What Constable’s apocalypse can educate us in regards to the mysteries of ‘late type’

Smiles admits that sometimes there is “independently verified evidence of age-related weaknesses affecting an artist’s production”. Both painting and sculpture require physical exertion. “Age problems – arthritic or rheumatic diseases, difficulty standing, hand tremors, loss of vision – can affect how it is [artists] Work. “Understanding how artists deal with frailty is still a topic of great interest to Smiles.

But how does he explain, after rejecting what he calls the “late style” idea with a capital L and S, that so many great artists have created great works in their final years? Easy, he replies. “I am satisfied with the notion of late styles, plural.”

Of course, he explains, “professional artists who work in old age do things that may look very different from what they did when they were young. But mostly it’s not a sudden rupture marked by an epiphany: “Oh God, I’m going to die, I better do something radical.” Rather, it is simply the development of tendencies that have built up over the course of their careers. “

Lyles agrees. In fact, she tells me, the idea that Constable’s art was changed by the death of his wife is a cliché: “It’s the classic line that is trodden off when someone talks about Constable’s change in style and mood: ‘Oh, his wife die, also life ‘becomes more agonizing for him and the handling becomes looser.’ Actually, I think it was going in that direction anyway. “

Regarding the classic model of gerontology – that our creative power reaches its peak in middle age before it inexorably declines – Smiles says: “Yes, that is probably right for most people.” But there are people who can run marathons at 90 and they are not considered normal people. The same applies to artists who create the extraordinary to the bitter end.

“You usually think of the boldness of young artists breaking rules, advancing, inventing new expressive languages. So if at the end of your creative life you can experience a sudden upswing that is close to death and have the same creative power as you were when you were a young artist, this is a very comforting idea. “

Late Constable is at the Royal Academy of Arts, London W1 (020 7300 8000; royalacademy.org.uk), from October 30th. The Late Works of JMW Turner by Sam Smiles (Yale) is out now

Rand Paul’s Spouse Reportedly Misplaced Cash on Gilead Inventory Buy Disclosed 16 Months Late

Kentucky Senator Rand PaulThe wife’s wife has reportedly lost money on a stock purchase for a company conducting COVID-19 treatment, an investment that was reported 16 months late.

Paul filed a mandatory disclosure on Wednesday that revealed on February 26, 2020 that Kelley Paul had purchased between $ 1,001 and $ 15,000 worth of shares in Gilead, the company that makes the antiviral drug Remdesivir. The investment was made after congress was informed of the threat posed by COVID-19, but before the public was largely aware of it.

Senator spokeswoman Kelsey Cooper said in a statement that Kelley Paul used her own money on the investment and ended up losing money on it. Cooper called the senator’s failure to disclose the deal an oversight.

“Last year, Dr. Paul filled out the registration form for an investment his wife made with her own income, an investment where she lost money,” said Cooper. “In preparing to file his annual financial reports for last year, he learned that the form had not been submitted and immediately notified the filing office asking for their guidance. In accordance with these instructions, he filed both reports yesterday.”

According to the Stock Corporation Act, a law from 2012 designed to prevent the legislature from insider trading, the purchase of the stock should have been reported within 45 days.

More coverage from the Associated Press can be found below.

Senator Rand Paul’s wife invested in Gilead stock, which he reported 16 months later. Above, Paul discusses with Senator Todd Young during a business meeting of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on August 4, 2021.
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News of the impending threat from the coronavirus spread through Congress in late January 2020 after members received the first of several briefings on the associated economic and health threat.

The release 16 months late adds Paul to a growing list of lawmakers from both parties who scrutinized their stock trading during the outbreak, which was declared a pandemic in March 2020.

Gilead stock traded for about $ 75 per share on the day Kelley Paul made her purchase. In April 2020, it rose to about $ 84 per share before falling again. Stocks now trade around $ 70 apiece.

The Kentucky Senator isn’t the first member of Congress to disclose deals that have been suggested by critics to benefit from the pandemic. Nor is he the first to fail to disclose trades in the required time.

