China boosts spending but no big steps for virus-hit economy. Asian shares fall on US friction with China, Hong Kong fears. The Latest: Staff quarantined over slaughterhouse virus toll.
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Friday, May 22nd

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China boosts spending but no big steps for virus-hit economy

China’s No. 2 leader on Friday promised higher spending to revive its pandemic-stricken economy and curb surging job losses but steered clear of launching a massive stimulus on the scale of the United States or Japan. Premier Li Keqiang, in a speech to legislators, said Beijing would...

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Politics

Asian shares fall on US friction with China, Hong Kong fears

Shares slipped in Asia on Friday as tensions flared between the U.S. and China and as more job losses compounded the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng sank more than 5% on Friday after legislation that could limit opposition activity in the former ...

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Tech

The Latest: Staff quarantined over slaughterhouse virus toll

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China focus on jobs, f...

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Tech

The Latest: India reports largest single-day virus spike

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — China focus on jobs, f...

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Politics

China focus on jobs, fighting virus as layoffs sweep globe

China doubled down Friday on efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic and create jobs as the number of people thrown out of work soars worldwide. The help for the world’s No. 2 economy, the main driver of world growth in recent years, followed news that nearly 39 million Americans ...

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Stocks

Intel Leads Blue Chip Rally

The recovery in equities continued on Thursday as the Dow Jones Industrial Index soared and was up more than 400 points at one stage. As economies around the world and within the US continue to reopen while authorities scale back restrictions, investors haven’t been slow about flooding back in...

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Markets

Best Buy, Yield And Value For Dividend Growth Investors

I’ve Said It Before, It Pays To Be The Middleman I’ve said it before, that it pays to be the middleman, and the results from Best Buy (BBY) underscore that thought. The company is a retailer of high-dollar and big-box technology and household items, products that have suddenly come into...

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Markets

It’s Time To Start Buying Dividend King Hormel

Consumer Staples Continue To Shine Among the best investment choices are consumer staples and Dividend Kings. When those pedigrees intersect, I usually find a stock that’s on the move, or about to be. Today’s news is no different. Hormel (HRL)  made headlines with a “mixed&rd...

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Markets

Foot Locker Breaks its Ankle, Posts $98 Million Loss for First Quarter

Pretty much everybody who follows retail stocks likely saw it coming: this is going to be one terrible quarter for physical retail operations. Mall stores were going to be some of the biggest losers around, thanks to their primary contact point with the customer being in a place that was closed down...

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Symantec Corporation provides cybersecurity products, services, and solutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Enterprise Security and Consumer Digital Safety. The Enterprise Security segment provides endpoint and information protection products, including endpoint security, advanced threat protection, and information protection solutions and their related support services; and network and Web security products, such as network security, Web security, and cloud security solutions and their related support services. It also offers consulting, premium support, and cyber security services. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton Security solutions as a subscription service providing protection for devices against malware, viruses, adware, and ransomware on various platforms; and LifeLock identity theft protection solution that provides identity monitoring, alerts, and restoration to its customers, as well as Norton Wi-Fi Privacy services. The company serves business, government, and public-sector customers; small, medium, and large enterprises; and individuals, households, and small businesses. It markets and sells its products and related services through direct sales force, direct marketing and co-marketing programs, e-commerce and telesales platforms, distributors, Internet-based resellers, system builders, Internet service providers, employee benefits providers, wireless carriers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, and retail and online stores. Symantec Corporation has strategic alliance with Ernst & Young LLP to help organizations address intellectual property and data, as well as manage cyber risk. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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