Additional fiscal stimulus powers U.S. retail sales; manufacturing output strong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in January after households received additional pandemic relief money from the government, suggesting a pick-up in economic activity after being restrained by …

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U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; services sector activity slows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits fell last week, but remained extraordinarily high amid widespread business restrictions to slow a rising tide of …

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COVID-19 again? Reinfection cases raise concerns over immunity

LONDON (Reuters) – The case of a man in the United States infected twice with COVID-19 shows there is much yet to learn about immune responses and also raises questions …

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Taiwan scrambles jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz during U.S. visit

By Ben Blanchard, Yew Lun Tian TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, crossing the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, …

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TikTok sale deadline won’t be extended, says Trump

By Andrea Shalal, Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump has said no further time will be given to ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, to divest the US business …

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Long neglected after landmark discovery, armored dinosaur finally gets its due

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When the bones of the early armored dinosaur Scelidosaurus were unearthed in 1858 in west Dorset, England, they comprised the first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified. A …

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Signs of recovery? Business activity and home sales increase in the US

Aug 21 (Reuters) – In signs that the economic recovery may be accelerating, U.S. home sales rose at a record rate for the second straight month in July, and data …

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U.S. retail sales slow in July; obstacles mount for nascent economic recovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased less than expected in July as consumers cut back on purchases of motor vehicles, and could slow further in the months ahead amid …

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The United States could become the next epicenter of the coronavirus, says WHO

GENEVA / TOKYO (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, which eventually forced reluctant organizers to …

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Trump challenged his initial offer to reopen the economy

WASHINGTON / NEW YORK (Reuters) – A week after millions of Americans began taking refuge at home with the coronavirus, at least one Republican governor warned Tuesday that he would …

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