Microsoft benefited from strong sales of Windows licenses for business PCs as companies rushed to upgrade their hardware before Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 in January. That trend should continue, but factory work stoppages in China could delay sales into later quarters.
Iraq shut schools and universities on Tuesday and told citizens to avoid mass gatherings, as it rushed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from its neighbor Iran, hit by what appears to be the worst outbreak outside of China.
President Donald Trump has lots and lots of thoughts about the novel coronavirus that has crippled China and has been spreading worldwide. Unfortunately, most of those thoughts are either wrong or factually questionable.
Hyatt Hotels said on Tuesday it
would allow travelers from South Korea, Japan and Italy to
cancel or change their hotel bookings for free, extending a
waiver initially offered to guests from mainland China, Hong
Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has contacted producers of about 20 drugs that either source all of their main ingredients from or are finished in China to gauge if they will face shortages due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Sweden's foreign ministry on Tuesday summoned China's ambassador to Sweden to demand the release Chinese-born Swedish citizen Gui Minhai, a day after he was sentenced to 10 years in jail on charges of illegally providing intelligence to foreigners.
Shares in China's Nio Inc
surged more than 30% on Tuesday after it signed
framework agreements with Hefei's city government on a
fundraising of more than 10 billion yuan ($1.42 billion) and new
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