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Mexico registers 78,023 total cases of coronavirus and 8,597 deaths - FILE PHOTO: Relatives of a man who died of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before being transferred to a hospital are seen near an ambulance transporting the body of their loved one, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez May 28, 2020 IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The political opinions that are expressed in the re-published articles from other information media are not necessarily shared by the editors of ReporteroCubano.Net. | Visit the source for more information ... [Read more...]
Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about negotiations with pharmaceutical companies over the cost of insulin for U.S. seniors on Medicare at an event in the Rose Garden at the White House during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington, U.S. May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst May 27, 2020 By Jeff Mason and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down the platform he accused of stifling conservative voices. The officials, who spoke to reporters traveling with Trump to Washington from Florida aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, gave no further details. Before leaving for Florida earlier in the day to observe a space launch that was postponed because of bad weather, Trump again accused Twitter Inc and other social media of bias without offering evidence. It was not… ... [Read more...]
Shooting at a Business Meeting in France Kills Three - Three people were killed and one injured in western France on May 27 after a man open fire during a business meeting, national police told CNN. Police said the motive is unclear but there is a professional link between the shooter—who is also injured—and the company in Saint-Varent, France, where the incident took place. The town is about 366 kilometers (277 miles) southwest of Paris. “The events happened today in a quarry in Saint-Varent, in the office buildings for a material extraction company,” a spokeswoman for the national police said. “An employee whose status is currently unknown burst into the company’s administrative offices and entered a room where a business meeting was taking place.” The man, who police say was was armed with a handgun, ultimately “turned the gun on himself ” the spokeswoman said. “He is now injured and was transferred to the hospital where he is in life-threatening… ... [Read more...]
Republican Senators Want Twitter to Stop Editorializing Comments or Lose Immunity - Republican Senators spoke out against Twitter’s labeling of President Trump’s comments while refraining from fact checking his political opponents’ comments. Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggested that Twitter and other big tech companies lose the immunity afforded to them by the federal government if they are choosing to go from a “forum” to a publisher status. “Yesterday, for the first time ever, Twitter branded the President’s tweets with a ‘fact check’ designed to encourage readers to believe that the President’s political speech was inaccurate,” said Hawley. “Twitter’s decision to editorialize regarding the content of political speech raises questions about why Twitter should continue receiving special status and special immunity from publisher liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act,” added Hawley. “The law still protects social media companies like @Twitter because they are considered forums not publishers,” Rubio said. “But if they have now decided to… ... [Read more...]
U.S. to end sanctions waivers allowing some work at Iran nuclear sites - FILE PHOTO: A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo May 27, 2020 By Arshad Mohammed and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Wednesday it will terminate sanctions waivers that had allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to continue work aimed at making at Iranian nuclear sites less prone to be used to develop weapons. The waivers, which will expire after 60 days, had covered the conversion of Iran’s Arak heavy water research reactor, the provision of enriched uranium for its Tehran Research Reactor and the transfer of spent and scrap reactor fuel abroad. In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo… ... [Read more...]
Mayor Calls for Arrest of Officer in Controversial George Floyd Death - The mayor of Minneapolis called for the arrest of a police officer involved in the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed African-American man who said he could not breathe and later died. The officer was seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck, according to video footage published of the incident, which drew violent protests in Minneapolis. The footage spread quickly on social media. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman needs to “act on the evidence before him” and charge the “arresting officer” with a crime, said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. “I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” Frey said in a news conference on Wednesday. “If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now.” “We cannot turn a blind eye, it is on us as leaders to… ... [Read more...]
No CCP Virus Rebound Amid Texas, Florida Reopening - Texas and Florida, the largest states that started to open up from lockdowns several weeks ago, have not seen a rebound of CCP virus infections, government data indicates. Due to the virus’s incubation period of up to two weeks, the effects of the reopening wouldn’t have been immediately apparent. These states, however, started easing restrictions at the beginning of May. Three weeks on, the states appear to be on a path out of the pandemic, or at least its current bout. Experts have predicted that even phased reopening would cause some increase in the virus’s spread. While there is some evidence of this phenomenon, the overall trend points to a decline. The CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, broke out in the central Chinese city of Wuhan around November 2019, before spreading throughout the world. There have been nearly 1.7 million confirmed cases in the… ... [Read more...]
