LAREDO, Texas — Each day at around 6 p.m., Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa goes through the same grim ritual. He sits at his desk and counts the dead. “Five to seven death certificates, that’s how many I’m signing every single day,” Dr. Cigarroa,
Lyu Xiaolin, an employee at a major Chinese tech company, said she had discussed the Pinduoduo deaths extensively with colleagues, who agreed that the idea of unbearable work pressure felt all too familiar. “The conclusion was this is too terrible, and we
Big Hammer Wines has about 20% less inventory than normal these days, forcing the restaurants, retailers and online customers who normally patronize the wine seller to choose alternative brands or find another supplier. When frustrated restaurants complain, “I keep saying, ‘We don’t
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WASHINGTON — The day President Joe Biden was sworn into office, the nation saw fire captain Andrea Hall, the child of a deaf parent, recite the Pledge of Allegiance — spoken in English and signed. “Let’s just say that’s the first time I’ve ever
Myanmar’s military seized control in a coup Monday, detaining the country’s de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her top deputies during early morning raids. Army-run television said a state of emergency was declared for one year. Why now? The
Powerful snowstorm pounds Midwest, East; NYC could see a foot of snow A powerful winter storm that roared through the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic over the weekend before merging with another system is expected to pummel parts of the East Coast on Monday. Blizzard conditions with up to 2 feet of
Companies hit hard by the downturn also opted to issue bonds to raise cash last year — a record $2.28 trillion, 60 percent more than in 2019, according to figures from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. This was an attractive
The Vendée Globe, a solo round the world race, had its first arrivals on Wednesday and Thursday in northern France, and one of the tightest finishes in its history. The 24,000 miles of sailing included a rescue at sea, a couple competing
McDonald’s has brought back the heat. Spicy Chicken McNuggets and the Mighty Hot Sauce are available for a limited time starting Monday. The hot nuggets and sauce both debuted for their first run in mid-September and it was the first flavor McDonald’s USA introduced
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