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PHOTOS: Mass honoring Boulder police officer Eric Talley held at Denver cathedral – The Denver Post

A police procession escorted a hearse carrying the casket of fallen Boulder police officer Eric Talley to the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver on March 29, 2021. A Solemn High Requiem Mass was held for Talley, who was gunned down by a mass shooter at the King Soopers in Boulder last week. The mass was celebrated by Father Dan Nolan, FSSP. Other priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, along with Archbishop Samuel J. Aquilia, Archbishop of Denver, were in attendance. The funeral for Talley will be held on Tuesday in Lafayette.

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China Biologic Products Inc. Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

China Biologic Products Inc. (CBPO) revealed earnings for its fourth quarter that rose from last year.

The company’s bottom line came in at $23.67 million, or $0.59 per share. This compares with $12.45 million, or $0.32 per share, in last year’s fourth quarter.

Excluding items, China Biologic Products Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $36.22 million or $0.91 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.69 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 9.7% to $112.1 million from $102.2 million last year.

China Biologic Products Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $36.22 Mln. vs. $20.75 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $0.91 vs. $0.53 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.69
-Revenue (Q4): $112.1 Mln vs. $102.2 Mln last year.

Arkansas becomes first state to pass bill prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to trans youth

  • Arkansas passed a bill prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to trans youth.
  • The Senate passed the bill Monday in a 28-7 vote. The House passed the bill earlier this month.
  • The legislation now goes to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk to be signed. 
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Arkansas has become the first state to pass a bill prohibiting doctors from providing gender-affirming medical care to transgender youth following a vote in the state Senate on Monday.

HB 1570, a bill that bans trans youth from accessing health care and insurance coverage for gender-affirming care, passed in the state Senate 28-7. The state House passed the bill earlier this month.

 

The legislation now goes to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk for signature.

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U.S. Consumer Sentiment Jumps More Than Previously Estimated In March

Reflecting the third round of stimulus checks and better than expected progress on Covid vaccinations, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing U.S. consumer sentiment improved by even more than previously estimated in the month of March.

The University of Michigan said its consumer sentiment index for March was upwardly revised to 84.9 from the preliminary reading of 83.0. Economists had expected the index to be upwardly revised to 83.6.

The consumer sentiment index is well above the final February reading of 76.8, reaching its highest level since hitting 89.1 in the same month a year ago.

“The data clearly point toward robust increases in consumer spending,” said Surveys of Consumers chief economist Richard Curtin. “The ultimate strength and duration of the spending surge will depend on the rate of draw-downs in savings since consumers anticipate a slower pace of income growth.”

The report showed the current economic conditions index surged up to 93.0 in March from 86.2 in February, while the index of consumer expectations spiked to 79.7 from 70.7.

On the inflation front, one-year inflation expectations fell to 3.1 percent in March from 3.3 percent in February.

Meanwhile, five-year inflation expectations inched up to 2.8 percent in March from 2.7 percent in the previous month.

Anthony Rizzo prepared for last stand with Cubs: ‘I can’t tell you what the future holds’

MESA, Ariz. —There was no bitterness or indignation in first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s voice Monday, instead resignation that, despite wanting to spend the rest of his career with the Chicago Cubs, he’ll now be the face of their last stand.

Rizzo, who was with the Cubs at the beginning of their rebuild in 2012, and was an integral part of their World Series championship in 2016, says he’s now braced to be a free agent and finish his career elsewhere.

“It’s just part of the business," Rizzo, 31, said. “Like I’ve stated many times before, I love Chicago. I love the fans. I love what Wrigley Field and being a Chicago Cubs is all about.

“But obviously it didn’t work out thus far, and that’s OK. I’m at peace with it."

Pardon Cubs fans if they don't share the same sentiment.