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Cuomo says possible NY quarantine 'would be chaos and mayhem'
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to President Donald Trump considering a short-term quarantine of coronavirus "hot spots," including New York.
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US-China trade war slashes US$1.7 trillion from American companies’ market caps, Federal Reserve Bank of New York says
Higher tariffs are poised to reduce American firms’ investment growth rate by nearly 2 percentage points. Companies with exposure to China more affected as a slowdown in the Chi...
Trump Prepares Order to Limit Social Media Companies’ Protections
The move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms.
Chinese parliament passes national security bill amid raging Hong Kong protests
The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the draft’...
HongKosovo: Pompeo officially declares Hong Kong ‘no longer autonomous’
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has certified to Congress that Hong Kong no longer merits special treatment under US law. That opens the door for Trump Administration to impos...
Abused wife entitled to killed husband's estate
An abused woman who won an appeal after killing her controlling husband with a hammer can inherit his estate, a judge has ruled.
Two Chinese Tech Firms Prepare Hong Kong Listings as U.S. Pressure Rises
Listings plans by JD.com and NetEase to be reviewed Thursday by Hong Kong’s stock exchange as they prepare to follow Alibaba
TikTok-owner ByteDance said to have hit US$3 billion in net profit last year, showing brisk growth
ByteDance generated more than US$17 billion in revenue and more than US$3 billion in net profit last year, according to people familiar with the matter. The revenue for last yea...
China’s Baidu finishes building ‘world’s largest’ test ground for autonomous vehicle, smart driving systems
Baidu says it has completed the world’s largest site to test both autonomous driving and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication. The Apollo Park in Beijing is equipped with fac...
VIDEO: Minneapolis police fire teargas at protesters after the murder of George Floyd by white policeman
Police have clashed with protesters on the streets of Minneapolis amid outrage over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody.
Come on! Dominic Cummings’ name didn’t trend on Twitter… because of anti-porn filters
He may have remained relentlessly in the news for the past week, but Boris Johnson’s embattled chief adviser Dominic Cummings still hasn’t managed to trend on Twitter, despite b...
How long are your afternoon naps? It shouldn’t be more than 30mins, an expert on BBC’s The Science of Sleep says
Stayed up last night to catch up on the hottest drama series? With working from home becoming a norm, chances are, you’ll be tempted to take a nap during your lunch break.
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Singapore warns of worst slump since independence
Singapore's virus-hit economy could shrink by as much as 7 percent this year – the worst reading since independence – the government said on Tuesday, as it unveiled a fresh mult...
What's the future for the office?
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the office was where millions of us spent about a third of our time.
Hong Kong buyers forfeit US$1.5 million in deposits, walk away from homes
Nineteen Hong Kong homebuyers who put down deposits for flats at the height of a market rally around June 2018 have walked away from their purchases, forfeiting as much as HK$11...
Coronavirus: The World’s 25 Richest Billionaires Have Gained Nearly $255 Billion In Just Two Months
The super rich are a whole lot richer than they were two months ago. Twenty five of the wealthiest people on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires are worth a whopping $255 b...
J.K. Rowling Introduces new book: The Ickabog
About The Ickabog: “The idea for The Ickabog came to me while I was still writing Harry Potter. I wrote most of a first draft in fits and starts between Potter books, intending ...
Singapore-flagged containership APL England lost about 40 containers overboard in rough seas
APL England Loses 40 Containers Overboard off the Coast of Australia, about 73 kilometers southeast of Sydney.
U.S.-China trade tensions are a bigger risk to stocks than coronavirus, Invesco's Kristina Hooper warns
Invesco's Kristina Hooper lists a U.S.-China trade war resurgence as the most serious market threat. She sees flaring U.S.-China trade tensions potentially doing the most harm t...
The UK government draws up plan to rescue key firms
The UK government has indicated it is prepared to rescue large British companies severely affected by the coronavirus crisis.
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