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Mortgage boom risks coming home to roost for Brazil's banks.

Owning their first home on the outskirts of Sao Paulo felt like a distant dream when tattoo artist Fernando do Prado and pharmacist Jenifer Ferreira got engaged in January.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 4:15 am.

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32 things we learned from Week 12 of the 2020 NFL season.

Thanksgiving week provided several teams with much to be thankful for, but other teams are short on reasons for optimism after Sunday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 30, 2020 4:11 am.

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FTSE 100 set for best month ever on vaccine, recovery hopes.

London's FTSE 100 rose on Monday and was on course for its biggest monthly gain ever as investors bet on a working COVID-19 vaccine to speed up an economic recovery next year.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 4:00 am.

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Yemen pushes polio immunization in bid to stem outbreak.

Yemeni health worker Fairouz Sanad lugs a coolbox of polio vaccines from house to house, dripping the liquid into children's mouths hoping to stop an outbreak of the paralysing virus largely eradicated globally.

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

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OPEC+ to discuss extending oil cuts or gradually raising output, sources say.

OPEC+ members will consider whether to extend existing oil cuts for three to four months or to gradually increase output from January during their two days of talks that start on Monday, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 3:25 am.

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European shares slip at end of stellar month; eyes on Brexit.

Europe's benchmark stock index opened lower on Monday with focus on Brexit negotiations, but was still on track for its best month on record on the prospect of easing coronavirus restrictions and hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 3:15 am.

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UK holds firm on fish in Brexit talks with EU.

Britain dug in its heels over fishing in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, demanding an end to what its environment minister cast as an unfair system of EU fishing in its waters.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 3:10 am.

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Lloyds names HSBC's Charlie Nunn as chief executive.

Britain's biggest domestic lender Lloyds Banking Group said on Monday it had picked Charlie Nunn, currently head of wealth and personal banking at rival HSBC, to become its next chief executive.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 2:55 am.

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Thailand tracking 200 people as infected returnees skip COVID-19 quarantine.

Thailand was racing to track down about 200 people in its northern provinces on Monday to stop a potential coronavirus outbreak, after three Thai nationals entered the country illegally from Myanmar and tested positive days later.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 2:40 am.

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War not over, says Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces leader.

The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious northern forces said on Monday he was still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured by government troops following nearly a month of battles and air strikes.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 2:35 am.

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Sri Lanka coronavirus prison riot leaves eight dead, over 50 wounded.

At least eight prisoners were killed and more than 50 injured in clashes with guards at a Sri Lankan prison, officials said on Monday, as authorities tried to quell a protest over rising corornavirus infections in the country's crowded jails.

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

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German ministers warn on pandemic's economic impact.

The number of COVID-19 infections is still much too high in most German regions and people must do more to reduce their contacts to slow the spread of the disease, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 2:20 am.

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Berlin fintech Solarisbank targets European expansion in 2021.

Digital banking platform Solarisbank will enter a string of new European markets next year, CEO Roland Folz told Reuters on Monday, as it became the first German bank to shift its entire operation into the cloud.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 2:15 am.

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Singapore studies effect of COVID on mother and foetus after baby born with antibodies.

Doctors are studying the impact of COVID-19 on unborn babies in Singapore, where an infant delivered by an infected mother earlier this month had antibodies against the virus but did not carry the disease.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 2:10 am.

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Time is running out for Brexit trade deal, UK minister says.

Britain and the European Union are running out of time to clinch a Brexit trade deal but if good progress is made this week then the talks could be extended, Environment Secretary George Eustice said on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 2:05 am.

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Leader of Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces says he is fighting near Mekelle.

The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious northern forces said on Monday he was still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured by government troops.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 1:50 am.

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Credit Suisse commercial property fund to liquidate amid big discount.

A Credit Suisse Group global property fund will wind down against the backdrop of low trading volume and a discount of more than 20% to underlying assets due to market corrections triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss bank said.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 1:45 am.

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Christmas, coronavirus and fear of no-deal Brexit push Europe's warehouses to the limit.

