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Italy reports 34,283 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, 753 deaths.

Italy has registered 34,283 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday, up from 32,191 the day before.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:25 pm.

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Lyft's 'Emergency Help' feature lets users silently alert unsafe rides in real time.

The ride-hailing company Lyft partnered with the security company American District Telegraph (ADT) to launch the Emergency Help feature.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 2:16 pm.

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England will need five days of lockdown for each day relaxed at Christmas: adviser.

England will need five extra days of lockdown measures to stop COVID-19 infections spreading for each day they are relaxed over the Christmas period to allow people to see their families, a senior government health adviser has warned.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:15 pm.

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Google presses for quicker release of documents in lawsuit.

A lawyer representing Alphabet Inc's Google in the search and advertising giant's legal fight with the government pressed on Wednesday for a faster release of documents used to write the complaint against the company.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:10 pm.

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New coronavirus cases and hospitalisations in France drop again.

France reported 28,383 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, down from 45,522 on Tuesday and below the nearly 36,000 of last Wednesday as pressure on the hospital system continued to ease.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 2:00 pm.

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Why 2021 Will Be A Banner Year For Renewable Energy In The U.S.

A Joe Biden administration is bound to usher in a 180-degree pivot on climate change from the outgoing presidency. But with control of the Senate hanging in the balance with the battle set to go down to the wire in Georgia, Biden’s plan to squeeze $2 trillion from the federal purse to pursue his ambitious Climate Plan could end up severely hamstrung. But with the global shift to renewable energy in full swing, the American political landscape might not matter that much in the long run. Indeed, Goldman Sachs has predicted that global capital…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 2:00 pm.

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Backroom Deal Trumps US Drug Charges Against Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister.

Backroom Deal Trumps US Drug Charges Against Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister
Authorities in Mexico will face one of their biggest anti-corruption tests yet after a bombshell deal was brokered with the United States to drop the federal drug charges that lead to the unprecedented arrest of the country’s former defense secretary.

Published by InSight Crime at November 18, 2020 1:56 pm.

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COVID won't stop NORAD from tracking Santa, but 2020 call center will look different.

The global pandemic won’t stop them from tracking Santa Claus’ progress as he delivers gifts around the globe on Christmas Eve.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 1:46 pm.

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New York City public schools to close on Thursday as COVID-19 cases rise: mayor.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that the city's public school district, the largest in the U.S., would be closed for in-person learning starting on Thursday to ward off the increasing spread of COVID-19.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:42 pm.

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Canada names China, Russia as main cyber-crime threats; sees risk to power supply.

Canada on Wednesday identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber crime threats for the first time, and said it feared foreign actors could try to disrupt power supplies.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:40 pm.

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What employers have to know about grief: My son's death didn't come on my company's timeline.

Every day, my wife and I relive the trauma of losing our son. Thankfully, my employer and coworkers were understanding. Not everyone is as fortunate.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 1:33 pm.

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JPMorgan's Dimon says 'childish' U.S. politicians are preventing stimulus package.

U.S. politicians are behaving like children by not passing a new stimulus bill that could help Americans whose income has been wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said on Wednesday at a New York Times conference.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:30 pm.

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Trump Administration Holds Its Last Offshore Oil Auction.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding on Wednesday the last offshore lease sale for the year and the last such lease sale under the current U.S. Administration of President Donald Trump, before Joe Biden, who has promised to ban new lease sales on federal lands and waters, takes office. The outcome of Wednesday’s lease sale in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico will give analysts insights into whether the oil and gas industry will rush to secure new offshore leases before Biden moves to ban new lease developments as part of his energy…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 1:30 pm.

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Storm Iota breaks up over El Salvador but leaves major flood risk.

Storm Iota unleashed flash floods in areas already waterlogged with rain, forcing tens of thousands of people across Central America to flee their homes with a death toll feared to be over 20 by Wednesday morning.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:25 pm.

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Deaths, destruction reported in aftermath of Hurricane Iota.

After leaving catastrophic damage across multiple nations in Central America, Hurricane Iota finally dissipated on Wednesday morning over El Salvador. The full scope of Iota’s destruction is as yet unclear as many of the areas hardest-hit by the hurricane remain ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 18, 2020 1:22 pm.

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Exclusive: U.S. investigators were told to take 'no further action' on Caterpillar, ex-client of Barr.

Before William Barr became President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, he represented Caterpillar Inc, a Fortune 100 company, in a federal criminal investigation by the department.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:18 pm.

