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Britons understand little about economics, report finds

British people “lack a basic understanding” of economic statistics such as unemployment or the government’s deficit, and at the same time mistrust official data, a hard-hitting report funded by the Office for National Statistics concluded on Wednesday. The report, produced by the ONS’s think-tank, the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence, found that a large proportion… Continue reading Britons understand little about economics, report finds

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CFTC report into negative oil price falls short of naming culprits

The U.S. futures regulator declined to point the finger at the crash in crude oil below $ 0 seven months ago, releasing a report on Monday of the shocking move that immediately disappointed critics. West Texas Intermediate oil futures were at minus $ 37.63 per barrel on April 20, the first and only case of… Continue reading CFTC report into negative oil price falls short of naming culprits

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Capitol Report: Ted Cruz is ready to fight for Thanksgiving, even as Texas morgues struggle to make space

Sen. Ted Cruz Getty Images Last week, El Paso, Texas, county officials sent out a plea asking for additional morgue workers to deal with surging COVID-19 fatalities, which prompted the Texas National Guard to step up and help cope with the harsh reality of a “fatality management plan”: Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz seemed to be more worried… Continue reading Capitol Report: Ted Cruz is ready to fight for Thanksgiving, even as Texas morgues struggle to make space

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: Biden to name Antony Blinken his secretary of state: report

Then-U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes part in a naturalization ceremony in Washington in June 2016. AFP/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will name Antony Blinken his nominee as secretary of state, Bloomberg News first reported Sunday night. Blinken is a longtime Biden adviser and a former deputy secretary of state. Bloomberg said the… Continue reading : Biden to name Antony Blinken his secretary of state: report

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Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser quits over Patel bullying report

A key adviser to Boris Johnson resigned on Friday after the prime minister rejected his finding that home secretary Priti Patel had breached the ministerial code of conduct by bullying civil servants. Alex Allan stepped down as Mr Johnson’s ethics adviser after Mr Johnson concluded that Ms Patel had not breached official guidance on ministerial… Continue reading Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser quits over Patel bullying report

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Joyy shares jump after record plunge in wake of short-seller report

Shares in Joyy jumped by the most in three years, after a record plunge from a day earlier following the release of a short-seller report that labelled a unit of US-listed Chinese technology company “a fraud”. The Nasdaq-listed stock rose 17 per cent on Thursday, the biggest daily increase since November 2017, after the company… Continue reading Joyy shares jump after record plunge in wake of short-seller report

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Coronavirus latest: California and other populous US states report near-record jumps in cases

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans not to travel for the forthcoming Thanksgiving holiday, with officials warning they are “alarmed” about the recent rise in coronavirus cases, hospitalisations and deaths. The public health body released new guidance recommending against all travel for the holiday next week. New York City will… Continue reading Coronavirus latest: California and other populous US states report near-record jumps in cases

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Corbyn readmitted to Labour after suspension over anti-Semitism report

Jeremy Corbyn, the former UK opposition leader, was readmitted to the Labour party on Tuesday after insisting he had not maintained that anti-Semitism in the party was “overstated”. The former Labour party leader was suspended last month by his successor Keir Starmer following a damning investigation into racism by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission,… Continue reading Corbyn readmitted to Labour after suspension over anti-Semitism report

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: Georgia secretary of state says Lindsey Graham and other Republicans have pressured him to toss legal ballots: report

Top Republicans, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, have applied pressure to have legally cast absentee ballots thrown out, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger told the Washington Post on Monday. In an interview with the Post, Raffensperger, a Republican, said he has been under increasing pressure by fellow Republicans to find ways to invalidate votes in… Continue reading : Georgia secretary of state says Lindsey Graham and other Republicans have pressured him to toss legal ballots: report

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: Trump talked out of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities last week: report

Top advisers talked President Donald Trump out of launching a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities last week, the New York Times reported Monday night. Trump sought offensive options that the U.S. could take in the coming weeks, the Times reported, but senior advisers recommended against a military strike that they warned could spark a… Continue reading : Trump talked out of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities last week: report