Dow Falls as Virus Cases Surge; Tech Gets Lift From AMD’s Buy of Xilinx

Stocks were mixed Tuesday following the S&P 500’s biggest loss in a month after Advanced Micro Devices’ agreement to acquire chipmaking rival Xilinx for $35 billion overshadowed a surge in coronavirus infections.



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Dow Falls as Virus Cases Surge; Tech Gets Lift From AMD’s Buy of Xilinx

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 147 points, or 0.53%, to 27,537, the S&P 500 slipped 0.15% and the Nasdaq was up 0.5%.

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Stocks in the energy, industrial and financial sectors were leading te Dow and S&P 500 markets lower.

Xilinx was rising 7.62% to $123.28 in trading Tuesday. AMD was down 4.66% after announcing the acquisition and reporting third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street forecasts.

AMD Buys Xilinx for $35 Billion, Posts Better-Than-Expected Profit

Consumer confidence came in worse than forecast in October as the U.S. saw a resurgence in coronavirus infections and Americans worried the outbreak could weigh

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Looking for a lift to the polls? Funeral homes are offering free limo rides to boost voter turnout

BALTIMORE, Md. — Older voters worried about safely getting to the polls next month while dodging the coronavirus will have a stylish, unconventional transportation option: A free limo ride, courtesy of funeral homeowners in Baltimore and around the country.

Local funeral home directors say they hope to transport up to 21,000 people in Baltimore to voting booths for the Nov. 3 election, part of an effort by the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association to offer rides to as many as 300,000 people nationwide.

The initiative is not new, said Hari P. Close, the organization’s national president and owner of Hari P. Close Funeral Service in Northeast Baltimore. The organization has driven people to the polls in Baltimore for 25 years, Close said, and the service peaked with about 300,000 rides nationally for the 2008 and 2012 election victories of President Barack Obama.

That figure dipped to about 80,000 four

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Sec. Ben Carson: Under Trump administration, HUD has partnered in Harris County to lift people out of need

Yolanda, a veteran and single mother, was struggling to support her family. After connecting with the Gulf Coast Envision Center operated by Adaptive Construction Solutions, Yolanda was placed into a full-time job as a crane and rigging apprentice.

EnVision Centers have a simple goal in mind: to provide individuals in underserved communities with the tools they need to reach their highest potentials. They are centralized hubs that provide one-stop shopping for Houstonians for job training, education resources, social services and more. The Gulf Coast EnVision Center will join an existing center at the Haverstock Hills apartment complex, and both are proof that this important vision is already coming to life.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s designation of an EnVision Center at this state-of-the-art facility confirms and strengthens our partnership with Houston, Harris County and the surrounding community to improve its residents’ lives. EnVision Centers take a holistic

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Looking for a lift to the polls? Baltimore funeral homes are offering free limo rides to boost voter turnout

Older voters worried about safely getting to the polls next month while dodging the coronavirus will have a stylish, unconventional transportation option: A free limo ride, courtesy of funeral homeowners in Baltimore and around the country.

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Local funeral home directors say they hope to transport up to 21,000 people in Baltimore to voting booths for the Nov. 3 election, part of an effort by the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association to offer rides to as many as 300,000 people nationwide.

The initiative is not new, said Hari P. Close, the organization’s national president and owner of Hari P. Close Funeral Service in Northeast Baltimore. The organization has driven people to the polls in Baltimore for 25 years, Close said, and the service peaked with about 300,000 rides nationally for the 2008 and 2012 election victories of President Barack Obama.

That figure dipped to about 80,000 four years

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Foreclosures fall to historic lows, likely to surge when protections lift

Foreclosures have fallen precipitously because of the CARES Act — which paused foreclosures on federally backed mortgages, which make up the majority of home mortgages in the country — as well as various state and local actions preventing foreclosures, according to ATTOM Data Solutions, which owns a foreclosure listings portal.



a crowd of people in a room: Multiple auctions underway at once during the monthly foreclosure auction hosted by Harris County at the Bayou City Events Center, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Houston. During the pandemic, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has often closed the center on foreclosure auction days, citing health risks due to COVID-19.


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Multiple auctions underway at once during the monthly foreclosure auction hosted by Harris County at the Bayou City Events Center, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Houston. During the pandemic, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo has often closed the center on foreclosure auction days, citing health risks due to COVID-19.


Only 27,000 foreclosure filings were posted in the third quarter, down from the pre-COVID quarterly average of 279,000.

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“Foreclosure activity has, for all intents and purposes, ground to a halt due to moratoria put in place by the federal, state and

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