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The Latest: Melbourne shuts 2 schools, rally turns violent

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

MELBOURNE, Australia - All staff and students from two schools in northeast Melbourne in Australia have been told to immediately get tested for COVID-19 after the emergence of seven new cases on Saturday. There were no deaths.
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Asia Today: Sri Lanka closes harbors after 609 test positive

Asia Today: Sri Lanka closes harbors after 609 test positive

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Authorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday closed at least two fishery harbors and many stalls after a surge of 609 cases linked to the country's main fish market.
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Asia Today: 2 Melbourne schools shut; Seoul tests hospitals

Asia Today: 2 Melbourne schools shut; Seoul tests hospitals

1 month ago   |   By Chron

MELBOURNE, Australia - All staff and students from two schools in northeast Melbourne have been told to immediately get tested for COVID-19 after the emergence of seven new cases on Saturday. There were no deaths.
Both schools will be closed for the next two weeks. Already about 800 residents in Melbourne's northern suburbs have been isolating because of the school outbreak. Warnings have been circulated to workers, including taxi drivers, who might have visited the area.
The state's death toll remained at 817 on Saturday and the national figure at 905, with only one death in the past...
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Stock indexes shake off a weak start and end mostly higher

Stock indexes shake off a weak start and end mostly higher

Stocks shook off a sluggish start to finish with modest gains Wednesday, nudging the S&P 500 index to an all-time high for the second straight day. Read more ...

Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan virus aid bill

Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan virus aid bill

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus... Read more ...

Here are the VCs getting huge paydays, again, because Salesforce is buying...

Here are the VCs getting huge paydays, again, because Salesforce is buying Slack for $27.7 billion

Summary List Placement Salesforce chief Marc Benioff has called his company and Slack "a match made in heaven." And if Salesforce's purchase of the popular work-chat app for... Read more ...

Leaked Fashion Nova campaign briefs reveal what it's offering to pay...

Leaked Fashion Nova campaign briefs reveal what it's offering to pay influencers for sponsored content, which some managers say is far below market rate

Summary List Placement Fashion Nova, the edgy fast-fashion brand built on influencer marketing, has grown tremendously in the last few years by partnering with more than 3,000... Read more ...

Daily Crunch: Apple announces its best apps of 2020

Daily Crunch: Apple announces its best apps of 2020

Apple releases its annual best apps list, a self-driving truck startup raises $350 million and the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency approval in the United... Read more ...

A key chart in DoorDash's IPO filing doesn't 'pass the smell test,' and...

A key chart in DoorDash's IPO filing doesn't 'pass the smell test,' and experts say the delivery giant may need to refile its S-1 to clear it up

Summary List Placement Food delivery startup DoorDash revealed this week it's looking to go public at a mammoth valuation of as much as $32 billion. Paramount in justifying... Read more ...

The Latest: Pfizer CEO urges patience on reopening economies

The Latest: Pfizer CEO urges patience on reopening economies

ATHENS, Greece - Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla urged global governments not to reopen economies too quickly because of the optimism created by possible COVID-19 vaccines. Read more ...

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says Salesforce's $27.7 billion deal to buy...

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield says Salesforce's $27.7 billion deal to buy his workplace chat app will prove to be as historic as the launch of Windows 95 or the invention of the cloud

Summary List Placement Salesforce sent shockwaves throughout the software industry when it announced on Tuesday that it plans to buy Slack for $27.7 billion , One day later... Read more ...

California winds bring fire threat, possible power outages

California winds bring fire threat, possible power outages

LOS ANGELES - Californians hoping December would finally usher in wetter weather after a disastrous fire season were instead bracing Wednesday for another round of dry winds... Read more ...

Amex, Citi, and other banks let you pay off big purchases over time for a...

Amex, Citi, and other banks let you pay off big purchases over time for a fee - but make sure you do the math before you splurge on holiday shopping

Summary List Placement Many consumers may go into debt from holiday shopping, adding to financial stress from the coronavirus pandemic. Three of the biggest banks in the US... Read more ...