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Realtor.com COVID-19 Housing Market Update

In this weeks COVID-19 housing market update, from Realtor.com, Senior Economist George Ratiu talks about increased volatility in activity and data as we move toward a new normal. He covers the drop in May retail sales, which was led by fewer sales of cars and trucks. He also discusses the rise in wholesale prices which is translating into higher inflation. George also talks about the rebound in industrial production and the surprising increase in unemployment insurance claims. With rising price...
Tags: Update, Radio, Federal Reserve, Market, George, General Interest, Realtor.com, Pandemic, George Ratiu, COVID


Disneyland is ditching mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests on Tuesday and will rely on customers to 'self-determine distancing' at the California park

Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests both indoors and outdoors. The park will also stop requiring temperature checks as it begins welcoming out-of-state visitors. The updated guidelines say it is up to guests to "self-determine distancing." See more stories on Insider's business page. Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests, according to newly updated guidelines published Monday.The p...
Tags: Entertainment, California, Cdc, Disney, Trends, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Sarah Jackson, Disneyland Resort Disneyland, Richard Harbaugh, COVID, Mask compliance, Anaheim California Visitors


Connecting with Keller Williams’ CEO: On inventory and an IPO

Ahead of next week's Inman Connect, KW CEO Carl Liebert hinted at Keller Williams' progress toward a stock market debut and talked about how the pandemic will change the industry.
Tags: Texas, Ipo, Austin, Radio, Agent, Janet Yellen, Initial Public Offering, Industry News, Fed, Inventory, Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Jerome Powell, Kw, Markets & Economy, Brokerage


Check out Harry Potter, DC Universe features as Warner Bros. Studio Tour reopens

Following a 15-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank announced it will be welcoming back guests for its studio tour starting Saturday, June 26. The tour will continue to highlight 100 years of TV and movie-making history and take visitors through a myriad of props and sets, including a stop at the interactive Stage 48, which shows how ideas go from script to screen. The tours will start on weekends-only June 26-July 11 (and also July 5). After July 15, th...
Tags: Movies, Cdc, Superman, Tim Burton, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Harley Quinn, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie


Realtor.com COVID-19 Housing Market Update

In this weeks COVID-19 Housing Market Update video, from the Realtor.com YouTube channel, Chief Economist Danielle Hale discusses her thoughts on the May jobs report including the best-performing industries. She also notes the latest jobless claims data and what happened with vehicle sales in May. In housing, we saw an uptick in mortgage rates but they’re still hovering at a favorable level. Danielle also discusses the May housing data highlights spotlighting trends in prices, time on ma...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Youtube, Radio, Danielle, General Interest, Realtor.com, Danielle Hale, Market Update, COVID


Tara Wilkinson made Head of Insight at Radiocentre

Radiocentre has appointed research consultant Tara Wilkinson to the newly created role of Head of Insight. Reporting to Planning Director Mark Barber, Tara will work to boost the resources and strengths of the industry body’s insight team. Tara has previously worked as research director at out-of-home media agency Kinetic WW and as associate director at research agency MindMover. She was a senior research manager at The Telegraph and held the same position at Fox International. Recently she ...
Tags: People, Radio, The Telegraph, Tara, Radiocentre, Mark Barber, COVID, Tara Wilkinson, Mark Barber Tara, Fox International Recently


SNK Delays The King of Fighters XV to 2022

SNK has announced that they’ve made the decision to delay the long-awaited fifteenth title in their legendary The King of Fighters franchise. Initially slated for a mid-2021 release, The King of Fighters XV will now ship in the first quarter of 2022. MORE: Nintendo Planning to Build Historical Gallery in Japan In a statement posted on their official press site, the Japanese developer said, “The development timeline we set out to reach in the beginning has been affected by the ever-still rising ...
Tags: Games, Japan, Movies, ComingSoon, Video Game News, SNK, The King of Fighters, COVID, Nintendo Planning to Build Historical Gallery, Yashiro Nanakase Yuri Sakazaki Shun, Mai Chizuru Kagura Iori Yagami Benimaru Joe, Meitenkun


Realtor.com COVID-19 Housing Market Update

In this weeks COVID-19 housing market update, from the REALTOR.com YouTube channel, Senior Economist George Ratiu talks about the gains in the economy as states are loosening or removing pandemic restrictions, including the decline in initial jobless claims to the lowest point since March 14, 2020.
Tags: Real Estate, Radio, Market, General Interest, Realtor.com, Pandemic, George Ratiu, COVID