Sheriffs: Lockdown Measures Are Unconstitutional, We Won’t Enforce Them - A growing number of sheriffs across the United States are voicing and acting out their opposition to restrictive measures imposed by their states in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Harsh lockdown measures enacted by governors have sparked the ire of a number of sheriffs who argue that the long list of restrictions goes against the Constitution.   These sheriffs broadly state that they won’t enforce many of the lockdown measures. Meanwhile, all 50 states have taken at least some action to partially reopen and lift restrictions, though the extent varies from state to state.  More than 60 sheriffs hailing from more than a dozen states have publicly opposed their governors’ restrictions, according to a May analysis conducted by the Marshall Project, a nonprofit online journalism organization. Some local government officials told The Epoch Times the number is likely much higher and will grow as frustrations about the stalled economy increase. The project also acknowledged… ... [Read more...]
Colombia inter-city bus drivers demand to return to work - Inter-municipal transport bus drivers wearing face masks participate in a protest to ask the government to reactivate their jobs, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bogota, Colombia May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez May 27, 2020 BOGOTA (Reuters) – Drivers of inter-city bus services in Colombia protested on Wednesday to demand the government let them return to work after two months of quarantine aimed at stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Andean country is starting to reopen its economy, but President Ivan Duque has warned that public transport via highways will remain off-limits, even as other sectors return to work. Some 38,000 buses ferry passengers across the country’s highways, accounting for over 50,000 jobs, according to Colombia’s Transport Ministry. Protesters waved red cloths, which have come to represent cries for help during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 23,000 people and killed at least… ... [Read more...]
Twitter’s New ‘Fact-Checking’ Label Has Dangerous Implications, Experts Say - Twitter, in a first for the social media platform, has added a fact-checking label to posts by President Donald Trump, who responded by accusing the company of election interference. The move has “dangerous” and “far-reaching implications,” and fairness and consistency will be hard to guarantee moving forward, social media experts told The Epoch Times. On May 26, the president expressed concern in a Twitter post about mail-in ballots, saying that such a practice, if widespread, would lead to fraud and a “rigged election.” Twitter later added a warning label to the post that reads, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” The label links to a Twitter article that is headlined, “Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud.” The message under the headline reads, in part: “These claims are unsubstantiated, according to CNN, Washington Post, and others. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.” The… ... [Read more...]
BlackRock says voted to split CEO, chairman roles at Exxon Mobil - FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building in New York U.S., July 16, 2018/File Photo May 27, 2020 HOUSTON (Reuters) – Top fund manager BlackRock Inc <BLK.N> on Wednesday said it cast an advisory vote in favor of an independent chairman at Exxon Mobil Corp <XOM.N> and cast votes against the reelection of two directors over the company’s approach to climate risks. Exxon shareholders on Wednesday rejected all four shareholder resolutions, with none getting more than 38% of the votes cast. The independent chairman proposal fell with 32.7% in favor of an appointment when the next chief executive is named. BlackRock, which this year joined the Climate 100+ investor group seeking greenhouse gas emissions curbs, said the current Exxon board lacked independent leadership and showed no “sense of urgency” with regard to climate-related risks. “Exxon may benefit from the addition of an individual with more direct… ... [Read more...]
American Airlines CEO quells U.S. bankruptcy talk, says demand improving - FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 jet sits at a gate at Washington's Reagan National airport with the U.S. Capitol building in the background as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to keep airline travel at minimal levels and the U.S. economy contracts in the first quarter at its sharpest pace since the Great Recession, in Washington, U.S. April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque May 27, 2020 (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc’s <AAL.O> is not considering a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, Chief Executive Doug Parker said at a conference on Wednesday, and shot down speculation that a major U.S. carrier could disappear due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Bankruptcy is failure. We’re not going to do that,” Parker said, adding: “I don’t think you’ll see any airline go by the wayside as a result of this crisis.” However, the U.S. airline industry is expected to be 10% to 20% smaller… ... [Read more...]
Lawmakers Urge Trump to Cancel July Fourth ‘Salute to America’ Celebration - A group of lawmakers have urged the Trump administration to cancel a Fourth of July celebration in the nation’s capital due to concerns that the social distancing challenges at a mass event like the scheduled “Salute to America” might fan the flames of the pandemic. Expressing “serious concerns,” the 10 lawmakers, which include both Senators and House Representatives, sent a letter (pdf) on Tuesday to the secretaries of the Defense and Interior, saying “we urge you to immediately suspend any plans of such an event.” “Given the current COVID-19 crisis, we believe such an event would needlessly risk the health and safety of thousands of Americans,” the lawmakers wrote in the letter, spearheaded by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and that emerged from Wuhan last year to became a fast-spreading global pandemic, has so far killed over 99,000 Americans.… ... [Read more...]
