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Levi’s, Hilfiger Push a New Kind of Online Shopping. It Looks a Lot Like QVC.

To get homebound shoppers to splurge, some brands are copying QVC.

On a recent afternoon, more than 12,600 viewers tuned in to Tommy Hilfiger’s website to watch models, influencers and celebrities talk about the brand’s fall collection.

“You’ve got this piece here, which is super, super dope,” said Toni-Blaze Ibekwe, a stylist and editor of Wonderland Magazine, showing off a blue and white sherpa jacket made from recycled fabric.

Retailers are trying to appeal to consumers who long turned up their noses at QVC and the Home Shopping Network. Brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Levi Strauss hope shoppers who are still reluctant to visit stores can be persuaded to tune in to the live-streamed online sales events and spend on ruffled blouses, handbags and other nonessential items ahead of the holiday shopping season.

During the 30-minute to one-hour sessions, which have taken off in China but are relatively new to

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Families of coronavirus victims are organizing online to push politicians for more strict health measures

Angela Kender saw it just before bed, and right then made a plan to confront her state’s lawmakers with pictures of local virus victims, including her mother. An old friend sent it to Fiana Tulip. She was furious about her mom’s death; maybe she could channel her rage like Urquiza had. And Rosemary Rangel Gutierrez’s sisters told her about the obituary after their father died. She sounds like you, they said.

“This man is the most dangerous person on the planet,” Urquiza said this week after Trump told Americans on video not to be afraid of covid-19. “I’m counting down the minutes until his referendum comes on November 3rd and we can end this nightmare and protect ourselves and our families.”

The loose support group Urquiza formed has tightened into organized activism. They have pushed politicians, especially Republicans, to enact more serious public health measures. This week, across the

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Why Progressives Should Push To Scrap The Estate And Gift Tax

During the 2020 Presidential campaign Democratic candidates have made many proposals for changes to the tax code, ranging from changes to the tax rates to the imposition of new 5% excise tax and a national sales tax. As the Democratic Nominee for President, Joe Biden has a tax plan that includes the following proposals:

·        Eliminate the step-up of the cost-basis for inherited property,

·        Increase estate and gift tax rates by an unspecified amount (it is now 40%), and

·        Decrease the estate tax exemption from $11.58 million to $3.5 million, and the gift tax exemption from $11.58 million to $1 million.

The proposal for changes to the Estate and Gift taxes reverses the long-standing policy on reforms to the tax code made ever

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Holiday shopping: Amazon, Target, more retailers push earlier deals amid COVID pandemic

NEW YORK — Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this year in hopes of avoiding big in-store crowds and shipping bottlenecks in November and December.

Stores like Best Buy, Macy’s, and Target typically offer their biggest Black Friday deals over Thanksgiving weekend, but now they’re starting them in October so people don’t crowd their stores later, creating a potentially dangerous situation during a pandemic.

And with more people expected to shop online, retailers are trying to avoid a rush of orders closer to Christmas, which could lead to late packages and more expensive shipping. Many had a hard time keeping up with the surge in buying when shoppers were locked down in their homes during the early days of the pandemic. Even Amazon, which has spent 25 years building warehouses

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Trio of Women Lawyers Push for Change to India’s Creaking Courts

(Bloomberg) — The three lawyers who resolved India’s largest bankruptcy case last year are using their elevated professional standing to address a different problem: not enough women in the bar.

The protracted legal tangle between Essar Steel India Ltd. and ArcelorMittal, laid to rest last year, was India’s largest bankruptcy case by the amount of debt owed and recovered — a whopping $5.6 billion. Acting for the lenders was Misha, who goes by one name. Ruby Ahuja drove ArcelorMittal to acquire the bankrupt steel mill, and Shally Bhasin represented some vendors and creditors seeking dues from Essar Steel.



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The landmark final ruling ended tycoon Lakshmi Mittal’s long wait to enter the world’s second-biggest steel market. It also empowered Indian banks with the legal authority to set the terms of the

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Push carts, COVID testing and gift cards, oh, my

JACKSON, Miss. – Instead of a pro-am pairing party, the Sanderson Farms Championship had a COVID-19 test party.



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“We gave everybody an hour window where they could come and be tested, 15-minute results and 100 percent negatives and everybody’s here,” said Steve Jent, tournament director. “We’re just trying to turn lemons into lemonade.”

The PGA Tour resumed pro-ams last week at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic, following in the footsteps of PGA Tour Champions and Korn Ferry Tour, which first did so at the Ally Challenge and Price Cutter Charity Championship, respectively, in July.

Gone is hobnobbing amongst pros the night before at the draw party, the chummy team photo and the fist bump celebration for a birdie putt.

“It was totally different,” said Sebastian Muñoz, the defending champion of the Sanderson Farms Championship, who played with

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