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The price of crude sinks to $23 a barrel as demand plummets due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are fleeing cities, posing a fresh risk of infection.
Mar.30 -- China's lifting of restrictions related to the coronavirus has been successful, according to research by Imperial College in London. "As movement increased and China restarted their economy, we didn't see an increase in transmission," says Dr. Kylie Ainslie, research associate in influenza dynamics in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: European Open."
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly moved from Canada to the US amid the virus outbreak.
The FBI has reportedly reached out to Republican Sen. Richard Burr as part of the investigation, which is in its early stages.
Trump said this a day after the number of coronavirus deaths in the US passed 2,000, and as he extended social distancing until April 30.
As of Friday, at least 11 students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, have reported symptoms suggesting they have the COVID-19 coronavirus, Dr. Thomas Eppes Jr., the physician in charge of student health services, told The New York Times on Sunday. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. came under fire last week when he reopened the campus to students at the end of their spring break, despite public health officials warning against it and Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) banning gatherings of more than 100 people in the state. Falwell said 1,900 students returned to campus last week, and more than 800 have since left. Eppes on Sunday said of the students who have...
"I was quoting you directly from your interview with Sean Hannity," PBS' Yamiche Alcindor told Trump when he accused her of being "threatening."
Hundreds attended a Pentecostal church Sunday despite the governor's order to avoid large gatherings.
A Naval hospital ship is en route to New York City. Italy's death toll has surpassed 10,000. It's the weekend's biggest news.
The drugs have been championed by President Donald Trump for treatment despite scant evidence.
The US president extends measures to 30 April, saying casualties are likely to peak in two weeks.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equity futures slumped with crude oil after the top American infectious disease expert said deaths from the coronavirus in the world's largest economy may reach 200,000.West Texas Intermediate crude dropped below $20 a barrel at one point, while the yen edged higher. Asian equities looked set for losses after U.S. stocks snapped three days of gains on Friday. The weekend saw further moves to contain the coronavirus, with President Donald Trump extending guidelines to April 30. In Europe, Spain recorded its most daily deaths so far, though fatalities in Italy declined for a second day.The Aussie was lower after the country limited public gatherings to just two people....
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stock futures fell, rolling back more of last week's surge, as traders reacted to weekend news that included U.S. coronavirus cases topping 132,000 and warnings that U.K. lockdowns could last six months.Contacts on the S&P 500 expiring in June fell 2% to 2,472 as of 6:59 p.m. in New
Only a few days after saying that he would like to see the country "opened up and raring to go by Easter" and maybe relax rules for at least some parts of the U.S. sooner than later, President Trump today announced that he is extending the government's social distancing guidelines through April 30. The original "15 days to slow the spread" campaign launched just under two weeks ago, on March 15.
President Donald Trump on Sunday officially abandoned his hope of reopening the U.S. economy by Easter, saying he would keep federal guidelines on social distancing in place through the end of April."The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end," Trump said at a Rose Garden press conference on Sunday evening. "We can expect that by June 1, we will be well on our way to recovery, we think by June 1. A lot of great things will be happening."Trump also left open the possibility that the guidelines could be extended further. "We hope not, but we think it's going to, we have aspirational thoughts. We would have loved for it to have been sooner, but you have to do it right.""We...
Lawmakers and security experts have long warned of security flaws in the underbelly of the world's cell networks. Now a whistleblower says the Saudi government is exploiting those flaws to track its citizens across the U.S. as part of a "systematic" surveillance campaign. The Guardian obtained a cache of data amounting to millions of locations on Saudi citizens over a four-month period beginning in November.
Trump last week said he wanted to see the much of the country opening back up by Easter.
Singer-songwriter John Prine, who received a Grammy lifetime achievement award this year, is in critical condition with symptoms of coronavirus, his family relayed via his Twitter account Sunday. "After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26)," the statement from the Prine family said. "He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues […]
The harrowing image shows the bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients being stored in a refrigerated truck outside the ambulance bay.
