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Former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, greet one another before they participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington, Sunday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats Elevate Health Care As Virus-Era Campaign Argument

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By ALEXANDRA JAFFE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of...
This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP, File)

Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts

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By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health...
This Jan. 31, 2020, file photo shows a Wall Street sign in front of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks Drop As Coronavirus Crunches The Job Market, Economy

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By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — The stock...
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., President Donald Trump, and Chevron CEO Mike Wirth listen during a meeting with energy sector business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

White House Convenes Oil CEOs As Bust Threatens US Boom

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Petroleum CEOs, including U.S. oil-patch loyalists to...
This Feb. 18, 2020, photo shows a real estate sign in front of a home for sale in San Francisco. On Thursday, Feb. 27, Freddie Mac reports on this week’s average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

US Long-Term Mortgages Fall; 30-Year At 3.33%

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week as anxiety has spiraled over devastation to...
School buses sit parked in a lot as schools remain closed due to the coronavirus Monday, March 30, 2020, in Providence, R.I. From above, life on earth looks different. The patterns of our daily routines are now replaced by the patterns of school buses sitting idle. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Virus Cost May Top $4 trillion; Americans Arm Up On Guns

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The Associated Press The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented...
This image released by Disney/Marvel Studios' shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Black Widow." The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its release schedule, moving the dates of half a dozen Marvel movies. “Black Widow,” which had been set to kick off the summer movie season, will now open Nov. 6. (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)

Marvel Remakes Release Calendar; ‘Mulan’ Moves To Late July

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By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. on Friday overhauled its...
A group of officials stand in front of beds at Moscone West in San Francisco, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Since the beginning of the international pandemic, officials in California have said one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus and spreading it to others: the homeless. Officials are setting up 400 beds at the Moscone Center to house homeless people who are currently in shelters to allow for more social distancing. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

California Homeless Advocate: ‘We’re Moving Way Too Slowly’

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and...
Los Angeles Fire Department officials deliver testing kits to a waiting motorists at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site in Elysian Park, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Officials say hand-washing and keeping a safe social distance are priorities in battling the COVID-19 virus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Testing Issues Cloud Scope Of California’s Virus Outbreak

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is ramping up testing for coronavirus even as...
In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Saying they don't know when they'll be able to re-open many of their businesses with the coronavirus spreading, Walt Disney Co. officials announced they will start furloughing workers in two weeks at its theme parks resorts in Florida and California. The statement released late Thursday, April 2, 2020 from The Walt Disney Co. said the first wave of furloughs will start April 19 and involve workers whose jobs aren't necessary at this time. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

With Parks Closed, Disney Starts Furloughs In 2 Weeks

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By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they don't know when they'll be able to...
A pedestrian walks by The Family Barbershop, closed due to a Gov. Gretchen Whitmer executive order, in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., Thursday, April 2, 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has triggered a stunning collapse in the U.S. workforce with millions of people losing their jobs in the past two weeks and economists warn unemployment could reach levels not seen since the Depression, as the economic damage from the crisis piles up around the world. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

US Sheds Most Jobs In A Decade, Ending Record Hiring Streak Due To Coronavirus

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly...
In this July 26, 2016, file photo the stage is reflected on a glass window on the suite level at Wells Fargo Arena as Timmy Kelly sings the national anthem before the start of the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the general election season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Democrats Delay Nominating Convention Amid Virus Concerns

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Democrats announced Thursday that they were postponing their presidential nominating convention until August, an unprecedented move that shows how the coronavirus is reshaping the...
In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, Carlos Vasquez, left, and his nephew, R.J. Vasquez, wait for customers at their family's barber shop in Houston. They estimate they have lost nearly half of their business due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Stimulus Aid For ‘Small Business’ Will Go To Some Big Chains

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By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the federal government prepares to launch...
People wait in a line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif., Sunday, March 15, 2020. Coronavirus concerns have led to consumer panic buying of grocery staples, and now gun stores are seeing a similar run on weapons and ammunition as panic intensifies. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Gun Background Checks Smash Records Amid Coronavirus Fears

