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Roadrunners look ahead to spring semester as registration approaches

OCTOBER 12, 2020 — UTSA will open registration for the spring 2021 semester starting on October 19. As mentioned in President Taylor Eighmy’s September 8 email to students, faculty and staff, modalities for the university’s spring courses and campus operations will be very similar to this fall—mostly online, with a limited number of courses meeting face-to-face based on strict criteria.

All face-to-face courses will offer a parallel online component for students who are not able to attend in person. The course modalities listed in ASAP reflect how each course is expected to be delivered when classes resume in January.

Students will once again register for classes based on their priority group or classification within a designated registration period with specific start and end dates.


Spring courses and campus operations will be very similar to this fall—mostly online, with a limited number of courses meeting face-to-face.



UTSA provides a variety of

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Week Ahead – Risk Events Galore

Three weeks until the election

Next week is littered with major risk events, from stimulus talks in Washington to Brexit talks on the other side of the Atlantic. What’s more, earnings season has crept up on us, with Covid and the US election stealing all of the headlines. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is also releasing a new 5G iPhone, so there really is something for everyone.

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The upcoming week is jam-packed with risk events. First and foremost, stimulus talks will closely be watched to see if the Trump administration capitulates to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s demand to deliver a broader stimulus bill and not just a stand-alone bill to support the airlines. The virus spread continues to intensify across most of the country and that will bring back stringent lockdowns and restrictive measures.

Earnings season is upon us and this time, expectations are high for the banks to kick it

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The Week Ahead: A Brexit Showdown, U.S Politics, and Economic Data in Focus

On the Macro

It’s a busy week ahead on the economic calendar, with 68 stats in focus in the week ending 16th October. In the week prior, 53 stats had been in focus.

For the Dollar:

It’s a relatively busy week ahead on the economic data front.

On Monday and Tuesday, September inflation and wholesale inflation figures are due out.

The focus then shifts to manufacturing sector activity and labor market numbers on Thursday.

Expect the Philly FED Manufacturing PMI for October and the weekly initial jobless claims to impact.

At the end of the week, retail sales and industrial production figures are due out, along with October consumer sentiment numbers.

Expect the retail sales and prelim Michigan consumer Sentiment figures to have the greatest impact.

Away from the calendar, the next Presidential debate on 15th October will also provide direction. That is assuming that Trump decides to

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A chief investment strategist explains why making short-term bets ahead of the election is a risky strategy



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  • A Charles Schwab chief investment strategist explained why making short-term bets ahead of the election is a risky strategy.
  • In the span of the last 30 election cycles, there have been a range of significant impacts on market performance that had “little-to-no relationship” with the incumbent party in the White House, the strategist, Liz Ann Sonders, noted.
  • Considering the multitude of market outcomes in every election cycle, she said “the economy impacts elections more than elections impact the economy.”
  • Investors looking for clear connections between the election and market performance cannot expect easy answers, she said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Betting on election outcomes is risky as history makes it clear that the relationship between politics and the stock market is varied and absent of consistency, according to a chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, Liz Ann Sonders.

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Insider Energy: Exxon’s rough week, mega-mergers ahead, jobs outlook

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I’ve been thinking a lot about that fly. 

Speaking of surprise appearances at the VP debate Wednesday, fracking made a show — Mike Pence repeatedly said that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to ban the technology. Harris said they wouldn’t. 

Fracking is a super common method of extracting oil and natural gas in the US, which involves some engineering magic like sideways drilling.  

The technology turned America into a fossil-fuel powerhouse, starting around 2009. It also led to a surge in plastics and chemicals.

As I recently learned, pretty much

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Wall Street Week Ahead: U.S. earnings improvement expected, but still a weak quarter

NEW YORK (Reuters) – While good business news has been in short supply, investors may take slight comfort in coming weeks from U.S. corporate earnings that are likely to be bad, but not as bad as they have been.

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Analysts expect third-quarter S&P 500 earnings to have fallen 21% compared with the year-ago quarter, a big improvement from second-quarter’s 30.6% drop that was most likely the low point for earnings this year because of coronavirus-fueled lockdowns, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Earnings reporting will get rolling next week with results from some of the big U.S. banks, likely impacted by near record low interest rates and the pandemic-induced recession. JPMorgan & Co. JPM.N and Citigroup C.N both

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Ahead of Prime Day, online scammers posing as Amazon employees: Report

As Amazon Prime Day and Target Deal Day approach, the Better Business Bureau is out with a new warning about scammers aiming to steal your personal information.

In a new scam alert released Thursday, the BBB said that con artists are posing as Amazon employees and calling people, claiming to need information about their account.

According to the BBB, the caller will say there’s a problem with your account, or a similar story to that degree, like a failed credit card payment or a lost package. They will then ask you for your credit card and account details to access your personal information. They may also request remote access to your computer to “help” solve the problem.

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MORE: Amazon Prime Day 2020: Mark your calendar and get ready to shop

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US STOCKS-Stimulus hopes lift futures ahead of weekly jobless claims data

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* Futures up: Dow 0.53%, S&P 0.50%, Nasdaq 0.62%

By Sagarika Jaisinghani

Oct 8 (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose for a second straight day on Thursday as bets of a piecemeal fiscal stimulus deal lifted sentiment ahead of data on weekly jobless claims that is likely to show a labor market recovery continuing to sputter.

The Labor Department’s report is expected to show 820,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the week ended Oct. 3, slightly down from 837,000 in the previous week, but still hovering at recession levels.

Signs of a slowing domestic economic rebound and political uncertainty in the run up to the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election halted a five-month gaining streak for Wall Street’s main indexes in September.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has since

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Levi’s online business is ‘profitable a year ahead of schedule’: CEO

Where the pandemic has weighed down on Levi Strauss & Co’s revenue, it has propped up an emerging part of the longtime denim company.

Despite a double-digit drop in revenue in the third quarter, Levi’s managed to not only turn a profit but also make its e-commerce business profitable, CEO Chip Bergh told CNBC’s Jim Cramer Wednesday.

“We’re going to see e-commerce continue to grow,” he said in a “Mad Money” interview. “We’re profitable a year ahead of schedule, despite all of the accelerated investments that we’ve made.”

Levi’s total revenue plunged almost 27% during the three-month period ended Aug. 23, but some of the lost business was offset by 52% growth in the company’s e-commerce sales. E-commerce made up 8% of the apparel company’s $1.06 billion in revenues, double its rate from a year ago, Bergh said.

Seven in 10 of the shoppers on the jean maker’s website were

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Fastenal (FAST) Reports Next Week: What to Know Ahead of the Release

The market expects Fastenal (FAST) to deliver flat earnings compared to the year-ago quarter on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2020. This widely-known consensus outlook is important in assessing the company’s earnings picture, but a powerful factor that might influence its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates.

The earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 13, 2020, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations. On the other hand, if they miss, the stock may move lower.

While the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management’s discussion of business conditions on the earnings call, it’s worth handicapping the probability of a positive EPS surprise.

Zacks Consensus Estimate

This maker of industrial and construction fasteners is expected to post quarterly earnings of

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