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SEC Chair Clayton leaving post as top financial regulator

WASHINGTON — Jay Clayton, a former Wall Street lawyer who has headed the Securities and Exchange Commission as the financial markets’ top regulator during the Trump administration, is leaving the position at year’s end, the SEC announced Monday.
Saudi Aramco to issue bonds as it seeks cash amid oil slump

Saudi Aramco to issue bonds as it seeks cash amid oil slump

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia's oil giant Aramco announced Monday it will issue international bonds as it seeks a cash infusion to help pay for billions of dollars in dividends the company promised shareholders before the global coronavi
Home Depot reunites with HD Supply in deal valued at $8B

Home Depot reunites with HD Supply in deal valued at $8B

Home Depot is reuniting with former subsidiary HD Supply, buying the company in a deal valued at about $8 billion.
Strike is over for N.L. Dominion store workers, but there is no happy ending: Unifor

Strike is over for N.L. Dominion store workers, but there is no happy ending: Unifor

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A 12-week strike is over for Dominion workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, but their union says the new contract doesn't offer a livable wage.
Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.5 per cent in September

Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.5 per cent in September

OTTAWA — Manufacturing sales rose 1.5 per cent to $53.8 billion in September, led by the wood, chemical and food industries, Statistics Canada said Monday. The increase followed a revised drop of 1.4 per cent in August compared with the 2.
UAE national carrier to start flying to Tel Aviv next spring

UAE national carrier to start flying to Tel Aviv next spring

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced Monday it would start operating daily nonstop flights to Tel Aviv next spring, a move that deepens ties between the UAE and Israel after the two
Virus quarantine complicates a big week for Boris Johnson

Virus quarantine complicates a big week for Boris Johnson

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Monday he is firmly in control of the government, despite having to self-isolate for two weeks because a contact tested positive for the coronavirus.
Biden seeks window on vaccine plans as Trump stalls handoff

Biden seeks window on vaccine plans as Trump stalls handoff

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden's scientific advisers plan to meet with vaccine makers in coming days even as a stalled presidential transition keeps them out of the loop on government plans to inoculate all Americans against COVID-19.
2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world.
Merkel, German governors to eye results of partial lockdown

Merkel, German governors to eye results of partial lockdown

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will assess the effects of a nearly two-week-long partial lockdown with state governors in a video conference Monday.