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China was largest recipient of FDI in 2020: Report

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(Reuters) – China was the largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak spread across the world during the course of the year, with the Chinese economy having brought in $163 billion in inflows. FILE PHOTO: Cranes are seen at a construction site in Beijing, China,......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden asks Congress to expand largest relief response in U.S. history

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Thankfully, it is Friday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver......

CEO of world’s largest money manager sees stocks rallying in 2021 but not as much as last year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BlackRock‘s Larry Fink told CNBC on Thursday that he believes the stock market has further room to run higher. However, the chairman and CEO of the world’s largest asset manager cautioned that the rally may not be as robust as it......

India to kick off one of the world’s largest Covid vaccination drives this weekend

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bangalore Airport workers transfer carton boxes containing vials of Covishield vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India in Bangalore, India, Jan. 12, 2021. Stringer | Xinhua | Getty Images SINGAPORE — India is gearing up for one of the......

Tesla enters the S&P 500 with 1.69% weighting in the benchmark, fifth largest

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla‘s S&P 500 inclusion will be......

No More ICU Beds at the Main Public Hospital in the Nation’s Largest County

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She lay behind a glass barrier, heavily sedated, kept alive by a machine that blew oxygen into her lungs through a tube taped to her mouth and lodged at the back of her throat. She had deteriorated rapidly since arriving a short time earlier. “Her respiratory system is failing, and......

Largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase files for IPO as bitcoin soars past $23,000

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bitcoin course’s graph is seen on the Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange application on February 12, 2018. Chesnot | Getty Images Digital currency exchange Coinbase is going public as renewed investor interest in cryptocurrencies has pushed bitcoin to an all-time high. On......

Six largest veterans groups call for VA secretary’s firing

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod The country’s six largest veterans groups on Wednesday called for Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert WilkieRobert WilkieOvernight Defense: US sanctions NATO ally Turkey over Russian defense system | Veterans groups, top Democrats call for Wilkie’s resignation |......

Latinos to run two agencies that play key role in lives of nation’s largest minority group

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — If confirmed by the Senate, Xavier Becerra, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants, will take charge of the nationwide response to a public health crisis that has killed 50,000 Latinos so far. And Alejandro Mayorkas, the son......

Head of U.S.’ largest transit system on COVID-19 pandemic’s impact

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Since COVID-19 hit, U.S. public transportation has been struggling. Budget shortfalls are expected to be as high as $38 billion nationwide, and while the industry employs more than 400,000 people, many transit systems are now bracing for potential layoffs......

South Africa’s second largest crude refinery shutdown after blast

Reuters
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South Africa’s second largest crude oil refinery, the 120,000 barrel per day plant operated by Engen, was shutdown on Friday for investigators to determine the cause of the early morning “fire incident”, the company said. Engen, which runs the plant in the east coast city of......

Uncertainty over implementation of new wage law has businesses in Maine’s largest city on edge

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A wage ordinance approved by Portland voters on Nov. 3 could dramatically increase pay during the COVID-19 pandemic, a move that businesses say will cause more of them to curtail operations or shut down entirely. “The immediate concern is......

South Korea’s COVID third wave may be largest if not curbed, says official

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A couple wearing masks stand at a street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Heo Ran SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea grappled with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as a senior official warned it could be the country’s largest wave of......

Michigan’s largest county certifies election results after Republicans earlier blocked certification

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Wayne County Board of Canvassers initially deadlocked 2-2 on whether to certify the results, with two Democrats voting to certify and two Republicans voting against it, citing concerns of examples where Detroit precincts found discrepancies during their post-election......

In abrupt reversal, Michigan’s largest county certifies election results

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The board’s certification vote occurred just moments after Trump himself celebrated the initial vote with a tweet that praised the Republican canvassers’ “courage” for halting the certification. “Wow! Michigan just refused to certify the election results! Having courage is a......

New York’s largest nurses union rocked by internal political fights

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here It’s also exacerbated fears that the union is losing its cachet in Albany at a time when nurses are being praised as heroes after facing the onslaught of the coronavirus in New York, an early national epicenter of Covid-19. The......

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