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Country singer LeAnn Rimes turns to chants to relieve pandemic blues.

After a nearly 25-year country music career, singer LeAnn Rimes is finding new ways to share her voice - through a podcast and her first chant record.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:15 pm.

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U.S. death toll from COVID-19 nears quarter million as infection rates soar.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States approached 250,000 on Wednesday, the day after the country recorded the highest number of victims in nearly four months, a chilling sign for a healthcare system already struggling to cope.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:10 pm.

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Apple lowers App Store fees for small developers, but critics say move has little impact.

Apple Inc said on Wednesday it plans to start a program to lower its App Store commissions for software developers who make $1 million or less in proceeds each year from the store, but some of the company's critics called the move "window dressing."

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 1:10 pm.

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This Tiny Rich Nation Is Looking To Become A Hub For Space Mining.

Luxembourg is stepping up efforts to achieve its goal of becoming Europe’s hub for space mining by announcing plans to create a European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC), in charge of laying the foundations for exploiting extra-terrestrial resources. In collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Luxembourg aims to make the centre an internationally recognized entity of expertise for scientific, technical, business and economic aspects related to the use of space resources, including water on the moon, and…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 1:00 pm.

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Is This The Most Exciting Oil Stock For 2021?

In 2020 the oil and gas industry suffered through its most brutal year in modern history. Oil prices went negative for the first time ever, global demand for crude and gasoline crashed through the floor, and a wave of bankruptcies saw an unprecedented number of job losses in the sector. But with a new COVID vaccine on the horizon and the potential for a major oil supply deficit looming over the industry, there has arguably never been a better time for oil exploration. Oil exploration companies have not been immune to COVID, and as the sector begins…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 12:51 pm.

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Would one win cost New York Jets No. 1 pick in NFL draft, shot at Trevor Lawrence? A look at the factors.

With New York now 0-9, you might think that the results don't matter, but a late win could cost them a shot at the Clemson star QB.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 12:46 pm.

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Stocks near records as vaccine hopes, virus fears collide.

Stocks are drifting close to their record highs Wednesday, as hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine coming in the future push some investors to look past the worsening pandemic in the present.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 12:38 pm.

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Let's be honest, Black Friday as a discount day has run its course. It's time for BuyBlack Friday.

Huge online retailers don’t need your money to survive – small businesses do.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 12:33 pm.

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Analysis: Another bitcoin bubble? This time it's different, backers hope.

With bitcoin surging to the cusp of its 2017 all-time high, backers are hoping fewer frenzied retail investors means less chance of a crash this time around.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:30 pm.

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No Payment, No Problem: In Rosy World of Forbearance, Official Delinquencies Plunge, Credit Scores of Delinquent Borrowers Jump.

Credit-score algos got fooled by forbearance. Weirdest economy ever where no one knows what’s going on anymore.

Published by Wolf Street at November 18, 2020 12:11 pm.

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Goldman Sachs says commodities poised for bull market.

Goldman Sachs on Wednesday maintained its 'overweight' recommendations for commodities in 2021, reasoning the sector was possibly the best hedge against likely inflation and poised for another bull market.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:10 pm.

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'A nightmare for too many': Hundreds of Arizona renters may have been wrongfully evicted during pandemic.

Arizona landlords wrongfully moved to evict renters during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic — despite a federal law protecting those tenants.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 12:02 pm.

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'Where there's a will there's a way' as English doctors prepare COVID vaccine roll-out.

English doctors are grappling with the prospect of seven-day service, -75 degree Celsius freezers and vaccines known as "Talent" and "Courageous" as they prepare for an unprecedented logistical challenge: the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 12:00 pm.

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How Venezuela Is Successfully Skirting U.S. Oil Sanctions.

Venezuela sits atop the largest proven oil reserves in the world, clocking in at a whopping 300 billion barrels. But years of domestic economic mismanagement, corrupt international banking, and strict international sanctions have brought the Venezuelan economy--and oil industry--to its knees. Earlier this summer, the country’s once-mighty oil sector became the ultimate metaphor for Venezuela’s economic and industrial deterioration as one lone oil rig tapped the world’s largest oil patch. Indeed, over the course of this year…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 12:00 pm.

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'A special day': End of Pfizer trial paves way for a COVID shot this year.

Pfizer Inc will seek emergency U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine within days after final trial results showed its shot had a 95% success rate and no serious side effects, the drugmaker said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 11:55 am.

