For years, Lebanon has been blighted by power cuts. For many Lebanese, the state’s inability to deliver reliable electricity has become a metaphor for their country’s wider failings, and offers a glimpse into how Lebanon got into its worst crisis since the country’s 15-year civil war.
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U.S. job openings rise in June, likely exaggerate labor market health
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Tech giants back legal challenge to Trump's foreign worker restrictions
Top U.S. tech firms including Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc filed a legal brief on Monday backing a challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump's temporary ban on the entry of certain foreign workers to preserve jobs for Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
Judge blocks Uber, Lyft from classifying drivers as contractors in California
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Tencent Music beats quarterly revenue estimates on user strength
China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Monday, as the company's music streaming service added more paying users during coronavirus-induced lockdowns.
Dwarf planet Ceres is 'ocean world' with salty water deep underground
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