Treasury yields move higher ahead of home sales data

U.S. government debt prices fell slightly on Monday as investors continue to watch for fresh economic data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.5722 while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose to 2.9729. Bond yields move inversely to prices. Bond traders could see a quieter day Monday as markets re-open following the Easter break. Existing home sales data for March, due 10.00 a.m.


U.S. government debt prices fell slightly on Monday as investors continue to watch for fresh economic data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.5722 while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose to 2.9729. Bond yields move inversely to prices. Bond traders could see a quieter day Monday as markets re-open following the Easter break. Existing home sales data for March, due 10.00 a.m.
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Treasury yields move higher ahead of home sales data

U.S. government debt prices fell slightly on Monday as investors continue to watch for fresh economic data.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.5722 while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose to 2.9729. Bond yields move inversely to prices.

Bond traders could see a quieter day Monday as markets re-open following the Easter break. Existing home sales data for March, due 10.00 a.m. ET, will be in focus for traders.

The Chicago Fed also releases its National Activity Index for March on Monday morning (at 08.30 a.m. ET). An auction of 3 and 6-month bills will take place late morning.


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Earnings and data could be proof that slowdown fears were overblown

The outlook for first-quarter growth has suddenly shifted upward, after a series of better data releases later in the quarter. This past week, China reported first-quarter GDPat 6.4%, slightly better than the 6.3% expected by economists. I think investors have kind of gotten past this notion of global downturn. I do think next week is going to be important for earnings. Dan Suzuki, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, said he still sees deteriorating fundamentals for both earnings


The outlook for first-quarter growth has suddenly shifted upward, after a series of better data releases later in the quarter. This past week, China reported first-quarter GDPat 6.4%, slightly better than the 6.3% expected by economists. I think investors have kind of gotten past this notion of global downturn. I do think next week is going to be important for earnings. Dan Suzuki, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, said he still sees deteriorating fundamentals for both earnings
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Earnings and data could be proof that slowdown fears were overblown

Earnings season shifts into a higher gear in the week ahead, as investors also watch for fresh economic data that could show that the economy is pulling out of a temporary rut.

Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft and ExxonMobil are among more than 140 S&P 500 companies reporting quarterly results. According to Refinitiv, 74% of the companies reporting so far have beaten expectations. Based on forecasts and actual reports, earnings for the S&P 500 as a whole are expected to decline 1.7%, the first negative quarter in three years. Some forecasters had projected an earnings decline of 4% or more.

The equivalent of the economy’s first-quarter report card will be released Friday, with the first reading of GDP. The outlook for first-quarter growth has suddenly shifted upward, after a series of better data releases later in the quarter. CNBC/Moody’s Analytics Rapid Update survey shows economists’ median forecast is now tracking at 2.4%, way above the 1% expected earlier in the quarter, when severe winter weather and the government shutdown were stifling the economy.

At the same time, investors are feeling better about global growth and far less fearful of a recession in the near term. One reason is that China’s data has also been picking up. This past week, China reported first-quarter GDPat 6.4%, slightly better than the 6.3% expected by economists.

“I think a lot of this is leveraged on economic activity. I think investors have kind of gotten past this notion of global downturn. The China number was pretty good earlier in the week. I do think next week is going to be important for earnings. We’re going to get a great cross section of industries,” said Jack Ablin, CIO at Cresset Wealth Advisors. On Wednesday, China’s first quarter GDP

U.S. trade talks with China could be also important in the week ahead, with negotiations continuing and investors awaiting news of a summit between President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping.

Dan Suzuki, portfolio strategist at Richard Bernstein Advisors, said he still sees deteriorating fundamentals for both earnings and the economy, even though data appears to be improving.

“I think it’s a function of expectations were probably dropping too quickly, and I think recent data is telling you that growth isn’t collapsing but it’s slowing,” he said. “I think that’s very important. That’s probably going to be the most important dynamic. That’s probably going to continue.”

That could make for a choppier market at some point, he said. Suzuki said he could see stocks ending the year higher than current levels but he expects to see the market pull back first.

