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In first Trump-Biden debate, US will finally see its choice
In first Trump-Biden debate, US will finally see its choice

The volatile US presidential election enters a fierce new stage this week when Donald Trump and Joe Biden hold their first debate -- a television spectacle finally allowing Americans to witness the two antagonists head to head.

The Latest: India
The Latest: India's daily cases continue downward trend

India has registered 88,600 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours in a declining trend with recoveries exceeding daily infections. The Health Ministry on Sunday also reported additional 1,124 deaths for a total of 94,503.

Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court
Trump caps judiciary remake with choice of Barrett for court
  • World
  • 2020-09-27 04:08:23Z

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort. Barrett, a former clerk to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said Saturday that she was "truly humbled" by the nomination and quickly aligned herself with Scalia's conservative approach to the law, saying his "judicial philosophy is mine, too." Barrett, 48, was joined in the Rose Garden by her husband and seven children.

Get free coffee, java deals Tuesday for National Coffee Day at Dunkin
Get free coffee, java deals Tuesday for National Coffee Day at Dunkin', Starbucks, Panera and more. See the list.

Starbucks is giving Starbucks Rewards members a way to get a free coffee with its National Coffee Day 2020 deal. Here's where else to get free cups.

The Senate could vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before the presidential election
The Senate could vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before the presidential election

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham laid out a timeline for the confirmation process, saying he hopes to begin hearings on October 12.

OPEC turns 60 at
OPEC turns 60 at 'critical moment' for virus-hit oil

OPEC faces a critical moment in its 60-year history with the coronavirus crushing crude demand and prices, discord among its members, and threats from a world seeking cleaner fuels.

Human Horizons
Human Horizons' Super SUV, HiPhi X, Debuts at 2020 Beijing International Auto Show

BEIJING, Sept. 26, 2020 /CNW/ -- China's leading high-end, premium electric SUV, the HiPhi X, makes its debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show.

Epic Games battles to get Fortnite back in App Store
Epic Games battles to get Fortnite back in App Store

Epic Games will strive anew Monday to convince a judge that its hit title Fortnite should be restored to Apple's App Store, despite sidestepping the tech titan's standard commission on transactions.

Judge set to rule on Trump TikTok download ban
Judge set to rule on Trump TikTok download ban

A judge was set to rule Sunday on whether to allow a Trump administration ban on downloads of popular video-sharing app TikTok, which is seeking an injunction to prevent what it said could be a devastating blow.

USC Marshall Finds Students Were Sincere, But Prof Did No Wrong In Racial Flap
USC Marshall Finds Students Were Sincere, But Prof Did No Wrong In Racial Flap

Greg Patton was removed from a course after using a Mandarin word that sounded like the N-wordThe post USC Marshall Finds Students Were Sincere, But Prof Did No Wrong In Racial Flap appeared first on Poets&Quants.

BoE
BoE's Tenreyro says evidence on negative rates is 'encouraging'

The Bank of England's investigation into whether negative rates might help the British economy through its current downturn has found "encouraging" evidence, policymaker Silvana Tenreyro said in an interview published late on Saturday. Tenreyro told the Sunday Telegraph that she did not expect Britain to continue to enjoy a fast V-shaped recovery, due to headwinds from local flare-ups in COVID-19, rising unemployment and a "very weak" global economic outlook. Britain's central bank said in August that it was taking a closer look at the case for cutting interest rates below zero, and in September it said it would take a detailed look at the idea's technical feasibility during the fourth...

Asia Today: Morrison vows
Asia Today: Morrison vows 'titanic effort' to lift economy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Australian budget, to be delivered Oct. 6, will be a "titanic effort" to return the country to economic growth amid the coronavirus pandemic. Morrison told reporters Sunday that the budget will the "most unprecedented investment in Australia's future." Australia's gross domestic product shrank 7% in the quarter form April to June, the largest contraction since record-keeping began in 1959.

Commerzbank poaches Deutsche Bank
Commerzbank poaches Deutsche Bank's Knof as new CEO

German lender Commerzbank has poached a senior executive of its larger rival Deutsche Bank to assume the role of chief executive, filling a leadership vacuum after months of turmoil. Manfred Knof, head of Deutsche Bank's retail business in Germany, will assume the top spot at Germany's No. 2 lender on Jan. 1. The appointment allows Commerzbank to move forward with a new strategic plan that was put on hold until a new leader was found.

