N.Y. to Review Vaccine; Records in U.K., France: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he did not trust the Trump administration and that the state would independently review any vaccine authorized by the federal government. The virus is taking a toll on U.S. college enrollment.

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France and the U.K. reported the highest number of cases since the start of the pandemic. U.K.’s government set out its plan to rescue millions of jobs and businesses as the pandemic threatens to derail the economy again. France introduced new steps to fight a rapid resurgence.

New U.S. cases matched daily increases of the previous seven days. Novavax Inc. plans to start enrolling 10,000 participants for a late-stage study of its experimental vaccine in the U.K.

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Global Tracker: Cases top 32 million; deaths exceed 979,600Covid death toll nears 1 million, but real number may be doubleHow one island eliminated the virus by cutting itself from the

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N.Y. to Review Federal Vaccine; Record U.K. Cases: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he did not trust the Trump administration and that the state would independently review any vaccine authorized by the federal government. The virus is taking a toll on U.S. college enrollment.

The U.K. reported the highest number of cases since the start of the pandemic. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak set out his plan to rescue millions of jobs and businesses as the virus pandemic threatens to derail the economy again.

The Israeli government tightened restrictions in a second lockdown for the next two weeks despite opposition from senior officials. France introduced new steps to fight a rapid resurgence, including an earlier closing time for bars and limiting public gatherings in several cities.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases top 31.9 million; deaths exceed 977,000Lockdown Lite is the new strategy for fighting Covid-19Chinese vaccine maker to offer shots first to testing

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U.K. at ‘Tippping Point’; India Surge Unabated: Virus Update

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U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the country is at a “tipping point” and more measures will be taken unless people comply with rules to contain the resurgent coronavirus. He didn’t rule out national action.

The increase in India’s new infections continued, with 92,605 cases added in the past 24 hours. That’s taken the nation’s total to 5.4 million, second only to the 6.8 million in the U.S. A major isolation facility in Indonesia is nearing maximum capacity as cases surge.

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said Sunday that a Cathay Dragon service between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong will be suspended until Oct. 3 after some connecting passengers on a flight from India were found infected.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases approach 30.8 million; deaths exceed 957,000Fewer people are dying of Covid as doctors gain practice, drugs improveA rash of infections on trading floors threatens Wall Street’s

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School district provides funding update | Local News Stories

PALMER— Mat-Su Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Trani provided an update on school numbers at the School Board meeting on Wednesday.

Though the district had projected over 19,200 students in schools this year, students are showing up at school in numbers much lower than projections. However, one number is staying the same. During his enrollment report, Trani reported that about 65 percent of MSBSD students are attending schools for in-person instruction, a number which has not changed in the weeks since school opened. A total of 17,836 students are enrolled in MSBSD schools with 11,604 at school, 2,888 participating in at-home learning and 3,344 in correspondence courses.

Only three schools remain in ‘yellow’ status’ in regards to COVID-19 infection. The schools are Meadow Lakes Elementary, Tanaina Elementary and Palmer High School which identified a positive case on Monday and reopened to in-person instruction on Wednesday. Trani also provided a

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UPDATE 1-Dutch government boosts spending to support jobs during pandemic

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AMSTERDAM, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The Dutch government will maintain heavy spending in an effort to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic despite a rapid deterioration of the state finances, its draft budget for 2021 showed on Tuesday.

The budget deficit is set to balloon to 7% of gross domestic product this year and 5.5% in 2021, while national debt is expected to hit 62% of GDP next year, as support for workers and companies struck by the pandemic is extended well into 2021.

“In these insecure times, the government chooses not to cut spending but to invest in job security, social safety nets and a stronger economy,” King Willem-Alexander said in his annual speech presenting the government’s new budget.

