The death toll in Britain from the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 people, as the government battled to speed up vaccination delivery and keep variants of the virus at bay.
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U.S. Senate confirms Biden nominee Blinken as secretary of state
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Joe Biden's nominee, veteran diplomat Antony Blinken, to serve as secretary of state.
Tesla's report could trigger $7 billion payout to Musk
Tesla's quarterly report on Wednesday could trigger a $7 billion options payout to Chief Executive Elon Musk, while owners of the electric car maker's soaring stock are keen to hear the company's target for 2021 deliveries.
U.S. consumer confidence edges higher; house prices accelerate
U.S. consumer confidence rose moderately in January while lingering concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic led to a further deterioration in households' perceptions of the labor market, raising the risk of a second straight month of job losses.
Trump impeachment trial faces constitutional challenge from Republican senator
Republican Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday planned to force a U.S. Senate vote on whether Donald Trump's upcoming impeachment trial on a charge of inciting this month's deadly Capitol siege is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president.
Thriving Louis Vuitton offsets drop in sales at luxury group LVMH
Booming sales at LVMH's fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, particularly in China, helped to cushion the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has crimped revenues at the French luxury group.
Wall Street edges up as earnings season gains speed
U.S. stocks edged up on Tuesday to push the S&P 500 to a new high as investors digested a batch of corporate profit results, including Johnson & Johnson's strong profit forecast and 3M's quarterly profit beat as the pace of earnings season picks up.
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