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North America: Continent
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be described as a northern subcontinent of the Americas, or America, in models that use fewer than seven continents. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

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NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida [Video]

NBA in talks with Disney to restart season at sports complex in Florida

NBA in talks with Disney about restarting its suspended season at Disney World in Florida in late July

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Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America [Video]

Explainer: Deadly virus threatens pets and wild rabbits in North America

Rabbits are under threat as a deadly hemorrhagic virus spreads across the southwestern United States.

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As Sales Sag And Droop, Victoria's Secret To Close 250 Stores [Video]

As Sales Sag And Droop, Victoria's Secret To Close 250 Stores

Victoria's Secret's parent company L Brands is permanently shuttering 250 stores in the US and Canada in 2020. According to Business Insider, L Brands reported first-quarter earnings for 2020 after the..

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S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes [Video]

S&P jumps 3% on vaccine hopes

U.S. stocks soared Monday, and the S&P 500 closed at a 10-week high. As Fred Katayama reports, encouraging data for a potential coronavirus vaccine and the promise of more stimulus for the economy sent..

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NASCAR resumes season with no fans [Video]

NASCAR resumes season with no fans

NASCAR resumed competition after a two-month shutdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, holding its Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without fans. Chris Dignam has more.

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The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open [Video]

The Dow snaps losing streak; NYSE to re-open

Stocks ended a volatile session firmly in the green and the iconic New York Stock Exchange announced it plans to reopen immediately after the Memorial Day holiday. Conway G. Gittens has the details.

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U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines [Video]

U.S. auto workers return to assembly lines

Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday (May 11), paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict..

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Michigan Factories Humming, Lockdowns Ease [Video]

Michigan Factories Humming, Lockdowns Ease

DETROIT (Reuters) - Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday, paving the way for major automakers to restore thousands of jobs across North America after more than six..

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Oil Glut Continues To Drive Down Prices [Video]

Oil Glut Continues To Drive Down Prices

Reuters reports oil prices opened about 1% lower on Sunday. A persistent glut has continued to drive down prices. Analysts say North America is battling a severe shortage of storage capacity, and that..

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Trade worries drive Dow, S&P down [Video]

Trade worries drive Dow, S&P down

The S&P 500 and the Dow fell on Wednesday but the Nasdaq ended higher. The indexes pulled back late in the session after U.S. President Donald Trump said China may or may not keep a trade deal between..

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Global Coronavirus Deaths Surge To Over A Quarter Of A Million People [Video]

Global Coronavirus Deaths Surge To Over A Quarter Of A Million People

Coronavirus deaths around the world climbed to over 250,000 while recorded infections topped 3.6 million. North America and European countries have recorded the most new deaths and confirmed cases...

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Carnival Cruise Line Will Begin Limited Cruise Schedule In August [Video]

Carnival Cruise Line Will Begin Limited Cruise Schedule In August

Carnival cruises will resume a limited number of cruises in August. According to Business Insider, the cruise giant made the announcement on Monday. Carnival will prioritize ports located in areas that..

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NBA postpones draft lottery, combine [Video]

NBA postpones draft lottery, combine

Lottery to determine which NBA team gets top draft pick along with the draft combine postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

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Popular South Korean Boyband BTS Cancels World Tour Amid Coronavirus [Video]

Popular South Korean Boyband BTS Cancels World Tour Amid Coronavirus

South Korea’s K-pop boyband BTS has announced they will suspend their world tour due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The band's management said the decision has been made over worries about the spread of..

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K-pop superstars BTS suspend world tour [Video]

K-pop superstars BTS suspend world tour

South Korea's K-pop boyband BTS will suspend their world tour over worries about the spread of the novel coronavirus and restrictions aimed at stopping it, their management said on Tuesday. Emer..

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GM suspends dividends, buybacks [Video]

GM suspends dividends, buybacks

General Motors said Monday it has suspended its quarterly cash dividend and its share buybacks to save cash in the face of the coronavirus crisis that has severely hurt global auto sales. Fred Katayama..

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Elton John's tour hit with further delays due to coronavirus [Video]

Elton John's tour hit with further delays due to coronavirus

The North American leg of Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour has been postponed amid the Covid-19 health crisis.

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Gap warns of cash shortage, suspends rent payments [Video]

Gap warns of cash shortage, suspends rent payments

Gap warned on Thursday it may not survive the next 12 months intact and would need to borrow more funds in the face of widespread coronavirus shutdowns that have crippled the business of clothing..

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 800,000 [Video]

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 800,000

Despite limited testing for Americans nationwide, U.S. coronavirus cases have topped 800,000. This means cases of COVID-19 doubled for the states in about two weeks, reports Reuters. The United States..

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Is the world really facing food shortages? [Video]

Is the world really facing food shortages?

As supermarket shelves clear and shoppers rush to stockpile as lockdown regulations tighten, it appears as if major cities are being affected by food shortages. But is it just an illusion? Megan Revell..

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The race to save America's harvest [Video]

The race to save America's harvest

North America's biggest farm suppliers are accelerating their spring schedule in an unprecedented race against the coronavirus that threatens to disrupt planting season. Megan Revell reports.

