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WTO trade index rebounds, but forecasts likely year-end slowdown.

The World Trade Organization said on Friday global goods trade had rebounded sharply in the third quarter from COVID-19 lockdowns, but forecast a slowdown at the end of 2020.

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

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Breakingviews - Italian sovereign fund is a force to reckon with.

When Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) was founded 170 years ago this week, Italy did not yet exist as a nation. The institution’s main task was to finance basic infrastructure like roads and waterworks for the King of Sardinia-Piedmont, Victor Emmanuel II, who later became...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:10 am.

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'Our hearts are broken': Tennessee police mourn random shooting death of K-9 Officer Sjaak.

K-9 Officer Sjaak was shot Tuesday when a suspect opened fire on him and his handler, Officer Justin Darby, seemingly at random, police say.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 4:02 am.

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Deutsche Bank CEO foresees balance of home and office after crisis.

The chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank, Christian Sewing, said on Friday that he foresees a hybrid model of working from both home and the office in the future.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:00 am.

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Fiat Chrysler, PSA merger to include investor loyalty scheme.

Fiat Chrysler's merger with Peugeot maker PSA will include a loyalty scheme for long-term investors in the new group and help prevent future takeover attempts, the prospectus for the planned tie-up shows.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:50 am.

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UK borrowing hits new record as Sunak readies spending plan.

Britain borrowed a record 215 billion pounds ($285 billion) in the first seven months of the financial year, highlighting the challenge facing finance minister Rishi Sunak as he prepares new spending plans.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:40 am.

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Errors prove costly for Arizona Cardinals against Seattle Seahawks on 'Thursday Night Football'

There was no late-game Kyler Murray miracle this week, as the Cardinals were defeated in a pivotal NFC West showdown with the Seahawks.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 3:34 am.

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K-Pop's BTS marks year of the pandemic with 'BE' album, and single 'Life Goes On'

South Korean megaband BTS released their latest album "BE" on Friday and will perform the new single "Life Goes On" remotely for the 2020 American Music Awards on Sunday, the group's music label said.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:30 am.

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Golden State to acquire OKC's Kelly Oubre, per reports.

On the day the Warriors learned five-time All-Star guard Klay Thompson would miss his second straight season due to an injury, Golden State agreed to a deal to acquire forward Kelly Oubre from the Oklahoma City Thunder, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

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

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Britain may allow Christmas as COVID cases start to flatten.

Britain could ease its stringent COVID-19 lockdown to allow families to gather for Christmas because there are signs that coronavirus cases are starting to flatten as a result of current lockdowns, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:15 am.

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Breakingviews - Viewsroom: Vaccines suggest light at tunnel’s end.

Moderna and Pfizer came out with encouraging news on the fight to immunize the world against Covid-19, giving hope the pandemic’s end is near. Meantime, China’s Sinovac finds its trials are undermined by a puzzling governance disaster. Breakingviews columnists weigh in globally...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:13 am.

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Novartis signs $50 million deal for Mesoblast cell therapy for COVID, beyond.

Novartis aims to boost its respiratory treatment portfolio with a $50 million deal for an off-the-shelf cell therapy from Mesoblast that it hopes to deploy for COVID-19 patients as well as others suffering from respiratory distress.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:10 am.

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Colorado felon nicknamed 'Psycho' arrested in New Mexico after discovery of human remains sparks manhunt.

Adre Jordan Baroz, 26, was arrested without incident and is facing charges of first-degree homicide, among others, according to Colorado authorities.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 3:04 am.

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Some Russian hospitals face shortages of COVID-19 drugs.

Some Russian hospitals are experiencing serious shortages of drugs used to treat COVID-19 and cannot restock because of panic buying, high demand and problems with a new labelling system, officials, distributors and doctors said.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:00 am.

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Plan to raise China's retirement age sparks anger.

A decision by the Communist Party of China to raise the retirement age under a long-term economic and development plan has sparked anger on social media in fast-greying China.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:55 am.

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Hungary sees EU recovery plan deal; Poland demands "new compromise"

A dispute over the European Union's recovery fund and budget will eventually be resolved, Hungary's prime minister said on Friday, as a senior official in Warsaw said Poland had the right to demand a "new compromise" over the deal.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:45 am.

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Corruption, Containers, Cocaine: Guyana’s Role In Transnational Drug Trafficking.

