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Coronavirus: Number of Covid-19 infections tops 10m worldwide

Coronavirus: Number of Covid-19 infections tops 10m worldwide

World
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world has passed the milestone of 10 million, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US. The virus emerged in China late last year and has since led to more than 500,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins reports.Half the world's cases have been in the US and Europe, but Covid-19 is now rapidly growing in the Americas. The virus is also affecting South Asia and Africa, where it is not expected to peak until the end of July. Outbreaks are still spreading in many parts of the world, with one million new cases recorded in the last six days. The US has reported a total of 2.5 million cases and 125,000 deaths with Covid...
‘Sonic’ tops the North American box office with $57M

‘Sonic’ tops the North American box office with $57M

Entertainment
Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Family film Sonic the Hedgehog is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 57 million in receipts in its opening weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. [embedded content] Coming in at No. 2 is Birds of Prey with $ 17.1 million, which had the top receipts last weekend, followed by Fantasy Island at No. 3 with $ 12.4 million, The Photograph at No. 4 with $ 12.3 million and Bad Boys for Life at No. 5 with $ 11.3 million. Rounding out the top tier are 1917 at No. 6 with $ 8 million, Jumanji: The Next Level at No. 7 with $ 5.7 million, Parasite at No. 8 with $ 5.5 million, Dolittle at No. 9 with $ 5 million and Downhill at No. 10 with $ 4.7 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
‘Bad Boys For Life’ tops the North American box office with $59.2M

‘Bad Boys For Life’ tops the North American box office with $59.2M

Entertainment
Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Bad Boys For Life -- an action comedy starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence -- is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $ 59.2 million in receipts this weekend, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. The film debuted this weekend along with No. 2 Dolittle, which brought in $ 22.5 million. They were followed by 1917 at No. 3 -- last week's No. 1 -- with $ 22.1 million, Jumanji: The Next Level at No. 4 with $ 9.6 million and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at No. 5 with $ 8.4 million. Rounding out the top tier are Just Mercy at No. 6 with $ 6 million, Little Women at No. 7 with $ 5.9 million, Knives Out at No. 8 with $ 4.3 million, Like a Boss at No. 9 with $ 3.8 million and Frozen II at No. 10 with $ 3.7 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Entert...
After Dow tops 28,000, the next 1,000 points will be determined by trade talks

After Dow tops 28,000, the next 1,000 points will be determined by trade talks

Finance
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.Brendan McDermid | ReutersStocks bounced on trade headlines on Friday, but the market could stall out in the week ahead if there is no real progress toward a deal.Stocks ended the week at record highs, but Treasury yields unwound half the big move of the prior week, as doubts surfaced about a trade pact getting completed.The Dow soared above 28,000 for the first time, ending the week at 28,004, with a gain of 1.2% for the week. The S&P 500 ended the week up 0.9% at 3,120.In the coming week, there is a last blast of earnings, from a few big retailers including Home Depot, Macy's and Target. Walmart in the past week raised its outlook and said consumers looked healthy going into the holiday season.There are some economic releases, ...
Healthcare tops other industries for cybersecurity breaches

Healthcare tops other industries for cybersecurity breaches

Health
Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A crippling ransomware attack on multiple Alabama hospitals emphasizes a growing concern about healthcare computer system vulnerabilities that threaten privacy, as well as the general availability of services. Researchers reported last week in the Annals of American Medicine that more than 70 percent of hospital data breaches include sensitive demographic or financial information that could leave patients vulnerable to identity theft. Healthcare-related cybersecurity breaches accounted for over a quarter of the more than 750 data breaches reported nationwide in 2018, and healthcare led all industries in breaches last year, according to a report from global law firm BakerHostetler. "The major story we heard from victims was how compromised, sensitive information caused fin...