Daily Archives: July 16, 2020

Homebuilder sentiment jumps back to pre-coronavirus pandemic high 

To find a V-shaped recovery from the economic wreckage of the coronavirus pandemic, look to the nation’s single-family homebuilders.

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Vaughan hands in licence 

Newmarket handler Ed Vaughan has announced he is to quit training later in the season.

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CAR minister blasts ‘inequality crisis’ in coronavirus testing 

Central African Republic still waiting for testing supplies ordered via the WHO, says health minister.

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Floods, landslides kill at least 213 in South Asia 

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 213 people across South Asia over the past month, officials said Thursday.

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NCAA approves bowl eligibility adjustment for FCS victories 

Major college football teams will be permitted to count two victories against second-tier Division I teams toward bowl eligibility this season

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£3bn Ethiopian dam across Blue Nile causes Egypt tensions 

Ethiopia has bet its future on a dam across the Blue Nile river which was due to start filling this month, but downstream neighbour Egypt fears it could cut off its supply and may resort to force to stop it.

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Study: 76% of US sport fans want more ‘watch party’ experiences 

Two-thirds also keen on second-screen options for major league restarts.

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If Washington picks Red Tails, Tuskegee Airmen nonprofit wants to make sure it’s done right 

Some question whether the pioneering African American aviators should become an NFL mascot.

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A Team by Any Other Name Is Fine, It Turns Out 

The Washington N.F.L. franchise is picking a new name. As other pro franchises have learned, the process of rebranding can be as unique as the result.

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To Make Orchestras More Diverse, End Blind Auditions 

If ensembles are to reflect the communities they serve, the audition process should take into account race, gender and other factors.

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Chinese executives get ‘pre-test’ injections in vaccine race 

A state-owned Chinese company is boasting that its employees received doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine even before the government approved testing in people

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Demand for jobless aid high in US, even as economy slowly picks up 

Applications for jobless aid are expected to remain stuck at the worrisome level of around 1.2 million, the 17th straight week of claims above the 1 million mark.

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Wall Street retreats with global markets as rally fades 

Wall Street is retreating in early trading Thursday following a mixed set of reports on the economy, including one showing that layoffs continue across the country at a stubbornly steady pace

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An Indian tech giant that’s raised $20 billion from the likes of Google and Facebook is working on a mixed reality headset 

India’s Jio has announced it is working on a mixed reality headset called Jio Glass after raising billions from companies like Google and Facebook.

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Top E.U. court ruling throws transatlantic digital commerce into disarray over privacy concerns 

The court said E.U. citizens are insufficiently protected from U.S. surveillance when their data is on U.S. soil.

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