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US, EU health care giants jump at opportunities in China during import expo

SHANGHAI – Some of the world’s largest medical and health care companies are stepping up their bets on the Chinese market, regardless of slowing economic growth and trade tensions. At this week’s China International Import Expo in Shanghai, health care giants such as AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly and Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled massive floor displays to promote their products in the Chinese market. The companies are looking ... Read More »

UN CALLS ON SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS TO CONTROL PLATFORMS USED TO LURE MIGRANTS

GENEVA – The UN migration agency called on social media giants on Friday to make it harder for people smugglers to use their platforms to lure West African migrants to Libya where they can face detention, torture, slavery or death. The smugglers often use Facebook to reach would-be migrants with false promises of jobs in Europe, International Organization for Migration ... Read More »

Skittish investors await earnings from tech giants

As the U.S. technology giants dive into earnings next week, they face a notably skittish investor base: The Nasdaq composite index is on pace for its worst month since the 2008 financial crisis. Apple reports results on Tuesday, followed by Facebook on Wednesday, and Amazon.com and Microsoft on Thursday. Alphabet is slated to report Feb. 1. The five most valuable ... Read More »