The Dutch economy is expected to shrink by an unprecedented 5% this year before rebounding by 3.5% in 2021, said the government’s main economic policy

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School District funding update |

PALMER – Mat-Su Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Randy Trani provided an update on school numbers at the School Board meeting on Wednesday. Though the district had projected over 19,200 students in schools this year, students are showing up at school in numbers much lower than projections. However, one number is staying the same. During his enrollment report, Dr. Trani reported that about 65 percent of MSBSD students are attending schools for in-person instruction, a number which has not changed in the two weeks since school opened. A total of 17,836 students are enrolled in MSBSD schools with 11,604 at school, 2,888 participating in at-home learning and 3,344 in correspondence courses. Only three schools remain in ‘yellow’ status in regards to COVID-19 infection. The schools are Meadow Lakes Elementary, Tanaina Elementary and Palmer High School which identified a positive case on Monday and reopened to in-person instruction on Wednesday. Dr.

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Update: Education enrollments in Xinjiang reach highest level in history: white paper



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BEIJING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — Enrollments in various kinds of education in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have all reached the highest level in history, according to a white paper released by the State Council Information Office on Thursday.

In 2019, there were 453,800 full-time students studying at universities and colleges in Xinjiang, an increase of 146,200 over 2014, and 1.84 million students studying at secondary schools, an increase of 147,600 over 2014, says the white paper titled “Employment and Labor Rights in Xinjiang.”

Through vocational training, Xinjiang has built a large knowledge-based, skilled and innovative workforce that meets the requirements of the new era, it says.

Every year from 2014 to 2019 Xinjiang provided training sessions to an average of 1.29

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Ikea Customers Make Demand; Ubben Blames Activists: Green Update

(Bloomberg) — Top executives, policy makers, scientists and activists are gathering this week for the first-ever Bloomberg Green Festival. The virtual event focuses on the core issues of climate change.

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The conference kicked off Monday with speakers, including actor and co-founder of Water.org Matt Damon and HP Inc. Chief Executive Officer Enrique Lores.

Tuesday’s lineup includes money manager Jeffrey Ubben of Inclusive Capital Partners, Royal Philips NV CEO Frans van Houten and Iberdrola SA CEO Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan. They are addressing the business case for climate action.

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Ikea’s Young Customers Do Research and Demand Sustainability: Brodin (3:05 p.m. NY)

Consumers increasingly expect sustainability and climate leadership, and ignoring those desires can be dangerous for companies, said the top executive of

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UPDATE 1-Shares of Brazil’s Yduqs and Ser jump in bids for Laureate Education assets

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Shares of Brazilian education company YDUQS Participações S.A. and Ser Educacional SA jumped on Monday after the companies offered competing bids for Laureate Education Inc’s assets in Brazil.

Yduqs, a for-profit education company formerly known as Estacio Participações, is “deepening the understanding of these assets and believes it is able to present a more attractive competing proposal” than Ser, it said in a filing on Monday.

Shares of Yduqs rose more than 6% to 29.60 reais, and Ser jumped more than 13% to 16.74 reais. Laureate’s shares rose 1.35% to $13.47.

Ser Educacional announced on Sunday it had agreed to acquire the assets of Laureate group in Brazil. The U.S.-listed company, which owns and operates campuses in about 10 countries, has 267,000 undergraduate students in Brazil, according to a report by BTG bank.

Ser Educacional’s offer values Laureate’s

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N.Y. Rate Below 1% for Month: U.K. Jobs Program: Virus Update

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The Bank of England’s chief economist warned against extending a government program to retain employees during the pandemic and said that some jobs “may well not be coming back.”

Andy Haldane said in an interview that “keeping all those jobs on life support is in some ways prolonging the inevitable in a way that probably doesn’t help either the individual or the business,” according to City A.M.

The program, which covers wages for furloughed staff, is set to expire next month.

In the U.S., President Donald Trump said at a White House briefing on Monday that a vaccine may be ready in October. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, meanwhile, said he would heed the advice of scientists about whether to get a coronavirus vaccine if one were to become available before November’s presidential election.

New York reported that the state has had an infection rate below

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