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Shenandoah National Park issues travel tips for October : Augusta Free Press

October is a popular time to visit Shenandoah National Park, typically garnering nearly a quarter of the Park’s annual visitation of 1.4 million.

The Park is experiencing higher than usual visitation, with numbers up for the year about 10% despite a closure in the spring.

Park officials are expecting high visitation in October as visitors come to Shenandoah for the fall leaf display. The first weekend in October saw 14,000 cars enter the park, doubling 2019’s 7,000.

“We know fall is an amazing time to visit the Park. We highly encourage visitors to recognize that is also our most popular time to visit and to anticipate higher

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  • October 11, 2020
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The 31 best Netflix movies to watch right now (October 2020)

When it comes to your next movie night, it’s inevitable that you’re going to turn to the best Netflix movies. But you don’t want to scroll for so long that your popcorn starts going soggy because you can’t make up your mind. 

With so much choice, we know browsing the streaming service can feel a bit overwhelming. There are plenty of prestigious Oscar winners and old-school classics to choose from, as well as the newest batch of Netflix original releases that you’ve seen everyone talking about online. So where do you start?  

We’re here to help – we’ve trawled through the archives and put together a list of the very best Netflix movies on offer right now. What’s more, we’ve made sure everything in this list is available on both sides of the pond, so you can stream in the US or the UK. You’re welcome. Scroll down to take … Read More

  • October 9, 2020
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Horoscopes for Friday, October 9, 2020

Aries

March 21-April 19

As Mercury turns direct, make a beeline for someone who’s always sunny-tempered and optimistic. You will be smiling again in no time at all, and even inspired in ways you weren’t expecting. This is certainly a great day for being sociable, even if you don’t feel like it at first. If you fancy a trip to the cinema, opt for a comedy film.

Lucky Number

649

Financial Outlook

very good

Compatible Sign

Virgo

Taurus

April 20-May 20

With the Moon in Virgo and Mercury at the direct station, it will be really interesting to talk to someone who has a different background to yours. You’ll be fascinated by what they have to say. This might be someone from another country or a totally foreign culture, but you’ll be more interested in your similarities than in your differences. You could also hear from a friend who lives

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  • October 9, 2020
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Prime Day Deals Revealed! Jumpstart Your Holiday Shopping on October 13 & 14

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Two full days of can’t-miss savings are almost here as Amazon prepares to kick off Prime Day at 12am PT / 3am ET on October 13 in 19 countries worldwide. Prime members will have exclusive access to more than one million deals on everything they need and love, including the most popular, beloved brands and must-have holiday gifts across every category from toys, electronics, fashion, Amazon devices and more. Shop with Alexa on an Echo device beginning Sunday, October 11 to get early access to select deals on devices. Just ask, “Alexa, what are my Prime Day deals?” Anyone can get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and savings this Prime Day by joining Prime or starting a free 30-day trial at amazon.com/primeday.

Support Small Businesses

Prime members can support small businesses this Prime Day by shopping

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  • October 9, 2020
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Visa (V) to Capitalize on Soaring Online Sales This Vacation – October 7, 2020

The shift in payment space to e-commerce works in Visa Inc.’s (V Free Report) favor because its share of digital commerce is approximately thrice  the physical point of sale.

Courtesy of COVID-19, e-commerce emerged as the most convenient way to shop with many people continuing to stay at home. Given this uptrend, online holiday sales are set to triple last year’s figure, according to new projections from software provider Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM). This is further likely to rev up the players in the payment space where Visa rules as one of the leading companies.

For decades, the company’s growth has been driven by the strength of its core business solutions — credit, debit and prepaid products — as well as its global ATM network. Its first quarter fiscal 2021 results are likely to gain from an increase in processing fees from higher online sales.

Per Salesforce.com’s latest

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  • October 7, 2020
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3 Top Sports Betting Stocks to Buy in October

The market in the U.S. for both retail and online sports betting is just setting up as more states move toward legalization. Both domestic and overseas companies are getting in the game, and now is a good time for investors to narrow down the potential winners. 