New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed
New US threats to Iraq widen rifts, leave PM exposed
  • World
  • 2020-09-27 02:36:56Z

Enraged by near-daily attacks on its interests in Iraq, Washington has threatened to close its embassy in Baghdad, in a blow to a premier seen as a bulwark against Iran.

N Korea accuses S Korea of intrusion to find official
N Korea accuses S Korea of intrusion to find official's body
  • World
  • 2020-09-27 02:07:40Z

North Korea accused South Korea of sending ships across the disputed sea boundary to find the body of a man recently killed by North Korean troops, warning Sunday the alleged intrusion could escalate tensions. Officials in Seoul say the 47-year-old was likely attempting to defect to North Korea but little else is known about his motives.

China
China's industrial profits grow for fourth straight month

Profits at China's industrial firms grew for the fourth straight month in August, buoyed in part by a rebound in commodities prices and equipment manufacturing, the statistics bureau said on Sunday. China's recovery has been gaining momentum as pent-up demand, government stimulus and surprisingly resilient exports propel a rebound. Industrial firm profits grew 19.1% year-on-year in August to 612.81 billion yuan ($89.8 billion), the statistics bureau said.

China
China's industrial profits grow for fourth straight month

Profits at China's industrial firms grew for the fourth straight month in August, buoyed in part by a rebound in commodities prices and equipment manufacturing, the statistics bureau said on Sunday. China's recovery has been gaining momentum as pent-up demand, government stimulus and surprisingly resilient exports propel a rebound. Industrial firm profits grew 19.1% year-on-year in August to 612.81 billion yuan ($89.8 billion), the statistics bureau said.

Trump boasts at Pennsylvania rally that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will defend
Trump boasts at Pennsylvania rally that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will defend 'God-given rights'

Donald Trump traveled to battleground Pennsylvania for a campaign rally after formally choosing Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for Supreme Court.

For Joe Biden, debate with Trump offers moment of truth
For Joe Biden, debate with Trump offers moment of truth

Democrat Joe Biden's cautious US presidential campaign faces its most unpredictable challenge yet in Tuesday's debate against Donald Trump -- a setting with potential for explosive exchanges and one the ex-vice president has struggled with before.

In a time of disarray, UN
In a time of disarray, UN's virtual meeting adds surreal notes
  • World
  • 2020-09-27 01:33:49Z

"Our common house is in disorder," said French President Emmanuel Macron, describing the troubled state of the United Nations General Assembly as it prepares for a second week of mostly virtual meetings and speeches starting Tuesday.

Brain-eating microbe: US city told not to use water amid contamination concerns
Brain-eating microbe: US city told not to use water amid contamination concerns

People in Lake Jackson, Texas, are urged not to use tap water because it might be contaminated.

Mainland China reports 14 new COVID-19 cases vs 15 a day earlier
Mainland China reports 14 new COVID-19 cases vs 15 a day earlier
  • US
  • 2020-09-27 01:06:32Z

Mainland China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 26, compared with 15 cases announced a day earlier, the national health authority said on Saturday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that all the new cases were imported infections involving travellers from abroad. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 patients, fell to 26 from 30 a day earlier.

Is EcoGraf (ASX:EGR) In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans?
Is EcoGraf (ASX:EGR) In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans?

Even when a business is losing money, it's possible for shareholders to make money if they buy a good business at the...

Belarus tells UN sanctions would be
Belarus tells UN sanctions would be 'harmful for everyone'
  • US
  • 2020-09-27 00:40:59Z

Belarus' foreign minister warned Western nations Saturday against imposing sanctions over the country's disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters, saying their expressions of concern are "nothing but attempts to bring chaos and anarchy to our country." With the European Union and Britain contemplating sanctions, Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told the virtual U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders that "interference in our internal affairs, sanctions and other restrictions on Belarus will have the opposite effect and are harmful for absolutely everyone."

