Last Updated: 20:11 GMT Tuesday, 27 Oct. 2020

Mass. reports 7 new COVID-19 deaths, 1,025 new cases

The Massachusetts coronavirus data, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.
John Waller / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:03:43

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victorian hospitality, retail reopen; NSW aims for more promising case numbers

Retail stores, pubs, restaurants and cafes will reopen in Melbourne on Wednesday on the back of two days with no cases, while NSW hopes to continue its promising week of case numbers.
Michael Fowler / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:02:19

Health care workers in Michigan criticize Trump's rally amid record Covid cases

"We are extremely concerned that the President's rallies will affect people in our communities,"
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 20:01:23

US election LIVE updates: Donald Trump to hold rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin while Joe Biden hits Georgia as third coronavirus wave continues to sweep nation

With just one week until US election day, President Trump plans to attend rallies in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska today while Joe Biden has headed to Georgia. Follow our live coverage here.
Hanna Mills Turbet / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:56:51

Pfizer C.E.O. All but Rules Out Vaccine Before Election Day

Pfizer's C.E.O. said on Tuesday that much-anticipated results from its vaccine trial would not be coming this month, after all.
Katie Thomas / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:54:42

Alberta Opposition calls for more COVID-19 contact tracers as case numbers rise

The Canadian Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:46:51

Remote Working Will Transform Employer Benefit Offerings

Businesses must take the unprecedented moment of COVID-19 to review their benefit offerings and ensure that they align with the employer brand they wish to cultivate in the future.
Rebecca Henderson, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:41:36

Change Tack: Time to realign media priorities in the face of Covid crisis

There is no denying that the Indian media has never faced a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, this is the first time that a catastrophe of this nature has hit India after the...
Rudroneel Ghosh / Times of India   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:40:47

COVID-19: Here's what to know about B.C.'s second wave

British Columbians have proven that we can flatten the COVID-19 curve - and it's time to do it again.
Stephanie Ip / Vancouver Sun   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:39:46

Why the risk of election violence is high

As the presidential election nears, the risk of violence appears to be growing. Increasingly heated presidential rhetoric, political polarization, COVID-19-related anxiety, mobilization and related to Black Lives Matter protests, and other concerns all pose risks for election security and public safety. Law enforcement agencies, social media companies, and others anxious ...
Daniel L. Byman, Colin P. Clarke / Brookings   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:37:13

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

The Canadian Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:35:46

Biden seeks to expand Democratic electoral map with Georgia visit

Former vice-president lambasts Trump as a 'charlatan' and 'conman' who surrendered in war on Covid
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:33:23

STAT+: Amid Covid-19, tiny biotech companies are hiring lobbyists for the first time

A number of small biotech companies developing drugs and vaccines for Covid-19 are hiring lobbyists in Washington for the first time.
Nicholas Florko / St. Louis Fed   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:30:00

Michel urges EU capitals to adopt common, faster coronavirus testing

Ahead of leaders' videoconference, Council president urges stronger cooperation.
David M. Herszenhorn / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:27:59

Daily Digest 10/27 - All of the World's Money and Markets in One Visualization, Tens Of Thousands Evacuated

All of the World's Money and Markets in One Visualization China to sanction Boeing, other arms suppliers New Study Suggests COVID-19 May Age Some Patients' Brains By 10 Years This Scary Statistic Predicts Growing US Political Violence - Whatever Happens On Election Day Biden tax hike plans only a 'minor ...
Daily Digest / Peak Prosperity   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:14:05

Frustration mounts with Meadows' leadership amid pandemic handling

Trump aides are voicing concerns with Mark Meadows one week before the election after the White House chief of staff, in a stunning exchange Sunday with CNN's Jake Tapper, said, "We are not going to control the pandemic."
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:07:50

Trump's Failed Coronavirus Response Part 2In February he knew...

Trump's Failed Coronavirus Response Part 2In February he knew COVID-19 was dangerous, but he intentionally downplayed it.In March he didn't want to be held responsible for it.He told governors they were responsible for getting ventilators and protective equipment - setting off bidding wars, state against state, city against city. He ...
Robert Reich   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:07:46

Trump Spends Desperate Final Days Of Campaign Complaining About Fox

In a last-ditch attempt to distract from his disastrous handling of COVID-19 a week before the election, President Trump has...
Summer Concepcion / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:05:24

Michigan reports 2,367 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths Tuesday

The state's totals are now 7,239 confirmed deaths and 164,274 confirmed cases.
Nisa Khan, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:05:11

West Coast Covid-19 Pact: States Vow To Review Vaccine Before Distribution

California, Washington, Oregon and Nevada will independently review a vaccine after FDA approval.
Rachel Sandler, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:03:48

Congress has left town without passing a coronavirus aid bill. Now a 2nd round of $1,200 stimulus checks may have to wait until December.

"After the election we'll get the best stimulus package you've ever seen," Trump said Tuesday at a Pennsylvania rally.
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:03:35

Joe Biden vs. Hillary Clinton: Is Biden's Lead over Trump Any Stronger?

Rachel Bucchino Joe Biden, Harvard professor: "President Trump really needs to hammer home his message on the economy. COVID changed this election back in March. Back in January, everyone thought this would be an election about the economy, and Trump would win for sure. The performance of the economy over ...
Rachel Bucchino / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:02:00

Coronavirus: British study finds evidence of waning immunity over time

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the at Imperial College London have tracked antibody levels in the British population following ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:01:57

Setting a good example

Coercion is not enough to make the public comply with health safety regulations aimed at containing rising coronavirus infections. Even if you had enough police to assign an officer to every person in the country, maintaining public health order would not be ensured without an attitude of compliance, without conscientiousness.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:01:07

27/10/20: COVID19 Update: U.S. vs EU27

Quick update to the U.S. vs EU27 charts for COVID19 pandemic:Key stats: The U.S. has a vastly higher death rate per 1 million population than the EU27 rate: Current death rate per 1 million of population in the U.S. is 690.0 Current death rate per 1 million of population in ...
TrueEconomics / Constantin Gurdgiev   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:01:00

COVID-19 Tracking Poll Alert: Growing Majority Of Americans Unlikely To Travel, Eat Out, And Other Bad News As Case Counts Surge

As a second wave of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations builds across most of the country, a clear majority of Americans still aren't comfortable taking a vacation, dining out, or going to a concert, a museum, or the gym. What-and how long-will it take to bring consumer confidence back?
Peter Lane Taylor, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:00:22

Oil Demand In Doubt As COVID Cases Climb

The price of WTI is once again below $40 as new COVID cases drive demand lower and Libya threatens to bring a new wave of supply online.Chart of the Week- The average energy capacity cost of utility-scale battery storage has declined from $2,152 per kilowatt-hour in 2015 to just $625/kWh ...
Josh Owens / Oil Price   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:00:00

Covid-19: Patient rise halts non-essential operations in Leeds

The trust running hospitals in Leeds expects an increase in intensive care patients in the coming days.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:57:07

Nearly 200 airports in UK and Europe could go bust due to collapse in air travel

Industry body says 193 of the continent's 740 commercial airports face insolvency Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Nearly 200 airports across the UK and Europe are at risk of going bust within months due to the dramatic collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, ...
Rupert Neate / Guardian   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:52:12

Election 2020 live updates: Obama taunts Trump, 'he's jealous of COVID's media coverage'

Trump campaigns in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska as Biden stumps in Georgia.
Sean Rossman, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:50:46

New rules over 'essential' items in Welsh shops - but are they more confusing?

Fresh guidance has been given about what "essential items" people can buy from supermarkets in Wales.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:47:00

EU warns not enough COVID vaccines for all in Europe until 2022

Only part of the European Union population can be inoculated against the new coronavirus before 2022, EU officials said in an internal meeting, as the vaccines the bloc is securing may not prove effective or may not be manufactured in sufficient doses.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:45:23

'Presidential Malpractice' Over Covid-19

"Trump is guilty of presidential malpractice, and for the sake of the country should not be re-elected," two readers write. Also: Migrant children; the lawsuit again Google.
NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:44:48

City ban on cashless stores looms as digital payments grow

A ban on businesses going cashless that was approved pre-pandemic will become law next month, as many restaurants and retailers have adopted contactless pay measures in response to Covid-19. The... To view the full story, click the title link.
Ryan Deffenbaugh / Crain's NY   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:37:12

France Emerges as Covid-19 Epicenter as Cases Surge Across Europe

French hospitals are bracing for a surge of new patients and the government is weighing new restrictions as the country emerges as the epicenter of the second wave of coronavirus infections now sweeping much of Europe.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:34:00

8 In 10 Hospitalized Covid-19 Coronavirus Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient: New Study

Hospitalized patients with Covid-19 were more likely to be vitamin D deficient. So should everyone be taking supplements now?
Victoria Forster, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:30:47

How 'The Price Is Right,' 'Jeopardy' And Other Game Shows Changed During Pandemic

Daytime and Primetime game shows were among the programs that were forced to halt production entirely during the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and fans clamored for new episodes of shows like "Wheel of Fortune," "Let's Make A Deal" and "The Price Is Right" as the pandemic wore on.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:27:51

Five Key Recommendations From The Lawrence Review Into Covid Impact On BAME Communities

Nadine White / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:23:44

Plymouth may close skatepark after mask awareness wall disappears in the night

"The recommendation is not based on the vandalism of the poster wall, but rather is the culmination of events, including a very noticeable lack of wearing masks."
Arianna MacNeill / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:22:24

Tennessee voters with COVID-19 can now vote in-person at special sites under new guidelines

Tennessee election officials can allow voters with coronavirus to cast ballots at polling locations designated for voters with COVID-19.
Mariah Timms, Nashville Tennessean / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:19:47

COVID-19: Lights at Lafarge Lake cancelled this year in Coquitlam

To comply with the provincial health orders, the city said attendance would need to be rigorously controlled, with access restricted through gates and fencing, and contact information obtained.
Tiffany Crawford / Vancouver Sun   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:19:07

Peristeri bar fined 3,000 euros for breaking Covid rules

Greek authorities have stepped up inspections to check compliance with measures put in place by authorities to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with officers from Attica Police Headquarters (GADA) carrying out 25,414 on Monday in Attica alone.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:17:46

Covid rules will not receive "unquestioning support" from Scottish Labour

Richard Leonard has declared that the new Scottish lockdown framework will not receive "unquestioning support" from Labour, and...
Andrew Kersley / Labour List   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:15:39

Comedy 'under the wire': Vancouver comic John Cullen tickles our pre-COVID funny bone

Q&A: On recording his new album before quarantine, his podcast Blocked Party and his day job before his toughest crowd as a substitute high school teacher
Shawn Conner / Vancouver Sun   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:15:23

27/10/20: COVID19 Update: Russia

Russia is now in a full-blown second wave of the pandemic with rapidly accelerating daily deaths counts: Authorities are imposing more severe restrictions on mobility (especially for older members of the public) and are trying to replace older essential workers with younger cohorts. For example, Moscow is trying to roll ...
TrueEconomics / Constantin Gurdgiev   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:15:00

Greece new records: 1259 coronavirus cases, 12 deaths, 102 intubated

Greece broke all possible record on Tuesday with regards to daily coronavirus infections, deaths within 24 hours and number of intubated Covid-19 patients. Health authorities announced 1,259 new cases, 12 deaths and 102 intubated patients in hospitals ICUs. So far, the total cases reached 32,752 and death toll 593. Among ...
keeptalkinggreece / Keep Talking Greece   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:12:00

Why North and South Dakota are suffering the worst Covid-19 epidemics in the US

Chef Chris Hanmer sets up the flag in front of his business in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on April 21, 2020. | Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images Here's why the coronavirus outbreaks in the Dakotas got so bad. The third surge of Covid-19 cases is leading to worsening outbreaks ...
German Lopez / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:10:00

Lord Sumption attacks government over coronavirus restrictions

Former Supreme Court judge says ministers 'deliberately stoked up fear' to justify lockdown curbs
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:09:52

Covid to erode 3 yrs of fiscal consolidation gains of states: RBI

he additional outgo to combat the impact of COVID-19 will significantly erode the fiscal consolidation achieved by the state governments in the past three years, an RBI report said on Tuesday. In its study of the state budgets of 2020-21, the RBI report which has dwelled on the theme 'COVID-19 ...
Times of India   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:08:39

Eli Lilly Earnings, Halted Covid-19 Drug Trial Disappoint Investors

The drugmaker reported lower-than-expected quarterly earnings due to pricing pressure on top products. It said it would proceed with plans to introduce a new coronavirus antibody treatment despite a recent setback.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:07:00

More than 67 million Americans have voted with one week until Election Day

A record number of voters have already cast their ballots in the race between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden as the coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for mail-in and in-person early voting.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:06:09

A Debt Crisis Is Not Imminent

The short-term economic outlook remains worrying worldwide, particularly for borrowers at the lower end of the credit scale or in the industries hit hardest by COVID-19 restrictions. But a large-scale debt crisis may not be nearly as likely as many fear.
Terry Chan / Project Syndicate   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:05:43

Covid-19: Rules to ease for many Scottish pubs, and bookworm boom

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Tuesday evening.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:01:01

Born to a circus family, this buffoon longs for an identity of his own

Granville Island Stage re-emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic with Buffoon, a play by Vancouver's Anosh Irani.
Shawn Conner / Vancouver Sun   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:00:38

Will Colombia's Struggling Oil Industry Ever Recover?

