Democrats urge paycheck scheme coverage for community, minority lenders

(Reuters) – Top Democrats have urged the U.S. Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to expand opportunities for community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and minority depository institutions (MDIs) in the Paycheck Protection Program funding. The call from the

Coronavirus: Welsh health minister Vaughan Gething caught swearing at colleague on virtual Assembly session

Wales’ health minister has been caught on video launching into a sweary tirade against a colleague.  Vaughan Gething was heard complaining about her after accidentally leaving his microphone on during a virtual session of the Welsh Assembly on coronavirus. Speaking

U.S. CDC reports 802,583 coronavirus cases, 44,575 deaths

(Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 802,583 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 26,490 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 2,817 to 44,575.

Joe Biden wins climate change campaigner Al Gore's endorsement on Earth Day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden won the support of two of his party’s most prominent climate change campaigners, including former presidential candidate Al Gore, on Wednesday. The endorsements of Gore and Washington state Governor Jay Inslee came