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BEIJING China said it will ease coronavirus restrictions to allow more foreign carriers to fly to the mainland shortly after Washington vowed to bar Chinese airlines from flying to the United States due to Beijings curbs on American airlines PositiveBEIJING China said it will ease coronavirus restrictions to allow more foreign carriers to fly to the mainland shortly after Washington vowed to bar Chinese airlines from flying to the United States due to Beijings curbs on American airlines http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-airlines-caac/china-eases-flight-curbs-after-united-states-targets-its-carriers-idUSKBN23B0812020-06-04
BEIJING Polestar the premium electric vehicle maker owned by Chinas Geely plans to open 20 showrooms in the mainland as it prepares for delivery of its Polestar 2 electric sedans to compete with Tesla Incs locally made Model 3 PositiveBEIJING Polestar the premium electric vehicle maker owned by Chinas Geely plans to open 20 showrooms in the mainland as it prepares for delivery of its Polestar 2 electric sedans to compete with Tesla Incs locally made Model 3 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-geely-polestar-electric/geelys-polestar-to-open-20-showrooms-in-china-to-compete-with-tesla-idUSKBN23A0WO2020-06-04
BEIJING Thursday marks 31 years since China bloodily suppressed prodemocracy demonstrations in and around central Beijings Tiananmen Square when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people NegativeBEIJING Thursday marks 31 years since China bloodily suppressed prodemocracy demonstrations in and around central Beijings Tiananmen Square when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-tiananmen-timeline/timeline-from-reform-hopes-to-brutal-crackdown-chinas-tiananmen-protests-idUSKBN23A3H42020-06-04
BEIJING Thursday marks the anniversary of when China bloodily suppressed prodemocracy demonstrations in and around central Beijings Tiananmen Square when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people NegativeBEIJING Thursday marks the anniversary of when China bloodily suppressed prodemocracy demonstrations in and around central Beijings Tiananmen Square when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-tiananmen-timeline-landmarks/timeline-chinas-post-tiananmen-re-emergence-onto-the-world-idUSKBN23A3GY2020-06-04
WASHINGTON A State Department inspector general abruptly fired by President Donald Trump last month confirmed on Wednesday that he was investigating the declaration of a national to justify arms sales to Saudi Arabia when he was dismissed members of the U.S. Congress said NegativeWASHINGTON A State Department inspector general abruptly fired by President Donald Trump last month confirmed on Wednesday that he was investigating the declaration of a national to justify arms sales to Saudi Arabia when he was dismissed members of the U.S. Congress said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/fired-u-s-state-department-watchdog-confirms-probe-of-saudi-arms-sale-idUSKBN23A3E42020-06-04
WASHINGTON After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the U.S. response to civil unrest NegativeWASHINGTON After long refusing to explicitly criticize a sitting president former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of trying to divide America and roundly denounced a militarization of the U.S. response to civil unrest http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-trump-mattis/after-long-silence-mattis-denounces-trump-and-military-response-to-crisis-idUSKBN23A3IH2020-06-04
WASHINGTON Confusion complaints of missing mailin ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON Confusion complaints of missing mailin ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election/confusion-long-lines-at-some-poll-sites-as-eight-u-s-states-vote-during-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2391B52020-06-04
WASHINGTON Days after outbursts of arson and vandalism struck downtown Washington following peaceful protests against police brutality the largely deserted heart of the U.S. capital resembles a city girding for a hurricane NegativeWASHINGTON Days after outbursts of arson and vandalism struck downtown Washington following peaceful protests against police brutality the largely deserted heart of the U.S. capital resembles a city girding for a hurricane http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-washingtondc/from-power-lunches-to-plywood-vandalized-washington-boards-up-business-idUSKBN23A3I92020-06-04
WASHINGTON Fifteen U.S. airlines were granted final government approval on Wednesday to temporarily halt service to 75 domestic airports as travel demand has been crushed due to the coronavirus pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON Fifteen U.S. airlines were granted final government approval on Wednesday to temporarily halt service to 75 domestic airports as travel demand has been crushed due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/u-s-airlines-gain-final-approval-to-drop-services-to-75-domestic-airports-idUSKBN23B0D42020-06-04
WASHINGTON Group of Seven finance ministers on Wednesday said a debt relief initiative for the worlds poorest countries could be extended beyond the end of the year to help deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON Group of Seven finance ministers on Wednesday said a debt relief initiative for the worlds poorest countries could be extended beyond the end of the year to help deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-debt-g7/debt-relief-for-poorest-countries-could-extend-beyond-2020-g7-says-idUSKBN23A3EE2020-06-04
WASHINGTON In a forest rebounding after a wildfire 110 million years ago an armored dinosaur devoured a meal of tender ferns in western Canada before suffering a sudden death perhaps drowning in a river or a flash flood and being washed out to sea NegativeWASHINGTON In a forest rebounding after a wildfire 110 million years ago an armored dinosaur devoured a meal of tender ferns in western Canada before suffering a sudden death perhaps drowning in a river or a flash flood and being washed out to sea http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-science-dinosaur/fossilized-stomach-contents-show-armored-dinosaurs-leafy-last-meal-idUSKBN23A3922020-06-04
WASHINGTON Minnesota Attorney General Ellison said on Wednesday that if the prosecution gets evidence to support a firstdegree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd case it will be presented to a jury NegativeWASHINGTON Minnesota Attorney General Ellison said on Wednesday that if the prosecution gets evidence to support a firstdegree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd case it will be presented to a jury http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-minnesota-police-protests-degree/minnesota-attorney-general-says-first-degree-murder-charge-still-possible-idUSKBN23A3B22020-06-04
WASHINGTON More than three out of four U.S. human resource executives think more employees will continue to work from home even after the threat of the novel coronavirus subsides according to a survey by a large business association released on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON More than three out of four U.S. human resource executives think more employees will continue to work from home even after the threat of the novel coronavirus subsides according to a survey by a large business association released on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-economy-teleworking/u-s-hr-executives-see-working-from-home-as-part-of-new-normal-survey-idUSKBN23A35S2020-06-04
WASHINGTON New orders for U.S.made goods plunged in April and business spending plans on equipment were much weaker than initially thought suggesting business investment remained depressed early in the second quarter amid the COVID19 pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON New orders for U.S.made goods plunged in April and business spending plans on equipment were much weaker than initially thought suggesting business investment remained depressed early in the second quarter amid the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-economy-manufacturing/u-s-factory-orders-extend-decline-in-april-idUSKBN23A2942020-06-04
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will accept the Republican presidential nomination outside North Carolina the party said on Wednesday following the Democratic governors decision not to lift socialdistancing restrictions for the planned Aug NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will accept the Republican presidential nomination outside North Carolina the party said on Wednesday following the Democratic governors decision not to lift socialdistancing restrictions for the planned Aug http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-republicans/trump-to-accept-republican-presidential-nomination-outside-of-north-carolina-idUSKBN23A36L2020-06-04
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration on Wednesday barred Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the United States starting on June 16 as it pressures Beijing to let U.S. air carriers resume flights amid simmering tensions between the worlds two largest economies NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration on Wednesday barred Chinese passenger carriers from flying to the United States starting on June 16 as it pressures Beijing to let U.S. air carriers resume flights amid simmering tensions between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-airlines-exclusive/trump-administration-to-bar-chinese-passenger-carriers-from-flying-to-u-s-idUSKBN23A2482020-06-04
WASHINGTON Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBIs probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday but failed to get a key witness to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation was unfounded NegativeWASHINGTON Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBIs probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday but failed to get a key witness to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Muellers Russia investigation was unfounded http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/republicans-blast-fbi-russia-probe-as-rosenstein-defends-mueller-idUSKBN23A1EB2020-06-04
WASHINGTON Scientists using an aerial remotesensing method have discovered the largest and oldestknown structure built by the ancient Maya civilization a colossal rectangular elevated platform built between 1000 and 800 BC in Mexicos Tabasco state PositiveWASHINGTON Scientists using an aerial remotesensing method have discovered the largest and oldestknown structure built by the ancient Maya civilization a colossal rectangular elevated platform built between 1000 and 800 BC in Mexicos Tabasco state http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-science-maya/oldest-and-largest-ancient-maya-structure-found-in-mexico-idUSKBN23A2EH2020-06-04
WASHINGTON The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee said on Wednesday it opposed the Trump administrations plan to expand economic ties with Brazil given its record on human rights and the environment under President Jair Bolsonaro NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee said on Wednesday it opposed the Trump administrations plan to expand economic ties with Brazil given its record on human rights and the environment under President Jair Bolsonaro http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-trade-brazil/democratic-led-u-s-house-panel-opposes-any-u-s-trade-deal-with-brazil-idUSKBN23A37N2020-06-04
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on a Democratic plan to boost infrastructure spending in early July that aims to fix crumbling roads and highways and reduce carbon pollution NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on a Democratic plan to boost infrastructure spending in early July that aims to fix crumbling roads and highways and reduce carbon pollution http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-infrastructure/u-s-house-to-vote-on-infrastructure-funding-plan-in-july-idUSKBN23A3402020-06-04
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday giving small businesses up to 24 weeks to use Paycheck Protection Program loans created during the coronavirus pandemic up from the current eightweek deadline PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday giving small businesses up to 24 weeks to use Paycheck Protection Program loans created during the coronavirus pandemic up from the current eightweek deadline http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bill/senate-passes-bill-lengthening-coronavirus-small-business-loan-terms-idUSKBN23A3JD2020-06-04
WASHINGTON The United States is expected to designate at least four additional staterun Chinese media outlets as foreign embassies increasing restrictions on their operations on American soil three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is expected to designate at least four additional staterun Chinese media outlets as foreign embassies increasing restrictions on their operations on American soil three people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-media-designation-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-to-impose-restrictions-on-additional-chinese-media-outlets-sources-idUSKBN23A32F2020-06-04
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits likely dropped below 2 million last week for the first time since midMarch but remains astonishingly high as companies adjust to an environment that has been significantly changed by COVID19 PositiveWASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits likely dropped below 2 million last week for the first time since midMarch but remains astonishingly high as companies adjust to an environment that has been significantly changed by COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-new-weekly-jobless-claims-seen-falling-below-2-million-idUSKBN23B0DM2020-06-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump had no side effects from a twoweek course of hydroxychloroquine an antimalaria drug that can cause heart problems after using it as a preventive measure against the coronavirus his White House physician said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump had no side effects from a twoweek course of hydroxychloroquine an antimalaria drug that can cause heart problems after using it as a preventive measure against the coronavirus his White House physician said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-usa-trump-health/trump-without-side-effects-after-two-week-course-of-anti-malaria-drug-white-house-doctor-says-idUSKBN23A3552020-06-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not considering placing sanctions on Chinese President Xi Jinping personally over Beijings push to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not considering placing sanctions on Chinese President Xi Jinping personally over Beijings push to impose national security legislation in Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-trump/trump-not-considering-sanctions-on-chinas-xi-over-hong-kong-idUSKBN23A3FM2020-06-04
WASHINGTON White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper was still in his post on Wednesday as speculation swirled that President Donald Trump wanted to remove the Pentagon chief over his comments on nationwide protests NegativeWASHINGTON White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper was still in his post on Wednesday as speculation swirled that President Donald Trump wanted to remove the Pentagon chief over his comments on nationwide protests http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-esper/white-house-says-defense-secretary-esper-still-in-post-idUSKBN23A3252020-06-04
WELLINGTON New Zealand rejected calls by business leaders on Thursday to restart flights to Australia within a month as too short a timeframe NegativeWELLINGTON New Zealand rejected calls by business leaders on Thursday to restart flights to Australia within a month as too short a timeframe http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-new-zealand/new-zealand-says-july-likely-too-early-to-resume-travel-with-australia-idUSKBN23B0D02020-06-04
BEIJING China needs to improve its monitoring for diseases of unknown causes and unusual public health incidents said President Xi Jinping according to state television NegativeBEIJING China needs to improve its monitoring for diseases of unknown causes and unusual public health incidents said President Xi Jinping according to state television http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-xi/chinas-president-xi-says-need-to-improve-monitoring-for-diseases-of-unknown-causes-idUSKBN2391LD2020-06-03
BEIJING Chinas services sector returned to growth last month for the first time since January as the economy recovers from strict coronavirusinduced containment measures although employment and overseas demand remained weak a private survey showed PositiveBEIJING Chinas services sector returned to growth last month for the first time since January as the economy recovers from strict coronavirusinduced containment measures although employment and overseas demand remained weak a private survey showed http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-pmi/chinas-services-sector-bounces-back-into-growth-job-losses-continue-caixin-pmi-idUSKBN23A0CG2020-06-03
BEIJING Chinas vehicle sales are estimated to rise 11 PositiveBEIJING Chinas vehicle sales are estimated to rise 11 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-autos/china-auto-sales-growth-seen-for-second-straight-month-boosting-recovery-hopes-idUSKBN23910U2020-06-03
BEIJING Ridehailing giant Didi Chuxing is hiring van and truck drivers in ten Chinese cities as it plans to join the already crowded ondemand logistics industry to diversify its business PositiveBEIJING Ridehailing giant Didi Chuxing is hiring van and truck drivers in ten Chinese cities as it plans to join the already crowded ondemand logistics industry to diversify its business http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-didi-chuxing-logistics/chinas-didi-hires-van-drivers-for-logistics-services-idUSKBN2390WE2020-06-03
BEIJING The Chinese city of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus outbreak began has found no new cases of people suffering from COVID19 after testing almost its entire population and 300 asymptomatic carriers of the virus officials said on Tuesday NegativeBEIJING The Chinese city of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus outbreak began has found no new cases of people suffering from COVID19 after testing almost its entire population and 300 asymptomatic carriers of the virus officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/no-new-covid-sufferers-300-asymptomatic-after-wuhan-wide-tests-idUSKBN23915R2020-06-03
SINGAPORE China is reviving a billion petrochemical project in eastern Shandong province as part of efforts to dial up infrastructure spending to support an economy struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic two Chinabased industry sources said PositiveSINGAPORE China is reviving a billion petrochemical project in eastern Shandong province as part of efforts to dial up infrastructure spending to support an economy struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic two Chinabased industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-oil-refinery-shandong-exclusive/exclusive-china-approves-20-billion-mega-petchem-complex-in-shandong-oil-hub-sources-idUSKBN2390OU2020-06-03
WASHINGTON A Democratic U.S. senator said on Tuesday he would try to make it illegal for President Donald Trump to use the military against protesters after days of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd a black man who died as a white policeman kneeled on his neck NegativeWASHINGTON A Democratic U.S. senator said on Tuesday he would try to make it illegal for President Donald Trump to use the military against protesters after days of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd a black man who died as a white policeman kneeled on his neck http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-minneapolis-police-defense-bill/u-s-senator-wants-defense-bill-to-ban-use-of-military-against-peaceful-protests-idUSKBN2392VH2020-06-03
WASHINGTON A senior U.S. Army vaccine researcher said on Tuesday it was reasonable to expect that some sort of coronavirus vaccine could be available to part of the U.S. population by the end of the year PositiveWASHINGTON A senior U.S. Army vaccine researcher said on Tuesday it was reasonable to expect that some sort of coronavirus vaccine could be available to part of the U.S. population by the end of the year http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-vaccine-pentagon/reasonable-to-expect-some-coronavirus-vaccine-by-year-end-pentagon-researcher-says-idUSKBN2392JG2020-06-03
WASHINGTON An advocacy group backed by the tech industry sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday over his executive order that would weaken a law protecting online platforms including social media companies that label or factcheck his posts NegativeWASHINGTON An advocacy group backed by the tech industry sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday over his executive order that would weaken a law protecting online platforms including social media companies that label or factcheck his posts http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-twitter-trump-lawsuit/tech-advocacy-groups-lawsuit-says-trumps-order-on-social-media-is-unconstitutional-idUSKBN2392V92020-06-03
WASHINGTON Californias attorney general on Tuesday submitted proposed regulations for approval under the states new digital privacy law which gives Americans the right to request that their data be deleted from ecommerce websites and social media PositiveWASHINGTON Californias attorney general on Tuesday submitted proposed regulations for approval under the states new digital privacy law which gives Americans the right to request that their data be deleted from ecommerce websites and social media http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-privacy-california/california-attorney-general-submits-regulations-for-approval-under-privacy-law-idUSKBN2392HQ2020-06-03
WASHINGTON Confusion missing mailin ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON Confusion missing mailin ballots and long lines at some polling centers marred primary elections on Tuesday in eight states and the District of Columbia the biggest test yet of voting during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election/confusion-missing-ballots-as-eight-u-s-states-vote-during-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN2391B52020-06-03
WASHINGTON June 2 A Washingtonbased advocacy group on Tuesday asked a U.S. judge to invalidate an executive order on social media companies President Donald Trump signed last week claiming it violates the First Amendment NegativeWASHINGTON June 2 A Washingtonbased advocacy group on Tuesday asked a U.S. judge to invalidate an executive order on social media companies President Donald Trump signed last week claiming it violates the First Amendment http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/twitter-trump/advocacy-group-sues-to-block-trump-social-media-executive-order-idUSL1N2DF1LQ2020-06-03
WASHINGTON June 2 The Washingtonbased Center for Democracy and Technology filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trumps executive order on social media arguing it violates the First Amendment NegativeWASHINGTON June 2 The Washingtonbased Center for Democracy and Technology filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trumps executive order on social media arguing it violates the First Amendment http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/twitter-trump-lawsuit/center-for-democracy-and-technology-files-lawsuit-against-trumps-executive-order-on-social-media-idUSL1N2DF1IE2020-06-03
WASHINGTON Mainstream U.S. Protestant and Catholic leaders sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday a day after peaceful protesters were forcibly displaced for a staged presidential photo in front of a church near the White House NegativeWASHINGTON Mainstream U.S. Protestant and Catholic leaders sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday a day after peaceful protesters were forcibly displaced for a staged presidential photo in front of a church near the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-religion/mainstream-u-s-religious-leaders-criticize-trump-after-church-photo-idUSKBN23A03W2020-06-03
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the Republican convention due to be held in North Carolina in August will have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the states Democratic governor NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the Republican convention due to be held in North Carolina in August will have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the states Democratic governor http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-republican-trump/trump-says-republican-convention-will-not-be-held-in-north-carolina-idUSKBN23A05B2020-06-03
WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbinepowered helicopters with crashresistant systems to record data audio and images after former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash in January NegativeWASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday urged six major manufacturers to equip turbinepowered helicopters with crashresistant systems to record data audio and images after former NBA star Kobe Bryant and eight others were killed in a helicopter crash in January http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-helicopters-safety/u-s-board-urges-helicopter-manufacturers-to-add-crash-data-recorders-idUSKBN2392OK2020-06-03
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave this year PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Tuesday that it had accepted a proposal from South Korea for it to temporarily fund thousands of Korean workers at U.S. bases who were put on unpaid leave this year http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-military/temporary-pact-reached-on-funding-south-korean-workers-at-u-s-bases-idUSKBN23A00N2020-06-03
WASHINGTON The Trump administration believes ahead of an expected meeting this week that major oil producers such as Saudi Arabia and Russia will honor their pledges to cut crude production and will not damage the global economy by changing course a senior official said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration believes ahead of an expected meeting this week that major oil producers such as Saudi Arabia and Russia will honor their pledges to cut crude production and will not damage the global economy by changing course a senior official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-oil-global-trump/trump-administration-putting-trust-in-global-oil-producers-ahead-of-opec-meet-idUSKBN23935X2020-06-03
WASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it was opening an investigation into whether imports of vanadium a metal used in aerospace defense and energy applications impair U.S. national security NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it was opening an investigation into whether imports of vanadium a metal used in aerospace defense and energy applications impair U.S. national security http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-vanadium/u-s-opens-national-security-probe-into-vanadium-imports-idUSKBN2391WY2020-06-03
WASHINGTON The United States is investigating digital services taxes being adopted or considered by Britain Italy Brazil and other countries the U.S. Trade Representatives office said on Tuesday a move that could lead to new punitive tariffs and heighten trade tensions NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is investigating digital services taxes being adopted or considered by Britain Italy Brazil and other countries the U.S. Trade Representatives office said on Tuesday a move that could lead to new punitive tariffs and heighten trade tensions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trade-digital/u-s-launches-trade-probe-into-digital-taxes-plowing-ground-for-new-tariffs-idUSKBN2392PH2020-06-03
WASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday he is not worried that China will fail to keep its commitments under the Phase 1 U.S.China trade deal in the long term despite current friction between the worlds two largest economies PositiveWASHINGTON The chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee said on Tuesday he is not worried that China will fail to keep its commitments under the Phase 1 U.S.China trade deal in the long term despite current friction between the worlds two largest economies http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-trade-china-grassley/head-of-u-s-senate-finance-panel-sees-china-keeping-trade-deal-commitments-idUSKBN23925L2020-06-03
WASHINGTON U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-737max/u-s-faa-chief-to-testify-at-senate-hearing-on-boeing-737-max-idUSKBN2392YZ2020-06-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the Republican National Convention set for August in North Carolina would have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the states governor NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the Republican National Convention set for August in North Carolina would have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the states governor http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-republican-convention/trump-says-republican-convention-will-not-be-held-in-north-carolina-idUSKBN2392TF2020-06-03
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters near the White House NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters near the White House http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-minneapolis-police-congress/senate-republicans-block-bill-condemning-trump-over-protesters-idUSKBN2392L02020-06-03
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the countrys Uighur Muslim minority sent a clear of support from Washington seeking to prod the Trump administration to push Beijing on human rights PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday said legislation targeting Chinese officials over treatment of the countrys Uighur Muslim minority sent a clear of support from Washington seeking to prod the Trump administration to push Beijing on human rights http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/u-s-lawmakers-say-uighur-bill-supports-chinas-muslims-idUSKBN2392EJ2020-06-03
WASHINGTON was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-military/perils-for-pentagon-as-trump-threatens-to-militarize-response-to-civil-unrest-idUSKBN2393242020-06-03
BEIJING China said on Monday U.S. attempts to harm Chinese interests will be met with firm countermeasures criticising a U.S. decision to begin ending special treatment for Hong Kong as well as actions against Chinese students and companies NegativeBEIJING China said on Monday U.S. attempts to harm Chinese interests will be met with firm countermeasures criticising a U.S. decision to begin ending special treatment for Hong Kong as well as actions against Chinese students and companies http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-china-usa/china-warns-u-s-it-will-retaliate-on-moves-over-hong-kong-idUSKBN2381K12020-06-02
BEIJING China said on Monday the United States was addicted to following a U.S. decision to leave the World Health Organization and said the withdrawal reveals a pursuit of power politics and unilateralism NegativeBEIJING China said on Monday the United States was addicted to following a U.S. decision to leave the World Health Organization and said the withdrawal reveals a pursuit of power politics and unilateralism http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/china-says-u-s-addicted-to-quitting-over-plan-to-withdraw-from-who-idUSKBN2381P32020-06-02
BEIJING China will fully implement its commitment to nationally determined contributions on climate change under the Paris climate agreement despite the coronavirus outbreak the countrys environment ministry said on Tuesday PositiveBEIJING China will fully implement its commitment to nationally determined contributions on climate change under the Paris climate agreement despite the coronavirus outbreak the countrys environment ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-environment-climate/china-says-sticking-to-climate-pledges-despite-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN2390E22020-06-02
BEIJING Chinas central bank is to start buying bank loans made by local lenders to small firms this week to try to prod banks to lend as much as 1 trillion yuan PositiveBEIJING Chinas central bank is to start buying bank loans made by local lenders to small firms this week to try to prod banks to lend as much as 1 trillion yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-pboc/china-central-bank-to-buy-bank-loans-to-spur-lending-to-small-firms-worth-1-trillion-yuan-idUSKBN23828I2020-06-02
BEIJING Chinese state media is giving extensive coverage to violent protests roiling cities across the United States while the unrest has also featured widely in Chinese social media NegativeBEIJING Chinese state media is giving extensive coverage to violent protests roiling cities across the United States while the unrest has also featured widely in Chinese social media http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-media/in-china-u-s-protests-a-hot-topic-on-state-social-media-idUSKBN23824K2020-06-02
BEIJING Two years ago Zhou Xiaoxuan publicly accused one of Chinas most recognizable people of groping and forcibly kissing her setting off a firestorm in a country that did not specify sexual harassment as a legal offence NegativeBEIJING Two years ago Zhou Xiaoxuan publicly accused one of Chinas most recognizable people of groping and forcibly kissing her setting off a firestorm in a country that did not specify sexual harassment as a legal offence http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-parliament-lawmaking-metoo/in-nod-to-metoo-china-codifies-sexual-harassment-by-law-idUSKBN2390EY2020-06-02
Jeroen van den Broek at ING expects some 100 billion eurosworth of euro zone corporate debt will lose investmentgrade status over the next 1218 months NegativeLONDON The European Central Bank meets on Thursday with investors hoping that policymakers will deliver yet more stimulus for an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zone/article/us-eurozone-markets-ecb/no-time-to-waste-five-questions-for-the-ecb-idUSKBN2381DR2020-06-02
WASHINGTON A former Chinese official and fugitive has been extradited from Sweden to Los Angeles to face charges of money laundering and immigration fraud the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON A former Chinese official and fugitive has been extradited from Sweden to Los Angeles to face charges of money laundering and immigration fraud the U.S. Department of Justice said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-justice-qiao-extradition/former-chinese-official-extradited-to-u-s-on-money-laundering-fraud-charges-doj-idUSKBN2383CS2020-06-02
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has deployed it law enforcement components to maximize the federal security presence in Washington in a bid to quell violent protests a department spokeswoman said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has deployed it law enforcement components to maximize the federal security presence in Washington in a bid to quell violent protests a department spokeswoman said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-doj/u-s-justice-dept-deploys-its-police-agencies-in-washington-to-quell-rioting-idUSKBN23902B2020-06-02
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld appointments to Puerto Ricos federally created financial oversight board that had been challenged by creditors in a ruling that avoids disruption to the panels restructuring of about billion of the bankrupt U.S. territorys debt NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld appointments to Puerto Ricos federally created financial oversight board that had been challenged by creditors in a ruling that avoids disruption to the panels restructuring of about billion of the bankrupt U.S. territorys debt http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-court-puertorico/u-s-supreme-court-upholds-puerto-rico-financial-oversight-board-appointments-idUSKBN2382TY2020-06-02
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Courts decision expected in the coming weeks on the fate of the young immigrants known as could cause an electionyear headache for President Donald even if he wins the legal battle NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Courts decision expected in the coming weeks on the fate of the young immigrants known as could cause an electionyear headache for President Donald even if he wins the legal battle http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-election-analys/trump-faces-election-risks-in-looming-supreme-court-ruling-on-dreamers-idUSKBN2382812020-06-02
WASHINGTON The U.S. judge in the criminal case against President Donald Trumps former adviser Michael Flynn defended himself on Monday saying it was proper to seek outside views on the Justice Departments request to drop a charge to which Flynn has pleaded guilty NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. judge in the criminal case against President Donald Trumps former adviser Michael Flynn defended himself on Monday saying it was proper to seek outside views on the Justice Departments request to drop a charge to which Flynn has pleaded guilty http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/u-s-judge-no-mere-rubber-stamp-in-case-of-ex-trump-aide-flynn-lawyers-say-idUSKBN23821A2020-06-02
WASHINGTON The bones of a woman of Central Asian descent found at the bottom of a deep well after a violent death in an ancient city in Turkey are helping scientists understand population movements during a crucial juncture in human history PositiveWASHINGTON The bones of a woman of Central Asian descent found at the bottom of a deep well after a violent death in an ancient city in Turkey are helping scientists understand population movements during a crucial juncture in human history http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-science-ladyinthewell/lady-in-the-well-sheds-light-on-ancient-human-population-movements-idUSKBN2382R12020-06-02
WASHINGTON The last time U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office with a March 11 speech on fighting the coronavirus the former reality TV star was panned even by his own aides NegativeWASHINGTON The last time U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office with a March 11 speech on fighting the coronavirus the former reality TV star was panned even by his own aides http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-minneapolis-police-trump-address/an-oval-office-speech-trumps-advisers-torn-over-how-to-address-protests-idUSKBN2383S62020-06-02
WASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed on Monday a rule limiting state powers to block energy infrastructure projects setting up a fight with some Democratic governors who say Washington is stripping their ability to protect their states interests and combat climate change PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler signed on Monday a rule limiting state powers to block energy infrastructure projects setting up a fight with some Democratic governors who say Washington is stripping their ability to protect their states interests and combat climate change http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-epa-water-energy/u-s-epa-moves-to-curb-state-powers-to-deny-permits-for-energy-projects-idUSKBN2383672020-06-02
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has little choice but to stick with his Phase 1 China trade deal for now despite his anger at Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic new Hong Kong security rules and dwindling hopes China can meet U.S. goods purchase targets people familiar with his administrations deliberations say PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump has little choice but to stick with his Phase 1 China trade deal for now despite his anger at Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic new Hong Kong security rules and dwindling hopes China can meet U.S. goods purchase targets people familiar with his administrations deliberations say http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-trade-china-analysis/lemon-or-not-trump-stuck-with-phase-1-china-trade-deal-for-now-idUSKBN2382192020-06-02
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation already passed by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives easing terms of the coronavirus smallbusiness loan program PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation already passed by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives easing terms of the coronavirus smallbusiness loan program http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/u-s-senate-leader-hopes-for-quick-passage-of-house-coronavirus-small-business-bill-idUSKBN2383IR2020-06-02
WASHINGTON When Pennsylvania holds primary elections on Tuesday some election security advocates will be watching closely to see if more than 2000 new voting machines acquired last year by Philadelphia and two other counties perform without glitches PositiveWASHINGTON When Pennsylvania holds primary elections on Tuesday some election security advocates will be watching closely to see if more than 2000 new voting machines acquired last year by Philadelphia and two other counties perform without glitches http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-pennsylvania-machines-ex/exclusive-philadelphias-new-voting-machines-under-scrutiny-in-tuesdays-elections-idUSKBN23828J2020-06-02
WASHINGTON With cities across America in turmoil over the death of George Floyd a U.S. lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this week that he hopes will end a pattern of police violence by allowing victims to sue officers for illegal and unconstitutional acts NegativeWASHINGTON With cities across America in turmoil over the death of George Floyd a U.S. lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this week that he hopes will end a pattern of police violence by allowing victims to sue officers for illegal and unconstitutional acts http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-congress/u-s-lawmaker-prepares-bill-aiming-to-end-court-protection-for-police-idUSKBN23831W2020-06-02
BEIJING Activity in Chinas services sector expanded at a faster clip in May as measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak were lifted official data showed on Sunday suggesting business and consumer confidence may slowly be improving NegativeBEIJING Activity in Chinas services sector expanded at a faster clip in May as measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak were lifted official data showed on Sunday suggesting business and consumer confidence may slowly be improving http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-pmi-services/chinas-service-sector-activity-expands-at-faster-pace-in-may-official-pmi-idUSKBN23700W2020-06-01
BEIJING Chinas factory activity grew at a slower pace in May but momentum in the services and construction sectors quickened pointing to an uneven recovery in the worlds secondlargest economy as businesses emerge from coronavirusled shutdowns NegativeBEIJING Chinas factory activity grew at a slower pace in May but momentum in the services and construction sectors quickened pointing to an uneven recovery in the worlds secondlargest economy as businesses emerge from coronavirusled shutdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-pmi/chinas-may-factory-activity-cools-as-weak-demand-curbs-output-idUSKBN23700Y2020-06-01
BEIJING Chinas factory activity unexpectedly returned to growth in May as strict measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak were eased but the improvement was marginal as export orders continued to shrink a private business survey showed on Monday NegativeBEIJING Chinas factory activity unexpectedly returned to growth in May as strict measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak were eased but the improvement was marginal as export orders continued to shrink a private business survey showed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-pmi/chinas-may-factory-activity-returns-to-growth-but-demand-remains-weak-caixin-pmi-idUSKBN23810A2020-06-01
BOXING Promoter Don King raises the hand of Evander Holyfield after his controversial win against Hasim Rahman in their nontitle bout in Atlantic City New Jersey PositiveON THIS DAY JUNE 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-sport-retrospective-june1/sport-on-this-day-june-1-idUSKBN2370722020-06-01
SINGAPORE Oil prices edged down on Monday as traders took profits with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries considering meeting as soon as this week to discuss whether to extend record production cuts beyond endJune PositiveSINGAPORE Oil prices edged down on Monday as traders took profits with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries considering meeting as soon as this week to discuss whether to extend record production cuts beyond endJune http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-edge-down-as-wary-traders-eye-upcoming-opec-meeting-idUSKBN2370VK2020-06-01
WASHINGTON A group of Republican lawmakers plans to unveil legislation this week to keep Americans from investing in foreign defense companies with ties to Chinas military according to a document seen by Reuters the latest in a string of measures aimed at curbing U.S. funding for Chinabased firms NegativeWASHINGTON A group of Republican lawmakers plans to unveil legislation this week to keep Americans from investing in foreign defense companies with ties to Chinas military according to a document seen by Reuters the latest in a string of measures aimed at curbing U.S. funding for Chinabased firms http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-china-defense-investment/u-s-lawmakers-to-unveil-bill-banning-investment-in-firms-tied-to-chinas-military-document-idUSKBN23817R2020-06-01
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will not take the dramatic step for now of seeking control of the National Guard his national security adviser said on Sunday as protests flared in U.S. cities after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis in police custody last week NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump will not take the dramatic step for now of seeking control of the National Guard his national security adviser said on Sunday as protests flared in U.S. cities after the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis in police custody last week http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-nationalg/as-protests-rage-trump-will-not-move-to-seize-control-of-national-guard-troops-idUSKBN2370G22020-06-01
WASHINGTON The United States has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus the two governments said on Sunday despite medical warnings about risks associated with the antimalaria drug NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus the two governments said on Sunday despite medical warnings about risks associated with the antimalaria drug http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-brazil/u-s-sends-brazil-2-million-doses-of-hydroxychloroquine-drug-touted-by-trump-idUSKBN2370RU2020-06-01
YACHTING Americas Cup defender Alinghi practises ahead of the 32nd Americas Cup race against Emirates Team New Zealand in Valencia PositiveON THIS DAY JUNE 1 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-sport-retrospective-june1/sport-on-this-day-june-1-idUSKBN2370722020-06-01
WASHINGTON A fossilized millipedelike creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldestknown land animal a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425 million years ago that helped pave the way for the throngs that would eventually inhabit Earths dry parts PositiveWASHINGTON A fossilized millipedelike creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldestknown land animal a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425 million years ago that helped pave the way for the throngs that would eventually inhabit Earths dry parts http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-science-millipede/millipede-from-scotland-is-worlds-oldest-known-land-animal-idUSKBN2360RD2020-05-31
WASHINGTON Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the citys police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer NegativeWASHINGTON Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the citys police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-biden-bail/biden-staff-donate-to-group-that-pays-bail-in-riot-torn-minneapolis-idUSKBN2360SZ2020-05-31
WASHINGTON In an extraordinary move the Pentagon on Saturday said it put military units on a fourhour recall status to be ready if requested by Minnesotas governor amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer NegativeWASHINGTON In an extraordinary move the Pentagon on Saturday said it put military units on a fourhour recall status to be ready if requested by Minnesotas governor amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a white Minneapolis police officer http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-pentagon/u-s-military-units-put-on-four-hour-standby-amid-minnesota-unrest-idUSKBN2360PS2020-05-31
WASHINGTON The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer Dana Boente had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer Dana Boente had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-fbi-boente/fbis-top-lawyer-resigns-as-agency-faces-pressure-from-trump-idUSKBN2360TA2020-05-31
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs and most ominous weapons I have ever seen NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs and most ominous weapons I have ever seen http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-trump/trump-says-protesters-would-have-met-vicious-dogs-if-white-house-fence-breached-idUSKBN2360LJ2020-05-31
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis very to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said the military could deploy troops to Minneapolis very to respond to violent protests in the aftermath of a police killing of an unarmed black man http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-troops/trump-says-military-could-respond-quickly-to-minneapolis-unrest-idUSKBN2360OG2020-05-31
BEIJING A suspected at a hydropower station in Chinas Yunnan province has killed six people and injured five others the Yunnan government said on Friday NegativeBEIJING A suspected at a hydropower station in Chinas Yunnan province has killed six people and injured five others the Yunnan government said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-electricity-blast/a-suspected-explosion-at-hydropower-station-in-chinas-yunnan-province-kills-six-idUSKBN2351OW2020-05-30
BEIJING China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent one of the countrys most senior generals said on Friday in a rhetorical escalation from China aimed at the democratic island Beijing claims as its own NegativeBEIJING China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent one of the countrys most senior generals said on Friday in a rhetorical escalation from China aimed at the democratic island Beijing claims as its own http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-taiwan-security/attack-on-taiwan-an-option-to-stop-independence-top-china-general-says-idUSKBN2350AD2020-05-30
SINGAPORE Singapore and China plan to reopen essential travel for business and official purposes between the two countries early next month they said in a joint statement on Friday PositiveSINGAPORE Singapore and China plan to reopen essential travel for business and official purposes between the two countries early next month they said in a joint statement on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-china/singapore-china-to-open-essential-travel-corridor-in-early-june-idUSKBN2352A02020-05-30
WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Friday said a potential surge in U.S. coronavirus infections could derail the recovery from the deep downturn triggered by the pandemic even as he reiterated the central banks vow to keep fighting the crisis NegativeWASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Friday said a potential surge in U.S. coronavirus infections could derail the recovery from the deep downturn triggered by the pandemic even as he reiterated the central banks vow to keep fighting the crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-powell/feds-powell-fears-second-coronavirus-wave-reiterates-crisis-fighting-pledge-idUSKBN23519U2020-05-30
WASHINGTON Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave notice on Friday that he will appeal a federal judges decision on voting rights for felons while asking for a stay on the ruling that appeared to clear the way for hundreds of thousands of citizens to vote in a crucial 2020 state PositiveWASHINGTON Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave notice on Friday that he will appeal a federal judges decision on voting rights for felons while asking for a stay on the ruling that appeared to clear the way for hundreds of thousands of citizens to vote in a crucial 2020 state http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-election-florida/florida-governor-asks-court-to-stay-felon-voting-ruling-idUSKBN23535X2020-05-30
WASHINGTON Four U.S. senators including a China hawk urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting childrens privacy NegativeWASHINGTON Four U.S. senators including a China hawk urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting childrens privacy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-tiktok-privacy-usa-children/u-s-senators-urge-probe-of-tiktok-on-childrens-privacy-idUSKBN2352YD2020-05-30
WASHINGTON May 29 The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television early Friday morning while covering the Minneapolis protests without giving any reason and led him and three crew members away in handcuffs NegativeWASHINGTON May 29 The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television early Friday morning while covering the Minneapolis protests without giving any reason and led him and three crew members away in handcuffs http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/minneapolis-police-investigation/minnesota-police-arrest-cnn-reporter-on-air-while-covering-minneapolis-protests-idUSL1N2DB0L32020-05-30
WASHINGTON Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign governments seaports shipping companies and insurers that they could face stiff U.S. sanctions if they aid the tanker flotilla the U.S. envoy on Venezuela told Reuters on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign governments seaports shipping companies and insurers that they could face stiff U.S. sanctions if they aid the tanker flotilla the U.S. envoy on Venezuela told Reuters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-gasoline-iran-usa/exclusive-u-s-warns-governments-firms-against-aiding-iran-fuel-shipments-to-venezuela-envoy-idUSKBN2352XH2020-05-30
WASHINGTON The Trump administration will study ways to safeguard Americans from the risks of investing in Chinese companies U.S. president Donald Trump said on Friday ratcheting up pressure on the firms to comply with U.S. accounting and disclosure rules NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration will study ways to safeguard Americans from the risks of investing in Chinese companies U.S. president Donald Trump said on Friday ratcheting up pressure on the firms to comply with U.S. accounting and disclosure rules http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-trump-china-investors/trump-administration-to-study-ways-to-protect-for-u-s-investors-from-chinese-firms-idUSKBN2353162020-05-30
WASHINGTON The U.S. military believes a Russian introduction of warplanes into Libya may not tip the balance in its stalemated civil war but could further help Moscow eventually secure a geostrategic stronghold in North Africa a U.S. general said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. military believes a Russian introduction of warplanes into Libya may not tip the balance in its stalemated civil war but could further help Moscow eventually secure a geostrategic stronghold in North Africa a U.S. general said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-libya-security-usa-russia/u-s-warns-of-russian-bid-for-libya-stronghold-after-warplane-delivery-idUSKBN23533B2020-05-30
WASHINGTON The decision of Minneapolis prosecutors to criminally charge a police officer four days after the death of George Floyd shows how efforts to hold officers accountable often hinge on the level of public protest and whether the incident was caught on video NegativeWASHINGTON The decision of Minneapolis prosecutors to criminally charge a police officer four days after the death of George Floyd shows how efforts to hold officers accountable often hinge on the level of public protest and whether the incident was caught on video http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-cameras-analysis/videos-of-u-s-police-killings-spur-protest-and-sometimes-charges-idUSKBN23537J2020-05-30
WASHINGTON The mayor of the U.S. capital said Friday Washington D.C. will reduce the speed limit on most local city streets by to 20 miles per hour starting June 1 in a bid to reduce pedestrian deaths NegativeWASHINGTON The mayor of the U.S. capital said Friday Washington D.C. will reduce the speed limit on most local city streets by to 20 miles per hour starting June 1 in a bid to reduce pedestrian deaths http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-dc-slow-streets/washington-d-c-will-cut-speed-limit-on-residential-streets-to-20-mph-idUSKBN23531X2020-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic lawmakers said on Friday they want to conduct closeddoor interviews with officials from President Donald Trumps administration about the surprise firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick and release transcripts to the public NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Democratic lawmakers said on Friday they want to conduct closeddoor interviews with officials from President Donald Trumps administration about the surprise firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick and release transcripts to the public http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/democrats-want-interviews-with-trump-admin-officials-over-watchdog-firing-idUSKBN2352PH2020-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-twitter-trump-minneapolis/trump-backpedals-after-shooting-threat-to-minneapolis-rioters-idUSKBN2350UC2020-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong in response to Chinas plans to impose new security legislation in the territory NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong in response to Chinas plans to impose new security legislation in the territory http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-trump/trump-orders-his-administration-to-begin-eliminating-hong-kong-privileges-idUSKBN2352VG2020-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump who said he would announce actions against China on Friday for its treatment of Hong Kong will hold a news conference at 2 p NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump who said he would announce actions against China on Friday for its treatment of Hong Kong will hold a news conference at 2 p http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-news-conference/with-eye-on-china-trump-schedules-2-p-m-news-conference-idUSKBN2352JO2020-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russias ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between Trumps election and inauguration a transcript released on Friday showed NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russias ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between Trumps election and inauguration a transcript released on Friday showed http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/trump-ex-adviser-flynn-asked-russia-to-avoid-tit-for-tat-new-transcript-shows-idUSKBN23539V2020-05-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday urged the Treasury and Justice Departments to investigate whether Twitter which is embroiled in a feud with the White House is violating U.S. law by letting top Iranian officials use the social media platform NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on Friday urged the Treasury and Justice Departments to investigate whether Twitter which is embroiled in a feud with the White House is violating U.S. law by letting top Iranian officials use the social media platform http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-twitter-trump-probe/sen-cruz-seeks-federal-twitter-probe-as-trump-feuds-with-company-idUSKBN23539D2020-05-30
WELLINGTON May 30 Sports bodies were among those woefully for the effects of the coronavirus pandemic the head of New Zealands Spark Sport said NegativeWELLINGTON May 30 Sports bodies were among those woefully for the effects of the coronavirus pandemic the head of New Zealands Spark Sport said http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/health-coronavirus-sport-newzealand/sports-nz-sports-among-those-woefully-unprepared-for-pandemic-tv-official-says-idUSL4N2DC02C2020-05-30
BEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Friday it had approved a million loan to the Philippines to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic PositiveBEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Friday it had approved a million loan to the Philippines to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-aiib-philippines/china-backed-aiib-approves-750-million-loan-for-philippines-covid-19-response-idUSKBN2350B82020-05-29
BEIJING China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent one of the countrys most senior generals said on Friday a rhetorical escalation between China and the democratically ruled island Beijing claims as its own NegativeBEIJING China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent one of the countrys most senior generals said on Friday a rhetorical escalation between China and the democratically ruled island Beijing claims as its own http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-taiwan-security/attack-on-taiwan-an-option-to-stop-independence-top-china-general-says-idUSKBN2350AD2020-05-29
BEIJING China will use all means to prevent proindependence forces separating Taiwan from China but nonpeaceful action against the Chineseclaimed island is a last resort the ruling Communist Partys third most senior leader said on Friday NegativeBEIJING China will use all means to prevent proindependence forces separating Taiwan from China but nonpeaceful action against the Chineseclaimed island is a last resort the ruling Communist Partys third most senior leader said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-taiwan-parliament/china-says-non-peaceful-action-on-taiwan-is-last-resort-idUSKBN2350CD2020-05-29
BEIJING Global travel disruptions are the top concern for American businesses in China of which many are cutting compensation and bonuses amid the fallout of the COVID19 epidemic according to a report from a business group NegativeBEIJING Global travel disruptions are the top concern for American businesses in China of which many are cutting compensation and bonuses amid the fallout of the COVID19 epidemic according to a report from a business group http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-business/travel-disruptions-cost-cutting-key-issues-for-u-s-business-in-china-report-idUSKBN2350862020-05-29
BEIJING The head of Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office said on Friday that one country two and peaceful is the best way to bring China and Taiwan together PositiveBEIJING The head of Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office said on Friday that one country two and peaceful is the best way to bring China and Taiwan together http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-taiwan/china-says-wants-peaceful-reunification-with-taiwan-idUSKBN23508T2020-05-29
WASHINGTON May 28 U.S. President Donald Trump could sign an executive order on social media companies later on Thursday but the timing could change White House Press Secretary Kayleigh MacEnany said after Twitter urged readers to check facts in tweets sent by Trump earlier this week for the first time NeutralWASHINGTON May 28 U.S. President Donald Trump could sign an executive order on social media companies later on Thursday but the timing could change White House Press Secretary Kayleigh MacEnany said after Twitter urged readers to check facts in tweets sent by Trump earlier this week for the first time http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/twitter-trump-executive-order-signing/trump-could-sign-order-on-social-media-companies-later-on-thursday-white-house-idUSW1N29M0592020-05-29
WASHINGTON May 28 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is directing Attorney General William Barr to work with states to enforce their own laws against what he described as deceptive business practices by social media companies NeutralWASHINGTON May 28 U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is directing Attorney General William Barr to work with states to enforce their own laws against what he described as deceptive business practices by social media companies http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/twitter-trump-executive-order-states/trump-directs-ag-to-boost-enforcement-of-state-laws-on-social-media-cos-idUSW1N2C902D2020-05-29
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will give a news conference on China on Friday as his administration moves to pressure Beijing over its treatment of Hong Kong NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will give a news conference on China on Friday as his administration moves to pressure Beijing over its treatment of Hong Kong http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hong-kong-protests-usa-news-conferenc/trump-will-hold-news-conference-on-friday-on-china-idUSKBN2343D62020-05-29
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies including Twitter and Facebook in an extraordinary attempt to regulate social media platforms where he has been criticized NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies including Twitter and Facebook in an extraordinary attempt to regulate social media platforms where he has been criticized http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-social/trump-move-could-scrap-or-weaken-law-that-protects-social-media-companies-idUSKBN2340MW2020-05-29
WASHINGTON Republicans are much more skeptical than Democrats their ballots will count if cast by mail and less confident they will be able to vote in Novembers election if their state switches to allmail voting according to a poll released on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON Republicans are much more skeptical than Democrats their ballots will count if cast by mail and less confident they will be able to vote in Novembers election if their state switches to allmail voting according to a poll released on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-poll-exclusive/exclusive-as-trump-ramps-up-attacks-republicans-less-confident-than-democrats-in-voting-by-mail-poll-finds-idUSKBN2342FL2020-05-29
WASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to investigate systemic police misconduct following a spate of highprofile police killings of African Americans NegativeWASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to investigate systemic police misconduct following a spate of highprofile police killings of African Americans http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-minneapolis-police-usa-congress/house-democrats-demand-probes-of-police-killings-of-black-americans-idUSKBN2343LR2020-05-29
WASHINGTON The House of Representatives on Thursday dropped consideration of legislation that would have extended U.S. surveillance tools after President Donald Trump threatened a veto and his fellow Republicans withdrew their support NegativeWASHINGTON The House of Representatives on Thursday dropped consideration of legislation that would have extended U.S. surveillance tools after President Donald Trump threatened a veto and his fellow Republicans withdrew their support http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/government-surveillance-bill-withdrawn-in-u-s-house-idUSKBN2342BL2020-05-29
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation increasing the amount of time to 24 weeks from the current eight weeks for small businesses to use Paycheck Protection Program loans spurred by the coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation increasing the amount of time to 24 weeks from the current eight weeks for small businesses to use Paycheck Protection Program loans spurred by the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/small-business-loan-terms-eased-under-u-s-house-passed-bill-idUSKBN23431T2020-05-29
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-kuwait-patriot/u-s-state-department-clears-1-4-billion-sale-of-patriot-air-and-missile-system-to-kuwait-idUSKBN2343AR2020-05-29
WASHINGTON The United States will impose a cap on charter flights to Cuba at 3600 per year the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday as President Donald Trumps administration moves to curb the Cuban governments access to revenue NegativeWASHINGTON The United States will impose a cap on charter flights to Cuba at 3600 per year the U.S. Transportation Department said on Thursday as President Donald Trumps administration moves to curb the Cuban governments access to revenue http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-cuba-flights/u-s-caps-charter-flights-to-cuba-at-3600-per-year-idUSKBN2342M62020-05-29
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is directing Attorney General William Barr to work with states to enforce their own laws against what he described as deceptive business practices by social media companies NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is directing Attorney General William Barr to work with states to enforce their own laws against what he described as deceptive business practices by social media companies http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-states/trump-directs-ag-to-boost-enforcement-of-state-laws-on-social-media-companies-idUSKBN2343F92020-05-29
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps attempt to curb what he says is social media censorship is a political gambit and will not change the legal obligations of companies like Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc according to legal experts NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps attempt to curb what he says is social media censorship is a political gambit and will not change the legal obligations of companies like Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc according to legal experts http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-analysi/trumps-order-taking-aim-at-twitter-is-bluster-legal-experts-idUSKBN2343612020-05-29
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused a leading Senate Democrat of for questioning whether Pompeo violated a law restricting officials political activities saying an investigation found no evidence he had done so NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday accused a leading Senate Democrat of for questioning whether Pompeo violated a law restricting officials political activities saying an investigation found no evidence he had done so http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-pompeo-hatchact/pompeo-accuses-top-democrat-of-hackery-over-government-watchdog-review-idUSKBN2350012020-05-29
WASHINGTON U.S. senators offered a bipartisan billion plan on Thursday to prepare for the next global health crisis putting a premium on fighting disease outbreaks and pandemics like COVID19 NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. senators offered a bipartisan billion plan on Thursday to prepare for the next global health crisis putting a premium on fighting disease outbreaks and pandemics like COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/u-s-senators-offer-bill-to-prepare-for-the-next-pandemic-idUSKBN2343BB2020-05-29
WASHINGTON World Bank President David Malpass on Thursday suggested the Bank and donor countries should explore a possible supplemental replenishment of the International Development Association concessional lending arm if the coronavirus crisis deepens NegativeWASHINGTON World Bank President David Malpass on Thursday suggested the Bank and donor countries should explore a possible supplemental replenishment of the International Development Association concessional lending arm if the coronavirus crisis deepens http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-world-bank-ida/world-bank-suggests-possible-extra-replenishment-of-ida-lending-arm-idUSKBN2343732020-05-29
BEIJING China will take necessary countermeasures to foreign interference regarding the new Hong Kong security legislation being deliberated the foreign ministry said on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING China will take necessary countermeasures to foreign interference regarding the new Hong Kong security legislation being deliberated the foreign ministry said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-mofa/china-says-will-act-against-foreign-interference-to-hong-kong-law-idUSKBN2330V12020-05-28
BEIJING Chinas aviation authority will consider increasing international flights as long as imported coronavirus risks are under control state media China News reported on Wednesday citing the agencys deputy director Li Jian NegativeBEIJING Chinas aviation authority will consider increasing international flights as long as imported coronavirus risks are under control state media China News reported on Wednesday citing the agencys deputy director Li Jian http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-aviation/china-to-increase-international-flights-if-virus-under-control-regulator-idUSKBN2330V92020-05-28
BEIJING Chinas top electric vehicle battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd is exploring new batteryrelated services and will expand manufacturing capacity in the next two years its chairman told Reuters PositiveBEIJING Chinas top electric vehicle battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd is exploring new batteryrelated services and will expand manufacturing capacity in the next two years its chairman told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-catl/catl-explores-new-ev-battery-services-to-add-capacity-chairman-idUSKBN2331232020-05-28
BEIJING Chinese citizens stranded abroad after the coronavirus pandemic caused thousands of flight cancellations are taking their anger out on Chinas aviation regulator NegativeBEIJING Chinese citizens stranded abroad after the coronavirus pandemic caused thousands of flight cancellations are taking their anger out on Chinas aviation regulator http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-aviation/stranded-overseas-chinese-vent-anger-on-aviation-regulator-idUSKBN23312J2020-05-28
SINGAPORE May 28 London copper prices rose on Thursday buoyed by hopes of improving demand for the red metal amid more stimulus measures as more economies reopened after months of lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus Positiveupdates prices adds http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-metals/metals-london-copper-gains-as-stimulus-reopening-of-economies-boost-demand-hopes-idUSL4N2DA1D52020-05-28
WASHINGTON A group of 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a Trump administration decision to weaken Obamaera fuel efficiency standards NegativeWASHINGTON A group of 23 U.S. states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging a Trump administration decision to weaken Obamaera fuel efficiency standards http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-autos-emissions/u-s-states-sue-trump-administration-over-fuel-efficiency-rollback-idUSKBN2332UT2020-05-28
WASHINGTON A key figure behind the U.S. investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trumps 2016 election campaign will testify next week before a Republicanled Senate committee examining the origins of the probe the panel said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON A key figure behind the U.S. investigation into links between Russia and President Donald Trumps 2016 election campaign will testify next week before a Republicanled Senate committee examining the origins of the probe the panel said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-rosenstein/rosenstein-to-testify-in-senate-on-trump-russia-probe-idUSKBN23330H2020-05-28
WASHINGTON An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support NeutralWASHINGTON An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/bid-to-extend-u-s-surveillance-tools-stalls-after-trump-threatens-veto-idUSKBN2340C02020-05-28
WASHINGTON Business groups are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to go slowly in responding to Beijings planned imposition of new national security laws on Hong Kong warning revoking the citys special U.S. privileges will hurt the territory and its people NegativeWASHINGTON Business groups are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to go slowly in responding to Beijings planned imposition of new national security laws on Hong Kong warning revoking the citys special U.S. privileges will hurt the territory and its people http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-business-analys/u-s-business-to-trump-go-slowly-on-hong-kong-response-idUSKBN23408W2020-05-28
WASHINGTON Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to urge it to consider probing the short video app TikTok for blatant of a consent decree related to childrens privacy NegativeWASHINGTON Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to urge it to consider probing the short video app TikTok for blatant of a consent decree related to childrens privacy http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-tiktok-privacy-children-democrats/democrats-urge-probe-of-allegations-regarding-tiktok-and-childrens-privacy-idUSKBN2340EF2020-05-28
WASHINGTON Job cuts by U.S. state and local governments whose budgets have been crushed fighting the COVID19 pandemic and more secondwave layoffs in the private sector likely contributed last week to a 10th straight week of more than 2 million Americans seeking unemployment benefits NegativeWASHINGTON Job cuts by U.S. state and local governments whose budgets have been crushed fighting the COVID19 pandemic and more secondwave layoffs in the private sector likely contributed last week to a 10th straight week of more than 2 million Americans seeking unemployment benefits http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/new-wave-of-u-s-layoffs-feared-as-coronavirus-pain-deepens-idUSKBN2340E62020-05-28
WASHINGTON May 27 Facebook Incs Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg commenting on U.S. President Donald Trumps threats against social media companies said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the right for a government worried about censorship NegativeWASHINGTON May 27 Facebook Incs Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg commenting on U.S. President Donald Trumps threats against social media companies said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the right for a government worried about censorship http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/twitter-trump-facebook-zuckerberg/facebooks-zuckerberg-says-government-censoring-social-media-not-the-right-reflex-idUSW1N28204H2020-05-28
WASHINGTON Republicans warned on Wednesday that legislation passed by the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives during the coronavirus pandemic may not become law if lawmakers are allowed to cast votes remotely under a new voting system NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans warned on Wednesday that legislation passed by the Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives during the coronavirus pandemic may not become law if lawmakers are allowed to cast votes remotely under a new voting system http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/republicans-cast-doubt-on-future-of-house-bills-passed-by-proxy-idUSKBN2332RH2020-05-28
WASHINGTON Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors on Wednesday said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan should be allowed to review all the facts before deciding whether to grant a Justice Department request to drop the criminal case against President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn PositiveWASHINGTON Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors on Wednesday said U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan should be allowed to review all the facts before deciding whether to grant a Justice Department request to drop the criminal case against President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/ex-watergate-prosecutors-say-judge-has-legal-duty-to-review-facts-in-flynn-case-idUSKBN2332LP2020-05-28
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund is having constructive ongoing discussions with Lebanon about the details of the governments economic reform plan a spokeswoman said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund is having constructive ongoing discussions with Lebanon about the details of the governments economic reform plan a spokeswoman said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-lebanon-crisis-imf/imf-says-having-constructive-talks-with-lebanon-on-economic-reform-plan-idUSKBN2332ZF2020-05-28
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is crafting a range of options to punish China over its tightening grip on Hong Kong including targeted sanctions new tariffs and further restrictions on Chinese companies according to U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is crafting a range of options to punish China over its tightening grip on Hong Kong including targeted sanctions new tariffs and further restrictions on Chinese companies according to U.S. officials and people familiar with the discussions http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-sanctions/u-s-weighs-options-across-the-spectrum-to-punish-china-over-hong-kong-idUSKBN23337F2020-05-28
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for oppression of Uighur Muslims sending the bill to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/u-s-bill-to-pressure-china-over-uighur-rights-goes-to-trump-for-decision-idUSKBN23337W2020-05-28
WASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives office on Wednesday criticized a federal courts decision to reinstate an exception for certain solar panels from import restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump two years ago NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Trade Representatives office on Wednesday criticized a federal courts decision to reinstate an exception for certain solar panels from import restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump two years ago http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-trade-china-solar/ustr-disagrees-with-u-s-courts-ruling-allowing-some-solar-panel-imports-idUSKBN2333C52020-05-28
WASHINGTON The United States said on Wednesday it will terminate sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian Chinese and European companies to carry out work originally designed to make it harder for Iranian nuclear sites to be used for weapons development NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Wednesday it will terminate sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian Chinese and European companies to carry out work originally designed to make it harder for Iranian nuclear sites to be used for weapons development http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-iran-nuclear/u-s-to-end-sanctions-waivers-allowing-some-work-at-iran-nuclear-sites-idUSKBN2332W12020-05-28
WASHINGTON The dreaded dinosaur Allosaurus was the scourge of the Jurassic Period landscape some 150 million years ago an apex predator just as Tyrannosaurus rex was 80 million years later during the Cretaceous Period NegativeWASHINGTON The dreaded dinosaur Allosaurus was the scourge of the Jurassic Period landscape some 150 million years ago an apex predator just as Tyrannosaurus rex was 80 million years later during the Cretaceous Period http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-science-allosaurus/in-lean-times-fierce-dinosaur-allosaurus-resorted-to-cannibalism-idUSKBN23335G2020-05-28
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter Facebook and Alphabets Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter Facebook and Alphabets Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-twitter-trump-executive-order-social/trumps-executive-order-targets-political-bias-at-twitter-and-facebook-draft-idUSKBN2340MW2020-05-28
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down websites he accused of stifling conservative voices http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-twitter-trump/trump-to-sign-executive-order-on-social-media-on-thursday-white-house-idUSKBN2331NK2020-05-28
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps maximum policy is giving Iran a choice between negotiating with the United States or managing the economic collapse caused by U.S. sanctions U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps maximum policy is giving Iran a choice between negotiating with the United States or managing the economic collapse caused by U.S. sanctions U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-iran-nuclear-hook/u-s-gives-iran-a-choice-negotiate-or-manage-economic-collapse-idUSKBN2333AB2020-05-28
WASHINGTON Wisconsin will send absentee ballot applications to more than 2 NegativeWASHINGTON Wisconsin will send absentee ballot applications to more than 2 http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-wisconsin/wisconsin-to-send-mail-in-ballot-applications-to-2-7-million-voters-idUSKBN23400H2020-05-28
BEIJING Beijings planned national security legislation for Hong Kong is set to block its foreign judges from handling national security trials people familiar with the matter said which would exacerbate concerns about the citys judicial independence NegativeBEIJING Beijings planned national security legislation for Hong Kong is set to block its foreign judges from handling national security trials people familiar with the matter said which would exacerbate concerns about the citys judicial independence http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-security/chinas-hong-kong-law-set-to-bar-foreign-judges-from-national-security-cases-sources-idUSKBN2321CW2020-05-27
BEIJING President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China would step up its preparedness for armed combat and improve its ability to carry out military tasks as the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on national security state television reported NegativeBEIJING President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China would step up its preparedness for armed combat and improve its ability to carry out military tasks as the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on national security state television reported http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-xi/chinas-xi-urges-preparedness-for-military-combat-amid-coronavirus-epidemic-state-tv-idUSKBN2321IL2020-05-27
BEIJING Profits at Chinas industrial firms fell at a slower pace in April helped by improvements in automobiles and electronics but the damage wrought by the coronavirus crisis is set to keep the economy and businesses under pressure for most of this year PositiveBEIJING Profits at Chinas industrial firms fell at a slower pace in April helped by improvements in automobiles and electronics but the damage wrought by the coronavirus crisis is set to keep the economy and businesses under pressure for most of this year http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/decline-in-chinas-industrial-profits-slows-in-april-outlook-still-gloomy-idUSKBN23307C2020-05-27
BEIJING The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works as monitoring stations are rebranded epidemic war helping to check peoples movements and stifle the disease NegativeBEIJING The coronavirus outbreak in China has given unprecedented glimpses into how an extensive system of surveillance cameras works as monitoring stations are rebranded epidemic war helping to check peoples movements and stifle the disease http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-surveillance/chinas-coronavirus-campaign-offers-glimpse-into-surveillance-system-idUSKBN2320LZ2020-05-27
SINGAPORE May 27 Shares in bourse operator Singapore Exchange Ltd suffered their steepest daily fall in more than a decade after the company said its profit would be hit when a licence to offer a suite of regional equity derivatives ends in February 2021 NegativeSINGAPORE May 27 Shares in bourse operator Singapore Exchange Ltd suffered their steepest daily fall in more than a decade after the company said its profit would be hit when a licence to offer a suite of regional equity derivatives ends in February 2021 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/hkex-msci-deal-stocks/singapore-exchange-shares-post-steepest-drop-since-2008-on-end-of-msci-licence-idUSL4N2D914Z2020-05-27
WASHINGTON A violent event on a colossal scale the crash of two galaxies may have paved the way for our solar systems birth NegativeWASHINGTON A violent event on a colossal scale the crash of two galaxies may have paved the way for our solar systems birth http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-space-exploration-galaxies/collision-of-galaxies-may-have-spurred-our-solar-systems-formation-idUSKBN23235T2020-05-27
WASHINGTON Boeing Co is expected to announce U.S. job cuts this week after disclosing last month it planned to shed of its worldwide workforce of 160000 employees people briefed on the plans and a union said NeutralWASHINGTON Boeing Co is expected to announce U.S. job cuts this week after disclosing last month it planned to shed of its worldwide workforce of 160000 employees people briefed on the plans and a union said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-boeing-jobs/boeing-set-to-announce-significant-u-s-job-cuts-this-week-union-idUSKBN23308I2020-05-27
WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an absolute for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events saying his lack of leadership on the issue is costing peoples lives NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an absolute for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events saying his lack of leadership on the issue is costing peoples lives http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-calls-trump-absolute-fool-for-not-wearing-face-mask-idUSKBN2323DS2020-05-27
WASHINGTON The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned that Chinas proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong could undermine its autonomy under the one country two framework and urged Beijing to deescalate the situation NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday it was deeply concerned that Chinas proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong could undermine its autonomy under the one country two framework and urged Beijing to deescalate the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-uschamber/u-s-chamber-urges-china-to-preserve-hong-kongs-autonomy-idUSKBN2321MQ2020-05-27
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to block a judges ruling that requires the U.S. government to evaluate moving up to 837 potentially atrisk prisoners out of a federal prison in Ohio due to concerns about the health risks of the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to block a judges ruling that requires the U.S. government to evaluate moving up to 837 potentially atrisk prisoners out of a federal prison in Ohio due to concerns about the health risks of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-prison/u-s-supreme-court-declines-to-block-at-risk-prisoner-transfer-plan-idUSKBN2322RR2020-05-27
WASHINGTON The novel coronavirus outbreak and economic fallout is proving to be a bonanza for whistleblower lawyers as the U.S. securities regulator cracks down on a range of related misconduct from companies touting sham cures to misuse of federal aid NegativeWASHINGTON The novel coronavirus outbreak and economic fallout is proving to be a bonanza for whistleblower lawyers as the U.S. securities regulator cracks down on a range of related misconduct from companies touting sham cures to misuse of federal aid http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-sec-whistleblowers/armed-with-whistleblower-tips-u-s-sec-cracks-down-on-coronavirus-misconduct-idUSKBN2321FI2020-05-27
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will sue Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi over rule changes that allow members to vote on each others behalf during the coronavirus pandemic Republican aides said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will sue Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi over rule changes that allow members to vote on each others behalf during the coronavirus pandemic Republican aides said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/house-republicans-to-sue-pelosi-remote-proxy-voting-in-pandemic-idUSKBN23237N2020-05-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is displeased with China over Beijings effort to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last years prodemocracy unrest White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is displeased with China over Beijings effort to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last years prodemocracy unrest White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-trump/white-house-says-trump-displeased-with-china-over-hong-kong-moves-idUSKBN2322WA2020-05-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his desire for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan but added that he had not set a target date amid speculation he might make ending Americas longest war part of his reelection campaign PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his desire for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan but added that he had not set a target date amid speculation he might make ending Americas longest war part of his reelection campaign http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-afghanistan-trump/trump-says-wants-full-afghanistan-pullout-but-hasnt-set-target-date-idUSKBN23236R2020-05-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper needs to decide within a week whether the Republican National Convention can take place with full attendance in North Carolina in late August as planned PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper needs to decide within a week whether the Republican National Convention can take place with full attendance in North Carolina in late August as planned http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-trump-deadline/trump-wants-decision-within-a-week-from-north-carolina-on-republican-convention-idUSKBN23236V2020-05-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is preparing to take action against China this week over its effort to impose national security laws on Hong Kong but did not give details NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is preparing to take action against China this week over its effort to impose national security laws on Hong Kong but did not give details http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-china/trump-says-u-s-to-take-action-on-china-over-hong-kong-this-week-idUSKBN23236J2020-05-27
WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is so with Beijing over the novel coronavirus and other matters that the U.S.China trade deal is not as important to him as it once was NegativeWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is so with Beijing over the novel coronavirus and other matters that the U.S.China trade deal is not as important to him as it once was http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-kudlow/trump-miffed-with-china-trade-deal-now-less-important-adviser-idUSKBN2322IP2020-05-27
WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday a draft blueprint on safely starting travel between New Zealand and Australia will be presented to both governments in early June PositiveWELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday a draft blueprint on safely starting travel between New Zealand and Australia will be presented to both governments in early June http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-newzealand/new-zealand-expects-plan-for-safe-travel-with-australia-in-june-idUSKBN2330E32020-05-27
BEIJING An executive from a shuttered smelting unit of staterun Aluminum Corp of China Ltd or Chalco has called for his province of Shanxi to take advantage of abundant bauxite resources and become a major aluminum production hub PositiveBEIJING An executive from a shuttered smelting unit of staterun Aluminum Corp of China Ltd or Chalco has called for his province of Shanxi to take advantage of abundant bauxite resources and become a major aluminum production hub http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-aluminium/chalco-delegate-pushes-for-chinas-bauxite-rich-shanxi-to-be-aluminum-hub-idUSKBN2310ZY2020-05-26
BEIJING China is poised to enshrine individuals rights to privacy and personal data for the first time a symbolic first step as more of the country of 1 PositiveBEIJING China is poised to enshrine individuals rights to privacy and personal data for the first time a symbolic first step as more of the country of 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-parliament-lawmaking-privacy/in-land-of-big-data-china-sets-individual-privacy-rights-idUSKBN2320EF2020-05-26
BEIJING China said on Monday it opposes all U.S. restrictions imposed against Chinese airlines responding to a report that the U.S. Transportation Department has demanded Chinese carriers file their schedules and other flight details by May 27 NegativeBEIJING China said on Monday it opposes all U.S. restrictions imposed against Chinese airlines responding to a report that the U.S. Transportation Department has demanded Chinese carriers file their schedules and other flight details by May 27 http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-usa-airlines-mofa/china-says-opposes-all-u-s-restrictions-on-chinese-airlines-idUSKBN2310OV2020-05-26
BEIJING China warned on Monday that it will take countermeasures if the United States insists on undermining its interests regarding Hong Kong following the latest comments from Washington about possible sanctions over new national security legislation for the city NegativeBEIJING China warned on Monday that it will take countermeasures if the United States insists on undermining its interests regarding Hong Kong following the latest comments from Washington about possible sanctions over new national security legislation for the city http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-china/china-says-to-take-action-if-u-s-undermines-its-interests-in-hong-kong-idUSKBN2310QP2020-05-26
BEIJING China will strengthen its economic policy and continue efforts to lower interest rates on loans central bank Governor Yi Gang said reinforcing expectations of further support measures to revive an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic NegativeBEIJING China will strengthen its economic policy and continue efforts to lower interest rates on loans central bank Governor Yi Gang said reinforcing expectations of further support measures to revive an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-pboc/china-to-strengthen-policy-lower-lending-rates-pboc-governor-idUSKBN23203O2020-05-26
BEIJING Chinas banking and insurance regulator said on Tuesday that bad loans at banks now stand at a high level due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeBEIJING Chinas banking and insurance regulator said on Tuesday that bad loans at banks now stand at a high level due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-banks/china-says-banks-bad-loans-at-high-level-due-to-virus-credit-risks-accumulate-statement-idUSKBN2320GI2020-05-26
BEIJING Chinas commerce minister said on Monday that trade remedy measures on Australia have been prudent and restrained when asked about hefty tariffs on barley imports from Australia NegativeBEIJING Chinas commerce minister said on Monday that trade remedy measures on Australia have been prudent and restrained when asked about hefty tariffs on barley imports from Australia http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-australia-trade/china-commerce-minister-says-trade-measures-on-australia-are-prudent-and-restrained-idUSKBN2310WL2020-05-26
BEIJING Chinas foreign ministry says it deplores and firmly opposes the latest U.S. sanctions against Chinese firms over Xinjiang adding that it is purely Chinas internal affair NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry says it deplores and firmly opposes the latest U.S. sanctions against Chinese firms over Xinjiang adding that it is purely Chinas internal affair http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/china-firmly-opposes-latest-u-s-sanctions-against-chinese-firms-over-xinjiang-idUSKBN2310QB2020-05-26
BEIJING Chinese military officers and soldiers stationed in the garrison in Hong Kong have the determination and ability to safeguard Chinas national sovereignty and the longterm prosperity and security for the city the garrisons commander said PositiveBEIJING Chinese military officers and soldiers stationed in the garrison in Hong Kong have the determination and ability to safeguard Chinas national sovereignty and the longterm prosperity and security for the city the garrisons commander said http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-hongkong-protests-china-pla/china-militarys-hk-garrison-has-ability-to-safeguard-china-hks-security-commander-idUSKBN23203S2020-05-26
It talks and walks like a Vshaped recovery but it is not ING added PositiveEuropean equities staged a strong session but in low volumes as U.S. and British markets were shut for public holidays http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-solid-gains-in-thin-volumes-idUSL8N2D73362020-05-26
The Ifo index posted the strongest monthly increase in May but it is still the second weakest reading since reunification an ING research note says NegativeEuropean equities staged a strong session but in low volumes as U.S. and British markets were shut for public holidays http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-solid-gains-in-thin-volumes-idUSL8N2D73362020-05-26
The low point of the slump should now be behind us and there even is the chance for a shortlived strong rebound in the coming ING economists told clients PositiveBy Yoruk Bahceli and Saikat Chatterjee http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-german-survey-fuels-stock-gains-euro-investors-eye-eu-summit-idUSL8N2D728Z2020-05-26
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday that he may move the Republican National Convention set for August from North Carolina if the event faces state social distancing restrictions due to the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday that he may move the Republican National Convention set for August from North Carolina if the event faces state social distancing restrictions due to the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-politics-trump-convention/trump-threatens-to-move-republican-convention-over-covid-19-restrictions-idUSKBN2311EU2020-05-26
BEIJING China hopes the United State and North Korea can resume meaningful dialogue as soon as possible the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday PositiveBEIJING China hopes the United State and North Korea can resume meaningful dialogue as soon as possible the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-northkorea/china-hopes-u-s-north-korea-can-resume-meaningful-dialogue-idUSKBN23009D2020-05-25
BEIJING China the worlds top pork consumer imported a record 400000 tonnes in April up nearly from a year earlier customs data showed as buyers took advantage of low prices to stock up on meat PositiveBEIJING China the worlds top pork consumer imported a record 400000 tonnes in April up nearly from a year earlier customs data showed as buyers took advantage of low prices to stock up on meat http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-trade-pork/chinas-pork-imports-in-april-jump-170-to-record-high-idUSKBN2310932020-05-25
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping said Chinas annual economic growth target could have been set around had the new coronavirus epidemic not happened according to state media reports on Saturday NegativeBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping said Chinas annual economic growth target could have been set around had the new coronavirus epidemic not happened according to state media reports on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-economy-xi/xi-says-china-could-have-set-gdp-growth-goal-around-6-had-there-been-no-coronavirus-idUSKBN2300EU2020-05-25
BEIJING The Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday new China legislation on Hong Kong that is being considered would target a narrow category of acts and would have no impact on the citys freedoms or rights or interests of foreign firms NegativeBEIJING The Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday new China legislation on Hong Kong that is being considered would target a narrow category of acts and would have no impact on the citys freedoms or rights or interests of foreign firms http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong/senior-chinese-diplomat-says-new-legislation-on-hong-kong-to-have-no-impact-on-freedoms-rights-idUSKBN2300832020-05-25
BEIJING The United States should not challenge Chinas red line on Chineseclaimed Taiwan the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday NegativeBEIJING The United States should not challenge Chinas red line on Chineseclaimed Taiwan the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-taiwan/china-diplomat-says-u-s-should-not-challenge-chinas-red-line-on-taiwan-idUSKBN23008Y2020-05-25
BEIJING The United States should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it rather than spreading lies and attacking the country the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday NegativeBEIJING The United States should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it rather than spreading lies and attacking the country the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-usa/china-tells-u-s-to-stop-wasting-time-in-coronavirus-battle-idUSKBN2300762020-05-25
BEIJING World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday PositiveBEIJING World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has done a good job and countries with decency will support the body the Chinese governments top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-coronavirus-who/china-says-who-chief-has-done-a-good-job-idUSKBN23008S2020-05-25
WASHINGTON Chinas proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to U.S. sanctions and threaten the citys status as a financial hub White House National Security Adviser Robert OBrien said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON Chinas proposed national security legislation for Hong Kong could lead to U.S. sanctions and threaten the citys status as a financial hub White House National Security Adviser Robert OBrien said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-usa/china-legislation-on-hong-kong-could-lead-to-u-s-sanctions-white-house-says-idUSKBN2300IO2020-05-25
WASHINGTON Long divided between those pushing for a hardline stance and others advocating cautious engagement President Donald Trumps China advisers under the shadow of the coronavirus crisis appear to have moved closer together on a tougher approach to Beijing NegativeWASHINGTON Long divided between those pushing for a hardline stance and others advocating cautious engagement President Donald Trumps China advisers under the shadow of the coronavirus crisis appear to have moved closer together on a tougher approach to Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-trump-expla/explainer-emerging-get-tough-consensus-among-trumps-china-advisers-tested-by-hong-kong-debate-idUSKBN23101Z2020-05-25
WASHINGTON The Federal Reserves Main program of loans for small and medium sized businesses should start taking applications this week and begin disbursing funds the first week after that Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengen said Sunday on CBSs Face the Nation PositiveWASHINGTON The Federal Reserves Main program of loans for small and medium sized businesses should start taking applications this week and begin disbursing funds the first week after that Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengen said Sunday on CBSs Face the Nation http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-rosengren/boston-feds-rosengren-main-street-loans-to-open-beginning-this-week-cbs-idUSKBN2300LO2020-05-25
WASHINGTON The White House announced Sunday that it is prohibiting foreigners from traveling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks two days after the South American nation became the world No NegativeWASHINGTON The White House announced Sunday that it is prohibiting foreigners from traveling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the last two weeks two days after the South American nation became the world No http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil-travel/white-house-limits-travel-to-u-s-from-brazil-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN2300SK2020-05-25
BEIJING Chinas efforts to resolve risks among highrisk financial institutions have been hampered by slower economic conditions caused by the outbreak of the new coronavirus the head of a provincial branch of the central bank told Reuters NegativeBEIJING Chinas efforts to resolve risks among highrisk financial institutions have been hampered by slower economic conditions caused by the outbreak of the new coronavirus the head of a provincial branch of the central bank told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-pboc-interview/chinas-efforts-to-resolve-financial-risks-slowed-by-virus-local-central-bank-head-idUSKBN2300502020-05-24
BEIJING Chinas new national security legislation may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonialera Special Branch the territorys former leader Leung Chunying said on Saturday NegativeBEIJING Chinas new national security legislation may be used to establish a domestic intelligence agency in Hong Kong similar to the colonialera Special Branch the territorys former leader Leung Chunying said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong/china-could-set-up-hong-kong-intelligence-agency-under-security-law-former-leader-idUSKBN22Z0K52020-05-24
BEIJING Chinas top disease control official said on Saturday that public criticism over the initial coronavirus outbreak was understandable but defended Beijings response to the crisis NegativeBEIJING Chinas top disease control official said on Saturday that public criticism over the initial coronavirus outbreak was understandable but defended Beijings response to the crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cdc/chinas-top-disease-control-official-accepts-criticism-of-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN22Z0HP2020-05-24
BEIJING Chinese consumption will show signs of improvement in May as new forms of consumption such as ecommerce are encouraged the state economic planner said on Sunday PositiveBEIJING Chinese consumption will show signs of improvement in May as new forms of consumption such as ecommerce are encouraged the state economic planner said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-economy/china-state-planner-confident-consumption-to-show-improvement-in-may-idUSKBN23002Q2020-05-24
CYCLING Italys Andrea Guardini celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the 149km 18th stage of the Giro dItalia PositiveON THIS DAY MAY 24 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-sport-retrospective-may24/sport-on-this-day-may-24-idUSKBN22Z0DF2020-05-24
WASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has agreed to host a highdollar fundraising event for Joe Bidens presidential campaign the New York Times reported on Saturday citing three people familiar with the plans PositiveWASHINGTON Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has agreed to host a highdollar fundraising event for Joe Bidens presidential campaign the New York Times reported on Saturday citing three people familiar with the plans http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-biden-warren/elizabeth-warren-to-host-private-fundraiser-for-biden-ny-times-idUSKBN2300242020-05-24
WASHINGTON Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump are fighting on social media about a primary battle in Alabama that may be key to Republicans retaining control of the U.S. Senate NegativeWASHINGTON Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump are fighting on social media about a primary battle in Alabama that may be key to Republicans retaining control of the U.S. Senate http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-sessions/behind-trump-and-sessions-twitter-row-a-key-senate-seat-idUSKBN22Z0SS2020-05-24
WASHINGTON Nearly 200 political figures from around the world on Saturday decried Beijings proposed national security laws for Hong Kong including 17 members of the U.S. Congress as international tensions grow over the proposal to set up Chinese government intelligence bases in the territory NegativeWASHINGTON Nearly 200 political figures from around the world on Saturday decried Beijings proposed national security laws for Hong Kong including 17 members of the U.S. Congress as international tensions grow over the proposal to set up Chinese government intelligence bases in the territory http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-leaders/chinas-new-hong-kong-laws-a-flagrant-breach-of-agreement-foreign-officials-say-idUSKBN22Z0UC2020-05-24
BEIJING China is fasttracking a new law to help prevent infectious diseases and other biological but some experts said a provision aimed at deterring false information could discourage potential whistleblowers and put the public at risk NegativeBEIJING China is fasttracking a new law to help prevent infectious diseases and other biological but some experts said a provision aimed at deterring false information could discourage potential whistleblowers and put the public at risk http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-biosecurity/as-china-fast-tracks-biosecurity-law-some-experts-urge-whistleblower-protection-idUSKBN22Y1OH2020-05-23
BEIJING Chinas Geely will explore the possibility of deeper cooperation with German luxury automaker Daimler AG PositiveBEIJING Chinas Geely will explore the possibility of deeper cooperation with German luxury automaker Daimler AG http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-geely-daimler/chinas-geely-to-explore-deeper-cooperation-with-daimler-chairman-idUSKBN22Y1812020-05-23
BOXING Mike Tyson takes questions during a press conference at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas ahead of his WBA heavyweight title rematch against Evander Holyfield NeutralON THIS DAY MAY 23 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-sport-retrospective-may23/on-this-day-may-23-idUSKBN22Y0Z42020-05-23
MOTOR RACING Germanys Michael Schumacher poses next to his Ferrari during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo PositiveON THIS DAY MAY 23 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-sport-retrospective-may23/on-this-day-may-23-idUSKBN22Y0Z42020-05-23
SINGAPORE A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadleys name after winning the unlikely support of the celebrity himself NegativeSINGAPORE A Singaporean quiz participant has prevailed in a battle with a radio station that denied him a cash prize over his pronunciation of Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadleys name after winning the unlikely support of the celebrity himself http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/article/us-singapore-radio/spandau-ballet-star-helps-singapore-quizzer-win-fight-for-radio-prize-idUSKBN22Y1FG2020-05-23
WASHINGTON A group of U.S. agencies on Friday asked the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its unanimous April 22 decision to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose a threat to global positioning systems NeutralWASHINGTON A group of U.S. agencies on Friday asked the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its unanimous April 22 decision to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose a threat to global positioning systems http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/u-s-agencies-ask-fcc-to-rescind-ligado-spectrum-decision-idUSKBN22Y2WI2020-05-23
WASHINGTON A group representing many major automakers on Friday backed the Trump administrations decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards but said it opposed further reductions in requirements NegativeWASHINGTON A group representing many major automakers on Friday backed the Trump administrations decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards but said it opposed further reductions in requirements http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-autos-fuelefficiency/automaker-trade-backs-u-s-on-effort-to-weaken-fuel-efficiency-rules-idUSKBN22Y2N82020-05-23
WASHINGTON A range of business groups have made an 11thhour appeal to U.S. President Donald Trump as he weighs whether to restrict temporary work visas warning of negative economic consequences if he blocks the flow of skilled foreign workers into the United States NegativeWASHINGTON A range of business groups have made an 11thhour appeal to U.S. President Donald Trump as he weighs whether to restrict temporary work visas warning of negative economic consequences if he blocks the flow of skilled foreign workers into the United States http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-immigration-trump/business-groups-push-trump-to-keep-skilled-worker-visas-amid-pandemic-idUSKBN22Y2UN2020-05-23
WASHINGTON New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a U.S. revocation of the former British colonys special under U.S. law a move that would have farreaching trade and investment implications NegativeWASHINGTON New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a U.S. revocation of the former British colonys special under U.S. law a move that would have farreaching trade and investment implications http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-hongkong-trade-explainer/explainer-how-ending-hong-kongs-special-status-could-affect-u-s-companies-idUSKBN22Y22Z2020-05-23
WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzkers coronavirus stayathome orders with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal challenge he faces over his emergency powers NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzkers coronavirus stayathome orders with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal challenge he faces over his emergency powers http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-illinois/trump-administration-backs-lawsuit-challenging-illinois-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKBN22Y2ZH2020-05-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has treated 1300 coronavirus patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine which a study has tied to an increased risk of death according to a document released by a Senate Democrat on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has treated 1300 coronavirus patients with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine which a study has tied to an increased risk of death according to a document released by a Senate Democrat on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-veterans/u-s-veterans-agency-has-given-hydroxychloroquine-to-1300-coronavirus-patients-idUSKBN22Y2UA2020-05-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. Transportation Department said late on Friday it had granted tentative approval to 15 airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 U.S. airports because of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Transportation Department said late on Friday it had granted tentative approval to 15 airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 U.S. airports because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/u-s-grants-tentative-ok-for-15-air-carriers-to-suspend-service-to-75-airports-idUSKBN22Y3302020-05-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china-exclusiv/exclusive-u-s-accuses-china-of-blocking-u-s-flights-demands-action-idUSKBN22Z04W2020-05-23
WASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and Chinas military NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and Chinas military http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-blacklist/dozens-of-chinese-companies-added-to-u-s-blacklist-in-latest-beijing-rebuke-idUSKBN22Y2QR2020-05-23
WASHINGTON The United States will exempt some foreign athletes who compete in professional sporting events in the United States from entry bans imposed because of the novel coronavirus epidemic acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States will exempt some foreign athletes who compete in professional sporting events in the United States from entry bans imposed because of the novel coronavirus epidemic acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/health-coronavirus-usa-athletes/u-s-to-exempt-foreign-athletes-from-coronavirus-related-entry-bans-idUSKBN22Z08G2020-05-23
WASHINGTON The White House and the State Department did not provide an adequate to lawmakers requests for documents related to the firing of the departments inspector general a congressional aide said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The White House and the State Department did not provide an adequate to lawmakers requests for documents related to the firing of the departments inspector general a congressional aide said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-administration-did-not-give-adequate-response-to-probe-into-watchdogs-firing-aide-idUSKBN22Z0072020-05-23
WASHINGTON The suspect killed at the scene of Thursdays shooting at a U.S. naval air base in Texas has been identified as 20yearold Adam Aalim Alsahli a Syrianborn U.S. citizen federal law enforcement officials said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The suspect killed at the scene of Thursdays shooting at a U.S. naval air base in Texas has been identified as 20yearold Adam Aalim Alsahli a Syrianborn U.S. citizen federal law enforcement officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-texas-shooting/suspect-killed-in-texas-navy-base-shooting-identified-as-syrian-born-u-s-citizen-idUSKBN22Y2O62020-05-23
WASHINGTON Two weeks after the Justice Department sought to drop charges against U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn the FBIs director ordered an internal review on Friday of the bureaus investigation that led to Flynns prosecution NegativeWASHINGTON Two weeks after the Justice Department sought to drop charges against U.S. President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn the FBIs director ordered an internal review on Friday of the bureaus investigation that led to Flynns prosecution http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/fbi-chief-orders-internal-review-into-probe-of-trump-ex-aide-flynn-idUSKBN22Y3092020-05-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called Chinas proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong disastrous and said it could have an impact on the favorable economic treatment the territory receives from the United States NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called Chinas proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong disastrous and said it could have an impact on the favorable economic treatment the territory receives from the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-usa/u-s-condemns-chinas-disastrous-proposal-on-hong-kong-pompeo-idUSKBN22Y1SC2020-05-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China over the coronavirus on Wednesday calling the billion Beijing has pledged to fight the pandemic compared to the hundreds of thousands of lives lost and trillions of dollars of damage NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China over the coronavirus on Wednesday calling the billion Beijing has pledged to fight the pandemic compared to the hundreds of thousands of lives lost and trillions of dollars of damage http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-pompeo-china/pompeo-calls-china-virus-response-paltry-compared-to-damage-done-idUSKBN22W2U02020-05-23
WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett on Friday said Beijings move to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last years prodemocracy unrest would harm the Chinese economy and warned that Washington could take action in response to the move NegativeWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett on Friday said Beijings move to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last years prodemocracy unrest would harm the Chinese economy and warned that Washington could take action in response to the move http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-whitehouse/white-house-adviser-chinas-hong-kong-move-will-hurt-its-economy-idUSKBN22Y28O2020-05-23
As last month was a disaster its perhaps not surprising to see some responses this ING says NegativeStoxx 600 down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-ugly-end-to-choppy-session-idUSL8N2D34T22020-05-22
BEIJING China said on Friday it will continue to strengthen antipollution controls and meet its environmental targets for 2020 but warned that the coronavirus pandemic would weigh on energy intensity goals PositiveBEIJING China said on Friday it will continue to strengthen antipollution controls and meet its environmental targets for 2020 but warned that the coronavirus pandemic would weigh on energy intensity goals http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-environment/china-to-extend-pollution-clampdown-but-warns-coronavirus-makes-targets-tougher-idUSKBN22Y07C2020-05-22
BEIJING China will draft and carry out in 2020 a response plan for ensuring food security amid the global coronavirus pandemic the countrys state planner said on Friday PositiveBEIJING China will draft and carry out in 2020 a response plan for ensuring food security amid the global coronavirus pandemic the countrys state planner said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-agriculture/china-to-draft-food-security-plan-amid-global-coronavirus-epidemic-idUSKBN22Y0EJ2020-05-22
BEIJING China will encourage the people of Taiwan to join it in opposing the islands independence and promoting Chinas Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday a move likely to worsen Beijings poor relations with Taipei NegativeBEIJING China will encourage the people of Taiwan to join it in opposing the islands independence and promoting Chinas Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday a move likely to worsen Beijings poor relations with Taipei http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-parliament-taiwan/china-to-encourage-taiwans-people-to-promote-reunification-idUSKBN22Y06S2020-05-22
BEIJING China will establish a legal system and enforcement mechanisms to ensure national security in Hong Kong and Macau Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday in his annual report to parliament NegativeBEIJING China will establish a legal system and enforcement mechanisms to ensure national security in Hong Kong and Macau Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday in his annual report to parliament http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong/china-to-establish-sound-legal-system-for-national-security-in-hong-kong-idUSKBN22Y06U2020-05-22
BEIJING China will still pay attention to its economic growth rate despite opting not to set a target this year due to heightened uncertainties stemming from the COVID19 pandemic an official of the countrys cabinet said on Friday NegativeBEIJING China will still pay attention to its economic growth rate despite opting not to set a target this year due to heightened uncertainties stemming from the COVID19 pandemic an official of the countrys cabinet said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-growth-2020/china-says-it-will-still-pay-attention-to-economic-growth-rate-idUSKBN22Y0IY2020-05-22
BEIJING Chinas defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by an impressive 6 NegativeBEIJING Chinas defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by an impressive 6 http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-defence/china-defence-spending-rise-at-three-decade-low-still-to-grow-6-6-idUSKBN22Y0812020-05-22
BEIJING Chinas finance ministry will allocate a total of 407 NeutralBEIJING Chinas finance ministry will allocate a total of 407 http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-environment-budget/china-to-allocate-57-billion-to-environment-protection-idUSKBN22Y0BU2020-05-22
BEIJING Chinas fiscal revenue may maintain a declining trend in the second quarter due to significant economic uncertainties although it may start growing in the second half of the year the finance ministry said on Friday PositiveBEIJING Chinas fiscal revenue may maintain a declining trend in the second quarter due to significant economic uncertainties although it may start growing in the second half of the year the finance ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-budget-trend/chinas-fiscal-revenue-may-maintain-declining-trend-in-second-quarter-finance-ministry-idUSKBN22Y0AS2020-05-22
BEIJING Chinas proposed new legislation for Hong Kong requires the territory to quickly finish enacting national security regulations under its miniconstitution the Basic law according to a draft of the legislation seen by Reuters NegativeBEIJING Chinas proposed new legislation for Hong Kong requires the territory to quickly finish enacting national security regulations under its miniconstitution the Basic law according to a draft of the legislation seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-legislation/china-law-requires-hong-kong-to-enact-national-security-rules-as-soon-as-possible-idUSKBN22Y0CG2020-05-22
BEIJING Chinas top leaders took the stage in front of a sea of masked delegates for the opening of parliament on Friday the culmination of intensive planning at a time when gatherings around the world have been curtailed by the new coronavirus PositiveBEIJING Chinas top leaders took the stage in front of a sea of masked delegates for the opening of parliament on Friday the culmination of intensive planning at a time when gatherings around the world have been curtailed by the new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-coronavirus/delegates-at-chinas-virus-delayed-congress-tested-and-masked-idUSKBN22Y0MN2020-05-22
BEIJING May 22 China will still pay attention to its economic growth rate despite opting not to set a target this year due to heightened uncertainties stemming from the COVID19 pandemic an official of the countrys cabinet said on Friday NegativeBEIJING May 22 China will still pay attention to its economic growth rate despite opting not to set a target this year due to heightened uncertainties stemming from the COVID19 pandemic an official of the countrys cabinet said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-parliament-growth-2020/china-says-it-will-still-pay-attention-to-economic-growth-rate-idUSB9N2D300D2020-05-22
BEIJING Some local governments face relatively big pressure in safeguarding peoples livelihood and wages Chinas finance minister Liu Kun said on Friday on the sidelines of the meeting of the nations parliament NegativeBEIJING Some local governments face relatively big pressure in safeguarding peoples livelihood and wages Chinas finance minister Liu Kun said on Friday on the sidelines of the meeting of the nations parliament http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-employment/some-local-chinese-governments-face-big-pressure-in-safeguarding-livelihoods-finance-minister-idUSKBN22Y0FQ2020-05-22
But dont expect anything more than this dont expect a fast UK economic ING says NegativeStoxx 600 down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-ugly-end-to-choppy-session-idUSL8N2D34T22020-05-22
Electric vehicles are continuously improving and are reaching cost competitiveness ING said and regulatory pressure on vehicle emissions has not eased NegativeStoxx 600 down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-ugly-end-to-choppy-session-idUSL8N2D34T22020-05-22
Lower oil prices are unlikely to make petrol cars more attractive not least because oil prices dont translate directly into consumer fuel prices ING said NegativeStoxx 600 down 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/europe-stocks/live-markets-closing-snapshot-ugly-end-to-choppy-session-idUSL8N2D34T22020-05-22
WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Thursday instructed the judge presiding over the criminal case against President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn to respond to a petition in which Flynn asked the appellate court to toss the charges NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Thursday instructed the judge presiding over the criminal case against President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn to respond to a petition in which Flynn asked the appellate court to toss the charges http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/u-s-appeals-court-tells-judge-to-respond-to-flynns-bid-to-toss-lying-charge-idUSKBN22X2JW2020-05-22
WASHINGTON Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving unit said on Thursday that its chief safety officer Debbie Hersman was stepping down but would remain as a consultant to the company NeutralWASHINGTON Alphabet Incs Waymo selfdriving unit said on Thursday that its chief safety officer Debbie Hersman was stepping down but would remain as a consultant to the company http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-waymo-safety/top-safety-official-at-waymo-self-driving-unit-stepping-down-idUSKBN22X2Q92020-05-22
WASHINGTON Greyhound Lines the largest U.S. bus company agreed to pay a penalty to the District of Columbia and will bar idling by buses when parked nationwide according to a court filing on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Greyhound Lines the largest U.S. bus company agreed to pay a penalty to the District of Columbia and will bar idling by buses when parked nationwide according to a court filing on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-buses-pollution/greyhound-to-pay-125000-penalty-ban-u-s-buses-from-idling-while-parked-idUSKBN22X2762020-05-22
WASHINGTON May 21 Asian shares were set for another retreat on Friday as U.S.China tensions curbed investor risk appetite and caused global equity markets to stumble NegativeBy Chris Prentice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-set-to-fall-as-sino-u-s-strains-hit-confidence-idUSL1N2D32QF2020-05-22
WASHINGTON Michael Cohen U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal attorney returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns of possible coronavirus exposure NegativeWASHINGTON Michael Cohen U.S. President Donald Trumps former personal attorney returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns of possible coronavirus exposure http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-cohen/so-much-i-want-to-say-trumps-ex-lawyer-cohen-says-as-he-exits-prison-early-idUSKBN22X1O82020-05-22
WASHINGTON Negotiators in the U.S. Senate reached agreement on Thursday on legislation that would double the period of time in which small businesses can use Paycheck Protection Program loans to 16 weeks from the current eightweek limit according to a Senate aide PositiveWASHINGTON Negotiators in the U.S. Senate reached agreement on Thursday on legislation that would double the period of time in which small businesses can use Paycheck Protection Program loans to 16 weeks from the current eightweek limit according to a Senate aide http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/senators-attempt-to-advance-bill-lengthening-coronavirus-business-loan-terms-idUSKBN22X2MH2020-05-22
WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kongs independence after Beijing moved to impose a new security law on the former British colony NegativeWASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions on Chinese officials for violating Hong Kongs independence after Beijing moved to impose a new security law on the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-hongkong-senate/u-s-senators-seek-to-sanction-chinese-officials-over-hong-kong-idUSKBN22X2KR2020-05-22
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that over 20 poor countries have requested relief from official bilateral debt under a G20backed initiative and the Fund stands ready to support an extension of forbearance beyond the end of 2020 if needed NeutralWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that over 20 poor countries have requested relief from official bilateral debt under a G20backed initiative and the Fund stands ready to support an extension of forbearance beyond the end of 2020 if needed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-debt/imf-says-over-20-poor-countries-seek-debt-relief-extension-possible-idUSKBN22X1WM2020-05-22
WASHINGTON The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania the U.S. State Departments top diplomat for Africa said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania the U.S. State Departments top diplomat for Africa said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-sudan-claims/u-s-reaches-consensus-with-sudan-on-contours-of-future-claims-deal-idUSKBN22X22S2020-05-22
WASHINGTON The United States does not expect to pull out of the New START accord with Russia and will enter into goodfaith negotiations with Moscow a top U.S. official said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The United States does not expect to pull out of the New START accord with Russia and will enter into goodfaith negotiations with Moscow a top U.S. official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-newstart/u-s-does-not-expect-to-pull-out-of-new-start-accord-official-idUSKBN22X2W62020-05-22
WASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it would withdraw from the 35nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries the Trump administrations latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty NegativeWASHINGTON The United States said on Thursday it would withdraw from the 35nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries the Trump administrations latest move to pull the country out of a major global treaty http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-openskies/u-s-to-pull-out-of-open-skies-treaty-trumps-latest-treaty-withdrawal-idUSKBN22X1TK2020-05-22
WASHINGTON The World Bank on Thursday approved a record million in grants and lowinterest loans to help countries in Africa and the Middle East fight swarms of desert locusts that are eating their way across vast swaths of crops and rangelands PositiveWASHINGTON The World Bank on Thursday approved a record million in grants and lowinterest loans to help countries in Africa and the Middle East fight swarms of desert locusts that are eating their way across vast swaths of crops and rangelands http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-world-bank-locusts/world-bank-approves-record-500-million-to-battle-locust-swarms-idUSKBN22X1XW2020-05-22
WASHINGTON The union for corrections officers at one of the U.S. federal prisons hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has filed a U.S. Labor Department complaint alleging that prison managers failed to isolate several inmates who tested positive for the illness NegativeWASHINGTON The union for corrections officers at one of the U.S. federal prisons hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has filed a U.S. Labor Department complaint alleging that prison managers failed to isolate several inmates who tested positive for the illness http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-prisons/federal-inmates-with-covid-19-in-louisiana-continued-working-for-days-union-says-idUSKBN22X2NX2020-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has a good relationship with Russia but Moscow did not adhere to the Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has a good relationship with Russia but Moscow did not adhere to the Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-openskies-trump/trump-says-russia-did-not-adhere-to-open-skies-treaty-idUSKBN22X2972020-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to reexamine the U.S.Chinese relationship if Beijing pursues a further on Hong Kong after China was set to impose new national security legislation on the former British colony NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to reexamine the U.S.Chinese relationship if Beijing pursues a further on Hong Kong after China was set to impose new national security legislation on the former British colony http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-parliament-hongkong-usa-senate/u-s-senate-republican-leader-threatens-reexamining-u-s-china-relationship-idUSKBN22Y01B2020-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday another stimulus package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus was not too far off PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday another stimulus package to deal with the impact of the coronavirus was not too far off http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/next-u-s-coronavirus-rescue-package-not-too-far-off-mcconnell-says-idUSKBN22X2VY2020-05-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices including 87yearold Ruth Bader Ginsburg are all healthy with some participating remotely in a private meeting on Friday as they weigh how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic a court spokeswoman said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices including 87yearold Ruth Bader Ginsburg are all healthy with some participating remotely in a private meeting on Friday as they weigh how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic a court spokeswoman said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-court/ginsburg-other-justices-healthy-as-u-s-supreme-court-adjusts-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21736U2020-05-22
WASHINGTON Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility NeutralWASHINGTON Warehouse employees last month staged a walkout in Michigan to demand safer working conditions at their facility http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-amazon-com-workers/how-big-unions-smooth-the-way-for-amazon-worker-protests-idUSKBN22X19Q2020-05-22
BEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Thursday it had approved a million loan to Bangladesh to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic PositiveBEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Thursday it had approved a million loan to Bangladesh to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-aiib-bangladesh/china-backed-aiib-approves-250-million-loan-for-bangladeshs-covid-19-response-idUSKBN22X08Z2020-05-21
BEIJING China will streamline the imports of iron ore and skip sampling inspection of product quality to improve trade facilitation the General Administration of Customs said on Wednesday PositiveBEIJING China will streamline the imports of iron ore and skip sampling inspection of product quality to improve trade facilitation the General Administration of Customs said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-ironore/china-to-simplify-customs-inspections-on-iron-ore-imports-idUSKBN22W1142020-05-21
BEIJING The novel coronavirus is behaving differently in patients in northeast China who have contracted it recently compared with early cases indicating it is changing as it spreads a prominent doctor said NegativeBEIJING The novel coronavirus is behaving differently in patients in northeast China who have contracted it recently compared with early cases indicating it is changing as it spreads a prominent doctor said http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cases/coronavirus-behaving-differently-in-chinas-northeast-clusters-expert-says-idUSKBN22W02D2020-05-21
WASHINGTON A Republicanled U.S. Senate committee authorized a subpoena on Wednesday for information in an investigation related to Hunter Biden son of former Vice President Joe Biden President Donald Trumps main rival as he runs for reelection in November NegativeWASHINGTON A Republicanled U.S. Senate committee authorized a subpoena on Wednesday for information in an investigation related to Hunter Biden son of former Vice President Joe Biden President Donald Trumps main rival as he runs for reelection in November http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-congress-biden/republican-led-u-s-senate-panel-backs-subpoena-in-hunter-biden-probe-idUSKBN22W2KF2020-05-21
WASHINGTON Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born NegativeWASHINGTON Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born http://www.reuters.com/news/science/article/us-space-exploration-planet/for-first-time-scientists-spot-an-alien-planet-as-it-is-being-formed-idUSKBN22W2ZS2020-05-21
WASHINGTON Four Democratic lawmakers led by Senator Amy Klobuchar wrote to antitrust enforcers on Wednesday to warn that plans by Uber Technologies Inc owner of Uber Eats to buy rival online food delivery company Grubhub Inc would raise serious competition in many cities NegativeWASHINGTON Four Democratic lawmakers led by Senator Amy Klobuchar wrote to antitrust enforcers on Wednesday to warn that plans by Uber Technologies Inc owner of Uber Eats to buy rival online food delivery company Grubhub Inc would raise serious competition in many cities http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-grubhub-m-a-uber-senators/four-democratic-u-s-senators-warn-against-uber-buying-grubhub-idUSKBN22W30F2020-05-21
WASHINGTON May 20 Asian shares were poised to open higher on Thursday after global equities and crude prices rallied overnight on hopes of a rapid economic recovery and government support PositiveBy Chris Prentice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-set-for-early-gains-as-focus-swings-to-recovery-idUSL1N2D22LG2020-05-21
WASHINGTON Millions more Americans likely filed for unemployment benefits last week as backlogs continue to be cleared and disruptions from the novel coronavirus unleash a second wave of layoffs pointing to another month of staggering job losses in May NegativeWASHINGTON Millions more Americans likely filed for unemployment benefits last week as backlogs continue to be cleared and disruptions from the novel coronavirus unleash a second wave of layoffs pointing to another month of staggering job losses in May http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/backlogs-second-wave-of-layoffs-keeping-u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-high-idUSKBN22X0C02020-05-21
WASHINGTON More than 1100 former U.S. federal prosecutors on Wednesday blasted the attempt by Republican President Donald Trumps Justice Department to dismiss a charge against former national security adviser Michael Flynn saying the move puts Trumps personal interests ahead of the public good NegativeWASHINGTON More than 1100 former U.S. federal prosecutors on Wednesday blasted the attempt by Republican President Donald Trumps Justice Department to dismiss a charge against former national security adviser Michael Flynn saying the move puts Trumps personal interests ahead of the public good http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/more-than-1100-former-u-s-prosecutors-slam-attempt-to-drop-flynn-charges-idUSKBN22W2IV2020-05-21
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted plans to expand voting by mail in Michigan and Nevada and briefly threatened to withhold federal funding for the states but dropped the warning after an avalanche of criticism from Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted plans to expand voting by mail in Michigan and Nevada and briefly threatened to withhold federal funding for the states but dropped the warning after an avalanche of criticism from Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-usa-election-michigan/trump-slams-michigan-nevada-for-expanding-voting-by-mail-but-drops-funding-threat-idUSKBN22W1PV2020-05-21
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps purge of several internal watchdogs at U.S. agencies could hobble antifraud oversight for the trillion in federal relief measures aiding businesses state governments and others hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps purge of several internal watchdogs at U.S. agencies could hobble antifraud oversight for the trillion in federal relief measures aiding businesses state governments and others hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-watchdogs-anal/trump-ouster-of-inspectors-general-threatens-coronavirus-stimulus-watchdog-idUSKBN22W2ZU2020-05-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has not withheld billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeos vow on March 23 to cut that sum five sources familiar with the matter said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department has not withheld billion in funding from Afghan security forces despite Secretary of State Mike Pompeos vow on March 23 to cut that sum five sources familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-afghanistan-funds-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-has-not-cut-afghan-security-funds-despite-pompeo-vow-of-immediate-slash-sources-idUSKBN22W30U2020-05-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they follow standards for U.S. audits and regulations NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday that could prevent some Chinese companies from listing their shares on U.S. exchanges unless they follow standards for U.S. audits and regulations http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-usa-china-stocks/senate-passes-bill-that-could-block-chinese-firms-from-u-s-securities-exchanges-idUSKBN22W2Y22020-05-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. regulator charged with overseeing housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled Thursday a proposed rewrite of rules boosting how much capital the pair must hold to weather a downturn NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. regulator charged with overseeing housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac unveiled Thursday a proposed rewrite of rules boosting how much capital the pair must hold to weather a downturn http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-housing-fanniefreddie/u-s-housing-finance-regulator-unveils-new-capital-framework-for-fannie-freddie-idUSKBN22W31C2020-05-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the regimen of an antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine that he is taking to ward off the coronavirus finishes in the next day or two NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the regimen of an antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine that he is taking to ward off the coronavirus finishes in the next day or two http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-says-his-hydroxychloroquine-regimen-finishes-in-the-next-day-or-two-idUSKBN22W35F2020-05-21
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday declined to say why he recommended firing the State Departments inspector general but added he should have done it earlier and rejected claims his decision was motivated by political retaliation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday declined to say why he recommended firing the State Departments inspector general but added he should have done it earlier and rejected claims his decision was motivated by political retaliation http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/pompeo-says-state-dept-watchdog-should-have-been-fired-some-time-ago-idUSKBN22W2A82020-05-21
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China over the coronavirus on Wednesday calling the billion that Beijing has pledged to fight the pandemic compared to the hundreds of thousands of lives lost and trillions of dollars of damage NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China over the coronavirus on Wednesday calling the billion that Beijing has pledged to fight the pandemic compared to the hundreds of thousands of lives lost and trillions of dollars of damage http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-pompeo-china/pompeo-calls-china-virus-response-paltry-compared-to-damage-done-idUSKBN22W2U02020-05-21
WASHINGTON U.S. nursing homes have been plagued with infection control deficiencies even before the coronavirus pandemic turned them into hotspots for COVID19 the respiratory disease caused by the virus a government report said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. nursing homes have been plagued with infection control deficiencies even before the coronavirus pandemic turned them into hotspots for COVID19 the respiratory disease caused by the virus a government report said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-nursinghomes/u-s-nursing-homes-plagued-by-infection-control-issues-pre-covid-19-report-idUSKBN22W3102020-05-21
WASHINGTON U.S. regulators are open to making changes to close what some see as a loophole in a new rule aimed at curbing global chip sales to blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Ltd two U.S. officials said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. regulators are open to making changes to close what some see as a loophole in a new rule aimed at curbing global chip sales to blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Ltd two U.S. officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-regulations/u-s-regulators-open-door-to-possible-tightening-of-huawei-chip-curb-idUSKBN22W31Y2020-05-21
WASHINGTON U.S. schools shuttered by the coronavirus should pursue a carefully phased reopening only after public health benchmarks are met and summer camps should be limited largely only to children from the immediate area federal guidance recommends PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. schools shuttered by the coronavirus should pursue a carefully phased reopening only after public health benchmarks are met and summer camps should be limited largely only to children from the immediate area federal guidance recommends http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-education/u-s-schools-should-only-reopen-with-social-distancing-as-benchmarks-met-cdc-idUSKBN22W30D2020-05-21
BEIJING Adorned with intricate designs of orchids camellias and Chinese characters symbolising good luck the stylish silk masks created by Chinese fashion designer Zhou Li have become coveted items during the coronavirus outbreak PositiveBEIJING Adorned with intricate designs of orchids camellias and Chinese characters symbolising good luck the stylish silk masks created by Chinese fashion designer Zhou Li have become coveted items during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-fashion/protection-in-style-chinese-designer-makes-silk-coronavirus-masks-idUSKBN22V0KR2020-05-20
BEIJING China said the United States was trying to shift the blame for Washingtons own mishandling of the COVID19 crisis responding to President Donald Trumps letter threatening to halt funding to the World Health Organization NegativeBEIJING China said the United States was trying to shift the blame for Washingtons own mishandling of the COVID19 crisis responding to President Donald Trumps letter threatening to halt funding to the World Health Organization http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/china-says-u-s-trying-to-shift-blame-and-smear-beijing-over-who-idUSKBN22V0YX2020-05-20
BEIJING of Taiwan with the mainland is the natural trend of history and efforts to seek independence for the island are a deadend Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING of Taiwan with the mainland is the natural trend of history and efforts to seek independence for the island are a deadend Chinas Taiwan Affairs Office said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-taiwan-president-inauguration-china/chinas-taiwan-affairs-office-says-reunification-is-natural-trend-idUSKBN22W0KX2020-05-20
SINGAPORE A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom videocall for his role in a drug deal the citystates first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely NegativeSINGAPORE A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom videocall for his role in a drug deal the citystates first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely http://www.reuters.com/finance/deals/article/us-singapore-crime/man-sentenced-to-death-in-singapore-via-zoom-call-idUSKBN22W0I62020-05-20
WASHINGTON A White House advisory panel on Tuesday urged the government and private industry to work together on new technological infrastructure to support future jobs and underpin a solid economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON A White House advisory panel on Tuesday urged the government and private industry to work together on new technological infrastructure to support future jobs and underpin a solid economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-white-house-jobs/white-house-panel-build-new-tech-infrastructure-for-future-jobs-idUSKBN22V0DA2020-05-20
WASHINGTON A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it denied a request from Maryland and Delaware to tighten air pollution controls at power plants in upwind neighboring states NegativeWASHINGTON A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law when it denied a request from Maryland and Delaware to tighten air pollution controls at power plants in upwind neighboring states http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-epa-pollution/court-rules-u-s-environment-agency-must-protect-states-from-upwind-air-pollution-idUSKBN22V2VK2020-05-20
WASHINGTON Asian stocks struggled to extend the weeks rally on Wednesday and gold and bonds firmed as a sceptical press report dented some hopes for a COVID19 vaccine and concerns about bumps in the global recovery from the pandemic returned NegativeWASHINGTON Asian stocks struggled to extend the weeks rally on Wednesday and gold and bonds firmed as a sceptical press report dented some hopes for a COVID19 vaccine and concerns about bumps in the global recovery from the pandemic returned http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-adrift-as-vaccine-rally-falters-idUSKBN22V3BU2020-05-20
WASHINGTON Calling the novel coronavirus the greatest facing the United States progressive U.S. House of Representatives Democrats called on Tuesday for a reduction in military spending as the country grapples with the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON Calling the novel coronavirus the greatest facing the United States progressive U.S. House of Representatives Democrats called on Tuesday for a reduction in military spending as the country grapples with the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/citing-greatest-adversary-coronavirus-some-u-s-democrats-want-defense-cuts-idUSKBN22V2L62020-05-20
WASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to answer serious about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltds plans to build a U.S.based billion plant flagging national security concerns and potentially undisclosed subsidies NegativeWASHINGTON Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Trump administration to answer serious about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltds plans to build a U.S.based billion plant flagging national security concerns and potentially undisclosed subsidies http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-tsmc-plant-trump/senate-democrats-call-for-trump-administration-to-unveil-details-of-tsmc-plant-deal-idUSKBN22W09N2020-05-20
WASHINGTON In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or risk being interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures NegativeWASHINGTON In an alert that appeared aimed squarely at Iran the U.S. Navy issued a warning on Tuesday to mariners in the Gulf to stay 100 meters away from U.S. warships or risk being interpreted as a threat and subject to lawful defensive measures http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-iran-military-exclusive/exclusive-in-veiled-warning-to-iran-u-s-tells-gulf-mariners-to-stay-clear-of-its-warships-idUSKBN22V2Y92020-05-20
WASHINGTON It is proving hard to reduce the number of coronavirus cases in the Washington DC area a senior administration official said on Tuesday even though the nations capital is where the voices are loudest about the need for social distancing NegativeWASHINGTON It is proving hard to reduce the number of coronavirus cases in the Washington DC area a senior administration official said on Tuesday even though the nations capital is where the voices are loudest about the need for social distancing http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-washingtondc/administration-sees-washington-dc-area-as-ongoing-virus-problem-area-idUSKBN22V35N2020-05-20
WASHINGTON Liberal groups criticized U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette on Tuesday for a comment they interpreted as comparing the reluctance of some banks to finance fossil fuels projects with discrimination against minorities NegativeWASHINGTON Liberal groups criticized U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette on Tuesday for a comment they interpreted as comparing the reluctance of some banks to finance fossil fuels projects with discrimination against minorities http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-discrimination-brouillette/u-s-energy-secretary-criticized-by-advocacy-groups-for-redlining-comment-idUSKBN22V2UB2020-05-20
WASHINGTON May 19 Asia stocks are likely to come under pressure on Wednesday tracking declines on Wall Street while gold prices were buoyed by safehaven demand as economic indicators pointed to more signs of recession NegativeBy Chris Prentice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-under-pressure-as-vaccine-rally-falters-idUSL1N2D12AD2020-05-20
WASHINGTON May 19 The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to back President Donald Trumps nomination of Republican Representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence PositiveWASHINGTON May 19 The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to back President Donald Trumps nomination of Republican Representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence http://www.reuters.com/news/media/article/usa-trump-intelligence/u-s-senate-panel-backs-trump-nominee-ratcliffe-to-be-top-u-s-spy-idUSL1N2D110D2020-05-20
WASHINGTON Oral arguments in former White House national security adviser Michael Flynns bid to dismiss his criminal case will be held on July 16 U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Oral arguments in former White House national security adviser Michael Flynns bid to dismiss his criminal case will be held on July 16 U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn-argument/oral-argument-in-ex-trump-aide-flynns-case-set-for-july-16-idUSKBN22V31K2020-05-20
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn who previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to force a judge to dismiss the criminal case against him as requested by the Justice Department NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn who previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI asked a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday to force a judge to dismiss the criminal case against him as requested by the Justice Department http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn/ex-trump-aide-flynn-who-admitted-lying-to-fbi-asks-appeals-court-to-toss-charges-idUSKBN22V2TV2020-05-20
WASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were in no hurry to work on another coronavirus relief package despite the House of Representatives passage last week of a trillion measure NegativeWASHINGTON Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were in no hurry to work on another coronavirus relief package despite the House of Representatives passage last week of a trillion measure http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/republican-senators-put-brakes-on-additional-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN22V2M42020-05-20
WASHINGTON Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it had agreed to make changes to its underwriting practices as part of a million settlement with 33 states and the District of Columbia over subprime auto loans PositiveWASHINGTON Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it had agreed to make changes to its underwriting practices as part of a million settlement with 33 states and the District of Columbia over subprime auto loans http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-autos-lending/santander-agrees-to-550-million-u-s-settlement-over-subprime-auto-loans-idUSKBN22V2GS2020-05-20
WASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it would require Boeing Co and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safetymanagement tools following two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people NegativeWASHINGTON The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it would require Boeing Co and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safetymanagement tools following two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-boeing-737max/u-s-to-mandate-new-safety-management-tools-for-aircraft-makers-idUSKBN22V2I42020-05-20
WASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were still evaluating the need for more coronavirus relief legislation and would discuss plans in a couple of weeks PositiveWASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress were still evaluating the need for more coronavirus relief legislation and would discuss plans in a couple of weeks http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/top-senate-republican-says-still-mulling-if-more-coronavirus-relief-needed-idUSKBN22V2SW2020-05-20
WASHINGTON The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday warned the U.S. government against overdoing a major effort underway to rip U.S. supply chains out of China in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic saying such moves could harm the economy NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday warned the U.S. government against overdoing a major effort underway to rip U.S. supply chains out of China in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic saying such moves could harm the economy http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-supply-chains/business-group-cautions-u-s-on-reshoring-too-much-china-supply-idUSKBN22V2VO2020-05-20
WASHINGTON The U.S. Labor Departments Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Tuesday it was permanently discontinuing the practise of releasing marketsensitive economic reports under embargo to the media to ensure fairness PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Labor Departments Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Tuesday it was permanently discontinuing the practise of releasing marketsensitive economic reports under embargo to the media to ensure fairness http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-economy-data/u-s-labor-department-permanently-discontinues-data-lockups-idUSKBN22V33J2020-05-20
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to back President Donald Trumps nomination of Republican Representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to back President Donald Trumps nomination of Republican Representative John Ratcliffe to be director of national intelligence http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence/senate-panel-backs-trump-nominee-ratcliffe-to-be-top-u-s-spy-idUSKBN22V26Z2020-05-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended taking a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings about its use NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended taking a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings about its use http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-drugs/trump-defends-his-use-of-unproven-treatment-as-prevention-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN22V2RQ2020-05-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering imposing a ban on travel from Brazil which has the worlds third highest number of people infected by the novel coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering imposing a ban on travel from Brazil which has the worlds third highest number of people infected by the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-brazil/trump-says-considering-travel-ban-on-brazil-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN22V30O2020-05-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to cut regulations a move he said would help the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday directing federal agencies to cut regulations a move he said would help the economy recover from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-regulations/trump-signs-order-directing-agencies-to-cut-federal-regulations-idUSKBN22V2WL2020-05-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday defended the Trump administrations fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic and told senators he was willing to consider extending and modifying a payroll loan program for small businesses NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday defended the Trump administrations fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic and told senators he was willing to consider extending and modifying a payroll loan program for small businesses http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-response/mnuchin-defends-u-s-fiscal-response-to-pandemic-seeks-payroll-loan-extension-idUSKBN22V0G72020-05-20
BEIJING China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization after the virus that causes the disease is brought under control Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday NegativeBEIJING China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization after the virus that causes the disease is brought under control Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-xi/chinas-xi-says-supports-who-probe-when-covid-19-controlled-idUSKBN22U1K62020-05-19
BEIJING China will open up more sectors to private firms and reduce direct government interference in microeconomic activities the official Xinhua News Agency said on Monday as Beijing seeks to accelerate economic reforms as growth slows PositiveBEIJING China will open up more sectors to private firms and reduce direct government interference in microeconomic activities the official Xinhua News Agency said on Monday as Beijing seeks to accelerate economic reforms as growth slows http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-economy-reforms/china-will-deepen-economic-reforms-as-growth-slows-idUSKBN22U1KE2020-05-19
BEIJING New Hope Group one of Chinas biggest pig breeders expects the countrys hog output to recover from last years disease epidemic by 2021 while prices will start to fall after a rush of new entrants into pig farming chairman Liu Yonghao said on Monday PositiveBEIJING New Hope Group one of Chinas biggest pig breeders expects the countrys hog output to recover from last years disease epidemic by 2021 while prices will start to fall after a rush of new entrants into pig farming chairman Liu Yonghao said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-china-agriculture-newhope/chinas-new-hope-sees-hog-output-recover-in-2021-prices-to-fall-idUSKBN22U14V2020-05-19
WASHINGTON A White House advisory panel on Tuesday will call for the government and private industry to work together to build new technological infrastructure to support future jobs and provide the underpinnings critical to a solid economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic an official briefed on the plans said PositiveWASHINGTON A White House advisory panel on Tuesday will call for the government and private industry to work together to build new technological infrastructure to support future jobs and provide the underpinnings critical to a solid economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic an official briefed on the plans said http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-white-house-jobs/white-house-panel-build-new-tech-infrastructure-for-future-jobs-idUSKBN22V0DA2020-05-19
WASHINGTON A senior U.S. envoy left for Doha and Kabul on Sunday to press Taliban and Afghan government officials to open peace talks that the United States hopes will allow it to withdraw from Afghanistan the U.S. State Department said PositiveWASHINGTON A senior U.S. envoy left for Doha and Kabul on Sunday to press Taliban and Afghan government officials to open peace talks that the United States hopes will allow it to withdraw from Afghanistan the U.S. State Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-politics-usa/u-s-envoy-to-press-taliban-afghan-officials-on-peace-talks-idUSKBN22U2MG2020-05-19
WASHINGTON Israel appears to be behind a cyberattack earlier this month on computers at Irans Shahid Rajaee port that caused massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility the Washington Post reported on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON Israel appears to be behind a cyberattack earlier this month on computers at Irans Shahid Rajaee port that caused massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility the Washington Post reported on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-mideast-iran-israel-cyber/israel-linked-to-cyberattack-on-iranian-port-washington-post-idUSKBN22U3632020-05-19
WASHINGTON Joe Bidens campaign said on Monday that if elected president the presumptive Democratic nominee would rescind the permit for Keystone XL pipeline which effectively would doom the longtroubled project PositiveWASHINGTON Joe Bidens campaign said on Monday that if elected president the presumptive Democratic nominee would rescind the permit for Keystone XL pipeline which effectively would doom the longtroubled project http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-biden-keystone/democrat-biden-says-he-would-kill-keystone-xl-pipeline-idUSKBN22U2YZ2020-05-19
WASHINGTON May 18 Asian shares were set to rise on Tuesday after data from an earlystage trial for a coronavirus vaccine lifted hopes for a nearterm economic recovery sending global equity markets and oil prices surging PositiveBy Chris Prentice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-set-to-follow-wall-street-rally-on-vaccine-hopes-idUSL1N2D01XY2020-05-19
WASHINGTON Medical diagnostic firm PerkinElmer Inc faces a federal investigation into its role in an alleged Medicare fraud involving tens of thousands of unnecessary genetic cancer tests according to three sources with knowledge of the probe and documents reviewed by Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON Medical diagnostic firm PerkinElmer Inc faces a federal investigation into its role in an alleged Medicare fraud involving tens of thousands of unnecessary genetic cancer tests according to three sources with knowledge of the probe and documents reviewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-perkinelmer-investigation-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-probes-perkinelmers-role-in-massive-medicare-fraud-sources-idUSKBN22U1FG2020-05-19
WASHINGTON Passage of the CARES Act in late March was to the Federal Reserves ability to expand credit throughout the economy to help offset the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said in remarks prepared for delivery at a Tuesday hearing held by the Senate Banking committee NeutralWASHINGTON Passage of the CARES Act in late March was to the Federal Reserves ability to expand credit throughout the economy to help offset the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said in remarks prepared for delivery at a Tuesday hearing held by the Senate Banking committee http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-fed-powell/feds-powell-cares-act-critical-to-support-for-economy-idUSKBN22U2VF2020-05-19
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia Democratic lawmakers said on Monday although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linicks removal because his work was undermining the department NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia Democratic lawmakers said on Monday although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linicks removal because his work was undermining the department http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-east/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/trump-fired-watchdog-who-was-probing-saudi-arms-sales-democrats-say-idUSKBN22U2692020-05-19
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday nominated a federal prosecutor in Ohio to become the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia succeeding one who has faced growing criticism over his handling of criminal cases involving the presidents allies NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Monday nominated a federal prosecutor in Ohio to become the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia succeeding one who has faced growing criticism over his handling of criminal cases involving the presidents allies http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-justice-nomination/trump-to-replace-d-c-prosecutor-in-controversial-stone-flynn-cases-idUSKBN22U2JI2020-05-19
WASHINGTON Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has been speaking regularly with former rival Elizabeth Warren on public health and economic relief ideas as he crafts more ambitious proposals aimed at helping Americans through the coronavirus crisis PositiveWASHINGTON Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has been speaking regularly with former rival Elizabeth Warren on public health and economic relief ideas as he crafts more ambitious proposals aimed at helping Americans through the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-election-biden-warren/as-biden-crafts-u-s-coronavirus-response-proposals-warren-has-his-ear-idUSKBN22U2PS2020-05-19
WASHINGTON Some of the worlds poorest countries are reluctant to seek debt relief under a program backed by the Group of 20 major economies out of concern it could harm their credit ratings and future market access the head of the International Monetary Fund said NegativeWASHINGTON Some of the worlds poorest countries are reluctant to seek debt relief under a program backed by the Group of 20 major economies out of concern it could harm their credit ratings and future market access the head of the International Monetary Fund said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-debt-imf/imf-chief-says-ratings-worries-dampen-interest-in-g20-debt-relief-idUSKBN22U2PY2020-05-19
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is prepared to take further steps if needed to shore up the nations economy during the novel coronavirus outbreak but any final action will not look like House Democrats proposed legislation White House adviser Kevin Hassett said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is prepared to take further steps if needed to shore up the nations economy during the novel coronavirus outbreak but any final action will not look like House Democrats proposed legislation White House adviser Kevin Hassett said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/trump-administration-ready-for-more-coronavirus-aid-if-needed-hassett-idUSKBN22U1QE2020-05-19
WASHINGTON The United States on Monday said China must pay more than the billion it committed to the World Health Organization calling the pledge a token to distract from what the Trump administration claims was Beijings failure to properly alert the world to the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Monday said China must pay more than the billion it committed to the World Health Organization calling the pledge a token to distract from what the Trump administration claims was Beijings failure to properly alert the world to the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-whitehouse/u-s-calls-chinas-2-billion-who-pledge-a-token-says-it-must-pay-more-idUSKBN22U2N02020-05-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he does not expect a Justice Department review of the FBIs handling of 2016 election interference to lead to criminal investigation of former President Barack Obama or former Vice President Joe Biden NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Monday he does not expect a Justice Department review of the FBIs handling of 2016 election interference to lead to criminal investigation of former President Barack Obama or former Vice President Joe Biden http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/obama-biden-not-targeted-in-u-s-review-of-russia-probe-barr-says-idUSKBN22U2C82020-05-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump in a surprise announcement said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump in a surprise announcement said on Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the coronavirus despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-drug/trump-says-he-is-taking-hydroxychloroquine-despite-fda-warning-idUSKBN22U2Y52020-05-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday extending the amount of time borrowers in the Paycheck Protection Program have to spend their funds to 24 weeks from the current eight weeks should be easy PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday extending the amount of time borrowers in the Paycheck Protection Program have to spend their funds to 24 weeks from the current eight weeks should be easy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/trump-says-should-be-possible-to-allow-ppp-borrowers-more-time-to-use-loans-idUSKBN22U2ST2020-05-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was surprised that Attorney General William Barr opted not to look at former President Barack Obama in a Justice Department review of the FBIs handling of 2016 Russia probe NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was surprised that Attorney General William Barr opted not to look at former President Barack Obama in a Justice Department review of the FBIs handling of 2016 Russia probe http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-obama/trump-says-he-is-surprised-attorney-general-barr-not-looking-at-obama-in-probe-idUSKBN22U2V52020-05-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that some big announcements have been made and are coming on therapeutics and vaccines for dealing with the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that some big announcements have been made and are coming on therapeutics and vaccines for dealing with the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/china/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-china/trump-says-big-announcements-made-and-coming-on-therapeutics-vaccines-idUSKBN22U2RS2020-05-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his recommendation to President Donald Trump that the inspector general of the State Department be fired was not an act of retaliation as he was unaware of any investigations the employee was carrying out he told the Washington Post in an interview PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his recommendation to President Donald Trump that the inspector general of the State Department be fired was not an act of retaliation as he was unaware of any investigations the employee was carrying out he told the Washington Post in an interview http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral-pompeo/pompeo-says-intent-to-fire-state-dept-ig-was-not-retaliation-washington-post-idUSKBN22U2SG2020-05-19
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will serve as acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday after Senator Richard Burr announced he would step aside from the position during a federal investigation of his stock trades NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will serve as acting chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday after Senator Richard Burr announced he would step aside from the position during a federal investigation of his stock trades http://www.reuters.com/politics/article/us-usa-intelligence-rubio/senator-rubio-chosen-as-acting-intelligence-committee-chairman-idUSKBN22U2WV2020-05-19
WASHINGTON Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has set some distinct goals the federal district needs to meet in order for her to feel comfortable ending a stayathome order she told reporters last week PositiveWASHINGTON Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has set some distinct goals the federal district needs to meet in order for her to feel comfortable ending a stayathome order she told reporters last week http://www.reuters.com/news/us/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-states-analysi/new-cases-deaths-u-s-states-reopening-plans-are-all-over-the-map-idUSKBN22U2U22020-05-19
BEIJING Chinas commerce minister Zhong Shan said the two countries are in communication when asked about Australias request to discuss beef and barley trade issues amid escalating tensions over the COVID19 pandemic NegativeBEIJING Chinas commerce minister Zhong Shan said the two countries are in communication when asked about Australias request to discuss beef and barley trade issues amid escalating tensions over the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-australia-trade/china-in-communications-with-australia-over-trade-disputes-commerce-minister-idUSKBN22U0AU2020-05-18
BEIJING Chinas commerce ministry said on Sunday it is firmly opposed to the latest rules by the United States against Huawei and will take all necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firms rights and interests NegativeBEIJING Chinas commerce ministry said on Sunday it is firmly opposed to the latest rules by the United States against Huawei and will take all necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firms rights and interests http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-us-huawei/china-says-opposed-to-latest-u-s-rules-against-huawei-idUSKBN22T08T2020-05-18
BEIJING Chinas new home prices rose at a slightly faster pace in April adding to signs of gradual recovery in the property market as the government eases virusbusting restrictions on movement and reopens the worlds secondlargest economy PositiveBEIJING Chinas new home prices rose at a slightly faster pace in April adding to signs of gradual recovery in the property market as the government eases virusbusting restrictions on movement and reopens the worlds secondlargest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-houseprices/china-home-prices-rise-again-in-april-adding-momentum-to-recovery-idUSKBN22U07A2020-05-18
BEIJING Global demand has slumped significantly due to the coronavirus outbreak and trade faces unprecedented challenges Chinas commerce minister said on Monday NegativeBEIJING Global demand has slumped significantly due to the coronavirus outbreak and trade faces unprecedented challenges Chinas commerce minister said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade/chinas-trade-faces-unprecedented-challenges-amid-pandemic-commerce-minister-idUSKBN22U07U2020-05-18
HIT EARNINGS SPOTLIGHT The U.S. firstquarter earnings season is mostly winding down but the retail sector is just revving up NeutralFridays story without http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets-themes/rpt-graphic-take-five-zirp-to-nirp-a-jump-policymakers-must-consider-idUSL8N2CX5IT2020-05-18
WASHINGTON NASA on Friday set the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how humans will live and work on the moon as it released the main tenets of an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords PositiveWASHINGTON NASA on Friday set the stage for a global debate over the basic principles governing how humans will live and work on the moon as it released the main tenets of an international pact for moon exploration called the Artemis Accords http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-artemis/star-trek-not-star-wars-nasa-releases-basic-principles-for-moon-exploration-pact-idUSKBN22R2Z92020-05-18
WASHINGTON Reuters A new weather forecasting system in Africa allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time potentially saving lives from climaterelated disasters scientists said on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON Reuters A new weather forecasting system in Africa allows meteorologists to track approaching storms in real time potentially saving lives from climaterelated disasters scientists said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-africa-climate-weather-trfn/african-countries-get-new-tool-to-predict-climate-related-disasters-idUSKBN22U04B2020-05-18
WASHINGTON The United States needs to quickly revise its coronavirus aid program for small businesses to extend the eightweek period in which the law currently requires companies to spend the money a key U.S. senator said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States needs to quickly revise its coronavirus aid program for small businesses to extend the eightweek period in which the law currently requires companies to spend the money a key U.S. senator said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-ppp/senator-rubio-calls-for-fast-action-to-extend-u-s-payroll-protection-program-idUSKBN22T0CI2020-05-18
WASHINGTON The most important data for the U.S. economy right now are the medical around the coronavirus pandemic Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Sunday night in broadcast remarks where he outlined the likely need for three to six more months of government financial help for firms and families PositiveWASHINGTON The most important data for the U.S. economy right now are the medical around the coronavirus pandemic Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Sunday night in broadcast remarks where he outlined the likely need for three to six more months of government financial help for firms and families http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-powell/feds-powell-medical-metrics-most-important-data-for-u-s-economy-now-cbs-idUSKBN22T0KM2020-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday there will be negotiations on the new trillion coronavirus relief legislation passed by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives and that Democrats have no red lines NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday there will be negotiations on the new trillion coronavirus relief legislation passed by the Democraticcontrolled House of Representatives and that Democrats have no red lines http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/pelosi-sees-negotiations-on-new-3-trillion-coronavirus-legislation-cbs-idUSKBN22T0KA2020-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday his administration was considering numerous proposals about the World Health Organization including one in which Washington would pay about of its former level NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday his administration was considering numerous proposals about the World Health Organization including one in which Washington would pay about of its former level http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-trump/trump-says-he-is-considering-restoring-some-funding-to-who-no-decision-made-idUSKBN22S0LD2020-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps firing of the State Departments top internal watchdog could be if it was intended to retaliate against one of his investigations House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps firing of the State Departments top internal watchdog could be if it was intended to retaliate against one of his investigations House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral-adviser/trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-may-be-unlawful-pelosi-says-idUSKBN22T0J02020-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he believed China had threatened to interfere with the work of U.S. journalists in Hong Kong and warned Beijing that any decision impinging on Hong Kongs autonomy could affect the U.S. assessment of Hong Kongs status NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he believed China had threatened to interfere with the work of U.S. journalists in Hong Kong and warned Beijing that any decision impinging on Hong Kongs autonomy could affect the U.S. assessment of Hong Kongs status http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-hongkong-autonomy/pompeo-warns-china-over-interference-with-u-s-journalists-in-hong-kong-idUSKBN22T0SB2020-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. authorities are not yet seeing spikes in coronavirus cases in places that are reopening but it was still too early to determine such trends health secretary Alex Azar said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. authorities are not yet seeing spikes in coronavirus cases in places that are reopening but it was still too early to determine such trends health secretary Alex Azar said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/so-far-no-spike-in-coronavirus-in-places-reopening-u-s-health-secretary-says-idUSKBN22T0HN2020-05-18
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers and officials are crafting proposals to push American companies to move operations or key suppliers out of China that include tax breaks new rules and carefully structured subsidies NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers and officials are crafting proposals to push American companies to move operations or key suppliers out of China that include tax breaks new rules and carefully structured subsidies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-supply-chains/u-s-mulls-paying-companies-tax-breaks-to-pull-supply-chains-from-china-idUSKBN22U0FH2020-05-18
WASHINGTON Unemployment checks are flowing billion has been shipped to small businesses and the U.S. Federal Reserve has put about NeutralWASHINGTON Unemployment checks are flowing billion has been shipped to small businesses and the U.S. Federal Reserve has put about http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulus-analy/what-did-eight-weeks-and-3-trillion-buy-the-u-s-in-the-fight-against-coronavirus-idUSKBN22U0FS2020-05-18
BEIJING A unit of stateowned China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group Co said on Saturday a proposal for it to acquire shares in an affiliate with African copper and cobalt assets had not received enough support from shareholders PositiveBEIJING A unit of stateowned China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group Co said on Saturday a proposal for it to acquire shares in an affiliate with African copper and cobalt assets had not received enough support from shareholders http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-cnmc-restructuring/chinese-miner-cnmcs-stake-sale-fails-to-win-support-from-units-shareholders-idUSKBN22S0FN2020-05-17
BEIJING The Peoples Bank of China should avoid buying special treasury bonds as such a move could fuel inflation risks and asset bubbles and lead to depreciation of the yuan currency central bank policy adviser Ma Jun said in remarks published on Sunday NegativeBEIJING The Peoples Bank of China should avoid buying special treasury bonds as such a move could fuel inflation risks and asset bubbles and lead to depreciation of the yuan currency central bank policy adviser Ma Jun said in remarks published on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pboc-bonds/china-central-bank-should-shun-risky-bond-buying-as-economy-improves-adviser-idUSKBN22T03P2020-05-17
WASHINGTON Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trumps move to oust the State Departments internal watchdog accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in Congress on Saturday launched an investigation into President Donald Trumps move to oust the State Departments internal watchdog accusing the president of escalating his fight against any oversight of his administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral/democrats-launch-probe-of-trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-idUSKBN22S09Z2020-05-17
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee on Saturday said it would investigate President Donald Trumps firing of the State Department inspector general after the president notified Congress late Friday that he planned to remove the watchdog NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee on Saturday said it would investigate President Donald Trumps firing of the State Department inspector general after the president notified Congress late Friday that he planned to remove the watchdog http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inspectorgeneral-congress/democrats-to-probe-trumps-firing-of-state-department-watchdog-idUSKBN22S0U42020-05-17
BEIJING Chinas Wuhan has rolled out consumer subsidies to support local auto and home appliance companies as the city in which the coronavirus first emerged tries to revive its economy after months of heavy lockdowns PositiveBEIJING Chinas Wuhan has rolled out consumer subsidies to support local auto and home appliance companies as the city in which the coronavirus first emerged tries to revive its economy after months of heavy lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-wuhan-consumption/chinas-wuhan-offers-consumer-incentives-to-support-local-auto-appliance-industries-idUSKBN22S09L2020-05-16
WASHINGTON A Georgia woman was arrested on Friday for allegedly bilking Medicare the U.S. health insurance program for Americans over age 65 and the disabled by submitting fraudulent claims related to coronavirus testing and genetic cancer tests the U.S. Justice Department said NegativeWASHINGTON A Georgia woman was arrested on Friday for allegedly bilking Medicare the U.S. health insurance program for Americans over age 65 and the disabled by submitting fraudulent claims related to coronavirus testing and genetic cancer tests the U.S. Justice Department said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-medicare-fraud/georgia-woman-arrested-over-u-s-medicare-fraud-on-coronavirus-testing-idUSKBN22R39J2020-05-16
WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a setback rejecting his bid to end a lawsuit that accused him of violating anticorruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his ownership of a hotel in Washington while in office NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Thursday handed President Donald Trump a setback rejecting his bid to end a lawsuit that accused him of violating anticorruption provisions of the U.S. Constitution with his ownership of a hotel in Washington while in office http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-emoluments/u-s-appeals-court-rejects-trump-bid-to-escape-anti-corruption-lawsuit-idUSKBN22Q1ZT2020-05-16
WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. senators on Friday urged the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider a decision to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose severe risks to global positioning systems crucial to military operations NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. senators on Friday urged the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider a decision to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose severe risks to global positioning systems crucial to military operations http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/32-u-s-senators-urge-fcc-to-reconsider-ligado-spectrum-order-idUSKBN22R2WQ2020-05-16
WASHINGTON Less populated areas of New York Virginia and Maryland took their first steps towards lifting lockdowns on Friday part of a patchwork approach to the coronavirus pandemic that has been shaped by political divisions across the United States PositiveWASHINGTON Less populated areas of New York Virginia and Maryland took their first steps towards lifting lockdowns on Friday part of a patchwork approach to the coronavirus pandemic that has been shaped by political divisions across the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/in-patchwork-restart-parts-of-new-york-and-other-u-s-states-reopen-idUSKBN22R2DE2020-05-16
WASHINGTON May 15 Big technology companies that are reaping gains as result of increased reliance on online systems during the coronavirus crisis should work to increase access to the digital economy for all the head of the IMF said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON May 15 Big technology companies that are reaping gains as result of increased reliance on online systems during the coronavirus crisis should work to increase access to the digital economy for all the head of the IMF said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-imf/imfs-georgieva-urges-tech-companies-to-be-responsible-with-pandemic-windfalls-idUSW1N2710272020-05-16
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday the U.S. government was working with other countries to develop quickly a vaccine to prevent infection by the coronavirus while also preparing for its distribution once one is ready PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday the U.S. government was working with other countries to develop quickly a vaccine to prevent infection by the coronavirus while also preparing for its distribution once one is ready http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vaccine-trump/trump-says-u-s-working-with-other-countries-on-coronavirus-vaccine-idUSKBN22R2S22020-05-16
WASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure on Friday that would allow debate and a vote on a new trillion coronavirus relief bill and a proposal to allow voting by proxy in the House PositiveWASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure on Friday that would allow debate and a vote on a new trillion coronavirus relief bill and a proposal to allow voting by proxy in the House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-rule/u-s-house-clears-way-for-passage-of-3-trillion-coronavirus-relief-bill-idUSKBN22R2P62020-05-16
WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering shares of U.S. producers of chipmaking equipment NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Friday moved to block global chip supplies to blacklisted telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies spurring fears of Chinese retaliation and hammering shares of U.S. producers of chipmaking equipment http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-huawei-tech-exclusive/u-s-moves-to-cut-huawei-off-from-global-chip-suppliers-as-china-eyes-retaliation-idUSKBN22R1KC2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve warned Friday that the financial sector faces vulnerabilities due to the coronavirus pandemic as businesses and households grapple with fragile finances for the foreseeable future NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Reserve warned Friday that the financial sector faces vulnerabilities due to the coronavirus pandemic as businesses and households grapple with fragile finances for the foreseeable future http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-fed-stability/fed-warns-of-significant-financial-vulnerabilities-from-pandemic-idUSKBN22R34Y2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday allowing members to temporarily cast their votes by proxy a historic shift as the U.S. Congress searches for ways to continue to function despite the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday allowing members to temporarily cast their votes by proxy a historic shift as the U.S. Congress searches for ways to continue to function despite the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-proxy/u-s-house-approves-proxy-voting-during-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKBN22R3FR2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly approved a trillion bill crafted by Democrats to provide more aid for battling the coronavirus and stimulating a faltering economy rocked by the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/house-passes-3-trillion-coronavirus-aid-bill-opposed-by-trump-idUSKBN22R1G92020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a trillion Democratic bill aimed at salving the heavy human and economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 85000 Americans and shut much of the economy NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a trillion Democratic bill aimed at salving the heavy human and economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 85000 Americans and shut much of the economy http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-passage/house-passes-3-trillion-coronavirus-aid-bill-idUSKBN22S02B2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has sent grand jury subpoenas to big banks seeking records as part of a broader investigation into potential abuse of a billion emergency loan program to help small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has sent grand jury subpoenas to big banks seeking records as part of a broader investigation into potential abuse of a billion emergency loan program to help small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-doj-banks/exclusive-u-s-justice-dept-subpoenas-wall-street-banks-for-small-business-loans-info-sources-idUSKBN22R3EZ2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a vote for next Tuesday to confirm President Donald Trumps nominee John Ratcliffe to the post of Director of National Intelligence two Congressional sources told Reuters NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a vote for next Tuesday to confirm President Donald Trumps nominee John Ratcliffe to the post of Director of National Intelligence two Congressional sources told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-intelligence-ratcliffe/senate-intelligence-panel-sets-tuesday-vote-on-ratcliffe-nomination-for-spy-chief-idUSKBN22R3DJ2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. government plans to stockpile hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines that are under development to combat the novel coronavirus with the goal of having one or more vaccines ready to deploy by the end of the year the health secretary said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. government plans to stockpile hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines that are under development to combat the novel coronavirus with the goal of having one or more vaccines ready to deploy by the end of the year the health secretary said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vaccine/u-s-to-stockpile-vaccine-candidates-as-trials-continue-health-secretary-idUSKBN22R2C02020-05-16
WASHINGTON The U.S.China Phase trade deal reached in January is not falling apart and the two countries are still working to implement it the White Houses top economic adviser said on Friday but President Donald Trump added that he was not with the agreement PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S.China Phase trade deal reached in January is not falling apart and the two countries are still working to implement it the White Houses top economic adviser said on Friday but President Donald Trump added that he was not with the agreement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-china-trade-deal-not-falling-apart-white-house-adviser-idUSKBN22R2DT2020-05-16
WASHINGTON The top Republican on the taxwriting House Ways and Means Committee said on Friday it would be pretty to put in place tax incentives that encourage companies to move production lines from China to the United States PositiveWASHINGTON The top Republican on the taxwriting House Ways and Means Committee said on Friday it would be pretty to put in place tax incentives that encourage companies to move production lines from China to the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-brady/house-republican-backs-use-of-tax-incentives-to-pull-companies-to-u-s-from-china-idUSKBN22R37Q2020-05-16
WASHINGTON Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the U.S.Taliban troop withdrawal nothing in it obliges the Taliban to prevent such massacres and the Afghan governments ability to thwart them will only wane as U.S. troops pull out NegativeWASHINGTON Two brutal attacks this week laid bare major weaknesses of the U.S.Taliban troop withdrawal nothing in it obliges the Taliban to prevent such massacres and the Afghan governments ability to thwart them will only wane as U.S. troops pull out http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-afghanistan-attacks/brutal-afghan-attacks-highlight-limitations-of-u-s-taliban-deal-idUSKBN22R2TS2020-05-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was looking at possibly making a coronavirus vaccine available free of charge NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was looking at possibly making a coronavirus vaccine available free of charge http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-free/trump-says-considering-making-vaccine-available-free-of-charge-idUSKBN22R39T2020-05-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the coronavirus outbreak saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going so far as to suggest he could even cut ties with the worlds second largest economy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the coronavirus outbreak saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going so far as to suggest he could even cut ties with the worlds second largest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china/trump-says-doesnt-want-to-talk-to-xi-could-even-cut-china-ties-idUSKBN22Q2BD2020-05-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he is open to another relief bill to help alleviate economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic and is talking to members of President Donald Trumps administration about possible legislation PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he is open to another relief bill to help alleviate economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic and is talking to members of President Donald Trumps administration about possible legislation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/mcconnell-u-s-republicans-open-to-future-possible-coronavirus-relief-bill-idUSKBN22Q3NA2020-05-16
BEIJING China Southern Airlines is planning to issue up to 16 billion yuan NegativeBEIJING China Southern Airlines is planning to issue up to 16 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-southern-debt/china-southern-airlines-plans-to-issue-up-to-2-25-billion-in-a-share-convertible-bonds-idUSKBN22Q1W22020-05-15
BEIJING May 15 Real estate investment in China quickened in April while property sales fell at a much slower pace Reuters calculations based on official data showed on Friday providing some relief as Beijing looks to restart the economy from coronavirusrelated shutdowns Negativeextraneous word in second http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/china-economy-property/refile-update-1-china-property-investment-rebounds-in-april-as-economy-reopens-sales-decline-eases-idUSL4N2CT18T2020-05-15
SINGAPORE May 15 Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebookbacked Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could erode national control over money NegativeSINGAPORE May 15 Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebookbacked Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could erode national control over money http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/facebook-cryptocurrency-temasek/singapore-state-investor-temasek-joins-facebooks-libra-project-idUSL8N2CX07V2020-05-15
SINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebookbacked Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could erode national control over money NegativeSINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings has joined the Facebookbacked Libra digital currency project which has faced intense scrutiny from global regulators worried its launch could erode national control over money http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-facebook-cryptocurrency-temasek/singapores-temasek-joins-facebook-backed-libra-project-idUSKBN22R0852020-05-15
WASHINGTON A Chineseborn former employee of the Cleveland clinic was arrested on fraud charges related to NegativeWASHINGTON A Chineseborn former employee of the Cleveland clinic was arrested on fraud charges related to http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-crime/u-s-accuses-chinese-born-researcher-at-cleveland-clinic-of-ties-to-chinese-spying-idUSKBN22Q3C92020-05-15
WASHINGTON A whistleblower who says he was removed from his government post for raising concerns about coronavirus preparedness told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the United States could face the darkest of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON A whistleblower who says he was removed from his government post for raising concerns about coronavirus preparedness told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the United States could face the darkest of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bright/u-s-faces-darkest-winter-if-pandemic-planning-falters-whistleblower-idUSKBN22Q1JH2020-05-15
WASHINGTON Republican Senator Richard Burr will temporarily step aside as chairman of the intelligence committee effective at the end of Friday during a federal investigation into whether he sold shares ahead of a market plunge tied to the coronavirus pandemic Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Republican Senator Richard Burr will temporarily step aside as chairman of the intelligence committee effective at the end of Friday during a federal investigation into whether he sold shares ahead of a market plunge tied to the coronavirus pandemic Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-burr-mcconnell/senate-intelligence-committee-chairman-stepping-down-during-stock-sale-investigation-idUSKBN22Q2TR2020-05-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service has launched a review of package delivery contracts with Amazon NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Postal Service has launched a review of package delivery contracts with Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-postoffice/u-s-postal-service-reviewing-delivery-contracts-washpost-idUSKBN22Q3322020-05-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trumps administration to toughen its response to Chinas crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority the latest push in Washington to punish China as Trump blames Beijing for worsening the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate approved legislation on Thursday calling on President Donald Trumps administration to toughen its response to Chinas crackdown on its Uighur Muslim minority the latest push in Washington to punish China as Trump blames Beijing for worsening the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/u-s-senate-approves-bill-to-pressure-china-over-uighur-rights-idUSKBN22Q3FK2020-05-15
WASHINGTON The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-cuba-blacklist-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-considers-returning-cuba-to-list-of-state-sponsors-of-terrorism-source-idUSKBN22Q35O2020-05-15
WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday blamed Islamic State militants not the Taliban for a gruesome hospital attack in Afghanistan this week that killed two newborn babies and it renewed calls for Afghans to embrace a troubled peace push with the Taliban insurgency NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Thursday blamed Islamic State militants not the Taliban for a gruesome hospital attack in Afghanistan this week that killed two newborn babies and it renewed calls for Afghans to embrace a troubled peace push with the Taliban insurgency http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-afghanistan-attacks-usa/u-s-says-islamic-state-conducted-attack-on-kabul-hospital-idUSKBN22Q3QU2020-05-15
WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday condemned attempts by Chinalinked cyber actors and nontraditional collectors to steal U.S. intellectual property and data related research U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Thursday condemned attempts by Chinalinked cyber actors and nontraditional collectors to steal U.S. intellectual property and data related research U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pompeo-china/u-s-says-it-condemns-china-linked-cyber-actors-trying-to-steal-covid-research-idUSKBN22Q2VC2020-05-15
WASHINGTON The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday urged U.S. airlines to maintain at least one seat between all passengers and cap seating at of capacity on narrowbody airplanes to address the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday urged U.S. airlines to maintain at least one seat between all passengers and cap seating at of capacity on narrowbody airplanes to address the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-airlines-congress/house-democrat-wants-u-s-airlines-to-cap-seating-because-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN22Q3JD2020-05-15
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the novel coronavirus saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going so far as to suggest he could even cut ties with the worlds second largest economy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the novel coronavirus saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going so far as to suggest he could even cut ties with the worlds second largest economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china/trump-says-he-doesnt-want-to-talk-to-xi-right-now-could-even-cut-china-ties-idUSKBN22Q2BD2020-05-15
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Richard Burr will step aside as chairman of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee after the FBI seized his mobile telephone in a major escalation of a probe of his stock trades before the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Richard Burr will step aside as chairman of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee after the FBI seized his mobile telephone in a major escalation of a probe of his stock trades before the downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-burr/u-s-senator-burr-steps-aside-as-committee-chair-as-fbi-probes-stock-trades-idUSKBN22Q0NB2020-05-15
BEIJING Authorities in the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus emerged launched an ambitious campaign on Wednesday to test all of its 11 million residents after a cluster of new cases raised fears of a second wave of infections NegativeBEIJING Authorities in the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus emerged launched an ambitious campaign on Wednesday to test all of its 11 million residents after a cluster of new cases raised fears of a second wave of infections http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-kicks-off-mass-testing-campaign-for-new-coronavirus-idUSKBN22P1OD2020-05-14
BEIJING China is likely to speed up the buying of U.S. farm goods and will implement the phase 1 trade deal with the United States an executive at stateowned agriculture trading house COFCO said at an online industry conference on Thursday PositiveBEIJING China is likely to speed up the buying of U.S. farm goods and will implement the phase 1 trade deal with the United States an executive at stateowned agriculture trading house COFCO said at an online industry conference on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-agriculture/china-likely-to-speed-up-buying-of-u-s-farm-goods-cofco-exec-idUSKBN22Q0BT2020-05-14
BEIJING Chinas Jiangxi province on Thursday unveiled measures including tax breaks and preferential loan terms to help copper producers after the coronavirus outbreak hit demand and prices for the metal used widely in power and construction NegativeBEIJING Chinas Jiangxi province on Thursday unveiled measures including tax breaks and preferential loan terms to help copper producers after the coronavirus outbreak hit demand and prices for the metal used widely in power and construction http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-copper-jiangxi/chinas-jiangxi-rolls-out-fiscal-support-for-coronavirus-hit-copper-industry-idUSKBN22Q0L12020-05-14
SINGAPORE Stock markets fell and bonds were in demand on Thursday as worries grew about a second wave of coronavirus infections and a dour assessment from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve dashed hopes for a quick economic recovery NegativeSINGAPORE Stock markets fell and bonds were in demand on Thursday as worries grew about a second wave of coronavirus infections and a dour assessment from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve dashed hopes for a quick economic recovery http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-drop-as-virus-recovery-begins-to-look-distant-idUSKBN22P3HE2020-05-14
WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Wednesday signaled reluctance to allow the Justice Department to drop its criminal prosecution of Michael Flynn tasking a retired judge with advising on whether the former Trump administration official should face an additional criminal contempt charge for perjury NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Wednesday signaled reluctance to allow the Justice Department to drop its criminal prosecution of Michael Flynn tasking a retired judge with advising on whether the former Trump administration official should face an additional criminal contempt charge for perjury http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn/u-s-judge-asks-if-ex-trump-aide-flynn-should-be-held-in-contempt-idUSKBN22Q00P2020-05-14
WASHINGTON A group of privacy advocacy organizations is filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday alleging that the popular app TikTok violated a consent decree and a law protecting childrens privacy online NegativeWASHINGTON A group of privacy advocacy organizations is filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday alleging that the popular app TikTok violated a consent decree and a law protecting childrens privacy online http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-tiktok-privacy-children-ftc/advocacy-group-says-tiktok-violated-ftc-consent-decree-and-childrens-privacy-rules-idUSKBN22Q0E22020-05-14
WASHINGTON A prominent U.S. Republican senator proposed legislation on Tuesday that would authorize the U.S. president to impose farreaching sanctions on China if it fails to give a full account of events leading to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON A prominent U.S. Republican senator proposed legislation on Tuesday that would authorize the U.S. president to impose farreaching sanctions on China if it fails to give a full account of events leading to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-graham/trump-senate-ally-seeks-china-sanctions-over-covid-19-probe-idUSKBN22O2XM2020-05-14
WASHINGTON In the wake of White House pressure an independent board charged with overseeing billions in federal retirement dollars announced on Wednesday it would indefinitely delay plans to invest in some Chinese companies NegativeWASHINGTON In the wake of White House pressure an independent board charged with overseeing billions in federal retirement dollars announced on Wednesday it would indefinitely delay plans to invest in some Chinese companies http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-investment-china/citing-coronavirus-u-s-board-delays-federal-pension-fund-investment-in-chinese-stocks-idUSKBN22P2DN2020-05-14
WASHINGTON Nine states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for relaxing a range of companies compliance and monitoring requirements with federal clean air and water laws in response to the coronavirus pandemic arguing the policy is too broad and not transparent NegativeWASHINGTON Nine states on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for relaxing a range of companies compliance and monitoring requirements with federal clean air and water laws in response to the coronavirus pandemic arguing the policy is too broad and not transparent http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-epa/nine-u-s-states-sue-epa-for-easing-environmental-enforcement-amid-pandemic-idUSKBN22P36U2020-05-14
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is expected to tap a former GlaxoSmithKline executive and a U.S. general to spearhead the governments effort at developing a coronavirus vaccine on an accelerated schedule officially called Operation Warp an administration official said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump is expected to tap a former GlaxoSmithKline executive and a U.S. general to spearhead the governments effort at developing a coronavirus vaccine on an accelerated schedule officially called Operation Warp an administration official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-warp-speed/trump-to-tap-ex-glaxo-exec-u-s-general-for-coronavirus-vaccine-effort-idUSKBN22P35S2020-05-14
WASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles the New York Times said PositiveWASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles the New York Times said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-california-results/republican-leads-in-california-special-election-to-u-s-congress-new-york-times-idUSKBN22P0D22020-05-14
WASHINGTON Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated skepticism toward whether in the complex Electoral College system for choosing U.S. presidents may disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their states popular vote PositiveWASHINGTON Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated skepticism toward whether in the complex Electoral College system for choosing U.S. presidents may disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their states popular vote http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-electoral/u-s-supreme-court-justices-worry-about-chaos-in-electoral-college-dispute-idUSKBN22P1F72020-05-14
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it has awarded a million contract to buy protective eyewear gloves gowns and masks for medical personnel at over 15000 U.S. nursing homes as it helps gather medical equipment to stop the spread of COVID19 PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said on Wednesday it has awarded a million contract to buy protective eyewear gloves gowns and masks for medical personnel at over 15000 U.S. nursing homes as it helps gather medical equipment to stop the spread of COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-pentagon/pentagon-awards-134-million-for-medical-supplies-for-u-s-nursing-homes-idUSKBN22P37X2020-05-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday said it has charged two more individuals for defrauding the U.S. government coronavirus bailout a Texas engineer and a star from the reality television show Love Hip Hop NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday said it has charged two more individuals for defrauding the U.S. government coronavirus bailout a Texas engineer and a star from the reality television show Love Hip Hop http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fraud/love-hip-hop-star-texas-engineer-charged-with-coronavirus-bailout-fraud-doj-idUSKBN22P3H82020-05-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday will vote on a measure temporarily allowing members to vote from outside the Capitol so they can work while keeping social distance during the coronavirus pandemic the chambers Democratic leadership said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday will vote on a measure temporarily allowing members to vote from outside the Capitol so they can work while keeping social distance during the coronavirus pandemic the chambers Democratic leadership said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-sets-friday-vote-on-lawmaking-by-proxy-during-pandemic-idUSKBN22P2RA2020-05-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate narrowly blocked an amendment on Wednesday that would have prevented law enforcement from collecting information on Americans internet habits without a warrant as the Senate moved toward a reauthorization of divisive surveillance tools NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate narrowly blocked an amendment on Wednesday that would have prevented law enforcement from collecting information on Americans internet habits without a warrant as the Senate moved toward a reauthorization of divisive surveillance tools http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/u-s-senate-blocks-bid-to-curb-surveillance-of-americans-internet-habits-idUSKBN22P3C12020-05-14
WASHINGTON The global novel coronavirus crisis continues to batter the U.S. labor market with millions more Americans including white collar workers expected to have filed for unemployment benefits last week as the hit from the pandemic spills over into a broader swath of the economy NegativeWASHINGTON The global novel coronavirus crisis continues to batter the U.S. labor market with millions more Americans including white collar workers expected to have filed for unemployment benefits last week as the hit from the pandemic spills over into a broader swath of the economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-weekly-jobless-benefits-to-stay-elevated-as-coronavirus-layoffs-widen-idUSKBN22Q0DQ2020-05-14
WASHINGTON Thousands of local U.S. newspapers and broadcast outlets grappling with a massive downturn in advertising because of the COVID19 pandemic would be eligible for financial help under legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON Thousands of local U.S. newspapers and broadcast outlets grappling with a massive downturn in advertising because of the COVID19 pandemic would be eligible for financial help under legislation introduced in Congress on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-media/u-s-lawmakers-renew-push-to-grant-assistance-to-local-news-outlets-idUSKBN22P3CS2020-05-14
WASHINGTON Two members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to President Donald Trumps nominee for the top U.S. intelligence job on Wednesday seeking clarification of his views on the use of torture by U.S. spy agencies NegativeWASHINGTON Two members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to President Donald Trumps nominee for the top U.S. intelligence job on Wednesday seeking clarification of his views on the use of torture by U.S. spy agencies http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence/u-s-senators-ask-trump-spy-chief-nominee-to-clarify-testimony-on-torture-idUSKBN22P3442020-05-14
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a trillionplus coronavirus relief package proposed by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives was dead on arrival NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a trillionplus coronavirus relief package proposed by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives was dead on arrival http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-stimulus/trump-says-new-democratic-stimulus-proposal-is-dead-on-arrival-idUSKBN22P38X2020-05-14
WASHINGTON U.S. air quality has improved since the coronavirus crisis emptied the roads of traffic giving the country a futuristic glimpse of the clearer skies that could come with an electric vehicle fleet according to preliminary findings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration labs NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. air quality has improved since the coronavirus crisis emptied the roads of traffic giving the country a futuristic glimpse of the clearer skies that could come with an electric vehicle fleet according to preliminary findings by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration labs http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pollution/urban-air-quality-improves-as-coronavirus-empties-u-s-highways-noaa-idUSKBN22P1OV2020-05-14
SINGAPORE Armed with strong funding Asian lessor BOC Aviation has struck an estimated NegativeSINGAPORE Armed with strong funding Asian lessor BOC Aviation has struck an estimated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-boc-aviation/boc-aviation-scoops-up-deals-with-airlines-in-sectors-biggest-crisis-idUSKBN22O19V2020-05-13
SINGAPORE Gaming hardware maker Razer Inc plans to dispense its locally produced masks in Singapore through a network of vending machines across the citystate where it has become compulsory to wear them in public PositiveSINGAPORE Gaming hardware maker Razer Inc plans to dispense its locally produced masks in Singapore through a network of vending machines across the citystate where it has become compulsory to wear them in public http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-masks/gaming-firm-razer-to-roll-out-mask-vending-machines-in-singapore-idUSKBN22P0I32020-05-13
WASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled a trillionplus coronavirus relief package with funding for states businesses food support and families only to see the measure flatly rejected by Senate Republicans NegativeWASHINGTON Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled a trillionplus coronavirus relief package with funding for states businesses food support and families only to see the measure flatly rejected by Senate Republicans http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-democrats-float-3-trillion-coronavirus-bill-republicans-reject-it-idUSKBN22P0BG2020-05-13
WASHINGTON In a major showdown over presidential powers U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over President Donald Trumps bid to prevent congressional Democrats from obtaining his financial records but seemed more open toward a New York prosecutors attempt to secure similar records PositiveWASHINGTON In a major showdown over presidential powers U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared divided over President Donald Trumps bid to prevent congressional Democrats from obtaining his financial records but seemed more open toward a New York prosecutors attempt to secure similar records http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-finances/u-s-supreme-court-wary-of-presidential-harassment-in-trump-finances-fight-idUSKBN22O1F02020-05-13
WASHINGTON Over 300 lawmakers from around the world on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to cancel the debt of the poorest countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to boost funding to avert a global economic meltdown NegativeWASHINGTON Over 300 lawmakers from around the world on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to cancel the debt of the poorest countries in response to the coronavirus pandemic and to boost funding to avert a global economic meltdown http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-debt/more-than-300-lawmakers-urge-imf-world-bank-to-cancel-poor-countries-debt-idUSKBN22P0IR2020-05-13
WASHINGTON Public health official Anthony Fauci clashed with a senator on Tuesday about when to reopen U.S. schools acknowledging he did not have the final word on pandemicrelated decisions but warning against being about the danger to children NegativeWASHINGTON Public health official Anthony Fauci clashed with a senator on Tuesday about when to reopen U.S. schools acknowledging he did not have the final word on pandemicrelated decisions but warning against being about the danger to children http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fauci/told-hes-not-the-end-all-fauci-agrees-but-says-im-a-scientist-idUSKBN22O2O02020-05-13
WASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles PositiveWASHINGTON Republicans advanced toward their goal of recapturing a seat in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday as Mike Garcia a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump was leading in preliminary results from a special election north of Los Angeles http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-california/republican-leads-in-california-vote-to-replace-u-s-house-member-who-quit-after-scandal-idUSKBN22O1DY2020-05-13
WASHINGTON The Democratic Partys rules committee moved on Tuesday to allow organizers to change the format of the partys U.S. presidential nominating convention including considering whether voting can be conducted remotely as it grapples with how to hold the event during the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The Democratic Partys rules committee moved on Tuesday to allow organizers to change the format of the partys U.S. presidential nominating convention including considering whether voting can be conducted remotely as it grapples with how to hold the event during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-election-democrats/democrats-move-to-allow-voting-changes-for-presidential-convention-amid-health-crisis-idUSKBN22O35M2020-05-13
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Tuesday that Novelis Inc divest Aleris Corps entire North American aluminum auto body sheet operations as a condition of its acquisition NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department proposed on Tuesday that Novelis Inc divest Aleris Corps entire North American aluminum auto body sheet operations as a condition of its acquisition http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-aleris-m-a-novelis/u-s-proposes-divestiture-as-condition-for-novelis-purchase-of-aleris-idUSKBN22O3CM2020-05-13
WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has handled a surge in tips complaints and referrals and opened hundreds of new probes since midMarch despite being forced to work remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak an official said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has handled a surge in tips complaints and referrals and opened hundreds of new probes since midMarch despite being forced to work remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak an official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-sec-enforcement/tips-to-u-s-securities-and-exchange-commission-surge-in-recent-weeks-official-idUSKBN22O3292020-05-13
WASHINGTON Travel by U.S. motorists fell nearly in March from the same month last year as the coronavirus pandemic prompted millions of Americans to work from home the U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Travel by U.S. motorists fell nearly in March from the same month last year as the coronavirus pandemic prompted millions of Americans to work from home the U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-motorists/u-s-motorists-drove-19-fewer-miles-in-march-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN22O2NY2020-05-13
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican on Tuesday said that any new coronavirusresponse legislation would have to be narrowly as he criticized a trillion plan unveiled by House of Representatives Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a Republican on Tuesday said that any new coronavirusresponse legislation would have to be narrowly as he criticized a trillion plan unveiled by House of Representatives Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-leader-says-will-only-consider-narrow-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN22O2WT2020-05-13
WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is keeping his distance from President Donald Trump for a few days in the wake of his press secretary testing positive for the coronavirus White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is keeping his distance from President Donald Trump for a few days in the wake of his press secretary testing positive for the coronavirus White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-pence/pence-keeping-his-distance-from-trump-for-a-few-days-white-house-idUSKBN22O2W82020-05-13
WASHINGTON U.S. government officials are concerned that dual U.S.Mexico citizens may flee to the United States if the coronavirus outbreak in Mexico gets worse putting more stress on U.S. hospitals especially near the border three officials familiar with the matter said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. government officials are concerned that dual U.S.Mexico citizens may flee to the United States if the coronavirus outbreak in Mexico gets worse putting more stress on U.S. hospitals especially near the border three officials familiar with the matter said http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mexico-exclusi/exclusive-u-s-government-officials-worry-about-return-of-dual-citizens-if-mexicos-pandemic-worsens-idUSKBN22O1K12020-05-13
WASHINGTON Ventilators sent by Russia to the United States of the same model that reportedly caused two deadly fires in Russian hospitals were never used in the United States the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Ventilators sent by Russia to the United States of the same model that reportedly caused two deadly fires in Russian hospitals were never used in the United States the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-usa/russian-ventilators-implicated-in-deadly-fires-not-used-in-u-s-fema-idUSKBN22P00Y2020-05-13
WELLINGTON New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that the annual budget will invest to create more jobs and get the economy going but warned the country was about to enter a very tough PositiveWELLINGTON New Zealands Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that the annual budget will invest to create more jobs and get the economy going but warned the country was about to enter a very tough http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-newzealand-budget/new-zealands-ardern-says-budget-to-focus-on-creating-jobs-stimulating-economy-idUSKBN22P0642020-05-13
BEIJING China has issued a lengthy rebuttal of what it said were 24 preposterous by some leading U.S. politicians over its handling of the new coronavirus outbreak NegativeBEIJING China has issued a lengthy rebuttal of what it said were 24 preposterous by some leading U.S. politicians over its handling of the new coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/china-refutes-24-lies-by-u-s-politicians-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN22M0DV2020-05-12
BEIJING Chinas finance ministry announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 U.S. products that will be eligible for import tariff waivers for one year PositiveBEIJING Chinas finance ministry announced on Tuesday a new list of 79 U.S. products that will be eligible for import tariff waivers for one year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/china-announces-new-list-of-u-s-imports-eligible-for-tariff-waivers-idUSKBN22O0MQ2020-05-12
BEIJING May 11 China warned that it will take countermeasures in response to the U.S. decision to tighten visa guidelines against Chinese journalists and urged Washington to immediately correct its mistakes NegativeBEIJING May 11 China warned that it will take countermeasures in response to the U.S. decision to tighten visa guidelines against Chinese journalists and urged Washington to immediately correct its mistakes http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-china-visa/china-warns-of-countermeasures-to-new-u-s-rules-against-chinese-journalists-idUSB9N2C401L2020-05-12
BEIJING The worlds top listed miner BHP Group said on Tuesday it had made its first yuandenominated sale of iron ore to China Baoshan Iron Steel Co Ltd known as Baosteel and would explore using blockchain for such transactions in future PositiveBEIJING The worlds top listed miner BHP Group said on Tuesday it had made its first yuandenominated sale of iron ore to China Baoshan Iron Steel Co Ltd known as Baosteel and would explore using blockchain for such transactions in future http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-baowu-bhp/bhp-completes-first-yuan-based-iron-ore-sale-to-chinas-baosteel-idUSKBN22O0LZ2020-05-12
SINGAPORE Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic analysts say NegativeSINGAPORE Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting economies crippled by the coronavirus pandemic analysts say http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-asia-coal-analysis/asias-pandemic-stimulus-may-slow-the-demise-of-coal-idUSKBN22O0KY2020-05-12
WASHINGTON Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons indicated on Monday that the agency was looking at privacy complaints regarding Zoom Video Communications Inc NegativeWASHINGTON Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons indicated on Monday that the agency was looking at privacy complaints regarding Zoom Video Communications Inc http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-zoom-ftc/u-s-ftc-indicates-it-is-looking-at-zoom-privacy-woes-idUSKBN22N2MJ2020-05-12
WASHINGTON More U.S. banks and credit unions will be allowed to estimate the international remittance fees they charge consumers in instances when it may be too expensive to provide exact figures under a new rule issued on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON More U.S. banks and credit unions will be allowed to estimate the international remittance fees they charge consumers in instances when it may be too expensive to provide exact figures under a new rule issued on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-banks-remittances/more-u-s-banks-credit-unions-given-remittance-fee-exemptions-idUSKBN22N2CB2020-05-12
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump may be open to further federal funding to help U.S. states recover funds spent battling the novel coronavirus White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Sunday as Congress weighs another possible economic relief bill PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump may be open to further federal funding to help U.S. states recover funds spent battling the novel coronavirus White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said on Sunday as Congress weighs another possible economic relief bill http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-hassett/trump-may-help-offset-states-coronavirus-costs-hassett-idUSKBN22M0GV2020-05-12
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will make a renewed attempt this week to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday two months after the divisive government surveillance tools expired NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate will make a renewed attempt this week to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday two months after the divisive government surveillance tools expired http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-surveillance-congress/senate-to-reconsider-expired-surveillance-tools-idUSKBN22N2QX2020-05-12
WASHINGTON The United States issued a new rule on Friday tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists saying it was in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China a shift that comes amid tensions between the two nations over the coronavirus global pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The United States issued a new rule on Friday tightening visa guidelines for Chinese journalists saying it was in response to the treatment of U.S. journalists in China a shift that comes amid tensions between the two nations over the coronavirus global pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china/u-s-tightens-visa-rules-for-chinese-journalists-amid-coronavirus-tensions-idUSKBN22L03A2020-05-12
WASHINGTON The United States urged Tehran on Monday to send a charter plane to take home 11 Iranian nationals whom Washington wants to deport and accused the Islamic Republic of stalling the repatriation process NegativeWASHINGTON The United States urged Tehran on Monday to send a charter plane to take home 11 Iranian nationals whom Washington wants to deport and accused the Islamic Republic of stalling the repatriation process http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-usa-prisoners/u-s-tells-iran-to-send-plane-so-washington-can-deport-11-iranian-nationals-idUSKBN22N2RB2020-05-12
