Ahead of U.S. Audit Bill, Chinese Companies Are Finding Their Way Home

HONG KONG—New legislation that is likely to force some Chinese companies off U.S. exchanges will accelerate a migration under way since last year.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would ban trading in shares of foreign companies whose audit papers aren’t inspected by U.S. regulators for three consecutive years. The measure passed the Senate in May and is expected to be signed into law by President Trump.

China’s government and financial regulators have long resisted U.S. demands to see the audit papers of Chinese companies whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market .

While there have been cases of accounting chicanery such as by Luckin Coffee Inc., the risks haven’t deterred investors large and small from buying shares of Chinese technology heavyweights such as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and JD.Com Inc. The combined market capitalization of

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Three Tips For Improving Your Focus If You’re A Parent Working From Home

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While some states have opened and certain employees are returning to work, other areas and companies have remained (or are going back to being) relatively shut down. Perhaps you’ve figured out your teleworking schedule and you’ve adjusted to life at home. You might have gotten used to a lack of commute or your children’s remote learning.

As a father of three young children, I sometimes find it difficult to give my work and my kids the attention both deserve. Especially with all the distractions at home, you, too, might find it difficult to focus. 

Like me, you also might be feeling that your productivity level at home still has not returned to where it was before March. Is it even possible to create a focused

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Los Angeles residents ordered to stay home, avoid gatherings: ‘Cancel everything’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (D) is calling on residents to stay home for all but essential activities as the city saw its worst coronavirus numbers since the first wave of the pandemic in spring.



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“My message couldn’t be simpler. It’s time to hunker down. It’s time to cancel everything. And if it isn’t essential, don’t do it,” Garcetti said in a briefing Wednesday afternoon.

“Don’t meet up with others outside your household. Don’t host a gathering. Don’t attend a gathering,” he added. “And following our targeted Safer at Home order, if you’re able to stay home, stay home.”

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At-Home Health Testing Company Everlywell Raises $175 Million Series D Round At A $1.3 Billion Valuation

Everlywell, the at-home medical testing company founded by 36 year old Julia Cheek, is one of the few companies that has experienced growth during the Covid-19 pandemic. When Cheek founded the company in 2015, it was a small home-testing company focused on women’s health with three mail-order test kits in its catalogue. Now, the company is a digital health unicorn with more than 30 test kits, 250 employees and a projected 100 million in revenue. On Thursday, Everlywell announced another triumph: a $175 million Series D round, which brings the company’s total capital to more than $250 million and gives it a valuation of $1.3 billion. 

“Consumers are changing how they use healthcare,” Cheek says, “and they are adopting digital solutions and home solutions at rapid rates we haven’t seen before.” 

The Series D round includes investments from a host of experienced investors including BlackRock, The Chernin

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Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $75 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised over $250 million to date.

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Everlywell, which launched to the public at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2016 as a participant in Startup Battlefield, specializes in home health care, and specifically on home health care tests supported by their digital platform for providing customers with their results and helping them understand the diagnostics, and how to seek the right follow-on care and expert medical advice.

Earlier this year, Everlywell launched an at-home COVID-19 test collection

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‘Cancel everything’: Los Angeles urges residents to stay at home

  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged the city’s residents to “cancel everything” on Wednesday night.
  • However, the new stay-at-home order issued Wednesday does not add any new restrictions to Los Angeles County’s order issued last week, local television station KABC reported.
  • The tougher language comes amid a surge in COVID-19. Average daily cases have increased by 225% since early November, Los Angeles County health officials said.
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“It’s time to cancel everything,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday night, issuing a new stay-at-home order that does any new restrictions but does stress that the city is at the “tipping point” with respect to COVID-19.

“My message couldn’t be simpler: It’s time to hunker down,” Garcetti said, as reported by local television station KABC. “Don’t meet up with others outside your household. Don’t host a gathering. Don’t attend a gathering.”

The new order —

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Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home to avert a ‘dreaded scenario’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at a Los Angeles County Health Department press conference on the novel coronavirus, (COVID-19)on March 4, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.

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The mayor of Los Angeles warned on Wednesday the city was nearing “a devastating tipping point” and ordered residents to stay in their homes and avoid social gatherings in new lockdown measures to rein in a surge in Covid-19 infections.

His order limits nearly all social gatherings of people from more than a single household, mirroring a directive by county health officials last week, but exempts religious services and protests protected by the constitution.

“Our City is now close to a devastating tipping point, beyond which the number of hospitalized patients would start to overwhelm our hospital system, in turn risking needless suffering and death,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said late on Wednesday.

Los Angeles is the

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Austin’s mayor told people to stay home. He was vacationing in Cabo after hosting his daughter’s wedding.

When the number of new coronavirus cases in Texas began to rise in early November, the mayor of Austin urged residents to avoid socializing and traveling, especially as the holiday season approached.



Steve Adler wearing a suit and tie: In this March 2020, file photo, Austin Mayor Steve Adler speaks during a news conference in Austin. Adler took a vacation to Mexico with family in November at a time when he was urging people to “stay home if you can.”


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In this March 2020, file photo, Austin Mayor Steve Adler speaks during a news conference in Austin. Adler took a vacation to Mexico with family in November at a time when he was urging people to “stay home if you can.”

“We need to stay home if you can,” Mayor Steve Adler (D) said in a Nov. 9 video. “We need to try to keep those numbers down. This is not the time to relax.”

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Days before he offered that warning, Adler had hosted at a downtown hotel for his daughter and about 20 guests. Then, he and eight wedding guests took a private jet to Cabo San Lucas, where they stayed

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Catherine O’Hara recreates hilarious Home Alone moment on TikTok



O'Hara won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her character Moira Rose.


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O’Hara won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her character Moira Rose.

Catherine O’Hara has recreated her iconic Home Alone 2 scene just in time for the holidays!

Back in June, the actress re-enacted her famous “Kevin!” line from the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York for a tribute to filmmaker John Hughes, who wrote and produced the film.

But the clip has since gone viral on the popular social media app TikTok, earning more than 452,000 likes from a user who shared the clip.

O’Hara recreates the moment in perfect timing, even dropping to the floor as she does in the movie.

As the clip circulated around social media, some fans of the film only just realised that they recognised O’Hara from a more recent role.

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“I just found out that Kevin’s mom in Home Alone.. and

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Los Angeles mayor orders residents to stay home to avert ‘dreaded scenario’

(Reuters) – The mayor of Los Angeles warned on Wednesday the city was nearing “a devastating tipping point” and ordered residents to stay in their homes and avoid social gatherings in new lockdown measures to rein in a surge in COVID-19 infections.

FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gestures as people vote in the U.S. presidential election on the first day of expanded California in-person voting, amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Dodger Stadium sports venue in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

His order here limits nearly all social gatherings of people from more than a single household, mirroring a directive by county health officials last week, but exempts religious services and protests protected by the constitution.

“Our City is now close to a devastating tipping point, beyond which the number of hospitalized patients would start to overwhelm our hospital

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