Tag: Infectious Diseases

Demand for video calling continues to surge, Microsoft and others say

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said on Thursday that video calling and educational usage of its Teams productivity software had risen in recent weeks as employees...

UBS and Credit Suisse bow to regulator pressure on dividends

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss banks UBS (UBSG.S) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) will postpone paying out part of their 2019 dividends until later this year after...

Advertisers shun coronavirus coverage, hastening news media battle for survival

(Reuters) – From Rupert Murdoch’s News UK to McClatchy’s chain of local newspapers across the United States, news publishers are attracting record numbers of readers...

Italy working on coronavirus tracing app to help lockdown exit

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian authorities are working on introducing a smartphone app that would help health services trace the contacts of people who test positive...

McDonald’s pulls forecast as coronavirus outbreak hits quarterly sales

(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) posted a steeper-than-expected decline in first-quarter comparable store sales and the burger chain pulled its full-year forecast as coronavirus-led lockdowns...

Honda back to work in China’s Wuhan with temperature checks and masks

WUHAN, China (Reuters) – Temperature checkpoints and posters telling workers to keep more than a metre apart at Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co’s reopened plant...

Pulp friction: Border jams delay supply of toilet paper’s only ingredient

LONDON/BENGALURU (Reuters) – As several European borders limit travel to stop the spread of COVID-19, two of the world’s biggest pulp makers say transportation logjams...

Aggressive restrictions notably slow coronavirus in California tech hub

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California’s Santa Clara County, the technology hub hit hard by some of the first American cases of the coronavirus, dramatically slowed...

Trump administration seeks $250 billion more in aid for small U.S. businesses: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional $250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from...

Jobless Americans to see extra payments as soon as this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans who have lost their jobs due to the new coronavirus will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week...

Early Asia tech results signal slow recovery after virus battering

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Smartphone sales in China are rising again as COVID-19 cases there decline and global demand for chips used in work-from-home networks is...

As coronavirus hits tourism, Wizz Air finds new role

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air (WIZZ.L) is repatriating citizens and transporting medical equipment for east European governments, in a move coupling one-off...

Outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey, but vigilance urged

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be...

Vigilance urged as outbreak shows signs of leveling off in New York, New Jersey

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Governors of New York, New Jersey and Louisiana pointed to tentative signs on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak may be starting...

Governor Cuomo sees signs of pandemic ‘flattening’ in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday cited tentative signs the coronavirus outbreak was “flattening” in his state but warned against...

Wall St. looks for light at end of tunnel, sees risk stocks will re-test lows

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street analysts and investors see a risk that stocks could retest recent lows in the coming days or weeks as...

Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working

(Reuters) – When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment,...

Capital One says it won’t use CFTC waiver related to oil lending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lender Capital One Financial Corp (COF.N) said on Saturday it would not use a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) waiver...

5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

LONDON (Reuters) – A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely...

U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening. FILE PHOTO: The milking parlor at...

How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics

(Reuters) – The job losses suffered in March as the U.S. economy shut down in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic were widespread but...

U.S. businesses swarm coronavirus bailout fund after days of confusion

(Reuters) – Like many small business owners, New York City restaurateur Dan Kluger spent his Friday scrambling to apply for a loan under the U.S....

Tears, frustration and exhaustion: A Queens doctor on the heart-wrenching scenes inside her NYC hospital

While not confined to her home, the feeling of isolation is still very real to this intensive care doctor. After a 12-hour shift in a...

3M hits back at Trump, says ceasing exports of N95 masks will have ‘opposite’ effect, humanitarian consequences

3M Co. responded Friday to criticism from President Donald Trump, saying the request to cease exports of much-needed N95 masks to fight the COVID-19 pandemic...

Europe’s north-south lockdown divide revealed by Google data

BERLIN (Reuters) – Italy and Spain, the two European countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have enforced the most drastic lockdowns to curb the...