Dubai allows alcohol home delivery as virus shuts down bars
Dubai’s two major alcohol distributors have partnered to offer home delivery of beer, spirits and wine as the new coronavirus now threatens a crucial source of tax and general revenue for the rulers of this Islamic city-state.
Lockdowns mean millions of women can't reach birth control
Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health needs.
Feds loosen virus rules to let essential workers return
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic.
Second US study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots
U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab.
Jobless claims report Thursday could hit 7 million or higher
The government is set to report another shocking level of unemployment claims Thursday even after nearly 10 million people applied for benefits in the previous two weeks because of business shutdowns from the coronavirus.
Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost virus fight
There are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic, from national economies to small businesses.
Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans
The Federal Reserve is lifting its lending restrictions on Wells Fargo to allow it to make more loans that fall under the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program and the Fed’s upcoming own small business lending program.
Ship at center of virus outbreak raided by Australian police
Australian police wearing protective gear have boarded a cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members after the vessel was linked to hundreds of COVID-19 cases and more than a dozen deaths.
Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh reality check
Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together.
Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged
Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating the damage wrought by the coronavirus lockdowns.
Pandemic has set the number of air travelers back decades
The steep drop in air travel is passing a milestone.
Asian shares mixed, Tokyo lower as Wall Street rally fades
Japan's benchmark has advanced but other Asian markets are mostly lower after a downbeat session on Wall Street.
With Johnson hospitalized, who's who in Britain's Cabinet?
With British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized in an intensive care unit after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, attention has turned to the Cabinet ministers left running the country.
Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants
Chef Jose Andres' organization has served more than 750,000 meals across America since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming
Congressional Democratic leaders want to add hundreds of billions of dollars for health care, state and local governments, and food stamps to the $250 billion in emergency aid President Donald Trump is seeking to help small businesses weather the coronavirus epidemic.
Coronavirus patients rush to join studies of Gilead drug
Coronavirus patients around the world are rushing to join studies of an experimental drug that showed promise against some similar viruses in the past.
UK's Johnson in ICU with coronavirus, condition improving
Britain’s government is trying to keep a grip on the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as Prime Minister Boris Johnson spends a third day in the intensive care unit of a London hospital being treated for COVID-19.
Mexico loses almost 350,000 jobs because of coronavirus
Mexico's Labor Department says the country has lost 346,748 jobs since mid-March due to the economic impact of coronavirus and distancing measures imposed to fights its spread.
Some Instacart, Amazon workers strike as jobs get riskier
The possibility of a strike by some Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.
WarnerMedia names former Hulu chief Jason Kilar CEO
Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday.