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Fouad Boulos returned to Beirut in 2007 from the United States having trained there in pathology and laboratory medicine. He was so confident that Lebanon was the right place to be that he gave up his American residence green card.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:25 am.Reuters → Español →
European shares retreated from eight-month highs on Thursday as surging coronavirus infections raised doubts about a quicker economic rebound and overshadowed several upbeat quarterly earnings reports.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:20 am.Reuters → Español →
Fiat Chrysler and Engie EPS, a part of French utility Engie that focuses on energy storage systems and microgrids, plan to set up a joint venture to boost electric mobility, the two companies said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 3:50 am.Reuters → Español →
Chinese gaming and social media giant Tencent Holdings Ltd <0700.HK> reported on Thursday a forecast-beating 89% rise in quarterly profit, boosted by video games and advertising businesses. The world's largest gaming firm by revenue booked a 38.5billion yuan ($5.8 billion...
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 3:40 am.Reuters → Español →
A 23-year-old asymptomatic COVID-19 carrier is in isolation in Vanuatu after testing positive following his return from the United States.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 3:30 am.USA TODAY → Español →
Siemens wants to separate its Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) from its mobility business and run it as separately managed company, Deputy Chief Executive Roland Busch said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 3:20 am.Reuters → Español →
Britain's economy grew by a slower than expected 1.1% in September from August even before the latest COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, leaving it lagging other rich nations in its recovery from the shock of the pandemic.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 3:10 am.Reuters → Español →
British engineering company Rolls-Royce said shareholders signed up for 94% of new shares it issued as part of a 2 billion pound ($2.64 billion) rights issue aimed at bolstering its pandemic-hit finances.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 3:05 am.Reuters → Español →
The Gates Foundation added another $70 million of funding on Thursday to global efforts to develop and distribute vaccines and treatments against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying it hoped other international donors would now also pledge more.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 3:00 am.Reuters → Español →
State-owned Emirates said on Thursday that Dubai would help it through the coronavirus crisis after losses of $3.4 billion tipped the airline's holding company into its first half-year loss in more than thirty years.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:50 am.Reuters → Español →
The Armenian defence ministry declared a no-fly zone in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, except for military aircraft, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:45 am.Reuters → Español →
Big Hit Entertainment Co., the management label behind K-pop sensation BTS, debuted with a bang, but its dramatic crash after a pop on the first day of trading is causing South Korean regulators to seek safeguards for mom-and-pop investors.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:40 am.Reuters → Español →
A group of 165 companies and industry bodies have called on EU antitrust enforcers to take a tougher line against Google, saying the U.S. tech giant unfairly favours its own services on its web searches.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:30 am.Reuters → Español →
Singaporean Jason Chen recently bought a S$1.7 million ($1.26 million) three-bedroom apartment in a swanky condominium, upgrading his home in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic which has triggered the country's worst ever recession.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:10 am.Reuters → Español →
The world's most influential gold market authority is threatening to stop bullion from countries including the United Arab Emirates entering the mainstream market if they fail to meet regulatory standards, a letter seen by Reuters showed.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:00 am.Reuters → Español →
Goldman Sachs has poached Barclays' insurance banker Marguerite Bion to win more business from Europe's biggest insurers as industry consolidation heats up amid anaemic profitability and tightening regulation.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:50 am.Reuters → Español →
German engineering group Siemens on Thursday reported better-than-expected profit at its industrial business in the final set of results overseen by long-standing Chief Executive Joe Kaeser.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:45 am.Reuters → Español →
After his 92-year-old grandmother started coughing and her blood oxygen levels plummeted, Varunn Kaushik took her to two top private hospitals in New Delhi on Monday. Neither took her in, even after one of them found her positive for COVID-19.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:40 am.Reuters → Español →
Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, reported near flat quarterly profit on Thursday, beating market estimates amid firm demand for telecommuting devices as the pandemic-induced work-from-home trend continues.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:30 am.Reuters → Español →
Baggy pants and oversized t-shirts helped spare Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo from the steep coronavirus-led fall in sales that hit rival fashion chains such as H&M; and Zara.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:20 am.Reuters → Español →
Positive data on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine has improved the outlook for high-yield credit, especially for companies slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, said Dan Ivascyn, chief investment officer at bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co (PIMCO).
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:00 am.Reuters → Español →
Oil prices rose on Thursday, taking the week's gains to more than 11% on growing hopes that the world's major producers will hold off on a planned supply increase as soaring cases of COVID-19 dent fuel demand.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:50 am.Reuters → Español →
Year-end bonuses for most Wall Street workers are expected to decline this year compared with 2019 due to the impact of the COVID-19 impact on the U.S. economy, compensation firm Johnson Associates Inc said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:45 am.Reuters → Español →
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan discuss the "intensity" of intimate scenes and harsh shooting conditions while making same-sex romance "Ammonite."
