Jun 10, 2017

Joe Biden's potential 2020 run isn't ruled out yet

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Joe Biden's brother fueled speculation of a potential 2020 presidential run after calling into a SiriusXM program this week and talking about the former Vice President's character and "moral strength."

He said that the former veep "absolutely" could run for president again, and doesn't know "why anyone would think otherwise." Speculation surrounding the idea of a 2020 run for Biden was amplified after he launched the American Possibilities PAC on June 1, which his wife said in an interview with CBS "This Morning" was created to keep him "involved in the midterm elections".

What next? While Biden has pushed aside the notion of running in 2020 (CNN reported last month that upon being asked if he planned to run, Biden responded "Could I? Yes. Would I? Probably not."), he said in December that he was "not committing to not running."

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Fear of coronavirus pandemic escalates

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In the blink of an eye, we've entered a new phase on the coronavirus.

The big picture: Italy, Iran and South Korea are at "decisive" points in their responses, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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Stocks fall 4% as sell-off worsens

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Stocks fell more than 4% on Thursday, extending the market’s worst week since the financial crisis in 2008 following a spike in coronavirus cases around the world.

The big picture: All three indices are in correction, down over 10% from recent record-highs, amid a global market rout. It's the S&P 500's quickest decline into correction territory in the index's history, per Deutsche Bank.

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Coronavirus updates: California monitors 8,400 potential cases

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,800 people and infected over 82,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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