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Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak, sees lessons for COVID fight.

Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country on Wednesday as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 4:20 am.

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Books for IPO of Russian online retailer Ozon expected to close on November 23: sources.

The books for the IPO of Russian online retailer Ozon are expected to close on Nov. 23, three financial market sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 4:10 am.

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Bahrain delegation arrives in Israel on Gulf Air flight.

Bahrain sent its first official government delegation to Israel on Wednesday as the two countries look to broaden cooperation that Washington has promoted as an anti-Iran alliance and potential economic bonanza.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 4:00 am.

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Factbox: Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus.

South Australia announced a six-day lockdown of the state on Wednesday to stifle a new outbreak, while Tokyo prepared to raise its coronavirus alert level to the maximum as the number of positive cases in the Japanese capital creeps up.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 3:55 am.

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How LaMelo Ball went from misunderstood to can't-miss NBA draft pick.

LaMelo Ball has taken an unconventional and sometimes controversial path to the NBA draft, where he could be the first-overall pick Wednesday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 3:32 am.

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UK inflation ticks higher as pandemic pushes up some prices.

British inflation picked up by a little more than expected in October as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to affect the cost of goods, with clothing and food prices rising during the month, official data showed on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 3:30 am.

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Hungary vetoed EU budget because of immigration 'blackmail', says PM Orban.

Hungary vetoed the European Union's 2021-2027 budget and post-coronavirus recovery fund because they would have forced it to accept immigration, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 3:26 am.

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UK hopes to get a Brexit trade deal, business minister Sharma says.

Britain hopes to get a Brexit trade deal but the European Union must understand that it is now dealing with a sovereign nation, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 3:20 am.

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Coronavirus-prevention success story Taiwan to tighten restrictions.

Taiwan, a poster child for efforts to control the novel coronavirus, will from next month require almost all visitors to have negative COVID-19 tests before arriving, it said on Wednesday, tightening rules after an uptick in imported cases.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 3:10 am.

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Global daily coronavirus deaths cross record of 10,733 single-day deaths – Reuters tally.

The number of reported global daily deaths from the coronavirus stood at 10,816 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest single-day death count as the virus's global epicenter the United States entered winter.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 3:08 am.

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Amazon France CEO says French lockdown boosted sales.

Online retail giant Amazon, which has been operating during the French lockdown, has seen a boost in activity in the range of 40%-50%, the head of Amazon France said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:55 am.

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Panasonic, Equinor, Hydro consider battery production in Norway.

Panasonic, Equinor and Norsk Hydro will explore opportunities to set up a lithium-ion battery production business in Norway, targeting auto makers as potential customers, the firms said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:45 am.

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Play-in tournament for final playoff seeds will return for 2020-21 NBA season.

A return of a play-in tournament to determine the final playoff seeds highlighted the NBA's announcement of its schedule plans Tuesday night.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 2:34 am.

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Analysis: Airlines scramble to prepare for ultra-cold COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Airlines are scrambling to prepare ultra-cold shipping and storage facilities to transport COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna, whose doses, which require deep freezing, are likely to be among the first to be distributed.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:30 am.

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Tokyo reports record daily virus cases, outbreak locks down Australian state.

Daily coronavirus cases in Tokyo and South Korea hit fresh highs on Wednesday, as pollution-cloaked New Delhi struggled with rising cases and Australia reported a highly contagious virus strain which forced a state-wide lockdown.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:20 am.

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Harvey Weinstein is 'being closely monitored' after coming down with a fever in prison.

Harvey Weinstein's reps confirmed to USA TODAY that he "has a fever," although his rep wouldn't comment on whether or not he has COVID-19.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 2:04 am.

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From 'haves' to 'have-nots': how COVID-19 is swelling UK's subprime ranks.

One morning, after years of financial prudence and solid creditworthiness, you wake up and it's all gone. You're no longer worthy. You're a risk. In fact, you're sub-prime.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:35 am.

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Breakingviews - Nio mania reaches Tesla’s extra gear.

Nio’s rapid rise confirms the electric-car craze is bigger than just Tesla. The Chinese upstart lacks the production of its larger U.S. rival, and founder William Li dazzles less than his counterpart Elon Musk. Its latest quarterly results also suggest that it will need...

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:20 am.

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Analysis: Berkshire's bet a bright spot in gloomy year for Big Pharma stocks.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's new bet on the U.S. pharmaceutical industry signals hope for shares of large drug companies, which have lagged a broad market rally amid concern about efforts to rein in prescription drug prices.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:15 am.

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'Better off thanks to China': German companies double down on resurgent giant.

German industrial robot-maker Hahn Automation plans to invest millions of euros in new factories in China over the next three years, keen to capitalise on an economy that's rebounding more rapidly than others from the COVID-19 crisis.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:10 am.

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Museums are losing millions, job losses mounting with COVID-19 case surges, new study shows.

As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, a new survey shows museums are losing millions this year and the employment numbers are also dire.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 1:06 am.

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Richemont shareholders back share warrant plan.

Owners of Swiss luxury group Richemont have approved plans to issue warrants as part of a shareholder loyalty scheme, the company said on Wednesday, setting out terms for the issue that follows a COVID-19 related cut to the dividend.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:05 am.

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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 17,561 to 833,307: RKI.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 17,561 to 833,307, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:40 am.

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India's tally of coronavirus infections exceeds 8.9 million.

India recorded 38,617 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 8.9 million, health ministry data showed on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:35 am.

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'The public has not listened': Nursing home cases surge to all-time high as COVID-19 sweeps US.

Despite federal efforts to shield residents, COVID-19 cases in nursing homes reached an all-time high of 10,279 during the week of Nov. 1.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 12:34 am.

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Nissan's UK business tough to sustain without Brexit trade deal - COO Gupta.

Any final exit by Britain from the European Union that worsens business conditions through increased tariffs would threaten the sustainability of Nissan Motor Co's <7201.T> UK operations, the Japanese car maker's chief operating officer (COO) cautioned.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:30 am.

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Mexico reports 1,757 new coronavirus cases.

Mexico's health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,757 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the country and 165 deaths, bringing the official totals to 1,011,153 cases and 99,026 dead.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:25 am.

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At least 55 hurt in Thailand's most violent protests since new movement emerged.

At least 55 people were hurt, some with gunshot wounds, when demonstrators marching on the Thai parliament clashed with police and royalist counter-protesters, in the worst violence since a new youth-led protest movement emerged in July.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:23 am.

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Turkey says additional coronavirus measures will take effect from Nov. 20.

Turkey said on Wednesday new coronavirus measures limiting the working hours of restaurants and cafes and introducing a partial lockdown on weekends will take effect from the evening of Nov. 20, according to an interior ministry statement.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:20 am.

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Nissan's UK business tough to sustain without Brexit trade deal: COO Gupta.

Any final exit by Britain from the European Union that worsens business conditions through increased tariffs would threaten the sustainability of Nissan Motor Co's <7201.T> UK operations, the Japanese car maker's chief operating officer (COO) cautioned.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:10 am.

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South Australia orders six-day statewide lockdown against fresh virus outbreak.

South Australia announced a six-day lockdown of the state on Wednesday to stamp out a fresh coronavirus outbreak that has now expanded to 22 cases, warning the strain of virus was highly contagious with a 24-hour infection rate.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:00 am.

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Mainland China reports eight new COVID-19 cases vs 15 a day earlier.

Mainland China reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 17, down from 15 cases a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 11:50 pm.

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U.S. judge dismisses part of diesel criminal case against Fiat Chrysler engineer.

A judge in Detroit on Tuesday dismissed a portion of a criminal case against a Fiat Chrysler senior manager who was charged as part of the government's probe into cheating on diesel emissions tests by the automaker.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 11:30 pm.

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Taiwan's Foxconn opens display manufacturing factory in Vietnam.

Taiwan's Foxconn has opened a factory in northern Vietnam to produce displays after one year of construction, the Vietnamese government said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 11:20 pm.

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'Big Sky' spoilers! Ryan Phillippe reacts to season premiere's huge twist: 'I'm going to get backlash'

"Big Little Lies" creator David E. Kelley returns to primetime with ABC's "Big Sky," which featured a shocking twist in Tuesday's series premiere.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 11:10 pm.

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Malaysia's Najib seeks to depose Goldman Sachs, ex-banker in 1MDB defence.

