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Djokovic says no pressure as he bids for sixth ATP Finals crown.

Novak Djokovic said sealing the year-end men's world number one tennis ranking had eased some of the pressure on him as he heads into the ATP Finals and will look to end his season on a high.

Published by Reuters at November 14, 2020 4:15 am.

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Lebanese security chief visited Syria in efforts to free U.S. captive.

Lebanese Security Chief Abbas Ibrahim visited Damascus after a trip to Washington as part of efforts to free U.S. citizen Austin Tice, who is being detained in Syria, Lebanese broadcaster al Jadid reported on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 14, 2020 4:10 am.

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Black Friday 2020: Home Depot, Walmart and more great sales happening now.

Black Friday 2020 sale events are already happening at Walmart, The Home Depot, Target and more—here's where to find the best savings.

Published by USA TODAY at November 14, 2020 3:32 am.

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Airports near Ethiopia's Tigray state attacked with rockets, government says.

Two airports in Ethiopia's Amhara state near the northern state of Tigray where federal troops are fighting local forces were targeted by rocket fire late on Friday, the government said.

Published by Reuters at November 14, 2020 2:05 am.

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New CDC guidelines say face masks protect those wearing them, too—here are the best ones.

The CDC now says that face masks protects those who wear them, too. Here are the best ones you can buy right now.

Published by USA TODAY at November 14, 2020 2:04 am.

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Mainland China reports 18 new COVID-19 cases versus 8 a day earlier.

Mainland China reported 18 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 13, up from eight cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority reported on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 14, 2020 1:10 am.

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Vietnam braces for Typhoon Vamco, 53 dead in Philippines.

Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall in the country's central coast early on Sunday, as the death toll in the Philippines rose to 53 from that country's deadliest storm this year.

Published by Reuters at November 14, 2020 1:05 am.

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Walmart extends store hours after cutting them amid COVID-19, weekly senior hour continues.

Walmart is extending its store hours in time for the holiday shopping season and the second wave of its “Black Friday Deals for Days” sale.

Published by USA TODAY at November 14, 2020 1:02 am.

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South Korea reports 205 coronavirus cases, above 200 for first time since September.

South Korea reported 205 new coronavirus cases as of Friday midnight, rising above 200 for the first time since September, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:10 pm.

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DeChambeau's Masters hopes in tatters after lost ball.

Bryson DeChambeau's hopes of adding a Green Jacket to his U.S. Open trophy were in tatters after he incurred a lost ball in unusual circumstances during the second round at the Masters on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:30 pm.

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Fed officials differ over economy's risks as coronavirus surges.

For St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, the current surge in U.S. coronavirus cases can be controlled and the economy recover if households are just nudged in the right direction, exhorted in a 'this-time-we-mean-it' push to wear masks and take other steps that health...

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:10 pm.

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House Democrat's change new-member dinner to grab-and-go after facing criticism.

Drew Hammill, Pelosi's Deputy Chief of Staff, told USA TODAY the dinner will only be "Grab and go", and clarified no one will now be eating in the space.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 9:02 pm.

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Exclusive: Citgo stops contributions to 401(k) plans, will cut salaries - sources.

Citgo Petroleum Corp (PDVSAC.UL) stopped contributions to employee 401(k) retirement plans on Nov. 1 and plans to reduce salaries on Jan. 1 to cope with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, sources familiar with the company's actions said.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 8:05 pm.

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Citigroup hires quartet, eyeing recovery in energy land deals.

Citigroup Inc said Friday it hired four bankers to work on the buying and selling of oil and gas acreage, betting the dislocation in commodity markets in 2020 will yield more land deals among energy producers.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 8:00 pm.

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Environmental groups appeal Illinois order allowing Dakota pipeline expansion.

Environmental groups are appealing a decision made last month by Illinois regulators to allow the expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL), according to documents filed with the state on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 7:55 pm.

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Mexican lawmakers take up sweeping pot legalization bill.

Mexican senators on Friday began weighing a sweeping initiative to legalize recreational use and sale of marijuana, a proposal that could create the world's largest weed market in a country battered by a violent war against drug gangs.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 7:50 pm.