However, the $ 1,001-15,000 invested by his wife is also tiny compared to some other lawmakers who bought or sold hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of stocks worth hundreds of thousands – if not millions – during the pandemic. (Congressional financial statements indicate dollar spreads for the value of assets, not specific dollar numbers.)

The Associated Press previously reported that New Jersey Democratic MP Tom Malinowski had repeatedly disclosed deals worth up to $ 1 million in medical and technology companies that were involved in the virus response.

Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler of Georgia both lost their runoffs for the senate in January after own stock trading became a major election issue. Both were investigated by the Justice Department and eventually released.

Perdue had dumped $ 1 million to $ 5 million worth of stock in a company he was previously a board member of. After the markets collapsed, he bought it back and earned a godsend after the price soared.

Loeffler and her husband, the CEO and chairman of the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company, dumped millions of dollars in stocks after a briefing about the virus.

North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr perhaps drew the most attention to his professions. He resigned as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after the FBI received a search warrant to confiscate a cell phone.

Burr and his wife sold between $ 600,000 and $ 1.7 million in more than 30 transactions in late January and mid-February, just before the market began to decline and state health officials began to raise the alarm about the virus. Burr was caught on a tape in early 2020 that privately warned a group of influential voters to prepare for economic devastation.

The Justice Department investigated Burr’s actions but did not bring charges and closed the case.

However, Paul is unique in some ways. As the first senator to infect COVID-19, he has repeatedly railed against mask mandates and other public health tools to stop the virus from spreading.

YouTube banned Paul for seven days on Tuesday and removed a video he posted claiming that cloth masks won’t prevent infection because it violates COVID-19 misinformation guidelines.

It’s the second time this month that one of Paul’s videos has been removed from YouTube for violating its misleading content rules. Paul called YouTube’s decision a “badge of honor” in a tweet.

Paul’s filing of mandatory disclosure was first reported by the Washington Post.


Senator Rand Paul waited more than a year to announce that his wife had bought shares in a company that is carrying out COVID-19 treatment. Above, Kelley Paul speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on the Citadel campus in Charleston, South Carolina on April 16, 2015.
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SEDUCTIVE AND SINGULAR NEW SOUND OF WESLEY STACE’S ‘LATE STYLE’

Late style: you can only get there if you’ve been around long enough to have an early and a middle one. Maturity, wisdom, sophistication are its trademarks. And after doing things a certain way for a while, you may want to do them differently in order to arrive in a new, surprising place.

With late style, Wesley Stace, the artist formerly known as John Wesley Harding, but previously known as Wesley Stace, did things differently. After starting to set some new lyrics to music in his usual way by singing to an acoustic guitar, he realized he was finding old solutions, reinventing a wheel that he had already made, with chord progressions and melodies called as Folk and pop worked songs but didn’t fulfill his desire for something fresh that he’d love to hear in 2021.

The album is due on Omnivore recordings on September 17, 2021.

“The idea was as always: to find a new way to crack the egg of the ‘gentleman-songwriter with lots of lyrics'”, says Stace, “especially in a way that suits my voice (the glass that is never completely cut, the rock but that more closely reflected what I actually hear for the pleasure of cooking on the kitchen stereo where it is very unlikely (without insulting those great songwriters) to hear Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, etc. ”

And so he turned to David Nagler, the musical director of his portable variety show, the Cabinet of Wonders, the Rodgers to his Hart, the Elton to his Bernie, the Bacharach to his David. “I’ve changed my mindset from trying to write everything myself to working with David knowing that he can bring me what I want instead of what I’m musically fiddling with. After 15 years of cabinets and UK UK shows, he knows what my voice can do. And I was very convinced of this series of texts, so I felt good to send them to him. He’s incredibly versatile. And while it may seem too far to me to make a record like Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 “Like a Lover”, for example, it really isn’t, because that’s immortal music, and … here it is! “

On Late Style, Wes carries a closet full of new clothes that he has collected in the place where jazz and pop and soul and country merge into something colorful, seductive and gentle – a little Gary McFarland (no stranger to it, his arrangements with social Comments), Mose Allison, Carla Bley, Nina Simone’s wonderful interpretations of great protest songs, the romantic joke by Bob Dorough, Dorothy Ashby, the arrangements by Jean-Claude Vannier and the wonderful cadet productions by Richard Evans, Steely Dan, some Gabor Szabo, Harry Nilsson, the soulful protest of Gil Scott-Heron, the Bee Gees, Tom Lehrer, the Carpenters, whose “Close to You” has been on his setlist for years, and even the Partridge Family (“Come Back Yesterday”).

