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Democrats Propose Emergency Paid Sick Days To Address Coronavirus

Democrats Propose Emergency Paid Sick Days To Address Coronavirus

Republicans may find it uncomfortable to vote against guaranteeing two weeks of needed leave during an outbreak. Members of Congress introduced a bill Friday that would assure U.S. workers can take paid sick leave, if needed, during the coronavirus outbreak. The legislation proposed by Democrats would require employers to grant workers 14 paid sick

Tenants can now boost their Equifax credit score by recording rent payments

Tenants can now boost their Equifax credit score by recording rent payments

RENTERS who want to boost their credit score can now report their payments to their landlords to three of the major credit reference agencies. Property technology firm Credit Ladder previously helped tenants boost their ratings by creating a system which connects their bank accounts and rent payments to Experian. Your credit score is key to helping

EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to use against coronavirus

EPA releases list of approved disinfectants to use against coronavirus

close Video President Trump signs $8.3B coronavirus spending bill President Trump signs an $8.3 billion spending bill aiming to fight the coronavirus outbreak at the White House, says his team may still visit the CDC. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of disinfectants that are “qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel

Exclusive: StanChart says CEO Winters will stay to execute current strategy

Exclusive: StanChart says CEO Winters will stay to execute current strategy

LONDON (Reuters) - Standard Chartered ( STAN.L ) Chief Executive Bill Winters is expected to stay at the bank until the conclusion of its current strategy, its Chairman Jose Vinals said in an internal memo seen by Reuters on Friday. The memo, which follows British media reports that Vinals has been sounding out replacements for Winters, did not mention

FTSE100 drops 3% as coronavirus causes markets around the world to slide

FTSE100 drops 3% as coronavirus causes markets around the world to slide

MARKETS have taken a battering again today with the FTSE100 falling by 3 per cent to a four-year low as coronavirus continues to make its way around the globe. It comes as 116 people in the UK have been confirmed as infected with COVID-19, while the UK has also seen its first coronavirus death – see our live blog for the latest . The FTSE100 has fallen

Tensions escalate in Asia over coronavirus

Tensions escalate in Asia over coronavirus

Japan 's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has imposed a mandatory quarantine on all visitors from South Korea and China. South Korea, however, has called for it to be revoked, while also warning of countermeasures. Al Jazeera's Rob McBride reports from Seoul. Coronavirus outbreak Asia Pacific Japan

How Lipper Award-winning fund managers are playing coronavirus scare

How Lipper Award-winning fund managers are playing coronavirus scare

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uncertainty over the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak has prompted at least some winners of the U.S. Lipper Fund Awards to look for companies that can withstand a prolonged pullback. U.S. stocks are down sharply from the record highs they reached in late February as companies ranging from Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) to Tesla

France says it now has 613 confirmed cases of coronavirus

France says it now has 613 confirmed cases of coronavirus

PARIS (Reuters) - France has 613 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the head of the public health service, Jerome Salomon, said on Friday, which is an increase of 190 compared to a day earlier. During a press briefing, he added the death toll from the disease was still at nine and that 39 persons were in intensive care.

Telecom Italia fined 116 million euros for broadband market abuse

Telecom Italia fined 116 million euros for broadband market abuse

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s competition watchdog said on Friday it had fined former phone monopoly Telecom Italia (TIM) 116 million euros ($131 million) for abusing its dominant position in the broadband market in an attempt to obstruct the entrance of rivals. The Italian antitrust authority said in a statement that Telecom Italia had conducted a “premeditated

Goldman ranks as top activism defense firm, beating Morgan Stanley

Goldman ranks as top activism defense firm, beating Morgan Stanley

BOSTON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs ( GS.N ) ranked as the top adviser to companies targeted by activist investors in 2019, dethroning Morgan Stanley ( MS.N ), which had held the top spot for three straight years, according to Refinitiv data published on Friday. In 2019 Goldman advised on 48 campaigns to capture the top spot while Morgan Stanley advised