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Connecticut coronavirus cases spike, governor calls it a hot spot

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 22:53
A total of 64 percent of the people tested for the novel coronavirus in Connecticut in the past 24 hours came back positive, a spike that underscored the state's status as a hot spot for the disease, Governor Ned Lamont said on Friday.

Trump hosts Big Oil executives at White House to discuss market slump

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 21:36
U.S. President Donald Trump met with oil company executives at the White House on Friday afternoon to discuss a historic oil-price slump threatening their businesses, brought on by the coronavirus outbreak and a Saudi-Russia price war.

Canada blasts U.S. block on 3M exports of masks as coronavirus cases set to soar

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 21:36
Canadian officials on Friday blasted a move by President Donald Trump to block 3M Co's export of N95 respirator masks for use by doctors and nurses as coronavirus cases were projected to soar in the country's most populous region.

Spain overtakes Italy in coronavirus cases, death rate slows

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 20:47
Spain overtook Italy for the first time on Friday for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, but the overnight death toll fell from the previous day, providing a small glimmer of hope.

PM Johnson stays in isolation as Queen prepares to address the nation

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 20:41
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days after he first tested positive for the new coronavirus which causes the respiratory disease.

Bill Withers, soulful singer of 'Ain't No Sunshine,' dead at 81

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 20:01
Bill Withers, a soulful singer best known for the 1970s hits "Lean on Me," "Lovely Day" and "Ain’t No Sunshine," has died at age 81 from heart complications, his family said on Friday.

PM Johnson stays in isolation as Queen prepares to address the nation

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 19:30
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days after he first tested positive for the new coronavirus which causes the respiratory disease.

New York reports deadliest day from coronavirus, makes plea for help

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 19:18
New York suffered its deadliest single day from the novel coronavirus, with 562 additional deaths in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,935 fatalities, by far the most of any U.S. state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

New York state's COVID-19 death toll nears 9/11 level

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 19:14
New York state recorded more than 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing its total to nearly 3,000, or about the same number killed in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.

U.S. prosecutors resist calls to free inmates as coronavirus spreads

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 19:03
Five inmates at a federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, have died since March 28 after contracting the coronavirus. Harold Lee’s family fears he could be next.

UK ramps up coronavirus trials but results 'a few months away'

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 18:56
Britain said on Friday it was launching the biggest clinical trial of possible treatments for coronavirus in the world but a leading health official cautioned that the results were likely a few months away.

FTSE 100 ends with a weekly loss as insurers slide on dividend woes

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 17:43
Britain's FTSE 100 share index logged its fifth weekly decline in six on Friday, with insurers leading losses after a European Union regulator urged them to halt shareholder payouts, while oil stocks retreated after a recent surge.

European stocks end lower as COVID-19 economic toll becomes clearer

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 17:18
European shares ended down on Friday, closing the week lower as dismal business activity data heralded a deep economic and earnings recession due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Global stocks edge lower on economic toll from coronavirus; oil rallies

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 17:13
Global stock markets sank on Friday following more signs that the COVID-19 pandemic would take a massive toll on economic growth, while oil prices continued to rally on hopes of a cut to global supply.

Premier League to push players for 30% wage cut, restart date on hold

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 17:04
The Premier League has said its clubs will consult with their players over a proposed 30% reduction in wages and the suspended season would only resume when it was "safe and appropriate".

Premier League to push for wage cut, gives 125 million pounds to lower leagues

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 16:14
Premier League clubs will consult with their players over a 30% reduction in wages and have voted to provide 125 million pounds to Football League and National League teams to help with cash flow problems caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

UK car sector warns: supply companies need cash immediately

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:54
Britain's car sector needs immediate cash and the government should introduce measures to support suppliers, some of which only have enough money to handle the coronavirus crisis for weeks not months, the head of the main trade body told Reuters.

Trump to host Big Oil execs at White House to discuss market slump

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:52
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with oil company executives at the White House on Friday afternoon to discuss a historic oil-price slump threatening their businesses, brought on by the coronavirus outbreak and a Saudi-Russia price war.

Man United to give 30% of pay to NHS, PL skippers hold talks

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:26
Manchester United players will donate 30% of their wages to local hospitals and health services in the first major coronavirus gesture from a full Premier League squad.

Factbox: Football clubs, players, strike pay deals for coronavirus lull

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 15:06
With sports events around the world suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, football clubs and leagues have been discussing pay cuts with players to help them make it through the crisis.

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