Thursday, October 22

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit India next week for strategic talks
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit India next week for strategic talks

By Administrator_India Capital Sands US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper will travel to India next week for a top-level ministerial dialogue, a statement from India's external affairs ministry said on October 21, and are expected to discuss defence and trade issues. Pompeo and Esper will hold two-plus-two talks with Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs minister S Jaishankar on October 27, the statement said. The so-called two-plus-two talks were started by US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018 and two meetings have been held previously in New Delhi and Washington.  
US Election 2020: Donald Trump, Joe Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls
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US Election 2020: Donald Trump, Joe Biden go at it — from a distance — in town halls

By Administrator_India Capital Sands President Donald Trump was evasive on October 16 night when pressed if he took a COVID-19 test before his first debate with Democrat Joe Biden as the two men squared off again, in a way, after their scuttled second showdown was replaced by dueling televised town halls several channels apart. Biden, appearing nearly 1,200 miles away, denounced the White House's handling of the virus that has claimed more than 215,000 American lives, declaring that it was at fault for closing a pandemic response office established by the Obama administration. Trump, meanwhile, was defensive and insisted that the nation was turning the corner on the virus, even as his own battle with the disease took center stage. Trump, less than two weeks after being diagnose...
Bank of America traders fall short of rivals as revenue forecast missed
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Bank of America traders fall short of rivals as revenue forecast missed

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Bank of America Corp.’s traders didn’t seize on the markets boon that lifted rival banks in the third quarter. Revenue from trading rose 3.6% to $3.34 billion, falling short of the $3.5 billion that analysts had forecast. While JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. each posted jumps of at least 17% at their trading desks, Bank of America’s small increase wasn’t enough to boost overall revenue as the bank’s consumer unit saw a 17% slide. Wall Street trading desks have benefited from active markets during the pandemic, and those results have propped up lending units that are grappling with broader economic hardship in the U. S. after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses and put millions of Americans out of work. Bank of Ameri...
US Election 2020: Joe Biden makes big push in Ohio, once seen as long shot for him
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US Election 2020: Joe Biden makes big push in Ohio, once seen as long shot for him

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Joe Biden made two campaign stops in Ohio on October 12, attempting to expand the battleground map and keep President Donald Trump on the defensive in a state long thought to be out of reach for Democrats after Trump's wide margin of victory there four years ago. The Democratic presidential nominee stressed an economic message and touted his own record while casting Trump as having abandoned working-class voters who helped him win Rust Belt states that put him in the White House in 2016. The president's re-election campaign countered that few expected Trump to win Ohio so comfortably four years ago and that he would repeat a similar upset on Election Day. In Toledo, Biden addressed United Auto Workers who represent a local General Motors’ po...
US Election 2020: Joe Biden accepts Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, vows to end ‘season of darkness’
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US Election 2020: Joe Biden accepts Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, vows to end ‘season of darkness’

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Former United States vice president Joe Biden on August 20 accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination for the upcoming election. Accepting the nomination, Biden urged American voters to come together to end a "season of darkness" that has cloaked the US for "much too long". “Here and now I give you my word, if you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us not the worst," Biden said. "I’ll be an ally of the light, not our darkness.” “And make no mistake, we’ll overcome this season of darkness in America,” he declared. Biden, 77, accepted the nomination on the final day of the Democratic National Convention held virtually due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. California Senator Kamala Harris, who acc...
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U.S. coronavirus outbreak soon to be deadlier than any flu since 1967

By Administrator_India Capital Sands U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus topped 60,000 on Wednesday and the outbreak will soon be deadlier than any flu season since 1967. America's worst flu season in recent years was in 2017-2018 when more than 61,000 people died, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventihere. The only deadlier flu seasons were in 1967 when about 100,000 Americans died, 1957 when 116,000 died and the Spanish flu of 1918 when 675,000 died, according to the CDC. The United States has the world’s highest coronavirus death toll and a daily average of 2,000 people died in April of the highly contagious respiratory illness COVID-19, according to a Reuters tally. The first U.S. death was recorded on Feb. 29 but recent testing in California...
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U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass Vietnam War toll as Florida governor meets Trump

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The U.S. coronavirus death toll reached a grim milestone on Tuesday, surpassing the number of American lives lost in the Vietnam War, as Florida’s governor met with President Donald Trump to discuss easing shutdowns aimed at curbing the pandemic. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is weighing whether to join other states moving to relax workplace restrictions and stay-at-home orders that have battered the U.S. economy even though health experts credit the measures with slowing the contagion. The meeting at the White House came as Florida announced its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus and two days before Florida’s stay-at-home order is due to expire. Despite a high proportion of elderly residents, who are especially vulnerabl...