Ibaraki Prefecture Issues Statement Saying Foreigners Are a Covid-19 Risk

The Itako Health Center in Ibaraki Prefecture sent out a document on the 19th and 20th of May warning citizens not to eat with foreigners due to the risk of Covid-19 coronavirus infection. The translation of the parts of the document, which explained people have most likely been contracting Covid-19 from foreigners: The document said […]
Tags: Health, Japan, Racism, Anime, Announcements, Ibaraki Prefecture, Ibaraki, Coronavirus, COVID, Itako Health Center


F9: The Fast Saga Breaks International Box Office Records

The international film industry got a huge boost this week, as F9: The Fast Saga launched across multiple markets and smashed past several records.   RELATED: New F9 Featurette Brings Us Back to the Beginning According to new IMAX Distribution numbers, F9’s launch in China was record-setting. The film earned $6.5 million in the IMAX box office, good for the biggest IMAX opening day in the Fast & Furious franchise and the biggest opening day ever for any Universal title in China.   In Korea, F...
Tags: Hong Kong, London, Movies, China, Action, Korea, Azerbaijan, Tokyo, Imax, Edinburgh, Justin Lin, Helen Mirren, Central America, Universal Pictures, Tbilisi, John Cena


Record Growth Drives Typical Home Values Up 11.6% Over Last Year

– Persistent double-digit price appreciation evokes 2007, but underlying forces show this is not a bubble – Home value appreciation breaks new records with fastest monthly growth since 1996 – The share of houses sold above list is twice that of 2020, but lower than you might expect – Rents are roaring back with record monthly growth, pulling high above COVID-19 hole Seattle, WA – May 18, 2021 (PRNewswire) Seemingly endless demand and low supply have driven record-breaking home value ...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, News, Indianapolis, Chicago, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, Miami, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle


Realtor.com COVID-19 Housing Market Update

In this weeks COVID-19 housing market update, from the REALTOR.com YouTube channel, Chief Economist Danielle Hale discusses gas shortages and eye-popping inflation data, particularly for used cars. She gives highlights from the latest job openings and labor turnover report, celebrates another drop in jobless claims data, and notes that small business optimism and challenges are consistent with these other data reports. In housing, we saw a drop in mortgage rates despite inflation and Dan...
Tags: Real Estate, Youtube, Update, Radio, Danielle, Fannie Mae, General Interest, Realtor.com, Danielle Hale, COVID


NAR Forum Examines Health of U.S. Housing Market in Wake of Pandemic

Ongoing efforts seek to ensure mistakes from the Great Recession are not repeated Washington, D.C. – May 12, 2021 (nar.realtor) With the nation emerging from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate industry stakeholders gathered virtually today to discuss new research on how shutdowns, job losses and seismic societal shifts will impact the long-term stability of the U.S. housing market. The comprehensive report, released this week, was authored by representatives from the ...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Congress, Washington, America, Radio, NAR, Goldberg, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Jennifer Schwartz, Iona Harrison, David Sánchez, NCST, Charlie Oppler, National Fair Housing Alliance


‘Dune’ Will be “One of the Most Beautiful Films That People Have Ever Seen,” Says Dave Bautista

In a better dimension, we would’ve seen director Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune by now. But the COVID-19 pandemic ran roughshod over an entire year of movie release schedules, so the science fiction epic’s December 18, 2020 release date became an October 1, 2021 release date. It will also debut day-and-date on HBO Max, because this is the weird world in which we live now. So instead of seeing Dune, we have to listen to the people who made it describe it. I recently sat down with actor Dave Bautista to...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Adaptation, Army, Denis, Warner Brothers, Dune, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Bautista, Dave Bautista, Denis He


Superhero Bits: ‘Ms. Marvel’ Completes Shooting, ‘Loki’ Watch Parties, ‘Thor’ Flashback Photo & More

Will you participate in Loki watch parties leading up to the show’s premiere? How would Anthony Mackie like New Orleans to celebrate the new Captain America? Want to see then-unknown Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston preparing to shoot Thor? Who has James Gunn‘s favorite costume in The Suicide Squad? What are the biggest differences between the Invincible series and comic? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s sixth season will be screwing up summ...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, Disney, America, Thailand, New Orleans, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Batman, Chris Hemsworth, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Thor, James Gunn, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Supergirl


