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The Latest: Philippines overtakes Indonesia in virus cases
| August 6th, 2020  5:16 AM
The Latest: Philippines overtakes Indonesia in virus cases
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines reported 3,561 new coronavirus cases Thursday, overtaking Indonesia with the most infections in Southeast Asia, as Manila plunged into a recession. The latest jump brings confirmed cases to 119,460, including 2,150 deaths. Indonesia reported a total of 118,753 confirmed infections as of Thursday,…
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Nintendo profit zooms as virus has homebodies playing games
Nintendo profit zooms as virus has homebodies playing games
August 6th, 2020  5:11 AM

Nintendo Co. saw its April-June profit multiply more than sixfold as people stuck at home over the pandemic turned to playing video games

World shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
World shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
August 6th, 2020  4:34 AM

World markets are mixed as investors watch to see if American lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city
New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city
August 6th, 2020  4:12 AM

A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden

Bank of England holds off more stimulus, sees slow recovery
Bank of England holds off more stimulus, sees slow recovery
August 6th, 2020  4:12 AM

The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged at a record low 0.1% amid caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic

Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency
Asia Today: Central Japan region put under virus emergency
August 6th, 2020  4:02 AM

A governor in central Japan announced a state of emergency due to rising virus cases and asked businesses and people to curb their activities, especially during an upcoming holiday

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The Latest: Virus cases on Norwegian cruise ship reach 53
August 6th, 2020  3:59 AM

The number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 53

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The Latest: Nepal reimposes restrictions as cases climb
August 6th, 2020  3:51 AM

Nepal has reimposed some restrictions, shutting down hotels and restaurants and restricting travel because of the increasing number of coronavirus cases

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The Latest: Vietnam reports 9th death, says peak in 10 days
August 6th, 2020  3:44 AM

A health official says Vietnam’s COVID-19 outbreak could peak in the coming 10 days as the country reported another death and scores of new infections

Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024
Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024
August 6th, 2020  3:40 AM

Lufthansa says flying won't come back to pre-virus levels until at least 2024

Surge in German factory orders bolsters hope for recovery
Surge in German factory orders bolsters hope for recovery
August 6th, 2020  3:32 AM

The Economy Ministry says German factory orders surged in June, giving hope that Europe’s largest economy is on track for a recovery from declines suffered from the coronavirus pandemic lockdown earlier in the year

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The Latest: Germany records 1,045 cases, highest in 3 months
August 6th, 2020  3:26 AM

Germany’s national disease control center has registered the highest number of new coronavirus infections in a day for three months

Obama's Medicaid expansion keeps gaining ground under Trump
Obama's Medicaid expansion keeps gaining ground under Trump
August 6th, 2020  2:42 AM

President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor’s health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome

Toyota's profit plunges as pandemic halves vehicle sales
Toyota's profit plunges as pandemic halves vehicle sales
August 6th, 2020  2:32 AM

Toyota’s profit plunged 74% in the April-June quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sank vehicle sales to about half of what the top Japanese automaker sold a year earlier

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Asian shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
August 6th, 2020  2:30 AM

Stocks are mixed in Asia as investors watch to see if American lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy

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Bank of England holds interest rates at record low
August 6th, 2020  2:11 AM

The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged at a record low 0.1% amid caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic

State spent millions on arena hospital that saw 9 patients
State spent millions on arena hospital that saw 9 patients
August 6th, 2020  1:19 AM

When California was anticipating a spring surge in coronavirus cases, it turned an old NBA arena and practice facility in Sacramento into a field hospital prepared to take hundreds of patients

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California virus-fighting efforts hampered by data delays
August 6th, 2020  1:18 AM

California won't put any more counties on its coronavirus watch list until it's solved a problem that has delayed reporting of COVID-19 cases

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The Latest: India reports biggest number of deaths with 904
August 6th, 2020  1:01 AM

India has recorded the biggest single-day fatalities of 904 in the past 24 hours as fresh coronavirus infections surged by another 56,282 cases to reach nearly 2 million

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The Latest: Australian hot spot state says don't panic-buy
August 6th, 2020  12:52 AM

The premier of Australia’s Victoria state has urged residents not to panic-buy as he announced reductions in meat productions

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Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid
August 6th, 2020  12:19 AM

After more than a week's worth of meetings, at least some clarity is coming to bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill

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AAA: Partially automated driving systems don't always work
August 6th, 2020  12:01 AM

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly

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Asian shares mixed as US talks on stimulus still stalled
August 5th, 2020  11:16 PM

Stocks are mixed in Asia as investors watch to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency
The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency
August 5th, 2020  11:10 PM

The governor of Japan's Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus

The Latest: Virus outbreak continues in China's Xinjiang
The Latest: Virus outbreak continues in China's Xinjiang
August 5th, 2020  10:14 PM

New COVID-19 cases in China’s northwestern city of Urumqi have shown a slight rise, with 27 reported Thursday, five more than the day before

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