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Israel Prepares For A Potential U.S. Military Strike On Iran.

With just weeks to go until President-Elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20, Axios reports that Israel is preparing for the possibility that Trump will launch a preemptive attack on Iran. Axios' Barak Ravid reports from Tel Aviv that "The Israel Defense Forces have in recent weeks been instructed to prepare for the possibility that the U.S. will conduct a military strike against Iran before President Trump leaves office, senior Israeli officials tell me." While not citing specific intelligence, Ravid says Israeli military and intelligence…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 25, 2020 2:30 pm.

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SpaceX to press ahead with Starlink tests, delays commercial service.

SpaceX will continue beta testing its satellite-based broadband service Starlink into next year, the company said late Tuesday, indicating commercial service would not likely be offered in 2020 as previously planned.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 2:20 pm.

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Dutch researchers preparing for 'human challenge' COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Researchers at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands are preparing for a potential "human challenge" trial in which volunteers are deliberately infected with the new coronavirus to test the effectiveness of vaccine candidates, advocacy group 1Day Sooner...

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 2:15 pm.

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Tesla's upcoming S&P 500 debut fuels 'crazy' trading volume.

If you traded a stock in the past week, there's a fair chance it was Tesla.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 2:10 pm.

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Can Colombia’s Oil Industry Stage A Comeback In 2021?

Colombia’s economically crucial oil industry keeps showing signs of life as the oil rally extends into late-November 2020. The international benchmark Brent has finally crossed the all-important $45 per barrel mark, which is the price that many drillers need to be profitable. This is especially important for those upstream oil explorers and producers operating in Colombia because it is above their estimated after-tax breakeven price of $40 to $45 per barrel. Not only is the activity in Colombia’s energy patch picking-up as upstream…

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Diego Maradona: 1960 - 2020 | Pictures | Reuters.

Argentina's soccer team head coach Diego Maradona attends a news conference in Marseille, February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:55 pm.

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Factbox: Reaction to the death of Argentina soccer legend Maradona.

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday, aged 60, after suffering a heart attack.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:55 pm.

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Soccer world mourns as Argentina great Maradona dies aged 60.

Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time before drug and alcohol addiction marred his career, died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina after suffering a heart attack, his lawyer said. He was 60.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:55 pm.

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Women call for end to domestic violence after lockdowns bring more attacks.

Women around the world on Wednesday marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, highlighting how lockdowns due to the pandemic had left many trapped with their abusers and exposed to greater danger.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:50 pm.

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Jobless aid for nearly 14 million Americans to expire the day after Christmas.

The number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits under pandemic programs set to expire the day after Christmas continued to rise in early November, according to a Labor Department report released Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:45 pm.

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Breakingviews - Murdoch lets Bertelsmann pay up for publishing.

Rupert Murdoch is writing his own ending in the book publishing M&A; brouhaha. Rival Bertelsmann will pay $2.2 billion for the U.S. market's third-biggest book purveyor Simon & Schuster, the companies said on Wednesday. The German media group already owns the massive Penguin...

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:40 pm.

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NFL postpones Thanksgiving Ravens-Steelers game to Sunday due to COVID-19 concerns.

The NFL's Thanksgiving plate just got a little lighter, as the league postponed the game between the Ravens and Steelers due to COVID-19 concerns.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 1:32 pm.

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WHO says stay at home, limit holiday season events midst COVID-19 surge.

The World Health Organization's regional branch for the Americas recommended postponing or reducing mass gatherings during the approaching holiday season as cases surge again in many countries.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:15 pm.

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Rig Count Rise Fails To Slow The Oil Price Rally.

Baker Hughes reported on Wednesday that the number of oil rigs in the United States rose by 10 to 241, resuming its climb after a one-week decline last week. The total number of active oil and gas rigs increased for the week by 10, with oil rigs increasing by 10 and gas rigs rising by 1. Miscellaneous rigs fell by 1 rig. Total oil and gas rigs in the United States are now down by 482 compared to this time last year. The EIA’s estimate for oil production in the United States rose again last week as well, to 11.1 million barrels…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 25, 2020 1:12 pm.

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Exxon to cut up to 300 jobs in Canada.

U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp said on Wednesday it plans to reduce up to 300 positions in Canada as part of an ongoing cost-cut plan due to a coronavirus-driven slump in oil prices.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:10 pm.

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Amazon's cloud service sees widespread outage.

Amazon.com Inc's widely used cloud service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is experiencing a large-scale outage, the company said on Wednesday, affecting users ranging from websites to software providers.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 1:00 pm.

