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Tested again: Bolsonaro says lungs 'clean' after coronavirus test

Brazil’s president issues denial after media reported that he had shown some symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro described his lungs as “clean” after he underwent a second test for the novel coronavirus and local media reported he had symptoms associated with the COVID-19 respiratory disease. CNN Brasil and newspaper […]

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U.S. manufacturing activity hits 14-month high

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing activity rebounded in June, hitting its highest level in more than a year as the broader economy reopened, but rising COVID-19 infections threaten the recovery. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Wednesday its index of national factory activity jumped to a reading of 52.6 last month from 43.1 […]

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Oil rises on signs of economic recovery, but new infections loom

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Wednesday on a string of positive manufacturing data and a drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, both indicating an economic recovery, however, fears of a surging coronavirus infections capped the gains. Brent crude LCOc1 was up 13 cents, or 0.3%, at $41.40 a barrel at 1236 GMT, and U.S. […]

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Some Disneyland workers protest reopening plans amid pandemic

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Workers at California’s Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. The company had planned to welcome guests back to Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure starting […]

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U.S. manufacturing activity off 11-year low; construction spending falls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing activity eased off an 11-year low in May, the strongest sign yet that the worst of the economic downturn was behind as businesses reopen, though the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis could take years because of high unemployment. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Monday its index of […]

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France's Louvre museum to reopen July 6, Versailles June 6

PARIS (Reuters) – The Louvre museum in Paris will reopen on July 6, it said on Friday, as France’s historical and cultural sites emerge gradually from the coronavirus lockdown. In a statement, France’s most visited museum said a booking system and new signposting would offer visitors the maximum possible safety while they are in the […]