• China smartphone shipments jump in 2021 but below pre-pandemic level0

    Customers buy iPhone13 phones at apple’s flagship smart products store in Shanghai, China, on Oct. 12, 2021. Xing Yun | Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Chinese domestic smartphone shipments recovered from the hit they took during the pandemic but have still not recovered to pre-Covid levels, according to government data. The smartphone industry

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  • WHO says omicron won’t be last Covid variant as global cases surge by 20% in a week0

    Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme attends a news conference on the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Geneva, Switzerland, March 16, 2020. Christopher Black | WHO | Reuters The World Health Organization on Tuesday said the pandemic will not end as the omicron variant subsides

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  • 10-year Treasury yield jumps to 2-year high, topping 1.83%0

    The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield jumped to its highest point in two years on Tuesday morning, topping 1.83%. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note soared 5 basis points to 1.8305% at 3:40 a.m. ET. The yield on the 30-year Treasury bond climbed 3 basis points to 2.1492%. Meanwhile, the 2-year rate topped 1%

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  • ILO warns of slowdown in the labor market pandemic recovery in 20220

    andresr | E+ | Getty Images LONDON — The United Nations’ International Labour Organization has warned that job market recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic looks set to slow in 2022. In its 2022 World Employment and Social Outlook trends report, published Monday, the ILO forecast that the number of hours worked globally in 2022 would

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  • Oxfam on Covid inequality, tax rich to pay for vaccines, protect climate0

    A pedestrian wearing a face mask delivers food to a homeless person sleeping in the entrance of a shop, closed due to coronavirus restrictions, in central London on December 23, 2020. Tolga Akmen | AFP | Getty Images The pandemic has made the rich richer while the income of the rest of the world —

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  • Novak Djokovic arrives in Dubai after deportation from Australia0

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand during a practice session ahead of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 14, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. Daniel Pockett | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Novak Djokovic arrived early Monday in Dubai after his deportation from Australia over its required Covid-19 vaccination ended the

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