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 2020-08-04 19:22 

International Business Times

Gold Hits $2,000, All-Time High As Worries Over Global Economy Swirl...

The price of gold on Tuesday touched and surpassed $2,000 per ounce for the first time in history.Gold has been one of the top-performing asset classes this year, jumping by 32% year to date due to a weak dollar, low bond yields, low interest rates, worri...

 2020-08-04 19:14 

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AI Helps Doctors Fight COVID-19 In Brazil...

Doctors in Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of cases and deaths in the coronavirus pandemic, have a new tool in their fight against COVID-19: artificial intelligence to detect infections....

 2020-08-04 19:11 

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Two Huge Beirut Explosions Kill 27, Wound Thousands...

Two enormous explosions rocked Beirut's port on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding thousands, shaking distant buildings and leaving the Lebanese capital in fear and chaos.The deafening second blast sent an enormous orange fireball into t...

 2020-08-04 19:07 

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Lindsey Graham Has Slim Lead On Democrat Challenger In South Carolina Senate Race, Poll Shows...

A new poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult showed incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., with a small 1-point lead over Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison in South Carolina's Senate race. The survey shows Graham with 44% support, with Harrison&#...

 2020-08-04 19:03 

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Whom Do You Trust On Coronavirus? Trump, Fauci Or CDC?...

Nearly twice as many Americans say they disbelieve what President Trump says on the coronavirus pandemic as those who say they believe his pronouncements, an NBC News/Survey Monkey Weekly Tracking Poll indicated Tuesday....

 2020-08-04 19:03 

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Beirut Explosions Update: Blasts Rock City Center Injuring Hundreds, Causing Widespread Damage...

The Lebanese capital of Beirut was rocked Tuesday by two explosions near the city's ports. According to Lebanon's state-run National News Agency, the explosions originated from a warehouse storing fireworks and the exact cause is currently unknown...

 2020-08-04 18:56 

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Defending Champion Nadal Won't Play US Open, Slams Schedule...

Defending champion Rafael Nadal said Tuesday he will not play the US Open, citing concerns over the coronavirus and slamming tennis's "barbaric" schedule."After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year's US Open," Nadal s...

 2020-08-04 18:46 

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Too Soon, Too Quick? WHO Warns Of Russian Vaccine Development...

As Russia looks to become the first country in the world to have an approved COVID-19 vaccine, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) have warned about developing a vaccine that does not follow its international guidelines.A Moscow research faci...

 2020-08-04 18:40 

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3 Men Rescued After Pikelot Island SOS Sign Spotted By Search Team...

Three missing men have been rescued in the Micronesia archipelago after a giant SOS sign was spotted in the sand on uninhabited Pikelot Island.After setting sail from Pulawat atoll in a 23-foot (7-meter) boat on July 30, the three had intended to travel 2...

 2020-08-04 18:32 

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Illinois Auto Policy Holders Sue Insurers Over Insufficient Rebates During Coronavirus Pandemic...

As the pandemic forced drivers off the road, auto insurance companies complied by offering money back on auto policy premiums, which has now landed some in a lawsuit....

 2020-08-04 18:25 

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Spain's Scandal-hit Ex-king Flees Into Exile...

Spain's former king Juan Carlos, at the centre of an alleged $100-million corruption scandal, has reportedly fled to Portugal after a shock announcement he was going into exile....

 2020-08-04 18:21 

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NFL Players Face Fines For No Masks, Refusing Coronavirus Tests...

Planning to start the season on time with as few disruptions as possible, the NFL is giving players even more reason to adhere to safety protocols. The league and the NFLPA have agreed upon disciplinary actions that can be issued to players who fail to fo...

 2020-08-04 18:19 

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SEC Probing Loan Disclosure, Unusual Stock Trading Activity At Eastman Kodak...

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a probe of circumstances surrounding Eastman Kodak (KODK) and a $765 million government loan it received last week to make pharmaceutical ingredients at its U.S. facilities....

 2020-08-04 18:14 

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Meghan Markle Blamed For 'Seeking Attention' After Royal Family Notes Her Birthday...

On Tuesday, Meghan Markle turned 39 years old. While the Duchess of Sussex may be focused on celebrating with Prince Harry and their son Archie, Twitter is at war over the special occasion.Fans of the former "Suits" star began to defend the actres...

 2020-08-04 17:41 

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National Institute Of Health To Start Drug Trial Of Eli Lilly's Coronavirus Antibody...

The National Institute of Health (NIH), along with its National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases arm, will conduct a Phase 2 clinical trial of Eli Lilly's (LLY) LY-CoV555 monoclonal antibody. The drug...

 2020-08-04 17:32 

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TikTok Sale In Trouble? Chinese Media Calls Forced Sale Of Company By US 'Smash And Grab'...

An editorial published by the state-run China Daily newspaper on Monday evening has expressed the country's firm opposition to the forced sale of TikTok....

 2020-08-04 17:31 

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Zimbabwe President Mnangagwa Vows To 'Flush Out Bad Apples'...