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 12:33 am.USA TODAY → Español →
Singapore on Thursday announced a new work visa for foreign executives of technology firms, a sector the low-tax global business hub hopes will power future economic growth.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:30 am.Reuters → Español →
Chinese property developers have found a new way to build themselves up. Many are rushing to list management units in Hong Kong. At least 10 have floated this year with two currently selling their shares to investors and six more, including one from Evergrande, in the queue...
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:21 am.Reuters → Español →
Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine producer, said on Thursday it has made 40 million doses of AstraZeneca's potential COVID-19 vaccine, and would soon begin making Novavax's rival shot, as they both seek regulatory approval.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:20 am.Reuters → Español →
Here is a timeline of developments since China imposed national security legislation in Hong Kong this year, making anything Beijing regards as subversion, secession, terrorism or colluding with foreign forces punishable by up to life in prison.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:15 am.Reuters → Español →
SeaDream I was on its first Caribbean cruise since March when one of its 53 passengers tested positive, prompting the ship to head back to Barbados.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 12:03 am.USA TODAY → Español →
The opening of Asia's first "travel bubble" allowing tourism without quarantines since the pandemic hit has sparked a surge in searches and bookings for travel between Singapore and Hong Kong, stirring hopes the model could be rolled out more broadly.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:00 am.Reuters → Español →
The Bank of Japan's monetary policy can play a bigger role in helping to alleviate the pain caused by structural changes to the economy brought about by COVID-19, its board member Seiji Adachi said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 11:50 pm.Reuters → Español →
The United States continued to notch up grim records on Wednesday as it battles through the coronavirus pandemic, with a worsening outbreak in the northeast of the country adding pressure on top of an already reeling Midwest.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 11:42 pm.Reuters → Español →
Torrential rains from Typhoon Vamco lashed provinces in the Philippines' main Luzon island on Thursday, killing at least one person and paralysing parts of the capital Manila as some residents awaited rescue by boat due to rising flood waters.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 11:40 pm.Reuters → Español →
Southeast Asian leaders kicked off a multilateral summit on Thursday expected to address tensions in the South China Sea and tackle plans for a post-pandemic economic recovery in a region where U.S.-China rivalry has been rising.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 11:30 pm.Reuters → Español →
Russia said its Sputnik V vaccine is 92% effective at protecting people from COVID-19, while Japan's Fujitsu, Mizuho and PeptiDream said they are forming a joint venture to develop treatments for the respiratory disease.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 11:10 pm.Reuters → Español →
European Union governments approved a 1 trillion euro ($1.2 trillion) green "roadmap" for the bloc's lending arm on Wednesday that will see it stop financing fossil fuel projects and airport expansions, though climate groups said it did not go far enough.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 11:05 pm.Reuters → Español →
Britain will attempt to reassure nervous business leaders that it appreciates the need for clarity on rules outside of the European Union by setting up a task force to discuss challenges 50 days before the transition period ends.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 10:55 pm.Reuters → Español →
Australia will appoint a special investigator to determine whether to prosecute members of the country's military for alleged crimes committed in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 10:50 pm.Reuters → Español →
Woodside Petroleum shelved talks to sell stakes in a gas field and liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to Chinese companies a few months ago because of the diplomatic row between Australia and China, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 10:45 pm.Reuters → Español →
Fujitsu Ltd, Mizuho Financial Group Inc, and drugmaker PeptiDream Inc said on Thursday they are forming a joint venture to develop treatments for COVID-19.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 10:30 pm.Reuters → Español →
Two of "The Masked Singer" Super 6 have been grounded. Popcorn, Sun and the Snow Owls hoped to take flight as they battled during the Group A finals.
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 10:30 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Indonesia has signed a A$1.5 billion ($1.09 billion) loan deal with Australia's government to be used to help combat the coronavirus pandemic in the Southeast Asian country, Indonesia's finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 10:05 pm.Reuters → Español →
Athletes who arrive in Japan to participate in the Tokyo Olympics will not have to isolate for the required 14 days after arrival, Olympic organisers said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 9:55 pm.Reuters → Español →
An Iranian official said on Wednesday that Tehran exported up to 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil since March, but was later quoted by an Iranian news agency casting doubt on the figure which had been kept secret as the country fights U.S. sanctions.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 9:50 pm.Reuters → Español →
The head of the Berlin engine plant run by Mercedes-Benz has defected to rival Tesla , German union IG Metall said on Wednesday, calling on employees to protest over his departure.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 9:40 pm.Reuters → Español →
China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) is facing some delays in getting U.S.-made equipment, parts and materials, the Global Times newspaper reported on Thursday, after Washington imposed export restrictions against the firm.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 9:30 pm.Reuters → Español →
2020 vocal group of the year nominee Rascal Flatts was scheduled to perform at the CMA Awards. They've withdrawn because of a positive COVID-19 test.
