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Mexico’s President says will comply with public vote to halt brewery project

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FILE PHOTO: Bottles of the beer, Corona, a brand of Constellation Brands Inc., sit on a supermarket shelf in Los Angeles, California April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday said his government will comply with a public consultation to......
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Pence says virus taskforce soon to deliver recommendation on whether to re-open economy

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FILE PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence, heading the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, said on Saturday that he would deliver a recommendation to......
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Airbnb hosts to provide free rooms for British health workers

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FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Airbnb logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – Airbnb hosts will provide free rooms for workers in Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to support their work during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said......
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Treasury: U.S. will be ‘compensated’ for assistance to airlines

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday that taxpayers will “compensated” for providing up to $25 billion in direct grants to the airline industry. FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin takes a phone call in the hall outside a meeting to wrap up work on coronavirus......
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Bipartisan majority of Americans reject Trump idea to reopen by Easter: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A bipartisan majority of Americans appear to reject an idea floated by President Donald Trump to reopen businesses by Easter, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, which also showed that nearly one in four have been laid off or furloughed during the coronavirus outbreak. Crowds of people......
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U.S. airlines cheer government relief but warn it is no ‘cure’ for deep industry crisis

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc and Delta Air Lines welcomed on Friday a $50 billion relief package they said would protect jobs through September but warned that the continued challenges facing the industry will require more action. Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight......
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European airlines resist mounting coronavirus refund claims

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PARIS (Reuters) – European airlines waiting in line for coronavirus bailouts want to tap another source of interest-free loans: their customers. FILE PHOTO: An Air France Boeing 777 aircraft takes off at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Roissy-en-France, France March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit......
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U.S. airlines expect clarity on terms of payroll grants in 5-10 days: UAL senior executives

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. airlines expect to learn the terms of federal aid meant to protect workers’ payrolls in the midst of a sharp downturn from the coronavirus in the next five to 10 days, senior executives at United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) said on Friday. Under a relief bill......
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Almost one in four Americans lost job or furloughed because of coronavirus: Reuters/Ipsos poll

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nearly one in four U.S. adults said they have been laid off or furloughed during the coronavirus outbreak, yet a bipartisan majority of Americans wants businesses to remain closed to slow the spread of the deadly virus despite its impact on the economy, according to a......
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Exclusive: U.S. prepares crackdown on Huawei’s global chip supply – sources

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(Reuters) – Senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, sources familiar with the matter said, as the White House ramps up criticism of China over coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the......
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U.S. House leaders determined to pass $2.2 trillion coronavirus bill

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives are determined to pass a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday, or at the very latest on Saturday, hoping to provide the quickest help possible as deaths mount and the economy reels. On a call with fellow Democrats on......
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U.S. House sets Friday debate for coronavirus aid bill

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will begin a two-hour debate on a sweeping, $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid bill at 9 a.m. (1300 GMT) on Friday but it was not clear whether the measure would be able to pass on a voice vote, the House Majority Leader’s office......
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Pelosi expects bipartisan House vote for $2 trillion coronavirus bill Friday

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she expected the chamber to pass an estimated $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill when it meets on Friday, after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the unprecedented economic rescue legislation Wednesday evening. “Tomorrow we’ll bring the bill to the floor. It will pass......
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Mnuchin says Americans to get coronavirus aid within three weeks

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U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin walks from a meeting during negotiations on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief package on Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans should receive cash payments within three weeks to help offset the financial hardships of the coronavirus......
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Britain-based airlines seek industry tax breaks in coronavirus battle

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FILE PHOTO: An easyjet aeroplane at Luton Airport as the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world. Luton, Britain, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra LONDON (Reuters) – A representative body for airlines based in Britain has written to its transport minister seeking industry-specific tax and air traffic fee holidays......
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U.S. Senate votes to grants struggling aviation sector big bailout

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WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted late Wednesday 96-0 to give the U.S. aviation industry $58 billion in aid, half in the form of grants earmarked to cover some 750,000 employees’ paychecks, in a badly needed lifeline for an industry facing the worst travel downturn in history. American Airlines......
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China, U.S. to set aside differences in G20 coronavirus summit: SCMP

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China and the United States are expected to call a timeout on their coronavirus blame game and focus on the challenges of the pandemic when leaders of the G20 nations hold talks via video conference on Thursday, the South China Morning Post said. FILE PHOTO: A Chinese......
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Trump says reopen by Easter, Corporate America says not so fast

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump wants America to get back to business by Easter, suggesting some efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus outbreak will no longer be needed by then, but Corporate America is taking its lead from health professionals. The president, who is concerned about the economic......
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Coronavirus exposes U.S. Uber, Lyft drivers’ lack of safety net

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(Reuters) – As independent contractors, U.S. ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours. FILE PHOTO: Uber and Lyft driver Adama Fofana sprays disinfectant in his car in New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Penney/File Photo But as the......
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Computer chip makers seek U.S. permission to work during pandemic

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp’s logo is seen on their “smart building” in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv, Israel December 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo (Reuters) – A group representing major United States semiconductor companies on Wednesday said it was working with federal officials to make clear to state......

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