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Goldman Sachs slashes US economic growth forecast over weaker spending on services

Goldman Sachs slashes US economic growth forecast over weaker spending on services

Goldman Sachs slashed its forecast for US economic activity in the second half of the year, pointing to sluggish consumer spending on services as well as the threats posed by the Covid-19 Delta variant. During the pandemic and the start of the recovery, Americans spent big on goods: Used car prices soared, as did prices…MORE

In these 2 states, every county is listed as ‘high transmission’ for Covid-19

In these 2 states, every county is listed as ‘high transmission’ for Covid-19

Florida and Arkansas currently share a grim distinction when it comes to the spread of the coronavirus. Every one of the two state’s counties is now listed as having “high” levels of community transmission, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC lists high transmission in nearly every county…MORE

Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history
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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history

Nobody was speaking about Anna Kiesenhofer ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race, but they certainly are now. The Austrian rider was considered a novice compared to her competitors, notably defending champion Anna van der Breggen, former Olympic bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini, Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Germany’s Lisa Brennauer and former world title champion…MORE

Issa Rae is married
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Issa Rae is married

We may still be waiting to see who (if anyone) her character on “Insecure” ends up with, but in real life, Issa Rae is now a married woman. The star of the HBO show posted wedding pictures on her Instagram account from her intimate ceremony with longtime love Louis Diame, which was held in the…MORE

4 men charged in fatal drive-by shooting of 13-year-old girl
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4 men charged in fatal drive-by shooting of 13-year-old girl

Four men have been charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl in North Carolina, police said. The shooting happened Saturday night in Monroe, just outside Charlotte, the Monroe Police Department said in a statement on Facebook. Officers responding to a report of shots fired found the 13-year-old with a gunshot wound, police said.…MORE

Provincetown issues a new mask mandate amid Covid-19 case surge after Fourth of July
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Provincetown issues a new mask mandate amid Covid-19 case surge after Fourth of July

Provincetown, Massachusetts, has restored its indoor mask mandate after a cluster of Covid-19 cases that followed the Fourth of July holiday. The Provincetown Select Board and Board of Health adopted the mandate effective immediately during an emergency meeting Sunday, according to a Facebook post from Town Manager Alex Morse. The boards also voted to give…MORE

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Driver’s Den

Miranda Lambert fans in Atlanta got more than they bargained for at her concert on Saturday night (Jan. 20), when the singer and her band burst into a high-energy cover of the Joe Walsh classic “Rocky Mountain Way.” Lambert struts the stage and does the heavy song justice with a high-octane vocal performance, but the…