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Theme parks considering legal action over California’s ‘unachievable’ reopening guidelines

California theme parks are considering legal action and keeping “all options open” after state officials issued reopening guidelines that could keep the major tourist destinations closed until early 2021 or even next summer. California Attractions and Parks Association executive director Erin Guerrero said during a news conference on Wednesday, Oct. 21 that California theme parks […]

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US economic recovery is ‘V-interrupted’ and could slow after fiscal stimulus boost fades, a JPMorgan chief strategist says

Summary List Placement US economic recovery is currently “V-interrupted” and could slow down again in the fourth-quarter after the effects of fiscal stimulus dwindle, JPMorgan Asset Management’s David Kelly told CNBC. “We have seen what looks like a V-shaped recovery, but it’s really V-interrupted — it’s half of V,” Kelly, the chief global strategist, said […]

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The Trump administration is considering proscribing Amnesty, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch as ‘anti-Semitic’ and telling other governments not to support them

Summary List Placement The Trump administration is reportedly considering plans to proscribe major humanitarian organisations including Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Human Rights Watch as anti-Semitic and to urge other governments to withdraw their support for them. The State Department could make an announcement as soon as this week, according to Politico. Politico reports that the […]

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SpaceX is on a stunning streak with Starlink, Elon Musk’s plan to bathe Earth in high-speed internet. But the scheme isn’t without big snags.

Summary List Placement SpaceX is on a winning streak with its ambitious plan to envelop Earth with broadband internet service, called Starlink, and shows no signs of slowing down. But its mission isn’t without controversy or opposition — including from astronomers and companies trying to launch rockets through an ever-crowded path to orbit.  The aerospace […]

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This is the 19-slide pitch deck two 22-year-olds used to nab $57 million in funding from Silicon Valley

Summary List Placement Technology is shattering legacy financial systems that can’t keep pace with market demand — and Brex is at the forefront. It’s one of fintechs buzziest startups, aiming to rebuild B2B financial products starting with corporate cards for technology companies. The company was quietly launched in 2017 by Henrique Dubugras and Pedro Franceschi, […]

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Google says an Iran-linked disinformation campaign targeted 25,000 Gmail users, corroborating a US statement about threatening emails sent to Democratic voters

Summary List Placement Google appears to have corroborated a US national intelligence statement that an Iranian campaign sent registered Democratic voters a spate of intimidating emails claiming to be from far-right group The Proud Boys. Google first told CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan that it had detected 25,000 emails sent to Gmail users as part of a […]