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Big European companies ban business travel as coronavirus outbreak escalates

Big European companies ban business travel as coronavirus outbreak escalates

Big European companies have started to ban or restrict business travel for hundreds of thousands of employees as the coronavirus outbreak accelerates. NestlĂ©, the world’s largest food company, said it has asked all 291,000 of its employees not to travel internationally for business until the middle of March. “Domestic travel should be replaced by alternative…MORE

Republican lawmakers express concerns about anticipated US-Taliban deal

Republican lawmakers express concerns about anticipated US-Taliban deal

Nearly two dozen Republican lawmakers have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to express “serious concerns” about the anticipated US-Taliban deal. Led by Rep. Liz Cheney, a Wyoming Republican and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, the 22 members of Congress said they “are seeking assurances that…MORE

Taylor Swift is literally ‘The Man’ in new music video

Taylor Swift is literally ‘The Man’ in new music video

Leave it to Taylor Swift to creatively take on the patriarchy. The 30-year-old pop star is unrecognizable playing a man in her latest music video. The video for her single “The Man” brings to life Swift’s lyrics about how differently the world views men and women. “They’d say I hustled/Put in the work/They wouldn’t shake…MORE

Lori Loughlin will stand trial with her husband and 6 other parents in October

Lori Loughlin will stand trial with her husband and 6 other parents in October

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are expected to stand trial starting October 5 on charges related to the college admissions scam, a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts said. They will stand trial alongside six other parents charged in the scam: Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh…MORE

Drug companies race to test coronavirus vaccines

Drug companies race to test coronavirus vaccines

Gilead Sciences stock was up slightly on Thursday, even as the Dow plunged into correction status. The reason? The biotech company is moving closer to finding a potential treatment for the deadly coronavirus. It plans to start administering its remdesivir drug to patients next month. Shares of Gilead Sciences have risen more than 10% in…MORE

Biggest explosion in the universe spotted by astronomers

Biggest explosion in the universe spotted by astronomers

A record-breaking explosion created by a black hole 390 million light-years away has been discovered by astronomers. “In some ways, this blast is similar to how the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 ripped off the top of the mountain,” said lead author Simona Giacintucci, director of research at the Naval Research Laboratory in…MORE

‘The Invisible Man’ brings a high-tech stalker twist to an old formula

‘The Invisible Man’ brings a high-tech stalker twist to an old formula

Critics occasionally go overboard with metaphors, but there’s no escaping the “Believe the women” undercurrents in “The Invisible Man,” which transforms invisibility into the ultimate tool of an abusive, high-tech modern stalker. That approach conjures lots of creepiness, thanks foremost to star Elisabeth Moss, but this is one of those movies that works better the…MORE

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