U.S. Treasury says it has closed loans to seven major airlines

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: United Airlines plane is seen in the background as a passenger sits in IAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston By David Shepardson and Tracy Rucinski WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury said on Tuesday it had closed loans to seven large airlines hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and urged […]

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Schiff Sees Rise in Russian Disinformation as Trump Attacks Mail-In Voting

WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have seen an uptick in Russian disinformation about mail-in ballots as President Trump has escalated his attacks on voting by mail, Representative Adam B. Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in an interview. American intelligence agencies have not explicitly linked the increase in Russian disinformation operations […]

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Weak demand now the bane of once-storming Aussie housing market

© Reuters. The single remaining public housing tower under a lockdown is seen in Melbourne By Vivek Mishra BENGALURU (Reuters) – Australian housing market activity won’t recover from the recent slowdown for at least a year as dwindling household incomes and soaring unemployment hammer demand, causing home prices to fall this year and next, a […]

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Cost of servicing Brazil’s ballooning domestic debt falls to record low in August

© Reuters. 200 reais note are seen after Brazil’s Central Bank issues the new note in Brasilia By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA (Reuters) – The cost to Brazil’s government of servicing its ballooning domestic debt fell to an all-time low in August, official figures showed on Monday, following the drop in official interest rates and a […]

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China calls WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs ‘objective and fair’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization said on Monday that a panel ruling by the global trade body this month which found that Washington had breached rules through its multi-billion dollar China tariffs was “objective and fair”. The ruling […]

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China calls WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs ‘objective and fair’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization said on Monday that a panel ruling by the global trade body this month which found that Washington had breached rules through its multi-billion dollar China tariffs was “objective and fair”. The ruling […]

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China calls WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs ‘objective and fair’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization said on Monday that a panel ruling by the global trade body this month which found that Washington had breached rules through its multi-billion dollar China tariffs was “objective and fair”. The ruling […]

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China calls WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs ‘objective and fair’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization said on Monday that a panel ruling by the global trade body this month which found that Washington had breached rules through its multi-billion dollar China tariffs was “objective and fair”. The ruling […]

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China calls WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs ‘objective and fair’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization said on Monday that a panel ruling by the global trade body this month which found that Washington had breached rules through its multi-billion dollar China tariffs was “objective and fair”. The ruling […]

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China calls WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs ‘objective and fair’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization said on Monday that a panel ruling by the global trade body this month which found that Washington had breached rules through its multi-billion dollar China tariffs was “objective and fair”. The ruling […]

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China calls WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs ‘objective and fair’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at Yantian port in Shenzhen GENEVA (Reuters) – China’s ambassador to the World Trade Organization said on Monday that a panel ruling by the global trade body this month which found that Washington had breached rules through its multi-billion dollar China tariffs was “objective and fair”. The ruling […]

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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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China’s factory activity likely grew at slightly faster pace in September: Reuters poll

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Workers are seen on a production line manufacturing masks at a factory in Shanghai, BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s factory activity likely expanded at a slightly faster pace in September, a Reuters poll showed on Monday, as the economy extends a steady recovery from the coronavirus crisis. The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s […]

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Gwen Stefani Rocks Tank Top & Shredded Daisy Dukes In Photo Shoot For New LAMB Line Of Glasses

Gwen Stefani posed for a series of snaps promoting her new eyewear line, and was seen rocking silver necklaces adorned with her boyfriend Blake Shelton’s last name. Pop princess Gwen Stefani is a woman of many talents — one of them being eyewear designing! The singer, 50, was seen posing for her latest L.A.M.B campaign, […]

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Scott Disick Enjoys A Special Day At The Beach With His Kids Penelope, 8, & Reign, 5 — Pics

Scott Disick was seen spending some quality time on the beach with his two youngest kids, while their mom Kourtney Kardashian grabbed lunch nearby. Scott Disick, 37, is making the most of the warm weather with his son Reign, 5, and daughter Penelope, 8. The father-of-three was spotted hanging out with his two youngest kids, going for […]

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BoE’s Tenreyro says evidence on negative rates is ‘encouraging’

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Bank of England is seen in the City of London, Britain LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England’s investigation into whether negative rates might help the British economy through its current downturn has found “encouraging” evidence, policymaker Silvana Tenreyro said in an interview published late on Saturday. Tenreyro told the […]

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Turkish rate hike needs follow through for real game change

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Turkish lira banknotes are seen in this illustration By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) – Turkish policymakers are no strangers to unexpected action when in a tight corner, but analysts said Thursday’s surprise interest rate hike could herald a change of tack on monetary policy. Although raising rates by 200 basis points […]

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Argentine lawmaker suspended after kissing woman’s breast during virtual congressional meeting

A lawmaker in Argentina seen kissing a woman’s breast during a live Zoom meeting of the legislature has been suspended from his post. Juan Emilio Ameri sparked outrage with his conduct as the video of the incident went viral. Argentinians have been watching lawmakers hold Congress sessions on Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic but got more than […]

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Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’ reissued with 63 previously unreleased tracks

“Purple Rain” will always be seen as the crown jewel in Prince’s catalog — and really, who could argue with that? But for a work that truly showed the breadth and brilliance of his artistry, his 1987 double album “Sign o’ the Times” is a certified classic in its own right. (Indeed, both “Sign” and […]

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F.B.I. Director Sees No Evidence of National Mail Voting Fraud Effort

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. has not seen evidence of a “coordinated national voter fraud effort,” its director, Christopher A. Wray, told lawmakers on Thursday, undercutting President Trump’s efforts to stoke fears about mail-in ballots by claiming without evidence that they are an election threat. Any fraud effort would have to be widespread and well coordinated […]

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Chicago documentary ‘City So Real’ to debut on TV Oct. 29 after festival screenings

A woman talks to a police officer during a protest seen in “City So Real.” | Chicago Story Film, LLC The National Geographic series from Steve James, focusing on Lightfoot’s election, has expanded to five hours. “City So Real,” the long-awaited documentary series about the election of Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other local issues from […]

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Warren Presses Powell on Race Gaps in Possible Biden-Era Preview

© Bloomberg. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, is seen speaking on a monitor during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept 24, 2020. The Federal Reserve chairman yesterday faced questions from U.S. lawmakers over the central bank’s help for Americans compared with markets during […]

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UK’s Sunak unveils new job support scheme; warns he cannot save every business

© Reuters. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is seen at Downing Street in London LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak announced a new jobs support scheme on Thursday that would help firms employ people on shorter hours, but warned he could not save every business or job. “The government will directly […]

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