European markets set for mixed open with coronavirus spike, U.S. tech in focus
European stocks are set for a muted open Friday as investors monitor a rise in coronavirus cases across the continent and the prospects of economic recovery, along with further declines for U.S. tech giants.
.Cases of Covid-19 have now passed 30 million worldwide, resulting in more than 946,000 deaths. The World Health Organization warned on Thursday of a "very serious situation" arising in Europe as cases rise significantly across the continent, forcing a reimplementation of lockdown measures in certain regions.
A Reuters poll of economists suggested that the resurgences in coronavirus cases pose the biggest threat to the euro zone's economic recovery, with growth and inflation more likely to present negative surprises than positive ones in the coming year.
European markets are set to receive a broadly positive handover from Asia-Pacific, where mainland Chinese stocks led a cautious rise during Friday's trade, breaking from another sell-off on Wall Street driven by further losses for tech megastocks.
Amid a tumultuous period for Brexit negotiations, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier told envoys in Brussels on Thursday that a deal with the U.K. is still possible, Reuters reported citing diplomatic sources. Read more: CNBC »
Biden attacks Trump in North Carolina over COVID-19; president to campaign in Nevada
President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden were courting early voters on Sunday in the competitive states of Nevada and North Carolina, as the final presidential debate looms later this week.
Wait, Is Lululemon Doing A Black Friday Sale This Year?$128 $79 (38% off)\r\nCan you wear a swimsuit as a bodysuit? Asking for a friend (myself).
What's on TV Friday: 'Judy'; 'Art in the Twenty-First Century'What's on TV Friday, Sept. 18: 'Judy' on Epix; 'Art in the Twenty-First Century' on PBS; 'The New York Times Presents: Hurricane of Fire' on FX
Some European countries are reporting coronavirus spikesThe World Health Organization is warning of 'alarming rates of transmission' of Covid-19 in Europe. Portugal, England and France are some of the places reporting spikes. It's too bad the WHO is no longer credible in the eyes of the well-informed. But we’re fine in Africa now.
Around Big Ten, students say football boosts morale, but some question players' access to testsSome students say the Big Ten's decision to delay the start of football season until October will result in stronger safety protocols. Who cares what students think. Let the players play. 99.4% survival rate How about we focus on all the people that wanted Big 10 football, and be happy for the players, coaches, and fans that are joining the other conferences in playing college football.
Election live updates: Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust TrumpThe Democratic presidential nominee addressed the pandemic on Tuesday. The Republican incumbent will host a call with Jewish leaders before attending a fundraiser. Are screwing up Sars so badly, that the Pandemic was over before a Vaccine was even out. This idiot is focusing on distribution. Joe Biden does not even know what state he is in, he is the last person to give advise.
China reports 32 new Covid-19 cases – latest updatesThere are now more than 30M Covid-19 cases across the world. Here are other updates: 🇨🇳 China reports 32 new cases 🇦🇺 Australia's Victoria state reports 45 new cases 🇲🇽 Mexico reports 3,182 new cases For more: As Covid-19 claims more than 950,000 lives worldwide with over 22 million recoveries, here is a look at how the pandemic is affecting the world