Business News - The Last 24 Hours

Number of coronavirus cases in China doubles as spread rate accelerates
SCMP - 42 min 32 sec ago
The number of confirmed cases and deaths from the fast-spreading coronavirus have both doubled within 36 hours in mainland China as more cities announced travel bans, effective Monday.China’s National Health Commission said the death toll from the new virus on the mainland had risen to 56 by Sunday morning, with 1,975 total cases confirmed. The figures mark a major jump – of 15 deaths and 688 cases – in just 24 hours.The acceleration of the spread is a grave concern for China’s leadershi ...
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CNN - China's Xi warns of grave situation as coronavirus death toll continues to rise - 3 hours 10 min ago
NDTV - Shanghai Reports First Death From China Coronavirus - 4 hours 10 min ago
SCMP - China coronavirus: Canada confirms its first case as deadly illness spreads - 4 hours 17 min ago
Deutsche Welle - China facing 'grave' coronavirus challenge, says Xi - 10 hours 12 min ago
BBC - China coronavirus: UK tests come back negative - 14 hours 17 min ago
Bloomberg - China’s Xi Steps in as Deadly Virus Spreads to Four Continents - BloombergQuint - 15 hours 13 min ago
Reuters - Starbucks shuts shops, suspends delivery in China's Hubei amid virus outbreak - 23 hours 41 min ago
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Russia Today - India reviews pandemic readiness amid growing concerns over China coronavirus outbreak - 52 min 20 sec ago
ZeroHedge - Did China Steal Coronavirus From Canada And Weaponize It - 1 hour 6 min ago
Indiatimes - China virus death toll rises to 56, total cases near 2,000 - 1 hour 36 min ago
Toronto Star - Virus death toll in China rises to 56 with about 2,000 cases - 3 hours 11 min ago
Financial Post - Residents fret as China’s virus exclusion zone widens - 4 hours 46 min ago
The Independent - Coronavirus: 'Accelerating' spread of illness in China a 'grave situation', warns Xi Jinping - 6 hours 15 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - China's President Xi says coronavirus situation 'grave' - 6 hours 19 min ago
BusinessInsider - China has banned its citizens from booking overseas tours and purchasing overseas hotels and flight packages amid the Wuhan coronavirus that has killed 42 - 6 hours 33 min ago
Wall Street Journal - China Orders Centralized Response to Virus Outbreak as Alert Level Rises - 10 hours 45 min ago
New York Post - Starbucks closes stores in China as coronavirus outbreak spreads - 13 hours 38 min ago
Washington Post - What You Need to Know About China’s Virus Outbreak - 20 hours 51 min ago



Hong Kong Disneyland Says Closing Over China Virus Fears
NDTV - 56 min 24 sec ago
Hong Kong's Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an...
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SCMP - China coronavirus forces temporary closure of Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park for indefinite period - 1 hour 56 min ago
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BusinessInsider - Photos show Kylie Jenner took Stormi to Disney for the first time as an early present for her 2nd birthday - 8 hours 38 min ago



Trump wondered how long Ukraine could last in fight with Russia, recording shows
SCMP - 1 hour 57 min ago
This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Kyle Cheney on politico.com on January 25, 2020.US President Donald Trump wondered how long Ukraine would survive in a fight against Russia, according to an audio recording from a private dinner in which he also calls for the summary dismissal of then-US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.A recording of the April 30, 2018, dinner was released Saturday by a lawyer for Lev Parnas, an indicted…
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Toronto Star - In recording Trump asks how long Ukraine can resist Russians - 7 hours 58 min ago
Daily Express - World War 3: Russian troops storm 'enemy hideout' in terrifying raid - VIDEO - 12 hours 58 min ago
Euronews - Moscow pressuring us to merge with Russia, claims Belarus president - 13 hours 44 min ago