The market shrugged off Thursday’s release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump campaign and Russian election interference.

“This type of thing firmly falls into the category of it can move the needle for the market on a daily or weekly performance basis, but it’s not going to be a longer term story for the market,” Suzuki said. Analysts have said the economy’s performance is more important for Trump’s reelection than the report at this point.

What to Watch

Monday

Earnings: Halliburton, Kimberly-Clark, Whirlpool, Celanese, Allison Transmission, Range Resources, WW Grainger, Zions Bancorp, Cadence Designs

10:00 a.m. Existing home sales

Tuesday

Earnings: Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin, Procter and Gamble, Verizon, Twitter, NextEra Energy, Northern Trust, Teradyne, Carlisle Cos, United Technologies, Fifth Third, JetBlue, Harley Davidson, PulteGroup, State Street, eBay, Six Flags, Stryker, Snap, Texas Instruments, Canadian Pacific Railway, Kaiser aluminum

9:00 a.m. FHFA home prices

9:45 a.m. Manufacturing PMI 9:45 a.m. Services PMI 10:00 a.m. New home sales

Wednesday

Earnings: AT&T, Caterpillar, Boeing, Facebook, Microsoft, Visa, Tesla, PayPal, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Chipotle Mexican Grill, F5 Networks, Boston Beer, Churchill Downs, Netgear, Sirius XM, Moody’s, T.Rowe Price, Spirit Airlines, Graco, Biogen, Domino’s Pizza, Nasdaq OMX, Anthem, Boston Scientific

Thursday

Earnings: Amazon, 3M, Comcast, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Freeport-McMoRan, Hershey, Alexion Pharma, Altria, Barclays, UBS, Starbucks, Intel, Ford, Discover Financial, Eastman Chemical, Alaska Air, American Electric, Illinois Tool Works, Nintendo, UPS, DR Horton, Capitol One, Valero Energy, Southwest Air, Nokia, Tractor Supply, Brunswick

8:30 a.m. Initial claims

8:30 a.m. Durable goods 10:00 a.m. Housing vacancies

Friday

Earnings: Exxon Mobil, Chevron; Archer Daniels Midland, AstraZeneca, Colgate-Palmolive, Daimler, Cabot Oil and Gas, AutoNation, Autoliv, Bloomin’ Brands, Deutsche Bank, Sanofi, Sony,

8:30 a .m. Real GDP (Q1 advance)

8:30 a.m. Advance economic indicators

10:00 a.m. Consumer sentiment


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Facebook’s Zuckerberg mulled developer deals to decide value of data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once considered making deals with third-party developers just to help him find out how much users’ data is worth, according to an NBC News report. It said the social network’s boss once mulled 100 deals with app developers for potentially selling access to user data. In one message highlighted by the publication, Zuckerberg says the goal “wouldn’t be the deals themselves,” but learning “what developers would actually pay.” Zuckerberg reportedly said the deals would h


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once considered making deals with third-party developers just to help him find out how much users’ data is worth, according to an NBC News report. It said the social network’s boss once mulled 100 deals with app developers for potentially selling access to user data. In one message highlighted by the publication, Zuckerberg says the goal “wouldn’t be the deals themselves,” but learning “what developers would actually pay.” Zuckerberg reportedly said the deals would h
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Facebook's Zuckerberg mulled developer deals to decide value of data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg once considered making deals with third-party developers just to help him find out how much users’ data is worth, according to an NBC News report.

The report, which cites 4,000 leaked pages of internal documents, shines a light on the way senior company executives viewed attaching a dollar sign to sensitive user data, despite Facebook’s public commitment to protect such information.

It said the social network’s boss once mulled 100 deals with app developers for potentially selling access to user data. In one message highlighted by the publication, Zuckerberg says the goal “wouldn’t be the deals themselves,” but learning “what developers would actually pay.”

Zuckerberg reportedly said the deals would help Facebook decide the “real market value” of Facebook’s data on users, and help it set a “public rate” for developers. Facebook ultimately decided not to go forward with such a strategy, the company told NBC.

The CEO has said in the past that Facebook would “never” sell people’s information without their consent.

