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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has sent a letter to European Union institutions threatening to veto its 2021-2027 budget if access to EU funds is made conditional on governments respecting the rule of law.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:25 pm.Reuters → Español →
French Prime Minister Jean Castex said there would be no easing for at least two weeks of the country's second COVID-19 lockdown, with the number of people in hospital with coronavirus now higher than at the peak of the first wave.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:20 pm.Reuters → Español →
The health crisis in Italy's third largest city Naples is out of control, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday, after a video was posted on social media showing a corpse sprawled in a hospital lavatory.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:15 pm.Reuters → Español →
Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines on Thursday cautioned that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases may have a negative impact on travel over the winter holidays, a period the sector had hoped would see improved bookings.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 2:05 pm.Reuters → Español →
In desperation, Maduro’s autocratic regime has turned to Iran, another pariah state, for assistance. The collapse of Venezuela’s once-mighty oil industry has not only caused the Latin American country’s economy to implode, but it has triggered massive gasoline and other shortages. U.S. sanctions are biting deeper, sharply impacting what was once South America’s richest economy. As of the final week of October 2020, the U.S. effectively ended sanction exemptions which allowed India’s Reliance Industries, Spain’s…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 2:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
More than a dozen U.S. states have doubled their COVID-19 case loads in the last 14 days compared with the previous two-week period, as the pandemic spreads relentlessly across much of the country.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:45 pm.Reuters → Español →
Saudi Arabia will strike those who threaten the kingdom's security and stability with an "iron fist", the crown prince said on Thursday, one day after an attack on a Remembrance Day ceremony injured two in the kingdom.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:35 pm.Reuters → Español →
Daimler will be a smaller company five years from now, focused on capturing recurring revenues with software-based services as Mercedes-Benz seeks to redefine luxury in an era of electric self-driving cars, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:15 pm.Reuters → Español →
Measles surged to infect almost 870,000 people across the world in 2019, the worst figures in almost a quarter of a century as vaccination levels fell below critical levels, a report said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 1:00 pm.Reuters → Español →
The United States is on course to see record-breaking 23 gigawatts (GW) of wind turbine capacity additions this year, smashing the previous record from 2012 by nearly 10 GW, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday. This year wind capacity additions are set to be higher than in previous years because of the impending phase-out of the full value of the U.S. production tax credit (PTC) at the end of 2020. Between January and August, a total of 5 GW of wind turbine generation capacity was installed in the United States, according…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 1:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
Tropical Storm Eta made landfall at 4 a.m. EST Thursday, November 12, near Cedar Key, Florida, about 85 miles northwest of Tampa. At landfall, Eta had maximum winds of 50 mph and a central pressure of 996 mb. Eta brought ...
Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 12, 2020 12:57 pm.Yale Climate Connections → Español →
Dutch police on Thursday said they had arrested a suspect after the embassy of Saudi Arabia in the Netherlands was sprayed with gunfire before dawn earlier in the day. No one was injured.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:45 pm.Reuters → Español →
The World Health Organization (WHO) is in discussions with the Russian institute that developed the Sputnik V candidate vaccine against COVID-19 over its potential application for emergency use listing, the U.N. agency said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 12:30 pm.Reuters → Español →
A sharp worsening in relations between Australia and China could threaten a deal that would have seen Woodside Petroleum sell a stake in a natural gas field and in the $16-billion Scarborough liquefied natural gas project. The chief executive officer of Woodside, Peter Coleman, told Reuters in an interview that the talks for the stake sales had been suspended several months ago, adding that he still hoped they will be resumed after the diplomatic row is resolved. The row erupted when Australia insisted on an international inquiry into the origin…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 12:30 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
Costco Wholesale Club, one of the first retailers to mandate shoppers wear masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is updating its face mask policy Nov. 16.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 12:16 pm.USA TODAY → Español →
