Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

“They didn’t have Gatorade when I played,” Royals manager Ned Yost recalled. “No, we didn’t have the knowledge about hydration back then. It was take a couple salt pills and drink a little bit of water. We didn’t know anything about hydrating.”

Explainer: What we know about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic

An undated scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow), also known as novel coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. NIAID-RML/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT

China study warns of possible new ‘pandemic virus’ from pigs

A team of Chinese researchers looked at influenza viruses found in pigs from 2011 to 2018 and found a “G4” strain of H1N1 that has “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus”, according to the paper, published by the U.S. journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

China posts first import growth since pandemic, exports also up

“Looking ahead, the boost from shipments of masks, medical products and work-from-home equipment, which are still growing at over 30% y/y, will continue to fade and weigh on exports,” said Rasmussen from Capital Economics, adding that exports would start to contract again before long.

China home prices rise again in April, adding momentum to recovery

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s new home prices rose at a slightly faster pace in April, adding to signs of gradual recovery in the property market as the government eases virus-busting restrictions on movement and re-opens the world’s second-largest economy.

China’s Li sees room to boost economy without opening floodgates

Beijing has pledged more government spending and a fiscal deficit target of at least 3.6% of GDP, compared with a 2.8% target last year. Based on fiscal measures announced so far, the stimulus the government plans to roll out is equivalent to about 4.1% of China’s GDP, according to Reuters calculations.

UPDATE 1-China’s June forex reserves rise less than expected on buoyant yuan

The increase in June reserves was due to a rise in international asset prices and a slight drop in the dollar index, as major economies implemented monetary and fiscal stimulus policies to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the foreign exchange regulator said in a statement.

China May property investment quickens, sales rebound

“May data showed that the impact from the epidemic has gone and China’s property market will continue to heat up going forward,” said Zhang Dawei, a Beijing-based analyst with property agency Centaline.

China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources

CHICAGO/BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – State-owned Chinese firms bought at least three cargoes of U.S. soybeans on Monday, even as sources in China said the government had told them to halt purchases after Washington said it would eliminate special treatment for Hong Kong to punish Beijing.

China passes national security law in turning point for Hong Kong

As the law was passed in Beijing, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army garrison in Hong Kong held a drill which included exercises to stop suspicious vessels and arrest fugitives, according to the Weibo social media account of state-run CCTV’s military channel.