European new car sales fall by 17.6% year-on-year in August: ACEA

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FILE PHOTO: Cars travelling from Germany to Switzerland line up in front of a checkpoint after the re-opening of the borders, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Weil am Rhein, Germany June 15, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

BERLIN (Reuters) – European car registrations dropped in July and August but not as steeply as in previous months, industry data showed on Thursday, pointing to a slow recovery in Europe’s auto sector that was hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

In July, new car registrations dropped by 3.7% year-on-year to 1,281,740 vehicles in the European Union, Britain and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, statistics from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) showed.

Sales fell by 17.6% in August to 884,394 vehicles, when all countries in the region, except Cyprus, recorded losses compared to the previous year. Registrations in Germany and France fell sharply while they edged down in Italy, the

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LPL Financial Reports Monthly Activity for August 2020

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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker-dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPLA), today released its monthly activity report for August 2020.

Total brokerage and advisory assets served at the end of August were approximately $823 billion, an increase of 3.9% compared to the end of July 2020.

Total net new assets for August were an inflow of $3.1 billion, translating to a 4.7% annualized growth rate. This includes total net new advisory assets of $3.1 billion, translating to a 9.4% annualized growth rate.

Total client cash balances at the end of August were $45.1 billion, which were flat compared to the end of July 2020. Net buying in August was $3.6 billion. 

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Biden announces record-breaking August fundraising haul of $364.5 million

The eye-popping monthly haul underscores the momentum the campaign generated with Biden’s announcement of the vice-presidential candidate and the Democratic National Convention last month. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), the vice-presidential nominee, is a prolific fundraiser whose nomination generated a flurry of donations from her extensive donor network.

The previous presidential fundraising record was $202.5 million in September 2008 by the Obama campaign, the national party and an affiliated committee, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan research group Campaign Finance Institute. (That amount equates to roughly $244 million in 2020, adjusted for inflation.)

The August total for the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee and affiliated fundraising committees more than doubled the $140 million raised the previous month.

“That figure blows me away. And we raised it the right way, from people across the country stepping up to own a piece of this campaign, investing in the future we

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Biden And Democrats Raised $364.5 Million In August : NPR

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, seen here on Aug. 31 in West Mifflin, Pa., set a monthly record for presidential fundraising.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, seen here on Aug. 31 in West Mifflin, Pa., set a monthly record for presidential fundraising.

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Joe Biden’s campaign announced on Wednesday that it, the Democratic National Committee and joint fundraising efforts raised $364.5 million in August, breaking records for a one-month haul.

“That figure blows me away,” Biden said in a statement.

August was a big month for the former vice president as he picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate and he formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president at the party’s virtual convention.

The campaign had previously announced that it raised $48 million in the 48 hours after Harris’ historic selection.

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Find all Cuyahoga County home sales, other property transfer details for August

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The cleveland.com database of recent Cuyahoga County home sales and other property transfers has been updated with August 2020 transactions.



a sign in front of a house: The cleveland.com database has all home sales and other Cuyahoga County property transfers since 2007.


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Search the database at this link to find home sales in your neighborhood and across the county for last month and for each year going back to 2007. You will be able to search by town, street, seller’s name, buyer’s name and more ways.

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Costco Sales Swell 13% in August

While temperatures swelled and the coronavirus outbreak continued to ravage the world, Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) rolled merrily along. After market close on Wednesday, the retailer unveiled its August sales metrics, nearly all of which grew at double-digit rates compared to the same month of 2019.

All told, the company recorded a 13.2% increase in sales across all of its stores to just under $13.6 billion, due in no small degree to online sales that more than doubled (rising nearly 102%, to be exact). Costco’s U.S. outlets — the core of its operations, as they comprise 69% of the global total — collectively grew their take by 12.5%.

Those figures don’t account for changes in gasoline prices and foreign currency movements. With those factors included, Costco’s adjusted total global sales rose at a 14.5% clip.

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Zooming out to annual figures for the 52-week period ended Aug.

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Costco Reports August Sales Today. Here’s What to Expect.

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Costco Wholesale stock is up 18.5% year to date, and a coming data set could indicate where it heads from here. The discounter’s August sales report, due out on Wednesday, will be another read on how consumers are behaving.


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stock is up 18.5% year to date, and a coming data set could indicate where it heads from here. The discounter’s August sales report, due out on Wednesday, will be another read on how consumers are behaving as stimulus checks wane, and a preview of its upcoming earnings report.

Costco (ticker: COST) is one of the few retailers that still provides monthly same-stores sales updates (a practice made possible by its membership fee, which allows for greater visibility than peers). Yet many other retailers have informally begun doing this in recent months, to demonstrate how they’ve been faring during the pandemic—showing how

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Costco Reports Another Month of Double-Digit Sales Growth In August

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Costco’s sales gains have come on the strength of its essential categories and its value orientation.


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stock was little changed in after-hours trading on Wednesday, following the release of the discounter’s August same-store sales and fourth-quarter sales figures.

Costco (ticker: COST) said same-store sales rose 14.5% in August, excluding fluctuations in gasoline and foreign exchange. For the fourth quarter, comparable sales were up 14.1%, easily above of the 9.8% consensus estimate. Digital sales soared 101.6% last month.

Net sales totaled $52.3 billion in the quarter, edging ahead of the $51.9 billion analysts were expecting. E-commerce jumped 91.3%.

The results are more of the same for the company, which has moved from strength to strength in recent months. August figures also came in ahead of recently increased analyst targets.

Investors initially worried that panic buying during the height of pandemic lockdowns would give way

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Biden rakes in record $364M fundraising windfall in August, outpacing Trump and GOP

Joe Biden is flush with cash coming into the home stretch.



Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, about school re-openings.


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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, about school re-openings.

The Democratic nominee’s presidential campaign pulled in a combined $364 million in August along with the Democratic National Committee, blowing away all records as they prepare for an epic battle to oust President Trump.

The monthly windfall more than doubled the haul from July with a massive fundraising spurt around the selection of Kamala Harris as the vice presidential nominee and enthusiasm surrounding the Democratic National Convention.

The total marks the best monthly online fundraising sum in American political history.

More than half the total, or $205 million, came from online, small-dollar contributions, Biden’s campaign said.

“That figure blows me away,” Biden wrote in an email to supporters on Wednesday. “And we raised it the right way,

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August sees record-high in gun sales compared to same month in past years, analysts say

Gun sales for August increased by 58% compared to the same time last year, the highest number reported for the month on record, according to recently released information.

There were roughly 1.8 million guns sold in August 2020, according to Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting, which compiles and analyzes the raw data obtained from the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

While the percentage increase is lower than the past several months, which reported surges ranging from 71% to 145%, it remains a record-high for the month compared to previous years, according to National Shooting Sports Foundation spokesperson Mark Oliva.

THIS YEAR’S GUN SALES HAVE ALREADY OUTPACED 2019’S TOTAL, RESEARCH SHOWS

Previously released SAAF data shows:

  • July recorded an estimated 2 million guns sold, marking
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