Business News - The Last 24 Hours

Trump provoked deadly Capitol riot, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says
CNBC - 6 min 41 sec ago
McConnell's remarks came as he and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer work to hash out details on Trump's impending impeachment trial.
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CNBC - Schumer and McConnell move to set rules for deadlocked Senate, Trump impeachment trial - 28 min 41 sec ago
CNN - 'Several dozen' of Trump's pardons pushed by criminal justice reform groups, source says - 46 min 21 sec ago
Bloomberg - Trump Leaves Town an Outcast, Trailed by Pandemic, Job Losses - BloombergQuint - 2 hours 45 min ago
NDTV - Jail, "The Apprentice", Business In India? What Lies Ahead For Trump - 13 hours 51 min ago
Deutsche Welle - Trump baby blimp enters Museum of London collection - 15 hours 41 min ago
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Washington Post - Why Presidential Pardons Are Normal, Trump’s Less So - 56 min 57 sec ago
New York Times - Steve Schwarzman, a Trump Adviser, Stays Loyal Till the End - 58 min 34 sec ago
Euronews - How did US President Donald Trump impact Europe during his four years in office? - 1 hour 18 min ago
BusinessInsider - Ashley Biden says Melania Trump hasn't reached out to Jill Biden about a White House meeting before the inauguration - 1 hour 39 min ago
Financial Post - Trump fraud claims open Republican rift in Texas and other red states - 1 hour 44 min ago
The Independent - What does impeachment mean for Trump? - 1 hour 47 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - Calm acceptance marks Melania Trump's last days as first lady - 1 hour 55 min ago
ZeroHedge - Snowden And Assange: There Is Still Time For Trump To Do The Right Thing - 4 hours 6 min ago
Indiatimes - Trump's legacy: A more divided America, a more unsettled world - 5 hours 4 min ago



Biden to propose sweeping immigration bill on first day in office
CNN - 8 min 42 sec ago
President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a comprehensive immigration plan on his first day in office, a source familiar with the proposal tells CNN, describing an agenda that provides a multi-year pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.
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CNN - Biden's pick to lead State Department to emphasize new direction at confirmation hearing - 31 min 50 sec ago
BBC - Biden economic plans challenged at Yellen hearing - 54 min 15 sec ago
CNBC - Washington prepares for Joe Biden's Inauguration Day - 1 hour 53 min ago
SCMP - US poised to get first openly transgender federal official after Biden taps Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary - 1 hour 55 min ago
Associated Press - Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary - The Associated Press - 6 hours 17 min ago
FOX Business - Stocks trending higher ahead of Tuesday's opening bell as Biden inauguration imminent - 8 hours 36 min ago
NDTV - No Insider Threat Signs Before Biden Inauguration: Acting Pentagon Chief - 12 hours 11 min ago
Bloomberg - Explainer: Biden Faces Key Decisions on China - Bloomberg - 17 hours 22 min ago
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Sydney Morning Herald - Biden selects transgender doctor as assistant health secretary - 1 hour 1 min ago
BusinessInsider - 2 National Guard troops were reportedly pulled off security for Biden's inauguration over ties to far-right groups - 1 hour 14 min ago
Indiatimes - Joe Biden to attend Mass with congressional leaders - 1 hour 34 min ago
ZeroHedge - Biden Picks Transgender Who Encouraged Covid-Safe Orgies As Assistant Health Secretary - 1 hour 42 min ago
Euronews - Biden inauguration: Anxiety in Washington evident as false alarm interrupts rehearsal - 11 hours 33 min ago
Financial Post - Canada scrambles to salvage Keystone XL as Biden prepares to kill troubled pipeline project - 19 hours 42 min ago



Two Spirit Airlines agents injured, one hospitalized following carry-on dispute with passengers
CNN - 41 min 40 sec ago
Two Spirit Airlines agents were injured and one was hospitalized after a dispute over carry-on bags with three passengers turned violent on Sunday, according to a Spirit Airlines spokesman.
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CNN - Singapore Airlines hopes to be world's first fully-vaccinated airline - 13 hours 14 min ago