WASHINGTON The White House has halted talks with Congress over any further coronavirus stimulus package as it waits for more information about how U.S. state reopenings affect the economy White House top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The White House has halted talks with Congress over any further coronavirus stimulus package as it waits for more information about how U.S. state reopenings affect the economy White House top economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/white-house-wont-consider-another-stimulus-bill-in-may-kudlow-idUSKBN22K21V2020-05-12
WASHINGTON The White House on Monday directed all people entering the West Wing where the daily operations of President Donald Trumps administration are carried out to wear masks after two aides tested positive for the coronavirus administration officials said NegativeWASHINGTON The White House on Monday directed all people entering the West Wing where the daily operations of President Donald Trumps administration are carried out to wear masks after two aides tested positive for the coronavirus administration officials said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-white-house/white-house-directs-staff-to-wear-masks-after-officials-contract-coronavirus-idUSKBN22N2OX2020-05-12
WASHINGTON The leaders of U.S. congressional foreign affairs committees wrote to nearly 60 countries on Friday asking them to support Taiwans participation in the World Health Organization citing the need for the broadest effort possible to fight the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The leaders of U.S. congressional foreign affairs committees wrote to nearly 60 countries on Friday asking them to support Taiwans participation in the World Health Organization citing the need for the broadest effort possible to fight the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-taiwan/u-s-lawmakers-urge-support-for-taiwan-at-who-as-u-s-criticizes-china-idUSKBN22L00T2020-05-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi to congratulate him on the approval of his new government by Iraqi lawmakers last week the White House said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on Monday with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa alKadhimi to congratulate him on the approval of his new government by Iraqi lawmakers last week the White House said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-trump/trump-congratulates-iraq-pm-kadhimi-on-forming-government-idUSKBN22O01S2020-05-12
WASHINGTON While President Donald Trump traveled to the battleground state of Arizona this week his Democratic opponent for the White House Joe Biden campaigned from his basement as he has done throughout the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON While President Donald Trump traveled to the battleground state of Arizona this week his Democratic opponent for the White House Joe Biden campaigned from his basement as he has done throughout the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-election/as-trump-returns-to-the-road-some-democrats-want-to-bust-biden-out-of-his-basement-idUSKBN22K2W32020-05-12
WELLINGTON New Zealands foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwans participation at the World Health Organization could damage bilateral ties NegativeWELLINGTON New Zealands foreign minister on Tuesday said the country has to stand up for itself after China warned its backing of Taiwans participation at the World Health Organization could damage bilateral ties http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-newzealand-china/new-zealand-still-supports-taiwan-at-who-despite-chinese-rebuke-idUSKBN22O0CF2020-05-12
BEIJING China berated New Zealand on Monday for its support for Taiwans participation at the World Health Organization saying the country should stop making wrong on the issue to avoid damaging bilateral ties NegativeBEIJING China berated New Zealand on Monday for its support for Taiwans participation at the World Health Organization saying the country should stop making wrong on the issue to avoid damaging bilateral ties http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-new-zealand-mofa/china-berates-new-zealand-over-support-for-taiwan-at-who-idUSKBN22N18E2020-05-11
BEIJING China warned on Monday that it will take countermeasures in response to a U.S. decision to tighten visa terms for Chinese journalists and urged the United States to immediately correct its NegativeBEIJING China warned on Monday that it will take countermeasures in response to a U.S. decision to tighten visa terms for Chinese journalists and urged the United States to immediately correct its http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-visa/china-warns-of-countermeasures-to-new-u-s-rule-for-chinese-reporters-idUSKBN22N0X42020-05-11
BEIJING China will require local health authorities to tighten their supervision over how virus strains and their samples are handled in labs the National Health Commission said in a draft rule issued on Monday NegativeBEIJING China will require local health authorities to tighten their supervision over how virus strains and their samples are handled in labs the National Health Commission said in a draft rule issued on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-coronavirus-lab/chinas-health-authority-to-tighten-rules-on-laboratory-controls-idUSKBN22N1DC2020-05-11
BEIJING Chinas environment ministry on Monday called on China Minmetals Corp to improve implementation of environmental protection measures and oversight of subsidiaries in a less than glowing report on the staterun metals producers compliance PositiveBEIJING Chinas environment ministry on Monday called on China Minmetals Corp to improve implementation of environmental protection measures and oversight of subsidiaries in a less than glowing report on the staterun metals producers compliance http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-environment-minmetals/china-raps-state-miner-minmetals-for-renewed-environmental-failures-idUSKBN22N0UG2020-05-11
BEIJING Chinese direct investment in the United States dropped to the lowest level since 2009 last year amid bilateral tensions and the COVID19 pandemic will continue to weigh on investment flows between the worlds two biggest economies according to a report NegativeBEIJING Chinese direct investment in the United States dropped to the lowest level since 2009 last year amid bilateral tensions and the COVID19 pandemic will continue to weigh on investment flows between the worlds two biggest economies according to a report http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-us-investment/chinese-investment-in-u-s-drops-pandemic-to-weigh-on-this-years-bilateral-flows-report-idUSKBN22N0EW2020-05-11
BEIJING Hawkish voices have emerged in China seeking a reevaluation of its Phase 1 trade deal with the United States with some advisers urging fresh talks a statecontrolled tabloid said citing sources close to the Chinese government NegativeBEIJING Hawkish voices have emerged in China seeking a reevaluation of its Phase 1 trade deal with the United States with some advisers urging fresh talks a statecontrolled tabloid said citing sources close to the Chinese government http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/chinese-advisers-call-for-talks-on-new-trade-deal-with-u-s-global-times-idUSKBN22N1XC2020-05-11
BEIJING The Chinese city of Wuhan the epicentre of Chinas coronavirus outbreak plans to conduct citywide nucleic acid testing over a period of 10 days according to an internal document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the situation NegativeBEIJING The Chinese city of Wuhan the epicentre of Chinas coronavirus outbreak plans to conduct citywide nucleic acid testing over a period of 10 days according to an internal document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the situation http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-plans-city-wide-testing-for-coronavirus-over-period-of-10-days-sources-idUSKBN22N24F2020-05-11
BEIJING Wuhan reported its first cluster of coronavirus infections since a lockdown on the city the epicentre of the outbreak in China was lifted a month ago stoking concerns of a wider resurgence NegativeBEIJING Wuhan reported its first cluster of coronavirus infections since a lockdown on the city the epicentre of the outbreak in China was lifted a month ago stoking concerns of a wider resurgence http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/chinas-wuhan-reports-first-coronavirus-cluster-since-lockdown-lifted-idUSKBN22N02F2020-05-11
WASHINGTON A U.S. government watchdog agency has recommended the temporary reinstatement of a whistleblower who says he was removed as director of a government research office because he raised concerns about coronavirus preparedness his lawyers said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. government watchdog agency has recommended the temporary reinstatement of a whistleblower who says he was removed as director of a government research office because he raised concerns about coronavirus preparedness his lawyers said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bright/u-s-watchdog-agency-says-coronavirus-whistleblower-should-be-reinstated-idUSKBN22K2SB2020-05-11
WASHINGTON A group of Republican lawmakers from energyproducing states on Friday called on President Donald Trump to prevent banks from halting loans and investments with companies that produce oil and other fossil fuels while they have access to federal assistance programs during the COVID19 pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON A group of Republican lawmakers from energyproducing states on Friday called on President Donald Trump to prevent banks from halting loans and investments with companies that produce oil and other fossil fuels while they have access to federal assistance programs during the COVID19 pandemic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-energy/republicans-urge-trump-to-bar-banks-from-shunning-fossil-fuel-loans-idUSKBN22K2PU2020-05-11
WASHINGTON Eightyone percent of small U.S. companies surveyed by Veem a global payments network expect the new coronavirus pandemic to affect their business over the next 1216 months and nearly are bracing for an economic slowdown the company said Monday NegativeWASHINGTON Eightyone percent of small U.S. companies surveyed by Veem a global payments network expect the new coronavirus pandemic to affect their business over the next 1216 months and nearly are bracing for an economic slowdown the company said Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-business/over-80-of-u-s-small-businesses-expect-longer-impact-of-pandemic-survey-idUSKBN22N1AV2020-05-11
WASHINGTON Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and employees in his office will work from home after a senior staff member tested positive for the new coronavirus according to a statement from Pritzkers office NeutralWASHINGTON Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and employees in his office will work from home after a senior staff member tested positive for the new coronavirus according to a statement from Pritzkers office http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-illinois/illinois-governor-staff-to-work-from-home-after-aide-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN22N27M2020-05-11
WASHINGTON Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Monday she would limit her interactions with other people as part of a modified selfquarantine plan in case she had been exposed to the deadly coronavirus during a visit to the White House last Wednesday and meetings in Iowa with Vice President Mike Pence on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said on Monday she would limit her interactions with other people as part of a modified selfquarantine plan in case she had been exposed to the deadly coronavirus during a visit to the White House last Wednesday and meetings in Iowa with Vice President Mike Pence on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-iowa/iowa-governor-after-possible-coronavirus-exposure-at-white-house-to-partially-self-quarantine-idUSKBN22N2C12020-05-11
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump accused Democrats of moving to reopen U.S. states from coronavirus lockdown measures too slowly for political advantage on Monday as Pennsylvanias governor hit back against Republicans pushing a faster timetable NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump accused Democrats of moving to reopen U.S. states from coronavirus lockdown measures too slowly for political advantage on Monday as Pennsylvanias governor hit back against Republicans pushing a faster timetable http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-election/trump-an-eye-on-re-election-accuses-democrats-of-reopening-u-s-states-too-slowly-idUSKBN22N23N2020-05-11
WASHINGTON The Trump administration has no plans to keep President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence apart a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday as concerns rise about the spread of the coronavirus within the White House NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration has no plans to keep President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence apart a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday as concerns rise about the spread of the coronavirus within the White House http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-pence/no-plans-to-separate-trump-pence-despite-white-house-coronavirus-cases-source-idUSKBN22M0S22020-05-11
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to file hate crime charges against the white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery an unarmed black man who was gunned down while jogging in the small coastal town of Brunswick Georgia department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether to file hate crime charges against the white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery an unarmed black man who was gunned down while jogging in the small coastal town of Brunswick Georgia department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-shooting-georgia/justice-department-weighs-hate-crime-charges-in-death-of-ahmaud-arbery-idUSKBN22N29X2020-05-11
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers three blockbuster cases concerning efforts by the Democraticled House of Representatives and a grand jury working with a prosecutor in New York City to obtain copies of President Donald Trumps financial records NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers three blockbuster cases concerning efforts by the Democraticled House of Representatives and a grand jury working with a prosecutor in New York City to obtain copies of President Donald Trumps financial records http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-explainer/explainer-whats-at-stake-in-supreme-court-fight-over-trump-financial-records-idUSKBN22N1CU2020-05-11
WASHINGTON The White House has begun informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about what to include in another round of coronavirus relief legislation officials said on Sunday while predicting further U.S. jobs losses in the coming months NegativeWASHINGTON The White House has begun informal talks with Republicans and Democrats in Congress about what to include in another round of coronavirus relief legislation officials said on Sunday while predicting further U.S. jobs losses in the coming months http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-coronavirus/white-house-considers-more-coronavirus-aid-as-jobs-picture-worsens-idUSKBN22M0GX2020-05-11
WASHINGTON The chief of the U.S. National Guard who is at the forefront of the domestic military response to the novel coronavirus is in limbo after testing both positive and negative in conflicting results this weekend officials said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON The chief of the U.S. National Guard who is at the forefront of the domestic military response to the novel coronavirus is in limbo after testing both positive and negative in conflicting results this weekend officials said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-coronavirus-health-usa-military/chief-of-u-s-national-guard-in-limbo-after-conflicting-coronavirus-tests-officials-idUSKBN22N0152020-05-11
WASHINGTON Two aides to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who were at the center of the scandal engaged in corruption and abuse of power but not criminal acts the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday as it unanimously threw out their convictions and placed new limits on political corruption prosecutions NegativeWASHINGTON Two aides to former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who were at the center of the scandal engaged in corruption and abuse of power but not criminal acts the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday as it unanimously threw out their convictions and placed new limits on political corruption prosecutions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-bridgegate/new-jersey-bridgegate-scandal-convictions-tossed-by-u-s-supreme-court-idUSKBN22J28J2020-05-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday put a temporary hold on the disclosure to a Democraticled House of Representatives committee of grand jury material redacted from former Special Counsel Robert Muellers report on Russian interference in the 2016 election NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday put a temporary hold on the disclosure to a Democraticled House of Representatives committee of grand jury material redacted from former Special Counsel Robert Muellers report on Russian interference in the 2016 election http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-mueller/u-s-chief-justice-puts-hold-on-disclosure-of-russia-investigation-materials-idUSKBN22K2682020-05-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is again pressuring the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over a broadcast news program after failing for years to convince regulators to take any action against broadcasters NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is again pressuring the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over a broadcast news program after failing for years to convince regulators to take any action against broadcasters http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-nbc-pai/trump-again-pressures-u-s-regulator-on-news-programming-idUSKBN22N2I62020-05-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday wrestled with the potentially broad consequences of a rape case that could lead to huge swathes of Oklahoma being deemed tribal territory with Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday wrestled with the potentially broad consequences of a rape case that could lead to huge swathes of Oklahoma being deemed tribal territory with Justice Neil Gorsuch emerging as a potential decisive vote http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-oklahoma/u-s-supreme-court-weighs-oklahoma-tribal-authority-dispute-idUSKBN22N2DP2020-05-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he sees no need for the country to buy back debt and that he plans to borrow money longterm to lock in low interest rates as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the economy NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday he sees no need for the country to buy back debt and that he plans to borrow money longterm to lock in low interest rates as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-treasury/u-s-has-no-need-to-buy-back-debt-will-take-advantage-of-low-interest-rates-mnuchin-idUSKBN22N1XU2020-05-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said he would welcome Michael Flynns return to the Trump administration after the U.S. Justice Departments controversial move last week to drop criminal charges against the presidents former national security adviser NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said he would welcome Michael Flynns return to the Trump administration after the U.S. Justice Departments controversial move last week to drop criminal charges against the presidents former national security adviser http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn/pence-says-he-would-welcome-trump-ex-adviser-flynns-return-axios-idUSKBN22M0OR2020-05-11
WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence is not in quarantine and plans to be at the White House on Monday a spokesman said on Sunday despite media reports that Pence was selfisolating after a staffer tested positive for the novel coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence is not in quarantine and plans to be at the White House on Monday a spokesman said on Sunday despite media reports that Pence was selfisolating after a staffer tested positive for the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pence/pence-not-in-quarantine-to-be-at-white-house-monday-after-aide-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN22M0SA2020-05-11
BEIJING China said on Thursday it supports the World Health Organization in trying to pinpoint the origins of the COVID19 pandemic and accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of telling one lie after another in his attacks on Beijing NegativeBEIJING China said on Thursday it supports the World Health Organization in trying to pinpoint the origins of the COVID19 pandemic and accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of telling one lie after another in his attacks on Beijing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/china-says-it-backs-who-in-tracing-covid-19-denounces-u-s-lies-idUSKBN22J10G2020-05-08
BEIJING China says sales of durable consumer goods such as automobiles and home appliances rebounded significantly during the May Day holiday PositiveBEIJING China says sales of durable consumer goods such as automobiles and home appliances rebounded significantly during the May Day holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-holiday/china-says-sales-of-cars-home-appliances-rebounded-sharply-during-may-day-holiday-idUSKBN22K09Z2020-05-08
BEIJING The European Union ambassador to China said on Thursday it was that part of an opinion piece coauthored by 27 European ambassadors and published in the official China Daily had been removed before publication NeutralBEIJING The European Union ambassador to China said on Thursday it was that part of an opinion piece coauthored by 27 European ambassadors and published in the official China Daily had been removed before publication http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-eu/eu-envoy-says-removal-of-phrase-in-op-ed-in-china-newspaper-regrettable-idUSKBN22J1G32020-05-08
BEIJING Top U.S. and Chinese trade representatives discussed their Phase 1 trade deal on Friday with China saying they agreed to improve the atmosphere for its implementation and the United States saying both sides expected obligations to be met PositiveBEIJING Top U.S. and Chinese trade representatives discussed their Phase 1 trade deal on Friday with China saying they agreed to improve the atmosphere for its implementation and the United States saying both sides expected obligations to be met http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-call/top-u-s-china-trade-officials-agree-to-strengthen-cooperation-idUSKBN22K07X2020-05-08
WASHINGTON A key U.S. Senate Democrat pushed back on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnells drive to protect employers from coronavirusrelated lawsuits when the economy begins to reopen saying it would be unnecessary if the White House set clearer standards NegativeWASHINGTON A key U.S. Senate Democrat pushed back on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnells drive to protect employers from coronavirusrelated lawsuits when the economy begins to reopen saying it would be unnecessary if the White House set clearer standards http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-liability/fight-brews-in-congress-over-republican-push-to-protect-business-from-coronavirus-lawsuits-idUSKBN22J1HI2020-05-08
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday said Russian President Vladimir Putin had accepted his offer to provide ventilators to aid in the fight against the novel coronavirus causes a potentially deadly respiratory illness adding that Russia is having a hard time with the disease PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Thursday said Russian President Vladimir Putin had accepted his offer to provide ventilators to aid in the fight against the novel coronavirus causes a potentially deadly respiratory illness adding that Russia is having a hard time with the disease http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-russia/russias-putin-accepted-u-s-offer-of-ventilators-trump-idUSKBN22J34T2020-05-08
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is talking to Republican senators about work visa issues amid the coronavirus outbreak that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration is talking to Republican senators about work visa issues amid the coronavirus outbreak that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-visas/trump-says-his-administration-is-talking-to-republican-senators-about-work-visa-issue-idUSKBN22J3792020-05-08
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was considering further economic measures possibly via executive orders to provide help against the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was considering further economic measures possibly via executive orders to provide help against the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-stimulants/trump-considering-more-coronavirus-economic-relief-measures-idUSKBN22J36D2020-05-08
WASHINGTON The Trump administration failed to conduct effective coronavirus screenings of airline passengers entering the United States from Italy and South Korea in early March when cases of the virus were multiplying a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration failed to conduct effective coronavirus screenings of airline passengers entering the United States from Italy and South Korea in early March when cases of the virus were multiplying a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-screenings/u-s-house-panel-calls-march-screening-of-travelers-from-italy-south-korea-ineffective-idUSKBN22J3572020-05-08
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is dropping the criminal case against Michael Flynn the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump The Associated Press reported on Thursday citing a court filing NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department is dropping the criminal case against Michael Flynn the former national security adviser to President Donald Trump The Associated Press reported on Thursday citing a court filing http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn-charges/u-s-dropping-criminal-case-against-ex-trump-adviser-flynn-ap-idUSKBN22J3202020-05-08
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly asked a judge to drop criminal charges against Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn following mounting pressure from the Republican president and his political allies on the right NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday abruptly asked a judge to drop criminal charges against Donald Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn following mounting pressure from the Republican president and his political allies on the right http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-flynn/u-s-moves-to-drop-case-against-trump-ex-adviser-flynn-who-admitted-lying-to-fbi-idUSKBN22J3172020-05-08
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate failed on Thursday to override President Donald Trumps veto of a resolution that would have reined in his ability to wage war against Iran by requiring him to obtain congressional authorization for military action NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate failed on Thursday to override President Donald Trumps veto of a resolution that would have reined in his ability to wage war against Iran by requiring him to obtain congressional authorization for military action http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/u-s-senate-upholds-trump-veto-of-insulting-iran-war-powers-resolution-idUSKBN22J30A2020-05-08
WASHINGTON The U.S. economy likely lost a staggering 22 million jobs in April in what would be the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression and the starkest sign yet of how the novel coronavirus pandemic is battering the worlds biggest economy NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. economy likely lost a staggering 22 million jobs in April in what would be the steepest plunge in payrolls since the Great Depression and the starkest sign yet of how the novel coronavirus pandemic is battering the worlds biggest economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/great-depression-like-u-s-job-losses-unemployment-rate-expected-in-april-idUSKBN22K0E12020-05-08
WASHINGTON The United States does not support the offensive of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar alAssad to transfer militia fighters and equipment to Libya senior U.S. officials said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States does not support the offensive of Libyas easternbased military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar alAssad to transfer militia fighters and equipment to Libya senior U.S. officials said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-libya-security-usa-syria/u-s-says-russia-is-working-with-syrias-assad-to-move-militia-to-libya-idUSKBN22J3012020-05-08
WASHINGTON The notoriously independentminded federal judge who once said he was disgusted by the conduct of Michael Flynn could block the administrations bid to drop criminal charges against the former adviser to President Donald Trump legal experts said NegativeWASHINGTON The notoriously independentminded federal judge who once said he was disgusted by the conduct of Michael Flynn could block the administrations bid to drop criminal charges against the former adviser to President Donald Trump legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-judge/skeptical-judge-could-hold-up-trump-administrations-bid-to-clear-flynn-legal-experts-say-idUSKBN22J3HF2020-05-08
WASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives called for a pause in coronavirus legislation on Thursday saying Congress should first assess the impact of earlier relief bills and then take a slower path forward through committee hearings NeutralWASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives called for a pause in coronavirus legislation on Thursday saying Congress should first assess the impact of earlier relief bills and then take a slower path forward through committee hearings http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-mccarthy/top-u-s-house-republican-calls-for-pause-in-coronavirus-legislation-idUSKBN22J2D22020-05-08
WASHINGTON The woman who alleges presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 said in a video interview on Thursday that he should withdraw from the White House race NegativeWASHINGTON The woman who alleges presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993 said in a video interview on Thursday that he should withdraw from the White House race http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-accusation/in-video-interview-bidens-accuser-says-he-should-drop-out-of-white-house-race-idUSKBN22K04H2020-05-08
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday laid out the broad outlines of the next massive coronavirusresponse bill Democrats will seek with possible votes as soon as next week NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday laid out the broad outlines of the next massive coronavirusresponse bill Democrats will seek with possible votes as soon as next week http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-democrats-to-attempt-passing-next-coronavirus-bill-soon-idUSKBN22J2HW2020-05-08
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump stressed his desire for arms control that includes both Russia and China in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday the White House said in a statement PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump stressed his desire for arms control that includes both Russia and China in a telephone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday the White House said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia/trump-calls-for-arms-control-with-russia-and-china-in-putin-call-idUSKBN22J2GT2020-05-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to Chinas crackdown on the countrys Muslim minority groups NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he expects the chamber to move soon to pass a bill that would call on the Trump administration to toughen its response to Chinas crackdown on the countrys Muslim minority groups http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-xinjiang/senate-leader-expects-vote-soon-on-seeking-china-sanctions-over-uighurs-idUSKBN22J3E42020-05-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled sympathy on Tuesday toward two associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who are seeking to have their convictions in the scandal overturned in a case focusing on what kinds of political acts can be prosecuted as criminal fraud NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices signaled sympathy on Tuesday toward two associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who are seeking to have their convictions in the scandal overturned in a case focusing on what kinds of political acts can be prosecuted as criminal fraud http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-bridgegate/u-s-supreme-court-justices-skeptical-about-new-jersey-bridgegate-convictions-idUSKBN1ZD25C2020-05-08
WASHINGTON U.S. auto safety regulators will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday saying the devices do not pose a safety risk like the Takata devices implicated in previous deadly accidents NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. auto safety regulators will not require automakers to recall 56 million additional Takata air bag inflators the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday saying the devices do not pose a safety risk like the Takata devices implicated in previous deadly accidents http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-autos-takata/u-s-will-not-require-automakers-to-recall-56-million-takata-air-bag-inflators-idUSKBN22J2MA2020-05-08
BEIJING Chinas coronavirus prevention and control still faces great uncertainty president Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Wednesday as the cabinet plans more measures to alleviate firms tax burdens and boost credit support NegativeBEIJING Chinas coronavirus prevention and control still faces great uncertainty president Xi Jinping was quoted as saying on Wednesday as the cabinet plans more measures to alleviate firms tax burdens and boost credit support http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-xi/chinas-xi-says-coronavirus-prevention-and-control-still-faces-great-uncertainty-idUSKBN22I1NG2020-05-07
SINGAPORE A robust recovery in aluminium demand in China has boosted prices in the worlds top consumer and producer of the metal by more than in a month but traders say weak demand for Chinese exports could soon take the shine off the market PositiveSINGAPORE A robust recovery in aluminium demand in China has boosted prices in the worlds top consumer and producer of the metal by more than in a month but traders say weak demand for Chinese exports could soon take the shine off the market http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-metals-aluminium/china-aluminium-dances-to-its-own-beat-as-lme-price-stumbles-idUSKBN22I20K2020-05-07
WASHINGTON A Republican Party donor was named on Wednesday to lead the U.S. Postal Service which President Donald Trump has criticized for not charging companies like Amazon NegativeWASHINGTON A Republican Party donor was named on Wednesday to lead the U.S. Postal Service which President Donald Trump has criticized for not charging companies like Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-postmaster/republican-donor-named-u-s-postmaster-general-idUSKBN22J09T2020-05-07
WASHINGTON A federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is too inexperienced to sit on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON A federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is too inexperienced to sit on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-judge/democrats-say-trumps-pick-for-powerful-u-s-court-too-inexperienced-idUSKBN22I1GF2020-05-07
WASHINGTON A group of Senate Republicans is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to avoid hurting American chipmakers which they see as essential to the coronavirus response and the U.S. economy as the administration cracks down on chip exports to China NegativeWASHINGTON A group of Senate Republicans is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to avoid hurting American chipmakers which they see as essential to the coronavirus response and the U.S. economy as the administration cracks down on chip exports to China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-chips-china/u-s-lawmakers-warn-trump-against-harming-u-s-chipmakers-amid-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKBN22I2ZS2020-05-07
WASHINGTON Astronomers have spotted the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered and are surprised about its living arrangements residing harmoniously with two stars in a remarkable celestial marriage that may end in a nasty breakup NeutralWASHINGTON Astronomers have spotted the closest black hole to Earth ever discovered and are surprised about its living arrangements residing harmoniously with two stars in a remarkable celestial marriage that may end in a nasty breakup http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-blackhole/closest-black-hole-to-earth-has-two-partners-in-surprising-celestial-marriage-idUSKBN22I31P2020-05-07
WASHINGTON Foot traffic to U.S. retail locations ticked up last week as more states relaxed restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus according to cellphone tracking information provided by data firm Unacast NegativeWASHINGTON Foot traffic to U.S. retail locations ticked up last week as more states relaxed restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus according to cellphone tracking information provided by data firm Unacast http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen/retail-foot-traffic-ticks-up-as-states-loosen-rules-unacast-idUSKBN22I2UV2020-05-07
WASHINGTON Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 87 the U.S. Supreme Courts oldest member was discharged on Wednesday from hospital where she was treated for a benign gall bladder condition and took part remotely in arguments in two cases NeutralWASHINGTON Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 87 the U.S. Supreme Courts oldest member was discharged on Wednesday from hospital where she was treated for a benign gall bladder condition and took part remotely in arguments in two cases http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-ginsburg/supreme-courts-ginsburg-discharged-from-hospital-idUSKBN22I25J2020-05-07
WASHINGTON May 6 Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay a million fine to the Federal Communications Commission resolving the probe into the companys abandoned deal to buy Tribune Media in what the agency said was its largestever civil penalty PositiveWASHINGTON May 6 Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay a million fine to the Federal Communications Commission resolving the probe into the companys abandoned deal to buy Tribune Media in what the agency said was its largestever civil penalty http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-sinclair-fcc/sinclair-agrees-to-pay-record-setting-48-million-fcc-civil-penalty-agency-idUSL1N2CO26V2020-05-07
WASHINGTON May 6 U.S. airport security officers will be required to wear masks in screening areas the top official with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration told employees during a town hall Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON May 6 U.S. airport security officers will be required to wear masks in screening areas the top official with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration told employees during a town hall Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/health-coronavirus-usa-airports/tsa-to-require-employees-to-wear-masks-at-u-s-airport-checkpoints-idUSL1N2CP02I2020-05-07
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed legislation passed by both houses of Congress to limit a presidents ability to wage war against Iran as Trump wages a campaign of maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed legislation passed by both houses of Congress to limit a presidents ability to wage war against Iran as Trump wages a campaign of maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-congress/trump-vetoes-iran-war-powers-resolution-idUSKBN22I36O2020-05-07
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had urged the Justice Department to look into allegations that the meatpacking industry broke antitrust law because the price that slaughterhouses pay farmers for animals had dropped even as meat prices rose NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had urged the Justice Department to look into allegations that the meatpacking industry broke antitrust law because the price that slaughterhouses pay farmers for animals had dropped even as meat prices rose http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-packing/trump-asks-justice-department-to-look-into-meat-price-disparities-idUSKBN22I3662020-05-07
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his coronavirus task force would shift its primary focus to reviving U.S. business and social life while acknowledging that reopening the economy could put more lives at risk NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his coronavirus task force would shift its primary focus to reviving U.S. business and social life while acknowledging that reopening the economy could put more lives at risk http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/trump-to-refocus-coronavirus-task-force-on-economic-revival-concedes-risks-idUSKBN22I20M2020-05-07
WASHINGTON Several U.S. senators have urged congressional leaders to accept the White Houses offer of rapid coronavirus testing for lawmakers saying they could otherwise unwittingly spread the disease when they returned to their home districts NegativeWASHINGTON Several U.S. senators have urged congressional leaders to accept the White Houses offer of rapid coronavirus testing for lawmakers saying they could otherwise unwittingly spread the disease when they returned to their home districts http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/some-u-s-senators-worry-that-without-tests-they-could-bring-coronavirus-home-idUSKBN22I39X2020-05-07
WASHINGTON Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay a million fine to the Federal Communications Commission resolving the probe into the companys abandoned deal to buy Tribune Media in what the agency said was its largestever civil penalty PositiveWASHINGTON Sinclair Broadcast Group has agreed to pay a million fine to the Federal Communications Commission resolving the probe into the companys abandoned deal to buy Tribune Media in what the agency said was its largestever civil penalty http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-sinclair-fcc/sinclair-agrees-to-pay-record-setting-48-million-fcc-civil-penalty-idUSKBN22I3502020-05-07
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said its executive board has approved million in emergency financing to help Kenya respond to the economic shock caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said its executive board has approved million in emergency financing to help Kenya respond to the economic shock caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-kenya-imf/imf-approves-739-million-in-emergency-pandemic-relief-funds-for-kenya-idUSKBN22I32K2020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday blasted a decision by the Federal Communications Commission last month to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose severe risks to global positioning systems crucial to military operations NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday blasted a decision by the Federal Communications Commission last month to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide mobile broadband network saying it could pose severe risks to global positioning systems crucial to military operations http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/pentagon-blasts-fcc-decision-to-approve-ligado-spectrum-plan-idUSKBN22I2VS2020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved William Evanina President Donald Trumps nominee for a top counterintelligence position after he was blocked for almost two years over a Republican request for documents related to the investigation of Russia and Trumps 2016 election campaign NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved William Evanina President Donald Trumps nominee for a top counterintelligence position after he was blocked for almost two years over a Republican request for documents related to the investigation of Russia and Trumps 2016 election campaign http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence/u-s-senate-approves-trump-security-nominee-after-nearly-two-year-hold-idUSKBN22I2VO2020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is delaying a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is delaying a report to Congress assessing whether Hong Kong enjoys sufficient autonomy from China to continue receiving special treatment from the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-usa-autonomy/pompeo-delays-hong-kong-report-to-see-if-china-acts-to-further-undermine-autonomy-idUSKBN22I2Q02020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Courts experiment in conducting oral arguments by teleconference this week a change forced by the coronavirus pandemic went rather smoothly right up until what sounded suspiciously like a toilet flush was broadcast to the world NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Courts experiment in conducting oral arguments by teleconference this week a change forced by the coronavirus pandemic went rather smoothly right up until what sounded suspiciously like a toilet flush was broadcast to the world http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-teleconference/was-that-a-flush-u-s-supreme-court-handles-teleconference-experiment-idUSKBN22I3012020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy on Afghanistan is on a mission to press Taliban negotiators in Doha and officials in India and Pakistan to support reduced violence speeding up intraAfghan peace talks and cooperating on the coronavirus pandemic the State Department said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. special envoy on Afghanistan is on a mission to press Taliban negotiators in Doha and officials in India and Pakistan to support reduced violence speeding up intraAfghan peace talks and cooperating on the coronavirus pandemic the State Department said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-khalilzad/united-states-khalilzad-to-meet-taliban-in-qatar-visit-india-pakistan-idUSKBN22I2ZB2020-05-07
WASHINGTON The U.S.China relationship is one of disappointment and frustration White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday highlighting a deepening rift between Washington and Beijing over the deadly coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S.China relationship is one of disappointment and frustration White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Wednesday highlighting a deepening rift between Washington and Beijing over the deadly coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-china-relationship/white-house-says-relationship-with-china-is-disappointing-frustrating-idUSKBN22I3572020-05-07
WASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday announced it will provide million in emergency aid to Yemen to support food programs and called on the Houthis to do more to allow aid operations to operate independently and PositiveWASHINGTON The United States on Wednesday announced it will provide million in emergency aid to Yemen to support food programs and called on the Houthis to do more to allow aid operations to operate independently and http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-yemen-aid/u-s-announces-225-million-in-emergency-aid-to-yemen-idUSKBN22I2M82020-05-07
WASHINGTON The United States will grant a 120day waiver for Iraq to continue importing electricity from Iran to help the new Iraqi government succeed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the newly installed Iraqi prime minister PositiveWASHINGTON The United States will grant a 120day waiver for Iraq to continue importing electricity from Iran to help the new Iraqi government succeed U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the newly installed Iraqi prime minister http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-iran-usa/u-s-to-renew-waiver-for-iraq-to-import-iranian-electricity-for-120-days-state-department-idUSKBN22J0562020-05-07
WASHINGTON The World Bank on Wednesday said Chinabased LiaoningEFACEC Electrical Equipment Company Limited would be ineligible to participate in bankfunded projects for 20 months due to fraudulent practices in connection with a project in Zambia NegativeWASHINGTON The World Bank on Wednesday said Chinabased LiaoningEFACEC Electrical Equipment Company Limited would be ineligible to participate in bankfunded projects for 20 months due to fraudulent practices in connection with a project in Zambia http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-world-bank-china-zambia/world-bank-debars-chinese-electrical-equipment-firm-over-fraud-on-zambia-project-idUSKBN22I2WM2020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday an ousted health official who filed a whistleblowers complaint accusing the administration of retaliating when he voiced concerns about the coronavirus in January seemed to be a disgruntled person who wants to help Democrats NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday an ousted health official who filed a whistleblowers complaint accusing the administration of retaliating when he voiced concerns about the coronavirus in January seemed to be a disgruntled person who wants to help Democrats http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bright/trump-calls-ousted-whistleblower-bright-a-disgruntled-employee-idUSKBN22I31C2020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be able to report in about a week or two whether China is fulfilling its obligations under a Phase 1 trade deal the two countries signed in January before the coronavirus spread globally PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be able to report in about a week or two whether China is fulfilling its obligations under a Phase 1 trade deal the two countries signed in January before the coronavirus spread globally http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-says-could-say-in-a-week-or-two-whether-china-adhering-to-trade-deal-idUSKBN22I2ZF2020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would announce new members of his coronavirus task force by Monday as its focus turns to medical treatments and easing restrictions on businesses and social life NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he would announce new members of his coronavirus task force by Monday as its focus turns to medical treatments and easing restrictions on businesses and social life http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-task-force/trump-says-will-announce-new-members-of-coronavirus-task-force-by-monday-idUSKBN22I2Q62020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his aggressive criticism of China blaming it for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people from the coronavirus and demanding again that it share information about the outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed his aggressive criticism of China blaming it for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people from the coronavirus and demanding again that it share information about the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-pompeo/pompeo-blames-china-for-hundreds-of-thousands-of-virus-deaths-denies-inconsistency-idUSKBN22I27K2020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled on Wednesday with whether President Donald Trumps administration went too far in allowing employers to obtain broad religious and moral exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide employees covers womens birth control PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices grappled on Wednesday with whether President Donald Trumps administration went too far in allowing employers to obtain broad religious and moral exemptions from an Obamacare requirement that health insurance that they provide employees covers womens birth control http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-contraception/u-s-supreme-court-wrestles-with-obamacare-contraception-case-idUSKBN22I1DO2020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. military operations killed about 130 civilians and injured 91 others in Iraq Syria Afghanistan and Somalia last year according to a Pentagon report seen by Reuters on Wednesday though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-civilian/pentagon-report-says-130-civilians-killed-in-2019-lower-than-watchdog-estimates-idUSKBN22I2X32020-05-07
WASHINGTON U.S. top infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci and coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx will continue to hold their positions on the coronavirus task force moving forward U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. top infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci and coronavirus task force coordinator Deborah Birx will continue to hold their positions on the coronavirus task force moving forward U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-fauci/fauci-birx-will-keep-roles-on-coronavirus-task-force-trump-idUSKBN22I2ZX2020-05-07
WASHINGTON Congressional Republicans who strenuously objected when a Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives panel subpoenaed President Donald Trumps financial records last year have remained unusually quiet now that the fight has reached the Supreme Court NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Republicans who strenuously objected when a Democraticled U.S. House of Representatives panel subpoenaed President Donald Trumps financial records last year have remained unusually quiet now that the fight has reached the Supreme Court http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-finances/trump-allies-on-the-sidelines-in-supreme-court-financial-records-fight-idUSKBN22H13W2020-05-06
WASHINGTON Drugmaker AbbVie Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Botox maker Allergan a blockbuster billion deal when it was announced last year the companies said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON Drugmaker AbbVie Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Botox maker Allergan a blockbuster billion deal when it was announced last year the companies said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-allergan-m-a-abbvie/abbvie-wins-u-s-antitrust-approval-to-buy-allergan-idUSKBN22H33M2020-05-06
WASHINGTON May 5 U.S. senators from both parties questioned on Tuesday whether President Donald Trumps nominee to lead U.S. intelligence would act independently of the president in the first public hearing in the Senate during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON May 5 U.S. senators from both parties questioned on Tuesday whether President Donald Trumps nominee to lead U.S. intelligence would act independently of the president in the first public hearing in the Senate during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-intelligence/senators-question-trump-pick-for-top-u-s-spy-in-different-hearing-idUSL1N2CN0ST2020-05-06
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied any involvement by the U.S. government in what Venezuelan officials have called a failed armed incursion into the South American country that led to the capture of two American mercenaries NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied any involvement by the U.S. government in what Venezuelan officials have called a failed armed incursion into the South American country that led to the capture of two American mercenaries http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-venezuela-security-trump/trump-denies-u-s-role-in-what-venezuela-says-was-mercenary-incursion-idUSKBN22H1XL2020-05-06
WASHINGTON Rick Bright the ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for developing a coronavirus vaccine will testify before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on May 14 a representative said on Twitter on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Rick Bright the ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for developing a coronavirus vaccine will testify before a U.S. House of Representatives panel on May 14 a representative said on Twitter on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-whistleblower/ousted-u-s-vaccine-official-to-testify-before-house-panel-spokeswoman-idUSKBN22H30Z2020-05-06
WASHINGTON The United States and Britain launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on Tuesday vowing to work quickly to seal a deal that could counter the massive drag of the coronavirus pandemic on trade flows and the two allies economies PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and Britain launched formal negotiations on a free trade agreement on Tuesday vowing to work quickly to seal a deal that could counter the massive drag of the coronavirus pandemic on trade flows and the two allies economies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-britain/u-s-uk-launch-trade-talks-pledge-quick-deal-as-virus-ravages-global-economy-idUSKBN22H0E02020-05-06
WASHINGTON The United States and Britain on Tuesday formally launched a first round of negotiations aimed at reaching a free trade agreement pledging to work at an accelerated pace to reach a deal that will significantly boost trade and investment PositiveWASHINGTON The United States and Britain on Tuesday formally launched a first round of negotiations aimed at reaching a free trade agreement pledging to work at an accelerated pace to reach a deal that will significantly boost trade and investment http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-trade-britain-statement/u-s-britain-say-trade-talks-big-priority-pledge-accelerated-pace-idUSKBN22H21H2020-05-06
WASHINGTON The United States is expected to deport Iranian professor Sirous Asgari who was acquitted of stealing trade secrets once he receives medical clearance to leave U.S. and Iranian officials said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is expected to deport Iranian professor Sirous Asgari who was acquitted of stealing trade secrets once he receives medical clearance to leave U.S. and Iranian officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-iran-usa-prisoners/u-s-expected-to-deport-iranian-professor-acquitted-of-sanctions-busting-officials-idUSKBN22H3212020-05-06
WASHINGTON The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak President Donald Trump said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak President Donald Trump said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-task-force/white-house-to-wind-down-coronavirus-task-force-as-focus-shifts-to-aftermath-trump-idUSKBN22H2KJ2020-05-06
WASHINGTON The head of the Aerospace Industries Association will ask a U.S. Senate Committee on Wednesday to consider providing temporary assistance to the aerospace manufacturing sector and warned more jobs are in jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The head of the Aerospace Industries Association will ask a U.S. Senate Committee on Wednesday to consider providing temporary assistance to the aerospace manufacturing sector and warned more jobs are in jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-aerospace/u-s-aerospace-industry-wants-congress-to-consider-new-assistance-idUSKBN22H36I2020-05-06
WASHINGTON The ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for developing drugs to fight the coronavirus pandemic filed a whistleblowers complaint on Tuesday accusing President Donald Trumps administration of retaliating when he raised concerns NegativeWASHINGTON The ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for developing drugs to fight the coronavirus pandemic filed a whistleblowers complaint on Tuesday accusing President Donald Trumps administration of retaliating when he raised concerns http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bright/ousted-u-s-whistleblower-says-trump-health-official-played-down-coronavirus-threat-idUSKBN22H2VC2020-05-06
WASHINGTON The top U.S. general said on Tuesday it was still unknown whether the coronavirus emerged from a wet market in China a laboratory or some other location but reaffirmed the U.S. view that it was probably not manmade NegativeWASHINGTON The top U.S. general said on Tuesday it was still unknown whether the coronavirus emerged from a wet market in China a laboratory or some other location but reaffirmed the U.S. view that it was probably not manmade http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon-china/top-u-s-general-we-dont-know-if-coronavirus-emerged-from-chinese-lab-idUSKBN22H2Q12020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a political deadlock and increasing Taliban violence NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that the Taliban were not living up to their commitments under an agreement signed this year amid signs the fragile deal is under strain by a political deadlock and increasing Taliban violence http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military/taliban-not-living-up-to-commitments-u-s-defense-secretary-says-idUSKBN22H2XH2020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged China to be transparent about the origins of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than a quarter of a million people since it started in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged China to be transparent about the origins of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than a quarter of a million people since it started in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-origin/trump-urges-china-to-reveal-all-about-origin-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN22H1Y52020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Republicans underscored the need for tax cuts and business liability protections in any new coronavirus legislation on Tuesday while blocking a Democratic attempt to require transparency for a billionplus program for struggling small businesses NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Republicans underscored the need for tax cuts and business liability protections in any new coronavirus legislation on Tuesday while blocking a Democratic attempt to require transparency for a billionplus program for struggling small businesses http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/republicans-seek-tax-cuts-in-next-coronavirus-bill-senator-warns-congress-may-spread-virus-idUSKBN22H14V2020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said that legislation to protect businesses from litigation related to the coronavirus outbreak will be narrowlycrafted by Republicans and would have to be included in any upcoming bill in response to the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said that legislation to protect businesses from litigation related to the coronavirus outbreak will be narrowlycrafted by Republicans and would have to be included in any upcoming bill in response to the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-republicans-crafting-narrow-business-liability-protections-mcconnell-idUSKBN22H2NI2020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who has had a series of health scares underwent nonsurgical treatment for a gallbladder condition on Tuesday and was resting comfortably a court spokeswoman said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who has had a series of health scares underwent nonsurgical treatment for a gallbladder condition on Tuesday and was resting comfortably a court spokeswoman said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-ginsburg/u-s-supreme-court-justice-ginsburg-recovering-after-gallbladder-treatment-idUSKBN22I02A2020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday voiced concern that a 2003 law violates constitutional free speech rights by requiring overseas affiliates of Americanbased nonprofit groups that seek federal funding for relief to take a formal stance opposing prostitution and sex trafficking NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday voiced concern that a 2003 law violates constitutional free speech rights by requiring overseas affiliates of Americanbased nonprofit groups that seek federal funding for relief to take a formal stance opposing prostitution and sex trafficking http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-aids/u-s-supreme-court-justices-question-curbs-on-overseas-anti-aids-funding-idUSKBN22H14M2020-05-06
WASHINGTON U.S. senators on Tuesday pressed Donald Trumps nominee to lead U.S. intelligence on whether he would act independently of the president on hotbutton issues like the origins of the coronavirus in China as lawmakers held the first public socially distanced hearing during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. senators on Tuesday pressed Donald Trumps nominee to lead U.S. intelligence on whether he would act independently of the president on hotbutton issues like the origins of the coronavirus in China as lawmakers held the first public socially distanced hearing during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-intelligence/senators-press-trump-pick-for-top-u-s-spy-on-china-in-era-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN22H22U2020-05-06
BEIJING An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation people familiar with the paper told Reuters NegativeBEIJING An internal Chinese report warns that Beijing faces a rising wave of hostility in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that could tip relations with the United States into confrontation people familiar with the paper told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-sentiment-ex/exclusive-internal-chinese-report-warns-beijing-faces-tiananmen-like-global-backlash-over-virus-idUSKBN22G19C2020-05-05
WASHINGTON A group of U.S. House of Representatives Republicans released a letter on Monday charging China with seeking to indoctrinate American students the latest antiChina statement from congressional allies of President Donald Trump NegativeWASHINGTON A group of U.S. House of Representatives Republicans released a letter on Monday charging China with seeking to indoctrinate American students the latest antiChina statement from congressional allies of President Donald Trump http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/congress-republicans-accuse-china-of-seeking-to-indoctrinate-u-s-students-idUSKBN22G2KG2020-05-05
WASHINGTON Loan officers at U.S. banks reported significantly tightening standards and terms on business loans in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus outbreak in the United States began to shutter large parts of the economy and millions became newly unemployed NegativeWASHINGTON Loan officers at U.S. banks reported significantly tightening standards and terms on business loans in the first three months of the year as the coronavirus outbreak in the United States began to shutter large parts of the economy and millions became newly unemployed http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-fed-credit/u-s-banks-tightened-loan-standards-in-first-quarter-as-coronavirus-outbreak-took-hold-idUSKBN22G2FQ2020-05-05
WASHINGTON Major U.S. firms and trade groups want the U.S. Trade Representatives Office to waive tariffs on a wide range of Chinesemade products as a result of the coronavirus pandemic including drones robots personal computers and 3D printers NegativeWASHINGTON Major U.S. firms and trade groups want the U.S. Trade Representatives Office to waive tariffs on a wide range of Chinesemade products as a result of the coronavirus pandemic including drones robots personal computers and 3D printers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china/u-s-coronavirus-tariff-exemptions-sought-for-robots-drones-elevators-idUSKBN22G2VK2020-05-05
WASHINGTON Scientists have solved a lingering mystery about koala behavior how these treedwelling marsupials native to Australia consume enough water to live PositiveWASHINGTON Scientists have solved a lingering mystery about koala behavior how these treedwelling marsupials native to Australia consume enough water to live http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-koalas/how-do-koalas-drink-not-the-way-you-might-think-idUSKBN22G2YD2020-05-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Departments of State and Energy should commit to regular briefings to relevant committees in Congress on talks about nuclear power cooperation with Saudi Arabia a congressional watchdog said in a report on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-saudi-nuclearpower/u-s-should-keep-congress-informed-about-nuclear-talks-with-saudis-gao-idUSKBN22G2XV2020-05-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday said it would provide relief to smaller firms seeking to raise capital via online platforms to meet urgent funding due to the coronavirusrelated disruption PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday said it would provide relief to smaller firms seeking to raise capital via online platforms to meet urgent funding due to the coronavirusrelated disruption http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-sec-crowdfunding/u-s-sec-eases-crowdfunding-rules-for-firms-due-to-coronavirus-disruption-idUSKBN22G2PG2020-05-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate convened in Washington for the first time in nearly six weeks on Monday despite concern it might put lawmakers and staff at risk of contracting the coronavirus but made clear it could take weeks to pass any new relief legislation PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate convened in Washington for the first time in nearly six weeks on Monday despite concern it might put lawmakers and staff at risk of contracting the coronavirus but made clear it could take weeks to pass any new relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-senate-returns-to-washington-amid-concerns-about-coronavirus-risk-idUSKBN22G22F2020-05-05
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday said it plans to borrow nearly trillion in the second quarter of 2020 more than five times larger than the previous record as the federal government spends at a frantic pace to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday said it plans to borrow nearly trillion in the second quarter of 2020 more than five times larger than the previous record as the federal government spends at a frantic pace to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-treasuries-borrowing/u-s-treasury-blasts-records-with-3-trillion-borrowing-need-this-quarter-idUSKBN22G28G2020-05-05
WASHINGTON The United States and Britain launch trade negotiations by videoconference on Tuesday following the UKs exit from the European Union as both allies struggle with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and aim to shore up domestic supply chains NegativeWASHINGTON The United States and Britain launch trade negotiations by videoconference on Tuesday following the UKs exit from the European Union as both allies struggle with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and aim to shore up domestic supply chains http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-trade-britain/u-s-uk-launch-post-brexit-video-trade-talks-amid-coronavirus-recession-idUSKBN22H0E02020-05-05
WASHINGTON The White House on Monday named three nominees to sit on a board that oversees federal employee pension funds a move that could see the reversal of a decision to allow one of the funds to invest in Chinese companies under scrutiny from Washington NegativeWASHINGTON The White House on Monday named three nominees to sit on a board that oversees federal employee pension funds a move that could see the reversal of a decision to allow one of the funds to invest in Chinese companies under scrutiny from Washington http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-investments/white-house-makes-appointments-that-could-impact-pension-fund-decision-to-invest-in-china-idUSKBN22G2XO2020-05-05
WASHINGTON The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday she had a discussion with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab on the countrys economic recovery plan and an IMF team would begin talks with Lebanese authorities soon PositiveWASHINGTON The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday she had a discussion with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab on the countrys economic recovery plan and an IMF team would begin talks with Lebanese authorities soon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lebanon-imf/imf-chief-says-had-productive-call-with-lebanon-on-its-recovery-plan-idUSKBN22G2XH2020-05-05
WASHINGTON Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said bipartisan discussions are underway over whether more U.S. government relief funding is needed amid the nations novel coronavirus outbreak but that President Donald Trump is focused on taxes and travel PositiveWASHINGTON Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said bipartisan discussions are underway over whether more U.S. government relief funding is needed amid the nations novel coronavirus outbreak but that President Donald Trump is focused on taxes and travel http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mnuchin/u-s-treasurys-mnuchin-says-trump-eyeing-restaurant-tax-changes-travel-boost-idUSKBN22G1M52020-05-05
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said more money for state and local governments in a next round of coronavirus relief legislation could only be about referring to spending on mitigating the viruss impact NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said more money for state and local governments in a next round of coronavirus relief legislation could only be about referring to spending on mitigating the viruss impact http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mccarthy/u-s-house-republican-leader-mccarthy-money-for-states-can-be-only-about-covid-idUSKBN22G1UZ2020-05-05
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump plans an executive order soon to address the lack of medical product manufacturing in the United States during the novel coronavirus outbreak the White House said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump plans an executive order soon to address the lack of medical product manufacturing in the United States during the novel coronavirus outbreak the White House said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navarro/trump-order-to-buy-u-s-made-medical-supplies-coming-soon-navarro-idUSKBN22G1SX2020-05-05
WASHINGTON U.S. weapons makers have teamed up with medical device companies to increase the supply of ventilators that can be used to combat the coronavirus pandemic people working on the project said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. weapons makers have teamed up with medical device companies to increase the supply of ventilators that can be used to combat the coronavirus pandemic people working on the project said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-industry/u-s-arms-makers-and-medical-device-firms-team-up-to-make-ventilators-idUSKBN22G12C2020-05-05
BEIJING General Motors sales in China saw doubledigit yearonyear growth in April its two local ventures said on Sunday as the worlds biggest auto market recovers from the coronavirus PositiveBEIJING General Motors sales in China saw doubledigit yearonyear growth in April its two local ventures said on Sunday as the worlds biggest auto market recovers from the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-china-sales/gm-and-saics-china-sales-rebound-in-april-as-market-recovers-idUSKBN22F0ND2020-05-04
BEIJING Tang Yue a 27yearold teacher from the city of Guilin in southwest China steampresses a blue dress and takes dozens of photographs before picking one to clinch her 200th online sale NeutralBEIJING Tang Yue a 27yearold teacher from the city of Guilin in southwest China steampresses a blue dress and takes dozens of photographs before picking one to clinch her 200th online sale http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-consumption/chinas-young-spenders-say-ditchyourstuff-as-economy-sputters-idUSKBN22G09C2020-05-04
SINGAPORE May 4 The dollar inched higher stock markets struggled for traction and oil fell on Monday as a U.S.China spat over the origin of the coronavirus put the brakes on optimism about an economic restart as countries around the world ease restrictions Negativeto more http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/rpt-global-markets-dollar-edges-up-asian-stocks-slip-as-u-s-china-tensions-flare-idUSL4N2CM0FG2020-05-04
SINGAPORE May 4 The dollar rose oil fell and stock markets were poised to slip on Monday as rising U.S.China tensions over the coronavirus and growing unease at the gulf between asset prices and grim economic reality turned investors cautious Negativeto more subscribers using the code with no change to http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/rpt-corrected-global-markets-dollar-firm-but-stocks-oil-under-pressure-as-u-s-china-tensions-rise-idUSL4N2CM03G2020-05-04
SINGAPORE The dollar inched higher stock markets struggled for traction and oil dropped on Monday as a U.S.China spat over the origin of the coronavirus put the brakes on optimism about an economic restart as countries around the world ease restrictions NegativeSINGAPORE The dollar inched higher stock markets struggled for traction and oil dropped on Monday as a U.S.China spat over the origin of the coronavirus put the brakes on optimism about an economic restart as countries around the world ease restrictions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/dollar-up-asian-stocks-slip-as-u-s-pins-blame-for-virus-on-china-idUSKBN22G0032020-05-04
WASHINGTON Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court are typically a formal affair dictated by adherence to tradition by an institution historically resistant to altering its ways NeutralWASHINGTON Oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court are typically a formal affair dictated by adherence to tradition by an institution historically resistant to altering its ways http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-arguments/phoning-it-in-pandemic-forces-supreme-court-to-hear-cases-in-a-new-way-idUSKBN22F0DP2020-05-04
WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was a significant amount of that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese laboratory but did not dispute U.S. intelligence agencies conclusion that it was not manmade NegativeWASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there was a significant amount of that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese laboratory but did not dispute U.S. intelligence agencies conclusion that it was not manmade http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pompeo/pompeo-says-significant-evidence-that-new-coronavirus-emerged-from-chinese-lab-idUSKBN22F0SC2020-05-04
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is an initiative to remove global industrial supply chains from China as it weighs new tariffs to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak according to officials familiar with U.S. planning NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is an initiative to remove global industrial supply chains from China as it weighs new tariffs to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak according to officials familiar with U.S. planning http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china/trump-administration-pushing-to-rip-global-supply-chains-from-china-officials-idUSKBN22G0BZ2020-05-04
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he now believes as many as 100000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic after the death toll passed his earlier estimates but said he was confident a vaccine would be developed by the years end NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he now believes as many as 100000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic after the death toll passed his earlier estimates but said he was confident a vaccine would be developed by the years end http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-townhall/trump-says-up-to-100000-americans-may-die-from-coronavirus-idUSKBN22F0VB2020-05-04
WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out anything in a new relief bill to ease the tremendous of the coronavirus outbreak including more money for state and local governments and small businesses NegativeWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday he would not rule out anything in a new relief bill to ease the tremendous of the coronavirus outbreak including more money for state and local governments and small businesses http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-kudlow/white-house-adviser-will-not-rule-out-more-money-for-states-small-businesses-idUSKBN22F0KN2020-05-04
WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked citizens to stay the course on social restrictions still in place to contain the coronavirus and said no decision had been taken yet on whether the measures would be further eased NegativeWELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked citizens to stay the course on social restrictions still in place to contain the coronavirus and said no decision had been taken yet on whether the measures would be further eased http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-newzealand-ardern/new-zealands-ardern-asks-citizens-to-follow-virus-linked-curbs-even-as-no-new-cases-reported-idUSKBN22G0AX2020-05-04
SINGAPORE Singapore will progressively ramp up its manufacturing activities its minister of trade and industry said on Sunday with the citystate looking to restart its economy as coronavirus curbs start to ease over the next few weeks PositiveSINGAPORE Singapore will progressively ramp up its manufacturing activities its minister of trade and industry said on Sunday with the citystate looking to restart its economy as coronavirus curbs start to ease over the next few weeks http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore/singapore-looks-to-ramp-up-factory-activities-as-virus-curbs-ease-idUSKBN22F05E2020-05-03
