All-Star Game to go ahead amid COVID-19 pandemic
February 19, 2021
(Reuters) - The NBA will hold the 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta on March 7 despite a number of top players expressing concerns about staging an exhibition game amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it said on Thursday.
February 17, 2021
Biden pushes for pandemic relief in first official trip as president
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - President Joe Biden vowed during a prime-time televised town hall on Tuesday to accelerate the country’s vaccination program and said teachers should be moved closer to the front of the line for inoculations to allow more schools to reopen.
February 16, 2021
Incoming WTO head warns 'vaccine nationalism' could slow pandemic recovery
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization’s incoming chief on Monday warned against “vaccine nationalism’ that would slow progress in ending the COVID-19 pandemic and could erode economic growth for all countries - rich and poor.
February 15, 2021
Biden to discuss pandemic, economy and China in Friday G7 meeting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden will hold his first event with other leaders from the Group of Seven nations in a virtual meeting on Friday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the world economy and dealing with China, the White House said on Sunday.
February 12, 2021
US House committee approves another $14 billion for pandemic-hit airlines
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A US House committee approved a proposal to give airlines another $14 billion in payroll assistance as part of a broader COVID-19 relief package that is working its way through Congress.
February 12, 2021
Disney returns to profit as streaming success offsets pandemic-hit parks
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co swung to a surprise quarterly profit as “The Mandalorian” and “Soul” lifted its fast-growing streaming business, outweighing pandemic worries about its hobbled theme park operations.
February 11, 2021
Uber reduces losses on food delivery expansion, modest uptick in ride bookings
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday posted a narrower loss as its ride-hail and delivery businesses rebounded slightly from pandemic lows, and the company said it was well on track to reach its goal of achieving an adjusted profit by year-end.