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday warned he would "flush out" what he called "bad apples" as rights groups reported dozens of activists had been arrested in a broad crackdown on dissent.Mnangagwa, who took over from longti...

 2020-08-04 17:26 

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Ford Announces New CEO As It Eyes Bigger Electric Push...

Ford announced Tuesday that Jim Hackett would resign as chief executive and be replaced by auto veteran Jim Farley as the car giant pushes further into digital and electric investment.The move follows a bumpy period for Ford after some manufacturing stumb...

 2020-08-04 17:22 

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Two Huge Explosions Rock Beirut, Dozens Of Casualties...

Two enormous explosions rocked the Lebanese capital's port on Tuesday, killing and wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the Beirut sky.Video footage of the second blast showed an enormous orange ...

 2020-08-04 17:19 

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Coronavirus Economy: Black-Owned Businesses Twice As Likely To Fail As Businesses Overall, NY Fed Finds...

Research released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds Black-owned businesses are twice as likely to go under during the pandemic than businesses overall, largely because of the concentration of coronavirus cases in the community.The bank...

 2020-08-04 17:14 

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Gold Prices Hit $2,000 An Ounce For First Time...

Gold prices on Tuesday hit $2,000 an ounce for the first time, the latest surge in a commodity seen as a refuge during economic uncertainty.The precious metal hit the symbolically important benchmark near 1615 GMT before retreating somewhat then crossing ...

 2020-08-04 17:13 

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'Big Brother' 2020 Spoilers: Season 22 Cast Reveal, COVID Rule Changes And Premiere Firsts...

"Big Brother" is staying true to its tagline— expect the unexpected. After its usual summer debut was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CBS show is making its Season 22 premiere on Wednesday, but with a twist.Before episode one kicks...

 2020-08-04 17:01 

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US Confident Nations To Keep Recognizing Venezuela's Guaido...

A US official voiced confidence Tuesday that key powers would keep recognizing opposition figure Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president even if he is sidelined in disputed elections.The United States and most Western and Latin American nations n...

 2020-08-04 16:49 

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Trump's 'Axios On HBO' Interview Draws 'Veep' Comparisons, 'It's A Perfect Sitcom Scene'...

President Donald Trump's interview with political reporter Jonathan Swan for "Axios on HBO" is being compared to an episode of the political satire series "Veep."...

 2020-08-04 16:48 

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The Real Reason Why Clorox Won't Fully Restock Antibacterial Wipes Until 2021...

Those hoping to buy Clorox disinfecting wipes to fight the spread of COVID-19 will likely be out of luck until 2021, according to the company's CEO....

 2020-08-04 16:44 

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Spain's Scandal-hit Former King Flees Into Exile...

Spain's former king Juan Carlos, at the centre of an alleged $100-million corruption scandal, has reportedly fled to the Dominican Republic or Portugal after his shock announcement he was going into exile....

 2020-08-04 16:35 

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Two Huge Explosions Rock Beirut, Dozens Wounded...

Two huge explosions rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, wounding dozens of people, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky....

 2020-08-04 16:29 

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Former Disney Exec Turning Football Hall Of Fame in Canton, Ohio, Into A Resort...

Plans to build a resort centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, are still on amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The project, headed by former Walt Disney Co. executive Michael Crawford, is on schedule to be completed by the end ...

 2020-08-04 16:23 

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New York City Health Commissioner Resigns After Coronavirus Clash With Mayor De Blasio...

New York City health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned Tuesday after clashing with Mayor Bill de Blasio on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times reported....

 2020-08-04 16:19 

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Microsoft's Waste-Free Pledge: Tech Giant's Operations To Stop Producing Trash by 2030...

Microsoft announced its pledge to become waste-free within a decade. The Windows 10 and Xbox producers said that its company operations would produce zero trash by 2030, with single-use plastic packaging being phased out by 2025....

 2020-08-04 16:15 

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EU Probing Google's Proposed Takeover Of Fitbit Over Data, Competition Concerns...

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, said on Tuesday that it has launched a full investigation into Google's proposed acquisition of Fitbit (FIT).Based in California, Fitbit is a fitness-tracking firm that makes wearabl...

 2020-08-04 16:10 

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Decimated by Coronavirus, MLB's Miami Marlins Returning With 16 New Players...

The Miami Marlins are returning to the field after an eight-day hiatus with a new-look roster. Of the 30 players that will be in the clubhouse Tuesday for Miami's game against the Baltimore Orioles, more than half were not with the team when it last p...

 2020-08-04 15:57 

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Advocacy Group Urges Drug Company To Move Forward With Remdesivir Alternative...

A citizen advocacy group is urging Gilead Sciences (GILD) to move forward with the development of antiviral-drug known as GS-441524 an alternative to remdesivir or show evidence why the drug would not be effective in treating COVID-19 patients....

 2020-08-04 15:54 

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Stock Markets Gain Support From US Stimulus Optimism...

Stock markets recovered from early weakness on Tuesday as optimism about a fresh US economic stimulus package crept back into trading rooms.Democrats and Republicans are battling to hammer out a new package to help the US economy recover from the ravages ...

