U.S. Covid Cases Jump 20% In A Fortnight

Shopify Shares Rise On Partnership With Youtube

Shares of Canadian e-commerce company Shopify Inc. (SHOP) are up 4 percent on Tuesday’s trading, continuing their upward movement since the past few days.

On Tuesday, the stock was positively impacted by news of on the company announcing a partnership with Alphabet Inc’s (GOOG) YouTube to allow merchants to sell through the video platform, as the company plans to invest into the growing number of content creators launching their own e-commerce stores.

Currently at $33.72, the stock has traded between $29.72 and $176.29 during the past 52 weeks.

Florida Candidate Compares Democrats to Taliban, Al Qaeda In Campaign Ad

Florida GOP congressional candidate Cory Mills is running a campaign ad comparing Democrats to members of the terrorist group Al Qaeda and the Taliban. 

The ad compares President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — as well as perceived cultural enemies like Tony Fauci — to foreign terror groups and totalitarian regimes. 

Standing in what looks like a shooting range decked out in tactical gear and wearing clothes intended to resemble military fatigues, Mills cites his background as a veteran who “fought tyranny” and governments “forcing citizens to cover their faces” with burqas. “In America, our enemy is different but their objective is the same,” says Mills, “Total. Government. Control.”

(The irony of a post-Roe, anti-abortion rights Republican comparing Democrats to a regime imposing religious controls over woman is, well, a bit much.)

Mills’s campaign has repeatedly featured antagonistic, borderline threatening appeals to right-wing culture war issues, including an ad suggesting Mills would tear gas members of the media. Mills is facing a tight race in Florida’s 7th district against incumbent Anthony Sabatini, and a recent poll indicates that 40% of voters are still undecided.

Take a Korean Barbecue Master Class at San Ho Won

The San Francisco restaurant cares just as much about its charcoal grilling as its culinary glossary.

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European Economics Preview: UK Unemployment Data Due

Unemployment data from the UK and revised consumer prices from Eurozone are the major reports due on Tuesday.

At 2.00 am ET, the Office for National Statistics releases the UK labor market statistics. The unemployment rate is forecast to rise to 3.9 percent in three months to May from 3.8 percent in three months to April.

In the meantime, Swiss foreign trade data is due for June.

At 3.00 am ET, harmonized consumer price figures are due from Austria and Slovakia.

At 5.00 am ET, Eurostat is scheduled to issue euro area harmonized consumer prices for June. According to flash estimate, inflation rose to a record 8.6 percent in June from 8.1 percent in May.

Marten Transport Gains 13% On Q2 Results

Shares of Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) are gaining over 13% on Tuesday morning after the company reported its second-quarter results, with earnings beating Street estimates.

MRTN is currently trading at $19.43, up $2.28 or 13.27%, on the Nasdaq. The stock opened its trading at $17.56 after closing Monday’s trading at $17.15. The stock has traded between $14.72 and $19.94 in the past 52-week period.

Marten Transport’s second-quarter profit of $31.7 million or $0.39 per share, up from $21.4 million or $0.26 per share last year. Revenues for the quarter rose 41.8% to $329.6 million from $232.4 million last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.32 per share for the quarter.

From Adam Pendleton, Pancakes That Taste Like Perfection

When it comes to cooking, the artist brings an attention to detail he normally saves for his studio practice.

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U.S. Covid Cases Jump 20% In A Fortnight

Covid-positive cases in the United States have increased by 20 percent over the last two weeks, according to the New York Times. Covid deaths rose by 9 percent in the same period.

With 129,716 new cases reported on Monday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States has risen to 89,688,655, as per Johns Hopkins University’s latest data.

437 additional deaths on the same day took total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,024,297.

Florida reported the most number of cases – 27,524 – and deaths – 161.

86,752,569 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

1,941 additional deaths were reported globally on Monday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,371,498.

More than 40,000 people are currently in American hospitals with the deadly virus, an increase of 20 percent over the last two weeks. More than 4,500 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units, marking a 19 percent rise in a fortnight.

As per the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 222,682,315 Americans, or 67.1 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 91.7 percent of people above 65.

48.1 percent of the eligible population, or 107,004,061 people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.