China producer prices turn negative in warning sign for global economy

China producer prices turn negative in warning sign for global economy

SINGAPORE – Prices charged by Chinese companies at the factory gate registered their first annual decline in nearly two years, another depressing signal for the global economy, as bulging inventories and cautious consumers in the West hit overseas demand for Chinese-made goods. Chinese producer prices fell 1.3% in October from a year earlier, the National … Read more

Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak that has already infected at least 156 people and killed 74, including in the capital Kampala. The outbreak, first detected on September 20 in a small farming town in central Uganda, is caused by a relatively rare strain of the virus for which there are no proven … Read more

Nick Carter remembers his ‘baby brother’ Aaron Carter

Nick Carter remembers his ‘baby brother’ Aaron Carter

NEW YORK (AP) – The day after 34-year-old singer Aaron Carter was found dead at his Southern California home, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter remembered his younger brother, saying that despite “a complicated relationship” his love for him “never faltered.” In a post on Sunday on Instagram with photos of the two over the years, … Read more

Stock futures rise as midterm vote begins

Stock futures rise as midterm vote begins

US stock futures ticked higher as investors awaited the outcome of the midterm elections, which are expected to result in a divided government. S&P 500 futures rose 0.4% on Tuesday, while Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.6%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 0.4 percent. The moves come a day after stock markets rallied, with the … Read more

Foxconn’s efforts to ease workers’ fears of Covid led to tighter lockdowns

Foxconn’s efforts to ease workers’ fears of Covid led to tighter lockdowns

HONG KONG – When a small group of workers spent 27 hours locked inside the world’s largest iPhone factory in early October, it appeared to be little more than another temporary lockdown in China’s ongoing war against Covid-19. But the outbreak continued and on Monday, days after saying operations were stabilizing, Foxconn Technology Group cut … Read more

China is gradually weighing zero-Covid exit, but proceeding cautiously with no timeline

China is gradually weighing zero-Covid exit, but proceeding cautiously with no timeline

SINGAPORE — Chinese leaders are considering steps toward reopening after nearly three years of tough pandemic restrictions, but they are proceeding slowly and have not set a timeline, according to people familiar with the discussions. Chinese officials have grown concerned about the cost of their zero-tolerance approach to quelling Covid-19 outbreaks, which have resulted in … Read more

The US flu season starts quickly as other viruses spread

The US flu season starts quickly as other viruses spread

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. flu season has started unusually quickly, adding to a fall mix of viruses that have filled hospitals and doctors’ waiting rooms. Reports of the flu are already high in 17 states, and hospitalization rates have not been this high this early since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, according to … Read more

Alibaba, Nio, Tencent and other Chinese stocks rise

Alibaba, Nio, Tencent and other Chinese stocks rise

Chinese stocks rose on Monday as investors remained optimistic that coronavirus rules would be eased, despite repeated messages from authorities that China would stay the course with “zero Covid” policies. Major U.S.-listed Chinese stocks were higher in premarket trade, with Ali Baba (ticker: BABA) rises 1.5%, JD.com (JD) 2% in the green, Tencent (700.HongKong) climbing … Read more

Hundreds in metro Atlanta are walking to find a cure at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Hundreds in metro Atlanta are walking to find a cure at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – From start to finish, there was nothing but love, support and hope at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. For Harriet Watson and her family, this was far more than just another walk. Her brother was diagnosed when he was only 50. “I hated when he couldn’t remember a … Read more

Chinese officials signal no change to ‘zero COVID’ policy

Chinese officials signal no change to ‘zero COVID’ policy

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese health officials on Saturday gave no indication of any easing of COVID-19 restrictions after days of speculation that the government was considering changes to a “zero COVID” approach that has hampered economic growth and disrupted daily life. The officials said at a press conference that they would “unwaveringly” stick to the … Read more