Assassination of Iranian scientist won’t halt Iran’s nuclear program, experts say

The assassination of a senior Iranian nuclear scientist shocked Iran’s leadership but will not derail the country’s nuclear program, which has been steadily advancing despite President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy, experts say. When Joe Biden is sworn in as president on Jan. 20, he will have to contend with the reality that Iran has […]

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Adam Silver: No data ‘Black Lives Matter’ on court hurt NBA ratings

The NBA purposefully made social justice central to its restart at Disney World. The league put social-justice messages on jerseys, allowed players to kneel during the national anthem despite a longstanding rule requiring them to stand and – perhaps most controversially – put “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on the court. Also: Ratings were down. NBA commissioner […]

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House seen backing bill that could block Chinese firms from U.S. securities markets

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass legislation this week that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they adhere to U.S. auditing standards, congressional aides said. The bill would give Chinese companies such as Alibaba, tech firm Pinduoduo Inc. and oil giant PetroChina Co Ltd. three […]

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