Blackburn shares altered photo of Whitehouse showing picture of George Soros and the caption ‘Dark Money’

Sen. Marsha Blackburn shared an altered photo of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate hearing, showing him holding a photo of billionaire George Soros underneath the caption “Dark Money.”



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“Here @SenWhitehouse, I fixed it for you,” Blackburn tweeted, accompanied by an altered photo from the hearing.

A doctored caption on the picture reads, “George Soros Is Funding Radical Left Activists.”

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Soros is a billionaire philanthropist with a history of donating to liberal causes and campaigns. He has long been criticized by Republicans for his donations, to which Soros responded last year, saying he’s “proud of the enemies I have.”

“Their objections to Mr. Soros, 89, stem from his backing of liberal causes and super PACs that opposed Mr. Trump and supported Democratic candidates

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Renewed Consolidation Expected For Malaysia Shares

(RTTNews) – The Malaysia stock market bounced higher again on Tuesday, one session after it halted the two-day winning streak in which it had advanced more than 40 points or 2.7 percent. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,525-point plateau although it figures to head south again on Wednesday.

The global forecast for the Asian markets is soft on profit taking and on concerns for a COVID-19 vaccine. The European and U.S. markets were down and the Asian bourses figure to follow suit.

The KLCI finished modestly higher on Tuesday following gains from the financials, plantations and glove makers.

For the day, the index rose 6.77 points or 0.45 percent to finish at 1,525.20 after trading between 1,512.46 and 1,527.04. Volume was 5.963 billion shares worth 3.887 billion ringgit. There were 477 gainers and 460 decliners.

Among the actives, Petronas Dagangan surged 2.56 percent, while Malaysia

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Williams-Sonoma Shares Rise on Raised Payout, Resumed Buyback

Shares of Williams-Sonoma  (WSM) – Get Report were higher Tuesday after the home-goods retailer said it would hike its quarterly dividend by 10% and resume its share buyback program.

The stock of the San Francisco company at last check was up 5.2% to $104.89. In 2020 through Monday’s close, the stock had risen 36%. 

The stock is trading around its 52-week high. It has quadrupled off its 52-week low above $26, set in mid-March.

The company, which also operates Pottery Barn, on Monday said it resumed its buyback and paid down all its short-term debt related to a $500 million revolving-credit line.

The new quarterly dividend, 53 cents a share up from 48 cents, is payable Nov. 27 to holders of record Oct. 23.

“Our decisions to increase our quarterly dividend, resume our share buyback program and pay down our revolver reflect the strength of our business and

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A 33-year-old ‘Henry’ who makes $130,000 a year shares monthly budget

  • Jennifer Castillo is an attorney, blogger, and self-proclaimed “Henry” — an acronym that stands for “High Earner, Not Rich Yet.”
  • Henrys are millennials with six-figure incomes who are using investment and savings strategies to meet their future financial goals.
  • Castillo shared with Business Insider how she spends her monthly income, which includes saving for emergencies, investing in real estate, and purchasing a gym membership. 
  • She wishes there was a “greater appreciation for the aspirational sentiment” of the term Henry.
  • As an Afro-Latina immigrant, Castillo said she hopes to showcase other BIPOC Henrys on her blog, Jenny the HENRY, to cultivate a more inclusive definition.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Jennifer Castillo is a Washington, DC-based attorney by day and a blogger by night. Castillo, 33, is a self-described “Henry,” a term (and acronym) that she said encompasses “a subset of millennials that have six-figure incomes, but are not

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Losses mount at French Connection, supermarket shopping boosts Tesco shares and Rolls-Royce falls

French Connection shop in Covent Garden. (Credit: Dave Rushen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
French Connection shop in Covent Garden. Photo: Dave Rushen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Here are the top business, market, and economic stories you should be watching today in the UK, Europe, and abroad:

Losses mount at French Connection

Fashion chain French Connection (FCCN.L) saw a loss of £12.2m ($15.69m) in the six months to 31 July 2020, compared with a loss of £3.6m during the same period in 2019, according to a company statement released on Tuesday.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a “significant decline” in sales, forcing the business to shut down its stores from the end of March to mid-June, in line with UK government guidelines, it said.

