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Zoom sued for overstating, not disclosing privacy, security flaws
Zoom Video Communications Inc was slapped with a class action suit by one of its shareholders on Tuesday, accusing the video-conferencing app of overstating its privacy standards and failing to disclose that its service was not end-to-end encrypted.
Wobbly U.S. fiscal response could deepen coronavirus recession
The U.S. government's massive effort to nurse the economy through the coronavirus crisis was billed as a send-money-and-don't-sweat-the-details flood of cash to people and businesses in a $22 trillion system that has ground to a halt.
German foreign ministry restricts use of Zoom over security concerns: report
The German foreign ministry has restricted use of the video conferencing service Zoom , saying in an internal memo to employees that security and data protection weaknesses made it too risky to use, newspaper Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.

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Equities climb on hopes pandemic is peaking
World equity markets edged higher and oil prices stabilized on Wednesday on hopes the coronavirus pandemic is peaking and that more government stimulus measures could be on the way.
Key U.S. coronavirus death projection revised down to 60,000
Some 60,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, a university model often cited by U.S. and state policymakers projected on Wednesday, a 26% reduction in its most recent forecast death toll.
U.S. planning ways to 'ease' back to normal if virus efforts work: Fauci
U.S. health officials are planning ways for the country to return to normal activities if distancing and other steps to mitigate COVID-19 prove successful in curbing the outbreak, the top U.S. infectious disease official said on Wednesday.
Zoom hires former Facebook security chief to beef up privacy, safety
Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser and set up an advisory board to improve the privacy and security of its rapidly-growing video-conferencing app amid a global backlash.
Germany's short-time work fix offers Europe a crisis model
A tried-and-tested German model of sending workers home in exchange for job guarantees during downturns could help the European Union limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
UK PM Johnson 'clinically stable' in intensive care battling COVID-19
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was "clinically stable" in intensive care on Wednesday and responding to treatment for COVID-19 complications, amid questions about how key coronavirus crisis decisions would be made in his absence.
UK PM Johnson is stable in hospital, responding to treatment: spokesman
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is responding to treatment in intensive care at a central London hospital, his spokesman said on Wednesday, adding the British leader was in "good spirits".
Man jailed for stealing face masks from London hospital
A man who was caught stealing surgical face masks from a hospital in London has been jailed for three months, police said on Wednesday.
Exclusive: China's central bank to step up easing, won't borrow Fed playbook - sources
China's central bank will ramp up its policy easing to support the coronavirus-ravaged economy but debt worries and property risks will prevent it from following the U.S. Federal Reserve's steep rate cuts or quantitative easing moves, policy sources said.
Tokyo sees biggest daily jump in infections as coronavirus emergency begins
Tokyo recorded 144 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, its biggest daily jump since the start of the pandemic, the city's governor Yuriko Koike said, on the first day of a state of emergency aimed at containing the outbreak.
Disney might check visitors' temperatures when theme parks reopen, chairman says
Walt Disney Co might require theme park visitors to have their temperatures checked when they reopen after coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, Executive Chairman Bob Iger said in an interview published on Tuesday.
OECD says leading indicators flag biggest monthly drop on record
Major economies are seeing the biggest monthly slump in activity ever amid the coronavirus crisis and no end is in sight without clarity about how long lockdowns will last, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday.
U.S. coronavirus restrictions create split among religious liberty advocates
When an evangelical Christian pastor was arrested in Florida for flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the new coronavirus, a conservative religious liberty group was quick to leap to his defense.
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:
Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world
The number of confirmed infections of the novel coronavirus exceeded 1.38 million globally and the death toll crossed 81,400, according to a Reuters tally as of 0200 GMT.
From deliveries in Arizona to fish markets in California, coronavirus changes how we buy our food
Eric Cohn used to wear a respirator mask, goggles and gloves only to protect against mold and asbestos as he restored homes in Tucson, Arizona. Now he dons the same gear in his new job - shopping for quarantined customers.
Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states
Earl Kerr, a 57-year-old electrical contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, says he fears for his 80-year-old mother, who entered an assisted living facility just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. And he says he worries that the tanking economy will sink his small business.
Irresponsible of governments to leave ECB alone in virus fight: Kazaks
It would be irresponsible of euro zone countries to leave the European Central Bank alone in the fight against an economic slump caused by the coronavirus outbreak, ECB policymaker 

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