California will house transgender inmates by gender identity
California will house transgender inmates by gender identity
  • US
  • 2020-09-27 00:39:18Z

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity - but only if the state does not have "management or security concerns." Advocates say this is dangerous, particularly for transgender women housed in facilities for men. The law Newsom signed Saturday says officers must ask inmates privately during the intake process if they identify as transgender, nonbinary or intersex.

From big family to U.S. high court, Barrett
From big family to U.S. high court, Barrett 'used to being in group of nine'
  • US
  • 2020-09-27 00:38:06Z

As the parent of seven children, Amy Coney Barrett knows about working with a large group: it is an experience she will have again if confirmed as the ninth justice on the U.S. Supreme Court - and its first mother with school-age children. In a flag-bedecked White House Rose Garden, President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated the 48-year-old Barrett for the seat left open by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Husband Jesse Barrett and their seven children were on hand and visited with Trump in the Oval Office.

Democrats hammer Trump
Democrats hammer Trump's Supreme Court pick, say she could jeopardize Obamacare
  • US
  • 2020-09-27 00:26:40Z

Biden noted that even as Trump's administration is seeking to strike down Obamacare in a case the Supreme Court is due to hear on Nov. 10, Barrett has a "written track record" criticizing a pivotal 2012 ruling authored by Chief Justice John Roberts preserving the law formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Biden, seeking to defeat the Republican president on Nov. 3, called on the Senate not to act on the court's vacancy caused by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the Nov. 3 election, allowing the winner to make the appointment.

Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. What happens next in Senate confirmation process
Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. What happens next in Senate confirmation process

Now that Trump has named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court, the Senate can start its nomination process.

How Much Is Azure Minerals
How Much Is Azure Minerals' (ASX:AZS) CEO Getting Paid?

Tony Rovira has been the CEO of Azure Minerals Limited (ASX:AZS) since 2003, and this article will examine the...

The Crypto Daily - Movers and Shakers - September 27th, 2020
The Crypto Daily - Movers and Shakers - September 27th, 2020

It's a mixed start to the day for the majors. A Bitcoin move back through to $10,800 levels would support the broader market.

'We're just one piece of a puzzle': Miamians join in nationwide Breonna Taylor protests
  • US
  • 2020-09-27 00:03:25Z

Protesters gathered in downtown Miami Saturday to denounce the Kentucky grand jury that did not hold any officers accountable for the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in a botched raid in March.

Some VGI Partners Limited (ASX:VGI) Shareholders Look For Exit As Shares Take 26% Pounding
Some VGI Partners Limited (ASX:VGI) Shareholders Look For Exit As Shares Take 26% Pounding

VGI Partners Limited (ASX:VGI) shareholders that were waiting for something to happen have been dealt a blow with a...

Miners Carve Themselves an Ugly Heritage
Miners Carve Themselves an Ugly Heritage

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The most shocking thing about Rio Tinto Group's demolition of a 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site in Australia's remote Pilbara region is how commonplace it was.The Pilbara is source of about half of the world's traded iron ore, worth about $65 billion a year. It's also a crucial area of world heritage, home to the world's largest collection of art from before the last ice age - a complex of thousands of sites and hundreds of thousands of individual rock carvings. Digging iron ore out of the ground and carrying it to port inevitably involves conflicts between miners and the Aboriginal traditional owners. So far, the miners have won every time.Since 2010, mining...

Commerzbank names Deutsche Bank
Commerzbank names Deutsche Bank's Manfred Knof as new CEO

Commerzbank, Germany's second largest bank which has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the Wirecard scandal, on Saturday named Manfred Knof from rival lender Deutsche Bank as its new chairman.

Amy Coney Barrett: Religious conservative US Supreme Court pick
Amy Coney Barrett: Religious conservative US Supreme Court pick

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated Saturday to the US Supreme Court, is a darling of conservatives for her religious views but detractors warn her confirmation would shift the nation's top court firmly to the right.

My Money:
My Money: 'Hollie thinks she spent less than me'

Jay and Hollie from Liverpool take us through their week's spending.

Italian family fosters Gambian migrant:
Italian family fosters Gambian migrant: 'The son we never had'
  • World
  • 2020-09-26 23:56:58Z

When Gambian orphan Muhammed Sanneh arrived in Sicily aged 16, his life took an unexpected turn.