After a positive start to 2020 there is little evidence of a sustained recovery for the Andean country's economically crucial oil industry. Significantly weaker oil prices, the COVID-19 pandemic and a deteriorating internal security environment are weighing on Colombia's oil industry. Investment and drilling activity remain weak despite claims by ...
Matthew Smith / Oil Price   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:00:00

Pfizer's CEO repeatedly talked up getting coronavirus vaccine data in October. Now, he's asking for patience.

The pharmaceutical giant has yet to start analyzing data from its final clinical trial, effectively closing the door on having results this month.
Andrew Dunn / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:59:07

Stocks Struggle as Coronavirus Cases Surge, Stimulus Unlikely

Stocks and index ETFs continued to slump on Tuesday, with only tech stocks struggling to remain in the green, as the number of coronavirus cases surges yet again, and the battle for control of the country becomes increasingly contentious ahead of next week's U.S. presidential election. Two out of three ...
Ian Young / ETF Trends   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:52:14

Obama offers blistering criticism of Trump: 'He's jealous of Covid's media coverage'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered blistering criticism of President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:51:54

Getting Coronavirus Outbreak to Manageable Levels May Require

Ethen Kim Lieser Coronavirus, Americas To date, the United States has witnessed roughly 8.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 225,000 related deaths. The World Health Organization has warned that countries like the United States and those in Europe that are seeing major spikes in new coronavirus cases may ...
Ethen Kim Lieser / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:50:00

Loser CEOs Can Never Truly Lose, Pandemic Edition

If you win, they pay you big bucks. If you lose, they pay you big bucks: The coronavirus recession tipped dozens of troubled companies into bankruptcy, setting off a rush of store closures, furloughs and layoffs. But several major brands, including Hertz Global, J.C. Penney and Neiman Marcus, doled out ...
Kevin Drum / Kevin Drum   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:47:41

Why Universal Credit Is Not A Universal Answer To Covid's Economic Devastation

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:47:35

Pfizer Says It Could Still Deliver A Covid-19 Vaccine In 2020

Pfizer executives expressed measured optimism Tuesday over the prospect of providing a coronavirus vaccine in 2020 as the pharma giant reported lower third-quarter profits due to disruption in healthcare that dented drug demand. Pfizer Chief Executive Albert Bourla said the drug giant could supply some 40 million doses in the ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:46:32

Without a Platform, Trump Falls

The GOP program is the same as in 2016, even though Covid-19 changed the world.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:44:00

Seasonal Flu Rates Plunge, Baffling 'Experts' Who Predicted Deadly 'Superbug'

Seasonal Flu Rates Plunge, Baffling 'Experts' Who Predicted Deadly 'Superbug' Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 13:42 Remember when Dr. Fauci foretold thousands more deaths this fall due to a stunning combination of COVID-19 and the flu? So far, at least, it looks like those warnings were about as exaggerated as ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:42:19

Trump Wants to Pick Off Nevada. But Biden Is Holding a Lead, Our Poll Shows.

Joe Biden has a six-point advantage in the latest New York Times/Siena College poll of Nevada, where unemployment has soared amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Sydney Ember and Isabella Grullón Paz / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:39:13

Legal Issues For Film/TV Production In The Age Of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended everything we know about workplace organization and safety, and one industry that has, and will continue to have, more difficulties than most is entertainment, specifically film and television production.
Legal Entertainment, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:38:30

Herd Immunity Theory In Danger As Results Show Coronavirus Antibodies Decline 'Over Time'

With the push for herd immunity prevalent in some sectors of the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new study may push that idea to the wayside. Results show that the antibodies once thought to protect against infection from the novel coronavirus do not increase over time.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:37:40

How DOJ Shows It "Cares" About CARES Act Fraud

In a noble rush to put emergency funds in the hands of Americans in need through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the U.S. Small Business Administration relaxed many federal loan safeguards, giving the unscrupulous the perfect opportunity for fraud.
The Insider, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:25:01

The latest local lockdown restrictions in Nottingham, Warrington, Manchester and Liverpool

Jamie Johnson / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:24:20

Pfizer urges patience in 'last mile' of Covid-19 vaccine process

Pharmaceutical group's timeline for first look at whether its trial works slips into November
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:23:38

Can't wait for a COVID vaccine? Get the flu vaccine in the meantime, says Dr. Enns

Zoë Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter - North Island Gazette / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:23:25

Coronavirus: A further five deaths and 720 new cases reported by Nphet

341 patients being treated for Covid-19 in hospital with 38 in intensive care
Irish Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:23:22

Despite weathering Covid, HSBC shouldn't be paying dividends now | Larry Elliott

With a big presence in Asia, where economies haven't been hit as hard, the bank is feeling optimistic With Covid-19 cases surging across much of the developed world, it is a brave call to say that the worst of the pandemic is over. That, though, is the view of HSBC, ...
Larry Elliott / Guardian   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:22:19

Russia Foreign Minister Self-Isolates After Covid Contact

Sergei Lavrov, 70, "feels well" but his planned visits and meetings will be postponed to a later date.
Moscow Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:21:44

3M is making more N95 masks than ever as global Covid cases rise, CEO says

"We are bringing capacity on. We are making more N95 respirators than ever, and we'll continue to add some capacity as we go into the end of the year, into next year," 3M CEO Mike Roman told CNBC.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:19:26

Tuesday evening news briefing: Foreign trips no longer raise Covid risk

Chris Price / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:18:07

Lilly shares drop amid end to COVID-19 trial and earnings miss

CEO sees prospect of approval for antibody therapy in less serious cases.
Timothy Annett - Bloomberg,Riley Griffin / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:13:32

Takeaways From This Year's Amazing Peak Prosperity Seminar

Chris' and my favorite event of the year is the annual Peak Prosperity seminar, where we get to gather in person with members of the PP tribe in beautiful northern California. But of course, due to covid, that wasn't possible this year. So, this past weekend, for the first time ...
Adam Taggart / Peak Prosperity   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:11:25

Trump Faces COVID-19 Surge In Critical Midwest Battlegrounds

The virus is getting worse in states that the incumbent president needs to win the most as the region is raging with new infections.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:02:05

FTSE 100 mirrors yesterday's steady decline; Wall Street muddled over coronavirus fears

FTSE 100 index tumbles 54 points WPP friendless as fears grow over slowing economic activity Dow drops triple digits a day after its worst session in weeks 5.00pm: Footsie closes underwater, US Dow drops 150 points The FTSE 100 lost 54 points, just shy of 1%, to 5,737.5, and the ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 17:00:00

Virus Worries Confine Stocks

Stock markets failed to mount a rebound Tuesday, after dropping sharply the day before on fears that a coronavirus resurgence will force fresh economically painful containment measures. Traders have also given up almost any hope for a new US stimulus package being passed before next Tuesday's election, with Democrats and ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:59:46

In Brazil, New Study Shows The Poor And Indigenous Suffer The Most From Covid-19

A new study shows large disparities in Covid-19 infection rates among ethnic groups and income levels in Brazil.
William A. Haseltine, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:56:19

Obama Knocks Trump For Being 'Jealous Of COVID's Media Coverage'

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw more jabs at President Trump's disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has...
Summer Concepcion / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:55:22

The Sports Card Market Is On Fire

The Sports Card Market Is On Fire Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:55 Submitted by Market Crumbs Plenty has been written about the rise of new retail traders turning to stock trading during the coronavirus pandemic. While these new traders have benefitted from a market that has mostly gone straight ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:55:00

Coronavirus stimulus check: IRS again extends deadline to claim $500 dependent payment

To ensure that all who are eligible for a stimulus payment get what they deserve, the IRS has again extended the deadline. This latest deadline extension is for those who have received their coronavirus stimulus check, but didn't get the $500 dependent payment. Such persons can now claim the dependent ...
Aman Jain / Value Walk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:50:13

Health expert issues plea to halt mass gatherings, wear face masks

As new confirmed coronavirus infections smashed the 1,000 mark for the first time since the pandemic began in Greece, infectious diseases expert Sotiris Tsiodras called on citizens to avoid mass gatherings and wear face coverings at all times.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:49:28

Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:47:07

Threadbare sick pay is a false economy

Support for workers in quarantine is a crucial part of reducing the spread of Covid
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:46:03

Gold 'Steady As She Goes' Ahead of Election

Attention in the capital markets is strictly focused on whether investors can count on more stimulus measures before the forthcoming U.S. presidential election. Gold is as steady as she goes pre-election, but with rising coronavirus cases, can it tick higher before voters head to the polls? Per a Kitco News ...
Ben Hernandez / ETF Trends   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:45:32

UK retail recovery slows sharply as Covid rise deters shoppers

Consumer spending's loss of momentum in October signals flatlining of broader economy Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain's retail recovery slowed sharply this month as the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic persuaded many shoppers to hold back on planned purchases. The loss of momentum, which ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:45:31

Fracking Finally Gets The Attention It Deserves

Just one week before the 2020 Presidential election, two topics are dominating the conversation - the coronavirus and hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as
Daniel Markind, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:45:19

Airline Revenues Forecast At Half 2019 Levels In 2021: IATA

Airline industry revenues are expected to remain 46 percent lower in 2021 than the $838 billion booked in the last pre-coronavirus year of 2019, industry body IATA said Tuesday in a marked worsening of its forecasts. Its previous outlook for a smaller drop of 29 percent "was based on expectations ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:44:56

Covid-19: Scotland to ease pub and restaurant restrictions

Licensed premises in many areas of Scotland will be able to serve alcohol indoors again from next week.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:38:03

Belgium's outbreak is so bad, some Covid-positive doctors are being asked to keep working

CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:37:48

COVID-19 sees increase in mental health issues in Sun Peaks

Joel Barde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter - Sun Peaks Independent News Inc. / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:34:39

Vote in person if you're young and healthy - it's relatively safe, and your vote is more likely to count

Voters face a conundrum: Either vote in person and worry about coronavirus, or vote by mail and face a higher chance of a ballot being rejected.
Susie Neilson / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:32:00

States need billions to prepare for Covid-19 vaccines. The federal government isn't helping.

A doctor, who is taking part in a clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine, receives an injection in Worcester, Massachusetts, on September 4. | Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images Experts say local and state governments need more time and resources to scale up vaccination efforts. Early results from the ...
Katherine Harmon Courage / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:30:00

New York City mayor asks residents to avoid traveling out of state during the holidays

Travelers arriving at New York City-area aiports will be encouraged to get tested for Covid-19 at New York City-area airports immediately, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:29:11

Weekly Review

In Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony's gravestone was outfitted with a plastic shield in order to prevent damage from "I Voted" stickers. The post Weekly Review first appeared on Harper's Magazine .
Harper's Magazine / Harper's Magazine   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:26:25

Russia Implements Nationwide Mask Mandate Amid Covid-19 Spike

Russia reported 320 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, a single-day record.
Tommy Beer, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:24:35

Quote of the Day

"He's jealous of COVID's media coverage." - Barack Obama, once again sharply criticizing President Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:23:13

Juventus Was On The Edge Of Signing Aouar, Italian Transfer Market Expert Gianluca Di Marzio Reveals

I sat down with Sky Sports Italy journalist and transfer market pundit Gianluca Di Marzio to grade all the major deals and to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the soccer industry.
Giacomo Galardini, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:18:39

Livestream: Charlie Baker's coronavirus update

The governor was scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m.
John Waller / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:18:19

Police will not investigate Barbarians for Covid-19 breaches

Police confirm they will not investigate Barbarians players after they broke Covid-19 rules ahead of facing England.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:18:09

Scotland's five levels: Which might your area be heading into?