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By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in...
This March 19, 2018 file photo shows Amazon's Prime Video streaming app on an iPad in Baltimore. SXSW announced Thursday that it's partnering with Amazon Prime Video to stream as much of its movie line-up as possible for a 10-day period in the U.S. It will be free to viewers with or without an Amazon Prime membership. Since the March festival was canceled, SXSW organizers have worked frantically to salvage what they could of the festival, and find ways to still bring attention to the many films that had been planning to premiere there. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

SXSW Partners With Amazon To Put Its Film Festival Online

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By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The popcorn will be bring your own and...
A staffer delivers a medical oxygen tank to coronavirus patients who are being treated at home, in Bergamo, one of the areas worst affected by the virus, Northern Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: US Asks For Release Of Those Jailed For Religion

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By The Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most...
Homeless people camp under Interstate 110 in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020. On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the surge in COVID-19 that health officials warned about will worsen. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Billions In Virus Aid Aim To Shelter, Test The Homeless

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is distributing about $3 billion in the first round of coronavirus aid to help the homeless find...
This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a Pacific Harbor Line train that derailed Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Port of Los Angeles after running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy. The train engineer intentionally drove the speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronavirus crisis. (KABC-TV via AP)

Feds: Man Intentionally Derailed LA Train Near Hospital Ship

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By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off...
Sevag Demirjian, a supporter of President Trump, waves an American flag at passing demonstrators during a protest outside of the Edward R. Roybal Federal building Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Los Angeles. Demonstrators across California coordinated efforts in a car-based protest to demand the release of immigrants in California detention centers over concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Los Angeles Mayor Urges Everyone To Wear Masks

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By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday told everyone...
Joe Tavi, Bloom Energy senior director of manufacturing, holds a refurbished ventilator as he kneels beside fuel cells, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Sunnyvale, Calif. The new coronavirus outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business. Bloom Energy, in San Jose, Calif., makes hydrogen fuel cells. But recently, they have been refurbishing old ventilators so hospitals can use them to keep coronavirus patients alive. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Can You Fix Ventilators? A California Fuel Cell Engineer Figures It Out

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It was late when engineer Joe Tavi’s boss called...
In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, sued to break up the multibillion-dollar partnership between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs. In a legal filing Wednesday, the watchdog agency said the financial and business dealings between the companies amounted to an agreement not to compete.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Feds Seek Breakup Of Altria-Juul Deal On Antitrust Grounds

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By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the...
In this July 26, 2016, file photo the stage is reflected on a glass window on the suite level at Wells Fargo Arena as Timmy Kelly sings the national anthem before the start of the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the general election season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Joe Biden Predicts Democratic Convention Delay Until August

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By BILL BARROW Associated Press Prospective Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he thinks his party's nominating convention...
In this March 13, 2020 file photo, unionized hospitality workers wait in line in a basement garage to apply for unemployment benefits at the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles. More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

A Record 10 Million Sought US Jobless Aid In Past 2 Weeks

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits...
In this March 6, 2020 photo, Charlie Campbell, right, walks with his mother, Dorothy Campbell, to visit his father, Gene, who was staying at the time at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Charlie Campbell is nearly 13 years sober, but said he has been feeling tested due to stress from having his father now recovering from the new coronavirus in a hospital, and several other sources of worry and stress in his life. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Virus Outbreak Creates New Challenges For Addiction Recovery

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SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way.
Lt. Col Shane Patty, right, gestures while speaking to Captain Torrance Pineau-Brown at a possible COVID-19 treatment site Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in San Mateo, Calif. The National Guard is currently setting up the federal cache, which includes cots and personal protective equipment needed to establish a federal medical station with capacity up to 250 beds. No patients will be immediately housed in the space but proactively standing it up now allows the County to be ready if and when hospitals need more medical spaces. Both men are from the 146th Airlift Wing, a unit of the California Air National Guard, stationed at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, Oxnard, California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, Pool)

California virus cases grow to at least 8,200; 180 deaths

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California nursing home has more than 50 residents infected with coronavirus — a troubling development amid...
A closed sign is displayed on a Macy's storefront window Monday, March 30, 2020, in San Francisco. Macy's announced that they would furlough a majority of their 130,000 workers after their stores closed due to the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Macy’s To Be Removed From S&P 500; Credit Rating Downgraded

