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Global shares mixed after fresh records on Wall Street

Global shares mixed after fresh records on Wall Street

TOKYO — Global shares were mixed Monday on renewed caution despite a record high finish on Wall Street last week driven by hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and relief for the global economy. France's CAC 40 fell 0.3% to 5,579.
Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

WASHINGTON — After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill's main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business. COVID-19 relief, a $1.
Biden looks to fill out economic team with diverse picks

Biden looks to fill out economic team with diverse picks

President-elect Joe Biden is expected in the coming days to name several of his most senior economic advisers, a group that includes several liberal economists and policy specialists who established their credentials during the previous two Democrati

Plan to boost big Swiss firms' liability fails in referendum

GENEVA — A proposal that could have stiffened penalties against companies based in Switzerland if they violate human rights or harm the environment abroad failed in a Swiss referendum on Sunday.
Big Six banks to remain cautious at end of fiscal year as recovery stretches on

Big Six banks to remain cautious at end of fiscal year as recovery stretches on

TORONTO — Three promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates may be driving stock markets higher and fuelling hopes for an economic rebound, but experts say Canada's major banks will continue playing it safe as they report earnings and wrap up their fiscal
Angry Indian farmers reject government offer for talks

Angry Indian farmers reject government offer for talks

NEW DELHI — Protesting farmers on Sunday rejected the Indian government's offer to hold immediate talks if they ended their blockade of key highways they've held as they seek the scrapping of legislation they say could devastate crop prices.
'Nightmare on Main Street:' After a tough year, campaign urges consumers to buy local

'Nightmare on Main Street:' After a tough year, campaign urges consumers to buy local

A new retail event encouraged consumers to support small businesses on Saturday, reminding shoppers that the holiday season is a critical time for many neighbourhood mom-and-pop shops.
Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

Asia Today: Speed of viral spread causes concern in S. Korea

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day on Saturday, the fastest spread of infections the country has seen since the early days of the pandemic.
UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

LONDON — Teams from Britain and the European Union resumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexit trade deal Saturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains.
India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk

NEW DELHI — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders.
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