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As the pandemic suspends live sports, gamblers turn to betting on e-sports; some bookmakers say e-sports betting has risen 40x (Seth Schiesel/New York Times)

Seth Schiesel / New York Times: As the pandemic suspends live sports, gamblers turn to betting on e-sports; some bookmakers say e-sports betting has risen 40x  —  Computer-vs.-computer games of FIFA livestream to gamblers on Twitch.  Fantasy contests carry League of Legends lineups.  In the coronavirus age, video games have grown into a darling for casinos.

As many Chinese manufacturers face low overseas demand due to the coronavirus, companies like Pinduoduo and JD have helped many launch their own domestic brands (Karen Hao/MIT Technology Review)

Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review: As many Chinese manufacturers face low overseas demand due to the coronavirus, companies like Pinduoduo and JD have helped many launch their own domestic brands  —  Ask Zhu Kaiyu about his factory, and he can rattle off a series of statistics meant to impress: 15,000 square meters …

After rolling out a flawed automated system in 2014, Michigan falsely charged thousands with unemployment fraud and collected millions in fines (Stephanie Wykstra/Undark Magazine)

Stephanie Wykstra / Undark Magazine: After rolling out a flawed automated system in 2014, Michigan falsely charged thousands with unemployment fraud and collected millions in fines  —  REPUBLISH … I N 2014, Carmelita Colvin was living just north of Detroit and taking classes at a local college, when she received a letter …
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