SINGAPORE Tokopedia Indonesias largest ecommerce platform said it was investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users had been leaked online NegativeSINGAPORE Tokopedia Indonesias largest ecommerce platform said it was investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users had been leaked online http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-tokopedia-cyber/indonesias-tokopedia-probes-alleged-data-leak-of-91-million-users-idUSKBN22E0Q22020-05-03
WASHINGTON The ongoing U.S. travel crisis is causing thousands of job cuts as the aviation sector waits for passengers to return to the skies but braces for years of lower demand because of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The ongoing U.S. travel crisis is causing thousands of job cuts as the aviation sector waits for passengers to return to the skies but braces for years of lower demand because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coroanvirus-usa-aviation/u-s-aviation-sector-cuts-more-jobs-amid-travel-meltdown-idUSKBN22E0UR2020-05-03
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Koreas Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health but prospects for the U.S. efforts to persuade Pyongyang to denuclearize appear as bleak as ever PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday welcomed the reemergence of North Koreas Kim Jong Un after weeks of speculation about his health but prospects for the U.S. efforts to persuade Pyongyang to denuclearize appear as bleak as ever http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim-trump/trump-hails-kim-reappearance-but-north-korea-denuclearization-prospects-bleak-idUSKBN22F00D2020-05-03
SINGAPORE Singapore will start easing some curbs put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus over the next few weeks authorities said on Saturday as the citystate takes the first tentative steps towards reopening its economy NegativeSINGAPORE Singapore will start easing some curbs put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus over the next few weeks authorities said on Saturday as the citystate takes the first tentative steps towards reopening its economy http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore/singapore-to-ease-some-coronavirus-curbs-over-next-few-weeks-idUSKBN22E04Z2020-05-02
WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Friday halted nearly 300 oil and gas leases on a large section of federal land in Montana that had been approved by an agency of the Interior Department and ordered the agency to conduct a thorough environmental analysis of the impact of fracking on drinking water PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Friday halted nearly 300 oil and gas leases on a large section of federal land in Montana that had been approved by an agency of the Interior Department and ordered the agency to conduct a thorough environmental analysis of the impact of fracking on drinking water http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-pipelines-court/u-s-judge-halts-oil-leases-due-to-lack-of-federal-study-of-water-impacts-idUSKBN22D6BX2020-05-02
WASHINGTON After rolling out trillions of dollars in support for the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic Federal Reserve officials have begun warning of potentially lasting scars to the workforce and productivity if the recovery is not handled well NegativeWASHINGTON After rolling out trillions of dollars in support for the U.S. economy during the coronavirus pandemic Federal Reserve officials have begun warning of potentially lasting scars to the workforce and productivity if the recovery is not handled well http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fed/fed-officials-worry-about-lasting-economic-scars-from-crisis-idUSKBN22D66I2020-05-02
WASHINGTON Conservative groups advising the White House have issued an array of coronavirus economic reopening plans with a common theme Americans should go back to work immediately to halt the economic and societal damage from prolonged lockdowns NegativeWASHINGTON Conservative groups advising the White House have issued an array of coronavirus economic reopening plans with a common theme Americans should go back to work immediately to halt the economic and societal damage from prolonged lockdowns http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-plans-analysis/conservative-groups-advising-white-house-push-fast-reopening-not-testing-idUSKBN22D6BD2020-05-02
WASHINGTON Eager to bolster the healthcare system during the coronavirus pandemic the U.S. government last month sped billion in stimulus payments to most healthcare providers that billed Medicare last year NeutralWASHINGTON Eager to bolster the healthcare system during the coronavirus pandemic the U.S. government last month sped billion in stimulus payments to most healthcare providers that billed Medicare last year http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-medicare-exclu/exclusive-u-s-coronavirus-stimulus-went-to-some-healthcare-providers-facing-criminal-inquiries-idUSKBN22E00Z2020-05-02
WASHINGTON Four senior Democratic lawmakers from Washington state on Friday sharply criticized President Donald Trumps trade policies for failing to address overcapacity in Chinas aluminum market they say is costing American workers their jobs NegativeWASHINGTON Four senior Democratic lawmakers from Washington state on Friday sharply criticized President Donald Trumps trade policies for failing to address overcapacity in Chinas aluminum market they say is costing American workers their jobs http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-aluminum/u-s-lawmakers-fault-trump-for-failing-to-curb-chinese-aluminum-overcapacity-idUSKBN22D67W2020-05-02
WASHINGTON General Motors Co is not a target in the Justice Departments investigation into corruption within the United Auto Workers union the U.S. Attorneys Office in Detroit said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON General Motors Co is not a target in the Justice Departments investigation into corruption within the United Auto Workers union the U.S. Attorneys Office in Detroit said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-autos-gm/gm-not-a-target-in-uaw-corruption-probe-u-s-attorneys-office-idUSKBN22D6802020-05-02
WASHINGTON Major U.S. auto suppliers told Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer they are ready to restart production and raised alarm about new delays to resuming operations NegativeWASHINGTON Major U.S. auto suppliers told Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer they are ready to restart production and raised alarm about new delays to resuming operations http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-autos/auto-suppliers-warn-michigan-on-new-delays-in-resuming-production-idUSKBN22D5XT2020-05-02
WASHINGTON May 1 President Donald Trump on Friday seemingly increased his estimate of possible U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic telling a White House event he hopes for less than 100000 fatalities from COVID19 a higher upper limit than the 60000 to 70000 deaths he discussed on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON May 1 President Donald Trump on Friday seemingly increased his estimate of possible U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic telling a White House event he hopes for less than 100000 fatalities from COVID19 a higher upper limit than the 60000 to 70000 deaths he discussed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-now-says-he-hopes-u-s-deaths-from-coronavirus-are-under-100000-idUSW1N2BU01T2020-05-02
WASHINGTON May 1 President Donald Trump said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had granted authorization to Gilead Sciences Inc for emergency use of its experimental antiviral drug Remdesivir to treat patients with COVID19 Negativeto 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-usa-fda/corrected-trump-fda-authorizes-remdesivir-drug-for-covid-19-idUSL1N2CJ1VH2020-05-02
WASHINGTON Michael Cohen the former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump will not be released from prison this week to serve the remainder of his term in home confinement a source familiar with the matter said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON Michael Cohen the former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump will not be released from prison this week to serve the remainder of his term in home confinement a source familiar with the matter said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cohen/former-trump-lawyer-will-not-be-released-from-prison-this-week-source-idUSKBN22D6BP2020-05-02
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump intends to nominate Keith Dayton to be the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine the White House said on Friday a year after Trump removed the previous envoy PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump intends to nominate Keith Dayton to be the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine the White House said on Friday a year after Trump removed the previous envoy http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ukraine/trump-to-nominate-retired-general-to-be-u-s-ambassador-to-ukraine-idUSKBN22E02H2020-05-02
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday seemingly increased his estimate of possible deaths in the United States from the coronavirus telling a White House event he hopes for less than 100000 fatalities a higher upper limit than the 60000 to 70000 deaths he discussed on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday seemingly increased his estimate of possible deaths in the United States from the coronavirus telling a White House event he hopes for less than 100000 fatalities a higher upper limit than the 60000 to 70000 deaths he discussed on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-now-says-he-hopes-u-s-coronavirus-deaths-less-than-100000-idUSKBN22D6EK2020-05-02
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that seeks to protect the U.S. electricity system from cyber and other attacks in a move that could eventually put barriers on some imports from China and Russia NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that seeks to protect the U.S. electricity system from cyber and other attacks in a move that could eventually put barriers on some imports from China and Russia http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-electricity-trump/trump-signs-order-to-protect-the-u-s-electricity-system-energy-department-idUSKBN22D5OD2020-05-02
WASHINGTON Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday asked the Senate to find any documents tied to an allegation he sexually assaulted a former aide in 1993 after personally denying the accusation publicly for the first time NegativeWASHINGTON Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday asked the Senate to find any documents tied to an allegation he sexually assaulted a former aide in 1993 after personally denying the accusation publicly for the first time http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-accusation/democrat-joe-biden-denies-alleged-sexual-assault-requests-release-of-senate-records-idUSKBN22D5CB2020-05-02
WASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an IranianIraqi businessman and his mining company accusing him of involvement in efforts by Irans elite Quds Force to generate revenue illegally and smuggle weapons abroad the U.S. Treasury Department said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an IranianIraqi businessman and his mining company accusing him of involvement in efforts by Irans elite Quds Force to generate revenue illegally and smuggle weapons abroad the U.S. Treasury Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions/u-s-sanctions-iranian-iraqi-businessman-over-support-of-irans-quds-force-idUSKBN22D5OL2020-05-02
WASHINGTON The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive for coronavirusrelated liability protections for businesses saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation PositiveWASHINGTON The top Republicans in the U.S. Congress displayed a united front on Friday in their drive for coronavirusrelated liability protections for businesses saying such measures will be crucial to talks about future relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-republicans-push-for-coronavirus-lawsuit-immunity-for-business-idUSKBN22D5MG2020-05-02
WASHINGTON Top U.S. health official Anthony Fauci will not testify next week to a congressional committee examining the Trump administrations response to the coronavirus pandemic the White House said on Friday calling it to have individuals involved in the response testify NegativeWASHINGTON Top U.S. health official Anthony Fauci will not testify next week to a congressional committee examining the Trump administrations response to the coronavirus pandemic the White House said on Friday calling it to have individuals involved in the response testify http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-fauci/white-house-blocks-fauci-from-testifying-to-congress-on-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN22E03O2020-05-02
WASHINGTON Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceXs new space now mission planned to last more than a month instead of a week to help the shorthanded crew aboard the International Space Station the U.S. space agency said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceXs new space now mission planned to last more than a month instead of a week to help the shorthanded crew aboard the International Space Station the U.S. space agency said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-space-exploration-spacex-launch/spacex-to-bring-astronauts-to-short-handed-space-station-for-longer-stay-idUSKBN22D6JV2020-05-02
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would like to address the ballooning national debt if he wins reelection in November but did not provide details on how he would do so NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would like to address the ballooning national debt if he wins reelection in November but did not provide details on how he would do so http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-debt/trump-says-will-address-national-debt-if-re-elected-interview-idUSKBN22D6392020-05-02
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday raising tariffs on China is certainly an as he considers ways to retaliate for the spread of the coronavirus out of Wuhan China NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday raising tariffs on China is certainly an as he considers ways to retaliate for the spread of the coronavirus out of Wuhan China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-trump-china/trump-says-tariffs-on-china-certainly-an-option-idUSKBN22D6HB2020-05-02
BEIJING China Molybdenum Co is sending more copper and cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo to ports in Tanzania Namibia and Mozambique a spokesman said on Thursday as it weathers coronavirus disruption at South African outlets PositiveBEIJING China Molybdenum Co is sending more copper and cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo to ports in Tanzania Namibia and Mozambique a spokesman said on Thursday as it weathers coronavirus disruption at South African outlets http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-cmoc-cobalt-drc/china-moly-shrugs-off-south-africa-port-disruption-as-drc-cobalt-sales-rise-idUSKBN22C1KG2020-05-01
BEIJING China announced plans on Thursday to create a public market for real estate investment trusts aiming to channel personal savings and private capital into infrastructure projects without overstretching already debtladen local governments PositiveBEIJING China announced plans on Thursday to create a public market for real estate investment trusts aiming to channel personal savings and private capital into infrastructure projects without overstretching already debtladen local governments http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-securities-reits/china-to-launch-property-investment-trusts-to-spur-infrastructure-development-idUSKBN22C2EH2020-05-01
BEIJING China has no interest in interfering in the U.S. presidential election it said on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed Beijing would try to make him lose his reelection bid in November NegativeBEIJING China has no interest in interfering in the U.S. presidential election it said on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed Beijing would try to make him lose his reelection bid in November http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-trump-mofa/china-says-it-has-no-interest-in-meddling-in-u-s-election-idUSKBN22C1562020-05-01
BEIJING Chinas central bank said on Thursday it had approved business operations of Mengshang Bank to take over the assets and operations of Baoshang Bank PositiveBEIJING Chinas central bank said on Thursday it had approved business operations of Mengshang Bank to take over the assets and operations of Baoshang Bank http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-banks-baoshang/chinas-central-bank-approves-business-operations-of-newly-revamped-baoshang-bank-idUSKBN22C1RW2020-05-01
BEIJING Flight bookings surged by up to 15 times after Beijing relaxed quarantine rules raising hope that a release of pentup demand ahead of a major holiday will breathe life into Chinas battered tourism industry PositiveBEIJING Flight bookings surged by up to 15 times after Beijing relaxed quarantine rules raising hope that a release of pentup demand ahead of a major holiday will breathe life into Chinas battered tourism industry http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-travel/travellers-rejoice-flight-bookings-surge-as-chinas-capital-relaxes-curbs-idUSKBN22C1DA2020-05-01
BEIJING Recent strains in the relationship between the United States and China make it especially important to establish a policy of neutrality the American Chamber of Commerce in China said on Thursday PositiveBEIJING Recent strains in the relationship between the United States and China make it especially important to establish a policy of neutrality the American Chamber of Commerce in China said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/equality-key-to-rescuing-u-s-china-business-ties-u-s-business-lobby-idUSKBN22C2RL2020-05-01
WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled against a Trump administration attempt to withhold millions of dollars from socalled jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled against a Trump administration attempt to withhold millions of dollars from socalled jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court/u-s-appeals-court-rules-against-trump-attempt-to-withhold-funds-from-sanctuary-cities-idUSKBN22C4082020-05-01
WASHINGTON A group of Republican U.S. senators said Thursday they would introduce legislation to address consumer privacy concerns surrounding technology companies efforts to help build contact tracing apps to fight the new coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON A group of Republican U.S. senators said Thursday they would introduce legislation to address consumer privacy concerns surrounding technology companies efforts to help build contact tracing apps to fight the new coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-privacy/u-s-senators-offer-privacy-bill-for-covid-19-contact-tracing-idUSKBN22C3H82020-05-01
WASHINGTON Afghanistan beset by a poor healthcare system malnutrition war and other vulnerabilities likely is facing a health from the coronavirus a watchdog report to the U.S. Congress warns NegativeWASHINGTON Afghanistan beset by a poor healthcare system malnutrition war and other vulnerabilities likely is facing a health from the coronavirus a watchdog report to the U.S. Congress warns http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-afghanistan-usa/afghanistan-likely-facing-coronavirus-health-disaster-u-s-watchdog-idUSKBN22D4DY2020-05-01
WASHINGTON April 30 President Donald Trumps top economic adviser said on Thursday it was unequivocally that the administration was considering cancelling some debt held by China as a way to strike at Beijing for perceived shortfalls in its candidness on the coronavirus pandemic a CNBC reporter said on Twitter NegativeWASHINGTON April 30 President Donald Trumps top economic adviser said on Thursday it was unequivocally that the administration was considering cancelling some debt held by China as a way to strike at Beijing for perceived shortfalls in its candidness on the coronavirus pandemic a CNBC reporter said on Twitter http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-usa-china/u-s-not-considering-canceling-debt-held-by-china-trump-adviser-idUSW1N2BP0232020-05-01
WASHINGTON April 30 There is a growing push within the Trump administration to craft a list of retaliatory measures against China over its role in the coronavirus outbreak three sources including a U.S. official familiar with the matter said but cautioned the efforts were in early stages NegativeBy Matt Spetalnick and Humeyra Pamuk http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-usa-china/update-3-u-s-mulling-potential-retaliatory-action-against-china-over-pandemic-sources-idUSL1N2CI20B2020-05-01
WASHINGTON By now David Tryon had expected to be a twoyear veteran at the Small Business Administration an agency at the heart of the U.S. governments coronavirus relief effort as it disburses more than billion in loans for struggling small companies NegativeWASHINGTON By now David Tryon had expected to be a twoyear veteran at the Small Business Administration an agency at the heart of the U.S. governments coronavirus relief effort as it disburses more than billion in loans for struggling small companies http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-nominations/many-trump-nominations-already-were-stalled-the-pandemic-has-made-it-worse-idUSKBN22C3EO2020-05-01
WASHINGTON Christopher Wray prior to becoming FBI director argued on behalf of Facebook Inc in defense of encrypted communications as the company was being pressured by the U.S. Justice Department over the issue according to a court filing and a person familiar with the case NegativeWASHINGTON Christopher Wray prior to becoming FBI director argued on behalf of Facebook Inc in defense of encrypted communications as the company was being pressured by the U.S. Justice Department over the issue according to a court filing and a person familiar with the case http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-court-fbi/fbi-head-helped-facebook-defend-encryption-hes-now-fighting-idUSKBN22C39H2020-05-01
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats condemned the federal Bureau of Prisons for its treatment of a 30yearold incarcerated pregnant woman who died this week from COVID19 after giving birth while on a ventilator saying more needs to be done to protect vulnerable inmates NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats condemned the federal Bureau of Prisons for its treatment of a 30yearold incarcerated pregnant woman who died this week from COVID19 after giving birth while on a ventilator saying more needs to be done to protect vulnerable inmates http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-prisons/coronavirus-death-of-pregnant-woman-in-federal-prison-prompts-outrage-in-congress-idUSKBN22C2T72020-05-01
WASHINGTON More than 1200 groups ranging from the Package Coalition whose members include Amazon NeutralWASHINGTON More than 1200 groups ranging from the Package Coalition whose members include Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usps-support/tech-business-and-consumer-groups-urge-aid-to-covid-19-hit-u-s-postal-service-idUSKBN22C3JM2020-05-01
WASHINGTON Nearly of U.S. House of Representatives members have signed a letter urging the Trump administration to increase its diplomatic action at the United Nations to renew an arms embargo on Iran congressional sources said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Nearly of U.S. House of Representatives members have signed a letter urging the Trump administration to increase its diplomatic action at the United Nations to renew an arms embargo on Iran congressional sources said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-sanctions-congress/most-of-u-s-house-urges-more-diplomacy-at-u-n-to-renew-iran-arms-embargo-sources-idUSKBN22C3MT2020-05-01
WASHINGTON Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden for the first time on Friday is set to personally address a former Senate aides accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 a claim that his campaign has denied NegativeWASHINGTON Presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden for the first time on Friday is set to personally address a former Senate aides accusation that he sexually assaulted her in 1993 a claim that his campaign has denied http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-accusation/biden-to-give-first-interview-responding-to-sexual-assault-accusation-idUSKBN22C3G02020-05-01
WASHINGTON Presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is facing growing calls from within and outside his party to respond to a former aides allegation that he sexually assaulted her nearly 30 years ago an assertion Bidens campaign has denied NegativeWASHINGTON Presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is facing growing calls from within and outside his party to respond to a former aides allegation that he sexually assaulted her nearly 30 years ago an assertion Bidens campaign has denied http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-accusation/democrat-biden-faces-calls-to-address-sexual-assault-allegation-idUSKBN22C0GL2020-05-01
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said it approved million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia under its Rapid Financing Instrument program to help the east African country battle the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said it approved million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia under its Rapid Financing Instrument program to help the east African country battle the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-imf-ethiopia/imf-approves-411-million-in-coronavirus-aid-for-ethiopia-idUSKBN22C3SU2020-05-01
WASHINGTON The Justice Department should carefully scrutinize Alphabet Incs plan to buy Fitbit because the fitness tracker company is a source of nascent competition for Google which is dominant in search and advertising two public advocacy groups said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The Justice Department should carefully scrutinize Alphabet Incs plan to buy Fitbit because the fitness tracker company is a source of nascent competition for Google which is dominant in search and advertising two public advocacy groups said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-fitbit-m-a-alphabet-concern/u-s-consumer-advocates-urge-close-scrutiny-of-google-plan-to-buy-fitbit-idUSKBN22C30Y2020-05-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday determined that imports of Chinese ceramic tile are subsidized and sold at less than fair value materially harming U.S. producers NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission on Thursday determined that imports of Chinese ceramic tile are subsidized and sold at less than fair value materially harming U.S. producers http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/u-s-trade-body-votes-to-lock-in-high-duties-on-chinese-tile-imports-idUSKBN22C3HH2020-05-01
WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to the Philippines of one of two attack helicopter variants the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday in an official notification to the U.S. Congress PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to the Philippines of one of two attack helicopter variants the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Thursday in an official notification to the U.S. Congress http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-philippines-helicopter/u-s-state-department-approves-possible-attack-helicopter-sale-to-philippines-idUSKBN22C3K02020-05-01
WASHINGTON The sun appears to be far less active than similar stars in terms of brightness variations caused by sunspots and other phenomena a personality according to scientists that may not be a bad thing for us Earthlings PositiveWASHINGTON The sun appears to be far less active than similar stars in terms of brightness variations caused by sunspots and other phenomena a personality according to scientists that may not be a bad thing for us Earthlings http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-sun/the-sun-is-less-active-than-similar-stars-thats-good-news-idUSKBN22C3NY2020-05-01
WASHINGTON Turkeys planned deployment of Russian S400 missile defences has been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak but will ultimately go ahead President Tayyip Erdogans spokesman said on Thursday despite Washingtons warnings that Ankara risks U.S. sanctions NegativeWASHINGTON Turkeys planned deployment of Russian S400 missile defences has been delayed by the coronavirus outbreak but will ultimately go ahead President Tayyip Erdogans spokesman said on Thursday despite Washingtons warnings that Ankara risks U.S. sanctions http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-turkey-defence/turkey-says-deployment-of-russian-defences-delayed-but-will-happen-idUSKBN22C2UT2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he believes Chinas handling of the coronavirus pandemic is proof that Beijing will do anything they to make him lose his reelection bid in November NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he believes Chinas handling of the coronavirus pandemic is proof that Beijing will do anything they to make him lose his reelection bid in November http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-china-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-china-wants-him-to-lose-his-re-election-bid-idUSKBN22C01F2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he would consider bringing former national security adviser Michael Flynn a key figure in the probe into Russias interference in the 2016 election back into his administration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said he would consider bringing former national security adviser Michael Flynn a key figure in the probe into Russias interference in the 2016 election back into his administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-flynn-return/trump-says-could-give-job-to-former-national-security-adviser-flynn-idUSKBN22C3SP2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab but declined to describe the evidence ratcheting up tensions with Beijing over the origins of the deadly outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab but declined to describe the evidence ratcheting up tensions with Beijing over the origins of the deadly outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-china/trump-confident-that-coronavirus-may-have-originated-in-chinese-lab-idUSKBN22C3TB2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would consider bringing his fired former national security adviser Michael Flynn a key figure in the probe into Russias interference in the 2016 election back into his administration NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would consider bringing his fired former national security adviser Michael Flynn a key figure in the probe into Russias interference in the 2016 election back into his administration http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-flynn/trump-says-he-could-bring-back-fired-ex-national-security-adviser-flynn-idUSKBN22C2YI2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hardfought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic and he threatened new tariffs on Beijing as his administration crafted retaliatory measures over the outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his hardfought trade deal with China was now of secondary importance to the coronavirus pandemic and he threatened new tariffs on Beijing as his administration crafted retaliatory measures over the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china/trump-threatens-new-tariffs-on-china-in-retaliation-for-coronavirus-idUSKBN22C3DS2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Wednesday he does not believe opinion polls showing his likely Democratic opponent Joe Biden leads him in the 2020 race for the White House NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Wednesday he does not believe opinion polls showing his likely Democratic opponent Joe Biden leads him in the 2020 race for the White House http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-election-exclusive/exclusive-trump-brushes-off-opinion-polls-showing-joe-biden-in-lead-for-president-idUSKBN22C03K2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will leave the White House on Friday for the first time in a month when he travels to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump will leave the White House on Friday for the first time in a month when he travels to the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-to-leave-white-house-on-friday-for-first-time-in-a-month-idUSKBN22D45S2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. state and local governments could need close to trillion in aid over several years to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday as lawmakers began plotting more coronavirus relief legislation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. state and local governments could need close to trillion in aid over several years to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday as lawmakers began plotting more coronavirus relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-pelosi-mulls-1-trillion-for-cities-states-in-next-coronavirus-relief-round-idUSKBN22C2CQ2020-05-01
WASHINGTON U.S. state and local governments could need close to trillion in aid over several years to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. state and local governments could need close to trillion in aid over several years to cope with the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/u-s-states-local-governments-could-need-nearly-1-trillion-for-pandemic-pelosi-idUSKBN22C2XP2020-05-01
BEIJING A populous region in northern China that includes Beijing will ease restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus as the country gradually transitions to a new state of normal amid dwindling cases of COVID19 NegativeBEIJING A populous region in northern China that includes Beijing will ease restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the new coronavirus as the country gradually transitions to a new state of normal amid dwindling cases of COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-easing/northern-chinese-region-including-beijing-to-ease-covid-19-curbs-idUSKBN22B1TU2020-04-30
BEIJING Bank of China said on Wednesday it had hired lawyers to formally send a letter to CME Group urging the U.S. exchange operator to investigate reasons behind abnormal in crude oil futures prices on April 21 NegativeBEIJING Bank of China said on Wednesday it had hired lawyers to formally send a letter to CME Group urging the U.S. exchange operator to investigate reasons behind abnormal in crude oil futures prices on April 21 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bank-of-china-oil/bank-of-china-asks-cme-to-probe-abnormal-fluctuations-in-oil-futures-idUSKBN22B2I42020-04-30
BEIJING Benchmark iron ore futures in China rose on Thursday and were on course to report a weekly gain as hopes rose for better demand after the country reported a second straight month of expansion in manufacturing activity PositiveBEIJING Benchmark iron ore futures in China rose on Thursday and were on course to report a weekly gain as hopes rose for better demand after the country reported a second straight month of expansion in manufacturing activity http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-ironore/dalian-iron-ore-futures-rise-as-chinas-factory-activity-expands-idUSKBN22C0DL2020-04-30
BEIJING China has cancelled the 2020 Boao Forum for Asia which Beijing is trying to promote as the regions answer to Davos due to the coronavirus epidemic the official China News agency reported on Thursday NegativeBEIJING China has cancelled the 2020 Boao Forum for Asia which Beijing is trying to promote as the regions answer to Davos due to the coronavirus epidemic the official China News agency reported on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-boao/china-cancels-annual-boao-forum-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN22C0A12020-04-30
BEIJING Chinas services activity expanded at a faster pace in April but business is expected to take some time to fully recover due to the lingering impact from the coronavirus crisis at home and globally PositiveBEIJING Chinas services activity expanded at a faster pace in April but business is expected to take some time to fully recover due to the lingering impact from the coronavirus crisis at home and globally http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pmi-services-official/chinas-service-sector-activity-expands-at-a-faster-pace-in-april-official-pmi-idUSKBN22C05D2020-04-30
BEIJING Chinas transport ministry said on Thursday it has a pool of transportion projects with a total investment value of 800 billion yuan PositiveBEIJING Chinas transport ministry said on Thursday it has a pool of transportion projects with a total investment value of 800 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-infrastructure/china-says-has-prepared-pool-of-transport-projects-worth-113-billion-idUSKBN22C0DG2020-04-30
BEIJING Nio Incs shares jumped more than on Wednesday after it said it had secured a 7 billion yuan investment in Nio China a new entity controlled by the Chinese electric vehicle maker PositiveBEIJING Nio Incs shares jumped more than on Wednesday after it said it had secured a 7 billion yuan investment in Nio China a new entity controlled by the Chinese electric vehicle maker http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-nio-investment/nio-shares-surge-after-it-secures-1-billion-investment-idUSKCN22B0NL2020-04-30
WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of endangering the lives of Senate staff if he brings them back to work next week without effective safeguards against coronavirus infection in place NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Democrat on Wednesday accused Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of endangering the lives of Senate staff if he brings them back to work next week without effective safeguards against coronavirus infection in place http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/senate-democrat-says-republican-leaders-plan-to-resume-work-puts-lives-in-danger-idUSKBN22B33X2020-04-30
WASHINGTON A prehistoric opossumsized critter dubbed the crazy that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy NegativeWASHINGTON A prehistoric opossumsized critter dubbed the crazy that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-crazybeast/madagascars-prehistoric-crazy-beast-sheds-light-on-mammalian-evolution-idUSKBN22B2BK2020-04-30
WASHINGTON China remains very very to meeting its commitments under a Phase 1 trade deal with the United States despite the unprecedented economic and health impacts of the new coronavirus outbreak a senior U.S. trade official said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON China remains very very to meeting its commitments under a Phase 1 trade deal with the United States despite the unprecedented economic and health impacts of the new coronavirus outbreak a senior U.S. trade official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-committed-to-phase-1-trade-deal-despite-pandemic-u-s-official-idUSKBN22B2D02020-04-30
WASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill that would require a U.S. coronavirus supply czar to oversee critical medical supplies while the top Senate Republican doubled down on demands for business protections NegativeWASHINGTON Congressional Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill that would require a U.S. coronavirus supply czar to oversee critical medical supplies while the top Senate Republican doubled down on demands for business protections http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congressional-democrats-push-for-coronavirus-medical-supply-czar-idUSKBN22B1XK2020-04-30
WASHINGTON Iraqi leaders need to put aside a sectarian quota system and make compromises to help the formation of a government as well help the relationship between Washington and Baghdad U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Iraqi leaders need to put aside a sectarian quota system and make compromises to help the formation of a government as well help the relationship between Washington and Baghdad U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa-pompeo/pompeo-says-iraqi-leaders-must-drop-sectarian-quota-to-help-form-new-government-idUSKBN22B2832020-04-30
WASHINGTON More than half of all Americans either do not own smartphones or would not use apps backed by Alphabet Incs Google and Apple Inc to trace who has been exposed to the new coronavirus according to a poll by the Washington Post and University of Maryland released on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON More than half of all Americans either do not own smartphones or would not use apps backed by Alphabet Incs Google and Apple Inc to trace who has been exposed to the new coronavirus according to a poll by the Washington Post and University of Maryland released on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tech-tracing/most-americans-cannot-or-will-not-use-covid-19-contact-tracing-apps-poll-idUSKBN22B2TO2020-04-30
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes Chinas handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing will do anything they to make him lose his reelection bid in November NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he believes Chinas handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing will do anything they to make him lose his reelection bid in November http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-china-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-china-wants-him-to-lose-his-bid-for-re-election-idUSKBN22C01F2020-04-30
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump told Reuters on Wednesday he does not believe opinion polls that show his likely Democratic presidential opponent Joe Biden leading in the 2020 race for the White House NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump told Reuters on Wednesday he does not believe opinion polls that show his likely Democratic presidential opponent Joe Biden leading in the 2020 race for the White House http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-election-exclusive/exclusive-trump-says-he-does-not-believe-polls-that-show-biden-ahead-in-presidential-race-idUSKBN22C03K2020-04-30
WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Senate have postponed plans to advance Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton according to a congressional source heading off a fight over a figure who has drawn bipartisan skepticism for her controversial views NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Senate have postponed plans to advance Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton according to a congressional source heading off a fight over a figure who has drawn bipartisan skepticism for her controversial views http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-fed-nominee/republicans-postpone-vote-on-controversial-fed-nominee-shelton-idUSKBN22B2EB2020-04-30
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is planning to speed up development of a coronavirus vaccine with the goal of having 100 million doses ready by the end of 2020 a senior administration official said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administration is planning to speed up development of a coronavirus vaccine with the goal of having 100 million doses ready by the end of 2020 a senior administration official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-vaccine/trump-administration-to-speed-coronavirus-vaccine-development-official-idUSKBN22B30C2020-04-30
WASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday said it would launch an investigation into says certain portable gaming systems by Nintendo Co Ltd after privatelyheld Gamevice Inc filed a petition alleging patent infringement NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. International Trade Commission on Wednesday said it would launch an investigation into says certain portable gaming systems by Nintendo Co Ltd after privatelyheld Gamevice Inc filed a petition alleging patent infringement http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-nintendo-usa-gamevice/u-s-itc-to-probe-some-nintendo-gaming-systems-after-petition-idUSKBN22B29R2020-04-30
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the legality of President Donald Trumps decision to end a program offering work permits and deportation relief to immigrant who came to the United States illegally as children NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the legality of President Donald Trumps decision to end a program offering work permits and deportation relief to immigrant who came to the United States illegally as children http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court-explainer/what-is-at-stake-as-the-supreme-court-weighs-the-future-of-immigrant-dreamers-idUSKBN22B32P2020-04-30
WASHINGTON The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter at its sharpest pace since the Great Recession as stringent measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus almost shut down the country ending the longest expansion in the nations history NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter at its sharpest pace since the Great Recession as stringent measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus almost shut down the country ending the longest expansion in the nations history http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-economy/coronavirus-savages-u-s-economy-in-first-quarter-bigger-hit-still-to-come-idUSKCN22B0A12020-04-30
WASHINGTON The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday adding there was a real risk of famine in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has caught no sight of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and is watching reports about his health U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday adding there was a real risk of famine in the country amid the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-kim-pompeo/pompeo-says-no-sight-of-north-koreas-kim-real-risk-of-famine-in-country-idUSKBN22B20X2020-04-30
WASHINGTON The head of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday dashed lingering hopes for a fast rebound from the coronavirus pandemic saying the U.S. economy could feel the weight of consumer fear and social distancing for a year or more in a prolonged climb from a deepening hole NegativeWASHINGTON The head of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday dashed lingering hopes for a fast rebound from the coronavirus pandemic saying the U.S. economy could feel the weight of consumer fear and social distancing for a year or more in a prolonged climb from a deepening hole http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fed/u-s-economy-faces-hard-slog-back-from-pandemic-fed-chief-says-idUSKCN22B0EA2020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Democrats would not support protections for businesses against COVIDrelated litigation which Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has demanded as a condition for further coronavirus relief legislation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Democrats would not support protections for businesses against COVIDrelated litigation which Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has demanded as a condition for further coronavirus relief legislation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-shoots-down-mcconnell-demand-for-business-covid-protection-idUSKBN22B2ZH2020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday greeted as good news reports that a Gilead Sciences Inc experimental antiviral drug might help fight the coronavirus and infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said data shows it appears to help patients hospitalized with COVID19 NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday greeted as good news reports that a Gilead Sciences Inc experimental antiviral drug might help fight the coronavirus and infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said data shows it appears to help patients hospitalized with COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-drug/trump-fauci-see-hope-with-gileads-drug-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN22B2KR2020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday again pushed China to provide the world access to its virology labs in Wuhan saying the world needed to understand how the COVID19 pandemic originated and Beijing had an obligation to be transparent NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday again pushed China to provide the world access to its virology labs in Wuhan saying the world needed to understand how the COVID19 pandemic originated and Beijing had an obligation to be transparent http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pompeo/pompeo-pushes-china-to-provide-access-to-wuhan-labs-over-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN22B1XA2020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on countries to deny overflight rights to Mahan Air an Iranian airline under U.S. sanctions which he said recently delivered cargoes of unknown to the Venezuelan government NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called on countries to deny overflight rights to Mahan Air an Iranian airline under U.S. sanctions which he said recently delivered cargoes of unknown to the Venezuelan government http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-venezuela-iran-airline/pompeo-urges-end-to-overflight-rights-for-iran-airline-flying-to-venezuela-idUSKBN22B2OI2020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the United States believes there are many laboratories in China working on contagious pathogens but does not know if the facilities have adequate security to prevent future pandemics NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the United States believes there are many laboratories in China working on contagious pathogens but does not know if the facilities have adequate security to prevent future pandemics http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pompeo-chinalabs/u-s-believes-many-chinese-labs-doing-contagious-pathogen-work-under-unknown-security-pompeo-idUSKBN22B2892020-04-30
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he is ready to invest more capital in new or expanded Federal Reserve coronavirus rescue lending programs but is not considering more aid to struggling airlines at the moment NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he is ready to invest more capital in new or expanded Federal Reserve coronavirus rescue lending programs but is not considering more aid to struggling airlines at the moment http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-usa-treasury-mnuchin/fed-lending-programs-may-get-more-funds-but-not-airlines-treasurys-mnuchin-idUSKBN22B2MF2020-04-30
WASHINGTON Wall Street banks criticized the U.S. government on Wednesday after the Small Business Administration said it would temporarily close its Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus to all but the countrys smallest lenders NegativeWASHINGTON Wall Street banks criticized the U.S. government on Wednesday after the Small Business Administration said it would temporarily close its Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus to all but the countrys smallest lenders http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-banks-lending/big-u-s-banks-cry-foul-over-temporary-exclusion-from-small-business-lending-program-idUSKBN22B2UH2020-04-30
BEIJING A North Korean economic delegation is due to arrive in Beijing this week to discuss food supplies and trade issues as the coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the countrys food supply two people with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters NegativeBEIJING A North Korean economic delegation is due to arrive in Beijing this week to discuss food supplies and trade issues as the coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the countrys food supply two people with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-northkorea-china-e/exclusive-north-korea-economic-delegation-to-visit-beijing-for-food-trade-talks-sources-idUSKCN22A1CJ2020-04-29
BEIJING Chinas factory activity likely rose for a second straight month in April as more businesses reopened from strict lockdowns implemented to contain the coronavirus outbreak which has now paralysed the global economy NegativeBEIJING Chinas factory activity likely rose for a second straight month in April as more businesses reopened from strict lockdowns implemented to contain the coronavirus outbreak which has now paralysed the global economy http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-economy-pmi/chinas-april-factory-activity-seen-expanding-as-lockdowns-ease-reuters-poll-idUSKCN22A0PM2020-04-29
BEIJING Chinas parliament will start its key annual session on May 22 more than two months later than originally planned due to the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak the latest sign that the country is trying to return to business as normal NegativeBEIJING Chinas parliament will start its key annual session on May 22 more than two months later than originally planned due to the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak the latest sign that the country is trying to return to business as normal http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics/china-parliament-to-start-key-annual-session-on-may-22-idUSKCN22B08Q2020-04-29
BEIJING Nearly half of bankers in a Chinese central bank survey said that monetary policy for the JanuaryMarch quarter was loose according to results published by the Peoples Bank of China on Tuesday NegativeBEIJING Nearly half of bankers in a Chinese central bank survey said that monetary policy for the JanuaryMarch quarter was loose according to results published by the Peoples Bank of China on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-survey/nearly-half-of-bankers-in-central-bank-survey-say-china-monetary-policy-loose-in-q1-idUSKCN22A1CR2020-04-29
WASHINGTON A 30yearold woman serving a 26month sentence for maintaining a drugaffiliated business died of COVID19 on Tuesday several weeks after giving birth to her child while she was on a ventilator the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said NegativeWASHINGTON A 30yearold woman serving a 26month sentence for maintaining a drugaffiliated business died of COVID19 on Tuesday several weeks after giving birth to her child while she was on a ventilator the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-prisons/u-s-federal-inmate-dies-of-covid-19-weeks-after-giving-birth-while-on-a-ventilator-idUSKCN22B02W2020-04-29
WASHINGTON April 28 The U.S. Navy has paid defense contractors million it had withheld to ensure contract performance hoping the funds would shore up finances for suppliers ravaged by the coronavirusdriven economic downturn a Navy official said on Tuesday Positiveheadline and first paragraph to reflect money was withheld to ensure contract http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/usa-navy-procurement/corrected-update-1-u-s-navy-pays-contractors-600-mln-held-back-to-ensure-performance-idUSL2N2CG2AY2020-04-29
WASHINGTON Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week as planned due to the continuing risk of coronavirus infection Democratic leaders said on Tuesday a reversal of plans outlined only a day earlier NegativeWASHINGTON Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week as planned due to the continuing risk of coronavirus infection Democratic leaders said on Tuesday a reversal of plans outlined only a day earlier http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-not-returning-next-week-trump-says-democrats-on-vacation-idUSKCN22A2152020-04-29
WASHINGTON Online news site Axios said on Tuesday it was returning a NeutralWASHINGTON Online news site Axios said on Tuesday it was returning a http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-media/online-news-site-axios-returning-4-8-million-u-s-payroll-loan-idUSKCN22A3JN2020-04-29
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was considering having passengers on international flights from coronavirus hot spots be tested for the virus NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was considering having passengers on international flights from coronavirus hot spots be tested for the virus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-flights/trump-u-s-considering-coronavirus-testing-on-some-international-flights-idUSKCN22A38J2020-04-29
WASHINGTON Senator Josh Hawley urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to open a criminal probe of Amazon NegativeWASHINGTON Senator Josh Hawley urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to open a criminal probe of Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-amazon-com-hawley/u-s-senator-urges-criminal-probe-of-amazon-com-predatory-data-practices-idUSKCN22A2PM2020-04-29
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week as planned Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday citing health concerns amid a stillrising number of coronavirus cases in the nations capital NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will not return to Washington next week as planned Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Tuesday citing health concerns amid a stillrising number of coronavirus cases in the nations capital http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-house-hoyer/u-s-house-of-representatives-will-not-return-to-washington-next-week-hoyer-idUSKCN22A2I52020-04-29
WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy has paid defense contractors million it had withheld to ensure contract performance hoping the funds would shore up finances for suppliers ravaged by the coronavirusdriven economic downturn a Navy official said on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Navy has paid defense contractors million it had withheld to ensure contract performance hoping the funds would shore up finances for suppliers ravaged by the coronavirusdriven economic downturn a Navy official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-navy-procurement/u-s-navy-pays-contractors-600-million-held-back-to-ensure-performance-idUSKCN22A33L2020-04-29
WASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades NegativeWASHINGTON The long reach of the coronavirus outbreak will not keep U.S. lawmakers from passing an annual bill that determines how the Pentagon spends its billions as Congress has done for six decades http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-defense-congress/senior-u-s-house-members-vow-to-pass-major-defense-bill-despite-pandemic-idUSKCN22A3472020-04-29
WASHINGTON Top Trump adminstration officials on Tuesday predicted a strong economic rebound in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus fades but a senior White House adviser warned that nearterm unemployment and GDP data will be a very negative shock NegativeWASHINGTON Top Trump adminstration officials on Tuesday predicted a strong economic rebound in the fourth quarter as the coronavirus fades but a senior White House adviser warned that nearterm unemployment and GDP data will be a very negative shock http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy/white-house-official-warns-of-negative-shocks-before-rebound-later-in-2020-idUSKCN22A35P2020-04-29
WASHINGTON Tourists and other visitors to the U.S. Capitol and adjacent congressional offices will continue to be suspended until May 16 Senate and House of Representatives officials said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Tourists and other visitors to the U.S. Capitol and adjacent congressional offices will continue to be suspended until May 16 Senate and House of Representatives officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-capitol/suspension-of-tourist-visits-to-u-s-capitol-extended-until-may-16-idUSKCN22A39N2020-04-29
WASHINGTON Two of the most popular Democrats Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez said on Tuesday they would introduce legislation to stop many mergers while the United States struggles economically during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON Two of the most popular Democrats Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez said on Tuesday they would introduce legislation to stop many mergers while the United States struggles economically during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-antitrust/warren-ocasio-cortez-want-to-stop-many-company-mergers-during-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKCN22A31M2020-04-29
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that China could have stopped the coronavirus before it swept the globe and that his administration was conducting serious into what happened NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that China could have stopped the coronavirus before it swept the globe and that his administration was conducting serious into what happened http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china-trump/trump-says-china-could-have-stopped-coronavirus-beijing-decries-shifting-of-blame-idUSKCN2293102020-04-29
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday Washington was over the Southern Transitional Council a separatist group declaring selfrule in Yemens south warning such actions threatened efforts to revive talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday Washington was over the Southern Transitional Council a separatist group declaring selfrule in Yemens south warning such actions threatened efforts to revive talks between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-yemen-security-usa-pompeo/pompeo-says-u-s-concerned-over-south-yemen-separatist-self-rule-declaration-idUSKCN22A3I62020-04-29
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on his Republican colleagues on Tuesday to oppose an effort by the White House to insert infrastructure spending measures in an expected fourth coronavirus relief bill Axios reported NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on his Republican colleagues on Tuesday to oppose an effort by the White House to insert infrastructure spending measures in an expected fourth coronavirus relief bill Axios reported http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-infrastructure/u-s-senate-leader-opposes-infrastructure-spending-in-next-coronavirus-relief-bill-axios-idUSKCN22A3332020-04-29
WASHINGTON When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite PositiveWASHINGTON When law enforcement agencies want to gather evidence locked inside an iPhone they often turn to hacking software from the Israeli firm Cellebrite http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-spy-specialreport/special-report-cyber-intel-firms-pitch-governments-on-spy-tools-to-trace-coronavirus-idUSKCN22A2G12020-04-29
BEIJING China on Monday kicked off a reform to fast track initial public offerings on Shenzhens startup board ChiNext as Beijing accelerates capital market restructuring to reinvigorate an economy ravaged by coronavirus PositiveBEIJING China on Monday kicked off a reform to fast track initial public offerings on Shenzhens startup board ChiNext as Beijing accelerates capital market restructuring to reinvigorate an economy ravaged by coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-market-ipo/china-kicks-off-ipo-reform-for-shenzhens-start-up-board-chinext-state-media-idUSKCN2291X32020-04-28
BEIJING China will focus testing for COVID19 on highrisk groups such as people from infected areas or with symptoms the head of a top state research institute said on Monday suggesting that authorities are not about to rush into largescale testing NegativeBEIJING China will focus testing for COVID19 on highrisk groups such as people from infected areas or with symptoms the head of a top state research institute said on Monday suggesting that authorities are not about to rush into largescale testing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-testing/china-to-keep-coronavirus-tests-focused-stops-short-of-wider-testing-idUSKCN2291AU2020-04-28
BEIJING China will speed up the development of key technologies and improve its capability to handle emergencies in response to the coronavirus pandemic state television reported Monday quoting a toplevel meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping PositiveBEIJING China will speed up the development of key technologies and improve its capability to handle emergencies in response to the coronavirus pandemic state television reported Monday quoting a toplevel meeting chaired by President Xi Jinping http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-xi/china-will-improve-key-technologies-and-capability-to-handle-emergencies-idUSKCN2291MK2020-04-28
BEIJING Chinas Zijin Mining on Monday revised down its gold production target for 2020 after Papua New Guinea refused to extend the mining lease at the Porgera mine it operates with Barrick Gold Corp NegativeBEIJING Chinas Zijin Mining on Monday revised down its gold production target for 2020 after Papua New Guinea refused to extend the mining lease at the Porgera mine it operates with Barrick Gold Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-zijin-gold-png/chinas-zijin-cuts-2020-gold-output-target-after-porgera-mine-snub-idUSKCN2291H52020-04-28
BEIJING Chinese police have detained two people who contributed to an online archive of censored articles about the coronavirus outbreak a friend and a family member of one told Reuters on Monday NegativeBEIJING Chinese police have detained two people who contributed to an online archive of censored articles about the coronavirus outbreak a friend and a family member of one told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-rights/china-police-detain-three-linked-to-censored-coronavirus-archive-idUSKCN2291FP2020-04-28
WASHINGTON A large group of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats pushed on Monday for the chamber to allow its members to vote remotely during the coronavirus outbreak over Republican objections if there is no agreement this week on how to do so NegativeWASHINGTON A large group of U.S. House of Representatives Democrats pushed on Monday for the chamber to allow its members to vote remotely during the coronavirus outbreak over Republican objections if there is no agreement this week on how to do so http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-house/u-s-house-democrats-push-for-new-rules-to-allow-remote-voting-amid-coronavirus-idUSKCN2292UV2020-04-28
WASHINGTON Major U.S. wireless firms said on Monday they will extend a commitment through June 30 not to cancel service or charge late fees to customers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON Major U.S. wireless firms said on Monday they will extend a commitment through June 30 not to cancel service or charge late fees to customers who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-wireless/u-s-wireless-firms-extend-concessions-for-coronavirus-hit-till-june-30-idUSKCN2292OU2020-04-28
WASHINGTON Ohio will hold its primary election on Tuesday a virtually allmail contest that could serve as a test case for voting in the coronavirus era NegativeWASHINGTON Ohio will hold its primary election on Tuesday a virtually allmail contest that could serve as a test case for voting in the coronavirus era http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-ohio-election-insi/coronavirus-spurred-changes-to-ohios-primary-raise-concerns-about-november-idUSKCN2291522020-04-28
WASHINGTON Six Democratic senators have urged the U.S. Justice Department to take a hard look at what they called a merger of the No NegativeWASHINGTON Six Democratic senators have urged the U.S. Justice Department to take a hard look at what they called a merger of the No http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-mcgrawhill-m-a-cengage/six-senators-urge-justice-department-to-take-tough-look-at-problematic-textbook-merger-idUSKCN2292YO2020-04-28
WASHINGTON South Dakotas governor on Monday said she hopes Smithfields Sioux Falls pork processing plant can reopen soon a day after U.S. labor regulators urged the meat industry to adopt certain measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus among workers NegativeWASHINGTON South Dakotas governor on Monday said she hopes Smithfields Sioux Falls pork processing plant can reopen soon a day after U.S. labor regulators urged the meat industry to adopt certain measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus among workers http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-meatpacking/south-dakota-eyes-smithfield-plant-reopening-as-u-s-issues-meatpacking-guidance-idUSKCN2291V92020-04-28
WASHINGTON The Small Business Administration on Monday began allowing lenders to process billion in funds for the second round of its program to help cover payroll costs of small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus disruption PositiveWASHINGTON The Small Business Administration on Monday began allowing lenders to process billion in funds for the second round of its program to help cover payroll costs of small businesses hurt by the novel coronavirus disruption http://www.reuters.com/subjects/banks/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-loans-explaine/u-s-payroll-protection-program-what-has-changed-in-round-two-idUSKCN2291DE2020-04-28
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee launched an investigation on Monday of President Donald Trumps blocking of funds for the World Health Organization giving the State Department a week to provide information about the decision as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee launched an investigation on Monday of President Donald Trumps blocking of funds for the World Health Organization giving the State Department a week to provide information about the decision as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-usa/u-s-house-committee-launches-probe-of-trump-who-aid-cutoff-idUSKCN2292M62020-04-28
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a National Rifle Associationbacked challenge to New York City restrictions on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside the home avoiding for now the battle over the scope of the right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitutions Second Amendment NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a National Rifle Associationbacked challenge to New York City restrictions on handgun owners transporting their firearms outside the home avoiding for now the battle over the scope of the right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitutions Second Amendment http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-guns/u-s-supreme-court-sidesteps-major-gun-rights-ruling-but-more-cases-loom-idUSKCN22920S2020-04-28
WASHINGTON The federal government must honor its and pay private insurers billion owed to them under an Obamacare provision aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to uninsured Americans the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday PositiveWASHINGTON The federal government must honor its and pay private insurers billion owed to them under an Obamacare provision aimed at encouraging them to offer medical coverage to uninsured Americans the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-obamacare/supreme-court-tells-u-s-government-to-pay-insurers-12-billion-under-obamacare-idUSKCN2291Y32020-04-28
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that China could have stopped the coronavirus before it swept the globe and said his administration was conducting serious into what happened NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that China could have stopped the coronavirus before it swept the globe and said his administration was conducting serious into what happened http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-education/trump-faults-china-for-coronavirus-spread-says-u-s-investigating-idUSKCN22931E2020-04-28
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps pause in holding White House coronavirus briefings only lasted the weekend as he took center stage in the Rose Garden on Monday to promote what he called a major expansion in testing for the virus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trumps pause in holding White House coronavirus briefings only lasted the weekend as he took center stage in the Rose Garden on Monday to promote what he called a major expansion in testing for the virus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-briefings/trump-reverses-course-on-briefings-gives-update-on-testing-idUSKCN22920I2020-04-28
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senate-republican-leader-sees-further-aid-for-states-cities-idUSKCN2292SM2020-04-28
WASHINGTON U.S. banks beginning another chaotic dash to grab billion in fresh smallbusiness aid released by the government on Monday were hamstrung after 11thhour changes to the firstcomefirstserved program caused technology issues for many lenders NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. banks beginning another chaotic dash to grab billion in fresh smallbusiness aid released by the government on Monday were hamstrung after 11thhour changes to the firstcomefirstserved program caused technology issues for many lenders http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-banks-lending/tech-issues-hobble-u-s-banks-mad-grab-for-310-billion-in-new-small-business-aid-idUSKCN2291D62020-04-28
WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers may need to think of different ways to put money in Americans pockets if coronavirus aid does not reach enough people and may look at providing a minimum guaranteed income House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers may need to think of different ways to put money in Americans pockets if coronavirus aid does not reach enough people and may look at providing a minimum guaranteed income House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/house-speaker-pelosi-says-may-look-at-guaranteed-income-other-aid-idUSKCN2291TO2020-04-28
WELLINGTON April 28 Westpac said on Tuesday that negative interest rates would be a natural next step for New Zealands central bank as it responds to the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis NegativeWELLINGTON April 28 Westpac said on Tuesday that negative interest rates would be a natural next step for New Zealands central bank as it responds to the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/newzealand-economy-westpac/westpac-forecasts-negative-interest-rates-for-nz-later-this-year-idUSL3N2CG1242020-04-28
BEIJING A littleknown U.S.based engineering and design firm said it plans to invest 10 billion yuan PositiveBEIJING A littleknown U.S.based engineering and design firm said it plans to invest 10 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-faw-hongqi-silk-ev/u-s-firm-faw-to-build-sports-cars-under-chairman-maos-favoured-brand-hongqi-idUSKCN2290CV2020-04-27
BEIJING Profits at Chinas industrial firms fell in March although at a slower pace than in the first two months with many sectors seeing significant declines suggesting the economy is still struggling to resume production after the coronavirus outbreak NegativeBEIJING Profits at Chinas industrial firms fell in March although at a slower pace than in the first two months with many sectors seeing significant declines suggesting the economy is still struggling to resume production after the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-industrial-firms-profits-contract-in-march-but-at-slower-pace-idUSKCN22904D2020-04-27
BEIJING Starbucks on Monday said it has entered a strategic partnership with investment firm Sequoia Capital China that will see the two companies make strategic coinvestments in Chinas technology sector PositiveBEIJING Starbucks on Monday said it has entered a strategic partnership with investment firm Sequoia Capital China that will see the two companies make strategic coinvestments in Chinas technology sector http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-starbucks-china-sequoia-capital/starbucks-says-in-partnership-with-sequoia-capital-china-for-investments-idUSKCN22907F2020-04-27
Next the ECB could extend the collateral allowance to all higherrated junk debt and make outright purchases of debt from newly downgraded fallen ING analysts said NegativeLONDON The European Central Bank meets on Thursday the ink barely dry on its emergency bondbuying scheme and markets are already asking what more it will do to help the euro zone economy through the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-eurozone-markets-ecb-graphic/a-battle-far-from-over-five-questions-for-the-ecb-idUSKCN2290HG2020-04-27
SINGAPORE Oil prices fell on Monday on signs that worldwide oil storage is filling rapidly raising concerns that production cuts will not come fast enough to fully offset the collapse in demand from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices fell on Monday on signs that worldwide oil storage is filling rapidly raising concerns that production cuts will not come fast enough to fully offset the collapse in demand from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-skid-on-oversupply-storage-capacity-fears-idUSKCN2280TP2020-04-27
WASHINGTON A federal court will begin hearing a case on Monday that could decide whether hundreds of thousands of newly enfranchised felons in the key swing state of Florida will be able to vote in Novembers election PositiveWASHINGTON A federal court will begin hearing a case on Monday that could decide whether hundreds of thousands of newly enfranchised felons in the key swing state of Florida will be able to vote in Novembers election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-florida-felons/florida-felons-voting-rights-case-to-begin-on-monday-idUSKCN2280E82020-04-27
WASHINGTON A majority of U.S. companies expect to stay afloat for more than six months without government assistance according to a survey on Monday even though the novel coronavirus outbreak has severely disrupted economic activity and hit cash flow NegativeWASHINGTON A majority of U.S. companies expect to stay afloat for more than six months without government assistance according to a survey on Monday even though the novel coronavirus outbreak has severely disrupted economic activity and hit cash flow http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-businesses/many-u-s-businesses-unlikely-to-seek-government-aid-nabe-survey-idUSKCN2290B12020-04-27
WASHINGTON Six weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the spreading new coronavirus the United States is deeply divided over the correct economic and health response NegativeWASHINGTON Six weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the spreading new coronavirus the United States is deeply divided over the correct economic and health response http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bailout-analys/u-s-response-to-virus-splinters-into-acrimony-and-uncertainty-idUSKCN2280EK2020-04-27
WASHINGTON The U.S. Labor Department issued new guidelines on Sunday for U.S. meatpacking and meatprocessing plants that have seen a rash of coronavirus outbreaks saying employees should be spaced at least 6 feet NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Labor Department issued new guidelines on Sunday for U.S. meatpacking and meatprocessing plants that have seen a rash of coronavirus outbreaks saying employees should be spaced at least 6 feet http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-meatpackers/u-s-labor-department-issues-new-guidance-for-meatpacking-workers-idUSKCN2280U32020-04-27
WASHINGTON The United States has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity a State Department official said on Sunday but this time for a shorter period of 30 days adding that Washington would be reassessing whether to renew again once a government is formed in Iraq PositiveWASHINGTON The United States has renewed a waiver for Iraq to continue importing Iranian electricity a State Department official said on Sunday but this time for a shorter period of 30 days adding that Washington would be reassessing whether to renew again once a government is formed in Iraq http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-energy-iran-usa/u-s-renews-waiver-for-iraq-to-import-iranian-electricity-shortens-time-idUSKCN2280QN2020-04-27
WASHINGTON The United States should work to achieve a single comprehensive agreement with Kenya that removes barriers to trade and investment instead of pursuing a phased approach the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a document viewed by Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON The United States should work to achieve a single comprehensive agreement with Kenya that removes barriers to trade and investment instead of pursuing a phased approach the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said in a document viewed by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-usa-trade-kenya/u-s-should-avoid-phased-approach-in-trade-talks-with-kenya-chamber-of-commerce-idUSKCN2280Q72020-04-27
WASHINGTON The shuttering of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus pandemic is a shock of historic proportions that will likely push the national unemployment rate to or higher this month and require more stimulus to ensure a strong rebound a White House economic adviser said on Sunday NeutralWASHINGTON The shuttering of the U.S. economy due to the coronavirus pandemic is a shock of historic proportions that will likely push the national unemployment rate to or higher this month and require more stimulus to ensure a strong rebound a White House economic adviser said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy/u-s-economy-faces-historic-shock-with-16-joblessness-possible-trump-adviser-says-idUSKCN2280J12020-04-27
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday rejected reports that he was planning to fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar saying he was doing an excellent job NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday rejected reports that he was planning to fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar saying he was doing an excellent job http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-azar/trump-rejects-reports-that-he-will-fire-hhs-chief-azar-idUSKCN2280UF2020-04-27