A new five-level system of local Covid restrictions will come into force on 2 November.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:17:49

Serie A Asks Italian Government For Relief, Claiming They Will Lose €400 Million This Season Due To Coronavirus Protocols

Lega Serie A President, Paolo Dal Pino, and FIGC President, Gabriele Gravina, sent a letter to the Italian government, warning about the Italian football system being "at high risk of collapse." Serie A is expected to experience losses for €400 million this 2020/21 season.
Daniele Proch, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:16:45

UK Coronavirus Daily Death Toll Tops 350 For First Time Since May

Jasmin Gray / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:16:28

US stocks mixed: Investors fret fallout of growing COVID-19 cases

A new round of lockdowns to fight the spread of the coronavirus could spell disaster for the economic recovery.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:16:26

We've All Been Infected With a Covid Side-Effect... And There Is No Cure

In The Comey Rule then-FBI Director James Comey, played by Jeff Daniels, remarks that the Bureau losing the trust of its public is nothing less than "a bell that can never be unrung". Similarly, the information vacuum created by the NI Executive's confusion, frequent poor leadership at individual level and ...
C Johnston / Slugger O'Toole   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:14:35

Coronavirus Prompts Rent the Runway to Think Beyond Rentals

The startup is raising a new round of financing and is focusing on selling clothes, not just renting them, after the startup suffered a near-fatal blow from a coronavirus pandemic that has kept women home for most of the year.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:12:00

The best cheap hotels in Las Vegas

Many of the best hotels in Las Vegas are sophisticated, fun, and under $100 per night. Here are our top picks with updated COVID-19 policies for each.
Alesandra Dubin / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:10:00

India, US vow to deepen cooperation in jointly combating COVID-19

At the third edition of the 2+2 talks held between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper, the ministers sought to jointly promote access to high quality, safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines and ...
Shishir Behera / Financial Express   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:08:49

Boston releases coronavirus safety guidelines for trick-or-treating this Halloween

"We're asking people to take the extra precautions."
Nik DeCosta-Klipa / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:07:48

FIFA Chief Infantino Positive For Covid-19

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has contracted coronavirus, the world's governing body announced on Tuesday. The 50-year-old has mild symptoms and will remain in isolation for a further 10 days. "All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:06:11

COVID-19 prevented new parents from meeting their baby born via surrogate. Then, the birth mother stepped in to care for the child.

The new parents named their baby girl Jennifer - in honor of the surrogate who... This post COVID-19 prevented new parents from meeting their baby born via surrogate. Then, the birth mother stepped in to care for the child. first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:05:28

The Coronavirus Case Trump Could Have Made

The race might look a lot different today if the president had staked out a position between alarmism and ignorance.
Isaac Schorr / National Review   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:04:12

More children in England missing school over Covid-19

The percentage of pupils in England's schools fell last week from 89% to 86%, statistics show.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:03:00

Coronavirus means less sex – for Chinese, Americans, British, Turkish

There is growing evidence that people across the world are having sex less frequently during the coronavirus pandemic, with studies in China, the United States, Britain and Turkey appearing to confirm the trend.A survey of Americans this month by dating website Match.com found that more than 70 per cent of ...
Stephen Chen / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:00:22

Moving during COVID-19? Relocating for work could come with a massive pay cut

Some employees are contemplating moves from big cities to less crowded and costly destinations during COVID-19. Relocating could come with a pay cut.
Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:00:14

Additional Stimulus Could Boost Vanguard's Consumer Staples ETF

The consumer staples sector doesn't have the pizazz of the tech sector, but just because it doesn't boast the latest iPhone doesn't mean it should be avoided. With Congress still mulling over a stimulus deal amid the Covid-19 pandemic, consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) could be the beneficiary of future ...
Ben Hernandez / ETF Trends   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:59:47

Op-ed: This legislation will create a retirement recovery plan for millions of Americans

New comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to improve employer-provided retirement plans for workers by enhancing access and features is on the table. It's the best way to help Americans impacted by the Covid pandemic, says Insured Retirement Institute president and CEO Wayne Chopus.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:55:05

Airlines will struggle long after passengers feel safe to fly again

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the worst financial crisis in the history of the airline industry. But when the health crisis is over, airlines' financial problems will probably continue for years.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:54:11

Oil prices rise toward $41 on US Gulf hurricane shutdowns, outlook weak

Oil rose on Tuesday toward $41 a barrel as oil companies shut down some US Gulf of Mexico oil output due to a hurricane, although surging coronavirus infections and rising Libyan supply limited
Al Arabiya   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:51:35

These EU Countries Will (Currently) Accept U.S. Travelers

Whilst most of the EU is in the process of shutting its borders again, due to the high infection rates of Covid-19, there are a few countries currently accepting visitors from the U.S.
Alex Ledsom, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:49:05

COVID-19: Vancouver McDonald's closed due to positive COVID-19 case

On Oct. 26, an employee at a McDonald's located at 3695 Lougheed Hwy. in Vancouver reported a positive COVID-19 test result.
Stephanie Ip / Vancouver Sun   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:46:26

Any True Recovery Must Include US Workers

Katrina vanden Heuvel The pandemic has exacerbated the cruel inequities of the US economy. The post Any True Recovery Must Include US Workers appeared first on The Nation .
Katrina vanden Heuvel / The Nation   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:45:21

Eli Lilly has ended a major COVID-19 antibody test among hospitalized patients

Eli Lilly said it would continue trials of the antibody treatment with patients who have milder forms of COVID-19.
Allana Akhtar / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:41:00

367 more coronavirus deaths in UK - highest daily figure since May

The UK has recorded 367 more COVID-19 deaths in the latest 24-hour period, official figures show.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:40:00

TBM applies for second round of COVID relief funding

Jennifer Golletz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter - CollingwoodToday.ca / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:39:20

Starlink's Internet Anywhere Via SpaceX Satellite: $99/month

It's the ultimate Covid product: fast, low-latency internet anywhere on the planet.
John Koetsier, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:38:10

Why More Nurses Are Being Hospitalized For COVID-19 Than Other Healthcare Workers

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 6% of all patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were healthcare workers, and 36.6% of those patients were nurses that all shared an underlying health condition - obesity.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:37:33

'I will be put out of my house': Some Americans who struggled early in crisis are on brink, others find jobs

Some unemployed Americans who spoke to USA TODAY early in the COVID-19 crisis are still in danger. Others have found full- or part-time jobs.
Paul Davidson, Charisse Jones and Jessica Menton, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:37:25

McEnany Leans Into White House's Surrender On COVID By Touting Therapeutics

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday leaned into chief of staff Mark Meadows' off-handed admission earlier this week...
Summer Concepcion / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:35:10

Coronavirus: Russia starts making second Covid-19 vaccine as cases rise

Russia has begun production of a second coronavirus vaccine that has not completed trials, as the Kremlin rushes to develop a shield against the pandemic.Output of the Covid-19 vaccine, developed by former biological weapons lab Vector State Virology and Biotechnology Center in Novosibirsk, will ramp up by the end of ...
Bloomberg / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:35:07

COVID-19 cases jump by 144 in Ontario public schools, including 82 more students, in latest report

In its latest data released Tuesday morning, the province reported 82 more students were infected for a total of 503 in the last two weeks; since school began there have been an overall total of 1,063.
Zena Salem - Staff Reporter / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:32:59

uOttawa Heart Institute completes 700th heart transplant

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has completed its 700th heart transplant - almost 36 years after pioneering cardiac surgeon Dr. Wilbert Keon performed the first transplant in this city. A team of doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses completed the milestone 700th transplant despite the challenges imposed by the COVID-19 ...
Andrew Duffy / Ottawa Citizen   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:31:08

China's Coronavirus Outbreak Prompts Blockchain Adoption for Charity

China's banking and digital payment giants are using blockchain technology to add transparency to charity organizations' donation distribution networks.
David Pan / CoinDesk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:24:48

Education Minister tests positive for coronavirus

Greek Education Minister Niki Kerameus announced on Tuesday that she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:24:25

Bloomsbury Publishing enjoys sales boom as people turn to books during lockdown

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (LON:BMY) has emerged as a winner of the COVID-19 pandemic so far as homebound people turned to books to escape or cope with reality. Chief executive Nigel Newton told Proactive he was "surprised and thrilled" by how the first-half results turned out, despite the initial worries when ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:24:00

A $50B housing bond market is stuck in regulatory limbo

A $50 billion bond market once heralded as the future of housing finance has been stuck in limbo since the start of the coronavirus crisis, and now proposed regulatory changes have left investors... To view the full story, click the title link.
Bloomberg / Crain's NY   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:21:17

Pfizer enrols more than 42,000 patients in COVID-19 trials

But there was no update on what everyone was waiting for: news on when Pfizer could get its first efficacy results from the trial
Robert Langreth - Bloomberg / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:20:29

Peter Schiff: Sooner Or Later Every Bubble Finds Its Pin

Peter Schiff: Sooner Or Later Every Bubble Finds Its Pin Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 11:20 Via SchiffGold.com, Stocks sold off Monday as markets fretted over the lack of progress on stimulus and a rise in COVID-19 cases. In his podcast, Peter talked about the sell-off and the political dynamics ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:20:00

Health experts are warning spiking coronavirus cases are overwhelming hospitals nationwide

At the height of the pandemic in March, experts said shortages across the healthcare system might make caring for sick patients significantly harder.
Yelena Dzhanova / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:19:28

Coronavirus slows pace of college tuition increases

Amid the pandemic, colleges and universities have responded with the lower tuition and fee increases. Student loan debt is still a growing problem.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:17:33

Victoria Derbyshire Apologises for Saying What Millions are Thinking

This morning, Victoria Derbyshire was shamed into apologising for confessing her plans to break current Covid restrictions at Christmas by having 7 people at her family gathering. The comments came in this week's Radio Times, when she let slip: "If the rule of six is still in place at Christmas, ...
Tom Harwood / Guido Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:15:08

Quarantine your treats, and parties 'will not be tolerated,' Gatineau police warn ahead of Halloween

From muting callouts of to quarantining goodies, Gatineau police's usual Halloween safety warnings look a little different in the COVID-19 era. "So many things have changed these days, but the traditional Halloween hunt for treats will still go ahead on Saturday," police said in a release Tuesday. While families in ...
Megan Gillis / Ottawa Citizen   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:15:03

Coronavirus Relief Package Not Coming Before Election

And the outcome of the election could change the prospects of a deal.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:14:38

States will need billions to distribute the Covid vaccine as federal funding falls short

As public health departments across the U.S. are racing to prepare for its distribution
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:13:37

Michigan businesses receive $8 million for COVID-19 safety equipment

Nearly 1,500 businesses have received up to $10,000 in matching funds from a grant program created by the state using funds from the CARES Act.
Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:12:16

Juventus faces nervy wait on Ronaldo's coronavirus test results

Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to find out later on Tuesday if he will be able to play in the highly anticipated Champions League clash against Barcelona and Lionel Messi
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:12:03

Is There Any Safe Way to Socialize Inside This Winter?

