With consideration for the “current circumstances resulting from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the SEC has adjusted its rules to allow immediate eligibility for players who have transferred within the conference.
With consideration for the “current circumstances resulting from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the SEC has adjusted its rules to allow immediate eligibility for players who have transferred within the conference.
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(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden faced off for the last time before the Nov. 3 election. Bloomberg News is checking the facts behind their claims in Thursday’s debate:Trump claims Biden got money from China and Ukraine through his son Hunter:CLAIM: A man named Tony Bobulinski told reporters in Nashville before the debate that Hunter Biden, the former vice president’s son, recruited him to be the chief executive officer of a proposed partnership between a Chinese company and the Biden family.At an event called by the Trump campaign, Bobulinski said that a May 13, 2017 email from Hunter Biden called for providing a stake in the company for “the big guy,” which he said was a nickname Hunter often used for his father. But Bobulinski, who was invited by Trump to be his guest at the debate, offered no evidence and took no questions. Bloomberg News can’t verify that Bobulinski has any connection to Hunter Biden or his father.Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement that “Joe Biden has never even considered being involved in business with his family, nor in any overseas business whatsoever. He has never held stock in any such business arrangements nor has any family member or any other person ever held stock for him.”On Ukraine, Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma, an energy company there. The New York Post says a laptop allegedly abandoned by Hunter Biden included emails suggesting the former vice president met with a senior official from the company. If true, it contradicts Joe Biden’s insistence that he had no involvement in his son’s business dealings and never discussed them with him. Bloomberg News hasn’t verified the authenticity of the emails, and the Biden campaign has denied such a meeting ever took place.Biden has released his tax returns from 1998 through last year. There’s no evidence he received foreign money. He and his wife Jill reported taxable income of $944,737 in 2019, paying 31.7% of it in taxes. The Bidens earn money in a variety of ways, including fees for speeches, royalties from books and salaries from teaching roles.Biden claims Trump was hiding a Chinese bank accountA report in the New York Times revealed a Chinese bank account controlled by a Trump entity called Trump International Hotels Management LLC. The paper said tax records show it paid $188,561 in taxes in China while pursuing licensing deals there from 2013 to 2015. Trump said in the debate that it was a business account when he was considering doing business in China and that he believes the account was closed in 2015.Trump claims U.S. response to the virus was effectiveBy most measures, the U.S. pandemic response has been chaotic and the results catastrophic. The U.S. has had more than 222,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19, and more than 8.3 million cases. That’s more cases than any other nation, including India, which has a population four times that of the U.S. It is true that the U.S. hasn’t had the most deaths per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University. Its death rate is behind Peru, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Ecuador and Mexico.Still, more than perhaps any other developed nation, the U.S. coronavirus response has been marked by confusion that has kept the country’s numbers surging while many other nations hit by the virus early-on have seen infection rates decline. Missteps in handling the virus include advising the public initially not to wear masks, advising those who don’t exhibit symptoms to not get tested and continued shortages of supplies and testing backlogs. Seven months into the pandemic, the U.S. has still not streamlined its testing efforts as have countries praised for their virus response including South Korea and Germany.Trump says a vaccine will be ready by year’s endVaccines typically take many years to develop, in part because they must be proven to be extremely safe because they’re given to healthy people. But around the world, governments, pharmaceutical companies and researchers have sought to expedite that process for the coronavirus. There are currently more than 190 experimental coronavirus vaccines in development, according to the World Health Organization, 42 of which have entered human studies.Experimental shots from Pfizer Inc. in partnership with BioNTech SE, the University of Oxford with AstraZeneca Plc, and Moderna Inc. are among the vanguard. Pfizer is looking to file an application by late November. Moderna expects interim results in November and, if positive, an emergency use authorization in December.Unfortunately, both Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson had to pause their vaccine trials due to adverse health effects.Importantly, once a vaccine is approved it’s a challenge to get it widely distributed. Estimates from top health officials have ranged from the end of March to the end of 2021 before most Americans would have access to it. Trump has said that an assertion by Robert Redfield, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that disbursement of the vaccine would come some time in late spring or summer of next year was “a mistake.”Redfield isn’t the only top U.S. health official offering a less ambitious forecasts for getting a Covid-19 vaccine out to the public. Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Services, said it would probably be widely available by the end of March. And Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, forecast a timeline similar to Redfield’s in an interview with Bloomberg Television.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden opened their final debate by blaming Donald Trump for the deaths of more than 220,000 Americans in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the president doesn’t deserve re-election. The seven-day average of U.S. deaths on Wednesday hit the highest in a month as Illinois, Ohio, Utah and North Dakota reported daily records.The surge in U.S. cases mirrors those seen in the Europe, where governments have started deploying curfews and other restrictions more widely. The outbreak gained momentum with France reporting more than 40,000 new cases for the first time, as well as record infections in Italy, Germany and at least eight other nations. In Asia, South Korea reports the biggest increase in new cases in more than six weeks.Remdesivir, given to President Donald Trump as a Covid-19 treatment, received approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Meanwhile, U.S. vaccine advisers questioned whether safety and efficacy standards set by Food and Drug Administration officials were high enough to warrant emergency authorization of a shot.Key Developments:Global Tracker: Cases pass 41.6 million; deaths exceed 1.14 millionCovid-19 deaths are increasing in the U.S. after months of declineGovernments around Europe began to deploy curfews more widelyPelosi, Mnuchin to talk stimulus again as Trump hints at failureEurope facing dearth of medical staff in test of virus readinessInvestors brace for barrage of Covid vaccine data to roil marketSubscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here. Click CVID on the terminal for global data on coronavirus cases and deaths.Trump Says Fauci Is a Good Person, But Made Mistakes (09:56 a.m.)President Donald Trump claims he “gets along very well” with Anthony Fauci, after harshly criticizing Fauci this week. “I think he’s a Democrat, but that’s okay.” He speaks at the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee.Biden Blames Trump for 200,000 Covid Deaths as Last Debate Opens (09:22 a.m.)Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden opened their final debate by blaming Donald Trump for the deaths of more than 220,000 Americans in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the president doesn’t deserve re-election.“Anyone who’s responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “We’re about to go into a dark winter. A dark winter. And he has no clear plan.”Unlike their first debate, in which Trump repeatedly talked over Biden and Biden called him a “clown” and told him to “shut up,” the candidates initially complied with rules of the debate that called for them to allow each other time to speak.Biden said he would encourage all Americans to wear masks, contrasting himself with Trump, who has seldom covered his face before or after contracting Covid-19 himself. Trump defended his response to the pandemic to begin the debate, saying that spikes in cases in states including Florida and Texas have come down, his administration has directed the production of ample medical supplies, and the country is “rounding the turn.”South Korea Has 155 More Coronavirus Cases (08:38 a.m. HK)South Korea reports 155 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours versus 119 a day earlier, according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency. That was the biggest increase in more than six weeks.Brazil’s Bolsonaro Escalates Feud Over China-Backed Vaccine (08:12 a.m.)Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro stepped up criticism of a Chinese vaccine being developed in partnership with a renowned research institute in Brazil, saying the Asian country lacks credibility to come up with solutions for the coronavirus crisis.