Epoch Everlasting Recalls Kidoozie Play Tents And Playhouses

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This month’s picks include a buoyant queer romance from Germany, a Malayalam-language mafia thriller and a South African horror flick.

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The S&P 500 had its best month since November 2020.

The rebound in stocks is a reflection that the current round of updates from corporate America are not as bad as feared. But there are still reasons for investors to be wary.

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Gold Futures Settle Higher On Safe-haven Demand

Gold prices climbed higher on Friday as hopes about less aggressive interest stance by the Federal Reserve at the coming meetings rose after data showed a surprise contraction in the U.S. GDP in the second quarter.

The dollar drifted down, supporting gold’s uptick. The dollar index dropped to 105.54 in the European session, but recovered to 106.66 in the U.S. session before paring gains and drifting down to 106.01.

Gold futures for December, the most active contract, ended higher by $12.60 or about 0.7% at $1,781.80 an ounce.

Silver futures for September closed higher by $0.329 at $20.197 an ounce, while Copper futures for September settled at $3.5735 per pound, gaining $0.0990.

Data released on Thursday had showed the U.S. economy contracting by 0.9% in the June quarter, versus expectations of a 0.5% growth. In the first quarter, the GDP had contracted by 1.6%.

A report from the Commerce Department showed an acceleration in the pace of consumer price growth. The report showed the annual rate of growth by the personal consumption expenditures price index accelerated to 6.8% in June from 6.3% in May, showing the fastest growth since January 1982.

The annual rate of growth by core consumer prices, which exclude food and energy prices, also accelerated to 4.8% in June from 4.7% in May.

The inflation data, which is said to be preferred by the Federal Reserve, was included in a report showing personal income increased by slightly more than expected in the month of June.

Man dies overnight following Denver shooting

A man shot in Denver on Thursday night has died, and a homicide investigation is underway.

The shooting happened in the 5700 block of East 10th Avenue, police said on Twitter at 8:54 p.m. Thursday.

At about 8 a.m. Friday police announced that the shooting victim had died. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.

A person pulled from a house fire in Aurora has died at a local hospital.

A person pulled from an early morning house fire in Aurora has died at a local hospital.

At about 3:30 a.m. firefighters responded to the 16300 block of East Radcliff Place, a two-story, multi-family residence, according to Aurora Fire Rescue.

Firefighters extinguished the fire, one person was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. There was a natural gas leak at the scene which was also brought under control. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Most of the fire damage was contained to one unit and residents in adjacent homes are expected to be allowed to return to their homes soon.

 

Will Smith Says He Is ‘Deeply Remorseful’ Over Chris Rock Slap

In an apologetic video, Mr. Smith addressed questions over his behavior at the Oscars, which resulted in a 10-year ban from the ceremony.

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Epoch Everlasting Recalls Kidoozie Play Tents And Playhouses

Epoch Everlasting Play has recalled nearly 251,600 Kidoozie Play Tents and Playhouses due to risk of flammability and burn.

According to Consumer Product Safety Commission, the fabric playhouses and play tents fail to meet an industry flammability standard for these products, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

The recall involves Kidoozie Ice Castle Tent, King Size Medieval Castle, My Clubhouse, Pirate Den Playhouse, Pop Up Theater Tent, Pop Up Theater Tent (Red), Princess Hideaway Playhouse and Royal Castle Playhouse tents and playhouses.

The tents and playhouses are made of nylon and mesh and sold with a nylon storage bag.

The recalled product was sold at Target, Marshalls, Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us and other independent toy stores and online as well from March 2014 through March 2022 for between $30 and $35.

The company has asked customers to immediately take the recalled playhouses and play tents away from children, stop using them and contact Epoch Everlasting Play for a full refund or free replacement product.