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IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

IMF envisions a sharp 4.4% drop in global growth for 2020

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund foresees a steep fall in international growth this year as the global economy struggles to recover from the pandemic-induced recession, its worst collapse in nearly a century.
Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

Margot's homer, catch highlight Rays' 4-2 win over Astros

SAN DIEGO — Back in the ballpark where he started his big league career, Manuel Margot of the Tampa Bay Rays had a breakout game in the AL Championship Series with a three-run home run and a spectacular catch while tumbling over a wall in right field
With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

With concert halls shut, NY Philharmonic takes to sidewalk

NEW YORK — With performance halls shut because of the coronavirus pandemic, the best concert venue a violinist could hope for one recent October Friday was a sidewalk in the Bronx.
California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes

California orders GOP to remove unofficial ballot boxes

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

Joe Morgan, driving force of Big Red Machine, dies at 77

CINCINNATI — At 5-foot-7, he was the smallest cog in the Big Red Machine. And to his star-powered teammates, Joe Morgan was a driving force, too.
Wisconsin judge upholds mask order for enclosed spaces

Wisconsin judge upholds mask order for enclosed spaces

MADISON, Wis.
2 Stanford economists win Nobel prize for improving auctions

2 Stanford economists win Nobel prize for improving auctions

STOCKHOLM — Auctions are everywhere in today’s economy. They determine how Google sells ads, what price consumers end up paying for electricity, and the way governments sell off the public airwaves to telecom companies and broadcasters.
Federal judge upholds Minnesota’s extended ballot counting

Federal judge upholds Minnesota’s extended ballot counting

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge has upheld a Minnesota state court agreement that allows the counting of absentee ballots received up to seven days after Election Day. Republicans had asked U.S.
Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide.
Driverless boat in Florida spins of control, smashing docks

Driverless boat in Florida spins of control, smashing docks

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Three men conducting a photo shoot on a boat in a busy Florida river somehow went overboard, leaving the 24-foot vessel unmanned and out of control. The three men told deputies that they accidentally fell into the St.
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