Second stimulus check: Pelosi sets 48 hours for pre-election deal, Senate prepares to vote on scaled-down bill. Here’s the latest.

Emilee Geist

Without a deal within 48 hours, there won’t be enough time to pass a coronavirus stimulus bill before Election Day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday.

Pelosi, D-Calif., said on ABC’s “This Week” that she wanted to make a deal before Nov. 3, but there had to be a deadline so the bill could be drafted and passed in time. The House has passed a $2.2 trillion measure while the White House has offered $1.8 trillion.

“We’re saying to them, ‘We have to freeze the design on some of these things. Are we going with it or not, and what is the language?’ ” Pelosi said.

“I’m optimistic because, again, we’ve been back and forth on all of this,” she said. “Because we want to have an agreement, we can come to negotiation. And we can do it now.”

She repeated that optimism later in a letter to members of

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Make it big in Digital Marketing with this guidebook of skills, courses and growth prospects

Emilee Geist

graphical user interface: Make it big in Digital Marketing with this guidebook of skills, courses and growth prospects

Make it big in Digital Marketing with this guidebook of skills, courses and growth prospects

The digital marketing industry has swiftly grown and from being a supplementary marketing tool it has become a primary tool in no time. Over the last decade, marketing has evolved on a faster pace right from print to digital medium and this evolution doesn’t seem to slow down.

With the growing market demand, the need for professional marketers is also skyscraping. The current pandemic has completely shifted our marketing outlook which is now turning to be a permanent adaptation with digital marketing strategies at fore.

With the spruce in the digitalization across sectors and industries, digital marketing has turned out to be one of the leading employments generating fields and has also resulted in 65% of students pursuing the digital marketing courses online.

With students being captive to the four walls of their homes and

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How Interior Define Got Closer To Its Customers, Increasing Average Order Value By 40%

Emilee Geist

As 2020 dawned, Rob Royer, the founder of the six-year old digitally-native custom furniture company Interior Define, had set his company for the next phase of growth.

With business tripling year-over-year for the past three years, his scrappy little company was ready to go corporate after opening seven physical Guideshop retail locations with more planned.

Guideshops proved essential to the company’s stunning growth since many customers needed handholding through the custom design process, despite the many online tools available to guide them through the process.

So in 2019, Royer assumed the chairman’s role and brought in three new senior executives, including Antonio Nieves as CEO from ModCloth.

Plans were set to grow even faster in 2020, then everything went sideways with the Covid-19 pandemic. The Guideshops, which were vital to its growth, were forced to close.  


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Samsung Galaxy S30 complete design leaked, tipped for January 2021 launch

Emilee Geist

Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 earlier in the year, and now we already have information coming in about its successor, the Galaxy S30. After leaks emerged last week of the phone entering mass-production, a new report has emerged which claims to reveal in full the upcoming device.

The leak comes courtesy of tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) who has revealed the design of the Galaxy S30 on his Voice page. Hemmerstoffer published CAD renders of the S30 with a 6.2-inch display, hole-punch selfie camera and slimmer bezels than what we had seen on the Galaxy S20.

At the back of the Galaxy S30, there appears to be a new camera module that extends from the phone’s outer frame. OnLeaks claims the phone’s dimensions are 151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9m. If this is indeed true, it would mean the S30 will be slightly wider than the S20. The report also claims the

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Jerry Falwell, Jr.: Sin and Scandal at Liberty University

Emilee Geist

On May 27th, the second day of mounting national outrage over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the president of America’s largest evangelical university decided it was the perfect time to blast out a tweet featuring the crudest of racial imagery. “I was adamantly opposed to the mandate from @GovernorVA requiring citizens to wear face masks until I decided to design my own,” wrote Jerry Falwell Jr. Below the text was his design: a mask displaying the image of a white person in blackface, standing next to a fellow sporting a Klan robe and hood.

For any snowflakes who might take offense, Falwell appended an explanatory tweet of sorts, pointing out that the image on the mask came from a 1984 medical school yearbook page of Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor. This was true; when the image came to light in February 2019, it had caused quite a

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Big changes coming to Laramie airport | News

Emilee Geist

A visit to Laramie Regional Airport now can make you feel a little like Rip Van Winkle. Forced inactivity during this pandemic has meant that we have not been paying much attention to airline travel.

