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Quick hits: Yankees, Chapman, Rays, Morton, Nationals, Rizzo, Martinez

By TC Zencka | August 9, 2020 at the 6:25 p.m. CDT The New York Yankees will make a decision Aroldis ChapmanAccording to ESPN’s Marly Rivera, the schedule is set to come back into action after a throwing session on Tuesday. Chapman has not yet appeared this season. He tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11 after showing mild symptoms. …

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Nation hits 5 million coronavirus cases with few signs of slowing down

When the US topped 5 million coronavirus cases this weekend, the milestone was met with little fanfare as some school districts planned to reopen and thousands came to Sturgis, South Dakota to host the world’s largest annual gathering of motorcycle fans. There were more than 160,000 deaths in the country on Saturday, according to NBC News. No other nation has …

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Hong Kong hits back on “shameless” US sanctions against Leader Carrie Lam

HONG KONG – The Chinese and Hong Kong governments sharply criticized Washington on Saturday after the US imposed sanctions on Area Leader Carrie Lam and other officials, rejecting the move as “clowns” that would not intimidate the Chinese people. The Hong Kong government said the sanctions were “shameless and despicable” and constituted “blatant and barbaric” interference in China’s internal affairs, …

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Buffett is buying back a record $ 5.1 billion in Berkshire as operating profit hits a huge hit

Warren Buffett Gerard Miller | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway announced on Saturday that it bought back some of its own shares in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic affected operations for Warren Buffett’s conglomerate. The company announced that it had repurchased a total of $ 5.1 billion in shares in May and June. Berkshire repurchased more than $ 4.6 billion …

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Problems at CalPERS: Abrupt exit hits state pension fund

The news landed shortly after 9 p.m .: The investment manager of the massive state pension fund in California abruptly resigned. Before dawn the next day, Sacramento was completely out of sorts – and there was a sense of crisis over California’s powerful public pension system. Ben Meng’s shock exit on Wednesday night reverberated through the state capital and then …

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Nasdaq hits its 30th record in 2020 and S&P 500 ends in a troubled session over 3,300 as large-cap tech stocks take a breather

US stocks ended a bumpy trading session on Tuesday with another record for the Nasdaq Composite, as technology-related names put outperformance in the run-down energy, real estate, and consumer staples sectors. Investors analyzed a plethora of US corporate quarterly results and were waiting for a standoff between Congress and Democrats regarding a new tax relief package for Americans who became …

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Factory PMIs lift European stocks, but gold hits a new high

European stocks rose on Monday after a poll found that manufacturing activity in the continent’s leading economies recovered in July as corona viruses eased. Due to increasing demand, production activity in the euro zone increased last month for the first time since January 2019. This emerges from new data from the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) on Monday. The headline of …

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The coronavirus crisis hits the European tourism industry shortly after its reopening

Just a few weeks after the countries reopened their summer vacation borders, the revival of European tourism is in trouble amid a new wave of COVID-19 infections. European countries started opening each other up to tourists in mid-June, but recent events have highlighted the dangers of reopening travel between countries. The UK had to suddenly impose a 14-day quarantine on …

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