Foot Locker craters as earnings and same-store sales come up short (FL)

Foot Locker shares plunged on Friday after the sneaker retailer missed expectations for both earnings and same-store sales. The company’s shares were down nearly 17%. Watch Foot Locker trade live. Foot Locker shares dropped nearly 17% after the sneaker retailer reported earnings and same-store sales that were below expectations. Same-store sales, a crucial metric for investors, increased by nearly 5% but also fell short of investor expectations. The company reported earnings of $1.53 a share on revenue of $2.1 billion. Wall Street analysts surveyed by Bloomberg were expecting earnings of $1.60 a share on revenue of $2.1 billion. Foot Locker has struggled amid the “retail apocalypse,” as sales continue to… Read More

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Jill Duggar is Clearly Pregnant Because, Come On, Just Look at This Photo

As the old adage goes, sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words. Other times, however, a picture can best be described by four words, organized in question form: Is the subject pregnant?!? And this is one of those times. On Thursday, Jill Duggar shared a photo of herself doing some shopping. Advertising for the store at which she did said shopping, the reality star wrote as a caption: @3130clothing. Stopped by my cousin’s shop for some adorable stuff!!! I’m gonna be posting pics the next few days, but go ahead and swipe to see one of the cute outfits and get the 20% off code!!! Sorry, no. Duggar didn’t actually… Read More

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Boeing bounces back with successful test of Starliner space taxi’s propulsion system

Starliner’s test service module ignites its launch abort engines and orbital maneuvering and attitude control thrusters in a low-altitude abort mode test. (Boeing Photo) Boeing has successfully run the propulsion system for its CST-100 Starliner space taxi through the same test it failed almost a year ago, marking a significant step toward carrying astronauts to the International Space Station. The thruster firing for Starliner’s launch abort system was part of a series of tests conducted on Thursday at the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico, Boeing said. A similar test went awry last June, due to an unwanted leak of propellant. No hardware was destroyed, but the problem contributed… Read More

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People Of Colour Can Now Meditate With App Built By And For Them

“Meditate to liberate yourself” is a mantra that Julio Rivera not only lives by, but has become his work’s calling. Rivera, who identifies as Afro-Latino and is based in Connecticut, has launched Liberate Meditation, a free meditation app for people of colour, by people of colour. The app features talks and meditations by guides such Ruth King, author of the popular book Mindful of Race, who speaks about how to bring about the collective healing of racism. Sebene Selassie, the first person of colour guide Rivera practiced group meditation with and Mushim Patricia Ikeda, who is actively helping BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) communities, are also guides. The… Read More

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These Are The Coolest Coworking Spaces In New York City

Side hustles, contract work, and freelance gigs, oh my: Studies show that more and more American workers are opting into the growing freelance and gig economy, either in addition to, or instead of, holding traditional 9-to-5 office jobs, with over 57.3 million freelancers in the U.S. workforce last year (which includes almost half of working millennials). And of this bunch, New Yorkers reign supreme: There are nearly half a million freelancers currently working in NYC, the largest concentration of any U.S. city. (Walk into any coffee shop in the city, and you’d be hard-pressed not to find one typing away on their laptop, maybe wearing a beanie.) If you’re one… Read More

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