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Its market value just a fraction of what it was five years ago, Macy's is being removed from the S&P 500 index.
In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford says it wants to reopen five North American assembly plants in April 2020 that were closed due to the threat of coronavirus. The three Detroit automakers suspended production at North American factories March 19 ago under pressure from the United Auto Workers union, which had concerns about members working closely at work stations and possibly spreading the virus. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Surveys: Manufacturing Contracts Last Month In US, World

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing contracted in the United States and around the world last month, dragged down by economic fallout from the...
A man wears a bandana as he rides with his Chiuhuaha dog on Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom says California's extraordinary efforts to keep people home have bought the time needed to prepare for an expected peak surge of coronavirus cases in coming weeks. A spike of new cases has not come as quickly as expected. However, Newson was reluctant to say Tuesday whether ultimately that means the impact won't be nearly as dire as first predicted. He said people can't let down their guards and need to continue to stay home. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

More Than 50 Infected With Virus At California Nursing Home

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By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California nursing home has been hit hard...
President Donald Trump points to a reporter to ask a question as he speaks about the coronavirus, with Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, at right, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Car Sales Crash, And So Does Crude, As Virus Seizes Markets

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By The Associated Press The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with...
In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a vehicle rests in front of a home leveled by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. California power regulators are weighing a recommendation to back off plans to fine Pacific Gas and Electric an additional $462 million for igniting a series of Northern California 2018 deadly wildfires rather than risk that the harsher punishment will scuttle the utility's plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection, the state's Public Utilities Commission said in a document made public Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Regulators Mull Reversing $462M Increase In PG&E Fire Fines

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California power regulators are weighing a recommendation to...
This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Census Day Arrives With US Almost Paralyzed By Coronavirus

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By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Census Day — the date used to reference where...
This combination of April 30, 2018, file photos shows signage for a Sprint store in New York's Herald Square, top, and signage at a T-Mobile store in New York. Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size. The deal was announced two years ago and has taken a long time to close because of pushback from state and federal regulators.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Sprint And T-Mobile Merge, Creating New Wireless Giant

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By TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of...
This photo provided by Tyler Beyer shows a rockslide on Highway 21 near Lowman, Idaho, after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The earthquake struck north of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. (Tyler Beyer via AP)

‘I Heard The Roar’: 6.5 Earthquake Hits Idaho

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By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with...
This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of companies in the travel sector continue to struggle, Thursday, March 12, 2020, amid the virus outbreak as demand weakens. President Donald Trump's 30-day ban on most Europeans entering the United States seemed to heighten investors' concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Stocks Skid Worldwide As Coronavirus Infections Keep Soaring

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide downdraft Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain...
In this March 18, 2020 file photo, visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns. The coronavirus pandemic has already hurt many households financially.  Americans have been hit with layoffs, furloughs and reduced hours across the country. Those who have not are still facing massive economic uncertainty. Experts say it's more important than ever to manage your budget, reach out to lenders and seek protections available to those hit by the economic impact of the virus. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

A Guide To Surviving Financially As The Bills Come Due

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The coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to millions of Americans and now April's bills are coming due. The...
A body wrapped in plastic is unloaded from a refrigerated truck and handled by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The body was moved to a hearse to be removed to a mortuary. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US Death Toll Eclipses China’s As Reinforcements Head To NYC

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By COLLEEN LONG, KAREN MATTHEWS and DAVID RISING Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death toll...
In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a "For Sale" sign stands in front of a newly constructed home in Londonderry, N.H. U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago. Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

US Home Prices Rose At 3.1% Annually In January

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By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. home price growth was showing signs of acceleration...
In this April 3, 2019, file photo, Manuel and Elizabeth Henriquez arrive at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Henriquez and her husband were charged with paying $400,000 in bribes to get their oldest daughter into Georgetown as a bogus tennis recruit in 2016. They also paid bribes to have someone cheat on their daughters' college entrance exams, authorities said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

California Mother Sentenced To 7 Months In College Admissions Scam

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A California woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven months...
In this Thursday, March 26, 2020 photo, A.J. Davidson, who works in the business development department at Blue Delta Jeans, packages face guards made at the jeans manufacturing site in Shannon, Miss. The company has shifted its operation from making custom jeans to help with the demand of face masks to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Job Cuts Pile Up, Ford To Make Ventilators At Parts Plant

