Global Markets: Senators question Supreme Court nominee

By MarketsFarm

WINNIPEG, Oct. 13 (MarketsFarm) – The following is a glance at the news moving markets in Canada and globally.

– United States Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is facing questions from senators on Tuesday as part of her fast-paced confirmation hearings. Barrett was picked by U.S. President Donald Trump to replace recently deceased Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The Republican-led Senate is pushing to get Barrett confirmed before the Nov. 3 presidential election. Democrats oppose the quick timeframe, claiming the next Supreme Court judge should be picked by the winner of the election.

– Trump campaigned in front of a large crowd in Florida on Monday, addressing supporters without a mask after being hospitalized with COVID-19 only a week earlier. Trump claimed to be ‘immune’ to the deadly virus.

– Nationwide protests in Nigeria against police brutality spread to the key oil hub of Port Harcourt on Tuesday. A number of other cities, including Lagos and the capital, Abuja, also saw protests, with one person reportedly killed in Lagos after police fired live rounds into a crowd.

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