|“We won’t buy it from China, it’s my decision,” Bolsonaro said in a radio interview late Wednesday, adding that people wouldn’t feelsafe with Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s vaccine “due to its origin.”Bolsonaro said Brazil spent 2 billion reais ($359 million) to develop a vaccine with AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University, which is in a similar trial stage. China’s Sinovac is partnering with the country’s prestigious Butantan Institute locally, which is under the watch of one of the president’s main rivals: Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria.Mexico Reports 6,612 New Covid-19 Cases (08:10 a.m. HK)Mexico reported 6,612 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total to 874,171, according to data released by the Health Ministry Thursday night. Deaths rose 479 to 87,894.FDA Vaccine Rules Challenged (07:53 a.m. HK)U.S. vaccine advisers questioned whether safety and efficacy standards set by Food and Drug Administration officials were high enough to warrant emergency authorization of a shot.About two dozen outside advisers to the FDA with expertise in infectious diseases met Thursday to weigh in on agency standards that require a vaccine to work in at least 50% of people and for drugmakers to collect two months of safety data on at least half of clinical trial volunteers.Many panel members and outside researchers who commented during the hearing worried that if a vaccine is rushed out that later turns out to have safety problems or to be less effective than promised, it could backfire in a big way, undermining public confidence in Covid-19 vaccines for years to come.Blood Plasma Didn’t Benefit Covid-19 Patients (07:13 a.m. HK)A trial found that infusing hospitalized Covid-19 patients with blood plasma from people who had recovered had no effect on whether they got sicker or died, Stat reports, citing a study published in the medical journal BMJ.The study was the first completed randomized trial of the treatments. An earlier study by the Mayo Clinic showed some benefit, leading the FDA to give the therapy emergency approval in August, but that trial didn’t have a control arm, the report said.WeWork Default Is a Real Possibility, Fitch Warns (06:44 a.m. HK)Fitch Ratings downgraded troubled co-working company WeWork and warned that the once high-flying startup could default on its obligations.On Thursday, the agency said it lowered the company’s long-term issuer default rating to CCC from CCC+. That indicates “substantial credit risk” and suggests “default is a real possibility,” according to Fitch’s rating scale.Fitch cited the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on WeWork’s already struggling business model. The startup tried and failed to go public late last year. The spread of the coronavirus worsened WeWork’s predicament as people opted to work from home, rather than in the communal offices the company rents out.Almost 60 Infected at Canadian Pork Plant (6:13 a.m. HK)A total of 58 people have tested positive for Covid-19 at an Olymel pork processing plant in the Canadian province of Quebec, but the plant remains fully operational, spokesman Richard Vigneault said on Thursday.“All those people have gone home and are on recovery, we hope,” he said. The pork plant, which processes roughly 37,000 hogs each week, employs 1,240 people.Illinois, Ohio, Utah and North Dakota reported daily records (5:17 p.m. NY)Utah reported a record 1,613 cases as Governor Gary Herbert warned that the medical system is near or at capacity. Texas is sending almost 500 medics, nurses and other personnel to the worst of the state’s hot spots in El Paso.The Dakotas -- the two states with the highest number of cases per capita -- broke more records Thursday. Ohio passed another record number of infections, prompting Governor Mike DeWine to take to Twitter to give statistics county by country and to beg cooperation from citizens.Chicago will implement a night-time curfew for non-essential businesses starting on Friday for at least two weeks to try to stop the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said, calling it a “critical inflection point” for the city.New Jersey logged 1,182 new cases, for its fifth straight day surpassing 1,000, among the daily data that Governor Phil Murphy called “not pretty” at a Trenton news conference. Florida posted 5,558 new Covid-19 cases Thursday, the most since mid-August, excluding two days affected by technical issues.FDA Approves Remdesivir (4:21 p.m. NY)The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead Sciences Inc.’s antiviral therapy remdesivir on Thursday, granting broad clearance for the coronavirus treatment.Regulators had granted an emergency-use authorization for remdesivir earlier this year, and since then the drug has become a widely used therapy in hospitalized Covid-19 patients. It was given to President Donald Trump this month when he was diagnosed with the virus.Gilead shares rose 0.8% to $60.67 at 4 p.m. in New York.France’s Cases Top 40,000 as Curfews Widen (2:08 p.m. NY)France reported more than 40,000 new cases for the first time, as the government prepares to expand curfews beyond Paris and some other big cities as the virus gained momentum.Confirmed coronavirus cases jumped by a record 41,622, French health authorities reported on Thursday. The weekly pace of infections has been rising for 20 days.Daily virus cases are hitting records around Europe, including new highs in Hungary, Romania, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Greece. In France, authorities will expand a curfew to more regions, with 46 million