The dollar held gains against a basket of major currencies on Thursday as escalating coronavirus cases in Europe stoked fears across markets that fresh lockdowns would further hit the already fragile economic recovery.
The appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by President Donald Trump to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made his re-election campaign against Joe Biden even more contentious.
Cook Political Report and other trackers moved Texas from "Lean Republican" to the "Toss Up" column in the Trump-Biden election.
Democrats hope to flip a House seat in the diversifying and growing Houston suburbs as they target Texas in the 2020 election.
A message posted on the site said the "world has had enough of the fake news" spread by the president and threatened to release dirt on the Trump family.
The safe-haven dollar rose on Wednesday, pushing the euro to one-week lows on prospects of a national lockdown in Germany and France as coronavirus cases surged, with implied volatility gauges in the common currency and the yen hitting multi-month highs as traders positioned for next Tuesday's U.S. election.
The coronavirus is on the rise in some key swing states where in-person voter participation is highest.
"We are extremely concerned that the president's rallies will affect people in our communities," said Dr. Stephanie Markle, a critical care surgeon in Kalamazoo.
Managers say they're prepared to pivot into areas of the market depending on which party controls the White House and the Senate.
Either Trump or Biden will have to deal with an array of issues, from trade with China to wars in the Middle East.
Billionaire Tom Steyer resigned from the board of the Center for American Progress when he decided to run for president.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the Ohio city that suffered one of last weekend's two deadly mass shootings that shocked the country.
Trump also says he's "in favor" of background checks, and reiterates his support for "red flag" laws preventing mentally ill people from accessing firearms.
The new rule will take effect Tuesday and also applies to other telecom companies that have sparked security concerns, such as ZTE and Hikvision.
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Multi-Grammy award-winning Nile Rodgers told CNBC that he doesn't know if his live shows can ever be the same again following the Covid-19 crisis.
"The board is committed to actively seeking highly qualified women and individuals from minority groups to include in the pool of potential CEO candidates," Microsoft said in its annual proxy statement Monday.
CNBC spoke with six Bangladeshi female workers, most of them currently unemployed, who are struggling to make ends meet due to pandemic's crippling impact.