US risks 'permanent damage' from long shutdown: Mnuchin

US risks ‘permanent damage’ from long shutdown: Mnuchin

Washington (AFP) – The US economy risks suffering “permanent damage” the longer the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic drags…

N.J. could reopen outdoor dining, shopping inside nonessential stores within ‘a matter of weeks,’ Murphy says

N.J. could reopen outdoor dining, shopping inside nonessential stores within ‘a matter of weeks,’ Murphy says

New Jersey restaurants could be able to serve diners outdoors and nonessential businesses could let shoppers in stores within “a…

Singapore treads cautiously in lifting restrictions on June 2

Singapore treads cautiously in lifting restrictions on June 2

Singapore is moving cautiously in lifting a partial lockdown imposed about two months ago to curb the spread of the…

Legal processes recommence in Texas with Zoom virtual jury trial

Legal processes recommence in Texas with Zoom virtual jury trial

On Monday, Texas conducted what is believed to be the first digitally held jury trial on Zoom.If you have jury…

'Frozen' closes on Broadway, a popular show iced by COVID-19

‘Frozen’ closes on Broadway, a popular show iced by COVID-19

Disney Theatrical said Thursday that it has decided to let Broadway’s “Frozen” go. For good.The high-profile Broadway musical, one of…

Headline Retail Sales Fall 16.4 Percent: Worst Drops On Record

Headline Retail Sales Fall 16.4 Percent: Worst Drops On Record

The major indices are all trading lower at midday following yet another hectic morning session. Traders mulled a mixed bag…

France announces 18-bn-euro rescue plan for virus-stricken tourism sector

France announces 18-bn-euro rescue plan for virus-stricken tourism sector

Paris (AFP) – France announced an 18-billion-euro ($19.4-billion) rescue plan Thursday to help its tourism sector through the coronavirus crisis…

Starbucks demands landlords lower its rent for the next year, citing 'staggering economic crisis' of coronavirus

Starbucks demands landlords lower its rent for the next year, citing ‘staggering economic crisis’ of coronavirus

SEATTLE — Starbucks wants landlords to give it a break on rent for at least a year as coronavirus social-distancing…

France cries foul as Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

France cries foul as Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

Paris (AFP) – The French government rounded on homegrown pharmaceutical giant Sanofi on Thursday after its CEO said a potential…