According to the documents obtained by NBC, Zuckerberg was described by one executive as being a “master of leverage.”


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Social media firms told not to let children use the ‘like’ button in new UK proposals

“The employment of nudge techniques in the design of online services can be used to encourage users, including children, to provide an online service with more personal data than they would otherwise volunteer,” it added. “Similarly, it can be used to lead users, particularly children, to select less privacy enhancing choices when personalizing their privacy settings. It is in social media firms’ interest to have people spend more time on their apps as they can collect data on what they do as we


“The employment of nudge techniques in the design of online services can be used to encourage users, including children, to provide an online service with more personal data than they would otherwise volunteer,” it added. “Similarly, it can be used to lead users, particularly children, to select less privacy enhancing choices when personalizing their privacy settings. It is in social media firms’ interest to have people spend more time on their apps as they can collect data on what they do as we
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Social media firms told not to let children use the 'like' button in new UK proposals

“The employment of nudge techniques in the design of online services can be used to encourage users, including children, to provide an online service with more personal data than they would otherwise volunteer,” it added.

“Similarly, it can be used to lead users, particularly children, to select less privacy enhancing choices when personalizing their privacy settings. Or spend more time than they intend on a particular service.”

Using such techniques are “based on the exploitation of human psychological bias” and go against the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European data law that came into effect in May 2018, the ICO says.

It is in social media firms’ interest to have people spend more time on their apps as they can collect data on what they do as well as attract advertising. For example, Snapchat’s new ad-supported gaming platform was welcomed by advertisers as a way to increase the time spent on the app when parent company Snap announced new functions earlier this month.

The ICO’s document also makes the case for social media firms to have location options off by default when children are using their apps, as well as make their services “high privacy” by default. The ICO also published research showing that teenagers would prefer higher privacy settings. “Everything should be set to private and then you can change it for what you want to share,” one teen said.

Under the U.K.’s Data Protection Act 2018, the ICO is required to produce a code of practice for online firms to follow when designing for children, including services that are likely to process their personal data. Companies that break the law face fines of up to £17 million ($22.3 million), or 4 percent of global turnover.

The draft code of practice is out for consultation until May 31 and is expected to come into effect before the end of the year.


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Publicis’ $4.4 billion acquisition leaves analysts skeptical

Analysts also questioned how well Epsilon will fit into Publicis’ strategy. Barclays analysts said in a note this deal gives Publicis first-party data on U.S. customers, but questioned how useful they would be. “At first sight, Epsilon does not seem to fit Publicis’ strategy that well.” Liberum analysts said the deal is an “overall positive” since it increases Publicis’ ownership of first-party data at a time where the importance of ownership is increasing. He said Publicis had been interested “


Analysts also questioned how well Epsilon will fit into Publicis’ strategy. Barclays analysts said in a note this deal gives Publicis first-party data on U.S. customers, but questioned how useful they would be. “At first sight, Epsilon does not seem to fit Publicis’ strategy that well.” Liberum analysts said the deal is an “overall positive” since it increases Publicis’ ownership of first-party data at a time where the importance of ownership is increasing. He said Publicis had been interested “
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Publicis' $4.4 billion acquisition leaves analysts skeptical

Analysts also questioned how well Epsilon will fit into Publicis’ strategy.

Morgan Stanley analysts said Epsilon should add to the data and analytics services Publicis can provide its clients, but said investors will likely focus on the ongoing attrition in traditional advertising, which would remain about 75% of Publicis’ revenues following the deal.

Barclays analysts said in a note this deal gives Publicis first-party data on U.S. customers, but questioned how useful they would be. “At first sight, Epsilon does not seem to fit Publicis’ strategy that well.”

Credit Suisse analysts said the deal echoed other agency acquisitions in recent years, such as Dentsu Aegis Network’s purchase of a majority stake in Merkle, or Interpublic Group of Cos.’s buy of Acxiom’s marketing solutions unit. But the analysts were cooler about this deal, noting that Epsilon “is a more varied asset with other agency-like revenue streams, it has a mixed historical track record and is a big departure from the organic strategy Publicis was following.”