Huawei CFO Loses Bid for Freedom as Canadian Court Rules Extradition Case Must Continue - Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou has lost a bid for freedom after a Canadian judge ruled against the defense—meaning the extradition trial in Canada will continue onto the next stage. British Columbia’s Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes ruled that fraud charges against Meng met the extradition requirement of “double criminality,” a rule which states that the U.S. crime Meng is accused of committing also constitutes a crime in Canada. Meng’s team had argued that the case should be thrown out because the offense was not a crime in Canada, as the country did not have sanctions against Iran like the United States did. But Holmes disagreed. “Ms. Meng’s approach … would seriously limit Canada’s ability to fulfill its international obligations in the extradition context for fraud and other economic crimes,” Holmes said in a  May 27 ruling. The case will now proceed to the next phase in June,… ... [Read more...]
Newspaper Serving Chinese in the US Praises Beijing’s New Security Law - On May 22, Singtao Daily published a lead article praising the Chinese regime’s new national security legislation, which aims to crack down on the democracy movement in Hong Kong. This major Chinese-language media outlet serves Chinese communities in the United States. The article, titled “Standing Committee of National People’s Congress (NPC) Takes Action to Make Hong Kong National Security Law,” was published on the opening day of the NPC’s annual meeting in Beijing. The NPC is Chinese regime’s rubber stamp legislative body. During its annual meeting, it passes whatever new legislation is proposed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Hong Kong is supposed to have its own legislative process under the principle of “one country, two systems.” The West views the NPC making legislation for Hong Kong as Beijing’s breaching this principle. While Western governments and media are still waiting to see the details of the new legislation, Singtao Daily… ... [Read more...]
South African Airways can still be saved with funding: administrators - FILE PHOTO: A South African Airways (SAA) plane taxis after landing at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Rogan Ward May 27, 2020 By Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African Airways (SAA) can still be saved if it gets the necessary funding, the state-owned airline’s administrators said on Wednesday, adding they were talking to the government about a potential restructuring. The comments in a letter to affected parties seen by Reuters mark a shift in tone from a recent appearance before a parliamentary committee, when the administrators said a wind-down of the business was a probable outcome. SAA has been fighting for its survival since entering business rescue – a local form of bankruptcy protection – in December, after almost a decade of financial losses. The government is still pressing for it to be rescued in some form, but its problems have been exacerbated… ... [Read more...]
NHL Moves Ahead With 24-team Playoff Format If Play Resumes - The NHL will abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16—if it is able to resume play. The decision, announced Tuesday by Commissioner Gary Bettman, is no guarantee that games are coming back. The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association must still figure out health and safety protocols and solve other issues. “This is a meaningful start, I think, but it’s only a start,” NHLPA executive director Don Fehr told The Associated Press after the announcement. “We have to make sure that we can actually implement all the things which are necessary in order to protect the health and safety of the players and all the rest of the staff.” Still, ironing out the format and narrowing down its two potential playoff host cities to a list of 10 represents significant progress since global sports were largely shut down in… ... [Read more...]
States Demanding Biggest Bailouts Do the Least to Control Their Spending, Deficits - When Illinois legislators approved a $42.8 billion budget for the coming year during an emergency session over the Memorial Day weekend, official revenue projections were only $36.8 billion. Lawmakers weren’t worried about the resulting deficit, however, because they assumed the state would borrow at least $5 billion to close the revenue gap. So they also voted themselves a tidy $1,800 pay raise on top of the $1,900 hike they gave themselves in 2019. State employees also got $261 million in scheduled pay raises. A few weeks earlier, State Senate President Don Harmon told the state’s congressional delegation that Illinois needed $42 billion in federal bailout funds, only $2.6 billion of which was attributable to unforeseen public health costs associated with the CCP Virus, also known as novel coronavirus. The biggest single chunk of the requested bailout was the $15 billion Harmon said was needed “to stabilize the state budget.” Harmon’s… ... [Read more...]