How Much Did Archer Materials
How Much Did Archer Materials' (ASX:AXE) CEO Pocket Last Year?

Mohammad Choucair has been the CEO of Archer Materials Limited (ASX:AXE) since 2017, and this article will examine the...

Syria minister calls Turkey region
Syria minister calls Turkey region's main terrorism sponsor
  • World
  • 2020-09-26 23:40:17Z

Syria's foreign minister accused Turkey on Saturday of being "one of the main sponsors of terror" in his country and the region, and said it is guilty of "a war crime and a crime against humanity" for cutting water to more than a dozen towns that resisted Turkish occupation. In unusually harsh language, Walid al-Moallem said in a prerecorded speech to the first-ever high-level meeting of the U.N. General Assembly held virtually because of the pandemic that the cutoff of water supplies endangered civilian lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The nine-year Syrian conflict, which initially began as a civil war, later became a regional proxy fight.

Far-right Portland afternoon rally spurs anxiety, but fewer than expected show up
Far-right Portland afternoon rally spurs anxiety, but fewer than expected show up

Protests in Portland on Saturday drew anxiety and concern from law enforcement officials and residents.

First-Year MBA Reflects On Business School During COVID-19
First-Year MBA Reflects On Business School During COVID-19

Plus the value of career visionThe post First-Year MBA Reflects On Business School During COVID-19 appeared first on Poets&Quants.

North Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain South Korean
North Korea warns of naval tensions during search for slain South Korean
  • World
  • 2020-09-26 23:33:37Z

North Korea said on Sunday it is searching for the body a South Korean official killed by its troops, but warned that South Korean naval operations in the area threatened to raise tensions. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un issued a rare apology on Friday for the fatal shooting of the South Korean fisheries official in North Korean waters. Seoul then urged Pyongyang to further investigate the fatal shooting and suggested it could be a joint probe by the two sides. South Korea's military has accused the North's soldiers of killing the man, dousing his body in fuel and setting it on fire near the sea border. North Korean state news agency KCNA said on Sunday that the country's authorities...

Senate confirmation hearings to start Oct. 12 for Barrett
Senate confirmation hearings to start Oct. 12 for Barrett
  • US
  • 2020-09-26 23:32:07Z

U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. Senate will likely open hearings on his third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Oct. 12 and he expected a full Senate vote before the Nov. 3 election. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said in a statement on Saturday evening that the committee would host a hearing for opening statements on Oct. 12, followed by three to four days of questions and testimony. The hearings are part of an accelerated timeline as the Republican-controlled Senate seeks to vote on Trump's nominee before the election, and cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the court.

Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (ASX:SOL) Analysts Are Reducing Their Forecasts For This Year
Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (ASX:SOL) Analysts Are Reducing Their Forecasts For This Year

Market forces rained on the parade of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited (ASX:SOL) shareholders today...

Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court
Amy Coney Barrett: Trump nominates conservative favourite for Supreme Court

The nomination of a conservative judge paves the way for a bitter Senate fight as an election looms.

Republicans have said they want to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day. Here
Republicans have said they want to confirm Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day. Here's how long other confirmations took

Now that Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barret to the Supreme Court, the issue becomes whether the GOP-led Senate can confirm her before Election Day.

Is Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) Popular Amongst Institutions?
Is Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) Popular Amongst Institutions?

The big shareholder groups in Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company...

Senate hearings for Amy Coney Barrett to begin Oct. 12 as Republicans eye Election Day
Senate hearings for Amy Coney Barrett to begin Oct. 12 as Republicans eye Election Day

Senate Republicans have indicated they want to confirm Trump's nominee Amy Coney Barrett before Election Day, which is 38 days away.

Car injures 2 protesters during California demonstration
  • US
  • 2020-09-26 23:10:21Z

Two people were struck by a car and injured Saturday during a Southern California demonstration involving members of Black Lives Matter and counter-protesters. The injured people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the car was detained, said Carrie Braun, spokeswoman

Premier Investments Limited Earnings Missed Analyst Estimates: Here
Premier Investments Limited Earnings Missed Analyst Estimates: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting Now

As you might know, Premier Investments Limited (ASX:PMV) recently reported its annual numbers. Premier Investments...

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