Senators lay out plan for college athletes bill of rights

Fox Business Flash top headlines for August 12 Fox Business Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. A group of senators led by Cory Booker of New Jersey and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Thursday released a plan for reforming college sports with an athletes bill or rights. Continue Reading Below NFL CORONAVIRUS OPT-OUT PAY PACKAGES […]

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Trump says COVID-19 aid stalled over funds for US Postal Service

Trump has assailed mail-in voting as fraudulent as lawmakers decry his appointed USPS leader gutting the agency. The United States Postal Service (USPS) may be critical for a successful November election, but budget shortfalls and an unwillingness to assist from President Donald Trump could put polls in danger. USPS already faced questions over how it would handle the expected spike of mail-in […]

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U.S. envoy: FBI to join Beirut blast probe, Lebanon must end 'empty promises'

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A top U.S. diplomat said on Thursday the FBI would join a probe of the massive Beirut explosion that killed at least 172 people, urging change in Lebanon to “make sure something like this never happens again”. On a tour of a demolished Beirut neighbourhood, U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale said Lebanon needed “economic and […]

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WHO downplays danger of coronavirus entering food chain

GENEVA (REUTERS) – The World Health Organization on Thursday (Aug 13) downplayed the danger of the coronavirus latching on to food packaging and urged people not to be afraid of the virus entering the food chain. “People should not fear food, food packaging or delivery of food,” WHO head of emergencies programme Mike Ryan told a briefing. “There is no […]

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WHO downplays danger of coronavirus latching on to food packaging

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization on Thursday downplayed the danger of the coronavirus latching on to food packaging and urged people not to be afraid of the virus entering the food chain. Two cities in China said they had found traces of the coronavirus in imported frozen food and on food packaging, raising fears that contaminated food shipments […]

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U.S. requires Confucius Institute center to register as foreign mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday it was requiring the center that manages Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes in the United States to register as a foreign mission, the latest sign of deteriorating relations between Washington and Beijing. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a statement, labeled the Confucius Institute U.S. Center in Washington “an entity advancing […]

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TABLE – Pakistan reserves decrease $73 mln to $12,469.3 week ending Aug 7

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves decrease $73 million to $12,469.3 million in the week ending August 7, compared to $12,542.2 million in the previous week, central bank said on Thursday. RESERVES Week ending Previous Week Change/pct ($ billions) Aug 7 Held by the State $12,469.3 mln $12,542.2 mln -0.5 Bank of Pakistan Held by $7,049.0 […]

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Polish pilgrims head for holy site despite virus risks

WARSAW (Reuters) – Thousands of Polish pilgrims were making their way to the holiest site in the staunchly Catholic country on Thursday, shrugging off record COVID-19 infection data that has forced authorities to tighten restrictions in some counties. Daily recorded cases have topped 800 three times in the past week, far above earlier levels, leading authorities to cancel big events […]

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Trump: Widespread mail-in voting hard without funding USPS – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the agency of money Democrats say it needs to process an anticipated surge in mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump also falsely stated that Democrats were pushing for universal mail-in voting and made the unfounded claim […]

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