It was six days ago when Donald Trump, after weeks of confusing and contradictory messages, announced that he was pulling the plug on bipartisan talks on an economic aid package. White House officials said the process was over and negotiations would not begin anew before the elections.

It was four days ago when the president, realizing he’d “messed up tactically,” began calling for renewed talks on economic aid.

And it was three days ago when Trump told Rush Limbaugh that his newest position was the opposite of the one he’d held earlier in the week.

“I would like to see a bigger stimulus package than, frankly, either the Democrats or the Republicans are offering,” Trump said on an appearance of the Rush Limbaugh Show on Friday, acknowledging it was “the exact opposite” of his initial demands.

I realize that the president doesn’t generally keep up on current events, but when

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Clare Muscutt, Jess and Lily Ratty, Varsa Amin
Clare Muscutt, Jess and Lily Ratty, Varsa Amin

From caravans to kitchen tables, and podcast production to pregnancy, I’ve been speaking to many women in and around the technology sector about how they have adapted to the challenges of working during the coronavirus pandemic.

Research suggests women across the world have shouldered more family and household responsibilities than men as the coronavirus pandemic continues, alongside their working lives.

And they share their inspirations, frustrations but also their optimism.

“I have a new business and a new life,” says Clare Muscutt, who lost work, her relationship and her flatmate as lockdown hit.

Wednesday is Ada Lovelace Day – an annual celebration of women working in the male-dominated science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) sectors.

And, this year, it has a very different vibe.

Varsha Amin, technology and digital skills coach, Hampshire

Initially it felt like business was paused. Confidence went.


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Are there tax brackets? Absolutely. Do they apply to everyone? Technically, they do. Can the wealthy get around them?

What do you think?

I stumbled across a discussion on Twitter of what top tax rates might be reasonable

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LANSDALE, PA — Small businesses throughout the Lansdale area are getting some much needed assistance from the coronavirus shutdowns.

Federal funding has been allocated to 21 different businesses around Lansdale in the most recent Pennsylvania state budget.

Many of the businesses included nail salons, barbershops, sandwich shops, and more.

To qualify, businesses had to have had 25 or fewer employees in February 2020, and annual revenue of less than $1 million prior to COVID-19’s impact, among other requirements.

The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. The department released a list of recipients who’d received funds or signed a grant agreement as of Oct. 3.

The recently enacted Pennsylvania state budget included $2.6 billion in federal stimulus funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Within this allocation, the state Department of Community and Economic Development has been allocated

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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A website is being accused of selling fake gift certificates to Warren County businesses.

Owner of Body Relief and Spa, David Dawkins, said he was surprised to find his business listed on the website The website offers gift certificates for businesses which people can purchase.

Dawkins said he has no partnership with the company and was only alerted to the matter after a customer attempted to use a gift certificate for $100 they bought, which is not valid at the business.

“It made it look like a legitimate exchange from our desk staff,” Dawkins said.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by Dawkins. Sheriff Jim LaFarr reached out to the contact listed on the website on Sunday. The sheriff said his call went to voicemail.

LaFarr said they receive numerous calls on scams every month and believed to possibly be another scheme as well.

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(Reuters) – Equitrans Midstream Corp ETRN.N said on Monday it will evaluate the cost and timing of the completion of the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline based on ongoing litigation and upcoming federal approvals.

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the under-construction Mountain Valley Pipeline near Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S. September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) gave Mountain Valley permission late Friday to resume some construction on its $5.4 billion-$5.7 billion pipeline, which runs from Virginia to West Virginia.

“As the litigation process progresses and as we receive additional information from FERC regarding potentially releasing the remainder of the route for construction, (Mountain Valley) will continue to evaluate its current construction plans, budget, and schedule,” Equitrans said.

Mountain Valley is one of several U.S. oil and gas pipelines delayed by regulatory and legal fights with environmental and local groups that found problems with federal permits

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Before borders closed due to the pandemic, Sigourney Weaver was able to travel to Paris in January to shoot a highly anticipated episode of “Call My Agent!,” the hit French series that’s available on Netflix worldwide (the fourth season drops Nov. 4). The first international actor to participate in the ensemble series, Weaver was quick to accept the part which sees her taking part in a French movie. The experience allowed her to dive into comedy which she rarely does, as well as practice her fluent French. With “Call My Agent!” set to close Canneseries this week, Weaver spoke to Variety about her experience working on the French show, the dilemma of moviegoing versus streaming during the pandemic and her work life in the Covid era.

I heard that you said ‘yes’ to be in this show in only a few hours. What made you so enthusiastic about the prospect

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  • Global stocks rose on Monday as investors held onto hopes for a prompt deal on a new round of US fiscal stimulus, boosted by the White House’s change in position over the weekend.
  • US stock futures rose as much as 1%, even after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the Trump administration’s latest proposal on Sunday.
  • In Asia, China stocks rose to a two-year peak, driven by a new central bank policy that makes it easier to sell the yuan.
  • The FTSE 100 edged slightly lower ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s expected announcements on stricter COVID-19 restrictions across the country.
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Global stocks rose on Monday as investors largely pinned hopes on a new US fiscal stimulus deal to get across the line. 

US stock futures rose as much as 1% even after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the Trump administration’s

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nine bosses
nine bosses

More jobs are being lost as Coronavirus lockdowns hit the economy.

For the jobs that remain, the question is, how to stand out as an applicant?

We ask nine top bosses for their thoughts.

Holly Tucker, founder of Not On The High Street: ‘I want to be wowed’

Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet
Holly Tucker MBE, founder of Holly & Co and Notonthehighstreet

When you apply for a job with Ms Tucker, founder of online marketplace Not On The High Street, she’s looking for one thing: “Creativity.”

She says: “I want to be wowed by the application, whatever the role. I want to see the care, attention to detail and creativity in their application that I will want to see from them in their job every day.”

She suggests a handwritten letter or an imaginative design as a good starting place.

“Some of my favourite CVs have gone the extra mile and showcased

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By Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh

BEIJING (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM)

on Monday said continued market recovery from the COVID-19 crisis helped its China vehicle sales grow 12% on year in July-September, marking the Detroit automaker’s first Chinese quarterly sales growth in two years.

The second-biggest foreign automaker in China by units – after Germany’s Volkswagen AG

– said on Monday it delivered 771,400 vehicles in China in the third quarter. That followed a 5% fall in the second quarter, when parts of China were still emerging from virus-busting lockdown measures.

GM has a Shanghai-based joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd <600104.SS> making Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac vehicles. It has another venture, SGMW, with SAIC and Guangxi Automobile Group, producing no-frills mini-vans and which has started manufacturing higher-end cars.

Sales rose 26% for cars under its mass-market Buick brand in the third quarter versus the same period

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