people ordered to stay at home from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Friday at midnight, as hospitalizations and deaths climb.U.K.’s Johnson Says Testing System Must Improve (12:45 p.m. NY)Boris Johnson said he’s frustrated at the performance of the U.K.’s Covid-19 test and trace system, which he has repeatedly billed as “world-beating,” and said it needs to improve to help defeat the virus. A total of 189 more deaths were recorded on Thursday.The prime minister was speaking after official figures showed only 59.6% of contacts of people who tested positive in England were reached by tracers in the week ending Oct. 14 -- the lowest proportion since the system began.Separately, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sunak increased the generosity of the U.K. aid package for businesses, his third push in less than a month to stop a wave of job losses sweeping across the country.Greece Places Athens Under Curfew as Cases Hit Record (12:28 p.m. NY)Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Thursday a ban on nighttime movement from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. in high-risk areas including the capital Athens and the second-largest city of Thessaloniki. Mitsotakis also said that the wearing of masks is now also compulsory in indoor and outdoor spaces.Greece recorded a third straight record daily increase with 882 new coronavirus cases bringing the total to 28,216 in a country of just under 11 million people. It recorded 15 more deaths in the past 24 hours with the total number of dead at 549.Italy Reaches Record (11:24 a.m. NY)Italy’s daily virus cases reached a record 16,079, up from 15,199 Wednesday as daily fatalities rose to 136. Patients in intensive care units rose by 66 to 992, the most since early May, while below the April peak of more than 4,000.Lombardy, the region around Milan, reported 4,125 new cases, ahead of a night-time curfew starting Thursday.Portugal to Limit Travel Between Municipalities (11:17 a.m. NY)Portugal said it will limit travel between municipalities from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3.The government on Thursday reported the biggest daily increase in confirmed virus cases since the start of the outbreak: 3,270 new infections, more than the previous record of 2,608 on Friday. The total is now 109,541.Sweden Clamps Down on Nightclubs (10:28 a.m. NY)Sweden will cap the number of club-goers at 50, after images of people partying in Stockholm sparked outrage in the country.Sweden, which has stood out for its hands-off strategy in tackling the Covid-19 crisis, registered a higher death rate than most other European countries during the spring. The country had hoped that higher levels of infections would give some protection against a second wave, but recent numbers show a steady increase in the number of cases.“It’s time for partying in nightclubs to stop,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.Spain Warns Pandemic Out of Control (4:19 p.m. HK)The spread of coronavirus is out of control in certain parts of Spain, according to Health Minister Salvador Illa.“We are in the middle of a second wave, it’s no longer a threat but rather a reality,” Illa said in an interview on Madrid-based Onda Cero radio. “In some parts of our country the epidemic isn’t under control, so we need to take more drastic measures.”Spain on Wednesday became the first country in Western Europe to surpass 1 million coronavirus infections, as authorities struggle to control fresh outbreaks and contemplate a curfew for the capital Madrid and its surrounding area.Germany’s New Cases Jump to Record (1 p.m. HK)Germany reported 12,331 new infections in the 24 hours through Thursday morning, the first time since the outbreak started that the daily increase exceeded 10,000. The number of new cases was up from 8,523 a day earlier, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. That took the total to 397,922.Germany has added the U.K., Ireland, Switzerland and Poland to a list of coronavirus risk areas, the country’s RKI public health institute said Thursday. Twelve Italian regions and five Austrian regions were also added to the list, which determines who must quarantine upon arrival.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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(Bloomberg) -- Hui Ka Yan built China Evergrande Group with support from a tight-knit group of fellow real estate billionaires with a fondness for poker.When he forged a deal last month to avert a cash crush, Hui relied on another friend: one who made his fortune selling washing machines and air conditioners and shares his passion for soccer.Zhang Jindong, founder of Suning Appliance Group Co., stood next to Hui at the signing ceremony celebrating the Evergrande agreement. Among the three dozen strategic investors involved, Zhang was the largest corporate supporter to waive his right to force a repayment by January from the developer.With a $120 billion debt pile, Evergrande is the world’s most-indebted developer. In the week leading up to the deal, the firm’s shares dropped 16% and its yuan note due 2023 tanked to a record low. Both assets have since rebounded.