Saturday January 29-th, 2022

China launches anti-monopoly probe into Alibaba China launches anti-monopoly probe into Alibaba

The timing of the Alibaba probe, which was coupled Thursday with a regulatory summons for Ant Group , Alibaba's giant financial affiliate, is the latest evidence of a global shift in the regulation of technology giants that until recently were cel...

Ontario reports 2,408 more COVID-19 cases Ontario reports 2,408 more COVID-19 cases

The province's seven-day average for number of cases recorded is now 2,306. The province is also reporting 49 virus-related deaths. Elliott says almost 64,600 tests were completed since the last daily update . Of the deaths confirmed Thursday, 3...

Twitter to allow employees to work from home permanently Twitter to allow employees to work from home permanently

The company has made the decision in light of the effectiveness of the model as experienced in the past few months as employees were mandated to work from home due to lockdowns. Hey, always nice to have the choice - particularly if you're an antiso...

New South Wales records nine new coronavirus cases

Six of the new cases were household contacts of already confirmed cases, with those people already being in isolation. "There are still concerns about the CBD and still concerns about people in the Northern Beaches who may unintentionally have spre...

Gold rises for second straight as dollar continues to drop Gold rises for second straight as dollar continues to drop

In a video posted to social media on Tuesday evening, Mr Trump demanded lawmakers change the coronavirus aid part of the spending bill to include US$2,000 payments to each American, more than triple the US$600 per person provided. A senior European d...

CoronaVac efficacy at 50-90% in Brazilian trial -Sao Paulo official CoronaVac efficacy at 50-90% in Brazilian trial -Sao Paulo official

Unal announced the initial results following randomized trials involving 7,371 volunteers. Dimas Covas, director of Butantan Institute, which ran the trials, said a joint announcement could happen within two weeks. The WHO's efficacy threshold is 50 ...

California clears Nuro's driverless cars to start making commercial deliveries California clears Nuro's driverless cars to start making commercial deliveries

At this point, it remains unclear who the startup's "established partner" is. In a separate interview on the acquisition, Woodrow told TechCrunch that Ike still has "runway", meaning it has the capital needed to continue independently. Nuro's busin...

PM Modi misleading farmers for political benefits, says TMC PM Modi misleading farmers for political benefits, says TMC

Hitting back, she said that her government has always been ready to cooperate in the interest of the farmers. "70 lakh farmers of Bengal are not able to get the benefits under the scheme because the West Bengal government due to political reasons, ar...

China Launches Antitrust Probe Into Alibaba China Launches Antitrust Probe Into Alibaba

Alibaba's Hong Kong stock slid by as much as 7.7 per cent to a five-month intraday trough, while Tencent and Internet services giant Meituan declined more than 1 per cent. "There is nothing that Chinese Communist Party doesn't control and anything ...

UPS driver dies after assault; police seek co-worker UPS driver dies after assault; police seek co-worker

Police received a call at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday about an accident involving a UPS truck in Watertown. They said they found Burk wounded at the scene and was an apparent victim of an assault . Connecticut State Police did not give informat...

European Union trade deal brings little progress for UK's giant financial sector European Union trade deal brings little progress for UK's giant financial sector

There were fears tariffs imposed in a no-deal outcome would affect agriculture, fishing , manufacturing, and the prices of some imports. The deal covers not only trade in goods and services, but transport, energy, fisheries, data protection, socia...

Max Order Moves Alaska Airlines Towards All-Boeing Fleet Max Order Moves Alaska Airlines Towards All-Boeing Fleet

The order, which is worth $2.96 billion at list prices before expected steep discounts, comes less than three weeks after Ryanair placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 MAX jets . Furthermore, the company has options to buy another 52 Max planes. "With A...

Coronavirus: Cambridgeshire moving to Tier 4 Coronavirus: Cambridgeshire moving to Tier 4

People are advised not to move to and from tier three areas. It will apply to Sussex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, parts of Essex now not covered and Waverley in Surrey. Mr Hudspeth said "his heart went out" to business owners who...

