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Duke University names building after a Black woman for the first time
Duke University names building after a Black woman for the first time

The sociology-psychology building will be named after Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke, one of the first undergrad Black students to enroll at the university.

Barry Jenkins to direct
Barry Jenkins to direct 'Lion King' sequel
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  • 2020-09-29 17:49:46Z

The Walt Disney Co. will make a sequel to the 2019 live-action "The Lion King," with Barry Jenkins, the director of the Oscar-winning "Moonlight" and the James Baldwin adaptation "If Beale Street Could Talk," set to direct. Disney announced plans Tuesday for a follow-up to last year's poorly reviewed but highly popular photorealistic remake. The new "Lion King" grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide, so a sequel was perhaps always likely.

Pinterest Debuts Ads in Visual Search, Conversion Tools, U.K. Shopping
Pinterest Debuts Ads in Visual Search, Conversion Tools, U.K. Shopping

Pinterest unleashes shopping in the U.K., which will also get new ad updates alongside the U.S.

Exclusive: Britain hits Airbnb UK with extra $2.3 million tax bill after probe
Exclusive: Britain hits Airbnb UK with extra $2.3 million tax bill after probe

British authorities hit Airbnb UK with an extra tax bill of 1.8 million pounds ($2.3 million) last year, the home rental company's accounts showed on Tuesday, following an investigation into the firm. The UK arm of the San Francisco company, which also paid annual corporation tax of over 1 million pounds in Britain, said it had paid the extra obligations after a request from British tax authorities Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). "During 2019, the Company received a revised assessment from HMRC which resulted in additional tax payable of 1.8 million pounds," Airbnb UK said in their accounts, which were reviewed by Reuters, after two years of contact with HMRC about its tax...

Factbox: How a Biden presidency would transform the U.S. energy landscape
Factbox: How a Biden presidency would transform the U.S. energy landscape
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  • 2020-09-29 17:44:03Z

President Donald Trump's unilateral sanctions on OPEC members Iran and Venezuela have together taken around 3 million barrels per day of crude oil off international markets, a little more than 3% of world supply. With the Trump administration continuing to ramp up sanctions measures on both countries in recent weeks, there is no sign there would be a change of course if Trump is re-elected.

How a Biden presidency would transform the U.S. energy landscape
How a Biden presidency would transform the U.S. energy landscape

President Donald Trump's unilateral sanctions on OPEC members Iran and Venezuela have together taken around 3 million barrels per day of crude oil off international markets, a little more than 3% of world supply. With the Trump administration continuing to ramp up sanctions measures on both countries in recent weeks, there is no sign there would be a change of course if Trump is re-elected.

George Floyd and corporate America: 34 companies to release government workforce diversity data
George Floyd and corporate America: 34 companies to release government workforce diversity data

Nearly three dozen companies including Amazon, General Motors, Target and Wells Fargo have agreed to share their workplace diversity reports.

The Democrats
The Democrats' Frivolous Three-Pronged Attack on Judge Barrett

Doing some commentary over the weekend about President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, I was struck by not just the emptiness but the outright deceptiveness of the three main Democratic lines of attack against her. These are early days, so perhaps Barrett's opposition will find something of substance that gains some traction. For now, the main salvos against her are frivolous:(1) President Trump has a litmus test for nominees, who must take predetermined positions that support his policy agenda; (2) Relatedly, Judge Barrett will "destroy" the Affordable Care Act, consideration of which comes up on the Supreme Court's oral-argument docket the week after...

Temperature screening for air travellers expanded to 11 additional Canadian airports
Temperature screening for air travellers expanded to 11 additional Canadian airports

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ - The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global crisis that is having a significant impact on the air industry and Canadian travellers.

TikTok launches U.S. elections guide to combat misinformation
TikTok launches U.S. elections guide to combat misinformation

TikTok said the guide will give users access to information about federal, state and local candidates from BallotReady, and about how to vote in each state, from the National Association of Secretaries of State. It will also include educational videos about media literacy and the elections process from digital literacy project MediaWise. TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, has been under scrutiny from President Donald Trump's administration over concerns about its handling of users' data.