“The supplementary agreement is very critical for Evergrande’s long-term development,” said Maggie Hu, an assistant professor at the business school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She said it’s reasonable Suning acted to give a lifeline to Evergrande during the crisis, explaining “their commercial interests are closely linked.”While the two have done business together for a long time, doubts over their relationship briefly emerged when Suning said before last month’s agreement it was planning to demand the return of its investment should an Evergrande unit fail to list on a domestic exchange by January. The news also raised questions over Suning’s financial health after the coronavirus pandemic hit retailers particularly hard. Zhang’s flagship Suning.Com Co. reported a 13% drop in revenue and a loss of 166.6 million yuan ($25 million) in the first half of 2020, compared with a 2.14 billion yuan profit for the same period a year earlier.The stock was little changed on Friday, while some of its bonds sank to a record earlier this week. Intense Competition“The risk factors include competition in the retail industry that is getting intense,” Shi Kun, an analyst at China Securities, wrote in an Oct. 15 report. “Chinese residents’ spending willingness is likely to drop, and the influence of the pandemic might be bigger than expected.”Even before Covid-19, Zhang’s empire was showing signs of strain: Debt at his Suning Real Estate Group Co. soared by 47% last year as sales fell by one-third. By April, one of his units had pledged its entire stake in a financial arm valued at 56 billion yuan to four institutions for funds, AIC records show.The hit to the 57-year-old tycoon’s fortune is clear: He has lost more than 30% of his wealth this year and is now worth $5.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.The company didn’t respond to a request for comment.Zhang grew up in China’s eastern city of Nanjing, lost his parents by his early teenage years and was brought up by his elder brother.“It was very difficult when I was a child, and it urged me to liberate or change the destiny of poverty when I grew up, with persistent pursuit of my work,” Zhang said in a Chinese interview for a local paper in 2006.Zhang’s academic prowess earned him entry to Nanjing Normal University and he graduated in 1984 with a degree in Chinese literature. He worked as a clerk at a state-owned company, earning 55.8 yuan a month. While more than the national average at the time, he realized on a business trip to Shanghai that it barely paid for a few cups of coffee.So he opened his own cafe in Nanjing.As he searched for cheap air conditioners for his coffee shop -- temperatures can go above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in the summer -- he struck up a friendship with a distributor and later a partnership. In 1990, Zhang quit his job at the state-owned company and began selling AC units with the proceeds from his cafe. Suning was born.The business grew quickly, and by 2002 Suning had stores in major Chinese cities. The company now has more than 2,800 outlets nationwide, with Zhang’s empire spanning retail, finance, real estate and even sports -- he owns Chinese Super League giant Jiangsu Suning and Italian football club Inter Milan.While the soccer connection helped strengthen links with Hui, who also owns a Chinese team, their ties go deeper. Suning invested 20 billion yuan in Evergrande’s subsidiary Hengda Real Estate in 2017 and the two set up a $3 billion joint venture to develop Suning malls the following year. More recently, Evergrande used Suning’s e-commerce platform to help sell homes during the Singles’ Day online promotions.The deals highlight the importance of China’s “guanxi” -- social networks of influence among business titans. Zhang is also close to the nation’s richest man, Jack Ma, and Dalian Wanda Group Co.’s Wang Jianlin, to whom he offered a lifeline when he was nearing a cash crunch two years ago.In 2015, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. invested $4.6 billion for a 20% stake in Suning, which in turn put more than $2 billion in the e-commerce giant, a stake later sold for a 14 billion yuan profit that Zhang used to expand. In 2018, Suning bought 14% of Wanda Commercial Properties Co. for $5.4 billion with a consortium, helping Wang raise cash, and later purchased 37 Wanda department stores as the company was looking to pare debt.“The competition in the retailing industry is very fierce, and a company has to strategically ally with partners and compete in multiple fronts to survive,” said Hu, the assistant professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.But Suning’s expansion came at a cost, and the pandemic is forcing the company to reevaluate its plans. As the firm is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary, Zhang said it will spend the next decade focusing on services to stand out from competitors. The retailer will aim to enhance its supply-chain, logistics and finance capabilities, connecting with more small- and medium-sized retailers, according to an article on the company’s website.“We rode over different economic circles over the past three decades, and Suning is still developing,” Zhang said in the Suning article. “Retail is a marathon without a finish line.”(Adds stock, bond moves in seventh paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign against New Jersey over a decision by its Democratic governor to mail a ballot to every voter in the state for November's elections, as well as hold in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump's re-election campaign filed the lawsuit in August. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp wrote that the plaintiffs "fail to establish they are likely to succeed on the merits of their claims."