Boeing's huge 777-9X airplane takes its first flight
CNN - 3 hours 27 min ago
Troubled US air manufacturer Boeing celebrates a badly needed success with the maiden flight of its delayed 777-9X, the world's longest and largest twin-engine airliner.
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SCMP - Boeing’s new 777X completes test flight, as plane maker works to restore reputation - 6 hours 35 min ago
Reuters - Boeing's 777X jetliner successfully completes maiden flight - 6 hours 42 min ago
NDTV - Boeing's New 777X Airliner Takes Off On First Flight - 7 hours 22 min ago
Deutsche Welle - Boeing's new twin-engine 777X successfully completes maiden flight - 8 hours 29 min ago
CNBC - Boeing's 777X, the world's largest twin-engine jet, takes off in maiden flight - 10 hours 55 min ago
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BusinessInsider - SpaceX is poised to launch astronauts into space this spring. Here's how SpaceX and Boeing became NASA's best shot at resurrecting American spaceflight. - 15 hours 52 min ago
Russia Today - Woman reveals WEDDING plans with Boeing jet she’s been dating for six years - 16 hours 11 min ago



Trump's team held back the big guns
CNN - 3 hours 30 min ago
Don't be lulled by the legalistic veneer offered by Trump's team on Saturday. They're already spinning deception, and likely setting the table for more inflammatory attacks to come writes Elie Honig.
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BBC - Barmy Army trumpeter to give up touring duties - 6 hours 36 min ago
Associated Press - Trump lawyer says Dems want to 'overturn' last election - The Associated Press - 14 hours 4 min ago
Bloomberg - Michael Bloomberg has burrowed his way under President Trump's skin - Washington Examiner - 17 hours 6 min ago
SCMP - Donald Trump thanks Xi Jinping for efforts to contain deadly coronavirus - 21 hours 3 min ago
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BusinessInsider - A full video has been released showing Trump speaking with donors and calling for the firing of the ambassador to Ukraine - 1 hour 44 min ago
Daily Express - Melania Trump savagely mocked on social media over plagiarism claims - 2 hours 24 min ago
Toronto Star - FBI says monitoring of ex-Trump aide should’ve ended sooner - 5 hours 23 min ago
Euronews - Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during phone call, Sen. Kaine says in new Clinton film - 6 hours 8 min ago
Russia Today - ‘Once in a lifetime opportunity for Israel’: Netanyahu to join Trump – but no Palestinians – to unveil ‘deal of the century’ - 8 hours 6 min ago
ZeroHedge - "Racist" Trump Supporters Should Lose Their Vote, Says NBC. Guess Who Decides They're "Racist"? - 8 hours 36 min ago
Wall Street Journal - Israeli Prime Minister's Political Rival to Meet With Trump on Plan for Peace With Palestinians - 9 hours 7 min ago
The Independent - Mexico acting like Trump's border wall by turning back caravans, critics say - 10 hours 58 min ago



Brexit day 50p coin unveiled by Chancellor Sajid Javid
BBC - 3 hours 47 min ago
It comes after the original batch of coins had to be melted down when the Brexit deadline was extended.
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Bloomberg - What Brexit? Investors Snap Up U.K. Assets Days Before EU Split - Yahoo Canada Finance - 22 hours 46 min ago
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Sydney Morning Herald - Third time lucky: UK mints Brexit coins after early version melted down - 2 hours 20 min ago
Daily Express - Brexit showdown: Boris set to flex muscles with secret weapon in EU talks - 14 hours 54 min ago
The Guardian - What will Brexit mean for your money? Key questions answered - 22 hours 5 min ago



China coronavirus: Hong Kong students face exam crunch as school year takes another hit following earlier suspension caused by protests
SCMP - 5 hours 6 min ago
Teachers and principals in Hong Kong have welcomed a move to suspend classes for two weeks as the city tries to tackle the further spread of the coronavirus, but urged education officials to provide better protection once classes resume.As part of the contingency measures announced on Saturday afternoon, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said classes at secondary schools and all grades below would be suspended until February 17 due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus.As the deadly ...
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Indiatimes - Anti-CAA protests: People hold up Constitution as the only document that matters - 11 hours 6 min ago
The Guardian - We won’t back off on pension protests, union ‘Asterix’ warns Macron - 11 hours 21 min ago



