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Biden sets fundraising record with $383 mn in September

WASHINGTON (AFP) (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Joe Biden smashed his own monthly fundraising record by taking in $383 million in September for his presidential campaign, thanks mainly to a flood of donations after his first debate with President Donald Trump. Trump lagged far behind last month with $248 million. Besides the debate, a

Trump says ‘really good chance’ of US stimulus deal

WASHINGTON (AFP) President Donald Trump said recently he now sees “really good” odds of reaching a deal with Democrats in Congress on a new round of coronavirus stimulus to boost the battered US economy, a sharp reversal from his stance earlier this week. His comments marked a definitive about-face after he

Trump and Biden outline competing visions for US economy

WASHINGTON, (AFP)  One US presidential candidate wants to raise taxes, the other lower them. One will pursue an ongoing trade war, the other may throttle back tensions. And neither will get much done without Congress’s approval. The proposed economic policies of President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden offer starkly

Trump coronavirus positive rocks stock markets

NEW YORK, (AFP) News that US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania had tested positive for the coronavirus rocked global markets Friday, stoking uncertainty in the world’s biggest economy just one month before Americans go to the polls. Confirmation of the positive test overnight first hit Asian bourses, setting up

TikTok says to sue over Trump crackdown

NEW YORK (AFP) Video app TikTok said Saturday it will challenge in court a Trump administration crackdown on the popular Chinese-owned service, which Washington accuses of being a national security threat. As tensions soar between the world’s two biggest economies, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on August 6