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The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Monday related...
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

White House Turns To Statistical Models For Virus Forecast

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By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House...
This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. With independent bookstores shut down nationwide, a new online seller is offering help. In January, Andy Hunter launched Bookshop.org. Simon & Schuster is adding buy buttons for Bookshop.org to all of its websites and promoting Bookshop through emails and elsewhere online. It also has enlisted numerous authors, among them Stephen King, Susan Orlean and Jason Reynolds, to get the word out about Bookshop on social media and elsewhere. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

New Online Store Offers Help To Shuttered Indie Booksellers

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By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer Andy Hunter, founder of a new online sales outlet for independent booksellers,...
Stores owners of a store selling a local favorite "reganmian," or "hot dry noodles," prepare takeaway orders in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The reappearance of Wuhan's favorite noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly returning to normal in the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak. The steady stream of customers buying bags of noodles smothered in peanut sauce testifies to a powerful desire to enjoy the familiar again after months of strict lockdown. (AP Photo/Olivia Zhang)

Wuhan’s Favorite Noodles Are Back As Virus-Hit City Recovers

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WUHAN, China (AP) — The reappearance of Wuhan's favorite breakfast noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly getting back to...
A sparsely occupied Fifth Avenue, usually bustling with traffic, appears at midday on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Virus Slump Expected To Rival Big Recessions In History

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By PAN PYLAS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus-related recessions around the world are going to be...
In this June 15, 2017, file photo, bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss., sit inside this shopping cart. A group of Instacart workers are organizing a strike across the U.S. starting Monday, March 30, 2020, to demand more pay and protection as they struggle to meet a surge in demand for grocery deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic. It was unclear how many of Instacart's shoppers - most of whom work as independent contractors - would join the strike. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Some Instacart, Amazon Workers Strike As Jobs Get Riskier

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By ALEXANDRA OLSON and MAE ANDERSON Associated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse...
In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference to discuss an announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee, in Washington. In a series of sweeping steps, the U.S. Federal Reserve will lend to small and large businesses and local governments as well as extend its bond buying programs. The announcement Monday, March 23 is part of the Fed's ongoing efforts to support the flow of credit through an economy ravaged by the viral outbreak. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Fed Steps In Once Again To Try To Smooth Out Lending Markets

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is intervening once again to try to smooth out the world's lending markets, this time by...
A public service message Stay Home Saves Lives is seen against the Chicago skyline Monday, March 30, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Democratic Lawmakers Call For Racial Data In Virus Testing

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By AARON MORRISON Associated Press Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they...
This Dec. 12, 2018, file photo shows traffic on the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles. President Donald Trump's is expected to mark a win in his two-year fight to gut one of the United States' single-biggest efforts against climate change, relaxing ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

New Trump Mileage Standards To Gut Obama Climate Effort

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and TOM KRISHER Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to...
Gas USA is selling gas for 97.9 cents a gallon, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Cleveland. Oil started the year above $60 and has plunged on expectations that a weakened economy will burn less fuel. The world is awash in oil, meanwhile, as producers continue to pull more of it out of the ground. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Gas Is Cheap, But For Many Motorists There’s Nowhere To Go

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DALLAS (AP) — U.S. gasoline prices have dropped to their lowest levels in four years, and they are almost sure to go...
Linda DeFrancesco stocks shelves with her farm's own salsa, spreads, veggies and salsa at DeFrancesco Farm Stand in Northford, Conn., Thursday, March 26, 2020. Businesses across the state are worried about the impact of the coronavirus, even the ones considered "essential" like farmers' markets and garden centers. The farm stand opens Saturday at 10 a.m. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Urgent Question From Small Businesses: When Will Aid Arrive?