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak asked a U.S. court on Tuesday for permission to seek documents and testimony from investment bank Goldman Sachs to help in his defence against criminal charges in Malaysia over the 1MDB financial scandal.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 11:10 pm.

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Watchdog criticises UK government for COVID procurement amid 'chumocracy' claims.

The British government did not properly document key decisions nor was it open enough about billions of pounds of contracts handed out during the COVID-19 pandemic, its spending watchdog has said, as critics accuse ministers of running a "chumocracy".

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 11:05 pm.

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Lil Wayne charged with possession of firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense.

Lil Wayne had a gun and ammunition on Dec. 23 of last year despite knowing he had the previous felony on his record.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 11:01 pm.

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Three ex-lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong over foul smelling liquid protests.

Police in Hong Kong said they had arrested three former lawmakers on Wednesday morning over May and June incidents in which foul-smelling liquid was thrown in the city's legislature, an act police said was intended to cause harm.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 10:54 pm.

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China's oil buying binge supported as tank operators, refiners boost storage.

China's commercial oil stockpiling sector, which emerged as a key swing buyer of crude as prices plunged earlier this year, is setting plans to grow again in 2021, supporting a further boost in imports.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 10:50 pm.

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Beyond Meat launches plant-based minced pork in China.

Beyond Meat Inc on Tuesday launched plant-based minced pork in China, as the faux meat maker seeks to tap into the growing demand for its products in the lucrative Asian market.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 10:30 pm.

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'Schitt's Creek' star Dan Levy one of People's sexiest men: 'This form of sexy is a niche market'

Dan Levy, the star and co-creator of "Schitt's Creek," can add another impressive honor to his resume: He's one of People's sexiest men alive.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 10:30 pm.

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Women handling the dead: More female morticians in South Korea as taboo fades.

A growing number of South Korean women are training to be morticians, a field from which they had long been excluded, amid changing views on gender roles and a rising preference for women's bodies to be handled by women.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 10:20 pm.

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Container freight rates soar on consumer goods boom, supply chain kinks.

Global container shipping rates have surged to records on a spike in restocking demand in the United States and Europe, container scarcity at export hubs, and changes in freight flows because of the coronavirus pandemic, shipping sources said.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 10:15 pm.

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FDA approves first COVID-19 test kit for home use.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides results within 30 minutes.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 10:10 pm.

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Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine induces quick immune response - study.

Sinovac Biotech's experimental COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac triggered a quick immune response but the level of antibodies produced was lower than in people who had recovered from the disease, preliminary trial results showed on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 10:00 pm.

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'Operation Stolen Innocence': 170-plus people charged in Florida child sex trafficking network.

A two-year investigation into a sexual exploitation case netted a staggering amount of arrests – more than 170 were charged in recent months.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 9:31 pm.

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National Australia Bank to close branches temporarily over 'security threat'

National Australia Bank said on Wednesday it was closing its branches temporarily due to a "physical security threat", although it did not give further details.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 9:10 pm.

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Britain to ban new petrol cars and vans by 2030 on road to net zero emissions.

Britain will move up a ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030 and is eyeing 250,000 new jobs as part of a green industrial revolution, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he tries to meet Britain's net zero emissions climate target.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 8:35 pm.

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Euro zone economy likely already in double-dip recession: Reuters poll.

The euro zone is on track for its first double-dip recession in nearly a decade, according to a Reuters poll of economists which points to a more muted recovery next year despite expectations for 500 billion euros of additional monetary stimulus.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 8:30 pm.

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Mexico lauds U.S. decision to drop charges against ex-Army chief.

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard lauded what he described as the "unprecedented" decision to drop U.S. criminal charges against Mexico's former defense minister in favor of investigating him at home instead, the diplomat said on Tuesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 8:20 pm.

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Final NBA mock draft: Anthony Edwards locks in at No. 1, newcomers crash top 10.

Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and LaMelo Ball are expected to be the top three picks in Wednesday's NBA draft.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 8:15 pm.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg says Kenosha post did not violate 'call to arms' policy.

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told U.S. senators on Tuesday that a page which posted a "call to arms" during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August had not violated the company's "call to arms" policy.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 8:10 pm.

