Working in a coronavirus world: Strategies and tools for staying productive

Sococo – This online workplace provides chat, voice, and video that offers a virtual office overlay which I’ve found to be especially effective at making people feel like they’re still in an office. Workers can visit each other in virtual dedicated offices of their own and shared meeting rooms by working like they would in […]

Under pressure, British PM vows ‘massive’ increase in coronavirus tests

“I want to say a special word about testing because it is so important. As I have said for weeks and weeks, this is the way through: this is how we will unlock the coronavirus puzzle, this is how we will defeat it in the end.”

Victor Davis Hanson: US leads coronavirus fight — world looks to America now and for recovery

Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow in military history at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. He is the author of more than two dozen books, ranging in topics from ancient Greece to modern America, most recently “The Case for Trump” (Basic Books, […]

Halt austerity, avoid recession: UN to rich nations

The report on global economic prospects, released by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), states that fiscal austerity measures implemented in developed countries and elsewhere in response to high levels of fiscal deficit and public debt are further weakening growth and job prospects.

Israel’s health minister has coronavirus, was in frequent contact of PM Netanyahu

The World Health Organization said it was increasing preparedness in the rebel-controlled, northwestern region of Syria that is home to nearly 4 million people, most of them displaced by the war and repeated government offensives. Only half of the health facilities are functioning in rebel-held territory, where displaced camps are crowded and the virus’ transmission […]

Investors expecting grim US jobs data

“US jobless claims are expected to surge again and in this environment we cannot talk about a recovery in equities in the short term. The best you can hope for is stablisation in the current environment,” said Francois Savary, chief investment officer at Swiss wealth manager Prime Partners.

Developing countries brace for bigger blow than 2008 crisis

Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 Virus strikes at top as UK locks down On March 23rd Britain becomes the latest country to impose restrictions on personal freedoms, with people only allowed to leave their homes in a limited number of circumstances. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is diagnosed with the viruson March 27, […]

Macro fears take a toll on D-Street as investors worried about lockdown extension

Mumbai: Indian stock indices slumped 4% on Wednesday as the number of Covid-19 cases continued to rise in the country even as the nationwide lockdown continued to remain in force, heightening concerns of a prolonged economic downcycle. Wiping out Tuesday’s gains, the Sensex tanked 1,203 points, or 4.1%, at 28,265.31 and the Nifty fell 344 […]

Coronavirus latest: 6.6 million more people file unemployment claims in the US

Many passenger airlines are letting employees go at a record-breaking pace. Some are putting workers on temporary leave, in which they are paid their salaries, thanks partly to government aid, or asked to work shorter hours. Germany’s Lufthansa is putting 27,000 of its 35,000 employees on short hours under a government support program that will […]

California Legislature hires Eric Holder to fend off Trump

State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount (Los Angeles County), said Holder and his team from the firm Covington & Burling will serve as outside legal counsel for the Legislature under a three-month, $75,000 contract.