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By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When will the money arrive?
Coast Guard officer-terror suspect sentenced for guns, drugs

US Agency Includes Gun Sellers As “Critical” Infrastructure

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A gun rights group is cheering the Trump administration's designation of the firearms industry, including retailers, as part of...
This March 27, 2008, aerial file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. A Federal court has ordered the Pentagon to temporarily halt work with Microsoft on its $10 billion military cloud contract, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, after Amazon sued alleging that President Donald Trump's bias against the company hurt its chances to win the project. Amazon requested the court issue the injunction last month. Both the documents requesting the block and the judge's decision to issue the temporary injunction are sealed by the court. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

The Latest: Pentagon Orders 8,000 Additional Ventilators

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people...
In this March 26, 2020, photo, a person takes in the afternoon sun amongst the cherry blossoms along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. For millions of seasonal allergy sufferers, the annual onset of watery eyes and scratchy throats is bumping up against the global spread of a new virus that produces its own constellation of respiratory symptoms. That’s causing angst for people who suffer from hay fever and are now asking themselves whether their symptoms are related to their allergies or the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hay Fever Or Virus? For Allergy Sufferers, A Season Of Worry

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By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — The spring breezes of 2020 are carrying more than...
In this Saturday, March 28, 2020 photo, Kyle Kofron poses for a photo outside his home in St. Louis. Kofron still has his job at an ice cream factory, but his three roommates are suddenly unemployed due the the coronavirus pandemic. Kofron is advocating for a rent strike during the outbreak saying it may be their only option. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Rent Strike Idea Gaining Steam During Coronavirus Crisis

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By JIM SALTER Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — With millions of people suddenly out of work and...
In this March 7, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally in Kansas City, Mo. White House contenders aren't typically bashful about asking for money. But as the coronavirus pandemic upends life, President Donald Trump and his likely Democratic rival, Biden, suddenly find themselves navigating perilous terrain. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Coronavirus Makes It Harder For Campaigns To Ask For Money

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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House candidates aren't usually bashful about asking supporters for money. But as the coronavirus upends everyday life,...
The Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort docks in New York, Monday, March 30, 2020. The ship has 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms that could be up and running within 24 hours of its arrival on Monday morning. It's expected to bolster a besieged health care system by treating non-coronavirus patients while hospitals treat people with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The Latest: Navy Hospital Ship Arrives In New York City

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By The Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most...
In this Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, a "For Sale" sign stands in front of a newly constructed home in Londonderry, N.H. U.S. home sales retreated 1.3% in January from the prior month, but low mortgage rates helped enable an increase in purchases from a year ago. Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy spiraling into a likely recession. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

US Pending Home Sales Trended Higher Before Virus Outbreak

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Americans signed more contracts in February to buy homes, but the gains are likely relics of a moment before...
A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Monday, March 30, 2020. Asian shares started the week with further losses as countries reported surging numbers of infections from the coronavirus that has prompted shutdowns of travel and business in many parts of the world.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Wall Street Pushes Higher, Led By Health Care Stocks

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By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are pushing a bit higher in...
A sign is seen at the entrance to Innsdale Trail near the Hollywood Sign, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading with cooped-up Californians to spend a second weekend at home to slow the spread of the infections. It has been more than a week since Gov. Gavin Newsom barred 40 million residents from going outdoors except for essentials. Even so, reports of crowds have prompted local and state officials to warn that ignoring social distancing, park and beach closures could spread the virus, which already is surging. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Virus Death Toll Surpasses 100; Infections Surge

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are...
Employees wearing protective gear spray disinfectant to sanitize a passenger bus as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in Lviv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Ukrainian Chief sanitary and epidemiological doctor Viktor Liashko has just reported its first confirmed case of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, saying a man who recently arrived from Italy was diagnosed with the virus. (AP Photo/Mykola Tys)

The Latest by Country: Fauci Warns U.S. Could See Some 100,000 Deaths

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, second from right, is given a tour of the Bloom Energy Sunnyvale, Calif., campus Saturday, March 28, 2020. Bloom Energy is a fuel cell generator company that has switched over to refurbishing ventilators as an increasing number of patients experience respiratory issues as a result of COVID-19. (Beth LaBerge/KQED via AP, Pool)

California Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100; Infections Surge

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By DAISY NGUYEN Associated Press With cases of coronavirus surging and the death toll surpassing 100, lawmakers are pleading...
The USNS Mercy enters the Port of Los Angeles, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. The The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship is expected to help take the load off Los Angeles area hospitals as they treat coronavirus patients. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Has Surge of Coronavirus Cases That Threatens Hospitals

