Monkeypox spread to more than 20 countries, but outbreaks containable, WHO says

RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head ai Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization on Thursday said the monkeypox virus has spread to more … Read more

Russia slashes interest rates as ruble rebound provides some relief

London CNN Business — Russia slashed interest rates on Thursday as a resurgent ruble — buoyed by robust oil and gas revenues and government support — takes some pressure off its wobbling economy. At an extraordinary meeting, the Russian central bank cut interest rates to 11% from 14% and said further reductions could follow. Rates … Read more

Microsoft takes cautious approach to hiring in Office and Windows

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., appears at a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on May 24, 2022. Holly Adams | Bloomberg | Getty Images Microsoft is gearing up to pursue a more conservative approach to hiring in a part of the business that includes some of its … Read more

Twitter, Macy’s, Nvidia, Lululemon and more

A Lululemon sign hangs in front of their store at the Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets shopping mall on November 17, 2019 in Central Valley, New York. Gary Hershorn | CorbisNews | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Thursday. Macy’s — Shares jumped 17.8% after the department store chain reported better-than-expected … Read more

Delta cuts summer schedule in effort to avoid disruptions as demand surges

Delta airlines airplanes are seen parked at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Camilo Freedman | lightrocket | Getty Images Delta Air Lines is cutting about 100 flights a day from July 1 through Aug. 7, becoming the latest carrier to scale back capacity in hopes of avoiding flight disruptions for thousands of travelers. The summer … Read more

China zero-Covid: 100,000 officials attend emergency State Council meeting to revive economy

The unexpected video teleconference by the State Council was attended by officials across provincial, city and council levels, according to a report in the government-owned Global Times. High-ranking Chinese officials were also present, including Premier Li Keqiang, who urged authorities to take action in sustaining jobs and reducing unemployment. Li said that in some aspects, … Read more

How Costco became a staple of Asian America

Durian at a Costco Wholesale location in Woodland Hills, California. April 24, 2022. Wendy Lee Wendy Leung rarely saw durian in grocery stores growing up in Los Angeles, but the 45-year-old nonprofit worker found the fruit at her local Costco Wholesale in San Fernando Valley this April. Durian is used in Southeast Asian cuisines and … Read more

Robb Elementary shooter was in school for up to an hour before law enforcement broke into room where he was barricaded and killed him

Editor’s Note: Updates on this story can be found here. Uvalde, Texas CNN  —  The gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school Tuesday was on the premises for up to an hour before law enforcement forcibly entered a classroom and killed him, officials said Wednesday. “It’s going to be … Read more

Macy’s, Twitter, Medtronic and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Macy’s (M) – Macy’s surged 15% in the premarket after reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter and raising its full-year earnings forecast. Results got a boost from strong apparel demand as people returned to work and other out-of-home activities. Dollar General (DG) – … Read more