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Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth in good health
Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland with mild symptoms.
Wall Street surges for second day as investors await $2 trillion aid package
Wall Street rallied for a second straight session on Wednesday as the U.S. Senate neared a vote on a $2 trillion package to support businesses and households devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
S&P 500 rallies for second day as investors await economic aid package
The S&P 500 rallied for a second straight session on Wednesday as the U.S. Senate appeared to near a vote on a $2 trillion package to support businesses and households devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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U.S. braces for record surge in jobless claims amid coronavirus fallout
The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits likely raced to as high as a record 4 million last week as strict measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic ground the country to a sudden halt, unleashing a wave of layoffs.
U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for 'strange and evil' coronavirus crisis
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
Newly jobless Americans worry about making ends meet
Optician Ali Nelson sent the final few orders of eyeglasses to clients last week before her Washington D.C.-based store closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
U.S. Senate approves big rescue for struggling aviation sector
The U.S. Senate voted late Wednesday 96-0 to give the U.S. aviation industry $58 billion in a coronavirus-rescue package, half in the form of grants to cover some 750,000 employees' paychecks, in a badly needed lifeline for an industry facing the worst travel downturn in history.
'Apocalypse now': Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate approves aid package
Delta Air Lines Inc and Air New Zealand Ltd said they would offer cargo charter services on passenger planes to boost revenue as the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to give its carriers $58 billion in aid, including payroll support.
U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
U.S. Senate approves $2-trillion coronavirus economic, medical aid bill
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
U.S. Senate votes to grants struggling aviation sector big bailout
The U.S. Senate voted late Wednesday 96-0 to give the U.S. aviation industry $58 billion in aid, half in the form of grants earmarked to cover some 750,000 employees' paychecks, in a badly needed lifeline for an industry facing the worst travel downturn in history.
China, U.S. to set aside differences in G20 coronavirus summit: SCMP
China and the United States are expected to call a timeout on their coronavirus blame game and focus on the challenges of the pandemic when leaders of the G20 nations hold talks via video conference on Thursday, the South China Morning Post said.
Massive coronavirus response bill nears passage in U.S. Senate
The $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill gained more than the 60 votes needed to pass the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, as voting on the emergency legislation continued.
Accused New Zealand mosque shooter shocks with switch to guilty plea
An Australian man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand's worst mass shooting changed his plea to guilty in a surprise move on Thursday.
Stocks run out of steam on U.S. job jitters, yen gains
A two-day equities rally lost momentum on Thursday, and investors sold riskier currencies, as stimulus negotiations dragged on in Washington and investors fretted over a likely spike in U.S. jobless claims.
U.S. Senate poised to vote on passage of $2 trillion coronavirus bill
The U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin voting shortly on an historic $2 trillion bill to stimulate the sagging economy and rush federal funds to medical centers struggling to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
AMC Theatres furloughs CEO, corporate employees due to virus
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc , the world's largest theater operator, has placed its chief executive and all of its corporate employees on furlough to preserve cash during the coronavirus outbreak, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
Accused New Zealand mosque shooter pleads guilty to 51 murders, terrorism
A suspected white supremacist accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand's worst mass shooting changed his plea to guilty in a surprise move on Thursday.
U.S. senators make progress toward voting on $2 trillion coronavirus bill
A last-minute obstacle to passage of a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill in the U.S. Senate was in the process of being resolved and would likely clear the way for prompt approval of the measure, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday.
Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate nears industry aid vote
Delta Air Lines Inc and Air New Zealand Ltd said they would offer cargo charter services on passenger planes to boost revenue as the U.S. Senate neared a vote on a bill to give its carriers $58 billion in aid, including payroll support.
Asian markets tread cautiously ahead of U.S. stimulus, jobs
Asian stock markets made a cautious start on Thursday following two days of rallies, as investors await the passage and details of a $2 trillion stimulus package in the United States to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
Home-bound users fume as video apps do not sync with TVs
Kat Volpe laid out an exercise mat and tried to sync her iPhone with her big screen TV for a fitness class webcast on Instagram last week during New York's coronavirus lockdown.
Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
New York, experiencing more coronavirus deaths and infections than any other U.S. state, is showing tentative signs of slowing the spread of the virus, as U.S. senators were set to vote on Wednesday a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the pandemic.
Asian markets cautiously await U.S. stimulus, jobs
Asian stock markets were poised for a cautious start on Thursday following two days of rallies, as investors await the passage and details of a $2 trillion stimulus package in the United States to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
Former FBI agent Levinson believed to have died in Iran custody, family says
The family of Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who disappeared in March 2007 after traveling to an island controlled by Iran, said on Wednesday it now believes Levinson died in Iranian custody, based on information from U.S. officials.
Tempers rise as U.S. Senate awaits vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill
Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate hoped to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion emergency package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but found themselves fending off critics from the right and left who threatened to hold up the bill.
New York sees glimmer of progress against coronavirus, New Orleans worsens
New York state, leading the nation in coronavirus infections and deaths, is showing tentative signs of curbing the spread of the disease, the governor said on Wednesday, even as fatalities in New York City jumped while the health crisis deepened in hard-hit New Orleans and elsewhere.
Airbnb holds meeting with bankers to extend $1 billion debt facility: source
Airbnb Inc on Wednesday held a phone meeting with bankers to discuss extending an existing $1 billion debt facility as the home rental start-up grapples with a slowdown due to the coronavirus, a source who participated in the meeting said.
U.S. set to grant automakers a lifeline -- but no bailout
The $2 trillion economic rescue package before the U.S. Senate on Wednesday would send the federal government to the auto industry's rescue for the second time in a dozen years.
Trump says reopen by Easter, Corporate America says not so fast
President Donald Trump wants America to get back to business by Easter, suggesting some efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus outbreak will no longer be needed by then, but Corporate America is taking its lead from health professionals.
Exclusive: U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to coronavirus outbreak
The Trump administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China, as part of a larger rollback of U.S.-funded health and science experts on the ground there leading up to the coronavirus outbreak, Reuters has learned.
Tesla to reopen New York plant 'as soon as humanly possible' to make ventilators: Musk
Tesla Inc will reopen its New York factory "as soon as humanly possible" to manufacture ventilators for coronavirus patients, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Twitter on Wednesday.
Exclusive: Pentagon orders halt overseas movement for U.S. military over coronavirus
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks, the Pentagon chief told Reuters on Wednesday.
Trump risks blowback from war of words with China over coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump and some top aides have repeatedly excoriated China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a stance that even some in his administration worry could bring a dangerous backlash from Beijing.
New Orleans emerges as next coronavirus epicenter, threatening rest of South
New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane.
Factbox: What's in the $2 trillion U.S. Senate coronavirus rescue package
U.S. senators were set to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


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