Most Americans huddle indoors as coronavirus deaths keep spiking

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:38:16 -0400


Four new states imposed sweeping stay-at-home directives on Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, putting over 80% of Americans under lockdown as the number of deaths in the United States...



Trump says China's coronavirus numbers seem 'on the light side'

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:38:16 -0400


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the coronavirus statistics China was reporting seemed "a little bit on the light side," while his national security adviser said Washington had no way of ...



SoftBank to abandon $3 billion deal for additional WeWork shares

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:23:47 -0400


Japan's SoftBank Group Corp will not complete a $3 billion tender offer for additional WeWork shares agreed last year with its shareholders, a special committee of the U.S.-based shared-office operat...



Exclusive: Top U.S. banks may shun small-business rescue plan on liability worries - sources

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:04:30 -0400


Top U.S. banks have threatened to give the federal government's small-business rescue program a miss on concerns about taking on too much financial and legal risk, five people with direct knowledge of...



Asian stocks slip as Trump warns of horrors to come

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:50:04 -0400


Asian equities fell for a second session on Thursday, after a dire warning about the U.S. coronavirus death toll had investors looking to the safety of dollars and bonds and bracing for more bad news ...



Australia starts putting time limits on 'draconian' virus measures

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 20:53:50 -0400


Australian authorities on Thursday began putting time limits on the use of police to enforce restrictions on personal movement intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus, as standoffs continued wi...


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