Corona Virus

  • Coronavirus savages U.S. retail sales again in April

    May 15, 2020

    U.S. retail sales endured a second straight month of record declines in April as the novel coronavirus pandemic kept Americans at home, putting the economy on track for its biggest contraction in the second quarter since the Great Depression. The Commerce Department said on Friday retail sales plunged 16.4% last month, the biggest decline since […]

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  • Ecuador cuts public spending by $4 billion in face of new debt crisis

    May 19, 2020

    Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday announced new public spending cuts aimed at saving his government $4 billion as the Andean country faces a new debt crisis worsened by the coronavirus crisis. The collapse in global oil prices and an economic slowdown as Moreno’s government scrambles to contain one of Latin America’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks […]



  • NSA warns of ongoing Russian hacking campaign against U.S. systems

    May 28, 2020

    The U.S. National Security Agency on Thursday warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure. “This is a vulnerability that is being actively exploited, that’s why we’re bringing this notification out,” said Doug […]

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  • Oil drops 4% on China-U.S. tensions, energy demand doubts

    May 22, 2020

    Oil prices tumbled about 4% on Friday on rising U.S.-China tensions and doubts about how quickly fuel demand would recover from the coronavirus crisis. Fuel demand plummeted as the coronavirus pandemic caused governments to impose restrictions on movement and businesses closed their doors. Oil has rallied in recent days on as activity starts to resume, […]