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden traded charges of secretly taking money from foreign interests, after the former vice president addressed head-on Trump’s efforts to portray him as corrupt.Biden, declaring he had never accepted a foreign payment, noted that Trump has never publicly released his tax returns. He pointed at the president and demanded: “What are you hiding?”Unlike their first debate, in which Trump repeatedly talked over Biden and the former vice president called his opponent a “clown” and told him to “shut up,” the candidates initially complied with rules of the debate that called for them to allow each other time to speak.Biden showed he had anticipated that Trump would try to advance allegations that the former vice president is corrupt. Before the debate, Trump’s campaign introduced a man to reporters traveling with the president, Tony Bobulinski, who claimed without evidence to have discussed a business venture in China with the former vice president and his son, Hunter.Biden raised the topic before Trump, accusing the president and his associates of promoting Russian disinformation in unsubstantiated allegations about his Hunter Biden’s business dealings.“We are in a situation where foreign countries are trying to interfere in the outcome of our election,” Biden said. “His buddy Rudy Giuliani -- he’s being used as a Russian pawn.”Trump responded by falsely accusing Biden of accepting $3.5 million from Russia. A report by Senate Republicans in September alleged that Biden’s son, Hunter, received a payment of $3.5 million from the wife of the former mayor of Moscow.“I have not taken a penny from any foreign source in my life,” Biden said. Pointing his finger at the president, he said: “You have not released a single solitary year of your tax return. What are you hiding?”“The foreign countries are paying you a lot,” Biden said. “Russia’s paying out a lot. China’s paying you a lot. And your hotels and businesses all around the country, all around the world.”Trump responded that Russia was “paying you a lot of money” when it invaded Ukraine under the Obama administration “and they probably still are.” Bobulinski, who told reporters before the debate that he had spoken with Biden and his son about a Chinese business venture that didn’t get off the ground, “was damning,” Trump said.Bobulinksi’s alleged relationship with the Bidens could not be immediately verified, he didn’t provide substantiation for his claims, and he didn’t take questions from reporters.“Release your tax returns or stop talking about corruption,” Biden said.“I called my accountants. Under audit,” Trump responded. “I’m going to release them as soon as I can -- I want to do it -- and it will show how successful, how great this company is.”He continued: “I don’t make money from China, you do. I don’t make money from Ukraine, you do.”Neither man provided specific substantiation in the moment for their claims that the other had received foreign payments, though Biden cited New York Times reporting on information about Trump’s taxes the paper has obtained.Biden opened their final debate by blaming Trump for the deaths of more than 220,000 Americans in the coronavirus pandemic, saying the president doesn’t deserve re-election.“Anyone who’s responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America,” Biden said. “We’re about to go into a dark winter. A dark winter. And he has no clear plan.”Biden said he would encourage all Americans to wear masks, contrasting himself with Trump, who has seldom covered his face before or after contracting Covid-19 himself. Trump defended his response to the pandemic to begin the debate, saying that spikes in cases in states including Florida and Texas have come down, his administration has directed the production of ample medical supplies, and the country is “rounding the turn.”