For months, there's been a relatively easy way to socialize safely during the pandemic: take it outside. But now, with cold weather creeping into many parts of the world, park picnics, socially distant walks and outdoor dining are about to get less appealing for lots of people. Experts have warned ...
Jamie Ducharme / Time   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:10:49

Large Contact Tracing Study In India Shows People Of All Ages Can Be Infected With And Transmit COVID-19

We now have conclusive evidence that the virus spreads most often among people in the same age range. There is no age group that is protected against getting infected by or being able to transmit the virus.
William A. Haseltine, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:02:50

Doug Ford's Oct. 27 Ontario COVID-19 update: Live video

The premier of Ontario provides an update on the latest efforts to combat the coronavirus The post Doug Ford's Oct. 27 Ontario COVID-19 update: Live video appeared first on Macleans.ca .
Maclean's / Macleans   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:01:51

Coronavirus antibodies may rapidly fade away after infection, according to a new English study

"On the balance of evidence I would say... that this is an indication of waning immunity at the population level," said Professor Wendy Barclay.
Thomas Colson / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:01:34

Crucial Covid vaccine data expected from Pfizer this week now unlikely to come before U.S. election

CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:46

To Ban Evictions During COVID-19, the CDC Demands Huge Expansion of Executive Power

A mounting number of lawsuits are challenging the Trump administration's claim that it can adopt any policy it deems reasonably necessary to combat the pandemic.
Christian Britschgi / Hit & Run   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:39

Coronavirus: 13 deaths and 722 new cases of in Northern Ireland

Doctor concerned that service in North could be 'overwhelmed' in coming weeks
Irish Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:00:10

COVID-19: Ontario reports 827 new cases; strippers' advocacy group challenges provincial closures

Ontario reported 827 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, with 355 cases in Toronto, 169 in Peel, 89 in York Region, and 58 in Ottawa. Four additional deaths were also recorded, bringing Ontario's pandemic death toll to 3,103. There are 312 people across the province hospitalized with COVID-19, including 75 in ...
Taylor Blewett / Ottawa Citizen   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:59:29

US Consumer Confidence Falls As Outlook Turns Gloomy

US consumers were feeling less confident in October, a survey said on Tuesday, as rising coronavirus cases and a lack of economic stimulus clouded the forecast for the months ahead. The Conference Board's Confidence Index was at 100.9 this month, below expectations for it to increase further after it jumped ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:58:52

Covid hospitalizations rising in 36 states as U.S. hits another record for average new cases

"I think hospitals are going to be very, very stressed this fall and winter," Dr. Bill Schaffner, an epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University, said in a phone interview.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:55:32

No interim analysis on Covid-19 vaccine candidate - Pfizer conference call

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:54:05

Scott Gottlieb: U.S. at "Tipping Point" in Coronavirus Fight

Ethen Kim Lieser Coronavirus, "Every part of the country has a medium infection right now instead of one part of the country really being inundated with infection," he said. Could things get worse? Dr. Scott Gottlieb (see our interview with him here), the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and ...
Ethen Kim Lieser / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:53:00

Champagne And Donuts: Virus-beating Melbourne Enjoys Reopening Party

Bars reopened in Australia's second biggest city a tick after midnight on Wednesday as a gruelling months-long lockdown ended, with elated residents in Melbourne celebrating a "double donut" -- two days of no new coronavirus cases. While much of Europe and North America look ahead to a tough winter of ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:52:38

Rand Paul promotes unfounded COVID-19 immunity claims, says recovered patients should serve seniors at restaurants

The Kentucky Republican has repeatedly questioned public health guidelines and claims he is immune to COVID-19, for which he tested positive in March.
Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:50:44

Mass. voters weigh in on political leadership during COVID-19 pandemic in new poll

Gov. Charlie Baker got high marks-President Donald Trump, not so much.
Dialynn Dwyer / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:49:44

'We're working on it:' Pope's COVID advisers and the mask

Nicole Winfield - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:48:33

Investors Weigh Spike In COVID Cases and Earnings

The stock market has come under pressure just one week away from election day. Stocks are selling off this week as COVID cases spike and uncertainty looms with the presidential election. We are also facing a deluge of corporate earnings. In today's video, we look at the latest investing news ...
Dan Russo / See It Market   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:47:51

Halloween 2020: trick-or-treating, fancy dress costumes and why we carve pumpkins on October 31

Telegraph reporters / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:44:00

Ted Cruz says the swelling national debt will re-emerge as a major concern for Republicans

Under Trump, Republicans drove up the deficit with tax cuts and spending increases. They are reluctant to back another large coronavirus relief bill.
Joseph Zeballos-Roig / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:42:27

Top ETFs To Buy This Week Following Recent Sell-Off

After closing with weekly gains for three consecutive weeks, markets whipsawed last week between stimulus worries, all time highs in COVID numbers, and election anxiety. For investors looking to navigate these uncertain markets, our deep learning algorithms have identified several ETFs.
Q.ai - Investing Reimagined, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:40:38

Coronavirus Growth in Western Countries: October 26 Update

Here's the coronavirus death toll through October 26. The raw data from Johns Hopkins is here.
Kevin Drum / Kevin Drum   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:40:28

US confidence under renewed pressure

NORTH AMERICA: While the Conference Board measure of consumer sentiment fell marginally, there was a bigger decline in the more important expectations series, particularly in key Presidential election swing states. This does not bode well for Donald Trump's chances of re-election and with incomes being squeezed and Covid-19 cases on ...
Ing   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:40:00

What the U.S. Can Learn From How Other Countries Voted During the Pandemic

Dozens of countries, from Singapore to Bolivia, have held elections since the pandemic began
Ciara Nugent / Time   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:39:21

Get Real About Covid-19 - and About Government

( Don Boudreaux ) TweetIn my latest article for AIER I express genuine mystification at many people's gullibility for the use of unprecedented government powers to combat Covid-19. A slice: Why this faith? The proffered answer, of course, is that Covid-19 is unusually dangerous and, therefore, we have no choice ...
Don Boudreaux / Cafe Hayek   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:39:17

There's a divide between Michigan's smallest colleges, driven by COVID-19

Conference decision another reminder that even at the smallest colleges, athletics is often as much about the money as it is the competition.
David Jesse and Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press / Detroit Free Press   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:38:32

Norway PM Tightens Coronavirus Rules To Save Christmas

As coronavirus cases leap, Norway discourages socialising and places a limit on private gatherings so that the country stands a better chance of enjoying a normal Christmas holiday.
David Nikel, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:38:19

Coronavirus stimulus checks: Pelosi, Mnuchin talked, but fail to reach deal on Monday

Negotiations over the next stimulus package have been ongoing for over three months now, but with no results so far. In a final push to get the deal done before the election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talked again on Monday on the coronavirus stimulus package, ...
Aman Jain / Value Walk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:37:32

Parisians more concerned with COVID-19 than Muslim world fallout

As Muslims across the world protest against Macron, some in France are more worried about the impact of a second wave.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:37:11

Amazon to Hire 100,000 Seasonal Workers for Holidays

The new hires would add to the e-commerce giant's hiring spree this year amid a surge in online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:37:00

'Gold Standard' UK Study Finds COVID-19 Immunity Degrades Within 6 Months

'Gold Standard' UK Study Finds COVID-19 Immunity Degrades Within 6 Months Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 10:35 Scientists have now obtained evidence that one source described as virtual confirmation that COVID-19 antibodies are seasonal, meaning that those with particularly weak immune responses might be susceptible to reinfection, while most people ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:35:00

Schools plan for remote learning rotas as Covid disruption spreads

Move risks worsening 'digital divide' for students without laptops or the internet
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:34:31

What to watch for in Boeing earnings as Covid keeps it in 'no man's land'

Boeing is scheduled to report earnings before the market opens on Wednesday.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:32:48

Coronavirus: Xinjiang officials say there is no link between Kashgar and Urumqi outbreaks

Xinjiang officials on Tuesday ruled out a link between new coronavirus infections in Kashgar and earlier cases in Urumqi, as health authorities stepped up efforts to find the source of the latest outbreak in the far western border city. They also said nucleic acid tests had been completed for all 4.74 ...
Laura Zhou / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:27:50

Coronavirus live updates: US cases break records; Barrett ceremony full of masks; New Jersey's largest city sets curfew

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in a ceremony near the Rose Garden, the site of a suspected event last month.
Adrianna Rodriguez, Jessica Flores and Mike Stucka, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:27:42

Hit by pandemic, Japan restaurant chains begin offering two brands in one store

Operators hope the two-in-one approach will help them recover lost ground by making their stores more appealing to customers while keeping business investment costs low.
Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:25:41

Ad Giant Omnicom Reports 11.5% Revenue Drop in Third Quarter

The holding company said the sharp decline in sales caused by the coronavirus pandemic eased somewhat in the third quarter, but warned that budget cuts and a decrease in demand for marketing services will continue to weigh on its business.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:24:00

Pandemic Fallout, Onion Prices Dominate Indian Election

Social distancing has been abandoned in frantic campaigning to form a government in the Indian state of Bihar, in the world's biggest election since the coronavirus pandemic erupted. Tens of thousands of people have crowded rallies by rival leaders, with hardly a mask in sight, ahead of Wednesday's first round ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:23:27

David Henderson needs a reboot

David is repeatedly writing critiques of my writings on Covid-19. (Google to them if you wish, they are so off base and misrepresentative I don't think they deserve a link, and furthermore I find it almost impossible to track down EconLog archives under their new system.) Virtually all of his ...
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:21:57

Global stocks extend losses on Covid-19 surge

Equities sell off on worries that soaring infections will stymie economic recoveries
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:19:01

NBA's Short Offseason Invites Tampering Between Players, Agents, Teams

With the accelerated timeline of the NBA offseason, it's naive to think that players, agents and teams aren't tampering when dealing with such important life decisions during this coronavirus pandemic.
Shlomo Sprung, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:16:43

Nordstrom Local Expands Store Base In Los Angeles

The news proves to me that the 5 units that are already open are productive and helping customers in the pandemic period caused by COVID-19.
Walter Loeb, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:15:13

Third-Party Services Market Predictions For 2021

Third-party services for business processes and IT engineering services took a beating this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everest Group's forecast for next year's demand in services looks dramatically different, and implications for services customers in 2021 show challenges.
Peter Bendor-Samuel, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:14:11

A Chance to Expand Medicaid Rallies Democrats in North Carolina

The legislature in this battleground state could flip to Democratic control, a prospect that is bringing out lower-income voters who stayed home in 2016.
Abby Goodnough / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:11:07

Pfizer not yet ready to release Covid vaccine data

Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla has said the company could release data on whether or not the vaccine works as early as this month, but the company said in a presentation that the independent data monitoring board which will determine whether or not the trial has been successful has not conducted ...
Times of India   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:08:31

US stocks trade mixed as investors weigh strong earnings against stimulus holdup

The S&P 500 sank by the most in a month on Monday as new COVID-19 cases hit a record and stimulus hopes faded.
Ben Winck / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:08:00

This is last peek we'll get at wealthy Americans' view of markets, economy before election

Wealthy investors with $1 million or more in the market expect S&P 500 gains to continue, but the divide between Wall Street and the Main Street economy during coronavirus continues to unnerve many rich Americans.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:05:57

Stocks Mark Time On Virus Worries

Stock markets failed to mount a rebound Tuesday, a day after sharp drops on fears that a coronavirus resurgence will force fresh economically painful containment measures. Traders have meanwhile given up almost any hope for a new US stimulus package being passed before next Tuesday's election, with Democrats and Republicans ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:05:24

Rolls-Royce secures funding surge to weather pandemic turbulence

Rolls-Royce has secured support to tap investors for £2bn and guarantee a hefty war chest to ride out the coronavirus crisis.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:00:00

Extinction Rebellion Intimidate Attenborough after He Criticises their Intimidation Methods

A troupe of Extinction Rebellion activists turned up outside David Attenborough's personal home in South West London today - where the 93-year-old broadcaster shields from Coronavirus - in order to intimidate him into backing their extreme political agenda. In a live-streamed Facebook video, one activist criticised the veteran naturalist for ...
Tom Harwood / Guido Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:58:38

Coronavirus hangs over House race between Pappas, Mowers

Michael Casey - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:58:20

Novavax expands late-stage UK trial for COVID-19 vaccine candidate to 15,000 volunteers

Novavax Inc (NASDAQ:NVAX) announced it has expanded the phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to 15,000 volunteers in the UK. The US pharma company said increasing the number of participants will shorten the process. READ: The runners in the COVID-19 vaccine race So far it has enrolled 5,500 participants ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:58:00

International tourism plunges by 70 pct due to coronavirus pandemic, says UN

International tourists arrivals plunged by an annualized 70 percent during the first eight months of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday.For
Al Arabiya   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:55:09

