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2020 has been a roller coaster for short-sellers. Short selling has been among the least profitable market strategies over the past few years. Despite high valuations, a relatively poor economy, high political and social uncertainty, and numerous other potential issues, stocks seem to only go in one direction.

This is particularly true for the companies that investors expect to have the worst performance. Today, the most short-sold stocks among major companies (excluding pharma & biotech) include:

Ticker Name Short Interest Outstanding Industry
(GME) GameStop Corp. 136.04% 65.16M Retail (Technology)
(SPCE) Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. 78.28% 195.59M Investment Holding Companies
(BBBY) Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. 61.07% 126.03M Retail (Specialty Non-Apparel)
(FIZZ) National Beverage Corp. 59.94% 46.63M Non-Alcoholic Beverages
(GOGO) Gogo Inc. 53.22% 83.77M Communications Services
(SKT) Tanger Factory Outlet Centers 52.95% 93.47M Real Estate Operations
(DDS) Dillard’s, Inc. 47.49% 18.37M Retail (Department & Discount)

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Nisha Blackwell was putting herself through nursing school when she was laid off for the third time. Adding insult to injury, she was set to attend the first birthday party of a close friend’s daughter just a few days later. Now, she wouldn’t have enough money to buy a gift.

“That’s when I looked around and I said, ‘What do I have?’ I had a sewing machine still in a box, still sealed,” she told CBS News. “And I had this bag of thrifted clothes.”

Nisha had fabric and a sewing machine, but she didn’t actually know how to sew. So she took to YouTube, and video by video, taught herself.

“I was literally typing into YouTube: How to turn a Brother sewing machine on. How to thread the bobbin,” she recalls. “I probably didn’t make a stitch until midnight and this was in the hot summer when my house

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Signs mark a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Somerville


(Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond Inc on Thursday posted a surprise quarterly profit and its first comparable sales growth in nearly four years, boosted by strong online demand for home furnishing and decor, sending its shares up 17%.

Same-store sales jumped 6% for the second quarter ended Aug. 29, compared with a 1.78% drop estimated by analysts, according to IBES data from Refinitiv, largely helped by an 89% surge in online sales.

The retailer had been struggling to keep pace in a rapidly shifting retail landscape before the pandemic, prompting Chief Executive Officer Mark Tritton to focus more on the company’s online portfolio after taking charge last year.

“The marked improvement in our second quarter financial results reflects the potential of our digital-first, omni-always transformation,” Tritton said in a statement.

Video: Costco Earnings: Positives and Negatives

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Eli Holzman, a veteran reality TV producer, used to joke that his company’s specialty was turning out “really good shows that are really hard to make that nobody watches.”

But then came the streaming boom. Now, as Holzman tells Variety podcast Strictly Business, there is seemingly insatiable demand for shows that would have been tough sells in the past. He cited Netflix’s sleeper hit “Indian Matchmaking” as a prime example.

“We thought, ‘Here’s another good show we’ve made that people will never see,’” Holzman says. But Netflix’s wizardry with algorithm-driven recommendations helped put the show on a pedestal after its July debut. “A blessing of the streaming era has been that things are a bit more discoverable and shareable.”

Listen to the lastest episode of Strictly Business below:

Holzman, at present, is CEO of Industrial Media, a collection of independent production banners that together have more than 60 series running

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Surveillance cameras are seen outside the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) building in Beijing, China December 13, 2018. Picture taken December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s banking and insurance regulator issued draft rules on Monday to rein in risks accumulated in country’s booming online insurance sector.

The rules, on which the regulator is seeking public feedback till Oct. 28, will ban unlicensed institutions and individuals from participating the online insurance businesses, including selling and offering consultancy services of insurance products, according to a statement released by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC).

The rules will also require Internet companies to obtain insurance licenses before involving in the business, according to the draft.”The fast development in the online insurance sector has exposed certain problems,” the CBIRC said, “The rules are to effectively defuse the risks and protect the interest of consumers.”

The CBIRC said in

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Sep 27, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest published report namely World Dental Adhesives and Sealants Market Research Report 2025 added by MarketandResearch.biz offers an insightful take on the historical data of the market and predictions for 2020 to 2025 time-period. The report provides an understanding of the global Dental Adhesives and Sealants industry competitors, the sales channel, growth potential, potentially disruptive trends, industry product innovations and the value/volume of size, market segments, and market share of the best actors/products. Current market trends and dynamics are assessed which helps in mapping the track of the global market. A chapter-wise format has been used to ease the readability and complexity of the data. Each chapter is further categorized into its respective segments containing well-structured data.

Market Competition:

The competitive landscape of the global Dental Adhesives and

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President Donald Trump touts the economy’s quick recovery as evidence of his administration’s success. He’s not wrong, but it’s not the full picture.



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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell spent all last week testifying about the recovery on Capital Hill. His message: This is a tale of two economies, and one looks much stronger than the other.

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On paper, the economy is roaring back even stronger than Powell and many economists expected.: More than 22 million jobs vanished in the spring lockdown, but 10.6 million jobs have since been added back.

And US gross domestic product — the broadest measure of the economy — is expected to rebound sharply after collapsing at a revised, annualized and seasonally adjusted rate of 31.7% between April and June. The Atlanta Fed’s GDP Now model predicts GDP will jump at an annualized and seasonally-adjusted rate of 32% in the

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a group of people standing in a train station: People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak enter the venue of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, or Auto China show, in Beijing


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People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak enter the venue of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, or Auto China show, in Beijing

By Yilei Sun and Norihiko Shirouzu

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s auto market has rebounded smartly from the COVID-19 crash in recent months, executives said on Saturday, as a rare in-person trade show was dominated by talk of recovery in the world’s biggest car market.

While conditions have improved vastly from lockdowns that froze economic activity in the country where the pandemic erupted, the Beijing autoshow is a far cry from the usual ebullience as fewer attend, new models are scant and prospects remain uncertain.



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Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

Doubts remain over the durability of the recovery, but the focus for now is on bright spots such as strong demand for mid-sized to large luxury vehicles and a flood of

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Sep 22, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Global Report on Small Business Loan Market Size, Status, Growth and Forecast 2020-2026.

The Small Business Loan Market recently Published Global Market research study with more than 100 industry informative desk and Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed TOC on “Small Business Loan Market”.

The report provides information and the advancing business series information in the sector to the exchange. The report provides a notion connected to the progress of this market movement of significant players of this industry. An examination of this Small Business Loan market relies upon aims, which are of coordinated into market analysis, is incorporated into the reports.

Top Companies: Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Limited, China Construction Bank Corporation, Agricultural Bank of China Limited, Bank of China Limited, China Development

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Sep 07, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
MarketsandResearch.biz has recently uploaded a smart research report titled Global Snare Devices Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 to its immense online database. The report shares informative data figures and important insights associated with the market components. The report answers business challenges all the more rapidly and also saves a lot of time. The research presents an overview of the relevant market including analysis, latest market trends, and developments. The study covers an assortment of market factors, such as, drivers, opportunities, and restrictions. Authors estimate factors such as market size, market share, market segmentation, significant growth drivers, market competition, expected business up-downs, and key companies operating in the global Snare Devices market. The past and current global market conditions are explained.

The report is further

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