Struggling live-event workers protest in Lisbon to save pandemic-hit sector

LISBON (Reuters) – Banging on their flight cases, hundreds of struggling live-event workers took over one of Lisbon’s main squares Tuesday night to urge the country’s government to help them survive the economic collapse caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Across the world, the coronavirus outbreak and lockdowns have led to…

Democrat Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris becomes the first Black woman to run for US vice president alongside Biden, the presumptive Democratic candidate. Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that Kamala Harris will be his vice presidential running mate to try to unseat incumbent Donald Trump in the November election. Harris becomes the…

Stocks advance toward record high on stimulus; gold crashes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets inched toward an all-time peak on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 nearing a record high, lifted by hopes for fresh U.S. stimulus and signs of a growing American economy that spurred yields to climb and thrashed gold prices. Hopes of…

Elijah McClain’s family sues Aurora officers, paramedics involved in his death

Elijah McClain’s family on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit alleging the Aurora police officers and paramedics involved in his death violated his constitutional rights. “Plaintiffs bring this action seeking both accountability for the profound loss of a beautiful soul, and to ensure that Elijah did not die in vain by…

'We need new blood': Lebanese demand change after gov't quits

Many believe the government’s resignation will do little to change political deadlock and economic crisis. Angry Lebanese have demanded the removal of what they see as a corrupt ruling class to blame for the country’s woes, adding that the government’s resignation on Monday did not come near to addressing the tragedy of…

More cash, less buzz for 2020 investment bank interns

LONDON (Reuters) – Buzzing trading floors, classrooms and networking drinks have been replaced by online projects, ‘hackathons’ and fitness sessions for the class of 2020 investment banking interns. Goldman Sachs (GS.N), Morgan Stanley (MS.N), Barclays (BARC.L), JP Morgan (JPM.N), UBS (UBSG.S), RBC (RY.TO) and Citi (C.N) have all held internships…