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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

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A rundown of the most important global business stories you need to know for the coming day, from the newsroom of the Financial Times. Available every weekday morning.

    Final US presidential debate, FDA approves remdesivir, Intel data hit by pandemic

    Final US presidential debate, FDA approves remdesivir, Intel data hit by pandemic

    Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, clashed over issues from the pandemic to foreign policy in their final presidential election debate. Then, the FT’s Demetri Sevastopulo will explain why local races in Texas and around the US could dictate the political make-up of the country for years to come. Plus, Gilead has received the first US regulatory approval for a Covid-19 drug, and Intel reported a decline in data centre revenues and said its earnings fell by nearly a quarter from a year ago due to the pandemic.


    Donald Trump and Joe Biden clash over coronavirus in final debate
    https://www.ft.com/content/bef48683-9bde-4ac2-8906-797779593b22


    Gilead secures FDA approval for remdesivir 
    https://www.ft.com/content/07a321de-109b-46aa-99bc-f884e0ed7703
     
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    US intelligence election warning, Apollo hit by Leon Black’s Epstein ties, report from Lagos

    US intelligence election warning, Apollo hit by Leon Black’s Epstein ties, report from Lagos

    The US director of national intelligence has warned that Iran and Russia are attempting to influence American voters before the November 3 US election, Tesla delivered a fifth straight quarterly profit in the three months to the end of September, and one of the biggest US public pension funds has frozen new investments with Apollo Global Management over concerns regarding Leon Black’s connections to Jeffrey Epstein. Plus, the FT’s West Africa bureau chief,Neil Munshi, reports on the violent crackdown by security forces on peaceful demonstrators in Lagos. 


    US official warns of Iranian and Russian election interference
    ft.com/content/82d92abf-2dd2-4fb6-8d0a-1f12f7aedcb4


    Tesla delivers its fifth straight quarterly profit 
    https://www.ft.com/content/e782cac4-cbdf-4d39-986e-8b7b7971de1d


    Apollo investor halts new commitments over Leon Black’s Epstein ties
    https://www.ft.com/content/7aa15cae-0baf-488b-8713-c4dc29bf193c


    Violent crackdown on Nigerian protests prompts outrage
    https://www.ft.com/content/1e06b3c1-f453-4e7e-b71b-b0dba31faaa3
     
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    Snap Inc rises on advertising, US Department of Justice takes on Google, big tech regulation

    Snap Inc rises on advertising, US Department of Justice takes on Google, big tech regulation

    Snap posted record revenues and attracted the highest-ever number of advertisers to its platform in the third quarter, and the US Department of Justice has accused Google of suppressing competition in internet search. Plus, the FT’s west coast editor, Richard Waters, explains how the US and Europe are handling the regulation of big tech in very different ways. 


    Netflix subscriber growth slows as lockdown boost fades
    https://www.ft.com/content/de870037-4859-4660-87c8-b6bba656bd02


    Snap reaps the benefits of Facebook boycott fallout
    ft.com/content/cb762955-10bb-4d1e-bfb3-87c4ecf9d915?


    US election: Facebook’s political balancing act
    https://www.ft.com/content/ebbf9be3-307b-4fdd-a582-069099e3096c


    Nick Clegg: Europe should tear down digital walls not build new ones
    https://www.ft.com/content/98cf847c-96f9-4558-9a30-7d72ea4e79c2
     
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    Stimulus uncertainty, Conoco-Concho deal, China’s semiconductor push

    Stimulus uncertainty, Conoco-Concho deal, China’s semiconductor push

    US stocks slid on Monday as a deadline on US stimulus talks looms and coronavirus cases continue to rise, and ConocoPhillips is betting on a post-pandemic oil recovery with its plans to buy Concho Resources for $9.7bn. Plus, the FT’s greater China correspondent, Kathrin Hille, explains why Chinese companies of all stripes are rushing into the country’s semiconductor industry. 


    US stocks slide as stimulus deadline looms
    https://www.ft.com/content/6c0fd8ae-618e-42e9-8537-b6f6a4558ac2


    ConocoPhillips to buy rival Concho in $9.7bn deal
    https://www.ft.com/content/1da54146-244a-4e42-a90d-415298db3866


    Chinese groups go from fish to chips in new ‘Great Leap Forward’
    https://www.ft.com/content/46edd2b2-1734-47da-8e77-21854ca5b212
     
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    European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

    European double-dip recession concerns, Sunak dangles lockdown money, Brexit market

    Economists worry rising coronavirus infections and fresh government restrictions will cut short the region’s recent recovery, and UK chancellor Rishi Sunak is preparing to release tens of millions of pounds to end a coronavirus restriction deadlock with leaders in Greater Manchester. Plus, investors are keeping a close eye on sterling as the Brexit transition period nears the end. The FT’s Katie Martin will take a look at Brexit’s impact on sterling and the markets. 


    Europe’s economy is sliding towards a double-dip recession
    https://www.ft.com/content/700355e2-362c-4f9f-a24e-ddc9f6ea9cb0


    Sunak ready to release ‘tens of millions’ to secure Manchester Covid deal 
    https://www.ft.com/content/68e8e775-e69c-492c-bef2-a1c2863f5167
     
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    Remdesivir and Covid-19 deaths, Johnson set to force no deal, suburbanites in US election

    Remdesivir and Covid-19 deaths, Johnson set to force no deal, suburbanites in US election

    The World Health Organization has found the Covid-19 treatment remdesivir does little to prevent deaths and Boris Johnson could push Brexit talks into crisis on Friday. Plus, the FT’s Washington bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo explains why suburban women might be the key to victory when it comes to the US presidential election. 


    Remdesivir has little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO study says
    https://www.ft.com/content/ee9b611f-2b4b-4572-afe1-b0b804d17a94


    Summit ‘atmospherics not good’ as Brussels seen as dragging its feet on trade deal 
    https://www.ft.com/content/252d3ea4-0ddf-498b-b993-59c13b0de004
     
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Listening today Aug 28, 2019 (like every day) and the commentary on "Japanification" was essentially too light weight. the idea that the Fed should directly fund massive tax cuts is just ridiculous, dangerous hyperbole. We count on the FT to stay serious, quiet, intelligent, not spout bunk.

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