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World’s richest shed more than $78 billion

As the Dow Jones suffered its worst decline since 1987 and coronavirus fears caused markets to slide around the globe, the world’s twenty richest people lost just over $78 billion combined in a single day, …

Tom Hanks diagnosed with coronavirus

Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia, the actor said on Twitter. Hanks said that he and Wilson, who are both 63, were tested in Australia, where he …

Russian Kirill Firsov arrested in U.S.

U.S. authorities have arrested Russian national Kirill Firsov who ran a hacker "storefront" that took in at least $17 million by selling stolen personal data and other illegal products and services, according to court …

Oil prices extend gains

Oil prices climbed for a second day on Wednesday as hopes U.S. producers would cut output lent support, but gains were capped by growing doubts about Washington’s stimulus package to fight the coronavirus, which continues to spread …

Coronavirus global death toll tops 4,000

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus has now passed the 4,000-mark, reaching 4,026, as cases continued to spread. COVID-19 has infected more than 114,000 people in over 100 countries and territories, mostly concentrated in …