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'Chicken of the Glades': Florida officials propose culling invasive python population by eating them.

Eating invasive Burmese pythons has been discouraged because of mercury levels, but a new study is underway.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 2:27 pm.

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China's Shanghai reports two local coronavirus cases.

China's financial hub of Shanghai said on Friday it had confirmed two coronavirus cases in a married couple in the city's Pudong district, its first locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in 11 days.

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

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Oil rises about 1%, posts third week of gains on vaccine hopes.

Oil prices rose about 1% higher on Friday and posted a third consecutive weekly rise, buoyed by successful COVID-19 vaccine trials, while renewed lockdowns in several countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus capped gains.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:15 pm.

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U.S. economy faces looming test as coronavirus wildfire rages.

The uneasy balance between the wildfire-like spread of the coronavirus in the United States and an economy that remains largely open may be tested in coming weeks if face mask mandates and other lighter-touch measures fail to control the crisis.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:10 pm.

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WHO welcomes COVID-19 immunity study, gives hopes for vaccines.

A British study that found people who have had COVID-19 are unlikely to contract the disease again for at least six months is good news and also provides hope for vaccines, a World Health Organization (WHO) senior official said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:00 pm.

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I miss the audience: a French performer's life in COVID lockdown.

On the stage at the Hebertot theatre in Paris, Trinidad Garcia is re-enacting a scene from her one-woman show, "For you to keep loving yourself," to an audience of zero.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:00 pm.

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Credit, muni markets shrug off Treasury threat to end Fed programs.

The credit and municipal bond markets held fast on Friday morning after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended his decision, first announced Thursday evening, to let several of the Federal Reserve's key pandemic lending programs end on Dec. 31.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:45 pm.

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Portugal approves extension of COVID-19 emergency, fresh measures under discussion.

Portugal's parliament on Friday approved a 15-day extension of a state of emergency from next week to allow continuation of coronavirus measures as the government considers fresh steps.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:40 pm.

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Fed's George sees recovery headwinds from energy sector.

The U.S. recovery from the coronavirus crisis could face some headwinds from the energy sector, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said on Friday, as massive cuts in U.S. oil production this year reverberate through the economy.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:30 pm.

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Ahead of G20, U.N. chief warns 'developing world on precipice of financial ruin'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that "the developing world is on the precipice of financial ruin and escalating poverty, hunger and untold suffering" as the world struggles to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:25 pm.

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Is Santa Claus still coming to the mall for Christmas 2020? Here's how the tradition is changing during COVID-19.

A visit to the mall to sit on Santa Claus' lap may be yet another tradition knocked to the wayside or dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 1:12 pm.

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Britain asks regulator to assess Pfizer vaccine for suitability.

Britain has formally asked its medical regulator, the MHRA, to assess the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for its suitability, the first step in making the shot available outside of the United States.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:10 pm.

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Bitcoin climbs to three-year peak, all-time high in focus.

Bitcoin rose to a nearly three-year high on Friday, as investors continued to scoop the virtual currency on expectations it could well exceed its all-time peak of just under $20,000.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:05 pm.

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Oil Demand Set To Rebound In 2021.

Oil prices are set to rebound in 2021 as optimism grows around a COVID vaccine and OPEC looks to extend its production cuts. 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 20th, 2020Oil prices pared recent gains as investors nervously watch the spread of Covid-19, which has tempered…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 20, 2020 1:00 pm.

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Exclusive: Zurich Insurance nears $4 billion deal for MetLife unit - sources.

Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group AG is in advanced talks to acquire MetLife Inc's U.S. property and casualty (P&C;) car and home insurance unit for close to $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:55 pm.

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Exclusive: German draft IT security law strives for consensus on telecoms vendor risks.

Germany would need to reach a consensus within government that a telecoms vendor poses a national security threat in order to exclude its equipment from national 5G networks, according to draft legislation reviewed by Reuters on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:50 pm.

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Palestinian girls compete in a rare Gaza boxing contest.

Trading jabs and punches, young Palestinian girls competed in a female boxing tournament on Friday in the Gaza Strip, where the sport is mostly popular with men.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:45 pm.

