Tag: EXPLAINER

Explained: The significance of China’s new space station

Adding a crew to China‘s new orbiting space station is another major advance for the burgeoning space power. Here’s a look at key developments: WHAT’S...

Explainer: Europe steps up tech battle vs. coronavirus with German app

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Tuesday becomes the latest European country to launch a smartphone app that seeks to break the chain of coronavirus infection...

Explainer: How ending Hong Kong’s ‘special status’ could affect U.S. companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a U.S. revocation of the former British colony’s “special status” under...

Explainer: Why Friday’s U.S. jobless figures won’t capture the true state of the coronavirus economy

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. economy is expected to have shed 22 million jobs in April, tripling the nationwide unemployment rate to 16%, when...

U.S. payroll protection program: What has changed in round two?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Small Business Administration on Monday began allowing lenders to process $310 billion in funds for the second round of its program...

Explainer: What is contact tracing and how can it help fight the new coronavirus?

(Reuters) – Contact tracing has been used for decades to control the spread of infectious diseases. The basic idea is simple: track down infected people,...

Explainer: Antitrust law won’t get in the way of U.S. acting to raise oil prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – It is illegal for oil producers to meet to discuss pushing up oil prices under U.S. antitrust law, but perfectly legal if...