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The Rust Belt boom that wasn't: Heartland job growth lagged under Trump

(Reuters) - The voters of Monroe County, Michigan, may have expected an economic windfall when they flipped from supporting Democrat Barack Obama to help put Donald Trump in the White House in 2016. Read More


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Spared early on, 'Trump country' now leads in coronavirus cases, deaths

(Reuters) - In the early days of what became a historic public health crisis, the novel coronavirus was, in the lexicon of U.S. politics, a "blue state" problem - centered in East and West Coast areas, particularly New York and New Jersey, that voted against President Donald Trump in 2016. More »


Novavax delays U.S. trial of COVID-19 vaccine to November

(Reuters) - Novavax Inc on Tuesday delayed the start of a late-stage U.S. trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine by roughly a month to the end of November, citing delays in scaling up the manufacturing process. More »


S&P 500, Dow slip on earnings worries, stimulus uncertainty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks on Wall Street were little changed on Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 dipping on disappointing earnings and dimmer hopes for a U.S. coronavirus stimulus before Election Day, though the Nasdaq rose ahead of big technology company results. More »


Gunmen kidnap American citizen in southern Niger

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Six gunmen on motorbikes with AK-47 assault rifles kidnapped an American man from his home on the edge of a rural village in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday, multiple sources said. More »


Fake news spread on WhatsApp to Indian Americans plays stealth role in U.S. election

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - New Jersey tech entrepreneur Arun Bantval is U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden's top fake-news watchdog on messaging service WhatsApp about the Democrat and his Indian American running mate Kamala Harris. More »


U.S. cannot shield Trump from rape accuser's defamation lawsuit, judge rules

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a U.S. government request to drop Donald Trump as a defendant in a defamation lawsuit by a writer who said the president falsely denied raping her in a Manhattan department store a quarter century ago. More »


Facebook says suspected Iranian hackers behind U.S. election threats operated in 2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Iranian hackers suspected of emailing threatening messages to U.S. voters last week and spreading false information about compromised election systems ran a disinformation campaign last year targeting the Middle East, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday. More »


Donald Trump’s billion-dollar golf course development play: little to show, so far

TURNBERRY, Scotland (Reuters) - For Donald Trump, his golf courses are jewels in his self-branded business empire, from the swaying palm trees of Trump National Doral in south Florida to the panoramic sea views of Trump Turnberry on the windswept west coast of Scotland. More »


Biden thrusts into Trump country for Georgia rally in campaign's final week

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. (Reuters) - Just a week ahead of the Nov. 3 election, President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are criss-crossing the country on Tuesday in an intense day of campaigning, with Biden making a thrust into traditional Republican territory in a show of optimism. More »


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