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Beijing-backed Firm Bags Sri Lanka’s Foreign Highway Contract Days After Colombo Port City Bill

A state-backed Chinese firm has become the first foreign owner of a Sri Lankan highway, a boost for Beijing as it battles other regional powers for influence in the island nation. The cabinet on Monday awarded China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) a contract to build a 17-kilometre (10.5-mile), four-lane highway in the capital Colombo. CHEC […]


Cleveland Indians’ Zach Plesac breaks right thumb ripping off shirt, Terry Francona says

Add the latest entry to the book chronicling bizarre baseball injuries. Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Tuesday the team will place right-handed starter Zach Plesac to the injured list with a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb. The 26-year old suffered the injury while “rather aggressively ripping off his shirt” and catching his thumb on […]


Robinhood nears biggest trade of all, an IPO, after wild year

Avishek Das | LightRocket | Getty Images Robinhood’s list of recent challenges are hard to count on one hand. Yet the popular stock-trading app is growing faster than ever and is on track for a multibillion-dollar IPO in the coming months.  In the past year, Robinhood has navigated a congressional grilling, trading outages and ensuing customer […]

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Veterinary offices go upscale to care for pets (and their owners).

More than 12.6 million United States households adopted animals from March to December of last year, according to the American Pet Products Association, helping to propel an increase in visits and revenue to veterinary offices. That heightened demand has drawn investors and others to the market for veterinary services. Landlords who might have spurned tenants […]

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Schools try pep-rally tactics to get students vaccinated

SAN DIEGO: A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation. Districts from California to Michigan are offering free prom tickets and deploying mobile vaccination teams to schools to inoculate students 12 […]


How Diana Taurasi’s chest injury impacts the Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury said Tuesday that Diana Taurasi will miss a minimum of four weeks with a small sternum fracture, which she suffered in the team’s May 16 loss to the Connecticut Sun and played through the next two games before a CT scan diagnosed the injury. At 38 and in her 17th WNBA season, […]


These are the 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies

In the ninth annual Disruptor 50 list, CNBC highlights the private companies leading out of the pandemic with business models and growth rates aligned with a rapid pace of technological change.  Investors have taken notice that the companies on the 2021 Disruptor 50 list have become critical players in fundamental economic and consumer transformations. A […]


Dominic Cummings: His views on Covid and why it matters

Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson formed one of the most consequential relationships in UK politics in recent years. But after leaving his role as the Prime Minister’s chief adviser in November 2020, Mr Cummings has been a vocal critic of the Prime Minister and his government over how it handled the early stages of the […]

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The Caribbean, united by tourism, is divided by Covid.

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Belarus’ Ryanair Flight Mid-Air Bomb Scare: Transcript Of Controller

Belarusian authorities arrested a dissident journalist when the Ryanair plane landed in Minsk. Moscow: A Ryanair pilot who landed his plane in Belarus on Sunday repeatedly questioned information about an alleged bomb threat, before ultimately agreeing to land in Minsk, according to a transcript released on Tuesday by authorities in Belarus. Belarus scrambled a warplane […]