Daily Archive: August 9, 2020

Tigers hit 4 HRs before an out, crush Pirates By Reuters

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The Detroit Tigers blasted five homers, including four in their first five at-bats, as they powered past the host Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5 on Saturday.

Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario homered off Pittsburgh left-hander Derek Holland during the Tigers’ five-run first inning. JaCoby Jones also homered for Detroit, which has scored 28 runs during the first two games of the series.

Cabrera finished with three hits and three RBIs, Jonathan Schoop supplied three hits, three runs scored and an RBI, while Cron added two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Candelario had his second straight three-hit game.

The Tigers hit four home runs in an inning for the first time since the fourth inning on June 1, 2013 at Baltimore. It was the first time in franchise history they blasted four homers before making an out.

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Five good reasons why tech stocks are crushing the market this year

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Tech companies were already online, so lockdown didn’t hurt them

As a blatant example, when was the last time you remember actually buying a software package that was on CD-ROM? Yeah, we can’t remember, either. The shift to the cloud had occurred long before COVID showed up, and technology companies have for years been practising remote-work, online sales and video conferences. The global shut down really did not have any impact on the way they conducted business, at all.

Fear of missing out (FOMO)

This has been discussed before, but let’s look at it from an investment manager’s perspective. Suppose you are a fund manager, and you thought — as many did — that tech stocks were overvalued in January. So you were under-weight the sector. Now, it is August, and your fund performance, versus the market, looks horrible. You have two choices: One, stick to your

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69% of Americans think the way they work has changed forever

We’re living through a once-in-a-lifetime upheaval, and wherever we end up on the other side won’t be the same place we started from. How we work, where we work, and the skills we need will all change. 

Fortune Analytics got an exclusive look at Salesforce’s proprietary data to learn how the pandemic is impacting workers during—and after—the crisis. 

Since early May, the Salesforce Research Consumer and Workforce Research Series has published biweekly polls of the public. And the company’s Customer & Market Insights group regularly conducts surveys among decision makers (director level or higher). Fortune Analytics got special access to both datasets. 

Here’s what we found.

The numbers to know 

69%

  • … of U.S. workers say the pandemic will permanently change the nature of work in their own career. 

59%

  • … of U.S. remote workers say they miss going into the office. 63% say they’ve grown closer to their family
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