Investors send markets higher even as COVID concerns grow

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Good morning, Bull Sheeters. Tuesday’s bounce-back in the U.S. is proving infectious, lifting global markets and U.S. futures today. That’s despite worrying COVID case numbers and the renewed tightening of business restrictions to battle the pandemic. Meanwhile, Nike shares just keep doing it. The sportswear giant scored a mega beat yesterday.

Let’s see where investors are putting their money.

Markets update


  • The major Asia indexes are mostly clinging to their gains in afternoon trading, with Shanghai up 0.2%.
  • In a surprise announcement, China’s Xi Jinping pledged to go carbon neutral before 2060. If the world’s biggest polluter can go go green it would be a “game changer” for the planet, one former diplomat says.
  • Several indicators show China could be on
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making voting part of the story By Reuters

By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – From “black-ish” to a “West Wing” reunion, television shows are using the power of entertainment in new ways to encourage more Americans to participate in the Nov. 3 election.

Thirty years after “Rock the Vote,” a liberal nonprofit group, fused pop culture and politics, TV makers are seeking to make dry topics like registering to vote, filling out the census and finding polling places feel vital and fun by writing them into the plots of popular shows.

In “Black Ink Crew,” a reality show about a tattoo parlor in Harlem, the Black owner registers to vote for the first time and designs a tattoo to mark the occasion. The Cuban-American family comedy “One Day at a Time” ran an episode about a census worker who comes to their home.

“We’re seeing a reshaping of how Americans are encouraged to think about civics, not

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