Liberum analysts said the deal is an “overall positive” since it increases Publicis’ ownership of first-party data at a time where the importance of ownership is increasing.

But Liberum noted the price was also “much cheaper” than $5 billion suggested in press reports, “which suggests competition for the asset was maybe not as much as expected (and may raise questions as to how ‘must have’ the asset was).”

On a call with analysts Monday, Liberum analyst Ian Whittaker asked why there wasn’t more competition for the deal given how attractive it apparently was to Publicis.

“You’ve said the asset is very good, it fits into your strategy, you’ve … talked about potential longer-term growth, and yet the multiple you’ve paid for it doesn’t seem particularly demanding on that,” he said.

“We do know that in the beginning there were lots of players,” Sadoun countered, “and we do know in the end there were around three.”

Sadoun added, “We are talking about a business that not only does data, that not only does technology to actually enrich data, that not only has platforms, which are three distinct things, but that they were doing the three of them in a connected way, which makes them extremely unique in the market and difficult to compare with other assets that you know. That’s why we were so interested.”

He said Publicis had been interested “three times,” including before Epsilon was up for sale.


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More gains ahead for the market after strong start to 2019, history shows

The U.S. stock market got off to a strong start in 2019, and history shows Wall Street may be in store for more gains, according to data compiled by Ned Davis Research. The S&P 500 rose in each of the first three months of the year, something that had only happened 22 times before, the data shows. A rise of that magnitude would push the S&P 500 to 3,117, well above the all-time high of 2,940.91 set in late September. Stocks rallied in the first quarter of 2019 as the Federal Reserve indicated it


The U.S. stock market got off to a strong start in 2019, and history shows Wall Street may be in store for more gains, according to data compiled by Ned Davis Research. The S&P 500 rose in each of the first three months of the year, something that had only happened 22 times before, the data shows. A rise of that magnitude would push the S&P 500 to 3,117, well above the all-time high of 2,940.91 set in late September. Stocks rallied in the first quarter of 2019 as the Federal Reserve indicated it
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More gains ahead for the market after strong start to 2019, history shows

The U.S. stock market got off to a strong start in 2019, and history shows Wall Street may be in store for more gains, according to data compiled by Ned Davis Research.

The S&P 500 rose in each of the first three months of the year, something that had only happened 22 times before, the data shows. The broad index has followed up those annual starts with an average gain of 7.23% over the next nine months.

A rise of that magnitude would push the S&P 500 to 3,117, well above the all-time high of 2,940.91 set in late September. On Monday, the index traded less than 2% away from its record.

Stocks rallied in the first quarter of 2019 as the Federal Reserve indicated it would not further tighten monetary policy in 2019. Equities also got a lift amid perceived progress in U.S.-China trade talks.

“I do think that trend evidence leans bullish,” Ned Davis, founder of his namesake research firm, wrote in a note Monday. However, he cautioned investors not to make an investment decision solely on historical statistics like these. “My own belief is that people should be suspicious of studies that look ‘too good’ over shortened date ranges.”

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Social media firms told not to let children use the ‘like’ button in new UK proposals

“The employment of nudge techniques in the design of online services can be used to encourage users, including children, to provide an online service with more personal data than they would otherwise volunteer,” it added. “Similarly, it can be used to lead users, particularly children, to select less privacy enhancing choices when personalizing their privacy settings. It is in social media firms’ interest to have people spend more time on their apps as they can collect data on what they do as we


“The employment of nudge techniques in the design of online services can be used to encourage users, including children, to provide an online service with more personal data than they would otherwise volunteer,” it added. “Similarly, it can be used to lead users, particularly children, to select less privacy enhancing choices when personalizing their privacy settings. It is in social media firms’ interest to have people spend more time on their apps as they can collect data on what they do as we
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Social media firms told not to let children use the 'like' button in new UK proposals

“The employment of nudge techniques in the design of online services can be used to encourage users, including children, to provide an online service with more personal data than they would otherwise volunteer,” it added.

“Similarly, it can be used to lead users, particularly children, to select less privacy enhancing choices when personalizing their privacy settings. Or spend more time than they intend on a particular service.”

