Category: Business

‘A stroke of luck’ to be on global cruise during pandemic

‘A stroke of luck’ to be on global cruise during pandemic

For Spanish traveler Carlos Payá, being on an around-the-globe luxury cruise while the rest of the world scurried into their homes for fear of the COV ...
Oil price goes negative as demand collapses; stocks dip

Oil price goes negative as demand collapses; stocks dip

Oil futures plunged below zero on Monday, the latest never-before-seen number to come out of the economic coma caused by the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Gov’t relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints

Gov’t relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints

Some big restaurant chains have obtained loans from the government under a small-business relief program, leading business groups to call for changes ...
Talks drag on $450B virus aid for small business, hospital

Talks drag on $450B virus aid for small business, hospital

Late-stage negotiations in Washington on a new $450 billion coronavirus aid package dragged past Monday’s hoped-for deadline, but the Trump administra ...
Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill

Sparkling waters hide some lasting harm from 2010 oil spill

Ten years after a well blew wild under a BP platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 men and touching off the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, gul ...
More than 140,000 firms claim wage bill help

More than 140,000 firms claim wage bill help

The programme funds 80% of workers' wages, up to £2,500 a month, if they are put on leave. Speaking at the Downing Street press briefing, Chancello ...
‘They’re killing us,’ Texas residents say of Trump rollbacks

‘They’re killing us,’ Texas residents say of Trump rollbacks

Danielle Nelson’s best monitor for the emissions billowing out of the oil refineries and chemical plants surrounding her home: The heaving chest of he ...