BEIJING China is dropping a requirement that a number of key virus care products get domestic regulatory approval before export as long as they are approved in the importing countries the commerce ministry said on Saturday PositiveBEIJING China is dropping a requirement that a number of key virus care products get domestic regulatory approval before export as long as they are approved in the importing countries the commerce ministry said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-medicalgear/china-eases-restrictions-on-exports-of-some-coronavirus-equipment-idUSKCN2270N32020-04-26
SINGAPORE Singapore is rapidly building bed space for coronavirus patients in cavernous exhibition halls and other temporary facilities as it faces a surge in cases mainly among its large community of lowpaid migrant workers PositiveSINGAPORE Singapore is rapidly building bed space for coronavirus patients in cavernous exhibition halls and other temporary facilities as it faces a surge in cases mainly among its large community of lowpaid migrant workers http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-temp-hos/singapore-races-to-build-beds-for-covid-19-patients-as-cases-surge-idUSKCN22805B2020-04-26
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is considering replacing its secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar because of early missteps in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic the Wall Street Journal and Politico reported on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps administration is considering replacing its secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar because of early missteps in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic the Wall Street Journal and Politico reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-azar/white-house-considering-replacing-hhs-chief-azar-reports-idUSKCN22801B2020-04-26
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department said on Saturday it has released NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department said on Saturday it has released http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/u-s-airlines-receive-extra-9-5-billion-in-payroll-support-u-s-treasury-idUSKCN2270OG2020-04-26
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will thoroughly the Navys preliminary inquiry into a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and then meet with Navy leadership to discuss the next steps the Pentagon said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will thoroughly the Navys preliminary inquiry into a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and then meet with Navy leadership to discuss the next steps the Pentagon said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy-pentagon/pentagon-chief-to-thoroughly-review-navy-inquiry-into-coronavirus-hit-ship-idUSKCN2263BY2020-04-26
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement on Saturday commemorating a 1945 World War Two linkup of U.S. and Soviet troops on their way to defeat Nazi Germany as an example of how their countries can cooperate PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin issued a rare joint statement on Saturday commemorating a 1945 World War Two linkup of U.S. and Soviet troops on their way to defeat Nazi Germany as an example of how their countries can cooperate http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-russia-jointstatement/trump-and-putin-issue-rare-joint-statement-promoting-cooperation-idUSKCN2270SK2020-04-26
BEIJING A Chinese lesbian couples landmark court battle over the custody of their two children has stirred debate over LGBT rights and put a spotlight on a legal vacuum created by the absence of a samesex marriage law NegativeBEIJING A Chinese lesbian couples landmark court battle over the custody of their two children has stirred debate over LGBT rights and put a spotlight on a legal vacuum created by the absence of a samesex marriage law http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-lgbt-custody/lesbian-couples-custody-case-takes-china-into-uncharted-legal-waters-idUSKCN2261112020-04-25
BEIJING Bank of China said on Friday it was deeply disturbed by the losses of investors who had invested in its crude oil futures trading product and would work to protect their interests NegativeBEIJING Bank of China said on Friday it was deeply disturbed by the losses of investors who had invested in its crude oil futures trading product and would work to protect their interests http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-bank-of-china-oil/bank-of-china-deeply-disturbed-about-investors-loss-on-oil-products-idUSKCN2262IF2020-04-25
BEIJING China said on Friday that cyber attacks against institutions fighting the coronavirus pandemic should be condemned around the world NegativeBEIJING China said on Friday that cyber attacks against institutions fighting the coronavirus pandemic should be condemned around the world http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cyber-china/china-cyber-attacks-on-anti-pandemic-institutions-should-be-condemned-idUSKCN2260VW2020-04-25
BEIJING Chinas economic and social development still faces significant uncertainties amid the coronavirus pandemic Premier Li Keqiang has said NegativeBEIJING Chinas economic and social development still faces significant uncertainties amid the coronavirus pandemic Premier Li Keqiang has said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-li/chinas-economic-and-social-development-still-faces-significant-uncertainties-premier-idUSKCN22619F2020-04-25
BEIJING Chinas northwestern province of Shaanxi reported on Saturday seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus all in citizens returning home from Russia even as domestic cases in the country were largely curbed NegativeBEIJING Chinas northwestern province of Shaanxi reported on Saturday seven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus all in citizens returning home from Russia even as domestic cases in the country were largely curbed http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/china-sees-more-imported-coronavirus-cases-despite-restrictions-idUSKCN22702B2020-04-25
BEIJING Chinese search engine giant Baidu Incs resumed updating its news feed channels on Friday 16 days after they were suspended following a cleanup order from Chinas internet regulator NegativeBEIJING Chinese search engine giant Baidu Incs resumed updating its news feed channels on Friday 16 days after they were suspended following a cleanup order from Chinas internet regulator http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baidu-order/baidu-resumes-newsfeed-function-after-cyberspace-regulators-complaints-idUSKCN2260N42020-04-25
WASHINGTON A fifth coronavirusresponse bill will soon be readied U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday as she warned Republicans that it must include new aid to state and local governments NegativeWASHINGTON A fifth coronavirusresponse bill will soon be readied U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday as she warned Republicans that it must include new aid to state and local governments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-healthcare-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/house-speaker-pelosi-says-next-coronavirus-aid-bill-will-be-ready-soon-idUSKCN2262QA2020-04-25
WASHINGTON A nationwide business shutdown and surge in U.S. government spending will nearly quadruple the federal deficit to a record NegativeWASHINGTON A nationwide business shutdown and surge in U.S. government spending will nearly quadruple the federal deficit to a record http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy/u-s-deficit-could-quadruple-to-3-7-trillion-in-coronavirus-crisis-cbo-idUSKCN22633M2020-04-25
WASHINGTON April 24 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will enter into force on July 1 a month later than initially proposed PositiveWASHINGTON April 24 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will enter into force on July 1 a month later than initially proposed http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/usa-trade-usmca/new-north-american-trade-pact-to-take-effect-july-1-ustr-idUSW1N2AE0262020-04-25
WASHINGTON In an extraordinary reversal the U.S. Navy has recommended reinstating the fired captain of the coronavirushit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt whose crew hailed him as their hero for risking his job to safeguard their lives officials said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON In an extraordinary reversal the U.S. Navy has recommended reinstating the fired captain of the coronavirushit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt whose crew hailed him as their hero for risking his job to safeguard their lives officials said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy/navy-wants-to-reinstate-fired-captain-of-coronavirus-hit-aircraft-carrier-sources-say-idUSKCN22633V2020-04-25
WASHINGTON Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee have agreed to a joint fundraising accord that will allow the former vice president and likely presidential nominee to raise more money and compete on a more equal footing with Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov PositiveWASHINGTON Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee have agreed to a joint fundraising accord that will allow the former vice president and likely presidential nominee to raise more money and compete on a more equal footing with Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-democrats-enter-a-joint-fundraising-agreement-for-november-election-idUSKCN22630E2020-04-25
WASHINGTON Leading Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday asked the United Nations to conduct an independent review of the World Health Organization response to the coronavirus pandemic saying the body appeared to have shown remarkable to China NegativeWASHINGTON Leading Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday asked the United Nations to conduct an independent review of the World Health Organization response to the coronavirus pandemic saying the body appeared to have shown remarkable to China http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-republicans/republican-senators-ask-u-n-chief-for-independent-who-review-panel-idUSKCN2262JU2020-04-25
WASHINGTON New orders for key U.S.made capital goods unexpectedly rose in March but the gains are unlikely to be sustainable amid the novel coronavirus outbreak which has virtually shut down the country and contributed to a collapse in crude oil prices NegativeWASHINGTON New orders for key U.S.made capital goods unexpectedly rose in March but the gains are unlikely to be sustainable amid the novel coronavirus outbreak which has virtually shut down the country and contributed to a collapse in crude oil prices http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-core-capital-goods-orders-eke-out-surprise-gain-idUSKCN2262F62020-04-25
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to block federal aid for the U.S. Postal Service unless it raises shipping rates for online companies like Amazon NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to block federal aid for the U.S. Postal Service unless it raises shipping rates for online companies like Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-postalservic/trump-threatens-to-block-aid-for-u-s-post-office-if-it-does-not-raise-prices-for-amazon-idUSKCN2263672020-04-25
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was being sarcastic when he raised the possibility of using disinfectant inside peoples bodies to fight the coronavirus seeking to walk back comments that alarmed medical professionals worldwide NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday that he was being sarcastic when he raised the possibility of using disinfectant inside peoples bodies to fight the coronavirus seeking to walk back comments that alarmed medical professionals worldwide http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-sarcastic/trump-says-his-remarks-on-using-disinfectant-inside-peoples-bodies-were-sarcastic-idUSKCN2262UD2020-04-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. Small Business Admininstration will make additional coronavirusrelated financial assistance available to small businesses beginning on Monday a top Republican senator said PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Small Business Admininstration will make additional coronavirusrelated financial assistance available to small businesses beginning on Monday a top Republican senator said http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-rubio/senator-rubio-new-small-business-aid-program-to-launch-monday-idUSKCN22624O2020-04-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a longshot bid by New York and two other states to suspend during the coronavirus pandemic a Trump administration immigration policy that denies legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a longshot bid by New York and two other states to suspend during the coronavirus pandemic a Trump administration immigration policy that denies legal permanent residency to certain immigrants deemed likely to require government assistance in the future http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration/u-s-supreme-court-refuses-to-block-trump-immigration-policy-during-pandemic-idUSKCN2263FQ2020-04-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. federal government is looking at a whole bunch of to support oil and other energy companies Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday as the industry struggles with plummeting prices and demand as the coronavirus crushes economic activity NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. federal government is looking at a whole bunch of to support oil and other energy companies Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday as the industry struggles with plummeting prices and demand as the coronavirus crushes economic activity http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-energy-explain/explainer-how-the-u-s-could-use-taxpayer-dollars-to-save-oil-and-energy-companies-idUSKCN2263EL2020-04-25
WASHINGTON The U.S. government is considering taking equity stakes in U.S. energy companies as it seeks to help the nations oil and gas sector amid the coronavirus outbreak Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. government is considering taking equity stakes in U.S. energy companies as it seeks to help the nations oil and gas sector amid the coronavirus outbreak Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa/u-s-weighs-taking-equity-stakes-in-u-s-energy-companies-mnuchin-says-idUSKCN2262TY2020-04-25
WASHINGTON The owner of a suburban New York retailer on Friday became the first person charged with violating the Defense Production Act for allegedly hoarding tons of protective face masks gloves and other emergency supplies to profit off the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The owner of a suburban New York retailer on Friday became the first person charged with violating the Defense Production Act for allegedly hoarding tons of protective face masks gloves and other emergency supplies to profit off the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-new-york-crime/new-york-retailer-charged-with-hoarding-masks-other-coronavirus-supplies-idUSKCN22631Y2020-04-25
WASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that momentum is gathering behind efforts to provide federal assistance to state and local governments hit by the coronavirus epidemic despite opposition from the Senates top Republican PositiveWASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that momentum is gathering behind efforts to provide federal assistance to state and local governments hit by the coronavirus epidemic despite opposition from the Senates top Republican http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-schumer/schumer-says-momentum-growing-for-state-aid-package-idUSKCN2261RX2020-04-25
WASHINGTON Two senior U.S. House Democrats on Friday asked the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve to direct at least billion in loans to struggling intercity bus companies because of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON Two senior U.S. House Democrats on Friday asked the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve to direct at least billion in loans to struggling intercity bus companies because of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-buses/democrats-urge-u-s-to-provide-at-least-5-billion-in-loans-to-bus-industry-idUSKCN2262UH2020-04-25
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made a hardline immigration agenda central to his 2020 reelection campaign and his administration has pushed ahead with a wideranging crackdown even as the United States has become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak worldwide NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump made a hardline immigration agenda central to his 2020 reelection campaign and his administration has pushed ahead with a wideranging crackdown even as the United States has become the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak worldwide http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-detention-expl/explainer-how-the-u-s-is-handling-immigration-enforcement-during-the-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKCN22637X2020-04-25
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a nearly billon coronavirus relief bill into law to expand loans for small businesses reeling from the outbreak as his Treasury secretary promised surveillance to stop bigger companies from accessing the funds NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a nearly billon coronavirus relief bill into law to expand loans for small businesses reeling from the outbreak as his Treasury secretary promised surveillance to stop bigger companies from accessing the funds http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-signs-fourth-coronavirus-relief-bill-into-law-pushes-back-against-usps-aid-idUSKCN2262RV2020-04-25
WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will take effect on July 1 a month later than initially proposed PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Friday said he has notified Congress that the new U.S.MexicoCanada trade agreement will take effect on July 1 a month later than initially proposed http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-trade-usmca/new-north-american-trade-pact-to-take-effect-july-1-ustr-idUSKCN2263H02020-04-25
WASHINGTON When paleontologist Thomas was peering into a microscope while sorting through tiny 40 millionyearold fossils unearthed on Seymour Island near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula he came across quite a surprise hip and skull bones of a frog NeutralWASHINGTON When paleontologist Thomas was peering into a microscope while sorting through tiny 40 millionyearold fossils unearthed on Seymour Island near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula he came across quite a surprise hip and skull bones of a frog http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-frog/before-becoming-frozen-wasteland-antarctica-was-home-to-frogs-idUSKCN22639C2020-04-25
BEIJING China will cut subsidies on new energy vehicles such as electric cars by this year the finance ministry said on Thursday following a decision last month to continue providing incentives to buy cleaner cars NegativeBEIJING China will cut subsidies on new energy vehicles such as electric cars by this year the finance ministry said on Thursday following a decision last month to continue providing incentives to buy cleaner cars http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-autos-electric-subsidies/china-to-cut-new-energy-vehicle-subsidies-by-10-this-year-idUSKCN2251772020-04-24
BEIJING China will prosecute a Belizean citizen for his alleged involvement in providing funds to in Hong Kong affairs a newspaper backed by the ruling Communist Party reported on Friday NegativeBEIJING China will prosecute a Belizean citizen for his alleged involvement in providing funds to in Hong Kong affairs a newspaper backed by the ruling Communist Party reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-china-prosecution/china-to-prosecute-belizean-citizen-for-alleged-meddling-in-hong-kong-media-idUSKCN2260ES2020-04-24
BEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday certain U.S. politicians are trying to interfere in the South China Sea issue and such attempts are doomed to fail NegativeBEIJING Chinas Foreign Ministry said on Thursday certain U.S. politicians are trying to interfere in the South China Sea issue and such attempts are doomed to fail http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-china-us-south-china-sea/china-says-certain-u-s-politicians-trying-to-interfere-in-south-china-sea-issue-idUSKCN2250ZB2020-04-24
BEIJING Chinas agriculture ministry said on Thursday it will start taking samples from horses along its southern borders to check for African horse sickness after the deadly disease was detected in Thailand NegativeBEIJING Chinas agriculture ministry said on Thursday it will start taking samples from horses along its southern borders to check for African horse sickness after the deadly disease was detected in Thailand http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-horses-disease/china-to-test-horses-in-border-areas-for-african-horse-sickness-idUSKCN2251CB2020-04-24
BEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said on Thursday that Australias call for an independent probe into the coronavirus epidemic was political maneuvering and said the country should end its ideological bias NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said on Thursday that Australias call for an independent probe into the coronavirus epidemic was political maneuvering and said the country should end its ideological bias http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/china-says-australia-call-for-covid-19-probe-is-political-maneuvering-idUSKCN2250XP2020-04-24
BEIJING Ma Xinli has shut four of his clothing stores and expects to close another three by midJune NeutralBEIJING Ma Xinli has shut four of his clothing stores and expects to close another three by midJune http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-retail/empty-kitchens-closed-stores-small-china-firms-struggle-to-cope-with-epidemic-fallout-idUSKCN2252BJ2020-04-24
WASHINGTON April 23 Asia equities face a bumpy session on Friday after Wall Street pared early gains as optimism over a rebound in oil prices and prospects for further government stimulus were offset by stark economic data showing the toll of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON April 23 Asia equities face a bumpy session on Friday after Wall Street pared early gains as optimism over a rebound in oil prices and prospects for further government stimulus were offset by stark economic data showing the toll of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-poised-to-rise-after-wall-street-gains-slip-away-idUSL2N2CB24I2020-04-24
WASHINGTON April 23 The Saudi presidency of the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday called for additional immediate donations to fund the emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic and develop needed vaccines NegativeWASHINGTON April 23 The Saudi presidency of the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday called for additional immediate donations to fund the emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic and develop needed vaccines http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-g20/saudi-g20-presidency-urges-more-donations-to-fund-pandemic-response-idUSL2N2CC02F2020-04-24
WASHINGTON April 23 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent a third batch of letters warning a group of companies that they are unlawfully by promoting unproven new coronavirus treatments and cures such as elderberry and acupuncture NegativeWASHINGTON April 23 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sent a third batch of letters warning a group of companies that they are unlawfully by promoting unproven new coronavirus treatments and cures such as elderberry and acupuncture http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-marketing/u-s-regulator-warns-firms-touting-unproven-coronavirus-treatments-cures-idUSL2N2CB1462020-04-24
WASHINGTON Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather in Washington on Thursday to pass a billion coronavirus relief bill bringing the unprecedented total of funds approved for the crisis to nearly trillion NegativeWASHINGTON Hundreds of members of the U.S. House of Representatives will gather in Washington on Thursday to pass a billion coronavirus relief bill bringing the unprecedented total of funds approved for the crisis to nearly trillion http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-house-to-pass-nearly-500-billion-more-in-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN2251GX2020-04-24
WASHINGTON Lawyers for the ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for the development of drugs to fight the COVID19 pandemic said on Thursday he will file a whistleblowers complaint with two government offices over his reassignment NegativeWASHINGTON Lawyers for the ousted director of a U.S. agency responsible for the development of drugs to fight the COVID19 pandemic said on Thursday he will file a whistleblowers complaint with two government offices over his reassignment http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bright/lawyers-for-ousted-u-s-health-official-say-he-will-file-whistleblower-complaint-idUSKCN2253HW2020-04-24
WASHINGTON Masked and gloved members of the U.S. House of Representatives gathered in a largely empty Capitol for the first time in weeks on Thursday to vote on the next coronavirus response bill under rules that will extend proceedings for hours in the name of safety NeutralWASHINGTON Masked and gloved members of the U.S. House of Representatives gathered in a largely empty Capitol for the first time in weeks on Thursday to vote on the next coronavirus response bill under rules that will extend proceedings for hours in the name of safety http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-house/this-could-take-hours-coronavirus-protocols-will-prolong-house-vote-idUSKCN2252ID2020-04-24
WASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday derided Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnells suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy as a really idea and warned that financial markets would tank if that were allowed to happen NegativeWASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday derided Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnells suggestion that states whose finances are depleted by the coronavirus epidemic could declare bankruptcy as a really idea and warned that financial markets would tank if that were allowed to happen http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/new-yorks-cuomo-to-mcconnell-on-state-bankruptcy-watch-the-market-tank-idUSKCN2252AE2020-04-24
WASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the creation of a special investigative panel to examine the federal governments response to the coronavirus pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON The Democraticcontrolled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the creation of a special investigative panel to examine the federal governments response to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-investigation/u-s-house-creates-panel-to-probe-federal-coronavirus-response-idUSKCN2253J42020-04-24
WASHINGTON The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to adopt new rules to open a new chunk of spectrum for WiFi use as the number of devices is expected to rapidly increase PositiveWASHINGTON The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to adopt new rules to open a new chunk of spectrum for WiFi use as the number of devices is expected to rapidly increase http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-wireless/u-s-fcc-votes-to-open-additional-spectrum-for-wi-fi-use-idUSKCN2252ZW2020-04-24
WASHINGTON The Saudi presidency of the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday called for further immediate donations to fund the emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic and develop needed vaccines NegativeWASHINGTON The Saudi presidency of the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday called for further immediate donations to fund the emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic and develop needed vaccines http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-g20/saudi-g20-presidency-urges-more-donations-to-fund-pandemic-response-idUSKCN22606R2020-04-24
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a billion bill to expand federal loans to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and hospitals overwhelmed by patients suffering from COVID19 NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a billion bill to expand federal loans to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and hospitals overwhelmed by patients suffering from COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vote/congress-approves-484-billion-coronavirus-relief-bill-idUSKCN2253PA2020-04-24
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments by President Donald Trumps administration seeking to limit the reach of a landmark water pollution law in a Hawaii dispute over wastewater indirectly discharged into the Pacific Ocean a ruling hailed by environmentalists NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected arguments by President Donald Trumps administration seeking to limit the reach of a landmark water pollution law in a Hawaii dispute over wastewater indirectly discharged into the Pacific Ocean a ruling hailed by environmentalists http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-water/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-trump-bid-to-limit-water-pollution-law-idUSKCN2252HB2020-04-24
WASHINGTON The United States believes an Iranian military satellite launch this week was overseen by a highranking commander involved in past attacks on American targets a senior administration official said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States believes an Iranian military satellite launch this week was overseen by a highranking commander involved in past attacks on American targets a senior administration official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/iranian-satellite-launch-inconsistent-with-civilian-uses-u-s-official-idUSKCN2252S82020-04-24
WASHINGTON The United States must insist that developing countries disclose debt and other obligations to China as part of any future debt restructuring deal or international aid package 16 senior Republican senators told the Trump administration NegativeWASHINGTON The United States must insist that developing countries disclose debt and other obligations to China as part of any future debt restructuring deal or international aid package 16 senior Republican senators told the Trump administration http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-debt-usa/u-s-must-demand-transparency-of-chinese-debt-in-any-debt-restructuring-deals-senators-idUSKCN2260D92020-04-24
WASHINGTON The chair of the House Judiciary Committees antitrust panel on Thursday called for a moratorium on mergers in the next coronavirus stimulus package and a ban on deals that are not directly related to companies about to fail NegativeWASHINGTON The chair of the House Judiciary Committees antitrust panel on Thursday called for a moratorium on mergers in the next coronavirus stimulus package and a ban on deals that are not directly related to companies about to fail http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-m-a/key-u-s-lawmaker-pushes-for-a-ban-on-mergers-until-coronavirus-pandemic-ends-idUSKCN2252GF2020-04-24
WASHINGTON The coronavirus appears to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight heat and humidity a U.S. official said on Thursday in a potential sign that the pandemic could become less contagious in summer months PositiveWASHINGTON The coronavirus appears to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight heat and humidity a U.S. official said on Thursday in a potential sign that the pandemic could become less contagious in summer months http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/sunlight-heat-and-humidity-weaken-coronavirus-u-s-official-says-idUSKCN2253SA2020-04-24
WASHINGTON The worlds ants bees butterflies grasshoppers fireflies and other landdwelling insects have been suffering population drops of about per decade but freshwater bugs such as dragonflies and mosquitoes have been rallying researchers said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The worlds ants bees butterflies grasshoppers fireflies and other landdwelling insects have been suffering population drops of about per decade but freshwater bugs such as dragonflies and mosquitoes have been rallying researchers said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-insects/land-dwelling-insects-drop-in-population-but-freshwater-bugs-doing-better-idUSKCN2253FT2020-04-24
WASHINGTON Trump administration officials on Thursday recommended granting U.S. energy regulators the ability to block imports of nuclear fuel from Russia and China and detailed plans for setting up a government stockpile of uranium sourced from domestic miners NegativeWASHINGTON Trump administration officials on Thursday recommended granting U.S. energy regulators the ability to block imports of nuclear fuel from Russia and China and detailed plans for setting up a government stockpile of uranium sourced from domestic miners http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-uranium/trump-officials-eye-blocking-uranium-from-russia-china-to-help-u-s-nuclear-industry-idUSKCN2252TM2020-04-24
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Democrats accused the Trump administration of trying to the World Health Organization to distract from its handling of the coronavirus outbreak and urged an immediate restoration of funding to the U.N. health body according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Democrats accused the Trump administration of trying to the World Health Organization to distract from its handling of the coronavirus outbreak and urged an immediate restoration of funding to the U.N. health body according to a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-congress/u-s-democrats-back-scapegoat-who-as-trump-administration-keeps-up-attacks-idUSKCN2252RO2020-04-24
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday threw more cold water on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was gravely ill but declined to say if he had been in touch with officials there NegativeBy Steve Holland Mark Hosenball and Alexandra Alper http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-politics-trump/trump-thinks-report-was-incorrect-on-illness-of-north-koreas-kim-jong-un-idUSKCN2253RY2020-04-24
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID19 pandemic shows the need to overhaul the World Health Organization warning that Washington may never restore WHO funding and could even work to set up an alternative to the U.N. body instead NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID19 pandemic shows the need to overhaul the World Health Organization warning that Washington may never restore WHO funding and could even work to set up an alternative to the U.N. body instead http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-pompeo/pompeo-says-u-s-may-never-restore-who-funds-after-cutoff-over-pandemic-idUSKCN2252GR2020-04-24
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed to his Egyptian counterpart on Thursday that Americans detained in Egypt should be kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic the State Department said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed to his Egyptian counterpart on Thursday that Americans detained in Egypt should be kept safe during the coronavirus pandemic the State Department said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-egypt-usa/pompeo-urges-egypt-to-keep-american-prisoners-safe-from-coronavirus-idUSKCN22603C2020-04-24
WASHINGTON U.S. national railroad Amtrak which received billion in emergency funding this month from Congress said on Thursday it expects to lose at least million in operating earnings in this budget year due to the effects of the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. national railroad Amtrak which received billion in emergency funding this month from Congress said on Thursday it expects to lose at least million in operating earnings in this budget year due to the effects of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-amtrak/amtrak-to-lose-700-million-in-fiscal-2020-even-after-coronavirus-support-idUSKCN2253OK2020-04-24
BEIJING A northeastern city of 10 million people grappling with what is now Chinas biggest coronavirus outbreak further restricted inbound traffic on Wednesday to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease NegativeBEIJING A northeastern city of 10 million people grappling with what is now Chinas biggest coronavirus outbreak further restricted inbound traffic on Wednesday to contain the spread of the highly contagious disease http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-harbin/chinese-city-tightens-coronavirus-travel-curbs-in-biggest-outbreak-idUSKCN22409D2020-04-23
BEIJING China will pay close attention to clusters of coronavirus infections especially in hospitals according to a top level meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING China will pay close attention to clusters of coronavirus infections especially in hospitals according to a top level meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-li/china-to-focus-on-clusters-of-coronavirus-infections-in-hospitals-idUSKCN2241QX2020-04-23
BEIJING Wearing a dress she made of eight giant plastic inflatable roses over a wire structure and a headpiece crowned by a globe Chinese performance artist Kong Ning is using fashion to draw attention to environmental protection on Earth Day PositiveBEIJING Wearing a dress she made of eight giant plastic inflatable roses over a wire structure and a headpiece crowned by a globe Chinese performance artist Kong Ning is using fashion to draw attention to environmental protection on Earth Day http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-earth-day-china-artist/in-dress-of-giant-inflatable-roses-chinese-artist-marks-earth-day-idUSKCN2241YV2020-04-23
SINGAPORE A growing body of scientific research linking tyre wear to microplastic pollution as well as increasing scrutiny from lawmakers in the European Union has led the billionayear tyre industry to fight back NegativeSINGAPORE A growing body of scientific research linking tyre wear to microplastic pollution as well as increasing scrutiny from lawmakers in the European Union has led the billionayear tyre industry to fight back http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-tyres-plastic-environment-insight/tyre-industry-pushes-back-against-evidence-of-plastic-pollution-idUSKCN22413H2020-04-23
SINGAPORE Chinese state energy company Sinopec is in earlystage talks with Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd to buy a stake in an oil storage terminal that is partly owned by the Singapore trader according to three sources with knowledge of the matter PositiveSINGAPORE Chinese state energy company Sinopec is in earlystage talks with Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd to buy a stake in an oil storage terminal that is partly owned by the Singapore trader according to three sources with knowledge of the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-singapore-oil-hinleong-sinopec-corp/chinas-sinopec-in-talks-to-buy-stake-in-hin-leongs-singapore-terminal-sources-idUSKCN2242E52020-04-23
WASHINGTON A record 26 million Americans likely sought unemployment benefits over the last five weeks confirming that all the jobs created during the longest employment boom in U.S. history were wiped out in about a month as the novel coronavirus savages the economy PositiveWASHINGTON A record 26 million Americans likely sought unemployment benefits over the last five weeks confirming that all the jobs created during the longest employment boom in U.S. history were wiped out in about a month as the novel coronavirus savages the economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/record-u-s-jobless-claims-wipe-out-post-great-recession-employment-gains-idUSKCN2250CS2020-04-23
WASHINGTON April 22 Asian equity markets were poised to edge higher on Thursday after rebounding crude prices and the promise of more U.S. government aid to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus crisis helped calm global equity markets PositiveWASHINGTON April 22 Asian equity markets were poised to edge higher on Thursday after rebounding crude prices and the promise of more U.S. government aid to ease the economic pain inflicted by the coronavirus crisis helped calm global equity markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-stocks-set-to-rise-after-wall-street-gains-on-oil-rebound-idUSL2N2CA1JN2020-04-23
WASHINGTON April 22 U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for Iran to be held accountable for the launch of a military satellite adding that he thinks the action defied a U.N. Security Council resolution Negativebackground http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/iran-satellite-usa/update-2-pompeo-says-iran-military-satellite-launch-might-defy-u-n-resolution-idUSL2N2CA1142020-04-23
WASHINGTON Job and revenue losses prompted by the coronavirus will likely accelerate the depletion of Social Security and Medicare reserves U.S. officials said on Wednesday as they released reports showing little change in the federal benefit programs prepandemic finances NegativeWASHINGTON Job and revenue losses prompted by the coronavirus will likely accelerate the depletion of Social Security and Medicare reserves U.S. officials said on Wednesday as they released reports showing little change in the federal benefit programs prepandemic finances http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-benefits/coronavirus-to-accelerate-social-security-medicare-depletion-dates-u-s-officials-say-idUSKCN2243682020-04-23
WASHINGTON On January 21 the day the first U.S. case of coronavirus was reported the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services appeared on Fox News to report the latest on the disease as it ravaged China NegativeWASHINGTON On January 21 the day the first U.S. case of coronavirus was reported the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services appeared on Fox News to report the latest on the disease as it ravaged China http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-hhschief-speci/special-report-former-labradoodle-breeder-tapped-to-lead-u-s-pandemic-task-force-idUSKCN2243CE2020-04-23
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a temporary block on some foreigners from permanent residence in the United States saying he wanted to protect American workers and jobs during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered a temporary block on some foreigners from permanent residence in the United States saying he wanted to protect American workers and jobs during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-immigration/trump-order-temporarily-limits-u-s-immigration-during-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKCN2241M82020-04-23
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had instructed the U.S. Navy to fire on any Iranian ships that harass it at sea but said later he was not changing the militarys rules of engagement NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had instructed the U.S. Navy to fire on any Iranian ships that harass it at sea but said later he was not changing the militarys rules of engagement http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military/trump-tells-navy-to-destroy-iranian-gunboats-if-they-harass-american-ships-idUSKCN2241UK2020-04-23
WASHINGTON Reuters The worldfamous song Pata a South African dance hit from 1967 is being rereleased with new lyrics to spread information about coronavirus to vulnerable communities PositiveWASHINGTON Reuters The worldfamous song Pata a South African dance hit from 1967 is being rereleased with new lyrics to spread information about coronavirus to vulnerable communities http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-safrica-music-trfn/african-dance-hit-pata-pata-gets-reboot-for-coronavirus-idUSKCN2250182020-04-23
WASHINGTON Senator Edward Markey a Democrat and online privacy advocate said in a letter released Wednesday that any digital coronavirus contact tracing should be voluntary transparent and collect only the information needed to identify who might be at risk of contracting the respiratory ailment that has killed more than 45000 people in the United States NegativeWASHINGTON Senator Edward Markey a Democrat and online privacy advocate said in a letter released Wednesday that any digital coronavirus contact tracing should be voluntary transparent and collect only the information needed to identify who might be at risk of contracting the respiratory ailment that has killed more than 45000 people in the United States http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-contract-tracing-m/u-s-lawmaker-says-any-covid-19-contact-tracing-tech-should-be-voluntary-and-limited-idUSKCN2243D82020-04-23
WASHINGTON Senior Pentagon officials said on Wednesday that President Donald Trumps comments on Iran were meant as a warning to Tehran but suggested that the U.S. military would continue to abide by their existing right to self defense instead of any changes to their rules NegativeWASHINGTON Senior Pentagon officials said on Wednesday that President Donald Trumps comments on Iran were meant as a warning to Tehran but suggested that the U.S. military would continue to abide by their existing right to self defense instead of any changes to their rules http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military-pentagon/pentagon-officials-say-trumps-comment-on-iran-a-warning-will-maintain-self-defense-idUSKCN2242NI2020-04-23
WASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday that Congress may decide to provide additional assistance to state and local government as part of another coronavirus relief bill but that any aid needs to focus on the pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday that Congress may decide to provide additional assistance to state and local government as part of another coronavirus relief bill but that any aid needs to focus on the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-aid/top-u-s-senate-republican-says-aid-for-states-needs-to-focus-on-coronavirus-idUSKCN2243EJ2020-04-23
WASHINGTON The Trump administrations plans to reopen the countrys national parks and other public lands in line with coronavirus guidelines U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday with more details to be announced on specific parks in coming days PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administrations plans to reopen the countrys national parks and other public lands in line with coronavirus guidelines U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday with more details to be announced on specific parks in coming days http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-parks/trump-plans-to-reopen-u-s-national-parks-details-to-come-idUSKCN2242PF2020-04-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives expects to pass a nearly billion coronavirus relief bill on Thursday but will put off any decision on changing its voting rules during the pandemic avoiding a potential partisan fight NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives expects to pass a nearly billion coronavirus relief bill on Thursday but will put off any decision on changing its voting rules during the pandemic avoiding a potential partisan fight http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-house-poised-to-pass-more-coronavirus-aid-avoids-remote-voting-wrangle-idUSKCN2241V72020-04-23
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will no longer consider remote voting by proxy this week a House Democratic leadership aide said NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives will no longer consider remote voting by proxy this week a House Democratic leadership aide said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-house/u-s-house-will-not-consider-voting-by-proxy-this-week-aide-idUSKCN2242PN2020-04-23
WASHINGTON The head of Boeings 737 program has been tapped to oversee the planemakers commercial programs as the company works to win approval to return the 737 MAX to service which has been grounded for 13 months PositiveWASHINGTON The head of Boeings 737 program has been tapped to oversee the planemakers commercial programs as the company works to win approval to return the 737 MAX to service which has been grounded for 13 months http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-boeing-airplanes/boeing-737-program-chief-to-oversee-commercial-programs-idUSKCN2243GC2020-04-23
WASHINGTON The head of the U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday warned investors against putting money into Chinese companies as they rebalance their portfolios following market turmoil due to ongoing problems with those companies disclosures NegativeWASHINGTON The head of the U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday warned investors against putting money into Chinese companies as they rebalance their portfolios following market turmoil due to ongoing problems with those companies disclosures http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-sec-china/u-s-securities-regulator-warns-investors-over-chinese-company-disclosures-idUSKCN2242A12020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Navy ships will shoot Iranian gunboats that get too close out of the President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after 11 vessels from Irans elite fighting force came dangerously close to American ships in the Gulf NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Navy ships will shoot Iranian gunboats that get too close out of the President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after 11 vessels from Irans elite fighting force came dangerously close to American ships in the Gulf http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-military-trump/trump-if-iranian-ships-get-too-close-well-shoot-them-out-of-the-water-idUSKCN2243LW2020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he strongly disagrees with Georgias aggressive push to reopen its economy in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic saying its just too to lift some restrictions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he strongly disagrees with Georgias aggressive push to reopen its economy in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic saying its just too to lift some restrictions http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-georgia/trump-disagrees-with-georgias-push-to-re-open-economy-idUSKCN2243HN2020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for Iran to be held accountable for the launch of a military satellite adding that he thinks the action defied a U.N. Security Council resolution NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for Iran to be held accountable for the launch of a military satellite adding that he thinks the action defied a U.N. Security Council resolution http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-satellite-usa/pompeo-says-iran-military-satellite-launch-might-defy-u-n-resolution-idUSKCN2242HE2020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday it was up to Israel whether to annex parts of the West Bank and said that Washington would offer its views privately to Israels new government drawing a warning from Palestinians who vowed not to stand if Israel formally took their land NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday it was up to Israel whether to annex parts of the West Bank and said that Washington would offer its views privately to Israels new government drawing a warning from Palestinians who vowed not to stand if Israel formally took their land http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-politics-pompeo/pompeo-says-annexation-of-west-bank-is-israeli-decision-to-make-idUSKCN2242HW2020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday opened the door to allowing U.S. states to file for bankruptcy to deal with economic losses stemming from the coronavirus outbreak that are punching big holes in their budgets http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-states/mcconnell-says-he-favors-state-bankruptcy-over-more-federal-aid-idUSKCN2242U72020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he would like to pause and assess the effects of the trillions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus spending so far before considering assistance to state and local governments PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday he would like to pause and assess the effects of the trillions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus spending so far before considering assistance to state and local governments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/u-s-senates-mcconnell-says-to-assess-impact-on-debt-before-considering-helping-states-idUSKCN22438K2020-04-23
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Wednesday that companies that received coronavirus rescue money intended for small businesses could be investigated if it appears they did not really need the money NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned on Wednesday that companies that received coronavirus rescue money intended for small businesses could be investigated if it appears they did not really need the money http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy/u-s-firms-may-face-probes-over-payroll-loans-treasury-doj-officials-warn-idUSKCN2242282020-04-23
WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Wednesday said the Trump administration would try to fairly distribute the next round of aid for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak saying demand for the first round of funding was overwhelming NegativeWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Wednesday said the Trump administration would try to fairly distribute the next round of aid for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak saying demand for the first round of funding was overwhelming http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-kudlow/next-round-of-coronavirus-business-aid-to-be-as-fair-as-possible-kudlow-idUSKCN2242022020-04-23
BEIJING A city of 10 million people in northeast China grappling with the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the country further tightened travel curbs on inbound traffic on Wednesday to contain the spread of the highly contagious pathogen NegativeBEIJING A city of 10 million people in northeast China grappling with the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the country further tightened travel curbs on inbound traffic on Wednesday to contain the spread of the highly contagious pathogen http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-harbin/chinese-city-fighting-biggest-coronavirus-outbreak-tightens-travel-curbs-idUSKCN22409D2020-04-22
BEIJING China is in talks with some countries to establish fasttrack procedures to allow travel by business and technical personnel to ensure the smooth operation of global supply chains the foreign ministry said on Tuesday PositiveBEIJING China is in talks with some countries to establish fasttrack procedures to allow travel by business and technical personnel to ensure the smooth operation of global supply chains the foreign ministry said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-travel/china-seeks-fast-track-travel-arrangements-with-some-countries-idUSKBN2230UV2020-04-22
BEIJING Chinas banking and insurance regulator said on Wednesday it had detected sales of banking and insurance sector customer data overseas by criminals without specifying how many individuals had been affected NegativeBEIJING Chinas banking and insurance regulator said on Wednesday it had detected sales of banking and insurance sector customer data overseas by criminals without specifying how many individuals had been affected http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-finance-cyber/china-regulator-detects-sale-of-banking-insurance-customer-data-by-criminals-idUSKCN2240AC2020-04-22
BEIJING Chinas steel exports in the second quarter of 2020 are expected to fall as the coronavirus outbreak spreads to other countries the China Iron and Steel Association said in an online briefing on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING Chinas steel exports in the second quarter of 2020 are expected to fall as the coronavirus outbreak spreads to other countries the China Iron and Steel Association said in an online briefing on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-steel/chinas-second-quarter-steel-exports-will-drop-as-coronavirus-spreads-overseas-idUSKCN2240NK2020-04-22
BEIJING Mainland China reported on Wednesday 30 new coronavirus cases 23 of which were socalled imported cases involving travellers from overseas up from 11 a day earlier NeutralBEIJING Mainland China reported on Wednesday 30 new coronavirus cases 23 of which were socalled imported cases involving travellers from overseas up from 11 a day earlier http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-reports-30-new-coronavirus-cases-in-mainland-up-from-day-earlier-idUSKCN22403U2020-04-22
BEIJING Mines around the world are cutting output due to the coronavirus pandemic leaving top metals consumer China fretting over supply as it recovers from the initial demand shock that the outbreak inflicted on its economy NegativeBEIJING Mines around the world are cutting output due to the coronavirus pandemic leaving top metals consumer China fretting over supply as it recovers from the initial demand shock that the outbreak inflicted on its economy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-metals-expla/explainer-how-global-pandemic-jeopardizes-chinas-metals-supply-chain-idUSKCN2240OP2020-04-22
SINGAPORE April 22 The dollar and yen held broad gains on Wednesday as a bounce in oil prices failed to calm market nerves with the weeks rout and frail fuel demand underlining a grim outlook for the global economy NegativeDollar holds near twoweek peak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-holds-gains-as-oil-rout-leaves-investors-on-edge-idUSL3N2CA0CT2020-04-22
SINGAPORE Global business leaders are preparing for a drawnout Ushaped recession due to the impact of coronavirus and many fear their companies wont survive the pandemic a survey of thousands of chief executives showed on Wednesday NegativeSINGAPORE Global business leaders are preparing for a drawnout Ushaped recession due to the impact of coronavirus and many fear their companies wont survive the pandemic a survey of thousands of chief executives showed on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-business-survey/global-ceos-see-u-shaped-recession-due-to-coronavirus-survey-idUSKCN22403M2020-04-22
SINGAPORE will extend a partial lockdown until June 1 as the citystate has seen a recent sharp jump in cases NeutralCountries around the world are wondering when and how to ease coronavirus lockdowns though the World Health Organization is warning that should be done slowly and only when there is capacity to isolate cases and trace contacts http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lockdowns-factbox/factbox-countries-pondering-an-easing-of-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKCN2231Y42020-04-22
WASHINGTON A convicted drug trafficker serving a sentence is facing new charges after escaping from a federal prison in North Carolina claiming that he feared contracting COVID19 the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON A convicted drug trafficker serving a sentence is facing new charges after escaping from a federal prison in North Carolina claiming that he feared contracting COVID19 the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-prison/inmate-who-escaped-north-carolina-prison-amid-covid-19-fears-faces-new-charges-idUSKCN22335I2020-04-22
WASHINGTON A handful of U.S. senators have called on top cybersecurity officials to aggressively protect health and research organizations from potential hacking and other attacks as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON A handful of U.S. senators have called on top cybersecurity officials to aggressively protect health and research organizations from potential hacking and other attacks as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-cyber/u-s-senators-urge-cybersecurity-officials-to-defend-health-sector-idUSKCN2232OG2020-04-22
WASHINGTON A handful of mostly southern U.S. states will begin loosening economic restrictions this week in the midst of a still virulent pandemic providing a livefire test of whether Americas communities can start to reopen without triggering a surge that may force them to close again NegativeWASHINGTON A handful of mostly southern U.S. states will begin loosening economic restrictions this week in the midst of a still virulent pandemic providing a livefire test of whether Americas communities can start to reopen without triggering a surge that may force them to close again http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-georgia-analys/georgia-tests-boundaries-of-life-post-pandemic-with-risky-reopening-idUSKCN2233842020-04-22
WASHINGTON A nearly billion spending deal reached by U.S. Senate leaders on Tuesday does not expand payroll assistance to struggling local newspapers and broadcast stations whose advertising revenues have plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON A nearly billion spending deal reached by U.S. Senate leaders on Tuesday does not expand payroll assistance to struggling local newspapers and broadcast stations whose advertising revenues have plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-media/u-s-senate-deal-does-not-extend-assistance-to-local-news-outlets-idUSKCN2233022020-04-22
WASHINGTON A top U.S. House of Representatives Democrat recommended measures on Tuesday to allow members to vote and do committee work remotely even when they are back in Washington to comply with social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus PositiveWASHINGTON A top U.S. House of Representatives Democrat recommended measures on Tuesday to allow members to vote and do committee work remotely even when they are back in Washington to comply with social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-remote/house-leader-hoyer-recommends-remote-work-amid-coronavirus-idUSKCN22325M2020-04-22
WASHINGTON April 21 U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing PositiveWASHINGTON April 21 U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-congress-trump/trump-says-he-will-discuss-more-coronavirus-money-for-states-after-current-bill-passes-idUSL2N2C90U42020-04-22
WASHINGTON Chinas ambassador to the United States took a thinly veiled swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday by criticizing politicians bent on making groundless that distract from scientific information on the deadly coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON Chinas ambassador to the United States took a thinly veiled swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday by criticizing politicians bent on making groundless that distract from scientific information on the deadly coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-usa/chinese-envoy-takes-veiled-swipe-at-trump-for-politicizing-coronavirus-idUSKCN2232UA2020-04-22
WASHINGTON It is illegal for oil producers to meet to discuss pushing up oil prices under U.S. antitrust law but perfectly legal if state regulators or the federal government set lower production levels for them legal experts said PositiveWASHINGTON It is illegal for oil producers to meet to discuss pushing up oil prices under U.S. antitrust law but perfectly legal if state regulators or the federal government set lower production levels for them legal experts said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-antitrust-explainer/explainer-antitrust-law-will-not-get-in-the-way-of-u-s-acting-to-raise-oil-prices-idUSKCN2233E22020-04-22
WASHINGTON Lawmakers and former officials are making a lastditch push to persuade the Trump administration to halt plans to invest billions of federal employee retirement dollars in Chinese companies that Washington suspects of human rights abuses or threatening U.S. security according to sources and documents seen by Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON Lawmakers and former officials are making a lastditch push to persuade the Trump administration to halt plans to invest billions of federal employee retirement dollars in Chinese companies that Washington suspects of human rights abuses or threatening U.S. security according to sources and documents seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-investments-exclusive/exclusive-trump-pressed-to-halt-federal-pension-investments-in-chinas-zte-hikvision-idUSKCN2231FE2020-04-22
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo two prominent figures in the U.S. coronavirus crisis who are often at odds emerged from a White House meeting on Tuesday with mostly positive things to say and an apparent deal on testing PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo two prominent figures in the U.S. coronavirus crisis who are often at odds emerged from a White House meeting on Tuesday with mostly positive things to say and an apparent deal on testing http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-cuomo/new-yorks-cuomo-says-trump-agrees-to-help-expand-coronavirus-testing-idUSKCN22335U2020-04-22
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his new U.S. immigration ban would last 60 days and apply to those seeking cards for permanent residency in an effort to protect Americans seeking to regain jobs lost because of the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his new U.S. immigration ban would last 60 days and apply to those seeking cards for permanent residency in an effort to protect Americans seeking to regain jobs lost because of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-immigration/trump-immigration-ban-to-last-60-days-target-those-seeking-permanent-residency-idUSKCN2232VC2020-04-22
WASHINGTON Scientists have observed what appears to be the aftermath of a violent collision between two planetary building blocks orbiting a large and luminous star a glimpse of the type of carnage that may have been commonplace early in our solar systems history NegativeWASHINGTON Scientists have observed what appears to be the aftermath of a violent collision between two planetary building blocks orbiting a large and luminous star a glimpse of the type of carnage that may have been commonplace early in our solar systems history http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-collision/scientists-observe-celestial-smash-up-around-nearby-star-idUSKCN2232J82020-04-22
WASHINGTON The 400000member United Auto Workers union endorsed Joe Bidens U.S. presidential bid on Tuesday giving the Democrat a potential boost in his efforts to win over workingclass voters in states that will decide the Nov PositiveWASHINGTON The 400000member United Auto Workers union endorsed Joe Bidens U.S. presidential bid on Tuesday giving the Democrat a potential boost in his efforts to win over workingclass voters in states that will decide the Nov http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-usa-election-uaw/united-auto-workers-union-endorses-biden-for-president-idUSKCN2232ND2020-04-22
WASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering the possibility of providing liability protection to small businesses that reopen and put their employees back to work as the nation tries to repair the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus a top White House adviser said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration is considering the possibility of providing liability protection to small businesses that reopen and put their employees back to work as the nation tries to repair the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus a top White House adviser said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-businesses/white-house-mulls-liability-protection-for-reopening-businesses-trump-adviser-idUSKCN2233532020-04-22
WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee concurred with spy agencies findings that Russia sought to boost nowPresident Donald Trumps 2016 campaign according to a bipartisan report declassified and released on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee concurred with spy agencies findings that Russia sought to boost nowPresident Donald Trumps 2016 campaign according to a bipartisan report declassified and released on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-usa-trump-russia-senate/bipartisan-u-s-senate-report-backs-spy-agencies-findings-on-russia-idUSKCN2232RO2020-04-22
WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr waded further into a debate over governors stayathome orders meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus saying he would not rule out legal action against states if he thought their actions infringed civil liberties NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr waded further into a debate over governors stayathome orders meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus saying he would not rule out legal action against states if he thought their actions infringed civil liberties http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-barr/u-s-attorney-general-wont-rule-out-legal-action-over-state-coronavirus-measures-idUSKCN2232ZO2020-04-22
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer welcomed a bipartisan deal reached on small business loan support along with money for hospitals and testing and said the U.S. Congress would aim to pass it this week PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer welcomed a bipartisan deal reached on small business loan support along with money for hospitals and testing and said the U.S. Congress would aim to pass it this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-democrats/u-s-pelosi-schumer-welcome-deal-with-funds-for-small-business-hospitals-and-testing-idUSKCN22332A2020-04-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirusrelated aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans hospitals and testing http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-trump/trump-says-he-will-discuss-more-coronavirus-money-for-states-after-current-bill-passes-idUSKCN2232PC2020-04-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed the agreement reached between Republican and Democratic lawmakers to provide more coronavirus relief funding for small businesses and others PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed the agreement reached between Republican and Democratic lawmakers to provide more coronavirus relief funding for small businesses and others http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cornavirus-congress-trump/trump-urges-u-s-house-to-approve-latest-coronavirus-relief-bill-idUSKCN2233AR2020-04-22
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has asked his cabinet to devise a plan to inject cash into the ailing U.S. oildrilling industry to help it survive a historic collapse in crude prices NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has asked his cabinet to devise a plan to inject cash into the ailing U.S. oildrilling industry to help it survive a historic collapse in crude prices http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trump/trump-calls-for-u-s-oil-industry-bailout-as-prices-plunge-idUSKCN2231Z62020-04-22
BEIJING China dismissed as groundless on Monday Australias questioning of how Beijing handled the coronavirus pandemic saying it had been open and transparent despite growing scepticism about the accuracy of its official death toll NegativeBEIJING China dismissed as groundless on Monday Australias questioning of how Beijing handled the coronavirus pandemic saying it had been open and transparent despite growing scepticism about the accuracy of its official death toll http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-australia/china-rejects-australias-questions-on-its-handling-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2220S32020-04-21
BEIJING China will beef up its Caofeidian pilot free trade zone prioritising the development of international commodities trade and bringing in more foreign investments local government said on Monday PositiveBEIJING China will beef up its Caofeidian pilot free trade zone prioritising the development of international commodities trade and bringing in more foreign investments local government said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-caofeidian/china-to-build-commodity-trading-centre-in-caofeidian-aims-over-7-billion-trade-by-2022-idUSKBN22216S2020-04-21
BEIJING Chinas pork supply will be under pressure in the second quarter and prices may peak around September due to the impact of the African swine fever that decimated its herd an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday NegativeBEIJING Chinas pork supply will be under pressure in the second quarter and prices may peak around September due to the impact of the African swine fever that decimated its herd an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-agriculture-pork/china-pork-supplies-under-pressure-in-second-quarter-prices-may-peak-around-september-official-idUSKBN2230LG2020-04-21
BEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not believed to be critically ill an official with the Chinese Communist Partys International Liaison Department told Reuters on Tuesday following media reports about the state of Kims health NegativeBEIJING North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not believed to be critically ill an official with the Chinese Communist Partys International Liaison Department told Reuters on Tuesday following media reports about the state of Kims health http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-politics-china/north-korean-leader-kim-not-believed-to-be-critically-ill-chinese-party-source-idUSKBN2230CN2020-04-21
BEIJING The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it is not possible to determine the precise source of the new coronavirus at this stage NegativeBEIJING The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it is not possible to determine the precise source of the new coronavirus at this stage http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-china/who-says-currently-not-possible-to-determine-precise-source-of-coronavirus-idUSKBN2230CW2020-04-21
BEIJING The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was concerned about the increasing number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Japan NegativeBEIJING The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was concerned about the increasing number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Japan http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-japan/who-says-concerned-about-rising-confirmed-cases-in-japan-idUSKBN2230BV2020-04-21
BEIJING The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that any lifting of lockdowns to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus must be gradual and if restrictions were to be relaxed too soon there would be a resurgence of infections NegativeBEIJING The World Health Organization warned on Tuesday that any lifting of lockdowns to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus must be gradual and if restrictions were to be relaxed too soon there would be a resurgence of infections http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-pacific/who-warns-lifting-of-coronavirus-lockdowns-must-be-gradual-idUSKBN2230B12020-04-21
WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Republican and a Democrat proposed a billion rescue package for state and municipal governments on Monday as it became increasingly clear that the next coronavirus relief bill will not include money for reeling local authorities NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. Senate Republican and a Democrat proposed a billion rescue package for state and municipal governments on Monday as it became increasingly clear that the next coronavirus relief bill will not include money for reeling local authorities http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-local/u-s-senators-propose-500-billion-rescue-for-state-local-governments-idUSKBN2222IK2020-04-21
WASHINGTON April 20 Asia shares were poised to track a Wall Street tumble on Tuesday after U.S. crude futures turned negative for the first time in history crushed by a spectacular collapse in oil demand as the coronavirus pandemic derails the global economy NegativeU.S. crude frontmonth drops to record low http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-set-to-sink-after-historic-u-s-oil-rout-idUSL1N2C81U32020-04-21
WASHINGTON April 20 The United States on Monday called on China to allow freedom of movement to prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang whom it said has been released after five years of unjust detention the U.S. State Department said in a statement PositiveWASHINGTON April 20 The United States on Monday called on China to allow freedom of movement to prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang whom it said has been released after five years of unjust detention the U.S. State Department said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-rights-usa/u-s-calls-on-beijing-to-grant-freedom-of-movement-to-chinese-rights-lawyer-idUSL1N2C80F52020-04-21
WASHINGTON Current U.S. economic restrictions may be twice as tough as needed to balance the risks of the coronavirus pandemic against the economic needs of workers according to research NegativeWASHINGTON Current U.S. economic restrictions may be twice as tough as needed to balance the risks of the coronavirus pandemic against the economic needs of workers according to research http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-reopen/u-s-economic-shutdown-may-be-too-tight-for-optimal-outcome-minneapolis-fed-research-idUSKBN2223382020-04-21
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak and to protect American jobs NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak and to protect American jobs http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-immigration/trump-says-he-will-suspend-all-immigration-into-u-s-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN2230852020-04-21
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was considering the possibility of stopping incoming Saudi Arabian crude oil shipments as a measure to support the battered domestic drilling industry NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was considering the possibility of stopping incoming Saudi Arabian crude oil shipments as a measure to support the battered domestic drilling industry http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trump/trump-to-consider-halting-saudi-oil-imports-says-u-s-has-plenty-idUSKBN22230O2020-04-21
WASHINGTON Scientists have discovered that a comet called only the second interstellar object ever detected passing through the solar system is surprisingly different in its composition from comets hailing from our celestial neighborhood PositiveWASHINGTON Scientists have discovered that a comet called only the second interstellar object ever detected passing through the solar system is surprisingly different in its composition from comets hailing from our celestial neighborhood http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-comet/interstellar-gatecrasher-2i-borisov-is-no-ordinary-comet-idUSKBN22223Q2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The Pentagon will request billions of dollars in the next version of the stimulus package from Congress to assist the defense industry during the economic slump caused by the coronavirus outbreak the Pentagons top weapons buyer said on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The Pentagon will request billions of dollars in the next version of the stimulus package from Congress to assist the defense industry during the economic slump caused by the coronavirus outbreak the Pentagons top weapons buyer said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-usa-pentagon-industry/pentagon-to-ask-u-s-congress-for-emergency-coronavirus-funds-to-support-defense-industry-idUSKBN2222PV2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress on Monday inched toward a billion deal to help small businesses and hospitals hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying negotiators had come to terms on the of the package as the Senate set a Tuesday session for a potential vote PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress on Monday inched toward a billion deal to help small businesses and hospitals hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying negotiators had come to terms on the of the package as the Senate set a Tuesday session for a potential vote http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/senate-moves-toward-possible-tuesday-coronavirus-vote-pelosi-sees-deal-on-principles-idUSKBN2221OG2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury requires a unanimous verdict for serious crimes siding with a Louisiana man convicted of murder and paving the way for potentially hundreds of defendants found guilty by divided juries to receive new trials NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the constitutional guarantee of trial by jury requires a unanimous verdict for serious crimes siding with a Louisiana man convicted of murder and paving the way for potentially hundreds of defendants found guilty by divided juries to receive new trials http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-jury/u-s-supreme-court-requires-unanimous-jury-verdicts-for-serious-crimes-idUSKBN2221YS2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to limit the type of conduct that can be prosecuted under a federal computer fraud law in a case it took up on Monday involving a former Georgia police officer convicted after agreeing to investigate whether a purported local stripper was an undercover cop NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to limit the type of conduct that can be prosecuted under a federal computer fraud law in a case it took up on Monday involving a former Georgia police officer convicted after agreeing to investigate whether a purported local stripper was an undercover cop http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-computer/u-s-supreme-court-to-consider-limiting-reach-of-computer-fraud-law-idUSKBN2221XD2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday it had disbursed NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday it had disbursed http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/u-s-treasury-releases-2-9-billion-in-airline-support-finalizes-payroll-agreements-idUSKBN22301Z2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The United States continues to object to Turkeys purchase of Russian missile defense systems and is deeply with reports that Ankara is continuing its efforts to make the weapons operational U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told Reuters on Monday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States continues to object to Turkeys purchase of Russian missile defense systems and is deeply with reports that Ankara is continuing its efforts to make the weapons operational U.S. State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told Reuters on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-usa/u-s-says-deeply-concerned-with-reports-on-turkeys-efforts-to-turn-on-russian-missiles-idUSKBN2222US2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The United States on Monday called on China to allow freedom of movement to prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang whom it said has been released after five years of unjust detention the U.S. State Department said in a statement PositiveWASHINGTON The United States on Monday called on China to allow freedom of movement to prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang whom it said has been released after five years of unjust detention the U.S. State Department said in a statement http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rights-usa/u-s-calls-on-beijing-to-grant-freedom-of-movement-to-chinese-rights-lawyer-idUSKBN2221UK2020-04-21
