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Piracy is thriving off the coast of West Africa despite COVID nearly crushing global marine traffic

15 days ago   |   By Fortune

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This August, the final captives held hostage by Somali pirates were finally released after an excruciatingly long captivity.
The stretch of coast off East Africa where the captives were taken in 2015 was once famous for its speedboat hijackings. And then, suddenly, it went quiet. There haven't been any recorded attacks in the region since 2018.
But that doesn't mean piracy has disappeared. The locus of piracy has simply shifted-to the West.
Since the beginning...
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Stimulus update: McConnell and Schumer discuss averting a shutdown and economic aid

15 days ago   |   By Fortune

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Staff for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met on Thursday to discuss more COVID-19 relief and a spending bill to avert a federal government shutdown. The measures were discussed separately, a senior Democratic aide tells Fortune .
The most pressing matter is the government spending bill-something that is needed by December 11 in order to avert a...
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