The La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB) Share Price Is Up 14% And Shareholders Are Holding On
The La-Z-Boy (NYSE:LZB) Share Price Is Up 14% And Shareholders Are Holding On

If you buy and hold a stock for many years, you'd hope to be making a profit. But more than that, you probably want to...

2020 election live updates: Anxiety builds for first Trump, Biden debate; Amy Coney Barrett visits Capitol Hill
2020 election live updates: Anxiety builds for first Trump, Biden debate; Amy Coney Barrett visits Capitol Hill

Come back to debates2020.usatoday.com at 9 p.m. ET for the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden in Cleveland.

Valsoft Acquires Interdev Technologies, A Leading Software Provider in the Emergency Services Space
Valsoft Acquires Interdev Technologies, A Leading Software Provider in the Emergency Services Space

MONTREAL, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Valsoft Corporation Inc.

New-Age Yenko Camaro Wows With Over 1,000 Horsepower
New-Age Yenko Camaro Wows With Over 1,000 Horsepower

Muscle car historians will no doubt know the name Don Yenko Chevrolet. Their trademark side stripe marked Camaros (and other Chevrolets) that were hotter than just about anything the factory produced.

Woodstock Hospital Receives ROI Award
Woodstock Hospital Receives ROI Award

For their implementation of PaperVision® EnterpriseGREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO / ACCESSWIRE / September 29, 2020 / Nucleus Research has selected Woodstock Hospital as an 18th annual Technology ROI Award winner for its implementation of PaperVision Enterprise and PaperFlowTM.

How Will Stocks React to the 2020 Presidential Debates?
How Will Stocks React to the 2020 Presidential Debates?

Nervous about how the market will handle the 2020 presidential debates? If history is any guide, the market won't care what happens either way.

Flynn
Flynn's lawyer says she talked to Trump about case, raising ethical concerns
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  • 2020-09-29 17:25:24Z

The attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn told a federal judge on Tuesday that she had raised the case with the president but asked him not to issue a pardon.

Collective, a back office platform that caters to 'businesses of one,' just landed a hefty seed round
Collective, a back office platform that caters to 'businesses of one,' just landed a hefty seed round

Americans and other global citizens are increasingly self-employed, thanks to great software, the need for flexibility, and because skilled services especially can pay fairly well, among other reasons. In fact, exactly one year ago, the Freelancers Union and Upwork, a digital platform for freelancers, released a report estimating that 35% of the U.S. workforce had begun freelancing. Unsurprisingly, savvy startups see the economic power of these individuals -- many of whom aren't interested in managing anyone or anything other than the steady growth of their own businesses.

5 Insurance Companies Trading With Low Price-Earnings Ratios
5 Insurance Companies Trading With Low Price-Earnings Ratios

MetLife tops the list

Stephen A. Douglas statue removed from Illinois Capitol lawn
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  • 2020-09-29 17:23:27Z

A statue of Stephen A. Douglas, a 19th century senator from Illinois who owned slaves and was a longtime nemesis of Abraham Lincoln, has been moved from the state Capitol's lawn into storage, more than a month after a state board ordered its removal. Crews on Saturday used equipment to remove the

The week in polls: Biden gains on Trump nationally, leads in most swing states
The week in polls: Biden gains on Trump nationally, leads in most swing states

Each week between now and the election, USA TODAY will sum up what the latest polls tell us about the state of the race for president and the Senate.

Asian bankruptcies not deterring some banks from commodities markets
Asian bankruptcies not deterring some banks from commodities markets

Bankruptcies in Asian commodities markets this year prompted banks to review some lending policies with trading houses, who nevertheless still enjoy abundant liquidity, several banking executives said on Tuesday. The executives told the annual FT Commodities Global Summit that while some banks were reducing exposure to commodities following bankruptcies and extreme volatility as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, others were increasing theirs. Nigel Scott, managing director of structured trade and commodity finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, said it decided in March to grow its exposure in the next three years.