Corruption, Containers, Cocaine: Guyana’s Role In Transnational Drug Trafficking
A recent string of high-profile interceptions targeting international drug trafficking operations have confirmed Guyana remains a crucial transit point for cocaine headed across the Atlantic and to the United States.

Published by InSight Crime at November 20, 2020 2:06 am.

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British finance minister says public finances need to be made sustainable after COVID.

Britain's public finances need to be put on a sustainable path over time, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday, adding that unprecedented support for the economy through the COVID-19 pandemic had been responsible.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:45 am.

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COVID deals blow to Saudi Arabia's G20 summit ambitions.

When Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter and a leading U.S. ally, took over the G20 presidency in December 2019, hopes in the kingdom were high.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:25 am.

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Nifty, Sensex bounce as consumer shares rise.

Indian shares rose on Friday after a sharp fall in the previous session, taking their cue from a stronger finish on Wall Street and driven by signs that business activity is picking up faster than expected.

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

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Swiss Re confirms targets as it grapples with pandemic.

Reinsurance company Swiss Re said it was committed to a stable or increasing dividend as it confirmed its financial targets on Friday despite the coronavirus pandemic that has pressured the industry.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:15 am.

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Saudi Arabia and Russia in tight race to become China's top oil supplier in 2020.

Saudi Arabia and Russia are in a tight race to become China's top oil supplier in 2020, with both countries boosting crude exports to the economic powerhouse even as the coronavirus pandemic hit global demand for oil this year.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:10 am.

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Exclusive: EU could pay over $10 billion for Pfizer and CureVac vaccines - source.

The European Union could pay more than $10 billion to secure hundreds of millions of doses of the vaccine candidates being developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and CureVac, an EU official involved in the talks told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:50 am.

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Stocks wobble after Mnuchin pulls plug on Fed stimulus.

World financial markets stalled on Friday as news U.S. Treasury was ending emergency loans programmes dealt a blow to economic recovery hopes just as California announced curfews to try and fight surging coronavirus infections.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:45 am.

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Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 23,648 to 879,564: RKI.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 23,648 to 879,564, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:00 am.

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'It's such a miracle': Hospital consultant gives birth to twins while in coma due to COVID-19.

Perpetual Uke gave birth to twins while she was in an induced coma being treated for COVID-19. After 116 days, the twins were discharged.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 12:00 am.

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India's total coronavirus infections cross nine million.

India crossed the grim milestone of 9 million coronavirus cases, with 45,882 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 11:50 pm.

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Execution of only woman on federal death row delayed after her attorneys contract COVID-19.

Two Tennessee public defenders caught COVID-19. They're too sick to prepare a last-ditch effort to save the life of the only woman on federal death row, judge finds.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 11:33 pm.

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NBA Free Agency: Fred VanVleet likely a hunted Raptor.

Fred VanVleet put himself in position to cash in by betting on himself.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 11:30 pm.

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Shame and vindication as Australia digests report of Afghan military killings.

Australian military personnel who spoke out against alleged war crimes in Afghanistan said on Friday they felt vindicated by an inquiry which called for possible prosecution of troops, as the country reacted with shame and anger at the findings' severity.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 11:20 pm.

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Japan's Aso says MOF, BOJ cooperating well on financial stability.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday his ministry and the Bank of Japan were cooperating effectively to ensure financial stability.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 11:10 pm.

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Wildlife diseases poised to spread northwards as climate changes: study.

As the world’s climate warms, parasite-carried wildlife diseases will move north, with animals in cold far-north and high-altitude regions expected to suffer the most dramatic increases, warns a study to be published on Friday in the journal Science.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 11:00 pm.

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South Australia says man's 'lie' caused coronavirus lockdown as harsh curbs eased.

South Australia's drastic six-day coronavirus lockdown was triggered by a "lie" to contact tracers from a man who tested positive and restrictions across the state are set to be lifted much sooner than first planned, authorities said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 10:54 pm.

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Lithuanian defense minister, senior Pentagon official test positive for COVID-19.

Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has tested positive for COVID-19 and Anthony Tata, one of several senior U.S. defense officials who met him at the Pentagon last week, also tested positive on Thursday, the Pentagon said.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 10:50 pm.

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South Korea warns of return to tough COVID measures to fight third wave.

South Korea's prime minister on Friday pleaded with the public to avoid social gatherings and warned that tougher measures may be needed if a new wave of coronavirus infections is not quickly contained.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 10:45 pm.

