Biden VP pick announcement not likely this week: source

Why so many police cars are Fords

The Ford Motor Company is the second largest U.S. automaker, but the largest seller of police vehicles. 

Ford controls more than half the police vehicle market in the U.S., and has since at least 2014, the company told CNBC, citing IHS Data. The Ford Police Interceptor Utility, which is the police package version of the Ford Explorer SUV, accounts for a great deal of that. 

In July, CEO Jim Hackett had to address concerns from his own employees about Ford's sales to police departments, at a time when law enforcement agencies around the country are under intense scrutiny and criticism.

Ford's fleet sales are a small share of the company's total business, but fleet sales provide a steady income for an automaker in an otherwise highly cyclical business. 

Ford has been selling vehicles equipped with dedicated police packages to departments since 1950. And despite the controversy, some industry analysts don't think Ford is likely to abandon its police vehicle program any time soon. 

UK weather: More hot weather on the way as temperatures set to soar as high as 36C later this week

More hot weather is on the way for large parts of the UK, with temperatures set to reach as high as 36C (96.8F) later this week.

Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said there will be a “warm spell across the UK”, with the highest temperatures “focused in the southeast of England”.

“At the minute and with high confidence, we are expecting 34C to 36C (93.2F to 96.8F) by Friday and Saturday,” Ms Diamond added.

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Broadway-Likely Playwright Keenan Scott II Signs With A3 Artists Agency

EXCLUSIVE Playwright Keenan Scott II, whose play Thoughts of a Colored Man is a likely contender for a post-shutdown Broadway staging, has signed with A3 Artists Agency in all areas.

Scott, a native New Yorker born and raised in Pomonok Housing Projects in Flushing, Queens, was among a group of prominent and/or promising Black playwrights featured in a recent New York Times article titled “Black Plays Are Knocking on Broadway’s Door. Will It Open?”

Scott’s Thoughts of a Colored Man, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, was workshopped and developed at The Arena Stage and New York Theatre Workshop for private readings. The play made its world premiere at Syracuse Stage before transferring to Baltimore Center Stage last October.

The play follows seven Black men through a day in the Brooklyn neighborhood Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Scott previous works have been produced at Howard University, Gala Hispanic Theatre, National Black Theater and the NYC Fringe Festival. He was recently commissioned by Baltimore Center Stage for “Play At Home,” a new 10-minute play series.

Keenan is also an actor, director and producer of original work.

Stock Alert: The Chemours Company Close To 52-week High

Shares of specialty chemical company The Chemours Company (CC) are climbing more than 5% Monday morning, continuing momentum on better-than-expected second-quarter results reported on July 30.

The stock is currently trading at $19.49, close to its 52-week high of $20.23.

Adjusted earnings per share in the second quarter of $0.18 beat the average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters at $0.1.

Net sales for the quarter, however, decreased to $1.093 billion from $1.408 billion last year due to the impact of COVID-19 on global demand.

Biden VP pick announcement not likely this week: source

Biden VP announcement to possibly come next week

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden narrows down the running list as the Vice President decision looms; Jacqui Heinrich reports.

Don't expect presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to name his running mate this week.

A source familiar with the process of choosing the running mate told Fox News on Monday that "an announcement isn't likely this week."

Various reports over the weekend indicated that the former vice president and his team were extending the vetting process of the contenders in the running mate search by a week to two weeks.


But the clock is ticking. The Democratic National Convention begins in Milwaukee in two weeks.

Last week Biden told reporters that he would choose his party’s vice presidential nominee by "the first week in August."

Biden has said for a couple of months that his running mate announcement would come in early August.