FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, a woman wearing a face mask walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo. Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, Aug. 11, extending another rally that took the S&P 500 to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February. less … [Read more...] about World shares march higher as S&P 500 nears all-time record
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— An outbreak in Australia’s second-largest city held steady Tuesday, raising hopes the strict lockdown in Melbourne was working. Victoria state, which includes Melbourne, reported 331 new cases and 19 more deaths from COVID-19, equaling the record number of deaths set a day earlier. The number of new infections was less than half the peak days in recent weeks. Meanwhile, health authorities in Sydney were investigating a growing cluster of cases centered around a private Catholic school. The state of New South Wales, which includes Sydney, reported 22 new cases, including eight that are linked to the school cluster. … [Read more...] about Asia Today: India adds 53,000 new cases, Melbourne steadies
Transit systems around the world are requiring riders to wear masks and encouraging people to socially distance. Compliance could vary, especially as ridership levels start rebounding and trains and buses get more crowded. But there are other steps you can take to make trips less risky. … [Read more...] about Is it safe to ride public transit during the pandemic?
The CCP’s global ambitions and the crimes it has committed to advance them are now plain as day. The Free World, led by the United States, already is starting to fight back with sanctions of our own against the officials and companies that are carrying out the CCP’s agenda. … [Read more...] about Sen. Tom Cotton: China’s sanctions won’t affect me much. But we’ll never stop fighting for CCP’s victims
> South Dakota: The 80th annual 10-day rally for motorcycle enthusiasts in Sturgis, which began on Friday and ends on Aug. 16, is welcoming tens of thousands of visitors, many of whom tell reporters they are skeptical about COVID-19 or at peace with the risks, should the virus find them (The New York Times). Sixty percent of the 7,000 Sturgis residents, when surveyed, did not want to hold the event this year, but the city council voted for it anyway. The rally represents about $800 million in revenue for the state. In the past, the event attracted 500,000 people, but some organizers expect fewer attendees this year. Some health experts worry the mass gathering, where few wear masks and revelers eat, drink, socialize and work on their bikes in close proximity, could become a “superspreader” for transmission of the coronavirus (CNN). … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump to Democratic negotiators: ‘They know my phone number’