Trump impeachment trial: What happened so far
BBC - 6 hours 48 min ago
As prosecution gives way to defence, we look back at what you might have missed and what to expect.
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CNN - Top takeaways from the start of the Trump team's impeachment defense - 7 hours 37 min ago
SCMP - Impeachment trial: Trump lawyers say Democrats trying to overturn 2016 election - 9 hours 21 min ago
BBC - Impeachment: Democrats undoing 2016 election, say Trump lawyers - 10 hours 46 min ago
Deutsche Welle - Trump's impeachment team argues he 'did nothing wrong' - 12 hours 43 min ago
CNBC - Trump impeachment trial: White House team set to begin defense of president - 15 hours 5 min ago
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BusinessInsider - The White House is reportedly worried that House Democrats will continue to dig up damaging information on Trump after the impeachment trial - 7 hours 26 min ago
The Independent - Trump impeachment: Based on attacks and half-truths, president's defence strategy is vintage Donald - 10 hours 7 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - Trump's defence opens in impeachment trial - 12 hours 53 min ago
ZeroHedge - Watch Live: Trump's Lawyers Begin Defense Against Impeachment - 13 hours 45 min ago
Euronews - Trump impeachment trial live coverage: The president's defense begins - 17 hours 8 min ago
Toronto Star - Trump’s idea of executive power is also impeachment defence - 23 hours 20 min ago



Montana governor honors pilot who died fighting Australia's wildfires
CNN - 9 hours 56 min ago
Flags are flying at half-staff Saturday across Montana to honor a pilot who died in a plane crash while fighting Australia's wildfires.
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Toronto Star - Australian climate-change denier rallies his troops while fanning flames of controversy - 12 hours 6 min ago
The Independent - Australia fires: Yearly greenhouse gas emissions nearly double due to historic blazes - 14 hours 37 min ago



Targeting TikTok, Grindr and FaceApp is not enough – the US needs to lay down the law on data privacy for tech firms
SCMP - 10 hours 6 min ago
US intelligence and defence officials are increasingly concerned about foreign access to troves of personal data sets. This month, the US Treasury announced new regulations to limit foreign investment in companies that provide data-driven services. Policymakers fear some foreign firms might share that data with adversaries or use it in ways that threaten individuals and the nation.For example, TikTok is an artificial intelligence-based app for making videos and the first viable global…
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CNN - Byte, the sequel to Vine and potential competitor to TikTok, launches on mobile - 10 hours 42 min ago
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BusinessInsider - I played with new TikTok competitor Byte and it has one major flaw that could hurt the app - 8 hours 22 min ago
TechCrunch - This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok - 13 hours 1 min ago



Iran: New ID card rule highlights plight of Baha'i
Deutsche Welle - 10 hours 40 min ago
Baha'is are unable to legally register with the Iranian state because an "other religions" option has been removed from the identity card application. Their faith forbids them to lie about their affiliation.
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ZeroHedge - 20,000 US Troops Have Surged Into Mideast Since Last Spring To 'Counter Iran' - 2 hours 36 min ago
Sydney Morning Herald - Prince Charles praises 'remarkable' Iran, says he wants to visit - 5 hours 29 min ago
The Independent - Prince Charles wants to visit Iran, report says - 7 hours 10 min ago
Daily Express - Iran news: Aircraft forced into emergency landing in Tehran after Ukraine crash horror - 8 hours 53 min ago
Euronews - Dozens of US soldiers suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran attack, says the Pentagon - 14 hours 49 min ago
Toronto Star - Iranian FM: Tehran still willing to negotiate with US - 16 hours 38 min ago
Russia Today - Disaster for Europe: Iran blasts EU for buckling to Trump & acting like 'strong man' against Tehran - 17 hours 57 min ago
Financial Post - Nuclear Deal Empowered Iran, Saudi Deputy Minister Says - 18 hours 3 min ago



Walmart testing higher minimum wage for some employees
Reuters - 11 hours 16 min ago
Walmart Inc is testing a higher starting wage for certain newly created jobs in about 500 U.S. stores, as it looks to improve in-store experience for customers amid intense competition.
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BusinessInsider - The average Amazon shopper still earns more than Walmart's, and it reveals a key challenge for the e-commerce giant - 13 hours 57 min ago



Wall Street Journal: US to evacuate Americans and diplomats out of China amid coronavirus outbreak
CNN - 13 hours 21 min ago
The US is planning to evacuate Americans from the Chinese city that has become ground zero for a new deadly strain of coronavirus, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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China deal might not bail out lobster industry this New Year
FOX Business - 13 hours 29 min ago
Canada's lobster export market surged amid the U.S.-China trade war.
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Associated Press - China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade - The Associated Press - 22 hours 44 min ago
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Toronto Star - Coronavirus outbreak underscores potential health risks in China’s wild-animal trade - 1 hour 55 min ago



