How quickly China recovers matters a great deal to global companies. The country is the world's factory, churning out products such as the iPhone and driving demand for commodities like oil and copper. It also boasts hundreds of millions of wealthy consumers who spend big on luxury products, tourism and cars. China's economy accounted for roughly 4% of world GDP in 2003; it now makes up 16% of global output. … [Read more...] about Investors are betting on a quick recovery from coronavirus. What if they’re wrong?
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"The spread of the coronavirus started in Qom and has reached other cities in the country like Tehran, Babol, Arak, Isfahan, Rasht and other cities due to people traveling. There is a possibility that it exists in all cities across the country," said Minnou Mohraz, a member of the National Committee for Infectious Diseases at the Ministry of Health. … [Read more...] about Fears over containing novel coronavirus grow as cases outside China spike
According to the Washington Post, Trump did this despite his national security advisers inserting a warning in his briefing materials, written in all capital letters: “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.” Trump also ignored instructions to condemn the recent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, which runs the risk of further angering London officials, who want their allies to denounce the attack. Trump mentioned to reporters that he and Putin will “probably be meeting in the not-too-distant future,” though White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said nothing is planned. … [Read more...] about 8 Reasons Why Trump May Have Ignored His Advisers’ ‘DO NOT CONGRATULATE’ Putin Note
After every story, Gonzales includes an educational page with safety tips and advice he calls "Lesson Learned-Don't Get Burned" to help keep people from getting themselves into potentially fatal situations. The story about the fatal van crash, for example, includes a lesson about making sure to wear your seatbelt. Gonzales said most of the passengers in the van did not have their seatbelts fastened. … [Read more...] about Retired San Antonio firefighter publishes series of short stories of dramatic calls he responded to