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The African crested rat is rarely seen by humans. Good thing: This 'puffball' has deadly poison in its fur, study finds.

A study of African crested rat found the rodent chews a plant-based poison and licks it into specialized hairs in its fur.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 10:43 pm.

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Dollar halts slide as Mnuchin calls time on emergency funds.

The dollar halted its slide on Friday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called an end to some of the Federal Reserve's pandemic lending, derailing a risk rally and surprising investors who had counted on central bank support.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 10:35 pm.

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'The cow can't tell my secrets' - UK care farms a lifeline during pandemic.

Care farms nestled in the British countryside are providing a lifeline for people struggling with mental health during the pandemic, allowing them to swap therapy sessions on Zoom for the joys of fresh air, mucking out cow sheds and cuddling donkeys.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 10:35 pm.

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Memphis Zoo names newborn giraffe 'Ja Raffe' after Grizzlies star Ja Morant.

The Memphis Zoo named its newborn animal "Ja Raffe" in honor of Grizzlies rookie of the year Ja Morant, who welcomed the new calf into the world

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 10:14 pm.

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China says has given $2.1 billion of debt relief to poor countries.

China has extended debt relief to developing countries worth a combined $2.1 billion under the G20 framework, the highest among the group's members in terms of the amount deferred, the country's Finance Minister Liu Kun said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 10:00 pm.

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ADM, InnovaFeed to build world's biggest insect protein plant in Illinois.

U.S. grain trader and processor Archer Daniels Midland Co and French biotech company InnovaFeed announced plans on Thursday to build the world's largest insect protein plant in Decatur, Illinois.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 9:50 pm.

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Corteva sticks with CEO amid Starboard pressure -sources.

Corteva Inc's board of directors decided to back chief executive officer James Collins after activist investor Starboard Value LP took issue with the performance of the agricultural products company's management, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 9:20 pm.

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United, American Airlines to scrap change fees for overseas flights.

United Airlines and American Airlines said on Thursday they will scrap change fees for long-haul international flights, mirroring their move on domestic flights in a bid to revive bookings and air travel demand hit by the pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 9:10 pm.

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Canada on track to hit 20,000 COVID-19 cases a day by end of December: media.

Canada is on track to record 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day by the end of December, several media outlets reported late on Thursday, citing new modelling data which is set to be released on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 9:00 pm.

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Due to COVID-19, 2020 greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. are predicted to drop to lowest level in three decades.

"We estimate that by the end of 2020 U.S. emissions for the year will be 9% lower than in 2019, making this the country’s ‘greenest’ year in at least three decades."

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 8:54 pm.

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Taiwan says U.S. environment protection head Wheeler to visit.

The Cabinet-level head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, will visit Taiwan, the island's premier said on Friday, in what will be the third visit by a senior U.S. official since August.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:50 pm.

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Hong Kong, world’s most visited city, faces tourism bust.

Hundreds of parked tour buses are gathering dust at a northern Hong Kong container port, having been off the road for 10 months since authorities banned non-resident arrivals into the city due to the new coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:45 pm.

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Tesla surge adds to dominance of S&P 500's biggest players.

Tesla Inc extended its rally on Thursday ahead of its December debut in the S&P; 500 <.SPX>, with its market value nearing $500 billion, highlighting the growing domination of mega-cap growth stocks within Wall Street's main benchmark.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:40 pm.

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Mainland China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases vs. 12 a day earlier.

Mainland China reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 19, up from 12 a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:35 pm.

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'Choked, strangled, drowned': Report lays out severity of plastic harming endangered marine life.

What can be done to stem the tide of plastics affecting ocean health? The solution is not recycling but decreasing production.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 8:28 pm.

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Mexico marks grim coronavirus milestone, passes 100,000 deaths.

Mexico, the most populous country in the Spanish-speaking world, has now registered 100,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, a few days after passing one million infections, official data showed on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:25 pm.

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Protesters file federal lawsuit against Chicago police.

Dozens of protesters sued Chicago's police chief and several officers on Thursday in federal court accusing them of brutal attacks and false arrests during social justice demonstrations this summer.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:20 pm.

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Oil slips a second day as coronavirus cases spiral amid stimulus talks.

U.S. oil prices slipped on Friday, dropping for a second day as concerns mounted about the hit to demand from the surge in COVID-19 infections forcing new lockdowns, but prices were supported by signs of movement on a stimulus deal in Washington.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:10 pm.

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Twitter to finish delayed 'fleets' rollout by Friday - executive.

