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Florida man attempts to buy Rolex watches with a check printed from his home computer

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    WALTON COUNTY, FL (WALA) — A Wewahithcka man walked into a car dealership in Okaloosa County and left in a Porsche after paying with a check printed from his home computer, officials reported Thursday.

Officials say 42-year-old Casey William Kelley was arrested for grand theft of a motor vehicle and uttering a false banknote after it was reported to Walton County Sheriff’s Office that he attempted to purchase Rolex watches with a bad check.

During the investigation, it was determined Kelley had purchased a Porsche 911 Turbo from a Porsche dealership in Destin by using a fraudulent check written for $139,203.05 on Monday, July 27th. The Porsche was reported stolen to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say the next day, Kelley presented a check in the amount of $61,521 dollars to the jeweler in Miramar Beach attempting to purchase

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The 20 best back to school things you can buy at Target

Get all your school essentials at the Red Bullet.
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Back in the day, Target was always my first stop for back-to-school shopping. While office supply stores might have a wider selection of supplies, there was always something about the back-to-school section at Target that made me particularly excited for the upcoming school year.

Though school in the fall might look a little different this year due to COVID-19, and many classes might still be virtual, it’s still a good idea to grab some new school supplies. Plus, you can shop for it all online at Target or opt for curbside pickup, if you’re trying to limit your time spent in stores.

From basic school supplies to the top tech gadgets, here are the 20 best back-to-school things you can buy at

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Looking to Buy Comics? Syfy’s Mr. Scribbles Unveils ‘Checkout’ Technology in Show

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NBCUniversal wants to take comic book fans and sci-fi geeks on a shopping trip.

Viewers who watch the special “Syfy Wire After Dark” on Saturday, August 1, will have a chance to buy some of the goods featured on screen – without having to visit a store. The show, hosted by Jackie Jennings and her talking cat sidekick, Mr. Scribbles (above, pictured), marks the debut of new interactive technology NBCUniversal has been developing that gives the audience a chance to scan a code on screen with a smartphone, an action that takes them to an online shopping portal where they can complete a purchase. Viewers who see the show stream will be able to get to the shopping area even more directly, simply by clicking interactive links.

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“Fans love stuff, schwag. We love to buy all the cool

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3 Hot Tech Stocks to Buy After Solid Earnings

Tech sector earnings are entering their heaviest period and there’s sure to be much to say about them. One thing’s for sure, this should be a big quarter for many players because a truly large number of companies have benefited from the pandemic-induced changes in behavior. In this blog, I’ve highlighted results for three companies and said why these stocks are worth picking up-

ASML Holding N.V. ASML

ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for all the major global semiconductor manufacturers. It designs, develops, integrates, markets and services these advanced systems so customers can make integrated circuits for application across electronic, communications and other information technology markets.

Headline numbers for the June quarter: Earnings of $1.97 topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.89. Revenue of $3.66 billion was also ahead of the estimated $3.54 billion.

Highlights of the quarter: The transition to EUV tools that

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4 Industry-Beating Restaurant Stocks to Buy Amid the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the restaurant industry on a global scale, starting from job cuts to temporary shutdowns. Moreover, decline in traffic on account of the coronavirus-induced crisis has been hampering business.

However, with increased focus on off-premise business along with necessary changes in business model, the industry on a whole has shown some resilience. Moreover, restaurateurs are focusing on third-party delivery channels, digital innovation, mobile ordering, rollout of self-service kiosks and loyalty programs to drive growth during the current scenario. Despite the pandemic, it is worth noting that the Retail – Restaurants industry is currently at the top 26% (with the rank of 65) out of 251 Zacks industries.

Off-Premise Business Model a Driving Factor 

Although majority dining rooms have been reopened with safety protocols, dine-in restaurant revenues are still very low in comparison to the pre-pandemic levels. In such a scenario, restaurateurs are surviving by focusing more

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ETFs to Buy as Netflix Tops Disney Ahead of Q2 Earnings

Netflix NFLX is set to release second-quarter 2020 results on Jul 16 after market close. Being the world’s largest video streaming company, it is worth taking a look at its fundamentals ahead of the results.