3 Stocks Trading Below the Intrinsic Value
3 Stocks Trading Below the Intrinsic Value

At current market valuations, these securities are offering compelling margins of safety

Democratic presidential nominee Biden to release 2019 tax returns on Tuesday
Democratic presidential nominee Biden to release 2019 tax returns on Tuesday
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  • 2020-09-29 17:19:05Z

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris will release their 2019 tax returns on Tuesday, the Biden campaign said, calling on President Donald Trump, who has come under fire for not releasing his returns, to do the same. Biden's deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, said on a call with reporters ahead of the first presidential debate on Tuesday that returns for Biden, Harris and their spouses would be released online on Tuesday afternoon.

Global Long-Term Care Industry
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  • 2020-09-29 17:19:00Z

Global Long-Term Care Market to Reach $1. 5 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Long-Term Care estimated at US$994. 3 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$1.New York, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release

Yen safety status at risk from pandemic-era global rates collapse
Yen safety status at risk from pandemic-era global rates collapse

The coronavirus epidemic - and the collapse in global interest rates it has sparked - may have blown a hole in conventional market wisdom that Japan's yen strengthens during crises, triggering a warning bell for investors. The yen has long been among the assets in greatest demand during disasters, when waves of overseas-held capital traditionally flee back to Japan, pushing the currency higher. In subsequent selloffs, including this month's 4% equity slump, the currency has barely budged.

JPMorgan to pay $920M for manipulating bond, metals markets
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  • 2020-09-29 17:17:03Z

JPMorgan Chase admitted Tuesday to manipulating the markets for precious metals and U.S. Treasuries, agreeing to pay $920 million in fines and penalties for the illegal behavior. U.S. financial regulators and the Department of Justice said traders at JPMorgan used a tactic known as "spoofing" over an

Save the Children? Extremist conspiracy movement QAnon fabricates pedophile claims against Joe Biden as election looms
Save the Children? Extremist conspiracy movement QAnon fabricates pedophile claims against Joe Biden as election looms

QAnon has hijacked the Save the Children movement to push baseless pedophilia claims against Joe Biden and other Democrats before the election.

Shipt shoppers are organizing a walkout in protest of new pay model
Shipt shoppers are organizing a walkout in protest of new pay model

Shipt shoppers are organizing a handful of actions in protest of Shipt's new pay structure that began rolling out this month. The first action is happening from Saturday, Oct. 17 through Oct. 19, when workers are calling on their fellow Shipt shoppers to walk out and boycott the company. "Our goal is to draw attention to the fact that this pay scale really does affect shoppers and regardless of Shipt's position of it taking into account effort and benefitting shoppers, we are finding it is the opposite on both fronts," Willy Solis, a Shipt shopper in Dallas and lead organizer at Gig Workers Collective, told TechCrunch.

Assured Guaranty (AGO) Has Fallen 53% in Last One Year, Underperforms Market
Assured Guaranty (AGO) Has Fallen 53% in Last One Year, Underperforms Market

If you are looking for the best ideas for your portfolio you may want to consider some of Greenlight Capital's top stock picks. Greenlight Capital, an investment management firm, is bearish on Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE:AGO) stock. In its Q2 2019 investor letter - you can download a copy here - the firm discussed its […]

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs
Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he'll be among roughly 40,000 airline workers whose jobs are likely to evaporate in an industry decimated by the coronavirus pandemic. Unless Congress acts to help for a second time, United will furlough Comeaux on Thursday, cutting off his income and health insurance.

The unlocked OnePlus 7T is $200 cheaper at B&H Photo
The unlocked OnePlus 7T is $200 cheaper at B&H Photo

B&H Photo is closing out September with the same deal it began the month with: $200 off the OnePlus 7T smartphone. The OnePlus 7T is quite similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro, a handset that made it into our list of favorite midrange handsets. The 7T has a 6.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display and the Pro has a 6.7-inch 1440p AMOLED screen.

