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Oct 8 (Reuters)Domino’s Pizza Inc DPZ.N reported a smaller-than-expected profit on Thursday, as high COVID-19-related costs and staff bonuses offset a jump in demand for pizzas during the coronavirus crisis.

Shares of the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company, which have risen about 47% this year, were down about 5% before the bell.

The world’s largest pizza chain has thrived during the health crisis as diners staying at home craved more comfort food, but that came at a cost for the company, which spent millions on hiring more staff, bonuses, sick-pay policies and sanitary supplies.

Still, sales at Domino’s U.S. stores open for more than a year rose 17.5% in the third quarter ended Sept. 6, exceeding Wall Street estimates of 13.14%, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

The resumption of sports leagues such as the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League

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After taking a 2-1 series lead over the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces, the No. 7 seeded Connecticut Sun couldn’t finish the upset, losing the semifinals in five games.

It would have been the Sun’s second straight season to the WNBA Finals, but with a bunch of new faces on the squad. There was one newcomer on the team who Sun Devil fans recognized immediately – Briann January.

The former Arizona State superstar was acquired by the Connecticut Sun in a three-team deal from the Phoenix Mercury back on Feb. 19. The Sun greatly valued January’s playoff experience, shooting, playmaking, and top-tier defense. She’s one of the best three-and-D specialists in the sport, period.

She’s led the WNBA in three-point percentage twice (2015, 2018) and has made six-all defensive teams in her career.

It was easy to see her game translating on the professional level if you watched her in college.

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The controversial Gender Recognition Act does not need changing, the government has concluded, prompting criticism from LGBT charities and organisations.

Following a long-delayed response to a public consultation on the legislation, ministers have concluded it strikes the right balance in providing “proper checks and balances” while supporting people who want to change their legal sex.

But LGBT charity Stonewall has criticised the government’s response, saying it has “fallen far short on its promise to reform” and “missed a key opportunity to progress LGBT equality”.

What is the Gender Recognition Act?The 2004 Act applies in England and Wales and has been described as “groundbreaking” in giving transgender people a way to have their gender recognised in law.

The process is, however, in “dire need of reform” according to Stonewall.

The group has called for “a simple process which isn’t medicalised, intrusive or demeaning”.

As a result of pressure

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A’s president Dave Kaval loves to troll the Giants, so when it’s time for both teams to go up against one another in the Battle of the Bay series, it’s like the Super Bowl for him.

The two teams battle it out for three games in Oakland beginning Friday, which has us asking, why all the hype, Kaval?

“I love the local rivalry we have with the Giants, I think it’s a great way to bring attention to baseball as we compete with other sports where it’s the NBA or the NFL,” Kaval said on A’s Pregame Live on Friday. “It’s been great to see folks more aware of the trophy and the hardware. And obviously it’s made with pieces of the old Bay Bridge which is a cool thing.”

Kaval has done it all from composing tweets to troll Giants fans, to offering a way for the same fans

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With their “law and order” demagoguery having failed miserably, the Trump campaign is now saying Biden will destroy the economy by raising everyone’s taxes. Which is, of course, false. The truth is that there’s a lot to like in Biden’s tax plan; in many ways, he’s going further than President Barack Obama did, one more indication of how Biden has been pulled in a progressive direction as the Democratic Party has moved left.

But he’s also missing an opportunity. Biden is taking a grab-bag approach to tax policy, tossing out a dozen different proposals that are perfectly worthy but might fall away as the complex machine of legislation grinds its gears. He may get some of it passed, but probably not all, and the result could be a series of incremental adjustments to tax rates that will be easily reversed the next time a Republican president takes office.

But let’s

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Investors weren’t catching much of a buzz from Charlotte’s Web (OTC:CWBH.F) on Monday morning. The company — which is considered a marijuana stock, although its products are made from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) — released disappointing results for the second quarter of fiscal 2020. 

For the quarter, Charlotte’s Web booked consolidated revenue of $21.6 million, which only slightly exceeded the Q1 tally of $21.5 million, and was down by 13% on a year-over-year basis. The Q2 net loss was $14.4 million, or $0.13 per diluted share. This was deeper than the $11.5 million shortfall of the previous quarter, and far down from the $2.2 million profit the company eked out in Q2 2019.

A vial of hemp oil.

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Neither headline number came close to analyst expectations. On average, prognosticators following the stock were modeling a top-line result of just over $25.9 million and a per-share net loss of only $0.04.

The year-over-year

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GameStop  (GME) – Get Report shares fell after hours on Wednesday after the videogame retailer reported a narrowed fiscal-second-quarter loss but came up short of analysts’ expectations.

For the quarter ended Aug. 1 the Grapevine, Texas, company shrank its net loss to $1.71 a share from $4.15 a share in the year-earlier quarter. The latest adjusted loss  from continuing operations was $1.40 a share.

Net sales fell 27% to $942 million from $1.29 billion. Comparable-store sales fell 12.7%.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting the company to report a GAAP net loss of $1.23 a share, or an adjusted $1.13, on revenue of $1.02 billion.

The same-store sales bettered analysts’ estimate of a 21.5% decline.

Gross margin narrowed 4.2 percentage points from a year earlier due to an increased mix of hardware sales, which carry thinner gross-profit margins, GameStop said.

“[The] actions we are taking to optimize the

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Taylor Fritz had a chance to get somewhere that he had never been before and he held a ticket to that destination.

The 22-year-old American served for the match at 5-3 in the fourth set against Denis Shapovalov in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Fritz never before had reached the round of 16 at a Grand Slam. And he didn’t do it on Friday.

Fritz couldn’t seem to get his big first serve in during that crucial ninth game, Shapovalov broke him, won the set tiebreak, gained in confidence and took the match, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5) 6-2 in three hours and 26 minutes.

Fritz was brutally honest about how he came undone.

“The fourth set I played great all the way up until I served for it,” he said. “I just really didn’t come up with the shots I needed

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a group of people in a restaurant: A Nordstrom (JWN) storefront in Toronto, Canada.

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A Nordstrom (JWN) storefront in Toronto, Canada.

Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) earnings for the luxury retailer’s second quarter of 2020 have JWN stock falling hard after markets closed on Tuesday. That’s due to its adjusted losses per share of $1.54 missing Wall Street’s estimate of $1.48. Its revenue of $1.78 billion also couldn’t reach analysts’ estimate of $2.38 billion.

a room filled with furniture and a large window: A Nordstrom (JWN) storefront in Toronto, Canada.

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A Nordstrom (JWN) storefront in Toronto, Canada.

Let’s take a more thorough look at the most recent Nordstrom earnings report below.

  • Adjusted per-share losses are a negative change from the company’s adjusted earnings per share of 90 cents in Q2 2019.
  • Revenue for the quarter is sitting 53% lower than the $3.78 billion reported in the same period of the year prior.
  • The Nordstrom earnings report also has its net loss for the quarter coming in at $255 million.
  • That’s a
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