Daily Archives: August 5, 2020

COVID-19 Daily Testing Dropping in US, AP Reports

  Daily testing for the coronavirus in the United States is falling, even while the death toll rises, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The number of tests has dropped nearly 4 percent over the past two weeks, AP reported. Experts said demand has overburdened laboratories that carry out the highly accurate molecular tests that detect

Asian Markets Mostly Higher as Gold Hits Record High

Asian markets are mostly higher Wednesday despite investors’ concerns over the ongoing stalemate in Washington over a new round of emergency aid to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. Japan’s Nikkei index closed 0.2% lower.  The S&P/ASX index in Sydney lost 0.5%.  South Korea’s KOSPI index gained 1.2%, and Taiwan’s TSEC index rose 0.7%. In late