Matthew Dowd predicts 100 million deaths this year from climate change, blames Republicans

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

Go back to school with Pete the Cat, or go back to Paris with Alice (instead of Emily).

By Margaret Lyons

Watch These 12 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in September

This month’s losses are heavy, including films from Noah Baumbach and Wong Kar-wai, along with one of history’s most beloved TV shows.

By Jason Bailey

Opinion | You Are Not Who You Think You Are

By David Brooks

Opinion Columnist

Here are the three worst states for retirement in 2021

Where you live shapes a big part of your daily life.

And when you're retired, you'll most likely have a lot more free time to entertain yourself — and a fixed income to do it with. That means your money will be more important than ever.

If so, you might want to avoid the high cost of living in Maryland, according to Jeff Ostrowski, an analyst at

The Old Line State ranked dead last in accommodating retirees in a 2021 Bankrate study, a result that can be attributed to how expensive it is to live there, Ostrowski said.

Check out this video to learn more about how the rankings work and which other states retirees may want to avoid.

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Cooper Companies Lifts FY Revenue Outlook

The Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO) Thursday updated its outlook for the full year 2021.

The company now expects adjusted earnings of $13.20 to $13.40 per share and revenues of $2.89 billion to $2.92 billion. Previously, the company expected adjusted earnings of $13.20 to $13.40 per share and revenues of $2.86 billion to $2.89 billion.

Analysts currently estimate earnings of $13.33 per share on revenues of $2.88 billion for the year.

For the fourth quarter, the company expects adjusted earnings of $3.24 to $3.44 per share on revenues of $730 million to $760 million. Analysts currently estimate earnings of $3.49 per share on revenues of $748.67 million for the quarter.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Lifts FY Profit Outlook

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Thursday lifted its earnings outlook for the full year 2021.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise now expects earnings of $0.80 to $0.88 per share, up from prior outlook of $0.60 to $0.72 per share. The company now expects adjusted earnings of $1.88 to $1.96 per share, up from previous forecast of $1.82 to $1.94 per share.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters currently expect earnings of $1.89 per share for the full year 2021. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude one-time items.

The company also raised its free cash flow guidance range to $1.5 billion to $1.7 billion from $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion.

Further, the board of directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on October 6, 2021, to stockholders of record as of on September 13, 2021.

Alaska Airlines will give vaccinated employees $200, stops short of company mandate

  • Alaska Airlines said unvaccinated employees must test regularly for Covid-19.
  • Unvaccinated employees will have to use their own sick time if they contract or are exposed to Covid.

Alaska Airlines will require unvaccinated employees to be tested regularly for Covid-19 but the Seattle-based carrier stopped short of mandating vaccines, a policy it said it was considering last month.

Alaska said employees who share proof of vaccination by Oct. 15 will receive a $200 bonus. Three-quarters of the airline's roughly 20,000 employees are vaccinated so far.

Airline vaccine policies for their staff vary. United Airlines will require its roughly 68,000-person U.S. workforce to be vaccinated by Sept. 27, barring religious and medical exemptions. Delta Air Lines last month announced it plans to impose a $200 surcharge for medical insurance for unvaccinated employees in November.

Alaska Airlines said it will no longer cover the pay of unvaccinated employees for Covid exposure or infection. Unvaccinated staff must also attend "a vaccine education program."

New hires must be vaccinated to work at Alaska Airlines or subsidiary Horizon Air, also a requirement to begin work at Delta.

Australia announces Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine swop deal with Britain

SYDNEY (REUTERS) – Australia will get four million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in a swop deal with Britain, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday (Sept 3), days after announcing a smaller swop agreement with Singapore.

The doses will reach Australia over the next few weeks, which will help double the available Pfizer shots for September, Morrison told reporters in Canberra.

More to come.

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Matthew Dowd predicts 100 million deaths this year from climate change, blames Republicans

Media top headlines September 2

In media news today, Chris Hayes downplays Biden’s phone call with ex-Afghanistan president Ghani, ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather gets crushed for tweet comparing pro-lifers to the Taliban, and an MSNBC analyst likens the Texas abortion law to slavery

Political analyst Matthew Dowd predicted on Thursday the world will see more deaths due to climate change this year than “all of the World Wars in the last 100 years combined.”

Dowd appeared on MSNBC’s “Deadline White House” to discuss the devastation from Hurricane Ida and insisted the powerful storm was caused by climate change, and we could be seeing worse storms in the future.

“We’re about to have more deaths in a year in the globe because of climate change than all of the World Wars in the last 100 years combined,” Dowd warned viewers.

Hurricane Ida has caused unprecedented damage as it passed through Louisiana and continued to bring massive storms and flooding to the northeast throughout the week.