(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes shot up in early trade on Monday as encouraging data from a potential COVID-19 vaccine trial fueled optimism, while investors also counted on more stimulus to rescue the economy from a virus-driven slump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 374.56 points, or 1.58%, at the open...
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a $3 trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic. By a vote of 208-199 Democrats won passage of...
Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Over a third of patients treated for COVID-19 in a large New York medical system developed acute kidney injury, and nearly 15% required dialysis, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. The study was conducted by a team at Northwell Health, the largest health provider in New York...
By Norihiko Shirouzu and Paul Lienert May 14 (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China later this year or early next that it expects will bring the cost of electric vehicles in line with gasoline...
By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi and Simon Jessop ZURICH/LONDON, May 14 (Reuters) - When markets slumped in March as the spread of coronavirus gathered pace, wealth managers' trading volumes soared as ultra-rich clients reshuffled their portfolios. It was this market frenzy that helped Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse – the world's...
By Colin Packham SYDNEY, May 12 (Reuters) - Australia's treasurer was tested for the coronavirus on Tuesday after he broke into a sustained coughing bout while giving a speech to parliament about plans for an economic recovery from the pandemic. Josh Frydenberg's voice was hoarse as he spoke in front of...
By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) - European Union plans for a multi-billion euro defence fund have been thrown into doubt by the economic shock of the coronavirus, officials and diplomats say, potentially threatening three years of unprecedented military cooperation. With EU governments focused on a trillion-euro plan to offset...
BANGKOK, May 12 (Reuters) - Thailand's cabinet approved on Tuesday a plan to spend 400 billion baht ($12.45 billion) to create jobs and strengthen southeast Asia's second-largest economy, which appears headed for recession because of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan is part of a larger package of measures worth 1.9...
By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) - Japan plans to approve its first coronavirus antigen testing kits on Wednesday, a health ministry official said, to boost the number of diagnostic tests available to battle the pandemic. Fujirebio, a subsidiary of Japanese diagnostics and laboratory testing service provider Miraca Holdings, last...
Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or any other lung disease. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are dry cough, tiredness and fever. Some people may develop more severe...