Using such techniques are “based on the exploitation of human psychological bias” and go against the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European data law that came into effect in May 2018, the ICO says.

It is in social media firms’ interest to have people spend more time on their apps as they can collect data on what they do as well as attract advertising. For example, Snapchat’s new ad-supported gaming platform was welcomed by advertisers as a way to increase the time spent on the app when parent company Snap announced new functions earlier this month.

The ICO’s document also makes the case for social media firms to have location options off by default when children are using their apps, as well as make their services “high privacy” by default. The ICO also published research showing that teenagers would prefer higher privacy settings. “Everything should be set to private and then you can change it for what you want to share,” one teen said.

Under the U.K.’s Data Protection Act 2018, the ICO is required to produce a code of practice for online firms to follow when designing for children, including services that are likely to process their personal data. Companies that break the law face fines of up to £17 million ($22.3 million), or 4 percent of global turnover.

The draft code of practice is out for consultation until May 31 and is expected to come into effect before the end of the year.


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Analysts also questioned how well Epsilon will fit into Publicis’ strategy. Barclays analysts said in a note this deal gives Publicis first-party data on U.S. customers, but questioned how useful they would be. “At first sight, Epsilon does not seem to fit Publicis’ strategy that well.” Liberum analysts said the deal is an “overall positive” since it increases Publicis’ ownership of first-party data at a time where the importance of ownership is increasing. He said Publicis had been interested “


Analysts also questioned how well Epsilon will fit into Publicis’ strategy. Barclays analysts said in a note this deal gives Publicis first-party data on U.S. customers, but questioned how useful they would be. “At first sight, Epsilon does not seem to fit Publicis’ strategy that well.” Liberum analysts said the deal is an “overall positive” since it increases Publicis’ ownership of first-party data at a time where the importance of ownership is increasing. He said Publicis had been interested “
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Publicis' $4.4 billion acquisition leaves analysts skeptical

Analysts also questioned how well Epsilon will fit into Publicis’ strategy.

Morgan Stanley analysts said Epsilon should add to the data and analytics services Publicis can provide its clients, but said investors will likely focus on the ongoing attrition in traditional advertising, which would remain about 75% of Publicis’ revenues following the deal.

Barclays analysts said in a note this deal gives Publicis first-party data on U.S. customers, but questioned how useful they would be. “At first sight, Epsilon does not seem to fit Publicis’ strategy that well.”

Credit Suisse analysts said the deal echoed other agency acquisitions in recent years, such as Dentsu Aegis Network’s purchase of a majority stake in Merkle, or Interpublic Group of Cos.’s buy of Acxiom’s marketing solutions unit. But the analysts were cooler about this deal, noting that Epsilon “is a more varied asset with other agency-like revenue streams, it has a mixed historical track record and is a big departure from the organic strategy Publicis was following.”

Liberum analysts said the deal is an “overall positive” since it increases Publicis’ ownership of first-party data at a time where the importance of ownership is increasing.

But Liberum noted the price was also “much cheaper” than $5 billion suggested in press reports, “which suggests competition for the asset was maybe not as much as expected (and may raise questions as to how ‘must have’ the asset was).”

On a call with analysts Monday, Liberum analyst Ian Whittaker asked why there wasn’t more competition for the deal given how attractive it apparently was to Publicis.

“You’ve said the asset is very good, it fits into your strategy, you’ve … talked about potential longer-term growth, and yet the multiple you’ve paid for it doesn’t seem particularly demanding on that,” he said.

“We do know that in the beginning there were lots of players,” Sadoun countered, “and we do know in the end there were around three.”

Sadoun added, “We are talking about a business that not only does data, that not only does technology to actually enrich data, that not only has platforms, which are three distinct things, but that they were doing the three of them in a connected way, which makes them extremely unique in the market and difficult to compare with other assets that you know. That’s why we were so interested.”

He said Publicis had been interested “three times,” including before Epsilon was up for sale.