The stock has jumped more than 73% since mid-March and 19.6% over the past three months, outperforming the industry’s average growth of 16.2%. In fact, Netflix shares have seen a remarkable rally of 29% over the past 10 trading days that has pushed up its market valuation to $250 billion. The surge makes Netflix more valuable than Walt Disney DIS, AT&T T, Verizon Communications VZ and Comcast CMCSA.

The outperformance is expected to continue given that the company has strong chances of beating estimates and witnessed positive earnings estimate revisions, which are generally a precursor to an earnings beat.

Earnings Whispers

Netflix has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and an Earnings ESP of +2.27%. According

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As COVID-19 Continues to Fuel E-commerce, Buy Now, Pay Later Programs Evolve

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According to CB Insights, there are 67 fintech unicorns with a combined valuation of $252.6 billion. And notably, standouts from this list include “buy now, pay later” companies who, as e-commerce continues to rise during the coronavirus pandemic, have experienced exponential sales.

In May, PayPal reported having 325 million active accounts, having gained 7.5 million new accounts in April alone. And in June, the company announced it has expanded its buy now, pay later solutions to France making it one of the first payment installment solutions for small businesses in France. According to data from PayPal, 84 percent of French consumers are more likely to shop again at a retailer that offers installments.

Splitit also achieved record growth during the pandemic, achieving increased conversion and average order value as online shopping rates soared. On July 8, the company announced it had processed more

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Coronavirus-Led Grocery Demand Here to Stay: 4 Stocks to Buy

The COVID-19 outbreak brought about a major shift in consumer’s shopping pattern and behavior. People are purchasing more of essential items and avoiding any extravagant spending. This has led to a spurt in demand for toilet paper, disinfectants, masks, gloves, packaged water, medicines and related food staples. Well this change in consumer behavior is here to stay, as people are preferring to work from home, dining at home and maintaining social distancing.

Product innovation, prudent pricing strategy and strategic investments in developing new business model is the need of the hour. It comes as no surprise that the companies have been stepping up omni-channel capabilities and adopting ways to enhance delivery and payment systems, in particular, to expand in the booming online grocery space. To this end, companies’ same-day and last-mile delivery services, and buy online and pick-up in store facilities bode well. In fact, the companies’ initiatives to expand

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5 Business Services Stocks to Buy While Pandemic Continues

Wall Street has been reeling under volatility since mid-June, following the second wave of coronavirus in more than 20 U.S. states. New cases of COVID-19 jumped as all 50 states started reopening after nearly two months of lockdowns. The resurgence of the deadly virus has raised several questions about the much-hyped, V-shaped recovery of the U.S. economy.

Despite the resurgence of coronavirus, several business service stocks have skyrocketed in the past three months. A handful of them carries a favorable Zacks Rank.

Sector Looks Promising

The business services sector comprises consulting, staffing, financial tractions, outsourcing, advertising, waste removal, building maintenance, technology services and auction/valuation services industries. This sector benefited from a higher demand for expertise to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs.

U.S.states eased restrictions and started to open up their economies in the last week of May. This favored the sector following nearly two months of lockdowns. Although, some

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10 Power-Packed ETFs to Buy for Second-Half 2020

Wall Street extended its best quarterly performance in decades to start the second half buoyed by improving activities in the economy. Rounds of recent data suggest that the U.S. economy has been recovering faster than expected from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is especially true as it created 4.8 million jobs in June, the highest since the Labor Department began keeping records in 1939, as more restaurants and bars resumed operations. Manufacturing activity rebounded in June, hitting its highest level in more than a year while consumer confidence logged in the biggest gain since 2011. Additionally, unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus, a technology sector boom, and potential coronavirus vaccines or treatment have added to the strength.

However, the second wave of coronavirus infection and U.S.-China tensions continued to weigh on the stocks lately.

Given these, we have highlighted a pack of ETFs that are poised to outperform in the second half:

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