WASHINGTON The fivemember Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to approve an order to allow Ligado to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the U.S. Defense Department other federal agencies and major U.S. airlines PositiveWASHINGTON The fivemember Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to approve an order to allow Ligado to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the U.S. Defense Department other federal agencies and major U.S. airlines http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/fcc-approves-ligado-plan-to-deploy-mobile-broadband-network-idUSKBN22222I2020-04-21
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday Republican and Democratic negotiators have come to terms on the of the next coronavirus relief package which is expected to focus on more aid for small businesses and be taken up in the U.S. Congress this week NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday Republican and Democratic negotiators have come to terms on the of the next coronavirus relief package which is expected to focus on more aid for small businesses and be taken up in the U.S. Congress this week http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/u-s-pelosi-negotiators-agreed-principles-of-next-coronavirus-aid-package-idUSKBN2230392020-04-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he hoped negotiators in Congress would reach a deal to provide more aid for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with a vote possible in the Senate on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he hoped negotiators in Congress would reach a deal to provide more aid for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic with a vote possible in the Senate on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress-trump/trump-hopes-for-deal-in-u-s-congress-on-small-business-program-vote-possible-in-senate-tuesday-idUSKBN2222Z62020-04-21
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was working with state governors to make sure they had the resources needed to ramp up coronavirus testing and added that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would visit the White House to discuss the response to the pandemic NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he was working with state governors to make sure they had the resources needed to ramp up coronavirus testing and added that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would visit the White House to discuss the response to the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/trump-says-he-is-working-with-governors-on-coronavirus-testing-cuomo-to-visit-white-house-idUSKBN22230C2020-04-21
WASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices including 87yearold Ruth Bader Ginsburg are all healthy with some participating remotely in a private meeting on Friday as they weigh how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic a court spokeswoman said PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Supreme Court justices including 87yearold Ruth Bader Ginsburg are all healthy with some participating remotely in a private meeting on Friday as they weigh how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic a court spokeswoman said http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-court/ginsburg-other-justices-healthy-as-u-s-supreme-court-adjusts-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN21736U2020-04-21
WASHINGTON White House adviser Peter Navarro charged on Monday that China may be withholding data about early coronavirus infections because it wants to win the commercial race to create a vaccine NegativeWASHINGTON White House adviser Peter Navarro charged on Monday that China may be withholding data about early coronavirus infections because it wants to win the commercial race to create a vaccine http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-heath-coronavirus-usa-navarro/china-may-be-keeping-coronavirus-data-for-commercial-gain-trump-adviser-idUSKBN22232W2020-04-21
BEIJING China has plenty of room for manoeuvre in its macroeconomic policy to cushion against the impact of the coronavirus officials at the National Development and Reform Commission said on Monday NegativeBEIJING China has plenty of room for manoeuvre in its macroeconomic policy to cushion against the impact of the coronavirus officials at the National Development and Reform Commission said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-ndrc/plenty-of-policy-room-in-china-to-cushion-coronavirus-impact-says-state-planner-idUSKBN22208Q2020-04-20
SINGAPORE Crude oil futures fell on Monday with U.S. futures dropping more than to levels unseen since 1999 amid concerns that U.S. storage facilities will soon be brimful with demand evaporating due to the coronavirus pandemic NegativeSINGAPORE Crude oil futures fell on Monday with U.S. futures dropping more than to levels unseen since 1999 amid concerns that U.S. storage facilities will soon be brimful with demand evaporating due to the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-oil/u-s-oil-falls-more-than-10-to-lows-not-seen-since-1999-idUSKBN2210V92020-04-20
WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers called on Sunday for expanding payroll assistance to struggling local newspapers and broadcast stations that have seen advertising revenue plummet during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers called on Sunday for expanding payroll assistance to struggling local newspapers and broadcast stations that have seen advertising revenue plummet during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-media/u-s-lawmakers-make-push-to-assist-local-newspapers-broadcasters-idUSKBN2210SA2020-04-20
WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Sunday said it would allow importers hit by the national health crisis to defer for three months any tariff payments they owe the government NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration on Sunday said it would allow importers hit by the national health crisis to defer for three months any tariff payments they owe the government http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trade/with-economy-in-crisis-u-s-lets-importers-delay-some-tariff-payments-idUSKBN22202B2020-04-20
WASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that he is close to reaching a deal with Republicans on a new coronavirus response bill PositiveWASHINGTON The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that he is close to reaching a deal with Republicans on a new coronavirus response bill http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-schumer/democrats-close-to-deal-with-republicans-on-new-coronavirus-response-bill-idUSKBN2210K82020-04-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Democrats and Republicans are near agreement on extra money to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and could seal a deal as early as Monday President Donald Trump said on Sunday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Democrats and Republicans are near agreement on extra money to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and could seal a deal as early as Monday President Donald Trump said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/coronavirus-relief-deal-for-u-s-small-businesses-may-come-monday-trump-says-idUSKBN2210ID2020-04-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he would be willing to provide aid to Iran to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic if Tehran requested it PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he would be willing to provide aid to Iran to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic if Tehran requested it http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-iran/trump-would-be-willing-to-give-coronavirus-aid-to-iran-if-asked-idUSKBN2210XZ2020-04-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that Republicans were to getting a deal with Democrats on another legislative package to help alleviate economic damage done by the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that Republicans were to getting a deal with Democrats on another legislative package to help alleviate economic damage done by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-deal/trump-says-getting-close-to-a-deal-with-democrats-on-u-s-coronavirus-stimulus-idUSKBN2210W82020-04-20
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he favors more coronavirus relief aid for state and local governments but that will be for a future package to be negotiated with Congress not in the one that is being negotiated now PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he favors more coronavirus relief aid for state and local governments but that will be for a future package to be negotiated with Congress not in the one that is being negotiated now http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-states/trump-favors-more-coronavirus-aid-to-u-s-states-but-in-later-bill-idUSKBN2220052020-04-20
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that senior Republicans and Democrats in Congress are close to reaching agreement on a new coronavirus response bill PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that senior Republicans and Democrats in Congress are close to reaching agreement on a new coronavirus response bill http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mnuchin/mnuchin-says-congress-close-to-deal-on-coronavirus-bill-idUSKBN2210JL2020-04-20
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump spoke to South Korean President Moon Jaein on Saturday and expressed appreciation for his countrys help in procuring COVID19 tests for the United States the White House said PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump spoke to South Korean President Moon Jaein on Saturday and expressed appreciation for his countrys help in procuring COVID19 tests for the United States the White House said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-korea/trump-discusses-coronavirus-pandemic-with-south-korea-mexican-leaders-idUSKBN2200VQ2020-04-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Texas and Vermont will allow certain businesses to reopen on Monday while still observing coronavirusrelated precautions and Montana will begin lifting restrictions on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Texas and Vermont will allow certain businesses to reopen on Monday while still observing coronavirusrelated precautions and Montana will begin lifting restrictions on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/trump-some-states-to-begin-lifting-coronavirus-restrictions-in-coming-days-idUSKBN2200X62020-04-19
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should face consequences if it was knowingly for the coronavirus pandemic as he ratcheted up criticism of Beijing over its handling of the outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should face consequences if it was knowingly for the coronavirus pandemic as he ratcheted up criticism of Beijing over its handling of the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-china/trump-warns-china-could-face-consequences-for-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN2200XZ2020-04-19
WASHINGTON U.S. banks are pushing the Federal Reserve to change the terms of a billion lending program for small and mediumsized businesses including reducing minimum loan sizes and allowing more flexibility on underlying reference rates industry groups said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. banks are pushing the Federal Reserve to change the terms of a billion lending program for small and mediumsized businesses including reducing minimum loan sizes and allowing more flexibility on underlying reference rates industry groups said http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus-banks/u-s-banks-seek-term-changes-as-fed-finalizes-main-street-lending-program-idUSKBN2200UN2020-04-19
BEIJING Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday there has never been a coverup of the coronavirus outbreak in China and the government does not allow any coverups NegativeBEIJING Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday there has never been a coverup of the coronavirus outbreak in China and the government does not allow any coverups http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-mofa/china-says-there-has-never-been-a-cover-up-on-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN21Z0XC2020-04-18
BEIJING Didi Chuxing Chinas biggest ridehailing firm which counts SoftBank as an investor aims to complete 100 million orders a day and have 800 million monthly active users globally by 2022 CEO Cheng Wei said PositiveBEIJING Didi Chuxing Chinas biggest ridehailing firm which counts SoftBank as an investor aims to complete 100 million orders a day and have 800 million monthly active users globally by 2022 CEO Cheng Wei said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-didi-chuxing-china/chinas-didi-aims-for-100-million-orders-a-day-by-2022-ceo-idUSKBN21Z1Q42020-04-18
BEIJING The top body of Chinas parliament will meet in the capital city of Beijing from April 26 to April 29 the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday NeutralBEIJING The top body of Chinas parliament will meet in the capital city of Beijing from April 26 to April 29 the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-politics-parliament/china-parliaments-top-body-to-meet-from-april-26-to-april-29-idUSKBN21Z15O2020-04-18
BEIJING Tianqi Lithium Corp one of the worlds top lithium producers said on Friday it was exploring selling equity and assets as well as bringing in strategic investors to address liquidity problems but that no agreements had yet been signed NegativeBEIJING Tianqi Lithium Corp one of the worlds top lithium producers said on Friday it was exploring selling equity and assets as well as bringing in strategic investors to address liquidity problems but that no agreements had yet been signed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-lithium-tianqi/tianqi-lithium-says-weighing-asset-sales-strategic-investors-to-slice-debt-idUSKBN21Z23H2020-04-18
WASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a suit by Amazon NeutralWASHINGTON A U.S. judge on Friday put on hold a suit by Amazon http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-pentagon-microsoft/u-s-judge-puts-amazon-challenge-to-pentagon-jedi-contract-on-hold-idUSKBN21Z3GW2020-04-18
WASHINGTON A federal judge has ordered a Floridabased company to stop selling a product that it says cures COVID19 but prosecutors allege contains a powerful bleach that could make people sick when it is ingested the Justice Department said on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON A federal judge has ordered a Floridabased company to stop selling a product that it says cures COVID19 but prosecutors allege contains a powerful bleach that could make people sick when it is ingested the Justice Department said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fraud/federal-judge-orders-florida-company-to-stop-peddling-bleach-based-covid-19-cure-idUSKBN21Z3AV2020-04-18
WASHINGTON A majority of the fivemember Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve an order to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines two government officials told Reuters PositiveWASHINGTON A majority of the fivemember Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve an order to allow Ligado Networks to deploy a lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines two government officials told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/majority-of-fcc-backs-ligado-plan-for-broadband-network-sources-idUSKBN21Z3BU2020-04-18
WASHINGTON African leaders the IMF and the World Bank on Friday appealed for rapid international action to help African countries respond to the coronavirus pandemic that will cause the continents economy to shrink by 1 NegativeWASHINGTON African leaders the IMF and the World Bank on Friday appealed for rapid international action to help African countries respond to the coronavirus pandemic that will cause the continents economy to shrink by 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-world-bank-africa/imf-world-bank-urge-action-to-cover-44-billion-gap-in-africas-pandemic-needs-idUSKBN21Z31M2020-04-18
WASHINGTON An official charged with overseeing how the U.S. government handles billion in bailout funds said on Friday he will also monitor how companies use the cash including for share buybacks dividends and staff compensation NegativeWASHINGTON An official charged with overseeing how the U.S. government handles billion in bailout funds said on Friday he will also monitor how companies use the cash including for share buybacks dividends and staff compensation http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-watchdog/u-s-bailout-watchdog-vows-to-scrutinize-share-buybacks-dividends-idUSKBN21Z3D12020-04-18
WASHINGTON April 17 U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in favor of adding money for hospitals in the next congressional bill designed to help fund small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak NeutralWASHINGTON April 17 U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in favor of adding money for hospitals in the next congressional bill designed to help fund small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-trump-funding/trump-says-he-favors-adding-money-for-hospitals-in-small-business-coronavirus-aid-bill-idUSW1N2BU00F2020-04-18
WASHINGTON Congress is scrambling for ways to safeguard the Nov NegativeWASHINGTON Congress is scrambling for ways to safeguard the Nov http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vote/voting-by-mail-in-the-spotlight-as-u-s-congress-debates-how-to-secure-november-elections-idUSKBN21Z3372020-04-18
WASHINGTON Joe Biden is starting to get the help he needs to compete with President Donald Trumps massive election war chest although the Democrat has a huge shortfall to make up in the coming months NegativeWASHINGTON Joe Biden is starting to get the help he needs to compete with President Donald Trumps massive election war chest although the Democrat has a huge shortfall to make up in the coming months http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-fundraising/in-a-coronavirus-world-biden-seeks-ways-to-close-money-gap-with-trump-idUSKBN21Z1CG2020-04-18
WASHINGTON Some moderate Democrats key to their partys control of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move quickly to replenish a fund to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic saying other party priorities can wait NegativeWASHINGTON Some moderate Democrats key to their partys control of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move quickly to replenish a fund to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic saying other party priorities can wait http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-democrats/no-excuses-moderate-democrats-urge-quick-deal-on-small-business-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN21Z37D2020-04-18
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund and World Bank said on Friday that official creditors have mobilized up to billion in loans and grants for Africa in 2020 to aid the continents response and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund and World Bank said on Friday that official creditors have mobilized up to billion in loans and grants for Africa in 2020 to aid the continents response and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-africa-statement/imf-world-bank-say-africa-to-get-57-billion-from-official-creditors-in-2020-idUSKBN21Z33B2020-04-18
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are providing emergency funds to developing and lowincome countries across the world to strengthen their efforts to battle the rapidly spreading coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are providing emergency funds to developing and lowincome countries across the world to strengthen their efforts to battle the rapidly spreading coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-aid-factbox/factbox-imf-world-bank-disburse-funds-to-help-countries-battle-pandemic-idUSKBN22002G2020-04-18
WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy said on Friday it will conduct antibody testing of sailors aboard the coronavirushit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt to determine whether they were exposed to the virus as it spread through the ship NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Navy said on Friday it will conduct antibody testing of sailors aboard the coronavirushit aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt to determine whether they were exposed to the virus as it spread through the ship http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-military/u-s-to-start-antibody-testing-of-sailors-on-coronavirus-hit-aircraft-carrier-idUSKBN21Z3A22020-04-18
WASHINGTON The United States has asked China to revise new export quality control rules for protective equipment needed in the coronavirus outbreak so they are not an obstacle to timely supplies a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has asked China to revise new export quality control rules for protective equipment needed in the coronavirus outbreak so they are not an obstacle to timely supplies a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-heath-coronavirus-usa-china/u-s-appeals-to-china-to-revise-export-rules-on-coronavirus-medical-gear-idUSKBN21Z07G2020-04-18
WASHINGTON The United States is concerned by the threat of a cyber attack against the Czech Republics healthcare sector U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday adding that anybody engaged in such activity should expect consequences NegativeWASHINGTON The United States is concerned by the threat of a cyber attack against the Czech Republics healthcare sector U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday adding that anybody engaged in such activity should expect consequences http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-czech-cyber-usa/u-s-says-concerned-by-threat-of-cyber-attack-against-czech-republic-healthcare-idUSKBN22000J2020-04-18
WASHINGTON The White House on Friday rejected criticism that the country has not ramped up its testing capacity enough to begin safely reopening state economies shuttered to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON The White House on Friday rejected criticism that the country has not ramped up its testing capacity enough to begin safely reopening state economies shuttered to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pence-testing/white-house-touts-coronavirus-testing-capacity-in-face-of-criticism-idUSKBN21Z3FW2020-04-18
WASHINGTON The World Banks Development Committee on Friday asked the development lender and the International Monetary Fund to explore casebycase solutions to ease debt burdens on middleincome countries that are stressed by the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The World Banks Development Committee on Friday asked the development lender and the International Monetary Fund to explore casebycase solutions to ease debt burdens on middleincome countries that are stressed by the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-debt-communique/world-bank-development-committee-urges-debt-help-for-middle-income-countries-idUSKBN21Z2AH2020-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in favor of adding money for hospitals in the next congressional bill designed to help fund small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was in favor of adding money for hospitals in the next congressional bill designed to help fund small businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-funding/trump-says-he-favors-adding-money-for-hospitals-in-small-business-coronavirus-aid-bill-idUSKBN2200092020-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he planned to deliver the commencement address for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point New York later this spring after suspending most of his travel because of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he planned to deliver the commencement address for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point New York later this spring after suspending most of his travel because of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-speech/trump-says-he-will-deliver-commencement-address-for-west-point-military-academy-idUSKBN22000N2020-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a lot of strange things are regarding the origins of the novel coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that a lot of strange things are regarding the origins of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-china/trump-says-strange-things-afoot-surrounding-coronavirus-origins-idUSKBN22001E2020-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump whose administration has faced criticism over a shortfall in coronavirus testing capacity said on Friday that individual states were responsible for developing testing capabilities NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump whose administration has faced criticism over a shortfall in coronavirus testing capacity said on Friday that individual states were responsible for developing testing capabilities http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-states/trump-u-s-states-not-federal-government-must-improve-testing-idUSKBN21Z3GM2020-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said Chinas role in the global coronavirus pandemic is likely to force countries to rethink their telecommunications infrastructure including the adoption of Chinabased Huaweis 5G networks NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said Chinas role in the global coronavirus pandemic is likely to force countries to rethink their telecommunications infrastructure including the adoption of Chinabased Huaweis 5G networks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-pompeo/u-s-s-pompeo-nations-should-rethink-use-of-chinas-huawei-amid-coronavirus-idUSKBN21Z21J2020-04-18
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart on Friday that any future arms control talks must focus on an American proposal for a new arms control accord that includes Russia and China the State Department said NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told his Russian counterpart on Friday that any future arms control talks must focus on an American proposal for a new arms control accord that includes Russia and China the State Department said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-russia-armscontrol/pompeo-tells-russias-lavrov-any-new-arms-control-talks-must-include-china-idUSKBN21Z2P92020-04-18
WASHINGTON World Bank President David Malpass said on Friday that countries need to allow more trade in order to recover from the economic downturn prompted by the coronavirus pandemic and said he was concerned about countries hoarding food supplies NegativeWASHINGTON World Bank President David Malpass said on Friday that countries need to allow more trade in order to recover from the economic downturn prompted by the coronavirus pandemic and said he was concerned about countries hoarding food supplies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-trade/world-bank-chief-says-more-trade-will-ease-pandemics-economic-impact-idUSKBN21Z2HY2020-04-18
BEIJING Chinas coronavirus crisis is expected to have tipped its economy into its first decline since at least 1992 data is set to show on Friday raising pressure on authorities to prop up growth as mounting job losses threaten social stability NegativeBEIJING Chinas coronavirus crisis is expected to have tipped its economy into its first decline since at least 1992 data is set to show on Friday raising pressure on authorities to prop up growth as mounting job losses threaten social stability http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-gdp/chinas-virus-hit-economy-set-to-post-first-decline-since-at-least-1992-idUSKBN21Y3GF2020-04-17
BEIJING Chinas economic performance in the second quarter of this year is expected to be much better than in the first the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday PositiveBEIJING Chinas economic performance in the second quarter of this year is expected to be much better than in the first the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy/china-expects-second-quarter-economic-performance-to-be-much-better-than-first-quarter-idUSKBN21Z0CS2020-04-17
BEIJING Chinas economy shrank for the first time in almost three decades of records in the first quarter as the coronavirus paralysed production and spending raising pressure on authorities to do more to stop mounting job losses NegativeBEIJING Chinas economy shrank for the first time in almost three decades of records in the first quarter as the coronavirus paralysed production and spending raising pressure on authorities to do more to stop mounting job losses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-gdp/hobbled-by-coronavirus-chinas-first-quarter-gdp-shrinks-for-first-time-on-record-idUSKBN21Z08Q2020-04-17
BEIJING Chinas longterm growth potential will not be affected by the shortterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday NegativeBEIJING Chinas longterm growth potential will not be affected by the shortterm impact of the coronavirus pandemic a spokesman for the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-gdp-coronavirus/chinas-long-term-growth-will-not-be-affected-by-covid-19-stats-bureau-idUSKBN21Z0D82020-04-17
SINGAPORE April 17 The dollar fell on Friday as a news report on signs of success in a COVID19 treatment drug trial as well as early plans to reopen the U.S. economy drove fresh optimism and risk appetite NegativeTrump unveils reopening positive report on virus drug http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-slips-as-hopes-for-virus-treatment-prop-up-risk-appetite-idUSL4N2C50U02020-04-17
SINGAPORE Saudi Arabia the worlds largest oil exporter has notified some refiners in Asia that it will supply full contractual volumes of crude in May three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday PositiveSINGAPORE Saudi Arabia the worlds largest oil exporter has notified some refiners in Asia that it will supply full contractual volumes of crude in May three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-oil/saudi-aramco-to-supply-full-may-crude-volumes-to-asian-refiners-sources-idUSKBN21Z0CE2020-04-17
SINGAPORE Singapore is assessing whether migrant workers who have recovered from coronavirus might be safer on cruise ships than back in dormitories that have become infection hotbeds despite problems controlling onboard outbreaks encountered elsewhere PositiveSINGAPORE Singapore is assessing whether migrant workers who have recovered from coronavirus might be safer on cruise ships than back in dormitories that have become infection hotbeds despite problems controlling onboard outbreaks encountered elsewhere http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-singapore-migrants/singapore-mulls-placing-workers-who-recover-from-covid-19-on-cruise-ships-idUSKBN21Z0ND2020-04-17
SINGAPORE which saw cases spike recently after early success in containment aims for schools and most workplaces to reopen on May 4 PositiveVarious countries around the world are wondering when and how to ease coronavirus lockdowns though the World Health Organization is warning that should be done slowly and only when there is capacity to isolate cases and trace contacts http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainment/artshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-lockdowns-factbox/factbox-countries-pondering-an-easing-of-coronavirus-curbs-idUSKCN21Y17T2020-04-17
WASHINGTON A billion emergency U.S. loan program to help small businesses keep workers on their payrolls amid the novel coronavirus disruption has run out of funds the U.S. Small Business Administration said on Thursday NeutralWASHINGTON A billion emergency U.S. loan program to help small businesses keep workers on their payrolls amid the novel coronavirus disruption has run out of funds the U.S. Small Business Administration said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-lending/u-s-loan-program-hits-350-billion-cap-leaving-thousands-of-small-businesses-adrift-idUSKCN21Y2BV2020-04-17
WASHINGTON A leading member of the U.S. House of Representatives recommended on Thursday a voting system to allow lawmakers to authorize other lawmakers to vote for them during the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON A leading member of the U.S. House of Representatives recommended on Thursday a voting system to allow lawmakers to authorize other lawmakers to vote for them during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/key-u-s-congressman-offers-remote-voting-proposal-amid-coronavirus-relief-haggling-idUSKBN21Y31Q2020-04-17
WASHINGTON A record 22 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits over the past month with millions more filing claims last week almost wiping out all the job gains since the Great Recession and underscoring the toll on the economy from extraordinary measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON A record 22 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits over the past month with millions more filing claims last week almost wiping out all the job gains since the Great Recession and underscoring the toll on the economy from extraordinary measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/millions-unemployed-homebuilding-collapses-as-coronavirus-ravages-u-s-economy-idUSKCN21Y0CG2020-04-17
WASHINGTON A senior cybersecurity official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday that foreign government hackers have broken into companies conducting research into treatments for COVID19 the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON A senior cybersecurity official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday that foreign government hackers have broken into companies conducting research into treatments for COVID19 the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-cyber/fbi-official-says-foreign-hackers-have-targeted-covid-19-research-idUSKBN21Y3GL2020-04-17
WASHINGTON A senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives recommended on Thursday a voting system to allow lawmakers to authorize other lawmakers to vote for them during the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON A senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives recommended on Thursday a voting system to allow lawmakers to authorize other lawmakers to vote for them during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vote/leading-u-s-democrat-recommends-remote-coronavirus-voting-system-idUSKBN21Y35J2020-04-17
WASHINGTON April 16 China on Thursday urged the World Bank to allow its poorest borrowers to suspend debt payments while they deal with the coronavirus pandemic saying the worlds biggest multilateral development bank should lead by example Negativequotes details on debt relief deal new http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/imf-worldbank-china/update-1-china-urges-world-bank-to-suspend-debt-payments-for-poorest-countries-idUSL1N2C422S2020-04-17
WASHINGTON April 16 U.S. lawmakers argued Thursday about what the next coronavirus rescue package should include as a program to help small businesses ran out of money and the economy continued to struggle from a monthlong shutdown NegativeWASHINGTON April 16 U.S. lawmakers argued Thursday about what the next coronavirus rescue package should include as a program to help small businesses ran out of money and the economy continued to struggle from a monthlong shutdown http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/health-coronavirus-usa-congress/us-lawmakers-argue-over-coronavirus-response-as-small-business-program-runs-out-idUSL1N2C40GO2020-04-17
WASHINGTON Californias Public Utilities Commission voted on Thursday to approve the merger of wireless carriers TMobile US Inc and Sprint Corp marking the final approval for a billion deal which closed on April 1 PositiveWASHINGTON Californias Public Utilities Commission voted on Thursday to approve the merger of wireless carriers TMobile US Inc and Sprint Corp marking the final approval for a billion deal which closed on April 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-sprint-m-a-t-mobile-us/t-mobile-wins-final-approval-for-closed-merger-with-sprint-idUSKBN21Y32N2020-04-17
WASHINGTON China on Thursday urged the World Bank to allow its poorest borrowers to suspend debt payments while they deal with the coronavirus pandemic saying the worlds biggest multilateral development bank should lead by example NegativeWASHINGTON China on Thursday urged the World Bank to allow its poorest borrowers to suspend debt payments while they deal with the coronavirus pandemic saying the worlds biggest multilateral development bank should lead by example http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-imf-worldbank-china/china-urges-world-bank-to-suspend-debt-payments-for-poorest-countries-idUSKBN21Y3KN2020-04-17
WASHINGTON For human beings stink may not sound like a prudent dating strategy NegativeWASHINGTON For human beings stink may not sound like a prudent dating strategy http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-lemurs/stink-flirting-is-a-thing-just-ask-a-ring-tailed-lemur-idUSKCN21Y2FF2020-04-17
WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva urged governments and the private sector to step up their efforts to help African countries and other emerging markets weather the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva urged governments and the private sector to step up their efforts to help African countries and other emerging markets weather the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-world-bank-emerging-markets/imfs-georgieva-underscores-need-to-help-africa-other-emerging-markets-idUSKBN21Y2IZ2020-04-17
WASHINGTON Parts of President Donald Trumps guidelines for reopening the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic trickled out on Thursday afternoon revealing a threephase plan that could allow some states to begin as early as this month lifting limits meant to contain the diseases spread NegativeWASHINGTON Parts of President Donald Trumps guidelines for reopening the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic trickled out on Thursday afternoon revealing a threephase plan that could allow some states to begin as early as this month lifting limits meant to contain the diseases spread http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-plan/trump-suggests-u-s-states-re-open-economies-in-three-phases-in-new-guidelines-idUSKBN21Y39K2020-04-17
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump laid out new guidelines on Thursday for U.S. states to emerge from a coronavirus shutdown in a staggered threestage approach meant to revive the U.S. economy even as the country continues to fight the pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump laid out new guidelines on Thursday for U.S. states to emerge from a coronavirus shutdown in a staggered threestage approach meant to revive the U.S. economy even as the country continues to fight the pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-guidelines/trump-unveils-three-stage-process-for-states-to-end-coronavirus-shutdown-idUSKBN21Y31W2020-04-17
WASHINGTON President Donald Trumps plan for reopening the U.S. economy following the novel coronavirus pandemic makes and is consistent with the advice of health experts Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said in an interview with Fox News Channel on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trumps plan for reopening the U.S. economy following the novel coronavirus pandemic makes and is consistent with the advice of health experts Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said in an interview with Fox News Channel on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-kashkari/feds-kashkari-says-trumps-staged-approach-to-reopen-economy-makes-sense-idUSKBN21Z04X2020-04-17
WASHINGTON Republican U.S. lawmakers echoed President Donald Trumps criticism of the World Health Organization on Thursday with some suggesting he withhold aid until the U.N. agencys director general resigns while others called for an international investigation of its handling of the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON Republican U.S. lawmakers echoed President Donald Trumps criticism of the World Health Organization on Thursday with some suggesting he withhold aid until the U.N. agencys director general resigns while others called for an international investigation of its handling of the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-congress/backing-trump-u-s-republicans-call-for-who-chief-to-resign-idUSKBN21Y39W2020-04-17
WASHINGTON Reuters Clinic closures due to coronavirus in developing countries could lead to millions of unsafe abortions and thousands of maternal deaths if nothing is done researchers said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON Reuters Clinic closures due to coronavirus in developing countries could lead to millions of unsafe abortions and thousands of maternal deaths if nothing is done researchers said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-abortion-trfn/unsafe-abortions-could-skyrocket-as-coronavirus-closes-clinics-worldwide-idUSKBN21Y3D92020-04-17
WASHINGTON The United States has asked China to revise new export quality control rules for protective equipment needed during the coronavirus pandemic so they are not an obstacle to timely supplies a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States has asked China to revise new export quality control rules for protective equipment needed during the coronavirus pandemic so they are not an obstacle to timely supplies a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-heath-coronavirus-usa-china/u-s-asks-china-to-revise-export-rules-for-coronavirus-medical-gear-idUSKBN21Z07G2020-04-17
WASHINGTON The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission circulated on Thursday a draft order asking FCC members to approve Ligado Networks lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines PositiveWASHINGTON The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission circulated on Thursday a draft order asking FCC members to approve Ligado Networks lowpower nationwide 5G network despite objections from the Defense Department and major U.S. airlines http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-telecom-wireless/fcc-chairman-wants-to-greenlight-ligados-u-s-wide-5g-network-idUSKCN21Y2GT2020-04-17
WASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday he saw no reason to give Democrats any concessions to secure funding to help small businesses grappling with the coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Thursday he saw no reason to give Democrats any concessions to secure funding to help small businesses grappling with the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mccarthy/top-house-republican-says-no-fig-leaf-on-small-business-bill-idUSKBN21Y2LG2020-04-17
WASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. Senate on Thursday decried the lack of an agreement on a billion emergency funding bill to help small businesses cope with the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON The top Republican in the U.S. Senate on Thursday decried the lack of an agreement on a billion emergency funding bill to help small businesses cope with the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-mcconnell/top-u-s-senate-republican-decries-lack-of-progress-on-small-business-aid-idUSKBN21Y34T2020-04-17
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called President Donald Trumps guidelines for reopening the economy vague and and said more coronavirus testing needed to be done NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called President Donald Trumps guidelines for reopening the economy vague and and said more coronavirus testing needed to be done http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/u-s-house-speaker-pelosi-says-trump-guidelines-vague-and-inconsistent-idUSKBN21Z03D2020-04-17
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren chastised the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department on Thursday over their rollout of massive stimulus programs designed to help businesses weather the global coronavirus pandemic saying they were failing to protect workers NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren chastised the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department on Thursday over their rollout of massive stimulus programs designed to help businesses weather the global coronavirus pandemic saying they were failing to protect workers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-warren/senator-warren-takes-treasury-fed-to-task-over-little-oversight-of-stimulus-programs-idUSKBN21Y32V2020-04-17
WASHINGTON U.S. small businesses may need up to billion a month to ensure their survival through the coronavirus crisis the head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday as Fed officials voiced concern over the speed and breadth of the countrys fiscal response to an unprecedented economic slowdown NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. small businesses may need up to billion a month to ensure their survival through the coronavirus crisis the head of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank said on Thursday as Fed officials voiced concern over the speed and breadth of the countrys fiscal response to an unprecedented economic slowdown http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-bostic/feds-bostic-u-s-small-business-may-need-up-to-500-billion-monthly-in-support-through-crisis-idUSKBN21Y2MG2020-04-17
WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that he expects more than 5 million Americans will have been tested for the novel coronavirus by the end of April NegativeWASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday that he expects more than 5 million Americans will have been tested for the novel coronavirus by the end of April http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pence-testing/pence-says-more-than-5-million-americans-will-have-been-tested-for-coronavirus-by-end-of-april-idUSKBN21Y3G12020-04-17
WASHINGTON World Bank President David Malpass on Thursday said the banks main lending arm for middleincome countries has received nearly NegativeWASHINGTON World Bank President David Malpass on Thursday said the banks main lending arm for middleincome countries has received nearly http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-capital/world-banks-malpass-says-u-s-subscribed-to-ibrd-capital-increase-idUSKCN21Y2B82020-04-17
BEIJING China reported a decline in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the mainland on Wednesday but there was an increasing number of local transmissions in its far northeast bordering Russia NegativeBEIJING China reported a decline in new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the mainland on Wednesday but there was an increasing number of local transmissions in its far northeast bordering Russia http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-reports-fewer-coronavirus-cases-but-local-infections-rise-near-russian-border-idUSKCN21X01T2020-04-16
BEIJING Chinas new home prices in March grew at their slowest annual pace since June 2018 but a pickup in momentum could point to a tentative recovery after economic activity ground to a halt from the coronarivus epidemic NegativeBEIJING Chinas new home prices in March grew at their slowest annual pace since June 2018 but a pickup in momentum could point to a tentative recovery after economic activity ground to a halt from the coronarivus epidemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-houseprices/chinas-march-home-prices-may-signal-slow-recovery-idUSKCN21Y07Z2020-04-16
BEIJING The coronavirus health crisis likely knocked Chinas economy into its first decline since at least 1992 in the first quarter raising the heat on authorities to do more to restore growth as mounting job losses threaten social stability NegativeBEIJING The coronavirus health crisis likely knocked Chinas economy into its first decline since at least 1992 in the first quarter raising the heat on authorities to do more to restore growth as mounting job losses threaten social stability http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-poll/coronavirus-to-push-chinas-first-quarter-gdp-into-first-decline-on-record-reuters-poll-idUSKCN21X0KQ2020-04-16
BEIJING The vice mayor of Wuhan epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China said on Wednesday the city aimed to fully resume rail flight and freight operations by the end of April after a more than twomonth lockdown was lifted earlier this month NegativeBEIJING The vice mayor of Wuhan epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in China said on Wednesday the city aimed to fully resume rail flight and freight operations by the end of April after a more than twomonth lockdown was lifted earlier this month http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/chinas-wuhan-to-fully-resume-rail-flight-and-freight-ops-by-end-april-vice-mayor-idUSKCN21X1092020-04-16
SINGAPORE Asias stock markets retreated from their highest levels for a month and the dollar extended gains on Thursday as the damage the coronavirus has wrought on the world economy soured appetite for risk NegativeSINGAPORE Asias stock markets retreated from their highest levels for a month and the dollar extended gains on Thursday as the damage the coronavirus has wrought on the world economy soured appetite for risk http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/stocks-slide-and-dollar-rally-runs-as-economic-realities-bite-idUSKCN21X3IP2020-04-16
WASHINGTON China is still withholding information related to the coronavirus needed to inform the global response U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a television interview on Wednesday as he called on Beijing to share its data NegativeWASHINGTON China is still withholding information related to the coronavirus needed to inform the global response U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a television interview on Wednesday as he called on Beijing to share its data http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china-pentagon/u-s-defense-secretary-says-china-still-withholding-information-on-coronavirus-idUSKCN21X2HW2020-04-16
WASHINGTON China may have secretly set off lowlevel underground nuclear test explosions despite claiming to observe an international pact banning such blasts the U.S. State Department said in a report on Wednesday that could fuel U.S.Chinese tensions NegativeWASHINGTON China may have secretly set off lowlevel underground nuclear test explosions despite claiming to observe an international pact banning such blasts the U.S. State Department said in a report on Wednesday that could fuel U.S.Chinese tensions http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-nuclear/china-may-have-conducted-low-level-nuclear-test-blasts-u-s-says-idUSKCN21X3862020-04-16
WASHINGTON Coronavirus fraud is being targeted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a new operation that has led to the seizure of bogus protective equipment and COVID19 test kits and over million in illicit proceeds the agency said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Coronavirus fraud is being targeted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under a new operation that has led to the seizure of bogus protective equipment and COVID19 test kits and over million in illicit proceeds the agency said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-crime/u-s-immigration-agency-targets-coronavirus-related-fraud-idUSKCN21X3652020-04-16
WASHINGTON Millions more Americans likely sought unemployment benefits last week lifting total filings for claims over the past month above an astounding 20 million which would underscore the deepening economic slump caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON Millions more Americans likely sought unemployment benefits last week lifting total filings for claims over the past month above an astounding 20 million which would underscore the deepening economic slump caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-seen-underscoring-deepening-economic-slump-idUSKCN21Y0CG2020-04-16
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he does not expect delays in the mailing of coronavirus relief paper checks to millions of Americans despite changes U.S. Treasury Department officials will need to make in the printing process to add his name PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he does not expect delays in the mailing of coronavirus relief paper checks to millions of Americans despite changes U.S. Treasury Department officials will need to make in the printing process to add his name http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-checks/trump-says-u-s-coronavirus-relief-checks-will-bear-his-name-but-wont-delay-them-idUSKCN21X37Q2020-04-16
WASHINGTON Smartphone software makers Alphabets Google and Apple will have to convince the public that any contact tracing technology to track who has been exposed to the new coronavirus will not lead to a violation of their privacy Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON Smartphone software makers Alphabets Google and Apple will have to convince the public that any contact tracing technology to track who has been exposed to the new coronavirus will not lead to a violation of their privacy Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-google-apple/u-s-senator-says-apple-google-need-to-show-contact-tracing-will-not-violate-privacy-idUSKCN21X32M2020-04-16
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund is looking to triple its concessional financing for the poorest countries to over billion to help them respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday NeutralWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund is looking to triple its concessional financing for the poorest countries to over billion to help them respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-resources/imfs-georgieva-wants-to-triple-concessional-financing-for-poor-countries-idUSKCN21X2OM2020-04-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives is looking very at how its members could vote from outside the Capitol as a coronavirusforced recess looks poised to last into at least next month the chambers No NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives is looking very at how its members could vote from outside the Capitol as a coronavirusforced recess looks poised to last into at least next month the chambers No http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/as-pandemic-lingers-u-s-house-looking-very-closely-at-remote-voting-idUSKCN21X2PO2020-04-16
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday announced it will hear a dispute over whether President Donald Trumps tax and financial records should be disclosed on May 12 as part of its first ever round of oral arguments by teleconference NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday announced it will hear a dispute over whether President Donald Trumps tax and financial records should be disclosed on May 12 as part of its first ever round of oral arguments by teleconference http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-court-trump-finances/u-s-supreme-court-to-hear-trump-financial-records-cases-on-may-12-idUSKCN21X2V12020-04-16
WASHINGTON The United States could redirect to other aid groups some million it would have paid the World Health Organization this year senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday after President Donald Trump halted funding for the U.N. agency over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON The United States could redirect to other aid groups some million it would have paid the World Health Organization this year senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday after President Donald Trump halted funding for the U.N. agency over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-who/u-s-funds-that-would-have-gone-to-who-could-be-given-to-aid-groups-trump-officials-idUSKCN21X2Z32020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called President Donald Trumps decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization senseless and dangerous and said it would be challenged NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called President Donald Trumps decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization senseless and dangerous and said it would be challenged http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-pelosi/house-speaker-pelosi-calls-trump-who-decision-senseless-dangerous-idUSKCN21X2GY2020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his government is trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan China and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing needs to come on what they know NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his government is trying to determine whether the coronavirus emanated from a lab in Wuhan China and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Beijing needs to come on what they know http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-china/trump-says-u-s-investigating-whether-virus-came-from-wuhan-lab-idUSKCN21Y01B2020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that data suggested the country had passed the peak on new coronavirus infections and said he would announce new for reopening the economy at a news conference on Thursday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that data suggested the country had passed the peak on new coronavirus infections and said he would announce new for reopening the economy at a news conference on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen/trump-to-announce-guidelines-on-reopening-u-s-economy-thursday-idUSKCN21X3D32020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down Congress so he could fill vacancies in his administration without Senate confirmation saying he was frustrated lawmakers were not in Washington to vote on his nominees for federal judgeships and other government positions NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down Congress so he could fill vacancies in his administration without Senate confirmation saying he was frustrated lawmakers were not in Washington to vote on his nominees for federal judgeships and other government positions http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-nominations/trump-threatens-to-adjourn-u-s-congress-over-scam-preventing-appointments-idUSKCN21X3GI2020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez one of Congresss leading progressives told Politico on Wednesday she wanted to see former Vice President Joe Biden refine his stances on issues including healthcare and immigration before endorsing him NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Representative Alexandria OcasioCortez one of Congresss leading progressives told Politico on Wednesday she wanted to see former Vice President Joe Biden refine his stances on issues including healthcare and immigration before endorsing him http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden-ocasiocortez/democrat-ocasio-cortez-plans-to-back-biden-but-wants-to-see-tougher-stances-idUSKCN21X2C72020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a billion plan to vastly increase nationwide testing for the novel coronavirus and called the Trump administrations efforts on this score seriously insufficient NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a billion plan to vastly increase nationwide testing for the novel coronavirus and called the Trump administrations efforts on this score seriously insufficient http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-democrats/u-s-senate-democrats-seek-30-billion-for-national-coronavirus-testing-idUSKCN21X2NC2020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. air travel was shut down for three days after the Sept PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. air travel was shut down for three days after the Sept http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-confidence-ana/with-confidence-shattered-the-road-to-a-normal-u-s-economy-looks-long-idUSKCN21X2UH2020-04-16
WASHINGTON U.S. opposition to opening new avenues of funding for Iran and China is preventing the International Monetary Fund from deploying a powerful tool to help countries fight the economic impact of the coronavirus according to two sources familiar with the matter PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. opposition to opening new avenues of funding for Iran and China is preventing the International Monetary Fund from deploying a powerful tool to help countries fight the economic impact of the coronavirus according to two sources familiar with the matter http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-worldbank-sdrs/u-s-stalling-massive-imf-liquidity-boost-over-iran-china-sources-idUSKCN21X0L82020-04-16
WASHINGTON Washington could still slap tariffs on oil imports to the United States if global crude producers fail to keep their pledges made over the weekend to reduce output the top U.S. energy diplomat said on Wednesday NegativeWASHINGTON Washington could still slap tariffs on oil imports to the United States if global crude producers fail to keep their pledges made over the weekend to reduce output the top U.S. energy diplomat said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-tariffs/u-s-could-still-wield-oil-import-tariffs-if-opec-producers-break-deal-diplomat-idUSKCN21X2ZD2020-04-16
BEIJING April 15 Cashstrapped Chinese conglomerate HNA Group scrambled to placate investors angered by a lastminute notice of a plan to negotiate a oneyear debt moratorium for million of its bonds Negativedetails of the meeting from fourth http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/china-hna-bond/update-1-hna-moves-to-pacify-investors-angered-by-hurried-163-mln-bond-plan-idUSL3N2C317O2020-04-15
BEIJING China said on Monday it is aware of calls for a debt relief program for African countries and is willing to study the possibility with the international community PositiveBEIJING China said on Monday it is aware of calls for a debt relief program for African countries and is willing to study the possibility with the international community http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-china/china-says-willing-to-study-african-debt-relief-jointly-with-international-community-idUSKCN21V0X92020-04-15
BEIJING The coronavirus outbreak will have no impact on the progress of nuclear power plant construction in China in the short term and reactors already in operation have not been affected a nuclear safety official said on Wednesday PositiveBEIJING The coronavirus outbreak will have no impact on the progress of nuclear power plant construction in China in the short term and reactors already in operation have not been affected a nuclear safety official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-energy-nuclear/china-says-virus-outbreak-will-not-impact-nuclear-power-plant-construction-idUSKCN21X0B42020-04-15
BEIJING The top Chinese official in Hong Kong said efforts must be made as soon as possible to address the shortcomings in the islands legal system and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security NegativeBEIJING The top Chinese official in Hong Kong said efforts must be made as soon as possible to address the shortcomings in the islands legal system and enforcement mechanisms for safeguarding national security http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-hongkong-security/top-china-official-to-hong-kong-says-citys-national-security-shortcomings-need-to-be-fixed-idUSKCN21X0BY2020-04-15
SINGAPORE April 15 Copper prices dipped on Wednesday as investor anxiety about the health of the global economy heightened despite efforts to contain the fastspreading coronavirus pandemic NegativeSINGAPORE April 15 Copper prices dipped on Wednesday as investor anxiety about the health of the global economy heightened despite efforts to contain the fastspreading coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/us/article/global-metals/metals-copper-eases-from-4-week-high-on-global-recession-warnings-idUSL3N2C30U62020-04-15
SINGAPORE April 15 London copper prices recouped early losses on Wednesday as supportive measures from China lifted sentiment that has been dampened by worries of a deep global economic recession Negativequotes updates http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-metals/metals-london-copper-edges-up-as-china-cuts-borrowing-costs-idUSL3N2C318Z2020-04-15
WASHINGTON A reddishcolored cigarshaped interstellar object called that is tumbling through our solar system may be wreckage from a planet ripped apart when it roamed too close to the faraway star it once orbited according to researchers NegativeWASHINGTON A reddishcolored cigarshaped interstellar object called that is tumbling through our solar system may be wreckage from a planet ripped apart when it roamed too close to the faraway star it once orbited according to researchers http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-interstellar/cigar-shaped-interstellar-trespasser-may-be-fragment-of-wrecked-planet-idUSKCN21W24P2020-04-15
WASHINGTON April 14 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that it had sent letters to 10 companies for improperly advertising products or services to treat or prevent the new coronavirus including one that claimed actor Christian Slater among its customers NegativeWASHINGTON April 14 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that it had sent letters to 10 companies for improperly advertising products or services to treat or prevent the new coronavirus including one that claimed actor Christian Slater among its customers http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-usa-advertising/u-s-ftc-tells-firms-flogging-unproven-covid-remedies-to-halt-advertising-idUSL2N2C21HU2020-04-15
WASHINGTON At any other time a divisive U.S. president dealing with a national crisis that is causing severe economic dislocation might bring throngs of demonstrators to the streets of Washington and state capitals across the country NegativeWASHINGTON At any other time a divisive U.S. president dealing with a national crisis that is causing severe economic dislocation might bring throngs of demonstrators to the streets of Washington and state capitals across the country http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-protests/coronavirus-drives-u-s-political-protest-off-the-streets-and-into-online-forums-idUSKCN21W15D2020-04-15
WASHINGTON Former U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee on Tuesday breaking his silence to help his former vice presidents efforts to unite the party and energize its voters ahead of the Nov PositiveWASHINGTON Former U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee on Tuesday breaking his silence to help his former vice presidents efforts to unite the party and energize its voters ahead of the Nov http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-obama/obama-on-board-democrat-biden-lands-key-endorsement-in-white-house-race-idUSKCN21W1YB2020-04-15
WASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday he would not abide by any order that U.S. President Donald Trump might give to reopen his state in an unsafe manner during the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday he would not abide by any order that U.S. President Donald Trump might give to reopen his state in an unsafe manner during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cuomo/cuomo-says-if-trump-ordered-new-york-to-reopen-he-wouldnt-do-it-idUSKCN21W1L72020-04-15
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is close to completing a plan to end the coronavirus shutdown and reopen the battered U.S. economy with some parts of the country likely to be ready to go before May 1 PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is close to completing a plan to end the coronavirus shutdown and reopen the battered U.S. economy with some parts of the country likely to be ready to go before May 1 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/trump-says-close-to-plan-to-reopen-economy-possibly-in-part-before-may-1-idUSKCN21X0602020-04-15
WASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Senate and the Trump administration on Tuesday warned that a key program to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic was running out of money pressuring Democrats to agree on an emergency infusion of aid NegativeWASHINGTON Republicans in the U.S. Senate and the Trump administration on Tuesday warned that a key program to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic was running out of money pressuring Democrats to agree on an emergency infusion of aid http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/republicans-warn-coronavirus-aid-program-running-out-of-cash-idUSKCN21W20O2020-04-15
WASHINGTON Scientists have observed the biggest supernova stellar explosion ever detected the violent death of a huge star up to 100 times more massive than our sun in a faraway galaxy NegativeWASHINGTON Scientists have observed the biggest supernova stellar explosion ever detected the violent death of a huge star up to 100 times more massive than our sun in a faraway galaxy http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-supernova/scientists-enthralled-by-biggest-star-explosion-ever-observed-idUSKCN21W26B2020-04-15
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Funds trillion in lending capacity is quite to help members deal with the coronavirus pandemic but further resources may be needed as the full brunt of the crisis reaches developing countries its chief economist told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON The International Monetary Funds trillion in lending capacity is quite to help members deal with the coronavirus pandemic but further resources may be needed as the full brunt of the crisis reaches developing countries its chief economist told Reuters in an interview on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-imf-world-bank-imf-resources/imf-chief-economist-says-100-countries-seek-pandemic-aid-more-resources-may-be-needed-idUSKCN21W2UQ2020-04-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it has repatriated another million to Malaysia in recovered money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad or 1MDB the countrys sovereign wealth fund PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it has repatriated another million to Malaysia in recovered money misappropriated from 1Malaysia Development Berhad or 1MDB the countrys sovereign wealth fund http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-1mdb-funds/u-s-returns-another-300-million-of-recovered-1mdb-funds-to-malaysia-idUSKCN21W32W2020-04-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that it had sent letters to 10 companies for improperly advertising products or services to treat or prevent the new coronavirus including one that claimed actor Christian Slater among its customers NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that it had sent letters to 10 companies for improperly advertising products or services to treat or prevent the new coronavirus including one that claimed actor Christian Slater among its customers http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-advertising/u-s-ftc-tells-firms-flogging-unproven-covid-remedies-to-halt-advertising-idUSKCN21W2VS2020-04-15
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department has ordered President Donald Trumps name to be printed on checks the Internal Revenue Service is planning to send to tens of millions of Americans a decision that will slow their delivery by several days the Washington Post reported on Tuesday PositiveWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department has ordered President Donald Trumps name to be printed on checks the Internal Revenue Service is planning to send to tens of millions of Americans a decision that will slow their delivery by several days the Washington Post reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-checks/trumps-name-to-be-on-stimulus-checks-going-to-americans-washington-post-idUSKCN21X0792020-04-15
WASHINGTON The drive to expand votebymail options during the coronavirus pandemic has emerged as the centerpiece of a growing political fight ahead of Novembers election PositiveWASHINGTON The drive to expand votebymail options during the coronavirus pandemic has emerged as the centerpiece of a growing political fight ahead of Novembers election http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-absentee-voting-explaine/explainer-why-vote-by-mail-triggered-a-partisan-battle-ahead-of-novembers-election-idUSKCN21W1622020-04-15
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he was extending an order to the U.S. military to halt travel and movement abroad and noted it was unclear how long coronavirusrelated restrictions would remain on military personnel NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he was extending an order to the U.S. military to halt travel and movement abroad and noted it was unclear how long coronavirusrelated restrictions would remain on military personnel http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/unclear-how-long-coronavirus-related-restrictions-will-remain-on-military-pentagon-idUSKCN21W2WZ2020-04-15
WASHINGTON U.S. intelligence indicates that the coronavirus likely occurred naturally as opposed to being created in a laboratory in China but there is no certainty either way the top U.S. general said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. intelligence indicates that the coronavirus likely occurred naturally as opposed to being created in a laboratory in China but there is no certainty either way the top U.S. general said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-china-pentagon/u-s-military-says-coronavirus-likely-occurred-naturally-but-not-certain-idUSKCN21W2UH2020-04-15
WASHINGTON U.S. opposition is expected to prevent the International Monetary Fund this week from deploying one of its most powerful tools to help countries fight the creating a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. opposition is expected to prevent the International Monetary Fund this week from deploying one of its most powerful tools to help countries fight the creating a new allocation of Special Drawing Rights http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-imf-worldbank-sdrs/u-s-opposition-seen-stalling-major-imf-liquidity-boost-idUSKCN21X0L82020-04-15
WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales likely suffered a record drop in March as mandatory business closures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak depressed demand for a range of goods setting up consumer spending for its worst decline in decades NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. retail sales likely suffered a record drop in March as mandatory business closures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak depressed demand for a range of goods setting up consumer spending for its worst decline in decades http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy/coronavirus-seen-knocking-u-s-retail-sales-in-march-idUSKCN21X0EL2020-04-15
WELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ministers in her government and public service chief executives will take a pay cut for the next six months amid the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWELLINGTON New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ministers in her government and public service chief executives will take a pay cut for the next six months amid the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-new-zealand-pay/new-zealands-ardern-ministers-take-20-pay-cut-for-six-months-due-to-coronavirus-impact-idUSKCN21X0502020-04-15
BEIJING A total of 111 Africans in Chinas southern city of Guangzhou had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday the Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday NegativeBEIJING A total of 111 Africans in Chinas southern city of Guangzhou had tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday the Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-african/chinas-guangzhou-city-says-111-africans-tested-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKCN21W0A82020-04-14
BEIJING China dismissed on Monday allegations leveled by African and U.S. diplomats that foreigners of African appearance in the city of Guangzhou were being subjected to forceful testing for coronavirus quarantine and ill treatment NegativeBEIJING China dismissed on Monday allegations leveled by African and U.S. diplomats that foreigners of African appearance in the city of Guangzhou were being subjected to forceful testing for coronavirus quarantine and ill treatment http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-africa/china-denies-city-discriminating-against-african-brothers-idUSKCN21V0HV2020-04-14
BEIJING China has approved earlystage human tests for two experimental vaccines to combat the new coronavirus that killed over 100000 people worldwide state media Xinhua reported on Tuesday NegativeBEIJING China has approved earlystage human tests for two experimental vaccines to combat the new coronavirus that killed over 100000 people worldwide state media Xinhua reported on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-vaccine/china-approves-two-experimental-coronavirus-vaccines-to-enter-clinical-trials-idUSKCN21W0402020-04-14
BEIJING Chinas exports and imports slowed their declines in March after plunging in the previous two months but a surefooted recovery in trade was months away as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down many economies and sharply lowers global demand NegativeBEIJING Chinas exports and imports slowed their declines in March after plunging in the previous two months but a surefooted recovery in trade was months away as the coronavirus outbreak shuts down many economies and sharply lowers global demand http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade/china-march-exports-slump-slows-to-6-6-year-on-year-imports-down-0-9-idUSKCN21W0BU2020-04-14
BEIJING Chinas iron ore imports dipped in March official customs data showed on Tuesday as mills slowed output to digest recordhigh steel inventories after disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak curtailed construction and industrial activities NegativeBEIJING Chinas iron ore imports dipped in March official customs data showed on Tuesday as mills slowed output to digest recordhigh steel inventories after disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak curtailed construction and industrial activities http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-ironore/china-march-iron-ore-imports-down-3-8-year-on-year-reuters-calculation-idUSKCN21W08A2020-04-14
BEIJING Chinas pork imports almost tripled in March from last year customs data showed on Tuesday soaring to a record monthly volume as buyers sought to plug a huge supply gap after African swine fever decimated the countrys pig herd PositiveBEIJING Chinas pork imports almost tripled in March from last year customs data showed on Tuesday soaring to a record monthly volume as buyers sought to plug a huge supply gap after African swine fever decimated the countrys pig herd http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-pork/chinas-march-pork-imports-almost-triple-from-last-year-to-fill-domestic-gap-idUSKCN21W0AG2020-04-14
BEIJING Chinas trade showed some signs of recovery in March as domestic demand returns to normal but difficulties facing foreign trade cannot be underestimated the customs said on Tuesday PositiveBEIJING Chinas trade showed some signs of recovery in March as domestic demand returns to normal but difficulties facing foreign trade cannot be underestimated the customs said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-outlook/china-says-difficulties-facing-trade-cannot-be-underestimated-idUSKCN21W07A2020-04-14
BEIJING Manufacturing in China the original epicentre of the COVID19 pandemic has largely recovered but now shutdowns in the rest of the world are threatening the supply of key parts and demand a European business group in China warned on Monday NegativeBEIJING Manufacturing in China the original epicentre of the COVID19 pandemic has largely recovered but now shutdowns in the rest of the world are threatening the supply of key parts and demand a European business group in China warned on Monday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-business/chinese-manufacturing-recovering-but-demand-now-a-concern-eu-business-group-idUSKCN21V10C2020-04-14
SINGAPORE April 14 The dollar inched lower on Tuesday but gains in riskier currencies were capped as traders fretted about company earnings and braced for Chinese trade data likely to show the sweeping impact of the coronavirus health crisis on economic activity NegativeSmall gains in AUD JPY point to a market on edge http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-inches-lower-as-investors-brace-for-chinese-trade-data-idUSL3N2C20872020-04-14
