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Lebanon crisis brings mixed legacy for central bank governor

8 minutes ago   |   Chron

BEIRUT - Touted as the guardian of Lebanon's monetary stability, he steered the tiny country's finances for nearly three decades, through post-war recovery and bouts of...
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Renault loan still not signed, site closures must be last resort: Le Maire

10 minutes ago   |   Reuters

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said that the government had yet to sign off on a planned 5 billion euro loan for Renault , and that the carmaker's site...
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The Latest: India sees record jump of COVID-19 cases

1 hour ago   |   Chron

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health...
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New wave of U.S. layoffs feared as coronavirus pain deepens

2 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Job cuts by U.S. state and local governments whose budgets have been crushed fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and more second-wave layoffs in the private sector likely...
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Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat

4 hours ago   |   Chron

DETROIT - A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an “imminent threat” to public health, the state's chief medical officer...
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Germany's Bosch to begin restarting operations in Mexico

4 hours ago   |   Reuters

German automotive supplier Bosch on Monday said it has received government approval in Mexico to restart operations, which had been suspended since late March due to measures...
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Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex'

5 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   4 articles

Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump's threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday censoring a...
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Nissan Motor to close Barcelona plant: El Pais

6 hours ago   |   Reuters

Japan's Nissan Motor Co will close its factory in Barcelona, resulting in the loss of about 2,800 jobs, Spanish newspaper El Pais reported, citing government and union sources.
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The 29 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

The 29 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

6 hours ago   |   Business Insider

There are currently only 29 countries that allow same-sex couples to marry. The latest country to pass legislation is Costa Rica, which became the first Central American nation...
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Fintech regulations in Latin America could fuel growth or freeze out startups

7 hours ago   |   Tech Crunch

Ximena Aleman Contributor Share on Twitter Ximena Aleman is co-founder and chief business development officer at Prometeo , an open banking platform that serves Latin...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding fact-check labels to Trump's tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to criticism from President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a series of tweets Wednesday night. Trump lashed out at Twitter... Read more ...

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest: South Korea has biggest jump of cases in 50 days

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health... Read more ...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as...

Photos of mass graves in Brazil show the stark toll of the coronavirus, as experts predict that it will surpass 125,000 deaths by August

Brazil is predicted to surpass 125,000 COVID-19 deaths by August 4, according to new estimates from the University of Washington . By comparison, the US is expected to reach... Read more ...

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crossed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths just 127 days since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the coronavirus on January 21 from a... Read more ...

Ridership drop speeds repairs; colleges eye reopening plans

Ridership drop speeds repairs; colleges eye reopening plans

BOSTON - A precipitous drop in public transit ridership due to COVID-19 concerns has given the MBTA a chance to accelerate some previously planned upgrades, Gov. Charlie Baker... Read more ...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday...

Trump will sign an executive order 'pertaining to social media' on Thursday, shortly after he accused Twitter of squashing free speech

Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said the President plans to issue an executive order "pertaining to social media," several White House reporters aboard Air Force One... Read more ...

Walz signs order allowing outdoor dining amid pandemic

Walz signs order allowing outdoor dining amid pandemic

MINNEAPOLIS - Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Wednesday that formally implements the next phase of his “Stay Safe MN” plan, which will allow restaurants and bars to... Read more ...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off...

Boeing restarted 737 Max production just hours after saying it would lay off thousands of workers

Boeing has resumed production of the 737 Max , the same day it announced it was laying off nearly 7,000 workers. The plane was grounded worldwide in March 2019, and production... Read more ...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest against the death of George Floyd

Videos shared on social media show people looting a Target store in Minneapolis amid protests against the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his... Read more ...

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

Nevada casinos start luring customers after opening date set

LAS VEGAS - Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin started announcing plans Wednesday to lure back customers beginning June 4, with one downtown Las Vegas hotel owner buying more... Read more ...