First Covid-19 Contact Tracing App With Apple-Google Technology Launched

Switzerland has launched coronavirus contact-tracing app that was developed using the Exposure Notifications technology from Google and Apple, to prevent further spread of the virus. SwissCovid App, jointly developed by teams at ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne on behalf of the federal government, is the first app to use the latest application programming interface or API from the U.S. tech […]

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House Set to Back China Sanctions Amid Rising Tensions With U.S.

The House of Representatives is poised to give final passage Wednesday to legislation that would sanction Chinese officials for human rights abuses against Muslim minorities, the latest in a series of moves by Congress and the White House to put pressure on the Beijing government. The measure was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate earlier this month, and it […]

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WFH: Coming to an end or here to stay?

(CNN Business)Even as some tech companies are telling employees they’ll be able to work from home “forever,” others are already planning to have a portion of their workforces back on site as early as this summer. Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees on Tuesday that the company plans to reopen “more buildings in more cities” starting July 6, but did […]

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Asia Stocks Mixed; U.S. Futures Dip; Dollar Down: Markets Wrap

Asian stocks saw a mixed open Wednesday as investors weighed a report that the Trump administration is considering sanctions on Chinese officials, another sign of deteriorating Sino-American relations. The dollar and Treasuries held overnight losses. Shares in Seoul and Sydney dropped, while those in Tokyo saw smaller losses. S&P 500 futures dipped after the gauge closed at an 11-week high. […]

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IATSE Grips Local 80 Chief Thom Davis On Restarting Production: “There Is A Deep Understanding Of The Perils If We Don’t Get It Right”

As the film and TV industry prepares to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, Thom Davis, business manager of IATSE Local 80, told his members that “We must recognize that we cannot eliminate 100% of the risk, but we are working toward the goal of providing for the safest workplace possible. There is a deep understanding of the perils if we […]

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Reopened retailers will face fight for survival, executive warns

Many retailers given the go-ahead to reopen next month will face a “fight for survival” in the coming months, as they try to restore their fortunes with tough new physical distancing and health and safety requirements, a senior retail executive has warned. Clothes shops, toy stores, electronics retailers and booksellers were on Monday given the green light to get back […]

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Consumer confidence ekes out gain as economy begins to reopen

US consumer confidence nudged up in May, suggesting the worst of the novel coronavirus-driven economic slump was likely in the past as the country starts to reopen, but it could take a while for the economy to dig out of its hole amid record unemployment. Signs the downturn could be close to bottoming were bolstered by other data on Tuesday […]

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Coronavirus cases surge in meat industry as plants restart

Coronavirus infections have reportedly surged in the American meat industry as strained producers try to get back on their feet. The number of COVID-19 cases linked to meat-processing giants Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS has nearly quadrupled over the past month from about 3,000 to more than 11,000, a Washington Post analysis found. The virus had killed at least […]

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The HBO Name, TV’s Classiest Brand, Tries to Prove It Can Be Everything to Everyone

It’s not TV. It’s not HBO. It’s HBO…Max. This week, AT&T Inc. is rolling out HBO Max, its new supersized streaming platform, anchored by classic HBO programming and girded with lots of other stuff from WarnerMedia. Old movies, newer movies, comedy specials, broadcast sitcoms from the ’90s, a quarantine cooking show with Selena Gomez, a rom-com starring Anna Kendrick, and a children’s crafting competition series called “Craftopia.” For […]

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See what iconic French tourist sites look like now

London (CNN Business)A fight over how to fund the European Union’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is stoking tensions between wealthier and poorer countries, threatening to delay the region’s economic rebound and unleash political and financial forces that could pull the bloc apart. On Wednesday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is due to unveil her proposal for digging […]

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