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How a cheap component could help kill combustion cars

LONDON/BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) – The humble wiring harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely bane of the automotive industry. Some predict that this could accelerate the fall of combustion cars. The auto part’s supply has been stifled by war in Ukraine, home to a large share of global production, …

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Zero-COVID, big money: China’s anti-virus spending boosts medicine, tech and construction

BEIJING, May 30 (Reuters) – China’s “zero-COVID” policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has hit much of the country’s economy, but it has created growth bubbles in the medical, technology and construction sectors. The Chinese government, alone among major countries to have pledged to eradicate …

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Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Debuts at Stratospheric $124 Million

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Variety.com) — Tom Cruise may have pulled off one of the most daring stunts of his career: tricking audiences into going to the movies for something that doesn’t involve superheroes. “Top Gun: Maverick” scored blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend, grossing $134 million from a record 4,732 North American theaters. …

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