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Prime Day Highlights Why October Is the New November

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Last November, I wrote about Black Friday creep, in which the term “Black Friday” becomes detached from its original meaning — one-day sales on the day after Thanksgiving — to refer to any invitation to bargain shop in the month of November. Like so many preexisting economic trends, this one has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s hard to see how a traditional Black Friday doorbuster sale could be compliant with social distancing. So this year, with consumers bored at home and retailers wanting to spread out the shopping crowds, Black Friday has crept into October.

The kickoff began with Amazon Prime Day, the big annual sale that was delayed from July and is actually two days (today and tomorrow). Other retailers have brought their November sales forward to coincide with Prime Day, launching holiday-deal pricing in

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Women’s Super League highlights weekend TV during FIFA break



Alex Morgan with a football ball: Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut when the club plays Manchester United on Saturday. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)


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Alex Morgan could make her Tottenham debut when the club plays Manchester United on Saturday. (Andrew Yates / AFP / Getty Images)

With Europe’s major leagues pausing for the FIFA international break, the focus in club soccer will change to the women’s game. A pair of big clashes from the Women’s Super League highlights the menu of televised matches this weekend:

WSL: A handful of stars from the World Cup-champion U.S. women’s team figure to be involved in two of the weekend’s marquee matchups, but you’ll have to wake up early to watch live. On Saturday, Alex Morgan could make her debut for Tottenham when the Spurs (0-2-1) tackle unbeaten Manchester United (2-0-1), whose roster includes Christen Press and Tobin Heath (NBCSN, 4:30 a.m.). Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis will join unbeaten Manchester City (2-0-1) when it travels to London to play

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Election-Induced Volatility Highlights Case for this Model Portfolio

With Election Day just a few weeks away, advisors may be examining avenues for reducing volatility within client portfolios.

The Volatility Management Model Portfolio, which is part of WisdomTree’s broader universe of Modern Alpha model portfolios, can accomplish that objective.

The Volatility Management Model Portfolio is “designed for investors who seek to incorporate alternative investments into a traditional portfolio using ETFs. Volatility Management is a reference to including non-traditional assets in addition to stocks and bonds in order to reduce overall portfolio volatility as measured by annual standard deviation. This model portfolio was previously known as the Alternatives Model Portfolio,” according to WisdomTree.

This model portfolio could be particularly relevant from now into year end.

“2020 has been an incredibly unpredictable year—but it’s not over yet. As we enter Q4, another rise in COVID-19 infections seems imminent, uncertainty surrounding the election’s outcome is rising each day, and Congress remains at

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Paris Fashion Week SS21 highlights

As a month-long schedule of both digital and physical shows across four major capitals comes to a close in Paris today, the mood in the fashion world is difficult to gauge. On the one hand, a number of designers have shown that against all odds beauty and creativity can thrive even in the most challenging of contexts. On the other, the industry’s role — at least as it is now — in a world that seems defined by political conflict, and health and climate-related uncertainty — is unclear.



a person wearing a hat: Schiaparelli Spring-Summer 2021


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Schiaparelli Spring-Summer 2021

As fashion designer Daniel Roseberry told commentator Tim Blanks in a recent podcast by The Business of Fashion, “There is something very irrelevant about what we bring to the table right now. Fashion shows don’t have to be relevant right now. There (are so) many other things that are more important.”

Roseberry’s sentiment goes a

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P&G’s Secret highlights how women bear outsized burden of pandemic in new ads

The campaign also will feature regional and national newspaper ads that include Mans’ poem plus content from the #RaiseItUp social challenge, which includes actress and vocal artist Gabrielle Union and WNBA players including Wilson and Swin Cash posting content to their social accounts today. Citizen Relations is handling PR.

“The 2020 pandemic has exacerbated many of the things women already face, and they have been shouldering the weight of the challenges brought on this year,” said P&G Senior Brand Director Sara Saunders in a statement. “Through our #RaiseItUp initiative, we aim to not only celebrate the strength and resilience of women but also take meaningful action to support them in the areas of their life that mean the most.”

Secret is pledging $1 million to support equality programs and working with YWCA USA to establish a “Secret Missions” fund backing direct assistance to women that includes childcare and career development.

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Yo Colorado highlights state’s golden age with retro colors in clothing line

It’s hard not to think about the good ole days right now. And that’s part of why this week’s “In Good Company” is so fitting.

Yo Colorado has captured the essence of Colorado from its most colorful days.

Their apparel turns 70s and 80s retro cool into a fashion statement.

Their storefront in Golden is like a time warp, filled with clothing and colors from Colorado’s golden age.

“I came here when I was a kid and camped with my family,” said Yo Colorado co-founder Brad Miller. “And, I have these memories of campers with the brown, orange, yellow stripes on them.”

Miller and fellow co-founder Pe Maslowsky started Yo Colorado seven years ago as an ode to the past with a modern day appeal.

“We had this idea for a vintage looking ski beanie that would somehow represent Colorado,” said Miller. “And, we didn’t see anything like that out

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