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A woman wearing a face mask in front of a "No Time to Die" poster in Bangkok. Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images

The opening of the latest James Bond movie "No Time To Die" has been delayed, scrapping its original April release date until November in response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement issued by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli on Wednesday.

Why it matters: It's the first major Hollywood movie to push back its global rollout amid virus concerns.

  • The film is now expected to hit theaters in the United Kingdom on Nov. 12 and the United States on Nov. 25.
  • Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Daniel Craig, it was set for release in early April following a March 31 world premiere in London.

The big picture: MGM is not the only production company taking precautionary measures.

  • Disney also delayed the release of the live-action remake of "Mulan" in China indefinitely as national officials closed thousands of movie theaters to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Remote work shakes up geopolitics

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The global adoption of remote work may leave the rising powers in the East behind.

The big picture: Despite India's and China's economic might, these countries have far fewer remote jobs than the U.S. or Europe. That's affecting the emerging economies' resilience amid the pandemic.

Trump gives Biden access to presidential intelligence briefings

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The Trump White House on Tuesday gave President-elect Biden access to daily presidential intelligence briefings, a source familiar with the matter tells Axios.

Why it matters: Trump has refused to share the briefs until now, as he continues to challenge the result of the election and declines to concede. The president's acquiescence comes as another sign that the transition to a Biden administration is taking place.

AOC and Ilhan Omar want to block Biden’s former chief of staff

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar are boosting a petition against Joe Biden nominating his former chief of staff to a new role in his administration, calling Bruce Reed a "deficit hawk” and criticizing his past support for Social Security and Medicare cuts.

Why it matters: Progressives are mounting their pressure campaign after the president-elect did not include any of their favored candidates in his first slate of Cabinet nominees, and they are serious about installing some of their allies, blocking anyone who doesn't pass their smell test — and making noise if they are not heard.