China’s fight with the NBA, explained

It all started with a single tweet. Last year, nearly 500 million people in China watched NBA basketball. That’s an enormous number, more than the entire population of the United States, and it represents how hard the NBA has worked to build a market in the most populous country in the world. It also shows how much the NBA stood to lose when, on October 4, 2019, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl…

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WeWork’s Adam Neumann could be replaced by T-Mobile CEO John Legere

T-Mobile CEO John Legere may share more in common with ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann than just his hairstyle. | Getty Images Legere is a self-described “vocal, animated, and sometimes foul-mouthed CEO” — in some ways not totally unlike controversial former WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. WeWork’s former CEO Adam Neumann, whose erratic behavior and questionable leadership decisions led to him being pushed out of the company he founded, is a tough act to follow. Now, SoftBank,…

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Singles Day is China’s biggest shopping holiday. Why hasn’t America caught on?

Urban Outfitters partnered with teen popstar Billie Eilish to release a Singles Day capsule collection. | Rahman Hassani/Getty Images Brands like ASOS, Urban Outfitters, and Nike have sales, but the US isn’t on board just yet. The world’s biggest shopping event occurs every year on November 11, and most Americans are only vaguely aware of it. Called Singles Day, shoppers in the US don’t look forward to it the way they anticipate Black Friday or…

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A demonstrator was shot and a man set on fire in Hong Kong’s protests

A pro-democracy protester is detained by riot police in Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. | Anthony Kwan/Getty Images Violence and chaos mars Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests, now in their 24th week. A police officer shot a Hong Kong protester Monday morning, setting off a wave of violent confrontations in the territory where pro-democracy demonstrations have raged for nearly six months. Protesters on Monday had planned for a city-wide strike — intended to bring the…

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The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border has plummeted 75% since May

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents instruct Guatemalan border police on arrest techniques on August 28, 2019 in Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado, Guatemala, near the Salvadorian border.  | John Moore/Getty Images October was the fifth straight month the numbers have declined. The number of migrants apprehended at the southern border dropped again in October to 36,300, marking the fifth month straight they have declined, according to the Wall Street Journal. The decline in border…

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