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Why sweetened layoff benefits may be at odds with U.S. loan program

03 / 04 / 2020

The generous U.S. unemployment benefits rolled out to blunt the economic harm caused by the coronavirus could have an unintended effect: it may actually be an incentive for companies to choose layoffs rather than keep staff on their books.

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Some plateauing of London coronavirus outbreak, UK says

04 / 04 / 2020

It will take a week or two before Britain's social distancing measures start to translate into lower hospitalization rates but there has been a bit of a plateauing in London in recent days, NHS England Medical Director Stephen Powis said.

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Mexican tequila makers, unlike brewers, plan to keep up production, exports

04 / 04 / 2020

Mexican tequila makers have sought to dispel concerns that their exports to the United States will dry up, after two large brewers in the country suspended production to comply with government rules put in place due to the new coronavirus.

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How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics

04 / 04 / 2020

The job losses suffered in March as the U.S. economy shut down in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic were widespread but still were disproportionately felt in a handful of employment sectors and by women, the young and the less educated.

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U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

04 / 04 / 2020

Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening.

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