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Open enrollment for 2021 benefits is underway. Here's what you should know before the deadline.

Open enrollment for 2021 benefits will kick off in November, when companies ask workers to pick medical, dental plans and more.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 12:31 pm.

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Aid agencies scramble to respond as Ethiopians flee to Sudan.

At the Um Rakuba settlement in Sudan, refugees queue for helpings of cornflour porridge and put up makeshift shelters under scrubland trees, their lives upended by fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region.

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

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Oil Rig Count Falls For The First Time In 2 Months.

Baker Hughes reported on Friday that the number of oil rigs in the United States fell by 5 to 231, ending eight weeks of increases to oil rigs in the U.S. The total number of active oil and gas rigs decreased for the week by 2, with oil rigs decreasing by 5 and gas rigs rising by 3. Total oil and gas rigs in the United States are now down by 493 compared to this time last year. The EIA’s estimate for oil production in the United States held fast in the week ending November 13—at 10.9 million barrels of oil per day in the most recent…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 20, 2020 12:16 pm.

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The average older, affluent American has $920,400 in retirement savings. Here's how to get there yourself.

Want your savings balance to mimic that of the typical pre-retiree or senior? Here's your game plan.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 12:09 pm.

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Wealthy countries block COVID-19 drugs rights waiver at WTO - sources.

Wealthy nations on Friday reiterated their opposition to a proposal to waive intellectual property rules for COVID-19 drugs, three trade sources said, despite pressure to make an exception to improve access to drugs for poorer countries.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:00 pm.

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Israel nears deal for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

Israel has reached an understanding with AstraZeneca to receive about 10 million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, a joint statement from the Israeli government and the drugmaker said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:55 am.

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BP agrees London headquarters sale and leaseback with Lifestyle Intl.

BP has agreed to sell its London headquarters for 250 million pounds, a spokesman said on Friday, the latest in a string of disposals as the British energy company shifts to low-carbon energy.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:50 am.

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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: U.S. airlines.

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 20, 2020 11:35 am.

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Brexit casts long shadow over UK markets.

Britain and the European Union are trying to reach a trade deal to regulate their relationship after Dec. 31, an agreement that should lift some of the uncertainty clouding the UK outlook 4-1/2 years after Britons voted to leave the trading bloc.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:30 am.

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EU plans tight car CO2 limits under green finance rules.

Car manufacturers will need to meet tight emissions limits for their activities to be classed as a sustainable investment under proposed European Union rules, which the auto industry said could undermine investment in the sector's green transition.

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

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UK to unveil record £400 billion borrowing plan next week.

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce the heaviest public borrowing since World War Two when he spells out his spending plans next week after the biggest economic crash in over 300 years.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:15 am.

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Alvarez & Marsal withdraws from Lebanon central bank audit: finmin.

Restructuring consultancy Alvarez & Marsal has pulled out of a forensic audit of Lebanon's central bank because it did not receive information required to carry out the task, caretaker Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni told Reuters on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:10 am.

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Here are the 12 Bond-Market Metrics Mnuchin Listed as Reasons for Letting the Fed’s Bondholder-Bailout SPVs Expire on Dec 31.

Jawboning alone had whipped the markets into froth. So maybe enough is enough, and let taxpayers have their money back as planned?

Published by Wolf Street at November 20, 2020 11:08 am.

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Canada fears it could be 'really in trouble' as COVID cases set to soar.

New daily cases of COVID-19 in Canada could soar to 60,000 by the end of the year, up from less than 5,000 now, threatening to overwhelm an already creaking healthcare system, a top medical official said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:05 am.

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The EV Revolution Is Threatening Long-Term Oil Demand Growth.

The growth in electric vehicle adoption, especially in emerging markets, could threaten long-term oil demand growth, Carbon Tracker has reported, citing these markets’ dependency on imports that could be relieved by a switch to electric vehicles. “Emerging market oil importers spend 2% of GDP on oil imports, have a high and rising dependency on imported oil, and suffer premature deaths of 285,000 people a year from pollution linked to transport,” the authors of the report wrote. They also argued emerging economies were having…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 20, 2020 11:00 am.

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simon Bolívar National Journalism Prize.