He went viral for distancing from his wife and 1-year-old son. Days later, his house was destroyed by a tornado that hit Jonesboro, Arkansas.
U.S. President Donald Trump has offered his opinion on the future of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, insisting the United States government won't pay for the couple's security if they live in the United States. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in
U.S. President Donald Trump accused hospitals on Sunday of hoarding ventilators that are in scarce supply across the United States as the coronavirus spreads, adding any hospitals not using the devices must release them. Trump, whose critics have accused him of trying to deflect blame over his handling of the crisis, did not cite any evidence to back his accusation that hospitals were hoarding the devices. "We have some healthcare workers, some hospitals ... hoarding equipment including ventilators," Trump said at the White House following a meeting with corporate executives, including from U.S. Medical Group.
On national holiday he declared, president who avoided draft salutes those who servedDonald Trump marked National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Sunday, with a tweet praising those who served in a conflict that involved US combat operations in Indochina from 1965 to 1973 ."You have earned our gratitude and thanks," he wrote, "by your actions years ago and what you have done since returning home. The nation thanks you and your families for your service and sacrifice. We love you!"On Twitter on Sunday, Trump's message to veterans met with a mix of thanks and severe scorn, given his track record regarding the Vietnam war.Trump instituted the official holiday in 2017. Now 73, he was of age to be...
As Trump considers easing social distancing guidelines, health expert Anthony Fauci says millions will contract coronavirus, up to 200,000 may die.
Andrea Napoli didn't fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient. At 33, he was in perfect health, with no history of respiratory disease. Until that day, Napoli was following his routine of work, jogging and swimming.
Pro-Trump anchor appeared late and apparently disheveled on Saturday night, leading to social media speculationPresenting from home has become a new normal for TV hosts during the coronavirus outbreak, but for one of Donald Trump's favorite personalities, things did not go so well on Saturday night.Jeanine Pirro missed the entire first segment of her show Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News and appeared disheveled when she did finally appear, her hair noticeably and uncharacteristically non-coiffured.Fox News issued a statement on Sunday blaming "technical difficulties" for the spectacle and seeking to excuse the mishaps by pointing out that it, like others in such challenging times,...
The poll also found Biden with a 16-percentage-point advantage (55%-39%) over Sanders among registered Democrats and independents who lean Democratic.
Instead of "complaining," California Governor Gavin Newsom said "broken" ventilators were sent to a local company to be repaired.
"Because the 'Ratings' of my News Conferences etc. are so high, 'Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers' according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY," Trump tweeted. Trump's daily coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, the New York Times reported on March 25, citing data from Nielsen Holdings Plc. Trump had abandoned the custom of having regular press briefings at the White House, but brought them back this month to update the public on his coronavirus task force.
Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths Sunday as more than 40 percent of the world's population was asked to stay home in hopes of halting the deadly march of a disease that has claimed more than 32,000 lives. A deluge of patients are overwhelming hospitals in Europe and the United States, now the focal points of a pandemic that is upending the global economy in unprecedented ways. In the US, an about-face by President Donald Trump on quarantining New York captured the panic and confusion unfurling across many parts of the world where measures to contain the pandemic change on a daily basis.
Bill de Blasio's remarks appeared hypocritical given his frequent criticism of President Trump's handling of the pandemic.
At a White House briefing on the coronavirus March 20, President Donald Trump called the State Department the "Deep State Department." Behind him, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, dropped his head and rubbed his forehead.Some thought
Preppers in Kentucky and across the country were stocked up on supplies well before people rushed to buy toilet paper and guns and bread flour.
Newsom said the broken ventilators had been sent to a facility to be fixed and should be returned to LA on Monday
Pelosi also said Trump cost lives by his initial response to the crisis and called for "an after-action review" of his handling of the outbreak.
Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd drew the ire of MAGA world on Sunday morning when he asked presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden if he believes President Donald Trump has "blood" on his hands due to his slow response on the coronavirus pandemic.After Biden offered up his recommendations
* * *While UFC president Dana White is trying to keep UFC 249 intact, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is trying not to let things get too personal between himself and challenger Tony Ferguson.There has been a lot of trash talk between Nurmagomedov and Ferguson over the years. After all, the bout has been previously scheduled on four other occasions and never successfully made it to the Octagon. But there are certain realms where Nurmagomedov doesn't want to tread when it comes to Ferguson.Ferguson had some issues in his personal life over the last couple of years that kept him out of the cage for a period of time, but has since been cleared by doctors to continue fighting. Upon...
"I was aggravated," Peter Levine said of his son's decision to party on South Padre Island instead of heeding warnings about the virus.
The initial boost for President Trump amid the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic suggest he's not as vulnerable as some first thought.
On Wednesday, as on the first day of any month, many companies and households will have bills to pay. This time, a lot will simply pile up.Angela Rogan is unlikely to make the rent on her apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Katherine Anderson, who owns a cafe-bakery in Seattle, isn't going to pay her $30,000-a-month lease. Even the Cheesecake Factory, a multibillion-dollar company, has told landlords not to expect an April remittance.The trajectory of the U.S. economy will largely rest on how many payments go unmade, which bills are put ahead of others and the terms on which they are settled.The $2 trillion relief package passed by Congress amounts to a grand attempt to flush the...
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is open for coronavirus business, and the scramble to get some of it is on.A South Carolina company has hired a lobbyist close to President Donald Trump to try to win regulatory approval to sell a misting spray to kill the coronavirus on airplanes. A Manhattan company
"If we need to push the date forward, we will push the date forward," Dr. Anthony Fauci said on CNN Sunday.
WASHINGTON -- Early on, the dozen federal officials charged with defending America against the coronavirus gathered day after day in the White House Situation Room, consumed by crises. They grappled with how to evacuate the U.S. consulate in Wuhan, China, ban Chinese travelers and extract Americans from
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was left flailing on Sunday morning when CNN anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly pressed him on his delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic and whether the mayor's assurances to New Yorkers that their lives would go on normally led to a more rapid spread of the virus.Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, de Blasio was first asked about his calls to the Trump administration to provide more ventilators and other life-saving medical supplies to his city, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic. After the mayor sounded the alarm on the "sharp escalation" of cases the city may see in the days ahead, Tapper brought up de Blasio's previous downplaying of...
A plane carrying eight people, including an American and a Canadian, burst into flames Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila's airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board, officials said. The Westwind 24 plane, which was carrying six Filipino crew members and the American and Canadian passengers, was bound for Tokyo on a medical mission when it caught fire near the end of the main runway, Manila airport general manager Ed Monreal said. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said the aircraft apparently encountered an unspecified "problem which resulted in a fire" as it rolled to take off, adding its chief investigator was on the way to the scene.
As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, offered his prognosis as the federal government weighs rolling back guidelines on social distancing in areas that have not been as hard-hit by the outbreak at the conclusion of the nationwide 15-day effort to slow the spread of the virus. "I would say between 100,000 and 200,000 cases," he said, correcting himself to say he meant deaths.
Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable. The majority of people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms. In China, 80% of deaths were among people in their 60s or older, and that general trend is playing out elsewhere.
Members of the White House coronavirus task force recommended a travel advisory for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus when they met with President Donald Trump on Saturday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Sunday. Trump said on Saturday that he might impose a ban on travel in and out of New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, but dropped the idea later. "The president did very seriously consider it," Mnuchin said in an interview with Fox News Sunday.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. nurses and doctors on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus that has infected tens of thousands of Americans and killed hundreds are shellshocked by the damage that the virus wreaks - on patients, their families and themselves. Nurses and doctors describe their frustration at equipment shortages, fears of infecting their families, and their moments of tearful despair. Dr. Arabia Mollette, an emergency medicine physician, has started praying during the cab ride to work in the morning.