After pounding big U.S. cities in the spring, COVID-19 now has engulfed rural and small-town America, seeming to seep into the country’s every nook and cranny.
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Biden transition and vaccine hopes drive up stocks, oil and bitcoin
Stocks, oil and risk currencies, including bitcoin, gained on Tuesday as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden got the formal go-ahead to begin his transition to the White House.
Tiffany beats profit estimates on soaring China demand
Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by French luxury giant LVMH, beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit on Tuesday as the U.S. jeweler benefited from an over 70% rise in sales in China and a recovery in demand at home.
Europe gives Boeing 737 MAX draft approval after near two-year ban
European regulators gave draft approval to Boeing's 737 MAX on Tuesday, paving the way for a formal flight clearance in January after an almost two-year ban caused by fatal crashes.
Supreme leader dismisses talks as Iran looks to post-Trump future
Iran's supreme leader dismissed the prospect of new negotiations with the West on Tuesday, even as the Tehran government spoke optimistically about the return of foreign companies in "the absence of Trump" and his sanctions.
Defense grilling of Canada police witness in Huawei CFO's U.S. extradition case continues
A police officer who denied asking Canadian border agents for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou's phone and laptop passcodes on the day of her arrest two years ago will continue to face cross-examination on how he obtained them Tuesday.
Taiwan to protect sovereignty with new submarines amid China tensions
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday vowed to defend the democratic island's sovereignty with the construction of a new fleet of domestically-developed submarines, a key project supported by the United States to counter neighbouring China.
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