Late Style is influenced by these artists without imitating them, so the songs feel modern and “modern” at the same time, with Latin and jazz influences and keyboards instead of guitar at the center of the sounds. And despite all the polish and lightness of the attack, some of these melodies have something vaguely unsettling about them: The lockdown jam “Do Nothing If You Can”, the older and smarter, but still cocky vibe of “Where the Bands Are” or the cinematic and apocalyptic “Your Bright Future”. You can call it restless easy listening – gentle, but strangely shaped, with surprising harmonic changes and rhythmic angles. They have the paradoxical aftertaste of having been written as hits without even thinking about having hits.

Unexpectedly, says Wes, the experience of writing the libretto for Errollyn Wallen’s opera Dido’s Ghost, which premiered in July at London’s Barbican, “taught me how liberating and therefore amazing it is to present your own words” . to a composer. And that excited me to do it for the first time with my actual texts. “

“When we first discussed writing songs together,” says David Nagler, “Wes had sent a few musical touchstones, but since we both play music for each other all the time, after a show or when we’re out, I knew what additional styles and sounds I wanted to incorporate that he would also like. “

Wes began emailing David texts with audio recitations to jot down phrasing, intonation, and pronunciation. “The theme and tone of each song determined the musical feel and style for me,” says David, whose 2016 album Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems set Sandburg’s words to music. “I recorded demos in my Brooklyn apartment, sent MP3s to Wes who recorded his lead vocals over the demos, and we had a new record written that summer. We had a celebratory lunch in Italy in August, where we happened to be on vacation with our families! “

Although Stace had originally envisioned a record that “could record a phenomenally well-rehearsed combo in a club, maybe even in front of an audience,” COVID had other plans. But through the mysterious magic of modern technology, the recording came from Philadelphia, where Wes lives; New York, where David built tracks from keyboards, acoustic guitars, and virtual instruments; San Francisco, where Wes ‘longtime friend and collaborator Chris von Sneidern (producer of John Wesley Hardings New Deal and Awake, not to mention his own solo artist and at times member of the Flamin’ Groovies) has electric guitar, vocals, horns and drums from Prairie Prince (The Tubes, Todd Rundgren, Jefferson Starship); Chicago, where Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Connor of the Flat Five – and half of Stace’s acapella quartet Love Hall Tryst – added harmonies; and … wherever Mauro Refosco contributed his atmospheric percussion.

Regarding the title Late Style, Wes says: “It is of course true that I am older and have more behind me than in front of me, and that in these lyrics I look at the world at this rather dark time. We have all divided and thought about how to do it could brighten up, but it also seemed like the perfect mood for a more jazzy album. And I have a feeling that the world is demanding a bit of beauty and finesse from artists right now, especially when we are emerging from a time of unkempt Zoom concerts. We all need a bit of elegance. “

As Barry Gifford says in his liner notes: perfect for listening to late-night radio.

“It’s late, but we’ll make it

Well done everyone! “

Wesley Stace, “Well done everyone”

It is Not Too Late to Change Your Parenting Model, and Perhaps You Ought to

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If you reassess your parents in the past year, you are hardly alone. What seemed to work in pre-pandemic times doesn’t necessarily mean you’re suddenly home with your kids and partner every minute of every day for more than a year. But when we emerge from the depths of COVID hell vaccinated, it may be a good time to take stock of how we used to be parents, how we were parents last year, and how we want to be parents in the future.

What are the four main parenting styles?

“Parenting styles” are often broken down into four basic categories: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and indifferent. Some of them have obvious negative connotations without diving in, but let’s talk a little about each of them that are detailed by Very good family.