GSK executive wary of human challenge trials for COVID-19 vaccine
GSK executive wary of human challenge trials for COVID-19 vaccine
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  • 2020-09-29 17:05:01Z

The British government said last week it was working with partners on the potential for "human challenge" trials, in which volunteers are deliberately infected after receiving an experimental inoculation. "Yes, younger people are far less likely to observe a severe disease, but it's a little bit of a lottery.....so I have reservations in the current context," Breuer, the British group's chief medical officer for vaccines, said at the World Vaccines Congress Washington.

'Defund the police' message on Starbucks cups gets barista fired in Texas
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  • 2020-09-29 17:00:56Z

Starbucks called the incident "unacceptable."

A nurse was charged in her abused child's death in 2019. She lost her license Sept. 1
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  • 2020-09-29 16:59:27Z

Almost two years after 7-year-old Samayah Emmanuel died with what an arrest form called "gaping wounds" and 11 months after her mother, a nurse, was charged in the child's death, the state revoked Gina Emmanuel's nursing license.

A creepy presidential debate ad shows a deepfake of Putin telling Americans they
A creepy presidential debate ad shows a deepfake of Putin telling Americans they're ruining their own democracy
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  • 2020-09-29 16:50:57Z

In an ad campaign from non-profit RepresentUs, deepfakes of Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin warn Americans that they're ruining their own democracy.

Stockpile pet food and plan emergency Brexit airlifts, animal charities tell Government
Stockpile pet food and plan emergency Brexit airlifts, animal charities tell Government
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  • 2020-09-29 16:42:17Z

Britain must stockpile pet food and livestock feed and plan for airlifts of medical supplies to protect animals from Brexit chaos next year, leading charities will warn on Wednesday. The end of the Brexit transition period on December 31 could cause shortages of food for pets and livestock as well as other vital supplies, the 12 campaign groups said. Even if there is a trade deal, delays and queues are expected at key ports such as Dover. Disruption to medical supplies would not only be "potentially devastating" for individual animals but make it harder to "control disease outbreaks," the 12 charities told Environment Secretary George Eustice in a letter exclusively obtained by the...

Global Low Temperature Coatings Industry
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  • 2020-09-29 16:39:00Z

Global Low Temperature Coatings Market to Reach $6. 4 Billion by 2027. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Low Temperature Coatings estimated at US$4. 4 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$6.New York, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces

Armenians Fear Turkey Is Back to Finish Off the Genocide
Armenians Fear Turkey Is Back to Finish Off the Genocide
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  • 2020-09-29 16:36:12Z

MOSCOW-The fighting in a mountain enclave in the Caucuses escalated Tuesday when Turkish-backed forces shelled five villages including the capital of Stepanakert, according to Armenian officials.Skirmishes broke out on the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia over the weekend and the official death toll is over 100 as a decades-old dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh or the Republic of Artsakh erupted into violence.Artsakh is an ethnic Armenian pocket that was once part of Azerbaijan's territory but now hews closely to Armenia against the wishes of Turkey, which has lucrative oil and gas deals with Azerbaijan and a long-standing enmity with Armenia.The Daily Beast reported on Monday that Turkey...

Prime Minister co-chairs high-level meeting to address economic devastation caused by COVID-19 and announces new funding to fight the pandemic
Prime Minister co-chairs high-level meeting to address economic devastation caused by COVID-19 and announces new funding to fight the pandemic
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  • 2020-09-29 16:32:00Z

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, the Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau of Canada and Andrew Holness of Jamaica, and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres convened the second High-Level event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond.

Coronavirus lockdown costs South Africa millions of jobs
Coronavirus lockdown costs South Africa millions of jobs
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  • 2020-09-29 16:29:34Z

The loss of 2.2 million jobs is unprecedented since recording the figure began in 2008.

Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait
Crown prince becomes oil-rich Kuwait's new ruling emir
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  • 2020-09-29 16:28:20Z

Orthodox church petitions UN over Istanbul
Orthodox church petitions UN over Istanbul's Hagia Sophia
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  • 2020-09-29 16:10:10Z

The Greek Orthodox Church of the United States said Tuesday it is petitioning United Nations experts to coerce Turkey into protecting Orthodox Christianity's cultural heritage following the Turkish government's conversion of Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said it was pressing U.N. special rapporteurs in the areas of cultural rights, minority rights, freedom of religion and beliefs to hold Turkey accountable "for its deliberate policies to erase the cultural heritage of Orthodox Christians."

Swedes indict surgeon for stem-cell windpipe transplants
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  • 2020-09-29 15:57:15Z

A Swedish prosecutor on Tuesday indicted on charges of aggravated assault a surgeon believed to have made headlines in 2011 for carrying out the world's the first stem-cell windpipe transplants, saying three people had laboratory-made tracheas implanted at Sweden's leading hospital. Although Mikael

Oklahoma man accused of killing baby made violent, anti-pedophilia posts endorsing the QAnon-affiliated #SaveOurChildren movement
Oklahoma man accused of killing baby made violent, anti-pedophilia posts endorsing the QAnon-affiliated #SaveOurChildren movement
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  • 2020-09-29 15:56:29Z

An Oklahoma man accused of killing his girlfriend's infant posted social media messages linked to the QAnon conspiracy theory.

US
US 'outraged' by rocket attack that killed women, children
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  • 2020-09-29 15:52:48Z

The U.S. State Department said Tuesday it was outraged by a rocket attack a day earlier that killed Iraqi civilians and called on the government to take action amid an impending diplomatic crisis between Baghdad and Washington. The attack and subsequent condemnation come after the U.S. threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad unless Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's administration reigns in Iran-backed armed groups responsible for frequent rocket fire and roadside bomb attacks targeting the American presence in the country. "We are outraged by yesterday's rocket attack in Baghdad that killed civilians, including a mother and her children," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus...

Women
Women's issues at UN: Still 'too low down on the agenda'
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  • 2020-09-29 15:51:52Z

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last week, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina noted a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Beijing women's conference that produced a global roadmap for gender equality and a ringing rallying cry that became part of the event's official declaration: "Women's rights are human rights." The international community has "come a long way to ensure gender equality" since then, Hasina said, but "we need to strengthen our resolve and mutual cooperation." Hasina didn't really have to say more to show that there was still a long way to go.

Black college student says campus police stormed into dorm after false report
Black college student says campus police stormed into dorm after false report
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  • 2020-09-29 15:43:00Z

"This could have been a Breonna Taylor circumstance," attorney Randall Kallinen said of the incident involving his client, Christin Evans.

9 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life
9 ways that drinking coffee is connected to better health and a longer life

Most research on coffee consumption indicates that coffee is not bad for us, and is actually associated with some impressive health benefits. Here's why you shouldn't worry about your coffee habit.

MAS Holdings Doubles its Empowerment Commitment to the UN Foundation in the midst of COVID-19
MAS Holdings Doubles its Empowerment Commitment to the UN Foundation in the midst of COVID-19
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  • 2020-09-29 15:30:00Z

MAS successfully achieved original commitment to the Universal Access Project of the UN Foundation (UNF), of providing health and well being, education and services to 10,000 employees ahead of the 2021 deadline. A group activity from the "Train the Trainer" programme on women's health for MAS associates. A community awareness programme addressing the underlying causes of domestic and gender-based violence.Sri Lanka, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Colombo, Sri Lanka - September 29, 2020: MAS Holdings, the largest and leading design-to-delivery apparel solutions provider in South Asia renewed its commitment today to empower more of its employees by extending its original undertaking...

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