U.S. declares coronavirus health emergency, bars foreign nationals who visited China

U.S. declares coronavirus health emergency, bars foreign nationals who visited China
WASHINGTON Reuters) – The Trump administration, while insisting the risk to Americans from coronavirus is low, nevertheless declared a public health emergency on Friday and announced the extraordinary step of barring entry to the United States of foreign nationals who have recently visited China. People wear surgical masks in the subway station at Times Square in New York, U.S., January... Read More

Amazon holiday quarter delivers, threatens profit squeeze for UPS and FedEx

Amazon holiday quarter delivers, threatens profit squeeze for UPS and FedEx
(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) rapid expansion of one-day shipping delivered a strong holiday quarter and showed the rising ambition of the company, which in six years has created a network that handles nearly as many packages as FedEx Corp (FDX.N). FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018.... Read More

U.S. declares coronavirus public health emergency after imposing quarantines

U.S. declares coronavirus public health emergency after imposing quarantines
Reuters) – The Trump administration, while insisting the risk to Americans from coronavirus is low, nevertheless declared a public health emergency on Friday and announced the extraordinary step of barring entry to the United States of foreign nationals who have traveled to China. A young resident of Chinatown wears a surgical mask in New York City, U.S., January 31, 2020.... Read More

U.S.-UK trade deal needs labor, climate protections, enforcement: U.S. lawmaker

U.S.-UK trade deal needs labor, climate protections, enforcement: U.S. lawmaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A future U.S.-UK trade agreement must incorporate strong provisions on worker rights, environmental protection, and enforcement to ensure bipartisan support, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said on Friday, staking out a claim for Congress to help shape any such accord. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Congressman Richard Neal speaks during a meeting with Ireland’s Foreign... Read More

As coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media, Facebook removes posts

As coronavirus misinformation spreads on social media, Facebook removes posts
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said it will take down misinformation about China’s fast-spreading coronavirus, in a rare departure from its usual approach to dubious health content that is presenting a fresh challenge for social media companies. FILE PHOTO: A woman looks at the Facebook logo on a screen, June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo The coronavirus outbreak has... Read More

Future U.S.-UK trade deal needs labor, climate protections, enforcement: U.S. lawmaker

Future U.S.-UK trade deal needs labor, climate protections, enforcement: U.S. lawmaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A future U.S.-UK trade agreement must incorporate strong provisions on worker rights, environmental protection, and enforcement to ensure bipartisan support, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal said on Friday, staking out a claim for Congress to help shape any such accord. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Congressman Richard Neal speaks during a meeting with Ireland’s Foreign... Read More

Trump signs executive order aimed at preventing sales of counterfeit goods from overseas

Trump signs executive order aimed at preventing sales of counterfeit goods from overseas
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at preventing counterfeit products from abroad from being sold to U.S. citizens who shop online using Amazon.com (AMZN.O), Walmart.com (WMT.N) or other ecommerce websites, the White House said. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., January 30,... Read More

U.S. ramps up anti-coronavirus measures at border as impact spreads

U.S. ramps up anti-coronavirus measures at border as impact spreads
SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States ramped up its response to the coronavirus epidemic on Friday, declaring a public health emergency and saying it would halt entry to foreign nationals who had been to China within the 14-day incubation period. That measure followed on from an earlier travel advisory that warned Americans not to travel to China and angered Beijing.... Read More