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Ben Watkins, 'MasterChef Junior' fan favorite, dies after cancer battle at 14: 'He was loved by so many'

Ben Watkins, the 14-year-old alum of "MasterChef Junior," died after more than a year battling an extremely rare cancer, according to his family.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 8:01 pm.

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ATP Cup, season-opening events uncertain due to Australia "challenges"

Tennis authorities have encountered "challenges" over the arrival dates of players in Australia ahead of the new 2021 season, the men's ATP Tour said on Tuesday, throwing the ATP Cup and other Australian Open leadup events into doubt.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:55 pm.

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NFL tops 50 positive tests for second straight week.

The NFL and NFL Players Association reported more than 50 positive COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive week on Tuesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:45 pm.

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South Korea reports 313 new daily COVID-19 cases, highest since August: KDCA.

South Korea reported on Wednesday 313 new daily COVID-19 cases, the highest since August, as cluster infections continued to emerge from offices, medical facilities and small gatherings, prompting authorities to tighten social distancing rules.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:40 pm.

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New Orleans cancels Mardi Gras parades for 2021: 'It's going to look different'

The New Orleans parades in February this year were blamed for an early outbreak of COVID-19. Now 2021's parades are canceled.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 7:40 pm.

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Factbox: The forces fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict.

Ethiopia's military is fighting battle-hardened troops in the northern Tigray region, threatening stability around the Horn of Africa.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:30 pm.

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'It's not real': In South Dakota, which has shunned masks and other COVID rules, some people die in denial, nurse says.

Jodi Doering, a South Dakota nurse, gained national attention for her account of working on the front lines in a state with high rates of COVID-19.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 7:25 pm.

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Unilever sets 1 billion euro sales target for meat, dairy alternatives.

Unilever expects sales of its plant-based meat and dairy products to reach 1 billion euros over the next five to seven years, it said on Wednesday, helped by growth of its Vegetarian Butcher brand and vegan varieties of Hellmann's mayonnaise and Magnum...

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:20 pm.

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Asia stocks set for sluggish start after Wall Street declines.

Asian equities were set for a sluggish open on Wednesday, tracking a lower Wall Street session as concerns over rising coronavirus cases and fresh lockdowns dampened the euphoria from vaccine trial breakthroughs.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:15 pm.

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COVID-19 and isolation contribute to radicalisation 'perfect storm', warn UK police.

The coronavirus pandemic and social isolation are contributing to a "perfect storm" that is making more young people vulnerable to radicalisation, British police warned on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:10 pm.

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Yen claws back ground as looming winter chills vaccine cheer.

The safe-haven Japanese yen sat near a one-week high and a steady U.S. dollar held commodity currencies in check on Wednesday, as worries about rising coronavirus cases tempered optimism around promising vaccine trials.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 7:05 pm.

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Stocks fall as virus worries force big rally to take a pause.

Worries about the worsening pandemic pushed Wall Street to tap the brakes Tuesday on its big November rally, which had vaulted stocks back to record heights.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 7:05 pm.

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The Rally In Oil Stocks May Be Short-Lived.

First Pfizer and now Moderna have provided a much needed shot in the arm to the embattled oil industry, with their news about vaccine candidate efficacy lifting stocks strongly in the past week. The Pfizer news kicked off the best week ever for energy stocks, CNBC reported, and Moderna’s update marked the start of what could be another strong week, especially as it came on the same day as OPEC+ decided to extend the current oil production cuts for three more months, till end-March. But how stable is the rally? This is the question investors…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 17, 2020 7:00 pm.

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UK reports highest daily COVID death toll since May.

Britain on Tuesday reported 598 deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, the highest figure since May, and a further 20,051 cases, according to government data.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 6:50 pm.

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Utilities, Tesla, Uber create U.S. lobbying group for electric vehicle industry.

A group of major U.S. utilities, Tesla, Uber and others said on Tuesday they are launching a new group to lobby for national policies to boost electric vehicle sales.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 6:20 pm.

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Russian online retailer Ozon expects to raise up to $825 mln in U.S. IPO.

Russian online retailer Ozon Holdings is looking to raise up to $825 million from a U.S. initial public offering (IPO), it said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 6:10 pm.

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Confirmed coronavirus infections in France surpasses 2 million.