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By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ADAM BEAM Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surge of coronavirus cases in California...
In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each others they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Farmworkers Key to Keeping US Fed Are Wary of Virus Spread

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By CUNEYT DIL and AMY TAXIN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the...
A member of the Iranian army walks past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Half-Million Infected Worldwide As Economic Toll Rises

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By COLLEEN LONG, DAVID RISING and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press The human and economic toll of the lockdowns...
This March 23, 2020 photo provided by Margarita Silva shows her outside the La Palma Detention Center in Eloy, Ariz., wearing her husband’s land surveyor goggles, a mask she borrowed from a friend and medical gloves she got from a hardware store. Attorneys and judges in U.S. immigration courts are trying to protect themselves from the coronavirus with borrowed masks and hand sanitizer. The Trump administration has delayed hearings for immigrants who aren't in detention but is moving forward for those who are. (Margarita Silva via AP)

Lawyers, Judges Push To Close Immigration Courts Amid Virus

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By JULIE WATSON and AMY TAXIN Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration attorneys have sported swim goggles...
CORRECTS TO CULVER CITY, INSTEAD OF LOS ANGELES An employees stands at the entrance to a guns shop Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would like to see gun shops shut down. "We will be closing them, they are not an essential function," Villanueva said. Adding guns to households where more people are at home during a crisis increases the risk that someone will be shot, he said. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Deja Vu: LA County Sheriff Closes Gun Shops Again

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By STEFANIE DAZIO and DON THOMPSON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the second time this...
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines market activity, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street Tuesday, adding 4.9% to major indexes, as hopes build for a greater response from the Trump administration to the economic threat from the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks Surge Again After Relief Bill Passed; Indexes Up 6%

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks marched higher for a third straight day Friday as a massive coronavirus relief bill moved closer to...
In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo robots weld the bed of a 2018 Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line at the Ford Rouge assembly plant in Dearborn, Mich. Ford says it wants to reopen five North American assembly plants in April 2020 that were closed due to the threat of coronavirus. The three Detroit automakers suspended production at North American factories March 19 ago under pressure from the United Auto Workers union, which had concerns about members working closely at work stations and possibly spreading the virus. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Toyota Seek To Restart Factories

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By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota took steps Thursday...
This April 26, 2010 file photo shows actor Keith Middlebrook at the premiere of "Iron Man 2" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. The FBI has arrested Middlebrook, who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication. The U.S. Justice Department says in a statement that Keith Lawrence Middlebrook told his 2.4 million Instagram followers that his company would return hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. There are no known cures or vaccinations for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

California Man Arrested In Tout For Coronavirus “Cure”

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure...
This Jan. 6, 2019 file photo shows Golden Globes signage on the red carpet at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without a theatrical release for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Thursday. The press association said the eligibility change was temporary and would last from March 15 to April 30, “with this period subject to later review and extension.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Golden Globes Amend Eligibility Rules Due To Virus

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By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes will accept movies submissions without...
In this June 19, 2019, file photo cargo ships are docked at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. The economy grew by a moderate 2.1% in the fourth quarter of last year, but many economists believe that will be the last positive growth seen for awhile as the country endures a sharp contraction due to the impact of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

US Economy Grew At 2.1% Rate In Fourth Quarter Of 2019

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew by a moderate 2.1% in the fourth quarter of last year, but many economists believe that...
This combination of photos shows, from left, Nicole Kidman in a scene from "Dirty Little Lies," the cast of "The Sopranos," and Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in a scene from "Westworld." In a world turned upside down by disease, TV viewership is growing. It's a rare bit of good news for an industry that has steadily shrunk, and its executives hope to seize an opportunity by anticipating what a stressed audience wants to see. HBO's streaming service just had its best week since last summer, as viewers have sought favorites like “Big Little Lies” and “Westworld,” and oldies like “Sex and the City” and “The Sopranos." (HBO via AP)

TV Viewership Climbing With People Stuck At Home By Virus

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By DAVID BAUDER and LYNN ELBER AP Television Writers NEW YORK (AP) — A fixture on television, actress...
Unidentified Los Angeles residents are admistered with a test for COVID-19 while in their vehicles inside the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles Wednesday, March 25, 2020. With California virus cases surging, Gov. Gavin Newsom said his stay-at-home order for 40 million Californians may stay in place into May. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

