Early vote counts in the most competitive, battleground states can be particularly misleading this election because of the surge in mail-in or absentee ballots, and the different ways that they are processed.
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Analysis: Biden tax increase might not be so bad for big banks
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's plan to raise corporate taxes would have a modest impact on profits of big U.S. banks and probably not before 2022, analysts said.
U.S. Senate panel begins meeting to advance Trump Supreme Court pick; Democrats boycott
The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee began its meeting on Thursday to vote on President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court post, with Democrats boycotting the proceedings after fiercely opposing her confirmation.
Google's antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins
The U.S. Justice Department's nascent antitrust case against Google will get the attention it needs to succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidency next month, antitrust experts said.
Hariri, designated Lebanon's PM again, vows to halt collapse
Lebanese veteran politician Saad al-Hariri was named prime minister for a fourth time on Thursday and pledged to form a new government that can tackle the country's worst crisis since its 1975-1990 civil war.
Global stocks: Sentiment sapped by COVID surge, stimulus stalemate
World shares slipped to a two-week low and oil steadied after another heavy fall on Thursday, as the global surge in COVID-19 cases and fractious U.S. stimulus talks kept financial markets cautious.
U.S. intelligence agencies say Iran, Russia have tried to meddle in 2020 election
U.S. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has accused both Russia and Iran of trying to interfere with the 2020 presidential election, drawing swift denials from Moscow and Tehran.
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