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Volkswagen Throws $86 Billion at EVs over Next 5 Years. GM, Ford, Other Automakers Plow Mega-Bucks into the Shift to EVs. Tesla Instigated It.

Commercial trucks and vans too, including at Volkswagen's Traton, one of the largest truck markers in the world.

Published by Wolf Street at November 13, 2020 7:29 pm.

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Britain to pilot COVID tests for care home visitors.

Visitors to care homes in parts of England will be able to get tested for COVID-19 under a new pilot scheme aimed at reducing onerous restrictions in time for Christmas, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 7:00 pm.

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National security adviser O'Brien to represent U.S. at Asia meetings.

U.S. national security adviser Robert O'Brien will represent the United States at back-to-back virtual summits with Asian countries this weekend, the White House said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 6:50 pm.

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Coronavirus updates: Nevada Gov. tests positive; 20M Americans could receive vaccine next month; 5 states issue restrictions.

The U.S. keeps smashing its own records for daily COVID-19 cases. About 2,000 Pennsylvania nurses plan to go on strike. Latest coronavirus news.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 6:46 pm.

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U.S. advanced battery startup Form Energy nabs $70 million in funding: CEO.

Form Energy, a startup planning to make battery systems that can efficiently store wind and solar energy for long periods of time, recently landed its biggest batch of funding, its chief executive told Reuters on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 6:10 pm.

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Google at odds with U.S. over protective order for firms tied to lawsuit: court filing.

Alphabet's Google and the U.S. Justice Department have failed to reach agreement over a protective order for third parties like Microsoft that provided data to the government for its lawsuit against the search and advertising giant.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:50 pm.

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At least seven people die in North Carolina flash floods.

At least seven people died in North Carolina on Thursday as flash floods swept through parts of the state, authorities said, adding at least two people were missing.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:45 pm.

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Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame legend Paul Hornung dies at 84.

Paul Hornung, who starred for Notre Dame in the 1950s and the Packers in the 1960s, died at age 84, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Friday.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 5:40 pm.

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Going ape: Week-old gorilla breaks hearts at Spanish zoo.

Carried around by doting mom Buu with the rest of his clan looking proctectively on, the baby gorilla born last week in an Andalusian zoo has quickly inspired affection among his human visitors too.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:30 pm.

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OPEC+ Compliance With Cuts At 101% Ahead Of Crucial Meetings.

The OPEC+ group complied 101 percent with the oil production cuts in October, keeping a high level of conformity ahead of the crucial meetings over the next two weeks, which will decide if the alliance will reverse course on easing the cuts given the worsening demand outlook. The compliance last month has been estimated at 101 percent, three sources at OPEC+ told Reuters on Friday. This assessment is subject to official review by the Joint Technical Committee (JTC) of OPEC+, which is meeting on Monday, November 16, a day before the monthly meeting…

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S&P surges to record closing high | Reuters Video.

Wall Street closed higher on Friday with upbeat earnings reports helping to drive optimism about the economy along with hopes for successful COVID-19 vaccines even as investors monitored a surge in virus cases and restrictions around the country. Fred Katayama reports.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:22 pm.

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Opinion: 'If you see it, you can be it.' Kim Ng's hiring as Marlins GM opens endless possibilities.

Kim Ng is the first female GM of an MLB team, joining the Marlins. She's also the latest to crack open a door so other women can come barging through.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 5:16 pm.

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Haslem to return to Heat for 18th season.

Udonis Haslem said Friday that he will return for his 18th season with the Miami Heat -- the only team he's played with since entering the NBA in 2003.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 5:10 pm.

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The Oilfield Services Sector Is Showing Signs Of Recovery.

The U.S. oilfield services sector added more than 6,400 new jobs last month. in the latest sign that things are beginning to look up for the embattled industry. There has even been some M&A; activity, too, namely Schlumberger’s offloading of its shale oil business to Liberty Oilfield Services in September. The all-stock deal saw Schlumberger take 37 percent in the larger Liberty, which will now become the second-largest hydraulic fracturing services provider in North America. Are the job additions and merger activity indicative…

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Breakingviews - DoorDash is a dish that gets hotter with time.

