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Trump Says He’s Kept ‘Every Single One’ Of His Promises. CNN Shows Why That’s Another Lie.

President Donald Trump’s boast about keeping “every single one” of his promises that he made on the 2016 campaign trail was swiftly debunked on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Outfront.”

CNN correspondent Tom Foreman took less than three minutes to show why the president’s bombastic claim was yet another lie. Trump has told more than 22,000 untruths during his time in office, according to The Washington Post.

Foreman pointed out six examples of Trump reneging on his word ― from his vow that Mexico would pay for a “great, great wall” on the southern border to his promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something better.

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Coronavirus: Whole of Nottinghamshire to enter Tier 3 lockdown on Friday

The whole of Nottinghamshire will go into Tier 3 lockdown on Friday, Sky News understands.

Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe council areas had already been preparing to enter Tier 3 restrictions at midnight tonight.

Instead, the entire county will go into the highest lockdown measures together on Friday at 12.01am.

Details will be announced in full this afternoon.

Mastercard Q3 Profit Misses Estimates; Shares Plunge – Quick Facts

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) reported third quarter adjusted earnings per share of $1.60 compared to $2.15, a year ago. On average, 32 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $1.66, for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

Third quarter net revenue was $3.8 billion, down 14% year-on-year. Analysts expected revenue of $3.95 billion, for the quarter.

Shares of Mastercard Incorporated were down 3% in pre-market trade on Wednesday.

Sealed Air Corp. Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Sealed Air Corp. (SEE) reported a profit for its third quarter that rose from last year.

The company’s bottom line totaled $131.8 million, or $0.85 per share. This compares with $79.5 million, or $0.51 per share, in last year’s third quarter.

Excluding items, Sealed Air Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $127.1 million or $0.82 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.66 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 1.6% to $1.24 billion from $1.22 billion last year.

Sealed Air Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $127.1 Mln. vs. $99.7 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $0.82 vs. $0.64 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.66
-Revenue (Q3): $1.24 Bln vs. $1.22 Bln last year.

Gold Prices Ease As Dollar Firms

Gold prices eased on Wednesday and the dollar firmed up as markets turned risk-averse in light of U.S. election uncertainty and a resurgence of Covid-19 infections in the U.S. and Europe.

Spot gold dropped half a percent to $1,898.06 per ounce, while U.S. gold futures were down 0.7 percent at $1,898.65.

A wave of risk aversion swept global markets amid stalled stimulus talks in the U.S., surging global Covid-19 cases and uncertainty surrounding the U.S. presidential election outcome.

Hopes of U.S. stimulus faded after U.S. President Donald Trump admitted that talks have collapsed for a coronavirus stimulus package before Election Day.

“After the election, we will get the best stimulus package you have ever seen,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

Surging Covid-19 cases in the U.S. and Europe raised worries of a deepening economic slowdown.

The United States is logging more coronavirus infections than ever before, with 29 states reporting record numbers of infections over the past week.

The situation in Europe is “serious and alarming” and the bloc must be more efficient with testing, contact tracing, vaccine and quarantine policies, the EU Council President, Charles Michel, told Italian daily La Stampa in an interview published today.

Investors also grappled with uncertainty over the impending U.S. presidential election after recent polls showed former Vice President Joe Biden with a narrow lead over President Trump.

Amazon Makes Free, One-hour Grocery Pickup Available To Prime Members At All U.S. Whole Foods Stores

Amazon said Wednesday that free one-hour grocery pickup is now available to prime members at all U.S. Whole Foods Market locations. Previously, the prime members could pick up Whole Foods orders only at select stores.

The service is available for prime members on orders $35 or more and reportedly begins on Wednesday. There are currently 487 Whole Foods stores in the U.S.

The prime members could shop thousands of items online, including fresh produce, meat and seafood, and pickup at their favorite Whole Foods Market location, the e-commerce giant said in a statement.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of online grocery services and prompted new customers to try services like grocery pickup.

Amazon said more than 40 percent of Whole Foods Market pickup orders each month are from customers trying the service for the first time.

According to recent data from Global Data Research, about 68 percent of consumers say they will continue to use curbside pickup even when the pandemic has subsided.

In addition to grocery pickup, Prime members in more than 2,000 cities and towns could receive unlimited free, two-hour delivery on more than 170,000 items from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market on orders of $35 or more, Amazon said.

The prime members could find toys, gifts, household products and everyday essentials, electronics, Amazon devices, and more available with free, two-hour delivery from Amazon Fresh.