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Apple Reopens China Stores After Nearly Six-Week Closure

Apple reopened all of its 42 stores in mainland China on Friday, Reuters reported, after they were closed Feb. 1 due to the deadly outbreak of the coronavirus in the country. The move is a sign that the worst might be over in mainland China even as the virus tears through the rest of the world. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in late February that China had gotten the virus under control and that...

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Uber's 6% stock price rise on Monday suggests investors like the company's $2.65 billion acquisition of Postmates. And it is, in theory, a way to shore up Uber Eats' restaurant food delivery in some U.S. cities and consolidate the market.

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