November 17, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

  1. Tokyo’s benchmark stock index rose above the 26,000 mark on Tuesday for the first time in over 29 years. That followed record closing highs in New York on hopes for a coronavirus vaccine.
  2. U.S. states are strengthening anti-coronavirus measures as the country’s daily number of new cases has continued to exceed 100,000 over the past two weeks.
  3. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has outlined his plans to build back the U.S. economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic.