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Democratic, Administration Negotiators at Loggerheads Over $600 Jobless Benefit – The Wall Street Journal

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WASHINGTON—Democrats and Republicans remained at odds in weekend negotiations on a new coronavirus economic relief package, including aid to replace the federal $600-a-week boost to unemployment benefits that expired Friday. House Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi want any economic-relief package to include a long-term extension of the enhanced unemployment benefit, arguing the extra funds…

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If Oxford’s Covid-19 Vaccine Succeeds, Layers of Private Investors Could Profit – The Wall Street Journal

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In the race for a Covid-19 vaccine, the University of Oxford stands out. The 900-year-old school’s Jenner Institute is competing against a number of large, publicly traded pharmaceutical companies whose investors could gain handsomely from an effective jab. Even at Oxford, though, layers of private investors are poised behind the scenes to profit if the…

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Dow Futures Slide as Trump Unleashes Tech War Against China

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Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures slumped on Monday as tensions flare between Trump and China. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Trump will take broad action on Chinese software companies this week. Trump has given Microsoft a 45-day deadline to negotiate a deal to buy TikTok’s US operations. Tensions between China and the Trump […]

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I’m Afraid Meghan Markle is in Love With Being a Princess, Not Prince Harry

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There have been many indications that Meghan Markle has long desired to become a bona fide princess. Her idea of what the life of a princess is actually like was entirely rooted in fantasy, cultivated by Disney movies and He-Man cartoons. It didn’t take long for reality to hit, and when it did, Meghan didn’t […]

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PS4 Wins Marvel Avengers Stakes Thanks to a Huge Spidey-Surprise

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PlayStation Avengers players might get Spider-Man as an exclusive character. This will make Marvel fans flock to Sony’s edition. Sony has made Spider-Man synonymous with their brand. Marvel’s Avengers, the upcoming superhero tie-in from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, with feature Spider-Man as an exclusive character for PlayStation platforms. As one of the most popular […]

Apple Faces $1.4 Billion Lawsuit by Chinese AI Firm in Siri Patent Fight

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An artificial-intelligence company recently awarded a Chinese patent for a voice assistant similar to Apple Inc.’s Siri has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple that, if successful, could prevent the American tech giant from selling many of its products in the world’s second-largest economy. Shanghai Zhizhen Network Technology Co. said in a statement on…

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Xbox Game Pass is Going Platform Agnostic – And That’s a Game-Changer

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Xbox Game Pass has dropped the “Xbox” moniker. Could the service launch on other consoles soon? Accessibility is the name of the game for Microsoft. Microsoft’s desire to branch out is no surprise. The VP of Games Phil Spencer has been quite open about his goal of uniting gamers no matter their platform. The company’s […]

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Thousands Evacuated as Wildfire Rages in Southern California

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Now Playing 8/3/2020 2:37AM      The Apple Fire in Southern California has burned over 23 square miles of dry brush and timber, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. Meanwhile, fire crews are taking social distancing measures to limit the spread of the virus. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 1:41 Fauci Explains Why the…

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Anthem Disaster Unravels Further after Destiny 2 Loot System Rip-Off

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New details on Anthem Next loot are here. They appear to be a complete copy of Destiny 2. Does anyone want another bland looter shooter? Anthem is a disaster. This much is apparent to most. But developer Bioware is attempting to pull a No Man’s Sky. They’re trying to reinvent the game with Anthem Next. […]

Microsoft Aims for a Deal to Buy TikTok’s U.S. Business – The Wall Street Journal

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Microsoft Corp. said it will move forward with plans to buy the U.S. operations of the hit video-sharing app TikTok, capping weeks of covert dealmaking that were almost upended by an 11th-hour intervention from President Trump. The transaction could reshape the global tech landscape and further strain already tense U.S.-China relations. Following…

Trump Speaks With Microsoft CEO About TikTok Deal

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WASHINGTON—Microsoft Corp. said it is committed to trying to acquire the U.S. operations of the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok on terms required by the White House, after Chief Executive Satya Nadella spoke by phone with President Trump about the possible deal. Microsoft, in a blog post Sunday, said it would move quickly to pursue discussions…

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4 Charts Show a Recession Is More Likely Than a Recovery

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U.S data suggesting the economic recovery are stalling is starting to pile up. While investors have ignored traditional economic measures, these real-time indicators are tough to discount. An unstable U.S. economy could make a second wave of coronavirus infections catastrophic. One of the reasons the U.S. stock market has been able to withstand a barrage […]

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NASA Astronauts Land in SpaceX Capsule Near Florida

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Now Playing 8/2/2020 4:29PM      NASA Astronauts aboard SpaceX’s “Dragon Capsule” returned from the International Space Station in a splashdown landing in the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by NASA/AFP Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 1:41 Fauci Explains Why the U.S. Lags in Curbing Coronavirus Cases 7/31/2020 4:49PM 7/31/2020 2:51 First Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Russian, but…

With No Federal Agents on Streets, Portland Protests Turn Largely Peaceful – The Wall Street Journal

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PORTLAND, Ore.—A band of Portland moms chanting, “No justice, no peace” led hundreds of marchers to a federal courthouse here Saturday night, arriving to raucous cheers from a few thousand others already in place. For several hours, Moms United for Black Lives took their usual spot, front and center along a roughly 15-foot-high fence line…

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WSJ Opinion: Hits and Misses of the Week

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WSJ Opinion: Journal Editorial ReportFrom the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, the Journal Editorial Report sees columnists and members of the Journal Editorial Board debate the major economic, political and cultural issues of the day. From the policy debates to the political fights, each week get critical perspective and the analysis you…

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