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National agency proposes new uses of Santa Cruz County national monument

DAVENPORT  — A federal management plan that promises to aid in wildfire recovery and promote access to coastal land in and around Davenport is in the final phases of public outreach. The Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument, which has been through several public review phases since its introduction as a national monument in 2017, has been reviewed and revamped through a plan going to the California Coastal Commission on Dec. 11. Before the U.S. Department of the Interior representatives present it to the commission, interested individuals can submit written comment by Thursday or log in to the Zoom meeting that morning to speak. The purpose of the plan, according to its letter to readers from the Bureau of Land Management division, is to increase the opportunity for outdoor recreation, a

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If you’re going to ski, here’s how to do it safely in the pandemic

By Stacey Lastoe | CNN Avid snowboarder Jenny Leveille doesn’t plan to rely on ski resorts’ indoor facilities this season. This decision, she believes, will give her a possible advantage when it comes to coronavirus and swirling concerns over indoor exposure. Leveille, who’ll be heading to the mountains out West after Thanksgiving in Michigan, plans to return to her van — which includes a bathroom — when she needs a break for fuel or relief. “I’m hoping to have at least 50 days this year at as many resorts in the western US as possible,” the 30-year-old said. Ski season is underway, and changes are afoot. In Europe, Germany, hard hit by Covid-19, is aiming for a coordinated European Union approach to keeping ski resorts shut in Alpine countries for the holiday season in order to limit the

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The best Cyber Monday 2020 deals from Target, including deals on Dyson and Roomba vacs, Apple watches, and more

  Summary List PlacementTarget kept its Cyber Monday 2020 sale under wraps all month, but it's now November 30 and the deals are live. Most of the discounts are online exclusives that start and end today, though you can save up to 30% on kitchen gear, TVs, soundbars, and other home entertainment tech all week. If you're looking for vacuums and kitchen appliances specifically, you can save an extra 15% off in-cart. Below, we've put together the best deals you can shop now. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyThe best Cyber Monday deals at Target V11 Torque Drive Vacuum (medium, Preferred: Target)Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum (medium, Preferred: Target)Watch SE (40mm, GPS) (medium, Preferred: Target)Switch Online (12-month membership) (medium, Preferred: Target)Birdie 3 Wheel Kick Scooter (medium, ...

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The best Cyber Monday TV deals include big savings on 4K OLED TVs, entry-level smart TVs, and more

  Summary List PlacementBlack Friday is officially over and Cyber Monday 2020 has arrived today after a weekend chock-full of deals. It's one of the best times of year to save big on all kinds of tech products, including TVs from all of the major brands. Budget, midrange, and high-end models from Sony, LG, Vizio, Samsung, TCL, and Hisense are available now for some of their best deal prices ever. Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Target are all offering TV discounts throughout the Cyber Monday shopping event today. Several TV deals are now out of stock after they've been through the Black Friday weekend, but if you're in the market for a new TV and you're looking to spend less than full price, there are still plenty of worthwhile displays available. Also note that some retailers may not offer

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Zappos ex-CEO Tony Hsieh built his company’s culture around customer service and made sure it survived Amazon’s takeover. Here are the 6 best quotes from his memo announcing the deal

Summary List Placement Early Zappos investor and former CEO Tony Hsieh died on Friday. Hsieh raised the bar for customer service while running the online shoe seller, empowering his employees to send flowers and cards to customers, speak with them for hours, help them to order pizzas, and even hand-deliver especially valuable packages. The Zappos chief sold the company to Amazon for $1.2 billion in stock in 2009, after ensuring the transaction would prize the company's culture and protect its relationships with customers. Scroll down for six of the best quotes from Hsieh's memo to Zappos staff announcing the deal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tony Hsieh, an early Zappos investor and the online shoe seller's former CEO, died on Friday. He set a new standard for c...

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Moderna jumps 11% after filing for FDA approval as final results show its COVID-19 vaccine candidate is 94% effective

Summary List Placement Moderna jumped 11% on Monday after the company filed for US FDA approval of its coronavirus vaccine to be widely distributed. Studies conducted on 196 people show the vaccine shot is more than 94% effective at protecting people from becoming ill with the virus. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Shares in US drugmaker Moderna rose as much as 11% in pre-market trading after the company said it would file for US regulatory approval on Monday for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Final data showed its vaccine shot was 94% effective. If the FDA authorizes the vaccine, the US intends to start vaccinating vulnerable people before the year-end. More to come. Read More: Buy these 10 stocks set to soar and smash Wall Street's expectations in the recovery...