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Ukraine faces 'severe' coronavirus winter but no new lockdown measures, minister says.

Ukraine faces a "very severe" period of COVID-19 cases but will not tighten lockdown restrictions because measures taken last week should stabilise the situation, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov told Reuters on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 11:50 am.

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BMW moves engine production to Britain as German plants go electric.

BMW on Wednesday said it will retool its German factories to build electric cars and components and shift manufacturing of combustion engines to plants in Austria and England as part of a broader shift toward low-emission cars.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 11:40 am.

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Soccer: 29-0 loss reopens debate on women's football in Brazil.

When the women's team of Taboao da Serra lost a league match 29-0 last month it looked like things could hardly get much worse for the small club based outside Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 11:35 am.

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The COVID-19 crisis didn’t just destroy businesses; it birthed some, too.

While entrepreneurship by its nature is unpredictable, 2020 has shown that business can turn on a dime.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 11:34 am.

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Breakingviews - Pandemic makes bold M&A infectious for insurers.

Aggressive dealmaking in the insurance sector may be an unexpected consequence of the pandemic. Just look at RSA Insurance, which has just agreed a 7.2 billion pound offer from Danish and Canadian suitors Tryg and Intact Financial. A hefty premium and breakup plan look daring...

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 11:09 am.

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Hurricanes Led To Steepest Fall In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Production Since 2008.

Crude oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico dropped in August by the largest amount compared to the previous month since September 2008, due to shut-ins because of Hurricanes Marco and Laura, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Wednesday. In August, Gulf of Mexico’s crude oil production declined by 27 percent, or by 453,000 barrels per day (bpd), compared to July, the EIA has estimated. Total crude oil production in the Gulf of Mexico averaged 1.2 million bpd in August 2020, which was the lowest production rate in almost…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 11:00 am.

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EU recommends use of COVID rapid tests after symptoms emerge.

The European Commission recommended on Wednesday the use of rapid COVID-19 antigen tests mostly on people already showing symptoms because it said the kits were deemed less accurate in detecting the virus in asymptomatic cases.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 10:45 am.

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Britain to ban new petrol cars by 2030 on road to net zero emissions.

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, as part of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson is casting as a "green revolution" to cut emissions to net zero by 2050.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 10:40 am.

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Ski season and COVID-19: What you need to know before you head to the slopes.

Ski season is here again after coming to a premature end last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. But this year, there will be changes.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 10:33 am.

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Oil companies tighten Nigeria security as protests, job losses stoke tension.

Oil companies have asked security services to tighten surveillance as violent anti-police brutality protests and the expected sacking of hundreds of workers worsen desperation in the region, industry sources told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 10:30 am.

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Oil Majors Look To Bolster Security In Nigeria Amid Protests.

Major oil companies have asked local authorities to boost surveillance on oil-producing and oil and infrastructure assets in Nigeria amid escalating protests against police brutality and plans for oil job cuts, three industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday. The protests and the expected job cuts are further aggravating the unemployment in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s oil-producing region, and companies and non-profit organizations fear a spike in oil theft on pipelines. The unemployment rates in Nigeria’s key oil-producing states in…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 10:30 am.

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Teens glued to screens in COVID pandemic need sleep and reality checks, experts say.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastating tech overuse in teens. Here's why -- and tips for changes that will help prevent depression and anxiety.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 10:02 am.

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Judge approves U.S. request to drop drug case against Mexican ex-defense minister.

A federal judge on Wednesday granted a U.S. government request to drop drug charges against former Mexican Defense Minister Salvador Cienfuegos, a move Mexico said would restore trust in severely strained security cooperation ties.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 10:00 am.

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Global debt to hit record $277 trillion by year end on pandemic spending splurge: IIF.

Global debt is expected to soar to a record $277 trillion by the end of the year as governments and companies continue to spend in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute of International Finance said in a report on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:50 am.

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World's last known white giraffe fitted with GPS tracking device to prevent poaching.

The only known white giraffe in the world has been fitted with a GPS tracking device to help protect it from poachers as it grazes in Kenya.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 9:46 am.

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Danish study finds face masks provide limited protection to wearer.

A Danish study released on Wednesday found face masks provide the wearer with only limited protection against COVID-19 infection, but said this should not be used to argue against their widespread use to prevent people infecting others.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:45 am.

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Oil Prices Under Pressure As Oil And Gasoline Inventories Build.

