U.S. retail sales beat expectations in October

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in October, likely as Americans started their holiday shopping early to avoid empty shelves amid shortages of some goods because of the ongoing pandemic, giving the economy a lift at

Covid 19 coronavirus: Derek Cheng – Why Jacinda Ardern has done a u-turn and wants two classes of Kiwis

ANALYSIS Having previously dismissed the idea, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern conceded on Friday that the new traffic light system effectively created two classes of people – the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Whether this is warranted depends on whether you think

Covid 19 coronavirus: UK faces calls for Plan B as cases rise

Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions were lifted over the summer. But while the rules have vanished, the virus hasn’t. Many scientists are now calling on the government to reimpose social restrictions and speed