France's cumulative number of COVID-19 cases now exceeds two million but efforts to rein in the pandemic are starting to bear fruit, its top health official said on Tuesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 6:00 pm.

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Foster families worry for health, finances and kids getting lost in the system amid COVID-19.

Finding foster families always came with hurdles. The pandemic isn't helping. Here's how one New York community is addressing the challenges.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 6:00 pm.

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Why Iraq Isn’t Producing 10 Million Barrels Per Day Yet.

Despite its huge oil resources, Iraq’s practical readiness to hit its 7 million barrels per day (bpf) oil production target (by 2025) came into question again last week, with statements from the developers of two of its major fields – BP in Rumaila, and Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex) in Gharraf – that achieving higher output from their respective developments is not as straightforward as it might appear. Although Iraq could be producing at least 9 million bpd with ease by now – even 12 million bpd – if it were…

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U.N. pulls $100 million from emergency fund in bid to avert famines.

United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Tuesday he would use $100 million from the world body's emergency fund to help seven countries try to avert famine fueled by conflict, spiraling economies, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 5:50 pm.

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Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine induces quick immune response: study.

Sinovac Biotech's experimental COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac triggered a quick immune response but the level of antibodies produced was lower than in people who had recovered from the disease, preliminary trial results showed on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 5:36 pm.

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Thousands protest Slovakia's coronavirus restrictions.

Thousands of Slovaks protested against the government and its anti-coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, gathering in the capital Bratislava and other cities as the country struggles through a second wave of the pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 5:35 pm.

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Republican U.S. Senator Grassley tests positive for coronavirus.

Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, 87, said on Tuesday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, adding in the tweet that he feels good and plans to work from home in Iowa.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 5:22 pm.

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Unbowed by COVID-19, Paris store lights up Christmas display.

Shoppers are not allowed inside, and the pavement outside is nearly empty, but the French capital's Printemps department store lit up its Christmas window display on Tuesday because - global epidemic or not - it is an annual tradition.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 5:20 pm.

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Stimulus Fatigue? Sales Wane at Many Brick-and-Mortar Stores. Department Stores Progress to Zombiehood. But Online Sales Surge to Record.

My 13 whiplash-charts.

Published by Wolf Street at November 17, 2020 5:09 pm.

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McConnell open to $500 billion for coronavirus relief.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he is open to a $500 billion package aimed at alleviating economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic, but the Republican added he has not had any private discussions with Democrats who control the House of Representatives...

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 5:05 pm.

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Chuck Grassley, Senate's oldest Republican and third in line to president, tests positive for coronavirus.

The 87-year-old senator chairs the Senate Finance Committee and is the president pro tempore of the Senate, making him third in line for the presidency.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 5:02 pm.

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U.S. to drop charges against ex-Mexican defense minister.

The United States is seeking to drop drugs charges against former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos so that he may be investigated in Mexico, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Mexican attorney general's office said on Tuesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 5:00 pm.

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Graphene’s Big Moment In Energy May Have Finally Arrived.

Ultrathin, incredibly strong, superconductive, cheap--and impossible to use. Those are some of the unfortunate oxymorons that have been used to describe graphene, the gee-whiz nanomaterial that was supposed to forever change the face of materials science as we know it. Yet, save for a few novel applications, the graphene promise has mostly remained mere hype 16 years after two Manchester University professors first figured a way to extract it from graphite. But a cross-section of experts now believes that graphene's big moment might have finally…

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Sainsbury's banking business and Co-op Bank attract suitors.

British retailer Sainsbury's banking business and rival the Co-op Bank have both received approaches from potential buyers, as pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic drive consolidation among European lenders.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 4:50 pm.

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Italy's Nexi close to buying UBI's merchant book following Intesa takeover.

Nexi , Italy's largest payments group, is very close to a deal to buy UBI Banca's retailers' payments business, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 4:40 pm.

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LSU promises review of Title IX policies, faces calls for resignations, after USA TODAY investigation.

A USA TODAY investigation published Monday found systemic mishandling of sexual misconduct and dating violence complaints by the school.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 4:33 pm.

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As Ackman hunts blockbuster deal, he counts on big backers.

Hedge fund veteran William Ackman has the support of some of Wall Street's top investors as he tries to pull off the biggest-ever deal carried out by a blank-check acquisition company, according to regulatory filings published in the last few days.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 4:30 pm.

