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Even 25 years after her death, the life and musical legacy of the Grammy-winning Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla remains influential and relevant. A widely anticipated Netflix show “Selena: The Series,” which premieres Friday, seeks to amplify the life of the beloved Queen of Tejano, beyond just her musical journey. Christian Serratos, known for her role as Rosita Espinosa in AMC's "The Walking Dead," plays Selena in the series. To prepare for the role of Abraham, Chavira said that understanding the experiences of his own Mexican American father were crucial. “I had this very strong social awareness of the way that Mexican Americans have been received the last four years and how that has changed based on the political climate,” said Gonzalez, who is Mexican American.
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Selena Quintanilla Perez — though, today, almost everyone knows her simply as Selena — died young and on the cusp of her greatest success. “I don’t know Spanish,” a young Selena says to her father in the series. Plus, in her day, there were fewer opportunities for Latina musicians in the mainstream American music industry. Selena’s talent and charisma made her a star — and then her fans’ loyalty and dedication made her an icon. The existence of "Selena: The Series" reflects an era in which Hollywood and the entertainment industry are finally recognizing the power of Latinos.
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And thanks to climate change, experts warn, Central America will have to brace for stronger storm impacts in the future – as well as higher economic damages, unless they prepare. Hurricane Eta alone caused up to $5.5 billion in damage in Central America, the Inter-American Development Bank said, while the impact of Iota has not yet been determined. “We have more energy embedded in the oceans, and 90% from climate change,” said Belizean meteorologist Carlos Fuller, the lead climate change negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States. Iota for example spun from a 70 mile-per-hour (113 km-per-hour) tropical storm to a 160-mph (257-kph) Category 5 hurricane in 36 hours. This year, a record-tying two tropical storms were swirling over the Atlantic in May, before the season’s June 1 start.
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said Lori Tremmel Freeman, who heads the National Association of County and City Health Officials. When it does come, state and local officials will be charged with implementing it. While the Trump administration invested billions to help develop vaccines, it largely left distribution logistics — including the specifics of who stands where in line — to state and local officials. It remains unclear exactly how prepared state officials are for that challenge. A review of these public state plans reveal varying levels of detail.
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Chevron tightens belt again with billions more in cuts
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
An entrance sign at the Chevron refinery, located near the Houston Ship Channel, is seen in Pasadena, Texas, U.S., May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron Corp on Thursday cut billions off its long-term capital and exploratory budget after a major restructuring of its operations in a bid to ride out a collapse in oil prices and preserve its dividend. Reeling from a sharp decline in oil demand and revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chevron and other oil majors have written off billions in asset values this year, while slashing output and laying off staff to save money. Chevron, which was among the first oil and gas majors to cut spending plans this year, said it expects total capital and exploratory budget through 2025 to be between $14 billion (10.44 billion pounds) and $16 billion. Its downstream refining and related operations were allocated $2.1 billion.
Persons: Loren Elliott Organizations: Chevron, Houston Ship, REUTERS, Reuters, Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp Locations: Pasadena , Texas, U.S, Chevron, Kazakhstan
Tracking Viral Misinformation
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Mike Isaac | Davey Alba | Michael D. Shear | ) + 0.00   time to read: +53 min
Daily Distortions Tracking Viral Misinformation Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. The company previously removed misinformation about the polio vaccine in Pakistan, as well as misinformation on the measles vaccine in Samoa during outbreaks of the illnesses. or Department of Justice, this is the biggest thing you could be looking at,” Mr. Trump said. found no evidence of widespread election fraud, Trump posts video filled with falsehoods. In fact, the article Mr. Trump shared was based on a fake Twitter account that posed as his sister.
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OPEC, Allies Agree to Increase Output by 500,000 Barrels a Day in January
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Benoit Faucon | Summer Said | ) sentiment -0.92   time to read: +1 min
OPEC and a group of Russia-led oil producers agreed to increase their collective output by 500,000 barrels a day next month, according to people familiar with the matter, ending a standoff over oil policy among the two sides and promising a modest boost to global supplies as oil markets tighten. The agreement marks a compromise among some of the world’s biggest producers after disagreement this week over whether or not to start raising output again. Oil prices rose after The Wall Street Journal first reported the deal. Earlier this week, OPEC was leaning toward recommending keeping existing cuts in place for as much as three more months, according to people familiar with their deliberations. That ran up against opposition from some members who wanted to start pumping again as oil prices begin to recover.
