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  • Michael Bloomberg qualifies for Democratic debate for first time – live updates

    Billionaire Bloomberg will face opponents on debate stage in Las VegasFormer New York mayor facing criticism over past policies and alleged commentsHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 10.38am GMT The poll that has opened the door for Bloomberg also has good news for Sanders, however. The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey shows the Vermont socialist senator well at the head of the field, with 31% – up nine points since the last poll by this company in early...

    the Guardian
  • Andy Warhol's 1950s erotic drawings of men to be seen for first time

    Collection lined up for major publication not displayed before due to homophobia artist encounteredAll about Andy: extracts from Warhol – A Life As ArtDozens of previously unpublished Andy Warhol drawings on the theme of love, sex and desire are to be seen for the first time. The pop artist’s foundation is releasing a major study of his depictions of young men in private moments, whether in a loving embrace or more explicit acts. They date from the 1950s, when Warhol was a successful commercial...

    the Guardian
  • US Annual Trade Deficit Shrinks For First Time In 6 Years

    US Annual Trade Deficit Shrinks For First Time In 6 Years The US trade deficit increased in December after shrinking to its smallest since trump was elected in November

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  • US business activity falls for the first time since 2013 amid the coronavirus outbreak

    The IHS Markit purchasing managers' index fell 3.7 points to 49.6 on Friday. The index measures composite output at factories and service providers. Any reading below 50 signals a contraction. Friday's PMI marks the first contraction in US business activity since 2013.  The deterioration in PMI "was in part linked to the coronavirus outbreak, manifesting itself in weakened demand across sectors such as travel and tourism, as well as via falling exports and supply chain disruptions," said IHS...
  • Apple shares slide 5% after coronavirus warning, as German confidence slumps – business live

    Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsLatest: German investor confidence hit by virus fearsUK wage growth slows, but employment risesApple’s shares slide 5% in Frankfurt$70bn could be wiped off Apple’s value when Wall Street opensTech stocks hit by revenue warningApple: coronavirus will hurt iPhone sales 10.34am GMT CNBC’s Julianna Tatelbaum says the slump in German investor confidence is much worse than expected -- as sign that the coronavirus is causing real...

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