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Oil falls as surprise U.S. stock build douses demand recovery hopes

21 minutes ago   |   Reuters

Oil prices plunged on Thursday after U.S. industry data showed a surprise steep build in crude oil inventories, dampening hopes of a smooth recovery in demand as some countries...
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Horse racing returns in New Zealand as lockdown eases

Horse racing returns in New Zealand as lockdown eases

1 hour ago   |   Saint Louis Today

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's financially troubled horse racing industry reopened Thursday after being shuttered for months because of the coronavirus outbreak...
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G.E., Which Traces Its Roots to Thomas Edison, Sells Its Lighting Business

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

The transaction represented a symbolic closing to G.E.'s opening chapters in the second Industrial Revolution.
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Pittsburgh is a finalist to be an NHL 'hub' city for Stanley Cup Playoffs

Pittsburgh is a finalist to be an NHL 'hub' city for Stanley Cup Playoffs

6 hours ago   |   WTAE

Pittsburgh is among 10 cities being considered to serve as a "hub" for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald supports the idea and says it would...
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Butch McGuire's feeds first responders while fighting to keep family legacy alive

Butch McGuire's feeds first responders while fighting to keep family legacy alive

8 hours ago   |   WGN TV

CHICAGO - Bobby McGuire is on a mission to feed first responders during the coronavirus pandemic while trying to keep the beloved Chicago staple Butch McGuire's in business. In...
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COVID-19 is Laying Bare How Big Ag is Taking America's Small Farmers to Slaughter

10 hours ago   |   MintPress News

There is a bottleneck in the nation's food supply chain. Specifically in the meatpacking operations of the country's “big four”: Tyson Foods, National Beef, Cargill, and...
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Wall Street closes higher on economic revival hopes

10 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   2 articles

By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Wednesday, extending the market's gains into a third day on hopes for a coming economic...
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Stocks surge for a third day, S&P 500 closes above 3,000

10 hours ago   |   Fortune

U.S. stocks advanced for a third day on rising optimism the pandemic's damage to the economy has peaked. Treasuries rose and oil slipped. The S&P 500 climbed to an 11-week...
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A car-rental company previously owned by Hertz just filed for bankruptcy for the third time since 2008

A car-rental company previously owned by Hertz just filed for bankruptcy for the third time since 2008

11 hours ago   |   Business Insider

The car-rental industry has seen yet another bankruptcy. Advantage Rent A Car, previously owned by Hertz, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The intertwined stories of Hertz...
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Coronavirus Layoffs: Boeing Lays Off 6,770 Workers Amid Pandemic

11 hours ago   |   Forbes

The national crisis, spurred by the spread of coronavirus, has impacted nearly every industry.
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3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in basement

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Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

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Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. Read more ...

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the... Read more ...

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Dozens of people protested in Sacramento Wednesday night against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody. Read more ...

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Walt Disney World officials proposed a plan on Wednesday that would allow it to begin reopening theme parks on July 11. Read more ...

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the... Read more ...