Saturday, 31 Oct 2020


Stocks tumble as coronavirus lockdowns loom; dollar rises

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks sank across the globe on Wednesday on concerns that rising COVID-19 cases in Europe, the United States and elsewhere will get in the way of fragile economic recoveries, while the U.S. dollar rose on safe-haven bids.FILE PHOTO: A man wears a protective mask as he walks past the New York […]

S&P 500, Dow sink 3% to late-September lows on virus, election worry

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow slumped on Wednesday to their lowest levels since late September, as coronavirus cases climbed globally and investors also worried about the possiblity of a contested U.S. presidential election next week. A spiraling pandemic and the failure to approve new fiscal stimulus before the Nov. 3 […]

PayPal Invests in Racial Equality

This Nov. 17 and 18, DealBook is holding our first Online Summit. Join us as we welcome the most consequential newsmakers in business, policy and culture to explore the pivotal questions of the moment — and the future. Watch from anywhere in the world, free of charge. Register now. PayPal pours millions into Black and […]

A Podcast Answers a Fast-Food Question That Nobody Is Asking

If there is a god of ludicrous ideas that later seem inspired, he must have smiled on Brian Thompson one evening four years ago. A comedy writer living in Los Angeles, Mr. Thompson had been bingeing on true crime podcasts when he decided to create a show that would plumb the stupidest, least consequential mystery […]

Asian shares seen lower on coronavirus, election uncertainty

(Reuters) – Asian markets looked set for another weaker open on Wednesday as worries about a surge in coronavirus cases and dwindling hopes for a U.S. stimulus package kept investors gloomy.FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, are reflected on a screen showing Nikkei index, outside a brokerage in […]

Jon Stewart Returns to Spotlight With a Series for Apple TV+

After five years out of the TV spotlight, Jon Stewart will have his own show again. The former anchor of “The Daily Show” has reached a deal to host a current affairs series for Apple TV+, the company announced on Tuesday. Apple TV+ said it had ordered the series for multiple seasons. It will feature […]

How SABIC is driving progress, one piece of recycled plastic at a time

Every day around the world, hundreds of millions of plastic packaging and products are used, then discarded. Only a small proportion find their way into recycling bins, and much of the waste end up polluting the environment due to dumping, open burning and disposal in waterways. According to estimates compiled by the United Nations, only nine […]

Nordstrom Local Bolsters Its L.A. Presence

Two more Nordstrom Local service hubs are opening soon in Los Angeles, which happens to be the retailer’s largest-volume metro area. The additions bring the Nordstrom Local count to five in L.A., and furthers the retailer’s evolving market strategy to bring greater conveniences to shoppers. The Nordstrom Local concept is designed to be a convenient […]