Oil prices fell slightly on Wednesday morning after the Energy Information Administration reported a moderate 800,000-barrel increase in crude oil inventories for the week to November 13, a day after the American Petroleum Institute estimated a 4.17-million-barrel inventory build. The EIA estimate for last week compares with analyst expectations for a build of 1.95 million barrels, after last week the authority reported a considerable increase in inventories, at 4.3 million barrels that capped oil’s gains at the time. In gasoline, the EIA…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 18, 2020 9:40 am.

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As COVID-19 rages, millennials make up growing share of 'sandwich generation,' caring for kids and parents.

Millennials make up a growing share of the 'sandwich generation' as they care for kids and aging parents during COVID-19. It's a financial strain.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 9:32 am.

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EU says: we are now in last moments to reach Brexit trade deal.

Britain and the European Union are in the last moments to reach a trade deal that would regulate their relationship after Britain's transition period ends on Jan 1, 2021, the EU's Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:30 am.

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Indigenous Group Pours C$1B Into Keystone XL.

A Canadian indigenous group has struck a deal with TC Energy to invest some $763. 77 million (C$1 billion) in the controversial Keystone XL, which Joe Biden has said he would stop when he enters office as president. The group, Natural Law Energy, comprises several First Nations and will receive a share of the pipeline's profits in exchange for the investment, according to its chief executive Travis Meguinis in a press release. Other details of the deal were not disclosed, including where the money will come from. "Natural Law Energy has used the…

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KKR to acquire animal health firm Argenta for about $100 million.

KKR & Co Inc said on Wednesday it will buy a majority stake in animal health firm Argenta Limited, as the pet and animal care industry continues to draw private sector interest.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:20 am.

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American Airlines says first Boeing 737 MAX flights in December.

American Airlines Group said on Wednesday it would make good on its plan to return Boeing Co's 737 MAX jets to passenger flights by the end of 2020 after the planemaker won U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly them again.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:10 am.

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Sweden registers 96 new daily COVID-19 deaths, highest for months.

Sweden registered 96 new deaths among people diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest for at least three months, Health Agency statistics showed.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:05 am.

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New York settles with NRA over illegal insurance sales deceiving members.

The National Rifle Association agreed to a five-year ban on doing insurance business in New York state and will pay a $2.5 million civil fine to settle charges it offered insurance to members without a license and concealed how it routinely kept some premiums for itself.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:02 am.

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French court rules against Clint Eastwood testifying in train attack trial.

A French court has ruled that Clint Eastwood cannot testify during the trial of a suspected Islamist gunman, whose attack on a high-speed train was thwarted by three Americans, who later played themselves in a movie by the U.S. actor and director.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 9:00 am.

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UK To Ban Sales Of Gasoline Cars From 2030.

The UK government will ban sales of gasoline and diesel cars from 2030, the BBC reported, citing Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The move is part of what Johnson has called a green industrial revolution aimed at mitigating climate change while creating new jobs. The plan will receive financing of $5.31 billion (4 billion pounds), which, according to critics, is nowhere near enough for such a large-scale transition. The electrification of transport has been touted as a cornerstone of the world’s transition to a more renewable energy future,…

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Pfizer says analysis shows 3.8% of participants experienced fatigue.

Pfizer Inc on Tuesday updated its analysis of the safety profile of its COVID-19 vaccine seen during its large, late-stage trial, saying that 3.8% of participants experienced fatigue after receiving a second dose of the shot.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:52 am.

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Factbox: Development of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine.

Drugmaker Pfizer said on Wednesday that final results from the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine showed it was 95% effective, and that it would apply for emergency U.S. authorization within days.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:50 am.

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U.S. housing starts beat expectations; building permits flat.

U.S. homebuilding increased more than expected in October, suggesting the housing market continues to be sustained by record low mortgage rates even as the economic recovery shows signs of strain amid a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:40 am.

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EU drug regulator says it received data from Pfizer on COVID vaccine large-scale trial.

The European Medicines Agency said on Wednesday that Pfizer and BioNTech had submitted data from large-scale trial of their potential COVID-19 vaccine for the agency's rolling review, but had not yet applied for approval.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:35 am.

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Health technology's emerging role in the COVID-19 response.

Learn how one company’s technology has helped hospitals face the challenges of COVID-19 head on.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 8:32 am.

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What we know about face masks has changed. Here's what experts say and which states mandate masks.

Here’s a look at how what we know about masks has changed, and how government officials are increasingly getting behind the idea of mandating their use.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 8:16 am.

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ECB gives banks a year to get real on climate risk.