Twitter Inc has resolved most performance issues with its new ephemeral "fleets" product and expects to complete the global launch by Friday, the company's product chief said in a live video on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 8:00 pm.

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Eli Lilly arthritis drug gets FDA nod for emergency use with remdesivir to treat COVID-19.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the emergency use of Eli Lilly and Co's arthritis drug, baricitinib, in combination with Gilead Sciences Inc's remdesivir, to treat COVID-19 patients.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:55 pm.

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WHO advises against Gilead's remdesivir for all hospitalised COVID-19 patients.

Gilead's drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:50 pm.

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California orders nightly COVID-19 curfew on gatherings, non-essential activities.

California's governor on Thursday ordered a curfew placed on all indoor social gatherings and non-essential activities outside the home across most of the state in a major escalation of measures to curb an alarming surge in coronavirus infections.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:50 pm.

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Dollar halts slide after Mnuchin pulls plug on Fed's emergency schemes.

The dollar halted its week-long slide on Friday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the Federal Reserve to return money earmarked for pandemic lending to businesses, nonprofits and local governments.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:45 pm.

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Dolly Parton on her holiday movie musical, 'Christmas on the Square': 'We need some joy'

Dolly Parton explains why her latest Christmas movie, an old-fashioned musical for Netflix, is especially welcome amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 7:36 pm.

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Stocks wobble after Mnuchin pulls plug on U.S. stimulus.

Global stocks came under pressure on Friday after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called for an end to pandemic relief for struggling businesses, sparking a rare clash between the central bank and Treasury and weighing on sentiment.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:35 pm.

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COVID-19 cases soar in Brazil's largest indigenous reservation.

The coronavirus has spread rapidly through the Yanomami indigenous reservation in northern Brazil and more than a third of its 27,000 people could have been exposed, according to a report produced by their leaders.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:30 pm.

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Fed's Bostic: would be prudent to keep U.S. emergency lending programs open.

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Raphael Bostic said on Thursday it would be "prudent" to keep open the Fed's emergency lending and backstop programs created to help stabilize financial markets and the broader economy.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:20 pm.

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'Devastating impact': Cruise industry says 254,000 American jobs, $32 billion in economic activity lost.

Amid 2020's cruising shutdown, the industry estimates it will contribute less than half to the U.S. economy than it did in 2019.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 7:15 pm.

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Brazil will not exempt COVID-19 vaccine makers from liability, deputy minister says.

Brazil does not intend to draw up legislation that would exempt makers of COVID-19 vaccines from liability, the country's deputy health minister Elcio Franco said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:10 pm.

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Fearing Turkish role, France wants international supervision in Nagorno-Karabakh.

France wants international supervision to implement a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict amid concerns in Paris that Russia and Turkey could strike a deal to cut out Western powers from future peace talks, the presidency said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:05 pm.

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Covid-19 tsunami of suffering: The pandemic isn’t pausing; U.S. shouldn’t either.

The fight against COVID-19 has been wearing people out, but as winter approaches, this is no time to stop taking precautions and following guidelines.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 7:03 pm.

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UK's Queen Elizabeth and husband Philip celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, an occasion they will be unable to share with their family as England is currently under a coronavirus lockdown.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 7:00 pm.

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Oil Majors Are Paying The Price For Investing In Renewables.

Big Oil has been frequently lambasted for trying to burnish its green credentials through half-hearted investments in renewables. That might have been true for much of the past decade, but it appears to be changing as the oil and gas majors have started putting down big money into clean energy. For instance, European oil majors including BP Plc. (NYSE:BP), Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A), Eni SpA (NYSE:E), Total SA (NYSE:TOT), and Norwegian national oil company Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) have already invested billions of dollars in renewable energy…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 19, 2020 7:00 pm.

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Fashion e-tailer Zalando eyes growth acceleration in 2021: CFO.

German fashion e-tailer Zalando sees growth accelerating next year, Chief Financial Officer David Schroeder said on Thursday, after struggling to meet a surge in demand in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 6:50 pm.

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Hondurans who fled hurricanes now face coronavirus in overcrowded shelters.

Tens of thousands of Hondurans are cramming into overcrowded storm shelters, aid workers and officials say, raising concerns that the chaotic set-up will trigger a new spike in coronavirus infections.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 6:45 pm.

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Ecommerce Sales Jumped 37% in Q3, Backing Off 44%-Spike in Q2: Blistering Growth Rates by Product Category.

