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U.S. Congress in sprint to fund government, approve COVID-19 emergency aid

14.12.2020, 15:51

The U.S. Congress will try this week to end months of indecision and infighting over the federal government's budget priorities and coronavirus aid, with more than $2 trillion in funding from Washington potentially at stake.

Trump faces Dec. 23 deadline to veto - or sign - massive NDAA defense bill

14.12.2020, 14:50

U.S. President Donald Trump has until Dec. 23 to decide whether to veto the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act or allow the annual measure setting policy for the Department of Defense to become law, a House of Representatives aide said on Monday.

Wall St cheered by vaccine roll-out, mega M&A activity

14.12.2020, 13:49

Wall Street's main indexes rose on Monday as travel stocks surged on the launch of a nationwide COVID-19 vaccine campaign, while Alexion Pharmaceuticals jumped on a $39 billion buyout offer from AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN) in one of the year's biggest deals.

Europe's banks have a way to go on sustainability - BlackRock study

14.12.2020, 12:49

Europe's banks are not integrating climate change and other sustainability concerns into their risk management systems as quickly as regulators expect, a study by BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) for the European Union showed on Monday.

Couch or cubicle? Vaccine may not lure Americans back to the office

14.12.2020, 11:47

Zoom fatigue? Isolation from colleagues? A craving for lamb shawarma from the downtown food truck?