Pelosi emphasizes need for COVID-19 deal ‘now’

Coronavirus4 hours ago (Aug 18, 2020 07:10PM ET) (C) Reuters. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Delivers Weekly Press Conference WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that Democrats in Congress are willing to cut their coronavirus relief bill in half to get an agreement on new legislation, which a senior […]

Fed’s Evans says ball is in Congress’ court on U.S. economy

Economy5 hours ago (Aug 03, 2020 05:20PM ET) (C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans speaks during the Global Interdependence Center Members Delegation Event in Mexico City By Ann Saphir (Reuters) – Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans on Monday called forcefully for more U.S. government spending to support the […]

Italy enjoys oversized ECB support as debt balloons

Economy11 hours ago (Aug 03, 2020 11:20AM ET) (C) Reuters. European Union and Italian flags are seen in downtown Rome FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Italy enjoyed oversized purchases of its government debt by the European Central Bank in June and July, standing out as the main beneficiary of ECB efforts to support the virus-stricken euro zone […]