‘Europe’s Moment:’ EU Lays out Costly Rescue for Squabbling Bloc - BRUSSELS—The European Union’s executive unveiled a 750 billion euro plan ($823 billion) on May 27 to prop up economies hammered by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, hoping to end months of squabbling over how to fund a recovery that exposed faultlines across the 27-nation bloc. The blueprint received an initial positive reaction from Paris, Berlin, Rome, and Madrid, as well as the European Parliament, and the chairman of EU leaders said they should aim to finalize an agreement before the summer break. Under the proposal, which could still be blocked by more frugal northern nations, the European Commission would borrow the funds from the market and then disburse two-thirds in grants and the rest in loans to cushion the unprecedented slump expected this year due to lockdowns. Much of the money would go to Italy and Spain, the EU nations worst affected by the pandemic. “We either all go it… ... [Read more...]
Fauci’s Message to Americans on Reopening: ‘Don’t Be Overconfident’ - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned Americans about getting complacent in the face of possible upticks in COVID-19 infections as more parts of the country reopen. Asked by CNN’s Jim Sciutto on Wednesday if he had seen any “worrisome signs” suggestive of potential outbreaks in regions that were moving to reopen more aggressively, Fauci acknowledged “a little bit of an uptick” in some areas and urged people to stay vigilant against the virus. “One thing that I think the people who are out there frolicking need to realize—that when you do that, and you see no negative effect in one week, please don’t be overconfident because the effect of spreading is not going to be seen for two, three, maybe even more weeks,” Fauci told CNN in a May 27 interview. While Americans across the country mostly settled for small processions and… ... [Read more...]
New York governor meets with Trump to push for infrastructure investment - FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks inside of the New York Stock Exchange after earlier ringing the opening bell as the building opens for the first time since March while the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson May 27, 2020 By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met President Donald Trump on Wednesday to press for investment in the nation’s roads, bridges and railways as U.S. states begin to reopen after the coronavirus outbreak left the economy in tatters. Cuomo’s visit to Washington comes as his hard-hit state begins to see drops in rates of hospitalizations and deaths, while other states relax lockdowns and partygoers flout precautions aimed at curtailing the novel coronavirus. Twenty U.S. states reported an increase in new cases for the week ended Sunday as the death… ... [Read more...]
Tropical Storm Bertha Forms, Hits South Carolina Coast - MIAMI—Tropical Storm Bertha made landfall on South Carolina’s coast on May 27 morning shortly after it formed, becoming the second named storm before the official start of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. A tropical storm warning was issued for South Carolina’s coast and the storm was expected to bring heavy rainfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Bertha’s maximum sustained winds were near 50 mph (80 kph) as it came ashore but it was expected to weaken to a tropical depression after moving inland. The storm was centered about 20 miles (40 kilometers) east of Charleston, South Carolina, and was moving northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). Along America Street in Charleston, residents awoke Wednesday to an intersection that had become a water-filled canal. Cars parked on the curb had water up to their doors, The Post and Courier reported. Garbage cans had spilled over, and dirty diapers, magazines, and… ... [Read more...]
Police Arrest 26 People in UK Truck Deaths of 39 Vietnamese - BRUSSELS—Police in Belgium and France on Wednesday announced the arrests of 26 people suspected of human trafficking in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were found in a refrigerated truck in Britain last year. Judicial authorities said a series of early morning raids took place simultaneously in Belgium and France on Tuesday as part of two legal investigations. One inquiry was launched following the investigation into the deaths of the 39 migrants found in October inside a truck’s refrigerated container that had been hauled to England. Police investigating the case found the 31 male and eight female victims were all from Vietnam and ranged in age from 15 to 44, including three minors. Police forensic officers attend the scene after a truck was found to contain a large number of dead bodies in Thurrock, England, on Oct. 23, 2019. (UK Pool via AP)Police said migrants died from a combination… ... [Read more...]
U.S. firms get creative to attract consumers - As the effects of the new coronavirus have hurt retail spending, economists are closely watching the behavior of the U.S. consumer. After all, the consumer has helped move the U.S. economy out of past downturns and has boosted economies in other parts of the world too. “The rest of the world is absolutely rooting for the U.S. consumer and for this crisis to go away, because we are an interdependent economy,” says Mark Mathews, an analyst for the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association. Pedestrians and a motorbike rider wear masks near a small Brooklyn deli/grocery store in April, when it was the only business open on the street. (© John Minchillo/AP Images)In the U.S., consumer spending typically accounts for about 70 percent of economic activity. How retailers adapt to recent events may offer hints to the path back to healthy sales figures. Shelter-in-place guidelines have helped… ... [Read more...]
