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(Reuters) – Amazon.com will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant’s response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, March 19, 2020.
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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Saturday it is raising overtime pay for associates working in its U.S. warehouses, as the world’s largest online retailer tries to meet the rapidly growing demand for online shopping from consumers stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Amazon logo is seen in front of diplayed coronavirus
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EMS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Britain faces a “massive shortage” of ventilators that will be needed to treat critically ill patients suffering from coronavirus, after it failed to invest enough in intensive care equipment, a leading ventilator manufacturer said on Wednesday. Employees of Hamilton Medical AG test ventilators at a plant in Domat/Ems, Switzerland March 18,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Nearly a quarter of Ohio’s counties are deploying fewer poll workers for the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday than they have in previous presidential election years, raising concerns from voting-rights advocates who say the reductions could lengthen lines at the polls.  Thanks to a change in state law last year, at least
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(Reuters) – Brian Lesser, chief executive of AT&T Inc’s advertising unit Xandr, has resigned, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, raising questions about the future of its advanced advertising strategy. A spokesman for AT&T declined to comment. Lesser was not immediately reachable. Lesser had interviewed for the CEO role at WarnerMedia, AT&T’s
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has decided to suspend non-essential travel by staff because of the spread of the coronavirus and will only permit mission-critical trips, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said decisions about travel by employees stationed abroad would be
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has ordered federal health officials to treat top-level coronavirus meetings as classified, an unusual step that has restricted information and hampered the U.S. government’s response to the contagion, according to four Trump administration officials. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses reporters during his daily Coronavirus Task Force
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MONTREAL/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The United Nations is weighing restrictions for a scheme designed to help airlines offset their carbon emissions, curbing industry funding for older projects whose environmental benefits have been disputed by climate activists.   FILE PHOTO: An aeroplane flies underneath the jet stream of another aircraft above the Italian city of Padova September
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LONDON (Reuters) – China’s Huawei Technologies, which for years has denied violating American trade sanctions on Iran, produced internal company records in 2010 that show it was directly involved in sending prohibited U.S. computer equipment to Iran’s largest mobile-phone operator. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at the Shenzhen International Airport in Shenzhen,
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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal inspections of the U.S. government’s only dedicated detention unit for transgender immigrants last year found hundreds of unanswered requests for medical attention, poor quarantine procedures and deficient treatment for mental illnesses and other chronic diseases, Reuters has learned. Transgender migrant Shannel Cruz shops in Super Amanacer restaurant and store in
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(Reuters) – Gary Ginsberg, the global head of communications for SoftBank Group Corp, has taken an indefinite leave of absence to advise Michael Bloomberg’s U.S. presidential campaign, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. Ginsberg has been on unpaid leave from SoftBank since January, and it was unclear when he will return, the sources
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The top dentist and public face of SmileDirectClub is at risk of losing his California license following a two-year state dental board investigation, records reviewed by Reuters show. The California disciplinary process underway against dentist Jeffrey A. Sulitzer, SmileDirectClub’s chief clinical officer, is the latest threat facing the high-flying tele-dentistry firm,
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans’ interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls. FILE PHOTO: A voter leaves a voting booth after casting her ballot in
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