What is Authoritarian Parenting?

An authoritarian parent makes the law. The children can be seen and not heard. You should do what you tell them “because you told them to”. They are not particularly concerned about their child’s opinion or feelings – these are not things for an authoritarian parent to consider. These are strict parents who are more likely to “punish” than “discipline”.

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What is Authoritative Parenting?

Authoritative parents make rules and consistently enforce those rules (and the consequences for their violation), but they also take into account their children’s feelings. Authoritative parents want to have a positive relationship with their children and usually focus on reinforcing good behavior in order to contain the bad behavior before they even start.

What is Permissive Parenting?

Admissible parents may make rules, but enforcing them isn’t really a priority. “Children will be children” is the mantra of the permissive parent who tends to be fairly straightforward and forgiving of undesirable behavior. You are the parents who act more like a friend.

What is Uninvolved Parenting?

The innocent parents are exactly what they sound like – these parents don’t really know what their children are up to. They may be overwhelmed with other problems or simply lack a basic understanding of what children need, but they are often neglected even when that neglect is unintentional. Uninvolved parents don’t spend much time with their children, and the children mostly raise themselves.

Post-Pandemic Parenting

I would bet most of us reflect ourselves in the “authoritative” category (although I know there are some authoritarianists out there too). But I’ll be the first to admit that the words “because I said it” came out of my mouth in a particularly frustrating moment or two, and I haven’t always been perfect at enforcing the consequences of which I say that I’m going to enforce.

But I don’t think we have to identify with one style or the other either. As long as you’re pretty consistent overall, there may be moments when the law needs to be established and moments when you look the other way won’t kill anyone. If the past year has taught us more, this is ours Parenting style can – and should – be liquid. Just because we always have a particular type of parenting doesn’t mean we always have to have such a parenting. We can learn and adapt as we walk.

We currently have the unique opportunity to re-enter our “normal” life with a perspective that we never thought we would have. It is possible to see our priorities mixed up before 2020 – maybe we didn’t spend enough time with our children, or we were too strict on some things and too lenient in others. We may have leaned too “authoritarian” beforehand, and then the pandemic made us the epitome of the “permissive” parent or vice versa.

That’s okay! The kind of parent you are is never set in stone. We can click “reset” as often as necessary and use what we’ve learned to raise our children better – and now is the perfect time to do so.

Declare lacking stimulus cash in your tax return earlier than it is too late. Here is how

If the IRS owes you money from the first two stimulus checks, you can get it by filing a recovery Rebate Credit.


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The IRS has already sent out around 160 million stimulus checks in the third round of payments for up to $1,400 per personincluding dependentsSSI and SSDI recipients and veterans receiving VA benefits are among the groups who should have received a check this month. While more are on the way, lots of qualified people are still missing money from the first or second stimulus checks and only have about a month left to claim it. 

The deadline to file your taxes has been extended to May 17, and you’ll need to file a Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 return if you need to claim any of the $1,200 or $600 from the previous two checks — even if you’re a nonfiler who doesn’t usually have to file taxes. After filing, you could receive your money as a larger tax refund or a smaller tax bill if you owe any money. You should also consider signing up for direct deposit to get your refund back faster. However, be aware that the IRS could garnish some or all of your refund to cover outstanding debts.

Below, we’ll explain everything you need to know about starting the Recovery Rebate Credit claim process. If you think you’re missing money from the third check, here’s what you need to know about what could hold up your check, how to report a payment problem and when to request an IRS payment trace. Additionally, here’s what we know about a fourth stimulus check and when you could start getting your 2021 child tax credit, if you and your children qualify. Here are other tax credits that could bring you more money this year, and new savings on health insurance and more. This story was recently updated.

Claim missing stimulus money by filing for a File for a Recovery Rebate Credit on your tax return — here’s how

If you think the IRS owes you a full or partial stimulus check for any reason (and there are plenty of scenarios below), you have one more chance this year to claim missing stimulus check money by filing a Recovery Rebate Credit as part of your 2020 taxes. It may be that your check total doesn’t match your estimated total for the first stimulus payment or the second check (calculate that here), or maybe there was a delivery error, or an accidental garnishment, or a dependent was left out, like a new baby not represented on last year’s taxes.

