preview nov14 24sep20 The monetary policy announcement from the Swiss National Bank and business confidence from Germany are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news. At 2.45 am ET, France's statistical office Insee is set to issue business confidence survey data. The sentiment index is forecast to rise to 95 in September from 93 in August.

westpac sept24 Australia's Westpac Group (WBC.AX, WBK) agreed to pay A$1.3 billion to settle the civil proceedings over money laundering and child exploitation allegations brought by financial crimes regulator AUSTRAC.

wallstreet oct03 23sep20 Stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading day on Wednesday, more than offsetting the strength seen in the previous session. With the drop on the day, the major averages ended the session at their lowest closing levels in well over a month.

wallstreet oct25 23sep20 After ending the previous session notably higher, stocks have moved back to the downside during trading on Wednesday. The major averages have all moved lower, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq showing a particularly steep drop.

airforce sept23 Air Force Two, carrying Vice President Mike Pence, was forced to return to a New Hampshire airport after a bird hit the aircraft as it took off Tuesday. Pence was returning to the capital after attending an election campaign event at an airport hangar near the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The bird hit the engine of the plane, which returned to the airport out of "an abundance of caution,"

amazonprimeday sept23 Amazon's much-awaited Prime Day shopping event will take place in mid-October, according to multiple reports. The annual sale event will reportedly kick off in the U.S. on Tuesday, October 13. Amazon Prime Day, the company's biggest, global shopping event of the year, is usually held in the U.S. in mid-July. However, the e-commerce giant confirmed in July that it is delaying this year's event.

wallstreet aug15 23sep20 Stocks have moved mostly lower over the course of morning trading on Wednesday, giving back ground after ending the previous session notably higher. The major averages have all moved to the downside on the day.

blockchain patent 092320 Blockchain patents are skyrocketing in the U.S., with more blockchain-related patents being published in the first half of 2020 than in the whole of 2019, a year that had already seen more than three times the blockchain patents published in 2018, according to a new study published by IP consulting company KISSPatent.

eurozonepmi 022117 23sep20 Following the resurgence of the coronavirus infection rates, the euro area private sector stagnated in September as faster growth in manufacturing was offset by a renewed downturn in the service sector, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Wednesday. The composite output index declined to 50.1 in September from 51.9 in August. Economists had forecast the reading to drop to 51.7.

maternalhildhealth sept23 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced financial support of $360 million towards maternal and child health in the country. Out of this, $341 million was allocated to 55 states, territories and nonprofit organizations through the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, and $16 million to the State Maternal Health Innovation (State MHI) Pro

walmartmcdonalds sept23 Walmart Foundation, Cargill and McDonald's said they will invest more than $6 million in a million-acre grazing initiative to help restore grasslands and address the issue of climate change. The initiative, led by the World Bank, aims to make lasting improvements to the grasslands of the Northern Great Plains. The new program is known as the Ranch Systems and Viability Planning or RSVP network.

shellmicrosoft sept23 Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. and Microsoft Corp. formed a strategic alliance to develop new solutions to achieve net-zero emissions. The alliance will support Shell's ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050. Meanwhile, Shell's supply of renewable energy to Microsoft is expected to help it deliver on its renewable energy supply goals.

Amazon said Wednesday that it has launched a "Climate Pledge Friendly" program that will make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.

wallstreet1 061318 23sep20 After turning higher over the course of the previous session, stocks may see further upside in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 191 points.

wallstreet sept23 Initial signs from the U.S. Futures Index suggest that Wall Street might open broadly higher. Asian shares finished mixed, while European shares are trading higher. Rising coronavirus infections in the U.S., Europe other parts of the globe is really worrying investors. As of 8.00 am ET, the...

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