Track vs. computer models: Where’s Eta headed?

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Eta has wreaked havoc in South Florida with flooding rains and gusty winds.

In Central Florida, Brevard County, which is under a tropical storm warning, closed schools Monday as outer bands could lash the area with drenching rains.

Everyone wants to know where Eta is headed in the coming days, but the official track and the latest computer models differ on the storm’s path.

As of Monday morning, the official track from the National Hurricane Center shows Eta becoming a Category 1 hurricane as it moves southwest from the Florida Keys. The track then shows Eta heading north and making landfall near the Big Bend of Florida. The cone, however, covers a region from South Florida to the Panhandle.

Several computer models, though, now suggest that Eta will travel west, deeper into the Gulf of Mexico, and away from Florida.

News 6 meteorologist Troy Bridges

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The Trade Desk Stock: Headed to $925?

With the help of a 26% gain for The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) stock on Friday after the company reported third-quarter results that obliterated analyst estimates, shares of the tech company are now up over 215% in 2020 alone. It’s been a great year for the data-driven ad tech platform provider, to say the least.

But after seeing The Trade Desk’s impressive third-quarter momentum, one analyst is convinced there’s even more upside ahead for the growth stock. He just upped his 12-month price target for the stock by a whopping $325.

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The path to $925

Following The Trade Desk’s strong third quarter, Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil upped his 12-month price target for the stock from $600 to $925. The revised target impressively represents 13% upside on top of the more than 26% gain the stock already saw on Friday.

Though Patil said the quarter was “enormous,” he

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Google’s Fitbit Deal Headed for EU Approval Despite Protests

(Bloomberg) — Google’s $2.1 billion takeover of fitness-monitor maker Fitbit Inc. looks on track for European Union approval despite protests from consumer groups and rivals about the search giant’s move into health data and devices.



Wearable Fitbit Inc. wristwatch devices sit on display at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show at the Berlin Messe exhibition hall in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. The electronics sector has found a way to thrive amid the global pandemic, with 5G demand helping the industry remain a rare catalyst for Asian factories.


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Wearable Fitbit Inc. wristwatch devices sit on display at the IFA Consumer Electronics Show at the Berlin Messe exhibition hall in Berlin, Germany, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. The electronics sector has found a way to thrive amid the global pandemic, with 5G demand helping the industry remain a rare catalyst for Asian factories.

The EU hasn’t sent Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, a so-called statement of objections listing potential reasons to block the deal, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the review is confidential. The company won a five-day extension in the probe on Friday, which gives it more time to work with officials

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