Here's when your tax return could spark interest from the IRS
CNBC - 13 hours 40 min ago
Some aspects of tax returns generate more scrutiny than others, and IRS computers are adept at weeding those out.
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The Guardian - US treasury chief warns Javid to shelve plans for big tech firm tax - 11 hours 29 min ago
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US Treasury chief says trade deal possible with UK in a year
FOX Business - 13 hours 50 min ago
Mnuchin's UK visit followed the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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BBC - Brexit: US 'wants to reach trade deal with UK this year' - 14 hours 22 min ago
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Financial Post - U.S. Treasury chief Mnuchin says optimistic about U.S.-UK trade deal - 14 hours 18 min ago
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The only thing I want to talk about is 'Cheer' on Netflix
CNN - 14 hours 19 min ago
It's "Friday Night Lights" meets MTV's "True Life" multiplied by Cirque du Soleil. This six-episode docuseries about the Navarro College cheer team will make you cry, smile, grimace and, yes, cheer.
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China coronavirus: Hong Kong leader adopts advice from medical experts – but draws line at closing border with mainland China
SCMP - 14 hours 23 min ago
Hong Kong’s embattled leader adopted the advice of local medical experts as she on Saturday launched a new wave of measures to counter the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus – though divisions remained on whether the city should tighten or even close its border with mainland China.Some 48 hours after the city confirmed its first two cases – with a further three announced on Friday – Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor raised the government’s response against the new virus to the hi ...
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Deutsche Welle - Coronavirus: Hong Kong on alert as China lockdown tightens - 15 hours 16 min ago
FOX Business - Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads - 16 hours 31 min ago
Associated Press - Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as virus spreads - The Associated Press - 16 hours 32 min ago
SCMP - China virus: Finnair staff in Hong Kong refused permission to wear masks during Wuhan coronavirus outbreak - 19 hours 6 min ago
CNBC - Hong Kong leader declares citywide virus emergency over coronavirus, cancels all official visits to mainland China - 19 hours 6 min ago
NDTV - Hong Kong Declares Coronavirus Outbreak An Emergency, 41 Dead In China - 19 hours 51 min ago
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BusinessInsider - Hong Kong is shutting down its schools until February 17 to limit the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus - 9 hours 56 min ago
Russia Today - Hong Kong declares emergency & cancels New Year celebrations as coronavirus spreads - 19 hours 36 min ago



The next fronts in the US trade war shift to Europe, UK
CNBC - 16 hours 17 min ago
Questions remain over trade talks between the U.S., the EU and the U.K. as the American trade front shifts to targets across the Atlantic.
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BusinessInsider - The next development in trade-war talks hinges on China's intellectual property plan — and whether the US will accept it - 15 hours 49 min ago



FAA tells U.S. airlines it could approve MAX return to service before mid-year -sources
Reuters - 16 hours 50 min ago
Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson called senior U.S. airline officials on Friday and told them the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX's return to service before mid-year - a faster time frame than the planemaker suggested this week, people briefed on the calls said.



Explainer: Bezos allegations put phone hacking technology in the spotlight
Reuters - 16 hours 51 min ago
Allegations that Amazon.com boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have put a spotlight on the security of smartphones and the secretive tools used to hack them.
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The Independent - Jeff Bezos's girlfriend gave Amazon boss's 'flirtatious texts' to brother who leaked to National Enquirer, report claims - 10 hours 10 min ago
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2 people killed in an explosion at a Houston manufacturer that shook the city and damaged homes
CNN - 16 hours 53 min ago
Two people have died as a result of Friday morning's explosion at a Houston manufacturing business, city Police Chief Art Acevedo said. A criminal investigation into the investigation's cause is underway, Acevedo said.



Owners of solar company that caused loss for Buffett plead guilty over Ponzi scheme
Reuters - 18 hours 24 sec ago
The husband-and-wife owners of DC Solar, a California solar company that caused Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc to take a $377 million charge last year, pleaded guilty on Friday to involvement in an estimated $912 million Ponzi scheme.



Imran Khan Says Davos Trip Was Funded By Businessmen Friends: Report
NDTV - 18 hours 11 min ago
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his trip was sponsored by two of his friends and well-known businessmen Ikram Sehgal and Imran Chaudhry.
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