AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from the July jobs report

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgence in COVID-19 cases didn’t shut off the American job creation machine last month — but it did slow it down. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, sli...

Asian shares skid amid virus woes, China-US trade tensions

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Friday in lackluster trading, as trade tensions between the U.S. and China overshadowed optimism about more fiscal stimulus for the ailing U.S. economy. ...

Business Highlights

___ 1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last ...

Cabinet reshuffle in Thailand installs new economic team

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his Cabinet, with an experienced banker taking over the post of finance minister. The names of seven people appoin...

Asian shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus

Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a U.S. economy struggling with shutdowns as new coronavirus outbreaks flare. ...

COVID-19 Likely a Geopolitical Game Changer in Asia: Aon 2020 Risk Maps

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 6, 2020 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has published it...

Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. Negotiators are still stuck, but st...

Virus aid: Where things stand in high-level Washington talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. An exchange of o...

Asia shares mixed amid jitters over US stimulus, China trade

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday amid investor concern about U.S. stimulus spending and a trade agreement with Beijing. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced while T...

ADB to lend Thailand $1.5 billion to aid virus response

BANGKOK (AP) — The Asian Development Bank announced Tuesday it will provide a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand to aid its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Thailand’s Cabinet approv...

Asian shares extend rally after S&P 500 nears record

Shares advanced across Asia on Tuesday after Wall Street closed broadly higher on encouraging economic reports, starting off August by closing within 3% of the record high it set in February. ...

Progress slow on virus relief bill as negotiations continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators on a huge coronavirus relief bill reported slight progress after talks resumed in the Capitol, with issues like food for the poor and aid to schools struggling to reopen ...

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___ With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of virus NEW YORK (AP) — Many restaurants that got coronavirus relief loans have spent the money and now find the...

US Treasury projects record Q3 borrowing of $947 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department is projecting government borrowing of $947 billion in the current July-September period, which would be a record for the quarter but down from the all-time hi...

COVID relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume, but the path forward promises to be challenging. Both the Trump administration negotiating team and top ...