Police bust Airbnb party in Chelsea and fine 83 students $1000 each for breaking pandemic rules

Police busted a party at an Airbnb in Chelsea, Que., and fined 83 people for breaking COVID-19 rules against gatherings in one of Quebec's pandemic hot spots. Police arrived arrived around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning to find dozens of international students at the party, said Sgt. Martin Fournel of ...
Jacquie Miller / Ottawa Citizen   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:53:50

The Market Ticker - NPR Waits Until October, When Nearly 100,000 Are Dead

Where's that flag again? The UCLA team created maps of movement and found that on average each nursing home is connected to seven others through staff movement. Limiting nursing home employees to one facility could mean fewer COVID-19 infections - but that would hurt the workforce of people who say ...
tickerguy@not.valid / Market Ticker   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:51:46

Young Voters Poised to Turn Out In Record Numbers

CNBC: "The coronavirus pandemic has introduced additional barriers to voting for young people, a population that isn't known for turning out in large numbers. Only 43% of citizens ages 18-24 [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:51:33

Latest relaxations no reason to lower guard

A marked decrease in the number of reported Covid-19 infections in Hong Kong has led to another welcome easing of social-distancing restrictions. The measures are in keeping with a yearning among residents for a return to normal life.As of Friday, the capacity of venues will be raised from 50 to ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:50:04

Poland PM slams ‘acts of barbarism’ as protests grow over near-total ban on abortion

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on Tuesday for an end to mass protests over abortion rights, saying those attending were disregarding “massive risks” from the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.Five days of nationwide protests have followed a ruling by the Constitutional Tribunal last week that amounts to a near-total ban on ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:49:05

A Rise In Invisible Disabilities Calls For A Corporate Culture Change

A growing number of Americans infected with Covid-19 are dealing with serious effects months after their initial infection. For some of these individuals, these conditions are disruptive enough that they are finding it difficult or impossible to return to their jobs.
Paula Morgan, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:48:50

Bill Belichick explained why he's sticking with Cam Newton as Patriots starting quarterback

Belichick was also asked if he thinks Newton has been dealing with lingering effects of COVID-19.
Hayden Bird / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:48:46

Coronavirus latest: Caterpillar earnings halve as equipment demand falters

Today's top news: European airports face collapse as passenger numbers drop. Covid prompts US drugmakers Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Merck to tighten 2020 guidance. Eurozone banks rein in lending with Spain's banks the biggest drop in demand. Read more
Alice Woodhouse / FT The World   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:48:27

No news on Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine is good news - and bad news

Pfizer revealed that researchers have not yet conducted an analysis of the efficacy of the vaccine it is developing against Covid-19. The announcement is both good news and bad news.
Matthew Herper / St. Louis Fed   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:46:45

Having more than 5 coronavirus symptoms is a sign you could be at risk of a long-term case, new research shows

Age, gender, and BMI could also play a role in whether a patient recovers right away, according to a study from King's College London.
Aria Bendix / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:44:00

Covid mutes MSMEs' apprentice hiring outlook for H2 2020; only this many firms looking to hire more

Skill, Labour, Talent for MSMEs: Only 50 per cent small businesses believed apprentices to be fairly productive while only 10 per cent perceived them to be very productive.
Sandeep Soni / Financial Express   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:41:00

The Impact Of Covid-Related Stress On Employee Engagement

Anxiety and stress during COVID-19 has risen, and new research shows that this is having a profound impact on employee engagement among workers. Thankfully, there is an answer.
Adi Gaskell, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:40:00

US stocks trade mixed as investors weigh strong earnings against stimulus hold-up

On Monday the S&P 500 sank the most in a month amid record new COVID-19 cases and fading stimulus hopes.
Ben Winck / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:39:07

Measuring Coverage Rates in a Pandemic

My coauthors (Matt Brault and Ben Sommers) and I published a piece in JAMA Health Forum yesterday laying out the challenges inherent to evaluating how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected health coverage. We've also put together a table of surveys used to study coverage-including national, nongovernmental surveys fielded by private ...
Adrianna McIntyre / Incidental Economist   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:35:48

Halloween and coronavirus: Can we go trick or treating?

Big parties and sharing sweets may be out, but that doesn't mean Halloween is cancelled altogether.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:34:43

Gradual easing of travel restrictions a step in right direction

Easing border restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 has to be done gradually, step by step. The government’s announcement yesterday of the start next month of a travel bubble with Singapore and the dropping of quarantine requirements for citizens living or working on the mainland is in keeping ...
SCMP Editorial / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:34:00

Eli Lilly still confident in benefits of Covid antibody treatment despite end to hospital study

"It's disappointing, of course. We would have liked to have shown a benefit in the hospital," Eli Lilly CEO Dave Ricks told CNBC.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:33:03

Plants are in demand, but it hasn't been easy for the stores that sell them

A terrarium from North Carolina's The Zen Succulent. | The Zen Succulent Facebook How one black-owned terrarium business adapted for the pandemic. The terrariums sold by the North Carolina-based nursery The Zen Succulent are delicately cultivated in thick glass vases. In each one, there's a patch of rich brown soil ...
Luke Winkie / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:30:00

IRS holding 'National EIP Registration Day' for those still missing coronavirus stimulus check

There are no signs yet of the second stimulus check. The IRS, however, is making persistent efforts to ensure that those still missing their first coronavirus stimulus check, claim it quickly. For the same reason, the IRS has now marked Nov. 10 as "National EIP Registration Day" as a final ...
Aman Jain / Value Walk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:29:48

Death rate of critical COVID patients has almost 'halved' compared to start of pandemic

The number of people getting seriously ill with coronavirus who go on to die has fallen compared to the start of the pandemic, according to new research.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:28:00

How to celebrate Halloween with your kids while staying safe during COVID-19, according to an epidemiologist

Dr. Syra Madad is an infectious diseases epidemiologist in NYC. Her and her family will have a socially-distant candy egg hunt at home for Halloween.
Syra Madad / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:27:00

STAT Plus: Pharmalittle: Pfizer not ready to release Covid-19 vaccine data; NIH halts Lilly study of a coronavirus antibody drug

Pfizer is not yet ready to release data from the late-stage trial of the Covid-19 vaccine candidate it is developing with BioNTech, it said Tuesday.
Ed Silverman / St. Louis Fed   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:25:57

Venezuelans brave COVID wing to bathe, feed sick loved ones

Scott Smith - The Associated Press / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:23:56

NYSE Extends Waiver of "Related Party" and "20%" Stockholder Approval Rules

Recognizing that companies need quick access to capital due to the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 and to mitigate against the NYSE stockholder approval rules presenting a hurdle to raising capital, the NYSE and the SEC approved the temporary waiver ("NYSE Waiver") of certain NYSE stockholder approval rules set forth ...
Harvard Law School Forum   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:18:46

Racism worsens COVID-19 toll on ethnic minorities: Report

UK report says pre-existing conditions cannot explain entirely why non-white people have suffered disproportionately.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:16:39

Three Scunthorpe games off after eight players test positive for Covid-19

Scunthorpe's next three League Two fixtures are postponed because of positive Covid-19 cases at the club.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:14:25

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine candidate provokes similar immune response in older, younger adults

AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) said the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed with Oxford University provokes a similar immune response in older and younger adults. A spokesperson told Proactive the reactogenicity was lower in older adults, where the COVID-19 disease severity is higher. READ: London hospitals told to be ready to receive AstraZeneca ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:13:00

193 European airports at risk of closure due to crisis, says industry lobby

Europe could see the 'collapse of a significant part of its air transport system.'
Mari Eccles / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:12:32

COVID-19 update for Oct. 27: Cases surge over weekend, more outbreaks in the Fraser Valley

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Oct. 27, 2020.
Stephanie Ip / Vancouver Sun   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:11:03

COVID-19 tests are the real pandemic moneymakers

Renewed outbreaks highlight the need for a better approach to containing the virus, and broad surveillance testing offers a way forward that's easy on the ...
Max Nisen / Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:08:31

Trump Mimics Coronavirus 'Superspreader' Event in Barrett Swearing In

Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice only eight days before a presidential election.
Peter Baker / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:08:12

More Than Half of US Investors Interested in Bitcoin, Grayscale Survey Finds

A survey from Grayscale Investments suggests interest in bitcoin is on the rise, with the coronavirus being a driver of new investors.
Sebastian Sinclair / CoinDesk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:06:18

Roach: Lockdown not freedom is winning the great virus fight

By STEPHEN S. ROACH at Project Syndicate: US President Donald Trump wears his recent experience with COVID-19 infection as some perverse badge of courage, rather than as a warning of what may lie ahead. And the adverse economic consequences of his administration's approach to the pandemic could not contrast more ...
David Llewellyn-Smith / MacroBusiness   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:05:34

Deloitte: Victoria faces a long road back to economic recovery

From Deloitte Access Economics' Weekly Economic Briefing: Monday was a milestone day for Victoria, with the state recording its first day of zero COVID cases since early June. And with the passing of that milestone, the state announced the loosening of a raft of restrictions, allowing retail and hospitality to ...
Unconventional Economist / MacroBusiness   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:05:29

Expert calls for more aggressive measures against coronavirus

A microbiology professor and member of the government's expert committee on the coronavirus pandemic said on Tuesday that he believes stricter restrictions are necessary to stem the rapid rise of new coronavirus infections in many parts of the country.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:02:18

Covid Infection Rates Should Be Reported On TV Like The Weather, MPs Say

Arj Singh / Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:02:05

Young voters are poised to be a decisive factor even as coronavirus creates obstacles

Polling and voting data so far suggests record turnout from younger voters, a demographic that mostly favors Democrats.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:01:26

Links 28 October 2020

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: Dow sinks almost 900 points amid surging COVID-19 cases - UPI You're Not Welcome Here: How Social Distancing Can Destroy The Global Economy - NPR Bond Defaults Deliver 99% Losses in New Era of U.S. Bankruptcies - Bloomberg Modern Monetary Theory and the crisis ...
Unconventional Economist / MacroBusiness   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:01:24

Trump Wonders Why Press Talks About 'COVID, COVID, COVID' Amid Surge Of New Cases

President Donald Trump early Tuesday doubled down on a false claim that the United States is "rounding the turn" in...
Zoë Richards / TPM   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:01:05

Gold Coast LNP MP says COVID-19 'saved the Premier's bacon'

Shadow minister Michael Hart says voters 'feel they have been kept safe' under Labor, which is working to Annastacia Palaszczuk's advantage.
Tony Moore / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:01:00

In a Battered New York Office Market, Life Science Is Flourishing

With state and city government support, developers are building laboratories for medical research and incubator spaces for biotech start-ups amid the race for a coronavirus vaccine.
Jane Margolies / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:00:13

Cometh the hour, cometh the Dan - our lockdown hero

Dear Daniel Andrews, thank you for controlling COVID in Victoria and saving hundreds of thousands of Australian lives, not just within Victoria.
Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 13:00:00

Second EU Commissioner tests positive for new coronavirus

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas has tested positive for the new coronavirus and has... This post Second EU Commissioner tests positive for new coronavirus first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:59:15

Coronavirus: Energy major BP reports net loss of $450 mln for third quarter

British energy giant BP on Tuesday reported a net loss of $450 million for the third quarter, down very sharply on the previous quarter's mammoth losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.The loss after
Al Arabiya   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:57:21

The Swedish mirage: the verdict is already written

Kaiser asks whether we need more time to evaluate Sweden's approach to coronavirus.
junkcharts / Numbers Rule Your World   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:55:00

Coronavirus latest: Covid prompts US drugmakers Pfizer, Eli Lilly and Merck to tighten 2020 guidance

FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:53:24

Curtis Banks broadens reach with tech and SIPP acquisitions

Curtis Banks is one of the UK's main SIPP administrators It has more than 76,500 pensions plans on its books Company also looks after 6,350 properties How it's doing Curtis Banks said its recurring fee model has protected its business against the worst of the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:53:00

COVID-19 update for Oct. 28: Cases surge over weekend, more outbreaks in the Fraser Valley

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for Oct. 28, 2020.
Tiffany Crawford / Vancouver Sun   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:51:55