But in Laramie, that downturn coincided with a perfect opportunity for a major change — airport terminal replacement.

Overcrowded terminalAnyone who has flown out of Laramie in the past knows that a terminal expansion was sorely needed. That was evident even before the days of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) inspections of all passengers and baggage.

When I first flew out of Laramie in 1966 for a job-related trip to a meeting in Seattle, the terminal was a tiny little place with a few chairs. Every passenger brought their whole family with them for a splendid send-off, it seemed, so seats were scarce. But you only needed to get to the airport maybe 10

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Ritzy Waldorf Astoria auction transforms Taunton’s Silver City Galleria into bargain hunter’s dream – News – The Enterprise, Brockton, MA

Emilee Geist

The collection has had tens of thousands of bids online.

TAUNTON — Right now, the Silver City Galleria is a bizarre and beautiful sight to behold.

Hosting the approximately 15,000 pieces of furniture and other items from New York City’s famously ritzy Waldorf Astoria hotel while they are up for auction, the mall is a strange tribute to 20th century America.

Where once was a Champs Sports, elegant furniture from a suite where 16 American presidents stayed fills the space. Where once was a Radio Shack, there sits the custom-ordered furniture used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for decades.

In a whirlwind of assorted furniture from different cultures and eras, the luxury and glamour of the mid-1900s meets the now-dying mall culture of the 1990s, covering the entire first floor of the Galleria with everything from 17th century portraits to 20th century French ormolu mounted cabinets.

It was nothing but the

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Traders pin hope on festive season sales, focus on cars, home appliances, low-value gold

Emilee Geist

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New Delhi: After a dismal year characterised by plunging sales, companies and traders are pinning their hopes on the festive season for a revival in demand.

Firms have ramped up production levels, traders and dealers are increasing inventory and online platforms are announcing long festive season sales in anticipation of higher consumer spend.

However, from shift in purchase patterns to missing Chinese goods, this festival season will be unlike the previous years. Traders expect changes in spending patterns and are gearing up to meet the demands of the risk averse as well as home-bound consumers.

Automakers have ramped up production and dealers are stocking up anticipating a pick-up in sales. Traders are also hopeful of improvement in sales of white goods due to pent-up demand as well as some of the announcements by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to stimulate demand this week.

“The sales have

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‘Made in Iran’ Beats Sanctions in Economy Donald Trump Tried to Crush

Emilee Geist

Workers assemble jeans at a clothing factory in the outskirts of Tehran on Oct. 14..

Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

There can’t have been many worse times to start a new business in Iran. Even before officials in the Islamic Republic alerted the public to a major outbreak of the coronavirus, the country started the year in a tense standoff with the U.S. while its economy was being crippled by sanctions.

For a trio of design graduates, a captive market of tens of millions of consumers starved of imports made it worth the risk. Their fashion brand, Koi, has sold thousands of crop tops and striped jeans since July.

Clothing Factory in Tehran

The Koi design team at their studio on the outskirts of Tehran, including co-founders Armita Ghasabi, Fojan Fard and Yasaman Ghanbari and data analyst Soheil Zhalepour.

Photographer: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

“Made in Iran” has emerged as a rare glimmer of hope

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Work from home crowd and office hardcore try to make the best of both worlds

Emilee Geist

Joining video calls from an open plan office is “bloody difficult”, complains one senior auditor.

“[With] virtual, we really do know what we’re doing now …The hybrid thing is far, far more complex,” says Mark Williams, a partner at KPMG.

“The historical tendency has been to design events for the people who are in the room … and then treat everybody else as almost second class citizens. You’ve got to spin that the other way around now.”

New role for the office

Computer-based tasks such as emailing can be carried out easily from home but a strong consensus is emerging that offices still have a role.

“While working from home can be very effective, some things are better suited to the office, typically those involving lots of interaction with others such as training and team building,” says Kevin Ellis, chairman and senior partner at PwC.

The firm is considering focusing

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