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Test that can detect coronavirus in minutes gets U.S. approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted the approval under its Emergency Use Authorization.

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COVID-19: World’s biggest condom producer warns of global shortage.

Malaysia's Karex Bhd makes one in every five condoms globally. It has not produced a single condom from its three Malaysian factories for more than a week due to a lockdown imposed by the government to halt the spread of the virus.

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Dyson to produce 15,000 ventilators to help with coronavirus fight.

Of those ventilators, 10,000 have been ordered by the U.K. government.

Japan’s Nikkei surges 8% as $2 trillion U.S. aid deal lifts world markets

Japan’s Nikkei 225 surged 8 per cent and other world markets also jumped Wednesday after U.S. Congress and the White House reached a deal to inject nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Global stocks surge after U.S. Fed promises economic support

Global stock markets and U.S. futures surged Tuesday after the Federal Reserve promised support to the struggling economy as Congress delayed action on a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package.

Coronavirus: U.S. futures, Asian shares drop as COVID-19 pandemic deepens

Markets reopened after the weekend to an altered business landscape as lockdowns and closures intended to halt the spread of the new coronavirus expanded to include many cities around the world and the number of people infected surged past 300,000.

As coronavirus travel restrictions ramp up, major airline hubs take a hit.

Emirates, one of the world's biggest long-haul airlines, said on Sunday it would stop nearly all passenger flights this week and cut staff wages by as much as half because of the coronavirus impact on travel demand.

Stock markets fall to close worst trading week since 2008 crisis.

After starting the day stronger, markets dropped to end the week down by double digits compared to last week.

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Canada’s major airlines relatively well-positioned for coronavirus fallout: experts.

Air Canada is laying off more than 5,100 flight attendants and suspending most of its routes abroad by the end of the month.

What to know if you’re a Canadian stuck abroad amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Canadians have been told to return home as soon as possible — but many are having trouble.

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Coronavirus: Global shares rebound after Wall Street dive, recession warning.

Shares rebounded in Europe and Asia on Tuesday after a brutal sell-off that gave the U.S. stock market its worst loss in over 30 years, with many economies grinding to a standstill in hopes of containing the spread of the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: Amazon to hire 100,000 workers, raise wages amid online order surge.

Amazon said the raise in wages would be equivalent to $2/hr, depending on what region the workers were in across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

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Coronavirus: Asian stock markets, U.S. futures fall after Federal Reserve rate cut

Asian stock markets and U.S. futures fell Monday after the Federal Reserve slashed its key interest rate to shore up economic growth in the face of mounting global anti-virus controls that are shutting down business and travel.

Coronavirus: U.S. Federal Reserve slashes rates to nearly zero in response to COVID-19

The U.S. Fed cut rates to a target range of 0 per cent to 0.25 per cent and said it would expand its balance sheet by at least US$700 billion in coming weeks.

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Apple closes all stores outside China for 2 weeks amid viral pandemic.

Company CEO Tim Cook said workers will continue to be paid and office staff will work remotely if possible.

Coronavirus concerns prompt Princess Cruises to suspend operations for 2 months.

Princess Cruises, the operator of two coronavirus-stricken ships, said on Thursday it would suspend global operations of its 18 cruise ships for two months

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Coronavirus: Global shares mixed as fear over COVID-19 outbreak mounts.

Countries are shifting into damage-control as infections spread, prompting sweeping controls on travel, closures of schools and cancellations or postponements of sports events and many other public activities.

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Coronavirus: Booked a cruise and want to cancel? Here’s what you need to know.

New cancellation policies are now being offered by major players in the cruise industry, including Carnival, Disney, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian cruise lines.

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Coronavirus: Uber says drivers diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive compensation.

The company has already started compensating drivers in some markets and is planning to implement the same benefits for drivers and delivery people worldwide, it said in a statement.

Coronavirus: Italy to lock down Milan, Lombardy region in effort to contain outbreak.

The legislation is expected to be approved later on Saturday, the head of the civil protection agency said earlier, after the number of coronavirus infections jumped by more than 1,200 in the past 24 hours.

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Coronavirus: United Airlines becomes 1st to cut domestic flying due to outbreak.

United said Wednesday that starting in April it will reduce passenger-carrying capacity 20 per cent on international routes and 10 per cent in the U.S.

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Coronavirus: Canadians fear COVID-19 will hurt their finances, poll says.

Since December 2019, there have been 94,000 cases of the infection and 3,200 deaths. The large majority of them have been in China.

Air passenger rights: Court dismisses airlines’ attempt to suspend new federal rules.

A judge turned down Tuesday a motion by Air Canada, Porter Airlines Inc. and 14 other carriers to freeze the traveller protections while the appeal is being dealt with.

Chinese Uighurs worked in supply chains for dozens of companies, including Bombardier: report.

Thousands of Uighurs were sent to work in factories across China -- “under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour.”

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Canada issues travel advisory as Italy grapples with coronavirus.

The regions under the travel advisory include popular tourist destinations such as Venice, Milan and Turin. 

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