’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simon Bolívar National Journalism Prize
The staff at was awarded the prestigious Simon Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was spearheaded by Co-director Jeremy McDermott.
The post ’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simon Bolívar National Journalism Prize appeared first on .

Published by InSight Crime at November 20, 2020 10:56 am.

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Pfizer is first to apply for U.S. emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer Inc said it will apply to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:55 am.

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Fed's Kaplan says U.S. economy needs more fiscal support.

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Friday called again for more fiscal support for the U.S. economy, particularly for state and local governments struggling with budget holes, and for the millions of unemployed who are spending down savings from prior...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:50 am.

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How long does it take to get a good credit score?

A good credit score is a popular goal, and you could reach it sooner than you think.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 10:46 am.

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Canadian dollar adds to weekly gain as retail sales climb.

The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as domestic data showed a stronger-than-expected increase in September retail sales, with the currency adding to this week's advance.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:30 am.

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Fed's Evans says end of pandemic relief 'disappointing'

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said Friday he was disappointed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's decision Thursday to end several of the Fed's key pandemic lending programs on Dec. 31.

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

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Backstory: Anthony Fauci has had it with people who think COVID-19 is no worse than the flu.

Why is the US divided on the severity of COVID-19? If you think the coronavirus concern is overblown, we want to hear why

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 10:15 am.

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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $120 million damages in New York baby powder case.

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a New York state judge to pay $120 million in damages to a Brooklyn woman and her husband, after she blamed her cancer on asbestos exposure from using the company's baby powder.

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

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Uganda's Bobi Wine released on bail as protest death toll rises to 37.

Ugandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on bail on Friday after being charged with holding rallies likely to spread the coronavirus.

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

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Europe's COVID-19 cases surpass 15 million mark - Reuters tally.

The number of coronavirus cases in Europe surpassed the 15 million mark on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region sees a surge in infections with the onset of winter, reporting a million new infections about every four days.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:05 am.

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Oil Demand Is Primed For A Major Recovery.

Crude oil demand is likely to rebound next year following the promising news about a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, according to Fitch Ratings. In its latest Global Commodities Strategy report, the ratings agency noted the strong chances of a Covid-19 vaccine getting emergency approval soon as a major factor for the recovery in global oil demand. Fitch also noted plans by OPEC+ to extend its oil production control deal at current restriction levels. Initial plans by the cartel called for a cut of some 7.7 million bpd until the end of 2020,…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 20, 2020 10:00 am.

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Indian officials rescue elephant that fell down a well.

Forest officials in India's southern Tamil Nadu state said on Friday they used a crane to pull an elephant from a well, after working for more than 12 hours to rescue the animal.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:45 am.

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China Looks To Buy Stake In A Major Iraqi Oilfield.

State giants China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are interested in buying ExxonMobil’s entire operating stake in one of the largest oilfields in Iraq, West Qurna 1, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. The potential stake sale of Exxon’s 32.7-percent interest in West Qurna 1 could be worth at least US$500 million, but final decisions haven’t been made yet, and a possible deal could be hampered by geopolitical uncertainties…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 20, 2020 9:30 am.

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Take this quiz to find out what kind of grocery shopper you are.

What’s your style when you’re strolling the grocery store aisles? Take this quiz to find out. Story from Walmart Plus

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 9:17 am.

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WHO suspends remdesivir from list of medicines.

The World Health Organization said on Friday it has suspended Gilead's remdesivir from its so-called prequalification list, an official list of medicines used as a benchmark for procurement by developing countries, after issuing guidance against its use in hospitalised COVID...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:10 am.

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Nike hikes dividend by 12% ahead of expected sales bounce.

Nike Inc said on Friday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 12%, or 3 cents per share, underscoring the financial strength of the world's largest sportswear maker in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:05 am.

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Mnuchin says Main Street U.S. companies need grants, not loans.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday defended his decision to end several of the Federal Reserve's key pandemic lending programs on Dec. 31, saying Congress should use the money to help small U.S. companies with grants instead.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:00 am.

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The Battle For Dominance In China’s Oil Market.

