South Korean e-commerce firm Coupang stretched by order surge as coronavirus cases jump

As South Korea’s coronavirus cases leapt above 5,000 this week, mask-wearing workers at a logistics center run by e-commerce firm Coupang Corp raced to disinfect trucks and load thousands of boxes of microwavable rice, disposable diapers and kitchen towels. Reuters: … Read more…

How tech firm Shadow sought to revolutionize Democratic campaigns — but stumbled in Iowa

A perfect storm of coding mishaps and human errors hamstrung Shadow’s operations at the Iowa caucus, delaying results in the first-in-the-nation contest and raising urgent questions about the often-invisible technology that powers American democracy. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

EMERGING MARKETS-EM stocks firm as focus shifts to growth in 2020; rand slips on weak data

Emerging market stocks hovered near 19-month highs on Friday as investor attention turned to economic growth in 2020 after the easing of geopolitical tensions between the United States and Iran, while South Africa’s rand fell on disappointing data. Reuters: Company … Read more…

China food delivery firm Meituan posts second straight quarterly profit since listing

Chinese food delivery giant Meituan Dianping beat market expectations to record a 44% jump in third-quarter revenue and post a second straight quarterly profit, as it gained market share and cemented its dominance in the business. Reuters: Technology News BEST … Read more…

England stand firm in face of sickening racism as they thrash Bulgaria on night of shame in Sofia

England left Bulgaria with three points, six goals and surely one line finally drawn in the sand. England acted with utter dignity and professionalism throughout, with the game stopped twice in the first-half because of the abuse, and sent out … Read more…

UK Genre Firm Adds Two For AFM Slate; ‘The Favourite’ Backer Screen Ireland Ups Funding; Tobias Lindholm Series Heads To BBC, RTL — Global Briefs

EXCLUSIVE: UK genre sales firm Devilworks has added two titles to its slate for the upcoming American Film Market. Matteo Rolleri’s outfit has boarded world sales rights to U.S. supernatural horror The Special by B. Harrison Smith (Death House) about … Read more…

Black-Owned Construction Firm Revitalizes Housing Units in Atlanta to Combat Gentrification

Impoverished African Americans in Atlanta are getting hit hard by gentrification. While gentrification can spur the makeover of old buildings and help attract new businesses in low-income areas, the process can also create soaring home prices and force residents who … Read more…

‘He always brings them up’: Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm

Exclusive: Fisher Industries, which claims it can build the barrier faster and cheaper than Army Corps of Engineers, has started work on private section of barrier in New Mexico. Politics SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to … Read more…

Tobacco company Philip Morris starts life insurance firm that offers discounts to smokers who quit

Philip Morris International, the tobacco company that sells Marlboro cigarettes around the world, is getting into the life insurance business. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

Russian firm wants to disclose ‘sensitive’ US government info in Mueller court fight

A Russian firm indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller plans to ask a U.S. court to allow it to share information that the U.S. government considers “sensitive.” ABC News: Top Stories SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive … Read more…