Wall Street weighs up Bernie Sanders’ financial plans

Wall Street weighs up Bernie Sanders’ financial plans

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While Bernie Sanders may have taken the lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Wall Street is only now beginning to weigh up the possibility that the self-proclaimed democratic socialist might be the next US president. The billionaire-bashing Vermont senator’s policy platform has been defined by broad welfare programmes — from Medicare for […]

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Katherine Johnson, pioneering Nasa mathematician, 1918-2020

Katherine Johnson, pioneering Nasa mathematician, 1918-2020

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Even in childhood, Katherine Johnson was a girl who loved only numbers. “I counted everything,” the mathematician recalled in 2015. “I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church, the number of dishes and silverware I washed . . . anything that could be counted, I did.” She found a fitting outlet for her other­worldly numeracy […]

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Trump ready to end Chevron’s access to oil from Venezuela

Trump ready to end Chevron’s access to oil from Venezuela

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The Trump administration is ready to unleash the full effect of sanctions on Chevron Corp.’s operations in Venezuela as the U.S. seeks to further squeeze President Nicolas Maduro‘s regime. Although no decision has been made, it’s increasingly unlikely that the U.S. will renew Chevron’s sanctions waiver to access Venezuela’s crude reserves, people familiar with the […]

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Stocks fall again in worst week since 2008 crisis

Stocks fall again in worst week since 2008 crisis

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Equities have shed a tenth of their value this week in a selloff that continued on Friday, with investors rushing into havens on mounting concerns the coronavirus outbreak will stunt the world economy and deal a heavy blow to corporate profits. European and Asian equities faced a fresh bout of selling on the final trading […]

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