile, back home, Bengaluru is tense after violence broke over an alleged derogatory Facebook post, following which a mob gathered outside the residence of a legislator in the city late on Tuesday, pelting stones and setting ablaze vehicles. Over 145 suspects have been arrested so far, say the Bengaluru police, as the city returns to normalcy. Watch the day's biggest headlines on editorji's playlist with Vikram Chandra.
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Business Insider reports that wine could suddenly become more expensive. This week US Trade Representatives said the 25% tariff on many European wines is staying in place. Wine importers and retailers say the tariffs have unnecessarily hurt small American businesses. Certain wines have already gone up in price, and it's likely Americans will have fewer bottles to choose from in the future.
Mega-retailer Nordstrom's has a rewards program. The Nordy Club offers more perks the more you spend. Business Insider reports the perks of the club include first access to top brands, style and beauty workshops, and free basic alterations. If you're already a Nordstrom's member or Nordstrom's cardholder, you're automatically enrolled in the program. The prices for the membership range from Member ($0-$500), Insider ($500+) Influencer ($2,000+) and Ambassador ($5,000+).
Michael Novogratz told Bloomberg the price of gold could certainly get up to $3,000. The Galaxy Digital CEO and co-founder said the next Fed meeting could be changing things. He said the meeting could be the "juice that accelerates gold and bitcoin." He said investors should be careful in the space, according to Business Insider. The Galaxy Digital CEO and co-founder emphasized that predicting a new high for gold is difficult. This is because it's already reached its record.
The shingles virus is painful. Business Insider revealed the stages of the illness. Stage 1: Tingling pain or numbness. Stage 2: Burning feeling and red rash. Symptoms include headache, fever and upset stomach. Stage 3: Blistering. Stage 4: The blisters crust over.
On Friday, Bank of America upgraded Tesla to "neutral" from "underperform." It raised its price target to $1,750 from $800. The firm's new price target implies an 8% upside for Tesla shares over the next year. Business Insider reports that shares of Tesla ticked up as much as 4% on Friday. Morgan Stanley also boosted its price target and rating on the automaker.
Sasha Obama Is Headed to the University of Michigan This Fall . According to 'The Detroit News,' former President Barack Obama's youngest daughter will begin classes next Tuesday. The publication also..