WHO warns of global shortage of medical equipment to fight coronavirus

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned of a global shortage and price gouging for protective equipment to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus and asked companies and governments to increase production by 40% as the death toll from the respiratory illness mounted. Meanwhile, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Tuesday […]

Israeli exit polls show Netanyahu ahead, but short of majority

Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced an uncertain path to staying in office on Tuesday, even as preliminary results showed his Likud party pulling ahead of its opponents in the country’s third election in less than a year. Exit polls on Israeli TV stations showed Likud and its allies capturing 59 seats out of […]

COVID-19: Business travel hampered by coronavirus as big companies ban trips

Amazon and other big companies are trying to keep their employees healthy by banning business trips, but they’ve dealt a gut punch to a travel industry already reeling from the virus outbreak. The Seattle-based online retail giant has told its nearly 800,000 workers to postpone any non-essential travel within the United States or around the […]

Unions stand behind Saint John tax reform pamphlet

Still wondering where the anonymous pamphlet calling for tax reform that was dropped in Saint John mailboxes came from? Wonder no more. The unions representing the city’s police officers, transit employees and other workers have confirmed themselves to be the source. “It was CUPE, Saint John Police Association (SJPA) and Amalgamated Transit Union,” says Bob […]