States have tried seizing unemployment benefits during the pandemic. Some fear new rules won’t help
CNBC - 1 hour 4 min ago
States have tried clawing back unemployment benefits issued in error to thousands during the Covid pandemic. Some fear states won't implement new protections.
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SCMP - Coronavirus: with higher unemployment figures on the horizon, Hong Kong businesses are bracing for a gloomy start to 2021 - 17 hours 34 min ago
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BusinessInsider - Biden Treasury pick Janet Yellen says additional stimulus and expanded unemployment insurance will provide the 'biggest bang for the buck' - 44 min 56 sec ago
AllAfrica - South Africa: Teach Our Kids How to Be Entrepreneurs - It's a Way Out of the Unemployment Impasse - 2 hours 9 min ago



These coronavirus variants are keeping scientists awake at night
CNN - 1 hour 8 min ago
At least four new variants of the coronavirus are keeping scientists awake at night.
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Deutsche Welle - Coronavirus: Face mask, face shield, FFP2, N95, KN95 - what's the difference? - 2 hours 34 min ago
FOX Business - Stocks surge as Yellen set to tell Congress to 'act big' on coronavirus stimulus - 3 hours 22 min ago
CNN - What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, January 19 - 4 hours 29 min ago
SCMP - Coronavirus: party haven Dubai struggles to contain biggest infection surge yet - 4 hours 57 min ago
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BusinessInsider - The coronavirus variant in South Africa is 50% more contagious than the original strain, the country's leading infectious disease expert says - 3 hours 41 min ago
Indiatimes - Coronavirus still circulating at a 'worrying' level in France, says Health Minister - 9 hours 4 min ago
Washington Post - Why the U.K.’s Mutated Coronavirus Is Fanning Worries - 9 hours 24 min ago
Financial Post - Kazakhstan to vaccinate 6 mln people this year against coronavirus - 13 hours 15 min ago



Bitcoin and U.S. tech stocks are the biggest market bubbles right now, investors say
CNBC - 1 hour 13 min ago
The vast majority of investors (89%) think some financial markets are in bubble territory, according to a Deutsche Bank survey.
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Bloomberg - BofA Clients With $561 Billion Say Bitcoin Is Most Crowded Trade - Bloomberg - 6 hours 16 min ago
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ZeroHedge - Iran's Rolling Blackouts & Thick Smog Blamed On 'Illegal' Bitcoin Mining - 5 hours 49 min ago
The Guardian - Is bitcoin a scam? – podcast - 14 hours 33 min ago
Wall Street Journal - French Programmer Made Bitcoin Bequests to Pro-Trump Groups - 15 hours 8 min ago



Russia vows to complete Nord Stream 2 despite new US sanctions
Deutsche Welle - 1 hour 27 min ago
The Kremlin said the Nord Stream 2 project would be completed, a day after a pipe-laying vessel on Germany's coast was subjected to sanctions and as one German company has reportedly pulled out of the project.
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Deutsche Welle - Russia shrugs off sanctions, rejects global calls for Navalny's release - 3 hours 11 min ago
SCMP - Explainer: How does Hong Kong’s Tracker Fund avoid being caught between US sanctions and doing its job? - 13 hours 34 min ago
CNN - If Kim Jong Un destroyed North Korea's economy to keep Covid-19 out, will sanctions stop him from pursuing nuclear weapons? - 16 hours 16 min ago
NDTV - US Sanctions Russia Ship Over Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline - 17 hours 26 min ago
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Financial Post - U.S. imposes sanctions on Russian vessel helping to build Nord Stream 2 pipeline - 1 hour 47 min ago