Lockdowns, curfews, and fewer people eating out due to the coronavirus are dwindling the supplies of used cooking oil that is used in renewable fuels production, and refiners are now racing to procure feedstocks for biodiesel in California, Bloomberg reports. Supplies of used cooking oil and animal fats from restaurants have slumped this year, while some of the largest U.S. oil refiners have announced plans to convert oil refineries into biofuel producing sites. California has a state-level program to support renewable diesel production as part…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 12:00 pm.OilPrice.com → Español →
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a seven-month low last week, but the pace of decline has slowed and further improvement could be limited by a raging COVID-19 pandemic and lack of additional fiscal stimulus.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 11:50 am.Reuters → Español →
Canada on Thursday said it would make it easier for Hong Kong residents to study and work here in response to new security rules imposed by China on the former British colony, a move likely to heighten already strained relations with Beijing.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 11:45 am.Reuters → Español →
Nigeria expects to get more of its plundered Benin Bronzes back from Western museums and collectors as early as next year as global Black Lives Matter protests spur repatriation campaigns, a senior official said.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 11:35 am.Reuters → Español →
The musical starring Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key and Ricky Martin is rich in holiday spirit and inclusion.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 11:33 am.USA TODAY → Español →
The five largest producers of crude oil in Africa face a combined production decline of 19 percent as a result of the pandemic’s effect on oil demand and the acceleration of energy transition efforts, according to a new report by PwC. The Africa oil and gas review 2020 notes that the pandemic has caused the worst oil industry crisis in history and that oil demand will likely never recover to pre-pandemic levels. This demand loss will also drive lower revenues for oil exporters, the authors of the reports said, helped in no small measure by…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 11:30 am.OilPrice.com → Español →
U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Thursday vaccine developers should push to make billions of their COVID-19 vaccines to ensure access to all parts of the world, instead of focusing on the rich countries.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 11:20 am.Reuters → Español →
WTI Crude oil prices are expected to average $44.24 per barrel next year, the EIA said in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), with the forecast price not much higher than the $42 spot price early on Wednesday. This year, WTI Crude prices are expected to average $38.24 per barrel, according to the EIA, which revised down slightly its estimates for the U.S. benchmark and for the international Brent benchmark compared to its estimates in the October STEO. In the November STEO this week, the EIA sees Brent Crude prices averaging…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 11:00 am.OilPrice.com → Español →
This week has seen a flurry of good news from COVID-19 vaccine developers, with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE <22UAy.DE> trumpeting early data indicating their mRNA candidate is more than 90% effective.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:50 am.Reuters → Español →
The number of tests registering positive for COVID-19 in California rose to 4.2% over a seven-day period in the latest survey, state officials said.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 10:46 am.USA TODAY → Español →
European officials warned against COVID-19 complacency on Thursday and said measures to control a surge in infections as winter approaches must remain in force despite hopes that new vaccines can bring the pandemic under control.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:45 am.Reuters → Español →
Britain's economy grew by a slower than expected 1.1% in September from August, lagging other rich nations as it struggled to recover from the shock of the pandemic even before the latest COVID-19 lockdown.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:45 am.Reuters → Español →
As Latin American nations test experimental coronavirus vaccines from across the globe and economic heavyweights such as Brazil and Mexico jockey for supply deals with major drugmakers, Communist-run Cuba already has two of its own vaccines in clinical trials.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:40 am.Reuters → Español →
Tyler Smith, a Scottsdale home brewer, opens Kistune Brewing Company. He will launch Arizona's first Black-owned brewery from Simple Machine in north Phoenix.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 10:33 am.USA TODAY → Español →
On Thursday morning, Tropical Storm Eta made landfall over North Florida and has become the 12th named storm to make landfall out of a record-breaking year of 29 named storms. Eta Making Landfall Over North Florida An unprecedented amount of tropical systems have swirled around the Atlantic Basin this year, breaking the 2005 record of 28. The above-average tropical activity has decimated the oil and gas industry with offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. 2020 Hurricane Season Tracks According to Bloomberg, some 41 million…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 10:30 am.OilPrice.com → Español →