To start the Recovery Rebate Credit claim process, first confirm your payment status online through the IRS. If you see a confusing message or a possible error, you may be a candidate for a rebate or a payment trace

You need to file for the credit when you submit your federal tax returns this year. The IRS started processing 2020 tax returns on Feb. 12, and federal tax returns will be due May 17 due to an extension the IRS approved. 

File for your missing money from the first and/or second stimulus on the 2020 Form 1040 or Form 1040-SR. The tax return instructions include a worksheet to figure out the amount of any Recovery Rebate Credit for which you’re eligible, according to the IRS. However, this worksheet requires you to know the amounts of your stimulus payments. Again, CNET’s stimulus check calculators for the second and first payments can provide an estimate.


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To start filing for a partial check rebate, you’ll need the IRS’ calculated amount from the letter the IRS sent confirming your payment. This was called Notice 1444 for the first payment and Notice 1444-B for the second payment.

If you file for the credit and are owed money, you’ll either see the amount of your tax refund increased or the amount of tax you owe lowered, depending on the amount of stimulus money you’re eligible to receive

How to claim missing stimulus money, even if you don’t usually file taxes

Last fall, the IRS sent letters to 9 million Americans who may have qualified for a payment but perhaps didn’t know they needed to register to claim it. This group — which the IRS categorizes as “nonfilers” — includes people who didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, such as older adults, retirees, SSDI or SSI recipients and individuals with incomes less than $12,200. People in this group needed to file a claim using the Non-Filers tool by Nov. 21. The IRS said if you missed the deadline you can claim the payment through the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file a 2020 federal income tax return: 

When you file a 2020 Form 1040 or 1040SR you may be eligible for the Recovery Rebate Credit. Save your IRS letter — Notice 1444 Your Economic Impact Payment — with your 2020 tax records. You’ll need the amount of the payment in the letter when you file in 2021.

That means even if you don’t usually file taxes, you will have to do so this year to claim any missing stimulus money. If you meet the requirements, you can get started with your claim using the IRS’ free tax-filing service. We have more detailed instructions for how nonfilers can file a tax return to claim missing stimulus money here.


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What happens if you qualify for more money than the IRS sent you? How to find out and claim your payment

If you use CNET’s first stimulus check calculator or second payment calculator and find you may have qualified for a larger stimulus payment than you received, you’ll likely be able to claim your money this year as a Recovery Rebate Credit.

Unfortunately, the IRS Get My Payment tool is no longer available for the first and second stimulus payments, so you won’t be able to find your information there.

Didn’t get the Recovery Rebate amount you expected? Here’s what could have happened

If you claim a Recovery Rebate Credit on your tax return, the IRS will determine your eligibility and the amount of the credit based on two things: your 2020 tax return, and the amounts of any stimulus payments issued previously (if you got them). 

If there is a mistake with the amount on line 30 of form 1040 or 1040-SR (where you claim the credit), the IRS will calculate the correct amount and process the return, according to an April 5 news release. This might delay the processing of your return, and the IRS will send you a letter explaining any changes. Some common reasons why the IRS may need to correct your credit are:

  • You were claimed as a dependent on another person’s 2020 tax return
  • You did not provide a Social Security number valid for employment
  • Your qualifying child was age 17 or older on January 1, 2020, and therefore not eligible for the first two payments
  • Math errors relating to calculating your adjusted gross income and any payments already received

If you think the IRS sent you the wrong amount, the agency recommends reading its Recovery Rebate FAQ page before contacting them. 

Here’s why your tax refund or missing stimulus money could be garnished

Stimulus checks are technically considered a tax credit, no matter how you get them. Typically, the IRS can reduce a taxpayer’s refund to repay outstanding debts like past-due child support, unpaid student loans and certain other federal and state liabilities. The CARES Act stated that the first stimulus check could not be garnished for these purposes, except for overdue child support. 

