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More than 150 people injured, 1 officer killed in Beirut protests amid clashes, reports of fire & police shooting

Via RT Over 150 people were injured – 55 of them hospitalized – during protests in the Lebanese capital over the massive blast earlier this week, according to the Red Cross. Police said an officer was killed in the clashes. Thousands of protesters gathered at Martyrs’ Square in central Beirut, attempting to reach the Parliament...

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“Within Days I Was Able To Breathe”: NYC Democratic Councilman Says Hydroxychloroquine Saved His Life

An immunocompromised New York City Councilman who underplayed the severity of his COVID-19 diagnosis in April now says that it was actually much worse, and hydroxychloroquine saved his life. Paul Vallone, a Democrat who represents Queens, says he took the drug along with a ‘Z-pack’ antibiotic and drastically improved within days. “I couldn’t breathe, very...

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Jab economics – Hard questions as scientists and governments seek covid-19 vaccines | Finance & economics

Aug 8th 2020 Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub SLOWLY BUT surely the economic costs of the covid-19 pandemic are becoming clear. On July 30th America’s statisticians revealed that the economy shrank by...

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLAKF) CEO Carsten Spohr on Q2 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (OTCQX:DLAKF) Q2 2020 Results Earnings Conference Call August 6, 2020 4:00 AM ET Company Participants Dennis Weber – Head of IR Carsten Spohr – Chairman of the Executive Board & CEO Wilken Bormann – CEO of Lufthansa Hub München Conference Call Participants Muneeba Kayani – Bank of America Daniel Roeska – Bernstein...

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Protesters block Bolivian roads after Covid-19 postpones election

Tens of thousands of Bolivians have blocked roads across the country over a decision to delay the presidential election due to coronavirus, prompting fears of a repeat of the chaos and bloodshed that followed the last election nine months ago. The Organisation of American States has accused some protesters of “preventing the passage of oxygen...

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US Intelligence: If Trump Wins Russia Did It, If Biden Wins It Was China And Iran

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone via Medium.com, Back in April I said “China’s gonna be so surprised when it finds out it interfered in the November election.” Now three months ahead of schedule China is already getting its surprise, alongside fellow unabsorbed governments Iran and Russia. U.S. intelligence agencies say China and Iran are working to sway voters...

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Quanta Services’ (PWR) CEO Duke Austin on Q2 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call August 6, 2020 9:00 AM ET Company Participants Kip Rupp – Vice President, Investor Relations Duke Austin – President and Chief Executive Officer Derrick Jensen – Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Noelle Dilts – Stifel Michael Dudas – Vertical Research Steven Fisher – UBS Jamie...

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Thousands take to Beirut streets as anger against politicians grows

Police fired tear gas at demonstrators on Saturday as thousands of Lebanese gathered to protest against the government after a massive explosion killed more than 150 people and devastated much of the capital. Activists have called for a “day of judgment” as public anger with Lebanon’s political elite intensified, with many Lebanese blaming their leaders...

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Italy seeks 28.5 billion euros in EU’s SURE unemployment aid

Via Yahoo Finance MILAN (Reuters) – Italy has asked the European Union to tap its SURE unemployment scheme for 28.5 billion euros ($33.6 billion) after extending furlough support to help the economy withstand the hit from the COVID-19 crisis. The Italian government on Friday approved a new stimulus package worth 25 billion euros, setting aside...

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Polish police detain LGBT protesters after scuffles in Warsaw

Polish police have detained 48 people following scuffles surrounding the temporary arrest of an LGBT rights activist on Friday night in Warsaw. The scuffles broke out after a court in Warsaw ordered the activist, who is suspected of assaulting the driver of a van from a conservative, pro-life foundation, to be detained for two months...

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Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) CEO Christian Ulbrich on Q2 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE:JLL) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call August 6, 2020 9:00 AM ET Company Participants Chris Stent – Executive Managing Director of Investor Relations Christian Ulbrich – President and Chief Executive Officer Karen Brennan – Chief Financial Officer Richard Bloxam – Chief Executive Officer, Capital Markets and Valuations Neil Murray – Chief...

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Slowing U.S. job growth, rising COVID-19 raise doubts on the recovery’s strength

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment growth slowed considerably in July, underscoring an urgent need for additional government aid as a resurgence of COVID-19 infections threatens to snuff out the nascent economic recovery. The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday came as Democratic leaders in Congress and top aides to President Donald Trump struggled...

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Fed Wants Inflation But Their Actions Are Deflationary

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, A recent CNBC article states the Fed will make a major commitment to ramping up inflation. How is this different than the past decade of promises for higher inflation? More importantly, while the Fed may want inflation, their very actions continue to be deflationary. The Fed Has A Plan “In the...