The Daily Populous

Tuesday August 4th, 2020 evening edition

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These harbinger customers tend to buy unpopular products like Crystal Pepsi or Colgate Kitchen Entrees and support losing political candidates.

First, the findings document the existence of “harbinger zip codes.”

If households in these zip codes adopt a new product, this is a signal that the new product will fail.

Second, a series of comparisons reveal that households in harbinger zip codes make other decisions that differ from other households.

The first comparison identifies harbinger zip codes using purchases from one retailer and then evaluates purchases at a different retailer.

Households in harbinger zip codes purchase products from the second retailer that other households are less likely to purchase.

House prices in harbinger zip codes also increase at slower rates than in neighboring zip codes. »

Aurora Police Department apologizes after officers draw weapons on Black family in stolen vehicle mix-up

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Aurora police also have been under scrutiny for the 2019 death of Elijah McClain , a Black man who suffered a heart attack after police detained him.

Gilliam's attorney emphasized to CNN that when the vehicle was stolen in February, it was returned to her the next day by the Aurora Police.

Officers were alerted to a possible stolen vehicle just before 11 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from the department. »

Tanzanite: Tanzanian miner earns millions after second rare find

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A Tanzanian small-scale miner, who became an overnight millionaire in June for selling two rough Tanzanite stones valued at $3.4m (£2.6m), has sold another gem for $2m.

Tanzanite is only found in northern Tanzania and is used to make ornaments.

The precious stone's appeal lies in its variety of hues, including green, red, purple and blue. »

Children who suffer violence or trauma age faster, study finds

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Children who experience violence or trauma seem to age faster, going through puberty earlier and showing greater signs of ageing in their cells, researchers have found.

“There are also clear practical implications for these findings,” said Dr Katie McLaughlin, co-author of the research at Harvard University.

In both cases, the result reveal children who had experienced violence or trauma, but not deprivation, showed accelerated ageing compared with those who had not. »