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Employee privacy is at stake as surveillance tech monitors workers

The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from the bins. Walmart last year patented a system that lets the retail giant listen in on workers and customers. Sensors can also capture sounds from guests talking while in line and determine whether employees are greeting guests. Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics lets employers monitor data such as time spent on email, meeting time or time spent working after hours. The company also collects data to monitor who is communicating


The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from the bins. Walmart last year patented a system that lets the retail giant listen in on workers and customers. Sensors can also capture sounds from guests talking while in line and determine whether employees are greeting guests. Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics lets employers monitor data such as time spent on email, meeting time or time spent working after hours. The company also collects data to monitor who is communicating
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Employee privacy is at stake as surveillance tech monitors workers

Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker’s location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by using ultrasonic sound pulses. The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from the bins. An Amazon spokesperson said the company has “no plans to introduce this technology” but that, if implemented in the future, could free up associates’ hands, which now hold scanners to check and fulfill orders.

Walmart last year patented a system that lets the retail giant listen in on workers and customers. The system can track employee “performance metrics” and ensure that employees are performing their jobs efficiently and correctly by listening for sounds such as rustling of bags or beeps of scanners at the checkout line and can determine the number of items placed in bags and number of bags. Sensors can also capture sounds from guests talking while in line and determine whether employees are greeting guests.

Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg said the company doesn’t have any immediate plans to implement the system. Logistics company UPS has been using sensors in their delivery trucks to track usage to make sure drivers are wearing seat belts and maintenance is up to date.

Companies are also starting to analyze digital data, such as emails and calendar info, in the hopes of squeezing more productivity out of their workers. Microsoft’s Workplace Analytics lets employers monitor data such as time spent on email, meeting time or time spent working after hours. Several enterprises, including Freddie Mac and CBRE, have tested the system.

There’s also Humanyze, a Boston-based start-up that makes wearable badges equipped with RFID sensors, an accelerometer, microphones and Bluetooth. The devices — just slightly thicker than a standard corporate ID badge — can gather audio data such as tone of voice and volume, an accelerometer to determine whether an employee is sitting or standing, and Bluetooth and infrared sensors to track where employees are and whether they are having face-to-face interactions.

The company also collects data to monitor who is communicating in meetings and whether it’s by email or chat program. The data is all aggregated and analyzed to figure out things such as how often IT talks to management or how many hours a week employees sit in meetings.


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Top 10 cities LGBT travelers are booking for Gay Pride this year, according to Orbitz

And 2019 is a big year — it’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York, when members of the LGBT community stood up against police raids to fight for their rights. The clash spurred the gay rights movement and the first gay pride celebration took place there a year later. Orbitz, a travel booking site and the first online travel company to launch a microsite dedicated to LGBT travel, according to Travel Pulse, recently pulled data and did an online survey to determ


And 2019 is a big year — it’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York, when members of the LGBT community stood up against police raids to fight for their rights. The clash spurred the gay rights movement and the first gay pride celebration took place there a year later. Orbitz, a travel booking site and the first online travel company to launch a microsite dedicated to LGBT travel, according to Travel Pulse, recently pulled data and did an online survey to determ
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Top 10 cities LGBT travelers are booking for Gay Pride this year, according to Orbitz

There are more than 150 cities across America that celebrate Gay Pride, with events like concerts (like New York City’s famous Dance on the Pier with past singers like Cher), marches (like the annual Trans March in Atlanta), parades (like Capital Pride in Washington D.C.) and all-night parties (like Overboard LBC on the Queen Mary cruise ship in Long Beach, California).

And 2019 is a big year — it’s the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York, when members of the LGBT community stood up against police raids to fight for their rights. The clash spurred the gay rights movement and the first gay pride celebration took place there a year later.

Orbitz, a travel booking site and the first online travel company to launch a microsite dedicated to LGBT travel, according to Travel Pulse, recently pulled data and did an online survey to determine where LGBT travelers were booking this year for Gay Pride.

Here are the top 10 cities LGBT travelers are looking to book this year based on data compiled by Orbitz, along with the dates for each city’s respective Gay Pride events. Festivities can last from a single day to a whole month, depending on the city.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-12  Authors: jimmy im, new york daily news archive
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