Google CEO to meet with Black college leaders following racism allegations
CNN - 1 hour 42 min ago
Leaders from some of the nation's top historically Black colleges and universities are meeting virtually with Google CEO Sundar Pichai next week to discuss the future of their schools' relationships with the tech giant in the wake of racism and sexism allegations made by two Black former employees.
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CNBC - MyPillow CEO says Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's stopped selling his products, prompting calls for boycotts - 3 hours 12 min ago
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Indiatimes - India must remain an integral part of global economy: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant - 3 hours 4 min ago
BusinessInsider - Dominion Voting Systems is threatening to sue MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell over his 'false and conspiratorial' election fraud claims - 6 hours 21 min ago
Financial Post - Danone’s CEO in the spotlight after activist calls for shake-up - 7 hours 19 min ago



Russian President Vladimir Putin takes an icy dip to mark Epiphany
CNN - 2 hours 9 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has braved ice-cold temperatures for an Epiphany Dip in a pool outside of Moscow, according to a video and photos posted by the Kremlin press pool on Tuesday.
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NDTV - Russia's Second Vaccine "100% Effective" In Early-Stage Trials: Report - 4 hours 10 min ago
CNN - 5 things to know for January 19: Inauguration, transition, Covid-19, Russia, Uganda - 6 hours 16 min ago
SCMP - FBI investigating whether woman stole laptop from Nancy Pelosi’s office to sell it to Russia - 23 hours 34 min ago
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The Independent - Russia claims US has cut off telephone lines to its New York City consulate - 1 hour 50 min ago
Financial Post - Wheat holds near 6-1/2 year peak as focus stays on Russian export tax - 4 hours 15 min ago
Indiatimes - Indian military team to leave for Russia soon to train on operational aspects of S-400 missiles - 5 hours 4 min ago
BusinessInsider - A 22-year-old woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop and planning to sell it to Russia has been arrested - 6 hours 26 min ago
ZeroHedge - FBI Probing Allegation That Woman Stole Laptop From Pelosi’s Office To Sell It To Russia - 12 hours 49 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - FBI hunt for woman accused of stealing Pelosi's laptop to sell to Russians - 21 hours 51 min ago
Euronews - Russia expels two Dutch diplomats in tit-for-tat move - 22 hours 26 min ago
Wall Street Journal - Navalny Urges Protests Against His Detention in Russia - 23 hours 27 min ago



Hong Kong protests: about 10 Chinese University students disciplined, school heads pressed by lawmakers to get tough
SCMP - 2 hours 17 min ago
Chinese University on Tuesday revealed about 10 of its students had been disciplined over protest-related incidents on campus, as pro-establishment lawmakers lashed out at heads of 11 universities and accused them of being too lenient towards such rule breakers.At a two-hour meeting on varsity governance and security issues that arose following the 2019 anti-government protests, university heads said they would discipline any student who violated school regulations and laws.The city’s…
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SCMP - Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation warns of losses of HK$4.8 billion in 2020 - 2 hours 22 min ago
Bloomberg - No negative feedback loop from BOJ’s tapering guidance; Hong Kong & China Tech outperforms - CMC Markets - 10 hours 18 min ago
COMMENTARY:
Financial Post - Hedge fund Elliott pulls out of Hong Kong – FT - 2 hours 44 min ago
ZeroHedge - Futures Jump Ahead Of Yellen Hearing, Hong Kong Stocks Soar - 4 hours 59 min ago
Indiatimes - On wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong - 10 hours 34 min ago



Schwab earnings top estimates in first report since TD Ameritrade merger, accounts near 30 million
CNBC - 2 hours 20 min ago
Schwab now operates nearly 29.6 million brokerage accounts. Assets grew to a record $6.69 trillion at the end of 2020.
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Financial Post - Stellantis sees 80% of merger savings within four years - 1 hour 44 min ago



