McDonald's (MCD, Fortune 500), the all-American fast food Mecca, announced it would put $20 billion towards share repurchases and dividends Thursday, jumping on board the buyback trend that has boomed over the past 18 months.
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The actress posted on Instagram a seemingly heartfelt missive after the attacks in Nice and Turkey. But she paired it with a photo of her in some skimpy lingerie attempting to look seductive.
May the bright and festive glow of New Year candle warm the days all the year through. Hoping you will have a wonderful time enjoying New Year that is happy in every way.
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After one of the most intense lockdowns, Spain is now experiencing one of the most intense surges in COVID-19 cases.
Migrants working in rich countries sent home almost half a trillion dollars in 2016, helping to lift families out of poverty by providing financial stability, access to education, housing and healthcare, according to a global report.
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Morocco is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, mainly ancient towns and old city ruins, making it a decent choice for history lovers.
Now, the country’s current resurgence could portend similar upticks elsewhere in Europe.
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Gongloff piles on the bad news about 2014: GDP 'grew at a 1.8% annualized pace in the first quarter ... revising down its earlier estimate of 2.4% growth ... The first quarter's dismal growth was at least better than the 0.4% GDP growth of the fourth quarter of 2012. But it was still far from healthy, and economists don't see it getting much stronger any time soon.' And that's real bad news for the markets going into 2014.
The state-sponsored purchasing managers' index fell from 50.8 in October to 50.3 in November, the lowest reading since March. Any level above 50 indicates expansion.
"He (Premier Wen) underlined that China effectively countered the severe impact of the global financial crisis and has maintained steady and fast economic development. This allowed China to become the second-largest economy, almost doubling its GDP in five years."
Drones and police roadblocks were reportedly used to enforce the measures.
Those measures expired at the end of June. In the next 3 weeks, the rate of infection tripled.
On Aug. 21, new confirmed COVID-19 cases neared 10,000 per day.
In the week and a half since, new cases have declined a bit from that peak, but before the uptick began in early July, that figure had been 500 cases or lower for about 2 months.
A rapid reopening, especially in terms of nightlife and family gatherings, has been cited as partly to blame.
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“In both countries, we have also seen a sharp decrease in the average age of those infected, from 60 to 37 years in Spain, and about the same in the U.S., and almost half of those who test positive are asymptomatic in both countries,” said Amira Roess, PhD, MPH, a professor of global health and epidemiology at George Mason University in Virginia.
Doing more to unleash the potential of domestic demand
After a run with One Direction, Harry Styles could have gone anywhere he wanted.
Blue skies will not be, and should not be, a luxury.
The city offers excitement beyond your expectations, with grand churches, a richly varied number of museums, a growing modern-art scene and streets that come alive with summer festivals.
“It’s easy to say younger people are more likely to have a milder disease, not be hospitalized, and that’s true, but they’re not immune,” noted Melissa McPheeters, PhD, MPH, a health policy research professor and co-director of the Center for Improving the Public’s Health through Informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.
Yes. Supply outages and geopolitical risk factors will probably persist, alongside output curbs by global producers. But whether prices can maintain levels at $70 or above is dependent on the willingness of Russia to keep backing a Saudi Arabia-led effort to cut production in the face of growing US shale supply. Other participants in the co-ordinated effort also need to sustain strong compliance with the deal, the incentive of which declines as governments reap the rewards of higher prices.
“Soft domestic demand and the decline in commodity prices continued to weigh on China’s import growth,” said Liu Li-gang, an economist at ANZ bank. “Looking ahead, China’s export sector will continue to face significant headwinds.”
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We will speed up the reform of SOEs and state capital.
After weeks of nail-biting auditions and five days of tense semi-finals, Britain’s Got Talent picked one of the 11 acts to be the 2014 champion.
Interestingly, BRICS bloc has reduced their exposure to these securities at a time when America's economic activity is expanding at a moderate rate.
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Employers have stepped up their hiring recently, adding 171,000 jobs in October and an average of 157,000 a month so far this year. That's a better pace than last year and the strongest job growth since 2006, Labor Department data show.[qh]
明星们的私家飞机刚停稳，“老爹身材”一词便在互联网上走红。男性微胖的身材成为潮流，荧幕上不少这样的例子。法新社（AFP）Deborah Cole（黛博拉?科尔）写道：“杰拉尔?德帕迪约（Gerard Depardieu）在《爱之谷》中的形象便是“大汗淋漓、气喘吁吁地打着赤膊”， 华金?菲尼克斯 （Joaquin Phoenix）在 伍迪?艾伦（Woody Allen）的新片《非理性的人》（Irrational Man）中也露出了他那胖胖的肚子。科林?法瑞尔（Colin Farrell）出席《龙虾》（The Lobster）的首映红毯时，看起来如往常一般衣冠楚楚，然而在剧中他却大腹便便。为了给荒诞主义者欧格斯?兰斯莫斯（Yorgos Lanthimos）的黑色喜剧中的孤独主角增肥，法瑞尔大量进食高热量食品，其中包括融化了的冰淇淋。他告诉《好莱坞报道》（Hollywood Reporter），“在早晨10点享用2个芝士汉堡、薯条和可乐可不那么有趣，”他补充道，“不过我喜欢芝士汉堡。”
That scenario may not be unfamiliar to Americans, who have seen their president dismiss the severity of the pandemic and say he takes no “responsibility at all” for the response.
And while there is still a long way to go before airplanes designed and made in China compete on the world stage with the likes of the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320, the momentum is there, and the country’s aerospace industry is entering a new phase of development and maturity.
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葡萄牙诺瓦商业与经济学院(Nova School of Business and Economics)巩固了去年的强劲表现，排名进一步攀升14个位置，排在了第17位。
The government is keen to encourage lending to small and medium-sized borrowers, many of whom do not have credit histories. Analysts estimate the number of Chinese consumers who are financially active but without access to credit to be 500m.
While there’s a mask mandate in Nashville, neighboring Williamson County let their mandate expire earlier this week, she noted.
2014年，演员蒂尔达·斯文顿(Tilda Swinton)在四部电影中戴着假牙：《零点定理》(The Zero Theorem)、《布达佩斯大饭店》、《唯爱永生》(Only Lovers Left Alive)，以及奉俊昊导演的《雪国列车》(Snowpiercer)。在最后这部惊悚片中，斯文顿饰演残酷、狡猾的梅森部长(Minister Mason)，她戴着一副大大的眼镜，有一口庞大、丑陋的牙齿。
They will also be required for children over age 6 in Spain.
Will Smith had a very successful career in the late 80s and early 90s as the second half of rap duo DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. But in spite of his financial success, Smith did not manage his money well. It's a pretty classic tale, really. New fame, lots of money, no future plans, and lots of fancy toys added up to a lot of overspending. This lack of oversight and fiscal irresponsibility landed him on the brink of bankruptcy. He owed the government back taxes that he had not paid.
The programme entered the ranking in second place in 2006 and was ranked top in 2008.
No. The much-hyped US electric carmaker once promised to make 400,000 of its new dream machines in 2018. Its latest production targets imply 200,000-300,000. But serious glitches in battery production have meant a slow start, and Tesla’s record is not good. With Tesla yet to show it can wean itself off constant infusions of Wall Street cash, 2018 cold be a make or break year.