Parler’s website is back online, but app still not in stores

© Reuters. NEW YORK (Reuters) – The chief executive of social media platform Parler, popular with American right-wing users but which virtually vanished after the U.S. Capitol riot, posted a brief message on the company’s website. Parler’s app, however, remains offline. “Hello world, is this thing on?,” Matze asked in a message dated Saturday, posted […]

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U.S. shoppers grab last-minute holiday gifts, pick up online orders in-store

© Reuters. Shoppers wait in line outside a Bath and Body Works retail store, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Brooklyn, New York By Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) -Many U.S. holiday shoppers, wary of spending time in stores during the latest surge of COVID-19 cases and nervous about packages […]

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Amazon, SoftBank held talks over Russian online retailer Ozon, shareholder says

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque 2/2 MOSCOW (Reuters) – Global retail giant Amazon (O:) and Japanese SoftBank (T:) have made approaches to Russian conglomerate Sistema (MM:) about a possible acquisition of its online retailer Ozon, Sistema’s majority owner Vladimir Evtushenkov said on Saturday. It’s not immediately clear if talks are […]

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China regulator issues rules on online bank lending to curb risks

© Reuters. A man rides an electric bike past the CBIRC building in Beijing BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s banking and insurance regulator on Saturday issued draft rules on commercial banks’ online lending business, banning the use of such loans for riskier investments and capping banks’ online consumer credit, in a move to rein in financial […]

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Amazon stops accepting new online grocery customers amid surging demand

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker in a face mask walks by trucks parked at an Amazon facility as the global coronavirus outbreak continued in Bethpage on Long Island in New York By Krystal Hu (Reuters) – Amazon (NASDAQ:) will begin to put new grocery delivery customers on a wait list and curtail shopping hours […]

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