Day: September 26, 2020

Walmart says it needs to hire 20,000 holiday workers just for e-commerce

Walmart says shoppers aren’t going to start acting radically different when the holiday shopping season begins.

The world’s largest retailer expects the habits shoppers have developed during the pandemic to define the 2020 holiday shopping season, and it’s planning accordingly.

Walmart is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers for its e-commerce fulfillment centers to meet online shopping demand.

Known for its 24-hour, 7 days a week schedule, Walmart stopped keeping stores open overnight after the pandemic started to give employees time to clean and sanitize stores and stock shelves. That’s going to continue throughout the holidays, including Black Friday.

The number of new hires is a big departure for how the company has handled its busiest time of the year. While some Walmart stores hire extra temporary workers for Christmas season, the company generally pays workers overtime instead. The last time it hired a large number of seasonal workers was in 2015.

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Apollo Hospitals, Tata Motors, & Bajaj Finance in focus

Trade Spotlight: Apollo Hospitals, Tata Motors, & Bajaj Finance in focus

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Trade Spotlight: Apollo Hospitals, Tata Motors, & Bajaj Finance in focus

The Indian market posted its biggest fall in four months on September 24. The S&P BSE Sensex fell by more than 1,000 points while the Nifty50 breached 10,900 levels.

The index is trading near crucial support levels so a technical bounce back could be in the offing but for bulls to take control, the Nifty50 has to surpass 11,200 levels.

The final tally on D-Street on Septemeber 24:– the S&P BSE Sensex was down 1,114 points to 36,553 while the Nifty50 fell 326 points to close at 10805.

Stocks like Apollo Hospitals bucked the trend and rose more than 7 percent while Bajaj Finance, and Tata Motors fell more than 6 percent each.

We have collated views of experts on what investors should do when the market resumes trading on Friday, September 25:

Expert: Shrikant Chouhan,

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Grad transfer Auburn football’s insurance policy at quarterback

AUBURN, Alabama–It’s doubtful that there has been a college football season when having depth at quarterback has been more important than 2020. A newcomer to the Auburn roster, Grant Loy, looks to be helping the Tigers with that situation.

When Auburn opens the season next Saturday with a home game vs. the Kentucky Wildcats, Loy is expected to be the top backup for returning starter Bo Nix. With Loy on board the Tigers now have two quarterbacks on the roster who have started at the college level and a third QB, sophomore Cord Sandberg, who has taken snaps in a college game. With the possibility of losing players for one or two games due to covid-19 protocols, having multiple players ready at each position is a big deal.

Auburn’s leading receiver last season, Seth Williams, noted that he likes what he has seen from the 6-5,

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