SINGAPORE April 14 The dollar slipped on Tuesday and riskier currencies rallied as Chinas trade data painted a less gloomy picture than markets had feared and signs of a slowdown in coronavirus deaths raised hopes that the worst of the pandemic may be over NegativeAussie kiwi ahead after China data beats expectations http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-slips-as-chinese-trade-data-lifts-mood-idUSL3N2C20XF2020-04-14
U is the base case for INGs Brzeski who notes the lockdowns impact will last for a while after they are lifted Neutralstory that ran on April 9 with no http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-economy/rpt-graphic-alphabet-soup-how-will-post-virus-economic-recovery-shape-up-idUSL5N2BX5822020-04-14
WASHINGTON A steep economic downturn and massive coronavirus rescue spending will nearly quadruple the fiscal 2020 U.S. budget deficit to a record NegativeWASHINGTON A steep economic downturn and massive coronavirus rescue spending will nearly quadruple the fiscal 2020 U.S. budget deficit to a record http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-budget/u-s-deficit-to-soar-to-record-3-8-trillion-in-2020-budget-watchdog-group-says-idUSKCN21V1TA2020-04-14
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump defended his response to the coronavirus outbreak on Monday and said he did not intend to fire Anthony Fauci after the leading U.S. health expert said earlier mitigation efforts could have saved more lives NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump defended his response to the coronavirus outbreak on Monday and said he did not intend to fire Anthony Fauci after the leading U.S. health expert said earlier mitigation efforts could have saved more lives http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-fauci/trump-defends-response-to-coronavirus-says-hes-not-firing-fauci-idUSKCN21V0ZM2020-04-14
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday it was his decision when to reopen the U.S. economy not that of state governors but legal experts disagree and governors are going their own way NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday it was his decision when to reopen the U.S. economy not that of state governors but legal experts disagree and governors are going their own way http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen/trump-its-my-decision-when-to-reopen-u-s-economy-idUSKCN21V1GE2020-04-14
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was close to completing a plan to reopen the U.S. economy which has been largely shut down to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was close to completing a plan to reopen the U.S. economy which has been largely shut down to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-economy/trump-says-plan-to-re-open-shuttered-u-s-economy-to-be-completed-soon-idUSKCN21V2A52020-04-14
WASHINGTON The Census Bureau which stopped some of its work last month because of the new coronavirus said on Monday that it planned to ramp up again beginning on June 1 but would need more time to complete the count PositiveWASHINGTON The Census Bureau which stopped some of its work last month because of the new coronavirus said on Monday that it planned to ramp up again beginning on June 1 but would need more time to complete the count http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-census/u-s-census-will-ramp-up-count-june-1-results-delayed-four-months-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN21V25A2020-04-14
WASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it would provide immediate debt relief to 25 member countries under its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to allow them to focus more financial resources on fighting the coronavirus pandemic PositiveWASHINGTON The International Monetary Fund said on Monday it would provide immediate debt relief to 25 member countries under its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to allow them to focus more financial resources on fighting the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-imf-world-bank-debt/imf-to-provide-debt-relief-to-help-25-countries-deal-with-pandemic-idUSKCN21V21G2020-04-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress struggled to produce a fresh coronavirus relief bill on Monday as a stubborn standoff between Republicans and Democrats complicated the challenge of passing legislation with most lawmakers out of town NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Congress struggled to produce a fresh coronavirus relief bill on Monday as a stubborn standoff between Republicans and Democrats complicated the challenge of passing legislation with most lawmakers out of town http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-struggles-as-partisanship-stymies-new-coronavirus-bill-idUSKCN21V12V2020-04-14
WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that for the first time it will hear cases argued by teleconference rather than in the courtroom due to the coronavirus pandemic including a dispute over whether President Donald Trumps tax and financial records should be disclosed NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that for the first time it will hear cases argued by teleconference rather than in the courtroom due to the coronavirus pandemic including a dispute over whether President Donald Trumps tax and financial records should be disclosed http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-trump-finances/a-u-s-supreme-court-first-arguments-by-teleconference-including-major-one-involving-trump-idUSKCN21V1D42020-04-14
WASHINGTON The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump was not firing U.S. infectious disease expert Dr PositiveWASHINGTON The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump was not firing U.S. infectious disease expert Dr http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-heart-coronavirus-usa-fauci/president-trump-is-not-firing-dr-fauci-white-house-idUSKCN21V1T02020-04-14
WASHINGTON The chief U.S. negotiator and the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan held talks on Monday with Taliban officials in Doha on a prisoner release dispute that helped stall U.S.led peacemaking efforts a Taliban spokesman said PositiveWASHINGTON The chief U.S. negotiator and the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan held talks on Monday with Taliban officials in Doha on a prisoner release dispute that helped stall U.S.led peacemaking efforts a Taliban spokesman said http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-usa-afghanistan-khalilzad/u-s-taliban-officials-meet-to-discuss-prisoner-release-dispute-taliban-spokesman-idUSKCN21V1J12020-04-14
WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday issued guidance to Justice Department agencies on the use of protective measures against drones including the destruction of any that pose a threat to national security NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday issued guidance to Justice Department agencies on the use of protective measures against drones including the destruction of any that pose a threat to national security http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drones/u-s-attorney-general-highlights-new-threat-to-security-from-drones-idUSKCN21V27F2020-04-14
BEIJING China reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks driven by a rise in infected travellers arriving from overseas and underscoring challenges Beijing faces in preventing a second wave of COVID19 NegativeBEIJING China reported the highest number of new daily coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks driven by a rise in infected travellers arriving from overseas and underscoring challenges Beijing faces in preventing a second wave of COVID19 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/chinas-new-coronavirus-cases-rise-to-near-six-week-high-idUSKCN21V01A2020-04-13
BEIJING The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause millions more people in China to lose their jobs leaving many of them stranded without a safety net unable to access state unemployment benefits economists say NegativeBEIJING The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause millions more people in China to lose their jobs leaving many of them stranded without a safety net unable to access state unemployment benefits economists say http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-unemployment/coronavirus-pandemic-to-test-chinas-unemployment-safety-net-idUSKCN21U0Y02020-04-13
BEIJING The slump in Chinas exports is expected to have extended into March while a collapse in oil price likely deepened a decline in imports a Reuters poll showed as the coronavirus cripples the global economy and overall demand NegativeBEIJING The slump in Chinas exports is expected to have extended into March while a collapse in oil price likely deepened a decline in imports a Reuters poll showed as the coronavirus cripples the global economy and overall demand http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-poll/chinas-exports-slump-seen-extending-to-march-as-coronavirus-ravages-global-economy-reuters-poll-idUSKCN21V0E82020-04-13
SINGAPORE Muted oil price gains on Monday show record output cuts by giant producers will still leave them with a mountain to climb to restore market balance industry watchers said with the coronavirus pandemic decimating demand just as stocks swell NegativeSINGAPORE Muted oil price gains on Monday show record output cuts by giant producers will still leave them with a mountain to climb to restore market balance industry watchers said with the coronavirus pandemic decimating demand just as stocks swell http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-market/in-oil-market-sunk-by-coronavirus-giant-output-cuts-make-ripple-not-big-waves-idUSKCN21V09I2020-04-13
SINGAPORE Oil prices jumped more than a barrel on Monday after major producers finally agreed their biggestever output cut but gains were capped amid concern that it wont be enough to head off oversupply with the coronavirus pandemic hammering demand NegativeSINGAPORE Oil prices jumped more than a barrel on Monday after major producers finally agreed their biggestever output cut but gains were capped amid concern that it wont be enough to head off oversupply with the coronavirus pandemic hammering demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-climbs-more-than-4-as-opec-agree-record-output-cut-idUSKCN21U0WQ2020-04-13
WASHINGTON The Trump administration views May 1 as a target date for relaxing stayathome restrictions across the United States Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said on Sunday but he cautioned that it was still too early to say that target would be met NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administration views May 1 as a target date for relaxing stayathome restrictions across the United States Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said on Sunday but he cautioned that it was still too early to say that target would be met http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-target/u-s-officials-hopeful-about-may-1-target-date-for-reopening-u-s-idUSKCN21U0IN2020-04-13
WASHINGTON The United States needs to ramp up testing for the coronavirus as the White House considers when and how to lift stayathome restrictions and lockdowns triggered by the pandemic U.S. health experts said on Sunday NegativeWASHINGTON The United States needs to ramp up testing for the coronavirus as the White House considers when and how to lift stayathome restrictions and lockdowns triggered by the pandemic U.S. health experts said on Sunday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-tests/broad-coronavirus-testing-crucial-in-lifting-restrictions-u-s-experts-idUSKCN21U0QF2020-04-13
WASHINGTON Another 103 crew members on the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus the Navy said on Saturday bringing the total number of cases from the ship to 550 NegativeWASHINGTON Another 103 crew members on the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus the Navy said on Saturday bringing the total number of cases from the ship to 550 http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy/another-103-sailors-from-u-s-carrier-test-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKCN21T0UR2020-04-12
WASHINGTON April 11 The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Saturday said they would continue to oppose Democrats demands to include funding for items other than small business relief in a proposed coronavirus aid bill NegativeWASHINGTON April 11 The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Saturday said they would continue to oppose Democrats demands to include funding for items other than small business relief in a proposed coronavirus aid bill http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/health-coronavirus-usa-congress/congressional-republicans-double-down-on-push-for-coronavirus-business-relief-idUSL2N2BZ04V2020-04-12
WASHINGTON Cooped up in the White House President Donald Trump sees the coronavirus briefings as his main outlet of the day a reminder for Americans that he is in charge of managing the greatest crisis of a lifetime NegativeWASHINGTON Cooped up in the White House President Donald Trump sees the coronavirus briefings as his main outlet of the day a reminder for Americans that he is in charge of managing the greatest crisis of a lifetime http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/trump-likes-virus-briefings-some-advisers-worry-he-likes-them-too-much-idUSKCN21T0PO2020-04-12
WASHINGTON Michael Cohen the former personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump has been removed from solitary confinement in a federal prison where he is serving time for violating campaign finance laws his attorney told Reuters on Saturday NegativeWASHINGTON Michael Cohen the former personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump has been removed from solitary confinement in a federal prison where he is serving time for violating campaign finance laws his attorney told Reuters on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cohen/trumps-former-lawyer-michael-cohen-out-of-solitary-confinement-idUSKCN21T0T02020-04-12
WASHINGTON Republican U.S. senators from oil states who recently introduced legislation to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia said on Saturday they had spoken with three officials from the kingdom and urged them to take concrete action to cut crude output NegativeWASHINGTON Republican U.S. senators from oil states who recently introduced legislation to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia said on Saturday they had spoken with three officials from the kingdom and urged them to take concrete action to cut crude output http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-usa/u-s-senators-press-saudi-officials-to-put-oil-cut-in-motion-idUSKCN21T0TZ2020-04-12
WASHINGTON The Pentagon said Saturday it is using its authority under the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of N95 masks which are essential for protecting healthcare professionals from the coronavirus and are in short supply in many places PositiveWASHINGTON The Pentagon said Saturday it is using its authority under the Defense Production Act to boost the supply of N95 masks which are essential for protecting healthcare professionals from the coronavirus and are in short supply in many places http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-pentagon/pentagon-awarding-contract-to-boost-n95-mask-production-capacity-by-39-million-idUSKCN21T0U82020-04-12
WASHINGTON The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress vowed on Saturday to oppose Democrats demands to match a billion proposal to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic with the same amount for hospitals and state and local governments NegativeWASHINGTON The two top Republicans in the U.S. Congress vowed on Saturday to oppose Democrats demands to match a billion proposal to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic with the same amount for hospitals and state and local governments http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/congressional-republicans-nix-democratic-bid-for-broader-coronavirus-relief-idUSKCN21T0JL2020-04-12
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered top U.S. administration officials to help Italy in fighting the novel coronavirus by providing medical supplies humanitarian relief and other assistance PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday ordered top U.S. administration officials to help Italy in fighting the novel coronavirus by providing medical supplies humanitarian relief and other assistance http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-italy/trump-orders-u-s-government-to-help-italy-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKCN21T01V2020-04-12
BEIJING A small Chinese city on the border with Russia is mounting an increasingly urgent defence against a surge of new coronavirus cases even as crowds return to restaurants and shops in much of the rest of the country NegativeBEIJING A small Chinese city on the border with Russia is mounting an increasingly urgent defence against a surge of new coronavirus cases even as crowds return to restaurants and shops in much of the rest of the country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-border/on-russian-border-china-scrambles-to-contain-coronavirus-influx-idUSKCN21S0TI2020-04-11
BEIJING China reported on Saturday a rise in new coronavirus cases as authorities try to head off a second wave of infections particularly from imported and asymptomatic cases as curbs on cities and travel are lifted NegativeBEIJING China reported on Saturday a rise in new coronavirus cases as authorities try to head off a second wave of infections particularly from imported and asymptomatic cases as curbs on cities and travel are lifted http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/mainland-china-reports-46-new-coronavirus-cases-up-from-42-a-day-earlier-idUSKCN21T0122020-04-11
BEIJING China will promote the sales of export products in domestic markets as foreign trade faces unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic an assistant commerce minister said on Friday NegativeBEIJING China will promote the sales of export products in domestic markets as foreign trade faces unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic an assistant commerce minister said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-trade/china-encourages-export-goods-sales-domestically-as-virus-batters-global-trade-idUSKCN21S0L12020-04-11
BEIJING Chinas Gansu provincial government will inject capital into Bank of Gansu PositiveBEIJING Chinas Gansu provincial government will inject capital into Bank of Gansu http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-banks-bank-of-gansu-injection/chinas-gansu-provincial-govt-to-inject-capital-into-bank-of-gansu-caixin-idUSKCN21S0TR2020-04-11
BEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said on Friday that Beijing is opposed to any action by the United States to revoke China Telecom Corps authorisation to provide international telecommunications to and from the United States NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign ministry said on Friday that Beijing is opposed to any action by the United States to revoke China Telecom Corps authorisation to provide international telecommunications to and from the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-telecom-mofa/china-firmly-opposes-u-s-action-against-china-telecom-foreign-ministry-idUSKCN21S0NR2020-04-11
CHIPPING CAMDEN England Costume makers in Britain who normally dress actors in shows from Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones and Batman have joined forces to make scrubs for medics fighting the coronavirus outbreak NeutralCHIPPING CAMDEN England Costume makers in Britain who normally dress actors in shows from Downton Abbey to Game of Thrones and Batman have joined forces to make scrubs for medics fighting the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-britain-scrubs/uk-costume-makers-turn-from-downton-and-star-wars-to-focus-on-scrubs-idUSKCN21S1JI2020-04-11
Dont expect this thing to fly any time ING said in a research note forecasting more arguments over debt mutualisation or other funding sources NegativeBRUSSELS EU finance ministers gave themselves a round of applause as they wrapped up talks on Thursday night with agreement on a package of measures worth half a trillion euros to cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-analysi/congratulations-its-a-fudge-eu-crisis-deal-leaves-much-unresolved-idUSKCN21S1J22020-04-11
WASHINGTON Boeing Co has hired investment banks Lazard and Evercore Inc to assess potential U.S. government assistance or private sector loans a person briefed on the matter confirmed on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON Boeing Co has hired investment banks Lazard and Evercore Inc to assess potential U.S. government assistance or private sector loans a person briefed on the matter confirmed on Friday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-boeing/boeing-hires-lazard-evercore-to-assess-government-aid-or-private-loans-source-idUSKCN21S2182020-04-11
WASHINGTON Congressional leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold bipartisan negotiations on the contents of a new coronavirus response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON Congressional leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold bipartisan negotiations on the contents of a new coronavirus response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-negotiations/u-s-congress-leaders-mnuchin-aim-for-deal-on-next-coronavirus-response-bill-idUSKCN21S1RW2020-04-11
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he faced his biggest decision yet with regard to when to reopen the U.S. economy from its coronavirus shutdown and pledged to listen to health experts when making that determination NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Friday he faced his biggest decision yet with regard to when to reopen the U.S. economy from its coronavirus shutdown and pledged to listen to health experts when making that determination http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump/using-his-own-metrics-trump-says-ending-u-s-shutdown-is-biggest-decision-yet-idUSKCN21S1XO2020-04-11
WASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will introduce legislation on Friday seeking to reaffirm the countrys commitment to global health amid the coronavirus crisis including reestablishing a panel similar to one disbanded by President Donald Trump charged with preparing for pandemics NegativeWASHINGTON Republican and Democratic U.S. senators will introduce legislation on Friday seeking to reaffirm the countrys commitment to global health amid the coronavirus crisis including reestablishing a panel similar to one disbanded by President Donald Trump charged with preparing for pandemics http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senate/lawmakers-look-to-reaffirm-u-s-commitment-to-global-health-amid-coronavirus-idUSKCN21S19W2020-04-11
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies on Thursday called on the Federal Communications Commission to revoke China Telecom Corps NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies on Thursday called on the Federal Communications Commission to revoke China Telecom Corps http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-usa-china-telecom/u-s-agencies-back-revoking-ability-of-china-telecom-to-operate-in-u-s-idUSKCN21R37B2020-04-11
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department followed proper procedures in denying the U.S. House of Representatives access to President Donald Trumps tax returns the inspector generals office said in a letter released on Friday NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department followed proper procedures in denying the U.S. House of Representatives access to President Donald Trumps tax returns the inspector generals office said in a letter released on Friday http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-taxes/u-s-treasury-followed-proper-procedures-in-rejecting-trump-tax-return-request-inspector-general-idUSKCN21S1W32020-04-11
WASHINGTON The United States has approved 661000 loans to small businesses totaling billion under a program to address the fallout from the novel coronavirus epidemic White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON The United States has approved 661000 loans to small businesses totaling billion under a program to address the fallout from the novel coronavirus epidemic White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-loans/u-s-approves-168-billion-of-small-business-loans-under-coronavirus-plan-kudlow-idUSKCN21S2522020-04-11
WASHINGTON The United States on Friday offered up to million for information on Sheikh Mohammad alKawtharani a senior military commander of the Islamist group Hezbollah in Iraq who was an associate of the late Iranian General Qassem Soleimani NegativeWASHINGTON The United States on Friday offered up to million for information on Sheikh Mohammad alKawtharani a senior military commander of the Islamist group Hezbollah in Iraq who was an associate of the late Iranian General Qassem Soleimani http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iraq-hezbollah/u-s-offers-10-million-for-information-on-hezbollah-commander-in-iraq-idUSKCN21S2332020-04-11
WASHINGTON The trillions of dollars in cash and loans unleashed by the Federal Reserve and U.S. political leaders in recent weeks is meant to build a financial bridge for the country to get beyond the coronavirus pandemic and restart the economy with little or no longterm damage PositiveWASHINGTON The trillions of dollars in cash and loans unleashed by the Federal Reserve and U.S. political leaders in recent weeks is meant to build a financial bridge for the country to get beyond the coronavirus pandemic and restart the economy with little or no longterm damage http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-forecast/economists-see-uneven-jobs-recovery-high-u-s-unemployment-through-2021-idUSKCN21S0BL2020-04-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that American airlines must be saved as his administration prepares to give them details this weekend about the terms of a billion payroll grant to offset the impact of the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that American airlines must be saved as his administration prepares to give them details this weekend about the terms of a billion payroll grant to offset the impact of the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-airlines/trump-have-to-save-the-airlines-idUSKCN21S1D92020-04-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will soon be announcing a second coronavirus task force creating a council to focus on reopening the country after the worst of the COVID19 pandemic passes NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will soon be announcing a second coronavirus task force creating a council to focus on reopening the country after the worst of the COVID19 pandemic passes http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-council/trump-to-unveil-council-to-re-open-the-country-after-coronavirus-pandemic-idUSKCN21S2112020-04-11
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States would help Mexico with oil production cuts that it is meant to make under a global deal to shore up slumping crude oil prices but said the details had yet to be worked out PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States would help Mexico with oil production cuts that it is meant to make under a global deal to shore up slumping crude oil prices but said the details had yet to be worked out http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-trump-oil-mexico/trump-says-u-s-will-help-mexico-along-with-its-opec-production-cuts-idUSKCN21S1XM2020-04-11
WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressional leaders will hold bipartisan negotiations on a new coronavirusresponse bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressional leaders will hold bipartisan negotiations on a new coronavirusresponse bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-congress/mnuchin-congress-leaders-to-hold-new-talks-on-next-coronavirus-aid-bill-idUSKCN21S17Z2020-04-11
WASHINGTON U.S. consumer prices fell by the most in more than five years in March and further decreases are likely as the novel coronavirus outbreak suppresses demand for some goods and services offsetting price increases related to shortages resulting from disruptions to the supply chain NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. consumer prices fell by the most in more than five years in March and further decreases are likely as the novel coronavirus outbreak suppresses demand for some goods and services offsetting price increases related to shortages resulting from disruptions to the supply chain http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-usa-economy-economy/u-s-consumer-prices-post-largest-drop-in-five-years-amid-coronavirus-disruptions-idUSKCN21S1B72020-04-11
WASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul PositiveWASHINGTON When U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper rang his South Korean counterpart this week he pressed for a deal quickly on defense costsharing that President Donald Trump expects will translate into much higher contributions from Seoul http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-usa-southkorea-trump-defense-exclusiv/exclusive-inside-trumps-standoff-with-south-korea-over-defense-costs-idUSKCN21S1W72020-04-11
WASHINGTON World Bank Group President David Malpass on Friday said he was confident of progress on his joint call with the International Monetary Fund for a temporary standstill in official bilateral debt payments by the worlds poorest countries NeutralWASHINGTON World Bank Group President David Malpass on Friday said he was confident of progress on his joint call with the International Monetary Fund for a temporary standstill in official bilateral debt payments by the worlds poorest countries http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-debt-world-bank/world-banks-malpass-upbeat-on-prospects-for-progress-on-debt-relief-idUSKCN21T01A2020-04-11
While unconditional use of the ESM was unthinkable just a few months ago more unthinkable steps would need to happen for individual country risk to the ING note said NegativeBRUSSELS EU finance ministers gave themselves a round of applause as they wrapped up talks on Thursday night with agreement on a package of measures worth half a trillion euros to cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/subjects/euro-zonehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-economy-analysi/congratulations-its-a-fudge-eu-crisis-deal-leaves-much-unresolved-idUSKCN21S1J22020-04-11
BEIJING China on Friday reported a fall in new coronavirus cases particularly imported and asymptomatic infections which authorities fear could see a second wave of COVID19 as city and travel restrictions are lifted NegativeBEIJING China on Friday reported a fall in new coronavirus cases particularly imported and asymptomatic infections which authorities fear could see a second wave of COVID19 as city and travel restrictions are lifted http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-says-new-coronavirus-cases-lower-tightens-land-border-containment-idUSKCN21R3PT2020-04-10
BEIJING China will allocate more resources to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from its land borders as the country still faces risks of a comeback after new clusters are identified in some regions a central government meeting concluded on Thursday NegativeBEIJING China will allocate more resources to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from its land borders as the country still faces risks of a comeback after new clusters are identified in some regions a central government meeting concluded on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china/china-to-expand-coronavirus-testing-boost-containment-effort-along-land-borders-idUSKCN21R1PO2020-04-10
BEIJING China will loosen residency rules this year to make it easier for people in rural areas to move to small cities in an effort to ease labour shortages and boost consumption in an economy jolted by the coronavirus crisis NegativeBEIJING China will loosen residency rules this year to make it easier for people in rural areas to move to small cities in an effort to ease labour shortages and boost consumption in an economy jolted by the coronavirus crisis http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-urbanisation/china-to-ease-internal-migration-curbs-this-year-to-lift-virus-hit-economy-idUSKCN21S0IQ2020-04-10
BEIJING Chinas banking regulator said on Friday it will start monitoring how much support lenders are extending to struggling smaller firms the latest push to guide more funding into the countrys most vulnerable business sector NegativeBEIJING Chinas banking regulator said on Friday it will start monitoring how much support lenders are extending to struggling smaller firms the latest push to guide more funding into the countrys most vulnerable business sector http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-banks/china-drafts-rules-to-assess-banks-lending-to-smaller-firms-idUSKCN21S0AJ2020-04-10
BEIJING Chinas factory gate prices fell the most in five months in March with deflation deepening and set to worsen in coming months as the economic damage wrought by the coroanvirus outbreak at home and worldwide shuts down many countries NegativeBEIJING Chinas factory gate prices fell the most in five months in March with deflation deepening and set to worsen in coming months as the economic damage wrought by the coroanvirus outbreak at home and worldwide shuts down many countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-inflation/china-factory-gate-deflation-deepens-as-coronavirus-paralyses-global-economy-idUSKCN21S08H2020-04-10
BEIJING Chinas foreign trade faces unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus epidemic that has spread to more than 200 countries Chinas assistant commerce minister said on Friday amid growing fears of a deep global recession triggered by the virus NegativeBEIJING Chinas foreign trade faces unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus epidemic that has spread to more than 200 countries Chinas assistant commerce minister said on Friday amid growing fears of a deep global recession triggered by the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-trade/china-says-its-trade-faces-unprecedented-challenges-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKCN21S0L12020-04-10
SINGAPORE Singapore has suspended the use of videoconferencing tool Zoom by teachers its education ministry said on Friday after very serious occurred in the first week of a coronavirus lockdown that has seen schools move to homebased learning NegativeSINGAPORE Singapore has suspended the use of videoconferencing tool Zoom by teachers its education ministry said on Friday after very serious occurred in the first week of a coronavirus lockdown that has seen schools move to homebased learning http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-zoom-video-comm-privacy-singapore/singapore-stops-teachers-using-zoom-app-after-very-serious-incidents-idUSKCN21S0AH2020-04-10
WASHINGTON A Republican U.S. senator introduced legislation on Thursday to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia adding pressure on the kingdom to tighten its oil taps to reverse the crude price drop that has hurt domestic energy companies NegativeWASHINGTON A Republican U.S. senator introduced legislation on Thursday to remove American troops from Saudi Arabia adding pressure on the kingdom to tighten its oil taps to reverse the crude price drop that has hurt domestic energy companies http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-senate/bill-would-remove-u-s-troops-from-saudi-arabia-in-30-days-idUSKCN21R3HG2020-04-10
WASHINGTON A partisan skirmish in the U.S. Senate cut short a Republican effort to speed billion in new assistance to small businesses on Friday forcing Republicans and Democrats to negotiate over how best to help independent firms reeling from the coronavirus outbreak PositiveWASHINGTON A partisan skirmish in the U.S. Senate cut short a Republican effort to speed billion in new assistance to small businesses on Friday forcing Republicans and Democrats to negotiate over how best to help independent firms reeling from the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-congress-in-talks-on-coronavirus-small-business-aid-after-partisan-clash-idUSKCN21R21K2020-04-10
WASHINGTON After a widely expected and sharp drop in the U.S. economy over the next three months a panel of top business economists sees high joblessness persisting for more than a year in an outcome that would douse hopes for a quick postpandemic return to normal PositiveWASHINGTON After a widely expected and sharp drop in the U.S. economy over the next three months a panel of top business economists sees high joblessness persisting for more than a year in an outcome that would douse hopes for a quick postpandemic return to normal http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-forecast/high-u-s-unemployment-2-5-million-jobs-lost-through-2021-survey-idUSKCN21S0BL2020-04-10
WASHINGTON Four groups representing local newspapers and broadcast media outlets on Thursday asked U.S. lawmakers to provide assistance amid rising economic woes tied to the coronavirus outbreak including up to billion in government advertising NeutralWASHINGTON Four groups representing local newspapers and broadcast media outlets on Thursday asked U.S. lawmakers to provide assistance amid rising economic woes tied to the coronavirus outbreak including up to billion in government advertising http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-media/u-s-local-news-outlets-need-government-rescue-lawmakers-trade-groups-idUSKCN21R35D2020-04-10
WASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies NegativeWASHINGTON Iranianbacked militia pose a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq the State Departments top diplomat for the Middle East said on Thursday about a week after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of an attack by Iran or its proxies http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security-usa/threat-from-iran-to-u-s-forces-in-iraq-remains-significant-senior-u-s-diplomat-idUSKCN21R3DG2020-04-10
WASHINGTON Neanderthals used plant fibers to create string more than 40000 years ago at a site in France where they hunted reindeer further evidence according to scientists of the ingenuity and cognitive capabilities of our closest extinct human relatives PositiveWASHINGTON Neanderthals used plant fibers to create string more than 40000 years ago at a site in France where they hunted reindeer further evidence according to scientists of the ingenuity and cognitive capabilities of our closest extinct human relatives http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-neanderthals/ancient-string-provides-further-evidence-of-neanderthals-talents-idUSKCN21R3FA2020-04-10
WASHINGTON The Trump administrations top economic officials said on Thursday they believe the U.S. economy could start to reopen for normal business in May despite health experts emphasis on prolonged social distancing measures to defeat the coronavirus PositiveWASHINGTON The Trump administrations top economic officials said on Thursday they believe the U.S. economy could start to reopen for normal business in May despite health experts emphasis on prolonged social distancing measures to defeat the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen/mnuchin-kudlow-say-u-s-economy-could-open-in-may-defying-experts-idUSKCN21R2QY2020-04-10
WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies on Thursday called on the Federal Communications Commission to revoke China Telecom Corps authorization to provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department and other federal agencies on Thursday called on the Federal Communications Commission to revoke China Telecom Corps authorization to provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-telecom/u-s-agencies-back-revoking-ability-of-china-telecom-to-operate-in-u-s-idUSKCN21R37B2020-04-10
WASHINGTON The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday said it had settled with two traders who allegedly made money trading on material nonpublic information stolen through a hack into the agencys EDGAR electronic filing system NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday said it had settled with two traders who allegedly made money trading on material nonpublic information stolen through a hack into the agencys EDGAR electronic filing system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-sec-cyber-settlement/u-s-sec-settles-with-two-traders-over-edgar-filing-system-hack-idUSKCN21R33H2020-04-10
WASHINGTON The United States welcomed on Thursday reports that OPEC and its allies agreed in principal to reduce oil production by 10 million barrels per day a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON The United States welcomed on Thursday reports that OPEC and its allies agreed in principal to reduce oil production by 10 million barrels per day a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-usa/trump-administration-official-says-u-s-welcomes-reports-of-opec-oil-cut-deal-idUSKCN21R3L12020-04-10
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had a good conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabias King Salman and expected that OPEC and other countries would be announcing a deal soon PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he had a good conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabias King Salman and expected that OPEC and other countries would be announcing a deal soon http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-trump/trump-says-he-had-good-call-with-russias-putin-saudi-king-on-oil-idUSKCN21R3LP2020-04-10
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has directed his agriculture secretary to expedite help to farmers especially small farmers hurt by the economic disruption caused by the new coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has directed his agriculture secretary to expedite help to farmers especially small farmers hurt by the economic disruption caused by the new coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-farmers/trump-says-he-is-speeding-help-to-farmers-hurt-by-coronavirus-dislocation-idUSKCN21S03C2020-04-10
WASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday said one policy that could lure U.S. companies to move back to the United States from China would be 100 percent immediate expensing across the board PositiveWASHINGTON White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Thursday said one policy that could lure U.S. companies to move back to the United States from China would be 100 percent immediate expensing across the board http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-kudlow/full-immediate-expensing-would-lure-u-s-firms-back-from-china-trump-adviser-kudlow-idUSKCN21R3872020-04-10
BEIJING China released new measures on Wednesday to try and prevent asymptomatic silent of coronavirus from causing a second wave of infections as the country reported another modest rise in new confirmed cases NeutralBEIJING China released new measures on Wednesday to try and prevent asymptomatic silent of coronavirus from causing a second wave of infections as the country reported another modest rise in new confirmed cases http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-seeks-to-contain-silent-carriers-of-coronavirus-idUSKCN21R0092020-04-09
BEIJING Chinaa internet regulator ordered search engine Baidu to clean up improper information and halt the spread of lowbrow content NegativeBEIJING Chinaa internet regulator ordered search engine Baidu to clean up improper information and halt the spread of lowbrow content http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baidu-order/china-orders-baidu-to-clean-up-low-brow-content-idUSKBN21Q0C52020-04-09
BEIJING Chinas first test of travel demand after its coronavirus outbreak was the Qingming festival last weekend but rather than hopping on a plane or train Shan Mingyu and five of her family drove to a resort town close to her eastern home of Yixing NegativeBEIJING Chinas first test of travel demand after its coronavirus outbreak was the Qingming festival last weekend but rather than hopping on a plane or train Shan Mingyu and five of her family drove to a resort town close to her eastern home of Yixing http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-travel/chinese-stay-close-to-home-after-coronavirus-brought-under-control-idUSKCN21R0KL2020-04-09
BEIJING Yichun Luming Mining Co Ltd the owner of a tailings dam in northeast China that leaked last month contaminating the local river system has been ordered to suspend molybdenum production according to a report on a provincial government website NegativeBEIJING Yichun Luming Mining Co Ltd the owner of a tailings dam in northeast China that leaked last month contaminating the local river system has been ordered to suspend molybdenum production according to a report on a provincial government website http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tailings-molybdenum/chinese-molybdenum-miner-halts-production-after-tailings-spill-idUSKBN21Q0LB2020-04-09
WASHINGTON A U.S. judge has ruled that travel technology firm Sabre Corp may purchase software firm Farelogix Inc after the Justice Department sued to stop the planned million acquisition PositiveWASHINGTON A U.S. judge has ruled that travel technology firm Sabre Corp may purchase software firm Farelogix Inc after the Justice Department sued to stop the planned million acquisition http://www.reuters.com/finance/dealshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-farelogix-m-a-sabre/sabre-wins-court-fight-with-u-s-justice-dept-over-farelogix-acquisition-idUSKBN21Q1RF2020-04-09
WASHINGTON American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that statebacked hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations echoing concerns from digital safety experts NegativeWASHINGTON American and British cybersecurity officials are warning that statebacked hackers and online criminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak to further their operations echoing concerns from digital safety experts http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-health-coronavirus-cyber/u-s-uk-cyber-officials-say-state-backed-hackers-taking-advantage-of-outbreak-idUSKCN21Q36N2020-04-09
WASHINGTON April 8 Asian shares were poised to track Wall Streets gains on Thursday on hopes the coronavirus pandemic is nearing a peak and that governments would roll out more stimulus measures NeutralBy Chris Prentice http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asia-shares-set-to-follow-wall-streets-rally-idUSL2N2BW1E52020-04-09
WASHINGTON Efforts to push a further billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments NegativeWASHINGTON Efforts to push a further billion of coronavirus aid for small businesses through the U.S. Congress were stalling on Wednesday as top Democrats said they would back the measure only if it was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals and local governments http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-congress/u-s-democrats-republicans-at-odds-over-next-coronavirus-aid-idUSKBN21Q1MW2020-04-09
WASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell one of the key architects of the unprecedented effort underway to shield the U.S. economy from the coronavirus outbreak may shed more light on the Feds assessment of the stillunfolding crisis in a live webcast on Thursday morning NegativeWASHINGTON Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell one of the key architects of the unprecedented effort underway to shield the U.S. economy from the coronavirus outbreak may shed more light on the Feds assessment of the stillunfolding crisis in a live webcast on Thursday morning http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-powell/feds-powell-to-update-on-economy-and-coronavirus-crisis-response-idUSKCN21R0I22020-04-09
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked India for its decision to increase exports of the antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine an unproven treatment that Trump has promoted in the fight against the novel coronavirus PositiveWASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked India for its decision to increase exports of the antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine an unproven treatment that Trump has promoted in the fight against the novel coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-hcq/trump-thanks-india-for-decision-on-anti-malaria-drug-idUSKCN21Q2ZC2020-04-09
WASHINGTON Retired firefighter Gary Holmberg was only supposed to be at the Pleasant View nursing home in Maryland for a little while recovering from a fall at his assisted living center NegativeWASHINGTON Retired firefighter Gary Holmberg was only supposed to be at the Pleasant View nursing home in Maryland for a little while recovering from a fall at his assisted living center http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-maryland-nursi/nursing-home-deaths-rise-in-maryland-with-tests-protective-gear-scarce-idUSKCN21R0642020-04-09
WASHINGTON Scientists have figured out how to calculate the age of whale sharks Earths largest fish with some guidance from the radioactive fallout spawned by Cold Warera atomic bomb testing PositiveWASHINGTON Scientists have figured out how to calculate the age of whale sharks Earths largest fish with some guidance from the radioactive fallout spawned by Cold Warera atomic bomb testing http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-sharks/atomic-bombs-and-whale-sharks-how-to-calculate-age-of-worlds-largest-fish-idUSKCN21Q3ES2020-04-09
WASHINGTON Shavonda Sisson said she requested a mail ballot to vote in Tuesdays Democratic primary election in Wisconsin well ahead of the election PositiveWASHINGTON Shavonda Sisson said she requested a mail ballot to vote in Tuesdays Democratic primary election in Wisconsin well ahead of the election http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-voting-rights-insight/chaotic-wisconsin-election-signals-virus-related-voting-battles-ahead-idUSKCN21R01L2020-04-09
WASHINGTON The Saudiled coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen will begin a twoweek ceasefire on Thursday senior Saudi officials said on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The Saudiled coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen will begin a twoweek ceasefire on Thursday senior Saudi officials said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-saudi-officials/saudi-led-coalition-to-begin-yemen-ceasefire-on-thursday-saudi-officials-idUSKCN21Q34F2020-04-09
WASHINGTON The Trump administrations effort to resume federal executions got a boost on Tuesday from a U.S. appeals court which tossed a district judges injunction that blocked four death penalty sentences from being carried out NegativeWASHINGTON The Trump administrations effort to resume federal executions got a boost on Tuesday from a U.S. appeals court which tossed a district judges injunction that blocked four death penalty sentences from being carried out http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-deathpenalty/u-s-appeals-court-hands-win-to-trump-plan-to-resume-federal-executions-idUSKBN21P2LN2020-04-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and an alliance of faith groups have urged President Donald Trump to champion a moratorium on debt payments for poor countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic that has triggered a global recession NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and an alliance of faith groups have urged President Donald Trump to champion a moratorium on debt payments for poor countries hit by the coronavirus pandemic that has triggered a global recession http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-debt/catholic-bishops-faith-groups-urge-trump-to-back-debt-relief-for-poor-countries-idUSKCN21R0EU2020-04-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday awarded two contracts worth more than billion to make ventilators needed to treat severely sick coronavirus patients and plans to announce five additional contracts later this week NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Health and Human Services Department on Wednesday awarded two contracts worth more than billion to make ventilators needed to treat severely sick coronavirus patients and plans to announce five additional contracts later this week http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-gm/gm-philips-to-supply-73000-u-s-ventilators-in-1-1-billion-effort-idUSKBN21Q1YA2020-04-09
WASHINGTON The U.S. governments billion program to help ailing businesses took an important step forward on Wednesday with the launch of a system that will allow hundreds of new lenders to participate in the unprecedented scheme NeutralWASHINGTON The U.S. governments billion program to help ailing businesses took an important step forward on Wednesday with the launch of a system that will allow hundreds of new lenders to participate in the unprecedented scheme http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus-banks/hundreds-of-u-s-lenders-get-access-to-small-business-rescue-program-with-new-system-launch-idUSKCN21Q2V52020-04-09
WASHINGTON The United States will seize exports of key protective medical gear until it determines whether the equipment should be kept in the country to combat the spread of the new coronavirus two federal agencies announced on Wednesday PositiveWASHINGTON The United States will seize exports of key protective medical gear until it determines whether the equipment should be kept in the country to combat the spread of the new coronavirus two federal agencies announced on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-supplies/u-s-to-seize-exports-of-masks-and-gloves-amid-coronavirus-crisis-idUSKCN21Q30Q2020-04-09
WASHINGTON The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits in the last three weeks likely totaled a staggering 15 million as tough measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak abruptly ground the country to halt which would cement views the economy was in deep recession NegativeWASHINGTON The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits in the last three weeks likely totaled a staggering 15 million as tough measures to control the novel coronavirus outbreak abruptly ground the country to halt which would cement views the economy was in deep recession http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-unemployment/u-s-weekly-jobless-claims-seen-hovering-near-record-highs-idUSKCN21R0GT2020-04-09
WASHINGTON Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it plans to reopen its North American auto plants on May 4 extending its current shutdown by two additional weeks NegativeWASHINGTON Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it plans to reopen its North American auto plants on May 4 extending its current shutdown by two additional weeks http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-toyota/toyota-extends-north-american-plant-shutdown-will-stop-paying-5000-temporary-workers-idUSKCN21Q2PJ2020-04-09
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that billion in coronavirus relief for small businesses desired by Republicans could not pass the House of Representatives on its own under current procedures which require a unanimous vote of those present while most of Congress is out of town NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that billion in coronavirus relief for small businesses desired by Republicans could not pass the House of Representatives on its own under current procedures which require a unanimous vote of those present while most of Congress is out of town http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-more-small-business-spending-alone-would-not-pass-u-s-house-idUSKCN21Q38R2020-04-09
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday U.S. oil producers have already cut production and he had many options if Saudi Arabia and Russia do not reduce their output when they and other exporters meet on Thursday PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday U.S. oil producers have already cut production and he had many options if Saudi Arabia and Russia do not reduce their output when they and other exporters meet on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-opec-trump/trump-says-u-s-producers-have-already-cut-back-oil-production-idUSKCN21Q3I42020-04-09
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would like to reopen the U.S. economy with a big but that the death toll from the coronavirus needs to be on the down slope before that can happen NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would like to reopen the U.S. economy with a big but that the death toll from the coronavirus needs to be on the down slope before that can happen http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/trump-says-would-like-to-reopen-u-s-economy-with-a-big-bang-idUSKCN21Q3EW2020-04-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that it is too soon to talk about the consequences for China for what U.S. officials believe is Beijings slow reporting of the extent of the coronavirus crisis in China NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that it is too soon to talk about the consequences for China for what U.S. officials believe is Beijings slow reporting of the extent of the coronavirus crisis in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-pompeo/pompeo-says-not-time-for-retribution-against-china-over-virus-idUSKCN21Q3DH2020-04-09
WASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler said on Wednesday she would liquidate her individual stock share positions after the wealthy Republican and her husband were criticized over sales of millions of dollars in stock during the coronavirus outbreak NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler said on Wednesday she would liquidate her individual stock share positions after the wealthy Republican and her husband were criticized over sales of millions of dollars in stock during the coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-senator/u-s-senator-to-liquidate-individual-stock-shares-after-coronavirus-flap-idUSKCN21Q35K2020-04-09
WASHINGTON When an evangelical Christian pastor was arrested in Florida for flouting a stayathome order aimed at curbing the new coronavirus a conservative religious liberty group was quick to leap to his defense NegativeWASHINGTON When an evangelical Christian pastor was arrested in Florida for flouting a stayathome order aimed at curbing the new coronavirus a conservative religious liberty group was quick to leap to his defense http://www.reuters.com/subjects/supreme-courthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-religion/u-s-coronavirus-restrictions-create-split-among-religious-liberty-advocates-idUSKBN21Q1AI2020-04-09
BEIJING As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday allowing its 11 million residents to leave for the first time in over two months a milestone in its effort to combat the outbreak NegativeBEIJING As the world grapples with the escalating coronavirus pandemic China reopened the city of Wuhan on Wednesday allowing its 11 million residents to leave for the first time in over two months a milestone in its effort to combat the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/brazil/article/us-health-coronavirus-wuhan-scientists-i/painful-lesson-how-a-military-style-lockdown-unfolded-in-wuhan-idUSKBN21Q0KD2020-04-08
BEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Tuesday it had approved its first emergency assistance loan of 2 NegativeBEIJING Beijingbacked Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank said on Tuesday it had approved its first emergency assistance loan of 2 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-aiib/beijing-backed-aiib-approves-emergency-loan-to-china-to-help-with-coronavirus-response-idUSKBN21P16H2020-04-08
BEIJING Chinaa internet regulator ordered search engine Baidu to clean up improper information and halt spread of lowbrow content NegativeBEIJING Chinaa internet regulator ordered search engine Baidu to clean up improper information and halt spread of lowbrow content http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-baidu-order/china-orders-baidu-to-clean-up-low-brow-content-idUSKBN21Q0C52020-04-08
BEIJING Chinas central bank will ramp up its policy easing to support the coronavirusravaged economy but debt worries and property risks will prevent it from following the U.S. Federal Reserves steep rate cuts or quantitative easing moves policy sources said NegativeBEIJING Chinas central bank will ramp up its policy easing to support the coronavirusravaged economy but debt worries and property risks will prevent it from following the U.S. Federal Reserves steep rate cuts or quantitative easing moves policy sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-pboc-exclusi/exclusive-chinas-central-bank-to-step-up-easing-wont-borrow-fed-playbook-sources-idUSKBN21Q0JO2020-04-08
BEIJING Mainland China reported on Tuesday no coronavirus deaths for the first time since the pandemic began and a drop in new cases a day before the central city of Wuhan where the virus emerged late in December was set to lift its lockdown PositiveBEIJING Mainland China reported on Tuesday no coronavirus deaths for the first time since the pandemic began and a drop in new cases a day before the central city of Wuhan where the virus emerged late in December was set to lift its lockdown http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-reports-no-new-coronavirus-deaths-as-cases-decline-idUSKBN21P0342020-04-08
BEIJING Yichun Luming Mining Co Ltd the owner of a tailings dam in northeast China that leaked last month contaminating the local river system has been ordered to temporarily halt production according to a report on a provincial government website NegativeBEIJING Yichun Luming Mining Co Ltd the owner of a tailings dam in northeast China that leaked last month contaminating the local river system has been ordered to temporarily halt production according to a report on a provincial government website http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tailings-molybdenum/chinese-molybdenum-miner-has-production-licence-suspended-after-tailings-spill-idUSKBN21Q0LB2020-04-08
SINGAPORE April 8 The dollar found a footing on Wednesday as investors returned to safehavens unwinding some risk currency gains made on hopes the coronavirus crisis in Europe and New York was slowing NegativeDollar recovers after overnight drop http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-creeps-higher-as-virus-worries-return-idUSL4N2BW08G2020-04-08
SINGAPORE Tankers carrying U.S. liquefied natural gas are on their way to China after Beijing started granting tax waivers to some importers shipping and trade sources said PositiveSINGAPORE Tankers carrying U.S. liquefied natural gas are on their way to China after Beijing started granting tax waivers to some importers shipping and trade sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-lng/u-s-lng-cargoes-heading-to-china-after-beijing-awards-tax-waivers-idUSKBN21P1282020-04-08
WASHINGTON A Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive on Tuesday described as plans by the U.S. government to curb the Chinese telecom equipment makers access to global chip supplies NegativeWASHINGTON A Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive on Tuesday described as plans by the U.S. government to curb the Chinese telecom equipment makers access to global chip supplies http://www.reuters.com/innovation/article/us-huawei-tech-usa-chipmakers/huawei-laments-u-s-plans-to-crimp-its-global-chip-supply-idUSKBN21P2H72020-04-08
WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Texas could enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the states policy requiring postponement of nonurgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Texas could enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the states policy requiring postponement of nonurgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-abortion/u-s-appeals-court-allows-abortion-curbs-in-texas-during-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN21P36L2020-04-08
WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday providing billion to buy oil for the national emergency reserve as a way to help energy companies hit by the plunge in crude prices PositiveWASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday providing billion to buy oil for the national emergency reserve as a way to help energy companies hit by the plunge in crude prices http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-reserve/u-s-lawmakers-introduce-bill-to-fund-oil-purchase-for-emergency-reserve-idUSKBN21P33S2020-04-08
WASHINGTON A senior Trump administration official urged China on Tuesday to allow the United States to work directly with laboratories in Wuhan on research into the novel coronavirus saying this was critical to saving lives globally PositiveWASHINGTON A senior Trump administration official urged China on Tuesday to allow the United States to work directly with laboratories in Wuhan on research into the novel coronavirus saying this was critical to saving lives globally http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cooperation/u-s-official-urges-china-to-allow-direct-work-with-wuhan-labs-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P2SA2020-04-08
WASHINGTON A spokeswoman for President Donald Trumps campaign Kayleigh McEnany will become the new White House press secretary CNN reported in the latest shakeup of the presidents communications office NeutralWASHINGTON A spokeswoman for President Donald Trumps campaign Kayleigh McEnany will become the new White House press secretary CNN reported in the latest shakeup of the presidents communications office http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mcenany/trump-campaign-spokeswoman-mcenany-to-become-white-house-press-secretary-cnn-idUSKBN21P2FP2020-04-08
WASHINGTON Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirusstricken aircraft carrier a U.S. official and a congresssional aide told Reuters on Tuesday speaking on condition of anonymity NegativeWASHINGTON Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirusstricken aircraft carrier a U.S. official and a congresssional aide told Reuters on Tuesday speaking on condition of anonymity http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-navy-resigns/acting-navy-secretary-offers-to-resign-over-handling-of-carrier-crisis-idUSKBN21P35C2020-04-08
WASHINGTON Americans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week as states deploy hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid state officials said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Americans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week as states deploy hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid state officials said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/uk-health-coronavirus-usa-unemployment/jobless-americans-to-see-extra-payments-as-soon-as-this-week-idUSKBN21P31N2020-04-08
WASHINGTON April 7 White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving to become chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump the White House said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON April 7 White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving to become chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump the White House said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-press-secretary/white-house-spokeswoman-grisham-switches-to-first-lady-staff-idUSL1N2BV0R82020-04-08
WASHINGTON China is willing to work on a bilateral basis with lowincome countries facing economic challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic and may approve delays in some debt service payments a Chinese official told Reuters on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON China is willing to work on a bilateral basis with lowincome countries facing economic challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic and may approve delays in some debt service payments a Chinese official told Reuters on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-debt/china-open-to-talks-with-poor-countries-on-debt-challenges-chinese-official-idUSKBN21P3442020-04-08
WASHINGTON In a White House communications shakeup press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced plans to leave on Tuesday and administration officials said she was expected to be replaced by a spokeswoman for President Donald Trumps reelection campaign Kayleigh McEnany NegativeWASHINGTON In a White House communications shakeup press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced plans to leave on Tuesday and administration officials said she was expected to be replaced by a spokeswoman for President Donald Trumps reelection campaign Kayleigh McEnany http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-press-secretary/white-house-spokeswoman-grisham-switches-to-first-ladys-staff-idUSKBN21P29Q2020-04-08
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the governments NeutralWASHINGTON President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the governments http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-inspector-gene/trump-removes-top-coronavirus-watchdog-widens-attack-on-inspectors-general-idUSKBN21P2OM2020-04-08
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had not seen memos by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro warning of coronavirus risks and that he retained confidence in Navarro NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had not seen memos by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro warning of coronavirus risks and that he retained confidence in Navarro http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-navarro/trump-says-he-did-not-see-memos-by-adviser-navarro-warning-of-coronavirus-risks-idUSKBN21P3EO2020-04-08
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States might be getting to the top of the of the coronavirus outbreak and said he did not see an early written warning about the pandemic from a top White House aide NegativeWASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States might be getting to the top of the of the coronavirus outbreak and said he did not see an early written warning about the pandemic from a top White House aide http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump/trump-says-u-s-may-be-getting-to-top-of-coronavirus-curve-idUSKBN21P3EK2020-04-08
WASHINGTON Republican U.S. senators who have introduced a bill that would remove U.S. defense systems and troops in Saudi Arabia unless it cuts oil output will hold a call with the kingdoms officials on Saturday a source familiar with the planning said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON Republican U.S. senators who have introduced a bill that would remove U.S. defense systems and troops in Saudi Arabia unless it cuts oil output will hold a call with the kingdoms officials on Saturday a source familiar with the planning said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa-saudi/u-s-oil-state-senators-to-talk-crude-markets-with-saudi-officials-saturday-source-idUSKBN21Q03M2020-04-08
WASHINGTON Roughly billion of a billion pot of loans to cover the payrolls of ailing small businesses have been originated by U.S. lenders in recent days President Donald Trump said on Tuesday adding that that money was essentially loaned NegativeWASHINGTON Roughly billion of a billion pot of loans to cover the payrolls of ailing small businesses have been originated by U.S. lenders in recent days President Donald Trump said on Tuesday adding that that money was essentially loaned http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus-cash/trump-says-70-billion-in-coronavirus-rescue-loans-authorized-but-wheres-the-cash-idUSKBN21P3GW2020-04-08
WASHINGTON The House Intelligence Committee chairman on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trumps acting spy chief to explain the removals and resignations of top intelligence officials and whether he ever tried to block probes by the intelligence communitys recently fired internal watchdog NegativeWASHINGTON The House Intelligence Committee chairman on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trumps acting spy chief to explain the removals and resignations of top intelligence officials and whether he ever tried to block probes by the intelligence communitys recently fired internal watchdog http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-intelligence-house/house-panel-asks-trumps-acting-spy-chief-to-explain-spate-of-firings-idUSKBN21P3CW2020-04-08
WASHINGTON The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-cdcguidance/cdc-removes-unusual-guidance-to-doctors-about-drug-favored-by-trump-idUSKBN21P39R2020-04-08
WASHINGTON The U.S. governments massive effort to nurse the economy through the coronavirus crisis was billed as a sendmoneyanddontsweatthedetails flood of cash to people and businesses in a trillion system that has ground to a halt NegativeWASHINGTON The U.S. governments massive effort to nurse the economy through the coronavirus crisis was billed as a sendmoneyanddontsweatthedetails flood of cash to people and businesses in a trillion system that has ground to a halt http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-fiscal-analysi/wobbly-u-s-fiscal-response-could-deepen-coronavirus-recession-idUSKBN21Q0H12020-04-08
WASHINGTON The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week as some of the nations largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system NegativeWASHINGTON The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week as some of the nations largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-stimulus-banks/white-house-looks-to-bolster-small-business-lending-program-idUSKBN21P2E82020-04-08
WASHINGTON The head of the examination office at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday published details about the expected scope and content for compliance with a new rule requiring brokerdealers and investment advisers to disclose potential conflicts of interest NegativeWASHINGTON The head of the examination office at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday published details about the expected scope and content for compliance with a new rule requiring brokerdealers and investment advisers to disclose potential conflicts of interest http://www.reuters.com/legal/article/us-health-coronavirus-sec-brokers/u-s-sec-issues-compliance-focus-areas-for-brokers-before-new-rules-take-effect-idUSKBN21P34S2020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modlys resignation NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modlys resignation http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon/pentagon-chief-accepts-acting-navy-secretarys-resignation-idUSKBN21P3AA2020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called her to ask Congress for more money to help small businesses hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic and said she agreed an existing program for small businesses really needs money right away because of the demand PositiveWASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called her to ask Congress for more money to help small businesses hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic and said she agreed an existing program for small businesses really needs money right away because of the demand http://www.reuters.com/politicshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pelosi/pelosi-says-u-s-administration-wants-more-funds-for-coronavirus-relief-cnn-idUSKBN21P2ZU2020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized the World Health Organization on Tuesday accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized the World Health Organization on Tuesday accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-who/trump-says-who-is-china-centric-really-blew-it-on-coronavirus-idUSKBN21P2E12020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged all countries to be transparent and honest as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic a thinly veiled swipe at China which reported no deaths from the illness for the first time since the outbreak began NeutralWASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged all countries to be transparent and honest as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic a thinly veiled swipe at China which reported no deaths from the illness for the first time since the outbreak began http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pompeo/in-apparent-swipe-at-china-pompeo-calls-for-transparency-in-coronavirus-fight-idUSKBN21P2AY2020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID19 illness NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID19 illness http://www.reuters.com/news/ushttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-crime/u-s-immigration-officials-evaluate-vulnerable-detainees-for-possible-release-amid-pandemic-idUSKBN21P3JP2020-04-08
WASHINGTON U.S. oil companies are expected to reduce oil output temporarily by nearly 2 million barrels per day as lower crude prices force companies to cut back operations the U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday NegativeWASHINGTON U.S. oil companies are expected to reduce oil output temporarily by nearly 2 million barrels per day as lower crude prices force companies to cut back operations the U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-usa/u-s-projects-oil-output-to-fall-nearly-two-million-bpd-driven-by-free-market-idUSKBN21P2TJ2020-04-08
WASHINGTON Video conferencing company Zoom has been responsive to concerns over its software the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a memo recently distributed to top government cybersecurity officials and seen by Reuters NegativeWASHINGTON Video conferencing company Zoom has been responsive to concerns over its software the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said in a memo recently distributed to top government cybersecurity officials and seen by Reuters http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-zoom-video-commn-privacy/video-service-zoom-taking-security-seriously-u-s-government-memo-idUSKBN21P2RD2020-04-08
BEIJING A gun attack in a mining area in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed three Chinese nationals Chinas official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing the Chinese embassy in the mineralrich central African country NegativeBEIJING A gun attack in a mining area in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed three Chinese nationals Chinas official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday citing the Chinese embassy in the mineralrich central African country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-congo-mining/congo-mine-attack-kills-three-chinese-nationals-xinhua-idUSKBN21O0V22020-04-07
BEIJING China will work to further prevent coronavirus cases imported through its land borders the Chinese government said in a statement on Monday after a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang NegativeBEIJING China will work to further prevent coronavirus cases imported through its land borders the Chinese government said in a statement on Monday after a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cases/china-vows-to-strengthen-coronavirus-controls-at-land-borders-as-cases-rise-idUSKBN21O19M2020-04-07
BEIJING Chinas light vehicle production will drop 11 NegativeBEIJING Chinas light vehicle production will drop 11 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-autos/chinas-vehicle-production-to-drop-11-5-this-year-ihs-markit-idUSKBN21O1JL2020-04-07
BEIJING Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections while the central city of Wuhan epicentre of the outbreak saw no new deaths for the first time NegativeBEIJING Mainland China reported on Tuesday a drop in new coronavirus cases after closing its borders to virtually all foreigners to curb imported infections while the central city of Wuhan epicentre of the outbreak saw no new deaths for the first time http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-posts-drop-in-coronavirus-cases-wuhan-lockdown-due-to-end-idUSKBN21P0342020-04-07
SINGAPORE Russias Sokol crude which yields more middle distillates like jet fuel and gasoil from refining has slumped to a record spot discount in the Asia market two trade sources said on Monday as fuel demand takes a hit from the coronavirus pandemic NegativeSINGAPORE Russias Sokol crude which yields more middle distillates like jet fuel and gasoil from refining has slumped to a record spot discount in the Asia market two trade sources said on Monday as fuel demand takes a hit from the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/russia/article/us-russia-oil/russian-sokol-crude-sinks-to-record-discount-as-demand-slumps-sources-idUSKBN21O0J12020-04-07
WASHINGTON A near total closure of U.S. businesses as authorities try to control the spread of the novel coronavirus could make U.S. economic data unreliable in the coming months and harder to get a clearer picture of the severity of the recession caused by the virus NegativeWASHINGTON A near total closure of U.S. businesses as authorities try to control the spread of the novel coronavirus could make U.S. economic data unreliable in the coming months and harder to get a clearer picture of the severity of the recession caused by the virus http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-data/coronavirus-muddies-u-s-economic-data-as-business-closures-push-down-response-rates-idUSKBN21O2RT2020-04-07
WASHINGTON April 6 The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it was rejecting a petition that sought an investigation into broadcasters that aired statements U.S. President Donald Trump made about the coronavirus pandemic NegativeWASHINGTON April 6 The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it was rejecting a petition that sought an investigation into broadcasters that aired statements U.S. President Donald Trump made about the coronavirus pandemic http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-fcc-trump/fcc-will-not-investigate-trump-coronavirus-press-conference-broadcasts-idUSL1N2BU1232020-04-07
WASHINGTON April 6 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a religious rights dispute brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington against the Washington area transit authority over its policy against allowing advertisements in its stations and on buses and trains on divisive issues including religion NegativeWASHINGTON April 6 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a religious rights dispute brought by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington against the Washington area transit authority over i