5 Retail Bigwigs Likely to Gain on Earnings Next Week

We are in the last leg of the second-quarter 2021 earnings season. So far, results are highly impressive with all-round strength. Aggregate earnings of the market’s benchmark — the S&P 500 Index — are on track to register a new all-time high with significant momentum on the revenue front. Most of the companies of the major sectors and industries have …

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U.S. stocks jump Friday, but are still down for the week

What are major benchmarks doing? The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.78% jumped 360.68 points Friday, or 1.1%, to 34,382.13. The Dow was down 1.1% for the week. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.77% gained 61.35 points, or 1.5%, to 4,173.85. The index posted a weekly loss of 1.4%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.87% surged about 304.99 points, or 2.3%, …

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5 books not to miss: Colson Whitehead’s ‘Harlem Shuffle,’ new Gabrielle Union

In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. All books are on sale Sept. 14. 1. “Harlem Shuffle,” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday, fiction) What it’s about: The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys” returns with an entertaining heist novel and …

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government’s new higher education minister said Sunday. The announcement came as a Taliban official said Qatar’s foreign minister arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul — the highest level visitor since …

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government’s new higher education minister said Sunday. The announcement came as a Taliban official said Qatar’s foreign minister arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul — the highest level visitor since …

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The Price Relationship Between Crude Oil and Natural Gas

Crude oil and natural gas are both energy commodities. We use these fuels to heat and cool our homes or supply other energy needs. The price relationship between crude oil and natural gas is an inter-commodity spread. This means that the prices between the two change in relation to each other. In an inter-commodity spread, when one becomes more expensive, …

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North American Gas Markets Now in Deficit

Tightness in the US natural gas market is beginning to manifest itself in low inventory levels. After having started the year at a 200 bcf surplus to the five-year seasonal average, US inventories now stand at nearly a 200 bcf deficit. Given the current trajectory, our models suggest we could end the injection season at 3.2 tcf of gas representing …

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government’s new higher education minister said Sunday. The announcement came as a Taliban official said Qatar’s foreign minister arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul — the highest level visitor since …

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How Fracking Affects Natural Gas Prices

Hydraulic fracturing – “fracking” – is a sometimes-controversial method of extracting natural gas. It’s come to the attention of the public because of its effects on local water quality and even seismic disturbances. But whatever you think of fracking, it has done one thing: keep the price of natural gas from increasing more than it already has. Unlike oil, natural …

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Taliban: Women can study in gender-segregated universities

KABUL – Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the Taliban government’s new higher education minister said Sunday. The announcement came as a Taliban official said Qatar’s foreign minister arrived in the Afghan capital of Kabul — the highest level visitor since the Taliban …

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Biden orders all companies with 100+ employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccine, testing or face up to $14,000 fines per person | American Military News

All businesses with more than 100 employees will be required by the Department of Labor to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing for their workers, the White House announced Thursday. Through an Executive Order, President Joe Biden will also mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for all federal workers with no testing option to opt out. Businesses that reject the policy …

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Matthew Piatek Mr. Piatek is a director with the Climate and Sutainability team at IHS Markit, with more than 10 years of progressive experience across the energy value chain. In addition to helping shape the overall market view at IHS Markit, he covers regional natural gas dynamics in the US lower-48. Topics of recent reports focus on the evolution of …

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Iciness Is Coming: Europe’s (Natural) Gasoline Crunch (and in Due Course, Ours) – Paper Boat News

A pump jack operates within the Permian Basin oil and pure gasoline production dwelling discontinuance to Midland, Texas, August 23, 2018 (Gash Oxford/Reuters) The week of September 6, 2021: Soaring pure-gasoline prices, woke capital, employment, and plenty more In final week’s Capital Letter, I quoted from an article by CNBC’s Kelly Evans wherein she infamous (among assorted matters) how the …

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Biden vaccine mandates: Republicans angry, business groups muted

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Republicans on Friday vowed to fight U.S. President Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandate covering big companies and federal employees, but business groups that often agree with them on issues like taxes are not joining in. The mandate, which the White House says would cover 100 million U.S. workers and applies to about two-thirds of all …

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