China widens COVID curbs, Apple factory unrest adds to economy worries

China widens COVID curbs, Apple factory unrest adds to economy worries

COVID restrictions increase as case rise Unrest at iPhone factory adds to concerns about economy, underscores frustrations Analysts warn of potential for wider lockdowns BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chinese cities imposed more curbs on Wednesday to rein in rising coronavirus cases, adding to investor worries about the economy as fresh unrest at the world’s … Read more

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men wielding sticks smashed surveillance cameras and windows at a massive campus owned by Apple (AAPL.O) beg foxconn (2317.TW) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes broadcast live on the Kuaishou short video platform showed on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers protested at the campus, home to the world’s largest iPhone … Read more

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Elon Musk starts Twitter poll on whether to bring back Trump

Nov 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk started a Twitter poll late on Friday asking followers to vote on whether to reinstate former US President Donald Trump’s account on the platform, with early results showing roughly 60% voting yes. “Vox Populi, Vox Dei,” Musk tweeted, a Latin phrase that roughly means meaning “the voice of the … Read more

Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China as Blizzard and NetEase part ways

Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China as Blizzard and NetEase part ways

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Blizzard Entertainment (ATVI.O) and NetEase (9999.HK) caused dismay among thousands of gamers on Thursday by saying hits such as ‘World of Warcraft’ will not be available in China from next year as a 14 -year partnership ended. NetEase shares closed 9% lower in Hong Kong after Blizzard said it was unable … Read more

Amazon to lay off thousands of employees -source

Amazon to lay off thousands of employees -source

Nov 14 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to lay off around 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, in what would amount to its biggest such discount to date. The cuts, earlier reported by the New York Times, would represent about … Read more

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Growth stocks lead value, Nasdaq rallies Nasdaq and S&P 500 gain for second day Indexes end: S&P 500 +0.93%, Nasdaq +1.88%, Dow +0.10% Nov 11 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended sharply higher on Friday, extending a rally started the day before after a soft inflation reading raised hopes the Federal Reserve would … Read more

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more senior executives quit

Nov 10 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc’s new owner Elon Musk on Thursday raised the possibility of the social media platform going bankrupt, capping a chaotic day that included a warning from a US privacy regulator and the exit of the company’s trust and safety leader. The billionaire on his first mass call with employees said … Read more

Meta slashes workforce by 11,000 as it sinks more money into the metaverse

Meta slashes workforce by 11,000 as it sinks more money into the metaverse

Nov 9 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Wednesday it would cut more than 11,000 jobs, or 13% of its workforce, in one of the year’s biggest layoffs as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs from its push into the metaverse amid a weak advertising market. The mass layoffs, the first in Meta’s … Read more

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $3.95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Musk sells Tesla shares worth $3.95 bln days after Twitter takeover

Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc. (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has sold $3.95 billion worth of shares in the electric vehicle maker, according to US regulatory filings, days after he completed his purchase of Twitter Inc for $44 billion. Musk, whose net worth dropped below $200 billion after investors dumped Tesla stock, unloaded … Read more

China’s COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

China's COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou, more lockdowns loom

Southern manufacturing hub fighting worst COVID-19 flare-up Cases double in Zhengzhou, production base for Apple supplier Chinese stocks, currency slip over virus fears BEIJING, Nov 8 (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases surged in Guangzhou and other Chinese cities, official data showed on Tuesday, with the global manufacturing hub becoming China’s latest COVID1-9 epicenter and testing … Read more