A Nike ad in New York featuring Colin Kaepernick. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Nike's quarterly earnings and revenue beat analyst expectations, despite many believing the company's bottom line would suffer from its decision to feature former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its signature "Just Do It" campaign, CNBC reports.

The big picture: The company posted earnings of $0.52 per share against an expected mark of $0.46, while hauling in $9.37 billion in 4th quarter against an expectation of $9.18 billion. The company's shares were up 7.1% at market close on Friday.

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report

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The U.K. Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog report found that the party failed to properly take action against allegations of anti-Semitism during his time in charge.

Why it matters: It represents a strong break by Keir Starmer, Labour's current leader, from the Corbyn era and one of the party's most persistent scandals.

U.S. economy sees record growth in third quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.

The state of play: The record growth follows easing of the coronavirus-driven lockdowns that pushed the economy to the worst-ever contraction — but GDP still remains well below its pre-pandemic level.

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