WASHINGTON — White House officials this week have denied trying to undermine Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, for his stark analysis of the coronavirus pandemic. But Dan Scavino, the White House deputy chief of staff for communications, undercut that message by posting a cartoon mocking Dr. Fauci by an artist whose work has been criticized for its anti-Semitic imagery. Mr. Scavino on Sunday posted on Facebook a rendering of Dr. Fauci that likened him to a faucet drowning Uncle Sam — in the case, representing the economy — with water drops labeled with mock public health warnings considered antithetical to White House policy: “Schools stay closed this fall!” “Indefinite lockdown!” “Shut up and obey!”The post from Mr. Scavino, one of Mr. Trump’s most trusted advisers, is another example of the Trump administration treating Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as another political opponent, though Mr. Scavino refers to him as a colleague.
July 14, 2020 17:18 UTC
Prospect magazine has released its list of the top 50 thinkers for the Covid-19 age. Getty ImagesProspect has annnounced its 50 top thinkers in the world for 2020. Literature: English writer and multiple Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, the Irish novelist Sally Rooney, Nobel-winning author Olga Tokarczuk, American science fiction writer N.K. History: UCLA geographer and historian Jared Diamond, Columbia University historian Stephen Wertheim, and Bristol University historian Olivette Otele. Social Science: French economist Thomas Piketty, Harvard psychologist Elizabeth Speke, and prison scholar Ruth Wilson Gilmore at the City University of New York.
July 14, 2020 16:26 UTC
While 100% understandable, this type of emotion can have long-term deleterious effects on culture, wellness, productivity, and company growth. There are ways to manage your mindset and use the emotions you’re feeling to your advantage, rather than allowing them to disable the best version of you. Here’s where to start so you and your team can be as calm and productive as possible in the coming months. Acknowledge fear and anxiety with yourself and your team directly, in a tone that is calm and confident. For example:I notice there is a lot of emotion about going back to work, and that’s completely understandable.
July 14, 2020 16:18 UTC
(Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesGoldman Sachs GS is scheduled to report earnings before Wednesday’s open. Company Profile:Here is a brief company:The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. operates as an investment banking, securities, and investment management company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Investment Banking, Global Markets, Asset Management, and Consumer & Wealth Management. Its Consumer & Wealth Management segment offers wealth advisory and banking services, including financial planning, investment management, and lending; private banking and lending services; unsecured loans; and saving and time deposits. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
July 14, 2020 16:07 UTC
Environmental justice, a movement that tries to address pollution and other toxic harms that disproportionately affect communities of color, plays a key role in the plan. He also made explicit references to tribal communities and called for expanding broadband access to tribal lands. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, said she was pleasantly surprised by Mr. Biden’s plan. Mr. Biden’s original plan called for spending $1.7 trillion over ten years with a goal of achieving net-zero emissions before 2050. Campaign officials added that more details would be released “in the weeks ahead.”
July 14, 2020 15:55 UTC
Here are a few reasons I love business credit cards in general, as well as the specific ones I can't live without. This means that if you freelance, babysit, sell things online, tutor, or dozens of other part-time gigs, you should be able to apply for most business credit cards. Another great thing about business credit cards is they don't appear on your personal credit report. The main difference between charge cards and credit cards is that charge cards don't have a preset spending limit, which can be useful in an emergency. Bottom lineThe simple truth is that most people reading this will qualify for business cards in one way or another.
July 14, 2020 14:03 UTC
Rory Cooperis director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He was paralyzed because of a spinal-chord injury in 1980 and has used a wheelchair since then. Water parks are fun, but more important, the innovation will make it easier for wheelchair users to go out in the rain. “We’ve been misled,” said Ms. Shew, who identifies as multiply disabled and uses hearing aids and prosthetics. “The public perception is very celebratory about new developments,” but this “completely looks over issues of maintenance and wear.
July 14, 2020 13:52 UTC
Even a record-breaking rise in oil demand next year won’t be enough to spur a recovery back to pre-coronavirus levels, according to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. In its widely read monthly report, the cartel said it expected that the world’s demand for oil would increase by 7 million barrels a day next year, after a forecast 8.9-million-barrel-a-day decline in 2020.
