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  • Economist: “The U.S. Labor Market Is In Free-Fall”
    Economist-_%e2%80%9cthe_u.s._labor_market_is_in_free-fall%e2%80%9d_ 2020-04-02 05:32:09 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits likely shot to a record high for a second week in a row as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession.&nbsp...

  • Mayor Garcetti: Everyone in Los Angeles Should Wear Masks
    Mayor_garcetti-_everyone_in_los_angeles_should_wear_masks 2020-04-02 02:06:12 UTC
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) &mdash; The mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday told everyone in the nation&rsquo;s second-largest city to start wearing masks to combat the coronavirus, but California&rsquo;s governor isn&rsquo;t ready to take that idea statewide.</p><p>Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he&rsqu...

  • Coronavirus Is Spreading by Seemingly Healthy People
    19135_coronavirus_is_spreading_by_seemingly_healthy_people 2020-04-29 21:05:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. A study by researchers in Sin...

  • A Guide to Surviving Financially as Bills Come Due
    A_guide_to_surviving_financially_as_bills_come_due 2020-04-01 22:06:24 UTC
    <p>The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April&rsquo;s bills are coming due.</p><p>The good news is there is help available. Reach out immediately to your mortgage lender, student loan servicer or utility provider to see what&rsquo;s available. Other assistan...

  • Markets Fall Sharply as Coronavirus Outbreak Worsens
    Markets_fall_sharply_as_coronavirus_outbreak_worsens 2020-04-01 21:41:27 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts &mdash; and as experts say they still can&rsquo;t predict when it will end.</p><p>The S&amp;P 500 lost 4.4% after the White House sa...

  • Putin Sends Medical Gear to U.S. After Trump calls
    Another_6_years_for_putin-_only_soviet_dictator_stalin_ruled_longer 2020-04-01 21:19:13 UTC
    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia is sending the United States medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, a public relations coup for Russian President Vladimir Putin after he discussed the crisis with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, struggling to fill shortages of ventil...

  • New York's Fight Against Covid-19 Depends on Continued Solidarity
    New_york's_fight_against_covid-19_depends_on_continued_solidarity 2020-04-01 20:41:11 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in 72 hours to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking so...

  • COVID-19: Chinese Scientists Find 'Effective' Antibodies
    Covid-19-_chinese_scientists_find_'effective'_antibodies 2020-04-01 19:31:49 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19. There is currently no proven effective tr...

  • United States Paralyzed by Coronavirus
    United_states_paralyzed_by_coronavirus 2020-04-01 06:51:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It has become a grim ritual outside New York City’s hospitals: workers in protective gear loading the bodies of coronavirus victims into refrigerated trailers. A surge in deaths in the epicenter of the crisis in the U.S. has overwhelmed the city’s permanent morgues and filled s...

  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS CHECK? HERE ARE THE ANSWERS:
    Who_is_eligible_for_the_government_stimulus_check__here_are_the_answers 2020-04-01 22:00:10 UTC
    The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at combating the economic ravages of the coronavirus...

  • Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill As Many As 240,000 In U.S.
    Coronavirus_pandemic_could_kill_as_many_as_240_000_in_u.s. 2020-04-01 21:59:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Publi...

  • Holland: Van Gogh painting Spring Garden Stolen From Museum
    Holland-_van_gogh_painting_spring_garden_stolen_from_museum 2020-03-30 20:52:35 UTC
    Amsterdam — A Van Gogh painting has been stolen from a museum in the Dutch town of Laren. Police said on Monday there had been a break in at the Singer Laren Museum at 03:15 local time (02:15 GMT). The museum later announced that Van Gogh’s Spring Garden, on loan from the Groninger Museum, was ...

  • Brexit: EU, UK Negotiate Future Relationship
    Brexit-_eu__uk_negotiate_future_relationship 2020-03-30 19:12:36 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - British and EU officials are holding informal talks on the future relationship, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, repeating that Britain is still working towards the end of this year to end a transition period “The transition period ends on the 31...

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Move to California
    Prince_harry_and_meghan_markle_move_to_california 2020-03-30 00:58:29 UTC
    After months of rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were California-bound, reports emerged Thursday that the couple recently left Canada and arrived in Los Angeles. According to People, Meghan and Harry are in a secluded compound and have not left because of the coronavirus crisis. A fr...

  • Expert: Coronavirus Could Kill Up to 200,000 people in U.S.
    Expert-_coronavirus_could_kill_up_to_200_000_people_in_u.s. 2020-03-29 17:21:46 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.</p><p>Dr. Anthony Fauci, speakin...

  • Brazilian President Bolsonaro Is Gambling With Coronavirus
    Brazilian_president_bolsonaro_is_gambling_with_coronavirus 2020-03-29 00:52:31 UTC
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America’s largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary, minor problem and saying strong measures to contain it ...

  • New York Gov.: Trump "Creates Total Pandemonium on Top of a Pandemic"
    New_york_gov.-_trump_%22creates_total_pandemonium_on_top_of_a_pandemic%22 2020-03-29 00:04:47 UTC
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has criticized the federal government’s response as his state became the country’s virus epicenter, said roping off states would amount to “a federal declaration of war.” Cuomo said the prospect of a quarantine didn’t come up when he spoke with Trump earlier Saturd...

  • IMF: Global Economy Has Entered Recession, Worse Than 2008 Downturn
    Imf-_economy_has_entered_recession__worse_than_2008_downturn 2020-03-27 23:26:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday it is clear that the global economy has now entered a recession that could be as bad or worse than the 2009 downturn. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the 189-nation lending agency was forecasting a recove...

  • France: Merci, Stay At Home
    France-_merci__stay_at_home 2020-03-27 23:12:35 UTC
    PARIS (AP) — Health workers racing to save lives as France contends with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks have received a huge show of gratitude with the help of the Eiffel Tower. The Paris landmark also had a message for the broader French public: Stay home. Lights spelled ...

  • U.S. Is Now Coronavirus Pandemic’s New Epicenter
    U.s._is_coronavirus_pandemic%e2%80%99s_new_epicenter 2020-03-27 01:37:48 UTC
    New York — The coronavirus outbreak reached a somber milestone in the U.S. on Thursday (March 26) — the nation now has more coronavirus cases than any other country in the world. There are now at least 85,377 cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the United States, according to wo...

  • GOOD THINGS: Berlin Clubs Take Party Online
    Good_things-_berlin_clubs_take_party_online 2020-03-26 19:23:23 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Locked down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nightclubs in the German capital have decided to keep the beat going — at least online. Berlin’s nightclubs were closed March 13 to help slow the spread of the virus. In response, some of them formed a streaming platform to let DJs...

  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    Half-million_coronavirus_infections_worldwide 2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC
    The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s bigge...

  • Taylor Swift Sending Money To Fans
    Taylor_swift_sending_money_to_fans 2020-03-26 16:28:35 UTC
    From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medica...

  • 3.3 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Aid in A Single Week
    3.3_million_americans_filed_for_unemployment_aid_in_a_single_week 2020-03-27 00:45:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral out...

  • France: No Excuse to Get Out, 1 Baguette at A Time
    France-_no_excuse_to_get_out__1_baguette_at_a_time 2020-03-26 15:53:36 UTC
    LE VESINET, France (AP) — In France, the fight against COVID-19 is being waged one baguette at a time. No longer just a mere staple, the iconic loaf and the French daily ritual of buying it have become loaded with moral, civic and public health considerations that could never have been imagine...