The December stimulus package went a step further and protected the second round of stimulus checks from all garnishment, including child support. However, it also limited that exception only to advance payments, and retroactively revised the CARES Act’s rules as well — meaning that your Recovery Rebate Credit that arrives on your tax refund for missing stimulus money is treated differently from the stimulus money that arrived for others in the mail, according to the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS.

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For the third check, because of the way it was passed, it’s open to garnishment from private debt collectors, but not child support payments.

Bottom line: If you’re eligible for a stimulus payment through a Recovery Rebate Credit, but you have certain outstanding debts, some or all of your credit could be withheld to pay those debts, the Taxpayer Advocate Service wrote in a blog post.

What to do if your stimulus check was mistakenly seized

Although there are a few cases where the federal government or a debt collector could seize your first payment to cover any outstanding debt, in general, if you qualify for a check, it’s yours to spend or save as you want. One area where the federal government can garnish your first stimulus check is for overdue child support. However, if the parents are separated or divorced, only the spouse who owes child support should have the check seized. You can’t have your second check seized for overdue support if it was sent as an advance check (see above).

According to the IRS, the parent who doesn’t owe child support should receive their portion of the first payment without having to take action. If you haven’t received your check, the IRS says it’s working to send out the missing payments. While you don’t have much recourse to appeal IRS decisions, you can also try the Non-Filers tool to create a record of your claim.

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How to claim missing stimulus money for your child dependents

Under the CARES Act passed in March 2020, each qualifying child dependent — those 16 years old and younger — was eligible for a $500 check. But some people’s payments were short $500 for each eligible dependent. If you claimed it by Nov. 21 of 2020, you should have received the payment in December 2020. 

As with the nonfilers, if you missed that deadline, the IRS says you can claim the payment on your 2020 federal tax return this year, by filing a 2020 Form 1040 or 1040-SR. Use our stimulus check calculator to get an idea of how much you may be owed.

In the second stimulus check, which went out in December, children under 17 were each allotted $600 as part of the family total.

Note that in a few cases, where parents are separated or divorced and share joint custody of a dependent, each parent can get a $500 or $600 payment per eligible child, for the first and second checks, respectively. So you may not even be aware you’re eligible for the payment to begin with.

If you’re a US citizen living abroad or a noncitizen, here’s what to do

The IRS has rules that set the payment eligibility guidelines for US citizens who live abroad and non-US citizens who work in the US — along with spouses of nonresident aliens. We have a guide that walks you through the various eligibility scenarios along with what to do if you qualify but didn’t get a check. (And here’s how your status might change in a third check for mixed-status families.)

Incarcerated people can receive a stimulus check, according to a court ruling 

Since April 2020, when it first started sending payments, the IRS has gone back and forth on whether those who are in US jails and prisons qualify for a stimulus check.

A ruling last fall by a federal judge in California, however, seemed to have settled the question for now and required the IRS to contact those incarcerated and let them know they can file a claim for a stimulus check. The deadline to file a claim in 2020 — either through the mail or online — has passed. As with others who are missing a payment, the IRS said if you didn’t receive a payment by Dec. 31, 2020, you may be able to claim it this year by filing a 2020 Form 1040 or 1040-SR.

For everything to know about the first stimulus payment, see our guide to the first round of checks. Also, here’s how much money you could get with the third check and what we know so far about a potential fourth stimulus check

If You Like EPS Progress Then Examine Out World Wrestling Leisure (NYSE:WWE) Earlier than It is Too Late

It is only natural that many investors, especially those new to the game, prefer to buy stocks in “sexy” stocks with a good history, even if those companies are losing money. But as Warren Buffett mused, “If you’ve been playing poker for half an hour and still don’t know who the patsy is, you are the patsy.” Too often, when buying story stocks like this, investors are the patsy.

In contrast, I prefer to spend time with companies like World Wrestling Entertainment ((NYSE: WWE), which not only has sales but also profits. Well, I’m not saying the stock is necessarily undervalued today; But I can’t shake the appreciation for the profitability of the business itself. While a well-funded business can suffer years of losses, it must ultimately make a profit or take its last breath unless its owners have an endless appetite for subsidizing the customer.

