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AMERICA • Today
Foreign students in US: Trump administration drops deportation plans
July 14, 2020
Foreign students had been told they were at risk if their classes moved online during the pandemic.
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Unexpected Decisions, Unlikely Alliances Mark Supreme Court Term
July 10, 2020
The Supreme Court’s recently concluded term bolstered the arguments of those who said the justices would rise above partisan tensions.
Advertisers Flee Facebook Amid Progressive-Led Boycott
July 3, 2020
The social media giant has long been losing young and progressive users. Now those users have persuaded advertisers to join them.
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'Asinine’: Fmr. RNC chairman derides GOP plan to hold outdoor convention in Jacksonville
July 14, 2020
President Donald Trump and Republican officials are preparing for the possibility of a fully outdoor convention in Jacksonville, Florida, next month as coronavirus cases in the state shatter records, according to two GOP officials involved in the planning
Jeff Sessions tries to call a truce with Trump; Trump calls him a mistake, rips him on Twitter
July 14, 2020
President Donald Trump looms large in the Republican runoff for Senate in Alabama, where Jeff Sessions faces off against Trump endorsed Tommy Tuberville. But it’s looking like a grudge match between the former Attorney General and the president.
Florida Education Assn. President: Reopening schools with current plans 'frankly reckless'
July 14, 2020
In Florida, infections are rising but schools have been ordered to open for in-person learning, five days a week during the fall. Florida Education Association President Fedrick Ingram says, “One child who dies in our schools is going to be too much,
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AMERICA • Business
Trump says U.S. would have half the number of coronavirus cases if it did half the testing
July 14, 2020
Trump said that while coronavirus testing "is a good thing," it has also served as "fodder for the fake news to report cases."
Texas county approves tax breaks for Tesla, if it builds a $1.1 billion car plant near Austin
July 14, 2020
On Tuesday, a Travis County commission voted to give Tesla millions in tax incentives to build a $1.1 billion car plant near the Austin, Texas airport.

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Watch live: Trump holds press conference at White House
July 14, 2020
A CBS News Battleground Tracker poll​ released Sunday showed the coronavirus pandemic has shaped Mr. Trump's falling support in Florida and other swing states.
ICE will reverse rule for foreign students, government tells court
July 14, 2020
The guidance would've barred foreign students from participating in online-only coursework during the fall semester.
For ex-cons, a new chance at Paycheck Protection loans
July 14, 2020
Business owners with prior criminal convictions are now landing emergency loans after previously being barred.
Graham warns efforts to undercut Fauci are "not going to be productive"
July 14, 2020
Graham said during a press conference in South Carolina he has "all the respect in the world" for Fauci.
Teachers union leader says listening to Trump "not good for children"
July 14, 2020
"I represent 3 million teachers, support staff, secretaries, bus drivers, and any one of us is more qualified than Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos to talk about what we need to reopen schools safely," Lily Eskelsen García said.
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Trump ends special treatment for Hong Kong, rips Biden for weakness on China
July 14, 2020
President Donald Trump signed a bill and executive order Tuesday sanctioning Chinese officials and ending the special treatment of Hong Kong.
Dow soars 557 points, energy, materials drive broad gains
July 14, 2020
Major U.S. banks increased reserves against loan defaults during the COVID-19 pandemic while California backtracked on reopenings.
Big investors grow less optimistic on V-shaped coronavirus recovery
July 14, 2020
Fund managers increased their cash piles amid a declining belief the U.S. economy will see a rapid V-shaped recovery.
Coronavirus calculation: No child care, no economic recovery
July 14, 2020
Here’s what child care means for all of us...
Rock-bottom mortgage rates cushion banks during coronavirus pandemic
July 14, 2020
Historically-low mortgage rates are helping banks generate revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
China to sanction Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms sale
July 14, 2020
China will put sanctions on Lockheed Martin for involvement in the latest U.S. arms sale to Chinese-claimed Taiwan, China said on Tuesday, adding tension to its troubled relationship with the United States.
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AMERICA • Markets
U.S. Stocks Rise as Banks Kick Off Earnings Season
July 14, 2020
The S&P 500 climbed as investors digested second-quarter results from some of the biggest banks for insights into the health of the U.S. economy and its lenders.
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Delta reduces flight schedule for August
July 14, 2020
Delta reduces flight schedule for August

Delta cuts flights as travel demand stalls; Fox Biz Flash: 7/14.

Rep. Devin Nunes: ‘Mueller should be subpoenaed’
July 14, 2020
Rep. Devin Nunes: ‘Mueller should be subpoenaed’

Rep. Devin Nunes on Mueller team

Trump is only separator between Democrats, anarchy: Rep. Vernon Jones
July 14, 2020
Trump is only separator between Democrats, anarchy: Rep. Vernon Jones

Vernon Jones on the rise of violent crime in major cities amid the defund the police movement

Forex Markets
USD/CAD quiet as US inflation recovers
July 14, 2020
USD/CAD continues to drift this week. On Tuesday, the pair is trading quietly at 1.3615. On the fundamental
USD/CAD quiet as US inflation recovers
July 14, 2020
USD/CAD continues to drift this week. On Tuesday, the pair is trading quietly at 1.3615. On the fundamental
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U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Before Closing Firmly Positive
July 8, 2020
Stocks fluctuated over the course of the trading day on Wednesday before eventually finishing the session notably higher. The Nasdaq more than offset the pullback seen on Tuesday, ending the day at a new record closing high.
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AMERICA • Economy
U.K. Bars Huawei From 5G Network, Raising Tensions With China
July 14, 2020
Banning the use of the Chinese tech giant’s equipment in high-speed wireless infrastructure is a major reversal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a big victory for the Trump administration.
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AMERICA • Insights
Slackers and Stakhanovites
July 11, 2020
How the lockdown has affected a classic dictum about work
Elon, Masa and Boris in low-Earth orbit
July 11, 2020
What could possibly go wrong?
Why SMIC is surging
July 11, 2020
China’s leading chipmaker looks unfazed by Uncle Sam’s semiconductor sabre-rattling
Meituan-Dianping and Pinduoduo embody the excitement over digital China
July 11, 2020
Investors cannot get enough of two booming internet companies
How CEO pay in America got out whack
July 11, 2020
Bosses claim that their firms’ superior returns justify their own hefty pay cheques. Really?
The mark of Cain
July 11, 2020
A Christian pollster argues that a reckoning is due in America’s churches
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