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Next in race to buy Topshop owner Arcadia as bid deadline nears

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55705794 The Sunday Times said a consortium including the chain and US hedge fund Davidson Kempner has overtaken Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group among others to buy the company, which owns Topshop. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

Helwani: How a calm, focused Conor McGregor surprised me as UFC 257 nears

ESPN
The last time I spoke to Conor McGregor in person was on Jan. 18, 2020. It was moments after his electrifying 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone in Las Vegas. We were in his locker room inside the T-Mobile Arena. He was happy, but not overly so. Excited. Somewhat emotional. Most......

With oxygen running low, a health care system in Brazil nears collapse.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A shortage of oxygen tanks in the northern Brazilian state of Amazonas pushed the health care system to the brink of collapse this week as hospitals turned away sick people and officials scrambled to transport critically ill coronavirus......

Pfizer nears deal with U.S. government for more Covid vaccine doses, sources say

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. government is close to a deal with Pfizer for up to an additional 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine, sources told CNBC’s Meg Tirrell on Tuesday. The deal could be announced as early as Wednesday, according to......

At Long Last, a Stimulus Nears

New York Times
Habemus stimulus? Congress appeared to be closing in on a deal last night, as Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, privately told Republican colleagues that he feared voter frustration could topple Georgia’s two incumbent senators next month if Congress didn’t pass another stimulus bill. It’s been over eight months since......

Staring Down Deadline, Congress Nears $900 Billion Stimulus Deal

New York Times
Other measures of economic activity have likewise slowed in recent weeks, and applications for unemployment benefits have surged. For the millions of Americans already relying on jobless benefits, the situation could be even more dire if two programs that expand and extend the unemployment insurance system expire after next week......

As US nears 300,000 COVID-19 deaths, #IWearAMaskBecause hashtag urges fellow Americans to remain vigilant

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here More than 14.5 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. On Saturday, thousands of people on Twitter started using the hashtag #IWearAMaskBecause to show why now, more than ever, it’s critical......

Facebook nears deal to buy chatbot startup Kustomer – WSJ

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is placed between small toy people figures in front of a keyboard in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is close to buying Kustomer in a deal that would value the customer-service and chatbot startup at......

Iowa State Holds Off Texas; Nears Big 12 Title Game

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25 remaining, and No. 15 Iowa State held off last-minute drive by Sam Ehlinger and No. 20 Texas to remain in first place in the Big......

Hurricane Iota Live Updates: Category 5 Storm Nears an Already Battered Central America

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Girding for the worst in Guatemala Battered by the pandemic and a once-in- a-lifetime economic recession, beleaguered Guatemala was scrambling to prepare for its second hurricane in less than two weeks. The nation is still staggered by the......

World’s First Transparent ‘Sky Pool’ That Hangs 115 Feet Above London Nears Completion

IA
Remember the one-of-a-kind super fancy pool that was supposed to be opened this summer in London, but got delayed, because 2020? Well, guess what: it will be opened, but just a tad later than it was originally planned. While the exact date is yet to be confirmed, rumor has it people......

‘He’s getting a bit desperate’: Trump tramples government boundaries as election nears

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “The president is increasingly using all the levers he’s got for political purposes,” says Donald Ayer, a former deputy attorney general under George H.W. Bush who has endorsed Biden. “You can wonder whether he’s getting a bit desperate … It......

Replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Nears 200,000 COVID Deaths : Up First

NPR
NPR The election is just 43 days away, President Trump and Senate Republicans are in a hurry to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And, COVID cases are spiking again as the U.S. approaches the grim milestone of 200,000 coronavirus deaths. NPR – Click for more...

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