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Google, Amazon funnel US$20M to virus conspiracy sites: Study - BNN Bloomberg

Google, Amazon funnel US$20M to virus conspiracy sites: Study - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.The stock symbol {{StockChart.Ric}} does not existDigital advertising platforms run by Google, Amazon.com Inc. and other tech companies will funnel at least US$25 million to websites spreading misinformation about COVID-19 this year, according to a study released Wednesday.Google’s platforms will provide US$19 million, or US$3 out of every US$4 that the misinformation sites get in ad revenue. OpenX, a smaller digital ad distributor, handles about 10 per cent of the money, while Amazon’s...

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PBO pegs cost of basic income as calls for it grow due to COVID-19 - BNN Bloomberg

PBO pegs cost of basic income as calls for it grow due to COVID-19 - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.OTTAWA - Providing almost all Canadians with a basic income for six months beginning this fall could cost about $98 billion, the parliamentary budget officer said in a report on the eve of a preview of how COVID-19 will shape government spending until next spring.The figure is the upper range of the scenarios the budget watchdog was asked to research as part of a report released Tuesday morning as policy-makers consider how to shape emergency supports set to expire in the fall.Planned...

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Iran Identifies Cause of Fire at Key Natanz Nuclear Facility - BNN Bloomberg

Iran Identifies Cause of Fire at Key Natanz Nuclear Facility - BNN Bloomberg

{{data.symbol | reutersRICLabelFormat:group.RICS}}{{data.netChng | number: 4 }}{{data.netChng | number: 2 }}{{data.price | number: 4 }}{{data.price | number: 2 }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.NATANZ, IRAN - MARCH 30: The Natanz uranium enrichment facility buildings stand March 30, 2005 some 200 miles (322 km) south of Tehran, in Natanz, Iran. The cities of Natanz and Isfahan in central Iran are home to the heart of Iran's nuclear program. The facility in Natanz enriches hexaflouride gas, which was made from uranium...

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House Democrats Urge ‘Racial Justice’ on Climate, 88% Carbon Cut - BNN Bloomberg

House Democrats Urge ‘Racial Justice’ on Climate, 88% Carbon Cut - BNN Bloomberg

Emissions rise from the Duke Energy Corp. coal-fired Asheville Power Plant ahead of Hurricane Florence in Arden, North Carolina, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Hurricane Florence’s wrath hit the North Carolina coast, but the full effects of the storm, still centered 100 miles from shore, are yet to come., Bloomberg(Bloomberg) -- House Democrats unveiled a plan to combat and eventually reverse climate change that won plaudits from mainstream environmentalists but some disappointment from progressives who have tried to push the party to the left on the issue.The more than 500-page report...

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Norway’s $2.6 Billion Green Bet Could Help the Whole Planet - BNN Bloomberg

Norway’s $2.6 Billion Green Bet Could Help the Whole Planet - BNN Bloomberg

{{ currentStream.Desc }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.BC-Norway’s-$26-Billion-Green-Bet-Could-Help-the-Whole-Planet, Bloomberg(Bloomberg) -- Plentiful reserves of fossil fuels and rich seams of valuable minerals are no guarantee of national health, wealth or happiness. The “resource curse” has blighted many countries: Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo, for example, have suffered from years of graft, civil unrest and poverty.After discovering oil in the 1960s, Norway has managed to escape these troubles....

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Cirque du Soleil creditors set to reject TPG Group's offer - BNN Bloomberg

Cirque du Soleil creditors set to reject TPG Group's offer - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.Creditors of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group are set to turn down a proposal led by TPG that would leave them with a 45-per-cent stake in the company in exchange for wiping out most of its debt.Montreal-based Cirque filed for protection from creditors in Canada on Monday after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to close shows around the world, triggering a fight for control of one of the best-known brands in live performance.The company said it entered into a so-called stalking...

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Some Harry Potter Game Developers Rattled by J.K. Rowling Backlash - BNN Bloomberg

Some Harry Potter Game Developers Rattled by J.K. Rowling Backlash - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.Copies of Harry Potter books, Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(Bloomberg) -- One of the most anticipated video games is one whose existence has yet to be acknowledged by its publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It’s a big-budget Harry Potter game that will let players role-play as wizards and roam a vast, open-world re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas.The long-rumored project is very real, according to two people currently working on it. The game is...

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Gilead says Remdesivir to cost US$2,340 for 5-day treatment - BNN Bloomberg

Gilead says Remdesivir to cost US$2,340 for 5-day treatment - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.A person enters a building at Gilead Sciences Inc. headquarters in Foster City, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Gilead Sciences stock jumped as much as 7% on Thursday, reaching a two-year high, as a Piper Sandler analyst doubled down on his call on the approval prospects for the biotech company's experimental therapy for the pandemic now sweeping the U.S. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg, BloombergThe stock symbol {{StockChart.Ric}} does not existGilead Sciences...

