Thousands gather for ‘end of the pandemic’ protest in Berlin, ignore coronavirus safety measures

Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. MATT SCHLAPP ACCUSES FAUCI OF ‘PLAYING INTO THE POLITICS’ OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used […]

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Social justice art collective to help raise awareness for the 2020 census

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a partnership with Paint the City to raise awareness for the 2020 census. Boards that had covered windows after looting in Chicago — and then were painted by the arts group — will be used to promote participation in the census. | Twitter The mayor made the announcement at the DuSable […]

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Bill Ackman is out to raise $4B for new mystery company

Billionaire Bill Ackman’s Second Act kicks off on Tuesday with plans to raise $4 billion from stock investors to be used on a mystery investment. The 54-year-old investor on Tuesday will attempt to sell 200 million units of his new blank-check company, Pershing Square Tontine Holdings, at $20 a share. And sources say he’s signaled […]

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China flooding death toll rises as surging waters trigger new alerts, dam blasted

Days of torrential rainfall and expectations for further flooding led China to raise its flood alert level on one river to the second-highest level on Sunday as a dam was blasted to release surging waters. The Huaihe River Commission of China’s Ministry of Water Resources said the Huai River’s ten reservoirs have seen water levels exceeding […]

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UK Theatres and music venues to reopen August 1st

England prepares to raise the curtain on theaters, music venues The United Kingdom announced Friday that all indoor performance spaces, including theatres and music venues, can start performances on August 1 providing they follow new social distancing rules. According to Variety, the news was announced by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, […]

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Naturalization backlog could keep many immigrants from voting in November

People raise their hand for the oath of allegiance during a socially distanced naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office at 101 W. Ida B. Wells Drive in the South Loop. | Anthony Vazquez / Sun-Times One newly minted American citizen feels ‘unleashed.’ But 21,000-plus Chicago area immigrants have pending citizenship applications […]

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Dozens of world’s richest people demand higer taxes to pay for coronavirus economic recovery

A group of 83 of the richest people in the world have called for “our governments to raise taxes on people like us” to help fund the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Guardian. In the letter, which was shared with the British newspaper, the signatories called for the increases to take effect “Immediately. Substantially. […]

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Local governments weigh major tax hikes to plug coronavirus-induced shortfalls

Homeowners, beware. State and local governments scrambling to raise money during the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic are looking to increased property taxes — as well as wealth taxes and more — to fill budget holes. The proposals come as officials are trying to strike a balance. Historic job losses caused by lockdowns […]

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Black Players for Change lead protest at MLS is Back tourney

Orlando City players raise their fists before the start of Wednesday’s soccer match. | John Raoux/AP “Really this protest is about fighting for racial equality and human rights,” organizer Justin Morrow of Toronto FC said. “We’re standing with all of our brothers and sisters across the world.” Now that Major League Soccer has re-started, a […]

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China churches ordered to praise Xi Jinping’s handling of coronavirus before reopening, watchdog says

Under Chinese Communist Party (CCP) instruction, state-run churches in China say they were required to raise the national flag, sing the anthem, and praise Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in order to reopen, a watchdog reports. The Lishiting Catholic Church in the Shunhe district of Kaifeng reopened on June 14 with around 20 people as a priest […]

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Biden Raised More Than Trump in May, His First Month Leading the Money Race

Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose campaign had long struggled to raise money, zoomed past President Trump’s fund-raising machine in May for the first time, pulling in $80.8 million together with the Democratic National Committee, about 10 percent more than the $74 million that Mr. Trump raised with the Republican Party. It was a reversal of […]

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Grocery giant Albertsons expects to raise $1.3B in IPO

Grocery conglomerate Albertsons expects to raise up to $1.3 billion when it goes public amid a coronavirus-related sales boom. Some of the Idaho-based company’s stockholders will sell 65.8 million shares at $18 to $20 apiece in the upcoming initial public offering, Albertsons said Thursday. The high end of that price range would value Albertsons at […]

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DoorDash valued at $16 billion in pre-IPO funding round

DoorDash said here on Thursday it was looking to raise about $400 million from investors, valuing the food delivery company at about $16 billion ahead of its initial public offering. The company, backed by SoftBank Group, filed here for an IPO in February, setting it up as one of the most high-profile listings of 2020. […]

