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Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 217,000; the magazine Nature becomes the latest science journal to blast Trump’s pandemic management – MarketWatch

Nature joins the New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American and Lancet Oncology in criticizing Trump’s failings and endorsing Joe Biden for president

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 217,000 on Thursday, as Nature magazine became the latest scientific journal to sharply criticize President Donald Trumps handling of the pandemic, endorsing his rival, Democrat Joe Biden, for president.Nature echoed comments made by the editorial board of the New England Journal just last week, in its criticism of Trumps attack on science, on the very public health agencies that report to him and should be spearheading the …

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PayPal in Talks to Buy Crypto Firms Including BitGo – Bloomberg

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US faces major hurdles for COVID-19 vaccine distribution: Vaccine advisory committee – Yahoo Finance

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine race doesn’t end with emergency use application. Companies are faced with several obstacles, according to the FDA’s vaccine…

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Any coronavirus vaccine that could be authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) faces several additional hurdles after completing the final stage of clinical trials.
That was the theme of key issues addressed today by the FDAs vaccine advisory committee which includes a group of health and science experts who advise the regulatory agency on the best way to approach the path forward for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Among the more immediate hurdles, the path to receive an…

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Meet NextEra, America’s most valuable energy firm – The Economist

The clean-energy utility has surpassed ExxonMobil in market capitalisaion—and shows no signs of slowing

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TO MANY INVESTORS, backing an American oil company looks only slightly shrewder than stuffing cash in a blender. Facing covid-19 and old concerns over low returns, the industry is scrambling to boost efficiency. On October 19th ConocoPhillips said it would pay $9.7bn for Concho Resources, a Texan fracking firm. The next day two other frackers, Pioneer Natural Resources and Parsley Energy, announced a $4.5bn tie-up. Across the sector, oilmen are vowing to put profits before growth. How about a firm…

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