Plexiglass Is the New Hot Commodity as Businesses Try to Reopen – The Wall Street Journal

Manufacturers are racing to crank out the hand sanitizer, masks and clear plastic dividers that are emerging as integral elements for reopening the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.Stepped-up production has sent prices for materials soaring: The alcohol used in sanitizer has tripled in price since January. Wait times for plexiglass-style sheeting are now measured…

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Capsule Links Up With Space Station

Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Sunday successfully docked a company-owned capsule carrying a pair of NASA astronauts with the International Space Station, capping a weekend of notable accomplishments that opened a new chapter in commercial space endeavors.Nineteen hours after a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Saturday from Florida on a historic voyage featuring the first-ever private…

U.S. Businesses Brace for Damage as Tensions Grow Over Hong Kong – The Wall Street Journal

HONG KONG—Rising tensions between the U.S. and China over Hong Kong have American businesses caught in the crossfire.Companies in the global financial and trading hub, already battered by a year of violent protests and the coronavirus pandemic, face a long period of further uncertainty amid a fight that they fear could disrupt their operations and…

Cyprus’ interior minister says he’s launching a multi-lingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by dispelling the mistaken belief that the European Union member country is a gateway to the continentMay 31, 2020, 11:23 PM2 min readNICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus is launching a multilingual SMS campaign to head off more migrant arrivals by…

Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93

Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal, has diedBy HILLEL ITALIE AP National WriterMay 31, 2020, 11:18 PM6 min readNEW YORK — Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing…

Atlanta’s mayor says two police officers have been fired and three others placed on desk duty pending review over what authorities describe as excessive use of force during a weekend protest incidentBy KATE BRUMBACK Associated PressMay 31, 2020, 11:14 PM2 min readATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor announced Sunday evening that two police officers have been fired…

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Restarting Factories story

Parts shortages and infected workers are slowing the U.S. auto industry’s ability to restart factoriesBy TOM KRISHER AP Auto WriterMay 31, 2020, 10:26 PM5 min readDETROIT — The U.S. auto industry’s coronavirus comeback plan was pretty simple: restart factories gradually and push out trucks and other vehicles for waiting buyers in states left largely untouched…

Tesla Needs Democrats to Break Up Big Tech or Amazon Will Eat Its Lunch

Amazon is increasingly encroaching on space occupied by Tesla. The online retailer has invested in electric and autonomous car startups. For the newly minted conservative, Elon Musk’s solution may lie with Democrats. More than two decades after launching as an online retailer, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is now in nearly every industry ranging from entertainment to manufacturing…

Uber CEO tweets that the company will donate $1 million to groups ‘making criminal justice in America more just for all’

On Sunday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced that the ride-share company is donating $1 million dollar to two criminal justice reform groups. The donations will go to the Center for Policing Equity, a think tank that supports police transparency and equity, and the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that fights mass incarceration.Khosrowshahi is not the first…