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Trump to name Supreme Court pick by Saturday as Democratic hopes of blocking nomination dim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump raced on Monday to cement a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court before the Nov. 3 election, telling reporters he planned by Saturday to reveal his pick to succeed liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Read More

 

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Supreme Court fight after Ginsburg's death could impact economy

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump's bid to quickly fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by Friday's death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could end the already remote chance of a pandemic relief package before the Nov. 3 election, bank analysts say. More »

 

Asian stocks fall on concerns about fresh lockdowns, banking sector

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian shares opened weaker on Tuesday on concerns about new pandemic lockdowns in Europe and after reports about financial institutions allegedly moving illicit funds hurt global banking stocks. More »

 

House Democrats file bill to fund U.S. government but leave out new farm money

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress this week considers legislation to fund the federal government through mid-December, but a dispute over farm aid raised questions about whether lawmakers can avoid a government shutdown amid a pandemic just weeks before the Nov. 3 elections. More »

 

Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden ahead in Wisconsin, a close race in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to be leading President Donald Trump among likely voters in Wisconsin, while the two are about even in Pennsylvania, according to Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls released on Monday. More »

 

Exclusive: Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of dengue fever that suggests exposure to the mosquito-transmitted illness may provide some level of immunity against COVID-19. More »

 

U.S. policymakers seize on FinCEN leaks to press for stepped up money-laundering fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Advocates of legislation to beef up the U.S. fight against money laundering made a fresh push on Monday to get Congress to act, after new revelations that some leading global banks have been processing payments linked to alleged illicit funds. More »

 

Trump officials rush to make it tougher for skilled foreign workers to gain visas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is racing to toughen the process for U.S. companies to hire skilled foreign workers before the end of the year, changes top Trump officials argue will preserve jobs for Americans amid high unemployment and be politically difficult to reverse. More »

 

Pilots' unions urge U.S. regulator to improve cockpit procedures for Boeing 737 MAX

SEATTLE/MONTREAL/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation regulator should require new cockpit procedures for Boeing Co's 737 MAX to help pilots disable an erroneous stall alert that could be a serious distraction during mid-flight emergencies, major pilots unions said on Monday. More »

 

Fed policymakers urge Congress, state and local government action to close racial gaps

(Reuters) - More action is needed from Congress and state and local governments to adequately address wealth and income inequalities, two Federal Reserve policymakers said on Monday. More »

 

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