• Car Insurance with OnStar Vehicle Data
    2020-12-02 00:34:36 UTC

    <h2>Find the best cheap car insurance</h2> Nov 18 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday launched an auto insurance program with the help of its OnStar subsidiary, joining a growing field of companies hoping to cash in on the vast amounts of data generated by increasingly automated and connected cars. The new auto policy is a...
  • Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
    2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC

    Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must succeed for the world to stamp out t...
  • 'The Weeknd' Calls Grammy 'Corrupt' After Lack of Nominations
    2020-11-28 21:44:24 UTC

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beyonce dominated nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards on Tuesday in a field that favored alternative artists over mainstream musicians, topped by a stunning snub for Canadian singer The Weeknd, who called the process “corrupt.” Beyonce’s nine nods made her the second most nominated Grammy artist in history...
  • Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
    2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC

    (Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place from Dec. 7, the FT said, citing unnamed s...
  • Von der Leyen: EU Is Ready For a No-Deal Brexit If Necessary
    2020-11-28 00:44:04 UTC

    BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain said on Friday there were still substantial differences over a Brexit trade deal as the EU chief negotiator prepared to travel to London in a last-ditch attempt to avoid a tumultuous finale to the five-year Brexit crisis. With just five weeks left until the United Kingdom fi...
  • The New York Times Obtained Trump’s Tax Information
    2020-09-27 23:13:21 UTC

    <p>President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes the year he ran for president and in his first year in the White House, according to a report Sunday in The New York Times.</p><p>Trump, who has fiercely guarded his tax filings and is the only president in modern times not to make them public, paid no federal income taxe...
  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC

    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian passport, he says, leaving him vulnerable ...
  • Trump Might Ban Alibaba in U.S.
    2020-08-15 23:54:54 UTC

    <p>BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday during a press conference that he was &ldquo;looking into&rdquo; whether Chinese technology giant Alibaba should be banned in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>Trump has been piling pressure on Chinese-owned companies, such as by vowing to ban short-video app Tik...
  • Biden Slams Trump/GOP, Demands to Fix Unemployment Benefits
    2020-08-12 22:25:37 UTC

    WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday slammed Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for letting the Senate go home for the weekend without a deal to extend the unemployment benefits or protect renters facing eviction. “Because Donald Trump is abdicating his responsibility to lead us out of ...
  • WH Signals Willingness to Accept Keeping $600 Benefit For Now
    2020-08-06 03:25:39 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and some of its Republican allies in the Senate are signaling they want to extend, at least temporarily, a $600-per-week expanded jobless benefit that has helped keep families and the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move looks to be too little, too late to prevent the lapse of the bene...
  • GOP Has Left Millions of Out-of-Work Americans in Limbo
    2020-08-12 22:27:39 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Republicans were set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package Monday and assured there was backing from the White House after he and President Donald Trump’s top aide met to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that had floundered just days before. Mnuchin told repo...
  • GOP Senators Struggle with $600 Weekly Unemployment Boost
    2020-07-23 02:04:36 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans and the White House reached tentative agreement late Wednesday for more testing funds in the next COVID-19 relief package, but deep disagreements over the scope of the $1 trillion in federal aid have forced a shift in strategy. Facing a GOP revolt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was prepa...
  • Tesla Quarterly Revenue Fell to $6.04 Billion
    2021-12-22 19:22:25 UTC

    <p>(Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Wednesday beat analysts&rsquo; estimates for second-quarter revenue, helped by better-than-expected vehicle deliveries despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Revenue fell to $6.04 billion from $6.35 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of $5.37 billion, according to IBES data ...
  • Corruption in Washington: Federal Coronavirus Aid Was Awarded to Major Donors to Trump
    2020-07-07 21:30:37 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Many were among the first to be approved for a loan in early April, when the a...
  • Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
    2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical. The U.S. internet giant has for years tried to fend off demands for payme...
  • More Than A Century Old Hertz Filed For Bankruptcy
    2020-05-23 16:59:28 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - The more than a century old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much needed relief.</p><p>Hertz&rsquo;s board earlier in the day approved the company seeki...
  • Impasse: No Progress in Brexit Talks
    2020-04-28 13:22:21 UTC

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and ex-member Britain over new trade arrangements from next year are at an impasse due to disagreements and the coronavirus crisis, according to diplomats and officials in the bloc’s hub Brussels. Halted when the epidemic started, the EU’s tortuous Brexit talks with P...
  • European Carmakers Reopening Plants as COVID-19 Lockdown Eases
    2020-04-27 18:58:17 UTC

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaking giant Volkswagen resumed production at its biggest factory on Monday as part of a broader industry drive to get back to work in Europe, where the coronavirus pandemic has hammered demand and pushed up inventory levels. Encouraged by a fall in infection rates, Germany has eased lockdown rules an...
  • COVID-19: U.S. Expects Flood of Business Bankruptcies
    2020-04-27 01:48:54 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The billions of dollars in coronavirus relief targeted at small businesses may not prevent many of them from ending up in bankruptcy court. Business filings under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy law rose sharply in March, and attorneys who work with struggling companies are seeing signs that more owners are cont...
  • UK Economy Will Suffer Devastating Consequences of COVID 19
    2020-04-14 19:37:59 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s economy could shrink by 13% this year due to the government’s coronavirus shutdown, its deepest recession in three centuries, and public borrowing is set to surge to a post-World War Two high, the country’s budget forecasters said. In the April-June period alone, economic output could plunge by 35%, with...
  • UK to Adapt Apple, Google's Coronavirus Tracking Tool
    2020-04-12 07:06:43 UTC

    (Reuters) - The technology arm of the National Health Service has been working on a mobile phone app with Alphabet Inc’s Google and iPhone maker Apple that the government hopes will help in ending the coronavirus lockdown, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The system will use Bluetooth technology to alert those who have the app ...
  • Silicon Valley: Google, Apple to Create Tracing Tools to Slow Coronavirus Spread
    2020-04-10 18:00:20 UTC

    (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into a system that catalogs other phones they have been near. The two Silicon Valley companies make the world’s d...
  • Trump's Economic Nationalism Will Not Save The US Economy From Collapse
    2020-04-09 17:07:02 UTC

    BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There are emerging signs that any recovery will fail to match the speed and severity of ...
  • “Modern Piracy”: U.S. Snatches Masks Meant for Germany
    2020-04-04 01:17:16 UTC

    PARIS/BERLIN — The global scramble to secure face masks to shield frontline workers from the coronavirus has turned the marketplace into the “Wild West,” with the United States often ready to outbid buyers who have already signed deals, officials from Europe to the Americas say. In France and Germany, senior officials said the Unite...
  • Markets Fall Sharply as Coronavirus Outbreak Worsens
    2020-04-01 21:41:27 UTC

    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts &mdash; and as experts say they still can&rsquo;t predict when it will end.</p><p>The S&amp;P 500 lost 4.4% after the White House said anywhere from 100,000 to 240,000 Amer...