An artist tried to send Londoners a free print -- but thousands have been stolen

Thousands of prints by the street artist STIK, which were intended to be distributed as a gift to London residents after months of hardship during the coronavirus pandemic, have been stolen, police said on Tuesday.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:51:50

The remote learning center trend, explained

Students and staff at Celebrate! RVA, a Richmond, Virginia, nonprofit that has become a remote learning center during the pandemic. | Courtesy of Celebrate! RVA For parents who can't afford "pods," some small businesses and nonprofits are filling the void. For 15 years, kids came to Amerikick, a martial arts ...
Anna North / Vox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:50:00

Follow The Science - 1.2 Million COVID Deaths Edition

Follow The Science - 1.2 Million COVID Deaths Edition Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 08:48 Authored by Mark Jeftovic via OutOfTheCave.io, This post was originally my comment to a person on Facebook, which somebody then deleted. This person repeatedly throws out the 1.2 M deaths worldwide number and I finally ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:48:50

Time for China to align with global practice in counting coronavirus cases

In a government statement about the latest Covid-19 outbreak in China’s Kashgar city on Tuesday, there were five confirmed cases but a further 178 without symptoms tested positive.The seemingly contradictory report relates to China’s unique definition of Covid 19 confirmed cases since February, which excludes positive patients who are asymptomatic ...
Josephine Ma / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:47:51

Durable-Goods Orders Rise for Fifth Consecutive Month

Orders for long-lasting factory goods increased for the fifth consecutive month in September, the latest sign manufacturing companies are recovering from supply-chain disruptions and shutdowns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:46:00

Trust in Government and Media Falls During Pandemic

The Reuters Institute has a study out claiming there is a "coronavirus communications crisis in the UK" which is "characterised by declining news use, eroding trust in news, low trust in platforms, and a dramatic decline in trust in the UK government as a source of information about COVID-19." Guido ...
order-order / Guido Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:45:49

Coronavirus 'thrived' on structural racism, Labour report finds

Campaigner Doreen Lawrence looked into the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on ethnic minority communities.
Merlin Sugue / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:37:57

Protests against new coronavirus measures in Italy turn violent

Demonstrations break out across the country, with clashes in two cities, as daily COVID-19 cases soar to fresh records.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:34:57

No Magic Number: The CDC's New Guidance on 15 Minutes of Exposure

Ryan Malosh Coronavirus, North America The previous guidance suggested that a close contact occurred when a person was within six feet of an infectious individual for 15 consecutive minutes. Now, the CDC is acknowledging that even brief contact can lead to transmission. Specifically, the new guidance suggests that those spending ...
Ryan Malosh / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:33:00

Coronavirus has been devastating for women. We must build back equal

The launch of the UN Women report 'From Insights to Action', exploring the impact of Covid-19 on women,...
Helen Godwin / Labour List   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:30:31

Millions poised to lose unemployment benefits in 'enormous cliff' at year's end

Federal programs enacted by the CARES Act coronavirus relief law to help unemployed workers are ending after Dec. 31. Lapsing benefits will directly impact millions of people.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:30:02

Melburnians eyeing life outside the city, poll shows

An exclusive Ipsos poll has found one-quarter of Melburnians are rethinking where they live because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jewel Topsfield / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:30:00

France Weighs Return To Lockdown As Russia Refuses Despite Spike In COVID-19 Cases, Deaths: Live Updates

France Weighs Return To Lockdown As Russia Refuses Despite Spike In COVID-19 Cases, Deaths: Live Updates Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 08:28 Already Tuesday morning we are seeing some headlines out of Europe that portend more headlines that could spook markets later on in the session. For starters, a second ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:28:06

This Is the Deadliest County in America for COVID-19

The county with the worst rate of fatal COVID-19 cases per 1,000 people is Jerauld County, South Dakota. Like all the hardest-hit counties, Jerauld is nearly as rural as a county gets. 803189 South Dakota: Jerauld County
Douglas A. McIntyre / 24/7 Wall St.   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:24:19

Coronavirus in one state (118)

( Scott Johnson ) Following the data presented in this series and tuning in to the Minnesota Department of Health press briefings, I have found this astounding fact: virtually all deaths attributed to COVID-19 have occurred among decedents with one of seven serious underlying health conditions such as chronic lung ...
Scott Johnson / Power Line   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:23:58

Harry Potter publisher says Covid has weaved magic over book sales

After shaky start in lockdown, Bloomsbury sales soar as people pick books over box sets Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, has reported its most profitable first half in more than a decade, after a nation tiring of box sets fuelled a ...
Mark Sweney / Guardian   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:22:12

Social media frenzy falls flat after news of Woolworths return is denied

It is a gloomy time in the UK with the COVID pandemic refusing to weaken and the days getting shorter as we head into winter.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:22:00

Stock Markets Steady Amid Virus Spike Worries

Stock markets steadied Tuesday amid fears that a coronavirus resurgence will force fresh economically painful containment measures. With the pandemic fuelling demand for computers and video game consoles as people rely on the internet to work, learn, and play more at home, Advanced Micro Devices finalised a deal to buy ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:21:41

Companies to face greater scrutiny on ESG in wake of pandemic, Desjardins CEO says

The chief executive of Desjardins Group says the coronavirus pandemic is increasing the pressure on companies to embrace environmental and social factors, a trend that Desjardins, Canada's largest financial co-operative, is prepared to take advantage of. COVID-19 has given people time to think about the society they want to live ...
Geoff Zochodne / Financial Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:21:14

Vietnam Holding explains the enthusiasm for country as a place to invest

Vietnam is emerging as one of the most dynamic frontier economies with half of its population under the age of 35 and a rapidly expanding middle class, says The Association of Investment Companies (AIC). It has also been a COVID-19 success story registering just 35 deaths from 1,168 cases. The ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:20:00

Europe's Second Wave of COVID-19 is Being Driven by Two Countries. Here's Why

Europe is clearly in the grip of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In the past week, countries throughout Europe-including Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the U.K, and Ukraine-have all recorded their highest daily caseloads since the pandemic started. But two of these ...
Madeline Roache / Time   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:17:48

Victoria training an army of hundreds of reserve contact tracers

State's contact tracing team boss believes that Victoria's overhauled system will be able to cope with at least 2000 daily coronavirus cases a day if needed.
Aisha Dow / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:15:00

Study finds sharp fall in immunity after coronavirus infection

The research raises questions about how long COVID immunity may last.
Helen Collis / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:10:25

Coronavirus live updates: Barrett ceremony full of masks; New Jersey's largest city sets curfew; LA Lakers fans tied to possible outbreak

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice in a ceremony near the Rose Garden, the site of a suspected event last month.
Adrianna Rodriguez and Jessica Flores, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:08:44

GDP growth may be in negative zone this fiscal: FM

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said that India's gross domestic product (GDP) might be in negative zone or near zero in the current fiscal in wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at the India Energy Forum of CERAWeek, the finance minister said that with unlock, the Indian economy ...
Times of India   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:08:24

Covid: Don't let north get 'left behind' Tory MPs warn PM

More than 50 Tory MPs call for a "clear road map" out of lockdown restrictions for northern England.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:07:13

Coronavirus antibodies decline after infection, study finds, raising questions about herd immunity

The findings of the study could deal a blow to those pushing for so-called herd immunity.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:05:26

Antibodies Fall Quickly After Infection

A new Imperial College London study found the level of protective antibodies in people wane "quite rapidly" after coronavirus infection, the BBC reports. "Exactly what the antibody drop means for [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:01:33

Is The Covid-19 Pandemic Reviving A Historic Residential Design Feature?

"I drew inspiration from ancient Roman courtyard homes," shares Scott Cowell, an architectural designer with house plan design firm Prim Haus.
Jamie Gold, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:00:00

Pandemic Dents Third-Quarter Sales for Pfizer

The Covid-19 pandemic weighed down sales for some drugs in the latest quarter as the company's candidate vaccine for the virus that has caused the public-health crisis continues in a large late-stage trial.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:58:00

Oil slips but could get a Zeta boost

Oil falls on concerns over recession in Europe Oil endured another torrid overnight session, with both Brent and WTI crushed as fears increase of a double-dip recession in Europe. Brent crude fell 2.90% to USD40.45 a barrel overnight, with WTI falling 2.90% to USD38.60 a barrel. With Covid-19 rampant across ...
Jeffrey Halley / OANDA   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:57:26

Child Malnutrition Surges In War-torn Yemen: UN

Malnutrition among young children has soared to the highest levels ever recorded in parts of war-torn Yemen, the UN said Tuesday, as coronavirus and shortfalls in aid funding worsen a humanitarian crisis. More than half a million cases of acute malnutrition among children under five were recorded in the south, ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:56:49

Online retailer Notonthehighstreet in talks about £200m sale

Notonthehighstreet, one of Britain's best-known online retailers, is exploring a sale after seeing revenues surge during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:56:00

Russia Implements Nationwide Mask Mandate

"The Russian government on Tuesday made its most aggressive move yet to try to stem a second wave of the coronavirus, mandating masks in public places throughout the country," the [...]
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:53:57

US Open - Justice Barrett, Earnings (HSBC, BP, Pfizer, Merck), CNY, Oil edges higher, Gold a touch softer

European stocks weakened, while US stocks rallied, fed by investor optimism that the presidential election would deliver a 'blue wave' and provide massive stimulus on coronavirus relief, infrastructure spending and expanded health benefits. Earnings results in Europe have been mixed but helped stocks the major bourses pare some losses. Global ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:51:31

Predictions 2021: B2C Marketing Goes Local And Retention-Based

While the ultimate fate (and story arc) of COVID-19 remains to be seen, some of the shifts in consumer behavior will likely outlast the virus. For B2C marketers, that means adjusting marketing strategies and tech investments to align with a post-pandemic world.
Forrester, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:51:12

Piyush Goyal says startups demonstrated ability to turn Covid into business potential; hails edtech

Apart from online education, digital sectors including online grocery delivery, medicine delivery, telemedicine gained significant prominence as people avoided moving out amid Covid-induced safety and hygiene concerns.
Sandeep Soni / Financial Express   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:49:00

Biden Vs. Trump: Who Has The Best Plan To Tackle Covid-19?

The election is one week away, and the presidential candidates have stark differences in how they plan to handle the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what you need to know.
Brett Holzhauer, Forbes Staff / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:48:57

Will Medicare Pay For A COVID-19 Vaccine? Coverage Plans Revealed

After President Donald Trump hinted a COVID-19 vaccine is coming soon, his administration is expected to make an announcement regarding Medicare and Medicaid recipient vaccination coverage this week. Out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine will be covered under the two programs when it receives emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:45:32

A British student was fined $8,600 for breaking COVID-19 quarantine after posting an Instagram photo of herself at a restaurant

Carys Ann Ingram, 22, had flown from the English city of Manchester to the island of Jersey, which is a British Crown dependency.
Sinéad Baker / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:45:21

Are Trials That Deliberately Infect People With The Covid-19 Virus Really Necessary?