BMW Chief Executive Oliver Zipse on Thursday said he would seek to strengthen bonds with Toyota and wants the current alliance between the German and Japanese carmaker centred on fuel cells and convertibles, going beyond 2025.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:20 am.Reuters → Español →
Russia's supreme court has ruled that U.S. investor Michael Calvey and other executives of private equity firm Baring Vostok be released from house arrest, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 10:10 am.Reuters → Español →
Crude oil prices fell today after the Energy Information Administration reported an oil inventory build of 4.3 million barrels for the week to November 6. The authority also reported a 2.3-million-barrel fall in gasoline stocks and a 5.4-million-barrel decline in distillate fuel inventories for the period. The figures compared with a crude oil stock draw of 8 million barrels for the previous week, which pushed prices higher for a day, along with a 1.5-million-bpd build in gasoline inventories and a decline of 1.6 million barrels in distillate fuel…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 10:00 am.OilPrice.com → Español →
The audio released by Lori Vallow's ex-sister-in-law revealed that Vallow said in 2018 that she "was going to murder" her third husband.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 9:39 am.USA TODAY → Español →
CureVac <5CV.DE> is still in discussions with pharma majors to find a potential partner for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, the German biotech firm's chief executive said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 9:30 am.Reuters → Español →
Ghana has told Italy’s Eni to merge its Sankofa offshore discovery with another field, discovered by a locally based company, Bloomberg reports, citing a letter by Ghanaian Energy Minister John-Peter Amewu. The letter follows the failure of Eni and the local company, Springfield Exploration and Production, to reach an agreement on how to develop the fields jointly. Eni, which operates the Sankofa discovery together with commodity trading giant Vitol, is against the move, according to the report, arguing that Springfield has not made sufficient…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 9:30 am.OilPrice.com → Español →
A record number of infections has driven hospitalizations to record levels. California meanwhile is nearing 1 million cases. Latest COVID-19 news.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 9:22 am.USA TODAY → Español →
German biotec firm CureVac <5CV.DE> said its experimental COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to remain stable at 5 degrees Celsius (41 F) for at least three months, making it potentially easier to distribute than some rivals' compounds.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 9:10 am.Reuters → Español →
Coronavirus delayed the debut of Busch Gardens' new Iron Gwazi roller coaster until spring but Busch Gardens Tampa has just shared a video sneak peek.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 9:03 am.USA TODAY → Español →
Regulators are vigilant and ready to intervene if Britain's full departure from the European Union on Dec. 31 risks creating disorder in markets, Britain's financial regulator said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 9:00 am.Reuters → Español →
The OPEC+ group is getting closer to deciding how to proceed come January, according to several delegates who shared this insight with Bloomberg. After discussing the options, which included deepening the existing production cuts, OPEC+ is now considering a three- to six-month delay to the originally scheduled ramp up that was set to begin in January. The deeper cuts option, however, failed to gain much traction, according to one delegate. On November 30 and December 1, OPEC+ will make its final determination in how it will proceed…
Published by OilPrice.com at November 12, 2020 9:00 am.OilPrice.com → Español →
Source: Torsten Slok, Apollo Global Management Imagine it is January 1, 2020, and you awoke from the most vivid, prescient dream you ever had. In your dream, you saw a global pandemic spreading around the world, slowly at first, then quicker, then finally, out of control. You dreamed of a million infections, then…
Published by The Big Picture at November 12, 2020 9:00 am.The Big Picture → Español →
U.S. consumer prices were unexpectedly unchanged in October as moderate gains in the cost of food were offset by cheaper gasoline amid slack in the economy, which could allow the Federal Reserve to keep its ultra easy monetary policy for a long time to aid the recovery from...
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:55 am.Reuters → Español →
For Venezuelan hospital security guard Yurymay Diaz to buy a full cart of groceries and put aside enough money to buy new shoes for her daughter, it took two special bonus payments worth nearly 20 times her monthly salary.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:45 am.Reuters → Español →
These days, Martin Salgado’s migrant shelter in the city of San Luis Rio Colorado on Mexico’s border with the United States feels more like an hourly hotel. His guests, many of them from Central America, often don't even bother to spend the night.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:39 am.Reuters → Español →
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said it signed on Thursday a strategic framework agreement with Total to explore joint research, development and deployment partnership opportunities in the areas of CO2 emission reductions and carbon capture, utilisation...