Russia and Saudi Arabia are vying for the top spot among crude oil suppliers to China, with Russia currently in the lead, but Saudi Arabia is doing its best to push ahead. Analytic data cited by Reuters today shows that Russia exported an average of 1.7 million bpd of crude oil to China during the first 11 months of the year, with Saudi Arabia just a little bit behind, with an average export rate of between 1.6 million bpd and 1.7 million bpd. The race continues as China has emerged as the only country in the world still thirsty for oil. An earlier…

Published by OilPrice.com at November 20, 2020 9:00 am.

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The Halfway Point.

Here is a shocking observation: The pandemic lockdown began in March of 2020. As of today, the two leading vaccine candidates from Pfizer and Moderna are requesting FDA approval for emergency use, then a fast track approval for distribution. These should become available in Q1, then be more widely distributed in Q2 and Q3.…

Published by The Big Picture at November 20, 2020 9:00 am.

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Amazon pilot lifts stock exchanges into the cloud.

A pilot by online giant Amazon and two stock exchanges showed how moving share trading from costly physical servers to cloud computing could save money and reduce the potential for outages, the companies said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:55 am.

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Lebanon hires firm to clear dangerous material from shattered Beirut port.

Lebanon's authorities signed a contract this month with a German company to clear dangerous material stored for more than a decade at Beirut port, the site of a seismic blast in August that killed about 200 people and wrecked swathes of the capital.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:50 am.

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Pfizer seeks emergency authorization from FDA for COVID-19 vaccine, doses could be available as soon as next month.

The announcement comes two days after the companies revealed the vaccine candidate prevented 95% of infections from the virus that causes COVID-19.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 8:48 am.

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Poland finds COVID-19 cases among mink farm workers.

Poland has found 18 cases of coronavirus among mink farm workers as it continues tests among the animals, but does not believe the workers were infected by the animals, sanitary and veterinary authorities said.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:35 am.

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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now.

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

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:30 am.

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Brexit talks now making 'better progress' - EU's von der Leyen.

The European Union and Britain are making better progress in talks on their future relationship, including in difficult areas such as the EU's demand for level playing field guarantees, EU chief executive Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:25 am.

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81-year-old former Marine beats thieves with Irish walking stick.

An 81-year-old former Marine from suburban Chicago used his grandfather's antique Irish walking stick to chase off three burglars.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 8:19 am.

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Buffett's NetJets sees boost in 2021 from nervous wealthy fliers.

NetJets, a private jet firm owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, expects aircraft deliveries to rise by a third next year, as wealthy travelers looking to avoid commercial flights due to the COVID-19 pandemic fuel a recovery in demand.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:15 am.

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New research finds dramatic growth in suicidal thoughts and self-harm during and after pregnancy.

Suicide is emerging as a critical concern as the nation confronts its pregnancy-related death crisis.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 8:03 am.

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Europe's COVID-19 cases surpass 15 million mark: Reuters tally.

The number of coronavirus cases in Europe surpassed the 15 million mark on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region sees a surge in infections with the onset of winter, reporting a million new infections about every four days.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:02 am.

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EU says Brexit deal still 'metres from the finish line'

The European Union and Britain have made better progress towards a trade deal in the last few days but there is still a lot of work to do for an agreement to be in place by the end-year deadline, the bloc's chief executive said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:55 am.

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TSX futures down as coronavirus cases spike.

Futures for Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, tracking Wall Street, as rising global coronavirus cases and worries over fading U.S. stimulus dented sentiment.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:40 am.

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Fauci says Santa Claus has 'innate immunity', won't be spreading COVID-19 to anyone this Christmas.

Dr. Anthony Fauci is telling kids not to worry about Santa Claus spreading COVID-19 on Christmas. Santa has been taking extra precautions this year.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 7:36 am.

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Gap between vaccine hopes and pandemic reality poses market hazard.

As winter approaches, U.S. equity investors are weighing brightening prospects for a COVID-19 vaccine against a resurgence of the pandemic across the United States.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:30 am.

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Daimler, Geely mull China as production hub for hybrid powertrains.

Daimler AG and Geely Holding on Friday said China could emerge as a manufacturing and export hub for hybrid powertrains jointly developed for Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:25 am.

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Special Report: When cops and America's cherished gun rights clash, cops win.

