Economy & Business

Darren Saravis, CEO of BreathDirect and Nectar, speaks during an interview on the manufacturing of ventilators for the…
BreathDirect will make the new devices at a cost of $10,000 per unit
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:47
FILE PHOTO: An ethnic Thai farmer works on her terraced rice field in Pu Luong, Vietnam February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kham/File…
Analysts say export restrictions sometimes backfire
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 17:36
Relatives wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, observe social distancing guidelines during a burial at a Madrid…
Failure sets back Spain’s desperate fight against coronavirus and embarrasses China
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Sat, 03/28/2020 - 01:05
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 27: A view of empty Bourbon street in the French Quarter amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on…
US becomes first country to surpass 100,000 cases of the coronavirus
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 21:52
Are Mammoth Stimulus Packages the Answer to Economic Downturn?
Empty offices, streets and shops in cities around the world are becoming the new normal. As the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the global economy is starting to show, some governments are working on mammoth stimulus packages to avoid the worse possible outcome. VOA Correspondent Mariama Diallo has more.
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 15:12
Lucy Kwak paints a sign on the window of a fast food chain's restaurant indicating that the drive-thru window is still open as…
National Restaurant Association is warning of major job and revenue losses, so some eateries are trying bold moves to stay afloat
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:40
FILE - A driver unloads a truck at a grain storage site during wheat harvesting in the village of Kamennobrodskaya in Russia's Stavropol region, July 4, 2019.
Announcement prompts concern among traders that measures by the world's largest wheat exporter could be extended
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:13
A man walks alone near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in…
Fed Chief Powell said that the economy "may well" be in a recession already, but stressed that the underlying circumstances are vastly different from previous economic slowdowns.
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:52
A sign is lit on the facade of an Amazon fulfillment center, Thursday, March 19, 2020, on Staten Island in New York. The…
Four sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that e-commerce firms are finding it difficult to get curfew passes for delivery staff
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 14:34
A dock worker wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) looks at an oil tanker unloading…
Some experts say a U-shaped recovery after COVID-19 is more likely for China, whose economic growth depends heavily on buyers in the West
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 20:56
FILE - A sign for Wall Street is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York City, Jan. 31, 2020.
Dow falls nearly 4.1%, S&P 500 drops 3.4% and Nasdaq is off 3.8%
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:07
FILE - The curve of the German stock index DAX is seen at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, March 17, 2020.
 Asian markets up following Wall Street’s gains a day earlier
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 04:48
Bottles of hand sanitizer made at Tattersall Distilling Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Minneapolis sit ready for packaging as the…
There's a nationwide shortage; FDA rules complicate matters
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:35
A burger shaped as coronavirus is seen at a restaurant in Hanoi, Vietnam March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kham
Eatery serves burgers made to look like virus
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 15:10
FILE - A shop in Vietnam sells "Made in Vietnam" goods.
Washington's ongoing trade war with Beijing has shifted business from China to Vietnam
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:58