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Theme park reopens with strange new rule

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 19:43
A theme park in Fujiyoshida, Japan, is banning screaming on its roller coasters to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and instead is urging customers to "scream in their hearts."

Americans are rapidly shrinking their credit card debt

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 18:44
Americans' credit card debt is shrinking rapidly during the coronavirus recession. That's a sharp contrast with the last two economic downturns.

Starbucks will require customers to wear masks

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 17:03
Starbucks will start requiring customers to wear facial coverings or masks in all 9,000 of its company-owned American stores beginning July 15.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, tries to stop her friends from being named in lawsuit

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 17:00
The battle between Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and a top British tabloid is heating up.

HSBC may have to choose between East and West as China tightens grip on Hong Kong

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:17
HSBC has carved out a lucrative role in global banking over the past 155 years by straddling the line between East and West. Now, a political firestorm over the bank's hometown of Hong Kong could force the bank to choose sides.

Walmart is about to give Amazon Prime a serious run for its money

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 13:59
Walmart is reportedly close to launching its own membership program that closely resembles Amazon Prime.

TikTok is a national security threat, US politicians say. Here's what experts think

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:47
The short-form video app TikTok has quickly become a key part of popular culture in the US, serving as a platform for viral memes as well as political satire and activism. Facebook, the dominant force in social media, has tried to copy the app, but so far that has not slowed down its rapid rise.

Thailand could become the first Southeast Asian country to legalize same-sex civil partnerships

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 08:44
Thailand's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft bill that will legally recognize same-sex civil partnerships and give greater rights to same-sex couples, a potential first for any nation in Southeast Asia if passed into law.

Australia suspends extradition with Hong Kong

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 07:18
Australia has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday, as the country moves to offer a path to citizenship for those Hong Kongers who wish to leave the city.