U.S. senators offer privacy bill for COVID-19 contact tracing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Republican U.S. senators said Thursday they would introduce legislation to address consumer privacy concerns surrounding technology companies’ efforts to help build contact tracing apps to fight the new coronavirus outbreak. Senator Roger Wicker, who

Pelosi shoots down McConnell demand for business COVID protection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that Democrats would not support protections for businesses against COVID-related litigation, which Senate Majority Mitch McConnell has demanded as a condition for further coronavirus relief legislation. “Especially

Ohio votes largely by mail in primary delayed by COVID-19

(Reuters) – Ohio was holding nominating contests largely by mail on Tuesday after voting originally scheduled for March 17 was delayed and in-person balloting curtailed, as the coronavirus pandemic further disrupted the U.S. election season. Ohio was among the first

Hillary Clinton set to endorse Joe Biden's presidential bid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will endorse the campaign of her fellow Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with her plans. Clinton posted a photo of herself arm-in-arm with Biden on

Businesses that rent Denver-owned space can delay their payments

Denver City Council unanimously agreed Monday evening to defer rent payments on 10 leases within city-owned buildings, to help businesses cope financially with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The businesses, which include Dazbog, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the

U.S. Senate Republican leader sees further aid for states, cities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. “There probably will be another state and local

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president

(Reuters) – U.S. House Of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has endorsed Joe Biden for president, joining a list of top Democrats, who have recently thrown their support behind the former vice president. Pelosi’s endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate follows

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