Children later than earlier. South Korean women freeze eggs as child-rearing costs rise

SEOUL, May 13 (Reuters) – In South Korea, fewer women are having children and those who do are in no rush. The exorbitant costs of housing and education make financial security essential. Social mores also dictate the need to marry. Lim Eun-young, a 34-year-old civil servant, says she is not ready to start a family … Read more

Symptoms persist for two years for some; inflammatory protein models may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, States United States, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

Setback for Shanghai’s COVID battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Shanghai reports 58 new cases outside quarantine areas Beijing tests millions Epidemic poses biggest test yet for Xi’s ‘zero-COVID’ strategy SHANGHAI/BEIJING, May 2 (Reuters) – China’s commercial capital, Shanghai, took a heavy blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new cases of COVID-19 outside lockdown areas, while Beijing continued to test millions of people during … Read more

As Beijing tightens COVID restrictions, hard-hit Shanghai sees signs of life

Beijing’s COVID outbreak enters 10th day Shanghai reports 2nd day of zero cases outside quarantine areas Shanghai begins easing restrictions in some areas BEIJING/SHANGHAI, May 1 (Reuters) – China’s capital Beijing tightened COVID restrictions on Sunday as it battles an outbreak, while Shanghai let more of its 25 million residents venture into the light and … Read more

Launch into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

September 1 (Reuters) – An ever-growing amount of space debris threatens satellites hovering around Earth, making insurers reluctant to offer cover to devices that transmit text, maps, video and scientific data , said industry sources. Thousands of new satellites are being launched into areas where orbital trash has been piling up since the first space … Read more

Beijing shoppers empty store shelves as district begins mass testing

Beijing launches first of three rounds of mass testing in populated neighborhood Mass testing fuels concerns over food and supply shortages China’s stock market down on fears Beijing will join Shanghai in lockdown BEIJING, April 25 (Reuters) – Beijing residents bought food and other supplies as the city’s largest district began mass testing of all … Read more

Wall St Week Ahead Stakes are high as megacaps highlight big earnings week

People are seen on Wall Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, April 22 (Reuters) – Investors are hoping a deluge of U.S. quarterly reports next week, including those from megacap … Read more

Wall Street sinks, bond yields rise as Powell suggests aggressive Fed policy

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, New York, U.S., February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US stocks turn negative after earlier gains Fed Chairman Powell suggests aggressive hikes Bond yields rise on bets on rising rates Oil rises but remains well below March highs … Read more

Elon Musk’s Tesla Accelerates Cost Rise With Price Hikes

SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc results (TSLA.O) beat Wall Street expectations on Wednesday as higher prices helped insulate the electric vehicle maker from supply chain chaos and rising costs. The results are also expected to trigger $23 billion in new payouts to CEO Elon Musk, already the world’s richest man. Tesla has … Read more

The fourth shot protects against serious consequences from Omicron; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood clots

A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues amid talk of a fourth dose for high-risk groups, including including those over 60, in the Malcha mall, Jerusalem, December 22, 2021. REUTERS / Ammar Awad Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 14 … Read more