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What you need to know about COVID-19: September 18, 2020
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Salesforce to add 12,000 jobs by next year
(Reuters) - Salesforce.com Inc will create 12,000 jobs over the next year, including 4,000 positions in the coming six months, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said in a tweet on Friday. Since the COVID-19 outbreak that has forced people to stay ...
Libya's Haftar says army has decided to resume output of oil
TUNIS (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar said in a broadcast on Friday that his forces had decided to resume oil production after having blockaded export facilities since January, without giving further details. However, Libya's ...
Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday: officials
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over concerns ...
Milan judge seizes 2.3 million euros from Novartis in fraud probe
MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan judge has seized 2.3 million euros ($2.7 million) from pharmaceutical multinational Novartis as part of a fraud investigation, a document seen by Reuters shows. The money has been sequestered from the company's Italian unit ...
Libya's Haftar says he will lift oil blockade
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar announced on Friday he would lift for one month his blockade of oil output and said he had agreed with the rival Tripoli government on "fair distribution" of energy revenue. A resumption of ...
In row with Tiffany, LVMH may find that most sales are final
By Jessica DiNapoli (Reuters) - France's LVMH faces an uphill battle in walking away from its $16 billion deal to buy U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co , with legal experts noting most mergers which end up in court are renegotiated rather than dissolved. ...
Biden or Trump, no guarantee of a post-Brexit U.S.-UK trade deal
By Andrea Shalal and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden's recent warning that Britain must honor Northern Ireland's 1998 peace agreement to secure a U.S. trade deal adds new complexity to already tough trade ...
Banks in Britain ready for Libor milestone next month- BoE
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Banks in Britain will be ready in two week's time to offer companies loans not pegged to the Libor interest rate benchmark, in a major milestone towards phasing it out, British financial regulators said on Friday. ...
Malaysia's medical glove makers struggle to meet demand due to labour shortage
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's rubber glove makers are struggling to meet soaring demand for medical gloves during the pandemic due to a shortage of workers, the industry's trade association said on Friday, adding that it could cost the country ...
Nasdaq inches higher after two-day tech slump
By Shreyashi Sanyal and Devik Jain (Reuters) - The Nasdaq inched higher on Friday as a two-day selloff in technology-related stocks halted, but sentiment remained fragile over worries about rising coronavirus cases and a patchy economic recovery. ...