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Rail workers aren’t the only Americans without paid sick leave.

New York CNN Business 🇧🇷 While freight rail workers hope Congress will grant them paid sick days, millions of other American employees have no safety net if they get sick. The US does not have a national standard for paid sick leave, a rarity among industrialized nations. About 1 in 5 civilian workers lack paid… Read More »

China cracks down on the internet as it tries to quell Covid protests

SINGAPORE – China’s internet watchdog instructed tech companies to expand censorship of protests and moved to restrict access to virtual private networks this week, as a government crackdown manages to keep most protesters off the streets after nationwide demonstrations erupted over the weekend against the country’s strict Covid policies. China’s Cyberspace Administration issued guidance to… Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa faces impeachment calls over money stolen from his farm

Johannesburg, South Africa CNN 🇧🇷 Cyril Ramaphosa was elected to root out corruption. Now he may be forced to give up over allegations that he covered up the theft of a large sum of money from his lucrative game farm, which – according to himself – had been stuffed into a leather sofa. South Africa’s… Read More »

The number of jobs available in the US fell in October

minneapolis CNN Business 🇧🇷 The number of job openings in the United States has dropped in October, but the job market still remains historically tight despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to cool demand and reduce inflation. There were 10.3 million jobs available last month, down from nearly 10.7 million in September, according to the latest… Read More »

China vows crackdown on ‘hostile forces’ as Xi’s public tests

BEIJING (AP) – China’s Communist Party has vowed to “resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces,” following the biggest street demonstrations in decades staged by citizens fed up with strict anti-virus restrictions. The statement by the Central Commission for Political and Legal Affairs released on Tuesday comes amid a massive show… Read More »

Nigerian passengers found at the helm of a ship in the Canary Islands

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Three stowaways have been found at the helm of a ship in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker in the port of Las Palmas on Monday afternoon showed symptoms of dehydration and hypothermia… Read More »

Apple, DraftKings, Biogen, Williams-Sonoma and more

A Biogen facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Brian Snyder | Reuters Check out the companies that make the biggest moves at noon: Litter — Apple shares fell 2% after a report that iPhone production could take a huge hit due to disturbances at a Foxconn factory in China, amid protests in China against the country’s Covid-zero… Read More »

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business 🇧🇷 Edward Lawrence, a BBC journalist, was arrested by police in Shanghai at the site of the protests on Sunday night, according to the BBC and captured in what appears to be cellphone footage of the arrest. Although he was released, a BBC spokesperson expressed extreme concern over his treatment, saying he was… Read More »

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland demonstrations

HONG KONG (AP) – Students in Hong Kong chanted “oppose dictatorship” at a protest against China’s COVID rules on Monday after protesters on the mainland issued an unprecedented call for President Xi Jinping to resign in the biggest demonstration of opposition to the Communist Party in decades. Demonstrations against China’s exceptionally strict anti-virus measures spread… Read More »

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business 🇧🇷 Edward Lawrence, a BBC journalist, was arrested by police in Shanghai at the site of the protests on Sunday night, according to the BBC and captured in what appears to be cellphone footage of the arrest. Although he was released, a BBC spokesperson expressed extreme concern over his treatment, saying he was… Read More »