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:25 am.Reuters → Español →
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who fell ill on a flight in Siberia on Aug. 20 and was airlifted to Berlin for treatment, could have been poisoned in Germany or on the plane to Berlin.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:15 am.Reuters → Español →
Japan's Nissan Motor cut its annual operating loss forecast by 28% on Thursday, albeit to a still record $3.2 billion, helped by a rebound in demand from the coronavirus crisis, particularly in China.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 8:00 am.Reuters → Español →
Pope Francis is offering free coronavirus tests for Rome's poor and homeless as part of the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of the Poor activities, the Vatican said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:55 am.Reuters → Español →
Healthcare provider Cano Health LLC will be taken public through a merger with a blank-check company backed by real estate investor Barry Sternlicht, in a deal worth $4.4 billion deal, including debt, the companies said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:45 am.Reuters → Español →
From City Hall to the White House, our investigation found, officials let Triumph Foods stay open as hundreds of workers got coronavirus. Four died.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 7:33 am.USA TODAY → Español →
Private equity firm Carlyle Group Inc said on Thursday it had invested more than $250 million in Pharmapacks, a U.S. e-commerce firm focused on health, personal care and beauty products.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:20 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 7:05 am.Reuters → Español →
Conspiracy theories and misinformation fuel mistrust in vaccines and could push levels that potential COVID-19 vaccines are taken in the United States and Britain below the rates needed to protect communities against the disease, a study found on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 7:00 am.Reuters → Español →
Global oil demand is unlikely to get a significant boost from the roll-out of vaccines against COVID-19 until well into 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday, a view that curbed oil price gains since vaccine progress was announced earlier this week.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 6:40 am.Reuters → Español →
“The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050 – an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.” So begins the European Union’s website on long-term climate action. Just since late September, East Asia’s three big powers, China, Japan, and South Korea, ...
Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 12, 2020 6:10 am.Yale Climate Connections → Español →
Severe climate change-related events – hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and sky-rocketing temperatures – are leading more and more people to have to put up with electrical blackouts. Among the many negative implications of those blackouts are the effects on what’s going ...
Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 12, 2020 6:05 am.Yale Climate Connections → Español →
At 81 years old Spanish mountaineer Carlos Soria is training to tackle one of the world's highest peaks, a challenge he will dedicate to elderly victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 6:00 am.Reuters → Español →
Public health experts warn that a feared "twindemic" of COVID and the flu could overwhelm hospitals also stretched by the coronavirus pandemic.
Published by USA TODAY at November 12, 2020 6:00 am.USA TODAY → Español →
During the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals have struggled with dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment. But Jodi Sherman of the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health says a pandemic is not the only reason medical supplies can run short. ...
Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 12, 2020 6:00 am.Yale Climate Connections → Español →
Diagnostic giants could be the pandemic’s big winners. News that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine may work dealt a blow to shares of Abbott Laboratories and Roche. Yet a likely slow rollout, and opposition to inoculation mean they needn’t panic. The real challenge is likely to...
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:55 am.Reuters → Español →
My morning train WFH reads: • Bidenomics: What Middle-Class Joe Means for Business and the Economy President-elect Biden will probably bring a less confrontational tone on trade, a return to the Paris climate accord, and help for Americans who aren’t rich. (Businessweek) • How Ticketmaster Plans to Check Your Vaccine Status for Concerts: Plan on…
Published by The Big Picture at November 12, 2020 5:30 am.The Big Picture → Español →
Muslima Abdirahman, a Somali mother of nine, escaped death twice in the past two years while shopping for groceries in Mogadishu, where Islamist insurgents regularly carry out suicide bombings on busy streets and markets.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:21 am.Reuters → Español →
People are becoming weary of the coronavirus pandemic but should remain vigilant and continue to take precautions while the world awaits a vaccine, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:15 am.Reuters → Español →
Deutsche Telekom is on course to become a 100 billion euro business, Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said after the transatlantic telecoms group posted forecast-beating quarterly results boosted by its recently-merged U.S. unit.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 5:10 am.Reuters → Español →
India's economy is seeing a strong recovery taking root, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday while announcing a third round of fiscal stimulus to help stressed sectors battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:45 am.Reuters → Español →
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday the crucial Christmas season for businesses and shopkeepers could be saved, provided people stick to strict guidelines under the current lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:40 am.Reuters → Español →
AstraZeneca's blood cancer treatment, Calquence, failed to improve survival rates and prevent lung failure in patients hospitalised with symptoms of COVID-19, the drugmaker said on Thursday, citing results from mid-stage trials.
Published by Reuters at November 12, 2020 4:30 am.Reuters → Español →
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 →