Retailers worldwide have never had more reason to pack warehouses to the brim and keep stock closer to shoppers who continue to buy a record number of items online.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 1:40 am.

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Lloyds names HSBC's Charlie Nunn as Chief Executive.

LLoyds Banking Group said on Monday that Charlie Nunn, currently head of wealth and personal banking at HSBC, is to be its next Chief Executive.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 1:30 am.

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South Korea considers more vaccine buys as coronavirus cases spike.

South Korea's ruling party has called for the country to buy millions of additional coronavirus vaccine doses after a spike in infection numbers raised concerns about the government's existing plans.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 1:15 am.

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Germany partial lockdown pushes more companies into short-time work: Ifo.

The share of companies in Germany using short-time work schemes rose in November compared to the previous month, economic institute Ifo said on Monday, as a partial lockdown hit employment in tourism and restaurant industries.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 1:10 am.

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Pandemic Motors: Europeans snap up old cars to avoid public transport.

Want a cheap used car to nip around town without running the gauntlet of coronavirus on public transport? Welcome to Pandemic Motors, we have just what you need.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 1:00 am.

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French insurer AXA to sell Gulf operations for $269 million to GIG.

AXA, Europe's second biggest insurer, has agreed to sell its insurance operations in the Gulf region to Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) for $269 million, AXA said on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 12:50 am.

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Universal Studios Japan to open Super Nintendo World area on Feb. 4.

Universal Studios Japan will open its new Nintendo themed area on Feb. 4, the Osaka-based theme park said on Monday, after pushing back the opening from the summer due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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

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India COVID-19 cases top 9.4 million.

India's novel coronavirus cases rose by 38,772, the health ministry said on Monday, making it the 23rd straight day that daily cases have stayed below the 50,000 mark.

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

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Chinese banks' profit growth seen recovering to 2-3% in 2021: report.

China's banking sector is likely to show annual profit growth of 2-3% in 2021 after an expected 7% fall this year due to hit of the global pandemic, Bank of China, the country's fourth largest lender, said in a report on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 12:20 am.

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Olympics: COVID-19 countermeasures to cost some $960 million - Kyodo.

Tokyo Games organisers estimate the cost of COVID-19 countermeasures for next year's rearranged Olympics will run to around 100 billion yen ($960 million), Kyodo News reported on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 12:10 am.

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now.

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

Published by Reuters at November 30, 2020 12:00 am.

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Japan's Aso asks banks to help as firms' funding needs rise at year-end.

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso on Monday urged public and private financial institutions to help ensure smooth corporate financing as funding needs rise towards the year-end.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 11:50 pm.

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China grants Tesla green light to start selling Shanghai-made Model Y SUV.

Tesla Inc has obtained permission to start selling its Shanghai-made Model Y sports utility vehicle in China, according to documents released by the country's industry ministry.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 10:45 pm.

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Oil prices slip in cautious trade ahead of OPEC+ meet.

Crude oil prices fell on Monday, amid investor jitters ahead of a meeting of producer group OPEC+ to decide whether to extend large output cuts to balance global markets, but vaccine hopes helped keep them on track to rise more than a fifth in November.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 10:35 pm.

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China central bank offers salve to jittery markets with surprise MLF injection.

China's central bank surprised markets on Monday with an injection of medium-term cash into the banking system, in what traders and analysts viewed as a move to calm nerves rattled by a string of recent bond defaults.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 10:20 pm.

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Exclusive: Chef David Chang 'can't believe' he won big for charity on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

David Chang, chef and founder of Momofuku group, author and television personality, is the first celebrity to win "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 10:12 pm.

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Team by team analysis of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Team by team analysis of Sunday's Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 10:10 pm.

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Oregon nurse placed on leave after showing 'cavalier disregard' for COVID-19 protocols in TikTok video.

The video shows the nurse mocking her coworkers' response to her lack of COVID-19 precautions through a lip-dub of Dr. Seuss's The Grinch.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 10:00 pm.

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Breakingviews - Pinduoduo rises to China's grocery challenge.

Pinduoduo is rising to China’s grocery challenge. The e-commerce company unveiled plans to raise as much as $6.1 billion partly to expand next-day delivery for fresh produce. Competition is fierce and building out logistics will be costly, but its model of matching farmers...

