Thursday, 26 Nov 2020

Live results of the Massachusetts Senate race between Ed Markey and Kevin O'Connor

Election Night Parties? How About Not?

With in-person gatherings verboten, results likely delayed and anxiety high, some Americans are saying “wake me when it’s over.”

By Alyson Krueger

U.K. Lockdown 2.0 Means ‘W’ Recovery, More BOE Easing

The British government’s decision to impose a second lockdown in England for a month means the economy will contract in the fourth quarter, leaving the U.K. facing a W-shaped recovery. The impact will depend on the exact length of the lockdown and the speed at which it is eased, but assuming it lasts only four weeks and is gradually reduced in the run up to Christmas, Bloomberg Economics expects gross domestic product to contract by 3% in the period. That means it’s no longer a question of whether policy makers at the Bank of England add stimulus at their meeting this week, but how much.

In a Stressful Time, Knitting for Calm and Connection

The yarn in my fingers connected me to the past, beyond this strange and terrible year, and to the family members far away.

By Perri Klass, M.D.

The 2020 Vote Preferences of 102 Common First Names

We found some unexpected trends when we sorted our polling data by first name.

By The New York Times

Stock Alert: Marathon Petroleum Rises 5% On Narrower Than Estimated Q3 Loss

Shares of Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) are gaining more than 5 percent or $1.59 in Monday’s morning trade at $31.09 after the company’s adjusted loss for the quarter came in narrower than analysts’ expectations.

Monday, Marathon Petroleum said its third-quarter net loss was $1.02 billion or $1.57 per share, compared to net income of $1.10 billion or $1.66 per share in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted net loss was $1.00 per share, compared to adjusted earnings of $1.63 per share last year. Total revenues and other income declined to $17.55 billion from $27.69 billion a year ago. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had a consensus estimate for net loss of $1.70 per share on revenues of $17.99 billion.

Marathon Petroleum has traded in a range of $15.26 to $68.73 in the past 52 weeks.

Live results of the New Jersey Senate contest between Cory Booker and GOP challenger Rik Mehta

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  • Sen. Cory Booker faces off against Republican challenger Rik Mehta for a seat in the US Senate.
  • Booker last won reelection in 2014 by 13.5 percentage points.
  • New Jersey voted for Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump in 2016 by 14 percentage points.
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Incumbent Democratic Sen. Cory Booker looks to defend his Senate seat against Rik Mehta in New Jersey. 

Booker first joined the US Senate in 2013 in a special election. In 2014, Booker retained his fresh seat against Republican challenger Jeff Bell by 13.5 percentage points. Booker's fellow Democratic Senator from New Jersey, Sen. Bob Menendez, won reelection in 2018 by 11.2 points.

In the 2016 presidential election, New Jersey voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump by 14 points.

Booker ran in the Democratic primaries to be the party's presidential nominee before dropping out in January. He endorsed Joe Biden in March.

Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia's Center for Politcs rates the race as "safe" Democratic.

See Insider's full guide to the race for the US Senate here.

Armed group kills 32 in attack on Sunday in Ethiopia, administrator says

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – An armed group killed 32 people in an attack on Sunday in Ethiopia’s Western Wollega Zone region and burnt at least 21 houses, a regional administrator said.

“We buried today 32 of them. About 700 to 750 people were also displaced from the area. The killing was committed by an armed group called OLF Shane,” Elias Umeta, the region’s administrator told Reuters.

Live results of the Massachusetts Senate race between Ed Markey and Kevin O'Connor

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  • Incumbent Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey faces off against Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor.
  • Markey defeated House Rep. Joe Kennedy in the 2020 Democratic primary election.
  • Massachusetts voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump by 27.2 percentage points.
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Incumbent Democratic Sen. Ed Markey defends his Massachusetts Senate seat against Republican Kevin O'Connor.

Markey first joined the US Senate in 2013 after John Kerry became the secretary of state under President Barack Obama. After a hard-fought battle, Markey defeated House Rep. Joe Kennedy in the Democratic primary by 10.9 percentage points. He handily defeated his challenger for Senate in 2014, Brian Herr, by 22.8 points.

In the 2016 presidential election, Massachusetts voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump by 27.2 points.

Sabato's Crystal Ball at University of Virginia's Center for Politics rates the race as "safe" Democratic.

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