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China-based education stocks rocked on worries over new PRC regulations

Shares of China-based education companies took a beating in Friday, amid media reports that the Chinese government is mulling new regulations concerning after-school tutoring services.

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Software company Kaseya gets master key to unlock networks hit by ransomware

The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key that will decrypt all of the more than 1,000 businesses and public organiz...

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Biden says COVID-19 fast becoming pandemic of unvaccinated, hopes children under 12 can join program ‘within months’

The coronavirus pandemic is fast becoming one for those people who have not yet gotten vaccinated, a frustrated President Joe Biden has warned, but he is also optimistic that children under the age of 12 will be eligible t...

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Why coffee futures scored their biggest 1-day gain in over 7 years

Coffee futures moved up by 10% on Thursday, with prices posting their largest single-session gain since early 2014 and their highest settlement in more than six years as drought and frost threaten coffee crops in Brazil, t...

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OPEC+ provides an oil ‘supply cushion’ as coronavirus delta variant threatens demand

Major oil producers are betting that the world will need more crude supplies through next year, even as the spread of the coronavirus delta variant clouds the outlook for the economic recovery and demand for gasoline.

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Asian markets rise as earnings optimism outweighs COVID fears

Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday for a second day as optimism about an economic recovery appeared to outweigh concern over rising coronavirus cases and inflation.

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South African company to start making Pfizer vaccine

A South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the first time that the shot will be produced in Africa, Pfizer announced Wednesday.

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Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 will likely be dominant strain globally within months after spreading to 124 countries, says WHO

The highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19, now present in 124 countries, will become the dominant strain globally in the coming months as it is rapidly outcompeting other variants, the World Health Organization sa...

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Why Brisbane was the inevitable winner to host the 2032 Olympics

The Games will go back to Australia 32 years after the popular 2000 Sydney Olympics. Melbourne hosted in 1956.

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China blasts dam to divert floods that killed at least 25

China’s military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces, as the death toll in widespread flooding rose to at least 25.

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Nike manufacturing in Vietnam grinds to a halt due to COVID-19, creating another supply chain challenge

Merchandise from Vietnam accounted for nearly half of Nike's U.S. imports in the fiscal second quarter.

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Asian markets mixed as Japanese exports surge

Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rebounded and Japanese exports surged as investors tried to figure out how rising coronavirus infections will affect the global economy.

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Israel vows to ‘act aggressively’ over Ben & Jerry’s boycott

Israel’s prime minister vowed Tuesday to “act aggressively” against the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, as the country’s ambassador to the U.S. urged dozens of state...

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‘Extremely grave’: Macron, 14 other heads of states on potential spyware list

French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking by clients of the notorious Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, Amnesty International said Tuesday.

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U.S. warns travelers to avoid U.K. as long as delta variant of COVID is rampant, and study finds India death toll likely 10 times higher than official count

COVID cases among athletes preparing to compete in the Tokyo Olympics climb to 71.

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IPO market faces busiest week of the year — if all 19 deals on calendar are pushed through

A sharp selloff on global equity markets amid fears about the delta variant of COVID-19 and U.S.-China tensions may rattle investors.

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Why did the Dow tumble Monday? Economic growth is now a bigger worry than inflation.

The Dow falls over 700 points Monday as stock-market investors take a clue from the bond market and start worrying about growth.

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Asian markets fall after Wall Street’s worst day in months

Asian shares fell Tuesday as worries were growing that a faster-spreading variant of the coronavirus could upend the global economic recovery.

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Dow books 725-point loss, worst day since October, as spread of delta variant and global tensions rattle investors

U.S. stocks close sharply lower, joining a global equity selloff, as concerns grow about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and as tensions ratcheted up between the U.S. and China.

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Oil drops under $70; U.S. prices post biggest one-day loss since September on COVID spread, OPEC+ deal

Sunday saw OPEC+ finally agree to a production deal, plus increases in baselines for several countries, but concerns over the spread of the COVID delta variant cloud the demand outlook. Oil futures on Monday mark their big...

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‘Inconsistent with our values’: Ben & Jerry’s will stop selling ice cream in occupied territories

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream said Monday it was going to stop selling its ice cream in the Palestinian territories, saying the sales in the occupied land are “inconsistent with our values.”