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Reade Levinson

U.S. police unions approved for millions in pandemic aid

11:47am EDT

WASHINGTON At least six police unions qualified for a combined total of $2 million to $4.4 million in emergency U.S. government loans intended to help small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus lockdown, according to data released Monday by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Special Report: The pub and the pandemic - Regulars, suppliers, owner adrift in lockdown

Jun 17 2020

LONDON When the Greenwich Pensioner was built in 1827, the girl who would become Queen Victoria was 8 years old and John Quincy Adams was serving as the sixth president of the United States.

Special Report: How union, Supreme Court shield Minneapolis cops

Jun 04 2020

Long before the death of George Floyd last week, efforts to overhaul the way policing is done in Minneapolis repeatedly fizzled in the face of a powerful 800-member union that championed military-style police tactics.

Smartphone data shows America's cautious comeback

May 22 2020

Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behavior across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows.

INSIGHT-Smartphone datas show America's cautious comeback

May 22 2020

May 22 Data from millions of mobile phones shows varying behavior across the United States in May as people responded to the loosening of stay-at-home orders, a Reuters analysis shows.

Walmart trailed supermarkets amid peak panic-buying: data

May 18 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK Americans increased their visits to supermarkets far more than to Walmart Inc stores as panic-buying peaked in mid-March, a Reuters analysis of foot traffic to retailers in the United States shows.

Global commercial fishing falls 6.5% to end-April due to coronavirus

May 12 2020

LONDON Global commercial fishing activity for 2020 fell by around 1 million hours as of end-April, a 6.5% decline over the two previous years, the result of plummeting demand caused by coronavirus lockdowns, according to Global Fishing Watch.

Warehouse workers risk COVID-19 to ship Gucci shades, face cream, sofas

Apr 11 2020

As U.S. authorities ordered shutdowns of non-essential businesses to fight coronavirus, retailer Nordstrom Inc closed hundreds of stores and gave in-store workers three weeks’ pay, calling their safety its top priority.

Airlines facing what official calls 'deepest crisis ever'

Apr 02 2020

(This April 1 story corrects from 14 to 26 European countries in paragraph 16)

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