Apple’s new, lower-priced iPhone SE is a hit in China

Apple's new, lower-priced iPhone SE is a hit in China

The recent release of Apple’s new budget iPhone has helped prop up the tech giant’s faltering business in China, new data shows. The Cupertino, California-based company sold 3.9 million iPhones in China last month, a 160-percent increase from March when the country was locked down by the coronavirus, according to data obtained by CNBC from … Read more

Cannabis stocks soar on hopes pot wards off coronavirus

Cannabis stocks soar on hopes pot wards off coronavirus

Cannabis company stocks are skyrocketing as investors are high on new hopes that marijuana might help ward off the deadly coronavirus. Shares in major pot firms climbed in late trading Thursday after The Post reported on a Canadian study showing that certain strains of cannabis may help prevent COVID-19 from entering host cells. Canadian pot … Read more

Unemployment scammers steal ‘hundreds of millions’ in Washington

Unemployment scammers steal 'hundreds of millions' in Washington

Scammers posing as out-of-work residents have bilked Washington State out of “hundreds of millions of dollars” in unemployment benefits, a top official said. The fraudsters submitted bogus unemployment claims under the names of tens of thousands of people whose personal information had been stolen, said Suzi LeVine, commissioner of the state’s Employment Security Department. “I … Read more

Japan eyes extradition of Americans linked to Carlos Ghosn case

Japan eyes extradition of Americans linked to Carlos Ghosn case

Japanese officials want to extradite two Americans accused of helping ex-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn make his dramatic escape from Tokyo. Japan is getting ready to formally request the extradition of ex-Green Beret Michael Taylor, 59, and his son, Peter Taylor, according to reports. US authorities arrested the pair at Japan’s request Wednesday. “We are making … Read more

US orders 300M doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine

US orders 300M doses of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine

The feds have ordered 300 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine from British drugmaker AstraZeneca, officials said Thursday. The company will get up to $1.2 billion from the US Department of Health and Human Services to speed the development and production of the vaccine with the goal of delivering the first doses as early … Read more

2.4 million more US workers file unemployment

2.4 million more US workers file unemployment

Another 2.4 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the number of workers sidelined by the coronavirus crisis topped 38 million, new federal data show. That indicates almost a quarter of the US workforce has tried to join the nation’s unemployment rolls in the past nine weeks as the pandemic kneecapped the global … Read more

Woman with Elon Musk’s old number gets texts meant for him

Woman with Elon Musk's old number gets texts meant for him

A 25-year-old skin care consultant gets several text messages and calls each day meant for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, all because AT&T assigned her the billionaire’s old phone number. Lyndsay Tucker, who works at a Sephora in San Jose, Calif., was unwittingly given Musk’s old digits as a college student. Suddenly, she began receiving a … Read more