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In final Trump-Biden showdown, less chaos but plenty of clashes

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offered sharply contrasting views on the still-raging coronavirus pandemic at Thursday's final presidential debate, seeking to persuade the few remaining undecided voters 12 days before their Nov. 3 contest.

Analysis: A newly restrained Trump faces the same old problems

福利网站President Donald Trump turned in the restrained and consistent performance his advisers said he needed in his final debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden, but it was unlikely to alter the U.S. presidential race in any fundamental way.

Britain signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

福利网站Britain and Japan formally signed a trade agreement on Friday, marking the UK's first big post-Brexit deal on trade, as it continues to struggle to agree on a deal with its closest trading partners in the European Union.

Barclays third-quarter profit beats expectations, helped by lower provisions

Barclays reported much better than expected third quarter earnings on Friday, as its consumer businesses swung back to profit and provisions against bad loans fell compared with the previous quarter.

Daimler lifts 2020 profit outlook as Mercedes-Benz margins rebound

German automaker Daimler raised its 2020 profit outlook on Friday as strong demand in China in the third quarter helped turn around margins at its Mercedes-Benz cars division.

UK retail sales growth beat expectations in September

福利网站British retail sales beat expectations last month and grew for a fifth month in a row, taking total sales volumes to 5.5% above their level before the pandemic.

France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

福利网站France extended curfews to around two thirds of its population on Thursday and Belgium's foreign minister was taken into intensive care with COVID-19, as the second wave of the pandemic surged across Europe.

Global stocks hold tight ranges as U.S. election caution sets in

Global stocks barely budged on Friday as investors tightened positions with less than two weeks to go before the U.S. presidential election and awaited a breakthrough in stimulus talks in Washington.

Time running short, UK and EU get back down to Brexit business

With time fast running out, Britain and the European Union were starting intensified daily talks on Thursday in a final push for a deal to protect billions of dollars of post-Brexit trade.

UK COVID-19 salary scheme fraud may hit £3.9 billion, watchdog says

福利网站British companies may have fraudulently claimed up to 3.9 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in public money by accepting funds from a salary support scheme while ordering furloughed staff to still work during lockdown, the spending watchdog said.

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Stanford University's campus is seen from atop Hoover Tower in Stanford, California, U.S. on May 9, 2014.    REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach/File Photo

Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2018

American universities continue to dominate the top of Reuters’ ranking, but geopolitical uncertainty is giving a boost to Germany and China.  Full article 

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