Saturday, December 19, 2020

Sunday's News Links

[Reuters] Congress poised to vote on COVID aid package after Fed compromise

[CNBC] Covid live updates: Stimulus deal in reach after Fed compromise; Moderna vaccine shipping soon

[Mint/Bloomberg] Britain warns new Covid-19 virus strain 'out of control', UK flights banned

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Christmas Travel Chaos Hits U.K. as Europeans Suspend Flights

[Reuters] 'Powerful tradecraft': how foreign cyber-spies compromised America

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] A Speculative Frenzy Is Sweeping Wall Street and World Markets

[AP] EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears

[Yahoo/Bloomberg] Yields at Risk of Shooting Up as Fed Defers Bond-Buying Changes

[Reuters] Taiwan sends ships, aircraft as Chinese carrier passes island

[Bloomberg] China’s Planning Body Vows to Prioritize Risk Prevention in 2021

[FT] Coronavirus: Scientists alarmed at infectiousness of viral variant

[FT] Debt dilemma: how to avoid a crisis in emerging nations

Saturday's News Links

[Reuters] Congress works through the weekend to finalize COVID aid package

[CNBC] Pain, despair and poverty reach fever pitch for unemployed workers

[Reuters] Fed sees 'strong capital levels' at banks after stress tests, greenlights share buybacks

[AP] Pompeo says Russia ‘pretty clearly’ behind cyberattack on US

[Reuters] Explainer-U.S. government hack: espionage or act of war?

[AP] California hospitals struggling as coronavirus cases explode

[Reuters] New COVID-19 strain spreads more quickly, UK medical chief says

[Reuters] China says tailed U.S. warship in Taiwan Strait

[Reuters] Hackers' broad attack sets cyber experts worldwide scrambling to defend networks

[CNBC] Doomsday preppers stock up on luxury survival kits, emergency food supplies and million-dollar bunkers

[WSJ] For Small Firms, Covid-19 Cuts Deeper; ‘It’s Getting Worse Every Day’

[FT] China rethinks the Jack Ma model