U.S. stocks close higher, oil jumps as fiscal aid talks progress

NEW YORK – Wall Street advanced and crude prices surged on Thursday as reports continued to surface of new developments in pandemic relief negotiations in Washington. All three major U.S. stock indexes gained ground, with smaller cap stocks handily outperforming their larger counterparts. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while expressing confidence that she would be […]

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Nagorno-Karabakh truce under strain as both sides allege violations

A Russian-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain on Sunday a day after it was agreed, with Azerbaijan and Armenia accusing each other of serious violations and crimes against civilians. The ceasefire, clinched after marathon talks in Moscow advocated by President Vladimir Putin, was meant to halt fighting to allow ethnic Armenian forces […]

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UK at ‘tipping point:’ England braces for more restrictions

Millions of people in northern England are anxiously waiting to hear how much further virus restrictions will be tightened as one of the British government’s leading medical advisers warned Sunday that the country is at a crucial juncture in the second wave of the coronavirus. England’s deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said the […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 screen can still be scratched with your fingernail

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a larger front display and an improved hinge mechanism compared to Samsung’s earlier effort. In testing the outer display against scratches, JerryRigEverything found that Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus holds up against scratching on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness to a level six with deeper grooves at level seven. […]

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