Economy17 hours ago (Apr 14, 2020 05:35PM ET) (C) Reuters. International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Gita Gopinath takes questions at the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's $1 trillion in lending capacity is "quite substantial" to help members deal with the coronavirus pandemic, ...

World4 hours ago (Apr 14, 2020 05:30PM ET) By Jake Spring and Lisandra Paraguassu BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles has fired the country's top environmental enforcement officer, according to a government notice published on Tuesday, after a news program broadcast a dramatic raid on illegal mining in the Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) rainforest. The move appears to be the ...

(C) Reuters. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Raphael W. Bostic speaks at a European Financial Forum event in Dublin By Howard Schneider and Ann Saphir WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve officials have begun grappling with the complexities of how to simultaneously reopen the country's economy and protect against a resurgence of ...

Politics17 hours ago (Apr 14, 2020 05:25PM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Michigan Governor Whitmer visits the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan By Michael Martina and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Republicans in Michigan escalated attacks Tuesday on Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's efforts to combat COVID-19, arguing her policies are unnecessarily straining the state's economy even as ...

World2 hours ago (Apr 14, 2020 07:50PM ET) CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian policeman and seven suspected militants were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire, the ministry of interior said in a statement late on Tuesday. It said three other policemen had also been wounded. The exchange took place in the al-Amiyira district, the public prosecutor said in ...

Stock Markets4 hours ago (Apr 14, 2020 05:12PM ET) (C) Reuters. By Kim Khan Investing.com - Wall Street shrugged off the more granular numbers to focus on the future again today. The major indexes all rose sharply, despite sharp drops in profit from major banks to kick off earnings season. But the "current relief rally might end up faded if ...

World5 hours ago (Apr 14, 2020 04:55PM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with supply chain distributors in the Cabinet Room of the White House By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump announced a loan program on Tuesday with the aim of making as many as 60,000 ventilators available to ...

World5 hours ago (Apr 14, 2020 04:55PM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at an event in Wilmington (Reuters) - A former aide to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has in several media interviews accused him of sexually assaulting her nearly 30 years ago ...

World27 minutes ago (Apr 14, 2020 09:40PM ET) (C) Reuters. U.S. President Trump hosts meeting with recovered coronavirus patients at the White House in Washington By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a video teleconference with G7 leaders on Thursday to coordinate national responses to the coronavirus outbreak, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump, ...

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Massachusetts By Ned Parker and Chad Terhune (Reuters) - As coronavirus infections exploded in New Orleans, state and local officials repeatedly told the Trump administration that its new drive-through testing effort wasn't going well. Those tested often waited more than a week for results, and local officials had no ...