“I was in the hospital. I had it. I got better,” Trump said. “More and more people are getting better. We have a problem that’s a world-wide problem. I’ve been congratulated by the heads of many countries on what we’ve been able to do.”Trump accused Biden of supporting further economic shutdowns that have crushed the U.S. economy. “We can’t close up our nation or we’re not going to have a nation,” he said.Biden’s campaign had said he was ready for a confrontation at Thursday’s debate with Trump, as the incumbent had said he would attempt to steer the discussion to allegations of corruption against Hunter Biden. But in the opening minutes, the two candidates engaged in a traditional-sounding debate over the coronavirus pandemic without resorting to personal attacks.However, at rallies and in interviews before the debate, Trump has made clear that he intends to focus the forum on airing allegations that Hunter Biden engaged in corrupt practices in Ukraine and China -- claims that the president says the media is ignoring.The 90-minute debate is one of the last potential turning points of the 2020 election. Political consultants from both parties called their first debate in September a disaster, after Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden and the former vice president called the president a “clown” and told him to “shut up.”Trump slid in public polls after the episode. More than 47 million Americans have already voted in the election, giving the president less opportunity to change perceptions in his final toe-to-toe matchup with Biden.Trump backed out of what was supposed to be their second debate after the commission changed it to a virtual format because of the president’s recovery from Covid-19.The topics for Thursday’s debate are: the coronavirus, “American families,” racial issues, climate change, national security and leadership, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.Trump will need to tamp down his aggressive posture from the first encounter, which polls by broadcast networks showed repelled viewers, and make the case for a second term, a line of argument he has struggled with in the past.Biden, who is ahead by nearly 8 percentage points in the RealClearPolitics average of polls, has to avoid any debate-defining gaffes that change the status quo. And he needs to minimize reactions to Trump’s provocations.As he left Wilmington for the debate site in Nashville, Biden said he hoped that the encounter wouldn’t be a repeat of the chaotic first debate in late September and that Trump would follow guidelines for preventing the spread of Covid-19.“Hopefully he’s going to play by the rules. Hopefully everybody’s been tested. Hopefully it’s all been worked out what the rules are. We’re looking forward to it,” Biden said.The debate, at Belmont University, will have one twist after Trump talked over Biden repeatedly during the last face-off, in Cleveland. Moderators will now mute the candidates while the other gives his initial two-minute response on each topic.After the second debate was canceled, the two candidates instead held dueling televised town halls in different cities. The combined ratings for the two programs drew a fraction of the viewership that a debate normally attracts.The Trump team said earlier this week it believed the debate would focus on foreign policy, something that neither the commission nor moderator Kristen Welker of NBC had ever committed to publicly.The Trump campaign said it would force Biden to account for his nearly five decades of foreign policy positions. Trump has long downplayed the threat posed by the coronavirus and has only intensified that message since his recovery from the disease it causes.Biden has hammered Trump for what he considers a cavalier approach toward the pandemic that has killed more than 223,000 people in the U.S.The Trump campaign has indicated that he is especially eager to attack Biden on a recent report in the New York Post that purports to cite emails between Hunter Biden and leaders of the Ukrainian energy firm whose board he sat on.Unverified emails the paper published after obtaining them from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani show a Ukrainian businessman thanking Hunter Biden “for the opportunity” to meet Joe Biden, who was vice president at the time.The Biden campaign said a review of the vice president’s calendars shows no such meeting.It has also repeatedly stressed that policy positions taken by the U.S. government and key allies were not influenced by Hunter Biden’s work.Another purported email says that Hunter Biden was receiving $10 million annually from a Chinese billionaire for “introductions alone,” though it is unclear who was involved in the introductions.Trump has long sought to cast Biden as soft on China, believing it a winning message with voters even as his own record includes plenty of praise for Chinese President Xi Jinping.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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Catalyst Fertilizers Market Research Report by Production Process (Contact Process and Haber-Bosch Process), by Operation (Ammonia Production, Formaldehyde Production, Methanol Production, and Syngas Production), by Application - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19New York, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Catalyst Fertilizers Market Research Report by Production Process, by Operation, by Application - Global Forecast to 2025 - Cumulative Impact of COVID-19" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913763/?utm_source=GNW The Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market is expected to grow from USD 2,343.45 Million in 2019 to USD 2,606.63 