Economy

Central banks have been big buyers of gold for over 10 years. Here is why they do it

Central banks have been big buyers of gold for over 10 years. Here is why they do it

9 hours ago   |   Travel

Reuters A number of central banks have loaded up on gold in the last year, according to data from World Gold Council. Central banks own gold as part of their portfolios, which...
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UMass Amherst/WCVB poll shows Mass. voters concerned about COVID-19, economy

UMass Amherst/WCVB poll shows Mass. voters concerned about COVID-19, economy

21 hours ago   |   Business - News

One of the most important issues facing Massachusetts, according to the poll respondents, is the coronavirus, along with unemployment, the economy, housing, jobs and education.
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European stocks tumble after the UK adds six more countries to its COVID-19 travel quarantine list

European stocks tumble after the UK adds six more countries to its COVID-19 travel quarantine list

1 day ago   |   Travel

Matthew Horwood/Getty European stocks fell on Friday as the UK added six more countries to its 14-day COVID-19 quarantine list. The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 fell 1.9% and the...
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Mike Pence claimed Trump created more jobs in the last 3 months than Obama did in 8 years - and the backlash was swift

Mike Pence claimed Trump created more jobs in the last 3 months than Obama did in 8 years - and the backlash was swift

2 days ago   |   Politic - News

Vice President Mike Pence claimed on Fox News that the Trump administration had created "more jobs in the last three months than Joe Biden and Barack Obama did in their eight...
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US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

2 days ago   |   News   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - The number of laid-off workers applying for unemployment aid fell below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic intensified five months ago yet...
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A top Morgan Stanley strategist explains the risks to further US stimulus, but expects lawmakers to reach a deal

A top Morgan Stanley strategist explains the risks to further US stimulus, but expects lawmakers to reach a deal

2 days ago   |   Business - News

Morgan Stanley's top strategist laid out reasons why President Trump's latest executive orders on unemployment benefits pose new risks to further US stimulus. Although...
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Standoff over Covid relief could drag into September

Standoff over Covid relief could drag into September

2 days ago   |   Politic - News

White House officials and top Democratic leaders signaled on Wednesday that they can't agree to meet face-to-face, much less forge a compromise, on a Covid-19 relief bill to...
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In the New Cold War, Deindustrialization Means Disarmament

In the New Cold War, Deindustrialization Means Disarmament

3 days ago   |   News

Chinese security threats offer the chance to rethink a failing U.S. economy.
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Indian economy showing signs of early recovery after strict Covid-19 lockdown

Indian economy showing signs of early recovery after strict Covid-19 lockdown

3 days ago   |   Business - News

Four months after a nationwide shutdown across India, some key indicators of the economy, including exports, foreign investments and employment numbers, suggest that economic...
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VinePair Podcast: The Fight for Direct-to-Consumer Alcohol Sales

VinePair Podcast: The Fight for Direct-to-Consumer Alcohol Sales

3 days ago   |   Drink - Wine

As the economy shifts to an online, direct-shipping model during the pandemic, America's antiquated alcohol laws - already a huge hindrance for alcohol producers - are becoming...
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BU students back on campus with first day of move-in

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Family first: Boston Bruins goaltender OPTS OUT of Stanley Cup playoffs due...

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Spanish F1 GP: Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Bottas

Spanish F1 GP: Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Bottas

MONTMELO, Spain - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton secured a record-extending 92nd pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix, nudging Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas into... Read more ...

Moscow deaths from Covid-19 halved in July compared to previous month, down...

Moscow deaths from Covid-19 halved in July compared to previous month, down 68% on May - city health department

The number of coronavirus-related fatalities in Moscow fell by around half in July. The numbers reflect a nationwide trend in which the effects of the pandemic appear to be... Read more ...

Barack Obama accuses Trump of attempting to 'actively kneecap' the US Postal...

Barack Obama accuses Trump of attempting to 'actively kneecap' the US Postal Service to suppress mail-in votes

Jack Gruber-Pool/Getty Images Former President Barack Obama accused President Trump of trying to "actively kneecap" the US Postal Service to suppress votes at the upcoming... Read more ...

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What channel is Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies on today? TV schedule, start time for NBA play-in tournament

Damian Lillard has been on fire for the Trail Blazers lately, but Rookie of the Year candidate Ja Morant is hoping his Grizzlies can pull off the upset in the NBA play-in game. Read more ...

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Why Trump's WeChat ban scares U.S. companies more than his TikTok crackdown

Why Trump's WeChat ban scares U.S. companies more than his TikTok crackdown

Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders banning the apps WeChat and TikTok from the U.S., arguing that the Chinese-owned apps pose a national... Read more ...

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