Here’s What May Happen Next in Thailand’s Historic Protests

With Thailand’s parliament set to convene on Monday to find a way out of a political crisis fueled by street protests, one thing is becoming clear: There is no easy solution for the military-backed government. Protesters calling for democratic reforms and changes to the monarchy were undeterred by an emergency decree prohibiting large gatherings, prompting […]

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China Corn Imports Hit 15-Year High With Months to Go

China imported more corn in the first nine months of 2020 than in any full year in about 15 years, with the nation boosting purchases on shrinking state stockpiles and to meet its trade commitments with the U.S. A delayed domestic harvest in the northeastern corn belt of China, the world’s second-largest consumer of the […]

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Ireland Set for Tough Curbs as Europe Seeks to Control Virus

Ireland is poised to introduce some of Europe’s toughest measures to curb the coronavirus as countries across the region battle to overcome the pandemic. The Irish cabinet is due to meet on Monday to finalize the restrictions after health authorities recommended a move to the tightest lockdown tier. While the government may stop short of […]

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U.K. Employment Suffers Virus Knock After Lockdown Eases

In this article U.K. employment took a hit even after the government started to lift restrictions to control the coronavirus as companies stepped up job cuts. The number of redundancies stood at 227,000 in the June-August period — the most since 2009, the Office for National Statistics said Tuesday. Employment fell by 153,000, almost five […]

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Powell Warns of Weak U.S. Recovery Without Enough Government Aid

In this article Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned of a weak U.S. recovery without sufficient government aid and said providing too much stimulus wouldn’t be a problem. Powell’s remarks Tuesday came amid Republicans’ opposition to a larger relief package that’s kept talks with Democrats at a stalemate in Congress since aid to jobless Americans […]

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U.K. Ventilators Cost 569 Million Pounds. Most Are in Storage

The vast majority of the thousands of ventilators manufactured under an emergency U.K. program to treat Covid-19 patients have gone unused and are sitting in storage, the government’s public spending watchdog said in a new report. The U.K. government spent about 277 million pounds ($356 million) on a program called the Ventilator Challenge that produced […]

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Tipsters Get $2.5 Million for Alerting SEC to Misconduct Abroad

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will pay a total of $2.5 million to two whistle-blowers who provided tips that led to successful enforcement actions over wrongdoing that occurred overseas. One tipster was awarded more than $1.8 million after taking both personal and professional risks in reporting information through a company’s internal compliance system that […]

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