In case you missed them, here are six @FinancialTimes stories our readers loved this week, starting with our most-read piece: the US election poll tracker
Next up is our most popular story across our social media accounts: Latin America's newest strongman, López Obrador…
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Our latest series, New Cold War, explores the US’s rivalry with China, and the deterioration in relations between the two countries…
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9 Oct
Daily coronavirus thread: China will join the WHO-backed Covax initiative aimed at ensuring fair distribution of a vaccine and new US cases topped 50,000 for a second day. Follow our live coverage:
China’s currency jumped by the most in two and a half years on Friday as traders returned from the lengthy National Day holiday…
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8 Oct
In an era of polarised US politics, both Democrats and Republicans agree on one issue: confronting China. FT Washington bureau chief Demetri Sevastopulo examines how US politics turned hawkish on China in the fourth part of our New Cold War series…
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Daily coronavirus thread: Texas overtook California to become the US state with the second-highest number of deaths and Asia-Pacific markets followed Wall Street higher on hopes for a US stimulus deal. Follow our live coverage here:
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A little background on live blogger @RanaForoohar. She grew up in rural Indiana. “The Indiana of my youth was a lot like Mike Pence — white, religious, conservative… But Indiana has changed. It has become much more diverse,” she notes #VPDebate…
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7 Oct
Is Trump losing his edge with seniors in Florida?

As Election Day approaches, retirees in the crucial battleground state are deserting the US president over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic
In Florida, one in five residents is over 65. The state is a magnet for retirees from the US north-east and Midwest, who are drawn by warmer weather and lower taxes… Image
Donald Trump himself calls Florida home after switching his primary residence from New York to Mar-a-Lago, his resort in Palm Beach. But polls show the president is haemorrhaging support among seniors — a shift that could prove decisive in November… Image
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