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China’s factory activity expands, but job losses quicken amid weak exports

China’s factory activity grew at a faster clip in June after the government lifted coronavirus lockdown measures and ramped up support steps, but the health crisis continues to pressure exports and jobs, a private business survey showed on Wednesday. The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 51.2 last month, the fastest pace of […]

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Facebook frustrates advertisers as boycott over hate speech kicks off

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site. U.S. civil rights groups have enlisted the multinationals to help pressure the social media giant into […]

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Mickey Mouse fans 'over the moon' as Tokyo Disney reopens

Mickey Mouse fans ‘over the moon’ as Tokyo Disney reopens

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo Disney Resort welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time in four months after being closed due to the coronavirus, with fans practicing social distance as they returned to see Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters. Visitors in face masks queuing on floor marks clapped as the gates of the Magic […]

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New York attorney general announces $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits

New York attorney general announces $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits

(Reuters) – An agreement has been reached to settle for nearly $19 million two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against imprisoned former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, attorneys said on Tuesday. But lawyers representing six of the women who have made accusations against Weinstein called the proposed deal a “complete sellout” that did […]

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