Tom Cruise Opens Up About Berating MI7 Crew Over COVID Protocols

Late last year, a video of Tom Cruise berating the Mission: Impossible 7 crew surfaced, with Cruise going on a tirade about those who allegedly broke COVID-19 protocols. Despite the video becoming public, Cruise stands by what he said and offered details about what transpired and why. During a new interview with Empire magazine (via ET Canada), Cruise was asked about the moment caught on tape. “It can get fraught. Fraught and personal,” Cruise said. “I said what I said. There was a surge happ...
Tags: Action, Movies, Movie News, Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise


Hybrid work, shifts to affordable cities likely to be long-term trends

As many as 60 percent of companies may consider a mix of remote and in-office work, which would have major implications for the housing market, panelists said during a session of the Urban Land Institute's virtual Spring Meeting conference.
Tags: Real Estate, New York, California, Housing, San Francisco, Radio, Idaho, Industry News, Austin Texas, ULI, Boise, Urban Land Institute, Markets & Economy, Select, Pandemic, Heitman


Venom: Let There Be Carnage Trailer Shows Woody Harrelson’s Carnage

Sony released a new Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel. The film, which has been delayed several times due to COVID-19, is set to release on September 24. It once again stars Tom Hardy, who will play Eddie Brock/Venom. It will release later this year exclusively in theaters against Dear Evan Hansen and The Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark. Venom: Let There Be Carnage also stars Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman) as love interest Anne Weyin...
Tags: Movies, Marvel, Netflix, Andy Serkis, Sony, Woody Harrelson, Sony Pictures, Andrew Garfield, Tom Hardy, Claire Foy, Naomie Harris, Mowgli, Michelle Williams, Ultron, EVAN HANSEN, Movie News


‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Trailer: Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson Face-Off in the Andy Serkis-Directed Sequel

Sony woke up this morning and chose carnage. The first official trailer has arrived for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the anticipated sequel to the 2018 surprise hit Venom, which starred Tom Hardy as a human who bonds with an alien symbiote and becomes a super-antihero. Hardy is back as the eternally beleaguered Eddie Brock, who has kind of made do with the fact that he’s possessed by a man-eating goop monster. A least he makes him breakfast. Watch the Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer below. ...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Andy Serkis, Sony, Woody-Harrelson, Movie Trailers, Eddie, Tom Hardy, Hardy, Michelle Williams, Party City, Harrelson, Comic Book/Superhero, Ruben Fleischer, Naomie Harris Skyfall, Eddie Brock


Economic Experts Predict Bright Path for Commercial Real Estate in 2021

Washington, D.C. – May 7, 2021 (nar.realtor) The U.S. economy experienced one of the swiftest declines in history last year, followed by a quick and relatively significant recovery in the second quarter of 2020. Speakers at today’s Commercial Economic Issues and Trends Forum, held as part of the 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo(link is external), discussed these historic shifts in the nation’s economy over the past 12 months while projecting a favorable outlook for the commercial...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Washington, Hotels, Office, America, Radio, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Yun, Real Estate News, Lawrence Yun, Worth, National Association of Realtors ®, NAREIT, Legislative Meetings Trade Expo


Sorting through pandemic predictions: What held true?

With the pandemic winding down in most parts of the country, one broker-owner is looking back at some assumptions made about real estate last year. Which predictions were untrue, and which were right on the money?
Tags: Real Estate, Opinion, Service, Radio, 2020, Agent, Columns, Predictions, Brokerage, Select, Seller's Market, Teresa Boardman, COVID, Covid assumptions, Pandemic Real Estate


‘Finch’, Sci-Fi Drama Where Tom Hanks Builds an Android to Protect His Dog, Heads to Apple TV+

Bios, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama where Tom Hanks plays a scientist who creates an android to watch over his dog, has a new title and a new home. The film is now called Finch and it’s headed to Apple TV+. Amblin Entertainment produced the film, and it was originally going to be distributed by Universal Pictures in theaters this August. Now, Apple TV+ is planning on releasing it sometime later this year. This isn’t Hanks’s first film to move from theaters to Apple TV+, either. His World War ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Sci-fi, Apple TV, Tom-Hanks, Sony, Universal Pictures, Finch, Hanks, Miguel Sapochnik, Appletv, Ivor Powell, COVID, Bios Finch, Caleb Landry Jones Samira Wiley, Skeet Ulrich Craig Luck


