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43 articles published


Online mask prices surge in Japan amid coronavirus scare

Business Feb 3, 2020

Online mask prices surge in Japan amid coronavirus scare

As a shortage of face masks continues in Japan amid the spread of the new coronavirus originating in China, their prices are shooting up on online flea markets. Some people are apparently cornering masks at drugstores and other shops and selling them at excessively high ...

Stocks in China slide; U.S. equity futures advance

Business / Financial Markets Feb 3, 2020

Stocks in China slide; U.S. equity futures advance

Chinese shares tumbled and the yuan weakened as traders returned from an extended holiday amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak. Support measures from China's government helped stem losses somewhat in Asia, while U.S. futures rose and Treasuries slipped. Stocks in Shanghai opened almost 9 percent lower, ...

Coronavirus forces world's largest telework experiment

Business Feb 3, 2020

Coronavirus forces world's largest telework experiment

Thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, working from home is no longer a privilege, it's a necessity. While factories, shops, hotels and restaurants are warning about plunging foot traffic that is transforming city centers into ghost towns, behind the closed doors of apartments and suburban homes ...

The shyest cats will always offer an open heart

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Feb 3, 2020

The shyest cats will always offer an open heart

Frostini is a pretty fellow who came to ARK when he was still tiny, almost seven long years ago. He was extremely timid at first, a trait that can have dire consequences at a shelter. "Frosty," as staff affectionately calls him, had friends that fought ...

Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge honored in France

Entertainment News Feb 3, 2020

Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge honored in France

Japanese manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge was honored at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France on Saturday. Tsuge, 82, received a standing ovation at an award ceremony and said he was very honored, according to a post from the festival's official Twitter account. A special exhibition ...