COVID lockdown turns China’s tourist hotspot Sanya into a nightmare for stranded tourists

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing was planning this year’s summer vacation in 2021, she chose the tropical southern island of Hainan because of its near-perfect COVID history . The South China Sea island has recorded only two symptomatic positive cases of COVID-19 in the past year. Fast forward to this … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway posts $43.8 billion loss as stock holdings tumble

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett walks through the exhibit hall as shareholders gather to hear from the billionaire investor during Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., on 4 May 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan//File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Falling U.S. stock prices punished … Read more

Amazon’s connected device cart expands with $1.7 billion deal for Roomba maker

August 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.O) will acquire iRobot Corp (IRBT.O)maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner in a cash deal worth around $1.7 billion in the world’s biggest online retailer’s latest attempt to expand its stable of devices smart home. Amazon will pay $61 per share, valuing iRobot at a 22% premium to … Read more

Jury finds Alex Jones must pay $4.1 million over Sandy Hook hoax allegations

Aug 4 (Reuters) – US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury said Thursday. The verdict follows a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones’ Infowars radio … Read more

US lawmaker Walorski and two staffers die in Indiana car crash

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and two members of her team died on Wednesday when the vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on with a car that veered into their lane, police said. ‘Indiana and his office. Walorski, 58, a Republican who represented Indiana’s 2nd congressional district in the United States … Read more

US plans to crack down on memory chip makers in China

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The United States is considering limiting shipments of U.S. chipmaking equipment to memory chipmakers in China, including Yangtze Memory Technologies Co Ltd (YMTC), according to four people familiar with the matter. as part of a bid to stop China’s semiconductor industry from advancing and protecting American companies. If President Joe … Read more

Parent of conspiracy website InfoWars files for bankruptcy

July 29 (Reuters) – The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages -interest in a lawsuit for longstanding lies he perpetuated about Sandy Hook Elementary. school massacre. A bankruptcy filing by … Read more