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Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel Chain Expects Loss As Coronavirus Spreads

10 minutes ago   |   Forbes

The spread of the virus has resulted in widespread travel advisories and airline cancellations to the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and other regions.
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Climate activist Thunberg heads growing field of Nobel Peace Prize candidates

3 hours ago   |   National Post

OSLO - Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong and the NATO military alliance are among those tipped for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize...
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‘This Will Push Many People Over the Edge,' Parents Warn as Hong Kong Closes Schools Until April Over Coronavirus Fears

6 hours ago   |   Time

The emails are piling up, office queries need attention, and Jackie Yang's kids won't leave her alone. “‘Mom, I don't know how to log on to the computer;' ‘Mom, help me print...
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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

7 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Here's what you need to know before the markets open. 1. 'The worst is yet to come': Global stocks plummet as fears mount of a coronavirus pandemic. "Markets have finally woken...
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Cathay Pacific says 25,000 staff are taking unpaid leave as coronavirus outbreak batters travel

8 hours ago   |   Fortune

More than 25,000 Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. staff are taking unpaid leave, underscoring the depth of the airline's troubles as it contends with the coronavirus . Chief...
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Hong Kong is giving 7 million people $1,200 in cash to boost its recession-hit economy

Hong Kong is giving 7 million people $1,200 in cash to boost its recession-hit economy

10 hours ago   |   Post Gazette


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China's blood donations dry up as coronavirus outbreak quells giving

10 hours ago   |   National Post

HONG KONG - The coronavirus epidemic is draining China's reserves of a life-saving commodity: blood.
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Hong Kong is giving every adult resident $1,200-no strings attached

11 hours ago   |   Fortune

Hong Kong's embattled government unveiled a budget packed with giveaways including a one-time cash handout, as the city struggles to stabilize an economy battered by political...
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Fearing coronavirus, Hong Kong's ‘coffin home' dwellers stay indoors

19 hours ago   |   National Post

HONG KONG - To escape the confines of his Hong Kong "coffin home," or two square meters of living space, Simon Wong usually spends his days in the park playing mahjong with...
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Hong Kong to announce largest budget in a decade amid protests, coronavirus

19 hours ago   |   National Post

HONG KONG - Hong Kong is expected to announce its largest budget deficit in at least a decade on Wednesday to cushion the shock of often-violent protests and the outbreak of a...
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Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund...

Legislators from both parties warn Pentagon not to move money to fund President Trump's border wall

The Pentagon's decision took money from major aircraft and other programs that touch Republican and Democratic areas. Read more ...

Grandfather of toddler who died in cruise ship fall changes plea to guilty

Grandfather of toddler who died in cruise ship fall changes plea to guilty

The grandfather charged in the death of his 18-month-old granddaughter who fell from a cruise ship will change his plea to guilty, according to his attorney. Read more ...

'I'll miss it everyday': Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova announces retirement

'I'll miss it everyday': Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova announces retirement

The five-time Grand Slam title champion and former No. 1-ranked player is retiring from tennis at age 32. Read more ...

Grandmother of missing Tennessee toddler among 2 arrested and charged

Grandmother of missing Tennessee toddler among 2 arrested and charged

Investigators initially said the Evelyn hadn't been seen since Dec. 26. But authorities said Friday the toddler hadn't been seen since Dec. 10 or 11, when a babysitter last... Read more ...

Hot Pockets heiress sentenced in college admissions scam

Hot Pockets heiress sentenced in college admissions scam

The former food company executive paid $100,000 to cheat on two of her daughters' standardized tests and agreed to pay $200,000 to have one of the daughters admitted to USC as... Read more ...

7-year-old girl dies one minute into surgery to get her tonsils removed

7-year-old girl dies one minute into surgery to get her tonsils removed

"Going into surgery, she had no fear," Paisley's grandmother said. "She was smiling and happy. Nothing was wrong." Read more ...

Biden wins crucial Clyburn endorsement ahead of South Carolina primary

Biden wins crucial Clyburn endorsement ahead of South Carolina primary

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn endorsed Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Wednesday, giving the former vice president a much-needed boost ahead of a Palmetto State primary... Read more ...

Super Bowl halftime show prompts more than 1,300 FCC complaints: ‘Like a...

Super Bowl halftime show prompts more than 1,300 FCC complaints: ‘Like a porno show'

The Super Bowl LIV halftime show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira reportedly spurred more than 1,300 Federal Communications Commission complaints - with some comparing the... Read more ...

Korean Air is letting people change their flights from the US to South Korea...

Korean Air is letting people change their flights from the US to South Korea after a flight attendant tested positive for coronavirus - but there's a catch

Korean Air will let certain passengers with tickets from the US to South Korea to change their flights, the airline said Wednesday morning local time. The airline is still not... Read more ...

Bayern striker Lewandowski ruled out 4 weeks with fracture

Bayern striker Lewandowski ruled out 4 weeks with fracture

MUNICH - Bayern Munich's top scorer Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for around four weeks after fracturing his shinbone in Tuesday's 3-0 Champions League win at Chelsea. Read more ...