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AMERICA • Today
Judge orders restoration of dreamers' scheme
December 5, 2020
The Trump administration is told to resume a programme that protects immigrants from deportation.
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New combative Ivanka Trump sparks questions about her future
December 5, 2020
A more combative Ivanka Trump has emerged with little more than one month left in her role as adviser to President Donald Trump, as the first daughter makes a conscious effort to publicly push back on her critics.
Pentagon blocked Biden's intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies
December 5, 2020
The Trump administration prevented President-elect Joe Biden's transition team from meeting with its counterparts at Pentagon intelligence agencies this week, according to a former senior intelligence official familiar with intelligence transition discussions.
America is going from an outsider president to the ultimate insider
December 5, 2020
Joe Biden breaks the mold of recent US presidents in a very important way: He's a Washington survivor.
All eyes are on Georgia ahead of Trump's rally and Senate debate
December 5, 2020
The eyes of the political universe will turn to Georgia this weekend, as the voter registration deadline for January's Senate runoffs approaches.
Warner Bros. has changed the game on movie windows, but consumers will have the last word
December 5, 2020
The Warner Bros. decision to make its 2021 movies available on streaming service HBO Max the same day they hit theaters comes after a long stretch that offered clarity on what studios want in terms of shrinking release windows, and what theaters want (or don't) to protect their business.
US News
Former CDC head urges American to "double down on protection protocols"
December 5, 2020
The daily coronavirus death average in the U.S. topped 2,000 in the last week, pushing the national toll past 278,000. There are more than 14 million confirmed cases in the country. Former CDC director and current CEO and President of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative Dr. Tom Frieden joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the state of the pandemic.
Biden says he would not make coronavirus vaccine mandatory
December 5, 2020
With Friday's latest jobs report revealing more signs of a slowing economy, President-elect Joe Biden said there is no time to lose and urged President Trump and Congress to reach a deal on another stimulus. As Nikole Killion reports, Mr. Biden also said he would be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine when available, but would not require it for all Americans.
Author Janet Evanovich on her latest Stephanie Plum best-seller
December 5, 2020
Four decades into her blockbuster career, Janet Evanovich is still pumping out best-selling books. Her most recent is the 27th book in the hugely popular Stephanie Plum series, but the first that is not directly named after a number. There was "One for the Money," "Two for the Show," and many more. The celebrated author speaks to Jeff Glor about her one of her latest efforts, "Fortune and Glory."
John Lennon's final interview explored in new documentary
December 5, 2020
The coming week will bring the 40th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. The former Beatle was shot to death outside his New York City apartment on December 8, 1980. Just one day before, he sat for what would turn out to be one of his last interviews, with BBC DJ Andy Peebles. Tapes from those three hours are the basis of a new documentary, "Lennon's Last Weekend," debuting on BritBox. Anthony Mason spoke to Peebles about that day.
Saturday Sessions: Bahamas performs “I Got You Babe”
December 5, 2020
Born near Toronto, singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen taught himself guitar — and recorded his debut album in rural Ontario. Taking the name Bahamas, his 2018 collection “Earthtones” earned him both a Grammy nod and a Canadian Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, his second award in that category. A fifth collection, “Sad Hunk,” came out in October. Bahamas joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” along with The 400 Unit to perform “I Got You Babe.”
Saturday Sessions: Bahamas performs “Up With The Jones”
December 5, 2020
Born near Toronto, singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen taught himself guitar — and recorded his debut album in rural Ontario. Taking the name Bahamas, his 2018 collection “Earthtones” earned him both a Grammy nod and a Canadian Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, his second award in that category. A fifth collection, “Sad Hunk,” came out in October. Bahamas joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” along with The 400 Unit to perform “Up With The Jones.”
Saturday Sessions: Bahamas performs “Trick To Happy”
December 5, 2020
Born near Toronto, singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen taught himself guitar — and recorded his debut album in rural Ontario. Taking the name Bahamas, his 2018 collection “Earthtones” earned him both a Grammy nod and a Canadian Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, his second award in that category. A fifth collection, “Sad Hunk,” came out in October. Bahamas joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” along with The 400 Unit to perform “Trick To Happy.”

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AMERICA • Business
U.S. officials suspect Russia in mystery 'attacks' on diplomats in Cuba, China
December 5, 2020
The strong suspicion that Russia was behind the alleged attacks is backed by signals intelligence, meaning intercepted communications, say U.S. officials.
Covid-19 deaths could nearly double by April despite rollout of vaccines, report warns
December 5, 2020
Health researchers said that the expected vaccine rollout only reduces the death toll by 9,000 before April 1 and said a rapid rollout targeting high-risk people could save 14,000 more lives.

