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As U.S. Congress wrangles over aid, millions of renters get desperate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amanda Geno accepted what felt like a dream job offer on March 13 from a college near Holyoke, Massachusetts, putting an end to a six-month search after she was laid off in the fall. Or so she thought.


White House, Congress head toward new round of COVID-19 talks as pressure grows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Tuesday on congressional Democrats and the White House to reach a deal on a new round of coronavirus relief as the economy reeled from the growing financial and human toll of a pandemic that has killed more than 156,000 Americans.


Thai central bank tells commercial banks, financial institutions to slash interest rates

BANGKOK, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Thai central bank announced on Saturday that it has instructed all commercial banks and financial institutions to cut interest rates charged to customers with credit card balances and personal loans by 2 to 4 percent effective on Saturday.


Spotlight: U.S. economy sees sharpest contraction in decades as COVID-19 recession deepens

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. economy saw the sharpest contraction in decades between April and June as the country grappled with the fallout of COVID-19 lockdowns, indicating the depth and severity of the pandemic-induced recession.


U.S. stocks fall as traders eye earnings, COVID-19 relief package

NEW YORK, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Wall Street's major indexes dropped on Tuesday, as investors digested a slew of disappointing earnings reports and eyed the debate over a U.S. COVID-19 relief package.