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Peter Navarro, director of the National Trade Council, speaks to members of the media outside the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Stefani Reynolds | Sipa | Bloomberg | Getty Images A House oversight subcommittee has opened a probe of all federal contracts negotiated by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro after the
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An empty parking lot is seen outside a closed JC Penney Co. store in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Talks had been progressing with three potential bidders, including the mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield, to salvage the department store chain J.C. Penney —
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Gavin Newsom, governor of California. Rich Pedroncelli | AP | Bloomberg via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday a new framework for individual counties to reopen, outlining the possibility of non-essential indoor businesses and schools to return depending on the coronavirus’ spread in the area.  The state will adopt a four-tiered approach
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CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Kevin Dietsch | Reuters Whichever coronavirus vaccine candidates win regulatory approval in the U.S. will likely be in short supply once they are cleared for public distribution, Director of the Centers for
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While Lousiana appears to have avoided the worst projections for Hurricane Laura, the storm is disrupting the state’s coronavirus response at a particularly crucial time as schools reopen, state officials and epidemiologists said. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned earlier this week that the storm would disrupt the state’s coronavirus response efforts. “The challenge is
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The Henry Ford II World Center, headquarters of the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. James Leynse | Corbis | Getty Images DETROIT — Ford Motor remains under federal investigation as part of a multi-year corruption probe into the United Auto Workers union, according to the lead prosecutor on the investigation. U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider told CNBC that
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Hurricane Laura, now a Category 4 storm, is barreling towards the coasts of Louisiana and Texas with winds of 140 miles per hour and the threat of an “unsurvivable” storm surge with large and destructive waves that “will cause catastrophic damage,” according to the National Hurricane Center.  Laura’s storm surge could reach as high as 15 to
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Workers board up a beach-front house ahead of Hurricane Laura in Galveston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Scott Dalton | Bloomberg | Getty Images Hurricane Laura, a major Category 3 storm, is set to hit near the Texas-Louisiana border on Thursday morning as local officials scramble to evacuate thousands of residents.  Laura rapidly
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A General Motors employee works Dec. 13, 2019 at the automaker’s plant in Wentzville, Missouri. Photo by Melissa Vaeth for General Motors General Motors is using salaried employees to fill in for hourly union workers absent due to coronavirus to keep a Missouri truck plant operating. High rates of absenteeism at the company’s Wentzville Assembly plant in
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Scientists and public health officials said Monday they are skeptical convalescent plasma is an effective treatment for patients hospitalized with Covid-19, even after the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the treatment and President Donald Trump touted it as a “breakthrough.” There are no formally approved drugs or vaccines for the coronavirus.
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The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium is seen in this aerial photograph taken above Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 2019. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jason Wright, the new president of Washington’s football team, will start his role Monday with his initial business strategies in place as he aims to fix the club’s damaged
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Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | Pool | Reuters The U.S. could get the coronavirus pandemic under control if most Americans wear masks, embrace social distancing and practice good
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National Development and Reform Committee announced that we are ready to launch iron ore futures in Beijing, China. TPG | Getty Images Iron ore prices have soared to multi-year highs this week as Chinese government stimulus spurs infrastructure building, boosting prices of the commodity even amid a global pandemic. Spot iron ore prices rose to around $130
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Noam Galai | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images For the first time in five months, major movie theater chains will reopen their doors to the American public starting Thursday.  Throughout the pandemic, independent cinemas and drive-ins have been home to rereleases of Hollywood favorites like “Star Wars,” “Jurassic Park” and “Jaws,” as well as
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Safety ambassadors Paul Ensslin (cq Ensslin), left, and Matthew Porter, right, assist a UNC-Chapel Hill student into class at Gardner Hall at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC on Monday, August 10, 2020. Ted Richardson | The Washington Post | Getty Images The coronavirus is already scratching carefully laid plans to bring students
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