Winter Games 2022: Xi Jinping checks progress amid boycott calls and Covid-19 outbreak
SCMP - 2 hours 34 min ago
With just over a year to go until the Winter Games, Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Monday that the country would host a successful event, despite coronavirus outbreaks in northern China and international calls for a boycott.Xi inspected preparations for the 2022 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in the capital, saying he was very confident the games would go well.“I’m very gratified to see the preparations are well under day and the athletes’ training is producing obvious ...
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NDTV - UK Health Minister Self-Isolating After Covid App Alert - 3 hours 57 min ago
Bloomberg - Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Source of Global Crises for Years: WEF - Bloomberg - 8 hours 4 min ago
CNN - More than 60% of all US Covid-19 cases were reported since Election Day. Now experts warn a variant could further fuel spread - 9 hours 24 min ago
CNBC - Trump preparing to lift Europe, UK, Brazil Covid-19 travel restrictions this month - 17 hours 41 min ago
Deutsche Welle - Man hides at Chicago airport for months to avoid COVID-19 - 20 hours 33 min ago
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Financial Post - Bells and candlelight to honor 400,000 COVID dead on eve of U.S. presidential handover - 41 min 10 sec ago
New York Post - Starbucks to help Washington state ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations - 1 hour 41 min ago
Indiatimes - COVID-19: Over 4.5 lakh people vaccinated so far, only 0.18% were adverse events, says govt - 3 hours 4 min ago
BusinessInsider - A COVID-19 test result means nothing if you don't stay home and isolate for days before taking it - 3 hours 59 min ago
The Hindu - COVID-19 pandemic increasing disparities, social fragmentation; threatening economy, geopolitical stability: WEF study - 5 hours 37 min ago
The Guardian - Superdry warns over future as Covid-19 hammers sales - 6 hours 53 min ago
Wall Street Journal - Covid-19 Heightens U.S.-China Rivalry, New Report Says - 8 hours 4 min ago
AllAfrica - Zimbabwe: Health Worker Suspensions Amplify Effects of Zim's Covid-19 Second Wave - 8 hours 23 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - Biden to block Trump's plan to lift COVID-19 travel restrictions - 13 hours 6 min ago
Euronews - Norway: No link established after post-COVID-19 vaccination deaths, says health authority - 19 hours 45 min ago
The Straits Times - STI edges below 3,000 points amid concerns over Covid-19 - 20 hours 34 min ago
The Independent - Flight passenger who assisted dying man with Covid-19 says he was given $200 credit for ‘inconvenience’ - 22 hours 29 min ago
Russia Today - 'Deepest concerns': South Africa Covid-19 variant binds more easily to human cells, making it more infectious, govt adviser says - 23 hours 15 sec ago
ZeroHedge - California Halts COVID Vaccinations From Moderna Batch Linked To "Unusually High Number" Of Adverse Reactions - 23 hours 24 min ago
Global Times - Japan's suicides jump 16% in COVID-19 2nd wave after fall in 1st wave - study - 23 hours 46 min ago