One of the major justifications for carrying out this trial is that the results will help us get a vaccine more quickly. That's not the case.
John LaMattina, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:44:13

NIH ends trial of Eli Lilly COVID-19 antibody treatment among hospitalized patients

The U.S. National Institutes of Health on Monday ended one clinical trial of Eli Lilly's experimental COVID-19 antibody treatment after finding that the drug, "bamlanivimab, is unlikely to help hospitalized COVID-19 patients recover from this advanced stage of their disease." The trial was suspended Oct. 13 out of "an abundance ...
The Week   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:44:00

U.K. Study Finds Covid-19 Antibodies Fall Significantly, Making Immunity Unlikely

Just 4 percent of the U.K. population showed antibodies in September.
Elliot Hannon / Moneybox   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:43:45

Caterpillar's Sales Fall as Coronavirus Weighs on Industry

Slower construction of everything from cruise ships to pipelines during the coronavirus pandemic is weighing on demand for Caterpillar Inc.'s heavy machinery.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:43:00

Pfizer Reports Lower Earnings As Covid-19 Hits Revenues

Pfizer reported lower third-quarter profits Tuesday as Covid-19 dented demand for some medicines from patients whose regular health care patterns were disrupted. The drugmaker, which is working on clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine, reported a 71 percent drop in profit to $2.2 billion. The year-ago period included a large ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:42:44

Bitcoin Hits 15-Month High Despite Sell-Off in Global Stocks

Bitcoin's (BTC) price has climbed to 15-month highs even as coronavirus-induced instability rocks the stock markets.
Omkar Godbole / CoinDesk   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:41:27

Covid: Antibodies 'fall rapidly after infection'

This is likely to mean immunity levels decline and raises the risk of reinfection, researchers say.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:38:04

It's politics versus science as the UK battles coronavirus

Around the world, politicians and scientists are having to work more closely together than ever before. With different priorities - and often very different personalities - the tensions are beginning to show. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:36:45

Sareum secures grant for coronavirus research

Sareum Holdings PLC (LON:SAR) said its application for a £174,000 grant from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) to investigate the therapeutic potential of its SDC-1801 selective, small molecule TYK2/JAK1 kinase inhibitor to treat coronavirus has been conditionally approved. The specialist drug developer said it is now awaiting a formal grant ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:35:00

Belgium on brink of disaster as coronavirus surge fills up ICU beds

Belgium is on the brink of a coronavirus disaster as a top health official warned that the country could run out of intensive care beds in as little as two weeks.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:34:54

Coronavirus: Russia steps up restrictions as infections surge

Masks must be worn in all public areas and bars and restaurants should close overnight, officials say.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:34:51

3M Sales Rise From Personal-Safety, Home-Improvement Products

The manufacturer's profit fell as expenses grew and demand for products serving industries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic continued to decline.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:31:00

Protesters clash with police in northern Italy as anger mounts over Covid-19 restrictions

Protesters have clashed with police in northern Italy, as demonstrations erupted across the country Monday night over government restrictions aimed at quelling a second wave of Covid-19.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:28:02

Fox News staffers are 'in a panic' about election night coverage after top hosts were exposed to a COVID-19 patient and told to quarantine

Hosts such as Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, and Dana Perino had flown on a private jet with someone who later tested positive for COVID-19.
Ashley Collman / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:26:03

Eurozone banks rein in lending due to pandemic worries

Lenders braced for rise in bad loans as Covid resurgence threatens fresh economic damage
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:17:58

'Hard Choices' As France Weighs New Virus Clampdown

French officials said Tuesday that tougher restrictions are looming to counter an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases, with doctors warning that many hospitals are just days away from being overrun with patients. "We have to prepare for difficult decisions," Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told France Inter radio. "At some point ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:17:47

Rapid tests could get students home at Christmas

Covid testing pilot projects are launched in universities - as plans begin to get students home at Christmas.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:09:33

Wall Street Set to Rise After Monday's Drop: Live Updates

The New York Times / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:09:27

Elderly woman becomes 55th person to die with Covid-19, second death of the day

An elderly woman has become the 55 th person to die with Covid-19 in what is the second reported death of the day. The Health Ministry announced on Tuesday late morning that an 88-year-old woman had passed away while positive for Covid-19. The news comes after the Health Ministry announced ...
Malta Independent   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:08:27

Dow futures gain 100 points as market tries to rebound from Monday's big sell-off

On Monday, equities plunged in their worst session since September amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:07:45

These destinations were overwhelmed by tourists. Here's how they're doing now

Overtourism was the travel buzzword of 2019, as destinations around the globe, from the hiking trails of Machu Picchu to the canals of Venice, battled the impact of throngs of visitors.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:05:21

The WHO warns that getting COVID-19 under control may require tougher lockdowns and 'sacrifice for many, many people,' as cases surge across US and Europe

"We're well behind this virus," warned Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization's health emergencies program.
Kate Duffy / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:04:30

People across Italy violently protested new lockdown measures imposed after a spike in COVID-19 cases, setting fires and looting luxury stores

Protesters clashed with police in cities like Turin, Milan, and Naples, and in smaller towns. More than two dozen people were arrested.
Bill Bostock / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:01:50

Can I expense my telecommuting purchases? Ask HR

Since the COVID-19 spread around the world and forced many to work from home, some employers have updated policies to allow telecommuting expenses.
Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Special to USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:01:20

'I Don't Know if This Democracy Will Be Recognizable.' NAACP's President Says This Election is the Most Important in a Century

In the face of recent catastrophic crises, rallying cries like "the pandemic doesn't discriminate" and "we're all in this together" have become popular in the United States. The problem is, neither phrase is really true. While COVID-19 has killed 225,000 people in the U.S., from all racial and socio-economic backgrounds, ...
Abby Vesoulis / Time   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:00:36

Japan's ETC highway toll system indispensable as virus takes toll on workers

The transport ministry is considering closing down some manned toll booths due to fee collectors having contracted COVID-19.
Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:00:04

Pfizer's late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial is near complete enrollment with 42,000 volunteers

CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:59:07

European shares fall to one-month lows, battered by the surge in COVID-19, while volatility nears four-month high

HSBC and Santander delivered strong 3rd-quarter performance, but more lockdowns across Europe fed investor risk aversion.
Amanda Cooper / Business Insider   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:57:28

EasyJet raises £300m in aircraft leaseback deal

Low-cost carrier tries to fortify finances as Covid-19 cases rise across Europe
FT   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:56:06

Coronavirus live updates: New Jersey's largest city sets curfew; LA residents celebrating Lakers win may have led to massive outbreak

Birx slams Bismark, North Dakota, response. Los Angeles County tops 300K cases. New Jersey's largest city sets curfew. Latest COVID news.
Adrianna Rodriguez and Jessica Flores, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:55:19

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine prompts immune response in adults, AstraZeneca says

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford produces a similar immune response in both older and younger adults, and adverse responses were ...
Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:53:54

U.K. study finds evidence of COVID-19 antibody immunity waning over time

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not ...
Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:50:20

46.9 Percent of Brazilians Prefer to Wait for Results on Efficacy Before Vaccination, Says Survey

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilians are split on a potential vaccine against Covid-19, according to a survey by the National Confederation of Transports (CNT) with the MDA Institute published on Monday, October 26th. The survey shows that 46.9 percent of respondents would rather wait for results in other people ...
Adele Cardin / Rio Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:44:32

EU Commissioner Margaritis Schinas tests positive for coronavirus

Earlier this month, his colleague Mariya Gabriel said she had contracted the virus.
William Adkins / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:44:31

Serres closes municipal facilities to stem Covid spread

The municipal council of Serres decided on Tuesday to shut down all of its sports and cultural facilities and activities in response to a surge in coronavirus infections in the northern city of more than 50,000 residents.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:44:13

Second Stimulus Check: Pelosi Optimistic About Deal Before Election Day Despite Market Collapse

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remains optimistic about striking a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package with the White House with only days to go before Election Day on Nov. 3. But that optimism runs counter to the market crash Monday, which signalled that investors, in their collective wisdom, expect such ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:40:09

Reality bites for Putin's much-hyped Covid-19 vaccine, as concerns over efficacy and safety linger

• LIVE UPDATES: India Covid-19 cases drop again
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:36:29

Why the U.S. Can't Replicate South Korea's Impressive Economic Recovery

South Korea's recession ended in the third quarter of the year with the economy growing 1.9% from the second quarter. The country's commendable control of Covid-19 has helped-but like China, its pre-existing economic structure was also key.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:35:00

Air pollution linked to 15% of coronavirus deaths, study says

Long-term exposure to air pollution may be linked to 15% of COVID-19 deaths globally, according to research published Tuesday that highlights the health risks posed ...
Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:34:33

Local lockdown rules: What Covid tier is my area in?

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:33:55

Hartford Financial Stock Has 40% Growth Potential

We believe that Hartford Financial stock has an upside potential of 40% in the short term. HIG trades near $40 currently and it has lost 32% in value year-to-date. It traded at a pre-Covid high of $57 in February and is 30% below that level now. Also, HIG stock has ...
Trefis Team, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:30:00

Premier Inn owner hit by £725m loss as local lockdowns dent bookings

Whitbread reports huge first-half profits slump after Covid crisis forces hotel closures Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn, has slumped to a loss of £725m in the first half of its financial year and warned that bookings had slowed since regional ...
Julia Kollewe / Guardian   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:29:09

How the pandemic is contributing to your insomnia

Sleeping during the Covid-19 pandemic has become a nightmare for Aparna Aswani.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:28:00

How is Israel's coronavirus response doing now?

New cases of coronavirus are down in Israel following the reimposition of restrictions six weeks ago. CNN's Oren Liebermann looks at the lessons from a small desert town that went into lockdown ahead of the country, and how Israel is faring in the fight against the virus.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:23:36

Firm-Level Stock Price Reactions To Pandemic News

Image credit: istockAnalysis and Commentaryvia Hoover Institution on COVID-19Vox EU COVID-19 will likely restructure economic activity in a variety of ways, and lead to the growth of some firms and the decline of others. This column uses stock markets to examine these effects as share prices are tied to expectations ...
Steven J. Davis, Stephen Hansen, Cristhian Seminario-Amez / Hoover Institution   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:20:00

China Inserts Vaccine Diplomacy into Brazil and Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - When São Paulo Governos João Doria vowed to make Sinovac Biotech's coronavirus vaccine candidate mandatory across Brazil's most populous state, his political adversary President Jair Bolsonaro took to social media to say that such a product must be proven" before it is distributed to the ...
Oliver Mason / Rio Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:11:56

How to minimize the impact of the coronavirus on the economy

POLITICO asks six experts what governments can do to mitigate the economic fallout from the virus.
POLITICO / Politico   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:09:19

Bihar Assembly election 2020: First time voter? All you need to know before you vote

Bihar Election 2020: The polling will begin at 7 am and conclude at 6 pm. In view of Covid-19, voters are instructed to wear masks and maintain social distancing at the polling centres.
FE Online / Financial Express   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:08:20

Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions

U.S. states and territories are making new rules for travelers. Find which ones across the... This post Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:05:26

Coronavirus: 'Bosses should be more open-minded about hiring disabled people'

Firms are reportedly hiring fewer disabled applicants amid concerns about supporting them properly.
BBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:01:59

WSJ Wealth Adviser Briefing: Hot Retail Stocks, Slowing Corporate Defaults, Selling Las Vegas

Investors have been buying retailers' shares even though holiday spending is forecast to fall; the slowing of corporate defaults lifted debt markets, and selling Las Vegas to tourists has become harder due to Covid-19.
WSJ Staff / MoneyBeat   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:00:17

Odds Your Vote Will Count--And That It Will Give You Covid

Make your vote count! But you may come down with something.
William Baldwin, Senior Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:00:00

Coronavirus crisis in the arts: What if concerts, theater and other live events don't come back in 2021?

