Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil

Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil

BEIJING  — Asian stock markets tumbled Friday after soaring U.S. job losses tempered enthusiasm about a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global economic decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated. Australia’s

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Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

  • By MICHAEL R. SISAK, LORI HINNANT and MARK SHERMAN

NEW YORK  — Coronavirus deaths mounted with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States, while the outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks and by Friday had sickened more than a million people around the globe. The public health crisis deepened in New York City, where one funeral home in a hard-hit neighborhood had 185

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

  • By JIM MUSTIAN, BERNARD CONDON and CANDICE CHOI

Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of sta

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

  • By AAMER MADHANI, ZEKE MILLER and ALAN FRAM

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, thou

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak

  • JEFFREY COLLINS

It’s the first of the month, and everybody knows the rent’s due. For millions of Americans, Wednesday is the first time the landlord is knocking on the door since the coronavirus

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New Mexico suspends home evictions, offers business loans

New Mexico suspends home evictions, offers business loans

  • AP News

The state Supreme Court halted all housing evictions for failure to pay rent on Tuesday as health authorities began enforcing an order for people to stay home with few exceptions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed infections for COVID-

Australia cancels track championships for 2020

Australia cancels track championships for 2020

  • AP

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020 national track and field championships in a bid to help “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic.

Virus sends a nation of restaurant-goers back to the kitchen

Virus sends a nation of restaurant-goers back to the kitchen

  • AP News

Last Tuesday night in Tennessee, bluegrass musicians David and Virginia Blood were busy making sandwiches. In Pittsburgh, real estate agent Michelle Bushee was stirring a pot of homemade black-bean chili in her kitchen instead of shepherding curious buyers through potential dream homes. Marty Prudenti, whose nights

Home internet jammed up? Try these steps before upgrading

Home internet jammed up? Try these steps before upgrading

  • FRANK BAJAK

With so much of the U.S. workforce — and their families — now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s not a huge surprise that home internet is showing the strain. If you’ve had a business videocon

Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit

Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from lawsuit

LOS ANGELES  — Seyfarth Shaw, the law firm whose arguments critical of American women’s players led to the resignation of U.S. Soccer Federation president Ca

Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Rangers vet Choo giving $1K each to 191 Texas minor leaguers

Rangers veteran Shin-Soo Choo is helping out financially strapped minor league players with the season on hold, giving $1,000 each to 191 of them who are in the Texas organization. Choo said Wednesday that he remembers the financial struggles when he was in the minors. The 37-year-old outfielder-designated h

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time since WWII

For the first time in its nearly century-and-a-half history, Wimbledon was canceled for a reason other than war, scrapped in 2020 on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic. With Britain under a nationwide lockdown, the 

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Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil

Asian stocks tumble after Wall Street rises on pricier oil

BEIJING  — Asian stock markets tumbled Friday after soaring U.S. job losses tempered enthusiasm about a possible deal to stabilize oil prices amid anxiety over the global economic decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong all retreated. Australia’s

COVID-19 reaches quarter of New Jersey’s nursing homes

COVID-19 reaches quarter of New Jersey’s nursing homes

TRENTON, N.J.  — Positive coronavirus cases have reached about a quarter of all of New Jersey’s nursing homes, accounting for more than a fifth of the 355 total fatalities from the virus, officials said Tuesday. Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said during a daily br

Japan’s SoftBank ends WeWork tender, remains behind bailout

Japan’s SoftBank ends WeWork tender, remains behind bailout

TOKYO  — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. called off its offering of up to $3 billion worth of shares in office-space rental venture WeWork, though it remains committed to its $5 billion bailout of the financially troubled company. The main loser in the offer’s failure is WeW

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Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

Virus deaths, unemployment accelerating across Europe, US

NEW YORK  — Coronavirus deaths mounted with alarming speed in Spain, Italy and New York, the most lethal hot spot in the United States, while the outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks and by Friday had sickened more than a million people around the globe. The publi

Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

PARIS  — The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear masks, get temperature checks or even be permitted to go outside. In the C

Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit

Double strike: Tornado, virus push Tennesseans to the limit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Jose Cojom’s house collapsed around his family in a tornado that struck after midnight, he knew his life was going to get much harder. But that was just the beginning. A few weeks later, the restaurant where he cooks closed its doors because of 

Apply here: How to spend $2.2 trillion — and rescue economy

Apply here: How to spend $2.2 trillion — and rescue economy

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump aims to shovel $2.2 trillion into the U.S. economy over the next few weeks to try to cushion its free fall. But that means putting his fate in the hands of banks, profit-minded businesses and g

Global stocks gain as economic toll of virus worsens

Global stocks gain as economic toll of virus worsens

BEIJING  — Major global stock markets and U.S. futures rose Thursday following a rocky start to the day after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling. London and Frankfurt opened higher. Shanghai gained 1.7%, Seoul added 2.3% a

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

Asian stocks fall on lagging worries about virus, recession

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped 1.7% in morning trading to 18,588.90. Adding to the damage was the B