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12:42 p.m. May 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Asians Americans feel as if they are under siege’: Nearly 80% of this community say they experience racism in the U.S. A new survey says 45% of Asian American adults have experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the COVID-19 pandemic beganA new survey says 45% of Asian American adults have experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
10:21 a.m. Jan. 13, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. sees record one-day death toll and experts worry new variant may make activities like plane travel more risky Vaccine program must speed up to avoid reaching 640,000 deaths by spring, equal to lives lost in the 1918 flu pandemicThe U.S. set another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, when more than 4,400 COVID-19 patients died, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak, and experts said that with cases continuing to accelerate, the worst is still to come.
9:44 a.m. Dec. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
WHO says coronavirus pandemic is ‘not the big one’ the world needs to brace for ‘[O]ne thing we need to take from this pandemic, with all of the tragedy and loss, is we need to get our act together. We need to honor those we’ve lost by getting better at what we do every day,’ says WHO expert.The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 81.5 million on Tuesday, and the World Health Organization said the pandemic is not necessarily the big one that the world should brace for and urged leaders everywhere to learn from this crisis.
11:09 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
U.S. faces a potential ‘secession crisis’ at home and ‘open conflict’ with China in the coming decade, says author who predicted 2020 unrest 2020s will bring ‘creative destruction’ that pits boomers against millennials and challenges what it means to be an AmericanThe 2020s will bring ‘creative destruction’ that pits boomers against millennials and challenges what it means to be an American, says a scholar of demographic trends.
7:46 a.m. Oct. 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. continues to set new case records as Trump remains insistent that U.S. has ‘rounded the corner’ New COVID-19 cases are rising in 47 states, and 27 states recorded 1,000 or more new diagnoses in the last 24 hoursThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 edged closer to 228,000 on Thursday and more than 81,000 new infections were recorded in a single day, pushing the seven-day tally to record highs.
2:08 a.m. Oct. 22, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: CDC says nearly 300,000 excess American deaths have occurred during pandemic CDC study finds biggest percentage rise in excess deaths were in those aged 25 to 44, Blacks and Hispanics hit disproportionatelyThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose above 221,000 on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, and the nation’s leading public health agency estimated that the pandemic has contributed to the deaths of almost 300,000 Americans, including fatalities that would not have happened without the virus.
11:33 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - Associated Press
Russia and China win spots on U.N. human-rights council, but Saudi Arabia fails to make cutChina, Russia and Cuba won seats on the U.N.’s premiere human-rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human-rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost.
8:25 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Chris Patten
No country in the world should ever trust China’s communist leaders again That’s why countries ought to band together and stand up to President Xi Jinping’s thuggish dictatorshipThat’s why countries ought to band together and stand up to President Xi Jinping’s thuggish dictatorship.
10:49 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 25.5 million, and U.S. climbs to 6.03 million as Midwest states suffer rise in infections Twitter removes post retweeted by President Trump after it violated its coronavirus misinformation policyThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in the U.S. rose to 6.03 million on Tuesday, with new cases increasing in much of the Midwest and falling from their peaks in the South and West.
4:02 a.m. Aug. 17, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
JD.com's stock surges after profit, revenue rise above expectationsShares of JD.com Inc. surged 4.5% in premarket trading Monday, after the China-based e-commerce company reported a second-quarter profit and revenue that rose above expectations, as active customer accounts showed continued improvement. Net income rose to RMB16.4 billion ($2.3 billion), or RMB10.47 per American depositary share, from RMB600 million, or RMB0.36 per ADS, in the year-ago period. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted earnings per ADS rose to RMB3.51 from RMB230, above the FactSet consensus of RMB2.71. Revneue rose 33.8% to RMB201.1 billion ($28.5 billion) to beat the FactSet consensus of RMB190.81 billion, as net produce revenue increased 33.5% and net service revenue grew 36.4%, while cost of revenue rose 34.5%. Annual active customer accounts grew 29.9% to 417.4 million in the 12 months ended June 30, up from 387.4 million in the first quarter. Mobile daily active users grew 40% in June. "Our scale advantages and cost efficiency enabled us to provide attractive prices during our June 18 sales promotions, benefiting consumers and society as China's economy emerges from the difficult pandemic period, and helped drive solid top and bottom line results for the second quarter," said Chief Financial Officer Sandy Xu. The stock has run up 76.2% year to date through Friday, while the iShares MSCI China ETF has climbed 12.8% and the S&P 500 has gained 4.4%.
10:32 a.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - By Jurica Dujmovic
The potential abuses of a coronavirus ‘health passport’ are downright frightening Western countries should resist tracking apps, even in the name of health and safetyWestern countries should resist tracking apps, even in the name of health and safety, argues Jurica Dujmovic.
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