The night a cop killed Andrew Scott started out like many others had for the 26-year-old pizzeria worker. Home from his evening shift, he and his girlfriend, Miranda Mauck, ate a late supper and spent several hours watching television and playing video games.

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

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S&P, Dow futures slip as stimulus hopes fade.

Futures tracking the S&P; 500 and the Dow dipped on Friday as fears over rising coronavirus infections and fading stimulus threatened to further hamper a slowing economic revival from a pandemic-induced downturn.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:10 am.

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How Airbnb's CEO succumbed to an IPO he resisted.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky resisted calls from his investors for years to follow the lead of other Silicon Valley unicorns and take the home rental startup public, as he pursued his dream of turning it into a one-stop shop for leisure and travel. He is now pressing ahead with...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:05 am.

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Pfizer to submit U.S. emergency use application for COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer Inc said it will apply to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:00 am.

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In pandemic Christmas, U.S. rivals aim to challenge Amazon under the tree.

Walmart Inc , Best Buy Co Inc and hundreds of smaller retailers are bolstering their online gift features, hoping to challenge Amazon.com Inc's dominance as a seller of holiday gifts to homebound shoppers.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:50 am.

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Our pandemic-hit world as seen from above | Pictures | Reuters.

Decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled for scrap in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, October 2. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:50 am.

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Landlords skirt COVID-19 eviction bans, using intimidation and tricks to boot tenants.

Despite moratoriums on evictions during COVID-19, renters across the country say their landlords found back-door ways to kick them out.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 6:48 am.

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Investors rush to buy equities, dump gold in vaccine euphoria.

Investors stormed into riskier assets last week, pumping $27 billion into equity funds as positive COVID-19 vaccine updates led to euphoric buying of shares in worst-hit sectors such as banks, travel and leisure, and oil, BofA said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:45 am.

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Nationwide profit holds up despite pandemic hit.

Nationwide Building Society reported robust half-year profits on Friday despite a hit from a provision to cover likely unpaid loans due to coronavirus and losing ground to rivals in Britain's buoyant mortgage market.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:35 am.

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Schools are closing for millions of kids as teachers get sick and COVID cases surge. Some districts are holding out.

Even if their local COVID case rates are high, some schools plan to stay open. But as more teachers are sick or quarantined, that has become difficult

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 6:34 am.

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Nearing zero: Argentine FX reserves drain puts central bank in a corner.

Argentina's net currency reserves are at or near zero, according to analysts and investors, forcing the central bank into a tough choice: double down on controls that have failed to stem the currency's decline or allow the peso to devalue further.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:30 am.

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Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer seeking emergency use authorization for its vaccine candidate; El Paso seeks more morgue attendants.

Pfizer will file for FDA approval. Hawaii updates traveling rules. Mexico tops 100K deaths. Latest COVID news.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 6:23 am.

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Canada court expected to hear from more police witnesses in Huawei CFO's U.S. extradition case.

A Canadian court is expected to hear from additional police witnesses on Friday as the second week of witness testimony wraps up in the case to extradite the chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to the United States.

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

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COVID-19 reinfection unlikely for at least six months, study finds.

People who've had COVID-19 are highly unlikely to contract it again for at least six months after their first infection, according to a British study of healthcare workers on the frontline of fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:15 am.

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When cops and America’s cherished gun rights collide, cops win.

When cops kill civilians lawfully armed under the Second Amendment, they are often protected from liability by the legal doctrine called qualified immunity.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:05 am.

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Some stirring examples of ‘blunt’ talk on climate.

The strength of Greta Thunberg’s voice is inseparable from her bluntness. Unconstrained by all the research on effective climate-change communication that tells us we should include reasons for hope and action items, Thunberg simply and directly says what she knows, ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 20, 2020 6:05 am.

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Rachel Maddow, back on MSNBC, warns of COVID-19 after partner's illness, thought 'it might kill her'

Returning to MSNBC Thursday, quarantining Rachel Maddow addressed fears of losing her longtime partner to COVID-19 to persuade viewers to avoid risk.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 6:04 am.

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Identifying climate risks can help businesses become more resilient.