Centre told to pay $1.2bn to Cairn Centre told to pay $1.2bn to Cairn

An worldwide arbitration tribunal in The Hague had ruled that India's imposition of a tax liability on Vodafone was in breach of an investment treaty agreement between India and the Netherlands. Two sources privy to the development said India had 90 ...

Democrats want rushed vote on Trump's $2,000 coronavirus aid checks Democrats want rushed vote on Trump's $2,000 coronavirus aid checks

Since current government spending runs out that day - and funds for the rest of the fiscal year are included in the virus relief bill Trump criticized and hasn't signed - the House could also pass another stopgap measure to avert a partial government...

Supermarket latest to warn of fresh food shortages within days Supermarket latest to warn of fresh food shortages within days

Tesco has issued a warning after shoppers were seen panic-buying following France's decision to close borders . Ian Wright, chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracy, said Sunday evening Prohibition of freight traffic From the U...

UK car output down 1.4% for November, Brexit deal needed UK car output down 1.4% for November, Brexit deal needed

Data published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows United Kingdom vehicle production topped 106,243 units in November, down 1.4 per cent (107,744) on the same month previous year. More than eight in 10 (85.3 per cent) cars ...

Donald Trump Vetoes Sweeping US Defense Bill Donald Trump Vetoes Sweeping US Defense Bill

Most legislation that comes from Congress requires the approval of the president before becoming law. On Tuesday, President-elect Joseph Biden said the coronavirus bill was merely a "down payment" and vowed he would press lawmakers to pass another ...

S&P 500 ends lower as new COVID storm clouds overshadow stimulus passage S&P 500 ends lower as new COVID storm clouds overshadow stimulus passage

NEW YORK:The S&P 500 was essentially unchanged on Tuesday as worries over a new variant of COVID-19 and downbeat economic data dampened enthusiasm over the passage of a long-awaited pandemic relief bill in Washington. Drugmaker Pfizer Inc rose 1.9% f...

China launches probe into Alibaba over monopoly allegations China launches probe into Alibaba over monopoly allegations

Alibaba shares tumbled 5.48 per cent on the news shortly after the Hong Kong Stock Exchange opened Thursday morning. Regulators had previously warned e-commerce giant Alibaba about the so-called "choosing one from two" practice under which merchant...

Non-essential shops to close in Jersey on Christmas Eve Non-essential shops to close in Jersey on Christmas Eve

The Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondre is set to announce the measures in a press conference tomorrow (Wednesday 23 December) at 11am. Several supermarkets will remain open on the morning of December 24th. In lieu of Boxing Day falling on a Satu...

Gold declines Rs 252; silver tumbles Rs 933 Gold declines Rs 252; silver tumbles Rs 933

If you would like to invest in 10 grams of gold, then Rs 49,270 is required for purchasing 22-carat of the yellow metal. Gold prices on Wednesday (December 23) declined Rs 252 to Rs 49,506 per 10 gram in the national capital, according to HDFC S...

New pandemic travel record as holiday week begins New pandemic travel record as holiday week begins

Over one million people passed through US airport security checkpoints over the weekend despite warnings from officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid travel, particularly this time of year, due to the Chinese coro...

Cryptocurrency XRP drops after Ripple says it faces USA lawsuit Cryptocurrency XRP drops after Ripple says it faces USA lawsuit

In that case, the cryptocurrency must be registered as a security . Ripple's CEO, Bradley Garlinghouse , who is named in the suit, said the SEC hadn't given the company "clarity" on whether its XPR offering is classified as a currency or secu...

Two passengers and a dog slide off moving plane at USA airport Two passengers and a dog slide off moving plane at USA airport

The dog , who The New York Post reported was named Rain, was turned over to an animal shelter. Passenger Brian Plummer told The New York Times that before they exited, the pair had changed seats several times on a flight that wasn't full.

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