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Economists welcome the end of zero Covid in China but a huge human toll is to be feared

Beijing’s abrupt dismantling of zero-Covid checks has been welcomed by economists, even as the country braces for the human impact of letting the disease spread through a vulnerable population. The leaders’ abrupt reversal in how they are handling the pandemic appears to have been sparked by protests against the controls that began last month, a …

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outlook |  Who the Road Pays For: The Story Behind the Dulles Toll Road Name

outlook | Who the Road Pays For: The Story Behind the Dulles Toll Road Name

Comment this story Comment A recent Subway History on the Dulles Toll Road featured an image of a chart released by the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority summarizing the new toll rates. The table refers to the “Dulles Toll Road (also known as the Omer L. Hirst-Adelard L. Brault Freeway)”. This raises some questions: who were …

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Russians grow increasingly critical as Putin's military operation drags on and sanctions take their toll |  CNN

Russians grow increasingly critical as Putin’s military operation drags on and sanctions take their toll | CNN

Moscow CNN β€” November and December are known as the most depressing months in Moscow. The days are short and dark, and the weather is too cold and wet to be outdoors much, but still too hot and rainy to enjoy the true Russian winter. This year, the sense of gloom is heightened by the …

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‘It’s killing us all slowly’: How the night shift is taking its toll on American workers

Roger Reinhardt works the third shift at a beer production plant in Michigan from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., four days a week. He started working nights because it was the only shift available when he was hired, but he continued to do so for the extra pay. But it’s not easy. β€œIt all comes …

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Alibaba posts surprise loss as China's Covid restrictions take their toll

Alibaba posts surprise loss as China’s Covid restrictions take their toll

(Bloomberg) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. reported a surprise loss after quarterly revenue barely rose as China’s rigid Covid controls continue to depress consumer sentiment. Bloomberg’s Most Read China’s e-commerce leader reported a net loss of 20.6 billion yuan ($2.9 billion) against forecasts of a profit of almost the same amount, after writing down the …

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