China has announced unspecified sanctions against 11 U.S. politicians and heads of organizations promoting democratic causes, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who have already been singled out by Beijing
That depressing, empty Sears or JC Penney at your local shopping mall? Amazon may soon turn it into a fulfillment center. Simon Property Group Inc., the largest mall owner in the US, is in talks with the online retailer on the matter, the Wall Street Journal reports. If the deal...
Here's the latest for Monday August 10th: U.S. passes 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases; Questions follow Trump actions on coronavirus relief; US and other countries pledge aid to Lebanon; Authorities in Portland, Oregon declare riot.
Uber's Delivery Business Is Now Bigger Than Its Ride Service. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Uber Eats is now the company's most significant source of revenue. According to CNN Business, the second quarter saw Uber Eats take in $1.2 billion. That is double the amount it made in 2019's Q2. Gross bookings for Eats also saw an increase of 113 percent. By comparison, Uber Rides took in $790 million, and gross bookings fell 73 percent. Our delivery business alone is now as big as our Rides business was when I joined the company in 2017. We've essentially built a second Uber in under three years, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, via earnings call. The coronavirus pandemic has led to Uber slashing a quarter of its workforce and losing nearly $2 billion in Q2
With a novel coronavirus case count nearing five million, the United States now holds about a quarter of all the COVID-19 cases in the world. According to CNN, more than,162,000 Americans have died in the pandemic so far. As of this week, five states account for more than 40% of US infections: California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Georgia. The pandemic shows no sign of slowing. However, that hasn't stopped the surge of school districts across the country from planning to re-open schools. Likewise, the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota intends to go ahead. Normally, the event attracts hundreds of thousands of people. While organizers say the event will be 'scaled down,' public health officials fear the virus will run rampant in bars, parties, and other gatherings.
You may have noticed, if you follow Kelly Osbourne's Instagram , that the star is looking a bit different these days. And in the comments of this picture , after the mother of The Real co-host Jeannie Mai pointed out Osbourne had lost a lot of weight, the 35-year-old replied, "That’s right...
US Economy Added 1.8 Million Jobs in July, Still Down Nearly 13 Million. The number is a stark decline from the 4.8 million jobs added in June, with the economy remaining down 12.9 million jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, though that is still above the Great Recession high of 10%. This is the third consecutive month of improvement since the beginning of the lockdown. The reopening of the economy and subsequent resurgence in COVID-19 case numbers has contributed to the unstable job market. A survey conducted by Cornell University found that 31% of workers who had been rehired lost their job a second time during the pandemic
For the first time in more than two decades, the number of people living in extreme poverty is expected to rise. Experts say the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to erase years of hard-won progress. (Aug. 10)
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, at least 338,982 children have been infected with COVID-19 in the US—and more than a quarter of those infections happened during a period of just two weeks, the New York Times reports. A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the...
Soon after the Georgia high school whose crowded hallway was captured in a viral photo announced nine students and staffers had tested positive for COVID-19 , a second announcement: North Paulding High is going online. Digital learning will be in place for at least two days, the superintendent announced Sunday, per...
The Los Angeles community of Watts has been associated with a 1965 uprising. When some of this year's protests devolved into vandalism, Watts was peaceful. One resident says protesters learned that it didn't pay to burn their own neighborhood. (Aug. 10)
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem was faced with a tricky etiquette question last year regarding the White House. According to CNN, Trump aides reached out to her about the process of adding an additional president to Mount Rushmore. Specifically, they were interested in adding the face of President Donald J. Trump. So when Trump arrived in South Dakota for his July Fourth celebrations, Gov. Noem greeted him with a four-foot replica of Mount Rushmore that included his face. Activists and native tribal leaders have long criticized Mt. Rushmore's history and purpose. Also, Mt. Rushmore is a federal monument, not a state one.
A Royal Air Force surveillance plane is flying over the English Channel as the British government tries to curb the number of people crossing from France in small boats
Over 60 NFL Players Opt out of 2020 Season Over COVID-19 Concerns. The NFL’s August 6 deadline to withdraw from the 2020 season has officially passed. According to CNN, 66 out of 2,880 players have chosen to opt out. Among those who opted out are practicing doctor Laurent Duvernay-Tardif of the Kansas City Chiefs. Duvernay-Tardif, who was on the frontline during the offseason, said he now has a “different perspective" of the pandemic. I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in our communities simply to play the sport that I love, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, via CNN. The New England Patriots have taken the biggest hit with eight players, including starters Dont’a Hightower and Patrick Chung, opting out. Those who voluntarily opted out will receive a $150,000 salary advance, a delay in contract until 2021 and continued health insurance. Players who opted out due to having a high-risk condition will receive a $350,000 stipend, a credited season and its benefits and continued health insurance
Getting the chickenpox is a right of passage for all children. The signs of chickenpox include fever, fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, and an itchy rash. The rash usually develops about 10 to 21 days after you are exposed to the virus. The other physical symptoms can occur a few days before the rash develops. Business Insider reports that the infection usually lasts 5 to 10 days. The virus goes away on its own, though certain high-risk groups will want to seek medication.
Trump's executive actions are a done deal, right? Well, maybe not. Democrats and White House officials say they're still open to negotiating as questions swirl around the constitutionality of Trump's dramatic move Saturday—signing four actions to provide coronavirus relief amid stalled congressional talks, the Hill reports. First, the Sunday...
This drone video shot on Aug. 9, captures the aftermath of torrential rainfall and flooding sweeping through Evia, Greece. The flooding led to five fatalities.
1.2 Million Americans , Filed for First-Time Unemployment Benefits Last Week. The numbers mark the 20th week in a row that more than one million people filed for first-time unemployment benefits. The data was released by the Department of Labor on Thursday. 1.2 million unemployment filings is a decline from the previous two weeks. The number is also slightly lower than economists' expectations of 1.4 million. But with recent surges of coronavirus occurring around the country, major companies continue to announce layoffs. It is clear that many job losses are now permanent, and it will be challenging for many workers to find new jobs and feel safe taking jobs that are public-facing, Andrew Challenger, Economist, via NBC News. Federal lawmakers and White House officials continue to negotiate a compromise on a new stimulus package