Dr. Scott Gottlieb estimates only about 120 million people in U.S. really want Covid vaccine
CNBC - 2 hours 37 min ago
"We can't lose sight of that and just take for granted that everyone wants this vaccine," the former FDA chief told CNBC on Tuesday.
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SCMP - With coronavirus vaccines, trust is in the clinical trial details - 5 hours 6 min ago
CNN - States complain that demand for the Covid-19 vaccine is outpacing supply - 5 hours 17 min ago
CNBC - Biden Covid advisor challenges Cuomo's letter to buy vaccine directly from Pfizer - 14 hours 54 min ago
Associated Press - The Latest: California urges halt to 300K vaccine doses - The Associated Press - 18 hours 55 min ago
NDTV - 108-Year-Old Italian Woman Receives Coronavirus Vaccine - 21 hours 58 min ago
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Indiatimes - Selfie stand, music, magazines: Authorities deploying measures to boost vaccine centre turnout - 34 min 22 sec ago
BusinessInsider - The coronavirus vaccine rollout in nursing homes is off to a slow start, and some health officials are pointing the finger at CVS and Walgreens - 35 min 49 sec ago
The Independent - Covid vaccine: New York to run out of doses by Thursday, warns mayor - 1 hour 42 min ago
AllAfrica - South Africa: Vaccine Tax Hike Underscores Treasury's Limited Options - Sin Taxes Should Be On the Table - 2 hours 2 min ago
Financial Post - New York governor asks Pfizer to directly sell COVID-19 vaccine doses - 3 hours 22 min ago
Euronews - Irish hospital apologises after leftover COVID-19 vaccines given to staff relatives - 7 hours 46 min ago
Washington Post - What to Know About Vaccine-Linked Deaths, Allergies - 8 hours 1 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - 'We're not alarmed': Norway finds no direct link between elderly deaths and vaccine - 11 hours 45 min ago
ZeroHedge - 13,000 NY Nursing Home Residents And Nearly Half Of Staff Decline COVID-19 Vaccine - 17 hours 9 min ago
New York Times - Vaccine Critics Received More Than $1 Million in Pandemic Relief Loans - 18 hours 14 min ago
Global Times - Chinese COVID-19 vaccines gain more intl recognition - 18 hours 18 min ago



Ether, the world's second-biggest cryptocurrency, is closing in on an all-time high
CNBC - 2 hours 41 min ago
Ether rallied to an intraday high of $1,439 Tuesday, just shy of the $1,448 record it hit in early 2018.
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Bloomberg - Comment: Are cryptocurrencies the new gold? - International Investment - 5 hours 31 min ago
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BusinessInsider - A $3 billion digital-asset investing trailblazer just launched an exchange-traded bitcoin product in the midst of the cryptocurrency's wild rally - 3 hours 6 min ago
AllAfrica - Africa: Can Crypto-Currency Compete With Gold? - 9 hours 21 min ago



Chinese court jails former Yunnan Communist Party boss Qin Guangrong for seven years for bribery
SCMP - 2 hours 52 min ago
Qin Guangrong, the former Communist Party boss of Yunnan province, has been jailed for seven years for bribery.Qin, 70, said he would not appeal after Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court imposed the jail sentence and a 1.5 million yuan fine (US$231,000) on Tuesday, according to state broadcaster CCTV.He was found guilty of accepting bribes worth 23.9 million yuan between 2000 and 2018 when he held various leadership positions in the southwestern province, it said.The court ruled that Qin was ...



Microsoft is investing and partnering with GM's Cruise on self-driving cars
CNBC - 3 hours 7 min ago
Microsoft will join GM, Honda Motor and other institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise.
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CNN - Washington state announces partnership with companies including Starbucks and Microsoft to boost vaccinations - 7 hours 53 min ago
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Financial Post - GM shares surge as Microsoft joins $2 billion self-driving venture - 38 min 49 sec ago
BusinessInsider - Microsoft is the latest investor to join GM's Cruise in a round that values the self-driving firm at $30 billion - 1 hour 10 min ago
ZeroHedge - GM Prints Record Highs After Its Self-Driving Startup Ropes In $2 Billion From Microsoft - 2 hours 39 min ago
TechCrunch - Microsoft invests in Cruise in new $2 billion round - 3 hours 30 min ago



Alec Baldwin leaves Twitter after uproar over wife's heritage
CNN - 3 hours 52 min ago
It's "Goodbye for now" for Alec Baldwin and Twitter.
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Associated Press - Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest - The Associated Press - 8 hours 35 min ago
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Russia Today - Turkey slaps Twitter, Periscope & Pinterest with advertising bans, vows to fight ‘digital fascism’ - 7 hours 46 min ago
Indiatimes - Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest over non-compliance - 8 hours 4 min ago
TechCrunch - Gillmor Gang: Twitter+ - 20 hours 47 min ago



Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, GE & more
CNBC - 4 hours 26 min ago
The stocks making the biggest moves in premarket trading include Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, GE, and more.
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FOX Business - Goldman Sachs blows past estimates on trading, dealmaking - 4 hours 45 min ago
CNBC - Goldman Sachs earnings are out — here are the numbers - 5 hours 7 min ago
Bloomberg - Torrent Pharma Gains Most Among Peers After Goldman Sachs Initiates Coverage - BloombergQuint - 12 hours 22 min ago
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New York Post - Goldman Sachs rides frothy stock market to massive quarterly profit - 54 min 6 sec ago
BusinessInsider - Goldman Sachs says stocks face a growing risk of correction - but recommends investors buy any dip amid low bear-market odds - 2 hours 48 min ago



Boeing 737 Max to be cleared by European aviation agency
FOX Business - 4 hours 27 min ago
The Boeing 737 Max will be approved to resume flights in Europe next week, following nearly two years of reviews after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide, the head of the European aviation safety agency said Tuesday.
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BBC - Boeing 737 Max to be cleared to fly in Europe - 6 hours 14 min ago
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New York Post - Boeing stock jumps as 737 MAX set to return in Canada, EU - 1 hour 2 min ago
Euronews - Boeing 737 Max aircraft set be cleared to resume flights in Europe next week - 1 hour 35 min ago
Russia Today - EU to give flight clearance to Boeing 737 MAX next week following similar moves in US and Brazil - 3 hours 43 min ago
Indiatimes - European Union regulator to approve Boeing 737 MAX flights next week - 5 hours 4 min ago
Financial Post - Boeing 737 MAX to get EU flight clearance next week - 5 hours 19 min ago
The Guardian - Boeing 737 Max could fly in Europe this summer after EU approval - 6 hours 13 min ago



Samsung and South Korea: What next after Lee's bribery conviction?
Deutsche Welle - 4 hours 35 min ago
The heir to the Samsung conglomerate is going back to jail and South Korea is again examining the dirty intersection of all-powerful "chaebols" and political leadership.
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Bloomberg - What's Ahead for Samsung After Sentencing of Jay Y. Lee - Bloomberg - 15 hours 25 min ago
COMMENTARY:
The Hindu - Samsung vice-chairman gets 30-month prison term in South Korea bribery trial - 9 hours 58 min ago
The Straits Times - Samsung heir jailed for 2½ years over bribery scandal - 20 hours 34 min ago



Goldman Sachs posts impressive earnings thanks to Wall Street's strength
CNN - 4 hours 40 min ago
Goldman Sachs, one of the largest investment banks on Wall Street, reported results for the fourth quarter that easily topped analysts' expectations Tuesday morning.
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Bloomberg - U.S. Corporate-Bond Rally Rolls Into 2021 - The Wall Street Journal - 7 hours 4 min ago
CNBC - Stock futures rise slightly after Wall Street's losing week - 18 hours 27 min ago
CNN - Wall Street has a new top cop. And Elizabeth Warren is a big fan of him - 22 hours 47 min ago
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Financial Post - Wall St opens higher ahead of Yellen speech; spotlight on earnings - 2 hours 44 min ago



‘Listen here, you idiot’: #SiBodohKauDengarSini trends in Malaysia amid coronavirus lockdown frustration
SCMP - 4 hours 44 min ago
Never mess with a hungry Malaysian.For the past two days, the hashtag #SiBodohKauDengarSini – which loosely translates to “listen here, you idiot” – has been the top-trending topic in the country, triggered by a woman’s frustration over shortened operating hours for restaurants during the latest Covid-19 lockdowns.When a Twitter user complained of missing dinner for two days in a row because of problems with their delivery orders, another user’s unsympathetic response was that simply ...
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CNBC - IEA cuts 2021 oil demand outlook as new Covid lockdowns weigh on fuel sales - 8 hours 34 min ago
SCMP - As Chinese cities face new Covid-19 lockdowns, have lessons of 2020 been learned? - 10 hours 22 min ago
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Financial Post - Germany extends lockdown to Feb. 14 on fears of COVID variants, sources say - 2 hours 48 min ago
Russia Today - Covid-19 circulating at a ‘worrying’ level, says French health minister, but stops short of recommending third national lockdown - 7 hours 55 min ago
ZeroHedge - China Reports 100+ Cases For Sixth Day As Lockdowns Expanded To 29MM - 13 hours 19 min ago
Euronews - Portugal ramps up lockdown rules amid surging coronavirus cases - 19 hours 51 min ago
The Independent - Portugal tightens lockdown as pandemic surge breaks records - 23 hours 3 min ago



