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Dollar weakening expected to last into 2021 as risky bets remain

BENGALURU (Reuters) – The dollar’s weakening is likely to last at least another six months as investors continue to shift to risky assets and higher returns, a Reuters poll of currency strategists found. FILE PHOTO: A trader shows U.S. dollar notes at a currency exchange booth in Peshawar, Pakistan December......

Euro zone business activity shrank in November, but optimism surged

LONDON (Reuters) – Euro zone business activity contracted last month as governments across the bloc re-imposed strict lockdowns to quell a second wave of coronavirus infections, but optimism recovered on hopes for a vaccine, a survey showed. FILE PHOTO: Unfinished pliers still glow after being hot-formed by a hammer at......

Shame on politicians who’ve fed anti-vax hysteria even amid a pandemic

Post Editorial Board A Siena poll shows that nearly a quarter of New Yorkers say they “probably won’t” or “definitely won’t” get an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Blame longstanding anti-vax hysteria — but also more recent, and more disgraceful, fearmongering by the likes of Gov. Cuomo. Modern anti-vaxers got a seeming......

French business activity at six-month low after second lockdown: PMI

FILE PHOTO: A woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks past a commercial space for rent in a street in Nantes, France, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) – French business activity contracted this month at the fastest pace since May as the second coronavirus lockdown this year clobbered......

Check the Polls: Sports Betting Could Soon Become America’s Game

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Will Johnson Which is America’s game, football or baseball?  The answer is well on its way to becoming: neither. With astonishing speed, the national pastime is becoming sports betting — to the benefit of the sports leagues that long had......

Pro-Sisi party in commanding position in Egypt’s parliamentary polls

FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Costas Baltas CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Mostaqbal Watn (Nation’s Future) Party took a commanding lead in parliamentary polls on Sunday as the......

The left lost big-time when it came to ballot measures, too

Steve Malanga The big story in each of the last two presidential elections is how wide of the mark many pollsters’ forecasts turned out to be. Despite having four years to adjust their sights after predicting a Hillary Clinton win in 2016, most polls this year also significantly misjudged the......

Jordanians begin voting in polls that show limits of democracy

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordanians began voting on Tuesday in elections set to keep parliament in the hands of tribal and pro-government deputies under a system that under-represents the cities where the Islamist and liberal opposition do best. A handful of people lined up outside polling stations in several Jordanian towns......

Bolsonaro’s support falls in some of Brazil’s main cities: polls

FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on in front of a Brazilian Air Force F-39E Gripen fighter during a ceremony of Aviator’s Day at Brasilia Air Base in Brasilia, Brazil October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s support has fallen in some......

Wall Street turns on pollsters as U.S election leaves markets in limbo

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street is sick of polls. FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange, September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Leading up to the U.S. election on Tuesday, popular polls wavered about who would win and by how much. In......

Exit polls find most voters made their choice for president well in advance

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here That could be due in part to a higher-than-usual proportion of voters casting ballots by mail or in person before Election Day in an effort to avoid crowded polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic. It could also stem from polarization......

What the Last Pre-Election Polls Reveal About Where Things Stand

New York Times
A flood of heavily Democratic ballots has already streamed into election offices around the country during the weeks of early voting. But the presidency could turn on in-person voting today in several crucial states, with Republicans expected to outnumber Democrats going to the polls on Election Day. Most surveys of......

What the final polls say about the Trump-Biden race

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here FiveThirtyEight average as of Monday evening: Biden +2.6FiveThirtyEight final 2016 “polls-only” forecast: Trump +2.42016 result: Trump +3.5 Befitting its toss-up status, the final live-interview poll in Arizona, an NBC News/Marist poll released Monday, showed a tied race in Arizona, 48......

The voting technology problems that could trigger panic at the polls

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “Any kind of disinformation about election-related technology, even if there is no hack, is cause for concern, because to be effective, all that is required is for the public to perceive a problem — whether real or not,” said Eddie......

Biden has edge in early voting but Trump could win with Election Day surge

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden has the lead among millions of people who have already cast a ballot, but President Trump has a lead among people who say they are going to show up on election day. The key......

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