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These Could Be The Last Big Gas Plants to Be Built in Britain - BNN Bloomberg

These Could Be The Last Big Gas Plants to Be Built in Britain - BNN Bloomberg

{{ currentStream.Desc }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.(Bloomberg) -- In the north of England about 450 engineers are toiling away to build a new large gas plant. It could be one of Britain’s last. SSE Plc’s 840-megawatt Keadby plant is the latest gas plant under construction in the U.K.  At the start of June a gas turbine weighing as much as an Airbus A-380 arrived on-site from Germany, keeping it on track to finish construction by 2022.The U.K. has at least 10 gigawatts of new large-scale gas plants at various...

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Fear of Vial Shortage for Covid Vaccines Prompts Flurry of Deals - BNN Bloomberg

Fear of Vial Shortage for Covid Vaccines Prompts Flurry of Deals - BNN Bloomberg

{{ currentStream.Desc }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.Liquid vaccine flows from a flu shot, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, Illinois, U.S. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg, Bloomberg(Bloomberg) -- Fears that a shortage of glass vials could hinder efforts to quickly deploy a Covid-19 vaccine are prompting a flurry of deals to clinch the in-demand containers.The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a global organization funding vaccine development, is the latest...

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There’s a Flood of Japanese Money Rushing Into Dollar Assets - BNN Bloomberg

There’s a Flood of Japanese Money Rushing Into Dollar Assets - BNN Bloomberg

{{data.symbol | reutersRICLabelFormat:group.RICS}}{{data.netChng | number: 4 }}{{data.netChng | number: 2 }}{{data.price | number: 4 }}{{data.price | number: 2 }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.A customer places a Japanese 1,000 yen banknote on a checkout counter while making a purchase at an Akidai YK supermarket in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Economists trimmed their Japan growth forecasts for this year despite a better-than-expected fourth quarter annualized gross domestic product figure, according to...

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Gorsuch Paves Way for Attack on Affirmative Action - BNN Bloomberg

Gorsuch Paves Way for Attack on Affirmative Action - BNN Bloomberg

{{data.symbol | reutersRICLabelFormat:group.RICS}}{{data.netChng | number: 4 }}{{data.netChng | number: 2 }}{{data.price | number: 4 }}{{data.price | number: 2 }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2017 in Washington. Gorsuch was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left on the court by...

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Poland’s President Seeks Election Boost With Trump Meeting - BNN Bloomberg

Poland’s President Seeks Election Boost With Trump Meeting - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: U.S. President Donald Trump and the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda arrive to a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Later this evening President Trump will host a Polish-American reception in honor of the visiting president. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images), Photographer: Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America(Bloomberg) -- Polish President Andrzej Duda is hoping to boost his re-election bid by meeting...

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Army Tightens Grip on Pakistan as Imran Khan’s Popularity Wanes - BNN Bloomberg

Army Tightens Grip on Pakistan as Imran Khan’s Popularity Wanes - BNN Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- The generals are back in control in Pakistan -- unofficially that is.There’s now more than a dozen former and current military officials in prominent government roles, such as running the state-owned air carrier, the power regulator and the National Institute of Health, which is leading the country’s pandemic response. Three of those appointments happened in the last two months.The military’s heightened profile comes as Prime Minister Imran Khan sees his influence and popularity dwindle due to a slowing economy, high consumer prices and corruption investigations involving his...

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Illegal Netflix, Amazon streamers cut off after European arrests - BNN Bloomberg

Illegal Netflix, Amazon streamers cut off after European arrests - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.Netflix Inc. signage is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone. Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg, Photographer: Gabby Jones/BloombergEuropean police busted an illegal streaming ring that provided service to 2 million people and was so sophisticated that it had its own customer-service team.The criminal network operated for over five years and offered more than 40,000 channels, movies, documentaries and other content, according to European police coordination agency Europol.The scale of...

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Huawei's patents on 5G mean U.S. will pay despite Trump's ban - BNN Bloomberg

Huawei's patents on 5G mean U.S. will pay despite Trump's ban - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.Huawei Technologies Co. owns the most patents on next-generation 5G technology, ensuring the Chinese company will get paid despite Trump administration efforts to erase it from the supply chain, according to a new study.The study by two research firms identified the inventions most closely connected to the 5G standards and found that six companies owned more than 80 per cent -- Huawei, Samsung Electronics Co., LG Electronics Inc., Nokia Oyj, Ericsson AB and Qualcomm Inc., the only...

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Europe Goes All In on Climate With Its Virus Recovery Plans - BNN Bloomberg

Europe Goes All In on Climate With Its Virus Recovery Plans - BNN Bloomberg

{{data.symbol | reutersRICLabelFormat:group.RICS}}{{data.netChng | number: 4 }}{{data.netChng | number: 2 }}{{data.price | number: 4 }}{{data.price | number: 2 }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.(Bloomberg) -- On Dec. 11, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen outlined a plan to steer the European Union onto a new path that combined economic growth, social justice, and the fight against climate change—a Green Deal. “This is Europe’s ‘man on the moon’ moment,” said the newly installed leader of the EU’s...