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Going Green Could Crush Canada’s Oil Industry.

As Prime Minister Trudeau reveals his ‘net-zero’ plan for 2050, it is clear that Canada is still very much reliant on its oil industry. The new bill requires Canada to meet multiple targets to reach its goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, one of the aims of the internationally-signed Paris climate agreement. However, critics say the country has already failed to meet its targets over the last decade, making this plan overly ambitious. In addition, Trudeau has failed to provide the required five-year targets or to clarify…

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UK will not phase out RPI inflation measure before 2030.

Britain will not bring the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation in line with the typically lower Consumer Prices Index before 2030.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 12:50 pm.

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Egyptian inventor trials robot that can test for COVID-19.

With Egypt facing a second coronavirus wave, an inventor is trialing a remote-control robot which can test for COVID-19, take the temperature of patients, and warn them if they don't wear masks at a private hospital north of Cairo.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 12:45 pm.

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Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer genius who saw heaven and hell, dead at 60.

World soccer great Diego Armando Maradona, who died on Wednesday less than a month after his 60th birthday, was worshipped like a god for his genius with the ball, but his demons almost destroyed him.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 12:40 pm.

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Should New Mexico’s college teams be crossing state lines to avoid pandemic restrictions?

To keep their seasons alive, college teams in New Mexico have set up camps in nearby states to avoid local COVID-19 health orders.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 12:32 pm.

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Europe's largest tech conference to return as in-person event in 2021.

Europe's biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, will return to Lisbon in full force as a massive in-person event in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to go fully online this year.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 12:30 pm.

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Oil Tanker Hit By Mine Explosion Near Saudi Arabia.

An oil tanker was damaged in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia after a mine exploded on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported, citing the tanker’s operator and a maritime security company. The MT Agrari oil tanker, managed by a Greek company and flying a Maltese flag, was damaged by a mine off the Saudi city of Shuqaiq near Yemen. “Their vessel was attacked by an unknown source,” the firm operating the MT Agrari said in a statement carried by AP. “The Agrari was struck about 1 meter above the waterline and…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 25, 2020 12:30 pm.

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Brazil's Pelé mourns passing of Argentine soccer great Maradona.

Retired Brazilian soccer star Pelé mourned the death of Argentine great Diego Maradona on Wednesday, following confirmation he had died of a heart attack earlier in the day.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 12:25 pm.

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Reduced to meeting online, airlines vow to keep fighting.

For an industry that prides itself on bringing people together, it was a particular humiliation for airlines to have to resort to video conferencing for their annual industry meeting this week - and not one they are ready to repeat.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 12:20 pm.

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An orphan manatee calf named Squirrel forms 'an instant bond' with Stubby, the Columbus Zoo's 'queen'

The Columbus Zoo has rehabilitated more than 30 baby manatees, but none have bonded with surrogate mom, Stubby, like the zoo's newest arrival.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 12:03 pm.

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Vaccine is no shot in the arm yet for emerging markets.

Emerging markets have surged on the prospect that coronavirus vaccines will become widely available soon, but analysts think the rally is overplayed given the risks from slower rollouts for some economies that could delay their recoveries.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 12:00 pm.

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COVID Forces Exxon To Slash Oil Price Forecast.

In the wake of the pandemic, ExxonMobil has significantly lowered its expectations about oil prices for the next seven years, expecting Brent Crude to average between $50 and $55 a barrel until 2025, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing internal Exxon documents it had reviewed. Exxon, unlike its peers in Europe, does not publicly disclose its internal assumptions about oil prices. Both Exxon and the other U.S. supermajor, Chevron, continue to see their in-house oil price forecasts as proprietary information, despite increased…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 25, 2020 12:00 pm.

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Argentina's Maradona, one of soccer's greatest, dies aged 60.

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, widely regarded as one of the game's greatest ever players, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:58 am.

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Tech giants face fines or even break-up if they breach new rules: EU's Breton.

Tech giants that break new EU rules aimed at curbing their powers could face fines, be ordered to change their practices or even be forced to break up their European businesses, the bloc's digital chief Thierry Breton said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:55 am.

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Salesforce has approached Slack with acquisition offer: source.

Cloud-based software company Salesforce.com Inc has approached workplace messaging app Slack Technologies Inc with an acquisition offer, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:50 am.

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Severe storm in Arlington, Texas causes damage to property.

