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US stock markets continue falling amid Covid fears as Dow drops 510 points – The Guardian

Markets are entering a fourth week of selloffs, ending a rally that had driven them to record highs over the summer

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US stock markets continued falling on Monday as investors worried Congress would not agree to more stimulus cash before the election and reacted to an uptick in coronavirus infections.
The Dow Jones closed down 510 points, or 1.9% after a late rally. The S&P 500 lost 1.2% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed just 0.1% lower after a late-day surge in tech stocks.
US stock markets are entering a fourth week of selloffs, ending a rally that had driven them to record highs over the summe…

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Borrowing beats estimates as debt ratio hits 60-year high – live updates – Telegraph.co.uk

UK borrowing continued to surge in September, with a net £36.

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Good morning. Its a day of economic news for the UK, with the latest figures on public sector net borrowing and inflation for September set for release at 7am. 
Borrowing is expected to continue surging, while consumer prices are thought to have risen again after Augusts Eat Out to Help Out-driven pullback.
Elsewhere, there are a handful of FTSE 350 companies reporting.
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Coronavirus: Stormont’s evidence for Covid response ‘flimsy’ – BBC News

Belfast Chamber’s Simon Hamilton says published papers are “absolutely shocking”.

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image captionThe paper outlines the reasons for the four-week NI lockdown currently in place
Evidence used to inform Stormont’s decisions around the pandemic is “flimsy” and “shocking,” the head of Belfast’s Chamber of Commerce has said.
The chamber’s chief executive Simon Hamilton said much of the evidence appeared to be “anecdotal” and posed “massive questions” for the executive.
Other business figures have also raised concerns.
Redmond McFadden, chair of Londonderry’s Chamber of Commerce, said…

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15 people treated after mystery substance attack – updates – Birmingham Live

Huge emergency services response at popular chains at The Arcade

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Fifteen people were treated after a mystery substance was sprayed in a cluster of shops and restaurants.
West Midlands Fire Service said the substance was sprayed in Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Tesco.
One person was in hospital after a fleet of fire crews and ambulances rushed to the scene at The Arcade in Upper Gornal, Dudley.
It happened just before 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 20.
An eye witnesses took to social media to warn others to avoid the area. On Facebook they said: “Hope no-one is injured…

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