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Global shares rise on optimism over progress in virus battle

  • Apr 07, 2020

TOKYO  — Global shares rose Tuesday, fueled by hopes the peak of the coronavirus pandemic surge may come soon. France’s CAC 40 rose nearly 4.0% to 4,518.21 in early trading, while Germany’s DAX jumped 4.5% to 10,530.95. Britain’s FTSE 100 added 2.6% to 5,728.94. U.S. shar

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Hackers’ new target during pandemic: video conference calls

  • Apr 07, 2020

WASHINGTON  — Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her. Someone parroted her words. Then Britney Spears music came on, and someone told Weber to shut up. Someone threatened to rape her. Hackers had targeted the meeting on the vide

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Shares rebound on glimmers of progress in battling virus

  • Apr 06, 2020

BANGKOK  — Asian shares and U.S. futures rebounded on Monday as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas. Markets in Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney gained more than 2% in early trading and Hong Kong was up nea

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Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil

  • Apr 03, 2020

BEIJING  — Asian stock markets tumbled Friday after soaring U.S. job losses tempered enthusiasm about a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global economic decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated. Australia’s

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Apply here: How to spend $2.2 trillion — and rescue economy

  • Apr 02, 2020

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall. But that means putting his fate in the hands of banks, profit-minded businesses and g

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Global stocks gain as economic toll of virus worsens

  • Apr 02, 2020

BEIJING  — Major global stock markets and U.S. futures rose Thursday following a rocky start to the day after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling. London and Frankfurt opened higher. Shanghai gained 1.7%, Seoul added 2.3% a

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Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

  • Apr 01, 2020

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.7% in morning trading to 18,588.90. Adding to the damage was the B

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Businesses risk being sued amid virus, Mississippi gov says

  • Mar 29, 2020

JACKSON, Miss.  — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is allowing many businesses to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic, but he repeated Friday that some should voluntarily change the way they operate. The Republican added a new twist

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Highlights of Trump-signed $2.2T economic relief package

  • Mar 29, 2020

WASHINGTON  — Highlights of a $2.2 trillion package to help businesses, workers and a health care system staggered by the coronavirus that President Donald Trump signed into law Friday after the House voted final congressional approval. — Loans and guarantees to businesses, state and local g

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