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Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on employees

Amazon.com Inc has been in contact with the CEOs of two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce the risk of infection at its warehouses, according to internal meeting notes seen by Reuters.

U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening.

PetroVietnam says first quarter net profit likely halved to $188.5 million

PetroVietnam's net profit in the first quarter of this year likely fell 50.8% from a year earlier to 4.44 trillion dong ($188.5 million) due to low oil prices and weak demand due to the new coronavirus, Vietnam's state oil firm said on Sunday.

Norway may cut its oil output if other big producers agree deal - minister

Western Europe's largest oil and gas producer Norway said on Saturday it would consider cutting its oil production if a global deal to curb supply is agreed by the world's biggest producers.

Capital One says it won't use CFTC waiver related to oil lending

U.S. lender Capital One Financial Corp said on Saturday it would not use a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) waiver after commodity price volatility lifted the bank's derivatives exposure toward a key regulatory threshold.

Starbucks Latin America franchise holder suspends 1,600 jobs in Chile

The company that holds the franchise for Starbucks in Chile has suspended the contracts of 90% of its employees in the country, where most cafes are shut as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus epidemic, local media and a union said on Friday.

Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working

When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet.

Mexican tequila makers, unlike brewers, plan to keep up production, exports

Mexican tequila makers have sought to dispel concerns that their exports to the United States will dry up, after two large brewers in the country suspended production to comply with government rules put in place due to the new coronavirus.

Malawi president, ministers take 10% salary cut to fight coronavirus

Malawi's president and cabinet will take a 10% salary cut and redirect the money towards the fight against coronavirus, President Peter Mutharika said on Saturday as he announced a stimulus package in an address on state television.

Coronavirus hits Egypt's administrative capital and grand museum

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday postponed‮ ‬moving civil servants to a planned new administrative capital city to 2021 from 2020 due to the coronavirus epidemic, a blow to a flagship project for Sisi that has already faced delays.

Mexican president, BlackRock CEO discussed coronavirus impact

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that he had a video call with BlackRock Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink to discuss the novel coronavirus and its impact on the world economy. He gave no further details.

Canada's Big Six banks cut credit card interest rates to ease coronavirus impact

Canada's Big Six banks all said they will reduce interest rates on credit cards to provide relief to customers affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

Japan to boost Avigan drug stockpile as part of coronavirus stimulus

Japan is considering increasing the stockpile of Fujifilm Holding Corp's Avigan anti-flu drug during this fiscal year so it can be used to treat 2 million people, according to a planning document seen by Reuters.

OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse - sources

OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.

Trump threatens tariffs on oil imports to 'protect' U.S. energy workers

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose tariffs on crude imports if he has to "protect" U.S. energy workers from the oil price crash that has been exacerbated by a war between Russia and Saudi Arabia over market share.

Brazil lawmakers pass 'war budget' as coronavirus cases top 10,000

Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a "war budget" to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases.

OPEC+ meeting delayed as Saudi Arabia and Russia row over oil price collapse - sources

OPEC and Russia have postponed a Monday meeting to discuss oil output cuts until April 9, OPEC sources said on Saturday, as a dispute between Moscow and Saudi Arabia over who is to blame for plunging crude prices intensified.

Mexican president calls on Russia, Saudi Arabia to end oil price war

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday called on Russia and Saudi Arabia to reach a deal soon and end their oil price war to avoid deepening the oil price crisis.

The watchdogs overseeing the $2.3 trillion U.S. bailout

Who's watching over the U.S. government's largest bailout in history - the $2.3 trillion in fiscal stimulus to fight the economic impact of the coronavirus?

Graphic: How the coronavirus job cuts played out by sector and demographics

The job losses suffered in March as the U.S. economy shut down in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic were widespread but still were disproportionately felt in a handful of employment sectors and by women, the young and the less educated.

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