French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown, as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before the winter.
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Ford posts stronger-than-expected quarterly profit, expects full-year pretax profit
Ford Motor Co on Wednesday posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on strong U.S. demand for pickups and SUVs, and forecast a full-year pretax profit instead of a loss, sending shares up nearly 6% in after-hours trading.
Philadelphia sets city-wide curfew to quell violent protests
Philadelphia has imposed a city-wide curfew starting Wednesday at 9 p.m. to try to prevent a third night of looting and violence amid widespread protests over the police killing of a Black man.
As COVID-19 roars back in U.S., Trump rallies in battleground Arizona
With less than a week of voting left, President Donald Trump on Wednesday held an in-person campaign rally in Arizona despite a U.S. surge in COVID-19 cases and mounting criticism that he is prioritizing his re-election above the health of his supporters.
Trump pulls statistically even with Biden in Florida; Arizona is a dead heat: Reuters/Ipsos
President Donald Trump has pulled into a virtual tie with Democratic challenger Joe Biden in Florida, just a week after the former vice president held a narrow lead there, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Wednesday.
Oil plunges over 5% to four-month low as pandemic surges, U.S. crude output soars
Oil prices fell more than 5% on Wednesday, sending Brent to a four-month low as surging coronavirus infections in the United States and Europe prompted renewed lockdowns and fed expectations for new declines in fuel demand.
U.S. rejection throws WTO leadership race into confusion
The World Trade Organization's bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog's next director-general.
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