By filing for an initial public offering, DoorDash boss Tony Xu clearly hopes to capitalize on the growth of food delivery during Covid-19. It’s hard to blame him: the company’s revenue has more than tripled over the past six months. While the IPO comes with some obvious...

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:50 pm.

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U.S. CDC reports 242,216 deaths from coronavirus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 10,508,864 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 194,610 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 1,147 to 242,216.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:30 pm.

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Libya’s Oil Production Exceeds 1.2 Million Bpd.

Oil production in Libya has already exceeded 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd), a source in Libya’s oil industry told Reuters on Friday, while this faster-than-expected output resumption could give OPEC+ yet another reason to reconsider its current plan to ease the ongoing cuts by 2 million bpd from January. Libya’s oil production has now reached 1.215 million bpd, the source told Reuters. Production in Libya started to rise in the middle of September after the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) of General Khalifa…

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Shot in the dark: Early COVID-19 vaccine efficacy explained.

This week has seen a flurry of good news from COVID-19 vaccine developers, with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE trumpeting early data indicating their mRNA candidate is more than 90% effective.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:20 pm.

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French finance minister says compromise can be reached over U.S.-EU trade sanctions.

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Friday he thinks a compromise can be reached over sanctions the United States and the European Union have imposed on each other over civil aviation subsidies for Boeing Co and Airbus .

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 4:10 pm.

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Behind the Scenes of 10 Years Investigating LatAm Organized Crime.

Behind the Scenes of 10 Years Investigating LatAm Organized Crime
How do you track down a “ghost” in Colombia without raising suspicions, or get close enough to the elites and criminal actors themselves to document the hidden relationship between them? Over the last 10 years, InSight Crime has managed to do this and more.

Published by InSight Crime at November 13, 2020 4:07 pm.

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Police evacuating Ubisoft's Montreal office building in ongoing operation.

Police on Friday were evacuating a building housing French video game maker Ubisoft's Montreal offices amid news media reports of a possible hostage situation, and asked people to stay away.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:50 pm.

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SeaDream halts Caribbean cruise as passengers test positive for COVID-19.

SeaDream Yacht Club has halted a cruise in the Caribbean following several positive coronavirus tests among passengers, the company said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:45 pm.

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EU Commission seeks feedback on new data transfer tools after court ruling.

The European Commission on Friday sought feedback on two new data transfer tools after Europe's top court in July set strict conditions for such mechanisms used by thousands of companies to transfer Europeans' data around the world for various services.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:35 pm.

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Comcast to make its venture capital firm part of corporate business division.

Comcast Corp said on Friday its corporate venture capital firm, Comcast Ventures, will become a part of its strategic business development team at its cable segment.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:30 pm.

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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 11.13.20.

Succinct Summations for the week ending November 13th, 2020 Positives: 1. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech vaccine proves 90% effective at blocking Covid infection, providing hope for a return to normal in 2021. 2. Pennsylvania & Arizona called for President-elect Biden; final electoral college results 306-232. 3. Markets continue their move higher, rallying for 2nd…

Published by The Big Picture at November 13, 2020 3:30 pm.

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Iran blames U.S. sanctions for vaccine payment problems.

U.S. sanctions are preventing Iran from making advance payment to the global COVAX facility set up to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries, the Iranian government said as the virus death toll kept climbing in the Middle East's hardest-hit state.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:25 pm.

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Marlins name Ng as MLB's first female general manager.

The Miami Marlins have named Kim Ng as general manager, making her the first woman to hold such a position in Major League Baseball, the team said on Friday.

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

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Bond denied for father, son charged in Ahmaud Arbery slaying.

A Georgia judge Friday denied bond for the father and son charged with murder in the February slaying of Ahmaud Arbery.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 3:17 pm.

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Fed moves closer to joining global peers in climate-change fight.