Stalling immigration may add to Canada’s COVID-19 economic woes - Nick Abrantes walks after purchased three pairs of shoes during a phased reopening from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio May 27, 2020 By Fergal Smith and Steve Scherer TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s immigration minister expects the flow of people coming to live and work in the country to be a driver of economic growth following the coronavirus crisis, but economists say there may be fewer jobs waiting for them. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has relied on immigration growth to boost the Canadian economy since coming to power in 2015, setting a target of 1% of the country’s population of nearly 38 million. But Canada’s borders have been closed since March and may be slow to reopen for fear of igniting a second wave of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. That could worsen what is already… ... [Read more...]
COVID-19 Antibody Tests May Be Wrong Half the Time: CDC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in new guidance that COVID-19 antibody tests could be wrong half the time and so should not be relied on to guide policy decisions regarding the deadly disease. Antibody tests, sometimes referred to as serological tests, look for evidence of an immune response to infection and so can be used to determine if someone was sick with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus. The CDC cautions, however, that antibody tests are not accurate enough to reliably guide policy. “Serologic test results should not be used to make decisions about grouping persons residing in or being admitted to congregate settings, such as schools, dormitories, or correctional facilities,” the CDC said, adding that they should similarly not be used to make decisions about returning people to the workplace. A medical specialist takes an antibody test in Hadassah… ... [Read more...]
British minister says ‘move on’ from rage over PM adviser c**mings’ road trip - Social distancing signs are seen in a Greggs store that reopened today in Newcastle, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Newcastle, Britain, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith May 27, 2020 By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – A British minister said on Wednesday that it was time to “move on” after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser provoked outrage and widespread scorn by making a 400 km (250 mile) road trip during the coronavirus lockdown. Dominic Cummings has refused to quit after it was revealed that he had driven from London to northern England in March with his 4-year-old son and his wife, who was sick at the time, to be close to relatives. Johnson has backed his adviser. Opinion polls show that faith in Johnson has tumbled since the Cummings story broke on Friday in The Mirror and The Guardian newspapers, with some people openly… ... [Read more...]
Grassley Says White House ‘Failed’ to Justify Trump’s Firing of Watchdogs - Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has expressed dissatisfaction with a White House response to his concerns over the rationale for President Donald Trump’s firing of two inspectors general. Grassley, in a statement Tuesday, acknowledged Trump’s “constitutional and statutory authority” in dismissing the inspectors general for the State Department and Intelligence Community but noted that White House Counsel Pat Cipollone failed to provide sufficient justification for the firing. “The White House Counsel’s response failed to address this requirement, which Congress clearly stated in statute and accompanying reports. I don’t dispute the president’s authority under the Constitution, but without sufficient explanation, it’s fair to question the president’s rationale for removing an inspector general,” Grassley said. Grassley said that without providing a solid justification for the dismissals, “the American people will be left speculating whether political or self interests are to blame. That’s not good for the presidency or government accountability.” The Iowa lawmaker,… ... [Read more...]
‘Mothership’ office on horizon but don’t write off London: Canary Wharf - People are seen in Canary Wharf, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez May 27, 2020 By Matt Gooderick and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus crisis is accelerating a move to a new type of office which will be more of a “mothership” model with people working from multiple locations, though it is too early to write off mega cities such as London yet, Canary Wharf said. As well as causing more than 350,000 deaths, the novel coronavirus outbreak has stalled the global economy and turned business models upside down in everything from the media and advertising to airlines, hospitality and commercial property. Financiers trade trillions of dollars a day from the gleaming Manhattan-style skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, which along with the City of London, vies with New York for the title of the world’s financial capital. The district, built… ... [Read more...]
Wall Street set for higher open as recovery hopes outweigh Sino-U.S.tensions - Traders wearing masks work, on the first day of in person trading since the closure during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid May 27, 2020 By Medha Singh (Reuters) – Wall Street’s major indexes were set for another session of gains on Wednesday as a revival in business activity drove hopes of an economic recovery, eclipsing concerns over simmering tensions between the United States and China. Travel-related stocks, which were among the worst hit in the sell-off earlier this year, continued to outperform. United Airlines Holdings Inc <UAL.O>, American Airlines Group Inc <AAL.O> and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. <NCLH.N> jumped between 10% and 12% in premarket trade. The easing of lockdowns, optimism about an eventual COVID-19 vaccine and the unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus have powered a recent rally,… ... [Read more...]