Many investors are concerned about climate change, because it poses risks to companies. For example, more extreme storms could cause factories along the coast to flood. And droughts can kill or damage crops, which can make certain foods more expensive. ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 20, 2020 6:00 am.

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10 Friday AM Reads.

My end of week morning train WFH reads: • There is no vaccine for misinformation Gallup poll found that 58% of Americans would be willing to be vaccinated against COVID. That still leaves 42% of Americans who, thus far, would be unwilling to receive a vaccine. (Popular Information) • Biggest Stock Market Reversal in History The…

Published by The Big Picture at November 20, 2020 5:55 am.

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Taiwan October export orders up again, strong outlook seen.

Taiwan's export orders rose for the eighth consecutive month in October, boosted by strong global demand for the island's tech products, with Apple Inc rolling out a new iPhone.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:45 am.

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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: Vaccine bargain, UK tech, Luxury.

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 20, 2020 5:40 am.

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Sinovac may get Phase III trial results of COVID-19 vaccine by December, executive says.

Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech could have the results of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine from late-stage clinical trials as soon as next month, an executive said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:30 am.

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Sterling edges higher on renewed Brexit deal hopes.

Sterling edged higher against the euro and the dollar after an European Union official said the bloc and Britain are very close to agreement on most issues even if they are still at odds over three main points.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:25 am.

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Britain calls halt to relaxation of rules on fundraising share issues.

Britain's listed companies will have to resume first-refusal rights to existing shareholders when they raise capital from the start of December, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:21 am.

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India could get access to AstraZeneca vaccine by January, local manufacturer says.

The head of an Indian company contracted to make AstraZeneca Plc's COVID vaccine said it could deliver it to health care workers and elderly Indians by January as the country's caseload of infections crossed nine million on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:16 am.

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U.N. says it plans for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan.

U.N. agencies are planning for the possible arrival of 200,000 refugees in Sudan fleeing violence in Ethiopia over a six-month period, a U.N. refugee agency official said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:10 am.

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Exclusive: Ethiopia to auction telecoms licences in December, says Tigray conflict won't cause delays.

Ethiopia expects to sell a minority stake in Ethio Telecoms within nine months and tendering for two new licences will start on Dec. 1, an adviser to the state minister of finance said, brushing off concerns that conflict will delay the plan.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:05 am.

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'Hey Pete, where's your mask?': Nebraska server fired for posting video of maskless Gov. Pete Ricketts inside a sports bar.

Karina Montanez says she posted the video to social media to show Gov. Pete Ricketts inappropriately "acting like a celebrity" during a pandemic.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 5:02 am.

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U.N. aid agencies call for ceasefire in Ethiopia, seek $200 million aid.

United Nations aid agencies called on Friday for an immediate temporary ceasefire in Ethiopia and the setting up of humanitarian corridors that would enable access to civilians after two weeks of fighting.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:00 am.

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1976 Datsun 280Z.

What a wild story: The original owner of this 1976 Datsun 280Z drove the car 350 miles before partial disassembling and storing the vehicle for over 40 years. He sold it last year, and has since been “refreshed.” The new owner added five miles, displaying an essentially brand new car at ZCON 2020 festival in…

Published by The Big Picture at November 20, 2020 5:00 am.

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Retailers are eager to hire - if you're a digital whizz.

Are you a "user-experience" gun for hire? Well, your time has come.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:50 am.

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Hong Kong reports spike in daily cases before travel bubble with Singapore opens.

Hong Kong reported a spike in daily coronavirus cases to 26 on Friday, two days before an arrangement with Singapore to allow a limited number of passengers to fly both ways without having to go through quarantine kicks in.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:40 am.

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WTO trade index rebounds, but forecasts likely year-end slowdown.

The World Trade Organization said on Friday global goods trade had rebounded sharply in the third quarter from COVID-19 lockdowns, but forecast a slowdown at the end of 2020.

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

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Breakingviews - Italian sovereign fund is a force to reckon with.

When Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) was founded 170 years ago this week, Italy did not yet exist as a nation. The institution’s main task was to finance basic infrastructure like roads and waterworks for the King of Sardinia-Piedmont, Victor Emmanuel II, who later became...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:10 am.

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