The Federal Reserve is moving closer to joining an international group of central bankers working to understand and reduce climate change risk, paving the way for the world's most influential central bank to help shape global financial markets' response to a warming world.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 3:10 pm.

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Second wave, same strategy: Swedish COVID-19 czar defiant despite surge.

Sweden remains steadfast in its strategy of voluntary measures and no lockdowns, the architect of its unorthodox COVID-19 response said on Friday, as the country battles a growing second wave of a disease that has now killed more than 6,000 Swedes.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:50 pm.

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U.S. states race to buy ultra cold vaccine freezers, fueling supply worries.

U.S. states, cities, and hospitals are scrambling to buy ultra-cold freezers that can safely store Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, ignoring advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to hold off.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:45 pm.

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Denmark has not registered new COVID-19 infections with mink-related mutation.

Denmark has not registered any new examples of humans infected with a so-called Cluster-5 mutated coronavirus strain stemming from mink, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:30 pm.

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Hurricane Iota expected to form by Sunday; likely to cause catastrophic rains in Nicaragua and Honduras.

Tropical Depression 31, which formed in the central Caribbean on Friday morning, is expected to intensify into powerful Hurricane Iota by Sunday. Iota is predicted to bring catastrophic rains of 20-30 inches next week to portions of Central America still ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 13, 2020 2:22 pm.

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Matching freelancers with jobs in the world of remote work.

As a child in Nepal, Hayden Brown watched carefully as her mother ran a women's empowerment program while her father dedicated himself to community development in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:20 pm.

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U.S. says it is open to extending G20 debt framework to other countries.

The United States is open to extending a joint framework for debt treatment agreed Friday by G20 finance officials for the world's poorest countries to include middle-income countries and small island states, a senior U.S. Treasury official said.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:10 pm.

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Austria prepares tighter coronavirus restrictions as cases soar.

Austria was preparing on Friday to introduce tougher restrictions aimed at slowing a surge in coronavirus infections, with media reporting measures ranging from closing shopping centres to a full lockdown as in spring.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:05 pm.

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'That's crazy': Kylie tops chart in five decades as 'Disco' hits No.1.

Australian singer Kylie Minogue made what she called a "crazy" slice of pop music history on Friday, becoming the first female artist to have number one albums in Britain across five decades as "Disco" topped the charts.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 2:05 pm.

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Stock investors cast wary eye on yield rally.

As Treasury yields rally to multi-month highs, some investors are gauging how a more sustained rise could impact equity markets.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:55 pm.

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Airlines ban passengers who refuse to mask up. What about airports?

Airports in locations that have mask requirements do have the authority to cite, ticket, or, in some cases, eject travelers that fail to comply.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 1:54 pm.

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French prosecutors: Nice church attack and teacher's beheading are linked.

The man suspected of knifing to death three people in a church in the French city of Nice had on his telephone pictures of the man who beheaded a middle school teacher near Paris 13 days earlier, prosecutors said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:50 pm.

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Canadians have to tamp down COVID-19 to save Christmas, PM Trudeau says.

Canadians have time to tamp down the surging second wave of COVID-19 by Christmas if they act now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as he urged provincial leaders to impose more health restrictions for the second time this week.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:35 pm.

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A jail worker got COVID-19 after a 'superspreader' wedding. It caused an outbreak infecting 48 inmates.

The staffer who is believed to have brought COVID-19 into the jail, triggering an outbreak, worked five days while symptomatic, a CDC report says.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 1:34 pm.

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Italy extends lockdowns to more regions, tightens curbs.

Restrictions aimed at slowing a surge in coronavirus cases will be extended in various Italian regions, with both Tuscany and Campania set to be designated as high-risk "red zones", the health ministry said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:25 pm.

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Analysis: Battered value bulls wary as vaccine news fuels cheap stock surge.

A long period of underperformance for value stocks has frustrated Mike Mullaney, whose firm's investing style is "all value, all the time."

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:15 pm.

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Texas AG Ken Paxton sued for allegedly abusing office, retaliating against whistleblowers.

