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The Latest: Melbourne shuts 2 schools, rally turns violent

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

MELBOURNE, Australia - All staff and students from two schools in northeast Melbourne in Australia have been told to immediately get tested for COVID-19 after the emergence of seven new cases on Saturday. There were no deaths.
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Asia Today: Sri Lanka closes harbors after 609 test positive

Asia Today: Sri Lanka closes harbors after 609 test positive

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Authorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday closed at least two fishery harbors and many stalls after a surge of 609 cases linked to the country's main fish market.
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Asia Today: 2 Melbourne schools shut; Seoul tests hospitals

Asia Today: 2 Melbourne schools shut; Seoul tests hospitals

1 month ago   |   By Chron

MELBOURNE, Australia - All staff and students from two schools in northeast Melbourne have been told to immediately get tested for COVID-19 after the emergence of seven new cases on Saturday. There were no deaths.
Both schools will be closed for the next two weeks. Already about 800 residents in Melbourne's northern suburbs have been isolating because of the school outbreak. Warnings have been circulated to workers, including taxi drivers, who might have visited the area.
The state's death toll remained at 817 on Saturday and the national figure at 905, with only one death in the past...
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Billionaire investor Byron Wien says the stock market may be getting ahead...

Billionaire investor Byron Wien says the stock market may be getting ahead of itself as the Dow passes 30,000 - but tells long-term investors not to worry

Summary List Placement Billionaire investor Byron Wien told CNBC that the stock market may be getting ahead of itself as the Dow passed 30,000 for the first time ever on... Read more ...

Expensify CEO: I stand by my decision to email 10,000 customers urging them...

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The Latest: California judge rejects bid to block dining ban

The Latest: California judge rejects bid to block dining ban

LOS ANGELES - A California judge has rejected a request from a restaurant industry group to block the nation's most populous county from reinstating a ban on outdoor dining, a... Read more ...

Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is moving $455 billion of unspent stimulus money...

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US home prices climb record 3.1% as low mortgage rates fuel housing-market boom

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Summary List Placement US home prices gained a record 3.1% in the third quarter as historically low mortgage rates boosted demand through the summer, the Federal Housing... Read more ...

As virus cases spike, Louisiana governor adds restrictions

As virus cases spike, Louisiana governor adds restrictions

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Warren Buffett wants more small-business aid, less income inequality, and a...

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Summary List Placement Warren Buffett is likely pleased that President-elect Joe Biden intends to appoint Janet Yellen as treasury secretary. The billionaire investor and... Read more ...