President Trump heads to the battleground states of North Carolina and Florida amid outrage over his refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power following the Nov. 3 election.
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Nasdaq rises on tech boost as economic recovery cools
The Nasdaq led gains on Wall Street on Thursday as investors returned to technology-related stocks, while a surprise rise in weekly jobless claims signaled that more fiscal support would be necessary to avoid another round of mass layoffs and furloughs.
Trump, eyeing Farm Country, starts working on ethanol industry's year-old wishlist
President Donald Trump, looking to shore up support in the U.S. Farm Belt during a tight race for re-election, is taking steps to help producers of corn-based ethanol using a list of policy goals that a group of Midwest senators discussed with him a year ago, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
Exclusive: U.S., UK, Canada sanctions on Belarusians may come Friday, sources say
The United States, Britain and Canada plan to impose sanctions on Belarusian individuals following what they view as a rigged election on Aug. 9 and violence against peaceful protesters since, six sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
Bleary-eyed U.S. election officials turn to signature-verifying software in mail-in surge
When election officials in at least 29 U.S. counties face an expected avalanche of mail-in ballots in the Nov. 3 presidential election due to the coronavirus pandemic, they will not rely on eyes alone to verify voters' signatures.
Apple critics form coalition to challenge App Store fees
A group of Apple Inc's critics - including Spotify Technoloy SA, Match Group Inc and "Fortnite" creator Epic Games - have joined a nonprofit group that plans to advocate for legal and regulatory action to challenge the iPhone maker's App Store practices.
Canada 'bets the farm' on big spending as second wave threatens economic recovery
Canada's vow to double down on pandemic-related spending to keep the economic recovery under way in the face of a second wave of COVID-19 infections will support activity but raises questions over the burgeoning deficit, economists say.
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