Rebuilding Good Habits after Lockdown

Though I loved working from home, I now realize that it came at a cost – in March and April I destroyed most of the good habits I had worked very hard to build over the last few years.

Aston Martin chief to leave, Mercedes-AMG CEO to replace him: source

(Reuters) – Aston Martin (AML.L) Chief Executive Andy Palmer is leaving the business as part of a management shake-up and will be replaced by Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday. The luxury carmaker said in an emailed statement that it is reviewing its management team but […]

Japan to end Tokyo's state of emergency, eyes fresh $930 billion stimulus

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will lift a state of emergency for Tokyo and remaining areas still facing restrictions on Monday, while the Nikkei reported a plan for new stimulus worth almost $1 trillion to help companies ride out the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing curbs were loosened for most of the country on May 14 as […]

Asian shares reverse early gains, eyes on China-U.S. trade relations

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A gauge of Asian stocks pared early gains on Monday amid souring relations between China and the United States, with Hong Kong shares extending losses on mounting fears about future stability in the city. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walks in […]

China's Great Wall expects mild domestic auto sales growth in second half

FILE PHOTO: A Haval H6 Coupe from Great Wall Motors is displayed at Shanghai Auto Show during its media day, in Shanghai, China April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song BEIJING (Reuters) – Great Wall Motor (601633.SS) expects China’s overall auto sales in the second half this year to return to the same level as last year, […]

Lufthansa to resume flights to 20 destinations from mid-June

FILE PHOTO: Aircraft of the German carrier Lufthansa are parked on the tarmac, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) – Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), which is in talks with the German government over a 9 billion euro ($9.8 billion) bailout, […]

Most publicly listed companies keep U.S. small-business aid loans

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump listen during an East Room event highlighting Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) […]

Air France must slash domestic traffic in exchange for state guarantees -minister

FILE PHOTO: An Air France passenger jet takes off at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau PARIS (Reuters) – Air France (AIRF.PA) will have to “drastically” reduce its domestic air traffic in exchange for state loan guarantees, French Environment […]

Jaguar seeks state loan as coronavirus pandemic takes toll: Sky News

Jaguar Land Rover unveils the new Jaguar F-Type model during its world premiere in Munich, Germany, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (Reuters) – Jaguar Land Rover (TAMO.NS) is in talks with the British government about a request for temporary state funding of more than 1 billion pounds ($1.22 billion), Sky News said on Saturday, a […]

As Death Toll Nears 100,000, Some in White House Question the Math

Here’s what you need to know:Some White House officials suggest deaths are overcounted. Experts disagree.Trump demands that governors let houses of worship reopen. States differ on their approaches to religious services during the pandemic.Birx expresses concerns about case levels in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington.Ahead of a holiday weekend, beach towns are telling N.Y.C. residents […]

Kuehne+Nagel owner sees about 20,000 job cuts: Die Welt

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss logistics group Kuehne + Nagel is seen at its headquarters in Schindellegi, Switzerland October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann ZURICH (Reuters) – Freight-forwarder Kuehne+Nagel (KNIN.S) may cut more than 20,000 jobs, with warehouse workers most affected, as the coronavirus-caused economic crisis hits shipping, controlling shareholder Klaus-Michael Kuehne said in an […]

Large employers push back on U.S. healthcare mergers during coronavirus crisis

FILE PHOTO: A worker leaves the Boeing Everett Factory, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Everett, Washington, U.S. March 23, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder/File Photo (Reuters) – A group representing some of the largest U.S. employers has asked Congress for a year-long ban on mergers and acquisitions among hospitals and doctors groups that received government […]

U.S. agencies ask FCC to rescind Ligado spectrum decision

FILE PHOTO: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen in Washington February 26, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of U.S. agencies on Friday asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its unanimous April 22 decision to allow Ligado Networks [MOSAV.UL] to deploy a low-power nationwide mobile broadband network, saying […]

Business groups push Trump to keep skilled-worker visas amid pandemic

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A range of business groups have made an 11th-hour appeal to U.S. President Donald Trump as he weighs whether to restrict temporary work visas, warning of negative economic consequences […]

Dozens of Chinese companies added to U.S. blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and China’s military. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting between […]

All 50 U.S. states shed jobs in April: Labor Department

(Reuters) – Unemployment rates rose and total employment fell in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in April as efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to close across the country, the Labor Department said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: People who lost their jobs are reflected in the door of an […]

Automaker trade backs U.S. on effort to weaken fuel efficiency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group representing many major automakers on Friday backed the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards but said it opposed further reductions in requirements. FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo In […]

U.S. grants tentative OK for 15 air carriers to suspend service to 75 airports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department said late on Friday it had granted tentative approval to 15 airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 U.S. airports because of the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, […]

Wall Street ends mixed as China-U.S. tensions weigh

(Reuters) – Wall Street ended mixed on Friday in a mostly tame finish to a week of strong gains, as investors gauged China-U.S. tensions and amid ongoing uncertainty about the pace of economic recovery from the coronavirus. President Donald Trump’s warning on Thursday that the U.S. would react strongly to China’s plan for a national […]

United Airlines CEO Kirby's annual base salary lower than predecessor

FILE PHOTO: United Airlines president Scott Kirby speaks before the departure of the “Flight for the Planet”, the most eco-friendly commercial flight in history of aviation, according to the airline, from O’Hare International Airport to Los Angeles, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski (Reuters) – United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday […]

Hertz preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as Friday night: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: Logos of car rental company Hertz are seen outside Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy-en-France during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – Car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ.N) is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as Friday night after […]

