* Canadian dollar rises 0.1% against the greenback

* Loonie trades in a range of 1.3116 to 1.3157

* Price of U.S. oil increases 1.6%

* Canadian bond yield ease across a flatter curve

TORONTO, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The Canadian dollar edged higher
against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday as oil prices rose and
Wall Street steadied, with the loonie clawing back some of the
previous day’s decline ahead of comments by Bank of Canada
Deputy Governor Timothy Lane.

The loonie was trading 0.1% higher at 1.3126 to the
greenback, or 76.18 U.S. cents, having traded in a range of
1.3116 to 1.3157. Tuesday’s decline for the loonie broke a
string of four straight daily gains.

Futures tracking the S&P 500 were slightly higher after
being pressured the previous day by fading hopes of a deal on
federal aid as well as a halt in trials of a COVID-19

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This year, we have all been distracted by the overwhelming challenge of COVID-19, and rightly so. Widespread disruptions, dramatically changed customer behaviour and government restrictions have hit all areas of business since the start of 2020. The pandemic has reduced companies’ cash flow and bandwidth, leaving businesses extremely vulnerable to further disruptions. With what has already been a tumultuous year, there is another serious challenge looming; Brexit. 

While preoccupied with the pandemic many businesses have seemingly forgotten about the massive effect Britain leaving the EU will have. Others are kicking the can down the road, intentionally ignoring it until the drastic change is upon them. On September 24th, The British Chamber of Commerce said that only 52% of UK firms that trade internationally had carried out a risk assessment ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021. 

With less than

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According to research conducted by Australia’s national science agency, coronavirus can linger on items, including banknotes and phones, for 28 days, especially in cool and dark conditions.

The study was published in the journal EurekAlert!

Researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) examined the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 in the dark at three temperatures. They showed through the series of experiments that the survival rates decreased as conditions became hotter.

Temperature factor

The team of researchers noted in their study that at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit), SARS-CoV-2 was “extremely robust” on smooth surfaces — like mobile phone screens — surviving for 28 days on glass, steel, and plastic banknotes.

At 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit), the survival rate dropped to seven days and plunged to just 24 hours at 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the study added.

The researchers observed that the virus survived

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  • Research from Australia’s national science agency suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive on smooth surfaces for 28 days at room temperature.
  • The study tested the virus on glass mobile phone screens, plastic and paper banknotes, and stainless steel.
  • Researchers kept these surfaces in the dark during the study. UV light has been shown to kill COVID-19.
  • Previous studies have suggested the virus lingers on these surfaces for seven days or less.
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The COVID-19 virus can survive on phone screens for 28 days under laboratory conditions, longer than previously thought, new research from the Australian government’s science agency has found. 

Researchers tested the virus on smooth surfaces such as glass phone screens and paper banknotes. They kept them in the dark at room temperature, around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).

They found the virus could survive for just under a month in

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Valleywide virtual biz week

Small business owners from across the Okanagan-Shuswap are invited to participate in three days of workshops and connect with peers from across the region as Community Futures hosts a virtual version of Small Business Week events.

“This is an important business development opportunity that our community looks forward to every year, so we are fortunate we are able to host it virtually,” says Kazia Mullin with Community Futures North Okanagan. “We’re excited to be bringing together some presenters and attendees who might not otherwise have the chance to network and discuss opportunities.”

“Many of this year’s sessions will focus on topics that are timely as businesses navigate operations during COVID-19, and we also have a nice balance of topics that are important building blocks and best practices in general,” says Mullin, who has been working with Community Futures peers from Salmon Arm to Penticton

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e-Invoicing for large GST assessees began on a high note with over 52 lakh counts notched up in the first six days of its launch.

“On an average 10 lakh plus IRN (Invoice Reference Number) were generated per day during the first six days,” a senior government official told BusinessLine.

In fact, the per hour average count on a day was 10,500 and the highest daily count touched 13 lakh. e-Invoicing has been made mandatory for businesses having turnover of ₹500 crore or more from October 1. There are more than 50,000 taxpayers who fall into this category.

The fineprint

e-Invoicing essentially involves reporting details of specified GST documents to a government-notified portal and obtaining a reference number. GSTN (the IT systems provider for GST) claims that there is not much difference between the present system and new one. Registered persons continue to create GST invoices on their own

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  • Trump said broader coronavirus relief talks are back on only two days after he abruptly ended them.
  • “Now they are starting to work out, we’re starting to have some very productive talks,” he said in a Fox Business interview.
  • Mnuchin and Pelosi have been discussing a separate piece of legislation to rescue the airline industry, and the speaker has already rejected direct payments as a standalone measure.
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President Donald Trump said that stimulus talks are back on with Democrats only two days after abruptly ordering Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Well I shut down talks two days ago because they weren’t working out,” Trump said during an interview on Fox Business. “Now they are starting to work out, we’re starting to have some very

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US President Donald Trump said in a video from his hospital room on Saturday that he felt “much better” and hoped to be “back soon,” after a day of contradictory messages from the White House about his condition following his COVID-19 diagnosis.

In a four-minute video posted on Twitter, Trump, looking tired and wearing a jacket and open-necked shirt, said he “wasn’t feeling so well” when he first arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday, and that the next few days would be crucial in his fight against the coronavirus.

 

“Over the next period of a few days, I guess that’s the real test, so we’ll be seeing what happens over those next couple of days,” Trump said, seated at a round table in front of an American flag.

The address came hours after differing assessments of his

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  • Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told campaign staff and friends that he was under federal investigation, just days before police detained him, Trump advisers tell Insider. 
  • Parscale did not specify which agency is investigating him or what for, according to Republicans familiar with his comments
  • Trump campaign staff said Parscale seemed fine in regular campaign Zoom meetings in the weeks before his meltdown.
  • Parscale declined to comment for the record. 
  • Insider reported in July Parscale’s spending while leading the Trump campaign was the subject of an internal audit. A Trump campaign spokesman denied any such investigation is taking place.
  • Trump advisers say the president has resumed complaining about Parscale recently, telling aides last Friday repeatedly that, “He ripped me off!” 
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President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale appeared despondent last Friday, telling his fellow 2020 staffers and friends that he was

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  • Florida’s health department recorded 3,266 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a massive jump from 738 new daily cases it recorded on Monday.
  • Florida’s cases had been declining, but Tuesday marked the highest single-day total since September 19, bringing the state’s total count to 704,568.
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and small businesses at the end of last week.
  • Reports showed large crowds gathering throughout the state over the weekend.
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Health officials in Florida reported 3,266 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up from the previous day’s new case tally of 738, bringing the state’s total case count to 704,568.

Officials also reported 106 new deaths, bringing the state’s total to 14,313 since March.

Despite being a coronavirus hotspot for most of the summer, Florida had seen a decline in cases during most of September and hadn’t seen more than 3,000 cases

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