Persons: Brent Organizations: Organization, Street Journal, West Texas Intermediate, OPEC Locations: Russia, U.S
Oil steady as OPEC+ works on compromise on output deal
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Scott Disavino | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices held steady on Thursday as the market waited for direction from the OPEC+ producers, including Saudi Arabia and Russia, that are debating whether to increase output from January. Oil prices lost some gains this week as negotiations within the OPEC+ group did not prove to be as smooth as expected,” said Rystad Energy’s head of oil markets Bjornar Tonhaugen. OPEC+ had been widely expected to roll over oil cuts of 7.7 million bpd, or 8% of global supplies, at least until March 2021. “It is still expected that the group will come to a deal,” ING Economics said in a note. [EIA/S]The United States, meanwhile, imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions, blacklisting an entity and an individual as Washington continues to ramp up pressure on Tehran during U.S. President Donald Trump’s final months in office.
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Oil on track for highest since March after OPEC+ output cut deal
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Scott Disavino | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices on Thursday were on track to hit their highest closes since early March after sources said OPEC and Russia agreed to a modest output increase from January by 500,000 barrels per day. The OPEC+ producers, however, failed to find a compromise on a broader and longer term policy for the rest of next year. OPEC+ had been widely expected to roll over oil cuts of 7.7 million bpd, or 8% of global supplies, at least until March 2021. [EIA/S]“With U.S. oil output on the rise, OPEC+ couldn’t allow the Americans to win market share at their expense,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at OANDA in New York. Monthly meetings by OPEC+ will make price moves more volatile and complicate hedging by U.S. oil producers.
Persons: Umar, Essam, Brent, , Edward Moya, WTI Organizations: YORK, REUTERS, of, Petroleum, . West Texas, U.S Locations: Russia, Nahr, Basra, Iraq, OPEC, coronavirus, New York
Brent rises to highest since March after OPEC+ output cut deal
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Scott Disavino | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global benchmark Brent crude prices rose 1% to their highest since early March on Thursday on renewed hopes for a U.S. stimulus deal and after major oil producers agreed to increase output by a modest 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) from January. OPEC+ had been expected to extend existing cuts until at least March, after backing down from earlier plans to boost output by 2 million bpd. That is the highest settle for Brent since March 5 - before most countries imposed lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus. [EIA/S]“With U.S. oil output on the rise, OPEC+ couldn’t allow the Americans to win market share at their expense,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at OANDA in New York. Monthly meetings by OPEC+ will make price moves more volatile and complicate hedging by U.S. oil producers.
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Oil edges up after OPEC+ agrees on output cut deal
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Scott Disavino | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
“With U.S. oil output on the rise, OPEC+ couldn’t allow the Americans to win market share at their expense,” Moya added. U.S. producers boosted output last week for a third week in a row for the first time since June 2019, reaching 11.1 million bpd, according to government data. OPEC+ had been widely expected to roll over oil cuts of 7.7 million bpd, or 8% of global supplies, at least until March 2021. Four OPEC+ sources said the group would now gather every month to decide on output policies beyond January and monthly increases are unlikely to exceed 500,000 bpd. Monthly meetings by OPEC+ will make price moves more volatile and complicate hedging by U.S. oil producers.
Persons: Todd Korol, Brent, , Edward Moya, ” Moya, WTI Organizations: YORK, Gas, REUTERS, of, Petroleum, U.S, West Texas, , OPEC Locations: Russia, Granum , Alberta, Canada, OPEC, New York, U.S, Saudi Arabia
The current number of hospitalized patients underscores the scope and severity of the current phase of the U.S. outbreak. Never before had the number of hospitalized Covid patients surpassed 60,000, according to data compiled by the Covid Tracking Project, which is run by journalists at The Atlantic. Orlowski explained that crisis care essentially means the rationing of care in hospitals. Ranney said her time training in East Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer helped her prepare for the current crisis. 'Surge with no staff'Dr. Syra Madad, senior director of the systemwide special pathogens program at New York City Health + Hospitals, said the country is in a "very dire moment."
