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Why China's new sanctions single out Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio

10 minutes ago   |   Fortune   |   3 articles

China said on Monday it will sanction two U.S. senators in response to U.S. sanctions on Chinese officials, whom the U.S. government claims are involved in human rights abuses...
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The federal government is due to execute its first inmate in 17 years after a court said it didn't need to pause due to COVID-19

32 minutes ago   |   Business Insider   |   2 articles

Barring a last minute order from the Supreme Court, the first federal inmate in 17 years is due to be executed on Monday. Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was convicted in the 1996...
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'Tax us. Tax us. Tax us.' 83 millionaires signed letter asking for higher taxes on the super-rich to pay for COVID-19 recoveries

'Tax us. Tax us. Tax us.' 83 millionaires signed letter asking for higher taxes on the super-rich to pay for COVID-19 recoveries

52 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

A group of millionaires are begging governments to tax them "immediately. Substantially. Permanently" in order to fund the world's recovery from the coronavirus. In an open...
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2020 Watch: How many more Americans will die from COVID-19?

1 hour ago   |   My Sanantonio

Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 113 THE NARRATIVE These are among the darkest days...
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The White House stepped up its campaign against Dr. Fauci, circulating a list of 'mistakes' on COVID-19 in an attempt to discredit him

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

The White House has stepped up its attacks on Anthony Fauci, a key member of the coronavirus task force. According to reports Saturday, the White House is circulating a list of...
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Siena poll: NYers predict schools will open this fall while also expecting second wave

1 hour ago   |   Times Union

ALBANY - About two-thirds of New Yorkers believe schools will reopen in the fall, even as they anticipate a second wave of the coronavirus and strongly prefer a slow economic...
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TikTok is becoming inaccessible in more markets. Tech-savvy users are finding workarounds

TikTok is becoming inaccessible in more markets. Tech-savvy users are finding workarounds

1 hour ago   |   Fortune

Hong Kong's small community of TikTok users were thrown last week when the short video platform announced it was withdrawing from the region amid concerns over a new national...
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Service outages, compromised security possible unless government takes common-sense approach to Huawei - BT CEO

Service outages, compromised security possible unless government takes common-sense approach to Huawei - BT CEO

1 hour ago   |   RT   |   2 articles

Rushing to exclude Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the UK market may have serious consequences, including a failure to keep British networks safe, the head of...
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The Pandemic Has Accelerated Demands for a More Skilled Work Force

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

Even groups that regularly disagree on labor issues said there should be significant public investment in programs that can upgrade the skills of American workers.
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10 things in tech you need to know today

4 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Amazon sent an email to employees telling them to delete TikTok from their phones because of "security risks...
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New survey on Hong Kong security law shows business has concerns-but isn't...

New survey on Hong Kong security law shows business has concerns-but isn't taking action

The new national security law in Hong Kong is worrying the city's business community. Seventy-six percent of respondents to a new survey conducted by the American Chamber of... Read more ...

Service outages, compromised security possible unless government takes...

Service outages, compromised security possible unless government takes common-sense approach to Huawei - BT CEO

Rushing to exclude Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the UK market may have serious consequences, including a failure to keep British networks safe, the head of... Read more ...

Trump just wore a mask in public for the first time since the coronavirus...

Trump just wore a mask in public for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began

President Donald Trump wore a mask in public for the first time on Saturday during a trip to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He has been reluctant to wear a... Read more ...

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the US can turn coronavirus around in...

US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the US can turn coronavirus around in '2 or 3 weeks if everyone does their part'

Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that the US could turn around novel coronavirus infections in two to three weeks if "everyone does their part." Adams appeared Sunday... Read more ...

UFC 251 bonuses: Rose Namajunas-Jessica Andrade war nets 'Fight of the...

UFC 251 bonuses: Rose Namajunas-Jessica Andrade war nets 'Fight of the Night' honors

UFC 251 was an eventful evening, and it ended, per usual, with four fighters taking home bonus money. Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade met up on the evening's main card in a... Read more ...

The UK's $39 billion tax gap has left a 'financial black hole' for its...

The UK's $39 billion tax gap has left a 'financial black hole' for its already-battered economy

The UK's tax gap, which shows the balance between the amount of tax expected and actually paid, fell to a five-year low of $39 billion in the year 2018-19, official data... Read more ...

Trump just wore a mask in public for the first time

Trump just wore a mask in public for the first time

Subscribe to Outbreak , a daily roundup of stories on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on global business, delivered free to your inbox. President Donald Trump wore a... Read more ...

Mitt Romney joins Democrat lawmakers in slamming Trump's decision to commute...

Mitt Romney joins Democrat lawmakers in slamming Trump's decision to commute Roger Stone's sentence as 'unprecedented, historic corruption'

President Donald Trump's decision on Friday to commute the sentence of former Republican strategist Roger Stone sparked outrage across top lawmakers. The negative reaction... Read more ...

Portsmouth business owners frustrated with customers arguing about wearing masks

Portsmouth business owners frustrated with customers arguing about wearing masks

Business owners in Portsmouth are expressing frustration over customers who don't want to wear a mask; while many have been following the guidelines, some have been giving... Read more ...

Trump confirms he ordered a cyberattack on a notorious Russian troll farm...

Trump confirms he ordered a cyberattack on a notorious Russian troll farm during the 2018 midterms

President Trump confirmed in an interview with the Washington Post that the US launched a cyberattack against infamous Russian troll farm the Internet Research Agency during... Read more ...