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Mexican reserve bank seen cutting rates 50 basis points: Reuters poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s central bank will likely cut its key interest rate again later this week to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, a Reuters poll showed Monday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Mexico's Central Bank (Banco de Mexico) is seen at its building in downtown Mexico City, Mexico…

Why the Mac is (once again) central to Apple’s future

Macs with Apple silicon will bring the best of iPhone, iPad, and Mac together. Apple Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by Macworld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors The 2010s were kind of a rough era for the Mac. Apple was busily improving the iPhone and iPad, while Mac models spent…

Reserve banks’ heavy hand to keep sovereign bond yields low: Reuters poll

By Hari Kishan BENGALURU (Reuters) - Major sovereign bond yields, which have been low for years, are expected to be close to current levels for the next 12 months, as the global economy struggles to recover from the impact of COVID-19, a Reuters poll found. With expectations for weak economic growth intensifying, major central banks…

Ghana reserve bank governor states anxious about nation’s budget deficit

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana’s central bank governor, Ernest Kwamina Addison, said on Thursday that Ghana needed to raise more domestic revenue to tackle a ballooning budget deficit that could exceed 7% of GDP this year as growth shrivels due to the coronavirus crisis. The deficit hit 3.4% of GDP in the first quarter against a…

Central banks have thrown many tools at coronavirus. What do they have left?

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Pound and U.S. dollar bills are seen in this illustration 2/2 By Dhara Ranasinghe and Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - To kick-start a world economy devastated by coronavirus, central banks have delved deep into their toolboxes and unleashed trillions of dollars in stimulus. So what instruments do they have left,…

Indonesia central bank ready to fund more fiscal deficit to eliminate pandemic effect

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Indonesia's central bank, Bank Indonesia, is seen on a window in the bank's lobby in Jakarta JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank is ready to further finance the government's budget deficit and "share the burden" of fighting the coronavirus outbreak, the bank's chief told an online seminar on…

‘Central Park’: Kristen Bell Will No Longer Voice Mixed-Race Character Molly; Will Play New Role On Apple TELEVISION Animated Series

Kristen Bell will no longer voice Molly, a mixed-race character on Apple TV+’s animated musical comedy series Central Park. Bell, who called playing Molly “act of complicity” that “shows a lack of awareness of my pervasive privilege,” will remain on the 20th Century Fox TV-produced show, playing a new character. Netflix’s animated comedy Big Mouth…

Mexico’s Central de Abasto: How coronavirus tore through Latin America’s largest market

MEXICO CITY — Martín Mateo had a cold. Or so he thought: sore throat, body aches, runny nose. “He felt bad but kept working,” said his son, Carlos. The 50-year-old father had labored for decades as a tomatero — a tomato man — at Latin America’s biggest food market. Coronavirus? He didn’t believe in it.…

European Central Bank takes its pandemic bond buying to 1.35 trillion euros to try and prop up economy

The European Central Bank (ECB) announced Thursday that it will increase its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) by 600 billion euros ($672 billion), as it attempts to bolster the region's economy following the coronavirus crisis. The amount comes on top of 750 billion euros of government bond purchases that the ECB announced in March, taking the total to 1.35…

Why Central contenders, like Cubs, Indians and Cardinals, could take advantage of a regional MLB schedule

So let's get blissfully ahead of ourselves, shall we? Negotiations between players and owners over the structure of the 2020 season -- which has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic -- are ongoing. That means we don't know when or if that 2020 season will begin (the virus itself will also have…

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Golden Globe awards held off to February 2021 due to coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: 77th Golden Globe Awards - Photo Room - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 5, 2020 - The cast of "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood" poses backstage with their award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. REUTERS/Mike BlakeLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Golden Globes on Monday postponed its 2021 ceremony for film…

Google’s U.S. advertisement earnings to take a hit due to pandemic: report

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration(Reuters) - Google Inc’s U.S. advertising revenue will drop 5.3% as brands pare spending during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an eMarketer report on Monday, the first decline since 2008 when the research firm began estimating the Alphabet…

Wall Street flat as virus cases increase; tech stocks advance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street’s three major indexes closed higher on Monday with the biggest gains in technology stocks as investors focused on the potential for more government stimulus measures even as they worried about an increase in coronavirus cases in the United States and other countries. Nasdaq registered its fourth record closing high…

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CBS' new fitness competition show, Tough as Nails, features workers with some of the toughest jobs in America.The challenges take place at actual job sites, and are inspired by the work that takes place there.Tough as Nails is hosted by Phil Keoghan of The Amazing Race. It premieres Wednesday, July 8th at 8/7c on CBS.The…

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You had a great run. You sailed through the steady-state parts and even tackled the toughest moments of the set like a pro. All good, except...cough, cough, hack, what? Nothing can break your post-run euphoria quite like a coughing fit. But why are you hacking now when you breathed just fine during your workout?Before you…