Explainer: How ending Hong Kong's 'special status' could affect U.S. companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a U.S. revocation of the former British colony’s “special status” under U.S. law, a move that would have far-reaching trade and investment implications. U.S. businesses oppose any change in Washington’s recognition of Hong Kong as a sufficiently autonomous city, where major […]

Delta to provide care kit containing masks to passengers

FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked due to flight reductions made to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) said here on Friday a care kit containing a disposable face mask […]

Hong Kong tensions rattle world stock markets, oil tumbles

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices tumbled and global equity markets fell on Friday as China’s move to impose a new security law on Hong Kong further strained U.S.-China relations and clouded economic recovery prospects. FILE PHOTO: Floor traders work space is seen on the trading floor after the closing bell, following traders testing positive […]

Oil falls on China-U.S. tensions, energy demand doubts

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices tumbled about 2% on Friday on rising U.S.-China tensions and doubts about how quickly fuel demand would recover from the coronavirus crisis. FILE PHOTO: A TORC Oil & Gas pump jack is seen near Granum, Alberta, Canada May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo Fuel demand plummeted in recent months […]

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[embedded content]Here’s what you need to know:Hertz could file for bankruptcy if it can’t reach a deal with creditors.China abandons growth target and lays plans to ramp up spending.Amazon moves to regain its dominance.Alibaba credits China’s quick handling of the virus for stronger-than-expected sales.Hertz could file for bankruptcy if it can’t reach a deal with […]

France warns Renault could disappear; Nissan plans job cuts

PARIS/TOKYO (Reuters) – Europe’s car industry was put on alert for more job losses on Friday as a French minister warned Renault could disappear if it didn’t get help soon and a Japanese news report said partner Nissan was considering 20,000 layoffs, with many in Europe. Renault (RENA.PA) and Nissan (7201.T) have been in a […]

EasyJet founder loses bid to oust management in strategy showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – EasyJet (EZJ.L) founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou failed in his attempt to oust the airline’s top three bosses on Friday, giving it a brief respite in its battle for survival during the coronavirus pandemic. With air travel brought to a halt and easyJet planes parked up around the world, Haji-Ioannou had stepped up his […]

Hedge funds increased exposure to growth favorites in first quarter: Goldman

FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – Hedge funds concentrated their portfolios even further into growth stocks including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) in the first quarter of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic pummeled U.S. […]

No U.S. state avoided job losses in April: Labor Department

FILE PHOTO: People who lost their jobs are reflected in the door of an Arkansas Workforce Center as they wait in line to file for unemployment following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S. April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Nick Oxford -/File Photo/File Photo (Reuters) – Unemployment rates rose and total employment […]

Alibaba's sales surge as people shop online during lockdown

(Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Friday reported forecast-beating fourth-quarter revenues and profits, as more people shopped online for essentials because of the coronavirus lockdowns. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Alibaba Group is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo As people stayed […]

Wall Street dips as U.S.-China tensions add to economic woes

(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes dropped on Friday as Sino-U.S. tensions weighed on markets struggling to gauge the pace of economic recovery from the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo […]

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: A TORC Oil & Gas pump jack is seen near Granum, Alberta, Canada May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Todd Korol/File Photo Fuel demand plummeted as the coronavirus […]

Hong Kong tensions unnerve world stock markets, oil tumbles

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Global equity markets edged lower on Friday as Beijing moved to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last year’s pro-democracy unrest, further straining U.S.-China ties that cast a pall over recovery prospects and sent oil prices tumbling. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask walks past […]

With remote work plan, Facebook dashes hopes of paycheck arbitrage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – With Facebook’s adoption of permanent remote work on Thursday, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has untethered one of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies from the place that incubated it. But he also dashed a Silicon Valley dream: that tech workers would be able to take their generous salaries with them as they flee […]

Will recycled plastics survive tanking oil prices?

The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating impact on the oil sector, with knock-on impacts for plastic Single-use plastics are helping keep people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, but creating new challenges for governments in dealing with the waste problem It seems an impossible situation. Some of the world’s largest corporations promised to quickly slash […]

Global Briefing: EU Commission targets €20bn annual support for nature restoration

The EU biodiversity strategy aims to protect almost a third of Europe’s land and sea area European Commission unveils sweeping biodiversity strategy, plus all the top green business news from around the world this week EU Commission unveils strategy to ‘fix broken relationship with nature’ The European Commission has unveiled a sweeping new biodiversity strategy, […]

Mark Zuckerberg Rethinks the Office

Want this in your inbox each morning? Sign up here. Is Facebook foreshadowing the future of work? It’s one thing for smaller tech companies to promote remote-first work policies. But it’s a much bigger matter when a titan of Silicon Valley announces sweeping changes for its 45,000 employees. The office may never be the same, […]

Roche buys U.S. gene sequencing tech company Stratos Genomics

FILE PHOTO: General view of the Roche building in Welwyn Garden City, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Welwyn Garden City, Britain, May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs ZURICH (Reuters) – Pharmaceutical group Roche (ROG.S) has acquired U.S.-based Stratos Genomics to further develop DNA-based sequencing for diagnostic use, it said on Friday. “The acquisition […]

Why bond investors are willing to bet on money-losing Pemex after oil price crash

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mexico’s state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos has seen investor sentiment improve in recent weeks despite sky-high debts, a slump in demand and no clear direction about how the government will turn the money-losing driller around. FILE PHOTO: Tanker trucks of Mexico state oil firm Pemex’s are seen at Cadereyta refinery […]