California Governor: 5 Big Banks Suspend Mortgage Payments

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five of the nation's largest banks have agreed to...
In this March 17, 2020 file photo, people wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas. A record-high number of people applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs engulfed the United States in the face of a near-total economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications for benefits far exceeded the previous record set in 1982. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

3.3 million Seek US Jobless Aid, Nearly 5 Times Earlier High

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By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last...
This photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange shows the unoccupied NYSE trading floor, closed temporarily for the first time in 228 years as a result of coronavirus concerns, Tuesday March 24, 2020. Global stocks and U.S. futures declined Thursday after the U.S. Senate approved a proposed $2.2 trillion virus aid package following a delay over its details and sent the measure to the House of Representatives. (Kearney Ferguson/NYSE via AP, File)

Stocks Rise On Wall Street, Heading For Three-Day Rally

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By STAN CHOE AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday, putting the...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. gives a thumbs up as he arrives on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pelosi Forecasts House OK Of Senate’s $2.2T Virus Aid Plan

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By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the massive $2.2 trillion coronavirus...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

$2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill Hits Late Snags In Senate

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By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders raced to unravel last-minute snags...
People walks along Zuma Beach, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Malibu, Calif. Officials are trying to dissuade people from using the beaches after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the state's 40 million residents to stay at home indefinitely. His order restricts non-essential movements to control the spread of the coronavirus that threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

California Governor Says 4 Banks To Waive Mortgage Fees

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By ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This is a breaking news update. AP's original story...
In this image provided by Jonathan Corpina, Jonathan Corpina, Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners Inc., who normally works on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor, works in his home office in Armonk, NY., Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Stocks are wobbling in tentative trading Wednesday as a historic, worldwide rally downshifts dramatically after just a day. (Danielle Corpina/Courtesy Jonathan Corpina via AP)

Stocks Have First Back-To-Back Gains Since Sell-Off Began

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By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks scored...
In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, a sign to a Pacific Gas & Electric building is shown in San Francisco. Pacific Gas & Electric is assuring a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, it will meet a June 30 deadline for getting out of bankruptcy, as California Gov. Gavin Newsom signaled his intent to follow through on his threat to attempt a government takeover of the nation's largest utility. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

PG&E’s Falling Stock Price Worries Fire Victims Eyeing Deal

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By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The stock market turmoil triggered by the coronavirus...
A woman walks in Canary Wharf, during rush hour, in London, Wednesday March 25, 2020. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

First Signs Of Disruption Appear In Housing; Markets “Calm”

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By The Associated Press The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with...
In this March 24, 2020, photo provided by Laiza Morgan, her husband Rene Morgan sits at his home in Davie, Fla. He had been working for only a couple of weeks at a biotechnology startup when he was let go earlier this month after the company’s supply chain from China was disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. (Laiza Morgan via AP)

Coronavirus Closures Pushing New US Jobless Claims Sky High

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Barely a week ago, David McGraw was cooking daily for hundreds of fine diners at one of New...

Primary Purgatory With No 12th Democratic Debate On Horizon

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By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon...
In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo a clothes washer, left, and dryer, center, are on display at a Home Depot store location, in Boston. Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose by a solid amount in February 2020, but the gain came before the coronavirus had shut down much of the country. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, March 25, durable goods orders rose 1.2% last month, rebounding from January when orders had shown a tiny 0.1% gain.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

US Big-Ticket Factory Orders Up 1.2% In February

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose by a solid amount in February, but the gain came...
President Donald Trump talks with host Bill Hemmer during a Fox News virtual town hall with members of the coronavirus task force, in the Rose Garden at the White House, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump Hoping To See US Economy Reopened By Easter Amid Virus

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By ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is hoping...
A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Shares have advanced in Asia after the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its best day since 1933 as Congress and the White House neared a deal on Tuesday to inject nearly $2 trillion of aid into an economy ravaged by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Stocks Wobble As Wall Street Downshifts From Historic Rally

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By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wobbling in...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland and acting White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, walks to the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

White House, Congress Agree On $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

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By ANDREW TAYLOR, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate...
Railway trains stand in front of a train station in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The austrian railway restricts train traffic. For most people the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Business Fallout: US Manufacturing Pivot; Drinking At Home

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The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy....
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines market activity, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street Tuesday, adding 4.9% to major indexes, as hopes build for a greater response from the Trump administration to the economic threat from the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Dow Surges 2,100 Points As Congress Nears Deal On Virus Aid, Best Day Since...