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 8:50 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Britain is 'sleep-walking' into a personal debt crisis with the number of people in severe problem debt topping a million due to the coronavirus pandemic, charity StepChange has warned.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 8:35 pm.Reuters → Español →
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers, seen as representatives of the moderate pro-democracy voices in the Chinese-ruled finance hub, are expected to formerly tender their resignation on Thursday in protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 8:25 pm.Reuters → Español →
After years of brick-and-mortar meltdown, the Pandemic. Desperate measures are now required.
Published by Wolf Street at November 11, 2020 8:24 pm.Wolf Street → Español →
Sony Corp's PlayStation 5 (PS5) console launched in core markets on Thursday to intense interest online, but with first day real-world sales limited to pre-order pick-ups due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has driven a boom in gaming demand.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 8:20 pm.Reuters → Español →
Oil prices rose in early trade on Thursday, taking the week's gains to more than 12% on growing hopes that the world's major producers will hold off on a planned supply increase as soaring cases of COVID-19 dent fuel demand.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 8:10 pm.Reuters → Español →
Opposing View by Bernie Sanders: The lesson is not to abandon Medicare for All, Green New Deal, living wages, justice reform and universal child care.
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 8:01 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Keith Richards is reissuing "Live at the Hollywood Palladium," which documents his 1988 solo show. He reflects on friendship with the Beatles and more.
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 7:24 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Charges against three News Corp online editors were dropped on day four of a trial on allegations that media firms broke an Australia-wide court suppression order on reporting ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell's child sex abuse conviction.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 7:17 pm.Reuters → Español →
The dollar held broad gains on Thursday as investors adjusted some of their expectations about a COVID-19 vaccine, which tempered a recent rally in risk assets but kept enough confidence to support the greenback against safe-havens.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 7:13 pm.Reuters → Español →
Two of the hottest sectors in the ESG revolution right now are hydrogen and absolutely anything that ties into the $5 trillion global transportation industry. Investors are piling into hydrogen – a potential solution for a clean energy future - and it’s now predicted to become an $11-trillion marketplace by 2050.It simultaneously compliments and competes with the explosively growing EV sector, where Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is predicted to be on track to become a $1-trillion company, or even $2 trillion, by some estimations, up from…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 7:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
An extremely rare, purple-pink diamond mined in Russia, which Sotheby's described as "a true wonder of nature", sold for $26.6 million Swiss francs on Wednesday, the auction house said.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 6:50 pm.Reuters → Español →
The U.S. Treasury Department said on Wednesday it wants a resolution of national security risks it has raised over ByteDance's 2017 acquisition on Musical.ly, which it then merged into the TikTok video-sharing app.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 6:30 pm.Reuters → Español →
Microsoft Corp , Oracle Corp and other companies that have provided information to the government for its antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet's Google requested more time on Wednesday to propose a protective order for their confidential data.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 6:10 pm.Reuters → Español →
Swiss drugmaker Roche's chairman, Christoph Franz, favours requiring people to get a vaccination against COVID-19 when one is available and proven safe and effective, newspaper Handelszeitung reported on Wednesday, citing an interview.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 6:00 pm.Reuters → Español →
The battered oil and gas sector ran riot on Monday, with the sector’s popular benchmark Energy Select Sector Fund (XLE) jumping nearly 15%. The catalyst was news that Pfizer and BioNTech may have hit the jackpot with a Covid-19 vaccine--a development that has injected a heavy dose of optimism into global financial markets. The pharmaceutical giants announced they have developed BNT162, an mRNA vaccine that has been more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19 infection in nearly 44,000 test subjects. Now, ETFs are reaping the…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 6:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
Richard DeLisi, sentenced to 90 years by a Polk County, Florida, judge in 1989, will be released in December, an advocacy group announced.
