Friday, 23 Oct 2020

Wall Street mixed with stimulus in focus; Dow hits over five-month high

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq fell on Monday as investors rotated out of heavyweight technology stocks and moved into lagging growth-linked sectors while awaiting word on progress in the fiscal support bill to support the country’s battered economy. The blue-chip Dow index touched a more than five-month high, boosted by industrial and […]

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Airline shares rise as U.S. TSA screening numbers increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Shares in major U.S. airlines rose on Monday after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it screened more than 800,000 people at U.S. airport checkpoints on Sunday for the first time since March 17. TSA said it had screened 831,789 people on Sunday, which was still down about 70% over the prior […]

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Nigerian singer sentenced to death for blasphemy

A musician in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano has been sentenced to death by hanging for blaspheming against the Prophet Muhammad. An upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of the state said Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, 22, was guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March. Mr Sharif-Aminu did […]

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Airline shares rise as U.S. TSA screening numbers increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Shares in major U.S. airlines rose on Monday after the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it screened more than 800,000 people at U.S. airport checkpoints on Sunday for the first time since March 17. TSA said it had screened 831,789 people on Sunday, which was still down about 70% over the prior […]

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Trump says Pelosi, Schumer want to meet on U.S. coronavirus relief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday said U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, want to meet with him to make a deal on coronavirus-related economic relief, after talks between Democrats and members of Republican Trump’s administration broke down last week. “So now Schumer and Pelosi […]

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