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U.S. travel spending will plunge in 2020, not fully recover until 2024: travel group.

A U.S. travel group said on Tuesday that travel spending is expected to fall by more than $500 billion in 2020 and is not expected to recover to pre-coronavirus levels until 2024

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 4:20 pm.

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New York is among states limiting private gatherings to 10 people, but how will it be enforced?

New York is among several states limiting private gatherings to no more than 10 people as governors try to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 4:15 pm.

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Record Cocaine Haul at Belgium Port Uncovers Police Corruption.

Record Cocaine Haul at Belgium Port Uncovers Police Corruption
Authorities in Belgium have arrested a former top counter-narcotics official who they say is being investigated for suspected involvement with a ring that concealed 11.5 tons of cocaine in cargo shipped from Guyana to the port of Antwerp, in a case revealing how law enforcement corruption is crucial to moving massive amounts of drugs into Europe.

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Goldman Sachs plans second round of job cuts after pandemic-led pause: Bloomberg News.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is preparing for the second round of job cuts in just three months, Bloomberg News reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-17/goldman-plans-second-round-of-job-cuts-after-pause-for-pandemic?sref=WJKVI5nK on Tuesday, citing...

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 4:05 pm.

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Climate Targets Could Slash Natural Gas Investment By $1 Trillion.

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above the temperature in pre-industrial times could mean significantly reduced investments in natural gas supply through 2040, analysts warn. If the world is to go down the 2-degree pathway, investment in new natural gas exploration and production could be slashed by 65 percent, from nearly US$2 trillion to US$700 billion, by 2040, because gas demand would peak earlier than previously thought, Wood Mackenzie said in a recent report. While international agencies and supermajors are now competing in calling…

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Over 1 million children have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, report says.

The number of U.S. infants, children and teens diagnosed with COVID-19 has surpassed 1 million, accounting for 11.5% of all cases, according to data.

Published by USA TODAY at November 17, 2020 3:58 pm.

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Iraqi PM discusses future of cooperation with the U.S.-led coalition with Pompeo.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi received a phone call from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday, in which they discussed the future of cooperation between Iraq and the U.S.-led international coalition, a statement from his office said.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 3:55 pm.

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IOC and WADA question why U.S. sport exempt from Rodchenkov Act.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday acknowledged the passing of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA) in the U.S. Senate but questioned why American professional and college athletes are exempt from the legislation.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 3:50 pm.

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BoE's Ramsden sees plus for economy from vaccine news.

Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said on Tuesday that positive news about COVID-19 vaccines could help to reduce the risks facing Britain's economy but the central bank was unlikely to revise up its forecasts as a result.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 3:45 pm.

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Six Massachusetts families sues state over requirement that students get flu vaccine.

Schooling is a fundamental right, as is the choice to refuse what he calls a "not medically necessary" vaccine, said a lawyer on the case.

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Clashes flare in locked-down Greece on 1973 student revolt anniversary.

Demonstrators commemorating a bloody 1973 student uprising against the military junta then ruling Greece clashed on Tuesday with police trying to enforce a ban on public gatherings imposed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 3:45 pm.

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Oil Prices Under Pressure After API Reports Crude Inventory Build.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported on Tuesday a build in crude oil inventories of 4.174 million barrels for the week ending November 13. Analysts had predicted an inventory build of 1.95-million barrels. In the previous week, the API reported a large draw in oil inventories of 5.147-million barrels, after analysts had predicted a draw of 913,000 barrels for the week. Oil prices were trading down on Tuesday afternoon before the API's data release despite significant vaccine news, as OPEC+ indicated that it could extend its current production…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 17, 2020 3:43 pm.

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Turkish parliament approves troop observer deployment to Karabakh.

Turkey's parliament on Tuesday approved the deployment of troops to join Russian forces at an observation post in Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenia and Azerbaijan signed a Russian-brokered ceasefire deal to end fighting over the enclave.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 3:30 pm.

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Brazil to receive first doses of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine: Butantan Institute.

Brazil's Butantan Institute biomedical center will receive the first doses of China's Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 this week, institute director Dimas Covas said on Tuesday.

Published by Reuters at November 17, 2020 3:20 pm.

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