The European Central Bank said on Wednesday it would start dissecting euro zone banks' exposure to climate change in 2022 and set its capital requirements accordingly.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:15 am.

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Instant view: Pfizer ends COVID-19 trial with 95% efficacy.

Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday that final results from the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine showed it was 95% effective, adding it had the required two-months of safety data and would apply for emergency U.S. authorization within days.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:05 am.

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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Cycling, Unilever, Video games.

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

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:04 am.

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NBA draft storylines: Will Minnesota Timberwolves pick LaMelo Ball first overall?

Among the notable storylines entering virtual 2020 NBA draft: It's still unclear who the first pick will be. Is there a chance it will be LaMelo Ball?

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 8:02 am.

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Norwegian Air staff protest outside parliament against lack of state aid.

Norwegian Air staff demonstrated on Wednesday against the government's decision to deny more aid to the crisis-hit budget carrier, while its biggest shareholder, Aercap Holdings, reduced its stake in the airline.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 8:00 am.

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Stock futures rise on vaccine bets; Boeing jumps.

U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday as fresh signs of a COVID-19 vaccine fueled bets of faster economic revival next year, while Boeing surged after it won U.S. approval to resume flights of its 737 MAX jet.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 7:40 am.

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Bedsores kill over 60K people in the US each year. Amid COVID, experts worry more may be at risk.

Experts estimate hospital-acquired pressure injuries affect more than 2.5 million patients each year and claim over 60,000 lives.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 7:32 am.

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Italian study suggesting COVID predates China outbreak sparks scepticism.

An Italian study supporting the case that the novel coronavirus was circulating outside China earlier than thought has sparked doubts among some Western scientists who called for further tests.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 7:30 am.

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Q&A: Where are we in the COVID-19 vaccine race?

Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 7:25 am.

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Danish agriculture minister steps down over illegal mink order.

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Wednesday faced opposition calls to resign after her agriculture minister stepped down over an illegal order by the government to cull the country's farmed mink.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 7:20 am.

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Online investments, staff pay weigh on Lowe's holiday quarter profit view.

Lowe's Cos Inc forecast holiday-quarter earnings largely below analysts' estimates on Wednesday, as the company invests heavily in boosting its online business and doling out employee bonuses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 7:10 am.

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Global luxury goods sales set for largest ever fall in Bain forecast.

Sales of luxury goods worldwide are set to fall by 23% to 217 billion euros ($258 billion) this year, their largest ever drop and first since 2009, due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, consultancy Bain said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 7:05 am.

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COVID vaccine candidate from Pfizer must be stored at minus 112, prompting a rush on dry ice.

At minus 112, exposed skin freezes almost instantly. It’s also the temperature required to store what’s expected to be the first COVID-19 vaccine.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 7:01 am.

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Defense to continue probing Canada border officials in Huawei CFO's U.S. extradition case.

Lawyers for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou are set to continue questioning Canadian border officials on Wednesday regarding their investigation of Meng before her arrest two years ago on a warrant from the United States.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 7:00 am.

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Managing Stocks & Bonds During a Low Yield Era.

Yield Hunters Have Three Options The traditional “60/40” portfolio of stocks and bonds can be saved with a few modest tweaks Bloomberg, November 16, 2020 With the U.S. election (mostly) over, a divided government (likely) ahead, and an effective Covid-19 vaccine(s) on the way, the recent focus of investors has been on…

Published by The Big Picture at November 18, 2020 7:00 am.

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GM will announce boosted spending plans for EVs on Thursday: sources.

General Motors Co will roll out details of an expanded and accelerated electric vehicle strategy on Thursday in an effort to convince investors it can be a serious competitor to Tesla Inc, people familiar with the plans said.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:45 am.

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Target beats profit estimates as same-day delivery drives online demand.

Target Corp blew past Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit and sales on Wednesday as more Americans used the big-box retailer's quick delivery services to buy everything from electronics to home goods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:35 am.

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6 lawmakers in 5 days: New COVID-19 infections put spotlight on Congress’ loose guidelines.

The batch of new infections has thrust a spotlight on Congress' efforts to curtail the pandemic both across the nation and inside its own walls on Capitol Hill.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 6:34 am.

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'A catastrophic situation': COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm Canada's health system.

In July, the Canadian province of Manitoba went two weeks without a single new case of COVID-19. Theaters and casinos reopened and children soon returned to school.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:30 am.

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Coronavirus updates: Pfizer to seek vaccine approval 'within days'; FDA grants emergency use for first at-home rapid test.