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 9:50 pm.

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Support for Japan's Suga falls following travel campaign reversal.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's approval ratings fell five percentage points to 58%, with many unhappy with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a poll taken over the weekend by the daily Nikkei newspaper.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 9:45 pm.

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'I'm scared. Are you scared?': A Michigan mom's harrowing story of leaving her autistic son to fight COVID-19 alone in the hospital.

Pam Warfle had to leave her autistic son in the hospital with COVID-19. She begged to stay, to no avail. Then her mom got the virus, too.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 9:45 pm.

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Australia central bank seen holding cash rate at record low: Reuters poll.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will likely hold its cash rate at a historic low of 0.1% at its monthly policy meeting on Dec. 1, showed a Reuters poll of 15 economists.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 9:30 pm.

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Global shares take a breather after stellar month, China data upbeat.

World shares paused to assess a record-busting month on Monday as the prospect of a vaccine-driven economic recovery next year and yet more free money from central banks eclipsed concerns about the coronavirus pandemic in the near-term.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 9:00 pm.

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Chadwick Boseman honored on his 44th birthday by Marvel Studios, mourned by Michael B. Jordan, family.

Chadwick Boseman would have turned 44 on Sunday. The late "Black Panther" star was honored by family, friends, co-stars and Marvel Studios.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 8:45 pm.

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Japan's Osaka inspires own manga character.

Japan's three-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has inspired a new manga character to appear in an issue of Nakayoshi magazine next month, the publishers announced on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 8:40 pm.

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Joe and Jill Biden want to unite America. They'll start by adding a cat to family dogs Champ, Major.

Joe and Jill Biden will bring a cat to the White House it was revealed Sunday. The unrevealed feline will join German Shepherds Champ and Major.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 8:38 pm.

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Man who attacked ex-girlfriend killed by victim's mom and sister with golf club and kitchen knife, California police say.

The women "were well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter" and are not expected to face charges, authorities say.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 8:35 pm.

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Shares take a breather after stellar month, China data upbeat.

World shares paused to assess a record-busting month on Monday as the prospect of a vaccine-driven economic recovery next year and yet more free money from central banks eclipsed concerns about the coronavirus pandemic in the near-term.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 8:25 pm.

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Mysterious Utah monolith disappears from the desert, removed by 'unknown party'

The steel monolith was discovered Nov. 18 in Utah's remote Red Rock Country. Now the Bureau of Land Management cites "credible reports" – it's gone.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 8:23 pm.

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Column: OPEC+ should look to Asia's uneven, uncertain crude oil recovery - Russell.

As members of the OPEC+ group struggle to come up with a united view on whether to boost crude oil output or extend production cuts, they should perhaps turn their eyes to Asia, the major consuming and fastest-growing region.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 8:20 pm.

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China's factory activity expands at fastest pace in over three years.

China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years in November, keeping it on track to be the first major economy to fully recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 8:10 pm.

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Joe Biden names all-women White House communications team led by Jen Psaki as press secretary.

"I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women," Biden said in a statement Sunday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 7:58 pm.

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Japan factory output grows for fifth month, retail sales surge.

Japan's industrial output rose for the fifth straight month in October and retail sales in the same month grew the most in over a year, signalling the economy was recovering further from the damage caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 7:50 pm.

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Small window of opportunity to rescue Grosjean, says F1 medical delegate.

Rescuers had only a small window of opportunity to aid Romain Grosjean's miraculous escape from a fiery crash on the opening lap of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, Formula One deputy medical delegate Ian Roberts said.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 7:45 pm.

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A pair of endangered birds are missing after an early-morning theft at Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California, officials say.

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo is asking the public for help after an alleged birdnapper took two threatened species from its aviary early Sunday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 7:33 pm.

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Afghan female artist breaks tattoo taboo in Kabul studio.

Soraya Shahidy carefully lays a stencil on Nargis Merzayi's arm before inking the latest tattoo in her salon in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 7:30 pm.

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Malaria death toll to exceed COVID-19's in sub-Saharan Africa: WHO.

