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Cruise ship rescues 24 people from boat off Florida coast – Yahoo News

A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking boat 37 miles off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported…

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A Carnival Cruise Line ship rescued two dozen people, including two children, from a sinking boat 37 miles off the Florida coast, the cruise line reported Saturday.
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French government blocks U.S. LNG deal as too dirty – POLITICO

The French trading firm Engie had been poised to sign the $7 billion, 20-year contract.

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The French government, which is a part owner of Engie, stepped in to tell Engies board of directors to delay, if not outright cancel, any dealbecause of concerns that U.S. natural gas producers emit too much methane at theWest Texas oil and gas fields that will supply gas to the NextDecade plant, said Lorette Philippot, head of private finance campaigns for French environmental group Les Amis de la Terre,a French affiliate of the green group Friends of the Earth thatmet with French government officials…

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Pandemic accelerates with 18.5 percent jump in new U.S. cases – NBC News

Pandemic accelerates with 18.5 percent jump in new U.S. Covid cases just in the last two weeks

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The pandemic is accelerating as the United States climbs the third peak of Covid-19 infections that public health experts have been warning about, the latest NBC News analysis revealed Wednesday.
In the last two weeks, the 781,142 confirmed cases of coronavirus reported nationwide was an 18.5 percent jump over the previous two weeks, the figures showed
And in four of the last seven days there were more than 60,000 cases reported — something that has not happened since the end of July.
It was grim…

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Futures hold steady as investors await progress on stimulus talks – CNBC

Futures contracts held steady at the start of the overnight session as investors awaited details from stimulus talks.

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Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes held steady at the start of the overnight session Wednesday evening and pointed to muted moves when regular trading resumes on Thursday.
Dow futures were unchanged in extended trading while S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures ticked lower and pointed to a slightly lower open in New York.
The after-hours moves came on the heels of losses on Wall Street during Wednesday’s regular session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 97.97 points, or 0.4%,…

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