Trump emphasizes support for energy industry

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During Midland visit, president signs permits to export Texas crude to Mexico  

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IBM Cloud for Financial Services Initiatives Help Banks Adopt Cloud

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The public cloud can fit any number of use cases, but for IBM a key focus is enabling financial services to adopt the cloud.

On July 22, a series of new IBM Cloud for Financial Services initiatives were announced, in an effort to ease the path to broader cloud deployments by organizations in the financial services industry. In aggregate, the new efforts are about better enabling compliance security and resiliency for financial services firms looking to run workloads in the cloud. Among the new components are the IBM Cloud Policy Framework for Financial Services, the Financial Services Cloud Advisory Council and a new IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center.

“During the global pandemic, we’ve definitely seen that there is a really urgent call in the industry for businesses to shift their operations and the ways that they engage

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Republican plan to cut enhanced unemployment benefits by $400 would cost 3.4 million jobs: analysis

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Republicans are set to unveil a plan to drastically slash enhanced federal unemployment benefits even as economists warn the move could cost the country millions of jobs and shrink the economy.

Senate Republicans have claimed that American workers who bring in a higher weekly rate than before the pandemic are disincentivized from going back to the office.

“It certainly does not have the backing that it had before because of many small businesses that have come forward and said that people just don’t want to come back — that they were making more than they did when they worked,” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., a senior member of the Finance Committee, told NBC News earlier this month. 

However, there is no evidence that the increased payments have resulted in Americans refusing to return to work. Though House Democrats approved a full extension on the benefit in May, Senate Republicans plan to

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As Pandemic Rages On, World Economic Recovery Looks Ever More Shaky: Reuters Poll | Investing News

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BENGALURU (Reuters) – The world economic outlook has dimmed again, with still-rising coronavirus infections and the risk of renewed lockdowns increasing the chances that any rebound will reverse course, according to Reuters polls of over 500 economists globally.

Over 17 million people have been infected worldwide by the coronavirus and more than two-thirds of a million people have died. That has forced governments to impose strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of the virus, keeping citizens at home and businesses closed and spurring recessions that aren’t over yet.

Surging cases in the United States, where related deaths have surpassed 150,000, have led several states to reimpose restrictions. Most economists, long-term investors and even Fed Chair Jerome Powell have clearly said the economic outlook depends significantly on the course of the virus.

The Fed has pledged endless stimulus to support the world’s No. 1 economy, which was a major growth

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