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How fast is World Wrestling Entertainment growing?

In the long run, if you think the markets are even vaguely efficient, expect a company’s stock price to track earnings per share (EPS). This makes EPS growth an attractive quality for every company. For one thing, I’m overwhelmed by the fact that World Wrestling Entertainment has increased EPS by 58% per year for the past three years. This type of growth never lasts long, but like a shooting star, it is worth watching when it happens.

One way to examine a company’s growth is to examine how sales and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) are changing. This approach makes World Wrestling Entertainment look pretty good overall. Although sales are flat, EBIT margins improved from 12% to 23% last year. That’s really positive.

The table below shows how the company has grown its profits and sales over time. Click the table to see the exact numbers.

NYSE: WWE earnings and earnings history April 14, 2021

The trick as an investor is to find companies that will perform well in the future, not just in the past. To that end, you can check now and today our visualization of consensus analysts’ forecasts for World Wrestling Entertainment’s future EPS 100% free.

Are World Wrestling Entertainment Insiders Targeting All Shareholders?

Many consider high inside participation a strong sign of coordination between a company’s executives and common shareholders. We’re excited to announce that World Wrestling Entertainment insiders have a significant stake in the business. In fact, insiders are deeply invested in the business, with 41% of the company. I am always comforted by solid Insider Owners like this as it implies that those who run the company are genuinely motivated to create shareholder value. And their stake is extremely valuable at the current share price of $ 1.8 billion. That means they have a lot of their own capital that depends on the performance of the business!

It means a lot to see insiders invest in the business, but I wonder if the compensation policy is shareholder friendly. A brief analysis of the CEO’s compensation suggests that it is. For companies with a market cap between $ 2.0 billion and $ 6.4 billion, such as World Wrestling Entertainment, the average CEO compensation is $ 5.1 million.

World Wrestling Entertainment CEO received US $ 3.5 million in compensation for the year-end. That seems pretty reasonable, especially given the below median score for companies of similar size. CEO compensation levels are not the most important metric for investors, but when compensation is modest, it supports improved alignment between the CEO and common shareholders. It can also be a sign of a culture of integrity in a broader sense.

Does World Wrestling Entertainment deserve a place on your watchlist?

World Wrestling Entertainment’s earnings per share growth has risen higher, like a mountain goat climbing the Alps. The sweetener is that insiders have a mountain of stocks and the CEO’s compensation is perfectly reasonable. The sharp rise in earnings could indicate good business momentum. World Wrestling Entertainment certainly meets some of my criteria, so I think it is probably worth further consideration. You still need to be aware of risks, for example – World Wrestling Entertainment has 1 warning sign We think you should be aware of this.

Of course, you can (sometimes) well buy stocks that don’t increase profits and insiders don’t buy stocks. But as a growth investor, I always enjoy looking at companies that do that to do have these functions. You can access it a free list of them here.

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Fortnite Will get Gangnam Model Emote Virtually A Decade Too Late

Gangnum Style was released almost a decade ago, but that didn’t stop Fortnite from adding the famous dance from the music video as an emote.

Five years ago Fourteen days took over pop culture for a while, the song Gangnam style did exactly the same thing. Now the two media giants will come together as the Battle Royale will record the familiar dance from the Gangnam-style music video as one of its emotes.

There are many similarities between Fortnite and Gangnam Style when it comes to their sudden rise the top of pop culture. In just a year from its launch, Fortnite had well over 100 million players, and that was prior to the game’s launch with no name recognition. Gangnam Style saw an even faster rise when the music video became the most watched film on YouTube a few months after its debut. Both also became synonymous with certain dance moves, which makes the impending pairing between the two media seem all the more meaningful.

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The announcement of the addition of Gangnam Style was appropriately made in a short video Demonstration of the new emote Posted from the official Twitter account for Fortnite Korea. While the famous song doesn’t accompany the dance performance, there’s no doubt about what the characters are doing. Fortnite’s official North American Twitter account retweeted the video, suggesting the emote will be available for all versions of the game around the world.