Realtor.com COVID-19 Housing Market Update

In the following video, from the REALTOR.COM YouTube channel, Senior Economist George Ratiu talks about new signs of growth in the economy and real estate markets. He talks about the first quarter GDP advance and the rebound in durable goods orders. He also discusses the welcome decline in jobless claims, and the accompanying jump in consumer confidence. George talks about the Federal Reserve’s continued monetary support and the impact on mortgage rates. He also presents the latest market tr...
Tags: Update, Radio, Federal Reserve, Wall Street Journal, George, General Interest, Realtor.com, Pandemic, George Ratiu, COVID


Netflix’s Cobra Kai Season 4 Finally Wraps Production

Cobra Kai stars William Zabka and Martin Kove, along with series creators Josh Heald and Jon Hurwitz took to Twitter to confirm that production on the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s hit Karate Kid sequel series has finally been completed after more than three months of filming. The filming wrap comes on the heels of Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently confirming that Cobra Kai will indeed be making its return later this year along with two other long-awaited Netflix show...
Tags: TV, Movies, Martial Arts, Action, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Devon, Sony Pictures Television, Ted Sarandos, Kenny, Miyagi, Witcher, Peyton List, Demetri, ComingSoon


Rhodri Talfan Davies talks about local BBC output

BBC Director of Nations Rhodri Talfan Davies has been speaking at Westminster Media Forum about BBC’s plan for its biggest transformation in decades and what it means for local and regional broadcasting. He touched on the subject of local radio, mentioning “up to” six peak time local services will launch, as previously mentioned, but still did not disclose where these would be, other to confirm they will return in Bradford, Sunderland and Wolverhampton. He also mentioned the local radio Make ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, England, London, Scotland, Bbc, BBC News, People, Netflix, Radio, Britain, Cardiff, Devon, North, Kpmg, West Midlands


Experience the before time with this free handshake simulator

By Torfi, A Firm Handshake is a pleasant reminder of the before-time. Available for Windows, MacOS and Linux, it lets you approach people and shake their hands. They then become your associates, perhaps even your friends, and follow as you approach others and shake their hands, too. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Games, News, Manners, Free Downloads, COVID


Covid: Joe Rogan wades into the anti-vaccination narrative on his Spotify podcast

By Kerry Flynn | CNN Business Joe Rogan, one of the world’s highest paid and most popular podcast hosts, is giving air to anti-vaccine narratives. On his Spotify exclusive podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan told listeners that if a 21-year-old asked him if they should get vaccinated, he would suggest no. “People say, do you think it’s safe to get vaccinated? I’ve said, yeah, I think for the most part it’s safe to get vaccinated. I do. I do,” Rogan said on the podcast. “But if you’re lik...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Business, Politics, Celebrities, News, California, Sports, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, West Coast, Dave Smith, Knott, LA County, Joe Rogan


Burning Man has been canceled for the second year in a row: 'We recognize that the pandemic is not over'

REUTERS/Jim Urquhart The Burning Man festival has been canceled for a second year in a row, the organizers said Tuesday. "We recognize that the pandemic is not over," CEO Marian Goodell said. Last year, thousands of fans held their own makeshift festivals in violation of social-distancing guidelines. See more stories on Insider's business page. Black Rock City will not be built in 2021, Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell announced Tuesday."We recognize that the pandemic is not over," she ...
Tags: News, Entertainment, California, Trends, Nevada, Vaccines, Burning Man, Jim Urquhart, Black Rock City, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER, Marian Goodell, Coronavirus, COVID


Keller Williams expands into Albania and Mongolia

The two new franchises will open offices in the third quarter of this year, and are part of Keller Williams' continued expansion across the globe.
Tags: Greece, Radio, Albania, Mongolia, Keller Williams, Kw, Brokerage, Pandemic, Keller Williams Worldwide, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, KWx, Genti Skenderaj, Odsuren Lkhagvasuren, William E. Soteroff


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 26-May 3

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: The Fleetwood Center on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana looks like the front of a Cadillac, Oct. 26, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Books, Gardening, Movies, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Gabriel García Márquez, Cadillac, Wilkie Collins, The Garden



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