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Smallest businesses get a few hours at head of loan line

NEW YORK (AP) — The smallest companies seeking coronavirus relief loans were moving to the head of the line Wednesday after the Small Business Administration said that for eight hours ending at midnight Eastern...

Seven in 10 tenants opt to stay put leading to biggest drop in rents on record

Rents see biggest drop on record as seven in 10 tenants opt to renew rather than move while the coronavirus lockdown continuesRents on tenancy renewals fell by 0.5 per cent year-on-year across the countryThis...

Which dividends look safest in coronavirus crisis?

Which dividends look safest from the coronavirus crisis? Analyst runs the rule over 15 most likely to survive... but Shell passed the test and was cutCity firm usually assesses dividends that look shaky -...

Holland America cruise: American crew denied disembarkation in LA

Morgan Hines USA TODAYPublished 8:54 PM EDT Apr 29, 2020Melinda Mann is one of more than 750 crew members – nine of whom are American citizens – stuck on board Holland America's MS Oosterdam after it disembarked its...

Markets in Asia Rise After Wall Street Rally: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know:Asian markets climb after Wall Street’s rally.Wall Street shakes off bad economic news as data on antiviral drug lifts hopes.After Tesla’s profit plummets, Elon Musk calls California’s lockdown ‘fascist.’...

Far greater U.S. COVID-19 death toll indicated in CDC data

Jayme Fraser, Daveen Rae Kurutz, Jessica Priest and Kevin Crowe USA TODAY NetworkPublished 8:18 PM EDT Apr 29, 2020Federal data released this week shows that the number of deaths recorded in the U.S. this year...

Facebook says business is holding up amid coronavirus pandemic

Facebook Inc. reported an 18% increase in first-quarter revenue, showing advertising demand was strong before the COVID-19 pandemic hit marketing budgets. The company also said business was steady in the first few weeks...

Powerful Meat Industry Holds More Sway After Trump’s Order

Ever since slaughterhouses became coronavirus hot spots, the meat industry has been asking the Trump administration for help.Hundreds of employees have been getting sick or not showing up for work for fear of contracting...