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China hands out $1.5 million of its digital currency in one of the country’s biggest public tests

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Chinese clerk counts renminbi yuan banknotes at a bank in China on December 2015. Jie Zhao | Corbis News | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — China has started one of the biggest real-world trials for its digital currency as......
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Jaime Harrison raises $57 million in campaign to unseat Lindsey Graham, shattering quarterly record

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jaime Harrison, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks during a ‘Rural Hope Agenda’ event in Rowesville, South Carolina, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. Micah Green | Bloomberg | Getty Images WASHINGTON — The campaign of South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison......
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Regeneron CEO says U.S. secured 300k doses of antibody cocktail with $450 million contract

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — Dr. Leonard Schleifer, the founder and CEO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which developed the antibody cocktail heralded by President Trump, estimated Sunday that a $450 million contract the company won from the federal government over the summer will......
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The world recorded more than 1 million new cases in the last three days, and India’s total infections passed 7 million.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The world recorded more than one million new cases of the coronavirus in the last three days, as one-day records for new infections were set in France, Russia, Nepal and several U.S. states, and as India surpassed seven......
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“Sudden and unexpected”: Airline furloughs could deal blow to more than 10 million Americans the industry supports

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Tens of thousands of airline workers are out of the job as the U.S. government’s $25 billion payroll support program expires along with a ban on airline job cuts. While there is still a chance for new federal aid,......
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Dota 2’s The International surpasses $40 million in prize money

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The 10th edition of The International, Dota 2’s largest yearly tournament, has surpassed the $40 million dollar prize pool mark for the first time ever. The milestone was crossed on Friday, Oct. 9, the final day where tournament contributions were accepted. This year’s International was delayed due to the COVID-19......
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Joe Biden has spent $500 million on ads this year as he seeks the presidency

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event at a carpenters union in Phoenix, Arizona, October 8, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has broken the $500 million mark on his ad spending in......
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Coronavirus mortgage bailouts fall below 3 million in pandemic’s sharpest decline

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Prospective home buyers arrive with a realtor to a house for sale in Dunlap, Illinois. Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images The number of mortgages in active pandemic-related bailouts plunged in the past week as the first wave of forbearance plans hit the end of their six-month term. It......
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Biden campaign rakes in $12 million on Harris’ debate day

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Put together, these surges are part of an overall trend that has seen Biden, riding a wave of support from Democratic donors giving small amounts online, overtake President Donald Trump in fundraising and campaign spending in recent months. The Democrat......
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They Took $645 Million in Valuables. Then They Took a Taxi.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — The thieves left by taxi, hauling away $645 million in artifacts they had stolen from a Hong Kong apartment while the owner was in mainland China. They took 24,000 vintage stamps, 10 bronze coins and......
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How Robinhood and Covid opened the floodgates for 13 million amateur stock traders

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The beginning of 2020 created a unique moment for retail trading: Increased market volatility, stay-at-home orders, and zero commission fees across all trading platforms created a surge in activity and an increase in first-time traders. These first-time traders, many in......
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‘He scared the hell out of a million guitarists’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many of Van Halen’s biggest songs were played on Eddie’s home-made “Frankenstrat” guitar Eddie Van Halen, who has died at the age of 65, opened up dozens of new possibilities for the electric guitar with his wildly inventive, and largely self-taught, techniques. Combining lightning-quick,......
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IRS extends deadline for 9 million people to register to get a stimulus check

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The IRS is extending the deadline for as many as 9 million Americans to register to receive a federal stimulus check, an emergency payment approved this spring aimed at softening the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic.  The IRS......
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T. Rex fossil sells for $32 million, becoming the most expensive dino ever auctioned

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A 67-million-year-old T. rex specimen, named Stan, will be auctioned off by Christie’s on Oct. 6 and will be on display in the windows of Christie’s Rockefeller Center starting Wednesday. Robert Frank | CNBC A fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex, nicknamed Stan,......
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Lobbying in Q1 topped a record $938 million, but lobbyists say their profession is misunderstood

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Q1 lobbying spend was record $938 million, but lobbyists decry stereotype SEARCH QUOTES Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

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