 2020-08-04 15:46 

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Belarus Leader Claims Opposition 'Massacre' Plot Ahead Of Vote...

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday accused the opposition and Russia of planning violent unrest and vowed to defend his regime as early voting began in presidential elections.The 65-year-old has ruled over the ex-Soviet country wedged between ...

 2020-08-04 15:45 

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Huge Explosion Rocks Beirut...

A huge explosion rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, shaking buildings, shattering windows and sending a huge plume of smoke into the sky, AFP correspondents said.Lebanese media carried images of people trapped under rubble, some bloodied, afte...

 2020-08-04 15:37 

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Primary Roundup: Kansas, Michigan, And More Head To The Polls For State Primaries...

Residents in five states will be headed to the polls or getting their mail-in ballots postmarked Tuesday with several races garnering national attention and generating controversy and dramatics. A look at the primaries:...

 2020-08-04 15:35 

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Aurora Police Department Apologizes Over Disturbing Video Of Officers Handcuffing Black Family...

The Aurora Police Department has apologized after they pulled over and handcuffed at least two Black girls on Sunday and detained the other occupants in the car over a stolen vehicle investigation.The officers later determined that the stolen vehicle was ...

 2020-08-04 15:28 

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Extreme Weather 2020: Hurricane Isaias Batters East Coast, At Least One Dead...

Hurricane Isaias sped up the U.S. East Coast Tuesday, threatening a dangerous storm surge from the Carolinas and Virginia to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. At least one person has been killed.The storm was expected to raise water levels as much a...

 2020-08-04 15:28 

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Extreme Weather 2020: Hurricane Isaias Batters East Coast, At Least 2 Dead...

Hurricane Isaias sped up the U.S. East Coast Tuesday, threatening a dangerous storm surge from the Carolinas and Virginia to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. At least two people were killed.The storm was expected to raise water levels as much as 3 ...

 2020-08-04 15:22 

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Xbox Reminds Gamers Xbox Series X Provides This Support That The PS5 Couldn't...

Microsoft recently reminded gamers that the next-generation Xbox Series X would be backwards compatible with all Xbox One controllers. The company's statement surfaced following Sony's confirmation that the DualShock 4 controllers would only work ...

 2020-08-04 15:22 

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Coronavirus News: FDA Gives Emergency-Use Authorization To Heart Pump For COVID-19 Patients...

Abiomed (ABMD) said it has received emergency-use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its left-sided Impella heart pumps to support COVID-19 patients.The pumps are used for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatmen...

 2020-08-04 15:19 

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Trump Call For Slice Of TikTok Deal Draws Fire...

President Donald Trump's demand for a payout to the US government for a deal on the Chinese-controlled social media app TikTok drew fire Tuesday as critics said it appears unconstitutional and akin to extortion.Trump on Monday said he was prepared to ...

 2020-08-04 15:14 

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NBA: Lonzo Ball Got Wakeup Call In The Nick Of Time Against Grizzlies...

Some NBA players are understandably out of shape when the bubble started. Some were obviously out of shape while others seemed to have forgotten where they left off. One of them was Lonzo Ball who has been struggling for the New Orleans Pelicans. Thankful...

 2020-08-04 15:12 

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Ford Announces New CEO As It Eyes Bigger Electric Push...

Ford announced Tuesday that Jim Hackett would resign as chief executive and be replaced by longtime auto executive Jim Farley as the car giant pushes further into digital and electric investment.Hackett, 65, will hand over the job to Farley, 58, on Octobe...

 2020-08-04 15:12 

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MSNBC Producer Resigns, Shares Open Letter After Noticing Issues Surrounding News Coverage...

A new open letter is shining a light on why one former MSNBC producer decided to leave the news network. On Tuesday, Ariana Pekary, who worked behind the scenes of the primetime show "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," shared her thoughts...

 2020-08-04 15:08 

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Argentina Secures Deal On 'Impossible' Debt...

Recession-hit Argentina announced on Tuesday it has reached an agreement with three major creditors over the restructuring of a $66 billion debt as it seeks to solve its latest sovereign default crisis.The government of President Alberto Fernandez had set...

 2020-08-04 15:00 

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Booking.com To Cut 25% Of Workforce As Travel Demand Drops...

As the coronavirus continues to take a bite out of the travel industry, Booking.com (BKNG) said it has plans to lay off 25% of its workforce of a reported 17,000 employees....

 2020-08-04 14:51 

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EA Teases 'Titanfall 3'...

At the recent 2020 financial quarter conference call, game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) hints at the possibility of "Titanfall 3." The critically-acclaimed game "Titanfall 2" was released in 2016 and was successfully revived by Respawn o...

 2020-08-04 14:43 

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Quotes From President Trump's Axios Interview: Coronavirus Pandemic, Russia, November Election, Black Lives Matter...

President Trump tried to deflect criticism in a wide-ranging interview with Axios on everything from his handling of the coronavirus pandemic to his reaction to the social justice demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, to his denial of intelligence indicatin...

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