Asia shares mixed, eyeing economies reopening, central banks

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The White House and Republican lawmakers want to begin rolling back expanded benefits for the unemployed, arguing that they have created disincentives for people to return to work.

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Upset Amazon shoppers vent at record levels

As the pandemic roiled Amazon’s business, clogging its operations with an unexpected surge in orders, shoppers have complained more than ever about shipping problems from the third-party merchants on the site.

Farmer Mike Patterson walks through one of his barns in Kenyon, Minn., in April. (Nicholas Pfosi/Reuters)

Farmer Mike Patterson walks through one of his barns in Kenyon, Minn., in April. (Nicholas Pfosi/Reuters)

Being a pig farmer was already hard. Then came coronavirus.

Covid-19’s disruption to the meatpacking industry has left a roughly two-month backlog of pigs in Iowa and surrounding states, hundreds of thousands of animals that were ready to be slaughtered weeks ago but increasingly have nowhere to go.

The Asian giant hornet packs a potentially lethal sting. (AP)

The Asian giant hornet packs a potentially lethal sting. (AP)

Don’t worry about ‘murder hornets’

Two dead Asian giant hornets were found late last year in Washington state, with other sightings in British Columbia. Here’s what you need to know.

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