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 5:58 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
The top trade representatives for Brazil and the UK held a videoconference on Wednesday to discuss strengthening trade and investment links between the two countries, including a possible post-Brexit bilateral trade deal.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 5:50 pm.Reuters → Español →
The world's public development banks on Wednesday pledged to align their financial firepower with the Paris Agreement on climate change, but avoided a firm commitment to phase out fossil fuel financing.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 5:45 pm.Reuters → Español →
A U.S. meat company that supplies Walmart and Costco is suing New Mexico to fight a state order that seeks to close a production facility where more than 100 workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 5:35 pm.Reuters → Español →
Iran said on Wednesday that its oil exports have averaged between 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 700,000 bpd since the start of the Iranian year in March, yet analysts estimate that Iran’s oil exports have been lower. Hamid Pourmohammadi, deputy head of Iran’s budget and planning organization, told Iranian semi-official Fars news agency that Iran’s exports since the start of the Iranian year have averaged 600,000 bpd - 700,000 bpd, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Commenting on the official’s words, one industry source…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 5:30 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
Stockholm scrambled on Wednesday to curb COVID-19 infections at its nursing homes, reimposing a ban on visits and piloting rapid-result coronavirus testing of staff.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 5:20 pm.Reuters → Español →
IOC president declines to say whether there is a deadline by which the IOC will decide whether to allow international spectators at the Tokyo Olympics
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 5:15 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Back in October, Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw opined that solar and wind "don't work," calling them "silly solutions." Instead, nuclear energy would be a "far better energy resource than solar and wind if (Democrats) cared about zero emissions." Crenshaw will likely be challenged on this - quite seriously. On Nov. 4, the day after the election, the United States officially withdrew from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, a global pact it helped create in an effort to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change. Newly elected president…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 5:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a decree to save a much-loved century-old fig tree from being cut down to make way for a Chinese-funded highway in the capital Nairobi.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 4:55 pm.Reuters → Español →
An Austrian appeals court has upheld a decision to end a criminal investigation into alleged fraud by Airbus SE and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH in connection with a $2 billion fighter jet purchase in 2003, counsel for Austria said.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 4:45 pm.Reuters → Español →
After parts of Europe went into lockdown again last week, a new wave of lockdowns throughout the world are threatening to tamp down oil demand yet again—and just when things were starting to look up for oil. On Wednesday, Sweden implemented a partial lockdown shutting down bars and restaurants—for the first time since the pandemic started. For Sweden, who has so far tried to get by with implementing voluntary measures, this is big news. Across the ocean in New York, Governor Cuomo ordered all bars, restaurants, and gyms to close by…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 4:30 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
Moderna Inc said on Wednesday that it has enough data to begin its first planned interim analysis from the late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, a potential step toward establishing the vaccine's efficacy.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 4:20 pm.Reuters → Español →
To maintain her sanity amid COVID-19, Reno Gazette Journal reporter Amy Alonzo decided to run all the way across Yosemite. Here's what it was like.
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 4:12 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Turkey on Wednesday banned smoking in crowded public places to slow a recent surge in symptomatic coronavirus patients, the Interior Minister said, as the government warned citizens to abide by protective measures.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 4:10 pm.Reuters → Español →
Much of the 2020 media discussion has recently been taken over by the prospects of crude demand never really recovering from the ongoing pandemic-induced market slump. That would have been a really sad development for those young countries that did not really manage to assess their own bounties, all the while some of them might be really hot. The Central African Republic (CAR) might be the hottest nation of them all – it is hot in the immediate sense of averaging 25° C on an annual basis, hot in the figurative sense of bordering proven…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 4:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 10,170,846 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 134,383 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,859 to 239,590.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 3:50 pm.Reuters → Español →
Insurance and reinsurance industry losses from wildfires across U.S. states, including California, Oregon and Colorado, were estimated to be more than $8 billion, according to a monthly report on global catastrophes by Aon Plc.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 3:00 pm.Reuters → Español →
The most popular battery technology, lithium-ion batteries, may have just received a big shot in the arm. Scientists have found in a new study that adding conductive carbon fillers to an electrode material would lead to improved battery performance with higher electrochemical utilization. This could allow lithium-ion batteries to overcome one of the constraints to achieving higher energy density while allowing reversible energy storage at the same time. Any breakthrough in lithium-ion battery design, or any battery design for that matter,…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 3:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 2:45 pm.Reuters → Español →
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will be in Tokyo for three days next week to review preparations for the postponed 2020 Olympics and back organisers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 2:30 pm.Reuters → Español →
Chevron, Occidental, and oil trading giant Trafigura have agreed to explore the idea to price the light U.S. crude they export to Asia off the upcoming ICE Murban Futures contract for light sweet crude, the operator Intercontinental Exchange ICE said in a statement. The Murban futures contract will be an alternative pricing benchmark to the benchmark Oman/Dubai average, which is currently the most used benchmark in the Middle East and off which the oil exporters from the Middle East price their oil going to Asia. The Murban futures contract for…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 11, 2020 2:30 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated by more than a billion people around the world. But this year celebrations will likely be scaled down.
Published by USA TODAY at November 11, 2020 2:21 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Alphabet Inc's Google will start limiting how many high-quality photos users can store on the company's cloud back-up service starting next June, it announced on Wednesday, in a move that could help protect profit margins.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 2:20 pm.Reuters → Español →
Israel is in talks with drugmaker Pfizer Inc over its potential COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, although it has not signed any deals yet.
Published by Reuters at November 11, 2020 2:11 pm.Reuters → Español →