Authorities in Arlington, Texas were responding to reports of collapsed buildings and flying debris after strong winds swept through the southern U.S. state on Tuesday night.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:50 am.

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Journalist killings in Mexico worst in a decade, government says.

This has been the most violent year for journalists in Mexico in at least a decade, with 19 murdered, a senior official said on Wednesday, the latest sign the government is struggling to get a grip on chronic violence.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:45 am.

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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Record Dow, Basketball, GoCompare.

Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:41 am.

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Failure to get Brexit trade deal would wipe extra 2% off UK output: OBR.

Failure by Britain and the European Union to agree a free trade deal would wipe an extra 2% off the United Kingdom's economic output while driving up inflation, unemployment and public borrowing, official forecasts showed on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:40 am.

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IKEA investment arm in talks to buy city-centre retail property in big European cities.

IKEA's Ingka Investments is in talks to buy commercial property in prime locations in several big European cities after it finalised its first-ever such acquisition last month, its managing director said.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:35 am.

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As Thanksgiving nears, here are some things for which sports fans can be thankful despite a year ruined by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 11:33 am.

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U.S. consumer spending rises; income falls in October.

U.S. consumer spending increased solidly in October, but the momentum is likely to slow as surging COVID-19 infections and the loss of a weekly unemployment subsidy for millions of Americans weigh on income.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:30 am.

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The OPEC Producer Looking To Sell A Stake In Its Oil Company.

OPEC producer Angola plans to raise much-needed cash via selling a stake in its state oil firm Sonangol by early 2022 as the crash in oil prices—and the pandemic—severely weakened the country’s finances. Angola is considering selling part of Sonangol, as well as a stake in the national diamond company Endiama, potentially via initial public offerings (IPOs), Finance Minister Vera Daves de Sousa said at a Bloomberg forum this week. “We are targeting the end of 2021, beginning of 2022 to start the process of the privatization…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 25, 2020 11:30 am.

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Factbox-Reaction to the death of Argentina soccer legend Maradona.

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday age 60 of a heart attack, his lawyer said.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:23 am.

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Maradona's death a 'devastating blow' for Naples, says his old club Napoli.

Italian soccer club Napoli said on Wednesday the death of its former star Diego Armando Maradona was a "devastating blow" for both the city and the club.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:21 am.

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OPEC+ leaning towards oil cut extension, despite rally: sources.

OPEC and allies including Russia are leaning towards delaying next year's planned increase in oil output to support the market during the second wave of COVID-19 and rising Libyan output, despite a rise in prices, three sources close to OPEC+ said.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:20 am.

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Thai protesters call on king to give up royal fortune.

Thousands of Thai protesters called on King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Wednesday to cede control of a royal fortune valued in the tens of billions of dollars, the latest in months of demonstrations focused squarely on the monarchy.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:20 am.

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Diego Maradona, soccer legend who led Argentina to 1986 World Cup title, dies at 60.

Diego Maradona, the legendary soccer midfielder who led Argentina to the World Cup title in 1986, has died at age 60, his agent said on Wednesday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 11:11 am.

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Mutations not making coronavirus able to spread more rapidly - study.

The COVID-19-causing coronavirus is mutating as it spreads around the world in the pandemic, but none of the mutations currently documented appears to be making it able to spread more rapidly, scientists said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:10 am.

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Have job, but no hours: Some employed Canadians not working at all.

Canadian service workers are faring even worse during the pandemic than previously thought with hundreds of thousands of those who still have jobs not actually putting in any hours at all, and a grim holiday season could add to the pain.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 11:05 am.

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Janet Yellen will champion Main Street, not Wall Street.

President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Treasury secretary has long worried that the middle class keeps falling behind in today’s economy.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 11:03 am.

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A Refinery Crisis Is Brewing In Oil Markets.

The ongoing energy transition combined with the effects of Covid-19 will drive future oil demand to lower levels than what was expected just months ago. As a result, a plethora of planned refinery additions will far exceed closures towards 2025, and utilization rates will likely never recover to pre-pandemic levels unless some capacity closes early, a Rystad Energy market analysis reveals. New and expanding projects from the beginning of 2020 and up until the end of 2025 are estimated to add about 13 million bpd of global capacity as Asian and…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 25, 2020 11:00 am.

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Argentina soccer legend Maradona dies of heart attack - lawyer.

Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:52 am.

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U.S. clears Intuit's $7 billion deal for Credit Karma after divestiture.

The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that Intuit Inc can complete its purchase of personal finance portal Credit Karma for $7.1 billion as long as Credit Karma sells its tax business.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:45 am.