This caused store sales to slump 57% to £10.1m in the six months to the end of July, compared to £23.8m in the same period last year.

“The timing of the COVID-19 outbreak has had a material impact on our

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Global shares mostly lower as virus concerns take spotlight

Stocks turned lower in Europe on Tuesday after a mixed session in Asia as investors turned cautious over prospects for reining in a resurgence in coronavirus outbreaks.

Shares fell in Paris and London, but edged higher in Tokyo and Shanghai after China reported its exports jumped nearly 10% in dollar terms in September as its economy recovered from the pandemic. U.S. futures were lower.

Hopes for a vaccine for the coronavirus were shaken after Johnson & Johnson said a late-stage study of its vaccine candidate was paused while the company investigates whether a study participant’s “unexplained illness” was related to the shot.


The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told reporters at a briefing Monday that countries have reported record-high daily increases in COVID-19 cases for the previous four days, especially in Europe and the Americas.

The number of confirmed cases of the virus has climbed to

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Asian shares mixed as China reports faster growth in trade

Shares are mixed in Asia after China reported its exports jumped nearly 10% in dollar terms in September as its economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday, as investors were encouraged by strong growth in China’s trade in September.

An overnight rally on Wall Street, driven mainly by technology companies such as Apple and Amazon, faded amid worries over U.S. economic stimulus and a resurgence of coronavirus caseloads in many countries.

But the release of stronger trade data in Beijing helped Tokyo recover from early losses. Shanghai declined. Hong Kong’s market was closed for a typhoon.

China’s exports rose 9.9% from a year earlier to $239.8 billion in September, while imports gained 13.2% to $202.8 billion. Tuesday’s customs data showed

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Asian shares lower after tech-driven rally on Wall Street

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited the release of Chinese trade data.



A man wearing a face mask walks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited the release of Chinese trade data. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)


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A man wearing a face mask walks near the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Tuesday as investors awaited the release of Chinese trade data. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

An overnight rally on Wall Street, driven mainly by technology companies such as Apple and Amazon, faded amid worries over U.S. economic stimulus and a resurgence of coronavirus caseloads in many countries.

Shares fell in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul but rose in Sydney. Hong Kong’s market was closed for a typhoon.

Chinese state media reported that exports jumped 10.2% in yuan, or renminbi, terms in September from a year earlier, while imports rose 4.3%, according to the General

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Willow Smith Shares Her Struggles With Social Media in a Personal Essay

When it comes to opening up about her struggles and personal journey, there are no taboo subjects for Willow Smith, one half of innovative rock duo The Anxiety alongside bandmate and collaborator Tyler Cole. In March this year, the 19-year-old spent 24 hours inside a glass box as part of a silent performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles—shaving her head in the process—to raise further awareness about anxiety. And her determination to use her platform to speak up about life’s most urgent issues doesn’t stop there.

This year alone saw Smith join forces with environmental justice platform EcoResolution, push for active change during the Black Lives Matter movement, and co-create an album about mental health during quarantine, all while continuing to spark creativity as part of fashion collective MSFTSrep alongside her brother, Jaden, with its psychedelic designs. You will also have probably spotted her with

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Dillard’s Shares Surge After Buffett Fund Manger Purchase

Dillard’s Inc.  (DDS) – Get Report shares surged higher Monday following news of a stake purchased by Berkshire Hathaway’s Ted Weschler and a price target boost from Wedbush Securities. 

Weschler, a close associate to billionaire investors Warren Buffett, and one of the group’s key fund managers, disclosed a 5.89% stake in the struggling retailer over the weekend, indicating he’s holding the 1.08 million shares for the benefit of family members. Wedbush analyst Jennifer Redding, meanwhile, lifted her price target on Dillard’s by $16 to $46 per share, citing positive momentum for the group heading into the final months of the year.

Dillard’s shares were marked 33.4% higher in early trading Monday to change hands at $56.15 each, a move that would take the stock’s six-month gain to around 81.1%.

Dillard’s will publish third quarter earnings on November 12. In mid-August, the retailer posed a second quarter loss of

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