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NATIONAL SECURITY: More Republicans urge Trump to allow Biden briefings

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 12, 2020 WASHINGTON/WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – More Republicans on Thursday broke with President Donald Trump’s refusal to cooperate with Joe Biden, saying Biden is entitled to intelligence briefings even if they were not ready to recognize the Democrat as the winner of the Nov. 3 election. Most Republican officials and lawmakers publicly remained behind the Trump campaign’s push …

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MONEY: Wall Street Is Not Overly Worried Trump Can Overturn Election

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange

REUTERS, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 Sectors that were expected to outperform under President-elect Joe Biden are surging, such as cannabis stocks and clean energy. NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock investors have expressed concerns that President Donald Trump’s effort to contest the U.S. election without evidence could roil markets temporarily, but few appeared seriously worried that challenges to the results will …

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Walmart removes guns and ammo from its U.S. stores as social unrest flares

Gun display at Walmart

REUTERS, OCTOBER 29, 2020 NEW YORK (Reuters) – Walmart Inc WMT.N removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country rise, the world’s largest retailer said on Thursday. “We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on several occasions over the last few years, we have moved …

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Trudeau Says Canada Ready for ‘Multiple Outcomes’ in U.S. Vote

Justin Trudeau leaves an Ottawa news conference on Oct. 9.

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 24, 2020 By Kait Bolongaro for Bloomberg – Justin Trudeau said the Canadian government is preparing for “multiple outcomes” in the U.S. election but that he hopes there will be no disruption after the vote. “I have always had confidence in Americans’ capacity to move forward in a successful way. They’ve been running elections successfully for a very long …

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Exclusive: National Guard called in to thwart cyberattack in Louisiana weeks before election

Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next to a screen projection of binary code

REUTERS, OCTOBER 23, 2020 (Reuters) – The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The situation in Louisiana …

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“Just So We’re All Clear, It Never Happened” – Exxon Says Trump Never Spoke With CEO

President Trump at desk. Flag. Telehone

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 20, 2020 It’s the first time in at least a year that Exxon has tweeted about its relations with the president. By Lynn Doan for Bloomberg – In an unusual political statement from one of the world’s largest oil producers, Exxon Mobil Corp. posted on Twitter late Monday to clarify that it never spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump about a …

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US Oil Majors Shift Cash From Trump To Biden – REUTERS

Split screen. Donald Trump. Joe Biden

REUTERS, OCTOBER 16, 2020 By Liz Hampton (Reuters) – The two largest U.S. energy firms, Chevron Corp CVX.N and Exxon Mobil Corp XOM.N, have increased their share of campaign donations to Democrats this year, according to the latest filings, amid a looming battle over fracking. The vast majority, 85% of all oil and gas donations this election, have flowed on behalf of U.S. …

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Trudeau Girding for Potential ‘Disruptions’ After U.S. Election

Justin Trudeau. Canadian flags

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 8, 2020 By Kait Bolongaro for Bloomberg – Canada is preparing for the potential of a disputed election result in the U.S., according to Justin Trudeau. The prime minister, who has steadfastly avoided discussing President Donald Trump’s refusal so far to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, offered his clearest comments yet on the possibility Thursday. “What happens in …

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TikTok payback. China prepares list of US companies to blacklist

Chess board. Pawns. US flag. Chinese flag

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2020 Beijing issues rules that could allow it to halt exports, imports and investments by businesses accused of “endangering national security”. BEIJING – The Wall Street Journal is reporting (paywall) today that China has sped up its development of a blacklist that could be used to punish American technology firms in response to President Trump’s ban on …

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U.S. presidential hopeful Biden says he would not ban fracking

U.S. Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden

REUTERS, AUGUST 31, 2020 PITTSBURGH (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Monday he would not ban hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method of drilling for crude oil and natural gas, if elected and called Republican assertions that he supports such a ban a lie. The comment added a level of nuance to Biden’s energy platform, which includes an …

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