Online food and beverage sales still soared 160% year-over-year.

Published by Wolf Street at November 19, 2020 6:37 pm.

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Nigeria should sanction CNN for report on shooting of protesters: minister.

Nigeria should sanction CNN for a report that the country's military shot and killed protesters demonstrating against police brutality, a minister said on Thursday, but the U.S. channel defended its reporting.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 6:35 pm.

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California to impose curfew amid COVID-19 surge: governor.

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday ordered a 10 p.m. curfew limiting in-home social gatherings as well as activities outside the home starting Nov. 21 across much of the state as COVID-19 infections surge.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 6:30 pm.

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UAE Clarifies Stance On OPEC Membership.

Anonymous UAE officials claimed earlier in the week that the country was considering breaking away from OPEC, citing the difficulties it is facing due to the stringent production cuts it must adhere to. Now, the UAE’s Energy Minister has officially responded to the allegations. “As a reliable and longstanding member of OPEC, we have always been open and transparent in all our decisions and strategies in support of OPEC.” UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei told Reuters on Thursday, adding that it had “demonstrated this…

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Roblox IPO filing shows revenue surge as gaming thrives during pandemic.

Roblox Corporation's revenue surged in the first nine months of the year, a regulatory filing showed on Thursday in the gaming platform's first public disclosure of its finances ahead of a U.S. stock listing later this year.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 6:20 pm.

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EU must ease COVID-19 curbs slowly to avoid new wave, chief executive says.

The European Union must only lift coronavirus restrictions slowly and gradually to avoid another wave of infections, the head of the bloc's executive said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 6:10 pm.

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Meet Noah Harris, the first Black man Harvard's student body elected as council president.

Growing up in Mississippi, Noah Harris didn't picture himself going to Harvard. He said, "I just didn't even know that it was it was an option."

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 6:07 pm.

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Middle East Oil Producers Are Drowning In Debt.

Arab Gulf oil producers are losing billions of U.S. dollars from oil revenues this year due to the pandemic that crippled oil demand and oil prices. Because of predominantly oil-dependent government incomes, budget deficits across the region are soaring. Middle East’s oil exporters rushed to raise taxes and cut spending earlier this year, but these measures were insufficient to contain the damage. The major oil producers in the Gulf then rushed to raise debt via sovereign and corporate debt issuance. Bond issues in the region…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 19, 2020 6:00 pm.

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'Dial back' or 'emergency brake?' New lockdowns and the U.S. economy.

The surge in new COVID-19 infections is driving a fresh wave of restrictions in cities and counties across the United States.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 5:55 pm.

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Revenge porn is up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how to protect yourself.

Revenge porn is when someone captures or shares intimate imagery of their partner without consent.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 5:42 pm.

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Tesla Slammed In Consumer Reliability Report.

Despite the rise in electric vehicle (EV) sales and the growing number of their devoted fans, electric carmakers continue to experience growing pains, and their cars didn’t score very well in the latest reliability survey of Consumer Reports. The massive survey showed that CR members, who shared their experience with 329,000 vehicles, found problems with Tesla Model Y, Audi E-Tron, and the Kia Niro EV. Consumer Reports thus dropped the Audi E-Tron and the Kia Niro from recommended cars, while Model Y did not earn CR’s…

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Amazon France agrees to delay 'Black Friday' operations to Dec. 4.

Amazon said on Thursday it would postpone its "Black Friday" discount shopping sales in France to Dec.4, joining other retailers in delaying the event amid a nationwide lockdown slated to last until Dec. 1.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 5:20 pm.

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Venezuelan oil union leader detained as government crackdown continues.

Venezuelan authorities arrested oil workers' union leader Eudis Girot, other union officials said on Thursday, as the government's crackdown on dissent at troubled state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela continued.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 5:10 pm.

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Iliad is open to a mobile network-sharing deal with Orange, CEO says.

French telecoms firm Iliad is open to a mobile network-sharing agreement with market leader Orange to lower the deployment costs of 5G technology, its boss said on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 5:05 pm.

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Asian Crude Demand Gives Oil Markets Hope.

While oil demand in Europe and the United States continues to disappoint, refiners in Asia are racing to procure crude from around the world, giving the oil market some hope that at least in one region, demand is strengthening in the fourth quarter. Lower term supplies from major OPEC producers due to the OPEC+ cuts, new import quotas for independent refiners in China, and strengthening fuel demand in India have all combined to create a bidding war for crude grades from all around the world going to Asia at the beginning of 2021, traders have told…

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Delta to test touchless curbside check-in at Detroit airport.