Coronavirus highlights ‘urgent’ need for China’s digital currency, says state-owned bank
SCMP - 4 hours 47 min ago
The economic challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic have increased the urgency for Chinese companies to adopt the use of a digital currency, Guo Weimin, chief scientist at the Bank of China, said on Tuesday.While there is no official timetable for the launch of China’s sovereign digital currency, the People’s Bank of China is reportedly aiming to release the e-yuan, also known as the Digital Currency Electronic Payment, before the start of the Winter Olympics – an event expected to ...
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NDTV - China's "Strive To Do Better" Response To Criticism Over Covid Handling - 6 hours 53 min ago
SCMP - Coronavirus: Singapore ramps up vaccine plans; Philippines allows China’s Sinovac vaccine donation - 8 hours 41 min ago
CNN - China is hitting back at criticism of its vaccines with a dangerous disinformation campaign - 10 hours 54 min ago
CNBC - Foreigners poured money into China as the world struggled with the coronavirus pandemic - 15 hours 51 min ago
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Indiatimes - Panel: China, World Health Organisation should've acted quicker to stop coronavirus pandemic - 6 hours 4 min ago
Financial Post - China seen keeping lending benchmark unchanged for 9th month in January - 9 hours 47 min ago
BusinessInsider - An elite panel of world leaders has called out China for its bungled coronavirus response and is vowing to shore up the fledgling 'global pandemic alert system' by May - 14 hours 8 min ago
New York Post - China’s economy continued to grow last year despite COVID-19 crisis - 23 hours 25 min ago



HSBC to close 82 branches this year
BBC - 5 hours 17 min ago
The branches will close between April and September as the bank moves towards more digital banking.
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Bloomberg - HSBC Chairman Gives Hints of Looming Strategy Revamp - Bloomberg - 14 hours 8 min ago
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Financial Post - FTSE 100 edges up as HSBC, drugmakers gain - 7 hours 17 min ago
The Straits Times - HSBC chairman gives hints of looming strategy revamp - 17 hours 28 min ago



Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic - The Associated Press
Associated Press - 5 hours 19 min ago
Panel: China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic  The Associated Press
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Deutsche Welle - Coronavirus: WHO chief blasts rich countries for hoarding vaccines - 10 hours 44 min ago
CNN - China and WHO acted too slowly to contain Covid-19, says independent panel - 13 hours 13 min ago
Bloomberg - WHO: World on Brink of Catastrophic Moral Failure - Bloomberg - 19 hours 3 min ago
COMMENTARY:
Financial Post - WHO health regulations need tweaks but not major change – panel - 45 min 11 sec ago
Russia Today - WHO must reform to ensure ‘faster, better’ pandemic response in future, says co-chair of panel on crisis handling - 2 hours 17 min ago
Indiatimes - Delayed warning, hidden numbers: Panel slams China, WHO for acting too slow on Covid-19 - 9 hours 4 min ago
BusinessInsider - Cuomo asked Pfizer to sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York, as the head of the WHO warns of mounting inequities in vaccine distribution - 15 hours 53 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - 'A catastrophic moral failure': WHO chief condemns vaccine rollout - 22 hours 45 min ago



