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Spain to raise taxes, increase infrastructure spending in 2021 budget

Slideshow ( 3 images ). MADRID (Reuters) - Spain plans to raise taxes on large companies and wealthy people to fund increased spending on social care and infrastructure as part of its 2021 budget, the government said on Tuesday. The left-wing government was spelling out some of its plans after it had already forecast earlier this month a worse-than-feared contraction of the coronavirus-battered economy this year and a strong rebound in 2021. ... Full story

Novartis lifts profit outlook as hospitals cope better with COVID

ZURICH (Reuters) - Novartis nudged up its operating profit guidance on Tuesday, as the Swiss drugmaker predicted healthcare systems would navigate a second COVID-19 wave better than the first and keep drug sales flowing. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis is pictured at the French company's headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison near Paris, France, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo. The company now expects 2020 operating ... Full story

L.A. celebrations likely added to spread of COVID, agency says

FILE PHOTO: Lakers fans celebrate their team winning the 2020 NBA Championship during the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 11, 2020. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu. With Los Angeles hoping to celebrate another major sports title in a matter of days, the city might be paying a price for one earlier in the month. As the Lakers progressed through four rounds of playoffs, culminating in the NBA title on Oct. 11, the Los Angeles ... Full story

France's Darmanin to Turkey: Stay out of France's domestic affairs

FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, wearing a protective face mask, makes a phone call as he leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes. PARIS (Reuters) - Turkey should not meddle in France’s domestic affairs, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Tuesday, after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for a boycott of French goods, citing ... Full story

Tanzania election: Zanzibar presidential candidate 'arrested trying to vote'

Tanzania election: Zanzibar presidential candidate 'arrested trying to vote' - BBC News - - - - - sign-incaret-downsearchnolistlistdurationdurationdurationplaydurationplayplayplayplayplaymobile-smartmicrophonenewsletteremail Full story

The Lathums: From a sold-out tour to clowning around in a circus

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Apeel gets more cash to fight poverty and food insecurity in emerging markets with its food-preserving tech – TechCrunch

In the first real test of the potentially transformative power of its food-preserving technology, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Apeel Sciences is bringing its innovative food treatment and supply chain management services to distribution centers in select markets in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The goal is to alleviate food insecurity among farmers, who comprise one of the most susceptible populations to issues of malnutrition, according ... Full story

Goldman Sachs attempted to cover up sexual misconduct, lawsuit claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc attempted to cover up allegations of workplace sexual misconduct by the bank’s global head of litigation, a lawsuit filed on Monday in New York State Supreme Court claimed. FILE PHOTO: The Goldman Sachs company logo is seen in the company's space on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 17, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo. The lawsuit was filed by Marla ... Full story

President Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett"

The White House: "LIVE: President Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

U.S. stock market braces for rocky week ahead of contentious U.S. election

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street faces a rocky run-up to Election Day, with mounting worries about the outcome in Washington adding to nerves about the coronavirus pandemic and fading chances of stimulus. Slideshow ( 2 images ). The Cboe Volatility Index .VIX , Wall Street's "fear gauge," surged to 32.46, its highest closing level since Sept. 3., while the S&P 500 .SPX had its biggest one-day drop, with investors reluctant to buy ahead of the ... Full story

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