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Mexico signals auto industry return on eve of restart plan

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Michigan factories begin humming again as U.S. lockdowns ease

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Paving way for U.S. auto industry, Michigan factories to end coronavirus lockdown

Factories in Michigan can resume production on Monday, enabling North American automakers to bring thousands of idled employees in the state back to work more than six weeks after locking down to help..
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Michigan due to reopen manufacturing from coronavirus lockdown

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Michigan governor reopens factories from May 11, as U.S. jobless ranks grow

Michigan's governor on Thursday gave the go-ahead to the state's factories to reopen on May 11, removing a major obstacle to North American automakers bringing thousands of idled employees back to work..
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North America bulges with cattle as virus closes packers, leaving retailers hungry for beef

There is no room on the range for cattle, as shuttered slaughterhouses across North America due to the pandemic leave farmers nowhere to ship their animals.
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New North American trade pact to take effect July 1: USTR

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement will take effect on July 1, a month later than initially proposed.
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Halliburton books $1.1 billion charge in low price outlook

Leading fracking firm Halliburton reported a $1 billion first quarter loss and $1.1 billion in impairment charges on Monday as it gave a bleak outlook for North American oilfields after the..
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Half of announced North American oil cuts come from just three companies

Numerous U.S. and Canadian oil companies have said they are reducing output in 2020, but a Reuters analysis of the announcements so far show that just three companies - Chevron, ConocoPhillips and..
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Fares show declines as airlines brace for tough recovery: Skytra

Air fares have fallen as much as 30% since the start of the year in North America and Europe, according to the first of a new series of industry data, while stabilising on a smaller decline in Asia..
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Pandemic survival plans: U.S. businesses scramble to conserve cash, boost liquidity

Charlie Straface, president of Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro's North American extrusion operations, convenes a coronavirus task force every other day to draw up cost-cutting measures to offset..
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Factbox: Spread of coronavirus closes North American meat plants

Major meat companies in the United States and Canada have closed plants temporarily due to cases of the new coronavirus and concerns about its spread.
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'Elbow to elbow:' North America meat plant workers fall ill, walk off jobs

At a Wayne Farms chicken processing plant in Alabama, workers recently had to pay the company 10 cents a day to buy masks to protect themselves from the new coronavirus, according to a meat inspector.
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Coronavirus concerns delay restart of Ford's North American production

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it was postponing its plan to restart production at its North America plants due to safety concerns for its workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Ford delays North American production restart over coronavirus concerns

Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it was postponing its plan to restart production at its North America plants due to safety concerns for its workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Factbox: Carmakers churn out machines, masks to help fight coronavirus

Auto companies and suppliers around the world are ramping up production of critical healthcare products and machines - everything from cloth face masks to sophisticated ventilator systems - to meet a..
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Toyota to make face masks in U.S. to aid coronavirus battle

Toyota Motor Corp's North American unit said on Friday it would produce face shields, ventilators and respirators, as the death toll from the coronavirus exceeds 1,200 in the United States.
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Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees 'national crisis' after Tokyo surge

Japan, so far spared the mass spread of coronavirus that has hit Europe and North America, took urgent new steps on Thursday to respond to what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described as a "national..
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Mexico suspends refugee requests as coronavirus cases climb to 405

Mexico temporarily halted the processing of asylum requests from Tuesday, its refugee agency said, the latest measure in North America aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus that have also limited..
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Nike's revenue beats as North America, Europe offset China sales drop

Nike Inc beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Tuesday, powered by demand in North America and Europe that blunted the first drop in China sales in nearly six years due to the..
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Asia prepares for coronavirus boomerang wave as residents return home

Governments in Asia are preparing measures to head off a new wave of coronavirus cases as people flee an explosion of the disease in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
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More U.S. producers cut budgets as crude falls below $30 a barrel

EOG Resources Inc , Whiting Petroleum Corp and EQT Corp cut drilling activity and budgets on Monday, becoming the latest North American shale producers to be hit by lower oil prices, which fell below..
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Pearl Jam, Miley Cyrus and Madonna scrap gigs over coronavirus fears

The pop stars call off shows in Australia and France, while Pearl Jam scrap a North American tour.
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Honeywell sees surge in demand for face masks in North America, China

Industrial conglomerate Honeywell International Inc said on Friday it was seeing a surge in demand for its protective face masks in North America, Europe, India and China, following the coronavirus..
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White House adviser: More U.S. coronavirus cases likely but won't necessarily 'skyrocket'

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Mexico's president says foreign firms optimistic on investing

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday he met with a group of executives from foreign companies and discussed plans to maintain and increase investment in Mexico under a new..
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Ozzy Osbourne cancels North American tour to have Parkinson's treatment

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Tesla recalls 15,000 Model X SUVs for power steering issue in North America

Tesla Inc is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs because of a potential issue that can lead to a loss of power steering assist that could make steering harder and increase the risk of a crash.
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Venezuela's Guaido returns home on Tuesday afternoon after international tour

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returned to his country on Tuesday after traveling to North America and Europe, capping a three-week tour in which he was widely celebrated by foreign leaders.
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Venezuela's Guaido says he has arrived in his country following international tour

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Trump to sign North American trade pact at White House; key Democrats not invited

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a new North American trade agreement on Wednesday in an outdoor ceremony at the White House to be attended by about 400 guests - but not the key Democrats who..
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Mexican official eyes stronger ties with China after U.S. trade deal

Mexico should move to deepen its economic ties with China after U.S. congressional approval of a new North American trade deal, a senior Mexican official said late on Saturday.
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Senate passes North America trade deal, Canada still to approve

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual..
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UK's Queen Elizabeth to host Meghan-Harry crisis talks

Queen Elizabeth and her heirs meet Prince Harry on Monday to thrash out a plan for him and his actress wife Meghan after they triggered a family crisis by deciding to step back from royal duties and..
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Britain's royal showdown: queen hosts Meghan-Harry crisis talks

Queen Elizabeth and her heirs will meet Prince Harry on Monday to thrash out a plan for him and his actress wife Meghan after they triggered a family crisis by deciding to step back from royal duties..
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