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Trump's pandemic relief orders are limited in scope
Donald Trump
| August 9th | 2020  7:28PM
Trump's pandemic relief orders are limited in scope
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's new executive orders to help Americans struggling under the economic recession are far less sweeping than any pandemic relief bill Congress would pass. Trump acted Saturday after negotiations for a second pandemic relief bill reached an impasse. Democrats initially sought a $3.4 trillion package, but said they lowered their demand to $2 trillion.
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The Latest: School from crowd photo shifts to online classes
The Latest: School from crowd photo shifts to online classes
| August 9th | 2020  7:07PM
The Latest: School from crowd photo shifts to online classes
DALLAS, Ga. — A Georgia high school plans to start the week with all classes shifting online after nine students and staff tested positive for the coronavirus when the school year opened last week with most students attending in-person. North Paulding High School made headlines soon after students returned to school Aug. 3 when photos posted on social media showed hallways crowded with students, and many of them not wearing masks.
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Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims
Steven Mnuchin, Mark Meadows
| August 9th | 2020  5:33PM
Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s end run around Congress on coronavirus relief is raising questions about whether it would give Americans the economic lifeline he claims and appears certain to face legal challenges. Democrats called it a pre-election ploy that would burden cash-strapped states. "When you look at those executive orders ...
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The Latest: Israel allows outdoor performances to resume
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| August 9th | 2020  4:48PM
The Latest: Israel allows outdoor performances to resume
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says officials have agreed to allow live performances to resume. After consultations with his culture, health and finance ministers, Netanyahu’s office said Sunday that performances could take place outdoors. Audiences will be divided into 20-person “capsules,” and venues will need…
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US gas prices remain steady at $2.25/gallon
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| August 9th | 2020  2:22PM
US gas prices remain steady at $2.25/gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline held steady over the past two weeks at $2.25 per gallon. That’s 50 cents below the average pump price from a year ago. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday the prices are stable because crude oil prices barely changed and the U.S.
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The Latest: Britain records more than 1,000 new infections
Government and politics news icon
| August 9th | 2020  1:48PM
The Latest: Britain records more than 1,000 new infections
LONDON — Britain has recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus infections in a day for the first time since late June. Government statistics say 1,062 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 24 hours until 9 a,m. Sunday. The last time the number was over 1,000 was on June 26. Britain has seen a gradual rise in coronavirus infections since it began lifting lockdown restrictions in mid-June.
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Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline
Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline
| August 9th | 2020  1:31PM
Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship's cargo of 4 tons has already escaped into the sea, officials said.
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The Latest: Daily tally of virus cases in Italy leaps higher
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| August 9th | 2020  12:12PM
The Latest: Daily tally of virus cases in Italy leaps higher
ROME — Italy’s tally of daily new COVID-19 cases leaped higher on Sunday, with 463 cases, according to Health Ministry figures. Many of the latest cases have been found in young people returning from vacations abroad. Italy’s day-to-day new caseload had previously soared far above 500 confirmed infections, but the number had dropped to 347 on Saturday, more in line with numbers of the past few weeks.
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For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty
James Jackson
| August 9th | 2020  9:46AM
For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty
CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century, leaving her jobless and marooned in an uncertain economy. Furloughed since March, Flint has dipped into her retirement account to pay her bills, frustrated that her $600 weekly emergency federal aid payments have expired.
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Trump orders encroach on Congress' powers, invite challenges
Donald Trump
| August 9th | 2020  8:50AM
Trump orders encroach on Congress' powers, invite challenges
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump's orders on Saturday encroached on Congress' control of federal spending and seemed likely to be met with legal challenges.
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The Latest: Planned layoffs at British companies surge
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| August 9th | 2020  7:17AM
The Latest: Planned layoffs at British companies surge
LONDON — The number of British companies planning to cut staff numbers in June was five times higher than in the same month a year earlier, in an ominous sign of COVID-19’s economic impact. Figures obtained by the BBC show that 1,778 companies informed the government of plans to cut a total of 139,000 jobs. A year earlier the figure was…
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Saudi Aramco half-year profits plunge 50% from virus impact
Saudi Aramco half-year profits plunge 50% from virus impact
| August 9th | 2020  5:00AM
Saudi Aramco half-year profits plunge 50% from virus impact
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Aramco's net income plunged by 50% in the first half of the year, according to figures published Sunday, offering a revealing glimpse into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on one of the world's biggest oil producers. Profits for the first six months of the year plunged to $23.2 billion, half of last year’s $46.9 billion for the same time period.
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India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment
India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment
| August 9th | 2020  4:25AM
India to ban imports of 101 items of military equipment
NEW DELHI (AP) — India said Sunday that it will ban the imports of 101 items of military equipment in an effort to boost local production and improve self-reliance in weapons manufacturing. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said the government is planning to progressively implement the embargo on select military imports between this year…
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Trump order allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
Financial markets news icon
| August 9th | 2020  12:02AM
Trump order allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump's orders on Saturday encroached on Congress' control of federal spending and seemed likely to be met with legal challenges.
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Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
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| August 8th | 2020  11:23PM
Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. Trump's orders encroached on Congress' control of federal spending and seemed likely to be met with legal challenges.
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Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship
Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship
| August 8th | 2020  9:03PM
Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded ship
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves Saturday to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leaking from a grounded ship put endangered wildlife in further peril. The government has declared an environmental emergency and France said it was sending help from its nearby Reunion island.
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Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral
Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral
| August 8th | 2020  5:46PM
Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. At his private…
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3 Defensive Stock Buys that Pay Dividends
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| August 8th | 2020  5:30AM
3 Defensive Stock Buys that Pay Dividends
With so many growth stocks seemingly overbought and the market trading close to all-time highs, now might be the perfect time to consider adding some defensive stocks to your portfolio. The benefit of buying a defensive stock is that it will be able to provide you with stable earnings and reliable dividends even when the market is experiencing volatility.
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MarketBeat: Week in Review 8/3-8/7
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| August 8th | 2020  5:00AM
MarketBeat: Week in Review 8/3-8/7
The equity markets hovered in negative territory most of the day on Friday but moved up to set a new high by the end of the session. The move is a sign traders don't want to be short over the weekend because a stimulus spending bill is expected to be announced very soon. Democrats in the House helped move the deal along by backing down on the total…
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First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.07 EPS
Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.34 EPS
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Given Buy Rating at Wedbush
Constellation Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNST) Given "Buy" Rating at Jefferies Financial Group
Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ:WIFI) Given Buy Rating at Jefferies Financial Group
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) Issues Earnings Results
FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results
Everbridge (NASDAQ:EVBG) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.27 EPS
GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (NASDAQ:GWPH) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.02 EPS
Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) Posts Earnings Results
Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ:EPAY) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS
Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS
Irhythm Technologies (NASDAQ:IRTC) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.09 EPS
Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS
Daseke (NASDAQ:DSKE) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.19 EPS
Novanta (NASDAQ:NOVT) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results
Perspecta (NASDAQ:PRSP) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS
Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKCA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Cowen
Rocket Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RCKT) Earns Buy Rating from Cowen

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