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Czechs decide to raise 2020 budget gap again to $21 billion: CTK agency

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech government has decided to raise the 2020 central state budget deficit to 500 billion crowns ($21.3 billion) from 300 billion, CTK news agency said on Monday. The increase needs the approval of parliament. The deficit had already been raised twice from the original plan of 40 billion crowns due to […]

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Sena Kana Vows To Help Make Her Fans ‘Smile & Live With Hope’ With Her Music During This Time Of Crisis

Sena Kana reached new heights with her song ‘Up,’ and now, she tells us how she wants to raise spirits during the coronavirus epidemic, and how she’s staying positive while under quarantine. It was a different world when Sena Kana visited HollywoodLife. Her song “Up,” a banger of a collab with Sheppard and Wiz Khalifa, was about […]

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Lightfoot eyeing ‘range of revenue-generating options’ to recover money lost to coronavirus

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday the city will have to raise revenue but increasing property taxes is “always the last choice.” | Rich Hein/Sun-Times file “I don’t think there’s any city budget across the country that is not gonna have to look at one-time measures to put yourself back on track,” the mayor said. Mayor […]

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Jazz Star Trombone Shorty Reveals What’s Kept Him ‘Centered’ & Sane While Self-Isolating

It’s time to raise your glass. New Orleans’ own Trombone Shorty – aka Troy Andrews – reveals why he teamed up with Crown Royal to help support bars hurt by COVID-19, who’d he’d love to IG Live with, and more. After viewing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one might want a stiff drink. In […]

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Germany to raise 7.5 billion euros via first syndicated bond since 2015: lead manager

LONDON (Reuters) – Germany is set to raise 7.5 billion euros ($8.10 billion) from the sale of a 15-year bond on Wednesday according to a lead manager update seen by Reuters, in its first sale via a syndicate of banks since 2015. The bond has received final demand of over 35.5 billion euros, including 3.15 […]

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Clinton headlining top-dollar fundraiser for Biden

Last month, Hillary Clinton endorsed Joe Biden. This month, she’s helping raise money for the former vice president and presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee. BACKING BIDEN, CLINTON SAYS SHE’S ‘THRILLED’ TO BE PART OF HIS CAMPAIGN Clinton – the former first lady, senator from New York, secretary of state during former President Obama’s first term, and the […]

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Endeavor looking to raise $250 million amid coronavirus

Hollywood powerhouse Endeavor is looking to raise $250 million by June in a bid to offset the crushing blow dealt to its show-business properties by the coronavirus pandemic, The Post has learned. As reported by The Post, the conglomerate headed by super agent Ari Emanuel — which owns half of Ultimate Fighting Championship in addition […]

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Coronavirus burns Madame Tussauds owner, spurs $540 million bond sale

The firm behind Madame Tussauds and Legoland parks is looking to raise $540 million in a bond sale, offering a high-interest rate to try to secure funds to tide it over while most of its venues are closed in the coronavirus pandemic. Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest operator of visitor attractions after Disney, is poised […]

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Lady Gaga Opens ‘One World’ Concert With Incredible Cover Of Nat King Cole’s ‘Smile’ — Watch

Lady Gaga curated the incredible star-studded evening to raise awareness for COVID-19 efforts, and made an appearance herself to open the show! Lady Gaga, 34, can do no wrong! The Grammy winning singer used her star power to pull together the incredible “One World: Together At Home” concert and fundraiser, and dazzled with her beautiful […]

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Dozens of Performers Join Global Concert to Benefit Coronavirus Relief

A cross-platform global concert seeking to raise funds for Covid-19 response efforts will feature performances by some of the biggest names in music on Saturday. With eight hours of performances, the event, which was organized by the antipoverty organization Global Citizens, has a scheduled run time almost as long as its name (“One World: Together […]

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Jamie Foxx Shares Rare Glimpse Of Daughter, Annalise, 11, During Chat With Carmelo Anthony

Jamie Foxx does his best to raise daughter Annalise out of the limelight but his multi-talented little girl made a rare cameo during a YouTube live session with Carmelo Anthony. Jamie Foxx, 52, gave fans a rare glimpse at his beautiful young daughter, Annalise, 11, during a YouTube live session with Carmelo Anthony, 35, on […]

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