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Needham lowers Google estimates amid ‘search weakness’ and growing threat from Amazon

The Google search application is seen running on an iPhone on September 5, 2018.Jaap Jurriens | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesNeedham analysts predict Google's second quarter revenue will be down 7% year-over-year because of the company's declining U.S. ...

Hires hit one-month record high while layoffs see new low, JOLTS report shows

Waiters set up tables in front of a restaurant on a street on the first day of the phase two re-opening of businesses following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York, on June 22, 2020.Carlo Allegri | ReutersHirings showed their biggest mo...

New rules for international students could cost U.S. colleges $41 billion

With a growing number of colleges planning to offer fall classes online, many international students will not be able to stay in U.S., according to new rules issued Monday. That could mean a significant hit to school budgets — and student aid.Under the...

Palantir confidentially files to go public

Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp arrives at the "Tech for Good" Summit in Paris, France May 15, 2019.Charles Platiau | ReutersData analytics software company Palantir Technologies said late Monday that it has filed confidentially for a public s...

NAACP CEO on ‘Stop Hate for Profit’ campaign: Facebook should be useful for targeting ads, not hate

NAACP's Derrick Johnson, in the midst of leading a corporate boycott against the largest social media company, on Monday told CNBC that Facebook should be a place for targeting ads but not targeting hate."It is a platform. It is a useful tool to t...

Amazon delivery contractors were among recipients of government payroll loans

Dozens of companies that handle last-mile delivery for Amazon received funds from the government's coronavirus relief program, according to data released Monday. Peregrine Express, Rapid Logistics, Systemize Logistics, Sheffield Express and V...

Coronavirus hospitalizations grow in more than 20 states as Texas admissions soar to new record

A member of the medical staff treats a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on July 2, 2020 in Houston, Texas. COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked since Texas reopened, pushing intensive-care war...

Mary Trump tell-all book will be released two weeks early amid court fight

Source: Simon and SchusterThe publisher of a forthcoming tell-all book about President Donald Trump and his family by his niece Mary Trump on Monday said it was advancing the date of the book's publication by two weeks, to July 14.The publisher's chang...

Air travel jumps over July 4 weekend, but down more than 70% from 2019

Airline passengers wearing face masks arrive and depart the D Concousre at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call | Getty ImagesMore travelers took to the skies over the July 4 weekend, but airli...

Coronavirus on track to overwhelm Houston hospitals in two weeks, mayor says

Healthcare workers move a patient in the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas Thursday, July 2, 2020.MARK FELIXHospitals in Houston, Texas are on track to be overwhelmed in approximately two weeks as coronavirus cases mount...

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Needham lowers Google estimates amid ‘search weakness’ and growing threat from Amazon

The Google search application is seen running on an iPhone on September 5, 2018.Jaap Jurriens | NurPhoto | Getty ImagesNeedham analysts predict Google's second quarter revenue will be down 7% year-over-year because of the company's declining U.S. ...
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Mulvaney warns Trump will face ‘headwinds’ if election turns into ‘referendum’ on himself

Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has a blunt assessment of President Trump's chances in November’s presidential election, saying the president should hope it doesn't turn into "a referendum" on himself.“If the president can go bac...

West Bengal: Complete lockdown in containment zones, buffer zones of Kolkata, South 24 Parganas from July 9

The West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to impose strict lockdown in COVID-19 affected areas by clubbing together containment zones and buffer zones near them from July 9 as the number of cases continues to rise in the state.  Officials sai...

Factory blast near Iran’s capital kills two in latest explosion

Two people were killed in an explosion at a factory south of Tehran on Tuesday, the latest in a series of fires and explosions, some of which have hit sensitive sites.State news agency IRNA reported "human error" was the cause of the blast. "Two people...

Hires hit one-month record high while layoffs see new low, JOLTS report shows

Waiters set up tables in front of a restaurant on a street on the first day of the phase two re-opening of businesses following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in New York, on June 22, 2020.Carlo Allegri | ReutersHirings showed their biggest mo...