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Empty UN summit for world in crisis

Empty UN summit for world in crisis

The United Nations General Assembly, the annual extravaganza of world leaders' speeches and round-the-clock diplomacy, opens Tuesday in a quiet hall as a virtual summit addresses the global crisis of Covid-19. For once, Midtown Manhattan will not be bunkered down in a frenzy of motorcades,...

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Biden, Trump campaign in US Midwest as Supreme Court fight looms

Biden, Trump campaign in US Midwest as Supreme Court fight looms

Donald Trump and his rival for the White House, Joe Biden, were campaigning Monday in two US battleground states that could decide the November election as they sparred over the president's plan to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. A Republican seeking re-election on Nov. 3, Trump will hold...

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US household wealth hits record even as economy struggles

US household wealth hits record even as economy struggles

Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March. Yet the gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households even as tens of millions of people endured job losses and shrunken incomes. The...

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Oil falls 5% as economic outlook dims with rising virus cases

Oil falls 5% as economic outlook dims with rising virus cases

Oil prices plunged about 5% on Monday, weakening as rising coronavirus cases stoked worries about global demand and a potential return of Libyan production bolstered oversupply fears. Crude oil followed other equities and commodities markets in turning risk-averse on Monday as rising...

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