The response to the announcement has been overwhelmingly positive, but there have been some comments that suggested that some Fortnite players didn’t realize what they were seeing. While the emote seems to fit in perfectly with the game’s aesthetics, it’s unclear exactly how it will land with the game’s main player base. As of 2021, it is estimated that more than half of current Fortnite players will be between 18 and 24 years old. That made Gangnam Style the oldest player in this 15th demographic.

Most people change drastically between the ages of 15 and 24. Although the Gangnam dance is recognizable to many Fortnite players, it is likely to be considered a decent retro shot instead of something as iconic as The Floss. This would make sense considering that Gangnam Style had time to shine as early as 2012. Still, the world might be surprised by the sudden resurgence of the nine year old song thanks to a four year old game. No matter what happens, the combination of Fourteen days and Gangnum style is too perfect for Epic Games to pass up. As the old saying goes, “Better late than never.”

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Fourteen days is available for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Mac, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: Fortnite Korea

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Financial system may open up by late spring if sufficient folks get vaccinated, says Dr. Ashish Jha

DR. Ashish Jha told CNBCs “The news with Shepard Smith“On Tuesday, US states could make decisions about opening up businesses and economies earlier than predicted if enough people are vaccinated.

“My relatively optimistic view is that we don’t have to wait until the end of summer or even the beginning of summer. If enough people have been vaccinated in late spring, you will really see case numbers come down a lot,” said Jha, dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University. “That will allow us to open up the economy a lot more so that we don’t have to wait and just make sure the infections – the high infection rates we have right now – get better . “

president Joe Biden Set a critical benchmark in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. He promised to deliver enough vaccine doses for almost every American by the end of summer. Biden said he would give the government another 200 million doses of the vaccine – half of that Pfizer and half of Modern. The deal would increase the country’s vaccine supply to 600 million shots.

“This is enough vaccine to fully vaccinate 300 [million] Americans by the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, “Biden said at the White House on Tuesday.

To vaccinate 300 million people by September 22, the last day of summer, the nation will need 600 million doses at the rate of about 2.4 million shots a day. That assumes it goes beyond the 23 million that have already been bumped. Biden said the government would be sending 10 million shots a week for the next three weeks. That is an increase of almost 20% over what is currently being delivered.

Johnson & Johnson expected Results On his Covid vaccine early next week. CNBC’s Meg Tirrell said the company conducted its test on three continents, including South Africa and Brazil, where the highly communicable new variants were identified. This means that Johnson & Johnson’s results could provide vital information on how vaccines developed around the original strain of Covid work against the emerging ones.

Dr. Bruce Becker, associate professor of behavioral medicine and social sciences in Brown University’s School of Public Health, said “The news with Shepard Smith“That the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only takes one shot and therefore immunity is achieved in 14 to 21 days.

“The J&J vaccine can vaccinate twice the number of patients for any given vaccine supply – twice the coverage and immunity in less than half the time,” Becker said. “That is a much greater efficiency in blocking the spread of Covid.”

Jha told host Shepard Smith that a single dose would “greatly” aid in vaccination effort, but questioned the company’s manufacturing capacity.

“I think one of the less clear questions is how much stock of J&J vaccines we have.” asked Jha. “There have been some reports that it didn’t go that well, production didn’t go that well, but either way, a dose is so much easier to give as a vaccine.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: a study On Tuesday it said that Covids spread in schools is very low with the right precautions. Jha stated that the US can open schools across the country, but “we have to do it” with preventive measures that include masks and effective ventilation.

Becker underlined the importance of preventive measures and even said that non-compliant students should be excluded from school.

“Masking work, social distancing work, and the deadly misinformation circulated by the previous government and their voices created our current dilemma,” Becker said. “Schools can be opened if the rules are followed exactly.”

Biden said Tuesday “it will be months before we can vaccinate the majority of Americans” and that “masks not vaccines” are the best defense against Covid as Americans wait for their vaccine.