Coronavirus sends US markets into the red

Coronavirus sends US markets into the red

US stocks markets opened sharply lower this afternoon as investors grew fearful that the coronavirus outbreak – which has killed 81 – will damage the global economy. The S&P 500 was down 1.3 per cent shortly after the bell, while the Dow Jones was 1.2 per cent lower and the tech-heavy Nasdaq

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China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

  • By BARBARA ORTUTAY and ELAINE KURTENBACH

With tens of millions of Chinese ordered to stay put and many others avoiding travel as a new virus spreads, tourism around the globe is taking a heavy hit during one of the biggest travel seasons in Asia, the Lunar New Year. Tourism from China was already weakening before the virus forced much of the country into a standstill. In Thailand, a favorite tropical destination for Lunar New Year travel, officia

In appreciation: Kobe Bryant, a life defined by hard work

In appreciation: Kobe Bryant, a life defined by hard work

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It was April 14, 2016. It was the first full day of Kobe Bryant’s new chapter as a retired NBA player. All he had done the night before was score a mind-boggling 60 points in his farewell game, not getting out of Staples Center until around midnight. His staff at Kobe, Inc

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

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CALABASAS, Calif.  — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celeb

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

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LOS ANGELES  — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with both his sublime skills and his unquenchable competitive fire. He also earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the city’s belov

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GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

  • Sam Abuelsamid

General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant has a 35-year history of being on the cutting edge for the automaker, often with mixed results. GM hopes to break that streak late next year when the factory officially becomes the company’s first electric vehicle only facility. Detroit-Hamtramck will be t

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

  • By Zoe Kleinman

The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks. The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government. Prime M

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

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California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex

The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — You may not think you’re in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S. government figures — could still be vulnerable to an attack similar to one the Amaz

Turkish rescuers find last quake victims; death toll hits 41

Turkish rescuers find last quake victims; death toll hits 41

ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish emergency teams on Monday recovered the bodies of the last two missing quake victims from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 41. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Friday night also injured more th

China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhere

China confirms 2,700 cases of virus, 40 counted elsewhere

China has confirmed more than 2,700 cases of a new virus, with 81 deaths. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the illness first surfaced last month. More than 40 cases have been confirmed in other places with virtually all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently.

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

Mongolia closes border, China extends holiday to fight virus

BEIJING— China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81. Mongolia closed its vast border with China, and Hong Kong and Malaysia announced they would bar e

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Coronavirus sends US markets into the red

Coronavirus sends US markets into the red

US stocks markets opened sharply lower this afternoon as investors grew fearful that the coronavirus outbreak – which has killed 81 – will damage the global economy. The S&P 500 was down 1.3 per cent shortly after the bell, while the Dow Jones was 1.2 per cent lower and the tech-heavy Nasdaq

GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant has a 35-year history of being on the cutting edge for the automaker, often with mixed results. GM hopes to break that streak late next year when the factory officially becomes the company’s first electric vehicle only facility. Detroit-Hamtramck will be t

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks. The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government. Prime M

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Coronavirus sends US markets into the red

Coronavirus sends US markets into the red

US stocks markets opened sharply lower this afternoon as investors grew fearful that the coronavirus outbreak – which has killed 81 – will damage the global economy. The S&P 500 was down 1.3 per cent shortly after the bell, while the Dow Jones was 1.2 per cent lower and the tech-heavy Nasdaq

GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

GM Investing $2.2 Billion To Build To Only Electric Vehicles At Detroit Factory

General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant has a 35-year history of being on the cutting edge for the automaker, often with mixed results. GM hopes to break that streak late next year when the factory officially becomes the company’s first electric vehicle only facility. Detroit-Hamtramck will be t

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks. The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government. Prime M

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

UK to decide on Huawei 5G ban

The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks. The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government. Prime M

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourist

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourist

BANGKOK— Stock markets and the price of oil tumbled Monday after China announced sharp increases in the number of people infected with a potentially deadly virus. In Paris, the CAC 40 lost 2.2% to 5,889 while Germany’s DAX skidded 2.3% to 13,271. Britain’s FTSE 100 gave up 2.3% to 7,414. Sh

Sex is for straight married couples only says Church of England as it calls on gay or straight civil partnerships to be abstinent

Sex is for straight married couples only says Church of England as it calls on gay or straight civil partnerships to be abstinent

Today the Church of England has announced that civil partnerships between men and women are not as good as matrimony. A statement issued today by the House of Bishops, headed by Most Reverend Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, discussed the reforms in marriage law for the first time.  T