Downs Mulder has worked for the organization since 2008. She most recently has been vice president of product and design, a business-side role involving digital operations. She previously was in charge of The Post’s graphics department.

At 36, she is one of the youngest people named managing editor in The Post’s 143-year history. The position is one of four deputies to Executive Editor Martin Baron. Her appointment continues a reshaping of The Post’s top editorial ranks over the past three months.

She is the third woman among the news organization’s four managing editors. In July, Baron named Krissah Thompson to serve as managing editor for diversity and inclusion, a new position created in the wake of nationwide protests over racial inequities and a broad reassessment by news organizations of their diversity in staffing and news coverage. Downs Mulder and Thompson join Tracy Grant, who has been managing editor for staff development and standards since 2018. The fourth managing editor is Cameron Barr, who supervises The Post’s eight news and feature departments.

In a staff announcement, Baron wrote that Downs Mulder “will lead our efforts to innovate in a rapidly changing digital landscape and to guide the newsroom through a dramatic evolution in storytelling forms and in how the public consumes information.”

He said Downs Mulder, as graphics director, “moved the department from its print orientation to an intense digital focus, promoting original visual reporting, creative storytelling that fuses the powerful tools now at our disposal, and presentations tailored to mobile and social platforms,” including work that contributed to three Pulitzer Prizes.

“Few in our organization,” Baron wrote, “have the breadth and depth of her digital experience.”

In an interview, Downs Mulder said, “Our subscriber growth has been strong, and my job will be to build on that success to draw

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* Canadian dollar rises 0.5% against the greenback

* Canada adds 378,200 jobs in September

* Loonie touches a 1-month high at 1.3111

* Canadian bond yields were mixed across a steeper curve

By Fergal Smith

TORONTO, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar strengthened
against its U.S. counterpart on Friday to notch its biggest
weekly advance in four months, driven by domestic data showing a
faster pace of job gains and rising hopes of U.S. stimulus that
boosted Wall Street.

Canada added 378,200 jobs in September after an increase of
246,000 in the previous month, handily beating analyst
expectations, as children returned to school and the economy
continued to reopen from coronavirus shutdowns, Statistics
Canada said.

“Accelerating job creation in Canada in September has
super-charged the Canadian dollar” said Michael Goshko,
corporate risk manager at Western Union Business Solutions.

Adding to support for the loonie, has been the move higher
in equities and commodities in October, Goshko said.

Shares rose globally on Friday as expectations grew
of a Democratic victory in U.S. elections next month that could
lead a big economic stimulus.

Canada sends about 75% of its exports to the United States,
including oil, which gave back some of this week’s strong rally
after an oil worker strike in Norway ended. U.S. crude oil
futures settled 1.4% lower at $40.60 a barrel.

The Canadian dollar was trading 0.5% higher at 1.3131
to the greenback, or 76.16 U.S. cents. The currency touched its
strongest intraday level since Sept. 8 at 1.3111.

For the week, the loonie was up 1.3%, its biggest advance
since early June.

Canadian government bond yields were mixed across a steeper
curve, with the 10-year yield up about half a basis
point at 0.629%. On Thursday, it touched

Levi Strauss & Co.  (LEVI) – Get Report posted a surprise third-quarter profit after the market close Tuesday, boosted by a surge in its online businesses.

The San Francisco-based clothing maker posted adjusted earnings of 8 cents a share on revenue of $1.1 billion for the period.

The company had been expected to report a loss of $104.6 million, or 22 cents a share, on sales of $822.2 million, based on a FactSet survey of nine analysts.

In the same period a year ago, the company posted earnings of 31 cents a share on sales of $1.4 billion. It reported net income of $28.2 million.

“We exceeded our expectations for the third quarter,” said Chip Bergh, president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “Our total digital business has doubled as a share of total net revenues, and Levis remains the global leader in denim, where our women’s business continues to take market share.”

The company is “investing in digitization, and accelerating our efforts to diversify across geographies, product categories and distribution channels, including doubling down on our fast-growing direct-to-consumer business,” Bergh added.

Shares of Levi Strauss rose in after-hours trading following the report. The stock gained $1.36, or 9.2%, to $16.10 in late trading. In the regular session Levi shares fell 1.8% on a down day for stocks. Shares on Wall Street ended lower Tuesday after President Donald Trump tweeted that he was instructing White House officials to break off stimulus bill negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. 

Trump is suffering from Covid-19. He returned to White House Monday from Walter Reed Medical Center where he spent the weekend undergoing treatment for the virus.

The stock market was volatile on Tuesday after posting solid gains to start the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) was up 0.37% at 1:10 p.m. EDT today, outperforming the other major indexes.

One thing keeping the stock market in check could be comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who warned on Tuesday that too little government aid would lead to a weak economic recovery. Congress has yet to agree on additional stimulus measures, and an agreement does not appear close.

Shares of Boeing (NYSE: BA) were moving in the wrong direction on Tuesday after the airplane manufacturer predicted a difficult decade ahead. Meanwhile, the stock of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) was little changed after the retailer announced an insurance brokerage business.

An airplane.

Image source: Getty Images.

Boeing forecasts tough years ahead

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly reduced demand for air travel. While the number of daily air passengers in the United States has improved since bottoming out in April, the Transportation Security Administration is still reporting year-over-year declines around 65%.

This lack of demand for air travel will have longer-term implications for the aviation industry. In its 2020 market outlook, Boeing predicted demand for 18,350 commercial airplanes over the next decade, down 11% from the comparable 2019 forecast.

While the next decade will be tough, Boeing is more optimistic when a 20-year period is considered. The company expects demand for 43,000 commercial airplanes over the next 20 years, which will drive the size of the global commercial fleet from 25,900 today to 48,400 by 2039. Passenger traffic is expected to grow by an average of 4% annually over the next two decades.

Boeing expects single-aisle airplanes to be the largest market segment, predicting 20-year demand of 32,270 planes. This category includes its 737 MAX, which is still grounded

Actor Tom Arnold posted the personal cellphone number of White House adviser Hope Hicks on Twitter after it was revealed she tested positive for the coronavirus.

Tom Arnold wearing glasses and looking at the camera

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“Silent thoughts & prayers aren’t enough for national treasure Hope Hicks,” Arnold wrote in a now-deleted tweet. “She needs to hear them.”

Arnold has been a longtime critic of President Trump and his administration, especially on social media, including an instance in 2018 where the Secret Service visited his home and questioned him following a tweet suggesting he wanted to “bodyslam” the president.

Hicks reportedly tested positive for the virus on Thursday and is also said to be experiencing symptoms.

“Hope Hicks, who has been working so hard without even taking a small break, has just tested positive for Covid 19,” President Trump tweeted Thursday night. “Terrible! The First Lady and I are waiting for our test results. In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”

Later that night, the president tweeted that he had also tested positive for the virus along with First Lady Melania Trump.

“Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” he tweeted. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

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