[NFA] Ahead of a presidential election that could see up to half of U.S. voters cast their ballots by mail, the U.S. Postal Service is warning some states that they need to provide more time for those votes to be counted. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
For the first time in American history, a Black and South Asian woman has been chosen for national office by a major political party. CNN reports presumptive Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday as his running mate. Harris follows Democrat Geraldine Ferraro and Republican Sarah Palin as only the third woman to be chosen as the running mate on a presidential ticket.
On Wednesday, Bernie Sanders sent Joe Biden and the DNC a 110 page documentary policy document. The document includes 14 pages of climate proposals. The recommendations still leave Biden and national Democrats with no plan to phase out U.S. fossil fuel production. Sanders attempt to "address fossil energy production were ... woefully insufficient.” Collin Rees, a campaigner with Oil Change International, told Earther.
In March, Bernie Sanders lost his second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. According to the NY Times the George Floyd protests and their cultural repercussions, may have destroyed Sanders entire case for a socialist America. The paper posits that this summer he may lose his battle for the future of the left, his legacy gone up in smoke. Cultural battles, pro business and pro Wall Street programs have over shadowed Sanders "millionaires and billionaires are evil" narrative.
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.
Corvette is the longest-running sports car in America. The 2020 Corvette marks a big departure from Corvette design with its mid-engine layout. Kirk Bennion, the design manager for the new Corvette, talked to Business Insider about how the 2020 Corvette was designed. Bennion says the mid-engine layout is "really good from a performance standpoint." He said the change allowed them to move the driver and occupant forward16 1/2 inches.
On Tuesday, Tesla announced it will enact a five-for-one stock split on its shares at the end of August. The company has rallied since the announcement. On Wednesday, shares of the automaker jumped 13%. The stock climbed as much as 4% Thursday. The stock split doesn't change anything about the company fundamentally. Business Insider reports the split will appeal to smaller investors.
While spot gold tumbled the most it has in seven years on Tuesday, the commodity whipsawed on Wednesday. According to Business Insider, spot gold dropped as much as 2.6% below $1,900 per ounce before gaining as much as 2% through the morning. Analysts had been warning of gold turning overbought. However, some now view Tuesday's plunge as too steep. T A popular gauge of gold exchange-traded fund volatility, Cboe's GVZ index has nearly doubled over the past month.