Most Americans, unlike Trump, want mail-in ballots for November if coronavirus threatens: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the government to require mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election if the coronavirus outbreak still threatens the public this autumn, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election this year, has been trying with other Republicans to discourage efforts to expand voting by […]

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Job losses would be major cost to lives, society, says DPM

While saving lives is the Government’s topmost priority amid the Covid-19 pandemic, saving jobs comes next, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday. This is because when people are out of a job, there is a major cost to individual lives and to society, he told Parliament. Individuals lose the chance to gain experience, while companies which lay off […]

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Coronavirus: Claims of power vacuum as PM battles COVID-19 while in intensive care

Senior cabinet ministers are facing questions about who is making the big decisions in government while Boris Johnson battles coronavirus in intensive care. After England’s chief medical officer suggested mistakes had been made in the UK’s approach to testing, a strategy for increasing the number of COVID-19 tests is a key issue confronting the cabinet in the prime minister’s absence. […]

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Acting Navy boss submits resignation amid coronavirus uproar – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, according to two officials, just hours after he had publicly apologized for a profanity-laced upbraiding of the officer he fired as captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the matter before an official announcement. Modly’s designated replacement will be James […]

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White House looks to bolster small business lending program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week, as some of the nation’s largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system. U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration will seek another $250 billion on […]

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White House to hold call with banks as hundreds struggle to access small business loans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House was due to speak with banks on Tuesday, as the administration’s $350 billion program to support ailing businesses continued to confront hurdles, with some of the nation’s largest lenders sitting on the sidelines and others unable to access the system. As of Tuesday, Citibank (C.N) said it was still not accepting loan applications under […]

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Long lines and drive-through voting as Wisconsinites brave polls amid coronavirus

BELOIT, Wis./SOMERSET, Wis. (Reuters) – Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations on Tuesday, as the Midwestern state’s presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the coronavirus outbreak. Outside Riverside High School in Milwaukee – where officials were forced to close 175 of 180 normal voting sites due to a lack of poll workers […]

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Long lines and drive-through voting as Wisconsinites brave coronavirus at polls

DELOIT, Wis./SOMERSET, Wis. (Reuters) – Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations on Tuesday, as the Midwestern state’s presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the coronavirus outbreak. Outside Riverside High School in Milwaukee – where officials were forced to close 175 of 180 normal voting sites due to a lack of poll workers […]

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Parliament: Two initiatives to help S’pore economy bounce back from Covid-19 crisis, build social resilience, says DPM Heng

SINGAPORE – When the Covid-19 pandemic is tamed and overcome, two new initiatives will step forward to build up Singapore’s resilience, both economically and socially, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday (April 7). One is the Emerging Stronger task force on economic resilience while the other is a refreshed Singapore Together movement with a new emphasis on […]

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