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Spas attracts more men, with wellness becoming a male routine

The trend withdrew in 2017 when the association reported 49 percent of spa clients were male, up from 29 percent in 2005 (iStock) Wellness becomes a routine for men, while spa visits become a dude. "We see a lot more men going to the spa," says Gareth Mersberger, chairman of the board of the International Spa Association. "This has always …

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Senators want to know why Amazon Choice recommends junk

"We are concerned that the badge has been assigned at random or worse based on fraudulent product reviews. Although we acknowledge that Amazon has taken action in the past to counteract fake reviews – the problem continues – and Amazon can exacerbate the problem by actively promoting fraudulent products, "the senators wrote. A list of questions asked for specific details …

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Dow drops 400 points as the trade war is afraid to hold on

The Dow fell 391 points, or 1.5%, on Monday afternoon. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq lost 1.2% in cash. Bond yields fell sharply again as investors accumulated in secure assets. The turmoil comes as investors prepare for the US-China trade war to inflict more damage on the global economy. The risk is that a tit-for-tat tariff battle between the two …

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Yum Brands names David Gibbs to replace longtime CEO Greg Creed

David Gibbs Stephanie Smith | CNBC The parent company of Taco Bell Yum Brands said on Monday that David Gibbs was elected CEO, effective January 1, 2020. Gibbs will succeed Greg Creed, who retired after being with Yum for 25 years. He has been CEO since January 2015. Prior to that, he led Taco Bell and introduced Doritos Locos taxis …

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Wall Street slides on geopolitical, recessionary fears of Reuters

By Stephen Kulp New York (Reuters) – US stocks stalled on Monday as mounting geopolitical tensions scare investors away from stocks and the ongoing US-China trade war raises fears of an impending global recession. All three major US stock indexes began the week in the red, with few earnings reports and no economic data to soothe market fluctuations over Hong …

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USDA Data Drops USA Maize Market 25 ¢ Monday

DES MOINES, Iowa – The US maize market has dropped its daily limit low by 25 ¢ as USDA maintains its maize production count high over previous estimates. In its August / WASDE crop production reports, USDA raises the average corn yield and slightly reduces production. As a result, the CME maize market dropped its daily limit of 25 ¢, …

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GM, Volkswagen say goodbye to hybrid vehicles

Automobile manufacturers have relied on hybrid vehicles for two decades to help them comply with fuel economy rules and give customers more environmentally friendly showrooms. Now two of the world's largest car makers say they see no future for them in their American models. General Motors Co. and Volkswagen AG transfer most of their future investment in all-electric cars, seeing …

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Treasury revenues continue to fall as geopolitical tensions heat up

Treasury prices rose Monday, pushing yields lower as protests in Hong Kong underscored geopolitical concerns. How are the Treasury? Ten-year yield at the treasury TMUBMUSD10Y, -3.48% slipped 4.1 basis points to 1.690%. Two-year note yield TMUBMUSD02Y, -2.48% was 3.3 basis points to 1.596%, while the bond yield for 30 years TMUBMUSD30Y, -2,96% fell 3.8 basis points to 2,203%. Debt prices …

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