Political poison: What’s going on in Guantanamo Bay?

While once front and center of U.S. election campaigns, the politically noxious topic of the 19-year-old Guantanamo Bay prison has made little dent on this year’s election cycle. Yet it still remains open, sparsely populated by alleged terrorists at a high cost to the American taxpayer. And even with the protracted war in Afghanistan winding down as part of […]

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New York Region Sees 40% Bankruptcy Surge, Braces for More

© Bloomberg. Diners eat outside a French restaurant in front of a storefront for lease. Photographer: Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The pandemic has battered New York City businesses, with almost 6,000 closures, a jump of about 40% in bankruptcy filings across the region and shuttered storefronts in the business districts of all five boroughs. It’s […]

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Bank of England’s Ramsden sees 0.1% as floor for rates

© Reuters. People walk in front of the Bank of England, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden said he thought the floor for the central bank’s key interest rate was 0.1% but the BoE was “duty-bound” to […]

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Britain and EU finalise temporary derivatives clearing accord

© Reuters. Pound coins are seen in front of a displayed EU flag in this picture illustration By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England and the European Union’s securities watchdog said on Monday they have agreed on the information-sharing arrangements needed for the bloc’s banks to continue using clearing houses in London […]

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Most executives seek work-life balance after experiencing pandemic blues: survey

2/2 © Reuters. People walk on Wall St. in front of the NYSE in New York 2/2 (Reuters) – Nearly eight out of 10 corporate executives have experienced poor mental health during the coronavirus crisis, prompting a number of them to re-evaluate and improve work-life balance, a survey showed on Monday. Many top company officials […]

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‘British-style’ rules for banks after Brexit, says Bank of England

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk in front of the Bank of England, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will adopt tough but less bureaucratic financial rules after Brexit, starting with simpler regulation of small banks, Bank of England Deputy […]

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Bank of England to propose simpler rules for small banks

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk in front of the Bank of England, as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases grow around the world, in London LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will adopt less bureaucratic financial rules after Brexit, starting with simpler regulation of small banks, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on […]

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ECB has major influence on euro, whether it likes it or not: Bundesbank

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Specialists work on a crane in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank may protest that it does not intend to steer the euro’s exchange rate, but it has a large and growing influence on the single currency through its policy and […]

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Despite early playoff exit, Sky players hope to continue advocating for social justice

Sky players wore warmup shirts that said “Breonna Taylor” on the front and “Say her name” on the back for the team’s season opener against the Aces.  | Chicago Sky Despite the disappointing ending, the year was always bigger than basketball. Sky players raised more than $100,000 for Chicago organizations as part of their social-justice […]

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Crowd gathers at Supreme Court to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

There was a growing crowd in front of the Supreme Court early Saturday morning. There were flowers and candles on the steps and a spontaneous rendition of “Imagine” by John Lennon. It was all part of a sudden tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died on Friday night of complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer. […]

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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Aided by Spanish-speaking “health promoters” and Black pastors, a stepped-up effort is underway around the U.S. to recruit minorities to ensure potential vaccines against the […]

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Hurricane Sally: Couple rescued from flooded home by Jet Ski

A Florida couple resorted to spray-painting a message asking for help on their front door during Hurricane Sally By JAY REEVES Associated Press September 17, 2020, 6:59 PM • 3 min read CANTONMENT, Fla. — The firetrucks and rescue vehicles kept passing her house even after Elaine Hulgan, 76, wrote “IN ATTIC HELP” on the […]

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Brazil rates curves steepen as markets price in dovish central bank, rising fiscal risks

2/2 © Reuters. A man passes in front of Brazil’s B3 Stock Exchange in Sao Paulo 2/2 By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian interest rate curves steepened on Thursday to the highest in months, as traders priced in official rates being kept lower for longer and as growing uncertainty surrounding the government’s fiscal outlook […]

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ECB not entirely happy with the results of its policy, Panetta says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Specialists work on a crane in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank must remain on alert about the state of the euro zone’s pandemic-struck economy and the euro’s exchange rate as the results of its stimulus measures are “not fully satisfactory […]

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ECB’s Makhlouf sees continued fall in prices during pandemic

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Specialists work on a crane in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt DUBLIN (Reuters) – European Central Bank governing council member Gabriel Makhlouf said he expects demand factors will continue to dominate how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts inflation and will lead to a fall in prices. “Predicting how […]

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Jason Wu Spring 2021 Runway Show| NYFW | E! News

Get a front row seat to the New York designer’s newest collection on the rooftop of Spring Studios, hosted by Zanna Roberts Rassi & Lilliana Vazquez. Hear Jason’s inspiration for the line! Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, […]

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Hernández: LeBron James and Lakers, like true champions, know how to slam door shut

He was Mike Tyson in front of a disoriented opponent. He was Tom Brady in the fourth quarter. He was Cristiano Ronaldo in the penalty box. Of course he was. He was in a close-out game. LeBron James was cold-blooded. He was fearless. He didn’t allow the Houston Rockets to sneak back into the game […]

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No Wifi, No AC: Inside the Chaos of 1,400 COVID Cases at One College

On Wednesday, students at the University of South Carolina protested in front of school president Bob Caslen’s house, lying on the lawn and holding signs that read “IT’S ALL BOB’S FAULT” and “1,872 SICK,” referring to the total reported number of students who’ve been infected since August 1. The ominous graffiti message “1400+ SICK?! YOU’LL […]

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