Paxton abused his office to benefit himself, a campaign donor and a woman with whom he was reportedly having an affair, per the suit.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 1:15 pm.

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PM Johnson aide Cummings will continue to work until mid-December.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top adviser Dominic Cummings will continue to work until mid-December, and another senior aide will serve as temporary chief of staff, Johnson's office said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:10 pm.

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Eta, Theta and now Iota? Tropical depression forecast to approach Central America as a hurricane next week.

Once the tropical depression's winds reach 39 mph, it will be named Iota, the record 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 1:07 pm.

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Michigan governor files lawsuit to terminate Enbridge Line 5 easement.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer informed Enbridge on Friday that it is terminating the easement that allows the Canadian pipeline company to operate its Line 5 pipelines below the Straits of Mackinac.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 1:00 pm.

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Could Energy Bring Lebanon And Israel Together?

By most perspectives, Trump has been a hands-off president in the foreign policy arena, with the visible exception of antagonizing Iran and fostering a withdrawal from - and then an about-face return to - Syria, where U.S. troops are now standing guard around northern Syria’s Kurdish-area oil to keep it from getting into Assad’s hands (it does, anyway). In some respects, that hands-off, zero-geopolitical-deep-state way of thinking from purely a foreign policy perspective has been a relief. In some respects, it has led to some accidental…

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Surge In COVID Cases Counters Oil Market Optimism.

While much of the media attention has been on the recent Pfizer vaccine success, COVID cases are surging and new lockdowns are coming into effect, weighing further on oil prices For Global Energy Alert members there are now two new free reports available in your dashboard. The first of these reports is on how to interpret stock charts and the second outlines the three biggest mistakes made by traders today. Make sure you become a member to read these reports and many more.Friday, November 13th, 2020Oil prices surged early in the week on enormously…

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Betting On A Rebound In Oil Drilling.

For those of us that pay attention to the Baker Hughes Rig Count, as all energy investors should, it has been an interesting month or so. After one of the most precipitous falls in the number of active rigs in America ever, the rig count bottomed out towards the end of July and has now started climbing again.As you can see from the chart above, we are still way below the highs, and even the average, but it is now clear that the closures were a bit overdone and there is a clear upward trend emerging. That is good news for energy investors, but it…

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An Uneasy Peace Between Armenia And Azerbaijan.

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict The Armenian government has signed what it has referred to as a “painful” agreement with Russia and Azerbaijan to end the war over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh. Under the deal, Azerbaijan will retain areas of Nagorno-Karabakh that it has taken during the ongoing conflict. Armenia has agreed to withdraw from several other adjacent areas over the next few weeks. The deal sparked celebrations in Azerbaijan and protests in Armenia, while Michael Carpenter, an adviser to U.S. president-elect…

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Oil Demand Revised Down Once Again.

1\. Oil rallies on vaccine hopes- The oil bulls returned this week on the extraordinary news that a potential coronavirus vaccine is not only effective but could be widely available by the second quarter of 2021. - WTI surged 9% in just a few hours and seesawed the rest of the week, but now looks steady above $40 per barrel. - The rally was accentuated by the fact that investors have recently sold off oil, trading out of bullish positions. “The excessive investor skepticism, and their previous unbridled optimism, are often good counter-indicators,”…

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Will A Vaccine Reinvigorate Oil Markets?

U.S. West Texas Intermediate is trading lower on Friday. The catalysts behind the selling pressure are fears over skyrocketing COVID-19 cases and their negative effect on the global demand recovery. Nonetheless, the market remains on track to finish higher for a second consecutive week, helped by vaccine hopes. Bullish News This week’s strength was primarily driven by data that showed an experimental COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer Inc and Germany’s BioNTech was 90% effective. Also providing support was the notion that OPEC+…

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New coronavirus cases drop sharply in France's second week of lockdown.

New coronavirus infections and hospital admissions for COVID-19 dropped sharply at the end of the second week of a new nationwide confinement in France, health ministry data showed on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:50 pm.

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U.S. condemns 'massacre of civilians' in Ethiopia's Tigray.

