Life after Zoom: corporate travel agents plot safe return to business travel

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks are seen at Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai 2/2 By Jamie Freed SYDNEY (Reuters) – Corporate travel agents are using the coronavirus-induced lull in bookings to work with companies on how to get their staff out of Zoom videoconferences and safely back in the air. They […]

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After an Arrest at a Black Lives Matter Protest: Deportation Proceedings

PHOENIX — Máxima Guerrero had seen it before: young people gathering in anger and frustration, not waiting for the guidance of major organizations or longtime political leaders. A decade ago, she was in downtown Phoenix when protests broke out after the Arizona legislature approved what would become known as the “show me your papers” law. […]

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Cash flows into China funds fuel fears of 2015 boom-bust repeat

© Reuters. A Bank of America building is seen in Los Angeles By Yoruk Bahceli LONDON (Reuters) – Investors poured the most cash into China funds since July 2015, BofA said on Friday, even as fears grew of a repeat of the 2015-16 bubble that saw the benchmark Shanghai index fall more than 40% from […]

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Japan’s economy to shrink at fastest pace in decades this fiscal year due to pandemic: Reuters poll

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Containers are seen at an industrial port in the Keihin Industrial Zone in Kawasaki By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economy will shrink at the fastest pace in decades in the year through March 2021, forcing the government to compile another stimulus package to cushion the blow from the coronavirus […]

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China’s aviation industry suffers $4.9 billion loss in second quarter on coronavirus jolt

© Reuters. China Eastern Airlines aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac in Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s aviation industry sank further into the red, losing 34.25 billion yuan ($4.89 billion) in the second quarter, only slightly narrower than in the first quarter, underlining the colossal financial impact from the coronavirus […]

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Wells Fargo pledges $400 million in support of small business after PPP payout

© Reuters. Wells Fargo Bank branch is seen in New York By Imani Moise (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co (N:) will donate over $400 million toward helping small businesses recover from the coronavirus pandemic, giving away all proceeds from its participation in the Payroll Protection Program. At least $28 million is earmarked for non-profit […]

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Thailand expects to delay plans for ‘travel bubble’ on virus worries

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Empty chairs are seen on a beach which is usually full of tourists, amid fear of coronavirus in Phuket BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand expects to delay plans for so-called travel bubbles given a resurgence in coronavirus infections in countries that had managed to contain the initial outbreak, a senior official told […]

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Fairyland, baker, tennis club: a snapshot of pandemic aid in one city

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The city of Oakland is seen, California 2/2 By Ann Saphir SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A roster of businesses receiving a piece of the $660 billion U.S. Paycheck Protection Program illustrates how deeply the government’s pandemic aid has reached into the everyday lives of Americans, yet at the same time […]

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New security law starts to break down Hong Kong’s pro-democracy economy

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Memo papers with protest slogans are seen outside a “yellow” restaurant, a business that supports the pro-democracy movement, after the new national security law legislation in Hong Kong 2/2 By Yanni Chow and Carol Mang HONG KONG (Reuters) – As soon as Hong Kong’s new national security law came into […]

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Next World Bank, IMF meetings to be virtual: World Bank chief

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters building is seen ahead of the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington 2/2 By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank and International Monetary Fund will hold their annual Fall Meetings online in October because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, World Bank President […]

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London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Russell joins Libor replacement race

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – London Stock Exchange (L:) index compiler Russell began publishing forward-looking interest rates on Monday, entering a four-way race for a new market opened up by the scrapping of Libor next year. […]

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Phoenix to change ‘Robert E. Lee,’ ‘Squaw Peak’ street names

Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets — one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the Confederacy By The Associated Press July 4, 2020, 11:00 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PHOENIX — Phoenix officials are […]

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Coronavirus: How does California’s surge compare to Florida, Arizona and Texas?

California is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases unlike it has seen during the pandemic. But is the Golden State in the same, dire situation as Florida, Arizona and other states where the virus is spreading rapidly? Let’s take a look at the numbers. Confirmed cases: New cases slowed slightly in California on Wednesday, as […]

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Eyes in the sky: Investors reach for new tools to gauge climate change risk

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Corn plants are seen in a farm in Lujan, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires 2/2 By Matthew Green, Karin Strohecker and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) – In the twilight years of past civilisations, astrologers would scour the heavens for signs of impending calamity. In an era where climate change […]

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Philadelphia issues travel advisory for 15 states seeing spikes in coronavirus cases

Philadelphia on Wednesday issued a travel advisory to 15 states that have recently seen surges in coronavirus cases. Health officials in the city are warning residents against traveling to a number of states in the South and West that are seeing a sharp rise in cases of COVID-19. Officials are also asking residents returning from […]

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Rihanna Glows In Pink Velvet Lingerie Set In New Fenty Ad — See Stunning Pics

Rihanna is sexy in pink velvet lingerie, as seen in campaign photos from her new Savage X Fenty Intimates summer collection! The singer also revealed the four fans she chose to model the collection alongside her! Rihanna is all smiles in new ad campaign photos for her latest summer Intimates collection for her lingerie empire, Savage […]

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Munich prosecutors search Wirecard HQ, as probe widens

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Wirecard AG is seen in Aschheim near Munich FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Munich prosecutors and police searched Wirecard’s headquarters and four further properties as part of a fraud probe following the arrest of the payments firm’s former chief executive, Markus Braun, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Twelve prosecutors and 33 […]

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Euro zone’s recovery fraught with risks, ECB’s Panetta says

© Reuters. Senior Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy, Fabio Panetta is seen in his office ahead of his appointment to the European Central Bank’s executive committee FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The euro zone economy has weathered its pandemic-induced crisis as well as possible but the long term recovery remains under threat, European Central Bank […]

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