Li Changming just purchased a new Huawei smartphone and the 70-year-old retiree is still a bit puzzled by a high-tech device that China policymakers hope will help unlock spending by millions of older Chinese. © NOEL CELIS China has plans to help its legions of pensioners keep up with a […]

CLOSE Here’s a list of who’s open for grub and last-minute goodies Christmas Day 2020. USA TODAY Desperately hunting for last-minute stocking stuffers or a can of cranberry sauce? Your options will be limited. Christmas is the one day that Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, shutters its locations and several […]

BERLIN—The new coronavirus variant that is spreading across the U.K. could make it more difficult to reach so-called herd immunity, according to the chief executive of BioNTech SE, the German company that developed the Covid-19 vaccine with Pfizer Inc. British authorities have said the new variant of the coronavirus is […]

We can’t help but wonder… did these tips make the trip from the Sussex’s royal residence to their new California home? Long before she was the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was a confident “hostess with the mostest,” according to some savvy Christmastime entertaining advice from an old interview that recently resurfaced — […]

The Week Putin critic Navalny reportedly tricks Russian agent into revealing how he was poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has reportedly uncovered details of his own poisoning by successfully duping a Russian agent into revealing them.Navalny, a leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is recovering after being poisoned […]

Eric Thayer/Getty Images Text size Is Apple jealous? According to Reuters, Apple, the world’s most valuable company, is planning to make a battery-powered self-driving car. That sounds a lot like what Tesla, the world’s most valuable auto maker, does. Apple has been toying with the idea of a car since […]

Sherean Malekzadeh, who runs a marketing firm in Atlanta, hasn’t been out to eat once since the pandemic was called in March. She skipped grocery stores for much of the year as well. Ordering online takes more time, “and you have to be on standby when the shoppers are there, […]

Between volatility in infection rates and shifting guidance from federal and local agencies, it can be hard to determine how best to travel, or whether it’s safe to travel at all. Somewhere between “it’s OK to travel” and “it’s not OK to travel” lies a vast gray area of caveats, […]

This also offers insight into why, despite warnings and requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other infectious disease experts to stay home, some people are flouting the recommendations and traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays — something Dr. Xygalatas says is itself telling. […]

People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Asian shares retreated on Tuesday, Dec. 22, extending losses on growing worries over a new, potentially more infectious strain of the coronavirus that is countering good news over U.S. economic stimulus and vaccines. […]

By The Editorial Board Close The Editorial Board Dec. 21, 2020 6:46 pm ET A SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., May 30. Photo: John Raoux/Associated Press We don’t have to remind readers of the ways that 2020 has […]

As a new strain of COVID-19 continues to spread in southern England, California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the federal government to take action to prevent it from reaching the United States. The governor delivered his remarks from quarantine, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing stores and specialty retailers are offering big discounts and heavily promoting curbside pickup in hopes of rescuing a lackluster holiday shopping season in which surging coronavirus cases have kept many shoppers at home. For some, it could be their last chance at survival. And even […]

Transportation officials said an increased number of Americans traveled through U.S. airports over the weekend, despite pleas from public health experts to stay home ahead of the Christmas holiday.   More than 1 million people passed through security checkpoints at U.S. airports on both Friday and Saturday, the Transportation Security Administration reported, […]

Saudi Arabia moved Monday to halt all international flights and travel in the face of a new strain of COVID-19 reported in the U.K. that experts say is spreading faster than previous mutations. The Times of India reported that a notice from the country’s General Authority of Civil Aviation issued a […]