Starbucks will require customers to wear masks

0

The mandate is part of Starbucks' "continued effort in prioritizing the health and well-being" of its employees and customers during the pandemic, the company said in a statement Thursday. Requiring a facial covering or mask supersedes local laws in some states or cities that might not require wearing one. Starbucks (SBUX) said customers who refuse to wear a...

Meghan tries to stop her friends from being named in media lawsuit

0

Meghan's legal team has filed an application seeking to prevent Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday, from publicly naming five friends who anonymously defended her against bullying in a US publication over a year ago, a source close to the Duchess told CNN.The names of the women were contained in a confidential filing provided to...

Serbia scraps virus curfew plan after protests

0

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOpposition protesters storm Serbian parliamentThe Serbian government has scrapped a plan to impose a weekend coronavirus curfew...

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

0

China's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Liu Xiaoming, responded this week by accusing the country of "gross interference" in Hong Kong and saying any treatment of China as an enemy is "completely wrong." HSBC's relationship with both countries makes it an obvious target as relations worsen, according to Willy Lam, an adjunct professor for the Center of China...

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

0

The retailer plans to unveil Walmart+ in July, a $98 per year service that includes same-day delivery, fuel discounts and other perks, according to Recode. Introduction of the service was pushed back from the spring because of the pandemic and it's unclear if it will initially launch nationally.If Walmart+ enjoys just a fraction of success of Amazon Prime,...

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

0

But now TikTok faces the most direct threat to its expansion in the US -- not from a competitor, but from the US government. President Donald Trump said Tuesday his administration is "looking at" banning the app, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, affirming remarks on Monday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. It's just the...