SAN DIEGO - Theaters from San Diego to Broadway are closed until at least next... This post Coronavirus crisis in the arts: What if concerts, theater and other live events don't come back in 2021? first appeared on HEDGE accordingly.
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:59:15

Today's coronavirus news: New poll suggests most Canadians want federal election to wait until 2023; Saskatchewan, British Columbia and New Brunswick elections get defined by COVID-19

There are 220,212 confirmed cases in Canada.
Star staff and wire services / Toronto Star   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:52:55

Child malnutrition reaches new highs in parts of Yemen: UN

Malnutrition in Yemen worsened in 2020 due to factors including coronavirus pandemic, global economic downturn.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:50:38

'This virus is savage': Daughter of nurse who died after contracting COVID warns second wave 'is very real'

The grieving daughter of a nurse who died three weeks after being diagnosed with coronavirus is urging people to act responsibly saying "the second wave must be taken seriously".
Sky   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:50:00

The Third Coronavirus Surge Is Here And Masks Are Still Optional

COVID-19 cases are spiking in America and experts worry the darkest days are yet to come.
Huffington Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:45:33

"Tremendous News!" - Maduro Touts Venezuelan Vaccine That Inhibits COVID

"Tremendous News!" - Maduro Touts Venezuelan Vaccine That Inhibits COVID Tyler Durden Tue, 10/27/2020 - 05:45 Multiple COVID-19 vaccine trials are in the final stages around the world. But in one unlikely place, that being the collapsed state of Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro touted Sunday, in an appearance on state ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:45:00

How Scottish Tenants Are Organising in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated the faults within Scotland's rental market. Across the country, renters have faced disastrous work and wage losses while bracing themselves against the ongoing fallout of the pandemic and its ensuing financial devastation. Inadequate living conditions and health provisions have taken on a new level of ...
Bella Caledonia Editor / Bella Caledonia   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:44:13

HSBC plans to speed up restructuring as profits drop 36%

HSBC is speeding up its mammoth restructuring plan as the bank continues to grapple with ongoing headaches, from ultra-low interest rates and geopolitical tensions to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:42:29

Eurozone: Bank lending stable in September

EUROPE: Eurozone money growth jumped in September, but don't expect that to result in a much improved outlook. Bank lending shows stabilisation, indicating that demand for investment-related borrowing remains weak amidst Covid-19 uncertainty
Ing   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:40:00

Coronavirus: Chinese embassy accuses US of risk to Sri Lanka ahead of Mike Pompeo visit

China’s envoy in Colombo has accused the US of “importing risk” to a nation battling the coronavirus ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.“In recent days, Sri Lanka is facing the most severe challenge since the outbreak, and the local health system can no longer bear any ...
Keegan Elmer / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:34:44

EU Commissioner Schinas tests positive for Covid-19

European Union Commissioner Margaritis Schinas on Tuesday announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and will be self-isolating.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:33:40

As it happened: Home visits for Victorians allowed as zero cases recorded again; two new cases in NSW; NSW free to travel to Tasmania without quarantine; Australian death toll stands at 905

Melbourne's gruelling 15 weeks of lockdown ends, with no new cases for second day in a row and Premier announces home visits are back on. NSW records two more cases and Tasmanian premier announces people from NSW can travel to the state without quarantining.
Rachael Dexter / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:31:24

Study Finds "Waning" Coronavirus Immunity Among Population

Imperial College London boffins are now warning of "waning immunity" to Covid-19 over time, after the UK's largest antibody study measured a significant drop. 350,000 people in England have taken antibody tests as part of Imperial's surveying 'REACT-2' study so far. In June and July, 60 in 1,000 people had ...
Tom Harwood / Guido Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:30:31

Countries Try Shorter Covid-19 Quarantines in Bid to Boost Compliance

A growing number of countries are trimming the length of time people potentially exposed to the coronavirus need to self-quarantine to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. Their reasoning: Shorter spells might help manage the pandemic by encouraging greater compliance.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:30:00

Covid-19 cases continue to mount around the country

NBC's Gabe Gutierrez reports on the growing number of Covid-19 cases in South Dakota and the difficulty the state is having in its attempts to deal with it.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:29:34

Brazil Records Another 263 Deaths and 15,726 New Covid-19 Cases (October 26th)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The country has 5,409,854 cumulative cases of Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic. In 24 hours, a total of 15,726 cases have been recorded. The data were published on the Ministry of Health's coronavirus website yesterday, October 26th. The number of deaths increased by ...
Adele Cardin / Rio Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:28:22

Coronavirus Covid-19 Double-Dip Recession Fears Are Weighing On Markets Around The World-Except One

As investors bailed out of equity markets, the digital currency bitcoin continued its recent rally, adding over 1% and finding support at over $13,000 per bitcoin-up almost 25% in the last 30 days...
Billy Bambrough, Contributor / Forbes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:27:44

Some schools missing up to 10 teachers over wait for Covid-19 test result - ASTI

Teachers' trade union repeats calls for rapid testing and contact tracing system for schools
Irish Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:17:23

A four-day week worked for my company -- now it can help businesses come back from Covid

In 2018, I initiated an experiment in my company, Perpetual Guardian, a New Zealand-based statutory supervisor and trustee company, to determine if I could get better productivity from my employees in exchange for a four-day week, with five days' pay. We called this the 100:80:100™ rule -- 100% pay, 80% ...
CNN   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:15:15

BP makes $100m Q3 profit as oil markets begin to recover

Oil firm beats forecasts but cuts asset values as it predicts prices will remain low Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage BP has reported financial results for the third quarter after making a modest profit of $100m (£76.8m), as oil markets begin to recover from the impact ...
Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent / Guardian   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:11:41

Facebook's former head of global HR worries graduates could miss out due to the coronavirus

Fiona Mullan, Facebook's former head of global HR, told CNBC she has concerns about graduates joining companies during the coronavirus pandemic.
CNBC   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:10:43

Tokyo reports 158 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday

Tokyo confirmed 158 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, the metropolitan government said, a day after registering 102 cases.Tuesday's figure was based on 2,449 ...
Japan Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:08:27

"Outlier.org: The future of online college is here."

$400/course with 3 credits transferable from the University of Pittsburgh. (Link via Marginal Revolution.) Related Stories "What the Harvard endowment’s below-average grade can teach you about index funds and your investments" "COVID-19 School Response Dashboard" "Blame the People in Charge"
Craig / Newmark's Door   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:07:00

COVID-19 Crisis: Time to review and rejig your portfolio

Post the sharp ally in equities perhaps valuations aren't cheap anymore and also, the uncertainty of COVID-19 is still looming large over us. Thus, it could be time to review and rebalance your portfolio.
Financial Express   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:05:00

Large UK Study Delivers Big Blow to Covid Herd Immunity Thesis, Raises Concerns About Vaccine Strategies

Confirming a Covid concern.
Yves Smith / Naked Capitalism   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:03:16

Can you trick or treat this year? Here's a town-by-town list.

Many Massachusetts towns are strongly discouraging traditional trick-or-treating due to COVID-19.
Kristi Palma / Boston Globe   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:29

Airbnb Fights Its 'Party House Problem'

Noise. Damages. Safety questions. Airbnb is racing to address the risks posed by partying guests before it goes public.
Erin Griffith / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:21

Credit unions gird for more branch shutdowns as COVID rates spike

With coronavirus cases on the rise, Hoosier Hills CU in Bedford, Ind., has chosen to temporarily restrict access to its facilities. Observers say other institutions are likely to follow suit eventually, whether they want to or not.
American Banker   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:20

Doctors Are Dreading the Third Coronavirus Wave

Anticipation, frustration and sadness fill hospitals as Covid-19 case counts rise again.
Daniela J. Lamas / NY Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:10

Sorry, there will be no return to normalcy under Joe Biden

Biden becoming president will not make COVID-19 disappear and return the country back to normal. Just vote for whatever form of abnormal you prefer.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion columnist / USA Today   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:08

Should Children Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

Ketaki Sharma, Kristine Macartney, Nicholas Wood Coronavirus, World There is no COVID-19 vaccine being developed specifically for children. So if children are to be vaccinated, they will likely receive the same vaccine as adults. They might require a different dosing schedule, but that is not yet clear. An ideal COVID-19 ...
Ketaki Sharma, Kristine Macartney, Nicholas Wood / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:00:00

So consistency isn't the thing for our Rhiannon then

On Friday Wales began a two-week national Covid lockdown in an attempt to give some breathing space to its health service, which risks being overwhelmed by the rise in cases. It has not been without controversy - a ban on supermarkets selling non-essential items was criticised over the weekend. In ...
Tim Worstall / Tim Worstall   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:55:14

Rapid Covid tests in west Athens suburb turn up 31 positives

Thirty-one people from a sample of 989 residents in the western Athens suburb of Peristeri tested positive for the novel coronavirus in a rapid testing operation carried out on Monday.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:53:50

How ‘Covid first’ China is trumping ‘America first’ in economic recovery

Just as China led the world in economic recovery in the aftermath of the global financial crisis of 2008, it is playing a similar role today. Its post-Covid rebound is gathering momentum amid a developed world that remains on shaky ground. Unfortunately, this is a bitter pill for many to ...
Stephen Roach / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:50:08

Donald Trump vs Joe Biden 2020 policies: how the Republican and Democratic views compare

Rozina Sabur / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:46:41

Opinion: Colleges need to look beyond stopping parties to safely reopen in spring 2021

Penalizing young people for engaging in typical social behavior on a college or university campus in any setting other than the Covid-19 pandemic is not helpful because it fails to...
Jagpreet Chhatwal and Trisha Dwivedi and Benjamin Linas / St. Louis Fed   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:45:02

European stocks retreat, U.K. to implement wider coronavirus restrictions

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:44:01

From Dabbawalas to boxed meals: COVID-19 pandemic paves the way for new models of food delivery

Most people are well aware of healthy eating, especially owing to the current situation. Hence, the buffet formats for catering in office cafeterias have now been replaced by box meals.
Financial Express   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:44:00

Opinion: Why isn't routine Covid-19 testing happening in prisons and immigrant detention centers?

People in correctional and immigration detention facilities are people with families, passions, and aspirations, whose lives are worth protecting against Covid-19, just as we are doing for students and the...
Parsa Erfani and Caroline Lee and Nishant Uppal / St. Louis Fed   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:40:10

FTSE 100 sees Pancake day come late for the Square Mile as blue-chip index opens flat

FTSE 100 index moves just 1 point higher HSBC gains following above-forecast results BP and Whitbread also higher after numbers 8.30am: Miserly start for Footsie The FTSE 100 index started Tuesday as flat as a pancake with coronavirus (COVID-19) infection fears still weighing heavily on sentiment. The index of UK ...
Proactive Investors   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:34:00

Feeling the Pandemic Fatigue? Why That Is and What to Do about It.

Jay Maddock Coronavirus, The Americas This kind of fatigue is not unique to pandemic precautions like sticking with social distancing, masking up and keeping your hands washed. With all kinds of health-related behavior changes - including increasing physical activity, eating healthy and decreasing tobacco use - at least half of ...
Jay Maddock / National Interest   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:33:00

At the top of her field, a Covid-19 researcher fights back against a different kind of virus: sexism and power imbalances in science

During the Covid-19 pandemic, virologist and immunologist Akiko Iwasaki has seen her influence soar. And for decades, she has tirelessly fought against sexism, power imbalance, and toxic behavior in academia.
Shraddha Chakradhar / St. Louis Fed   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:30:31

Ten graphs that show the rise and fall of Victoria's COVID-19 second wave

These 10 graphics, maps and charts help tell the story of how case numbers surged in Victoria during winter and how the state drove down infections.
Craig Butt / Sydney Morning Herald   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:30:00

Most Markets Drop After Virus Woes Hammer Wall Street

Most Asian and European markets fell Tuesday following a sharp sell-off in New York that was fuelled by fears a coronavirus resurgence will force fresh economically painful containment measures. Traders have also given up almost any hope for a new US stimulus package being passed before next Tuesday's election, with ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:28:57

HSBC plans further cost cuts despite forecast-beating results

Lender to accelerate restructuring and signals it could start charging for bank accounts Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage HSBC is planning further cost cuts, despite a sharp fall in provisions to cover bad debts linked to the Covid crisis and third-quarter profits. The lender also signalled ...
Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent / Guardian   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:28:06

HSBC's Profit Falls but Lower Provisions Boost Recovery Hopes

London-based bank HSBC's net profit fell in the third quarter as the coronavirus ravaged the global economy and political tensions between the U.S. and China intensified over Hong Kong.
WSJ   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:27:00

Rule of six: The latest social distancing rules and exemptions

Telegraph reporters / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:21:13

London in Tier 2 lockdown: what are the new restrictions?

Dominic Penna / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:18:00

FX Daily: The dichotomy of short- and medium-term outlook

Investors seem to be caught within the dichotomy of short-term and medium-term outlooks. The former suggests caution as the number of Covid-19 cases rise across Europe and the risk of the US election outcome. In contrast, the latter points to a more upbeat view on risk assets given that this ...
Ing   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:17:00

The impact of COVID-19 on education: three proposals to help develop a more resilient system

Gemma Moss considers whether COVID-19 can act as a catalyst for change in education, leading to different policy choices and a more stable education system, better able to address the dilemmas that prolonged disruption in education has highlighted and which current policy does so little to address. COVID-19 has disrupted ...
LSE BPP / British Politics and Policy at LSE   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:16:57

Russia Reports Record Daily Coronavirus Deaths

The previous record death toll was recorded less than a week ago.
Moscow Times   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:14:36

Will England go into a 'circuit breaker' lockdown?

Max Stephens / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:14:05

What tier is my area in? Use our Covid lockdown map to check your postcode

Bruno Riddy / Telegraph   |   Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:12:46