Persons: Go Nakamura, Janis Orlowski, we've, Orlowksi, Orlowski, AAMC, we're, We're, Dr, Megan Ranney, Ranney, she's, Syra Madad Organizations: United Memorial Medical Center, Getty, The, Association of American Medical Colleges, CNBC, Digital Health, Peace Corps, New York, New York City Health Locations: Houston , Texas, U.S, El Paso , Texas, Utah , North Dakota, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Rhode, East Africa, United States, Covid, New, New York City
On Tuesday, the UK approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for public distribution. A majority of Americans, 58%, said in a November Gallup poll that they would take a coronavirus vaccine if it was available today at no cost to them. Of the people who said they wouldn't get a COVID-19 vaccine, only 12% said they "don't trust vaccines in general." But the struggle, health experts told Insider, will be getting enough people to get a vaccine. That experience is ingrained in Frost's mind, especially as progress in COVID-19 vaccine development ramps up.
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Deadlocked on oil production cuts, OPEC and its allies to resume talks
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Sam Meredith | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
LONDON — OPEC and non-OPEC allies will resume talks on Thursday to iron out oil production policy for next year, seeking to build consensus over how to tackle weak demand amid a new wave of coronavirus cases. OPEC and its partners, known collectively as OPEC+, are widely expected to extend oil production cuts of 7.7 million barrels per day through to at least March 2021. However, talks were suspended on Tuesday after it became clear they had been unable to reach a compromise. Oil ministers from the 23-member group, which is composed of some of the world's largest crude producers, will reconvene for a virtual meeting from 1 p.m. London time on Thursday to try to find common ground. In April, after days of protracted talks, OPEC+ agreed to the largest single oil output cut in history.
Persons: Energy Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al, Saud Organizations: Saudi, Energy, LONDON, OPEC, Brent, U.S, West Texas Locations: OPEC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, London, Covid
But President Donald Trump is barely mentioning the virus, still fixating on his election loss a full month after voting ended. More than 3,100 Americans died of COVID-19 on Wednesday and more than 100,000 Americans are currently in hospital with the virus — two grim milestones that show how its outbreak continues to spiral. The same day, President Donald Trump's focus was squarely elsewhere — disputing the outcome of an election which is now a full month ago. Through the whole pandemic, Trump has been criticized for his relatively hands-off approach. Trump's claims have been dismissed by state election officials, and even his own Attorney General.
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ET Jobless Claims Data Expected to Shed Light on Economy’s Direction: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Stocks slip lower before U.S. state unemployment claims data. —Stocks slip lower before U.S. state unemployment claims data. Credit... Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA, via Shutterstock Wall Street was poised to open unchanged and European indexes drifted lower as investors awaited the latest U.S. weekly unemployment claims data. More than four in 10 Republicans support raising taxes on people earning more than $400,000 a year. Three-quarters of Republicans support a proposal to guarantee paid sick leave to workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Instead, Folx patients tell care providers what their goals are, whether that's gender confirmation surgery or conception and maintaining sexual health. "I'm not a big believer in the primary care provider model, because it's a general store on the prairie model," Breitenstein said. Rebuilding the LGBTQIA+ healthcare model from 'top to bottom'The healthcare system in the United States is "unnecessarily messy and ugly" for LGBTQIA+ patients, Breitenstein said. "We would like to be the health and lifestyle brand for the queer and trans community for all things healthcare," Breitenstein said. "That's not delivering the traditional model of healthcare but rebuilding it top to bottom."
Persons: A.G, Breitenstein, Folx, Maven, Read, it's, UnitedHealth's Organizations: Business, Define, Bessemer Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Medicaid, Optum Ventures, Investors Locations: United States, Boston, — California, Florida , Massachusetts , Texas, Virginia, Washington
The United States on Wednesday reported a record 2,800 deaths caused by Covid-19, the highest single-day death toll ever reported, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. previously reported just over 2,600 deaths on April 15, during the first phase of the Covid-19 surge this spring. Those were clustered mostly in the Northeast and a handful of other cities across the country. The bleak record came with other signs that the nationwide outbreak is growing more severe. The country reported more than 200,000 cases of the virus on Wednesday, the second highest daily number of cases reported so far, according to Hopkins data.
