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Alibaba to face investors as Beijing’s business crackdown grows

Alibaba to face investors as Beijing’s business crackdown grows

Alibaba is still an online shopping behemoth in China. But the tech titan has been slammed in recent months by Beijing’s widening crackdown on private business, stoking concerns about its future. The company will report results for its most recent quarter on Tuesday. Alibaba’s main business — e-commerce — has held up well during the…MORE

Returning to the office? Here’s how to avoid miscommunication in the new normal

Returning to the office? Here’s how to avoid miscommunication in the new normal

Are we turning on our webcams today? Is it unprofessional to send an emoji to your boss? May I wear yoga pants to work? As video conferences replaced conference rooms and direct messages replaced water cooler talk, workers in a wide array of industries started asking questions they have never asked before and changed how…MORE

What parents need to know about guiding kids through puberty

What parents need to know about guiding kids through puberty

Grown-ups tend to recall their adolescence as a highlight reel (or maybe, in some cases, it’s a lowlight reel): the first leg or face shave, the first kiss, the first bra, the first ejaculation or menstruation, and the first time you walked into a room and were treated like an adult. It can flip quickly…MORE

How has the pandemic affected America’s youth? Share your stories

How has the pandemic affected America’s youth? Share your stories

For more than a year, young people have watched as America’s adults grapple with a once-in-a-century crisis. So how has the coronavirus pandemic impacted them? Young people haven’t had much of a say in how the world addressed the pandemic, but they’ve borne the brunt of it in many ways. What was fun in the…MORE

‘These are the darkest days of the pandemic,’ Louisiana hospital administrator says as state struggles with rising Covid-19 cases

‘These are the darkest days of the pandemic,’ Louisiana hospital administrator says as state struggles with rising Covid-19 cases

The ICU of Louisiana’s largest hospital is stretched to its limit with Covid-19 patients while others experiencing symptoms were waiting for a bed Monday, an official said. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Catherine O’Neal said there were 23 names on the list of those waiting for space to open…MORE

Long Island county legislature votes to allow first responders to sue protesters and sets civil fines of up to $50,000

Long Island county legislature votes to allow first responders to sue protesters and sets civil fines of up to $50,000

The legislature for Nassau County, New York, approved a bill Monday that says anyone who harasses or injures a first responder — which includes police officers — can be fined up to $50,000 while giving first responders the ability to sue the person directly. After a heated, five-hour public testimony period, the legislature on Long…MORE

Man arrested in Houston road rage killing

Man arrested in Houston road rage killing

The man suspected of fatally shooting a 17-year-old who was a passenger in a vehicle on the way home from a Houston Astros baseball game last month has surrendered to authorities, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said Monday. Gerald Wayne Williams, 34, is charged with felony murder in the July 6 shooting death of 17-year-old…MORE

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