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Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Explainer: What’s at stake in the battle over U.S. unemployment benefits in Congress?

Published 27/07/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Enhanced unemployment benefits that the U.S. Congress authorized early in the coronavirus pandemic are due to expire at the end of July [more…]

Explainer: How Fed’s Main Street program compares to other small business pandemic aid

Explainer: How Fed’s Main Street program compares to other small business pandemic aid

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Monday launched its latest life raft for U.S. businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Administered by the Boston Fed, [more…]

What do new U.S. sanctions mean for Syria?

What do new U.S. sanctions mean for Syria?

Published 15/06/2020

AMMAN (Reuters) - The toughest U.S. sanctions yet on Syria take effect this week, increasing the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad as he grapples with [more…]

Explainer: Europe steps up tech battle vs. coronavirus with German app

Explainer: Europe steps up tech battle vs. coronavirus with German app

Published 15/06/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany on Tuesday becomes the latest European country to launch a smartphone app that seeks to break the chain of coronavirus infection [more…]

Explainer: What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

Explainer: What are antibody therapies and who is developing them for COVID-19?

Published 09/06/2020

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While some potential vaccines have emerged in the global race to find a way to stop the spread of COVID-19, many [more…]

Explainer: Australia and New Zealand ‘travel bubble’ in sight as virus growth slows

Explainer: Australia and New Zealand ‘travel bubble’ in sight as virus growth slows

Published 04/05/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand and Australia could soon open their borders to each other, creating what they call a “Trans-Tasman bubble” as they look [more…]

Explainer: What is a negative crude future and does it mean anything for consumers?

Explainer: What is a negative crude future and does it mean anything for consumers?

Published 21/04/2020

(Reuters) - The price of a barrel of benchmark U.S. oil plunged below $0 a barrel on Monday for the first time in history, a [more…]

Explainer: Zoom bombs make choosing video apps harder for lockdown chats

Explainer: Zoom bombs make choosing video apps harder for lockdown chats

Published 20/04/2020

(Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis has seen millions locked in their homes turn to videoconferencing apps, bringing with it question marks over security and privacy [more…]

‘Lockdown’, Japan-style: Pressure to conform, not penalties for non-compliance

‘Lockdown’, Japan-style: Pressure to conform, not penalties for non-compliance

Published 06/04/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus, giving governors stronger legal authority to [more…]

Explainer: Euro zone eyes package to support economy against coronavirus

Explainer: Euro zone eyes package to support economy against coronavirus

Published 01/04/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - With the euro zone economy in need of help from the coronavirus pandemic, officials have until April 9 to design a package [more…]