Although most viewers assumed the animals were embracing, male monitor lizards are known to fight over females and territory by standing upright and swaying side to side.
AdWe Tested This App To See If You Could Learn A Language In 7 Days.Reuters VideosPowell says recovery on track; stocks end mixedIt was a mixed close on Wall Street Wednesday as the Federal Reserve kept interest rates near zero.The Dow lost 127 points weighed down by earnings. The S&P 500 was little changed. The Nasdaq rallied 102 points.Fed chief Jerome Powell says the economic rebound continues to "strengthen," but wouldn’t give any timetable on when the Fed would pullback on the Fed’s extraordinary bond-buying program that’s been supporting the recovery."So it certainly is plausible that people would pull back from some activities because of the risk of infection. Dining out, traveling, some schools might not reopen. We may just see economic effects from some of that or it might weigh on the return to the labor market. Some people might choose - - again, we don't have a strong sense of how that might work out. So we'll just be monitoring it, monitoring it carefully."But, overall, Powell was upbeat, saying the U.S. is on the path to a strong labor market, and he remains confident inflation will eventually cool after its recent surge. Investors also had earnings to digest. After the close, Facebook beat estimates but warned revenue growth will “decelerate significantly” for the second-half of the year.Global sales at McDonald's surged 57% to just under $6 billion in the second quarter - reversing the 30 percent plunge a year ago. McDonald's had a winner with a meal named after the popular South Korean band BTS. The stock was down nearly two percent as investors hungered for even stronger results. Boeing posted a surprise quarterly profit as sales of its 737 MAX bounce back along with the upswing in U.S. domestic travel. Boeing finished the day with a more than 4-percent gain.Pfizer raised its full-year forecast due to strong sales of its vaccine, as well as its stable of drugs, sending its stock up more than 3 percent.And investors also had a high-profile IPO to digest. Duolingo, the popular foreign language app, soared 36 percent in its market debut.
56m agoHouston man pleads guilty in scheme to sell $317 million bogus masks to Australian state(Reuters) -A Texas man has pleaded guilty to involvement in a scheme to fraudulently sell 50 million N95 respirator masks he did not have for $317.6 million to the government of New South Wales in Australia, U.S. prosecutors said. Arael Doolittle entered his plea to a wire fraud conspiracy charge on Tuesday before U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes in Houston. Prosecutors said Doolittle and co-defendant Paschal Eleanya tried to sell 3M-branded masks at five times the list price, hoping to collect up $275 million with the rest going to their "broker" and to representatives of New South Wales' government.
1h agoAndrea Arnold’s ‘Cow’ Picked Up by IFC FilmsIFC Films has acquired the North American rights to Andrea Arnold’s “Cow,” which had its world premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap. This marks the second collaboration for IFC and Arnold, who previously worked together on her award-winning film “Fish Tank.” The film was produced by Kat Mansoor of Halcyon Pictures, and executive producers are Rose Garnett of BBC Films and Maxyne Franklin and Sandra Whipham of Doc Society. Arnold describ headtopics.comRead more: Yahoo Singapore »
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