Retailers pay to fly goods from China as U.S. port backup delays deliveries

Containers are seen on a shipping dock, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Port of Los Angeles, California, April 16, 2020.

Lucy Nicholson | Reuters

Companies such as Peloton are facing a costly logistical nightmare as record congestion at ports around the world cause delays.

Global shipping data from MarineTraffic showed a ship with 197 containers of Peloton bikes and merchandise circled at anchor

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Retailers pay more to fly bikes to hot tubs from China as backup at U.S. ports delays deliveries

Containers are seen on a shipping dock, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the Port of Los Angeles, California, April 16, 2020.

Lucy Nicholson | Reuters

A ship with 197 containers of Peloton bikes and merchandise circled at anchor just outside the Port of Los Angeles right before Christmas, entering a holding pattern on Dec. 22 until it was allowed to dock Jan. 2, according

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Hotel Plus 2020 Concluded with Great Success on 14th August in Shanghai, China

“The show is very big and has many highlights, covering the needs of hotels at all aspects. I saw various intelligent products were showcased, they satisfied the current needs and development of smart hotels,” said a journalist from HRC China, the sourcing directory for hotels and restaurants, “Hotel Plus is the first trade show for the hospitality industry after the epidemic situation is getting better. The large flow of people

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line+ studio transforms ancient, dwellings of china with ‘stray bird art hotel’

gad · line+ studio presents its ‘stray bird art hotel,’ a transformation of two dwellings surrounded by mountains on three sides and facing a deep valley of rural china. the studio draws poetic influence from the ancient history of the hidden site, built along the mountain atop a landscape of terraces which embrace a slope falling nearly 700 feet. the cliffside settlement cluster is located in western zhejiang, and is

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Coronavirus clusters still popping up in China

BEIJING — Chinese officials have reported two confirmed coronavirus cases in a northeastern province as China continues to see infection clusters develop even though it has largely contained the virus in most of the country.

Authorities in Liaoning province have closed theaters, night clubs and indoor tourist attractions trying to stem further infections.

The Liaoning infections mark China’s latest cluster after one in the far northwestern region of Xinjiang earlier

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WHO says larger team to arrive in China later

LONDON — The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says it is “unrealistic” to expect a larger team to arrive in China this month to investigate the animal origins of the coronavirus.

Last week, two WHO staffers flew to Beijing as part of an advance team to plan more studies into how COVID-19 first emerged. Experts believe the virus most likely moved to humans from animals. The investigation aims to prevent

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China Is Back, But Luxury’s Outlook Remains Grim

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LONDON — Even before he saw the full set of first quarter figures from the luxury groups including Swatch, Burberry and Compagnie Financière Richemont, Luca Solca of Bernstein knew they were going to make for difficult reading.

In a report earlier this week on Swatch, Solca noted this current reporting period would be “the worst first-half update in the modern luxury goods industry’s

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China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — China became the first major economy to grow since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, recording an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter after anti-virus lockdowns were lifted and factories and stores reopened.

Growth reported Thursday for the three months ending in June was a dramatic improvement over the previous quarter’s 6.8% contraction — China’s worst performance since at least the mid-1960s. But it still

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New ‘pandemic potential’ found in China; Arizona delays opening of schools; kids sports march on

A new pandemic threat could be simmering in China while at home more states are tightening restrictions aimed at tamping down an alarming boom in coronavirus cases.

Arizona delayed the start for in-class learning for the 2020-21 school year. Oregon and Kansas are the latest states that will begin to require face masks in public.

“Modeling from the Oregon Health Authority shows that if we don’t take further action to

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New ‘pandemic potential’ found in China; New Jersey bans smoking, drinking at casinos

As COVID-19 cases surge across the nation, more states are moving to combat the spread of the virus: Oregon and Kansas are the latest states that will begin to require face masks in public.

“Modeling from the Oregon Health Authority shows that if we don’t take further action to reduce the spread of the disease, our hospitals could be overwhelmed by new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations within weeks,” Oregon Gov.

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New virus cases in China, N. Zealand sound pandemic alarm

More than two dozen new coronavirus cases in China and the first New Zealand infections in almost a month on Tuesday underlined the immense challenges still ahead in containing the deadly pandemic, even as some EU nations reopened their borders to fellow Europeans.

More than eight million people have now been infected with the virus worldwide since it first emerged in China late last year — with more than 435,000

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