IMF says ECB, ESM support key to strong EU coronavirus response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund said on Monday the relaxation of the euro zone’s fiscal rules and support from the European Central Bank and the European Stability Mechanism is critical to a strong regional response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The determination of euro area leaders to do what it takes to stabilize the euro should not be underestimated,” […]

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New Orleans doctors scramble as coronavirus deaths, cases soar

(Reuters) – Emergency room doctor Thomas Krajewski stopped at the hospital room door at 2 a.m. to glance at the chart. He knew instantly the long odds faced by the patient inside: A man in his 70s, with a fever, short of breath. “Do you mind calling my son?” the patient asked him. “My two grandsons tomorrow morning are going […]

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You Deserve a Good Lunch

By Sam Sifton Good morning. Here we go again with the screens and the earphones, another day on the uncomfortable chair, the dog at my feet. The commute wasn’t bad, though, and there was a beautiful, orange-yolked egg for breakfast, nestled in a piece of toast — what some call a Guy Kibbee, after the actor, who made the dish […]

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In Jerusalem, a Palestinian family under coronavirus lockdown

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian English teacher, Jizelle Sara, faces a double challenge while observing a partial lockdown in her Jerusalem home during the coronavirus crisis. Not only does she have to find ways to keep her own children busy, but she has to ensure her pupils are up to date with schoolwork online. “Teaching online is not easy at […]

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Wall Street set to open higher as investors weigh stimulus against shutdown

(Reuters) – Wall Street was set to open slightly higher on Monday as President Donald Trump followed last week’s massive fiscal stimulus by extending his stay-at-home guidelines, leaving investors guessing at their economic impact. The S&P 500 .SPX posted its biggest weekly percentage gain in over a decade last week, while the Dow Jones .DJI its best since 1938, thanks […]

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