Down in the opinion polls with five weeks to go until the November election, President Trump sought to use the first presidential debate to bully his way back into the race. It was unlikely he succeeded.
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Wall Street jumps on stimulus hopes, upbeat data
Wall Street's main indexes jumped on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 on course for its best two-quarter gain since 2009, as investors rekindled bets on an imminent fiscal stimulus package, while upbeat data suggested a domestic economic recovery was on track.
Meet the lawyers behind the upcoming U.S./Google antitrust showdown
The U.S. antitrust case against Alphabet Inc's Google will spotlight two lawyers better known for behind-the-scenes counseling: Justice Department attorney Ryan Shores, who is putting together the case, and Google executive Kent Walker, who is calling the shots on the search engine company's defense.
Global banks ramp up preparations for U.S. election night chaos, sources say
Global banks are preparing for the possibility that there will be no clear victor on the night of the U.S. presidential election, a scenario that could spark days or weeks of chaos in global equities and fixed income markets, several bankers said.
Brazil's Bolsonaro slams Biden for 'coward threats' over Amazon
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reacted angrily on Wednesday to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's call for a world effort to offer Brazil $20 billion to end Amazon deforestation or face unspecified "economic consequences."
U.S. airlines asked to delay furloughs if aid deal in sight
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged U.S. airlines to delay tens of thousands of furloughs set to begin on Thursday if a bipartisan deal on a broad coronavirus relief package was in sight.
FAA chief tests Boeing 737 MAX in certification step
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Chief Steve Dickson began a two-hour evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX on Wednesday, a milestone for the jet to win approval to resume flying after two fatal crashes.
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