Man who sheltered protesters: “It was very instinctual”

D.C. man praised for sheltering protesters Rahul Dubey, the man who sheltered more than 70 protesters in his Washington, D.C., home Monday night told CBSN his actions were purely “instinctual.” Others have called them heroic.  “It was unfathomable,” Dubey said Friday of the police violence used against peaceful protesters right outside his front door. He…

‘Enough is enough’: Markets surge as strong jobs data suggest worst may be over

As recently as Thursday, North American markets were looking tired. There were signs that they had risen from their March ashes too quickly and many analysts argued equities had become so overvalued that they were due for a pullback.On Friday, investors all but discarded that thesis, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 829 points…

Jobs numbers show economic green shoots – but they’ll need a lot of feeding and watering

The COVID-19 recession might be over. Canadian employment increased by about 290,000 positions in May, the biggest gain in Statistics Canada’s data set that goes back to 1976. The 1.7 per cent surge over April blew away the average monthly change observed by the Labour Force Survey, which showed a mere 0.1 per cent increase.Alas,…

Prosecutors say a man convicted of killing four white men in 2017 in a race-related rampage in California’s Central Valley was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of paroleJune 6, 2020, 12:08 AM3 min readFRESNO, Calif. — A man convicted of killing four white men in 2017 in a race-related rampage in…

At least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, after about a hundred perished in April and May from the same causeJune 6, 2020, 12:07 AM2 min readMEXICO CITY — At least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, the latest round of…

Nations try to get back on their feet but job cuts continue

Bombardier Aviation is reducing its workforce by about 2,500 employees due to challenges caused by COVID-19June 5, 2020, 11:42 PM5 min read The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread…

Mark Zuckerberg publicly promises to re-examine Facebook’s rules on posts related to state violence (FB)

Facebook plans to re-examine its policies on state violence.CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is taking a number of steps to reconsider how it polices its platform.The public post came after mass protests across the US, and a controversial post from Donald Trump that prompted Facebook employees to revolt.The 36-year-old billionaire chief executive didn’t announce…

Industry insiders think $927 million Domo is the next big cloud acquisition – but sources say CEO Josh James has rebuffed encouragement to sell and wants to prove he’s ‘not just a founder, but a CEO’

Data analysis software company Domo has faced challenges during the pandemic, but its stock closed up more than 10% after the company reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings despite the coronavirus crisis.Domo is expected by many analysts to be the next big cloud acquisition target. As one analyst recently told Business Insider, Domo is “one of those…

Buffalo officers leave emergency response team after two cops suspended

Officers from the Buffalo Police Department have resigned from the department’s emergency response team, police commissioner Byron Lockwood said Friday in a statement obtained by CBS affiliate WIVB, but they will remain on the force. The resignations come one day after two officers were suspended without pay after a viral video of a 75-year-old man being shoved…