The movement to legalize sports betting could gain more ground with referendums on November ballots in three states — Maryland, Louisiana, and South Dakota. With their other business segments also set to recover, MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR), and Flutter Entertainment (OTC:PDYP.Y) (LSE:FLTR) are names that investors should bet on in October. 

sportsbook bet tickets with hundred dollar bills on top

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Several moving parts

Caesars is far from the same company it was last year, and that’s not just because of COVID-19 affecting the casino industry. Caesars was bought by Eldorado Resorts in July 2020 to create one of the largest casino and entertainment companies

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  • October 6, 2020
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Streaming Spotlight: Amazon’s October Surprise, HBO Max Casts A Spell, And Peacock Rings Content ‘Bell’

Borat 2

(Credit: Amazon)

The streaming market is crowded – main-streamers, niche services, webisodes and all points in between are continuing to slowly take full control over the television landscape. A lot can happen in a week and investors can easily miss something important.

The “Streaming Spotlight” is a look at back at the week in streaming and the companies that made the biggest moves – whether shareholders realized it or not. To succeed in today’s cord-cutters market, savvy investors know to make savvy choices; it is about more than just numbers and some of the most important information sometimes isn’t on a balance sheet.

In this edition of the “Streaming Spotlight” we’ll look at Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), AT&T (NYSE:T) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA).

Amazon’s Version Of An October Surprise Could Be “Very Nice” For Subscribers

Borat 2 trailer looks like Amazon Prime Video

(Credit Amazon)

Borat is back.

Amazon this week pulled its own version of an October surprise

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  • October 3, 2020
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Your Leo Monthly Horoscope for October

From Cosmopolitan

Add these dates to your GCal rn:

  • October 1: Full Moon in Aries

  • October 13: Mercury Retrograde begins

  • October 16: New Moon in Libra

  • October 22: Sun enters Scorpio

  • October 31: Full Moon in Taurus

Let’s cut to the chase: You’re antsy AF! Your bags have been packed since, like, March—and, frankly, you’re over it! But chill out, Leo. You’ll be delighted to know that, during the Full Moon in Aries on October 1, you’re likely to receive some very exciting news that spells adventure. Sure, it might be a bit more ~virtual~ than you envisioned, but remember that not all explorations require a passport. Don’t be afraid to launch a new hobby, start a creative venture, or even expand on your passions by enrolling in an online class. Under this sky, let your curiosity be your guide!

But you may want to make sure you figure out

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  • October 1, 2020
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Torchlight III launches October 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, later in 2020 for Switch

Torchlight III

Torchlight III will exit Early Access and launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on October 13, and for Switch later in 2020 for $39.99, publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Echtra Games announced.

“The full release of Torchlight III wouldn’t have been possible without all of the incredible work from the entire Echtra team and our excellent community of Early Access players,” said Echtra Games CEO and Torchlight series co-founder max Schaefer in a statement. “We’ve put our heart into this new adventure and it has been awesome getting so much support from players while the game has been in live development. With the significant changes we’ve made throughout Torchlight III’s journey in Early Access, we have done our best to meaningfully integrate players’ feedback as much as possible into the game as we march toward launch. Next month, we can’t wait to welcome all

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  • September 29, 2020
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GOP senators consider $600 extension; Pfizer hopes for October vaccine OK; California cases top NY

The U.S. government has placed an initial order for 100 million doses of a vaccine candidate being developed by Pfizer and a German firm, BioNTech, for $1.95 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

The U.S. can acquire up to 500 million additional doses, the statement said.

Meanwhile, federal unemployment benefits are taking a hit at a time when more states are abruptly pausing their reopening plans. The $600 weekly jobless benefits bonus, approved in March, is about to expire and likely won’t be extended or replaced before next month.

The U.S. has been averaging more than 60,000 new cases daily for multiple weeks, and hospitalizations have climbed to totals not seen in three months. A USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins data through late Tuesday shows 10 states set seven-day records for new cases while five states had a record number of deaths over the period.

📈 Today’s stats: The U.S.

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