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Asian Shares Mixed As Virus Worries Weigh

Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday as the coronavirus continued its punishing march, infecting over 937,000 people and killing more than 47,000 worldwide.

UK House Price Growth Fastest Since Early 2018: Nationwide

UK house prices grew at the fastest pace in more than two years in March before the coronavirus, or covid-19, pandemic struck the economy, data from the Nationwide Building Society showed Thursday.

European Shares Seen Flat To Higher At Open

European stocks are likely to open higher on Thursday after steep losses in the previous session on concerns about the rapid escalation and global spread of coronavirus infection.

Diarrhea May Be The Only Symptom For Some COVID-19 Patients, No Cough, Fever

A new study performed at Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College (Wuhan, China) has found that some COVID-19 patients with mild disease severity initially experience only digestive symptoms mainly

Asian Markets Mostly Lower After Wall Street Sell-off

Asian stock markets are mixed on Thursday following the overnight sell-off on Wall Street amid worries about the rising death toll and the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. White House

Worries About Coronavirus Death Toll Lead To Sell-Off On Wall Street

Stocks moved sharply lower over the course of the trading day on Wednesday, extending the pullback seen in the previous session. With the drop on the day, the Dow and the S&P 500 saw further

U.S. Stocks Remain Sharply Lower After Initial Sell-Off

After moving sharply lower at the open, stocks continue to see considerable weakness in mid-day trading on Wednesday. With the drop on the day, the Dow and the S&P 500 are seeing further downside

Walgreens, Postmates Expand On-demand Delivery To 7,000 Stores

Drugstore chain Walgreens and courier services provider Postmates said they have expanded on-demand delivery to more than 7,000 Walgreens stores nationwide. The companies expect the service will help

Spain, UK, France Report Record Jump In COVID-19 Deaths

As the coronavirus continues to rage across the world killing thousands and infecting more, three countries - Spain, the United Kingdom and France - reported their biggest overnight jump in deaths

Microsoft Files Patent For Crypto Mining Linked To Body Activity Data

Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC, the patent holding subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., has filed a patent for a human-powered cryptocurrency mining system that uses human body activity data to mine

U.S. Stocks Move Sharply Lower At The Start Of Trading

Stocks moved sharply lower at the start of trading on Wednesday, extending the pullback seen over the course of the previous session. The Dow and the S&P 500 are seeing further downside after

U.S. Construction Spending Unexpectedly Slumps 1.3% In February

A report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday showed an unexpected decrease in U.S. construction spending in the month of February. The Commerce Department said construction spending

U.S. Manufacturing Activity Shows Modest Contraction In March

With the coronavirus outbreak weighing on demand, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Wednesday showing a contraction in U.S. manufacturing activity in the month of March.

United Nations Launches Plan To Counter Socio-economic Impacts Of COVID-19

The United Nations launched on Tuesday a new plan to counter the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, calling on everyone to "act together to lessen the blow to

More Retailers Announcing Furloughs In View Of Extended Shutdown

A growing number of retailers in the U.S. are furloughing their employees as the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the temporary closure of retail stores nationwide. The store closures came as more

U.S. Private Sector Employment Edges Lower Ahead Of Full Impact Of Coronavirus

Reflecting a significant loss of jobs at small businesses, payroll processor ADP released a report on Wednesday showing a modest decrease in private sector employment in the U.S. in the month of

Uber Offers 10 Mln Free Rides, Deliveries During COVID-19

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies said it is offering 10 million free rides and food deliveries to healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need, amid the surging coronavirus or covid-19 crisis.

FDA Actions In Response To COVID-19 - Update

Providing an update on actions taken in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it started a new program to expedite the development of

U.S. Stocks May Come Under Pressure Amid Concerns About Coronavirus Death Toll

After coming under pressure over the course of the previous session, stocks are likely to see further downside in early trading on Wednesday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a

Trump Says 'painful Two Weeks' Ahead

As the coronavirus death toll in the United States crossed 4,000 and officials predict that the virus has the potential to kill as many as 200,000 people in the country, President Donald Trump warned