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Nepal: Independent media struggles to survive amid pandemic pressure

Dhruba Simkhada, 52, was working as an opinion editor at Nepal's best-selling newspaper, Kantipur, until April, when he was asked to take a month of unpaid leave. He is one of the longest-serving...

Spending starting to improve, some retail sales rising

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the...

Insider: JetBlue CEO discusses COVID-19's impact on airlines

Airlines are starting to see a slight rise in bookings, but air travel remains down about 90%, prompting speculation about which carriers might go under. JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Ha...

Airlines increase job cuts as pandemic crushes air travel

Major airlines on both sides of the Atlantic are cutting even more jobs as they struggle to cope with a plunge in air travel that will leave the airline industry much smaller than it was before the co...

MOE mulls coronavirus subsidies for Taiwan college students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) said Saturday (May 23) it is developing a subsidy plan for students who face financial difficulties because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) p...

Taiwan's number of furloughed workers reaches highest level since 2009

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of furloughed workers in Taiwan has reached a new high in ten years, with more than 20,000 Taiwanese currently taking unpaid leave due to the growing economic i...

Kansas inmate's family sues over failure to stop her suicide

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The family of a Kansas inmate who hanged herself at a rural county jail has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit that alleges incompetence by law enforcement officials, citin...

Taiwan's consumer confidence weakens for 3rd straight month

Consumer confidence weakened for the third consecutive month in April as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continued to impact market sentiment, according to National Central University (NCU). Citi...

Ryanair to cut up to 3,000 jobs, robots helping patients

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the ...

AP-NORC poll: Most losing jobs to virus think they’ll return

WASHINGTON (AP) — One out of every four American adults say someone in their household has lost a job to the coronavirus pandemic, but the vast majority expect those former jobs will return once the c...

Virus traps, sickens foreign laborers in Gulf Arab states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long a lifeline for families back home, migrant workers in oil-rich Gulf Arab states now find themselves trapped by the coronavirus pandemic, losing jobs, running ou...

Delta loses $534 million in 1Q; much bigger losses looming

Delta Air Lines, the biggest and most profitable U.S. airline, lost $534 million in the first quarter, a setback that will appear trivial when the full force of the pandemic is revealed in the current...

Outbreak's global cost may top $4T; auto insurers get break

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Friday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of t...

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of...

Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs and quiet skies

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of...