Deaths from malaria due to disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the mosquito-borne disease will far exceed those killed by COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization warned on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 7:10 pm.

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Oil prices slip in cautious trading ahead of OPEC+ meeting.

Oil prices fell about 1% on Monday amid investor jitters ahead of an OPEC+ meeting to decide whether the producers' group will extend large output cuts to balance global markets.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 7:00 pm.

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England's COVID-19 infections down 30% during national lockdown: survey.

COVID-19 infections have fallen by 30% during England's month-long national lockdown and the virus is now in retreat, a large-scale study of more than 100,000 volunteers showed on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 6:55 pm.

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Dollar plumbs two-year low as Fed comes in to focus.

The dollar fell to a more than two-year low on Monday and is set to log its largest monthly fall since July, as a combination of vaccine optimism and bets on more monetary easing in the United States drives investors out of the world's reserve currency.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 6:50 pm.

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World stocks boast record-breaking month, led by Europe.

World shares were set to seal a record-busting month on Monday as the prospect of a vaccine-driven global economic recovery next year and yet more free money from central banks eclipsed concerns about the pandemic in the near-term.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 6:40 pm.

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Cuban government backtracks on deal with protesters.

Communist-run Cuba over the weekend launched an all-out rhetorical assault through state-run media on a rare protest that took place Friday for freedom of expression, branding it part of an ongoing effort by the United States to create an uprising.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 6:30 pm.

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Clever Cavani offering United different options in attack.

There were raised eyebrows when Manchester United signed 33-year-old Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani on transfer deadline day in October, with some calling it an act of desperation.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 6:10 pm.

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The State of American Restaurants, by City: The Catastrophe of the Second Wave.

Despite the rampant indoorification of outdoor dining.

Published by Wolf Street at November 29, 2020 6:08 pm.

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Canada's Oil Industry Will Be Indispensable For Decades To Come.

Canada’s oil industry has been among those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Already struggling with low oil prices brought about by transport capacity shortage, Canadian oil producers this year had to contend with the slump in demand that the pandemic caused and a strong political push towards more renewable energy. And yet, according to a new report, oil is set to remain Canada’s main source of energy in 2050. Canada’s fossil fuel consumption peaked last year, according to Canada’s Energy Future 2020 report…

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Broncos QB Lock apologises for slip in COVID-19 protocols.

Denver Broncos starting quarterback Drew Lock apologized on Sunday for not following the NFL's guidelines for masks, a move that ultimately left his team scrambling to fill the position for this week's game.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 5:50 pm.

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North Korea's Kim stresses economic policies at a politburo meeting - KCNA.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed the need to carry out economic policies with responsibility, as he presided over a meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers Party, state news agency KCNA reported on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 5:45 pm.

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Laverne Cox is 'in shock' but OK after she and a friend were targeted in transphobic attack.

Actress Laverne Cox is "definitely in shock" and "triggered" but OK after a experiencing a transphobic attack while walking with a friend in a park.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 5:33 pm.

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Report: 49ers could move home games to Arizona.

The Santa Clara County COVID-19 restrictions that are forcing the San Francisco 49ers out of Levi's Stadium for the short term, could be be sending the team out of state.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 5:30 pm.

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My brother has daily seizures. COVID-19 restrictions are making him sicker.

COVID-19 has seen many Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities removed from their routines. Some are now getting sicker.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 5:00 pm.

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North Korea's Kim stresses economic policies at a politburo meeting: KCNA.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stressed the need to carry out economic policies with responsibility, as he presided over a meeting of the politburo of the ruling Workers Party, state news agency KCNA reported on Monday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 4:45 pm.

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Canada extends travel restrictions for those entering the country.

Canada will extend its restrictions for all travelers entering the country, except from the United States, until Jan. 21, the government said on Sunday, in a move to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 4:10 pm.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Fueling A Record Decline In Emissions.

