China says August exports beat expectations, jumping 9.5% from a year ago

China’s dollar-denominated exports beat expectations to rise 9.5% for the month of August from a year ago, data from the country’s General Administration of Customs showed on Monday.Meanwhile, China’s dollar-denominated imports in August fell 2.1% from a year ago.Economists polled by Reuters had expected exports to have climbed 7.1% in August from a year ago compared with a 7.2% rise…

2020 NFL roster cuts: Our 32 takeaways include odd moves for Cowboys and Raiders, kicker questions and more

One of the toughest days of every football season comes the weekend before Week 1, as NFL teams are forced to reduce their rosters to 53 players. Most years, unheralded players are able to win spots in certain situations with standout performances in game situations, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, all preseason games were…

Private payrolls grow by 428,000 but miss expectations, ADP report says

Private payroll growth came in well below expectations for August, according to a report Wednesday from ADP, whose job tallies have differed widely from the government’s during the coronavirus pandemic.Companies added 428,000 jobs during the month, well below the 1.17 million estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones though a leap above the lackluster 212,000…

History of Apple stock splits says investors shouldn’t rush in to buy lower-priced shares

Apple is having a great year, and its 4-for-1 stock split on Monday is expected to make the market’s most-valuable company even more attractive to a wider universe of retail investors. But the limited history of Apple stock splits says there is no reason to rush in to buy the lower-priced shares. The technology giant has been on…

Judge orders jury trial in Sarah Palin libel suit against New York Times

The initial version of the 2017 Times editorial said it was “clear” that the 2011 shooting was linked to a map Palin’s political action committee released that included crosshairs over Giffords’ Tucson district. However, no such link has ever been established. The shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, was mentally ill and was sentenced to life in…

Coronavirus live updates: Fauci was not at meeting where CDC guidelines were discussed; woman may have gotten COVID from plane bathroom

CLOSE R-0 may be the most important scientific term you’ve never heard of when it comes to stopping the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYChanges in guidelines from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention continue to prompt backlash and confusion from medical experts.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said he was undergoing surgery and was…

CDC quietly revises coronavirus guidance to downplay importance of testing for asymptomatic people

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Robert Redfield testifies before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 23, 2020.Kevin Dietsch | Pool via ReutersThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer recommending testing…