Business News
Hopes for US stimulus grow as job creation slows
December 4, 2020
Congressional negotiators focus on $908bn plan offered by bipartisan group of senators
US employers add 245,000 jobs in November as rebound loses steam
December 4, 2020
Smaller than expected gain fuels fears about labour market’s momentum amid latest Covid surge
‘Are we going to go through this again?’ A New York hospital braces for second Covid wave
December 4, 2020
Elmhurst, one of city’s busiest public hospitals, prepares to put lessons it learnt in spring into practice
Investment-grade status regains its lustre after pandemic shock
December 4, 2020
Market turmoil prompts companies to prioritise securing a prime credit rating
Investment-grade status regains its lustre after pandemic shock
December 4, 2020
Market turmoil prompts companies to prioritise securing a prime credit rating
The great wall between Canada and America
December 4, 2020
How the coronavirus pandemic exposes a tale of two very different governance systems
Business Analysis

Barnes & Noble’s new boss tries to save the chain — and traditional bookselling
December 5, 2020
The struggling bookseller has laid off once-powerful managers and overturned relationships with publishers in favor of a more local approach.
Euphoric stock market runs risk of buzz-kill without COVID-19 help
December 5, 2020
A sense of euphoria has taken over the stock market as the S&P 500 delivers the “greatest Wall Street rally of all-time.”
Nissan joins GM in exiting auto group backing Trump
December 5, 2020
The industry still remained split on how to move forward after it held a meeting Tuesday
S&P, Dow & Nasdaq notch trifecta stock records in winning week
December 4, 2020
U.S. equity markets rallied to record highs.
Marijuana stocks in focus after House votes to decriminalize cannabis
December 4, 2020
Marijuana companies just scored a smokin’ victory.
Cheesecake Factory settles SEC claims of misleading investors about coronavirus fallout
December 4, 2020
The case is the first from the Securities and Exchange Commission charging a publicly traded company with misleading investors about the financial effects of the pandemic.
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AMERICA • Markets
Stock Buybacks: What Every Investor Needs to Know
December 5, 2020
They have been attacked by many academics and progressive politicians. Now, with a new administration, the battle could soon get even more heated.
Big Brands Bend on Recycling Costs
December 5, 2020
Trade groups representing companies like Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo are easing their long-held opposition to sharing the costs of dealing with packaging waste.
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Who were the biggest drivers of the IPO market in 2020?
December 5, 2020
Who were the biggest drivers of the IPO market in 2020?

'Barron's Roundtable' panel analyzes the most successful businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What is the holiday shopping outlook amid ongoing pandemic?
December 5, 2020
What is the holiday shopping outlook amid ongoing pandemic?

Shopify president Harley Finkelstein joins 'Barron's Roundtable' to discuss retail trends and what the future holds.

COVID-19 vaccine is effective, but how safe is it?
December 5, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine is effective, but how safe is it?

Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha weighs in on vaccine development, setbacks and distribution.

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Market Comment
Nasdaq Reaches New Record High But Dow, S&P 500 Give Back Ground
November 25, 2020
Following the strong upward move seen in the previous session, stocks turned in a mixed performance during trading on Wednesday. The Nasdaq climbed to a new record closing high, while the Dow and the S&P 500 gave back some ground.
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AMERICA • Economy
As Deadline Lapses, Trump Administration Continues TikTok Talks
December 5, 2020
The White House did not extend a Dec. 4 deadline for the Chinese internet company ByteDance to sell TikTok.
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AMERICA • Insights
Jake Sullivan to the rescue
December 5, 2020
What to expect from Jake Sullivan, the Democrats’ foreign-policy golden boy
Salesforce gets some Slack
December 5, 2020
Marc Benioff has his sights set on tech’s big league
America’s intelligence agencies prepare for life after Trump
December 5, 2020
Repairing their reputation with sources and allies is not their biggest challenge
Millions of Americans still get their drinking water from lead pipes
December 5, 2020
Why a century-old problem seems so hard to fix
Congress edges closer to cracking-down on anonymous shell corporations
December 5, 2020
America’s laws have made money-laundering too easy. That looks set to change
Swiss multinationals narrowly avoid new ethics standards
December 5, 2020
A referendum on stakeholderism wins the popular vote but fails to secure enough support from cantons
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