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A group of incoming GOP House members, calling themselves the ‘Freedom Force,’ are trying to counter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Squad’

Summary List PlacementA group of incoming Republican House members are banding together and calling themselves the "Freedom Force" in an attempt to oppose the Democratic Party's progressive "Squad." One member of the new GOP group, Rep.-elect Burgess Owens of Utah, told Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" that they will offer "a contrast to the hard left." "We have a 'Freedom Force' versus 'Squad,'" he said.  According to "The Ingraham Angle," the group also includes Reps.-elect Nicole Malliotakis of New York; Maria Elvira Salazar of Florida; Michelle Steele of California; Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma; Victoria Spartz of Indiana; Burgess Owens of Utah; and Carlos Giménez and Byron Donalds, both of Florida. The Squad got its nickname when then-Reps.-elect Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cor...

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Moderna asks US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Moderna Inc. says it will ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection. | AP fileModerna is just behind Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech in seeking to begin vaccinations in the U.S. in December. Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must succeed for the world to stamp out the pandemic, which has been on the upswing in the U.S. and Europe. U.S. hospitals have been stretched to the limit as the nation has seen more than 160,000 new cases p

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Lloyds has named Charlie Nunn, a senior banker at rival HSBC, as its next chief executive

Summary List PlacementBritain's biggest domestic lender Lloyds Banking Group has named Charlie Nunn, currently head of wealth and personal banking at rival HSBC, as its next chief executive. Nunn will replace long-standing Lloyds boss Antonio Horta-Osorio, who in July said he would step down in 2021 after a decade at the helm. Nunn will be charged with steering Lloyds, seen as a bellwether for Britain's economy, through the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and an era of rock-bottom central bank interest rates. Despite taking hefty provisions against potential loan losses this year, analysts say Lloyds, like its rivals, faces further pain as government support for jobs and businesses is withdrawn next year. Shares in Lloyds, which said earlier this month it is cutting more than 1,000 j...

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Man charged with fatal Marquette Park stabbing

A man was charged with a fatal stabbing Nov. 27 in Marquette Park. | Adobe Stock PhotoJames Dixon allegedly stabbed Vincell Jackson several times on the porch of a home early Friday after the pair got into an argument inside, police said. A Fernwood man is accused of stabbing a 52-year-old man to death Friday in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side. James Dixon, 29, was charged with first-degree murder for the stabbing of Vincell Jackson in the 6800 block of South Talman Avenue, Chicago police said. Chicago police James DixonDixon allegedly stabbed Jackson several times on the porch of a home early Friday after the pair got into an argument inside, police said. He was arrested later that morning at Holy Cross Hospital, where he went to be treated for small cuts to his neck and f...

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A top equity portfolio strategist at Goldman Sach shares his four essential ESG trends that you need to be thinking about

Summary List Placement2020 has presented the global community with one of the harshest ever wake up calls. The year started with the wildfires in Australia and pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, followed by the coronavirus crisis, interspersed by protests over racial inequality across the United States after the police killing of George Floyd - an unarmed Black man. For many, it has been a year of reflection, a time to consider how our actions impact the world, and investors are no exception. This has accelerated the growing interest in businesses that meet strict environmental, social and governance criteria, making ESG a mainstream part of the financial landscape.  "The last six to nine months has elevated the awareness of some of those issues across older demographics as well...

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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Summary List PlacementWelcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. For the biggest stories in politics, sign up here for 10 Things in Politics You Need to Know Today - launching soon! Here's what you need to know before markets open. 1. Global stocks retreat as caution resurfaces. See how markets are reacting today. 2. S&P Global strikes deal to buy IHS Markit for $44 billion. The mega-deal marks the largest transaction on Wall Street this year. 3. Airbnb and DoorDash target higher valuations for their IPOs. Both companies are on track for the most anticipated market debuts this year scheduled for mid-December. 4. How the US economy could transform after Biden's appointment of Janet Yellen. Here's how Yellen's decades of ...

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10 toxic behaviors of parents that make children less functional in adulthood

Summary List PlacementMary Trump's new book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," has some people wondering how family dysfunction affects kids. What kind of adults do they become when they've been exposed to toxic parenting behaviors? Most people clearly recognize that serious maltreatment, like abuse or neglect, can have a lasting impact on children. But what about toxic parenting strategies that don't rise to an extreme level of abuse? Or what about destructive parenting behaviors that might be less obvious? As a therapist, I see some families who appear to function okay to the outside world yet are riddled with dysfunctional family dynamics behind closed doors. And just because these don't constitute abuse, or because they aren't visible...

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Buy these 10 stocks set to soar and smash Wall Street’s expectations in the recovery from COVID-19, RBC says

Summary List PlacementFollowing the announcement of the European Recovery Fund, the Royal Bank of Canada listed their top stock picks for a European recovery in a July research note. The €750 billion ($898 billion) recovery fund enables the European Union to issue against its own budget size and to  borrow and spend to support economic recovery in the region. The EU can do fiscal transfers from more prosperous to less prosperous member states, which equity analysts at RBC believe will aid economic recovery and political standing of the EU going forward. With positive news from vaccine trials and discussions of a likely economic recovery in 2021, RBC updated the list on November 27, adding three new stocks and removing four old picks. Investors have reason to trust the list. Since its in...

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