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EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

EU eyes Dec 29 approval for 1st virus vaccine, later than US

BERLIN — The EU drug agency said Tuesday it may need another four weeks to decide whether to grant its first approval for a coronavirus vaccine, even as authorities in the United States and Britain continued to aim for a green light before Christmas.
Car hits pedestrians in Germany; at least 2 dead, 15 injured

Car hits pedestrians in Germany; at least 2 dead, 15 injured

BERLIN — A car drove at high speed into a pedestrian zone in the southwestern German city of Trier on Tuesday, killing at least two people, including a young child, and seriously injuring 15 others before the driver was stopped by police, officials s
US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. construction spending jumped 1.3% in October, again on the strength of single-family home building. The October gain follows a downward revision in September to a 0.5% decline from a previous estimate of a 0.

Consumers protest new measure of 'unfair' airline practices

Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly.
Nasdaq seeks mandatory rule on board diversity for companies

Nasdaq seeks mandatory rule on board diversity for companies

The Nasdaq stock exchange is seeking U.S. authority to require more diversity in the boardrooms of Nasdaq-listed companies, or for those companies to explain why they can not. It is the first major exchange to pursue such a requirement.
OPEC talks on production hit snag as pandemic clouds outlook

OPEC talks on production hit snag as pandemic clouds outlook

FRANKFURT — The OPEC oil producers' cartel was to push ahead with a new round of discussions Tuesday about how much to pump next year as countries wrestled over whether to extend the production cuts that have been supporting prices depressed by the p
China says probe sent to retrieve lunar rocks lands on moon

China says probe sent to retrieve lunar rocks lands on moon

BEIJING — A Chinese robot probe launched to return lunar rocks to Earth landed on the moon Tuesday, the government announced.
US factories grew more slowly last month; index dips to 57.5

US factories grew more slowly last month; index dips to 57.5

WASHINGTON — American factories grew at a slower pace last month and there are concerns that surging coronavirus infections will endanger an economic recovery.
‘I’m Your Woman’ puts a fresh spin on the 1970s crime drama

‘I’m Your Woman’ puts a fresh spin on the 1970s crime drama

Director Julia Hart couldn’t stop thinking about Tuesday Weld. She had just watched Michael Mann’s 1981 thriller “Thief” and Weld’s character Jessie had taken over her imagination.
Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction gets high court review

Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction gets high court review

PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby's lawyers will argue Tuesday that his 2018 sex assault trial was marred by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded as they ask Pennsylvania's highest court to throw out the conviction.