Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity’

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participates in the final presidential debate against U.S. President Donald Trump at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Joe Biden declared climate change the “number one issue facing humanity” and vowed a national transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy that could … Read more

Scientists make digital breakthrough in chemistry that could revolutionize the drug industry

REB Images | Image Soure | Getty Images In June, the U.S. government purchased the vast majority of world’s supply of remdesivir—a FDA-approved antiviral treatment for Covid-19—for July through September. Gilead, the company that makes the compound, recently announced that it would meet international demand by the end of October. Yet all along, digital instructions … Read more

Tensions remain high in Thailand, as protesters’ deadline for leader to step down nears

Protesters attend a rally on October 15, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of anti-government protesters and students held a demonstration at the Ratchaprasong Intersection in central Bangkok, marking the latest in a string of anti-government protests that began in late July with students and protesters calling for governmental reform. Getty Images Thailand’s government and the … Read more

Cramer’s week ahead: A tough week, a prelude to election day

There’s a big week ahead for the market with an earnings deluge, GDP data and stimulus negotiations

Barclays crushes expectations for the third quarter as provisions for loan losses fall

Barclays Bank building Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Barclays on Friday reported a net profit of £611 million ($797.7 million) for the third quarter, as the British lender attempts to plot a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The bank’s net profit attributable to shareholders more than doubles analyst expectations of £273.5 million, comes … Read more

Chinese fintech giant Lufax seeks up to $2.36 billion in U.S. IPO

A logo of of Lufax website, is seen at the company’s headquaters on May 28, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Wu Jun | Visual China Group | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese lending and wealth management firm Lufax is seeking up to $2.36 billion from a U.S. initial public offering (IPO). Earlier this month, … Read more

Huawei’s growth slows sharply as U.S. sanctions bite

Huawei headquarters building is pictured in Reading, Britain July 14, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters GUANGZHOU, China — Huawei’s revenue growth slowed sharply in the third quarter while its margin dipped as U.S. sanctions disrupt its business. Revenue for the September quarter came in at 217.3 billion yuan ($31.91 billion), up just 3.7% from the … Read more

Here are the key moments from the final Trump-Biden presidential debate

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were hardly cordial in their final debate — but both candidates seem to have taken to heart the largely negative reaction to their vicious first showing. There was less fury and more urgency in the 90-minute debate in Nashville on Thursday night, just 12 days out … Read more