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Parents, 2020 could be a time for new holiday traditions that outlast COVID-19 restrictions.

There are many ways to support your children — and keep the festive spirit alive — during the holiday season.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 10:32 am.

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Westfield mall owner turns to debt markets after rights issue rejection.

Shopping mall group Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield was set to raise 2 billion euros (1.8 billion pounds) in debt, according to a lead manager on Wednesday, weeks after a proposed 3.5 billion euro rights issue was blocked by shareholders.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:30 am.

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Saudi Arabia Urges The UN To Intervene As Houthi Attacks Persist.

The United Nations Security Council should “stop the threat” of more Houthi attacks on Saudi energy infrastructure, the Saudi ambassador to the UN said in a letter to the governing body, calling the attacks a threat to global energy security. “It has been identified that the Houthi militia, backed by Iran, is responsible for the terrorist attack,” Abdallah Al-Mouallimi said in his letter, as quoted by Arab News. The Houthi militia in Yemen on Monday claimed a missile attack on a distribution center, the property of…

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U.S. core capital goods orders beat expectations in October.

New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods increased more than expected in October, but momentum is slowing in line with expectations for slower economic growth in the fourth quarter.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:20 am.

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World agonises over new COVID curbs as infections approach 60 million.

Countries around the world agonised over new coronavirus curbs ahead of Christmas and other holidays as global infections approached 60 million on Wednesday and U.S. officials pleaded with Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:20 am.

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NBA free agency: Winners and losers include the Lakers, Suns, Rockets and Bucks.

Gordon Hayward and Fred VanVleet were among the winners along with a few NBA teams who made moves to improve rosters immediately as free agency began.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 10:16 am.

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COVAXX gets supply deals worth $2.8 billion for potential COVID-19 vaccine.

COVAXX, a unit of United Biomedical Inc, said on Thursday it has received purchase commitments totaling $2.8 billion to deliver more than 140 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries, including Brazil, Peru and Ecuador.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:15 am.

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Spain considers limiting Christmas celebrations to six people.

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday that his government was considering limiting Christmas celebrations to six people in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:10 am.

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U.S. imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on four entities, envoy warns of more to come.

The United States on Wednesday will impose Iran-related sanctions on four entities, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Elliott Abrams said, accusing the entities in China and Russia of activities promoting Iran's missile program.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:00 am.

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U.S. hits highest death toll since May with hospitals already full.

Daily U.S. deaths from COVID-19 surpassed 2,000 for the first time since May and with hospitals across the country already full, portending a surge in mortalities to come as the coronavirus pandemic casts a shadow over the holiday season.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 10:00 am.

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What is a Recession?

Today in wonky economic ephemera: This morning, Thom Keene was discussing the possibility of a slowdown, zero growth, or a contraction. He specifically asking Citigroup’s Global Chief Economist: “Are we going to approach an NBER recession?” Her answer: “Well, of course, the NBER recession is the two consecutive quarters of negative growth, thats…

Published by The Big Picture at November 25, 2020 10:00 am.

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Renault to replace Flins car assembly plant with recycling centre.

Renault will discontinue car assembly operations at its Flins factory outside Paris and turn the site into a research, recycling and repair centre by 2024 as part of a broader restructuring, the company said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:45 am.

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Oil Prices Climb Higher As The EIA Reports Inventory Draw.

Crude oil prices continued to climb today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory draw of 800,000 barrels for the week to November 20. A day earlier, the American Petroleum Institute reported an inventory build of 3.8 million barrels for the period. Analysts had expected the EIA to report a modest 127,000-barrel build in inventories. A week earlier, the EIA estimated a crude oil stock draw of 800,000 barrels as well. In gasoline, the EIA reported an inventory increase of 2.2 million barrels for the week to November…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 25, 2020 9:45 am.

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Turkey, Russia discuss involving other countries in Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire efforts.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed the possibility of involving other countries in efforts to maintain a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:40 am.

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Lebanon may lower obligatory reserves threshold, says source.

Lebanon's central bank is studying lowering the threshold for obligatory foreign exchange reserves in order to continue subsiding key imports next year, as critically low reserves dwindle, an official source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:35 am.

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German restaurant bears out pandemic with furry customers.

The owner of a Frankfurt restaurant is staging a protest against the coronavirus lockdown in Germany by filling his tables with a hundred stuffed toy pandas, in a play on the word "pandemic".

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:30 am.