COVID plus Brexit means quarantine, paperwork and stress 
Deutsche Welle - 5 hours 46 min ago
Travel in a pandemic may not be a wise move. Traveling in deepest winter as COVID numbers surge, just days after your right of free movement has been removed — that is monumentally unwise, writes DW's Elliot Douglas.
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CNN - Britain's 'major crisis' is good and bad news for travelers - 20 hours 30 min ago
BBC - Brexit: Fishing firms hold London protest over disruption - 21 hours 42 min ago
COMMENTARY:
The Guardian - Business secretary confirms post-Brexit review of UK workers' rights - 2 hours 50 min ago
Euronews - Brexit red tape: UK ports demand government help for fish exporters - 2 hours 53 min ago
AllAfrica - Africa: UK-Africa Trade - What Will Brexit Change? - 12 hours 42 min ago



India achieves stunning Test victory over Australia with record-breaking run chase
CNN - 5 hours 55 min ago
A record-breaking run chase at the Gabba saw India topple Australia to take an unlikely 2-1 series victory.
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Bloomberg - India Debuts Largest Domestic Reactor With More Planned - Bloomberg - 10 hours 27 min ago
CNN - Five dishes that define India's diverse cuisine -- and the chefs taking them global - 15 hours 28 min ago
NDTV - US Indo-Pacific Strategy Won't Affect Our Partnership With India: Russia - 18 hours 15 min ago
COMMENTARY:
Indiatimes - Ricky Ponting 'shocked' and could not comprehend how India's 'A team' won series - 34 min 22 sec ago
The Hindu - Cathay Pacific Cargo extends SFCB service to India - 1 hour 25 min ago
BusinessInsider - India is reportedly asking WhatsApp to reverse a controversial change to its privacy policy that critics said would have shared personal user data with Facebook - 2 hours 2 min ago
AllAfrica - Tanzania: ATCL, Air India Now in New Business Agreement - 5 hours 27 min ago
The Independent - Out of control truck crushes and kills 15 workers sleeping on side of road in India - 5 hours 48 min ago
TechCrunch - India asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy, expresses ‘grave concerns’ - 6 hours 6 min ago
Financial Post - India Debuts Largest Nuclear Reactor With More Planned - 9 hours 32 min ago
Russia Today - 2 people in India die after receiving Covid jab as Bharat Biotech says vaccine too risky for some - 9 hours 43 min ago



A four-year timeline of Donald Trump and the Supreme Court
CNN - 7 hours 30 min ago
Here's a timeline of key events involving Trump and the Supreme Court over the past four years:
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CNN - Trump transformed the Supreme Court that mostly helped advance his agenda - 7 hours 31 min ago
COMMENTARY:
Financial Post - U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Merck appeal in hepatitis C patent fight with Gilead - 2 hours 43 min ago
New York Times - Dark Money Is on the Supreme Court's Docket - 4 hours 28 min ago
Indiatimes - Supreme Court seeks report from NGT-appointed panel on cleaning of river Yamuna - 6 hours 4 min ago



US approaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths
CNN - 9 hours 34 min ago
As the US approaches 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, new cases have been trending down but multiple states are reporting cases of new variants of the virus.
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SCMP - As coronavirus, US-China tensions add to global economic uncertainties, Asia looks to be a key growth engine - 10 hours 23 min ago
Deutsche Welle - Coronavirus digest: Biden rejects Trump plan to lift US travel bans - 17 hours 13 min ago
COMMENTARY:
BusinessInsider - What we know about the coronavirus variants spreading around the world, including whether vaccines block them, how contagious they are, and whether they've reached the US - 38 min 4 sec ago
Indiatimes - US COVID-19 cases surpass 24 million mark - 13 hours 4 min ago
Euronews - US man hid in airport for three months due to COVID pandemic fear - 22 hours 10 min ago



Will the UK really refuse trade deals over human rights?
BBC - 15 hours 10 min ago
The government is being scrutinised over trade deals with countries with poor human rights records.