Last week BloombergNEF (BNEF) published a new report that quantifies the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. The report estimates that 2020 emissions will be 9.2% lower than in 2019, reaching a level last seen in 1983. At that time, BNEF notes, the economy was 60% smaller than it is today. Although U.S. carbon dioxide emissions have been declining for a dozen years, BNEF estimates that this year’s decline will be the largest on record. Without the impact of Covid-19, the report estimates that emissions would…

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Richmond scores rare top-10 win by upsetting No. 10 Kentucky.

Nathan Cayo and Blake Francis each had 18 points and Richmond's defense forced Kentucky into 21 turnovers and 0-for-10 shooting from 3-point range in the Spiders' 76-64 victory Sunday over the 10th-ranked Wildcats at Lexington, Ky.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 3:50 pm.

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Turkey's coronavirus death toll hits record for seventh day in a row.

Turkey's daily COVID-19 death toll hit a record high for a seventh consecutive day on Sunday, with 185 fatalities in the last 24 hours, data from the Health Ministry showed.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 3:45 pm.

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'That is a talented, talented brother': Barack Obama endorses Drake to play him in a biopic.

If you’ve ever thought Drake would make a good Barack Obama, you’re not alone. The ex-POTUS name-checked the rapper for the role in an interview.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 3:43 pm.

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OPEC+ yet to find compromise on oil policy for 2021, say sources.

OPEC and allies led by Russia have yet to find a consensus on oil output policy for 2021, after an initial round of talks on Sunday and ahead of crucial meetings on Monday and Tuesday, four OPEC+ sources told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 3:40 pm.

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Field narrows for global miner Rio Tinto's top job.

Rio Tinto will look to a handful of external candidates in a narrowing field for its new chief executive, as the miner tries to win back investors dismayed by the blasting of an ancient Australian rock shelter, bankers and investors say.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 3:30 pm.

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Two-goal Cavani inspires United comeback win at Southampton.

Substitute Edinson Cavani produced a second-half masterclass, scoring twice and creating another goal as Manchester United hit back from a two-goal deficit to beat Southampton 3-2 in a Premier League cracker on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 3:20 pm.

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'This is propaganda': Fox News' Maria Bartiromo slammed for 'softball' Trump interview.

Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo faced criticism Sunday for failing to challenge President Trump on his claims of widespread election fraud.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 3:00 pm.

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Former Senegal midfielder Diop dies aged 42.

Former Senegal midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who scored the first goal of the 2002 World Cup against reigning champions France, has died aged 42, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 2:30 pm.

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A full Beaver Moon and lunar eclipse are coming Monday.

The last astronomical event of November will be a penumbral lunar eclipse when the moon passes through the Earth's outer shadow.

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EU budget rules need adjustment but no debt cancellation, says Gentiloni.

European Union budget rules need to be more consistent with expected higher levels of sovereign debt, the bloc's economics commissioner said, but dismissed calls to cancel debt amassed during the coronavirus crisis.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 2:20 pm.

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Alabama still No. 1, while Clemson passes Ohio State at No. 3 in latest Amway Coaches Poll.

Alabama remained in the No. 1 spot, while Clemson passes Ohio State for third in the latest Amway Coaches Poll in college football.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 2:15 pm.

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Five Energy Stocks To Buy Before Christmas.

For many people, the Christmas season is a time for celebrating, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Understandably, not many will have time to draw up investment strategies when preoccupied with tinsel and turkey. Nevertheless, the holiday season can provide some impressive stock market returns, especially now that the energy sector--renewables and fossil fuels alike--are showing strong momentum. The U.S. oil and gas favorite benchmark Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) has recorded an impressive rebound, climbing 37% in November…

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U.S. CDC reports 265,166 deaths from coronavirus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported a total 13,142,997 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 143,333 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,210 to 265,166.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 1:50 pm.

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UK records 12,155 new cases of covid-19, 215 deaths.

Britain reported 12,155 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday and 215 new deaths within 28 days of positive COVID-19 test, government data showed.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 1:20 pm.

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Democrat Schumer says $30 billion in federal funds needed to distribute COVID vaccine.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that $30 billion in federal funds was needed to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as legislative negotiations over an economic relief bill remain stalled.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 12:05 pm.

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More than half of German retailers pessimistic about Christmas: HDE.

