Jul 22, 2020

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Investors watch earnings reports, vaccine prospects and U.S.-China relations. Twitter removes conspiracy theory accounts, Facebook takes action to address its platform's racial biases. How oil-rich countries are faring during the pandemic.

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Facebook is setting up teams to look at possible racial biases in its platform, Wall Street Journal reports

Mutale Nkonde is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she researches the intersection of race and technology. She shares what she expects from Facebook's actions.

Oil-rich countries have been hit hard by the pandemic. How can they move on?

Oil prices are still far below the break-even point for many producers in the Middle East.
Transitioning away from oil, for countries that depend on the industry, is easier said than done.
Joe Raedle/Newsmakers

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When I Look Back Lev Snowe

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director