Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges – what now?

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges – what now?
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Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges – what now?

Protesters for George Floyd
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After a jury of 12 Minnesotans convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, millions of Americans are waiting to see what happens next. Will the decision finally tigger police reform and end systemic racism?

“We can’t stop here,” said President Joe Biden.

Now, lawmakers in the Senate must determine what they will do with the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would fundamentally change policing. What exactly is included in the legislation, and what happens now? 

Floyd’s family attorney said: “The main question is, will we let politics divide us? Because this is what happens. Republican or Democrat, you are going to stick to your sides. Unify … and get this bill passed and save people so you don’t have to board up your cities for situations like this.”

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Isn’t it amazing how everything that can move online already has?

From elementary school lessons to college classes, teaching has gone remote…

Entire company workforces have gone virtual…

Financial Times calls 5G “a game-changer for humanity.”

We’ve been tracking this story for many months and have traveled halfway around the world and back.

And we’re going public with our groundbreaking presentation, detailing the full extent of this incredible opportunity and how anyone age 18 and older can get an early stake in what MIT is calling “the next technological revolution.”


Nasdaq futures decline as Netflix shares tank, S&P 500 futures are little changed

Broader stock market futures were little changed on Wednesday as equities try to recover from two days of losses. Futures for the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 fell slightly as Netflix shares dropped.

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures and S&P 500 futures were slightly in the green, while Nasdaq-100 futures shed 0.1%.

Companies have been handing in solid quarterly results, but the bar is high for earnings to lift the stock market higher after a strong rally to record highs this year. The Dow and the S&P 500 are still both up 10% for the year after hitting records on Friday.

“This has been a very good earnings season as 90% of the S&P 500 companies delivered robust results, but the problem for stocks is that most of the good news has already been priced in,” Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda, said in a note.

Not all companies are seeing positive earnings, though. 

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St. Vincent pleas for help as volcano ravages island

Almost 20,000 people have been displaced by the eruptions that have continued for two weeks. At least one third of the island has been deemed uninhabitable. Ash has engulfed much of the island as it destroys crops, shutters businesses, contaminates drinking water, and causes unlivable air pollution. 

Medical and health issues are becoming a concern as clean water is difficult, if not impossible, to find and ash is causing a multitude of breathing and lung issues. Experts are indicating it could take years for the island to recover from the effects of the volcano. Perhaps the most alarming part of the situation is that the eruptions continue with no end in sight, meaning damage and medical issues will continue to mount. 

Check out this video for footage of the effects of the volcanic eruptions on St. Vincent.

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Overjoyed travelers take to the skies as Australia and New Zealand open the new ‘travel bubble’

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Classic parenting tips that stand the test of time

These days, technology advances at a dizzying pace – almost as fast as children outgrow their shoes. Navigating the modern world can leave many moms and dads searching for some good old-fashioned advice. Here is bright news: When it comes to raising kids, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

According to psychologist Laurence Steinberg, the newest gadgets or latest trends do nothing to affect core child-rearing practices. It boils down to giving your child lots of love, attention, and respect. Here are some of Steinberg’s tried-and-true tips.

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Here’s how to stop hating your budget (and start saving money)

A woman holding shopping bags and looking at her phone.
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Are you already afraid to look at your bank account, knowing your income won’t cover your expenses? Or are you on the opposite side of the spectrum, where your income can easily cover your expenses and you don’t feel the need to look at your finances?

It doesn’t matter which camp you’re in. You still need to budget.

Here’s one idea to get you started: by limiting your spending, you might actually feel more free.

As an adult, you should be able to tell yourself “no” when the future holds even better things. That’s the concept of delayed gratification. And if you never learned how now is definitely the time to start.

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Stay Informed, 


Rex Jackson

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