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Russia Extends Its Lead As China’s Top Oil Supplier.

Russia was ahead of Saudi Arabia in the race to be China’s top crude oil supplier in October, according to official Chinese data reported by Reuters. Yet, Chinese imports from both Russia and Saudi Arabia declined year over year in October as crude imports in the world’s top oil importer slowed down markedly last month from the previous months. Chinese crude oil imports in October were 10 million bpd, down by 12.2 percent from September, due to independent refiners using up 2020 import quotas and storage nearing capacity. …

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Tesla plans to produce electric car chargers in China, document shows.

Tesla Inc plans to start manufacturing electric vehicle (EV) chargers in China in 2021, according to a document submitted to the Shanghai authorities by the U.S. firm which is seeking to expand sales in the world's biggest car market.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:25 am.

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Analysis: Feeling lucky? Bitcoiners who missed rally express relief and regret.

Arianna O'Dell, a 30-year-old entrepreneur and songwriter based in New York City, had a tumultuous four-year journey in cryptocurrency before selling her investments in February.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:20 am.

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Girl who was handcuffed by police at age 11 dies of COVID-19 at age 14, family says.

Honestie Hodges who was placed in handcuffs by officers when she was 11 years old has died of COVID-19, her family said online Sunday.

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As COVID-19 cases soar, U.S. families weigh risks of welcoming college kids home.

Nina Jain was regularly checking the nation's COVID-19 data and holding out hope that her son Antonio, a sophomore who attends college in Iowa, could come home to Sacramento, California, for Thanksgiving this week.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:05 am.

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Top 10 storylines for the 2020-21 men's college basketball season.

The 2020-21 men's college basketball season will be defined by the coronavirus pandemic -- how it affects rankings, team health and more.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 9:02 am.

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France orders tech giants to pay digital tax.

The French Finance Ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 9:00 am.

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Bank Of America Sees $60 Oil Next Summer.

Brent crude could hit $60 a barrel by next summer as travel restrictions get eased, Bank of America said, citing growing optimism around Covid-19 vaccines. The easing of restrictions will lead to a boost in oil demand, the bank said, as quoted by Bloomberg, and this will boost prices as it creates a deficit of 1.6 million bpd by mid-2021. Vaccine optimism has already pushed oil prices to the highest in eight months despite warnings that it is too early to buy into the vaccine hype, which has this month alone spurred a 25-percent jump in oil prices,…

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Unified ASEAN can avert South China Sea conflict - Philippine minister.

Tensions in the South China Sea will increase due to a U.S.-China rivalry that could be kept in check, if only Southeast Asian countries took a united stand to influence the status quo, a top Philippine security official said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 8:50 am.

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Greek-operated tanker damaged by mine at Saudi terminal -security firm.

A Greek-operated tanker was damaged by a mine at a Saudi Arabian terminal, damaging its hull, British maritime security company Ambrey said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 8:46 am.

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Improving farm economy drives up Deere earnings.

Deere & Co on Wednesday reported a rise in quarterly earnings, defying Wall Street estimates, as higher crop prices, government subsidy payments and replacement demand lifted sales of farm machines.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 8:40 am.

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How can you cut back on food waste this Thanksgiving?

Food waste is a major driver of greenhouse gas emissions – and the holidays are one of the most wasteful times of the year. Here's how to cut back.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 8:33 am.

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U.S. weekly jobless claims increase again.

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits increased further last week, suggesting that an explosion in new COVID-19 infections and business restrictions were boosting layoffs and undermining the labor market recovery.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 8:24 am.

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Norway to keep virus restrictions until mid-December.

Norway must maintain its most recent coronavirus restrictions for now and needs at least another three weeks to assess whether they can be lifted, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 8:20 am.

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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Banknotes, Hong Kong, Hotels.

Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 8:20 am.

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Grieving a COVID-19 loss, families prepare for a Thanksgiving without loved ones.

More than 250,000 American lives have been claimed by COVID-19. Some families are preparing for a Thanksgiving marred by loss.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 8:03 am.

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California regulator flags concerns over PG&E's wildfire safety measures.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has raised concerns over certain deficiencies that it says could affect PG&E; Corp's ability to provide safe and reliable service, the power provider disclosed in a regulatory filing on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 8:00 am.

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EU plans to open data to sharing in bid to rival Asia and U.S.

In an effort to avoid EU firms and citizens relying on data from Asian and U.S rivals, the European Commission is proposing new rules to allow sharing of public and personal data with businesses and research organisations.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 7:50 am.

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UAE halts new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states - document.

The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 7:45 am.

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U.S loans $1.1 billion to Ginkgo Bioworks for pandemic effort.

The U.S. government has agreed to loan privately-held biotechnology firm Ginkgo Bioworks $1.1 billion for COVID-19 testing and the production of raw materials for therapies that may help address future pandemics.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 7:35 am.

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Explainer-When and how will COVID-19 vaccines become available?

Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc have released trial data showing their COVID-19 vaccines to be about 95% effective at preventing the illness, while AstraZeneca Plc this week said its vaccine could be up to 90% effective.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 7:20 am.

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Wall Street Week Ahead: COVID-19 vaccine adoption rates are 'wildcard' for U.S. stock rally.

News this month of three promising coronavirus vaccines has helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 30,000, but some investors worry that slow vaccination rates may weaken next year's expected economic recovery.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 7:10 am.

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Stolen Flu Vaccines Show Mexico’s Black Market Adapted to Coronavirus Demand.

Stolen Flu Vaccines Show Mexico’s Black Market Adapted to Coronavirus Demand
A flu vaccine in Mexico has become the latest drug to emerge on Latin America’s burgeoning black market medicine trade, highlighting how criminal groups are increasingly providing items believed to be of help against COVID-19.

Published by InSight Crime at November 25, 2020 7:09 am.

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Shell UK gender pay gap narrows slightly in 2020.

Royal Dutch Shell's female employees in Britain earned 18% less on average than their male colleagues in 2020, with the pay gap slightly narrowing from the previous year.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 7:05 am.

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Why this Harvard doctor is optimistic about US overcoming COVID-19 despite 'epidemic of mistrust'

Paul Farmer has seen the effect of Haiti's earthquake, Rwanda's genocide and West Africa's Ebola outbreak. They show how the US could handle COVID.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 7:02 am.

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S&P, Dow futures muted ahead of weekly jobless claims.

Futures linked to the S&P; 500 and the Dow were subdued on Wednesday, a day after the blue-chip index crossed 30,000, with focus turning to the weekly jobless claims report for clues on whether an economic recovery was gathering pace.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 6:50 am.

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Oil’s latest boost has longer-term thrust.

Oil prices are escaping their tunnel vision. Since June, Brent has oscillated between $37 and $45 a barrel, as investors wrestled with a succession of Covid-19 lockdown snakes and potential vaccine ladders. There’s more than one reason to think that the latest jump to $48...

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 6:40 am.

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Textron to sell part of flight simulation unit to Canada's CAE for $40 million.

Cessna business jet maker Textron Inc said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell a portion of its flight simulation and training business to Canada's CAE Inc for $40 million in cash.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 6:20 am.

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JD Health plans to raise $3.5 billion in Hong Kong's biggest IPO of 2020.

JD Health International Inc, a major Chinese online healthcare platform, is seeking to raise up to $3.5 billion in what is set to be Hong Kong's biggest initial public offering of the year, a term sheet showed.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 6:15 am.

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Tesla issues two recalls covering 9,500 U.S. vehicles: NHTSA.

Tesla Inc is issuing two recalls covering about 9,500 vehicles for roof trim that may separate and bolts that may not have been properly tightened.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 6:10 am.

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Coronavirus updates: First 6.4M doses of COVID vaccine likely in December; CDC may change quarantine guidelines; US death toll nears 260K.

Tennessee won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine in K-12 public schools. El Paso, Texas, sets new curfew. OAN suspended from YouTube. Latest virus news.

Published by USA TODAY at November 25, 2020 6:03 am.

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Why frightening facts don’t always move people to action on climate change.

Anger, anxiety, overwhelm … climate change can evoke intense feelings. “It’s easy to feel dwarfed in the context of such a global systemic issue,” says psychologist Renée Lertzman. She says that when people experience these feelings, they often shut down ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 25, 2020 6:00 am.

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African envoys head for Ethiopia where thousands of war dead reported.

African Union envoys headed to Ethiopia on Wednesday hours before a government ultimatum was to expire for northern forces to surrender in a three-week war that has shaken the region and killed thousands of Tigrayan fighters according to one report.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 5:55 am.

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Canadian police supervisor who oversaw Huawei CFO arrest set for more questioning.

Testimony from the Canadian police supervisor who oversaw the arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou two years ago will continue on Wednesday, with the defense expected to dig into the changes in the arrest plan.

Published by Reuters at November 25, 2020 5:50 am.

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