Dow futures edged higher, while oil markets were buoyed by optimism that major crude producers including Russia may agree to cut output.
News Archive for Apr 9, 2020
A record 7.5 million Americans were receiving unemployment benefits at the end of March as the coronavirus pandemic continued to hit the U.S. labor market. The ranks of workers filing for jobless claims was 6.6 million last week.
The Federal Reserve’s efforts include a lending facility to support state and city finances. The facility will purchase short-term notes directly from states, large U.S. counties and cities.
And aren’t sold out—so far
Health-care workers are tapping into social media, podcasts, medical blogs and text-message groups to share improvised solutions to supply shortages and patient care, forcing hospitals to quickly re-evaluate their practices.
Oil prices rose ahead of a meeting where major producers are expected to agree on big output cuts to bolster energy markets laid low by the coronavirus pandemic.
Three grown-up notables share their favorite Y.A. books—from ‘Harry Potter’ to Judy Blume’s ‘Forever’—with enduring, ageless appeal.
Candidates and incumbent lawmakers are facing difficulties getting the required signatures for ballot access during the coronavirus pandemic, with social distancing and stay-at-home orders making it hard for campaigns to approach people directly.
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed back the trial date of the U.S. women’s soccer team’s gender-discrimination suit against the U.S. Soccer Federation six weeks, to June 16.
The battle to stop the coronavirus pandemic, fought with social distancing and enforced isolation, is taking a psychological toll that some officials warn could prompt another crisis, a mental-health one.
Fear of crowds and lack of funds are likely to hobble tourism for years after coronavirus crisis.
Lawmakers struggled to agree on the shape of their next response to the coronavirus pandemic, as partisan tensions threatened to block a broad desire for new funding to help small businesses stay afloat.
UBS and Credit Suisse will pay 2019 dividends in two installments, as lenders across the world shore up capital to withstand the coronavirus crisis.
The rate of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus pandemic has slowed on New York’s Long Island after surging last week, but elected officials and hospitals say it is too early for the region to assume the worst is behind them.
Consumers are craving some delivery options more than others amid the pandemic.
When China’s economy crashed early this year, Western manufacturers with a strong presence there suffered. Now, as China gradually reopens for business, that presence is boosting auto makers including General Motors, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
An already murky future for Minor League Baseball has suddenly become dangerously close to untenable.
An immune system gone haywire may be doing more damage than the coronavirus itself in patients with the severest forms of Covid-19, doctors and scientists say, a growing theory that could point the way to potential treatments.
State governments are facing a raft of complaints under federal law from a series of advocacy groups claiming that plans to possibly ration ventilators are discriminatory.
Ripple effects from the coronavirus pandemic are disrupting the burgeoning industry of online all-cash home sales known as iBuying, setting up the business’s first major test in its brief history.
Want a face mask or some hand sanitizer? You might be able to get some—for the right price.
As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the way Americans shop for food, software firms have urgently added new information to shore up algorithms that predict supply and demand. Manufacturers and distributors have turned to AI tools to keep factories running and store shelves stocked.
The drugmaker has found a promising but early potential coronavirus treatment, which the company aims to begin testing in patients this summer.
Two accounting scandals within a week will turn the spotlight back on the corporate-governance problems of U.S.-listed Chinese companies.
The time to buy back Deutsche Bank must be drawing closer, but it isn’t here yet.
Visa and Mastercard had planned to raise swipe fees on many merchants this year, and the changes in some cases would be hardest on small businesses.
Embattled rural hospitals, some on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, stand to lose out on billions of dollars in federal aid, with industry experts worried that financial lifelines could come too late—or not at all.
While data may be lagging and some county and state numbers differ, there is at least some evidence that new coronavirus cases in Washington state have slowed—for now.
Lauderdale Community Hospital in Tennessee had turned its troubled operation around. Then the pandemic upended health care.
Thousands of technology enthusiasts and others are flocking to a new wave of hackathons created to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Ævar Pálmi Pálmason, who serves the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police force, heads a team of so-called contact tracers in Iceland, deployed to try to keep anyone potentially infected from spreading the virus.
What’s News: Business & Finance
What’s News: World-Wide
As job losses ricochet across the U.S., Europe is conducting an unprecedented experiment in navigating the economic fallout from the new coronavirus: Persuade companies to forgo layoffs by subsidizing private-sector wages on a massive scale.
Covid-19 has upended daily life. Here’s a guide to your most pressing questions.
A Q&A for anyone confused about traveling right now: How to stay healthy, how to get a refund when you cancel a trip, and when it might be safe to travel again
Concern is high about the deadly virus behind a fast-growing global outbreak. Here is what health officials know so far.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections passed 432,000 in the U.S., as countries around the world reported a record number of new cases and the economic cost of intensified lockdown measures came into sharper focus.
To try to prevent foreign companies from leaving and keep investment flowing, officials have helped foreign enterprises resolve supply-chain bottlenecks and restart production.
The health of the global economy comes down to a race between money flooding out of emerging markets amid the coronavirus pandemic and the efforts of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to pump money back in.
With processions and communal worship banned in response to the coronavirus pandemic, clergy and the faithful are resorting to other forms of devotion as substitutes to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Swindlers are taking advantage of the global health crisis, so watch out for email phishing, robocalls and “smishing”—text-message scams sent to your phone.
Amazon’s 100,000 job openings in its warehouses and delivery network are a rare bright spot in a U.S. economy that has been wracked by the shutdown of ordinary life.
U.S. cases of the new coronavirus grew to more than 430,000, as the country recorded its deadliest day yet.