Persons: Robert Redfield, Redfield, Megan Ranney, we're, Dr, Anthony Fauci, Cindy Friedman, Nate Rattner Organizations: El, Examiner's Office, Johns Hopkins University, The U.S, The, Centers for Disease Control, U.S . Chamber of Commerce, Digital Health, Association of American Medical Colleges, CDC, Wednesday Locations: El Paso County, El Paso , Texas, U.S, United States, Northeast
First-time claims for unemployment benefits totaled 712,000 last week, compared to the estimate of 780,000 from a Dow Jones survey of economists, the Labor Department reported Thursday. New jobless claims filings reached their lowest level of the pandemic crisis era last week, providing a sign that hiring is continuing if at a slower pace. The claims release comes a day before the Labor Department releases its closely watched nonfarm payrolls report for November. The GAO recommended that the Labor Department issue a disclaimer about the potential inaccuracy of the count, but none was included in this report. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims actually dropped for the week, falling by more than 30,000 to 288,701.
Persons: Dow Jones, Ian Shepherdson Organizations: Dow, Labor Department, GAO, Pantheon Locations: Dow Jones, California, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, Oregon
"I was at a point where I was really ready for a next step," she told Business Insider. To move forward with any services, Nazarian would have to pay IQ Advantage a deposit of $299. But as the industry began to rebound, and she saw other influencers posting sponsored content, her IQ Advantage manager stopped responding to her altogether. Selling a dream, IQ Advantage presented itself as a growth machineWhen IQ Advantage was up and running, its website had little information about Reding or the other people behind it. At times, IQ Advantage would respond to inbound emails on Bearman's behalf, she added, but nothing came of these.
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Getty Images / Xinhua News AgencyUS stocks gained slightly on Thursday after falling jobless claims offered an encouraging sign of labor-market improvement. New weekly claims for unemployment insurance totaled an unadjusted 712,000 for the week that ended Saturday. Stocks edged higher on Wednesday after Democrats embraced a bipartisan stimulus deal calling for $908 billion in relief funds. New weekly claims for unemployment insurance totaled an unadjusted 712,000 for the week that ended Saturday, the Labor Department said Thursday. Continuing claims, which track Americans receiving unemployment benefits, fell to 5.5 million for the week that ended November 21.
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Opinion | Find Your Place in the Vaccine Line
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Stuart A. Thompson | ) + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
To start, tell us about yourself:Based on your risk profile, we believe you’re in line behind people across the United States. If the line in was represented by about 100 people, this is where you’d be standing:How quickly we’ll move through this line is still an open question. It’s possible enough vaccine could be available after the first few months to skip phases altogether and start vaccinating everyone. Incarcerated, Homeless and Sick Americans May Come First In some states, the share of sick Americans, prisoners and homeless people is far higher. Start of vaccine line 62% of people in East Carrol County, La., have Covid-19 comorbidities, are homeless or are incarcerated 57% Issaquena County, Miss.
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The House will vote for the first time on a bill that would decriminalize cannabis. Cannabis execs say that while the House vote is encouraging, they're focused on state-level reforms. US lawmakers are set to vote for the first time to federally decriminalize cannabis. The bill facing a vote on Friday in the US House of Representatives is called the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the "MORE Act." "This would be historic as it would be the first time the House has voted to legalize cannabis," they wrote.
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Okta co-founder and CEO Todd McKinnon told CNBC on Thursday the software company is keeping its headquarters in California while also embracing large-scale remote work for employees. For example, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the California-based social media giant's plans to let certain employees work remotely, he indicated compensation would be recalibrated based on where they choose to live. Spurred on by the coronavirus pandemic, other companies are making decisions similar to those of Okta and Facebook and further embracing a work-from-anywhere policy. Jack Dorsey's two companies, Twitter and Square, told employees they can work from home "forever" if they want. Okta, which provides security and identity management software, had 2,248 employees as of Jan. 31, according to its annual report.
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How Texas Roadhouse pivoted successfully during the pandemic
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( ) + 1.00   time to read: 1 min
How Texas Roadhouse pivoted successfully during the pandemicKent Taylor, Texas Roadhouse's chairman, CEO and founder, joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" to discuss how Texas Roadhouse has been able to make a profit amid the pandemic as other restaurants continue to struggle due to shutdown restrictions.
Persons: Kent Organizations: Texas Locations: Kent Taylor , Texas
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