The U.S. State Department's top diplomat for Africa on Friday denounced the killing of civilians in a conflict between federal and local troops in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:45 pm.

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October 2020 was fourth-warmest October on record, NOAA and NASA report.

October 2020 was the fourth warmest October since global record keeping began in 1880, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, NCEI, reported November 13. The only warmer Octobers occurred in 2015, 2019, and 2018. NASA also rated the month as ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 13, 2020 12:44 pm.

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Death of Belarus protester sparks unrest and threat of more EU sanctions.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Minsk and other Belarusian cities on Friday, after a 31-year-old anti-government protester died in hospital following what demonstrators said was a severe beating by security forces.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:40 pm.

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The Price Of Permian Acreage Has Slumped By 67% After Oil Price Crash.

Due to the oil price collapse earlier this year, the price for drilling rights in the Permian basin has plunged by 67 percent since 2018, setting the stage for more mergers and acquisitions across the U.S. shale patch, Rystad Energy said in an analysis this week. The Permian has seen a more significant reduction in valuations per acre than other shale basins, based on historical deal price comparisons, the energy research firm said. The most recent deals in the Permian were made with little to no acquisition premiums, with an average price…

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Italy reports record 40,902 daily coronavirus cases, 550 deaths.

Italy has registered a record 40,902 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday, up from 37,978 on Thursday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 12:20 pm.

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U.S. Oil Rig Count Rises For The Eighth Week In A Row.

Baker Hughes reported on Friday that the number of oil rigs in the United States rose by 10 to 236—the eighth week of oil rig additions. The total number of active oil and gas rigs increased for the week by 12, with oil rigs rising by 10 and gas rigs rising by 2. Total oil and gas rigs in the United States are now down by 494 compared to this time last year. The EIA’s estimate for oil production in the United States held fast in the week ending November 6—at 10.5 million barrels of oil per day in the most recent reporting period,…

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Is it ethical to recommend travel while the world is in the grips of a second COVID-19 wave?

We're deep inside a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prices are low, but the risks are high. Should anyone be recommending travel right now?

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 12:05 pm.

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Nio stock falls after short-seller Citron targets EV maker.

Shares of electric vehicle maker Nio Inc reversed course to trade lower on Friday after short-seller Citron Research recommended investors to sell the stock, citing pricing pressure posed by bigger rival Tesla Inc in the Chinese market.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:50 am.

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Liverpool's Salah tests positive for coronavirus, says Egyptian FA.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for the coronavirus on the eve of Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo, the Egyptian Football Association said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:40 am.

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Thyssenkrupp considers carve-out of ailing steel unit: minister.

Thyssenkrupp is considering carving out its steel division to seek state aid from Germany's economic stabilisation fund in a bid to rescue the ailing business, a senior policymaker said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:30 am.

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VW boosts investment in electric and autonomous car technology to $86 billon.

Volkswagen has raised its planned investment on digital and electric vehicle technologies to 73 billion euros ($86 billion) over the next five years as it seeks to hold onto its crown as the world's largest carmaker in a new green era.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:25 am.

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Southwest Airlines says holiday bookings are slowing again after latest wave of COVID-19.

Southwest says it now sees a slowdown in bookings, adding to fears that the new wave of COVID-19 infections will hurt holiday travel demand.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 11:24 am.

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What Portfolio Changes Should You Make Post-Election?

Short answer? None. Longer answer: “For the most part, none of this is something that people should use as a basis for changing their portfolios,” but you should listen to the full interview to get the rest. (Charts referenced can be found here) Audio below Previously: Why politics and investing…

Published by The Big Picture at November 13, 2020 11:18 am.

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Turkey fines Google $26 million for abusing market position: competition board.

The Turkish Competition Board has fined Google 196.7 million lira ($26 million) after ruling it was abusing its market dominance, a statement by the board said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:15 am.

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Ford CEO says carmaker now eyes making own EV batteries.

Ford Motor Co has reversed course and is now considering making its own battery cells as sales volumes of electric vehicles rise around the world, the automaker's top executive said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:10 am.

