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Could Fitbit devices be a Covid-19 game-changer? Its CEO thinks so

“I couldn’t bear looking at my face any longer”: Why Botox is all the rage in pandemic-ridden Brazil.

Bayer plans to pay up to $4 billion to acquire U.S. biotech firm Asklepios, as the German company tries to boost its drugs pipeline

British authorities detained seven stowaways on an oil tanker just a few miles from the English coast, after crew members called for help and locked themselves in the vessel’s safe room

A new tropical storm called Zeta is forecast to hit the storm-weary U.S. Gulf Coast by the middle of the week

NDAs over racial-discrimination complaints are starting to break down: “Employers are realizing that they have to be really careful about restricting these kinds of conversations.”

Investors put $581 billion in the cheapest 20% of ETFs and mutual funds last year, while the rest had $224 billion in outflows, Morningstar says


Several people were killed as Nigerian soldiers opened fire at a key protest site in Lagos, witnesses said, as the government sought to end two weeks of marches against police brutality that have mushroomed into broader nationwide demonstrations

“Brazil is already the global epicenter of the coronavirus." One study concludes the country might have more Covid-19 cases than the U.S.

Covid-19 was spreading inside the country before anyone started looking. Here’s the data to prove it.

New research suggests that face coverings help reduce the transmission of droplets, though some masks are more protective than others.

Hong Kong’s Chinese University, once a ‘safe space,’ becomes a war zone

A senior Chinese official enlisted the help of a top Republican fundraising official to lobby the Trump administration in 2017 to return a Chinese businessman living in the U.S. who has long been sought by Beijing, according to a court document

Beijing’s soldiers in Hong Kong made a rare appearance on the city’s streets to clear protesters’ roadblocks, raising questions about the army’s future role there

From @WSJopinion : The use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act against so many U.S. citizens presents a fundamental threat to civil liberties, writes @bakeassociates 

Opinion: Trump’s adversaries have spent more than two years trying to dodge accountability, writes @kimstrassel