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426Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in rally at Broward College, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Coconut Creek, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 30, 2020 - 8:01 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his presidential campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses by a former Indiana mayor nearly 40 years his junior. He returns Friday as the Democratic nominee, believing he's just days away from becoming...
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A currency trader walks by screens showing the foreign exchange rates and the Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (KOSDAQ) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. Asian stocks sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's U.S. presidential election and weighed the chances of economic stimulus from Washington and Europe.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 30, 2020 - 3:49 am
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks and U.S. futures sank Friday as investors looked ahead to next week's American presidential election and weighed the chances of economic aid from Washington and Europe. London and Frankfurt opened lower, while Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul all declined. Shanghai closed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Five technology giants reported mixed earnings results Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 a sign of varying fortunes as they try to rebound from an pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations, gloomy forecasts and other uncertainties led to share-price declines for all but Alphabet in after-market trading. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 29, 2020 - 6:19 pm
Five technology giants reported strong earnings but mixed outlooks Thursday, a sign of varying fortunes as they work to rebound from a pandemic-related economic slowdown earlier this year. While all five — Amazon, Google parent Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Twitter — exceeded analyst expectations,...
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Visitors to the financial district walk past the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting on Thursday after better-than-expected reports on the economy help stabilize Wall Street following its worst rout in months. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
October 29, 2020 - 3:33 pm
U.S. stocks shook off an early slide and closed broadly higher Thursday as the market steadied after its worst drop in more than four months. The S&P 500 rose 1.2%, bouncing back from a drop of 0.3% in the early going. Traders welcomed encouraging data on the pace of layoffs and how powerfully...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2020 file photo, European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde attends a news conference during the Informal Meeting of Economics and Finance Ministers in Berlin, Germany. The European Central Bank held off from strengthening its stimulus programs despite growing concern that a renewed surge in COVID-19 cases could stall the economy’s recovery from the deep downturn early this year. The bank on Thursday, Oct. 29, made no change to its 1.35 trillion ($1.58 trillion) pandemic emergency bond purchase program, which pumps newly created money into the economy to keep credit flowing to businesses and promote economic activity. Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File)
October 29, 2020 - 8:21 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank held off from strengthening its current economic stimulus but signaled that more could be coming at its December meeting given that risks are “clearly tilted to the downside” and new staff projections would make possible “a thorough reassessment...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. Asian shares logged moderate losses on Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 28, 2020 - 10:47 pm
Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures turned higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S. markets followed broad declines in Europe, where the French president announced tough measures to slow the virus’ spread and German officials...
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A medical crew treat a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Joseph Imbert Hospital Center in Arles, southern France, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Many French doctors are urging a new nationwide lockdown, noting that 58% of the country's intensive care units are now occupied by COVID patients and medical staff are under increasing strain. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
October 28, 2020 - 3:29 pm
A new wave of lockdowns and business closings swept across France, Germany and other places in Europe on Wednesday as surging coronavirus infections there and in the U.S. wipe out months of progress against the scourge on two continents. The resurgence and the resulting clampdown sent a shudder...
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People wearing face masks walk past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
October 27, 2020 - 9:50 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares headed lower Wednesday on worries about rising virus counts and Washington's inability to deliver more aid to the economy. The uncertainty surrounding the upcoming U.S. election also has regional market players hesitant to make big moves. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden leaves after speaking at Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Warm Springs, Ga. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
October 27, 2020 - 9:04 pm
WARM SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Joe Biden traveled Tuesday to the hot springs town where Franklin Delano Roosevelt coped with polio to declare the U.S. is not too politically diseased to overcome its health and economic crises, pledging to be the unifying force who can "restore our soul and save this...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, file photo, a Wall Street street sign is framed by a giant American flag hanging on the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Stocks are falling in early trading on Wall Street Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, and deepening last week’s losses. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 26, 2020 - 4:01 pm
U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood. The skid came as doubts mount on Wall Street that Washington will come through with more stimulus for the economy before Election Day. The S&P 500 slid 1.9%, its biggest single-day...
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