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A space odyssey: Britain rockets into unknown with OneWeb

TOKYO (Reuters) – Britain is betting that satellite operator OneWeb will help it boldly go into a post-Brexit era. But it faces formidable challenges to complete a working constellation and rebuild a collapsed venture that has proved a money pit for investors. FILE PHOTO: A scale model of an Airbus OneWeb satellite and its solar...

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Supreme Court: Nearly Half Of Oklahoma Is Indian Reservation

While all eyes were on the Supreme Court’s Thursday decision granting New York prosecutors access to President Trump’s taxes, a ruling earlier in the day recognized roughly half of Oklahoma as an Indian reservation – in a move which could have wide-ranging legal implications for the 1.8 million people who now live in “Indian Country,”...

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Boeing faces FAA investigation over safety programme

US aviation regulators are investigating Boeing after five engineers in a controversial aeroplane certification programme complained of pressure from the company. The US Federal Aviation Administration formally asked Boeing in November 2018 to address reports from engineers in the Organization Designation Authorization programme that they had experienced “interference or conflicting duties” between their roles as...

Michael Cohen Taken Back Into Custody After Being Seen At New York Restaurant
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Michael Cohen Taken Back Into Custody After Being Seen At New York Restaurant

Authored by Jonathan Turley via JonathanTurley.org Photo via TuskerDaily I previously discussed on Twitter that Michael Cohen seemed to me to be in violation of the standard obligations of federal prisoners given furloughs during the pandemic when he was seen at a high-end restaurant.  His lawyer strongly disagreed that Cohen’s conduct violated the conditions but...

Oil Market Recovery Threatened By Weaker Fuel Demand
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Oil Market Recovery Threatened By Weaker Fuel Demand

Gasoline demand appears to be weakening in some parts of the United States, as the coronavirus continues to spread. The states hardest hit by the surging number of infections are also some of the largest, with tens of millions of drivers.  Much of the country continues to see a slight uptick in gasoline consumption. But in Arizona,...

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US sanctions top Chinese officials over Xinjiang detentions

The Trump administration has sanctioned several top Chinese Communist party officials over their involvement in the detention of more than 1m Muslim Uighurs in re-education camps in Xinjiang province. The US Treasury sanctioned three current officials and a former cadre, in addition to designating the Xinjiang public security bureau. The Department of State said three...

Fearing Cancelation, Public Figures Withdraw Support For Open Letter Decrying Cancel Culture
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Fearing Cancelation, Public Figures Withdraw Support For Open Letter Decrying Cancel Culture

Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News, Some of the public figures who signed an open letter decrying the rise of cancel culture retracted their support, presumably fearing they too might become a victim of it. As we highlighted yesterday, 150 intellectuals, authors and activists including Noam Chomsky, Salman Rushdie and JK Rowling signed the...

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With Multiple Late Stage Cancer Therapies, Agenus Inc. Offers The Best Risk/Reward Profile In Biotechnology (NASDAQ:AGEN)

Our analysis concludes Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) offers the best risk/reward in the life sciences industry because: 1. AGEN will file a BLA in 2H2020 for a second line cervical cancer (“CC”) therapy that, if approved, should generate $150MM to $200MM/year in revenues just in its label just in the United States. AGEN’s CC therapy has...

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Dow, S&P 500 slip on fears over surging virus cases

(Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow dropped on Thursday as fears of another round of business shutdowns to contain a surge in coronavirus cases overshadowed data pointing to a declining trend in weekly jobless claims. FILE PHOTO: Traders wear masks as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the...

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Hepatitis C drugs help combat Covid-19 in trials

A combination of antiviral drugs used to cure millions of Hepatitis C patients has shown promising results as a Covid-19 treatment in hospital trials in Iran. In results from three trials, 94 per cent of hospitalised patients taking a combination of sofosbuvir and daclatasvir showed reduced fevers and improved breathing versus 70 per cent in...

What If It’s Not Enough? Most Stocks Topped A Month Ago
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What If It’s Not Enough? Most Stocks Topped A Month Ago

Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, Newsflash while the tech bubble is running: Most major indices still peaked on June 8th, a month ago. Hey, it may mean nothing as yet another stimulus package is just around the corner or so conventional wisdom goes. Who can say, but I’ll share some charts on the $DJIA here that...

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Palantir, the data mining company that helped CIA find bin Laden, files to go public

Via Yahoo Finance Palantir has confidentially filed to go public, paving the way for investors to take a stake in the historically shadowy big data company founded by Trump donor Peter Thiel.  The data analysis software company, which runs its European operations from London, submitted a draft registration with the US Securities and Exchange Commission...

10 Energy Stocks Defying The COVID-19 Slump
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10 Energy Stocks Defying The COVID-19 Slump

The coronavirus’s global spread has roiled energy markets, with the sector facing its worst existential crisis in history. Record low oil and gas demand, plunging profits, and massive asset writedowns have forced even diehard fossil fuel apologists and industry chiefs to concede that, indeed, the industry might never return to its pre-crisis levels.  While the global energy industry remains...

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CDC will not revise guidelines for US school reopening

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will not revise guidelines for how schools should reopen in the autumn despite criticism from Donald Trump that its recommendations are too tough. Robert Redfield, CDC director, told ABC News that the agency would provide additional information to help schools but would not change its guidance about...