Roughly 55 million N95 masks in Ontario expired before coronavirus hit

03/09/2020

TORONTO – Millions of face masks stockpiled by Ontario in the aftermath of the SARS outbreak to protect healthcare workers during a future epidemic have expired, according to provincial officials and documents, raising questions about the readiness of Canada’s most populous province to deal with […]

Italian daily coronavirus deaths rise 26.5% to 463

03/09/2020

ROME (Reuters) – The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 97 to 463, the Civil Protection Agency said on Monday, a slower rate of increase than registered the day before. The total number of cases in Italy, the European […]

A day without women: Strikes across Latin America follow huge rallies

03/09/2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Latin American women stayed away from offices, schools and government offices on Monday to join a second day of marches to protest against gender violence, inequality and restricted rights. Monday’s wildcat strike, dubbed “a day without us,” is intended to show […]

Where Biden and Sanders diverge on climate change

03/09/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic White House hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders believe climate change is an existential threat, that the United States should immediately rejoin global climate talks, and that fossil fuel workers need help adjusting to a cleaner energy economy. The similarities end […]

Orders sink for Italy's luxury suppliers as virus spreads – sources

03/09/2020

FLORENCE/VENICE/MILAN, March 9 (Reuters) – By Silvia Ognibene, Riccardo Bastianello, Silvia Aloisi Global luxury brands including Gucci and Louis Vuitton are scaling back orders with Italian suppliers, as the spread of the coronavirus from key market China to major manufacturing hub Italy hits business across […]

Exclusive: CBOE VIX index froze at open: exchange official

03/09/2020

(Reuters) – Trading in options on Wall Street’s fear gauge was impossible in the first minutes of Monday’s session due to a complete absence of prices from the market makers on whom trading depends, a representative of index operator CBOE Global Markets Inc (CBOE.Z) said. […]