The FDA approved the first at-home COVID test. Chicago public schools plan to resume in-person learning in January. France tops 2M cases. Latest news.

Published by USA TODAY at November 18, 2020 6:26 am.

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Analysis: U.S. manufacturing is booming - but not for these guys.

Jim Kirsh initially thought his family-owned foundry in southeastern Wisconsin might stay busy during the pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:25 am.

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British insurer RSA agrees $9.6 billion takeover by overseas rivals.

British insurance group RSA is backing a 7.2 billion pound ($9.55 billion) cash offer from Canada's Intact Financial and Denmark's Tryg in one of Europe's biggest financial takeover bids this year.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:20 am.

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Maersk confident about shipping recovery beyond 2020.

Shipping group Maersk said on Wednesday it is confident about the outlook for shipping beyond 2020 as a second wave of coronavirus infections has only had a limited impact on global freight volumes.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:15 am.

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Sterling pushed up by weaker U.S. dollar, hopes of Brexit deal.

Sterling was aided on Wednesday by a weaker U.S. dollar and by hopes that Britain will forge a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union in time for its departure from the EU's customs union and single market in January.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:10 am.

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Pfizer ends COVID-19 trial with 95% efficacy, to seek emergency-use authorization.

Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday that final results from the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine show it was 95% effective, adding it had the required two-months of safety data and would apply for emergency U.S. authorization within days.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:10 am.

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Factbox: Fossil fuel-based vehicle bans across the world.

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, as part of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson is casting as a "green revolution" to cut emissions to net zero by 2050.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 6:00 am.

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Real-time pricing could help keep electric vehicles from burdening the grid.

Electric vehicles can help reduce carbon pollution from transportation. But as more people transition to EVs, charging a lot of cars could burden the electrical grid. “It’s going to be really costly if we don’t do this in a smart ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 18, 2020 6:00 am.

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Thousands protest in Berlin against Merkel's coronavirus plans.

Several thousand people banging saucepans and blowing whistles gathered in central Berlin on Wednesday to protest against Angela Merkel's plans to give her government powers to enforce restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 5:45 am.

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10 Wednesday AM Reads.

My mid-week morning train WFH reads: • After Big Thanksgiving Dinners, Plan Small Christmas Funerals, Health Experts Warn Our hospitals are full, we’re overloaded, our caseload is unbelievable. If you have any vulnerability, you really need to stay home as much as you can, not go to church and not be socializing, (Mississippi Free Press)…

Published by The Big Picture at November 18, 2020 5:45 am.

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Wirecard's creditors claim at least 12.5 billion euros.

Creditors of the collapsed German payments company Wirecard have made claims for at least 12.5 billion euros ($14.85 billion), a German court said on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 5:40 am.

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Analysis: Can first COVID-19 vaccines bring herd immunity? Experts have doubts.

Governments and officials are voicing hopes that COVID-19 vaccines could bring "herd immunity", with some calculating that immunising just two-thirds of a population could halt the pandemic disease and help protect whole communities or nations.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 5:20 am.

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Turkish lira weaker a day before crucial rate decision.

Turkey's lira was weaker on Wednesday, a day before a crucial interest rate decision by the central bank, remaining around levels it rallied to last week on expectations of a sharp rate hike.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 5:15 am.

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Rate cut bets melt as vaccines boost economy hopes.

Expectations of interest rate cuts in some of the world's biggest economies have melted within the space of a month on hopes a successful coronavirus vaccine will fuel a growth bounceback next year.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 5:10 am.

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European stocks steady on M&A support; virus worries persist.

European stock markets were steady on Wednesday as a couple of takeover deals in the region helped offset worries about fresh lockdown measures to battle a surge in coronavirus cases.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 4:50 am.

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Ericsson takes issue with Swedish ban on Huawei: FT.

Ericsson's CEO said Sweden's decision to ban China's Huawei from its 5G telecoms networks restricts free competition and trade, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 4:40 am.

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Congo declares end of Ebola outbreak, sees lessons for COVID fight.

Democratic Republic of Congo announced the end of an almost six-month Ebola outbreak in the west of the country on Wednesday as health authorities looked to apply lessons from the successful response to the fight against COVID-19 in Africa.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 4:20 am.

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Books for IPO of Russian online retailer Ozon expected to close on November 23: sources.

The books for the IPO of Russian online retailer Ozon are expected to close on Nov. 23, three financial market sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Published by Reuters at November 18, 2020 4:10 am.

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