Day: April 6, 2021

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2 Compelling Dividend Stocks Yielding at Least 8%; Oppenheimer Says ‘Buy’

The crises of the past year – the COVID pandemic, the social lockdowns, the economic shock – are on the wane, and that’s good. However, the crisis post-mortems are rolling in. It’s only natural to compare the current economic crisis to the ‘Great Recession’ of 12 years ago, but as Oppenheimer’s chief investment strategist John Stoltzfus points out, “Considering the differences in what caused the Great Financial Crisis of a little more than 12 years ago… and the current crisis… it’s little wonder that as good as things are when compared to this time last year there remains much to be revealed as to how the exit and the legacy of the pandemic crisis will take shape…” Stoltzfus also believes that the economic data, while suffering some setbacks, is generally resilient. Markets are rising, and that, as Stoltzfus

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Predictions for the Baylor-Gonzaga championship game in the men’s NCAA Tournament

When the NCAA men’s tournament pairings came out three weeks ago, Gonzaga and Baylor were considered the two favorites to win the title. But it is rare that the championship game matches the two best teams after a single-elimination event that requires five or sometimes six victories to reach the conclusion.

So having the Bulldogs and Bears survive the 68-team field and meet Monday (9 p.m. ET, CBS) is something college basketball fans can celebrate. It has the makings of a classic that will produce a high level of play and a dramatic finish. But who wins?

Our experts offer their picks on who will cut down the nets after the buzzer sounds.

Nancy Armour

There is the chance Gonzaga won’t be able to muster the energy and emotion needed against Baylor after having to expend so much of it to beat UCLA on Saturday night, needing a half-court shot

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The U.S. to lose 80,000 retail stores by 2026: UBS

Vaccines are in the arms of around a third of the country (at least the first dose), and people are thinking about returning to aspects of their old lives again, like shopping in stores.

But a reopening bounce for retail might not be a sure thing.

A new report from UBS’s retail analysts suggests that 80,000 stores will close in the U.S. over the next few years.

“We estimate that 80,000 stores will close by 2026 in our base case,” the report found. The worst-case scenario is 150,000 stores closing.

The “enduring legacy” of the pandemic’s effect on retail, as UBS puts it, is the push to online shopping, as fears over the coronavirus as well as stay-at-home orders to prevent transmission have kept many people at home.

In 2020, 17 major retailers filed for bankruptcy – including Lord & Taylor, Century 21 and Brooks Brothers – while others are

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Best online spring sales to shop this week

The spring sales to shop now. (Getty Images)

We’ve rounded up the spring sales you won’t want to miss this weekend. (Getty Images)

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The new (sunnier) season is finally upon us, and we’re definitely ready to wave farewell to winter.

What better way to usher in a new dawn than with a browse of the many, many spring sales online.

From new electricals to replace the gadgets and appliances we over-used during a year spent at home, to fashion that will see us through picnic season, skincare to keep us looking fresh and even homeware to upgrade our homes for when we’re finally allowed to have guests round.

We’ve picked out the biggest and best sales out there, from all our favourite retailers,

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