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America is running out of fireworks

America is running out of fireworks

The fireworks business is booming — so much so that America may soon run out. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, consumer fireworks sales, including sparklers and firecrackers, have more than doubled. But imports from China, which supplies more than 90% of the world’s fireworks, stalled earlier this year, and industry leaders expect a supply shortage…MORE

Tesla stock topped $1,200. Here’s how it could hit $2,000

Tesla stock topped $1,200. Here’s how it could hit $2,000

Tesla’s stock soared 26% during the holiday-shortened week, topping $1,000, $1,100 and $1,200 in the process. Tesla is now worth more than most blue chip firms in the S&P 500. But one Wall Street analyst is making the case that the stock still could surge another 66% over the next 12 months to hit $2,000.…MORE

Washington Redskins will review name, team says

Washington Redskins will review name, team says

The Washington Redskins could get a new name. The NFL team announced Friday it will review the name, long criticized for racist connotations. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name,” the Redskins said…MORE

Mary Trump surfaces in written testimony as fight over publication of her book rages on

Mary Trump surfaces in written testimony as fight over publication of her book rages on

Mary Trump’s attorneys are pressing a judge to fully clear her path to publish a bombshell book about dealings with her family, including her uncle President Donald Trump, claiming the confidential settlement she signed decades ago was based on fraudulent financial information. In court filings Thursday night, Mary Trump and her attorneys said blocking the…MORE

Brie Larson reveals some major roles she lost out on

Brie Larson reveals some major roles she lost out on

Before she was “Captain Marvel,” Brie Larson says she missed out on some big movies. She auditioned but was not cast for a role in a “Star Wars” movie, along with starring roles in “The Hunger Games” and “Terminator: Genisys,” she revealed on her new YouTube channel on Thursday. “I auditioned for ‘Star Wars,’” Larson…MORE

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can’t sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, has temporarily banned singing and chanting in places of worship. “Practices and performances present an increased likelihood for transmission of Covid-19 through contaminated exhaled droplets and should occur through alternative methods like internet streaming,”…MORE

A brief history of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

A brief history of ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’

“Lift Every Voice and Sing” is not so much a song as a hymn — a call to action that honors African Americans’ long, painful struggle for freedom and affirms their rightful place in our national identity. Sing a song full of faith that the dark past has taught us. Sing a song full of…MORE

‘Hamilton’ — 4 things to know in honor of July 4th

‘Hamilton’ — 4 things to know in honor of July 4th

You now have more than one “shot.” By now, most people have heard of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton,” which centers on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. And it used to be super-difficult — and often super-expensive — to see the Broadway production. But thanks to Disney+, you can now not only sing along, but also…MORE

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