Delta Air Lines said on Thursday it will begin testing touchless curbside check-ins next month at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, the latest example of how the coronavirus pandemic is changing the travel experience.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 4:50 pm.

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Mnuchin pulls plug on some of Fed's pandemic lending programs.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday asked the central bank to return money earmarked under the March pandemic relief act for emergency lending to businesses, nonprofits and local governments, marking an end on Dec. 31 to most of the crisis-response programs the...

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 4:30 pm.

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UK Renewable Giant Suffers Despite Green Energy Push.

Energy giant SSE today said that profit before tax had fallen a quarter in the first half of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The FTSE 100 company said that the pandemic had cost it £115m over the last six months, with full-year costs between £150m and £250m forecast. Adjusted profit before tax fell 26 percent to £193.9m over the period, SSE said, while earnings per share fell 34 percent to 11.9p. At the beginning of the year, the firm sold its household energy business to challenger brand Ovo in order to focus…

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Opinion: Significance of NFL's first all-Black officiating crew matters much in 2020.

An all-Black NFL officiating crew, a few months after the heinous killing of George Floyd by a police officer, means something to us as Black people.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 4:23 pm.

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U.S. judge issues order staying execution of Orlando Hall.

A federal judge on Thursday halted the U.S. Justice Department's plan to execute Orlando Hall, an African American, by lethal injection in the evening, after an appeals court this week found the government's death penalty protocol violates federal law.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 4:15 pm.

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Federal judge stays execution of lone woman on federal death row.

A federal judge on Thursday agreed to briefly stay the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the lone woman on federal death row, after her attorneys fell ill with COVID-19 and were unable to file a timely clemency petition on her behalf.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 4:10 pm.

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Oil prices anticipate tight market by mid-2021: Kemp.

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own)

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 4:00 pm.

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Three Catalysts That Will Control Oil Prices In 2021.

In recent weeks, there have been some wild swings and speculation in the oil market. The two most influential developments have been Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election and Pfizer’s vaccination breakthrough. Both of these events have the potential to significantly impact global oil markets. Then, as we at Primary Vision Network have been warning for months, the second wave of COVID-19 hit, and optimistic estimates of oil demand recovery collapsed. While all of these events have impacted oil prices over the last few…

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Walmart delivering live Christmas trees, installing lights in a different holiday season amid COVID-19.

Walmart is delivering live Christmas trees and offering to install the Xmas lights this year. Lowe's and Home Depot also are delivering trees.

Published by USA TODAY at November 19, 2020 3:59 pm.

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Breakingviews - Nvidia has limits to supercharged growth.

Even Nvidia has limits to its supercharged growth. The $326 billion semiconductor firm is riding a wave of demand for its gaming and data center chips, and the pandemic has provided a bit of extra swell for both. But its suppliers are struggling to keep up, which not only...

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 3:55 pm.

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Can the “Valuations” of Office Properties in London Be Trusted, Asks Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

These "valuations" are crucial to metrics of REITs and property mutual funds, including net asset value (NAV), amid concerns about conflicts of interest.

Published by Wolf Street at November 19, 2020 3:54 pm.

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Researchers say study on COVID-19 in Italy doesn't dispute virus origins.

The authors of a study showing that the new coronavirus was circulating in Italy earlier than experts had previously believed said on Thursday their data did not dispute the origins of COVID-19 as they defended the accuracy of their findings.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 3:50 pm.

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As new debt crisis looms, Africa needs more than world is offering.

African countries face another debt crisis and will need more long-term help than the latest G20 debt plan offers them to ward off trouble ahead and keep much-needed investments coming in, according to policymakers, analysts and investors.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 3:45 pm.

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Books, reports for jump-starting U.S. climate action in 2021.

In the midst of a Coronavirus-dominated Thanksgiving season, the climate-concerned find themselves scurrying for ways the incoming Biden/Harris administration can best move forward on climate action, whatever the political obstacles. Real action on climate change will require difficult, long-term efforts ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 19, 2020 3:38 pm.

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ABB division attracts interest from industry buyers: sources.

ABB's clutch and transmission manufacturer Dodge had already attracted interest from potential bidders before the Swiss engineering group announced it was exiting the business, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 19, 2020 3:30 pm.

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