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The Vitamin Shoppe reported an uptick in mood-boosting supplement sales in recent months. The Vitamin ShoppeDemand has been skyrocketing for mood-enhancing supplements in recent months everywhere from major chains like The Vitamin Shoppe to direct-to-consumer sites like Lucky Vitamin. The Vitamin Shoppe and Lucky Vitamin also reported significantly higher demand for sleep aids like melatonin, with on-site search inquiries at the former up 70% year-over-year, and sales at the latter up by 25%. "Mood-boosting has been a topic on everyone's mind as they're stuck more indoors and dealing with the stress and the anxiety of everything we've had to deal with over these past unfortunate months," Sean Wolf, vice president of merchandising at Lucky Vitamin, told Business Insider. The pandemic has also paved the way for a smattering of new companies selling mood-enhancing supplements, with claims to boost energy and improve focus and decrease levels of anxiety and stress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the pandemic wages on and takes a staggering toll on the mental health of Americans, it's prompting skyrocketing demand for mood-boosting supplements and sleep aids. Established companies are taking notice and a cottage industry has popped up to help consumers through these
Foundem creators Shivaun and Adam Raff stand outside of the European Court of Justice for Google's appeal hearing in its competition case in 2020. Shivaun Raff When Shivaun Raff began speaking with European regulators about her complaints of Google's exclusionary conduct over a decade ago, she seemed to stand more or less alone. "Where is everyone?" she recalled regulatory staff asking her husband/co-founder at the time. "Why are you the first people that have come to talk to us?" In 2020, Raff is far from alone in her complaints against Google. Though her vertical search start-up Foundem was the lead complainant in the European Union's investigation into Google's shopping comparison business, many others have joined her fight in the years since. Rivals from around the world have gone public with their complaints that Google unfairly wields its dominance in internet search to edge out competitors, among complaints about its opaque advertising business. And as the chorus of criticism has grown louder, Google's glow in the eyes of those with the power to rein it in has dimmed. "In normal cases, the first barrier to overcome was the
Celanese reveals earnings for Q3 on October 25. 19 analysts are predicting earnings of $1.71 per share as opposed to earnings of $2.53 per share in the same quarter of the previous year. Analysts expect Celanese to report sales of $1.34 billion, an decrease of 15.26% over the same period last year. For the fiscal year, analysts expect a profit per share of $7.01, compared to $9.52 in the same period last year. Sales estimates average $5.34 billion, after the previous year saw $ 6.30 billion. This story was written by Markets Insider's RoboEddy, which automatically writes these stories based on data provided by our partners.
Happy Saturday! It was a busy week for Wall Street news, with fines, exits, pay cuts, and more. Here's what you need to know: 2 top Morgan Stanley commodities execs have left after the bank discovered the group was improperly using WhatsApp to communicate. A source familiar with the matter told Business Insider the two had displayed a "failure to supervise use of the communications within the commodities business." Goldman Sachs is paying billions in fines over the 1MDB scandal and cutting exec pay. Here's what's been going on inside the bank. JPMorgan is considering hiring as many as 4,000 financial advisors in the next five to six years, wealth boss Kristin Lemkau told Business Insider. The firm has already hired large teams of experienced FAs from rivals including Merrill Lynch and UBS in recent months. Wells Fargo is exploring a sale of its asset management business, Reuters first reported. How to ace an interview at Blackstone Reed Alexander and Casey Sullivan chatted with Blackstone President and COO Jon Gray, industry headhunters, and Blackstone's global head of human resources to learn what it takes to stand out and get hired at the firm. Here are some of the highlights: If you're not