• March 1 COVID-19 Test Results and Vaccinations

    1 month ago - By Calculated Risk

    SPECIAL NOTE: The Covid Tracking Project will end daily updates on March 7th.
    From Bloomberg on vaccinations as of Mar 1st. "In the U.S., more Americans have now received at least one dose than have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began. So far, 76.9 million doses have been given. In the last week, an average of 1.82 million doses per day were administered." Here is the CDC COVID Data Tracker. This site has data on vaccinations, cases and more.
    The US has averaged 1.5 million tests per day over the last week. The percent positive over the last 7 days was 4.4%.
    Based on the...
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  • Daily Crunch: Klarna valued at $31B

    Daily Crunch: Klarna valued at $31B

    1 month ago - By Tech Crunch

    A challenger bank raises funding at a massive valuation, Instagram adds Live Rooms and Google updates Workspace. This is your Daily Crunch for March 1, 2021.
    The big story: Klarna valued at $31B
    The Swedish challenger bank and buy-now-pay-later service has raised $1 billion at a post-money valuation of $31 billion. Klarna says it will commit 1% of the capital to “key sustainability challenges around the world,” with the initiative formally launching on April 22 .
    For its BNPL business, Klarna both integrates with a variety of retailers and has created its own shopping app, where users can...
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  • March Enters Like a Bull

    March Enters Like a Bull

    1 month ago - By Economy

    The market value of U.S. common equity charged in, rising 2.51%.
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  • Brand Report: RE/MAX Announces Q4 and Full-Year 2020 Results

    1 month ago - By RIS Media

    RE/MAX recently reported its fourth quarter and full-year operating results for 2020.
    Full-Year 2020 Highlights
    - Total agent count increased 5.3% to 137,792 agents
    - U.S. and Canada combined agent count decreased 0.5% to 84,250 agents
    - Total open Motto Mortgage franchises increased 27.0% to 141 offices
    - Total Revenue of $266.0 million; revenue excluding the marketing funds decreased 4.0% to $201.6 million
    - Net income attributable to RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. of $11.0 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.60
    - Adjusted EBITDA of $92.6 million, adjusted EBITDA margin of 34.8% and...
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  • Homebuilding pushes up U.S. construction spending

    1 month ago - By Finance Commerce

    SILVER SPRING, Md. - Spending on U.S. construction projects rose 1.7% in January as new home building continues to lift the sector. Last month's increase followed small revised gains in December and November. Spending on residential construction rose 2.5% in January, with single family home projects up 3%, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Despite an ...
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  • U.S. Weekly Highlights and Preview, March 1, 2021

    1 month ago - By Economy

    The U.S. economy appears poised to take off.
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