Coronavirus live updates: France has more cases than China now, but Spain's daily death toll has fallen

The number of confirmed cases in France has reached 83,029, above China's official tally, but Spain has recorded another decline in daily deaths.

Trump bans export of coronavirus protection gear, says he's 'not happy with 3M'

In a CNBC interview Friday morning, 3M CEO Mike Roman said it was "absurd" to suggest his company wasn't doing all it could to help the U.S. fight the coronavirus.

Coronavirus pandemic economic fallout 'way worse than the global financial crisis,' IMF chief says

"Never in the history of the IMF have we witnessed the world economy come to a standstill," said Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF, during a press conference on the pandemic.

OPEC and its allies will likely postpone emergency meeting to April 8 or 9, sources say

OPEC and its allies will not hold their emergency virtual meeting on Monday and will likely postpone it until April 8 or 9 to allow more time for negotiations, two OPEC sources said on Saturday.

The UK just built the world's largest critical care unit within two weeks: Take a look inside

The U.K. opened NHS Nightingale in London on Friday, Britain's first coronavirus field hospital and the world's largest critical care unit, which was built in just nine days.

As China's cases dwindle, Beijing strives to take the lead in the coronavirus crisis

On social and state media, China continues to promote its shipments of medical supplies to hard hit countries in Europe and Africa.

Trump firing inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint

The whistleblower complaint touched off a probe and testimony that resulted in President Trump's impeachment.

Dow drops more than 300 points to close out another wild week on Wall Street

Stocks fell to end another volatile week, pressured by a spike in coronavirus-related deaths in New York and a dismal U.S. jobs report.

Vietnam protests Beijing's sinking of South China Sea boat

The Vietnamese fishing vessel, with eight fishermen onboard, was fishing near the Paracel Islands on Thursday when it was rammed and sunk by the Chinese vessel, Vietnam's foreign ministry said.

Germany has a low coronavirus mortality rate: Here's why

Germany seems to be taking the epidemic in its stride with a high number of cases but a low number of deaths, thanks to a number of factors.

Tesla is dismissing contractors from its California and Nevada factories, sources say

Tesla is letting go of contract workers from its U.S. car and battery plants after health orders to curb the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to wind down new vehicle production.

Singapore shuts schools and closes most workplaces temporarily to stem the spread of coronavirus

Those measures will be in place for one month "in the first instance," said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Demand for wills surges as coronavirus has 'focused people's minds' ? here's where to start

The escalating coronavirus outbreak has cast a shadow of uncertainty over most aspects of daily life, prompting a surge in demand for wills and life insurance policies as people look to secure their futures.

White House advisor says another coronavirus epidemic like NYC could change US mortality rate

The virus has spread rapidly throughout New York City which has more than 57,159 confirmed cases, accounting for more than 20% of all cases in the U.S.

The stimulus boost has passed and now the stock market is focused solely on virus developments

Developments around the coronavirus will be the catalyst for stocks in the week ahead, as investors await the onset of earnings season.

Photos of field hospitals set up around the world to treat coronavirus patients

Healthcare systems in countries around the world have been overwhelmed fighting the pandemic forcing governments to build temporary field hospitals to help deal with the growing numbers of their infected population.

Blue Origin CEO says Jeff Bezos' space company is hiring, denying report of possible layoffs

Jeff Bezos' space company Blue Origin told its workforce on Friday that it will not be laying off employees during the coronavirus crisis.

American, Delta and others apply for relief grants ? now comes the hard part

U.S. airline executives face a test to see which sacrifices they are willing to make in exchange for federal aid that would allow them to continue paying their employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

WHO says 'more and more' young people are dying from the coronavirus

World Health Organization officials cautioned Friday that more young people are becoming critically ill and dying due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus could cause $1 billion loss for NBA, NHL and MLB broadcasters, ad firm says

Advertiser information firm MediaRadar said it estimates broadcasters for the three U.S. sports leagues could lose nearly $1.3 billion.

More than 1 million people tested for coronavirus in US, but access varies from state to state

More than 1 million Americans have been tested for the novel coronavirus. More than 200,000 have tested positive.

Mexico stops brewing Corona beer, deemed non-essential in epidemic

Mexico's Grupo Modelo said on Thursday it will temporarily stop brewing Corona beer and other brands exported to 180 countries after its business activities were declared non-essential under a government order aimed at curbing the coronavirus.

New York City doesn't have enough ventilators for next week, Mayor de Blasio says

"We have gotten some ventilators in, but right now, we're struggling to have enough for next week," he said, adding that the city needs 15,000 additional ventilators to get through April and May.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth to make rare address to nation over coronavirus

Queen Elizabeth will make an extremely rare address to the nation on Sunday as Britain grapples with the increasingly deadly coronavirus outbreak.

WHO: Countries that rush to lift restrictions risk 'severe and prolonged' damage to economy

"We are all aware of the profound social and economic consequences of the pandemic," WHO's top official says.

Amazon to delay marketing event Prime Day due to coronavirus

The company's annual shopping event has been postponed until at least August.

US payrolls plunge 701,000 in March amid the start of a job market collapse

It was the first decline in payrolls since September 2010 and came close to the May 2009 financial crisis peak of 800,000.

Could Bolsonaro be impeached? Brazil's leader under intensifying pressure over coronavirus denial

The president of Latin America's largest economy has repeatedly played down the threat of the pandemic, dismissing it as a "little flu."

Deep OPEC+ cuts won't be enough to prevent oil inventory build ? IEA head

Deep oil output cuts by OPEC and other producing nations would not be enough to prevent a huge build in global crude inventories, the head of the International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, said.

European business activity craters as Brussels races to find a 'credible' funding plan

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting European economies sharply, with the latest economic data showing massive falls in services activity across the region.


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