GM to recognize Juneteenth, George Floyd with moments of silence

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General Motors will hold moments of silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Friday, Juneteenth, as a sign of solidarity and support for the Black community, according to an internal memo.

The time frame, as referenced in the Tuesday afternoon message by GM President Mark Reuss, represents how long a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd before he died in police custody. The incident, which was videotaped, has led to weeks of protests and rallies around the world, particularly in the U.S.

The moments of silence, according to the message, will occur at 8:46 a.m.

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McDonald’s to bring back some menu items cut during the pandemic

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Customers use the digital screen to place an order at a McDonald’s restaurant.

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The coronavirus pandemic has led McDonald’s to scale back its menu and shelve any menu additions.

Now, as the fast-food chain slowly reopens U.S. dining rooms, it’s looking to bring back some menu items, according to CEO Chris Kempczinski.

“We will certainly add things back to the menu. Whether it goes all the way back to where we were pre-Covid, I think that’s probably unlikely,” Kempczinski said Tuesday during a virtual Evercore ISI investor conference.

“But I think that it’s equally unlikely

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Texas governor says lack of social distancing is boosting coronavirus cases

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the US Army Corps of Engineers and the state are putting up a 250-bed field hospital at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas during a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Sunday, March 29, 2020.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that the state has seen an increase in coronavirus cases since Memorial Day and a few weeks after most likely due to people who didn’t follow recommended social distancing practices.

“We think we can also accurately say there has been an increase —

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Stock futures open lower after rally in the previous session

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U.S. stock futures moved lower in overnight trading, following a big rally in the previous session fueled by growing belief that the worst may be over for the world’s largest economy.

Dow futures fell 120 points, indicating a loss of 0.53% at the open on Wednesday. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 were also set to open lower, with losses of 0.35% and 0.27%, respectively.

U.S. equities rallied on Tuesday, helped by a bevy of bullish news, including a historic jump in retail sales. The U.S. government reported a record 17.7% increase in retail sales for May. 

Stocks were also helped

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