Jan 21, 2019

China grants 5 new trademarks to Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

China has granted Ivanka Trump preliminary approval of five new trademarks this month on products including wedding dresses, sunglasses, as well as child care centers, reports the AP. The trademarks also cover brokerage, charitable fundraising and art valuation services.

Why it matters: The approvals come as her father’s administration is hammering out a trade deal with China amid ongoing trade clashes. The expansion of her intellectual property holdings has been a major source of ethical concern, and ethics watchdog groups including the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington have been skeptical of the timing of the approvals. But Trump's representatives have said in the past that the trademarks are part of a global effort to protect the Trump name.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 1,181,825 — Total deaths: 63,902 — Total recoveries: 244,246Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 300,915 — Total deaths: 8,162 — Total recoveries: 14,459Map.
  3. Public health latest: How the coronavirus is upending childbirth. CDC recommends face coverings in public. Federal government will cover costs of COVID-19 treatment for uninsured.
  4. 1 community thing: Coronavirus hits poor, minority communities harder.
  5. Business updates: Restaurants step up for health care workers. Employees are pressuring companies to provide protections during coronavirus. America's small business bailout off to bad start.
  6. Oil latest: Monday meeting among oil-producing countries to discuss supply curbs is reportedly being delayed amid tensions between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
  7. Education update: Many college-age students won't get coronavirus relief checks.
  8. 1 🏀 thing: The WNBA postpones start of training camps and season.
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U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll surpasses 8,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Recorded deaths from the coronavirus surpassed 8,000 in the U.S. on Saturday afternoon, per Johns Hopkins data. The death toll in the U.S. has risen over 1,000 every day for the past four days, since April 1.

The big picture: As expected, COVID-19 death tolls are rising in the U.S. The CDC is recommending Americans wear face coverings in public to help stop the spread, marking a significant change in messaging from the Trump administration.

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World coronavirus updates: Spain tracks more cases than Italy

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens and confirmed plus presumptive cases from the CDC

Spain overtook Italy in its number of coronavirus cases on Saturday. The global death toll has surpassed 62,000, per Johns Hopkins data.

The latest: About half the planet's population is on lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis. Fatalities are exponentially increasing across Europe, with roughly half of deaths worldwide located in Italy and Spain.

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