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ECB Seeks to Identify Polluters in Push for Green Finance System - BNN Bloomberg

ECB Seeks to Identify Polluters in Push for Green Finance System - BNN Bloomberg

{{data.symbol | reutersRICLabelFormat:group.RICS}}{{data.netChng | number: 4 }}{{data.netChng | number: 2 }}{{data.price | number: 4 }}{{data.price | number: 2 }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 22: Steam and exhaust rise from the smokestack of a natural-gas powered power plant on January 22, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Germany is seeking to reduce its CO2 emissions in accordance with the Paris climate agreement. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe,...

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Bankruptcy is a jackpot for CEOs helming failed oil companies - BNN Bloomberg

Bankruptcy is a jackpot for CEOs helming failed oil companies - BNN Bloomberg

{{ currentStream.Desc }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.For Whiting Petroleum Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brad Holly, filing for bankruptcy had at least one perk: a US$900,000 pay raise.Across the oil industry, leaders of failing companies are hitting the jackpot even in the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdowns that destroyed energy demand, crushed prices and threw almost 100,000 rank-and-file employees out of work.Some 35 executives at Whiting, Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. stand to share...

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Massachusetts Squeezes Gas With Call to Review Utilities’ Future - BNN Bloomberg

Massachusetts Squeezes Gas With Call to Review Utilities’ Future - BNN Bloomberg

{{ currentStream.Desc }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.(Bloomberg) -- Massachusetts’s top law-enforcement officer is asking regulators to investigate the future of natural-gas utilities in the state as it fights climate change.Attorney General Maura Healey called on the Department of Public Utilities to examine what steps need to be taken as the state weans itself off fossil fuels to help meet its goal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a statement Thursday.“In order to combat the climate...

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Musk says 'time to break up Amazon,' escalates Bezos feud - BNN Bloomberg

Musk says 'time to break up Amazon,' escalates Bezos feud - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said it’s “time to break up Amazon” in a tweet Thursday, escalating a rivalry with Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, another billionaire investing in space exploration.“Monopolies are wrong,” Musk tweeted while tagging Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man.Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)Musk’s post came in response to a tweet from a writer who said his book titled “Unreported Truths About COVID-19 and The...

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Taleb-Asness Black Swan Spat Is a Teaching Moment: Aaron Brown - BNN Bloomberg

Taleb-Asness Black Swan Spat Is a Teaching Moment: Aaron Brown - BNN Bloomberg

{{data.symbol | reutersRICLabelFormat:group.RICS}}{{data.netChng | number: 4 }}{{data.netChng | number: 2 }}{{data.price | number: 4 }}{{data.price | number: 2 }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 01: A Black Swan sits by the frozen lake in St James's Park on March 01, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. People have been warned to not to make unnecessary journeys as the Met office issues a red weather be aware warning for parts of Wales and South West England following the one currently in...

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South Korea Unveils $62 Billion ‘New Deal’ to Reshape Post-Virus Economy - BNN Bloomberg

South Korea Unveils $62 Billion ‘New Deal’ to Reshape Post-Virus Economy - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.BC-South-Korea-Unveils-$62-Billion ‘New-Deal’-to-Reshape-Post-Virus-Economy, Sam Kim(Bloomberg) -- The South Korean government unveiled a 76 trillion won ($62 billion) ‘New Deal’ spending plan to reshape the economy in the aftermath of the pandemic after slashing its growth forecast for the year.The plan, first outlined by Moon in April, aims to refocus the economy through 2025 by supporting job growth and new industries. It will partly be funded by a third extra budget now being...

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U.S. merchandise trade fell in April to lowest level in a decade - BNN Bloomberg

U.S. merchandise trade fell in April to lowest level in a decade - BNN Bloomberg

Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.Trucks wait in line to enter the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, U.S., on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The spread of the coronavirus pandemic is scrambling supply chains in everything from crude oil to copper and foodstuffs, with many countries reporting a shortage of containers. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg, BloombergU.S. merchandise trade in April slumped to the lowest level in a decade as the coronavirus pandemic curtailed demand and disrupted supply lines.Goods...

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Bayer’s Progress on Roundup Woes Won’t End Monsanto Headache - BNN Bloomberg

Bayer’s Progress on Roundup Woes Won’t End Monsanto Headache - BNN Bloomberg

{{data.symbol | reutersRICLabelFormat:group.RICS}}{{data.netChng | number: 4 }}{{data.netChng | number: 2 }}{{data.price | number: 4 }}{{data.price | number: 2 }}Continuous Play:The information you requested is not available at this time, please check back again soon.(Bloomberg) -- Bayer AG is close to a turning point in its legal battle over the weedkiller Roundup. But it still has work to do to convince investors that buying Monsanto made sense.The German drug and agriculture giant reached verbal agreements to resolve tens of thousands of U.S. cancer lawsuits over its Roundup weedkiller,...

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