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By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks surged on...
This June 4, 2015 file photo shows Ben Mankiewicz at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala in Los Angeles. The 2020 TCM Classic Film Festival may have been canceled, but the film-loving folks at Turner Classic Movies have decided to air classic films like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Casablanca” and “North by Northwest” as well as interviews with from festival past with film legends from Peter O'Toole to Faye Dunaway. “I got emotional when we made the announcement to cancel. The festival means something to us,” said TCM host Ben Mankiewicz of the March 12 decision. “We all just sensed that we had to do something.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

TCM Is Bringing Its Classic Film Festival To Your Home

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By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The folks at Turner Classic Movies had just...
In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler testifies during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is steadily pushing major public health and environmental rollbacks toward enactment, rejecting appeals that it slow its deregulatory drive while Americans grapple with the pandemic. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump Agencies Steadily Push Rollbacks As Pandemic Rages

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rejecting appeals to slow its deregulatory...
A Japan's flag is raised next to the Olympic flag during the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, in Athens, Thursday March 19, 2020. (Aris Messinis/Pool via AP)

On Hold: Tokyo Olympics Postponed To 2021

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By EDDIE PELLS, STEPHEN WADE and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind...
Model homes and for sale signs line the streets as construction continues at a housing plan in Zelienople, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. U.S. new home sales fell 4.4% in February with bigger declines expected in coming months as the coronavirus puts a major crimp on home sales. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

New Home Sales Drop 4.4% In February

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By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. new home sales fell 4.4% in February with...
President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington, as Attorney General William Barr and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listen. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump Says He Intends To Reopen Country In Weeks, Not Months

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By JILL COLVIN, JOSH BOAK and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As cases of coronavirus rise, President...
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, center, speaks with members of the media as he departs a meeting with Senate Republicans on an economic lifeline for Americans affected by the coronavirus outbreak. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Congress Closing In On Nearly $2 Trillion Virus Aid Package

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By LISA MASCARO, ANDREW TAYLOR and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Top congressional and White House...
A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines market activity, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street Tuesday, adding 4.9% to major indexes, as hopes build for a greater response from the Trump administration to the economic threat from the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks Surge 7% On Building Hopes For US Virus Stimulus

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By STAN CHOE and DAMIAN J. TROISE AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks on Wall Street...
In this March 2, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. For the next seven months, Trump may be consigned to campaigning in a country beset by a fear of job loss, bankruptcy and disease. It will require a remarkable pivot for the president, who has relentlessly cheered the stock market's rise and the economy's strength as the central predicate for a second term. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump’s Fate Tied To An Unknown: How Fast Economy Recovers

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By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The coronavirus has flung the U.S. economy into a dangerous tailspin,...
In this selfie provided by Beth Berglin, she shows a screen where she joins a Burn Boot Camp live stream workout from her home Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. People around the country who are self-isolating or maintaining social distance during the coronavirus outbreak have to think outside the gym when it comes to their fitness routines. Many are turning to online classes or getting outside to exercise. (Beth Berglin via AP)

Fitness Enthusiasts Think Outside The Gym During Coronavirus

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By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing...
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks outside her office on Capitol Hill, Monday, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Another Attempt To Move Ahead On Virus Aid Package Snags, Democrats Block Another Vote...

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By ANDREW TAYLOR, JONATHAN LEMIRE and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed qualms...
Vueling Airlines planes sit parked in a line at the Seville, Spain airport on Saturday, March 21, 2020, idled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

Monday: Big Layoffs, Bigger Hirings, Massive Markets Swings

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The Associated Press The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt...
Operators sanitize each other after service on an ambulance for the transport of COVID-19 patients in Settimo Torinese, Northern Italy, Monday, March 23, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: 24 TSA Screening Officers Positive For Virus

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By The Associated Press The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 350,000 people and killed over...

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