Thousands of people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for the fourth weekend in a row, protesting at President Vladimir Putin's handling of a local political crisis. Soraya Ali reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is protected from the coronavirus by special disinfection tunnels that anyone visiting his residence outside Moscow or meeting him in the Kremlin must pass through, his spokesman said on Wednesday. Soraya Ali reports.
Walmart delayed the July launch of its subscription service. Business Insider reports that Walmart needs to debut soon to avoid missing out on holiday sales. The 2020 holiday shopping season is most likely going to move entirely online. Walmart+ has a clear chance to highlight its value to consumers. Walmart was originally set to introduce its Walmart+ subscription service this spring. It pushed the debut back to July due to the coronavirus pandemic, but its launch has now been postponed again.
Nintendo surged as much as 6% on Thursday, reports Business Insider. The video game company said first-quarter earnings soared 428% while sales more than doubled. Video game companies have seen a surge in business since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Consumers are looking to entertain and distract themselves while sheltering in place. Driving the strength in Nintendo's business included growing demand for its Nintendo Switch.
On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said up to 20% of pregnant women in the U.S. drink alcohol during their first trimester. According to Business Insider the CDC also said that more than 10% admit to binge drinking during that time. In addition, nearly 5% reported consuming alcohol at least once during the second and third trimesters, the CDC said. Nearly 40% indicated that they also used at least one other substance , commonly tobacco and marijuana.
Business Insider reports that banks' and tech giants' earnings largely impressed Wall Street. Bank of America says discount stores are set to post similarly positive results, according to Bank of America. BoA analysts expect the sector's second-quarter figures to hold strong thanks to rising food sales and improvement in general merchandise revenue. Thanks to momentum in higher-profit categories and successful online operations Walmart, Target, and Dollar Tree are in good positions.
On Wednesday, Joe Biden's campaign announced it planned $280 million in ad buys, with 20% going to digital. This is in line with our pre-pandemic predictions that digital political ad spend would skyrocket this cycle. Biden's campaign plans to purchase $280 million in ads across 15 states this fall. Business Insider reports that this is, by far, the largest ad spend by any political candidate.
From the Russian government planning to roll out a mass vaccination drive from October 2020 after getting vaccine clearance by August, to India's case fatality rate dropping to 2.15%, the lowest since..
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