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July 14, 2020 13:30 UTC
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Getty ImagesLast week Wayfair W stock hit an all-time high of nearly $231 — up some 10-fold from its March low of $21.70. Why Jefferies Was Bullish On Wayfair in AprilIn April, Jefferies envisioned Wayfair would enjoy 15% annual growth through 2024 while offline furniture retailing shrinks at a 1% annual rate. Why Jefferies Is Still Bullish On Wayfair NowJefferies expects faster growth for Wayfair than the rest of Wall Street. If Amazon decided to compete more fiercely in Wayfair’s home goods category, that could cut Wayfair’s growth rate, according to Barron’s. If Jefferies is right, that recent 10% correction in Wayfair stock is a buying opportunity.
July 14, 2020 13:07 UTC
Kelly Preston died at age 57 from breast cancer on Sunday after a private two-year battle. The actress spent her final years caring for her family including husband John Travolta, daughter Ella and her son Benjamin, advocating for people with autism because of her late son Jett, acting in different projects and letting fans into her private life through social media. KELLY PRESTON'S DEATH IS LATEST HEARTBREAK FOR JOHN TRAVOLTA, FAMILYIn April 2019, Preston posted a photo of the cast and gushed about her opportunity to work with Dench, 85. Preston also starred alongside Travolta, 66, in 2018 for the movie “Gotti.” The pair portrayed John and Victoria Gotti. Love to all of you with autism and special needs around the world.”Preston also posted a lot about her love for Travolta.
July 14, 2020 13:07 UTC
Until about two weeks ago, Dario Calmese didn’t know he was the first Black photographer to shoot the cover of Vanity Fair. “To the best of our knowledge, it is the first Vanity Fair cover made by a Black photographer,” Radhika Jones wrote in her July-August editor’s letter. The subject of the cover is Viola Davis, who, in the same issue, told her interviewer, Sonia Saraiya, that Black women haven’t traditionally been photographed for the cover of Vanity Fair, either. In her letter, Ms. Jones runs the numbers: In the 35 years before she was named editor, Vanity Fair published 17 solo covers featuring Black people. As of Tuesday, Ms. Jones has published eight since she took over two and a half years ago, along with two featuring interracial married couples.
July 14, 2020 13:00 UTC
WASHINGTON — Hours after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute legal-challenge on a 5-4 vote, the Justice Department put a 47-year-old man to death for his role in the 1996 murder of a family of three, the first federal execution in more than 17 years. The death row prisoner, Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, a former white supremacist who renounced his ties to that movement, was executed by lethal injection at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., the Bureau of Prisons said. He is the first of three federal death row inmates scheduled for execution this week. “You’re killing an innocent man,” Mr. Lee said, shortly before he was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. His death concluded an informal moratorium on federal capital punishment. The Justice Department announced its intention last summer to resume the federal death penalty and to employ a new procedure to carry it out — using a single drug, pentobarbital — after several botched executions by lethal injection renewed scrutiny of capital punishment.
July 14, 2020 12:48 UTC
Wells Fargo also doesn't have as much exposure to booming markets that have padded the bottom lines of some of its rivals. Wells Fargo said it expects to cut its dividend to just 10 cents a share, subject to board approval. That would make Wells Fargo the first major bank to do so, underscoring the fragile state the company entered the crisis. And Wells Fargo can't slash costs because of legal and compliance costs linked to the fake accounts scandal that erupted in 2016. Wells Fargo also has significant exposure to the oil and gas industry, which is hurting from depressed prices.
July 14, 2020 12:46 UTC
Enter the Census Cowboy. Back then, he was known as the “Dread Head Cowboy.”Lightfoot has set a goal of 75 percent census participation for her city. This is just one approach the mayor has taken with the hope of encouraging greater participation. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPerhaps the Census Cowboy can provide greater inspiration. Let’s make the Census Cowboy proud.”
July 14, 2020 12:44 UTC
“I went and I stood there, I didn’t chant, I didn’t go infiltrate their rally at all,” Hernandez said. Samantha Pfefferle said she has also received death threats after she posted the videos and added that other students were among those harassing her online, according to Heavy.com. Ingraham asked Pfefferle, “After what you have been through, do you have second thoughts about going to Marquette at this point or no?”“I really, really, really want to go,” Pfefferle said in response. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIngraham asked Pfefferle if that is true or false. “When we went on the first call, they did say that I was not a student,” Pfefferle said in response.
July 14, 2020 12:33 UTC