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S&P futures tread water as Sino-U.S. tensions weigh

29 minutes ago   |   Reuters

Futures contracts for the S&P 500 were largely flat on Thursday as investors weighed hopes of an economic recovery against underlying tensions between the United States and China.
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Exclusive: UK retailer Debenhams cuts 'hundreds' of head office staff - sources

29 minutes ago   |   Reuters

British department store group Debenhams has cut "hundreds" of head office jobs as it slims down its administrative functions to support a smaller business in the future, two...
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Building During A Pandemic: How The Phoenix Suns Are Pressing Forward On Arena Renovations

33 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Not even the NBA suspending its season back on March 11 could capsize the Suns' ship, which had very strict orders that would allow it to be ready to reopen this fall when the...
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UFC on ESPN 9 Preview: Tyron Woodley's Historical UFC Closing Odds

33 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley faces Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC on ESPN 9 card.
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Nevada movie theaters can open Friday, but will they?

45 minutes ago   |   Review Journal

Most cinemas are still targeting a late-June relaunch to be ready for new movies.
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These Startups Are Combating Covid-19 With Grants From An Indian Billionaire

49 minutes ago   |   Forbes

Innovate2BeatCOVID, an initiative by Indian consumer goods billionaire Harsh Mariwala's Marico Innovation Foundation, is calling for sustainable, affordable and “built for...
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Still fuming over a fact-checked Tweet, President Trump expected to sign executive order aimed at social media platforms

49 minutes ago   |   Fortune

Donald Trump has been raging against Twitter Inc. since the social media platform that helped vault him to the presidency slapped fact-check links on a pair of his tweets. Now...
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China's Hong Kong move adds to a stew of tensions

49 minutes ago   |   Fortune

Good morning. David Meyer here in Berlin, covering for Alan. This is not the geopolitical worst of times, but neither is it the best. Right now there are a number of reasons to...
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‘Shameless:' Beijing accuses U.S. of interference in Hong Kong autonomy dispute

49 minutes ago   |   Fortune

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson in Hong Kong called U.S. politicians “arrogant, unreasonable, and shameless” for attempting to interfere with China's “internal affairs”...
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Facebook is an arbiter of truth, whether Mark Zuckerberg likes it or not

Facebook is an arbiter of truth, whether Mark Zuckerberg likes it or not

51 minutes ago   |   Venture Beat

Mark Zuckerberg has walked into the flames that engulfed Twitter after it appended fact-checking labels to tweets issued by President Donald Trump.
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Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, owns between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest to his work on the White... Read more ...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responds to criticism after dustup over adding fact-check labels to Trump's tweets

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded to criticism from President Donald Trump and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a series of tweets Wednesday night. Trump lashed out at Twitter... Read more ...

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crosses 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as states reopen more businesses

The U.S. crossed 100,000 COVID-19 deaths just 127 days since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the coronavirus on January 21 from a... Read more ...

Trump is unleashing an executive order against social media companies, and...

Trump is unleashing an executive order against social media companies, and it could trigger a legal fight they desperately want to avoid

Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday. The US President has been railing against tech companies after Twitter fact-checked... Read more ...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest...

Chaotic videos show people looting a Minneapolis Target store amid a protest against the death of George Floyd

Videos shared on social media show people looting a Target store in Minneapolis amid protests against the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his... Read more ...

LA Sues California Company, Alleging 'Sophisticated' COVID-19 Fraud

LA Sues California Company, Alleging 'Sophisticated' COVID-19 Fraud

The city attorney accuses Wellness Matrix Group of "shocking deceptive conduct" over its sales of purported "at-home" coronavirus tests and virus-killing disinfectant. (Image... Read more ...

Twitter tried to correct Trump's falsehoods about vote by mail, but the...

Twitter tried to correct Trump's falsehoods about vote by mail, but the platform's first fact-check on the president's tweets was itself misleading

For the first time on Tuesday, Twitter rolled out a feature to flag Trump's tweets about voting by mail as misleading in an effort to provide more context and fact-check... Read more ...

Human services chief: Ohio jobless claims came 'in a tsunami'

Human services chief: Ohio jobless claims came 'in a tsunami'

Ohio faced an unprecedented surge in unemployment claims almost overnight as the pandemic led to widespread business shutdowns, leaving the state no time to retool its system... Read more ...

Disney World is set to reopen on July 11 with masks and temperature checks...

Disney World is set to reopen on July 11 with masks and temperature checks required

Disney World is set to reopen gradually on July 11, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel. Disney told a Florida task force it plans to open the Animal Kingdom and... Read more ...

Wielding Twitter like a weapon: Here's what was really going on when Trump's...

Wielding Twitter like a weapon: Here's what was really going on when Trump's most outrageous tweet storms took place

President Donald Trump's Twitter use has gotten to the point where the social media company has, for the first time, marked two of his tweets with a fact check for the... Read more ...