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K-pop's TXT sing of pandemic's toll on the young in 'We Lost the Summer'

K-pop boy band TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) describe their latest EP as a teen account of how the pandemic shattered their world, and they hope it resonates with young people everywhere.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:10 am.

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Russia detains Aeroflot executive on suspicion of passing secrets to Britain: Russian news agencies.

Russian security services have detained a London-based executive of flagship airline Aeroflot on suspicion of passing state secrets to Britain, Russian news agencies reported, citing sources.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 11:05 am.

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Restaurants and stores are struggling to survive amid COVID-19. So why are many boosting spending, hiring workers?

Companies are ramping up capital spending despite the COVID-19 downturn, boosting hiring and bolstering the recovery.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 11:02 am.

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Iraq's Latest Attempt To Corner Asian Oil Markets.

Every new crisis is a formidable opportunity to try new things, oftentimes merely to have another go with methods that have failed in the past but should work better now. Cognizant of the pricing developments in the Asian market, the Iraqi state oil marketing company SOMO has announced that from 2021 onwards it would introduce a new medium sour grade to its set of available grades – Basrah Medium. The concept of Basrah Medium is by no means a complete novelty, it has been mooted for more than 2 years already as a necessary step to mitigate…

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Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan describe air strikes, machete killings in Tigray.

Civilians fleeing fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region described bombing by government jets, shooting on the streets and killings by machete, as they joined thousands of refugees crossing into neighbouring Sudan.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:54 am.

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Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire, at least 15 dead.

At least 10 civilians and five security personnel were killed in cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan on Friday, in one of this year's deadliest days along the heavily militarised frontier separating the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:50 am.

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Corpses and burnt-out cars line Karabakh road as Russian troops deploy.

Corpses of ethnic Armenian soldiers lined stretches of a mountain road in Nagorno-Karabakh on Friday as Russian peacekeepers in trucks and armoured personnel carriers moved in after a peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:45 am.

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Refugee exodus to Sudan swells as war crimes feared in Ethiopia's Tigray.

The United Nations voiced concern on Friday that the conflict between Ethiopian government forces and insurgent northern leaders could spiral out of control and said war crimes may already have been committed.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:45 am.

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Vegetables lift U.S. producer prices; trend remains moderate.

U.S. producer prices increased for a sixth straight month in October amid more expensive food and gasoline, but the trend remained moderate, supporting views of tame inflation given labor market slack and a resurgence in new coronavirus cases.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:40 am.

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10 burning questions for the second half of the NFL regular season.

From the playoff push to the MVP race, the second half of the NFL season will feature plenty of intriguing developments.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 10:33 am.

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PDVSA Chief Goes to Russia To "Deepen Ties"

The head of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, Asdrubal Chavez, and Venezuelan vice-president and economy minister Delcy Rodriguez are visiting Russia today to "deepen strategic alliances," Reuters reported, citing a statement issued by the Venezuelan information ministry. Russia's Interfax reported the Venezuelan delegation will meet with Russian entrepreneurs during their visit. Russia, along with China, is one of very few allies the government in Caracas has left. State energy giant Rosneft had a joint venture with PDVSA for years before it…

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Kim Ng hired by Marlins as general manager, becoming first woman to hold that post in baseball.

Kim Ng, who served as a high-ranking executive in baseball for more than 30 years, made history Friday when she was named GM of the Marlins.

Published by USA TODAY at November 13, 2020 10:22 am.

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Vale, Chinese port sign $651 million deal on iron ore storage, processing.

Brazil's Vale and China's Ningbo Zhoushan Port <601018.SS> have signed a deal to invest around 4.3 billion yuan ($650.6 million) in iron ore storage and processing facilities in Zhejiang, a local government statement said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:20 am.

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Sweden reports record 5,990 new COVID-19 cases as second wave strikes.

Sweden, whose unorthodox virus-fighting strategy has garnered global attention, registered a record 5,990 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest since the start of the pandemic, Health Agency statistics showed.

Published by Reuters at November 13, 2020 10:10 am.

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