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.78%. Market Segmentation & Coverage: This research report categorizes the Catalyst Fertilizers to forecast the revenues and analyze the trends in each of the following sub-markets: Based on Production Process, the Catalyst Fertilizers Market studied across Contact Process and Haber-Bosch Process. Based on Operation, the Catalyst Fertilizers Market studied across Ammonia Production, Formaldehyde Production, Methanol Production, and Syngas Production. Based on Application, the Catalyst Fertilizers Market studied across Nitrogenous Fertilizers and Phosphatic Fertilizers. Based on Geography, the Catalyst Fertilizers Market studied across Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Middle East & Africa. The Americas region surveyed across Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and United States. The Asia-Pacific region surveyed across Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. The Europe, Middle East & Africa region surveyed across France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. Company Usability Profiles: The report deeply explores the recent significant developments by the leading vendors and innovation profiles in the Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market including Chempack, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Clariant International, Dowdupont, Haldor Topsoe, Honeywell International Inc, Johnson Matthey, Lkab Minerals, N.E.Chemcat, Oham Industries, Projects & Development India Limited, Quality Magnetite, Quantumsphere Inc., Sued-Chemie, TANAKA HOLDINGS Co., Ltd, and Thyssenkrupp AG. FPNV Positioning Matrix: The FPNV Positioning Matrix evaluates and categorizes the vendors in the Catalyst Fertilizers Market on the basis of Business Strategy (Business Growth, Industry Coverage, Financial Viability, and Channel Support) and Product Satisfaction (Value for Money, Ease of Use, Product Features, and Customer Support) that aids businesses in better decision making and understanding the competitive landscape. Competitive Strategic Window: The Competitive Strategic Window analyses the competitive landscape in terms of markets, applications, and geographies. The Competitive Strategic Window helps the vendor define an alignment or fit between their capabilities and opportunities for future growth prospects. During a forecast period, it defines the optimal or favorable fit for the vendors to adopt successive merger and acquisition strategies, geography expansion, research & development, and new product introduction strategies to execute further business expansion and growth. Cumulative Impact of COVID-19: COVID-19 is an incomparable global public health emergency that has affected almost every industry, so for and, the long-term effects projected to impact the industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our research framework to ensure the inclusion of underlaying COVID-19 issues and potential paths forward. The report is delivering insights on COVID-19 considering the changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, re-routing of the supply chain, dynamics of current market forces, and the significant interventions of governments. The updated study provides insights, analysis, estimations, and forecast, considering the COVID-19 impact on the market. The report provides insights on the following pointers: 1\. Market Penetration: Provides comprehensive information on the market offered by the key players 2\. Market Development: Provides in-depth information about lucrative emerging markets and analyzes the markets 3\. Market Diversification: Provides detailed information about new product launches, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments 4\. Competitive Assessment & Intelligence: Provides an exhaustive assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players 5\. Product Development & Innovation: Provides intelligent insights on future technologies, R&D activities, and new product developments The report answers questions such as: 1\. What is the market size and forecast of the Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market? 2\. What are the inhibiting factors and impact of COVID-19 shaping the Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market during the forecast period? 3\. Which are the products/segments/applications/areas to invest in over the forecast period in the Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market? 4\. What is the competitive strategic window for opportunities in the Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market? 5\. What are the technology trends and regulatory frameworks in the Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market? 6\. What are the modes and strategic moves considered suitable for entering the Global Catalyst Fertilizers Market? Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913763/?utm_source=GNW About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. __________________________ CONTACT: Clare: firstname.lastname@example.org US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001
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