More than half of German retailers expect fewer customers and falling sales over the crucial Christmas period, according to a survey of 550 companies by the German Retail Association (HDE).

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 12:00 pm.

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The Single Biggest Threat To Venezuela's Future.

It was not too long ago that copious oil reserves such as the 303 billion barrels located in Venezuela, which are the world’s largest, were viewed as a tremendous economic benefit. That vast petroleum wealth, which quickly became Venezuela’s economic engine, was responsible for shaping the Latin American country’s destiny. By the 1970s Venezuela was the wealthiest, most developed and politically stable country in Latin America. Even after the rapid decline of Venezuela’s leviathan oil industry, economic collapse and near…

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Biden gains 87 votes in Trump's $3M Wisconsin recount as Dane County wraps up review. President plans lawsuit.

Biden netted 132 votes in Milwaukee County and Trump netted 45 votes in Dane County. Taken together, that increased Biden's statewide lead to 21,695.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 11:59 am.

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Turkey's COVID curfew fails to contain surging second wave.

Coronavirus deaths in Turkey rose to a record for the seventh consecutive day on Sunday and the number of new cases remained high despite efforts by President Tayyip Erdogan's government to contain a second wave of infections.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 11:50 am.

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David Prowse, the original Darth Vader in 'Star Wars,' dies at 85.

David Prowse, the weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 11:41 am.

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India regulators probe alleged AstraZeneca shot reaction, trial continues.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is assisting an inquiry into an alleged adverse reaction during AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial, but has found no reason to recommend halting it, a senior official at the regulator said on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 11:40 am.

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Will movie theater operator AMC Entertainment survive or die in 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic?

AMC Entertainment, the country's largest multiplex operator, is trying to survive, but sometimes, effort isn't enough.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 11:30 am.

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Italy reports 20,648 new coronavirus cases, 541 deaths on Sunday.

Italy reported 541 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, against 686 the day before, and 20,648 new infections, down from 26,323 on Saturday, the health ministry said.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 11:25 am.

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New York City public schools will begin to reopen with weekly COVID-19 testing.

New York City's public schools will begin to reopen for in-person learning on Dec. 7, starting with elementary schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 11:20 am.

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Politics updates: Fox's Bartiromo slammed for softball interview as Trump says he won't be dropping false fraud claims.

Fox host Maria Bartiromo was criticized for her softball questioning of the president who said he doesn't expect his view of the election to change.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 11:00 am.

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Canadian pension funds, insurers seeking private debt face shrinking pool of lower-risk firms.

Canadian pension funds and insurers are facing a shrinking universe of higher-quality private debt investments to lift returns in a low-yield world, as the coronavirus pandemic has crushed many businesses, while banks maintain lending to better ones.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 10:30 am.

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Norway gas plant resumes exports to Europe.

Norway's Nyhamna gas export terminal has restarted production and is ramping up output following a shutdown triggered by a strike among workers, system operator Gassco said on Sunday.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 10:10 am.

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Make America incompetent again? Trump wants to ruin our merit-based federal jobs system.

Trump wants to bring back a corrupt system of political patronage. Congress and Joe Biden must undo this attack on the capability of our government.

Published by USA TODAY at November 29, 2020 10:00 am.

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The End Of The Century-Old Black Sea Drilling Dream.

There is a long history of drilling for hydrocarbons in the Black Sea. After all, oil-rich Azerbaijan, and the Caspian region in general, was one of the first spots in the world to see mass-scale crude production. Yet one drilling campaign after another has brought poor results to the nations bordering the Black Sea: Turkey has failed to find any commercially viable deepwater field for more than 50 years (until its dubious 2020 discovery of a giant field), Russia has seemingly abandoned its Black Sea ambitions on the back of non-commercial discoveries,…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 29, 2020 10:00 am.

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Gaza gets vital medical aid as hospitals struggle with rising infections.

The World Health Organization delivered 15 ventilators to Gaza hospitals on Sunday amid a spike in COVID-19 infections that has tested the Palestinian territory's under-developed health system.

Published by Reuters at November 29, 2020 9:50 am.

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