FT News Briefing
FT News Briefing
Aug 17, 2020
Democrats probe post office, Italy’s economy shows signs of life, chocolate sales slump
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Senior Democrats have called the US postmaster general to testify before Congress amid election fears, pharmaceutical group CureVac has ruled out selling a vaccine at cost, and Italy's businesses enjoy a better than expected rebound from coronavirus. Plus, the FT’s Emiko Terazono on why the decline of travel is bad for the chocolate industry. 

Further reading:

Democrats call postal chief to testify in US mail voting row


CureVac vows ‘ethical margin’ on price of Covid-19 vaccine


Italy’s businesses enjoy ‘better than expected’ virus rebound


Choc waves: how coronavirus shook the cocoa market



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