San Jose: Woman dies in Highway 101 crash

SAN JOSE — A woman died in a fatal traffic collision Saturday night off Highway 101 and Yerba Buena Road, according to San Jose police. The collision was reported Saturday night and an initial investigation found that one woman had “life-threatening injuries,” police said in a 10:25 p.m. tweet. Multiple cars were involved and part of Yerba Buena Road was closed while police investigated the crash. Later Saturday night, San Jose police said the woman had died. This fatal collision marked the city’s 44th traffic death case and 45th victim of the year, authorities said.   Units are currently at the scene of a serious traffic collision in the area… Read More

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JPMorgan Chase’s digital bank launch has a good shot at UK success

JPMorgan Chase is rolling out its first retail banking presence outside of the US this week. It’s entering a crowded market with numerous players in different banking categories. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Banking industry. Learn more about becoming a client. JPMorgan Chase will roll out its first retail banking presence outside of the US with its UK digital bank this week, the Financial Times reported. The banking giant’s new offering was unveiled in January and will carry the Chase consumer brand. Insider Intelligence Chase will start out with only current accounts-akin to US checking accounts-that include a rewards program, Sanoke Viswanathan, who… Read More

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Kim Kardashian Sex Tape: Is a Sequel About to Be Released?

At the 2021 MET Gala last week, Kim Kardashian covered her entire body in black. We’re talking full-on head-to-toe here, as every inch of the E! personality was blocked from view. Which is ironic.. Because now Kim Kardashian baring it all on camera once again… in the form of yet another Kim Kardashian sex tape! As you may most definitely recall, the mother of four sky-rocketed too instant fame back in 2002 after footage of her getting plowed by then-boyfriend Ray J hit the market. Titled Kim Kardashian: Superstar, this sex tape just happened to go viral a few months before Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered, prompting many to presume that Kim… Read More

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High temperatures, wildfire smoke and drought: The politics of climate change in one California congressional district

By Dan Merica | CNN The changing climate is everywhere Gustavo Carranza looks when he walks through his undulating citrus farm here in this tiny town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The summer temperatures are consistently higher than they used to be. The smoke from nearby wildfires fills the sky, obscuring the sun and speckling his mandarin trees with delicate ash. And, most concerning, the water he needs to run his 150-acre farm has become so scarce that Carranza, the son of farm workers in California’s Central Valley who grew up picking and pruning every weekend, is worried about encouraging his own children to take over the farm… Read More

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Which industries would benefit from real-time digital payment adoption?

Faster digital payments are garnering greater interest from US financial institutions, businesses, and consumers. B2B, C2C, B2C use cases all stand to gain from shorter settlement times offered by real-time payments (RTP). Do you work in the Ecommerce and Retail industry? Get business insights on the latest tech innovations, market trends, and your competitors with data-driven research. The following is a preview of one Ecommerce & Retail report, The Rise of Real-Time Payments. You can purchase this report here. Faster digital payments are garnering greater interest from US financial institutions, businesses, and consumers. Over the past decade, several offerings in particular have risen to the forefront in the US, with… Read More

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Green assets may be in a bubble as ESG push drives up prices of eco-friendly investments, BIS warns

ESG investing accounts for the sustainability and societal impact of an investment and can be personalized to reflect the values of the investor. P. Steeger/Getty Images The Bank for International Settlements said on Monday that the explosion in ESG assets may be creating a new bubble. It flagged several widely discussed issues in ESG investing, such as “greenwashing.” But the BIS noted that the potential for contagion between ESG and the real economy is far more limited than the 2008 mortgage market. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. A “green bubble” may be forming as an institutional push for ESG-friendly assets has launched… Read More

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Photos: Christesen’s Western Wear in downtown Pleasanton to close after 92 years

Christesen’s Western Wear will permanently close its doors on Sept. 26 after nearly a century in downtown Pleasanton. After 92 years, the western wear and tack shop, along with its iconic horse statue “Gus,”  will just be a memory to many. Owner Rory Janes says the Pleasanton store will be closing due to downtown area becoming more restaurant-centric as opposed to retail oriented. They’re liquidating their entire inventory, and everything from boots to jeans are marked half off. Christesen’s sister store, Baughman’s Western Outfitters in downtown Livermore, will continue to operate. Gus the horse will be donated to the Museum on Main two doors down and it remains to be… Read More

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Epic’s high-fashion collaboration with Balenciaga in Fortnite includes a hoodie for a walking dog

It’s Doggo in a hoodie. | Image: Epic Games Epic Games is partnering with fashion house Balenciaga to bring the first-ever high-fashion Fortnite skins into the game. But the two companies aren’t just working on virtual clothes. They’re also partnering on an in-game Balenciaga-themed hub and a real-world clothing line that you’ll be able to buy. There will be four new skins, which you can see in the below photo, and each will have alternate styles. Epic is also planning to sell other Balenciaga-themed accessories, including a pickaxe based on the Speed Sneaker and Balenciaga backpack back blings. Image: Epic Games The new Balenciaga-themed skins coming to Fortnite. The new… Read More

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Pac-12 power ratings: Special expanded edition (because BYU owns the South)

Power ratings based entirely on the scoreboard, except when they aren’t … Warning: Kid gloves removed. (All times Pacific) 1. Oregon (3-0)Last week: 1Result: Beat Stony Brook 48-7Next up: vs. Arizona (7:30 p.m., ESPN)Line: Oregon -28Comment: We thought the Pac-12 frowned on scheduling two FCS teams in one season. 2. Brigham Young (3-0/3-0)Last week: N/AResult: Beat Arizona State 27-17Next up: vs. South FloridaLine: BYU +23.5Comment: Cougars visit WSU in late October and will face USC in the season finale, with the South title likely on the line … assuming the Trojans stay in the race. 3. UCLA (2-1)Last week: 2Result: Lost to Fresno State 40-37Next up: at Stanford (3 p.m.,… Read More

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Square tests the waters in Spain, where digital payments are gaining traction

Square is letting merchants in Spain test its in-store and online solutions. Evolving payment habits and retail sales growth in Spain offer substantial revenue potential. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds of insights, charts, and forecasts on the Payments & Commerce industry. Learn more about becoming a client. Square is moving into Spain with an early access program that lets merchants test its in-store and online solutions, per a press release. Square gross payment volume soared to $42.8 billion this quarter. Insider Intelligence Square emphasized global expansion in its Q2 shareholder letter, pointing out that its international markets achieved strong seller gross payments volume, which amounted to $42.8 billion in the period.… Read More

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