China, Hong Kong Push Back Against Trump’s Latest Trade Threats

Hong Kong’s government said actions threatened by President Donald Trump are “unjustified” and that China is within its “legitimate rights” to pursue new national security laws that Beijing says will help quell months of unrest. Separately, the People’s Daily, mouthpiece of China’s Communist Party, wrote that the plans outlined by Trump at the White House […]

SpaceX launch LIVE updates: What time and how to watch the NASA mission?

SPACEX will tonight make a second attempt to launch two NASA astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station. The mission, dubbed Demo-2, is set to liftoff from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:23pm BST (3:23 pm ET) TONIGHT – Saturday May 30. A Falcon 9 rocket will blast into […]

Self employed scheme extension: When can I claim second self-employment grant?

The Government has introduced a number of financial relief measures to help keep people working and earning during the coronavirus pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the arrival of the coronavirus job retention scheme in March, to allow employers to furlough staff rather than make them redundant. This scheme was shortly followed by the Self-Employment Income […]

In A Bone To Evangelicals, CDC Drops Warning About COVID-19 Risks In Choirs

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday suddenly dropped its warning about the risk of choirs spreading COVID-19 at religious services after being told to do so by White House officials, The Washington Post reported. The warning was omitted even though choirs can become “super-spreader” events infecting large groups of people at […]

How China Tested 11 Million People for Virus in Just Two Weeks

Wuhan is set to complete the testing of its entire population of 11 million as China pours massive resources into avoiding a resurgence of Covid-19 infections. Hitting the goal at a time when the U.S. and other countries are struggling to implement adequate testing has required mobilizing thousands in the city where the pathogen was […]

Premium Bonds: NS&I rules on what happens to bonds when you die

Premium Bonds, a lottery system run by the National Savings and Investments company, operates a prize draw each month, with the top prize standing at a staggering £1 million. The lottery bonds are paid into by the government, and a monthly prize draw then provides selected bond holders with a payout. Because Premium Bonds are a type of lottery […]

Pier 1 announces closing date, will liquidate stores amid bankruptcy proceedings

Coronavirus accelerated retail trend of rich getting richer, poor getting poorer: Moody’s VP Moody’s Vice President and Senior Credit Officer Charlie O’Shea provides insight into recent retail earnings reports and bankruptcy filings. Pier 1 Imports will liquidate its remaining stores and permanently shut down business operations later this year after receiving permission from a U.S. […]

Trump Defends His Looting Tweet as Cautionary, Not Threatening

President Donald Trump defended a tweet that appeared to threaten an armed response to violence in Minneapolis after the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody, saying that it was actually a caution about protests getting out of control. At an evening meeting with business leaders at the White House, Trump tried to […]

What is Zoom?

Zoom, Teledoc, Shopify winners amid coronavirus: Analyst Constellation Research Founder Ray Wang discusses which tech companies are finding success during the coronavirus outbreak. Zoom is a digital video conference service. Continue Reading Below The service is available online or via mobile app. Users can enter Zoom calls through a URL on a computer or phone, […]