Simon Kent

Simon Kent

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Money in Misery: Chinese Internet Tycoons Soar in Coronavirus Pandemic

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is living proof of the maxim there is “money in misery.” The internet entrepreneur has watched as his status as China’s richest tycoon soared in 2020 on the back of demand for online shopping and services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba group, speaks during an event to mark the 20th anniversary of Alibaba in Hangzhou in China's eastern Zhejiang province. - Jack Ma steps aside on September 10 as chairman of Alibaba, ending a spectacularly successful 20-year run during which the charismatic former English teacher's e-commerce …

GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Rips Donald Trump over Coronavirus, Claims He Mocks Evangelicals

Republican U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse used a telephone town hall meeting with constituents Wednesday to excoriate President Donald Trump, alleging he “flirted with white supremacists,” privately mocks Christian evangelicals, and “kisses dictators’ butts,” all while mismanaging the national response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., speaks during a confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee, October 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo by Susan Walsh / POOL / AFP) (Photo by SUSAN WALSH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Poll: Majority of Americans Fear Post-Election Civil War

A poll of a selection of U.S. voters found 56 percent of respondents said they expect to see “an increase in violence as a result of the election” amongst other reservations about the election results just weeks before Election Day.

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